@Ben Szymanski

Millennials and Zoomers don't have scratchy vinyl or warped cassette tapes, we have insufferable flaky Bluetooth connections.

@Ben Szymanski

Everyone will hate me for it, but I said what I said.

@Ben Szymanski

I'm just going to say it. I like MySQL. It is fun and easy to work with. Though I use PGSQL often, there is something that is just the path of least resistance about MySQL. I can get SHIT DONE with MySQL.

@Ben Szymanski

A few years ago, they released the NSURLSession family of APIs to replace NSURLConnection. They could have, and should have, simply copied Python's requests library or Axios or something. Instead, NSURLSession has all of the disparities and over-modularization that NSURLConnection had, with some new features.

@Ben Szymanski

Takes likes two-dozen lines to just set up a simple HTTP GET request, plus some to handle failure states and such. What where they thinking?

@Ben Szymanski

I think one of the most infuriating APIs on Apple's platforms are the networking ones: NSURLSession and related friends.

@Ben Szymanski

The web applications store your media (your images and such) on storage that you pay for as part if your service.

@Ben Szymanski

It is then up to the user agent (browser) to tie the media into the webpage.

@Ben Szymanski

Let's revisit the architecture of the internet. It starts with your ISP. Your ISP provides not only access, but also a bucket of storage (think similar to an S3 bucket).

@Ben Szymanski

I would date this phenomenon sometime around 2013. 2013 was the end of an era, and it was very uncermonious.