Swift on Mac OS 9

For April Fools’ this year, I got Swift running on Classic Mac OS. You can read more about it (and see screenshots!) on my programming blog.

"You Be…"

A memory from, oh, let’s say fifth grade: my friend and I wanted to play a game, some kind of mock fight. I’m unsure whether it was supposed to actually have rules or whether it was just setup for a usual kids’ (“boys’”?) play-wrestling. But when we were getting ready to play, my friend asked my a strange question: “Are you a Pikachu, or a Ry-a-chu?” I didn’t have an answer ready, and so he decided, “You be Pikachu, I be Ryachu.” Then he reconsidered: “No, I be Pikachu, you be Ryachu.”

Ten Books That Have Stayed With Me

In your [blog] list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way! Don’t take more than a few minutes and don’t think too hard. They do not have to be the “right” books or great books of literature, just something that has affected you in some way.

Yet another meme that’s been going around Facebook. Though not tagged specifically to join in, this one did strike my fancy. I’ve been a reader pretty much my whole life, and though I may not have been to the library lately that part of my identity hasn’t changed.1 I’m putting this out as a blog post, though, because simply listing the books felt unsatisfying. I want to talk about why they’ve stuck with me.