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Making App Store screenshots involving a photo library is so hard. I always just use my own pictures, but they lack a certain polish. I could buy stock photos and put fake Live Photo badges on top them, but…ugh. I’d prefer a genuine screenshot, with real Live Photos.

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Just completed two productive, frustration-free hours of writing code and now I remember why I enjoy this so much. The past week was full of weird bugs and lots of wasted time, but this feeling makes it worth it, at least to me. 😊

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In today’s edition of “Becky’s Dumb Programming Mistakes,” it’s a miracle you can even scrub videos at all in Snapthread because I forgot to actually hook up these two actions to the scrubber.
Screenshot of beginScrubbing and endScrubbiing functions

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I also discovered a fun error message in the debugger about something called JVTLib that ended in at LEAST eight exclamation points. Something like: “Bit stream parsing error!!!!!!!!” (Sent with Raining Hellfire ☄️)

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Hello. I just realized, after attempting to figure out a bug for nearly 5 hours (spread over the past couple days), that the problem only occurs in the Simulator. So if anyone is looking for me, just listen carefully for muffled sobs and murmurs about decoder errors…😭🍷

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A moment ago I was writing a switch statement and read the regular Xcode warning as “Switch must be exhausting.”

Guess it’s time to go to bed!

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A hearty “THANKS!” to everyone who has sent in Snapthread beta feedback so far. It looks like I have a lot of work to do! 😅 I think I narrowed down the cause of most of the “hanging/freezing with no progress” problems to some threading issues. I still have a sort of incomplete understanding of multithreading, but I’m confident I can get it sorted. Anyway, I’ll get back to you all as soon as I can. Thanks again!

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Xcode should, by default, generate app icons for all sizes from a single artwork file. That would eliminate such an obvious pain point for app developers and designers.

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One of my goals for 2017 was to make $1000 from selling apps on the App Store. I didn’t come close (~$200), so my goal for 2018 is just to work my tail off and continue to improve. It’s all I can do! That said, I’ll be looking for beta testers for Snapthread soon. 👍🏻🎥

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So uh…anybody know how to achieve a heavily blurred background effect when letterboxing a video using AVFoundation, similar to what Apple does in the “Memories” videos it creates? I need to figure out a solution that will work for a bunch of clips merged together. 🤔

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I’ve been thinking about how best to merge videos of opposite orientation in Snapthread. So far, I’m planning to letterbox/pillarbox with heavy blurring on either side by default. If switched off, the video will be cropped and I’ll attempt to center it.