Performing a delayed and/or repeating operation in a Swift Actor

Say you want to perform some operation after a delay, and/or at regular intervals, inside a Swift actor – maybe your actor represents a weather station and you want to periodically fetch the latest weather information, automatically. How do you do that? You could punt the problem to some other code, outside the actor – … Read more

Z9 GPS disables itself

I’ve been out using my Z9 every weekend, but a bit behind on actually going through all the photos. Just now I was reviewing some and was surprised to realise there were no GPS coordinates. In any from that day. Where I was outdoors for hours in a flat grass field. I then discovered that … Read more

Evil Pacman

Google had (has?) a tongue-in-cheek achievement system built into the employee directory. Anyone can define a new achievement and award it to whomever, provided they can create (or pirate) a neat little icon for it. Lots of people have over the years – there must be thousands of distinct achievements possible, at this point. It’s … Read more

Z9 third impressions

More observations from my time with the Z9 (see also my first & second). It’s now been over a month and I’ve taken several tens of thousands of real photos with it (and something like fifty thousand more while doing burst performance testing 😆). This’ll probably be my last post in this series of ‘impressions’. … Read more