I woke up in Pacific Heights around 5am, jet-lagged in my favor for once. Into a cab at 5:50, quiet streets all around, and arrived near the Moscone Center just after 6am.
The mood at AltConf was exuberant throughout most of the two-hour keynote, turning to anticipatory dread when the crowd realized the end of Objective-C was nigh, then overcome by relief and curiosity when Swift appeared to be a useful replacement.
I say “appeared to be” because I’m still reading the Swift iBook released by Apple today. Still absorbing, learning, and seeing a lot of work in my future to master this new language. But looking forward to understanding and then mastering it.
Food-wise, today was half disaster, half dream. I started the day with a nutrition bar and a tasty burrito, followed it with burrata mozzarella on toast, then had an organic egg crepe, organic vegetable juice, a muffin, fried polenta sticks, kale salad, almonds, a pack of organic raspberries, and half of an organic chocolate tart.
Come to think of it, I ate a lot.
Tomorrow: Less food, more code.