Hi, I’m Ben Papacek - a software developer from Sydney.
Lately I've been making a gradle plugin to help with j2Objc. There's one that exists already, but I want to go a bit further. Hoping to open-source it eventually. I've also been trying to learn iOS development. I've found using xcodegen to simplify version control works really well in combination with Carthage for dependency management.
Lately I've been looking at making a gradle plugin to provide a kind of pseudo reflection capability in Kotlin Native. I'm going for a holiday to Tasmania the week after next.
Added some photos I took walking from Wondabyne station to Woy Woy about a month ago.
Google recently took all my android apps down because I hadn't filled in some new policy thing. Thanks Google. Guess I should pay more attention. Haven't done any new apps in a while, but I'd like to keep the ones I've already done on the play store.
I spent last week in Toowoomba with my family. Added some photos I took on walks nearby, as well as a couple of the moon during the lunar eclipse the night of 2017-07-27.
Went to see Red Fang live on Saturday, they were really good.
Yesterday I went hiking with a friend. We went from Berowra to Cowan via Berowra Waters. It was the toughest walk I've done recently, lots of steep climbs. Took my camera but forgot the sim card, again.
Added some photos from recent hiking in the Blue Mountains.
Recently I came across this article, titled 'Soft material for soft actuators'. I tried to reproduce it but couldn't, think I got the wrong kind of silicon.
Yesterday went for a walk near Leura with friends from work, added some photos.
Lately I've been trying to work out how to use session-scoped beans in Spring properly. I think for what I want I need to set
ScopedProxyMode.TARGET_CLASSas described here. Still having some issues with it, but hopefully will get there.
Went for a hike near Springwood today, but forgot the SIM card for my camera so no photos. It was a very hot day but the track was great, I want to do it again.