A Writer’s Big Day: WWDC 2017

I think it’s fair for me to say that I am more than ready for bed. It’s been a long day. Waking up at 5 in the morning to then stand in line for hours for a very fully packed morning at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2017. This is the second year in a row for me to be attending and as always the lining up was a little brutal.

The keynote address was full of wonderful nerdy goodness. I work as a developer making apps/games for iPhone. We got to see some awesome changes and also some awesome (again) new stuff. A new iPad, a freaking wow space grey iMac that is one heck of a machine. Then finally a speaker that has Siri built in. Something heavily rumoured, but released to much excitement for all us fanboys sitting in the audience.

Coming up in the week there’s some more interesting and exciting events including a special talk with Michelle Obama. I’ll be attending that one, for sure.

– Michael Topschij.

A Writer’s Trip To England

It’s been a few weeks, and I thought it might be a good idea to share of my recent trip to the U.K. I’ve traveled to England once before a couple of years ago. But did not get to soak up the culture as much as I did on this trip. I traveled there with my mother, to enjoy Southampton for a couple of weeks. I did some writing, which was good because a character I’m creating in my current novel, is from the United Kingdom!

I also made my way through a couple of novels and also bought myself quite a few new ones as well. Books, are very well priced in the UK!

I also visited a couple of Apple stores. Because of course I would do such a thing… I really enjoyed the train system, being able to quickly hop between Southampton and London. The whole being charged to use the restroom was quite shocking, and I definitely wasn’t excited about that idea.

All in all, it was a touristy trip done, like a local. As best it could.

– Michael Topschij.