The Supply-Chain Edition Sunday, December 25, 2022

Apple’s Business Under Growing Threat From China’s Covid Wave, by Patrick McGee, Financial Times

As the Chinese government begins to reverse its zero-Covid policy, a longer-lasting risk now looms — the potential of worker shortages at component plants or assembly factories across the country.

“We should be seeing a lot of operations get impacted by absenteeism, not just at factories, but warehouse, distribution, logistic and transportation facilities as well,” said Bindiya Vakil, chief executive of Resilinc, California-based group that tracks more than 3mn components to provide supply chain mapping services.


Alfred 5.0.6, by Agen Schmitz, TidBITS

Running with Crayons issued Alfred 5.0.6 with early access to the Alfred Gallery platform, featuring a range of downloadable workflows from the Alfred community. Starting with around 100 workflows, the gallery has hundreds more in review for publishing in the coming month.

Marvel Snap Is Kind Of Like A Wild Comic Book Story Generator, by Charles Pulliam-Moore, The Verge

As a competitive game at its core, Marvel Snap is built in a way that encourages you to outsmart opponents by using your wits. But one of the best things about playing Marvel Snap more casually and with a focus on who characters are, rather than how many points they’re worth, is how the game suddenly becomes a pocket-size storytelling machine that’s always ready to come up with new ideas.

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I've managed to live through so many years without using Photoshop -- not even pirated versions of the software.

Which is another way of saying I have no idea how to create app icons for all my little hobby projects.

(All the icons I've created look wrong.)


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