The battle is lost

We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender

That part of a speech might not be possible to credit to me, I did not personally write it, nor did I make it famous, nor did I actually ever say it… But it’s not far from how I have thought about my battle against one of my arch enemies, Apple.

Today anno two-thousand-seventeen on the twenty-nineth of June, I finally gave in.
A small apple mac mini is standing on my desk, acting as a build machine to be able to compile code to iOS and OSX, its a terrible little thing, making almost no noise at all but still sticking out when looking at the desk. My all black desk with black keyboards and mice, with black headphones and black screens (well, except when they are on that is) now has a speck of silver on it, with a small black apple logo.
With a bit of luck I was able to put my LIVA mini-pc on top of it so that it hides the logo, but just barely.

My dear friends, have no doubt, I will cry myself to sleep tonight.

In all seriousness, I’m not really that opposed to apple, I just don’t like their products too much, I prefer other brands and OS:es.
But due to apples policy when it comes to building apps, most x-platform developers have to have one nowadays, so here I am!