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If I could only have one of those two? I'd take sideloading. I am all for Apple policing its own store, but leave room for devs and users to explore. You already have notorization as a mechanism to block baddies.

 

There are rumors of Apple loosening its grip on iOS in 2020. I'd love to see the ability to change default apps (mail, calendar, etc) and an official way to sideload apps. I think the former is likely, the latter isn't.

 

About to head back to LA from Palo Alto after a very successful, though very short, business trip. I had the pleasure of presenting in the beautiful @awscloud Palo Alto office on the topic of microservices. Thanks for the opportunity!

 

On the other hand, I got a new car, and am quite excited about it. Another Alfa Romeo Giulia, this time in metallic black with all black exterior accents and rims. Inside is red leather. It’s a proper mid-life crisis car. 🤣

 

My poor wife and daughter have the flu. The LaCour family’s unlucky health streak continues.

 

After many weeks of waiting on shipping, I finally got my Paperlike screen cover for my iPad Pro, and I have to say, its pretty spectacular. A little fiddly to install, but they provide a helpful video. Feels and looks awesome. 🤓

 

My daughter just said “Shakira has a huge wedgie” and I think, in hindsight, 4K was a bad idea.

 

Reasonable people will disagree with me about that Google ad, and that’s OK. It was super well done. I just disagree with the fundamental message and find it exploitative and gross. It’s cool if you don’t. I still love you :)

 

Disneyland on a Saturday. What could possibly go wrong?

 

Interestingly enough, The Year of Linux on the Desktop is 2020, because there is no such thing as a desktop app anymore. All you need is a web browser and 32 GB of RAM to be able to run all of your trash web apps. OS doesn't matter.

 

Desktop computing is in a sad place. Nearly every app is now a terrible web app wrapped in Electron. I have 16 GB of RAM in my MacBook Pro and am constantly swapping. I pine for the days of high quality, native desktop apps.

 

Colette got a Nintendo Switch Lite for her birthday (she’s super excited), which caused me to learn that Pokemon Sword doesn’t support cloud saves on Nintendo Switch Online. Utterly baffling!

 

My sweet @ColetteLaCour turned 9 years old today. She is smart, beautiful, energetic, and fun, and I love her so much. Happy birthday little girl! 💗

 

Watching the “Maclunky” version of A New Hope on @disneyplus with the family. I forgot just how awful the changes from the special editions are. Woof! On the bright side, the movie looks great in 1080p.

 

I’m a sucker for obscure handheld retro gaming devices. Intrigued by the new ODROID-GO Advance. Seems like a fun little piece of kit!

 

Last week I got knocked out with an infection which I’ve managed with antibiotics. This week, I am in Chicago on business and got food poisoning last night and am stuck in my bed attempting to keep fluids down. Rough couple of weeks 😷

 

If you’re a person or business who claims to care about privacy and data ownership, please stop using Facebook, Instagram, and other FB properties to drive “engagement” or build “communities.” You’re failing your customers / followers.

 

Finally finished watching Mr. Robot last night. Without spoiling anything, I’ll just say that it was so wonderfully executed, and was a beautiful closure to a great story. The most impressive part was how respectful it was of humanity and the struggles of mental health. Blown away.

 

Untitled Goose Game, but with a mischievous pug.

 

I have a small number of YouTube channels and creators that I enjoy following, but I really dislike the experience of using YouTube on the web and on iOS. So, I whipped up a script that automatically downloads YouTube content and adds it to my Plex server. So much better!