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We said goodbye to my last remaining grandparent this morning. She transitioned peacefully to her new home. I’m thankful for the wonderful blessing she was in my life. Rest well, Nonna. I love you so much. Give Billy a huge hug for me. 🙏🏼💕
So, I bought a hot tub like an old person. It’s good to be old.
Finally getting around to watching “For All Mankind” on Apple TV+. We are about halfway through the first season and it’s so much better than I expected. Highly recommended!
What a challenging, hectic, and satisfying week this has been. Scaling a business with triple digit growth is a unique experience, but when you make it work, it’s truly incredible.
Fine, build me a Matrioshka Brain and you can mint all the NFTs you want.
I just uttered the statement “I have a flask pocket in these sweatpants,” and that’s pretty much the most quarantine thing I’ve ever said.
Fauci Ouchie ✅
One of my favorite things to do when I visit Palm Springs is to go to Lappert’s, get a Dole Whip Float, then mix in some dark rum when I get back home. Lazy tiki cocktail 😎🌴🍹
For those that are curious, I wrote up a summary of how I integrated my personal health data from Apple HealthKit into my website. - https://cleverdevil.io/2021/taking-control-of-my-personal-health-data
Today, I finished up the first phase on my personal health tracking system. I have all of my HealthKit data since roughly 2015 in my personal data lake. You can see visualizations here: https://cleverdevil.io/health and I also have integrated health data into my monthly summaries, such as https://cleverdevil.io/summary/2020/01
Drinking a whiskey sour 🥃, eating home made pan pizza 🍕, and watching an outdoor movie 🎥 with all the kids in the neighborhood 👧 by the fire pit 🔥. Can’t beat it!
I finally figured out how to automatically sync my Apple HealthKit metrics to a data lake in S3. I’ve been wanting to do this for a very long time. Next step will be integrating the data with my website for in-context health metrics.
Great post! I wrote about a related topic back in 2017. It’s time for a browser to become the lynchpin in the future of the social web. https://cleverdevil.io/2017/user-experience-and-the-indieweb
So, the bad news is that I had to cancel my order for a Power Mac G4 Cube enclosure because it was pretty low quality. The good news is that I lucked out and found a G4 Cube on eBay that actually boots! It arrives next week and I’m thrilled 😁
I just achieved Inbox Zero for the first time in about 18 months. Wowza, does it feel good!
I’ve been having audio issues on my computer for some time, and I finally decided to replace my trusty Tascam US-2x2 XLR interface as I suspected it may be the issue. Sure enough, the Audient EVO 4 that I purchased seems to be working great. 🤞🏼
Tonight’s season finale of The Expanse was not only the best episode of the series, it was one of the finest hours of television I’ve ever seen. My goodness. Just incredible.
Made some poached eggs on buttered toast with fried chicken for brunch today. I think I have earned my “good husband” badge for Sunday. 🍳🍞🍗
Had a daddy-daughter date today with Colette. We went down to Long Beach to drop a present off for her teacher, and then had a picnic lunch in Bixby Park. Now I’m watching Clone Wars with William. ❤️
A new french bakery opened up in the neighborhood, right by the beach. Enjoying an incredibly tasty smoked salmon sandwich on a fresh baguette. Love my little slice of SoCal 😍
Finally getting around to watching the Clone Wars animated series with my son. This is my first watch, and it’s pretty great, though I admit that Jar-Jar Binks sucks just as hard you would expect.
Impeachment 2: Electric Boogaloo
Welp, I now have an M1 MacBook Pro on the way. Wasn't planning on upgrading, but my current laptop continues to give me issues. Pretty sure its the logic board. Apple Silicon, here I come.
Pleased to report that the problems on my computer with external USB devices has been resolved. My LG UltraFine displays were acting as my "hub," but were super unreliable. Got an OWC Thunderbolt Dock, and all is now well!
My favorite holiday discovery is The Repair Shop, which you can find one season of on Netflix. There is just something special about skilled specialists, deep in their craft, bringing memories back to life that I find utterly delightful. Highly recommended.
In the pantheon of delicious liquids, where bourbon holds the throne, a very strong second place is held by pot likker. Sop it up with cornbread, and thank me later.
My house is full of wonderful aromas right now. Black eyed peas with salt pork, collard greens, and fresh baked cornbread. Cheers to good luck and blessings in 2021! 🥂
Just invented a tasty New Years cocktail. Bulleit bourbon on a large ice ball with a float of Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider. I call it a Kid’s Table.
I test drove the VanMoof S3 and X3 at their pop-up on Abbot Kinney in Venice yesterday. Today, I placed an order for an X3! Very excited, other than the fact that it won’t arrive until Feb/Mar.
Watched Pixar’s new film, Soul, with the family last night. It was beautiful. Highly recommended, especially if you have a soft spot for jazz!
For Christmas, I’ve been authorized to get myself an e-bike! Now, I have to figure out which one I want. Currently thinking about the VanMoof S3. Any recommendations?
I have ordered a Thunderbolt 4 dock from OWC to see if that will resolve the issue. Ideally, I'd like to move to a pro-level Mac Mini with Apple Silicon, but I want more RAM and ports than the current offering.
My 2017 MacBook Pro is having constant issues with USB peripherals randomly disconnect. Given that I haven't unplugged the laptop from its monitors in months, I am considering moving to a desktop, but timing isn't great right now.
Tonight, my daughter couldn’t fall asleep, and came into the living room to see me. She said, “one of the best parts about being a kid is when you can’t sleep, you can go snuggle your dad.” My heart is so full!
Bedtime no longer exists. Children just randomly walk the halls of my home like feral beasts, ensconced in the same pajamas that they’ve been wearing for days. Partially finished craft projects litter every square inch of my home. Save me!
Made a lovely little holiday libation to enjoy this evening. Bourbon, orange peel, simple syrup, cinnamon stick, clove, and orange bitters. Mixed and stashed in the fridge all day, then strained over an ice ball. Tastes like Christmas in a cup!
The Mandalorian season finale just BLEW MY MIND.
Roasting some vegetables and duck carcass to make a duck stock. Spatchcocked duck is seasoned and resting in the fridge. It’s Lame Duck a L’Orange night!
Yes, my pug Eliza wears Christmas pajamas and loves to kiss me. It’s because she’s a perfect little princess. 🤷🏻‍♂️
When this is all over, I’m going to hug every single one of you so much. Hugs for all!