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Set up the tent in the back yard for some “glamping” with the kiddos tonight. We are watching a movie using the projector, and snuggling up. 🏕🎥
Here are the details! https://cleverdevil.io/2020/hey-siri-dont-bother-daddy
I now have a battery-powered, Wi-Fi connected, Siri-enabled digital status sign on my office door. I'll post some pictures, videos, and details later, but its pretty awesome to be able to say "Hey Siri, don't bother daddy!" 🙅🏻‍♂️
I do have a very old Amazon Fire tablet that we don’t use anymore now that the kids have iPads. Perhaps I could hack that up? Plugging it in to see what I can do... would be nice if I could jailbreak it...
I’m in the market for a battery-powered, Wi-Fi connected programmable sign. I want to attach it to my office door so that I can tell my family (well, mostly my kids) when its OK to enter, and when I need silence. Any ideas?
Schitt’s Creek this week 😢😆👌🏻💔
@manton I actually moved off of Day One a few years ago and migrated all of the content to my site via micropub, with private entries. I now journal in Drafts, and publish to my site via micropub. I'd love to see a micropub client purpose built for journaling, or support added to Day One! Would be awesome if it were built on standards so I could use it for my journaling again :)
All of the sudden, when I join a Zoom with my XLR interface set as the audio input, people only hear me out of their left audio channel. This didn't used to happen, but either with a recent Zoom update, or with macOS Catalina, something changed. Any ideas?
Is the Magic Trackpad 2 the only pointing device that is fully supported in iPadOS 13,4? I’d love to take advantage of the support, but don’t want to spend $129...
Finally got around to trying Sidecar on macOS Catalina today. I am massively impressed. It works better for me than Luna Display!
In these dark times where none of us can go to the barber shop, its important that we remember the existence of Flowbee. – https://www.flowbee.com/ #FlowbeeForever #HotWebsite
If you’ve ever asked yourself why we should have a strong social safety net... *gestures around wildly*. No, universal healthcare and basic income aren’t radical ideas. They’re essentials. This isn’t our first crisis, and it won’t be our last. Its time.
Now that you’ve understood that feeling of shared fear, stress, and uncertainty, I’d encourage you to consider your situation. Imagine if your safety nets disappeared – money, expensive education, family name, etc. How does that shape your behavior?
Today was a day, y’all. My goodness. We’ve got a long road ahead. Everyone is impacted. Your friends, family, neighors, and strangers. No one is exempt. Now is a good time to understand the true power of empathy – everyone is feeling the way you are. Does that give you comfort?
A new rug arrives for my office tomorrow, but we still need to sort through some boxes that are cluttering up the space, and I’d like to add some art to the walls. Still, its a nice start, and I’ve gotta say, I am enjoying the IKEA/Sonos speakers 🥰
If there’s one thing that this crisis has taught me, it’s that I don’t have enough sweatpants.
In these trying times, at least we get to enjoy streaming our Sunday morning worship services from the most tech-savvy church staff member’s iPhone on Facebook.
Since I’ll be working from home exclusively for a bit, it was a good time to upgrade the office. Ordered a new desk, lamp, and more from IKEA. That’ll make a nice weekend project to keep me occupied!
In the last two days, I’ve written some JavaScript to help a UX colleague and then built a custom Chrome Extension to solve a problem for a different set of colleagues. Being a technologist is fun when you use your skills to help others :D
Our leadership team at work has been having very frank, careful discussions about the coronavirus. It’s good to be a part of a team that values our people, and embraces a distributed workforce. Empowering the team to make wise decisions
It happened: I finally moved completely over to NeoVim, with vim-plug and friends. Its a brave new world, folks.
Instead of calling it the Democratic Presidential Debate, let’s just call it The Comedy Central Roast of Michael Bloomberg.
Honeydew : Fruit Salad :: Pretzels : Snack Mix #discuss #snackythoughts
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.