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Ugh. @Hulu has been so unreliable lately. What’s the point of a DVR if I can’t watch anything it records? I think it might be time to evaluate alternatives for live TV again.
Its not like Blu-Ray and DVD are completely dead yet. Buy the entire series for cheap! Rip it! Store it on your laptop, phone, or tablet! You could also just buy the entire thing on iTunes, though that’ll cost you a lot more, and is closer to renting than you think...
NBC has decided not to renew its deal for Friends being on Netflix. Fair enough. Now, to all of you who are screaming “how will I get my Friends fix now?,” might I suggest that you perhaps *own* the media you want to ensure access to vs. renting it?
My email inbox: "IndieWeb Summit is just around the corner!" Me: https://media.giphy.com/media/DpB9NBjny7jF1pd0yt2/giphy.gif #IndieWebSummit
Made a cedar plank salmon last night, smoked with apple chips, and seasoned with BBQ rub. It was amazing and will make a worthy addition to my BBQ rotation :D
The family is traveling, so I am all alone this weekend. So far today, I’ve managed to compile and install Provenance and ScummVM on my iPad Pro. Now I can play Mario Kart 64 and Monkey Island on the go. 🤪🕹
The good news is that it seems that we all made it onto our respective flights. The bad news is that it looks like my bag may have been improperly tagged to the wrong flight. Hopefully @Delta figures it out quickly and I get my bag delivered home tomorrow 🤞
Weather throughout the southeast is creating absolute havoc with air travel today. Multi-hour delays and a very late flight back home for me. At least I seem to have been upgraded!
At a hotel in Orlando watching a show called “Lone Star Law” on Animal Planet with my wife while the kids put themselves to bed. #Vacation #FloridaMan
Kudos to my friends at @DreamHost for updating their Twitter profile with a pride-inspired logo for pride month. ✊🏻🏳️‍🌈
Nextdoor is a great social media network that helps you learn that the toxic, broken, bigoted world of global social media is *also* replicated at the *local* level, right in your own neighborhood! Three cheers for technology, folks.
I mostly agree. At airports, you don't really need a ride-hailing app, but for other general use you really do to match the convenience of Lyft/Uber. I've also had plenty of bad experiences with lousy taxi drivers, but more often that not, lately, I find that the drivers are just *better*.
Taxis are officially superior to ride sharing services again. They are often faster, the drivers are more professional, and they usually know where they are going.
@aaronpk years ago, I wrote a little script that automatically converted a Keynote deck into individual PDF files (one per slide, vector, scalable) and then created a PPTX file out of the result. Not editable, obviously, but a nice shortcut. Sadly, I can’t find the script anymore!
The USWNT are the Miami Hurricanes of women’s soccer. Run up the score, ladies! Enjoy the ride! ⚽️🇺🇸
Okay, I have a first pass of a working Shortcut for that YouTube automation – https://cleverdevil.io/s/Movie-2019-06-10-19-14.mov – Not foolproof, and requires https://opener.link ... still, a promising start.
Hey, iOS automation geeks, I have a project for us. I want a Shortcut that will find all YouTube videos embedded in the current open Safari tab, show the URLs in a list, and then open the tapped URL in VLC or other non-YouTube video player app.
A couple of points on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: 1. It is incredibly immersive. You honestly feel like you're on another planet. 2. The ride is amazing. I piloted the Millennium Falcon! 3. Blue milk is gross. A truly awesome experience! Go!
I had an extremely productive Saturday, which is precisely the type of Saturday I generally like to avoid.
Just visited IKEA on a Saturday afternoon and: 1. They had everything I needed in stock. 2. I was able to fit it all in the car. 3. It took less than 30 minutes. #PinchMe
Got a haircut this afternoon and I’m now so handsome that I can be classified as a weapon. Look out.
Pronouncing “fajitas” as “fuh-ji-tus” is a personal favorite Dad joke.
Another episode of Two Dads Talking should be on the way tomorrow. Long overdue, but its a good one folks!
It is increasingly clear to me that YouTube is a negative force in the world. My kids are both hooked on YouTube, but their inability to properly police their platform has already forced me to remove the app from their devices. There needs to be a better alternative.
@EddieHinkle ahhhh! More stuff to discuss on TDT!
Another #WWDC question: can fonts be installed in iOS and iPadOS from traditional TTF/OTF files?
Very interested in the automations capability available in Shortcuts in iOS 13, but I need to see some docs and more details. Imagine being able to automatically trigger a Shortcut every day at a specific time, when you join specific Wi-Fi networks, etc. #WWDC
Been an extremely busy day, so I haven’t had a chance to fully stay up-to-date with #WWDC, but from my early reading, I am extremely excited.
In flight headed back home after a great week in Chicago. I’m simultaneously energized and exhausted! Looking forward to a nice weekend with the family.
In Chicago today for @awscloud Summit. I'll be speaking about my connected BBQ at 12:30 PM in the Developer Lounge, and will be at the @MissionCloud booth #728 frequently. Come say "hello" 😀
Happy to see a new iPod Touch released. Great device for kids. I just wish they’d update it more often, and release a re-design which matches newer design language.
Off to Chicago to speak at the @awscloud Summit! I’ll be sharing about building my connected BBQ grill and smoker, which is potentially the most practical use of #IoT ever. ✈️☁️🐷🔥 #CloudSmoke
My iOS Health database is filled with information now, and I think I’ve decided that my project for IndieWeb Summit will be to integrate HealthKit with my website. Collaborators welcome! Especially collaborators with iOS development experience! 👨🏻‍⚕️
I have started tracking my sleep habits using the excellent AutoSleep app – http://autosleep.tantsissa.com/ – Highly recommended. I charge my Apple Watch when I wake up while I am getting ready.
Very intrigued by Ulysses with its latest update, which includes a native “split view” on iPad. That said, I am currently pretty happy with Drafts. Are there other major benefits for Ulysses over Drafts?
Overheard in my living room: Neighbor kid: “Siri. Siri! SIRI!” ... Neighbor kid: “Colette, what is your Alexa called?! She isn’t listening!” #GottaSayHeySiri
I just solved a problem with mDNS and Docker, which means I've hipstered enough for the day.
If I were a Jeopardy category, I would be “Potent Potables.” #JeopardyYourself
I know Game of Thrones ended pretty poorly, but I am honestly pretty excited for HBO’s Westworld now that I’ve seen the season three preview – https://mobile.twitter.com/WestworldHBO/status/1130278213668753409
All that said, I am thinking its time to move a subset of my email off of Google anyway. Perhaps I will start with just my personal account and my wife’s personal account, which will greatly reduce the cost, and address the vast majority of my privacy concerns.