Our weekly delivery from Imperfect Foods included some fairly below average pears. Tonight, I sliced one up and tossed it into a tumbler of Makers Mark. Now, they’re the best pears in history. 🥃 🍐 🎉
I really enjoyed the first season of Mythic Quest on Apple TV+, and the special quarantine episode that just dropped was excellent. Looking forward to more!
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Seriously, though, does anyone have a good block list for Pi-Hole for all Facebook properties? Ideally, something that is maintained and kept up-to-date?
Cool, so its time to block giphy's domains completely from my network using my Pi-Hole. Got it.
In other news, Miami was robbed of the title in 2002, but y’all already know that, right?
Inspired by the Bon Appetit Test Kitchen, I’m making cured egg yolks tonight, seasoned with red pepper flakes, bay leaf, and cardamom.
With the leftover egg whites, I’m baking keto merengues flavored with vanilla, orange peel, and orange bitters.
Installed some HomeKit-compatible automatic blinds from IKEA today. They work fantastically well and look really nice, too. The installation process was easy, but the configuration was a bit of a nightmare. Still, recommended!
In my quest for better video conference quality, I discovered a way to use my iPhone 11 Pro as a webcam. The quality is way better than my existing Logitech. Still some tweaking to do, but very promising.
@fgtech the app I am using (so far) is EpocCam HD. It seems to work nicely, especially when the iPhone is plugged in via a lightning cable. It also works over Wi-Fi, but with lower frame rates and more latency.
If you want to use it with Zoom, you’ll need to install XCode and “unsign” the application using this command:
codesign --remove-signature /Applications/zoom.us.app/
How's latency? I tried to duct tape this together with some RTSP streamer android app and v4l2loopback (FUSE for v4l2!) and couldn't get below ~100ms of latency, which ended up being too annoying, so I gave up and learned to love the lame 720p cam in my X1 carbon.
Are you a @geteero user interested in using Pi Hole to provide network-level ad blocking? Some lessons from me:
1. Disable all Eero Secure features.
2. Disable HomeKit support in the Eero app.
3. Disable Local DNS Cache.
I also recommend reserving IP addresses for all your clients, and specifying hostnames in your Pi Hole’s /etc/hosts.
I have successfully installed and configured pi-hole 5.0 beta on my Synology in a docker container. Bye, bye Eero ad blocking.
Per-client blocklists work great, but I still wish I could pick per-client upstream DNS.
I’m interested in improving the image quality for my video calls. Sadly, no one seems to make a truly high-end webcam. The alternative seems to be mirrorless cameras and HDMI capture devices. Am I missing something?
My boss just set up his Sony A7iii as a webcam with software using these tutorials: youtube.com/watch?v=V3GvGJ… youtube.com/watch?v=JXhYgy… (sony software lets him see live feed on his computer, something else lets him create a virtual camera device from any window on screen)
Yes, lighting is definitely a consideration. That said, I have pretty good lighting in my office already. I definitely wish someone made a purpose-built prosumer webcam using the same technology in today’s best micro four thirds prosumer cameras. Alas, nothing seems to exist!
My favorite thing about this season of Top Chef is just how wonderfully likable the chefs are. I find myself cheering for each of them as they step up to the judge’s table.
Well, except for Mularkey.
Well, I’ve gone from being a big fan of Tesla with a deposit on a vehicle to “what the hell is wrong with Elon?!”
I just can’t be a Tesla customer now.
Sure. I won't comment further. I'm mystified about what is so terrifying given we've seen countries without government lockdowns like Sweden who are doing better than countries with lockdowns. I also don't understand strong avoidance of respectful opposing viewpoints from friends
But if the death rate per infection is higher in Sweden (which at 12%+ it is), then the real question is what are they doing to lower the infection rate per million people? If we know WHY their infection rate is lower, then maybe removing lockdown makes sense.
In that case you're being selective about the data, so why should I believe that things are really trending down for them? All we have right now is reported data, and there is no reason to suspect that Sweden is reporting a lower % of cases than the rest of the world.
So then maybe don’t comment about California if you haven’t been following it. People are scared bc it is scary. At this point we don’t know why younger people are dying from Covid-19. Once people know what they can do to prevent that, they’ll be more confident.
I agree that death rate is probably inaccurate. But there is no reason to believe Sweden is missing more cases than anywhere else. It seems logical that most places are missing cases by the same proportion, which means that death rate from one place to another IS informative.
Also, I haven’t been able to find the data, but I believe the US is seeing more hospitalizations of young people than expected. I’ll keep looking for the facts. So there is a logical reason to be nervous about exposure to germs in public including health offices.
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Product idea: governance for slide decks.
The amount of time I spend de-uglifying, fixing fonts, and properly aligning things in Google Slides is painful.
A few days in with the Magic Keyboard and its making me want to upgrade to the 12.9” iPad Pro from the 11” ... stay strong, Jonathan!
Anyone know of an app for iOS / iPad OS that provides “Today” widgets for HomeKit? I’d like to show the current status of specific devices, and be able to interact with them from my home screen.
I've delivered four presos / live Q&As on @awscloud cost optimization in the past two weeks, and demand isn't slowing. Businesses are really feeling the pressure. Happy to be in a position to be able to help!
Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro review:
• Keyboard is better than the one on my 2017 MBP.
• Heavy. Too heavy.
• Trackpad is amazing, but too small.
• I’ll miss being able to fold the keyboard behind the iPad.
• Less than half the price of four iMac Pro wheels!
Hmm... I can’t seem to get my patched “nerd font” working on iPadOS... has anyone managed to get one working? I am using the same OTF file that I use on macOS, installed in iPadOS via AnyFont.
Ed Reed. Andre Johnson. Clinton Portis. Jeremy Shockey. Ken Dorsey. Bryant McKinney. Willis McGahee. Frank Gore. Jonathan Vilma. DJ Williams. Najeh Davenport. Antrel Rolle. Sean Taylor. Roscoe Parrish. Vince Wilfork.
So good it’s almost hard to believe a team like this will ever exist again.