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Lots of travel the next month or so, culminating in a week long trip to Cabo to celebrate my 40th birthday. Today, its LAX-DTW-DCA. See you shortly, Washington DC.

 

Iโ€™m a big fan of Appleโ€™s trade-in pricing and Upgrade Program on iPhone. Why donโ€™t they offer these programs for other products? Iโ€™d gladly participate for Apple Watch and iPad Pro as well.

 

Do I think The Matrix is dangerous? No, absolutely not. It is very much a product of its time. A groundbreaking and entertaining film. But, the technique it used to appeal to its audience can absolutely be exploited.

 

I remember being so drawn in by The Matrix. I felt seen. Yes, Morpheus, I do feel different. I feel misunderstood. Am I special? Am I the ONE?

Looking back, Iโ€™m somewhat ashamed of being drawn in. I think of the young boys being tempted by the message of the alt right.

 

I rewatched The Matrix for the first time in years this weekend thanks to its 20th anniversary re-release in Dolby theaters. I was struck by how badly I wish I could see it again for the first time, but also was shaken by the dangerous message it sends to white, tech-savvy men.

 

Smoking a pork shoulder today. Got started a bit later in the morning than expected, so running it at a higher cook temp. Left the top vent open a bit too much, which also caused a spike in cook temp while I was at church. Follow along at https://๐Ÿท๐Ÿ”ฅ.ws/now

 

Watching bad college football games in my pajamas on a Saturday morning. Weโ€™re back baby!

 

I use โ€œtype to Siriโ€ all the time on my iPad Pro. Its fantastically powerful and a great feature, but annoyingly, even if you have โ€œsilentโ€ mode enabled and your volume all the way down, Siri still audibly responds to your commands. Why?!

 

Sigh... the Google Product Black Holeโ„ข strikes again. They really need to change this behavior if they want to build *any* new line of business other than ads.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/28/20837004/google-hire-next-tool-shut-down-service-jobs-hiring-recr...

 

Finally finished catching up on the Saga comic series last night. Incredible world building, great characters, and gorgeous art. The cliffhanger at the end of book 54 though? Wow!

 

๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Don't use Chrome. Firefox, Safari, and Brave are fantastic alternatives that actually respect your privacy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/2019/08/23/deconstructing-googles-excuses-on-tracking-protection/

 

Update on USB-C hubs. I've found this one - https://www.amazon.com/Macally-Ultimate-Powered-Charging-Station/dp/B079Y8S4L3/ - which is close to what I want. Too few USB-C ports, but the best option I've found so far. My ideal would be 4x USB-C and 4x USB-A (3.0).

 

Looking for a simple hub for my new home office. I want USB-C to my computer and then 4x USB-C and USB-A ports on the hub. Nothing else (HDMI, Ethernet, microSD, etc.). I canโ€™t find anything!

 

Went to see Blinded by the Light with @cleverangel tonight. In spite of so many things, I really enjoyed it. Its nice to see a genuine, feel-good movie once in a while. Especially one that dunks on fascists.

 

I'm hiring for an amazing role, reporting directly into me. Hands-on technology leadership with an opportunity to participate in the fastest growing market in history. Check it out! โ€“ https://hire.withgoogle.com/public/jobs/missioncloudcom/view/P_AAAAAADAADPDuXh_EejevH

 

Thrilled to see the return of NetNewsWire as an open source app. Thanks for your vision and commitment, @brentsimmons! For those of you returning to feeds again and looking for things to subscribe to, I have a real-time listing of my subscriptions here โ€“ https://cleverdevil.io/following

 

It was finally time to upgrade my Synology NAS, a four bay DS415+. I just ordered a five bay DS1019+, which is faster, more expandable, and has hardware acceleration for h.264 and HEVC. Anyone want to buy my old unit? Itโ€™s great, I have just outgrown it!

 

Samsung beating Apple to market with an overpriced, easily breakable, questionably designed foldable phone isnโ€™t worth celebrating. Beating Apple to market on an inexpensive, LTE-enabled, 23-hour battery life, ARM-powered laptop? Thatโ€™s a different story.

 

Got my new @Dyme_Lyfe jacket in the mail today and I am hype for ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿˆ to start!

 

Our new puppy Eliza moved in today, and we also finished moving Colette and William into their own rooms. Still plenty of work to be done organizing their stuff, but we are off to a good start. Daddy has had quite enough of assembling furniture.