Are you on iUP? I’m joining this year but lost the option to do iUP when I selected a trade-in. Selling my XS Max to @gazelle as usual this time. Not sure why other products don’t support this. They all hold their resale really well. Maybe harder to turn around?
Yes I’ve been on the program since its first year. I love it, but do wish that they’d bundle even more in with it. I want a single monthly fee, subscriptions to iCloud, Apple Music, TV+, Arcade, iPhone, iPad Pro, Watch, and more :)
I’m happy to finally be on it. I think @TMobile just started supporting it with iPhone X? Crazy that it required carrier support. Never signed up because I had lost one of my credit bureau unfreeze PINs. Saaaaaaaaame on it including more. One big monthly payment for everything.
I am T-Mobile and have been on it for ~three years now. I remember the first year I had to jump through some hoops because they didn’t fully have things integrated, but its much smoother now. I still think they should let Upgrade Program members pre-order before everyone else.
That timeframe makes sense. Looking forward to joining. Pricing is almost a wash compared to buying full price, selling, and upgrading (which I’ve been doing since first gen.). I’m happy enough with the pre-approval. Assume it’s just a couple quick taps to complete it on Friday.
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.
It's a technique that the entertainment industry has been exploiting for decades. Its every Disney princess or superhero origin story. Hell, it goes back as far as the King Arthur legends. Everybody wants to be the special one.
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://🐷🔥.ws/now
I use “type to Siri” all the time on my iPad Pro. Its fantastically powerful and a great feature, but annoyingly, even if you have “silent” mode enabled and your volume all the way down, Siri still audibly responds to your commands. Why?! #shhhh
They're not interested in building other avenues of revenue. All of their products are designed to collect as much data as possible so that they can feed ever more targeted ads. If they're not getting enough usable data then it goes away and they come out with something else.
That's oversimplifying things, IMO. Any successful business (Google qualifies), is constantly evaluating growth strategy and contingencies. They have made large investments in GCP, for example. That said, they've proven that they're not "good" at anything but ads thus far.
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.
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 – 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? It’s great, I have just outgrown it!
@Mattfinlayson I hadn’t really thought about it much yet. I also have a few 2TB drives that I could potentially throw in as well. Once my new one arrives and I finish the swap, I’ll clean it out and get back to you on price :)
@Vittorino nice! My DS415+ has four 4TB drives in it now, and is nearly full. This upgrade will only add a single bay, but I plan to add a 10TB drive in the fifth bay and replace one 4TB drive with a 10TB drive. With SHR, that adds a ton of space and gives me a lot more headroom as the 4TB drives fail.
@cleverdevil SHR worked well for me migrating to my new drives. Took less than a day to rebuild after each drive swap. Other than the web interface being slow, I don’t have a reason to replace mine yet. That might change as mine is no longer getting feature updates.
@Vittorino SHR is great. My biggest motivator was moving my Plex Media Server off of the old family iMac, which is dying a painful death at the moment. The existing NAS isn't powerful enough, while the new one has hardware acceleration for h.264/hevc with tons of headroom (something like 4+ concurrent streams). The extra bay also lets me expand immediately using a spare drive I have, and then I can swap out a few drives with larger ones to continue to expand.
Samsung beating Apple to market with an overpriced, easily breakable, questionably designed foldable phone isn’t worth celebrating. Beating Apple to market on an inexpensive, LTE-enabled, 23-hour battery life, ARM-powered laptop? That’s a different story.
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.
@cleverdevil Random Known questions, I'm having a whole bunch of trouble getting it up and running with Hostgator! I'm receiving mod_security errors which I've never seen before, and I've seen PHP break in a lot of ways lol. This happens when I go to change my site configuration settings. Also does Known have a built-in editor for adding forms like newsletter subscriptions? OK one last question then I won't bother you anymore. Does it offer import from RSS feeds? I have blogs on write.as that I could potentially migrate to a Known instance, but that would probably require straight RSS import. Not only that, but I'd like to use it for a lifestream kind of thing, as in bring posts in from other feeds. Lol I'm scattered everywhere on the web. OK wow that was long, sorry!
@ladyhope lots of great questions! Here are some answers for you: I’ve never seen the mod_security issue, but I also don’t use Hostgator. You’re likely best opening a ticket with their support on that one. Known doesn’t have a built-in editor for creating forms for things like newsletters, but it does have a plugin that you can enable which lets you create static “pages,” and you can paste in HTML there to do custom things if you like. Yes, you can import from an RSS file or a WordPress export. Hope this helps!
@cleverdevil Just for kicks I signed up for a month-long Dreamhost plan with a different domain. I want to see if it works any different. Problem is i've never used SSH or any of that before. I've also never done an install from Github, I downloaded one of the zip packages that was dated 7/21/2019.
@ladyhope I haven't used the webftp thing. What I normally do is create the subdomain in which it will live, and then SFTP into that. So, I have stream.jeremycherfas.net and that is where Known lives for me.