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When I was a kid I had a wealthy friend, and I am suddenly remembering going on vacation with his family. His dad followed us around and filmed us with his enormous VHS camcorder, and we thought it was so cool. So, yeah, Apple Vision Pro’s derpy use case has precedent.


Had an ill-advised coffee in the early afternoon and now I’m probably never going to sleep again. πŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«


Example hot take: the 3D memories feature is bad b/c you have to wear a weird thing on your head during special moments. Reality: Apple called it their β€œfirst 3D camera.” The iPhone is the most used camera in the world and certainly will get 3D capture in a generation or two.


Oh look, the stupid hot takes on the Apple Vision Pro have already started, only a few hours after the keynote wrapped.

Take a beat, folks. Reflect a little before dumping on it. I saw one guy say that the β€œrich people” that buy it should β€œbe ridiculed.” So dumb.


Carlos! Happy for him being on the first row at home. What a result. But, Charles’ disastrous luck continues. Salvaging his season will be tough.


I have no idea how anyone that tries to get started with Mastodon and Bluesky using their first-party apps can say "Mastodon is harder to use." If you include third-party apps, I think that's doubly so. It may have been true at some point, but now its just a silly narrative.


Generally speaking, the food at Disneyland is lousy, but if you cross over to California Adventure, there are some solid options. Carthay Circle is pretty solid and makes a mean Old Fashioned with Woodford.


At Disneyland today with the kiddos. My daughter is presently obsessed with β€œmaximizing the day,” using the Disneyland app to plan out rides and monitoring wait times. It’s pretty cute.


Well so much for the 2G internet excitement. It turns out that my top of the line Eero Pro 6E only has a single 2.5 GbE port. So, I can connect it to the upstream at full speed, but everything wired downstream will be limited to 1 GbE speeds. Lame.


In other news, I am getting a super low cost upgrade to 2G symmetrical fiber for my home internet. When you have to buy a new switch and upgrade other LAN equipment to take advantage of your internet bandwidth, life is goooood.


My universal remote project continues to improve. Thx to the devs of PyATV I'm now able to use the keyboard on my TiVo Slide remote with my Apple TV. I've also added support for macros and RF/IR control of devices without network connectivity. Take that, Harmony Remotes!


The Ted Lasso finale will be easy to criticize. It was predictable, cheesy, and packed with fan service. None of that matters. It was also true to itself in every way, without shame. I adored every minute. I’ll miss AFC Richmond and its entire cast of characters. What a show. ❀️


I grew up in Miami watching the Heat, so I’m happy. But, the Celtics are a customer of mine, and are a remarkable organization. Working with their CTO to leverage AWS to win games with analytics is awesome. They’re amazing and I would have been happy for them to win too.


People were saying that the Heat were doomed because they only won 57% of their games up to the beginning of the East Finals.

You do know that 57% of 7 games is 4, right? This team is hot and cold, but they know how to do just enough to win a series. It’s been fun to watch.


The finale was a bit underwhelming.


It sure seems like Bluesky is determined to willfully ignore the lessons of every other social media platform when it comes to moderation, and just re-learn them slowly and painfully. The shine has totally come off of Bluesky.


Meet the new Ferrari, same as the old Ferrari. Sigh.


Oh, and yes, I’m reading at 1 AM, in the pool, listening to Pink Martini, and sipping on a bourbon. Life is good.


Finally catching up on The Dresden Files thanks to my new Kobo e-reader. Man, I’ve missed Harry Dresden. Not the best in the series so far, but β€œPeace Talks” feels like home. Jim Butcher is such a gifted guy.


Took my daughter to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 today. I really enjoyed it, though there were parts that were really challenging to watch as an animal lover. Emotional.