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In the last two days, Iโ€™ve written some JavaScript to help a UX colleague and then built a custom Chrome Extension to solve a problem for a different set of colleagues. Being a technologist is fun when you use your skills to help others :D

 

Our leadership team at work has been having very frank, careful discussions about the coronavirus. Itโ€™s good to be a part of a team that values our people, and embraces a distributed workforce. Empowering the team to make wise decisions

 

It happened: I finally moved completely over to NeoVim, with vim-plug and friends. Its a brave new world, folks.

 

Instead of calling it the Democratic Presidential Debate, letโ€™s just call it The Comedy Central Roast of Michael Bloomberg.

 

Honeydew : Fruit Salad :: Pretzels : Snack Mix

 

If I could only have one of those two? I'd take sideloading. I am all for Apple policing its own store, but leave room for devs and users to explore. You already have notorization as a mechanism to block baddies.

 

There are rumors of Apple loosening its grip on iOS in 2020. I'd love to see the ability to change default apps (mail, calendar, etc) and an official way to sideload apps. I think the former is likely, the latter isn't.

 

About to head back to LA from Palo Alto after a very successful, though very short, business trip. I had the pleasure of presenting in the beautiful @awscloud Palo Alto office on the topic of microservices. Thanks for the opportunity!

 

On the other hand, I got a new car, and am quite excited about it. Another Alfa Romeo Giulia, this time in metallic black with all black exterior accents and rims. Inside is red leather. Itโ€™s a proper mid-life crisis car. ๐Ÿคฃ

 

My poor wife and daughter have the flu. The LaCour familyโ€™s unlucky health streak continues.

 

After many weeks of waiting on shipping, I finally got my Paperlike screen cover for my iPad Pro, and I have to say, its pretty spectacular. A little fiddly to install, but they provide a helpful video. Feels and looks awesome. ๐Ÿค“

 

My daughter just said โ€œShakira has a huge wedgieโ€ and I think, in hindsight, 4K was a bad idea.

 

Reasonable people will disagree with me about that Google ad, and thatโ€™s OK. It was super well done. I just disagree with the fundamental message and find it exploitative and gross. Itโ€™s cool if you donโ€™t. I still love you :)

 

Disneyland on a Saturday. What could possibly go wrong?

 

Interestingly enough, The Year of Linux on the Desktop is 2020, because there is no such thing as a desktop app anymore. All you need is a web browser and 32 GB of RAM to be able to run all of your trash web apps. OS doesn't matter.

 

Desktop computing is in a sad place. Nearly every app is now a terrible web app wrapped in Electron. I have 16 GB of RAM in my MacBook Pro and am constantly swapping. I pine for the days of high quality, native desktop apps.

 

Colette got a Nintendo Switch Lite for her birthday (sheโ€™s super excited), which caused me to learn that Pokemon Sword doesnโ€™t support cloud saves on Nintendo Switch Online. Utterly baffling!

 

My sweet @ColetteLaCour turned 9 years old today. She is smart, beautiful, energetic, and fun, and I love her so much. Happy birthday little girl! ๐Ÿ’—

 

Watching the โ€œMaclunkyโ€ version of A New Hope on @disneyplus with the family. I forgot just how awful the changes from the special editions are. Woof! On the bright side, the movie looks great in 1080p.

 

Iโ€™m a sucker for obscure handheld retro gaming devices. Intrigued by the new ODROID-GO Advance. Seems like a fun little piece of kit!