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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!