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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.