Kid Ruck looks like an older Echo design (though dimensions are slightly different) without the MOLLE and Laptop compartment. Meets all my specs for a kid backpack. Expensive though likely worth it.

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Big news for this week: I’ve moved to CARROT Weather and it may stick. Don’t care for the style, but data display is pretty nice in it.

When a bag review site starts selling their own collab bags, they’ve lost all objectivity.

I think the one thing Amazon understands far better than most retailers is the importance of expedient and accurate delivery. Typically I will pay more for items fulfilled by Amazon, because I trust that it will actually get here.

New Bullet Ruck seems like a really nice upgrade. Top handle is a big improvement, as is the d-ring instead of the Velcro (more versatile). But removal of the bottom grommet is going to make many very happy.

This screen time calc is fucking unnerving. Apparently I average picking up my iPhone every 6 minutes over the past few days. And every 4 minutes today. It’s 5, FIVE, for my iPad Pros. God help me.

No joke, I just saw another kid at my daughter’s school with a GORUCK Echo. So at least I am not completely alone.

Found my first iOS 12 iPhone casualty: Zoho Expenses. Trying to open camera, crashes the app. FYI. (Still a great app)