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Sloane: dad let me tell you. In our horse game there’s stalls for two horses but we bought only the one that was free.
Me: ok. Cool.
S: there are other horses and stalls with locks on them.
Me: so you want me to buy those?
S: yes. They are only 99 bucks.
Me: cents‽
S: yes.

All too often the first two sentences of a blog post tell me just how laughable it will be. That’s all I wanted to share.

Apple gets a ton of undeserved shit for its ego. However this HomePod launch, I mean its deserved here. This launch seems to point to how much Apple cares about the device.

If anyone got that new TAD Fastpack Scout, and is over 6 feet tall, could you drop me some picture of you wearing it? It’s about the size of the Echo which really makes me skeptical that it doesn’t look tiny on a person.

Sloane, 5, has made a sign for her door that hangs. One side says “Sloane is in hear.” The other side says “Sloane is not in hear.” Best part is she flips it around as she comes and goes.

No, this is not correct. And that kind of bullshit is toxic. How you spend your time matters, sleeping past 5am is simply genetics for some people. (And I’m an early riser.)

One reason it’s hard to compete with GORUCK, is that they aren’t based in SF — they are based in reality. Basing your company in SF holds you back these days.

The Apple battery smoothing issues shows two fundamental problems:

  1. People should not trust corporations. They never work in your best interest.
  2. Tech Cos need to educate engineers in humanities and the bigger picture. Decisions are too big.

Been lots of chatter about Silicon Valley mentality lately. Mostly as it relates to politics and AI. Thing is, this Apple battery fiasco is a better example than AI or politics of how SV companies think. Hell, how corporations in general think.

Just used the flashlight feature on my iPad for the very first time. Can confirm that you feel like an idiot while using it, and after.

All I am saying is that if there was epic snow this Christmas, that I’d be fine with that. So would my wife. And yet, she doesn’t like the plan of moving to Montana. Smh.

Every time I get a Filson email or catalog, I want to buy all the things, move to Montana in a huge log cabin and just be.

TAD’s Axiom packs are just so, not good looking… I guess I should wait to see one in person, but typically if marketing photos don’t make it look good…