I haven’t been good about checking micro.blog, I’m back at it though.
Holy shit. Been a while since I’ve seen this.
I have a couple iPad Pros to sell. I’ll be making a full post later this week but if you want to snag one before then here you go: 10.5” 256gb WiFi with Smart Keyboard Cover $360 shipped. No box. 9.7” 128GB Cellular with Smart Keyboard Cover $250 shipped. Have box.
Is there a difference between those who endeavor to increase user “engagement” on social networks or digital devices, and those who work(ed) to make cigarettes more addictive?
My “if I were starting from scratch” wardrobe choices.
When your numerical rating doesn’t line up with the first sentence of your conclusion. This is why numerical ratings are pointless and misleading.
Ah fuck. I might have finally lost my AirPods.
It’s stuff like this that makes me love CARROT Weather.
On May 12th, 2011 I wrote about why Microsoft needed to fire Ballmer. It’s still the most read post on my site. Also weird that MS is now so valuable. That I think is because they have a kickstand on their tablet.
Whoa, waxed canvas GR1. Hot.
Glad to see Gemmell and Viticci realize iPad + mechanical keyboards are the way to go. They have some catching up to do, I mean are they even using custom braided cables yet‽
@manton any idea why my posts are showing up at a way different time than when they should be (earlier than they should be)
A Everyday Wear yard sale going on.
Had Taco Bell’s rolled chicken tacos (aka Taquitos) tonight. Of course with nacho cheese. The cheese was good the tacos were a little bland. Meh.
Found a few older gift guides I wrote too: 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016. Do I only write these on even years? Also this post might be helpful.
It’s already December. So don’t forget about my most excellent gift guide.
It’s 2018 almost 2019. If you’re writing about tech and you even think about being annoyed by a lack of a headphone jack. You should reconsider writing about tech.
A whole cache of new Tom Bihn bags to review.
Today’s your last chance until probably July to get killer deals on GORUCK gear. Hands down, the GR1 is the best bag money can buy.
Big fan of Tom Bihn’s new wallets, they let me check them out a little early.
You all know about Japan’s obsession with Kit Kats right? I need some of these flavors.
The Verge really wants you to think they aren’t in it for the clicks.
New Nebo version looks interesting. Will have to test it out for sure.
In some personal news, yesterday I was replaced as CEO of Martian Craft and let go. I’ll keep you all posted on what’s next, when I figure that out. 😂
As if we didn’t already have enough to worry about. Now there’s giant terminate mounds visible from space .
Thank you to everyone who told me where the damned em-dash is on the software keyboard.
Micro.blog’s integrations with new services is breaking it for me. And shows the vulnerability of not having platform wide unique usernames. I’m getting replies unlinked to anything I said and which frankly I don’t think are directed at me. Dumb. Frustrating.
My new hobby. Searching Apple Music for shared playlists titled “100 greatest songs”
Oh, one more thing, I don’t get people making the argument that they bought this year to last them for a while when their track record has been upgrading yearly. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
I don’t own a Mac, only use iPad Pros. Barely use my iPhone. I have a first gen 12.9” 128GB Cell iPad Pro. It’s more than enough, and actually I could have skipped the cell on it. So keep that in mind for your device envy, I certainly don’t need a new one.
On another note. I’m very excited about the weather today. High of 42 degrees, my kind of weather.
Fun fact from the Economist today:
Ok. Proton VPN’s support is really pissing me off today. I really don’t like CS that assumes a user is an idiot. So I’ll be exploring other VPN options most likely.
Interesting side effect of my talk about rucking is that iOS now tends to autocorrect “fucking” to “rucking” instead of “ducking”. So if you thought ducking was confusing, it’s really rucking confusing talking to me.
Been using my iPad Pro with only the software keyboard for a about a week now, and I am surprised out how well it has been working out. Maybe it’s better than I recall. Maybe I won’t travel with Smart Keyboards and shit any more. Maybe.
My pal Shawn has his Focus Course open right now for a short window. It’s great and well worth the money and time. Shawn’s the guy I call (literally) when I need help getting on track with my productivity and focus. Course is aces.
Ugh, do I sell my iPad Pros and get a new one, or just see how long I can keep using these until they stop working. Honestly torn because I am getting tired of endless upgrade cycles.
It’s very inconvenient for my schedule when Apple holds events on the East Coast.
Just chatted with Apple Support via the iMessage tool for the first time. I would give it an A+, but the issue is that I had time to clean my pocket knife while waiting for them, and ended up cutting my thumb. So be warned that this seems like a very dangerous way to get […]
New Helm email server looks awesome, but $500 plus $99 a year for just email is a bit steep.
These are some fantastic prices on used GORUCK bags.
15L Bullet Ruck in Ranger Green in stock. Limited quantities. This is a great bag and a great color.
My member only post this week is about Facebook and how it is awful. Also some follow-up on Content Blockers, and early access to a sale on some watches.
Wrote up the GORUCK KR1 Review, aka ‘Ultimate Kids Backpack’.
Selling my Lum-Tec B38 GMT. Let’s go with $375 shipped CONUS. Shoot me an email if you want it. Comes with two NATOS (leather and nylon) and the Lum-Tec Silicon strap.
I missed this somehow, but only a few hours left to get Massdrop’s Gent knife. At $80 it’s a steal. At $200 it’d still be worth it. It’s $80 though. Love this knife.
Oh my, there are much stronger opinions about content blockers since they came out.
Can Siri help curb device addiction, also should I get a new Apple Watch?
Just ran another Content Blocker test: 1Blocker X is the best one. Full post soon-ish.