October 2019

Perfectly Cropped

Favorites, Uncategorized Oct 17, 2019

Here’s a fun, personal story about what can go wrong in an otherwise fine UI when things are redesigned. My wife typically only charges her phone when she’s at her desk during the day. She doesn’t leave it plugged in overnight, which means iOS’s software update never happens automatically for her. So, she just recently upgraded to iOS 13 a…

Feels like the future

Uncategorized Oct 16, 2019

Nick Heer writes about AirPods at Pixel Envy: It’s also the category of tech products that, I think, comes closest to feeling futuristic today I’ve never managed to phrase it like that in my head, but that’s exactly my feelings, too. For two reasons: One: AirPods are a damn marvel of technology and miniaturization. They’re literally the same form factor…


Uncategorized Oct 14, 2019

So last week was incredibly stupid. I’ve had one thing I’ve written reach the #1 spot on Hacker News before, plus an old website that reached the top of the trending charts, as well as a few moronic tweets that garnered a couple hundred likes, and one appearance on Slashdot back in the day. But the last seven days…


Uncategorized Oct 09, 2019

This isn’t the blog post I intended to write. In fact, last night I drafted up one about my problems sending background push notifications with Amazon SNS (coming soon!). And after the ridiculously over-the-top shit-storm that blew up over my dumb tweet earlier this week, the last thing I wanted to do was step back in that arena. But this…

macOS 10.15 Vista

Uncategorized Oct 07, 2019

I completely realize and wholeheartedly own-up to the fact that I’m a geek and a Mac power user above and beyond what normal muggles will ever experience, nonetheless, this is the first-run experience I was greeted to this afternoon after upgrading to Catalina. Another update… It’s now 48 hours later. Ignore my original update below. Go read this instead. Update…