Ordered one of the new 15” MacBook Pros this week. Went for the 6 core model with a 1TB SSD and 16GB of ram. Feel like that was the right call, but the 32GB option was tempting.

Are there any good learn to draw apps on iPad that I’m not finding? Preferably something that supports Apple Pencil pressure sensitivity?

Getting on a plane to Portland for the weekend. Glad I remembered the Netflix download feature exists. Loaded up the AOC documentary on my iPad for the flight.

If you’re disappointed in Game of Thrones right now and need a new gritty fantasy series to get obsess over, I can highly recommend The Witcher books. They’re fantastic. Hopefully, the show will be good too when it comes out as well.

Has anyone tried any pet GPS trackers, and if so, have one you can recommend? Preferably one that will work for a small dog.

Don’t know what changed but Apple Music’s recommendations have gotten really good for me lately.

Fish is awesome, but mostly I have to share this blog post due to the abundance of puns it contains.

Fish: the command line shell that’s got me hooked - Backlog

There may be plenty of fish in the sea, but there aren’t any quite like this one.


Found this tool called BitBar which lets you write shell scripts (in any language, since it’s just based off text output) to put anything you want in your menu bar. It’s amazing. They even have a plugin directory on their website. https://getbitbar.com

Wow. MarsEdit is on SetApp now? It’s insane how much you get for $10 a month now.

Speaking of books, I’ve been reading more on Apple Books lately. Next up is Red Shirts by @Scalzi, which neatly was published DRM free on Apple Books.

I finished reading “How Democracies Die” last night. It was a really good book that put some new ideas in my head. Admittedly, it does not get any less terrifying, but I don’t think the goal was ever to make me feel better.

I’m about halfway through “How Democracies Die” by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt. I suggest reading it if you like being terrified by how fragile democratic systems really are.


I don’t know how you do this legislatively, but my Presidential platform would definitely include replacing “no problem” with “you’re welcome” and “have a good one” with “have a nice day.”

So if you’re ever talking to me in person and I touch my ears for no reason, now you know why.

One of my greatest fears is going to an hour long meeting or lunch with a group of people and not realizing until after I had my AirPods in the entire time.

Today I learned only 10% of people have pollen allergies. That means 90% of everyone never has to experience what I’m going through. Fuck those people.

(Not you, of course)

Trying to get into this whole time tracking thing using @TimingApp. It’s pretty impressive! Watching all of the @MacSparky videos about it helped a lot in getting started.

Tip: The editing extension from iMovie is insanely useful for quickly removing sound and adding titles to short videos without leaving Photos.


Mayor Pete Is the Democrats’ Folksiest Heartland Hope. Really! - New York Magazine

Starting to feel like soldering things together and just having them not work at all is a critical part of learning electronics.

Ooh. Someone made a Calorie tracking app that looks like some taste went into it. Definitely going to give this a shot. www.macstories.net/reviews/c…

🎵 Apple Park doo doo doo doo doo doo 🎵

Whenever I read something which talks about how much X has gone up over the last thirty years, or how much more money Y made vs. twenty years ago and they don’t mention inflation one way or another, I assume they’re trying to mislead me.

It’s neat to realize that a lot of stuff you would imagine needing to program a microcontroller for can also be done with a few integrated circuits because, at the lowest level, they’re both just manipulating bits via input/output pins.

Learning electronics has been good for my programming skills in a very general way in that it makes you think at levels which are usually very far away while doing typical app development. Also it’s fun!