My new phone has a congenital scuff on the screen. Gonna ask for them to swap for another new one (no replacement screens for me)

Time to go spend an inordinate amount of money on a phone only marginally better than my current one!

In the chronicle of “weird subway sightings” a four-car out-of-Service train signed with an orange ‘Q’ bullet is one of the weirdest.

(The Q has not been orange since 2001!)

Gotta love home-cooked meals. The rest of the holiday pageantry not so much.

It’s always good to get dinner with friends but 9pm is too late an hour

Well that was an anticlimactic final death of AirPort

Successfully installed an SSD in my Mac mini on the first try. Successkid.jpg

Encryption is only worthwhile if it’s on by default and doesn’t come with ridiculous compromises. I’m looking at you, Skype

Tonight I am super annoyed that it’s basically impossible to get a disk image of a macOS installer anymore.

New cables are inevitable, but Jesus Christ are the self-righteous people insisting that the change is just to get you to pay more money annoying.

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The irony is always that pre-smartphone, you got a new charger *every* time you bought a phone, and not once every 5-7 years.

And in the smartphone era, we’ve had:
iOS: 30-Pin, Lightning, 🆕
Others: mini-USB, micro-USB, (blessedly limiter) micro-USB 3.0, and now USB-C.

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Prepare yourselves. The “why does Apple make us switch cables so often” tweets are coming.

Few things are more annoying than discovering that the book you want to read is available on the non-kindle ebook service from the library.

I was planning on going to the gym today but good books are too distracting.

I’m always super impressed when a dive bar has clean, ADA-compliant restrooms.

Brainstorming for the hackathon. What do you hate in healthcare?

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