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“When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.” ― Rodney Dangerfield
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It’s so silly, but I love that Call and Oates is still active, many years ago I saved the number in my contacts and tried it today and it worked! For those not familiar here’s the npr story from 2011.

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@numericcitizen yeah, personally I find reaching to a laptop screen to zoom takes too much effort for me vs a good trackpad or mouse, but I’m happy to chalk that up to being a gen x person 🤣

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@numericcitizen anecdotally from what I have observed with people using touchscreen laptops, scrolling has been the biggest use case. I still have a surface book 3 that I use for certain things but never really got into the touchscreen when in laptop mode. I always just removed the screen to navigate the device in tablet mode.

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@Denny thanks! all credit to @numericcitizen who talked about the Spectre app and I used it once on that windy day.

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@holgerfrohloff indeed it was! Very grounding (no pun intended)

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@Denny Chromebooks became popular for that very same low maintenance reason (granted at a much lower price but I would argue iPad has more power features while still maintaining low maintenance). I suspect the mini will still keep the A series chips this year.

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Lots of jumping and rolling in the grass today.

My boy, jumping from a backyard platform/stage and rolling onto the grass.
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@Denny great write up. The notion that iPadOS needs to essentially be Mac OS in order for there to be value for the hardware is misguided. Anecdotally the iPad usage I have seen in the last few years have exceeded from just Netflix gadget. I imagine iterative improvements to stage manager and things like that coming in the next version of iPadOS.

I bought a family member an iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard (she’s been a windows user since forever) as her main machine and she is enamored about how she just doesn’t have to put effort into her computing needs, and she didn’t realize how much effort she was putting previously even with her OS comfort level in Windows. The iPad Pro will last her for a significant amount of years and the stability will carry on with her general computing needs.

I still wish for an iPad mini with full screen stage manager support when connected to a monitor. I don’t need to be full time iPad computing but occasionally plugging in to a monitor with some decent windowing support with a keyboard and mouse would give me the best of both tablet and general computing machine. Alas, I may cave and get the 11 inch air if the mini doesn’t get those enhancements soon.

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Wild asparagus, with occasional grapes.

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@jarrod would be lovely to get external monitor w/ stage manager support. Seems unlikely.

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Playing drums to a loop for giggles, it’s been a while since I did anything electronica-ish. The recording quality through GarageBand (on my phone) is remarkably improved over Yamaha’s Rec ‘N’ Share app. Going to play around with using my old iPhone SE as an overhead mic combined with the EAD10 to see ho... jagibson.org
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@JohnPhilpin outstanding photo!

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I appreciate marveling very much

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@JohnPhilpin hey cheers for the mention!

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The iPad I want isn’t here yet. But my complaint is not what the general tech pundits argue about. Still absent in this year’s lineup is an updated iPad mini. I find it to be the perfect size for “tablet” things. My one wish is that Apple would bring external monitor support and the light desktop exper... jagibson.org
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@JohnPhilpin saw this just now on Daring Fireball, so much better! twitter.com/rezawreck...

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@JohnPhilpin I get their intent. Just something sinister about the execution.

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Steve Jobs:

It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough — it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing.

Apple:

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The clouds yesterday put on quite a show 📷

streaks of grey clouds over an old school analog roof antenna.
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If the internet went away tomorrow, I think we would all be just fine.

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Patience

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Committed myself to using Arc browser on my Mac for 3 months. I’m one week in and slowly some of my old habits/muscle memory have been relenting and it’s sinking in. I still haven’t quite acclimated to the space and profile thing yet. Killer feature for me has been two tabs in a split window view.

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Day 6: Windy #mbapr

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Day 2: flowers 📷

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Kite, with occasional symphony

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@patrickrhone it’s a very efficient app. I could see it graduating to being the go-to messaging app in the US in another 5-10 years. I think Meta thinks similarly.

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@manton wow that’s gorgeous. My work sometimes takes me to Austin. If I get another trip in I’ll definitely make time to check it out.

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@carnage4life I always thought Apple missed that boat not simply from a messaging perspective but having iMessage on Android as a true Trojan horse to deliver (and grow) paid services. A super app if you will.

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Watched “Dune part 2” yesterday. In honor of one of my favorite websites of years past Review in Haiku by @mgs@me.dm , here’s my own review in haiku:

Lacks in gom jabbar. At 3 hours, story is rushed, Too abrupt, no vibe.

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Not sure where I first saw this, I finally read through it tonight. Text editing on iOS and Android have been a source of frustration for me for many years and this is a great breakdown on thinking about the problem, from Scott Jenson:

But most importantly, fixing text editing isn’t seen as important enough in the war between Android and iOS. It’s not the flashy feature that shifts your Net Promoter Scores. What I find ironic is that a fundamental change, like fixing text editing, could make people feel much more at ease using their phones and could be an enormous reason to switch.

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This is still a great book and such a fun operating system back in the day. I spent many hours on BeOS, using it full time and learning the depths of what it did. Foundation for my entire career in tech.

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@ismh no way to unhear this now!

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Listening to this Teresa Esguerra interview (drummer from Built to Spill) with Joe Wong from The Trap Set Podcast. She’s in a popular band and yet maintains her day job as an occupational therapist. Joe is a great interviewer and this is a lovely episode for anyone (non-drummers as well!)🎙️

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Fixed my 1Password issues with Safari on mac OS by downgrading to 1Password 7 🤷

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The Drum also Zens jagibson.org
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Verizon: Your bill is due.

Me: I can't log in to pay it.

Verizon: You can click the "One time payment" link.

Me: It won't accept my account number.

Verizon: That's because you cancelled your account with us.

Me: How do I pay my bill?

Verizon: Online

Me: . . . . .

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@clorgie such a wonderful album.

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@ben open up a live music venue

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@lestrrat yeah iPad kind of up in the air. At worst it would recognize as a midi device or just do nothing.

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@lestrrat aha!! Found it! support.roland.com/hc/en-us/... definitely says that stereo audio out is supported via usb with the right driver and some “vendor mode” setting

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@lestrrat yeah hard to tell based on the Roland site, it could very well be midi only.

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@lestrrat it looks like you could just plug it in directly to an iPad for example and GarageBand would see it as an interface. Same for PC and whatever drivers it needs.

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@lestrrat oh! Does your module have this usb port? jagibson.org/uploads/2...

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@lestrrat what’s your ekit brand?

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@lestrrat yeah usb would do the trick, something like this www.sweetwater.com/store/det...

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I have a large phone, but c’mon Apple!

Screenshot of Apple Store recommending a vesa mount as a compatible accessory for my iPhone 13 Pro Max
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Waiting for the Sandhill Cranes to arrive

Sunset over the Platte river, my son playing on a bench. Sunset over the Platte River.

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Tomorrow, Mario starts preschool. This milestone smacked me in the face tonight.

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Summer can’t come soon enough. This was taken in August of last year. They are not shy and will permit close proximity.