• Got a mail that my Amazon package was delivered. But the dog didn’t bark, so that was strange. Went to see, and there’s no package. Went outside and saw a package by my neighbour’s door. It was the one for me. I picked it up and returned home. Am I a porch thief now?

  • I introduced my son to some “Weird” Al Yankovic songs lately. He’s been going over Al’s catalog and today played some songs in the living room. Now my 11yo daughter is on fire and plays the songs over a phone call to her classmate. “Canadian Idiot”, “Hamilton Polka” and more. 🎵

  • A fire breather in slo-motion.

  • I’ve got a new member of the 🎸 extended family.

  • With a 27” vertical monitor, the meaning of “above the fold” can stretch a long way.

  • The bunny’s in the backyard again.

  • With NSNorth also not planning another conference, I’m thinking what other events could be helpful to indie software developers. The first that come to mind are MicroConf and MacStock.

  • Release Notes conferences were top-class events for indie developers, and I’m sad that @joec and @DazeEnd are not planning another one but I understand it. I’m forever grateful to them for organizing these events; it’s a huge endeavour. And their podcast is still going strong.

  • Any mobile game whose in-app-purchase list contains various stashes/packs/handfuls etc of gems or coins is immediately on my “never” list. Despite how good it initially apparatus to be. What’s disappointing is that many of these come from big publishers, too.

  • Published my latest cover of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall Pt2” solo on YouTube as well. I also recorded it in 2016 and yes, I am happy with the progress. The dynamics and delivery in this one has improved, in my opinion. 🎵🎸

  • I’ve uploaded the Winds of Change solo to my YouTube channel as well. Because, why not? www.youtube.com/watch

  • Wind of Change by Scorpions.

    I used to slow-dance to this one in my late teens. About 25 years later and we covered this song in the last two concerts. 🤟 🎸 🎵

  • I also don’t think that I need two of them. I’ll buy one Sonos One. Some reviews worry me but I can’t believe that Apple HomePod is twice as good (and it’s twice as expensive). I do worry in general about connectivity issues as even my AppleTV streaming is finicky.

  • I bought a pair of Sonos speakers from Costco thinking they were Sonos 1 but they are Sonos Play:1 l, which are different and don’t work with Airplay. I didn’t even know there were two speakers names “one”. So confusing. Gonna return them.

  • I should’ve checked. It was the second video, actually. Three and a half years ago. This is the old one: www.youtube.com/watch

  • My first music video on YouTube and Facebook, several years ago, was playing the solo to Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2. Eventually it helped me get the band gig. This evening I decided to try it again, with a sound that’s hopefully closer to original.

  • In 2019, I released a song (co-written), which is a major achievement for me, and I’ve started writing new songs. I hope to release more music in 2020. Links to the song in streaming/stores is at https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/sixthousandmiles/dark-sun or on Bandcamp.

  • A gator basking in the sun. Almost cute.

  • Today’s vacation destination. One of a kind place.

  • This iPhone Trivia article on Cult of Mac is interesting but something’s wrong in this math here. I wonder where the error comes from.

  • My dog, Sparky, was barking at an unknown, to him, person, who came to the door. A minute later the Apple Watch notified me about high loudness levels. Who said that dogs lead to increased health? ;)

  • I have a philosophical question: is it better to forget what you wanted to talk about with someone or to talk, and then forget what you talked about?

  • Tesla’s stock took a sharp turn this morning. Just like the “curves” on their new CyberTruck.

  • My Downloads folder on the MacBook Pro has a file from 2010 and more files from 2011 and later. It’s a testament both to the macOS’s success in easy migration between upgrades of machines and to my lack of discipline with file management.

  • Came back from my son’s high-school concert of the jazz bands. It’s great to see how each subsequently higher-grade band is playing better and more difficult tunes. Next week is the concert band performance. It’ll be a different atmosphere for sure.

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