Recent Entries from the Microblog

   
Just like me (Jay Ray), my daughter (Eloisa or Isa for short) is going to have to contend with sharing a name with someone famous. Of course, it's fantastic that Issa Rae is a strong, black woman with a well-deserved Golden Globe nomination!

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App Pre-Orders December 12, 2017
Smartest update to the App Store yet: App Pre-Orders.

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Rethinking My Podcast Habit December 8, 2017
A thought for later: I have culled the number of podcasts in my feed to a minuscule number by comparison to my previous habits.
   
Amazon released an update to its Prime Video app on iOS to make it compatible with Apple TV. In a word: Finally!
   
Oliver Cabell Free Advertising November 24, 2017
I respect this approach from Oliver Cabell on Black Friday.

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Too Many Books To Read November 21, 2017
I updated my Reading page today, as I quickly realized this morning that I am in the midst of five different books right now.

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How insane is it that I still need a Mac to load notification tone files onto an iOS device!?!

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$1M Idea: A Disposable Whisk November 4, 2017
For no other reason than the cleaning process, there is no other utensil that deserves to have a disposable version more than a whisk.
   
iPhone X Home Plate November 3, 2017
It's a little crazy that John Gruber of all people didn't think to call the home indicator, "Home Plate".

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Ice Cube, Great Dad November 1, 2017
One of my strangest takeaways from "Straight Outta Compton" is that Ice Cube seems like he is a great husband and father.
   
The Most Wonderful Time? October 28, 2017
It's that time of year again when I'm told that I can't buy anything for myself because "someone might get it for you"... that never seems to pan out.
   
The Rundown with Robin Thede October 24, 2017
The Rundown on BET (@theRundownBET), when coupled with #theRANdown, is such a good idea that I'm surprised more shows don't have companion podcasts.
   
The Autocorrected Duck October 23, 2017
There has to be at least one situation where the autocorrected duck makes perfect sense and causes a hilarious misunderstanding.
   
I get overly excited about well-designed apps, any app by Crunchy Bagel.
   
Under the Sea, Indeed October 19, 2017
You can't tell me Happily Ever After happened for Ariel, living in an ocean side community, where fresh fish was a main source of protein and economic growth.
   
iOS MDM Apple Fail October 19, 2017
How is the JAMF Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution better than Apple's own implementation?
   
When you really think about it, social media makes all of the sense and none of it.

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Covenant and Coming Out October 11, 2017
On the occasion of National Coming Out Day, I thought I would share the sermon from the church we have been attending that is Open and Affirming for over 25 years now.

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The least praise someone can bestow on coffee that is still praise is simply a lack of offense to its taste.
   
Is that Dropbox Purple? October 10, 2017
The new Dropbox design elements are disturbing.
   
Stop the Looping GIFs October 10, 2017
I might be alone on this, but GIFs in presentations and emails that can't be paused are the bane of my existence.
   
A …-Proof Phone October 10, 2017
Kids help you to understand why waterproof and shatterproof phones are so high on the collective phone features desired list.
   
AirPrint Enigma October 4, 2017
The first time you use AirPrint, you realize it should be much more popular.
   
The Airport’s Missing Ecology September 30, 2017
Let's discuss the insanity that is a lack of solar panel use on airport property. It seems like a missed opportunity.
   
I will admit that I want my phone to be fast, but I’m unsure I’m prepared for it to make my iPad or (worse) my MacBook Pro feel slow.

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