Member Journal — 6/1/2020

I have nostalgia for ‘getting’ bored, instead of just ‘being’ bored.

Holy shit, it’s June…

This week: tech downturns; remote work scam; what runs your lock down life, and a couple notes…

Silver Linings and All

Om Malik, writing about tech downturns and silver linings:

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  • Member Journal — 5/10/2020

    Yeah I get it, we all want to stay working from home, but it ain’t gonna happen.

    This week: retired Mac mini; Instacart thoughts; Shemaghs, buy some; long term remote work; copper touch tools.

    Retired Mac mini

    Back in 2012 I spun up a remote Mac Mini with Mac Stadium, and over the years I used the hell out of it. It was, for a very long time, the web server and email server for this website. At the time, it was so much faster than any hosting I could get.

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  • New GORUCK Goods

    Ohhh, it’s not really a bag, but it is cool.

    The new Ruck Plate carrier is sweet looking, I snagged one. The founder of GORUCK mentioned on Reddit that this is more of a conditioning tool for people and not really something to look at as a means for replacing the more expensive rucks. In other words, for most rucking activities a Ruck is better, but I am going to give this a go for my rucks.

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  • Garmin Instinct Tactical

    Finally, a ‘smart’ watch I love and really think you will love too.

    The Garmin Instinct Tactical is the first “smart” watch I like. Actually, I like it a lot. Because this isn’t really what you would expect of a smart watch, this is more like a modern incarnation of what G-SHOCK should be building. This is worth talking about.

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  • Member Journal — 5/4/2020

    I want to tell you about my revolutionary idea I have for the iPad, and other things of note.

    This week: Magic Keyboard part two; Trackpad is the real story; give me a Magic KVM; Kondo; restaurants are really wanting to go out of business; and let’s not forget what it was like to be alone.

    Magic Keyboard, Week 2

    I spent the last week only using my Magic Keyboard to do all my work, and all my personal writing (which there wasn’t any of until the weekend this go around). A simple desk, with just a powerful tablet, Magic Keyboard — and then you know another iPad and a trackpad next to it so I could monitor the rapidness with which the world around me is changing.

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  • Member Journal — 4/27/20

    The Magic Keyboard arrived for my iPad Pro and if only for that moment, this pandemic slipped away from my thoughts.

    This Week: magic keyboard is here; pandemic gadget; Zoom; the end of life hacking; bad bosses take two.

    iPad Magic Keyboard, Let’s Talk About It

    Like many of you, I have spent the past few days reading hot takes from around the web about the iPad Magic Keyboard — is it good, is it worth nearly $400 for the 12.9” version (after you account for taxes)? Will I like it?

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