@pimoore The universe has given me many clues to shift my path. Thank you for the kind wishes!
Beard has been a year in the making.
@ronguest It sucks. My daughter is heartbroken. I am grateful I can replace what was taken. It is an important lesson, but sad to need to navigate.
@frankm That's one of the most eye-opening things about America, coming face-to-face with the class system. We give a lot of lip-service to equality, but we gaslight ourselves (in this one way, along with so many others).
@cdevroe I agree. It's user-hostile. If Reader-view works (assuming I'm not already incensed) and I have sufficent interest, I'll read it that way. But at a certain point I have to assume they don't want me to read it and I will move on.
@jakelacaze @pimoore Loosing Google Reader was a big blow, but it taught me a healthy skepticism—that free services are only free for a limited time. On the other hand, Google has been an on-ramp for me and has enabled me when I was not technically proficient, nor able to afford to pay for equivalent commercial services.
@manton Thank you for being on top of it
@MitchWagner I love the classic slotted wheels! Please tell me the paint was metalflake?
@ian_whitney omigosh! so much memorable dialogue!
@JohnPhilpin When I started my journey into MP3 files, as a former tapehead (and mixtape maker), my dream goal was to have a collection of loved music I could cycle through without commercials. Apple Music, iTunes Match, and ubiquitous WiFi have pretty much got me there. I still buy Albums to support artists, but anymore I am just as apt to grab a track that I know I like—then, I might do a deeper catalog dive later.
@JohnPhilpin Gotta be the Gaines and Magnolia
@JohnPhilpin Ooh! Also since you can do a family thing with watches that have distinct phone numbers, you're right!
I'll bet it is the carriers!
@JohnPhilpin @ronguest I also am not a talker on phones in my private life. I did have a first-gen iPad with 3G. I often wished then that it was my primary cellular device over the traditional (post 2007) phone form factor. Since becoming a Bluetooth convert, it's clear to me the phone, per se, isn't necessary anymore.
@ronguest It's very nice—just a little info, not too much, and not too many options about what to do with the info. Compared to me looking at my phone, seeing all the notifications and other indicators and forgetting the reason I unlocked my phone in the first place.
@odd It's really interesting to examine. Microsoft's bread and butter is recurring subscriptions and licensing, so their store is potentially a loss leader with an eye to increase market share. Compared to Apple, where the App Store is truly a business.
I think it's particularly interesting how Microsoft is telling it's story now. They are moving into philosophical space that Apple has traditionally occupied.
@hjalm Well, it was two. I regret nothing.
@jean happy birthday!
@jakelacaze Brilliant! Best wishes for an excellent day!
@jakelacaze My sincerest sympathy! Hope your day is much better by now!
@twelvety I’m up to about six fingers and I’m 52. Problems started early for me because of a hideous plastic toy typewriter and I never really recovered. I took a keyboarding class in college and passed at 35 WPM. Instructor couldn’t believe I pulled it off.
@JohnPhilpin Have they done anything to improve Tumblr?
@odd I read through the thread as well, but I saw myself in it, so I’m owning it.
@gr36 Me, too. My MacBook Air is hardly a year old and already excluded from some features. The new hardware underpins some features, and they aren’t deal breakers, but I know that full support of Intel Macs won’t be long-lived.
@simonwoods I'm really lookinhg forward to developments here. I tend to avoid multitasking on the iPad because I really haven't fully understood it. I hope this makes it better. The demos make it look very appealing while adding the right amount of complexity. We'll see but iOS 15 looks good.
@pimoore I am excited, too. I'm leary of beta-testing, but somehow I end up there. The iPad is truly powerful, though not a Mac, and I feel it should never be.
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