No Mow May was a success. I hope the bees and other pollinators enjoyed the head start in our yard this season. 📹

Just when you thought you had your ideas about todo lists all figured out, CGP Grey comes busting in to unlock a new thought technology! (Listen at timestamp) ⏯️

Looks like‘s site is gettin’ busy!

A screenshot of an RSS client with many posts from in a row.

Alright, you got a good snort out of me. That would have been something else!… ⏯️

I made a small update to my WWDC Wish List:

Screenshot of a blog post saying: “Gotta let me turn off the ‘Hide My Email’ feature; I never use it and it gets in the way. Capturing and sending a photos in Messages has to be fast; it’s very slow right now.”

🆕📝 Why I Happily Spent $70 on an App I Almost Ignored

I took delivery of this wireless CarPlay adapter today and after a brief test, it’s better than I possibly hoped. It’s somehow even faster and more responsive than the built-in wired version in my Subaru. Colored me shocked! It’s got a $25 off coupon on Amazon right now (usually $99).

It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes a blog post just flows out like water from a spring. I’m pretty happy with how this one turned out. And, if I may, I think the content is noteworthy for app developers deliberating their pricing strategy to consider.

🆕📝 Letters with Jose: May 31, 2023

Always fun to hear about places I know on a podcast. I used to drive through Oberlin to go to my camp. It’s an awesome little college town and if you’re there you’ve gotta visit The Feve and get their tater tots. Super cool news about this using sheep to manage the mowing under the solar array. ⏯️

I want to say a big “thank you” to for being the first correspondent on my Letters project. We just finished up our final exchange and it was super fun to break out of my normal writing topics and chat with another blogger. There are spots open if you’d like to chat!

I couldn’t say it any better myself.

Well, Ted Lesso ended very well. It was a brilliant show with many flaws, but it was always something special.

I’m here for it if it continues on in another form, but if not, that’s fine too. It’s been a special show.

I’d love there to be another story brewing, but I’m so glad that they got to tell the story that they wanted to. 📺

Off to do some more house hunting today… 😬 Wish me luck

Wearing my Coach Lasso shirt in honor of the S3 finale tonight! ⚽️ Can’t wait 😁 (No spoilers!)

Me, wearing a blue shirt with an abstract image of Ted Lasso’s face on it.

Light Mrs. Maisel spoiler: My wife and I loved Mei, and her and Joel’s storyline in S4. So we were taken aback at her abrupt exit at the start of S5. Thinking about it again, we wondered if she’d landed a bigger role. Uh, yep. I’d say starring as Joy in Everything Everywhere All at Once counts!

🆕📝 Two of My Favorite Bits of Reader That I Wish Were Replicated in Every Other Reading App

I got back into some proper complex Shortcuts coding tonight. It felt real good. A little lofi helped me focus, and I had great success!

Shortcuts with advanced actions shown on an iPad mini.

🆕📝 My WWDC 2023 Wish List

I’m weirdly getting an error page when trying to access Instagram on my Mac in Safari. It made me think that’s access had been cut off, but, no, it’s browser-wide even going to the base domain. FireFox login worked just fine. 🤷‍♂️

Error page on saying, "Sorry, this page isn't available. The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed. Go back to Instagram."

New office addition 🥰 📷

A Grid Studio frame containing a disassembled iPhone 4 hanging on the wall.

It’s a beautiful Memorial Day weekend with a rare holiday off from work and I’m inside fighting off an illness. 🤧 I feel both proud of myself for not pushing my body, and disappointed that I’m missing out on perfect day for an outdoor adventure. At least I’m catching up on some writing and reading.

🆕📝 Apple’s Awesome Accessibility Animation

🆕📝 A Few New Experiments At HeyDingus

I couldn’t help myself, here’s where I’ve been. I love that seeing these pop up all day has felt like an ad-hoc community event. And it instigated me kicking off a few other little experimental projects. 👨‍🔬

🆕📝 7 Things This Week [#96]