Year in books for 2023

Here are the books I finished reading in 2023. I really thought I had only read Narrow Roads (certainly my favorite new one of this list) but I guess I got a few in earlier in the year! There’s so much great stuff out there, I’ve gotta start allocating some time away from blogs and back into books.

The Narrow Road Between Desires Piranesi Indie Microblogging Twelve Angry Men Cirque Du Freak #12: Sons of Destiny Cirque Du Freak #11: Lord of the Shadows

Won’t someone think of the Apple Store Geniuses?

🔗 iOS 17.3 Beta Adds New Stolen Device Protection Feature to iPhone - MacRumors // Joe Rossignol

For especially sensitive actions, including changing the password of the Apple ID account associated with the iPhone, the feature adds a security delay on top of biometric authentication. In these cases, the user must authenticate with Face ID or Touch ID, wait one hour, and authenticate with Face ID or Touch ID again. However, Apple said there will be no delay when the iPhone is in familiar locations, such as at home or work.

My first thought regarding this bit is that it’s sure going to slow things down at the Apple Store, where password resets are very common support issues. I’m guessing that Apple has thought this through, though, and has a solution. The online self-service tool, for example, might not require a time delay or biometrics, which might be damaged.

And if not, well, that’s why this will be an opt-in feature.

Year in books for 2022

Here are the books I finished reading in 2022. A little learning. A little heartfelt. A lot of nostalgia. Piranesi was so good that I think of it weekly and is one of my all-time favorites.

Cirque Du Freak #10: The Lake of Souls Rock Climbing Anchors: A Comprehensive Guide (The Mountaineers Outdoor Experts Series) Artemis Piranesi Cirque Du Freak #9: Killers Of The Dawn The Trad Climber's Bible Cirque Du Freak #8: Allies of the Night Cirque Du Freak #7: Hunters of the Dusk Cirque Du Freak #6: The Vampire Prince Cirque Du Freak #5: Trials of Death Cirque Du Freak #4: Vampire Mountain Cirque Du Freak #3: Tunnels of Blood