10 years ago last month, we were in Ireland. Can’t wait to go back
10 years ago last month, we were in Ireland. Can’t wait to go back
Nice day. #Arsenal ++ #Inter ++ Met my team the the restaurant I’ll be managing starting next week. Having tacos for lunch.
All set for an afternoon nap. #FTW
It lost its role as the driver of our home network a few years ago, but looking to repurpose it as the Time Machine capsule for my Mac Mini.
This time of year the sun shines right in our lanai, so the shade comes down while in enjoy a Kona Longboard Island Lager Listening to Clientele
My wife went to the mainland to visit family. First time since before Covid. I didn’t go this time, start a new job Monday. I did use the free time to rewire our entire home network. It was a mess. Set it up when we moved in. It was all in the corner of my wife’s office. A number of devices have come and gone since then. I pulled everything out and started over. New surge suppressors, new shorter network cables for the close devices. Found a lot of dead end cables for devices the were pulled out. I waited to do this while she was gone. She is internet reliant and we have a secure wired connection for her, she works for a health insurance provider. Set up a Powerline extension to get a more stable connection to our TV (and AppleTV) in the living room. So far it work great. No buffering like we had on Wi-Fi at peak times. Mounted the router and switch on the wall behind the desk. Moved the wireless printer in the closet. Built in room to expand.
So nice to have that done.
Found two Apple Microfibers while cleaning. #FTW
Love the AppleTV+ Baseball All day. Like Red Zone for baseball
I watch this every now and again. Love it. A new Ireland Rising youtu.be/S-_efraoS…
Still in the cellophane
The good old days
Just finished watching Sandman, Very entertaining.
Not to mention all of these guys too
Can never seem to find a lightning cable when one is urgently needed. But of course, in cleaning out a couple of cabinets, they all resurface.
I deleted and stopped using Facebook 5 years ago and Instagram 3 years ago. Never going back.
The Microsoft apps take so much memory.
That explains it. I think. www.theverge.com
Burger King just emailed everyone a blank receipt in a whopper of a mistake
The Dodgers have been on a tear and have a much deserved day off. Hopefully the Pads and the Giants beat each other up.
Removed the drives from some old Macs so I can have them recycled
Inside a non-functional 2014 MacBook Pro.
Steam Deck ordered, no word on my PlayDate.
Ry Cooder music.apple.com
Just watched Paris Texas. Last saw it about 30 years. A video store rental. Didn’t appreciate it back then.
Really enjoyed it this time.
The GOP smokescreen.
Everything they do is about staying in office. They don’t really do anything. Symbolism over substance.
Amongst this man made coconut grove on a former lava flow are the multi $million homes of dot.com $Billionaires, business leaders, entertainers and sports team owners at the Kuki’o residential resort. Michael Dell is on lot #1
Some signs at Ka’upulehu
Got it. No real issues with this.
A week off between jobs. Much appreciated. Haven’t more than 2 days off in a row since the lockdown.
Rough for them, the GOP should support the climate change bill. My family is from Kentucky, since 1785
After floods, Kentucky struggles with a new challenge: clean water
I’m as old as this album. It still sound amazing. Me not so much
NBC has moved most of the Premier League matches to the USA network which requires a cable account, so another season of not seeing most Arsenal matches.
Just got into my car. The dashboard is 167 degrees. Damn
Cutting the cable 3 years ago gave us the latitude to get faster internet and be able to afford a myriad of streaming services at a combined monthly cost well below what we paid for cable and internet.
We have 5 non-functioning Macs in the closet. I’ll spend some time next week taking out the drives. Then find someplace to recycle.
It’s time for Dodger Baseball. RIP Vin
Last week at my current corporate job.
Hawaii has all mail in ballot. No polling places. The only in-person polling places are the county offices and they are open now for the primary. So simple, easy and safe
Hershey’s Corn syrup
Whoa! Can’t wait. andor trailer - Google Search
Wanted to get a new case for my iPhone. Guess not till tomorrow
Sunday afternoon playlist
#NowPlaying “Isn’t This A Lovely Day” by Diana Krall on @Sonos
Spontaneous mid day off nap. Went into the bedroom and the bed wasn’t made up, it was calling me.
We’re throwing away a dozen expired home Covid tests. Remember when they were impossible to get?
My first time being home early enough to catch one of AppleTV Friday night baseball. The picture quality is solid. Very enjoyable experience
Also, Dodgers have been on a tear.
This was today. www.mcsweeneys.net
I’m the Average Driver on the Road Right Now, and I’m Out of My Fucking Mind
Apple is the only company the has true consumer overnight delivery to Hawaii. Ships today, arrives tomorrow. Not on everything, but on important things.
Amazon not even close.
I’ve never purchased AppleCare on a phone before, but I’ve never purchased a $1k phone before
Been on a call with Apple support for over 2 hours. 3 escalations to senior support persons. At this rate, I may get to Tim Cook. An issue with my active AppleCare+ on my iPhone not showing up when I try to process a mail in repair. They booked the repair manually, but still trying to fix the initial issue.
One of the greatest advances in streaming services is “skip intro”
Keauhou has gone to the birds.
Trimmed tree and untrimmed tree
Current status. Keauhou Bay
Missed a lot while at work today. #Arsenal thumped Chelsea and #Marvel announced a bunch of stuff.
Uh oh. Brush fire
Doesn’t seem to be a choice in Mac wallpaper on the beta to apply to all screens. A small thing, but…..
Been a Diana Krall fan for years. Nice duet music.apple.com
Pulled the trigger. 3 weeks more of corporate restaurant. Then working local.
Sunday afternoon. Made a pot of chili. I use coarse ground pork and beef. I like mine thick, spicy and no beans.
How companies can expect infinite growth is beyond me. www.cnn.com
Netflix is in rough shape. This week will determine its future
Hurricane Darby will miss us, but has sucked the trade winds away. It’s 80 degrees and massively humid at 1am. Yuk!
The more Sports Apple gets, the more other things that I can cancel. NFL Sunday Ticket on Apple is now closer than ever - iMore
Will likely be leaving my current job in short time. The restaurant that I manage is in desperate need of repair and the company shows no sign of committing the capital to fix it. Met up with the owner of a single local, very popular pizza place who is opening 2 more and need an experienced hand to manage to growth. He has the money.
That 1 second has taken 5 minutes
The local morning news here in Hawaii had multiple commercials for Illinois tourism. Also one for Oregon and more than one for California Great America. Interesting that the commercials had all white people. Not really Hawaii’s demographic.
Clearly remember that morning. Where we lived at that time we were pretty much 38 min from anything, so I just grabbed a bottle of Irish whiskey and set it out on the table, you know, just in case. www.theguardian.com
On the Morning You Wake (to the End of the World) review – the 38 minutes of nuclear dread
Kind of wondering if California and other blue states will just defy SCOTUS as they continue to erode personal rights of women and non-white citizens.
Kohala coast from the Eva Parker Woods cottage at Mauna Lani
Remanants of s busy night
I had a number of these devices. Life before iPhone: A look back at early smartphones and PDAs
Jameson’s on the rocks
He was right to be concerned overcast.fm
Low key birthday. Worked most of the day. Home early from work. 22,995 amazing days. No regrets at all and expecting many more. Lots of longevity in my family, that said said, wasting none of them.
Is there anybody out there? music.apple.com
Ok that all wasn’t enough. Just finished the final episode of season 3 of Travelers
Productive days off. Finished off The Night Manager, Obi Wan and Counterpart and watched Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Still time for something else.
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My 2013 Hyundai Accent has almost 109k miles and still gets amazing mileage. All of those miles on a rock in the middle of the ocean
Wondering if Hawaii can secede.
Wonder how long it will take for SCOTUS to allow guns on planes
Sad truth www.theguardian.com
The US supreme court just made America a more dangerous, violent place | Jill Filipovic
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Heard a quote in an interview this week that really makes sense; the constitution was designed as a framework and not designed to be the rule of law. On this premise, the Supreme Court really has it wrong.
There has to be a better way to binge
2 months with the M1 MacBook Air. Fastest laptop I’ve ever had. Takes on all tasks
A classic. music.apple.com/us/album/…
Just discovered the FX show “The Old Man” on Hulu. Really enjoying it.
Finally got Canary mail and mailbox.org to play nice together after days of error messages. Set it up on Mac and the settings synced to all devices #FTW
I love using my iPhone 13 pro at home with no case, don’t dare when I’m out, it does take a beating out in the wild.
And my Dad
Me and my Grandfather
Nice MLBtv Father’s Day special. No thanks. All of these teams blacked out in Hawaii. Getting more difficult to be a sports fan, not easier
Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Dodgers Oakland Athletics San Diego Padres San Francisco Giants
Worked 13 hours, 9 hours on Sauté, waiting for the pain killers to kick in before bed. Whew!
In choosing an MLS, I’ve kind of adapted Los Angeles FC, I was born in LA and am a Dodger.
For an east coast squeeze the NE revolution sounds about right, my GGrandparents settled in Boston from Parma, IT
Guess I’m going all in MLS (and Serie A on Paramount) NBC still want to keep most of the EPL behind a cable wall. worldsoccertalk.com
MLS and Apple TV FAQ about new global soccer deal
Father’s Day deal on MLBTv is enticing, but they still blackout all west coast games in Hawaii. Really sucks
Keauhou bay. Shortly before sunset
Always love these lyrics: While Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters Sons of bankers, sons of lawyers Turn around and say good morning to the night For unless they see the sky But they can’t and that is why They know not if it’s dark outside or light music.apple.com
“Take my word, I’m a madman, don’t you know” music.apple.com
I got this leather satchel from Hide and Drink a few years ago for my 12” MacBook. Now I use for my MB Air and to carry papers and small things between work and home. I really love it expect it to serve for years to come
The view on my daily commute
This just happened
Not only did I eat the “whole enchilada” I had both of them, and a piece of cake.
Not sure if I’m a Star Wars super fan, but I do have these in my car
The first year in many that I don’t have a Dev account and am not partaking in the early betas. Things are so crazy at work, I won’t miss it.
Still a fun watch after all of these years. www.imdb.com
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) Hitman “El Mariachi” becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Really happy with using a dual Sim phone. Have Soectrum mobile on the Verizon network and Mint Mobile on the T-Mobile network.
Always liked this album. Had the cassette and then the CD in my truck for years. music.apple.com
Got my 2nd booster today. So far so good. Had to delay it a couple of weeks due to a pesky head cold that took longer to shake. Btw tested COVID negative twice while I had the cold to be sure
My wife is sucker for a deal or a new item at Costco. Some are winners and some are dogs. This week she brought home a package of frozen fajita veggies, seasoned and ready to cook, just add chicken. This was a winner
What a beautiful time to be free. What a glorious world this will be.
Hasn’t quite turned out this way. music.apple.com
New lower price on MLBtv. Still not worth it, they still blackout all west coast games in Hawaii.
Canceled my Facebook and Instagram accounts a few years ago. I miss a few things people post links to on those networks, don’t open them as I don’t want to accidentally log back in. They seem to save ones logins forever.
Glad to see Forest back in the Premiership. These clubs all have history older than the Premier league and it’s fun to look up the history between 2 clubs going way back
Well well, I vaccinated and boosted and still COVID free. Staying as safe as is reasonable managing a restaurant
Orange you happy
It’s ironic that my credit score briefly when above 800 a couple of years ago, then we paid of all of our consumer debt and now it’s gone down because we are using a high enough % of our credit.
A little shake and rattle 2 mikes away.
First head cod since before Pandemic. Not too bad so far.
My mobile service sucks at my new workplace. Dropping calls. Thinking Of using the iPhones dual SIM feature and adding another carrier who has better signal where I work. Likely ATT
Just love this song. Alway did. The rifts, the sax. Oh and the vocals. music.apple.com
Woke up with a scratchy throat and sniffles, Wife brought a COVID quick test into the room and said to this be before you come out.
Cleaning out the car. A collection of masks from the past 2 years.
First clue our flight is late. Time to board and no plane yet.
I’m convinced these are for people who’s mobile phones are dead.
This place is amazing. Reminds me of the long gone Shirokiya bakery in Ala Moana. Love Japanese milk bread and pastries that double as meals.
Here it is.
Ala Moana beach park for sunset. It hasn’t happened yet
Date night. Chart House Waikiki. Been there since 1968. Still wonderful. Have been here since sometime in the early 90s. Used come a lot in the 80s. Pan Seared Ahi. Yum
Eye surgery tomorrow so I’m “focused” on that now.
You know when you have Dr appointment booked 5 months in advance and they still make you wait 40 min in the office. Yea that.
American oligarchs Bezos Musk Zuckerberg Google is on a differed level
Whew. We got all the way to the airport parking lot in Kona, then realised we forgot one bag. Went all the way back home, then back to the airport. Last ones on the flight.
Got home today. 7 weeks of training. All certifications complete. Woke up at 2:30am in California this morning for a 5:15am flight. It just hit me, it’s 7 in Hawaii, but 10pm my time
A young lady walked up to bar at the Sacramento airport, where I’m having coffee and oatmeal at 7:30am and ordered a double Patron. I’m guessing she was having a little of the hair of the dog that bit her
Sun rising over California. In my way home
I was lamenting about there being nothing open at Ontario airport at 4:30 am to get coffee (flight boards at 4:45). But lo and behold, a coffee vending machine. It’s not Kona coffee, but under the current circumstances, it will suffice nicely.
It’s been a blast. Ready to go home
Last night in California this time. It’s been a great 2 weeks. This called for rellanos and tacos.
You can’t come to LA and not have an Original Tommy’s Chili Burger, Fries and a shake
It’s kind of calming having an Irish Woman narrate my navigation on Apple Maps driving in California traffic
In Hawaii #MLBtv blackouts every west coast team. So even when they’re playing anothe mr west coast team. It’s not like we have the choice of driving to a game. It’s been this way as long as theirs been an MLBtv
Should st least get a discount
Sunset Corona CA
A late afternoon beer in the room with the freeway in the background. The afternoon traffic is kind of why I’m having a beer in the room. Don’t want to deal with it.
I’ve noticed while driving in California, the center lane can often turn into a left or right turn only lane with minimal prior notice. I’ve been forcing Google maps to recalculate my route very often.
Stopped at a TGI Firdays in Corona CA for a beer out of curiosity. I managed for Fridays for 10 years in the 80s. I expected a fair amount of change, but other than the name, there is not a single thing that resembles the place I managed mult. locations for years
Heading back down from Riverside to Corona I told Google maps to avoid highways. It sent me on a route more direct, through a couple of valleys and passes. Came across Lake Mathews and Dam. Really shows California’s water crisis. The white is usually under water 💧
Finally finished East of Eden. Didn’t want it to end. Took a while, just haven’t had time to book read. Hope to carve out more after I settle in at new job. One more week of training
It was a great day. Glad I drove down there. www.espn.com
Dodgers vs. Padres - Play-By-Play - April 24, 2022 - ESPN
Open view. No one in front of me. Potential foul ball zone too. amazing vibe in all of downtown San Diego.
Just got to San Diego for the game. First time here in a decade. A couple of blocks of downtown closed due to accident.
In- n-out. The first on many over the Next 2 weeks
Tall and skinny
Spare parts on the tarmac
San Jose International
Just landed in San Jose. First time on the continent in a number of years.
We all still have to take our shoes off at airports because one dufus put something in his shoe. Still annoyed
My 1 day at home before I’m back on a plane in the morning. Laundry, Easter lunch with our grandsons, quiet listening time to The Clientele and a sunset glass of wine on the lanai. Very nice day.
I moved away from Honolulu in 1991. After being there for the past 5 weeks, I know I can’t live there again. Wall to wall people and concrete. No solitude.
One day home before back on the road. Laundry done
Sunset from inside an airline terminal
my 40 min flight home to Kona is delayed 2 hours
Last night in the hotel after 5 weeks of trainings. It’s been amazing in many ways.
Ala Wai yacht harbor. Where’s the Minnow went on that fateful trip on Gilligan’s island
Ala Moana beach park was one of my favourite places to come when I lived here. An oasis in the city.
Went on a walk at Ala Moana beach park and Magic island. The forest of tall buildings seem less imposing from this perspective
The problem is you have to choose a show on demand. When we had cable, my Wife, who has worked at home for years, would have CNN on all day in the background. You can’t do that on the app
CNN Plus is reportedly drawing fewer than 10,000 viewers a day
Now we’re cookin
Going old school island music. A protest song of sorts. music.apple.com
Back to Honolulu.
This Elon v Twitter saga will be interesting, hopefully it be just benign folly.
The record liner from Sunday Manoa Guava Jam released in 1969. The liner features many other Hawaiian music releases from Hula Records. Also available in 8-track cartridge and cassette.
Went for a morning walk on one of our favorite trails along the coast at Hualalai resort. This time we went to the end of the trail to see how work is going on the renovation of Kona Village. Built in the 60s it famously had no TVs or Radios. It was mentioned in Steve Jobs bio. It was destroyed in the tsunami from the Japan earthquake. Rumor is it will be a Mandarin resort
The Rolling Stones played a private concert in the largest tent ever erecting on Hawaii island for a Pepsi convention at the Hilton Waikoloa village in the mid 90s. apple.news
The Lavish Top-Secret World of Private Gigs - Rolling Stone
$15,000 a night. Four season Hualalai
Coming home on my days off includes doing laundry.
Flight delayed 90 min. Back at the hotel
The breakfast cooking line at Liliha Bakery, where I’ve had breakfast almost daily since I arrived in Honolulu 4 weeks ago
Guarantee Elon will influence Twitter to suit his needs. Would not be surprised if we see Trump back on Twitter
I have 2 days off while training in California. Going to spend one of them going down to San Diego to catch a Dodger game. Can’t wait
Looking out the lanai of my hotel room, all but one of the buildings (the Ala Moana building) in my view were not there when I moved to Hawaii Island 30 years ago. And more are coming.
This just happened.
Honolulu, I’m coming back to you again.
Aloha Kona. See you in a week.
Have a pizza and a beer and taking in a ball game before I head to the airport.
I wish getting a new Mac was as seamless as a new phone. Took me a few days to get the Mac dialled in.
The video music.apple.com
No such thing as a winnable war music.apple.com
We walked the Oceanside path at the Four Seasons Hualalai this afternoon. I fly back to Honolulu tomorrow.
Mexican Coke. It was good
This is obscene. 20 year old condos, 810 sf, lumber construction that originally sold for $99-120k are going for over $500k. 2 years ago they sold for around $200k. It’s not local people. It’s driving the market away from locals. These condos used to be affordable.
While I’m training at Macaroni Grill on Oahu, I get to try a different dish each day. Yum
Haven’t gained any weight yet
On Hawaii island there’s nothing new coming. Actually we get worked up over a house being built on a piece of land that’s been empty for 59 years.
Another one going up
Growing up, the Kaka’ako are in Honolulu was light industrial and services. This goes back to the early 1900s. It’s where you went to get your car fixed or find other services you need. Nowx it’s morphing into a forest of $1,000.000 condos.
Haven’t been back at my room before sunset often since I got here
Nice one today
Just preordered this. I’m the current climate, sounds like a pertinent read.
Watched French Dispatch. Not sure. The cinematography was true Wes Anderson, I live that style. The story was meh. I’ll likely watch it again to make sure
My wife recalled that her great Aunt have given this blanket to her 40 years ago. She was from Odessa
Home. At least for a night
Homeward bound. For one night
Broke down and got a new 13” air. The company I just started with does almost everything in the cloud. I got this Mac based on a lot of feedback on here. I didn’t realise it had Touch ID. Cool
I moved from Oahu to Hawaii island 30 years ago. Riding an Uber through Honolulu, 90% of the buildings are still here and as they were 30 years, with nothing more that a paint job
To get the HomePod to work on the hotel network, I first had to switch my iPad to my phone’s hotspot and set up the HomePod on that device, then transfer it to the hotel next work via the home app. All good now. Good sounds in the room and when I’m watching a movie on my iPad
Met my daughter for an early dinner. Haven’t seen her since before Covid. Nice catching up. A lot has happened. 2 of her grandmothers and one grampa have passed since then. We had this sunset as we were finishing our visit.
We’re have Sonos at home, but since I’m in a hotel room for 6 weeks and I have proximity to an Apple store, I got a HomePod mini for my hotel room.
I’m going to be training in Corona Ca for 2 weeks in late April, hoping to catch the Dodgers while I’m there.
Here’s one like looking mauka. Up toward the mountains
Honolulu by night
Finally off work. Happy St Patrick’s day
Growing up in Hawaii, at least most of us of a certain age are just more tolerant of other Peoples ways. We knew the way the Filipinos or Chinese or Japanese or the Pacific Islanders celebrated or mourned & worshiped (there were a few other races in the Frey too. We said, it’s not our way, but it’s fine. They can go do it their way. We all came back together after and carried on. If they wanted to talk about it, cool, if not, cool.
My home for the next month. Not bad
Honolulu, I am coming back to you.
My old school lo tech music player has music that I put on it about 10 years ago. Good job. Timeless selection
People keep on dying
Saw Loggins and Messina a number of times while in High School. They played in Hawaii a lot music.apple.com
This is the longest, by time, trip I’m going on in 20+ years. 4 weeks away from home. There’s a chance I can fly home one weekend in the middle, but packing has been interesting.
The last time I flew. My 60 birthday road trip 2019. Almost forgot how.
You know that feature when you long press the keyboard and can use it as track pad on an iPhone? Doesn’t work on my 13 Pro.
The Russians are killing their own www.npr.org
2 members of the Fox News team in Ukraine were killed in an attack
Here’s the video
I don’t always agree with his politics, but this quote was a revelation to me. As a manager, I’m always looking for the unknown unknowns. Otherwise know ln as unintended consequences.
There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.
Whew. 30 day notice at now former employer job done. One day off then right into the next thing.
I grew up during the Cold War. The USSR was the evil empire. Since the break up, I’ve met a lot of greet people from Russia, but now, seeing what’s being done in Ukraine, I can’t help but to think Evil empire again.
We’ve had 5 Macs and 2 iPhones die in the past 18 months. Likely just a coincidence as we we acquired most of them from 2013-15 and were all heavily used (the phones more recently). The oldest one, a 2011 MBP finally bought the ranch. It had a late life as a Minecraft machine for our grandson. We now have an M-1 Mac Mini for things that need an actual computer, an iPad 9th Gen with a Brydge keyboard, acChromebook and 2 new iPhones. We’re set for a while.
I’m excited about this. I can’t watch Dodger games since we cut the cord Apple’s big Baseball deal, detailed – Six Colors
I’ve always been a Lenny Kravitz fan. That first album as a CD stayed in my car for a long time www.swiss-miss.com
Lenny Kravitz: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
End of life. Recycling bin
Someone lost their head
Homemade Crab Enchiladas. No beans or rice.
Just got this Mophie triple charger (via Apple) for go “go” bag, ahead of my 7 weeks away from home. Great hotel nightstand companion.
I actually wrote a check today. Almost forgot how. The carpet cleansers wanted cash or a check how quaint
I think when someone bumps me in the kitchen I’m going to fall over and roll all over the floor like the football (soccer) players do.
Well. Lots of bells and whistles from Apple. I’m most excited about the MLB announcement. Hoping for more forays into sports.
I have a seek thermal camera that plugs into my phone. Got a few years ago, it still works. This is the TV
The new iPad Air looks delicious, but don’t want to buy a new keyboard. It fits my iPad 9th Gen
Chillin’ before heading to work. Rough stretch coming up. 36 hours over the next 3 days. music.apple.com
In 10 days I start training for my new job. I will be off-island in Honolulu for 5 weeks and in Corona California for 2 weeks. For the Honolulu portion I’ll come home on days off. My tech “Go bag” is different, not Mac based, all IPad and phone.
When we were in London in 2012, it was during Euros and British flags were up everywhere in support of England. The pubs were packed during matches. Incidentally it was also 1 month before the Olympics.
Back in 2019, the world was chugging along with the normal BS. The environment was pretty much the biggest problem. Then we had a pandemic. Turned everything upside down. We’re finally moving past that and Putin has to go and mess it up for us all. They said Afghanistan was Russia’s Viet Nam. Ukrainian will Russia’s Afghanistan all over again.
Reminds me of American Fries and ditching Grey Poupon when France tested nuclear bombs in the Pacific. Grey Poupon is from Nabisco.
Liquor stores and supermarkets ditch Russian vodka. Importers say boycotts won’t punish Putin
Damn. That on came too easy
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If Trump is re-elected, maybe the rest of the world should sanction us.
I had forgotten that this one had a radio app
Going old school.
My favourite coffee mug has mad it’s way to the front of the cabinet.
2 first world problems. Getting a new phone requires logging in to apps one has not logged into for years.
Having a large container of adapters and plugs for devices long gone or dead.
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In the Arms of an Angel
So nice to be out among people.
Got there amazing fast
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Nothing I could post seems relevant in light of Ukraine’s plight. Heartbroken.
And concerned that’s where the US is headed.
Big print giveth, small print taketh away
Playing with the 13 Pro camera. Night photos. Left with flash, right without.
Russia are now international thugs. Cyber attacks, invading a neighbors and being a nuisance for years
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Gonna find me a hole in a mountain… and blind inside and die. music.apple.com
Cool baby, strange but not a stranger music.apple.com
I won’t get my SteamDeck for a couple of months. I had cancelled my original reservation for the 64gb model in July to get the 512gb. It says after Q2 2022
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One thing I really like about the iPad is I can be doing some work, then if I want to read something I can slide it out of the keyboard and lean back and read.
Got some hands on with some Macs today. Not sure they will do anything that I need that my iPad with the keyboard or my Mac Mini can’t do.
Its taken a while to get here, but my Twitter feed is pretty much all art and photos at night and football (soccer) with a little bit of tech in the day time. I really enjoy going through my feed before bed. No politics and very little news.
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The Ruskis don’t take a crap without a plan ….This business will get out of control and it will get out of control and we’ll be lucky if we live through it.
I think of this scene whenever the Russians act up
Sometime it works out
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Boy did I wear the correct socks today
This just a great feel good show. So many of the joke flew by me as a kid.
Hey! Thought you’d like Taxi on Paramount+. Check it out…
I guess the Olympics are almost done. We haven’t watched a single event. Too busy
Always been a big fan of the Rippingtons. music.apple.com
Went to a movie theater for the first time in years while our grandsons spent time with their Mom. Saw Death on the Nile. Enjoyed the movie, the employees were nice l, but the theater experience was no more than average. Did see this on the way home (cross island)
Brought our Grandsons to Hilo to spend time with their Mom. Loved here for many years. The Mall is a busy ghost town. Lots of people walking around. Lots of closed stores. Mostly food places. It’s like a big food court
A homemade latte before I head off to a night working in the kitchen.
Received my iPhone 13 pro. Apple make the set up so easy. Even moved my watch to the new phone. Just need to recall all of the passwords to individual apps.
This is interesting, for me, growing up on an island and living on this particular one for 32 years, I know most if not all of these. kottke.org
Do You Know Where You’re At?
Nationwide 5G, except here. Maui has 5G because lots of famous people live there.
I remember laying on the floor of my room playing this album on the turntable with headphones and studying this album cover. music.apple.com
Submitted resignation yesterday, called my boss 1st to give him a heads up. Last day March 15th. I’ll start telling my staff tomorrow.
There’s a few apps (services) that I’ve been using pretty continuously for a number of years. If I reset my phone, these are the first app I install
The app that is gone that I miss the most is Couple. My wife and I were using since we met and then one day it stopped working. We could still see old messages until we got new phones and couldn’t download the app.
Also miss the reader app Zite, Flipboard bought it a few years ago. Recently deleted Flipboard after years of use. It’s gotten too spammy
“Just to know who is driving, it would be a big help” music.apple.com
War Children, is just a shot away. music.apple.com
I had this album in vinyl and a CD music.apple.com
Kind of feeling all we can do is imaginemusic.apple.com
One of my all time favorite, since I was a kid music.apple.com
Well peacock on the Apple TV is unwatchable. Watching the game on my iPad.
As we get closer to game time, Peacock is buffering more than not
My strategy is still working
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I’m this | | close to signing an offer letter to become GM at a different restaurant that’s part of a national restaurant group. I’ll face the same staffing challenges but making 30% more for bigger company. They also specifically mentioned that they believe in managers having 2 days off. Definitely not important at my current job. In my early career I managed for TGI Fridays. They also put a big value on managers taking their 2 days off. Work like hell for 5, but stay away for 2.
Roam around the world music.apple.com
Damn fine cup of coffee
Watching Three Days of the Condor. I remember seeing this in the theater. www.imdb.com
Three Days of the Condor (1975) A bookish CIA researcher in Manhattan finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Ice Cream with local fresh made Blueberry balsamic vinegar. Tasty. Nice balance of sweet and tart.
Were of these days music.apple.com
I’m never going to Smokey Joes cafe music.apple.com
Nobody up at his word music.apple.com
I’m a late comer. 3 for 3. Developing a strategy.
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The kind of place located up slope on Mt Hualalai I’d like to see out my days living in. Will keep an eye out for a bargain.
I keep a couple of these accessible, still have a few working devices that use it.
Pulled the trigger on a iPhone 13. The trade in for my 10XS softened the blow. Not buying Mac and going with an iPad for everyday stuff also helped.
The thing about Fleetwood Mac is in addtion to making great music, all of their relationship drama was not only in their music but also in the news regularly. This was before social media and everyone knew their stories. music.apple.com
Has anyone used a Bluetooth number pad with an iPad? I have a Brydge keyboard but sometimes have to enter strings of numbers in a spreadsheet.
First attempt at Wordle. Saw the fuss, just haven’t had the time or brain power
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This song music.apple.com
.. a walk on part in a war for a lead role in a cage. music.apple.com
Don’t give me that do-goodie-good bullshit music.apple.com
The Hawaii State Department of Health has a radio commercial asking if you are worried about catching Rubella. They go on to say, we aren’t due to vaccines. We can beat COVID by getting vaccinated.
Typically there’s one thing that we expect out of a charger.
Logging and Messina had a strong connection to Hawaii in the 70s and beyond music.apple.com
When I first moved to Hawaii Island in the early 90s, it was still kind of a sleepy place. The sidewalks rolled up at dark and only a few bars and restaurants (and 7-Eleven) were open late. Now with staff shortages, we’re back there again. Everyone closing early.
If I recall, the company Readdle, which created a number of apps that I use daily is based in Ukraine.
Switched the family from T-Mobile to Spectrum mobile. They run on the Verizon network. Saving a lot of money, plus locally T-Mo has done nothing to improve their network locally. Took about 20 min to move the 3 lines.
At the ends of a 14 hour day at work. I wish people would come back to work music.apple.com
My wife is very frugal. Here mid western North Dakota sensibilities. I finally convinced her to upgrade her iPhone 7 for a 12. She will be ecstatic when she gets it.
The Cowboys have given this game away though unforced penalties.
Recalling 49er v Cowboys epic battles in the playoffs in years past. Roger Staubach John Brodie Duane Thomas Calvin Hill Tony Dorsett Troy Aikman Joe Montana Jay Novacek Steve Young Dwight Clark Emmitt Smith Jerry Rice
The Cowboys need to exorcise that 1995 NFC Championship game loss
I said it a few months ago, if the worker situation doesn’t loosen up by the 1st Q of 2022 (we’re there) many businesses will just retool, do with less and eliminate jobs. It’s happening. A local grocery chain has merged and eliminated departments and shortened their hours. Starbucks is shortening hours. Ace hardware has eliminated services and shortened hours. This doesn’t even include restaurants which are shrinking menus buying more ready to cook food (heard this from a vendor) to make due with less people. Once they all figure out the economic model, those jobs won’t go back. This happened in the early 80s partially due to food production technology
It’s older than me, and I’m not young
Kind of means more today that in the 70s music.apple.com
Late night paperwork music music.apple.com
The economy is going tank. 2 supermarket chains on this island have cut hours and now close on certain days, the hardware store closes at 4, Starbucks has 2 of 4 stores closed and shorter hours. All due to lack of workers.
I ordered one of these. I’m not supposed to wear my watch when I work in the kitchen (Dept of Health reg), which is every day. This will be a bettter solution than just putting my Apple Watch in my pocket.
Two years ago today I receive the lay off notice due to COVID. That’s when we know it was real. That company never hired me back
Great time for Hawaii bigislandnow.com
‘Final Moments of Their Lives’ : Astronomers Observe Massive Star’s Explosion
Very apropos song. Superman where are you now? music.apple.com
Every silver lining’s got a touch of grey music.apple.com
I’m gonna be a happy idiot and struggle for the legal tender music.apple.com
The two annoyances using primarily an iPad rather than a Mac is not having Spaces where apps are in a specific swipe-able place (1 or 2 spaces to the right or left) and Micro.blog reverting to this whenever I navigate away from it.
I was so ambivalent about the Webb telescope until it actually launched. I guess cuz it took so many years. Now I check on it daily. A balmy 128f
They were not listening, they did not know how music.apple.com
Ok rocket scientist. We offer a signing bonus, increased pay, have great benefits. The staff we do have raves about working here and still no applications
And not only us. Every business that I talk to
We don’t have snow like DC, but we do have guys trimming palm trees
Want to hide somewhere. bigislandnow.com
State Reports 3,178 New Cases of COVID on Sunday
This will be 2022 music.apple.com
Nothing says 1980s like INXS music.apple.com
The first sunset of 2022. Let’s get on with it
My work around for situations where I must have a desktop app or website that has issues on the iPad is using the screens app to login into my Mac Mini.
We just checked out some earth cams. Fasten your seatbelts. COVID be blowin up next week
Watching episode one of Sense8. Kind of have the same feeling when I saw the first Matrix. I know the story line, but they are throwing so much out in the first 30 min . Maybe because it’s the same writers.
We’ll as the year ends, I won’t really worry until I see locusts.
Some really good things happened in 2021, but glad to move on. It was definitely not my worst year. 1990 was pretty bad. Just hope COVID stops being a pandemic and goes back just being a virus and that people come back out to work.
The warm side of the James Webb telescope is a balmy 80 degrees. Nice
Especially this song music.apple.com
I have this 10’ tough USB-Lightning cable. It works on my phone but not with the new iPad. Rather annoying. Wondering if it’s Apple or a technical reason with the power needs and the length of the cable.
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes. music.apple.com
Ending the sporting year on a good note ⚽️Inter Milan are top of the table ⚽️Arsenal are exceeding expectations and solid in 4th 🏈The Cowboys clinch the division and are looking strong going into the playoffs ⚾️The Dodgers were strong all season, fell off at the end.
Someone brought snow down from Mauna Kea for Christmas
It gets better. Jupiter, Saturn and Venus lined up
Same view. Venus setting in the west.
Merry Christmas from the Sandwich Islands
Light. Pre dinner choice.
Love this. We get our share of earthquakes designcorner.blinkr.net
Christmas post from the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network….
Changed my Netflix user name to “what?” Now I get this
I have a cache of BW photos left from a great Aunt who was on Hawaii Island in 1939 and 1944 with a BF who was in the military. I’ve always wanted to take a current photo from the same location and post them side by side on a dedicated website. This is the China Clipper in 1939. Maybe a retirement project in a few years
A Christmas treat
My work computer is an iPad with a Brydge keyboard. @fahrni
One of my team gave us mochi for Christmas Day. Yum
Due to my wife’s advance planning and her being a Target Ninja, our grandson had an XBox under the tree on Christmas morning #FTW
Watching Casablanca for the umpteenth time.
Oh, he’s just like any other man, only more so.
It’s been a rough few months. Closed the restaurant early for Christmas Eve. We’re closed tomorrow. Finally got home and have a healthy measure of Irish whiskey.
The end of the world music.apple.com
The fundamental things of life still apply. music.apple.com
My inbox Last call for Christmas shipping Last last call for Christmas shipping Really last last call for Christmas shipping Give a digital certificate and get it after Christmas
I lived in LA in the early 80s managing for TGI Fridays restaurants (the showtime of hospitality at the time) and went to a lot of Lakers games. This looks fun. kottke.org
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty
This would suck. Not that we’re going anywhere or doing anything www.civilbeat.org
I’m still on Twitter, but my feed is almost all Photos and Football (soccer) with a little tech to stay updated.
North Coast Brewing Co. Okd Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
Lawyers in Love music.apple.com
Pondered this while sitting at a stop light. Wonder if I could get back all of the time I’ve spent at stop lights in my life at the end, much like stoppage time at the end of each half of a football match.
The fail in regards to boxed mattresses is that don’t tell you in advance that it takes 48-72 hours to decompress and keep the mattress well ventilated due to chemical odor. They say not to use it for this period. This was not on any literature in the box and we found this out on the website after the fact, after they took the old mattress. Slept on the floor last night.
One week in using an iPad with Brydge keyboard as my daily computer. Have only picked up the Mac once to look for a setting. I’ve been able to do work stuff. Process payroll, post schedules, update personnel action items and do orders. Only comment, Safari sucks
For the past year and a few months of this COVID re-opening and Delta and now Omicron, I’m managed a popular restaurant. I’ve had to be the strong and encouraging voice for concerned staff, keep the ship on course and the home office placated and be the “I want to see your manager” OR “let me get my manager” guy when customers get how customers can get. All of this while covering 2 or 3 positions juggling the staffing issues we all are dealing with.
When this is finally behind us, if it ever is, I want to find someplace quiet and secluded and off the grid to be alone for at least a few days. I may not want to return.
Sapporo Premium Beer
Listening to this interview by Malcolm Gladwell. I love his rhythm and pacing. Paul Simon is an amazing subject. There’s a free preview of this on the Cautionary Tales podcast.
Using the iPad with the Brydge keyboard reminds me of an old netbook I had about 10-12 years ago, but infinitely more powerful.
Torn about Kentucky. Feel really sad for the tornado’s destruction and what climate change is causing there. I’m a direct descendant of one of the founding fathers of Louisville and have lots of relations there, but the people that the citizens of Kentucky have elected have done and are doing generational damage to our democracy and the environment.
The past, present and the future.
Monday is breaking
10 years and 80# ago
Threw away all those crazy dreams. music.apple.com
More people going to the edge of space. I just want to go the waters edge
Just heard this on Marvel’s Hawkeye. Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way to say Merry Christmas. music.apple.com
The drama album music.apple.com
New iPad with Brydge keyboard. Might be my Mac replacement. Still have a Mac Mini as a fall back.
A bit of decadence before I head into the fray
I really like Vivaldi in my Mac, but since they aren’t on IOS, using MS Edge as my default browser in most places.
This was shared with me. Hope they can get off the ground. I’m not really a writer, code or otherwise, and only a casual book reader, but I love music and listen for hours a day. Musircle - The Social Media App for Music Lovers
I know my VPN works. I had it on (via UK) to watch a Champions League clip and forgot to turn it off. I opened my Edge browser and got a warning from MS that my account was being used in the UK.
I guess one of the things that makes the Beatles Get Back docu so intriguing is back when this was happening, way pre social media, the only thing we knew was what was in the tabloids and what was on vinyl.
I really want my Brydge keyboard to get here. My new iPad is pretty much set up. Word, Excel, Edge browser synced with work. Deleted some of the Apple apps that this device won’t be for. Want to try some real work.
Kind of cool getting our old passports back in the mail after we got the new ones. Oh the places we’ve been
Received my new iPad yesterday. Not the pro, just the basic one. Still noticeably more responsive than my old one and real battery life. Spent some time getting it dialed in and learning the updated iPadOS. The Brydge keyboard hasn’t arrived yet.
Where I’d prefer to be right now. There’s an open table
Another classic, this one actually released in 1982. ‘95 was a re-release. music.apple.com
Nahe Nahe (relaxing) music.apple.com
Woke up in the middle of the night last night and we were in the middle of a vast black out. I went out and it was dark up the mountain where there are usually lots of light. The cellular network was also down so it was dark and off the grid. At least I had my Kindle to read myself back to sleep.
One thing cool in the Get Back docu was seeing the Beatles break out into snippets of old blues or rock songs or even the very early Beatles songs. Those voices and instant harmonies.
Photo on the left was taken with an iPhone 1 the right on a 10XS. No focusing, zooming or editing. We’ve come quite a ways
We are in the midst of a 3 or 4 day tropical winter storm. Very wet
Closing music. music.apple.com
When we go for tacos, I think street tacos (meat and tortillas), my wife thinks taco shells, meat, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, etc, etc.
Made homemade cinnamon dolce syrup. Yum
Gotta find a way out of this mess music.apple.com
This is an amazing time when I can spend a Saturday morning here in Hawaii watching live German, Italian and English football. A few short years ago I was left to watch maybe 1 match replay a day late
We’ll played #Inter
Does anyone have experience using MS Edge browser on Mac?
We are all windows at work. Currently use Chrome at work so I can sync bookmarks and setting with Chrome Mac. Considering a switch
My new iPad ordered in October finally shipped. The good news is Apple products are one of the very few things that actually ship and arrive overnight to Hawaii. Other companies say “overnight”, but it’s really 2-3 days to the islands.
Enjoy the silence music.apple.com
I know what time of year it is when he appears in the coffee table.
If things don’t turn around in regards to staffing challenges in Q1 2022, there’s going to be a massive reset in the service economy. Fixed expenses aren’t going down, cost of sales is going up. Employee costs are going up per employee (wages, healthcare and workers comp and taxes) Consumers won’t see the level of service they’ve come expect and restaurant menus will be trimmed considerably. This is what will be required to stay in business.
The Way music.apple.com
Though I did order a Brydge keyboard this morning for the iPad I ordered that Apple will ship someday. Want to see if the iPad can replace a laptop for most of what I do.
Didn’t buy a single thing on Black Friday. I was working. Seems like every company that sent me a Black Friday email has sent me another one today notifying me that their sale continues
I guess it’s Black Friday deals.
Btw. Should use this as wallpaper
We’ve had 4 Macs die in the past year 2015 MBP 2014 MBAir 2014 Mac Mini 2015 12” MacBook They all got heavy use during COVID lockdowns and a more home based lifestyle. Only 1 addition - M1 Mac Mini Contemplating M1 Air
kiss me kiss me kiss music.apple.com
Grow up in Hawaii, we didn’t have Walter Cronkite. We had Bob Jones on KGMB. He broke all of the big nation news to us. Veteran Hawaii Journalist Bob Jones Dead At 85 - Honolulu Civil Beat
Inbox bankruptcy. Dozens of sale emails it seems from every online company that I’ve ever made a purchase or an inquiry from.
Love Thanksgiving. Be thankful and buy something.
Cause we ended as lovers music.apple.com
found this in my closet. @patrickrhone
For the first time, we’re doing a turkey roast rather than a whole bird. The family is disbanding. Some have passed on, some have moved and the ones still here have other plans due to COVID or other stuff. We’ll still have an amazing meal.
Love’s Theme music.apple.com
Guns are not prevalent in Hawaii. I have a healthy fear of some big Samoan guy in a bad mood coming after me in an otherwise innocuous altercation, but having to worry about anyone in a bad mood or just annoyed who could have a loaded gun is scary. Old west stuff. www.motherjones.com
The Dangerous Impact of the NRA’s “Guns Everywhere” Law on Airport Security
Why it’s always hot in Kona. We’re in the shadow of 2 big and 1 smaller mountains.
Wish I could hit a “like” or a thumbs up button on a email and be done with it.
Almost there. Black roux for gumbo. I thicken my gumbo with black roux, gumbo file and okra. This one is seafood and andouille sausage. I was taught how to make gumbo by the mother of a college roommate from Lafayette Louisiana.
Received my McSweeney’s Audio edition today. Can’t wait to dive in
Dead air - Wikipedia I need a period of dead air before I go to work.
Based on posts today. Taking another look at Basecamp. With there was a middle ground. $99 a month is s big leap. I know my team would be light users at best, but I have 23 people and it will grow to about 30-35
Apple changed my name to Null
E hāmau ana au no kekahi manawa, e hui hou
The austerity measures that my wife and I put in place during the first COVID lockdown have stuck and are now fiscal habits. It’s showing in savings and retirement accounts.
Kind of think if OSHA said a vaccine was a job safety issue, it might go over better. We have so many other OSHA regs in the workplace that we don’t question, not to mention Department of Heath environmental and food safety regulations.
thinking of making Opera or other my default browser. Since recently Safari will not open all sort of links from emails, newsletters, websites, etc, I’m guessing due to security. It’s annoying.
I like to watch an old classic movie when I need a break from Marvel, DC and other new blockbusters. North by Northwest. It came out the year I was born.
Got my booster shot today. Same day Appt. No issues to report.
The colors of nature
How ‘bout dem Cowboys.
Save The Cobblestone
Been going through the Marvel Netflix series’ in suggested chronological order. Just finished the Defenders. On to Punisher
1 Daredevil, Season 1 2 Jessica Jones, Season 1 3 Daredevil, Season 2 4 Luke Cage, Season 1 5 Iron Fist, Season 1 6 The Defenders, Limited Series 7 The Punisher, Season 1 8 Jessica Jones, Season 2 9 Luke Cage, Season 2 10 Iron Fist, Season 2 11 Daredevil, Season 3 12 The Punisher, Season 2 13 Jessica Jones, Season 3
Grandson is Halloween ready.
Wanted some casual pants, not sweats, but long for cool evenings to wear around the house or run out to the store, etc. These Birdwell Ripstop Beach Pants are perfect. I have Birdwell board shorts - world class.
Four years on from my total knee replacement. I regularly walk 15k step a day pain free. It still amazes me considering the condition my knee was in.
I had a severed ACL and there was no tissue left in the joint. It hurt all the time, even sitting.
Adulting at the best
Ordered the base level iPad today. Getting a good trade in on my iPad Air 2, which helped make the decision. I’ll dive into the new iPadOS and see how far I can go doing what I need.
My wife and I were talking about where we went for coffee before Starbucks, which didn’t come to Hawaii til 1996, at Kahala Mall on Oahu.
Back in the day 7-Eleven stores were the place get a cup-o-joe, it was good (enough). There was also a place called Coffee Works in Ward Warehouse that opened in 1975 for “special occasion” coffee. It was a regular weekend stop, a place to sit and read the Sunday paper.
Moved to Hawaii Island in 1991, there was Bear’s Coffee in Downtown Hilo, it was also considered special occasion coffee (it’s still there with different owners), they had great waffles too. 7-Eleven was still the every day coffee stop.
Kona has always had a number of places to get coffee in support of the Kona Coffee industry, but not many formal coffee shops, more like places in support of a specific farm.
Currently we have 4 Starbucks in Kona (1 in Target). 1 is closed due to staffing issues, 1 is closed for renovation and the other 2 always have a long lines, so the hand-full of other smaller coffee places have come back into prominence. COVID may just break the Starbucks habit.
There were 4 Blockbuster stores here on Hawaii Island. It’s funny how people still say that something is located at or next to the old Blockbuster.
COVID still a thing here. Hence, no plans to see Dune in a theater any time soon. bigislandnow.com
44 New COVID-19 Confirmed on Big Island
Trying to watch Dune. Got through the title sequence. Thanks HBO
I kind of agree with Manchin on this one. I guess one of my old conservative values is that social programs should be there to pick people up, but not carry them indefinitely. Biden says he does not support adding a work requirement to the - Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather - KITV Channel 4
This is how we do it. music.apple.com
Fascinating concept. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s been told since I remember that quitting is not an option.
Home sweet home. A bit warm in the crater bigislandnow.com
Lava Flow Slows as Kīlauea Continues to Erupt
I think… therefore I am
Eclipse. In Dune music.apple.com
The new Macs look amazing, I’d still like something like the discontinued 12” Macbook. My needs are more online based, no heavy lifting. I just need a portal.
Too many shows to watch and not enough time. Watching all of the Marvel shows on Netflix in sequential order. Succession is back tonight and the new season of Doom Patrol had dropped.
Free your mind and the rest will follow music.apple.com
The problem of staffing is pretty much universal. We can’t simply say people expect more. Hospitality wages are better than they’ve ever been and people still aren’t coming out for work. With mandated slowly being lifted, customers expect things to get to the way they were, we can’t do it with half the staff. It’s aggravating
My Kindle Paperwhite just died. My new signature edition won’t be here for a month. Reading on my phone I guess.
Doesn’t get much closer than that. #Dodgers.
A short rainbow
I do miss this view of Mauna Kea. This was the view from the back yard of our old house in Waimea.
It’s been over 10 years since we lived in Waimea. I guess I’d forgotten how friggen cold it gets up here. 15-2.0 degree difference from Kona in the early morning. Starbucks offers a little respite.
The ESPN app is the only sports app that converts game or match start times to my local time.
Not sure about other places, but when a worker needs to get a COVID test here in Kona, the default should be the rapid test as the first line. If they don’t ask for and push for it, they get the PCR test by default and have to wait 2-3 days for a result. This puts a financial stress on the employee and further aggravates the already bad staffing challenges.
This COVID crap is not over yet. 2 employees exposed to family members who tested positive. A other employee can’t smell or taste.
An 80 year old bridge near our house was replaced last year. This the chasm that was once the bridge and temporary bridge around the gap.
iPhone 1st Generation IOS 3.1.3
It’s can’t connect to a mobile network, but still works on Wi-Fi.
Too lazy to go out, then I realized that we have everything we needed or make chili cheese fries at home. We also have Kona Brew Longboard Lager. Maybe I’ll stay in forever
I have a 2015 12” MacBook that was for when I used to go an “in between” place, pre pandemic. You know that place that’s not home and not work. Used to stop at Starbucks or another local coffee shop to get in the mood on my way to work or on my way home.
I love that little computer. It’s been in a bag unused for months since I’m only at home or at work. Powered it up today, it still works. I’d like another Mac in that form factor. The entre computing part of that Mac is the size of an iPhone. The rest is battery.
I’m not playing all month, thought I would drop in on spice. Ichimi pepper.
I bought a Tom Bihn Nik’s Minimalist Wallet in 2016, after daily use (excluding the lockdown) it finally needs to be replaced, the elastic strap is stretched. I’ll use the old one for business cards or something.
Inexplicable behavior by my Apple watch. I often put it in my pocket while working in the kitchen at work, not because I’m worried about the watch, but because it’s a health department / food safety thing. Last night when I took it out of my pocket, the watch had reset to factory settings, checking the watch app, it was no longer paired. I had to re-pair it and restore the watch. Kind of hassle and it sucks because my long curated setting were lost. No clue
That 1985 series was painful. The Cards have been our nemesis.
Made Chili today, in our house it requires two batches. My wife, being from the North I suppose, prefers milder, thinner chili with beans. I prefer thick, spicy and no beans.
This is a great episode of Its been a minute about Soul Train. It used to come late Saturday Nights in Hawaii overcast.fm
It’s October, people still aren’t coming back to work. COVID is still an issue. 2 employees tested positive this week from family contact. We are having what I would cal normal attrition. Employees leaving for personal reasons, moving, school, etc. but none coming in.
I got mine. #IFTV
For the, I guess, few of us who don’t use Facebook, or any of its properties, nothing’s different.
An amazing view of Kilauea volcano. twitter.com/USGSVolca…
All of that hullabaloo about the drama of the last day of the MLB season. We ended up at the same place we were yesterday.
Ok, ready the big guns. Bring on the Cards
Not sure this will ever change, MLB app won’t let me watch any west coast MLB team playing on the west coast. I guess the 2900 miles and all of the ocean in between doesn’t count.
I closed my BBVA account after they consumed and closed Simple bank. I still get monthly statements in the mail (not getting those was one of points of Simple bank). Now they’ve sent a PNC debit card. Broken banking.
Warm fall evening by the pool.
No photo, but Dark music music.apple.com
Wild Horses music.apple.com
This entire album. Fall of my junior year of high school. The vinyl album spinning on my turntable. music.apple.com
SO2 Levels Rise With Return of Vog
The volcano is erupting again. So the volcanic haze (VOG) is back, which means both of our air purifiers are back and on 24/7 as are scratchy throats from elevated SO2. At least it’s not COVID
The Democrats don’t deserve the majority in congress.
Aren’t together or ruthless enough. They haven’t learned a thing watching the republicans operate.
Not to worry, they can take thier bickering back to the minority caucus soon enough.
I think COVID is going to kill me even if I don’t catch it.
I’ve been at work for 12 hours. Is the government closed tomorrow?
Ok COVID, you made your point. You can move on now.
The newish Safari doesn’t open ad links, well ok, but not opening an unsubscribe link, not that’s just annoying.
The network policy on sports for cable cutters is driving me away from sports. The cost/benefit analysis doesn’t play out e.g. $120 year for MLB still has Dodger games blacked out in Hawaii. Reminiscent of the early ESPN days, I can watch hours of sports that I don’t care about.
I never you could catch squid slices in the wild. Learn new things even at my age
Back into the top half of the table. 3 wins on the bounce. #Arsenal whew. Onward
An XS Max can still take these shots.
4 years ago this week I had a total knee replacement. I believe in science. I frequently do 15k steps a day. Prior surgery I had a hard time walking across the room.
Are we going to do this or what?
I have an older external drive with Thunderbolt. To use it with my new M1 Mac Mini, i bought the apple adapter. Whenever the drive is plugged in using the adapter the Mac goes into a restart loop. When the drive is plugged in using USB, no issues, just slower transfer.
I signed up for the Craft apps a few weeks ago and got an invite today, after looking around, it looks cool, but it’s way too complicated for my needs. I just need a list and a calendar and contacts.
Streaming without a cable account is good most of the time, but most news organizations require a cable login.
Last day of our acquaintance music.apple.com
Watching the Apple+ series on 1971 and the connection of Music to the war protests. I was 12 years old and vaguely recall the news of the era, but very much know the music. Parallels to now … and not. Think we’re dying of death by a thousand cuts and not one big thing.
Didn’t order any of the new Apple gear, but did pre-order the Kindle Signature edition.
This experiment of democracy in the US is not looking good.
A Government of the people, by the people, for the people. A flight from Tyranny.
Not sure it’s going as planned. The three branches of government are supposed to be a check and balance, but not so far apart that nothing gets done or they can’t be checked (SCOTUS).
I’m old, but not limits how much coffee I have old
I moved my mail to mailbox.org a year ago, not a single issue and they have so many features that I haven’t scratched the surface of
A treat from my childhood that I still love
Think I’m going to get this for my M1 Mac Mini - add a 1TB SSD (not included) and ports, for less than Apple wanted for 1T
My inbox filled with emails from App Devs touting the new features on IOS 15, albeit mostly iPad features. I’m ostensibly not an iPad user, had to dig through the email to find iPhone features.
Guess I’m the rare bird on here that doesn’t use an iPad. I have one.
The Wire. IBM Selectric. My Dad had one at home I could use for my homework now and then.
If this debt ceiling thing isn’t fixed, can we just shut down Washington? They’re not doing anything anyway. At this point, they’re just getting in the way.
This what happens on the west side of Hawaii Island. The wind has to go around 2 big mountains and 1 smaller one and it hot right where we are. Mauna Kea the talked mountain in the world, if measured from its base at the bottom of the ocean Mauna Loa. The largest mountain based on volume. Hualalai just a smaller one, over looking Kona
My wife and I had an interesting talk last evening. We’ve always been bullish about the future, but after watching a little CNN last night and thinking about the past few years, we’ve both given pause. We’re in our 60s, very positive, pragmatic people, and have seen the world bounce back from some nasty shit in our short lifetimes. The current trifecta of the environment (global warming), COVID (and what may come next) and the political environment in many countries including the erosion of democracy are big worries
Could be our parents had similar concerns about Viet Nam or the cold war? We pulled through those ok, but not feeling good about our current challenges.
We feel lucky being Hawaii, we will definitely have weather concerns (storms and rising seas), we’ve shown we can manage a pandemic, though the state lost their way recently by reopening travel too soon. Hawaii is more liberal politically and geographically protected.
Maybe, just maybe COVID will start to peter out and science will prevail, and maybe a slightly more progressive populace will rise up and restore some balance to politics and maybe then we can pull back from the precipice on the environment. Lots of maybes there.
Guess we can continue to think globally and act locally and stay positive. It’s not looking too good for our kids though.
Losing weight is great for so many reason, but some of my favorite clothes look like clown clothes on me now. Having to give a lot of them away.
#InterMilan is having a goal party. 6-nil with 20 min left
After a year and a half, I’m really missing that 3rd place in my life. The Starbucks or other coffee shop that I used to regularly stop at on my way to or from work as a transition between the two.
Put your lights on music.apple.com
I read a book slow and deliberate. I don’t have lots of reading time, but do carve out a couple of “quiet” hours a week to read longform.
Getting in to Literal app. It imported my GoodReads library. A few books I started and didn’t finish. I used to read a lot business book, management books, sports and sports personalities books. Now I’m really only interested in classic literature.
If these Afghan refugees speak English and are willing to work, bring ‘em on.
Thinking about it. I use my IPhone XS for more things, more often and for more average hours per day than any other device, including the TV. I love this phone and will keep it for a while. After all, next year’s iPhone will be “the best phone they’ve ever built”
I’ve been a fan of 1More wired in-ear headphones. My 3rd pair. I wear them out. Wear them daily
Just came across this looking for something else. My Dad in the middle with his brother, my Grandfather and Great Grand Parents that came over from Parma Italy (to Boston)
I love Gary Hustwit’s work, watch Urbanized free for a few days more .
The tourism lobby won over public safety. Global infectious disease expert: ‘Hawaii forgot what was making - Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather - KITV Channel 4
how does the Epic court decision affect the average Joe (or Mary) consumer? not through the eyes of an app dev, but through the eyes of someone who never heard of Epic.
I work a lot of nights, therefore I often sleep in the daytime, tolerating all sorts of societal noise pollution in the development we live.
I would just once like to power up a leaf blower or power tool at 1am. Oops, sorry
Recalling David Foster Wallace’s commencement speech It’s a good reminder, especially during these times. This was 16 years ago and sounds like it was written yesterday.
Been watching a lot of shows in the DC world, need to get back to Marvel for a while.
Interesting. I may have used this feature a few years ago, but I’ve changed and much prefer quiet when I need to concentrate or even nap or sleep at night. I have really good ear plugs. 9to5mac.com
Hands-on: Here’s how Background Sounds work in iOS 15
Still on a Stones kick music.apple.com
Managing a restaurant during this period is brutal. Short staffed, but as busy as we can handle. We were on a waiting list from 11:30am (we open at 11) til 8pm. It’s like this almost every day. We seat as many tables as we feel comfortable giving a good experience to. I had another 18k+ steps day. Whew.
Pictures of You music.apple.com
Falling Rocks @pratik
Came across this tree that had fallen over a long time ago. Kind of looks like driftwood.
Got out of the house on a rare day off. With the extended COVID spike we’re experiencing, we went down to Ke’alakekua Bay. This shoreline trail heads north towards the Captain Cook monument
I’m done with Witecutter then daringfireball.net
Wirecutter Goes Behind The New York Times’s Paywall
Surfing the internet in one window, scrolling social media in another and the Mac app store say no internet connection. I think it’s confused
Started to get some glimpses of the speed of my M1 Mac Mini
Two + years ago we were definitely looking at moving to Italy when we retire (I was working on my Passport), maybe in 8-10 years. But everything that’s happened in the past 2 years has changed our view Not only COVID, but how politics have gone and split around the world, the world economy has been and the entire environment mess. I’d really like to just stay here, right on this island the rest of my life. Maybe move up more out in the country.
The simple joy of crossing something off of my Teux Deux list as complete.
I pretty much beat up my Field notes books
Got my new Spoke Design pen. Love it, though the first thing I did was change the ink cartridge to a Fisher Space pen refill. Now it’s complete
Had to pull the trigger and get a Thunderbolt 2-3 adapter ($50). The speed of my new M1 Mac Mini is irrelevant when my drive is plugged into a USB port
Set up a custom domain email address in iCloud w/seldom used domain. It worked almost instantly. Might revive use of the domain name. Remember the days when we would all create a website for the most mundane of things. Don’t really have the inclination to do that.
I’m worried in the face of these numbers, it’s not possible to stay safe. Record cases recorded today.
Yea you got, speed freak jive. music.apple.com
Ok done for tonight
RIP Charlie music.apple.com
With no travel and minimal dining out, we’ve paid off the every debt we have excluding the home loan. We have already stated chipping away at the principal on that too.
Give me one reason music.apple.com
My wife has her tea lined up on the appropriate mug
New Mac Mini up and running, but my 2 big external drives are Thunderbolt 2 and the new Mac is Thunderbolt 4, need to get at least 1 $50 adapter. Also could no Migrate my MBP as it’s on the beta. Need to wait until I can put the public beta on the new Mac
With COVID cases and hospitalizations skyrocketing in Hawaii there is talk of another lockdown and also vaccine passports. I would be reticent to enforce a passport in the restaurant that I manage as it would put my staff on the front lines of enforcement, and anti-vaxers are very vocal and sometime violent. But if a lockdown is the alternative, then ok ✅
With this big push to get vaccinated, I got my flu vaccine today. I got my COVID vaccine in April.
COVID had a big day in Hawaii, sure feels like it’s winning
Someday we’ll be able to restore a Mac from iCloud
Really liking the Axios daily newsletter “🐪 Good Wednesday morning! Smart Brevity™ count: 1,457 words … 5½ minutes. Edited by Fadel Allassan.”
Fun day tomorrow
I think my 2014 Mac Mini got wind of the new Mac Mini’s arrival tomorrow and decided to quit working. It’s done this before, stuck in a start up loop. Just wants attention. The old one is time machine backed up and to another Arq drive, though it has an old 1T Fusion drive, the new one is a 256 SSD, so can’t move the data anyway.
I read this book many years ago, he’s right in that the Supreme Courts purpose is to uphold the constitution, not make political decisions. They also need to keep the public’s trust. a.co
“Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge’s View” by Stephen Breyer
Mahalo everyone. Guess I went through a few days of my entire feed being about writing tools and cameras. I’ve spent some time tweaking it. I’ve been a life long nerd, but kind of thinking the COVID experience and age has made me more analog. Rediscovered reading too.
Feels odd here. I don’t write, don’t have a camera, don’t have a farm. I do talk to people a lot and get out and about on this stunning Hawaii island and I do listen to a lot of music.
So many writers here talking about their workflows. I’m more of a doer. Managing a restaurant and all. My team, customers, menus, repair and maintenance, vendors and product. I use the TeuxDeux app for to dos, notes app to save stuff calendar app and paper (order guides, etc)
Ordered a Refurb M1 Mac Mini. This will be my computer going forward. My 2015 MacBook is hanging on, but I don’t really depend on it. The things that I need to do on a computer are becoming less and less.
I’m a definitely a napper. I love a good mid day nap. It has to do with working a lot of nights through the years.
This hasn’t seemed to throttle the number of visitors. We’re #2
in other news, I bought a Milanese Loop watch band with my first Apple watch, and 2 watches later it still looks and feels great. I’ve lost a lot of weight since I bought it and it’s nice to have something that still fits nicely.
Went back to the Apple Mail app on MacOS a couple of months ago. Can’t do it. Back to Spark.
Twitter has taught me a couple things. First, there are some incredibly brilliant people in the world. Second, they are vastly outnumbered.
The best quote I’ve heard in a long time, from an Irish fisherman on Irish TV. “If I get a problem, I just troll it behind me and just move on with life”
Friday afternoon. Gettin Jiggy music.apple.com
Ordered this Pen, I guess I got the last one
Btw. I like the Fisher refill as it work consistently in a restaurant setting. Especially writing in the freezer and refrigerator and well on paper stained with all sorts of stuff
I prefer pens that support the Fisher Space pen refill. Looking for a good slim pen with a clip.
My college car. Glad is couldn’t talk.
Found this photo of my Dad in the late 70s with his Heathkit CP/M based computer named “Charlie” on the table behind him. He used it for mailing lists. I could tell stories.
Baby I love your way music.apple.com
Productive (rare) day off. Gotta take them when I can. Watched 2 episodes of Punisher, 2 Episodes of Titan, ran some overdue errands, took a nap, worked on a puzzle and topped it off with a Root Beer float.
A root beer float is so good anytime. Especially now.
Pretty much decided that I won’t replace my dying iPad. Will upgrade my iPhone 10XS likely this fall and my 2015 MBP whenever it decides to die.
COVID Delta cases continue to blow up in Hawaii. Gov says no lock down in the plans, but I’m not so sure.
And so it begins…
That’s probably my most used feature A much-needed Spotlight on the best iPhone feature nobody uses - Macworld
This is so cool kottke.org
time to change T-Mobile password - AGAIN
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ― Albert Einstein
Jump Around. About all we can do in the era. music.apple.com
About 0 seconds remaining. Huh?
Recalling back in the day when you could edit your iPhone apps and screens in iTunes. If I recall Xcode can do this, but don’t want to put that behemoth of an app on my aging Mac
The first rule of holes is, if you’re in one, stop digging. Not sure wether to apply this to where we were in Afghanistan or where Biden is now.
I don’t want to be mad about anything today. Turning off the TV
Lose. File a lawsuit. www.kitv.com
Blue Origin sues US government over NASA’s decision to award SpaceX lunar lander contract
I don’t take near as many photos as I did when I managed as resort hotel. Lots of scenery at a beach resort… not as much in a sushi restaurant.
It works, but I don’t think it plays lossless music
Taking a hiatus from trying to watch live sports. It too frustrating trying to find a place to watch a match or game I want in the non-cable world.
Time to head back to reality.
I’ve lost so much weight that I’m cold all the time, my wife is at an age where she has her own global warming thing going on. In any given room either she comfortable and I’m wearing a sweatshirt or I’m comfortable and she’s on fire.
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ―Albert Einstein
This doesn’t look good. Cases are blowing up in Hawai’i. This could be really bad.
For the past 40 years, when I am upset or annoyed, I often put on this album, very loud. Usually snaps me out of it. Saw Van Halen live in 1981 ** music.apple.com
Going and studying in old school music.apple.com
What my age again? music.apple.com
Just watched Suicide Squad. What a fun ride.
COVID is relentless. bigislandnow.com/2021/08/0…
Great story. The saved at lot of homes bigislandnow.com
245 Water Drops Help Douse Historic Big Island Fire
Since the environment, politics, the pandemic and news in general has gone worse, I just bury myself at work, where I have at least a certain amount of control and mostly ingore the rest of it for 10-12 hours a day.
We had a scare at the restaurant, an employee’s Mom was exposed to a housekeeper who tested COVID positive. This employee had lunch with her Mom and came into work and hung out with 4 other employees behind the restaurant with no mask and sharing cups. The Mom came pack positive on, but all of our staff came back negative. It’s been a rough 3 days waiting for everyone’s results. We’re also in the midst of a rather large spike of cases on the island. I’ve worked every shift since Wednesday. Running on fumes.
Dodged a bullet. Kind of woke everyone up - I hope.
I just want to fly on Delta and enjoy a Corona and not have to worry about being around people.
I like Scarlett’s character, but Marvel can make another star www.bbc.co.uk
Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over streaming of Black Widow
Good riddance July 2021. You won’t be missed
Used to be when a new business was coming to the community and adding xx number of jobs, it was good news. Now it’s “good luck with that”
As I continue prune my Twitter follows, my feed is almost all Football (soccer) and tech. I will continue to unfollow any anyone with political posts.
The definitive ZZ Top play list. In honor of Dusty Hill music.apple.com
RIP Dusty Hill music.apple.com
I’ll have to dig up some ZZ Top later. 😟 variety.com
ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill Dies at 72
I want my MTV
Got to give it up music.apple.com
I’ve unsubscribed from so many email newsletter and lists that my inbox is becoming a quiet place. If the NSA still wants to read the email of Americans, mine is very boring.
I’m working to make it so I get news in a more intentioned manner. I’m over the non stop feed of way more than I need to know. Deleting news apps.
The old ways was you either picked up a newspaper (or spotted a headline walking by a news rack) or turned on a news program.
Just rewatched the season ending episode of Loki. What started as such a simple premise in the first preview, sure blew up into a myriad of variants.
This is getting critical. Losing some staff due to normal attrition (moving career change, etc) but new applications and hires aren’t keeping up.
Barry White provided the soundtrack to many a high school date in my era. music.apple.com
I have an iPhone 10XS. It’s still in perfect shape, not a scratch. I’m on my 2nd #Nomad case (wore one out). Many drops. In addition to its in intended purpose, I often use my phone as a coaster for my drink or my coffee.
The Panic PlayDate looks very cool, but I am on the list for a Steam Deck. Still thinking
I’m not planning on watching any of the olympics. Between COVID and the entire thing going against the will of the Japanese people. Plus disqualifications over marijuana as a performance enhancer.
They were quite the spectacle when we were younger. ABC announcers Chris Schenkel, Howard Cosell, Jim McKay, Curt Gowdy, Dick Button,
Other then that, Life if good. (These are all external) Entire family’s health is good
It’s time to close out this day music.apple.com
Way before UB40 music.apple.com
Crazy little thing called love. That’s what we need now more than anything. music.apple.com
The 80s is the decade of my 20s. I was married to my first wife in the 80s and my only daughter was born in the 80s. I remember every one of these songs.music.apple.com
I’m scared overcast.fm
Can’t gallop polls or some other group do a big survey about why people aren’t apply for jobs, it’s everywhere.
Honolulu County made a deal that restaurants could open full capacity if they checked COVID tests and vaccination cards. A couple of places tried it, but none stuck with.
I knew as soon I heard it, that’s a situation no restaurant wants to be in the middle of.
These Billionaires flying in space, trying to make it look easy. I clearly remember the Space Shuttle Challenger. Complacency or simple human error will cause one of these ships will have an accident. It’s only when and who is on it.
Now that Apple has created every genre Spatial music playlist possible, how about a Spatial Music “Just for you” with music I actually listen to.
Not getting vaccinated is part of a larger issue of so many people who are choosing to not take responsibility for their own health. They eat poorly, aren’t active, don’t do any preventative healthcare, get sick and expect the healthcare system to fix them.
My wife works in healthcare management. We’ve had this discussion many times. Even with Medicaid that costs nothing and gets them a ride to the doctor, doctors struggle to get patients to go in for the most basic healthcare. They don’t go to the Dr till they’re really sick, won’t pick up their perceptions and then get mad because the Dr didn’t fix them.
How can we expect them to get a vaccination when they won’t even take care of their most basic health. My wife hears this rant from Doctors all the time. That’s all for now.
Reserved my Steam Deck. It’s the first gaming device I will have purchased for myself in many years.
When we remodeled our condo 2 years ago, we had a conversation about warmer summers possibly more hurricanes in the Pacific. Didn’t think it would happen this fast. We did invest in more robust A/C and larger, more efficient ceiling fans. It sure makes a difference now.
I haven’t had HBO for years. Now with HBO+ I can watch all of those critically acclaimed shows from years past that I missed. Finished True Detective last well. Just started the Wire.
Just finished a 14 hour shift. No one is apply for jobs. I have talked to so many other managers and business people in all kinds of businesses and everyone says the same thing. It’s not just a hospitality thing, it’s a no one is applying thing.
I don’t have an issue with breaking up all big tech into smaller companies.
Interesting business name.
Global warming has been a political football for over 40 years. I’m really starting to feel it’s too late stop it. It’s more like how can we live with it.
Deadly Heat, Fires, Deadly virus still around, voting rights on the chopping block, along with Democracy, inept Senate Democrats. Thinking I want to hunker down on this rock in the middle of the ocean, but a maybe further mauka (further up the mountain) and off the grid.
Stairway to Heaven
Mommy’s alright, Daddy’s alright, they just seem a little weird. music.apple.com
The Sam Cooke serenade music.apple.com
For all the fuss about supporters singing “Football’s coming home”, English football fans generate atmosphere by reacting to events more than by creating a constant wall of sound, as you might find in other parts of Europe
Cox: England’s attacking at 1-0 was desperately poor. They failed when they were winning, not in the shootout
What I really liked about the Euros was it was football with the handbrake off, save for all but the first 2 min of England’s performance yesterday.
I miss going to the Borders Books & Records Cafe. You could grab book from the store and read a preview over coffee or take the coffee over and preview a CD. Nothing close that on Hawaii Island. Plenty of coffee shops, but none with books. That loss is one of the reasons I feel reading got away from me all those years ago.
Lot of Brits showing their okole after the match. Would have likely done the same if they won.
I’m about 30% through East of Eden. Only read the Cliff Notes version back in college, long over due. Thoroughly enjoying the read. This feels like the impetus to getting me back into long-form reading after a number of false start the past few years.
I’m a huge sports fan, but really have no interest in these ill timed, made for TV Olympics. Feel bad for the athletes.
Amazon provides a QR code to return to a UPS store rather than a label. The one UPS store in Kona has a line out the door every time I go, the limited opportunities, I have to go by there. There is apparently no way to just get a label.
Here come those Santa Ana winds again music.apple.com
“Man It’s a hot one, like 7 inches from the mid day sun” Just popped up in the playlist I’m listening to. That lyric seems so appropriate for what’s going on now.
On another note, love this. Classic covers 30 Years of TSJ - The Surfers Journal
Our VP of operations and CEO will be in my store on Monday. Going to have a conversation on the possible paths forward on staffing. Current path not tenable
well, I have my MB export, not quite sure how to get it into DayOne yet.
We don’t have any wild fires and the volcano isn’t active, but we still have nice sunsets.
I often miss the analog days of the 80s. Had a pager, not a phone. Used pay phones. Read the paper, had magazine subscriptions. Looked through the TV guide to see when shows were on. Life was more measured and time off was really time off.
We had our fireworks a day late due to technical difficulties. Nice show
Going to work on a day off for the 2nd time in 3 days. It’s fun being boss.
Someday, we’ll have enough staff that I can have a full day off now and then.
ESPN+ turns out to be a joke, can’t watch anything of substance without a cable subscription.
They both work. If only for nostalgia sake. I tried last year, can’t get a SIM card for the iPhone 1. The kids at ATT thought I was joking and just laughed. The real problem is the network won’t support it.
Have very much enjoyed the international competition more than the EPL season by a long shot. Much more diverse and creative matches. Euro and the Americas
Well, earlier in my life we left Viet Nam and it fell, and here we are further down the road of my life and we’re leaving Afghanistan and it too will fall.
I guess the lesson we haven’t learned is don’t get into a fight you can’t win.
Love this song writing Deacon Blues music.apple.com
We are all misfits living in a world on fire music.apple.com
Found this in the closet. It starts up. The battery fine. Now how to get music on it.
Companies won’t ship batteries outside the continental US anymore. That means no more do it yourself battery changes to my devices.
Very exciting Tour stage today. The tour has been blown up by Pogacar. Great stage win by Dylan Teuns. Loved his interview
Most of my Twitter feed is Brits. They are insufferable with England up 3-nil.
ESPN sells the alternate feed as a benefit. No replays, doesn’t follow the action, follows 2 player and 2 static cameras
I really hate the #Espn only gives me this feed because I don’t have a cable subscription, even thiugh I’m an #ESPN+ subscriber
Dead letter box
Got an Apple Watch for my birthday. I haven’t gotten a new personal Apple device for a couple of years, save for an Apple TV last year. The set up took minutes. After only a day, nice having battery life again.
My brain on Thursday
Was not a fan of everything Donald Rumsfeld did (he passed today), but loved this statement and have used it often.
Closed my BBVA account. The final chapter of the Simple Bank story is closed. The big banks won this one
Tried the new Outlook for Mac for a day, it’s really dumbed down, went back to the old version. Hope they don’t force a change.
Too low for Zero**
Great to have someone speaking for us. There’s a hundred reasons that restaurants don’t have national representation.
Not near as hot as PNW, but then we have 68% humidity.
My new Apple Watch has gone from China > Anchorage > Louisville so far, now it has to come 4,368 miles back west to Hawaii
Friday 9am HST - BELGIUM v ITALY. Whew! Calendar block. Froza Italy
Apps and services that purport to offer “Lifetime” plans or access are a marketing ploy. Whose lifetime is it, the lifetime of the EULA? Don’t believe it. Companies are bought, sold, get sherlocked or just plain shut down, and often take your data with them.
I’m not really a Bezos fan and in Hawaii, fast Amazon Prime shipping isn’t really a thing, but purely as a streaming service, Amazon Video is right in there with the other streaming services at $119 a year, then throw in the MGM acquisition and Amazon music.
I’ve been listening to this Chez Baldwin play list. This list was made from vinyl records left behind in his France house when he passed in 1987. It was on Spotify, I turned it to an Apple playlist. music.apple.com
What do you remember from 1965? My aunt played these songs very loud. music.apple.com
Amazing Grace music.apple.com
Back to Apple mail on my Mac. The least buggy of the bunch. Since I use Mailbox.org for my email, using OX Mail on IOS.
Lots of chat about Twitter. Through the years I have curated my Twitter feed to match what interests me. Football (Soccer), tech, news that I trust, movies as well as some specific people that I have followed since Twitter’s early days. I have the bar set very low for unfollows.
The greatest technological innovation of my lifetime is seedless watermelon.
Getting Spatial music.apple.com
We’re never gonna survive unless we get a little crazy. music.apple.com
I’ve only bitten on 1 Prime day deal, an iHealth scale based on an email from iHealth. Since I’ve been using their products for years, I knew it was a deal ($24.99). Ordered an Apple Watch from Apple as I had a trade in. My V4 is still in good shape, except for the battery life.
My Apple Watch V4 is getting a little long in the tooth. The battery time is going downhill fast. Ordered a new V6. No cellular this time. Don’t use it anymore. Used to use cellular when I managed at a large resort.
I was shopping for and bought only one thing on Amazon Prime day. A new iHealth digital scale. My old one is on its last legs. $24.99 is great deal for basically the same thing.
My Father’s days have become much different now with all of my Grandfathers (I actually had 4 due to divorces and remarriages), my Father and Step-Father and even my Uncles all passing in the past few years. I just have a simple glass of Whisky in memory of them all.
Went on a date night to a new restaurant/ bar in Kailua Village. A-Bays island grill. They’ve had one in Waikoloa for a few years. Kailua town was so busy, a mix of visitors and locals, every bar and restaurant and the streets were packed.
There are so many tourist in town, the floodgates have been opened.
Spicy links and poi. Yum
Gone back to the open spaces Home Screen. Everything on the Home Screen including what’s in those folders is used often
A long list that I created in the #TeuxDeux app last night during a meeting disappeared after an app update today. I’m very upset that that app right now. Recreating the list to the best of my memory in #Things and on paper.
We have unplugged and boxed up our Amazon echos. Too many times, something we talk about shows up on my Amazon page or my Wife’s Facebook page. (I don’t use Facebook) too many times for it to be a coincidence.
Aloha Friday in Kona
This isn’t fair, but it’s the nature of technology. This 2013 MacBook Pro with an old spinning drive still works, has some issues, but still works. This 2015 MacBook Air with an SSD is dead
This is a massive property right in the middle of Kailua Village. It’s been in the Kimi family since the 1960s. The kids are cashing out, it needs to be razed and rebuilt and they can’t afford it. Property rich and cash poor. Some investment company with no ties to Hawaii will snatch it up.
I’m as much a nerd as the next guy and I love a rocket launch, but all of the space folly with no goal other than to just go there seems wasteful. I really like the idea of going up there to look back here and see what’s going on and what damage we’s causing.
It’s been said may times that when a couple has a baby it multiplies everything in the relationship, good or bad. It can also be said the pandemic shined the same light on society. It amplified the good and the bad in society
Numbers from this past Monday show more people flew into Hawaii Island than a Monday in June 2019. - 1. What pandemic. - 2. Everyone wants to go somewhere other than home.
The last one before I drift off “Into the mystic” music.apple.com
My Daughter is named Jessica. This song didn’t hurt, even though it came over a decade before she did. music.apple.com
In Spatial audio.
My Dev account expired last week, but my Mac had an update and downloaded Monterey. Oh well.
I have no desire to travel anywhere. I feel very safe and content here on Hawaii island. Also almost as far away from Washington DC as I can get, unless I go to Guam.
The employee crunch is starting to show up in restaurants with cut back menu offerings, more self service, take out only. The ones that are saying to just pay them more, don’t run a restaurant or under restaurant economics. We can pay more, and just make do with less people.
The Democrats lack creativity and guts. Wimpier versions of the GOP. We’re destined to the 1% getting it all and mediocrity for the rest with a failing infrastructure so a bunch of old white guys on the hill can stay in power and rich.
Current rant is over..
Great start in Euro2021 for #Italy
It’s interesting that 30 years ago people always said you didn’t go to Kona Community Hospital to get better, you went there to die. The facility was really bad. It was old, crumbling and dirty. It was built to serve the plantation community.
I must say, they have really got their act together in the past decade. They have a top notch emergency room (I’ve been there too many times) and Oncology unit and have remodeled rooms and their surgery center. But old perceptions die hard.
People still say they’ll fly to Honolulu for surgery or anything non-emergency related or even drive to North Hawaii Medical Center 30 miles away.
Feel like Italy has a real chance in the Euros. More so than in recent years
Quite the eclectic Spatial audio playlist. Good job Apple music.apple.com
Movement of jah people music.apple.com
Living in Hawaii so many things happen before we even get out of bed. Today’s internet outage, most of the stock market trading day, football matches in the UK, and even the 9-11 attacks. That’s why I check my phone first thing when I wake up to see what I’ve missed.
I am reticent to turn spatial audio (Dolby Atmos) always on. It might mess up a sound I’m used to on certain songs.
Well, Apple made no mention of getting Hawaiian Street names correct in Maps directions.
Kind of annoyed that those who didn’t get vaccinated and said how bad it is will get swag for finally making us all safe.
Reward bad behavior
Siri: flush the toilet - oh doesn’t do that yet?
Still excited about what Apple has coming, but my days of being involved in making the sausage are over. My job is analog. People, food, equipment.
Let my Dev membership lapse. Watching WWDC from the outside. No betas for me this time.
★ “The clearest signal that a novel risk is emerging is anomalies—things that just don’t make sense. This sounds obvious, but most anomalies are difficult for people to recognize.” HBR
Easy to see in retrospect.
My wife bought an HP Chromebook at Costco. She admitted she was sad about losing her MB Air, but we agreed that when the inevitable happens to my 2015 13” MBP, we will get one of the M1 MacBooks and set it up as a 2 user machine. I’m at work 10 hours a day and many nights, so that will work.
After losing so much weight, I actually get cold at night. Not typically a thing in Hawaii, especially down close to the ocean. I just bought long pants pajamas for the first time in my life.
Hawaii Island had higher visitors numbers than this time in 2019 and they’ve stoped airport COVID testing. The streets in Kailua Kona are packed with people and traffic is very sticky.
I guess we’re cured and this is over.
My wife’s 2015 Mac Air finally die, just like that. Worked Tuesday night, dead on Wednesday. Now she won’t pay for Mac, she just wants a cheap lap computer. oh well.
Grilled cheese sand before I head off to work.
This steam (Kolekole) down by the ocean is fed by this waterfall (Akaka Falls) 3 miles up the valley
Listening to loud music trying to get in the mood to go work. My supervisor called out. Said it a family emergency. I call BS without more info. So the boss goes in on his off day.
I miss the days when sports were only about the game/match. Now it’s more about the noise that happens between the games/matches. Takes the joy out it.
Finally took the time to clean up bookmarks. It’s been too long. Had a folder of COVID links that I don’t really need anymore. I remember checking these pages of charts and graph and case counts daily a year ago.
I signed up for AARP last year when we were shopping for car insurance. I get almost weekly snail mail from them. I guess they assume those north of 60 don’t do digital. We were the digital first adapters.
Love this comparison.
Seeing what’s going on in these GOP strongholds in regards to voter rights seems to foreshadow a real rigged election, not a lie.
The Kolekole Gulch state park is basically under this old railroad bridge. The bridge was abandoned after the 1946 tidal wave and rebuilt for autos in the 1950s. It now supports Hawaii Belt road over this gulch. Very peaceful place to stop.
I love how views of the Pacific Ocean peak out between buildings in Honoka’a town.
We got out of town today, which means going over to the east side of the island. First stop was Wifey’s Waffles in Honoka’a town for some amazing waffle cone creations. Then Kolekole state part. Used to camp here as a kid. Finally Akaka falls state park before having a late lunch in Hilo. Fun was has by all
scal·a·wag /ˈskaləˌwaɡ,ˈskalēˌwaɡ/ noun. INFORMAL noun: scallywag a person who behaves badly but in an amusingly mischievous rather than harmful way; a rascal.
I negotiated the original lease and HIPA had 501©3 status, but let it lapse after I left. I was one of the founders of and was President it for 15 years
Here we go.
Hawai´i’s Tourism Industry Rebounding Faster Than Expected [https://bigislandnow.com/2021/05/27/hawaiis-tourism-industry-rebounding-faster-than-expected/]()
Bring in on. bigislandnow.com
Russian Spy Vessel Confirmed Off Hawai´i Coast
We know what you did during the lockdown [https://www.youtube.com/embed/4WTpO9y2Dh4]()
This is so true, but brutal
I really wish … … oh never mind.
Back to reality
An old quote that still rings true “I have a reasonably and responsible attitude towards my major competitors, I’d like to see them all dead”
I now use my iPhone as my primary computer device for large swaths of the day. I also use it more for communication than is recent years primarily with my supervisors, staff and corporate office. Slack, email messages, ProService, phone. Quite the change from 18 mos ago
The Hawaii GOP just picked a new wingnut to be their party chair. She (looks to be north of 70 yo) just did an interview on morning news. Paraphrasing; Election was stolen, this vaccine is bad and young people are joining our party in droves.
How I spent my day off.
Trying to revive the old Mac Mini. Disk Utility found a couple of errors. Reinstalling OS now. Then we’ll see.
All things must pass
Yep, old Mac Mini has bad SSD. I’ve changed them before and not sure I want to do that. Don’t “need” as new one, but may justify it in the end.
Looks like my 2016 Mac Mini is failing. It’s backed up and only used as a home server. No data lost, just a beloved machine.
This Gaza strip mess is going to blow up, ISIS will come back in spades. They just need an excuse and Israel and the US are giving it to them.
I had this ball for at least 40 years.
Watching 1980s music videos on YouTube. It’s was MTV’s golden era
My wife is set up for the morning.
I saw them in LA in ‘82. It was an amazing show back then too flip.it
Favorite Concerts Ever: Los Lobos Live at the Whisky
Many Rivers to cross. Mood music music.apple.com
My Apple Dev account us up for renewal, can’t even remember how many years it’s been, but not renewing. I’m becoming just a simple end user. Also backing off from app betas once the ones I’m currently on expire. Just don’t have the time or brain power, just want stuff to work.
Over the years, I had automated many of the lights in our house. Living room, kitchen, lanai. Voice or app activated But periodically the devices lose their way; connection drops or typically resets its connection on an app update. I’m finally over the dog and pony show of crawling behind the entertainment center or on top of a cabinet to reset the wireless switch.
Going back to manual analog switches for the time being. I need to find a place to put the switches that make them more accessible. That’s a project for an empty day off.
It’s so easy when it works, but so aggravating when it doesn’t
I look at blood work labs as a report card on my health. 4 years ago in my state of health back then, I dreaded opening that report card. Since then, I’ve lost 75# and have kept it off for a year. Got blood work results today. Perfect numbers.
The conversion from Simple bank to BBVA bank began today. Not going well. It said my activation failed 3 times, now I’m locked out. I all but emptied my Simple account as a wait and see about #BBVA. So I wait longer
There’s are 2 old old sayings in Hawaii (marketing etc) “Lucky you live Hawaii” & “Hawaii, The Health State”. They both apply here. Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Most People Surveyed In Hawaii Say They Will Get Vaccinated
Just found these in an iPod touch box
Bummed that Parma Calcio FC couldn’t pull it together this year and will relegated to Serie B. It’s been a good run since their bankruptcy in 2015, reformation of the club in Serie D and their sprint back up to Serie A.
I’m glad I live in a place where COVID, Vaccine and global warming denial are believed by a smaller minority than many places in the mainland states
Watched Mortal Kombat on HBO+ today. Not sure I would have gone to the theater to see ir, but I found it entertaining.
HBO+ will be boring next year when new films aren’t premiered there on the same day as theaters
You gotta die of something [https://vimeo.com/63802530]()
A sip of Dublin.
Just rewatched Tenet. I think much like Matrix and Inception, it will take a couple of viewings to totally understand the depth of the stories.
Doing a mass unfollow and cleanup on Twitter today. The feed has gotten a little out of hand.
Quite the kerfuffle at Basecamp. I took a long solid look at Hey, but didn’t bite. Happy with Mailbox.org
Unintended consequences. The government has given out additional unemployment $$ and addl. weeks of eligibility plus child credits and payments, but rather than seeing that as extra money to get a leg up, an entire swath of the population sees it as a chance to not have to work.
I’d get a 3rd COVID vaccine if it would make me invincible to COVID. Would still wear a mask, haven’t contracted a cold or other roving virus since I’ve gone back to work..wearing a mask, among 30 employees, with kids and large families.
Put too much cinnamon in my oatmeal.
I’m in the middle of sorting out what’s in Jane’s head on Doom Patrol. I don’t have the brain power to apply to this Matrix theory right now. A 2nd Matrix by the Oracle. Whew www.inverse.com
‘Matrix 4’ plot theory solves a huge problem: How is Trinity alive?
Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand. -Leo Durocher
With new guidelines suggesting those who have been vaccinated don’t need a mask outdoors, but how do we know who’s been vaccinated and who not? The honor system is questionable with all of the anti-masker / anti-vaccine people about
I’m keeping my distance.
Last year during the lockdown I had a few bored moments.
IMHO the Hawaii Dept of Labor needs to shift back to enforcement on Unemployment abuse. There are 100s of open jobs on Hawaii Island and people no-show for interviews and don’t return calls for offers of work. The restaurant that I mange is closing sections of the dining room.
As Simple Bank goes away and becomes BBVA bank in a few days, I downloaded all 107 statement. I was lucky to get into the Simple Bank beta in 2012 as a virtual bank, It was my primary institution for quite a while. Sad to see them go.
We went to get some gelato in Kailua town this evening. Other than masks, it almost felt normal. Lots of tourists and locals out. Nice.
Fresh Ahi Poke on Inari. Yum!
Listening to a pre COVID playlist from back when I had a 30 mile commute each way to work. Now it’s 3 miles.
“The floor is a hard, unforgiving taskmaster. But the floor never hits you – you hit the floor.”
Love Train music.apple.com
I just bought a new Apple TV last year, hopefully the new remote will be available on its own.
Anita Baker. The Queen of the Quiet Storm radio format of the 80s music.apple.com
I’ve been using the Fluid app for years to make web apps in the Mac apps. Love it and it still works great.
I really do like the sarcastic and cynical tone of the DC Doom Patrol series on HBO
Looks like the only problem I encountered with my 2nd vaccine shot has been a bout of slight lethargy. We’ll see what tomorrow brings. Possibly extra coffee will be in order.
Apple is pretty good at creating the Made for You playlist in the music app, but the weekly email that they send has nothing I’m remotely interested in.
2nd shot in the bag (or in my arm)
mailbox.org just released new a pricing structure. Game changer.
I’ll move my primary mail account there. Though I just renewed my Hover email for a year, I’ll make the move gradually.
Going through the master drive where I’ve dumped data from the past, oh about 20 years. Scans, photos from old devices, exports from apps I stopped using and services that shut down. Looking back, I’ve forgotten how many different note apps I’ve used through the years.
Looking back on 2020, 2021 is going much better.
I think I should play this to start my day, every day
What’s next “I meant to take out my pen and write a ticket, but I mistakenly took out my gun and shot”??
Nine months since I got my weight under 200# (from a high of 268 in early 2019). Feels good to hold the weight loss. Have failed many many times before.
I now bounce between about 190-196# depending on what I’m doing and eating.
Even after hundreds of eye drops post retina surgery and the subsequent procedures, I still don’t like putting in eye drops.
I miss Tim Russert on the Sunday morning talk.
First these big corporations start documenting and writing you up for little, seemingly benign incidents that eventually force you into a PIP (perform improvement plan), then they got you. These plans can be so subjective and company leaning that you don’t have a leg to stand on.
Amazon will clean house after this vote. Companies know how to get around retaliation claims and manage someone out the door. It happened to me at Marriott.
During last year’s lockdown and stay at home orders, I realized I don’t really miss being around crowds and lots of people. I work in Hospitality and am around enough people and get my socializing at work, but when I’m off, a secluded spot seems best for me.
Been consistently unsubscribing to listservs and marketing emails over the past couple of months. My morning email, when most of them hit, is down considerably.
Over years of using different email clients; mail.app, Outlook, Airmail, Spark, there are a bunch of extra folders in the IMAP structure created by the different apps. Took time today to clean up this mess.
Hawaii Volcano National Park
One of the few things I’ve had for more than 40 years. Still works as is it when new.
A continuing annoyance is blogs and e-lists that post links to articles behind paywalls without mentioning that fact. I’m pretty much tapped out as far subscriptions go. If I add one, then one needs to go.
Looks like I’m going all in with #Mailbox.org. Have 1 there now that I’ve been playing with.
I’ll leave the others in Hover where the domains live, but will forward the mail to Mailbox as they come up.
I’m going to want to ride Amtrak when we next go back to the continent. It is going to get better.
Start a new job on Monday. Feels good. Had a zoom call with the corporate team last Monday. They offered an attractive compensation & benefit package.
The current manager is leaving “organically” (do to a life changes). I will get a 1 week crossover with him.
The Paramount app is a drama queen
Fatal error? I’m not sure anything actually died
Did something good for my mind and attitude. Sharpened all of my knives. Takes me a couple of hours.
Brisket sliders from #OhanaQ BBQ in Kona. #Yum
Renewed my ServeSafe training. Got 1 wrong (50 questions). I can live with that. Good for another 3 years. They added use of hand sanitizers to the training (it doesn’t replace hand washing).
The GOP wants an ID to vote, but not to buy a gun. WTF
I took this photo 1 year and 1 weeks ago on Alii Drive in Kona when we first locked down. It was heartbreaking then and still is. A number of small businesses didn’t ever reopen.
That stuck ship is huge. The ones that we get on Hawaii Island are stacked only 2 containers high.
Just rewatched Chinatown with Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. Havn’t watched it for at least 10 years. I have much more appreciation for the quality of the film.
What I like about Micro.blog (and App.net before it) as well as Mastadon is my feed is not controlled by an algorithm. It’s organic.
We cancelled cable a month ago, and it’s mostly OK. A flaw in streaming is you can’t bookmark or save specific feeds or channels within or outside of apps. On cable you just go to the channel number or to your favorites.
For morning news. we need to go into an app, then either search for or scroll to the channel. To change to a different news network, its change app and repeat.
The AppleTV app tries to consolidate “Up Next” or “What to Watch”, but thats for Movies, TV and Sports. I hope they add “frequently watched” or “continue” Maybe it will in time. I guess it assumes TV is event based and not for casual watching. This would require cooperation by the individual apps who want to keep you inside the app.
I’m guessing over time, the apps will add features and muscle memory will kick in. After-all, most of the apps (Paramount & Peacock) have only been around a few months.
Side notes: - Fox Sports (owned by a cable company) and Disney owned ABC still requires cable account sign in. That will change, they’ll want to cash in. Would be nice to have ABC inside the Disney app. - The CNN app also requires a cable login to watch the live feed, though it’s available in the Pluto app. - The Pluto app is more like cable, tons of silly channels, set favorites and it’s free. - The Paramount app has the local CBS feed in their app, Peacock does not have the local NBC feed. - Hulu has FOX and ABC, but not live local feeds without Hulu+ ($72+/mo), but does have the shows.
Now, where was that movie I wanted to watch?
Finished all 3 seasons of #Legion I know, late to the game. Would love to see all of the main characters in #MCU at some point.
I must be the oddball here. I don’t use Ulysses or Drafts. I tried them both, more than once. If I want to write something, I just go to the app I want to write in and write. I didn’t feel the need for an app in the middle.
As we come to the end of the 1 year sign up deals for many of the streaming services, some decisions will be made. Can’t really afford to keep them all.
I’ve lived in the middle of this battle. This is a great overview: The Controversy Over Building One Of The World’s Largest Telescopes
There are deep divisions, reminds me of what’s going nationally. Someone in these groups needs to get brave and find a way through.
Not sure if I’m ready to do the entire 4 hours this soon Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Justice is Gray
The only reaction that I had from the vaccine was a craving for glazed donuts and I wanted to listen to ‘80 music. I’m curious what the 2nd shot will bring.
Just finished watching “The Head” on HBOMax. Wasn’t sure at the start, but it turned out to be a very good mystery. Quite the twist at the end.
It says season 1, Not sure what a season 2 would look like.
Had my shot in my bad left shoulder (3 detached tendons), so I can’t tell whether the pain my regular shoulder pain or if it’s from the shot.
I’m not sure if I’m interested in seeing Justice League in black and white, it’s already a rather dark movie. Though after seeing an interview with Zack Snider about his affinity for movie history, I understand why he’s doing it.
Watched in section today, but finished Zack Snyder’s Justice League. What a BIG movie. Really enjoyed it. I don’t get into this actor or that actor would’ve been better, I just enjoy the film.
Watched the first ½ on TV in 4:3 ratio, then 2nd half on my iPad in full screen.
Was laid off due to COVID lockdown 1 year ago tomorrow. My career (hospitality)has not recovered yet.
I’ve tried a couple of other things with no success. The places that are reopening are doing so with smaller crews. Had one interview yesterday and one on Friday.
There are some days I just need to listen to REALLY LOUD Rock-n-roll. Right now is one of those times
Would like to see Dr. Manhattan & Vision sit down for a cup of coffee and talk about the end of the world.
Nice to see a shopping center developer using Lawae Fern in their landscaping
It really is the wrong way
Going back to rewatch the Watchman series from last year on HBOMax. I’m seeing things that I missed the first time already.
Closed a few accounts Linkedin ✓ Facebook ✓ Instagram ✓ Mothballed my website ✓ About.me ✓
so far, more to come
“The floor is a hard, unforgiving taskmaster. But the floor never hits you – you hit the floor
Quarterly sync done. I have a password protected 4T drive that I keep at my step-son’s house. Once a quarter I bring it home and sync any data added to the home server master drive. We are in a Tsunami evacuation zone, so can’t be too careful.
Trust the science
Really enjoyed watching the videos on the St. Patrick’s Festival TV website. Really put me in the mood and showed a different side of Ireland
I’m pretty much equal parts Irish and Italian - roughly 40-45 odd % each. As I’ve gotten older, I pretty much identify equally with each. I love Irish music, whisky and beer and Italian food and wine. I feel that I could live in either county and feel at home.
“Here’s to a long life and a merry one. A quick death and an easy one. A pretty girl and an honest one. A cold pint–and another one!”
Happy St Patrick’s Day Sláinte
Erin go Braugh
My wife did her prep for cancelling cable.
This just happened
‘Ohia Lehua on the Kamana Mana trail
Made fresh Spaghetti Carbonara after seeing it on Stanley Tuci’s CNN show.
Can only watch so much food on TV before I need to make it. Side benefit of being a former chef, it’s not a reach for me to make almost anything (that’s not baking).
One dynamic of canceling cable is for 40+ years the behavior has been to turn on the TV, power up the cable box, then scroll the cable guide for something to watch. Sometimes watch a specific show intently, most times scroll till something remotely interesting pops up, then watch it or just have it on while I do something else. Not having cable requires a more intentioned action. Have to choose a streaming app, then do a more focused scroll. If something has been saved in a watch list, which app? The Apple TV app tries to be a hub, but not everything is there. It’ll take a few weeks to sort out.
Saturday afternoon libation
I only had a Facebook account to stay in touch with a relation overseas, I used my Grandfather’s last name rather than my own, don’t want to engage on that platform. I was recently harshly criticized by a family member for not using my real last name on Facebook. F%&k Facebook. Deactivated the account.
What kind of sucks about the new Stimulus is that we changed banks 3 months ago and there was no way to update the bank info on the IRS website. Now they are sending money to accounts with still no way to update the info, so the money will bounce back from a closed account and we’ll have to wait months for a paper check.
Been thinking a lot about opening a small Irish / British style Pub here in Kona. Small meaning 20-25 seats (1 person operation, much larger will need 2 people). Focus on service and atmosphere over sports and gimmicks. More like the pubs of 50 years ago. A place to meet someone after work for a pint or a small celebration or date. Ran some numbers, keeping it small and simple keeps overhead low so it wouldn’t need a lot of revenue to keep it going. Location just needs street frontage and some parking. Lots of options in Kona if one is creative.
Guinness Draft and a few other beers. Irish whiskies and few other spirits a couple of wines Grilled sandwiches with chips and baked beans. Bar snacks. Could also make beef pies. Small TV for soccer and rugby.
Named McBroom’s, After my grandfather.
Now that I’ve seen WandaVision all the way through, I’ll go back and binge watch it all over again.
One channel / app we’ll lose is CNN live. But with Trump out of office, even that is less important
It’s official, we’re cutting the cord and canceling cable. The recent price increase was the last straw. We’ll lose a couple of apps that don’t have a subscription and are tied to the cable account. I’ve had a cable account for over 40 years.
Hawaii is not only NOT part of a grid, each island has its own power generation. It’s Not Just Texas. The Energy Meltdown Can Happen to Your State, Too. – Mother Jones
Down to the River
Check out “The River” by Bruce Springsteen on Amazon Music. https://music.amazon.com/albums/B00138GYXU?do=play&trackAsin=B00137G8DW&ref=dm_sh_Lu8jY5JdPJN5j1qszbBkGyncU
No flood map for Hawaii. We’re not really part of the nation, besides, why would island flood? feeds.fastcompany.com
Is your house going to flood because of climate change? These maps will tell you
My favorite mug, that my wife has commandeered.
Republican president and COVID mess Republican state leaders in Texas and the current weather crisis
Not thinking it’s a coincidence.
Beef pies galore.
The news looks like the movies The Day After Tomorrow and Contagion combined.
Brought the grandsons and their friends to the pool. Rather chase master, their playing Corona virus. Keep away from the one with the virus
Just turned off most notifications on my iPhone so I’m not distracted when I’m reading in the Books app or Kindle on my phone.
This book, which I read a few years ago, really shows how fragile and how much of an experiment our Democracy is from the beginning. There is not really a blueprint, it’s a work in progress and no two are alike. a.co
“The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution (Simon & Schuster America Collection)” by David O. Stewart
Will not be renewing my Apple Dev account, will just sign up for public betas. My tinkering days are winding down. Will also only sign up for App betas sparingly. Pulling back from tech.
Managing a small restaurant it’s almost all about people in person.
I haven’t posted anything since Jan 2. Here’s the big things that happened in January from my view
January 2021 - [ ] Extremists stormed the US Capital - [ ] Trump’s 2nd impeachment - [ ] I started a new job, back in F&B. The job I’ve wanted for the last 10 years. - [ ] My Mom passed away from COVID in a care home in California - [ ] Biden took office. - [ ] Started. Social media diet. Seems no one noticed, but I feel better. - [ ] Much less time online. More movies and at least an hour a day reading books. - [ ] Restarted my website business. Built 3 sites already. I guess there’s demand. - [ ] My wife got vaccinated (through work) - [ ] Arsenal FC got back to winning ways On to February
It dawned on me tonight, after my Mother’s recent passing (COVID), I am now the oldest in our immediate and extend family. No Parents, Grand Parents, Uncles or Aunts are left. I have younger siblings, cousins and a daughter. It really is my turn. #responsibility
I just watched the first episode of Restaurant Hustle on Food Network about Chefs, Restaurants and COVID. This show made me sad, happy and proud of the industry that I have spent most of my life working in.
The opposite side of the earth from Kailua Kona is NW Botswana, a New Years Day tanget
New Years at Anaeho’omalu Bay (A-bay). Everyone suitably spaced. Brisk breeze, but nice. I used to manage at the Marriott resort behind us. Mixed memories. Been coming to this beach for over 30 years. Great family beach
My 2 Tilley hats. I’ve had these for decades. A quick wash and air dry and they bounce back. Comfortable all day out in the sun.
Not optimal, but it helps none the less, our stimulus showed up in the bank this morning.
Starting out 2021 with a cloudy and hazy sunrise. TBH, kind of like the outlook for 2021. Want to be positive, but so much is hazy right now.
At least I know I’ll have a new job in 3 weeks
Happy New Year East coast - 5 hours to go here.
Trump’s vaccine plan is like the USPS just leaving the mail at the airport and letting the states sort it out.
If you haven’t read Ed Yong‘a article, please do. Herd immunity is a moving target. It’s not some magical place Where the Pandemic Will Take America in 2021 - The Atlantic
What a long strange trip it’s been, but we’re still Truckin. music.apple.com
The loss that hit me the hardest was Chadwick Boseman. So much talent taken early. Cancer sucks
I lost 51# this year, mostly in the first 9 months and have kept it off the last 3 months. Focusing on making it stick this time.
A degree of time wasting onefoottsunami.com
💧 I’m Saving Hundreds of Microseconds Each Day
Truth is, this was not the worst year in my life. It’s was very different, but I had some unique experiences, some great memories and also did some things I never would have done otherwise. Of course this is not taking into account challenges in other parts of the world. This is only speaking for me, also everyone in my family has avoided COVID so far.
My worst year was 2017 (medical challenges - almost died). Came back stronger
Lots of posts about new phones and Macs. I need to live vicariously through you all. We’re in the mode of playing out the string and using our tech until it dies while fastidiously backing up all data until that fateful day.
I need a calendar / date based note app. I’m testing Agenda and Note Plan. I need to add, notes, names, phone numbers, tasks.
Note Plan seems to have. the edge for ease of entry and retrieval.
Big year coming www.inverse.com
Every Star Wars and Marvel show or movie coming in 2021
Pretty much what I expected. Summer
The universe doesn’t care
check the box with bicycles, what am I missing?
I just inhaled a perfect Rib Eye steak right off the Grill with caramelized onions and glass of Woodford Reserve, If I die right now, I will die happy.
I’ve never been one to look back other than as a lesson.
In 2021 I expect better finances, less stuff, renewed relationships, progress in the job front and move forward in learning Italian language.
His days are numbered, but Christmas has been a welcome respite.
Upped my computer audio sound with the Fulla Schiit DAC/AMP
Bigger sound for streaming.
Sorry King Arthur Flour, can’t pull the trigger.
The little tree on top of the air purifier. Now running 24/7 with volcanic emissions being what they are.
This was amazing. The only problem is season 3 is far far away disneyplus.com
I thought you might like “Disney Gallery / Star Wars: The Mandalorian” on Disney+.
I bought NotePlan 2, now I need to spend some time working it into a workflow
It’s working, our air quality inside is down to good numbers. It was 75 before we locked down.
The VOG (Volcanic Haze) is bad today, we have all of the windows and doors closed and have the A/C on and the air purifier cranked up.
We asked our kids to get us alcohol rather than Starbucks cards this year, being that 2020 is what it is.
I’m old enough to remember Viet Nam, African famine, oppressive dictatorships, regional genocides, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunami, ebola, AIDS, wildfires, chemical spills, industrial disaster, environmental disasters, dam breaks etc, etc.
These were all mostly regional. Flashes on the evening newscast (or now on social media), then you move on with your life.
The difference with COVID is that it’s worldwide, and everyone, everywhere has had a similar experience. These other events are still happening, they are just layered on top of the common experience of a pandemic.
Before Trump and BLM I generally didn’t make consumer choices based politics. That has changed, there are companies I go to lengths to avoid.
One of the best adverts of the year youtu.be/kU9bENZ_0…
Shades of 2018 during the of lava flows. Air purifiers running 24/7 in the house.
Christmas gift opening with 2 Grandsons here and Granddaughter via Zoom
On tonight’s cocktail menu Hot Buttered Rum Cranberry Old Fashioned Hot Apple Cider (with Irish Whisky)
Seems I’ve seen this play out somewhere before
With the Volcano back in flow mode and volcanic haze dominating the sky line, I went back to a photo from last years Holiday period.
Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you
Nuclear winter sunset
Actually, Kilauea volcanic haze
Hualalai without and with VOG - volcanic haze
The VOG (Volcanic haze) is definitely back after the volcano only being active for 2 days. Guess she was feeling that COVID was getting all of the attention.
Starting to see the first vestiges of volcanic haze that hangs over West Hawaii when the volcano is active. We’ve had a 2 year respite. The VOG was prevalent for the previous 20 years.
This will come to a big surprise tothose people who bought property sight unseen and moved here during COVID.
Shazam sucks at Hawaiian music
The stars were behind clouds, so we’ll look at pictures instead.
Making Cranberry Old Fashioned for Christmas Eve. Fun times
Happening now: a new eruption of Kīlauea inside Halemaʻumaʻu
It’s beautiful, but can be devastating. If we see a return to volcanic haze hanging over the island, it means respiratory issues fo everyone
See live webcams inside Halemaʻumaʻu, courtesy of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory: go.nps.gov/1o1nze
Oh oh. Here we go again. This is 2020 giving us a final slap in the face. bigislandnow.com
Kīlauea Erupts on Sunday Night
The Professor and the Madman. boxd.it
It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas - December snow on Mauna Kea
My wife has always over cooked cookies and I have given up trying to fix it, I just dip them in milk.
After a couple of interviews, Rethinking going back into food & beverage. Expectations to hit pre-COVID revenue & profit numbers are unrealistic. Though I did get a surprise call from the GM of another car dealer, a 30 year friend. They sell Hyundai and Subaru rather than Toyota’s I sell now Less brand status, but way better work environment. Besides, I’ve owned a Hyundai for 8 years. Talking again after New Years.
With Fargo and Mandalorian over till next year, I guess I’ll go back to reading
Just watched Tenet. It had premise and promise, the story line was kind of thin.
You’re part of the problem, part of the solution or just part of the landscape.
It’s just like the flu
Glassware. I basically have the proper glass for most types of wine, beer and cocktails.
Look what I found. This is a rare find in Hawaii. It wasn’t cheap. The last Shiner Bock I had was in Texas about 10 years ago. Yum!
“Serve cold…and often”
Massive cleanup of bookmarks in Safari today. Deleted over half
On balance, most of 2020 really sucked, and still does, BUT, The Lakers, Dodgers, Biden / Harris, my wife and living in Hawaii made it slightly less so.
The Georgia run-off “could” start 2021 off on the right foot.
Took this photo of the Waimea pastures and Mauna Kea is 2012.
Seeing a lot of posts on camera. I sold my last proper camera early this year. Had used only occasionally for the past few years. No patience to tinker with setting. Now I can Moment lenses for my iPhone, though the phone alone is good enough for me
Planning our next Mac purchases. My wife’s 11” air is getting a little long in the tooth and my 2015 13” MBP is not far behind. She’ll need a laptop, I’m considering a new Mac Mini.
Then and now
Can’t wait for this election cycle to end. I work with a group of far right conspiracy theorists. I’ve had to listen to every single conspiracy regurgitated over and over. Now they’re saying all of their guns will be confiscated and they’ll have to fight with sticks and stones. I so want ask who they will be fighting. Oh and how anarchy will prevail after Jan 20
The unfortunate chain of events; I had a mocha mid afternoon yesterday, led to waking up at 12:30 AM - wide awake, which led to taking ½ an ambien which has caused a thick morning fog which I’m sure will lead to extra coffee this morning.
Seeing a lot commercial for movies “only in theaters” Not for us. We’ve come this far with no COVID, we can wait.
2021 Supra Coupe. Have $55k of spare cash?
From yesterday. Mise en Place for cranberry scones. They came out great. I’m still annoyed that I can’t make clotted cream. I can’t get the correct whipping cream (not ultra pasteurized)
Watched Mank last night on Netflix. I enjoyed it, but then I like subtlety and interesting dialog.
My wife hated it, she wants entertainment where she doesn’t have to think.
Can’t believe this album is 25 years old. I can clearly remember getting the CD when is came out and driving along the south coast of Maui on business in rental car listening very loud music.apple.com
Soon is a relative term during COVID. This has been like this since January
Out cruising at the Waikoloa resort. The activity calendar has not updated since…pre COVID
I was a big fan of Mountain in high school. Even had a bootleg live album. music.apple.com
My Sonos speakers are crapping tonight, back to TV
Rewatching Tinker, Tailor, Solder, Spy with Gary Oldman before it disappears from Netflix. A great old fashioned spy movie, the kind I grew up watching with my Dad.
I don’t like the culture of car sales, I do love my customers. I’ve been told by customers that I’m a refreshing change and not like any other car salesman (I’m not ruthless, I’m respectful of the customer as a person). That all being said, I still sold 7 cars this week.
Stepped outside to this
If the SCOTUS does anything to mess with the election, there will be civil war. The Black Lives Matter protests will seem tame compared to what will come and the Trumpites will be emboldened. It would be ugly.
Current status… for at least another week.
I don’t agree with hyper analyzing every Biden pick, maybe the big cabinet positions.
Let’s judge the body of work. He needs to put in people that he trusts to go in the right direction without micromanaging them.
I grew up at the old Honolulu Stadium watching the Hawaii Islanders Triple A team. Minor league baseball has a place in my heart theathletic.com
The new minor-league affiliates of all 30 MLB teams, explained
Fascinating take. www.inverse.com
‘Mandalorian’ theory: Boba Fett easter egg reveals how Season 2 will end
New annoying behavior by my Beats Flex headphones since the iPhone update. They disconnect when the phone is locked as I get the reconnect window when I unlock.
I’m not a coder, never have been, I speak english (and Hawaiian and a little Italian - still learning) I just watch all of those posts about coding and the app used for such go by like a foreign language.
Trump just said “skyrocket downward”. Huh?
parking is getting a little crowded up there
I think we can file the vaccines under sometimes “perfect is the enemy of good enough”
This caught my eye in this video. Son of Mauna Kea
For those who don’t know, Mauna Kea is here on Hawaii Island and is the tallest mountain on earth from base to peak at more than 33,500 feet [10,210 meters].
I loved this album when it came out. I had the vinyl.
Lazy Sunday afternoon
Going out for anniversary dinner tonight. Outdoor dining
The best streaming service is one that you will watch. There are so many, We started keeping track of what service the shows or sports that we watch are on to help make educated decisions on what to keep.
One step closer to getting out of car sales and back into hospitality. Meeting with the owner of a pair of restaurants (working on a third) here on the island this week. It would be back to my wheelhouse and comfort zone.
We left the beach earlier that we wanted. It was beautiful day, It was starting to get crowded and not a mask in sight. Lots of larger groups starting to congregate. We were just feeling uncomfortable about the whole thing.
I’m glad we have The Onion. #Levity Jared Kushner Says States Should Have Planned Ahead Before Joining The Union
Usage observations. The Beats Flex has a way better, consistent and persistent connection with my phone that the AirPod pro. Sound is better on the AirPod pro if it’s actually connected
December F%k’N FIRST 2020.
Don’t know if I feel “what the hell happened to this year” or “ let’s get the damn thing over with”
COVID will be with us well into 2021, but stay safe and whatever at this point.
Maybe Micro.Blog can do seasonal icons ???? I
My vehicles 1985 Isuzu Pup. 250,000 miles 1995 Nissan Frontier 103,000 miles 2004 Nissan Fromtier 101,500 miles 2013 Hyundai Accent 103,500 so far
This may not be much on a continent, but I have driven over 550,000 combined miles (4 different cars) over 30 year on Hawaii island. Only 2 speeding tickets and 1 fender bender.
It’s Cyber “I’m going to work and not spending any money” Monday
It’s a very Merry Christmas
Macy’s is so devoid of inventory it sure seems like they’re closing.
Democrats best not fall into infighting, complacency & trying to grab power for their slice of the party. We could be sitting here 4 years from now with a Republican president elect wondering what the f%&k happened.
The Republicans are already at work to win it back
Go to hell 2020. We’re having a Christmas
This just happened. Glad I looked up.
Got my AARP card today, time to embrace being old(er). You only get old once, hopefully it lasts a long time.
Sunset looking west, moonrise to the east.
I am very close to exiting the car business. My 5 month experiment is closing. The dark side of car sales is too much for me. I could deal with it if we were in a better economy and I was doing better financially.
Stormy night last night, not a cloud in the sky today. Gonna be a hot one.
Deleted the mother lode of black Friday emails, don’t need anything and the the family has been prepared for a different type of Christmas.
Had our Thanksgiving Japanese Dinner at #IzakayaShiono in Kona, They opened a few weeks ago. (opening was delayed by COVID lockdown). The service and food was great. They were very respectful of COVID, tables spaced, etc.
Great to support a local small business.
We don’t have Autumn leaves in Hawaii, we do have that Fall feeling music.apple.com
How soon is now. music.apple.com
“When you say it’s gonna happen now, well when exactly do you mean, See, I’ve already waited too long. And all my hope is gone…
We went for a Thanksgiving walk down at the Four Season Hualalai oceanside walking path. It’s nice to see the resort slowly awaken from its COVID forced months long slumber. We saw a number of staff doing preparation work
My wife went all in holidays today. Even the fireplace app on AppleTV
My wife and I are not having anyone over, we’re going out for dinner. Japanese bistro food. Untraditional
I had tight nuts during the election
This pair of roosters live between 2 parking lots. In the afternoon at Ace Hardware next door and in the morning they’re on our side
The holiday season, where I can count on getting an email from any company I’ve purchased from in the internet era.
It’s easier to deal with than a mailbox full of catalogs
Late to the game (literally). But just blew through Monument Valley. Really enjoyed it. Downloaded MV II. We’ll see how long that takes.
Ravel’s Bolero is such an amazing piece of music.
The sound of inevitability
Look what I found. This will be fun disneyplus.com
I thought you might like “LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special” on Disney+.
129 days till Opening Day #Dodgers
Dug out my trusted cast iron skillet to make Cajun blackened chicken. Due to smoke alarms, I put the pan on the grill outside and got it nice and hot. Came our perfect.
I really like the Airmail app on IOS, but the Mac version is so so
Couldn’t resist, had all of the ingredients, had to make another batch.
As a life long nerd and also old enough to recall Mercury and Apollo, landing a rocket on a dime, back on earth continues to amaze me.
I am a sports fan for escape and moments off joy. The Lakers and Dodgers were solid. So far #Arsenal and #Inter not so much
Made roasted corn and jalapeño corn bread on my day off yesterday. It was a great addition to breakfast this morning.
Enjoyed the Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix.
We had our own share of War protests in Hawaii. Honolulu was a stop for kids going to and from Viet Nam. The protesters had a constant presence in Waikiki in the late ‘60s - early 70s
I have signed up for too many lifetime subscriptions that went out of business. No thanks. flip.it
Store and protect your digital life with this lifetime subscription
All this happened in my adult life.
I used DOS for the first few years on a PC clone (a Gateway if I recall) Had a Mac at work in ‘86. The first version of Windows was very bad twitter.com
Day off beverage choice
I had forgotten how good this album was. music.apple.com
Just watched “I am Greta” on Hulu. Shame on us, we have been nothing but complacent.
The climate needs everyone.
My Apple Watch battery time is massively degraded since the last update. Sucky
Public health 101 C’mon Hawai’i A Secret to Vermont’s Pandemic Success
This was a very memorable chilly afternoon at the historic Volcano House. We stayed there after the recent volcanic eruption ended to support the people who worked there and see the volcano.
My final fireplace of the day. This was a holiday portrait my Wife and I took at our former home in Waimea as newlyweds. This fireplace was propane and truth be told, didn’t throw much heat. We had a space heater in the great room.
One of my favorite Fireplaces here on Hawaii Island is at Kilauea Lodge in Volcano village. Have had dinner there often and enjoy an after-dinner port by the Fireplace. This place has history. Fond memories.
It’s been cloudy and raining all afternoon, the sun finally peaked under the clouds just before dropping for the night.
What I want and where I want to be.
Watch this #HOPE. www.youtube.com/embed/qQ7…
Can we fire Trump on Twitter
Quite a few people I work with are gun owners. What I hear from them often is; what would you do if someone broke into your house, you need protection. I’m 61 years old and lived in big cities and the country. I’ve always felt fine with a baseball bat behind my bedroom door.
This song by Jackson Browne says a lot about where we are now. music.apple.com
They must be new to Kona. That tree will a dried up timber in 3 weeks
This was in a car that came in for service. Don’t want to be on the road when this guy is.
The county is replacing a small but important bridge near our home. It’s on a very busy street. It’s right next to the ocean so high tide floods the stream. They’ve put in a coffer dam to facilitate building the base.
Seems line an eternity ago.
I had completely forgotten to upgrade my home server. It just sits there quietly and does its job. Had to jump through 2 updates to get to Big Sur giving me 3 relocated items folders.
Love the club cover.
Snow on Mauna Kea this morning. Thought it was a little nippy last night.
Reading this, they really are lost.
We’ve gone back to Apple native apps. Canceled Spotify, Adobe suite and MIcrosoft Office. Next up, moving back to the Apple podcast app.
Oh and also broke an expensive Starbucks habit and just do pour over coffee. Starbucks is just an occasional treat now.
just heard the announcer use the word “trickeration” on a college football game.
had to look it up to see if it was real.
trick·er·a·tion | ˌtrikəˈrāSHən |.
noun US informal.
(chiefly in African American usage) trickery or deception: they felt the need to resort to cheap trickeration to achieve success.
ORIGIN. 1930s: from trickery + -ation; earliest use found in the title of a song performed by jazz singer Cab Calloway.
When Trump says the vaccine is great and we all should get it, I would tend to run the other way. I don’t even know which so called ‘scientists” to believe.
He needs to just shut up already.
The Airpod Pro spatial sound is an amazing way to listen to shows on Disney+
This will be my last beta cycle. This one was more or less stable on all devices and it was a big one, but I won’t be renewing my Dev account.
Seeing everyone get their new phones is fun to watch.
We’re taking a different tack, We will only buy a device when one dies. We’re just playing out the string on our 3 Macs (11” Air, 13: rMBP and Mac Mini), 2 iPads and 2 phones. They do what they need to do now.
This remote learning, school at home is really wearing on our 9 yo Grandson. He’s tends towards hyperactive / ADHD. He needs to be in a classroom. We fight with him every day to sit still, pay attention and stop turning your camera off.
The #BartenderApp not only works again, it’s much better #Yay
I had the cassette tape of this album in my car back in the early ‘80s music.apple.com
Guessing Google hasn’t figured out how to monetize photos in the app
50.8% is not a total repudiation of Trump but it’s a start and I’ll take it.
I picked a bad day to quit sniffing glue
Lots of press on the vaccine. My wife works in healthcare. Keeping the vaccine at -70° F is a big deal and officials are minimizing it. How long can it be out of cold storage during administration. Can it just be set on the counter between doses?
It’s not like dry ice is available on every corner.
Wish I was Still drinking music.apple.com
Here we go. He’ll start burning for down the house from one corner www.kitv.com
Trump fires Secretary of Defense Mark Esper
Reviewing the IMDB 100 movie bucket list, I’ve seen ¾ of them, albeit many of them 1 time years ago. Many of the old ones that I’ve tried to rewatch aren’t on any of the streaming channels that we subscribe to (Netflix, HBO-Max< Amazon, TV+, Peacock, Hulu, Fox, Disney+
It wasn’t all DEMs
…and Sade music.apple.com
Just came across Luther Vandross on a playlist on my phone. This was was go to music back in the ‘80s music.apple.com
Our imitation In-n-Out burgers were amazing Ground Chuck Secret Sauce Fresh baked buns (local bakery) Fresh lettuce and onion Cheddar rather than American
We don’t have In-n-Out burger in Hawaii so I’m making a copycat version for lunch today. Just need an appropriate bun. Made the sauce already.
My wife and I decided to go out to our favorite restaurant #IslandLavaJava to celebrate #BidenIn #TrumpOut
We haven’t been out for dinner since my birthday in June. 80% of the young people had no masks. Many other people were just carrying their mask (maybe it works that way)
It just dawned on me the amazing First Lady we will have. This is going to be amazing, blazing light after 4 years of darkness.
My wife and I have had a bottle of good champagne in the refrigerator for a couple of years, waiting for the right occasion.
This is it
It’s so annoying when you have to threaten to cancel for a company to offer a better deal. I find when just calling to ask for the deal, there is none. We just shopped our auto and home insurance and called our current companies first to give them a chance. Not until we called to cancel was a much better offer presented.
Wow, NBC just called it for Biden!!
Trump’s path forward.
My brain while looking at the numbers
This makes me feel better, I think
Day off. Watching numbers.
Georgia on my mind music.apple.com
My Wife and I are both looking forward to the day, hopefully sooner, when the adults move back into the Executive branch.
They don’t need to be perfect, just make adult, mature decisions based on the best information available.
You know you’re getting old when you recognize more and more of the medications advertised on TV.
Changing the battery in a Prius is quite involved
This election was better, but we need more
Hawaii had a 67% turnout, much better than last time, but what about the other 30+%.
Let’s start now for the mid-term. The Senate and McConnell will still be a major impediment.
Is it too early to talk about a Harris / _______ ticket?
I just calling them Electrical votes, either will be shock to certain people.
Sunset over car lot
“What you learn from a life in science is the vastness of our ignorance.” – David Eagleman
Really hoping Biden trounces Trump, then we just need to worry about fixing all of the damage he does between now and Jan 20.
Good Monday - almost
Rum old fashioned coming. Go with what you got.
IMHO, they should stop posting polls already. I think it really does influence the election.
Excellent big picture of what’s wrong Review: Five books on our hopeless polarization - The Washington Post
A customer of mine is the granddaughter of Stan “the Man” Musial. She found out how much of a baseball fan I am and gave me this today.
Can’t wrap my head around what we do if SCOTUS usurps the constitution to support Trump.
Do we just ignore it? We’ve seen what Trump will do if we protest. This why leaving the country seems so logical.
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Got my answer from Apple. They will not credit back existing subscriptions when you sign up for Apple One. I will just wait until they expire and look at Apple One again.
Watched David Byrne’s American Utopia on HBO. Love it
We’re all swearing too. www.voanews.com
Amy Coney Barrett Sworn In as New Supreme Court Justice
I’ll have to wait to update my phone at home tonight. WiFi is dis functional at work. Says 11 hours.
What the Apple bundles haven’t answered is how to deal with existing annual or free subscriptions. Disney did a great job with this when setting up their bundles. I’ll give it a few days and try calling apple
Ok. I’m officially fed up with this. C’mon Apple. Fix it.
Watching game 4 of the 1984 NBA finals. I remember it clearly. The Lakers won it in 6. Was living in LA in ‘84
I got the new Beats Flex. I can leave them hanging around my neck and stick one in my ear when my phone rings. I love how it answers the phone as soon as I put it in my ear. We use RingCentral at work, so I can answer any incoming call to the dealership on my mobile from anywhere
The nice thing tonight is my Twitter feed had WAY more baseball than politics.
I’m a life long #Dodger fan. They’ve now won 6 championships in my lifetime, including the year I was born. in the 80’s when I lived in LA, I went to over 50 home games for 3 years in a row. I’m so happy tonight.
It’s probably too much to ask for the Rams to win the SuperBowl.
I’m avoiding the news for the next week. There is already too mud and lies being slung around.
My college football coach used to say “don’t leave it till the 4 quarter” score enough to leave no doubt. This election is about that. We need enough votes to give the GOP no room to wiggle.
Not renewing my Microsoft Office software subscription. Going back to using Pages and Numbers. Dumped Adobe a couple of months ago.
Can’t justify the expense for non-essential software. File this under using the good enough model.
My go to relax music. #TheClientele music.apple.com
Kona is much more interested pleasant when there are these high clouds all day long
In my estimate, there’s not just one Donald Trump, there are over 60 million of them. If you back what he stands for and does, you’re just like him.
4Runnner TRD Off Road Pro. Lunar Rock Color. Hard to come by. We got one for one of my customers.
At this point, we might as well recycle the paper the constitution was written on. The GOP is making it a useless document.
Saw Jambalaya on TV last night which of course meant I have to make some. Conveniently we had all but one ingredient in the house (bell pepper), including andouille, and i can make it without thinking. Made enough to take for lunch at least a couple of days #FTW.
Needless to say, after the issues coming up with the Indegogo project #SecondScreen and other crowd funded project failures that I’ve backed,
I’m done. The jury is still out on #SecondScreen, they may still deliver, but I’ve lost enough $$$
This week’s day out in the world was to Anaeho’omalu Bay at Waikoloa. The fish pond in the pix is the Ku’uali’i Fishpond. The hotel seen is the not yet open Marriott Waikoloa Beach Resort, where I used to manage. Much fun was had by all
Alice’s Restaurant - A Thanksgiving tradition
Finally settled on #Newsblur as my RSS reader
Starting to get the feeling I’ll never see the Indegogo project I backed #SecondScreen - more than the $350, I really wanted what they are making. Their updates are less frequent and bleaker
Still an outside chance I guess.
I had saved this text from an article a couple of months ago quoting Venki Ramakrishnan from the Royal society science journal.
“It used to be quite normal to have quite a few drinks and drive home, and it also used to be normal to drive without seatbelts,”
“Today both of those would be considered antisocial, and not wearing face coverings in public should be regarded in the same way”
Mise en place.
My Apple Watch battery is confused, or maybe it’s some of the apps.
I do the same thing every day. I put it on the charger in the evening after I eat and put it back on at bedtime. in the morning sometimes the battery is at 92%, sometimes 72% or something in between.
Love this -welcome to the future
Not watching the debate, though my wife is totally into it in the other room. Getting my entertainment watching Twitter.
Way to show up “New York is NOT a ghost town” people
Not making a global judgement, we see very few Tesla in Kona, but so far the drivers of the ones we’ve seen are jerks.
Babe Ruth and Mookie Betts are connectedwww.espn.com
Passan: How Mookie Betts just made the super-sabermetric World Series super-fun
I have no compelling reason to get the new phone. We won’t have 5G for the foreseeable future and the camera on my XS Max with (or without) Moment lenses is more than adequate. I can live the current form factor. Also won’t need to buy new case or charge cables.
My ballot has been verified. - Boom!
Bought Reeder 5 for IOS, don’t really want to pay for Reeder 5 for Mac. Still thinking on it
The industry that I know and love is still dead (hospitality).
I’m doing something I don’t really like and feel like a fish out of water.
We need to resuscitate this economy one way or another
Well here we go, I’m a life long Dodger fan. This will be fun and great diversion from the pre-election shyt show.
There are more of us.
Everyone needs to vote.
I miss having a convection oven for pizza.
Our grandsons (9 & 12) are getting more and more anti-social. Haven’t gone to in-person school since March. We get them out as much as we can, though it’s not among people.
At their Dad’s they’re on the X-Box for hours and hours. Can’t do anything about that.
My view at work now vs one year ago
Now. Used cars, power sub station, utility poles, warehouses, cellular towers and finally Mount Hualalai
Then Anaeho’omalu Bay at Waikoloa
At least I’m working, the resort is still closed.
2020 sucks… But then there’s this
Someday this will end, Trump will fade way and we’ll focus on repairing the damage and finding perceived normalcy.
The Dem party has a lot of young guns coming up that can carry the torch for years. All of the GOP leaders are old, who is their “next”?
At home I often take the Nomad leather case off of my iPhone 10 XS, which thanks to the case is in pristine shape, to enjoy the amazing design and feel in my hands. I won’t dare use it out in the wild without the case.
Top notch security
my how things have changes, an Apple phone event and Amazon Prime day went by and did order or buy a single thing.
On another note, that Apple watch update that was supposed to address battery drain, didn’t.
We are so lucky to live in a State that Trump ostensibly ignores. We got our ballots on Saturday, filled. them out and I dropped them off at the county building today. No lines, no issues.
Wishing the best to those in the states under attack.
I’m on the fence about Twitter. I’ve curated my feed to mostly soccer and tech and little noise that I’ll clean up and see.
I opened this place in 1979. It’s a fixture. Honolulu Club permanently closes after more than 40 years of business - Pacific Business News
No new phones or other stuff this round. Our Sonos speakers work great, no need invest in something new (Apple)
I remember the early promise of 5G is that it would replace home internet. Don’t see that happening for a long time.
An unintended consequence of losing a lot of weight is alway being cold. My metabolism went down and then the obvious. I easily get a chill. At work everyone else is running into the Air Conditioning, I’m content outside.
I think we were only supposed to post one, but oh well
Sunset on #adayinthelife in Kailua-Kona Hawaii
The GOP sure is giving the Dems plenty of excuses to pack the court. The list is getting long. www.motherjones.com
Since I posted a depressing COVID pic earlier, I went up the coast to get this one at Puako looking up the N Kohala coast. Hawaii Island
Kailua Village during COVID-19 Kailua-Kona Hawaii
Normally bustling with activity both visitors and local. Kailua Village has been a ghost town since April. At least 50% of the small businesses had shuttered for good.
Eliminated a couple of more rogue subscriptions while setting up the #Bobby app. Had to go through credit card bills to find some hidden charges.
I would venture to say that COVID will be looked at as a pre-existing condition How Democrats stayed on message and defended Obamacare in Monday - Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather - KITV Channel 4
She can say whatever she wants now, once she’s on the court, we can’t recall. She can out and out lie to us. www.bbc.co.uk
Each individual has his or her own perception of reality. The implication is that because each of us perceives the world through our own eyes, reality itself changes from person to person. While it’s true that everyone perceives reality differently, reality could care less about our perceptions.
Santana for a Sunday night music.apple.com
Fisherman at Puako, Hawaii Island
My career started in farming. We lost our farm to a freeway on Oahu. I wish I had a farm to go to now. Simple lifestyle and always in demand - people need to eat.
I remember the last time Hawaii island’s unemployment was this high and the economy had tanked was when the sugar mills closed in the mid 90s. It took 10 years to fully recover. Many of those people shifted to hospitality jobs. Now that industry is decimated. What now?
The old iPods in our house have about a 10 minute battery life
Done. Will drop off at the county building Dropbox next week.
Going back to reread this book. One question it asks is why we abide by Supreme Court rulings. The court has no way to enforce their own ruling. a.co
“Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge’s View” by Stephen Breyer
Life is what happens while your waiting for something to happen.
Society as a whole would benefit if Twitter just shut down.
deleted and reinstalled the Micro.blog app and it works again.
Picked up a Costco hot dog to pair with the Chili my wife made yesterday - Instant classic
One of my favorite albums of the last few years. I keep going back to it more often these days.
A very thorough C0VID/Trump timeline.
Lies, lies lies.
My fishing trip to Craig Alaska in 2006. A one-off trip, I don’t fish.
It was sponsored by Coors Light, they were one of my clients at a radio group. They had an extra spot after a contest and I got to go. It was a blast. #ThrowbackThursday
One of the Van Halen classics. Saw them in 1982 and the LA Fabulous Forum. music.apple.com
My wife and I had strategy session last night. We definitely want to retire to Italy in a few years.
But if Trump wins the election, we will accelerate the timeline and likely move before the end of 2021 and plan on working in Italy for a few years, then retire.
This sucks. I read this and Sports Illustrated as a kid twitter.com
Used to surf there when I lived in So Cal in the early 80s. Used to catch train down from LA. Classic spot Trestles Has Been Saved (For Good, This Time) - SURFER Magazine
since my 100 day “safer at home” period earlier this year I’ve become very comfortable baking. I’ve maintained a successful sourdough starter, have a feel for when the dough is proper and my results are more predicable. I bake every Sunday now
Maui across the channel.
Due to COVID, since they’re closed anyway, a number of Hawaii resorts have either moved up scheduled renovations or added work that was in long term plans. This is the 2nd and even the 3rd renovation in my lifetime for some of these resorts
Naupaka. The legend is the half flower is separated lovers. This plant is Naupaka o Ke kai, it’s prevalent along the shoreline. The companion is a vining version that grows up mauka or at higher elevation that has the other half the flower. The separated lovers
Watch a movie on my iPhone with the AirPod Pro. What amazing sound.
It’s a little wet today
Needless to say, I will miss Saturday’s matches. I will need to be at work at 8am.
The monthly Hawaii emergency alert siren test. Warning for tsunami, air raids or other emergency. In grade school, we had to duck under the desks, though this was during the Vietnam era.
Looked it up, I’ve used the #\Deliveries app since 2012
Love the Sticky Widgets app, and stacking multiple notes is a game changer.
I guess Hawaii is last. My Mac had a update, but not my phone. Probably in the morning
This happened on the way home
One of my favorites
Watched Long way Round last week and am into Long way down. Love the adventures.
on Hawaii Island, we had the Onomea arch, it fell in during an earthquake many years ago. There’s a Hawaiian legend about it, of course.
Found a recipe to make pasta using Sourdough starter. I know what I’m doing today.
The wind patterns around the Pacific are complex. But the window of trade winds from the west coast to Hawaii persists.
What you need to know about where I live.
At my new job I don’t have a computer terminal of my own. 5 terminals, 6 sales people. I can jump on one as needed. I was using my MacBook for a while, but have discovered that I can do almost everything on my phone. The only exception is printing on the network printer.
A year ago this week, we had an amazing staycation at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. We won’t be doing they for quite a while.
Netflix keeps canceling good shows. It sucks
Some repairs are just complicated
Created a playlist of the music Fran the show Watchmen. I’ll go back and watch it again. I music.apple.com
Ha. I’m not the only one www.vox.com
After six months and $1.8 billion, Quibi wants a new owner. That will be a hard sell.
Deleted Quibi. If they do have an algorithm, it doesn’t work, I have to scroll endlessly to find something remotely interesting, then watch a commercial out of the chute.
Tried it since launch, but it’s an annoying experience.
Flashing back to a time when you could open up a Mac and fix it yourself.
Waiting for a call
I have news fatigue.
I’m avoiding watching news. My Twitter feed is almost entirely sports and tech. Unsubscribed from news RSS feeds.
I figure if something really big happens, the news will find its way to me.
This week’s Time out of house with our grandsons was to Honaunau in S Kona. Home of the Pu’u Honua o Honaunau or the City of Refuge and Keoua Canoe Club. Lots of memories here. 25 years of canoe races out of this bay, also where I proposed to my wife.
With Apple’s supposed movement to not put power adapters in the box with new tech, better to keep these in a safe place.
Found my “tech go bag” in the closet. We used to travel inter island and do staycations every few weeks. I have a bag with cables, charge bricks, mag safe, mini WiFi router, charge bricks, etc. we won’t be traveling for quite a while, will probably clear out the bag.
Rewatched All the President’s Men after many years. First thought was how good the newspapers were, second was how Trump has squirmed away.
Every once in a while I hear a song that make me reslly miss a certain artist. This is one of them music.apple.com
I’ve walked 30 miles at work this week. Doing laps around a car lot.
If the GOP pushes through a SCOTUS nominee and approval before the inauguration, they will need to be hit with a retaliatory force that they never could have imagined on Election Day.
Came to the conclusion after 3 mos that car sales is not for me. It’s not the action of selling cars, I can do that, it’s the culture of the sales community. Cut throat, favoritism, inequitable. I spent years in hospitality where teamwork is the rule. But that industry is decimated, so I need to bide my time.
When I started my weight loss program and the Doc says the goal is 1# / week, my first though was WTF, is there something faster? But 18 months later, I’ve stuck with it and damn, it worked - 70# and still going.
Just like heaven music.apple.com
I’m typically positive, but I’ve talked to a number of people in the past week who were very interested and wanted to be notified when we get trucks. I’ve kept in touch, now they say, we’re gonna wait till later in the year or in 2021. Can’t do it now. Can’t afford a loan payment
IMHO. In the past 6 weeks the divide between the “haves” and the “have nots” has gotten deeper. There is so much uncertainty in the world, people who were gung ho 6-8 weeks ago to buy cars who have now become gun shy. The light at the end of the tunnel is getting dimmer.
Just found an update on my ethnicity.
Combined estimates from 3 DNA different results and ancestry tracing.
As they get better at the data, it gets closer to the genealogy data we have. We knew we had generations of Irish, but parts of the family came from Scotland and England before that, the DNA now shows that too.
This is the way
My 2015 12” MacBook that I use for work started getting the dreaded “Battery need service” warning. Everything we do at work is cloud based. I do access iCloud and OneDrive docs, but that can be done online. Don’t even need ↑ computing power.
Looking at getting a Chromebook.
We finished season 1 of Away, but season 2 has no date yet and maybe over a year away. We’ll have to watch it again to remember what it was.
One consequence of losing a lot of weight is I get chilled easily. We wife is at the other end of the spectrum. She’ll have the Air conditioning running and I’ll have on a long sleeve shirt or sweatshirt.
Picked up a pork loin. 1/3 will be BBQ. 1/3 herbed and 1/3 garlic and pepper. They will go in the sous vide shortly, then on the grill later.
I was so lucky to not have any student loans. I went into culinary science and travel industry management and got student industry grants and scholarships. TGI Friday’s paid for executive business school.
Caramelized pears with Combier over ice cream.
The #Dodgers and in a funk. Needs to get back their ruthlessness
Just park however you like.
Red or White
My love of baseball grew out of going to Hawaii Islander AAA game at the old Honolulu stadium growing up. Up close and personal.
It’s a good time to bring out the old Franklin Covey circle of influence vs circle of concern. Keep some semblance of sanity.
Poolside FM IOS. Yay!
A cute little rainbow
I just watched Inception in its entirety for the first time in years. What a ride.
My wife picked up some nice roast turkey, so I felt compelled to play. Made a chili aioli from dried habaneros and some caramelized onions for roast turkey sandwiches for lunch.
If I didn’t grow up in Hawaii, this might scare me.
A pear … or a single
My office in 2008. Now I have no office, Just a MacBook Pro at the coffee table or on the lanai
So much for making clotted cream. The is no non-ultra pasteurized heavy whipping cream to be found in Kailua Kona. I’ll try calling the dairy.
A Trip to Italy. It was a blast. boxd.it
Enjoyed this movie. boxd.it
Found the pix from this fishing trip to Alaska in 2005. It was so much fun.
I don’t recall where I got this image, but I love it.
The famous Beach Tree chef’s table at the Four Seasons Hualalai will return someday #COVID
Empty beach, empty roads, the sun goes down alone
Sold this today. It a big one (null)
Me wants Bore, Parma, Italy
The timing is not good, expecting something else will be available when the timing is.
COVID has exposed so many public officials.
The Peter principle is a concept in management developed by Laurence J. Peter, which observes that people in a hierarchy tend to rise to their “level of incompetence”, as skills in one job do not necessarily translate to another.
At my workplace, our small sales team has a far right conspiracy theorist (massive Trump supporter), a liberal former hippie, a devoted Libertarian (gun owner), I’m a left leaning centrist and 2 who don’t know where they are (20 somethings). We all get along well enough.
As I get older, I share my opinion less and less. Life has taught me that it really carries no weight in the world and no one really wants to hear (or read it)
The old quote “If I wanted your opinion I would have asked for it! Don’t you know opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one and most of them stink.
I do believe everyone should vote.
Love this article. I go back to it often qz.com
“Black Panther” Director Ryan Coogler on Chadwick Boseman: “After his family released their statement, I realized that he was living with his illness the entire time I knew him”
I love this stuff. flip.it
A new quantum paradox throws the foundations of observed reality into question
Re watched Black Panther today. Love the picture. It one that I will re-watch frequently
An era drifts away. Used to listen to Vin Scully calling the #Dodgers on a transistor radio under my pillow as a kid. flip.it
Catching up with Vin Scully: On America today, Jackie Robinson, MLB in 2020 and daily life in retirement
One of my Favorite Actors - taken too soon >>> CNN Top Stories: The ‘Black Panther’ star has died after a four-year battle with colon cancer, according to a statement posted to his Twitter account
We are experiencing technical difficulties.
A Toyota Tundra completely covered in Rhino Lining. Still don’t know how I feel about. No need to wax. Just wash and rinse.
It’s getting to point where I’m no fun anymore. music.apple.com
Making British beef pies today.
Reading about @PieburyCorner in London closing made me do it.
in old westerns, the guy running away is always riding at full tilt and the guys chasing with the Indian guide are just moseying along, but they still always catch their man.
Must be an answer in physics somewhere.
My Wife is Facebook’s model user. She spend most of her online time on the site. Facebook and CNN are her windows to the world. I’ve tried to sway her away from Facebook, but no use. No blood, no foul.
Finally back home. 5 hours at the Hapuna State Beach. Epic day. We can’t do that every weekend, but when we can it’s amazing.
Approaching noon and the beach is still rather empty. It’s a beautiful day. Light breeze, Passing clouds.
We made it. Hapuna State beach park
Loaded up for a beach day. Chairs Tent Boogie boards Towels Food. Lots Drinks Sun screen Music.
Low and behold. I figured out why the delete button on my 12” MacBook wasn’t working. The function button was sticking. All good now
On one of our mechanics tool box
I’ve been all Apple products for years, but Apple is changing. I am having a harder time giving blind support.
I’m going to order a Chomebook to use for work, everything we use is web based.
My said “you don’t have to shut up, just stop talking”. Er…ok
30 days in the hole music.apple.com
The first Presidential election that I voted in was 1980, for Reagan. I was a conservative leaning centrist up until 2008 when started leaning left and have voted Democrat since. I’ve always considered voting a privilege not to be squandered.
This album was released over 50 years ago and still stands up. It was a game changer for island music
When I started on my road to losing weight and taking back control of my health 2 years ago, I was a 38 waist. Finally to a point to shop for new slacks, I comfortably fit a 34. I have not been a 34 waste since I was 15 years old.
Current status. Kukio beach.
As COVID drags on, more and more public officials who were reasonably competent before COVID have reached a level of total incompetence. #PeterPrincipal
Thinking back on the good ole days when news site were more about page views that paywalls.
I’m not surprised at the quality of the CBS Champions League coverage. They’ve been doing sports for a very long time, it was adopting to the needs of soccer fans.
I’m sure the best constitutional legal minds are pouring over the laws and precedents on how to push back on Trump’s crushing of the post office. Is it too late to contract UPS or FedEx to handle ballots? They’re everywhere, everyday in our community.
You can’t very well quarantine inmates and more bigislandnow.com
This was amazing - Exactly what Daring Fireball, John Gruber said: ‘2020: An Isolation Odyssey’
This just happened
Look I can post from Gluon. No crashing @vincent
I love my Airpod Pros, I watch a lot of movies on my iPhone and use wired headphones. My Airpods have the bad habit of disconnecting when I pause the movie for more than a few minutes, it’ sannoying. I’ve tried the unpair and the reset routines to no avial. I just use wired.
Hawaii was good about containing COVID until the lockdown ended. The biggest error Hawaii made was requiring one to be a medical professional to be a contact tracer, we have a dire shortage of both
Yes, That’s Maui in the distance
Watching Interstellar for the first time in a while. Paying extra attention to the soundtrack. What a master track it is. Building then releasing tension over and over. the ticking of the clock was effective.
My daily steps during the last few weeks of lockdown and getting back to work. Feels good to move.
I was never a comic book fan, though I’m a big fan of Marvel and DC movies. I feel for the DC comics people laid off today. Hopefully the can keep drawing somewhere.
Hawaii had it highest ever (all mail in) primary election voter turn out, but 52% still means a small percentage of the population actually decides who is elected.
Hawaii (O`ahu) has really blown it. They thought it was over. Hawaii Island and Kauai will have small numbers.
I can’t wait for the end of time… music.apple.com
My favorite everyday knife. A 5” utility knive from the Edge of Belgravia knife company. Have 3 others from them. 1 smaller and 2 larger, a steel, a cutting board and a sauté pan.
I’m enjoying Formula E way more than F1
There are so many “Harvard Educated” idiots, that it totally degrades the idea of “Harvard Educated”
Went for a long walk on the beach side path at the Four Season Hualalai at Ka’upulehu. The hotel is closed. The restaurants are ‘Ulu, Beach Tree & Resident’s Beach House. Lots of renovation and repairs taking place too.
Took the boys for a walk along the shore at the Four Seasons Hualalai at Ka’upulehu. The hotel is closed. Many more pics to come. Enjoy this interlude.
I am so over Adobe (and other)subscription model, I think I’m spoiled by the Setapp subscription model. A menu of apps, pay by computer, not by app.
Hawaii’s primary is today, lots of important local races. It’s all mail in election. Totally secure.
I wish we were in a position to move to Italy. Just came accross a property in Bore, Parma, Emilia Romagna. 1700 sqft main house, with a double garage, a side guest cottage, 200 Sq m property. The owner is selling due to age. €119,950. The adjacent property is undeveloped and available at a good price, Bore town is 4k away.
We’re liquid enough to buy, but a few years from being ready to relocate. Other properties will be available when we’re ready, but I like this one. Oh well.
I had a Toshiba laptop in 1986 , my first portable. it was clunky with a fold up screen.
Daring Fireball, John Gruber: Pour One Out for Toshiba
Truth is hospitality jobs and that part of economy is not coming back soon, no matter how much we hope and wish and dream. We need to start making another plan for those people and the supporting industries. When it does eventually come back, it will be a bonus.
I’ve nver used TikTok and don’t care about. I only created a Facebook page under pseudonym (My Grandfather’s name) so I can research clients.
Just watched Dr Sleep. As a fan of The Shining I very much enjoyed it.
Taika Waititi is one of my favorite directors. www.imdb.com
Watching Harlem Nights. Love that all star cast. Redd Foxx, Della Reece, Richard Prior, Eddie Murphy, Danny Aiello, Michael Lerner and more
I’ve been managing F&B teams for most of the last 30 years. Teams of 20-80. I also had full responsibility for the restaurants or outlets I managed. Now I am a car salesman, responsible for just me. It’s a refreshing change to leave work at work and on a day off, just be off.
Day off. Meeting up with and old friend (both types of old). Dealership is closed Sunday and the other day off rotates monthly. Tuesdays for August
My Mobile phone path. Most changes because of coverage where I worked. Challenge of living on a rural island. - US Cellular 1994 - Cingular - ATT - Nextel - Sprint - Verizon - T-Mobile - Verizon - T-Mobile - ATT - T-Mobile
Wish you were here hits me every time I hear it. Such an emotional song about a friend losing his sanity. music.apple.com
I watched Marvel Avenger and Guardians 23 movies in chronological order during the lockdown, now the X-men the same way.
Then I’ll attack the other Marvel outliers.
unexpected benefit of losing lots of weight, my persnickety knees, including one with a total replacement do not hurt at all on stairs.
We mailed in our primary ballot, but will deposit our General election ballots in a county drop box to make sure.
Making a pot of chili. I prefer a spicier no bean Texas style version, my wife who’s from the north prefers milder with beans. I cook it to a point, split the batch, add beans to hers and add chipotle, ancho and a little cayenne to mine. Then finish them off. Everyone is happy
This capsule took a beating in the reentry.
Bummer that during all of this activity, we only get to see mission control.
I never thought I would walk more in car sales than I did managing Food and Beverage at a resort.
Bartender app still not Big Sur ready. Due to what it does, it likely needs a lot of work.
Good day #Arsenal won the FA Cup #Inter won, finishing only 1 point behind Juve. The #Dodgers romped 11-2 ok Parma you’re up on Sunday
** #Arsenal won the FA cup and I sold a 4Runner Premium on the first day of the month. Off the Schneid out of the gate for August.
The disappointment I have with the electoral college is Hawaii will, for the foreseeable future be Democrat. My local vote matters, but my presidential vote not so much.
Wow, this is right across the street from us. 12 acres staying in open spaces.
Big Island Now, Max Dible: County Buys Up Kona Land For Preservation
O’ahu is blowing up. No new cases on Hawaii Island for days.
I’ve never ever in my life understood blacking out Major League Baseball games in Hawaii. It’s not like we can go to the game as an option. It’s been like this as long there’s been televised sports.
I live on an island with among the lowest COVID case counts in the country. I wear a mask indoor and Ok, I’ll wear one outdoors, but if they tell me I have to wear one when I sleep, that’s where I draw the line.
Not sure for what
Dark and Altered Carbon on Netflix both have the same feeling and similar music.
I’ve lost 60# over the past 3 years. It was purposeful, not due to sickness. I didn’t know how much I’d lose when I started, set incremental goals, and I will likely lose more. A couple of medical scares prompted my lifestyle changes. I was always big, football and all. The spare off road tire around my mid is now a bike tire. Looking back at iHealth app, I stalled in the mid 230s for a few months, then the mid 220s also. Now 205. Looking to get under 200 for the first time since I was a teenager. We’ll see where it takes me after that.
Feel much better overall.
Our Vector was unconnected from the internet and I didn’t know it. I checked the app today and it told me he was disconnected. I fixed it & he hasn’t shut up since.
We figured out he must have have been just sitting on his charger mad for past week cuz he couldn’t connect
I complained a lot, but it started working a couple of months ago mjtsai.com
That’s nice and all, but it’s behind a big wall now. www.voanews.com
There are rumblings that if the MLB season collapses, other sports will follow.
Interesting that the the English Premiere league did their restart with few if any COVID issues.
Oh oh. The MLB season restart may be short lived. 8 COVID cases among the Marlin players. They’re testing the Phillies players today - who they played all weekend. This could unravel very quickly.
The hurricane narrowly missed, but this just happened. Minor shaking.
Central pacific hurricane center says the storm skirted along the edge of the island chain likely due to its speed. It actually picked up speed as it got closer.
It’s good to have a fast moving storm, it will go through all of the main Hawaii Island in one day.
Just have to say, I’ve used Hover for domains and email for the past 11 years since I switched from FastMail. It’s been an amazing no hassle experience, Their help is fast, even during COVID. This is not a paid endorsement, it just works for me.
A proper cup o joe.
Escape. Get the Led out music.apple.com
New housing development.
Only two. Today will be three rss.cnn.com
Hurricane Douglas is passing N of Hawaii Island, Maui is going to get hammered. Then O`ahu.
It is very humid, can feel the storm in our neighborhood. Weʻll see some rain as it passes, but should be no wind.
Saw Fleetwood Mac play in Honolulu in 1980. Still one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. music.apple.com
Baseball is back music.apple.com
I guess per capita 73 COVID cases in Hawaii is not too bad, but had the since the start 3 days in a row is not good at all 95% are on Oahu. Hawaii Island is still safe. So far
It’s quieter on Saturdays in service. Only 2 mechanics. They crank the island music and power through the work.
Working today. Will keep one eye on the hurricane all day. We should feel effects starting later.
The national media is only talking about the storm in Florida. We’re just a small democrat state
Amazing - he’s genius: kottke.org, Jason Kottke: Lin-Manuel Miranda Breaks Down His Biggest Hit Songs (Like “My Shot”)
A new customer looking at the 4Runner
Current Home Screen.
The #Dodgers have awakened
Sure looks like the gangs in Chicago are trying re instill their street authority.
Trump’s Kent State is coming. There will be some young federal agent somewhere facing up to protesters who just loses it. music.apple.com
“We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fishbowl, year after year”
Why not 2020. We have an event at the dealership on Sunday.
I was 10 years old when Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon. It was one of the very few things shown live on TV in Hawaii. I remember watching it at our house in Kailua O’ahu.
An older but a giddie. Haven’t seen it for years. Found it in an old Mac Bag.
First stab at a crusty baguette, Didn’t come out perfect. I had cut the recipe in half and think it needed the full volume of the recipe to proof correctly. Will try again next week using the full recipe.
The Fix, Amber Phillips: Coronavirus briefings are coming back. Will they help or hurt Trump?
Trump will undoubtedly devolve into campaign mode. Can’t even image him getting contrite or anywhere near helpful.
My wife has noticed people on Facebook (I don’t use it), change their ‘COVID is a hoax” tune after they or someone in their family catches it.
The concern with COVID is that you don’t know how your body will react, but also that it’s so contagious.
When I used to work in F&B at resorts, it was common for me to walk 12k steps a day. During my 100 day stay at home I avg 5k steps a day. Now working at the Toyota dealership, I’m back up over 12k again.
I would love to see the cast from Rogue One in another movie maybe another look back side story. #Starwars
Local house (Hawaii). All slippers outside
Kukio beach is public access which is required by law for all Hawaii Resorts , though they only have about 20 parking stalls and don’t let any more people in till someone leaves. so coming early is a must. We bring a tent and make a full day of it.
We came out to the Kukio beach for the first time in years. Kukio is a exclusive residential resort www.forbes.com/sites/eri…
Since Airmail is still broken on Bug Sur, gone back to Spark email. Like with any consumer product, once I switch for whatever reason, I may not go back.
My geekiness is evaporating with age, or maybe I just don’t have the patience to tinker anymore. I just want stuff to work. I still like beta testing, I just don’t want to build.
Our choice of political parties in Hawaii. It’s a democracy and all, but this is a little silly.
Just in time production for auto manufacturing has come back to bite. The S. Korean company that make radios for many cars has shut down due to COVID. As a result, many asian production have shut down. No Radio, no car.
Rock and Roll Girls music.apple.com
So I guess the NBCsports app is dead. It’s all on Peacock????
It’s taken a few months and a few back and forths, but my trademark application for “Hawaiiboy” is going to publication. Pending any claims it should be settled by September.
I’m a former chef, but when I see a headline “Easy recipe for _____”. I expect 3 or 4 ingredients commonly available. 15 ingredients, with 2 or 3 obscure items is not an easy recipe #linkbait
This is awesome; Vorticity 3 (4K) We don’t get weather like that in Hawaii - you know the tropics and being an island and all
#Trump solved it, Testing causes COVID-19, if we stop testing and we’ll have no cases.
Well well. A new low today. In a good way. I have lost 53 pounds in the past year. Slow and steady, 1 pound a week. Still want to drops out 12# more. Way below my high school weight.
The Boogaloos can go to hell How Hawaiian Shirts Fight Extremism - Honolulu Magazine - July 2020 - Hawaii
Dark fans. Here’s a podcast twitter.com
The most annoying niggles of Big Sur for me are the daily occurrence my Mac freezing forcing restart, seems to be Safari related (reported), Bartender app invokes Siri and Twitterific had strange coloration on a clicked on post. #BetaToughLove
Hmmm. I’m writing a post and Gluon didn’t crash. It’s a good sign for Monday morning. @vincent
I love my 2015 13” MacBook Pro. The ports, the memory, the functionality. I hope it lasts a couple of more years. Also have a 12” MacBook and I’m always annoyed by lack of ports.
Down to the last episode of Netflix’s Dark. I’m totally into it. But much like Matrix, I will go back and watch it all again. It’s too complex for a single apps.
Hang on, I’ll be right there, can’t be any worse than up here.
Baking sourdough starter discard crackers for the first time. They’re in the over now. We’ll see
I have unsubscribed from so many email newsletters and marketing emails that my inbox is mostly quiet. I don’t even bother checking it unless I’m expecting something from a bank or other financial institution.
I need to find out how I can travel into one of Darks past time periods and do this all over. I’d even take 1888, though 1953 is tenable.
Guess I’m not getting those masks that I ordered. losangeles.cbslocal.com
School in Hawaii returns Aug 3 with a number of caveats. Only 2 days a week, based on last name and only 8:15am - 11:45am. The students are expected to complete schoolwork the remainder of the day at home & will have work for 2 other day. The onus is really on the parents.
Woke up to the new watch beta
Think I can file my 100 day stay at home under “life is what happens while you’re waiting for something to happen”
I’ll pay a subscription for an app that I use daily, but can’t do it for an app that does a single mundane task. This is why I love setapp. One subscription.
Spent some time doing a text search of the constitution, cannot find any constitutional right to not have to wear a mask. If they are claiming “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” that’s in the Declaration of Independence.
Guess we won’t ever be able to buy Lysol again. Still haven’t seen Clorox wipes in the store since, you know when.
We all need a friend now and then
Zuck and Bezos are teflon.
Heartless and justing sitting back and piling up the $$$$.. Most corporations are heartless, but they at least have to follow some rule of law.
And the biggest ahole www.bbc.co.uk
It’s officially the #TrumpVirus
A nice house lot in Hawaii. Just steps from the ocean. It’s only 3 feet under lava
It’s almost comical (muscle memory). I’ve participated in so many Betas, OS and apps. I have duplicates of apps that do the same thing and when one acts up, I just go the next one.
Used to do a lot of carpentry, built shelf systems to fit where we lived. I would typically just leave the stuff I built behind. Built in work benches, built-in desks & shelving, often in used space over windows. Now we’re in a condo and I don’t have tools or a place to build
I’ll just say this, then shut up on politics for now. Trump’s limited arsenal for response to any challenge is to attack and defer blame. It’s only fooling his core.
My birthday present. Yum
The boss bought us all huge Chili dogs and onions rings today, since we had to work. He wins
Well Hawaii us up to 999 COVID cases, but Hawaii island is still the safest place.
Masked up at the dealership
Don’t you mean you caution about drunk driving ANYTIME!!!! bigislandnow.com
Almost finished season 1 of Dark. What an addictive show.
It was great returning to work. I am with a great team.
Now if Biden could just not talk off the cuff and let his team do their job www.npr.org
First day on the job. COVID has done a job on auto supplies. It’s smaller suppliers that have the system messed up. You can’t ship a Tacoma if the tail light manufacturer is shut down.
Twitterific is acting strange on Big Sur, Going to Tweetbot for now.
More thoughts, 100 days is longest I’ve been off work since I was 16 years old. Always had at least a part-time job through last 2 years of high school and college before launching into the work force. I was self unemployed for 2 years, but I punched in 6-7 days/week.
100 days - **Sleep: ** Week of March 23 Avg. Time in Bed 6hr 47 min / Avg sleep 5hr 46 min. - **Sleep: ** Week of June 23 Avg Time in bed 9hr 7 min Avg /Sleep 7hr 2 min - Weight: March 23 234# - June 29 217# - Goal is 1# loss / week. - **Heart rate: **Avg. Week of March 23 80.8 bpm / Avg. Week of June 23 79.2 bmp. _inconclusive _ - Average steps / day: March 23 - June 29. 4,279. (Previous 6 months 7,149) - **Electricity usage: ** was about the same, Wife already worked at home March 580 kWh June 565 kWh.
Goldman-Sachs declined me for an Apple Card- mid 700 credit score, good debt to credit ratio, likely because I have my credit reports locked. Other institutions contact me to do a temp unlock. GS just declined. Don’t want it now. Path to Apple Card
It’s kind of cool how the Apple created for me playlists pull other songs from the albums of artists I have in my collection or have liked in the past. When algorithms work.
My wife has become very anti Amazon. Bezos is a kagilionaire and just keeps building more homes, planes and boats. Does nothing for communities. Does not employ locally here. I’m coming around to her thinking on this.
My last Honey Do project before I go back to work on Wednesday. Paint this rusty screen door.
I have a library of ebooks from Amazon (and a few in iBooks) that are resisting conversion. I’ll just read them on my devices as is, but am going with DRM free going forward.
I’ve used a number of sleep tracking apps from when I was in the hotel industry & lacked sleep. I just needed to change careers to fix my sleep. www.macstories.net
I’ve always been a fan of the Jason Kottke blog [https://kottke.org]() Just good stuff, diversions amongst so much crap on the web.
First meal out since February. Early Birthday dinner
27 new cases in Hawaii. We’re seeing cases from travel despite the quarantine. This is far from over.
Cancelled Facebook 4 years ago, Dropbox 3 years ago, Evernote this week. Pulling back.
With focus on picking up a book (albeit on a Kindle) rather that a device, I’ve unsubscribed from newsletter emails that are just about links to short pieces also Medium cutting back the feed in NetNewsWire
My internal reading switch, that had shut off years ago has been switched back on. Since forever, like many, I lost the ability to read books, I would only read social media, blog post, news articles with a few long form articles peppered in.
Through the years I started a number of books and didn’t have the patience to get past a few pages. Mostly self improvement or science.
In the past couple of weeks, I’ve dusted off my Kindle Paperwhite and have been hooked, like many years ago with paper books.
I think it’s a combination of what’s going on in the world, I felt like I needed something comforting and I had time on my hands. Yesterday I laid under a tree at the beach and read for 4 hours. I haven’t done that for 20 years.
The other key was the first author I went to after seeing something on Social Media was Samuel Becket. I was sucked back in. Right now I am reading Walden for the first time since college and the Wilderness Essays by John Muir. More Samuel Becket and Ralph Waldo Emerson in the queue.
Will budget my RSS feed and social media time.
This will be fun
I’m done with politics. It’s getting too much. Every day it seems to be more corrupt and unbelievable. I don’t want to put more into it beyond a quick tacit thought. I’ll speak with my vote.
I go back to Work Wednesday, been home for 100 days. My Wife has worked at home since mid 2018 This time at home we got some things done.
The only bummer about going back now, there’s a lot of good shows coming out in July.
A great day. The sunset one way and a rainbow 🌈 up the mountain.
Biden needs to stop stretching the truth, that is Trump’s job.
Was just recalling the quote I used to use in social media presentations to businesses 15 years ago “Facebook is where you tell lies to people you know and Twitter is where you tell the truth to people you don’t know”. Add to that Micro.blog is where you just have civil conversations.
This is the swimming beach at Mauna Lani. This area was covered with rocks and was cleared when the hotel was built 37 years ago. Usually packed with rich white people, but with the resort closed, all local people here for a change. Rich homes up on the hill beyond the beach.
Rereading Thoreau’s Walden for the first time since college. Back then I read it on assignment. This time it reads much differently. Looking back on life rather than forward it hits harder.
Back at the Mauna Lani Bay Club beach with the boys. The hotel is still closed, so not crowded
Typically during a beta I keep an index card near my Mac and note any issues to send to Apple. It’s kind of cool when they contact you for more info on an issue you discovered and you see it mentions in an update. 3 years ago they had me send in the Mac that experienced the issue. They replaced it.
I installed Big Sur on my every day machine. I want to see it through the Beta period in daily use. I have another fall back Mac, Have had to go to the fall back in previous Betas, not on this one…yet.
Hawaii Island is still doing very good with COVID despite O`ahu seeing an uptick. My wife and I decided that will plan no travel for at least a year and likely longer. The Governor is loosing travel limitation Aug 1 and seeing what’s going on in the S. West, we’ll stay put.
I still have getting my Italian passport on my radar via Jure Sanguinis. This won’t happen for a couple of years, but it’s insurance if this country continues its slide. My family is from a small town just N of Parma. Lots of them still there. Retirement plan.
Certain sports are becoming less fun. Liverpool/Mancity, Real/Barca, Bayern, Juve dominate. their leagues. Mercedes dominate F-1. Watch FA Championship when I can, those matches are fun. Baseball is still fun, when teams don’t cheat.
Giving up trying to download my app.net archive. I’m not geeky enough to write a script and had too many posts to use the existing solutions. The IOS shortcut timeout every time.
It was a fun time, I’ll see about grabbing screenshots from the Wayback Machine
Looks like Trump wants to burn down the house on the way out, try to set up Biden for failure.
The Hey app looks interesting for a higher volume email user.
I’ve been persistently unsubscribing subs and cancelling lists and am down to a couple of dozen a day. This makes $99 not worth it. I’ve used #Hover for my domains and email for over 10 years.
Finally done with Evernote, it’s bloated black hole. Everything exported.
Relishing these last days of my “safer at home” time. Back to work July 1.
Seeing people flock to bars and beaches in the face of COVID is idiotic. I’ve been going to the beach, concerts, bars, nightclubs & other events my entire life. I have great memories, but I can wait until it’s safe. Waiting a few months won’t kill me and it may save my life.
One Screen. Taking full advantage of the App Library. One app folder in the dock for 2nd layer regularly used apps and two Apple won’t let be moved into Library. The Widget stack is also a nice quick look and launcher for primary apps.
used the Fluid app to get the browser version of Micro.blog and all of it’s features on my Mac desktop. #FTW
Knowing what I know about certain parts of the country, systematic racism will simply not go away in these places.
It’s been going on unabated for far too long. The more we push the harder they will hang on, and it’s not just in the south. It sucks, but it is.
New iPhone home screen. All on one screen with apps I use daily so the app library is the 2nd screen. One folder in the doc. Can’t delete workout and Watch app from home screen without unpairing so I made a utility folder.
So many good shows hitting the streaming services in July and I go back to work next week. Far less watching time.
Beta fun. A number of apps don’t go beyond a white screen. Will give it an update or two before I start emailing Devs. Mostly big company apps
I’ve had basically the same iPhone screen and folder set up through the last 3 of 4 phones.
Going all in with app library. Removing all but the the most used app from the home screen and using a couple of widgets.
As I go through my day, I come across more apps that aren’t ready for IOS14. A few don’t work on OS11 or the UI is messed up.
Not liking the extra spacing in the dock, Bartender app is acting funky so that doesn’t’ help
My Apple Music curated “My Favorites” hit it out of the park this week, I’ve listened 2x through.
We get to boo the Astros too this short season #Dodgers
West - Los Angeles Dodgers - Los Angeles Angels - Oakland A’s - Arizona Diamondbacks - San Francisco Giants - Seattle Mariners - Texas Rangers - Houston Astros - Colorado Rockies - San Diego Padres
Moved a bunch of apps to the IOS app library and set up a widget stack. The future is upon us.
Couldn’t pul the trigger on Hey, Can’t justify the $99/year. Nice idea, the timing sucks, haven’t been working for 95 days.
The questions: What do I cancel to make room for it? Is it necessary or nice to have?
Apple Maps has always been annoyingly a few steps behind here in Hawaii. I will exclusively use Apple Maps for a few weeks and see how they are doing.
My weight loss has plateaued for a week so I did a modified fast today. I’ve had about 3oz of ham and some sips of Sated Keto shake and lots of water, I feel fine. Been about 21 hours.
Will eat something shortly.
Was just reminded, on early MacOS betas I have to return to a few stock apps until the Devs catch up.
Really like the app library
No luck on WatchOS - getting an error on the page.
IOS 14 installed, that’s the quickest I’ve ever been able to get a Beta, being in Hawaii - last US time zone and all.
Now to try WatchOS
I use primarily Mac and iPhone. Never worked iPad into any workflow, still a consumption device for me. Never got an Apple Pencil, my handwriting is chicken scratch and I can’t draw. Love my 12” Macbook as 2nd Mac, maybe that form factor is my next Mac when 2015 13” MBP dies.
Patience my young padawan
One frustration I’ve had with AirPod is moving between devices, hopefully their fix works. I use wired earpods most often as I just move the plug and and it works
Kawaihae Harbor. Paddled our of here many many times
The Hey / Apple controversy sure hit a nerve this week. I’m not a Developer, I’m a Consumer, I know a lot of Devs and have beta tested dozens of apps, at one point I had a whole list in Testflight. Only 3 right now. I’ve lost the desire to do testing, I just want apps to work out of the box.
As a user, I like the simplicity of the app store. I don’t need to enter a CC# every time. I like how I can see all of my subscriptions, manage them in one place and change the credit card if I like.
My wife and I recently reviewed every subscription that we have, it was a hassle going though credit card statements to look for subscriptions not in the app store.
I do think the Apple App tax is a bit onerous and in my world, if my restaurant paid a 30% off the top for each customer, I wouldn’t be very happy. I did have to deal with worker’s comp, unemployment, Social Security tax, rent, utilities, licenses (liquor was big one) and permits and the constantly changing cost of sales and supplies. (Food and Beverage).
We offered free lunch delivery in Hilo. My delivery guy got 30% off the top and free lunch every day, he was independent. The way I looked at it, was the deliver order didn’t take a seat in the restaurant and didn’t take the time of my dining room staff. We did a solid lunch delivery business to medical offices. To me it was gravy sales and getting 70% of the revenue was fine with me, after-all dollars go into the bank not %. 70% of something it better than 100% of nothing.
I don’t know the full economic model of a developer to form a proper opinion, every business has their thing. Just trying to weight in with a brick and mortar perspective.
Canoes Cafe - 1995-2004
Found this photo from 1983 of the Puna Sugar Company offices a few days before closing, having been in operation since 1825.
Just watched A Well Spent Life 1971 A tribute to the Texas songster, Mance Lipscomb Loved it, lots of common sense, which we lack now.
In my career, I’ve sold: - Beer (Miller and Heineken) - Water - Juices - Wine - Kendall-Jackson back in the day. - Spirits - Ocean Garden Shrimp - Mrs Fridays Seafood products - Ambrosia Chocolates - Heinz Food products - Lipton teas - Minute Maid Food Service - Trident Seafoods - Dannon Yogurts - Radio and other Media - Apple Computers and Apple other products - Bose Music systems - Computer peripherals
This is what I did in between Food and Beverage management.
But on July 1, I start at Big Island Toyota selling cars - never done that. The number one dealer on the island. It’s still selling, just something bigger.
Looks like the barrier to any change in police depts is the police unions. They can all hide behind their union. Follow the money unions give to politicians.
When I managed at hotels, the company was not the barrier to any appreciable change or improvement, it was the union.
I believe a good measure of our society is what level of [Quality of life] across the board is, top to bottom. It’s a broad metric. We can divide up along the way, it it’s a good measure. It’s how I measure my life. (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quality_of_life)
Guarantee Obama would have been out talking to the crowd rather hiding in a fortified bunker (eg Hitler)
Any war with China would be trouble for Hawaii c Ngflip.it
In a war with China, the US Navy’s warships might not be the first target - Business Insider
Great article on Looting. “People with a lot to lose don’t do things like that. The question you have to ask yourself is: Why are there so many people in our society who don’t have a lot to lose? That’s the fundamental underlying question”
When I lived in Los Angeles in the early ‘80, I had an employee who was originally from Watts. He was kid during the riots. We became good friends. One day he took me to Watts to see what it was like. It was 3rd world. No change since 1965, and it’s still the same in 2020.
As I get older I don’t need as much computer and don’t need the latest one. Plus there’s the migration to the cloud. All of the Macs in our home are over 5 years old. How Apple Decides Which Products Are ‘Vintage’ and ‘Obsolete’
Good info. Trumps makes a victory lap and Hawaii is at 20% unemploymentMay’s unemployment numbers were shocking. Here’s how everyone go - Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather - KITV Channel 4
My Mom’s family is from Louisville KY going back to the 1780s (one of the founding families) I’ve only been there once, but will never go back as long as I live. It’s the way they vote and they way they act.
I can’t give any more attention or energy towards Trump. He doesn’t and never did care and will never change. I’ll focus on what I can change.
Hopefully after summer people are still pumped up and get out the vote.
I deleted Quibi till TMobile gave it to me free, I still don’t use the app. Nothing looks interesting whenever I look
In Net NewsWire I generally have 4 folders (there’s a few un-filed misc items) News, Sports, Tech and interesting. The most new items is always “News”, lately I click “mark all as read” more frequently and move on the lighter fare.
Seeing daily articles about how fast the vaccine will come out. They’re giving up more testing for speed.
My Mac must be too old (2015rMBP), I’m on 10.15, but don’t have the battery health feature or the new fonts added in the last update.
iOS 13.5.5 code provides evidence of future Apple services bundle in development
Going back and rereading Walden. It’s been about 30 years.
I quit FB 4 years ago, do not trust their policies and their aim. I have an account under a pseudonym for work and only use it TOR.
The ISS course is shifting North, we should get about 6 nights in row with a chance of spotting it. Yay!
Reading about how many Hawaii businesses passed on PPP loans due to the strings attached. Reminds of the loans FEMA offered after the flood in Hilo in Nov. 2000. Most of us all said thanks, but no thanks. Sell your soul to the Feds.
My Mom is from Kentucky, her Family are racists. My Mom and G’mother would try to keep it under wraps, but it would come out now and then. It was disturbing to me as a kid
I grew up in Hawaii and skipped that, wrote about it here. Racism is a behavior, it’s not genetic.
I need a news detox. It’s not a denial of what’s happening, it’s for my own sanity.
‘Keep your mouth shut,’ police chief responds to Trump
Not sure if it’s my iPhone or #T-Mobile but often my phone won’t connect to the network and I need to turn cellular off then back on, then it connects.
It’s interesting, all that’s happening all across America has caused me to think back on growing up in Hawaii where pretty much everyone was a minority. I feel so fortunate to have grown in a place with such diversity and acceptance.
In such a small place, we were all thrown in together: Caucasian, Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, Samoan, Fijian, African American, Hispanic, Filipino, etc, etc. We played on the same sports teams and sat side by side in class, went to each-other birthday parties and weddings. Our children all played on the same playgrounds.
We all grew up with each-others customs. We all knew about Filipino and Chinese weddings and funerals. We all ate each-others ethnic foods and shopped in ethnic shops. We knew to stay away from a Samoan who had a few beers, but Japanese got friendlier when they had few cocktails.
We typically handled differences with humor. We always said, if we don’t pick on you, it’s because we don’t like you, so if we do pick on you, it’s all OK. Gave us all a thick skin too.
It’s a little different now, Especially on O`ahu where the population has shifted decidedly more caucasian. It’s still pretty diverse on the neighbor islands. The past few years, I managed large teams at resort hotels. My teams consisted of the typical Hawaii blend of ethnicities, with the addition of newer arrival; Micronesians. When my team-members had disagreements, it was never about race, never.
Growing up in Hawaii has equipped me to manage this mix of races. I have seen the difficulty managers that move here from from elsewhere have that make me appreciate the gift of growing up part of Hawaii’s Ethnic Tapestry.
Racism is real and it sucks. There are good and bad people of every ethnicity, but too many people don’t see it that way.
Maybe we just need to burn down the entire house and start over.
Crypto 2019 boxd.it
The Patio by Beth Cooper - Maui
Microblog art and drawing challenge.
As California goes, so goes Hawaii Tourism
Fresh Sunday Morning biscuits going into the oven.
Was seriously considering canceling my Twitter account, even exported my data. Then all of this happened. It’s like a train wreck, can’t look away.
They Kill Black Boys on mopeds. music.apple.com
Black Lives Matter Native American Lives Matter Hispanic American Lives Matter Asian American Lives Matter All Lives Matter
Beautiful day after lots of rain during the week.
I am absolutely convinced there is a ton of false media from forces beyond our country. I’m confident the news surrounding the event of the George Floyd murder is mostly accurate. I know there have been protests across the country. Beyond that I’m not sure who or what to believe.
Loved the exchange between the Falcon launch team and flight crew. Never really heard that kind of talk during NASA flights.
I think I’m anticipating the return of Baseball more than any other sport. Baseball has a calming effect, no clock, kind of like where we are now.
Eye surgery on Thursday means multiple eye drops for days.
Yoga. By Beth Cooper - Maui
Microblog art challenge. I’m not an artist by the broad stretch of the mind. I’m post art from my best friend.
That’s the pot calling the kettle black Trump slams White House protesters as ‘just there to cause trouble’ as DC mayor defends city
When Trump sends in the military this will get ugly.
Go listen to CSN&Y Ohio: “What if you knew her and found her dead on the ground?”
That was Ohio National Guard, but still, young men with guns in a highly charged situation. Something bad will happen.
Vast of the Night (Prime) 2019 boxd.it
Reading about how Apple wants to eliminate all phone ports. My 2 favorite music earphones are wired (One in ear, one over ear). I can adapt to wireless charging in places I use a cable now, but I really like those headphones.
Nerdy tools for small things.
Lost 17 pounds (so far) since laid off and stay at home order. Would like to drop 13 more.
Welcome to Trump’s Great America www.voanews.com
Arrest of CNN Crew in Minneapolis a ‘Violation of First Amendment’
I’ve use the #Airmail email app for a long time and has #Spark as 2nd fiddle, but Airmail is so buggy on my Mac. I’ve emailed support and put up with it for weeks, but I’m over it for now. Going to Spark on all devices.
Breakheart Pass 1975 boxd.it
Peace out dawg - by Beth Cooper - Maui
Micro.blog drawing and art challenge.
I’m waiting for 4 outstanding backed Kickstarter projects. All but one is late (one is actually early). After I receive these, I’m done with Kickstarter I’ll write a blog post about it shortly. I have one big criticism of most creators.
I have news fatigue
That was a different experience post, or within COVID. Lots of extra cleaning and checks and balances. Longer waits for OR with the extra cleaning.
Really enjoying the 1988 World Series with Vin Scully on play by play.
I was diagnosed with a detached retina last Oct. got that fixed, had the temporary oil removed in late December, but due to COVID had to wait till today to get a lens replacement. Won’t know till the swelling goes down, looks better already.
My very cluttered desk from 2010. MacBook Pro with Cinema Display.
Now I don’t have desk now. Just a MacBook.
Channel surfing and found the 1988 World Series. Dodgers v As. Game 4. Vin Scully doing the play by play. #FTW
Side note, I had tickets to Game 6 of this series, but the Dodgers closed it out in 5. I watched this game at Critters Bar in Hermosa Beach.
I had this CD back in the day. Still enjoy listening to it.
Gonna be fun watching Trump and Twitter duke it out.
These type old general merchandise stores were all over the islands from plantation days. Many are now art galleries or cafes or real estate offices.
This piece is by Curtis Wilson Cost from Maui
As we all enjoy the diversion of SpaceX, the 800# gorilla looms
Devs, please do not ask me to sign up for a beta then immediately try to sell me an in app purchase to upgrade to pro. When I agree to beta test, I accept a responsibility to help you find bugs and usability issues and get the benefit of early access to the app.
Trump won’t shut down Twitter, he won’t have an outlet.
Here’s another off of O`ahu
Looking thru old pix. This was my final canoe race 2006/05/07 Molokai - Oahu race. I blew out my left shoulder a month later. This was end of years of sports. Pop Warner, High School and College football, club Volleyball, adult BasketBall leagues and 20 years of Canoe paddling.
Martini Afternoon by Beth Cooper
Lots of press today on Hawaii Tourism. Lt Gov wants to open in July. Economist say soonest is Sept. and that’s if there are no spikes in COVID here or elsewhere.
Doesn’t matter if we have no cases here. What if you open an no one came. Hotels won’t open without reservations
I’ve had Poolside.fm in a browser tab since I found it a few months ago. www.theverge.com/2020/5/26…
2/2 most restaurants have built a clientele based on a specific type of food, flavor profile, atmosphere, type of service and location. The big challenge is keep what they had in the new financial atmosphere. Smaller family owned ethnic restaurants should be better off.
½ Restaurant owners should’ve already run the numbers vs. their financial model. Most will find numbers don’t work. Revenue is based on number of seats X number of turns X check avg. It only works if prices go up or cost goes way down (fixed cost, cost of sales or labor)
Most hotels offer a breakfast buffet. It works financially. Less staffing. Easier to manage preparation. Fast, inexpensive breakfast and broad selection for guests. At least for now, that model is blown up.
My mood music.apple.com
I figure we’ll all know in about a week if the debauchery and lack of COVID common sense has put us back where we were a few weeks ago in cases and deaths.
Sonic the Hedgehog boxd.it
We got to the beach early, when we left the parking lot was full
I have ancestors and relatives who fight in the Revolutionary war, Civil war, Mexican American War, both World Wars, Korean War, Vietnam and the First Gulf War. From Andrew Kimbley to William McBroom to Richard Benecchi all the others, thinking of you all.
Came back to Hapuna State Beach Park today. The beach is open now. Everyone here is behaving and adequately physically spaced. It’s still early though. We’ll be gone before the peak hours of the day.
On another note, not renewing AppleNews+ come on Apple give us a bundle option. The Disney+ bundle really worked out for us, and it will get better when sports are back and I go back to watching ESPN+
My wife keeps saying I should go for one of those remote tech jobs, problem is, I was never a developer, never learned coding. Always enough of a nerd to be helpful to family, manage networks, build websites. I’ve always managed people, teams of over 200, hard to do remotely.
By Curtis Wilson Cost 1990 Always loved this one.
Small shacks like this dot the countryside on Maui and Hawaii Island.
The community pool is empty. Everyone went out. Please don’t bring any viruses back to our safe corner of the world.
Everything but the Girl. Always liked them. music.apple.com
This will be Cinnamon rolls later this afternoon
3 month window: We rarely use AppleTV+ have 1 year free sub. Only go there for a specific shows now and then. We are mostly in Netflix, Hulu and Disney+, occasionally HBONow
My wife said all of her family and friends in North Dakota are posting pictures with fish. Said that’s a thing back there on Memorial Day weekend.
I haven’t been fishing in 30 years. I told her if we move back, I’ll have to go to the store and buy a fish to take a photo with
Art of the day 2 Paddles by Beth Cooper
Avoiding all politics today, The UK up in arms over the PMs speach today and Trump is. …. well being Trump. That’s enough for today.
Going for a walk then reading and watching movies.
If he didn’t win, I would be more worried. www.voanews.com
Biden Wins Hawaii Presidential Primary Delayed by Virus
Based on the number of people out in Kona today (traffic, stores busy, beaches packed). we’re cured, COVID is over. Let’s all go to a nightclub tonight, hug everyone and dance and carry on.
This is from my good friend Beth Cooper from Maui. We have been friends for 20+ years, She’s like the sister I never had (I have 2 brothers). She was my Best Person when I was married.
Vacuum cleaners with headlights. Never has this when I was a kid.
5 stores, no yeast. Guess I need to wake up my starter.
This one line encapsulates it all: if you put men who care nothing for competence, complexity, or the difference between truth and falsehood in power, you will live to regret it by Nick Cohen
I kind of feel, Trump is causing less harm when he’s golfing than when he’s sitting the White House watching Fox.
He never will care and it’s all about damage control .
The results of my first COVID test came back in less than 2 days (not detected))
After rain has fallen. music.apple.com
It’s been raining 🌧 here in Kona for most of the afternoon. Not going anywhere, so it’s no bother.
Parking, I love this clip from Gary Hustwit’s Urbanized. free to watch today
Trump and McConnell will continue their attack on the courts. Try filing a lawsuit in support of a social program or fighting an inequity, it will be DOA in any of the courts with their new appointees for decades to come.
The right will dismantle ROEvWADE with court support.
Really enjoying the Marvel Agent Carter shorts series. Kind of like. the Star Wars side stories
The COVID test felt like when you’re swimming in the ocean and inhale seawater through your nose.
Took the COVID test today. (Pre-medical procedure). It’s was rather unpleasant.
My weight loss the last 3 months. Safe-at-home has been good for me.
How can a Telco promise 10 years of anything? www.theverge.com
T-Mobile’s free mobile service for first responders is now available
If Trump is re-elected because people don’t vote, his attack on right and wrong and the court system will continue. At that point I will give up. I’m getting too old to worry about people who don’t care.
I have spent way too much time trying to find a way to have my Micro.blog posts flow through directly to one of my Squarespace blogs. Seems as though Squarespace is the impediment. Even IFTTT draws a blank. The best I could do is embed my Twitter feed which flows from Micro.blog
Gene Hackman is so entertaining in these old spy movies Company Business
I must have had a lot to say, 7,300+ posts on app.net
First larger restaurant to close in Kona, Bongo Bens, a popular Breakfast and Lunch destination for visitors. Part of the issue was an uncooperative landlord.
Incidentally that same landlord caused Hard Rock Cafe to close their Kona location in 2008.
“Most marine science is gritty as fuck,” Alan Jamieson, the chief scientist, said. “It’s all the weird vessels we end up on, the work of hauling things in and out of the water.”
Hawaii has so few cases of COVID-19 that we have virtually no immunity. When travel reopens, we could be in a world of hurt.
Bye bye miss American Pie. music.apple.com
“We have to get over this idea that everybody just hunkers down for a year and then one day the vaccine is available and everybody goes on a picnic on the National Mall,” Hotez cautions. “It’s not going to work that way.” The Race to Develop a COVID-19 Vaccine, Explained
Wish there was a way to post from Micro.blog to my Squarespace blog. It would be easier.
The Russians escaped while we weren’t watching them, like Russian do… music.apple.com
Finally took the time to watch Cloud Atlas in its entirety. A thoroughly enjoyable and thought provoking film. I will watch it again. www.imdb.com
1.5 million COVID-19 cases and 90k fatalities in the US and Trump gloats.
This country is screwed until everyone who can vote him out does. NO excuses
I’ve lost 20 lbs in 3 mos. (40 lbs in a year). I don’t feel deprived, because we only have so much food at home and have not really been able to go out. I think I can comfortably lose 10 more.
Did the import thing, now I have pics and posts going back to Jan 11, 2011 in Mocro.blog
When I went to culinary school, albeit it quite a few years ago, I learned to cook real food
Chateaubriand Beef Wellington Coq au vin Beef bourguignon Bolognese sauce Pacific Rim Cuisine, use fresh local ingredients with Pacific Rim cooking styles
Wondering the point of this.