My wife and I got our 13” iPad Airs last night. The screen is so much sharper and brighter than the 6 year old 12.9” Pros we are trading in. Reading text is markedly easier. Didn’t really expect much screen difference but I guess the old ones had age degradation.

The sky above me. Quite a pleasant evening out back.

The 13” iPad Airs seem just what we would hope for so we went with blue and purple. Only disappointment is the new keyboard only works with the iPad Pro but for the price difference I am more than content with the older keyboard.

My wife and I are heavy users of our 6 year old 12.9” iPad Pros. I’m interested to see today what the rumored 12.9” Air will offer at what price. And also what the trade-in offer will be. I’m pretty sure the new iPad Pro will be excessively costly for our needs.

I saw so many people hyping this thing up before even trying it. I guess now they’ll sell it as an NFT.

Rabbit R1 review: A $199 AI toy that fails at almost everything

If the rumors are true that Apple’s new iPad magic keyboard has a metal/aluminum outer surface I’ll be delighted. The current model’s surface annoys me, wears poorly and isn’t a good place for stickers (IMO of course).

I wish someone would make a game that is as funny as this video. Could this be the one?

Funko Fusion:

When Apple forced a password reset over the weekend the process was smooth across my devices. However HomeKit on my AppleWatch stopped working - all devices unavailable. I tried rebooting the watch and my iPhone to no avail. Then I erased and re-paired the Watch also to no avail.

After sleeping on it I thought to reboot the HomeKit hub and voila the watch worked right away.

What I learned from this? I rely a LOT on controlling things using my watch. I would not willingly give that up. ⌚️

My wife and I ate, and drank, at a bar at a fancy restaurant tonight and we are still giddy over the experience, giggling like kids.🤭

Well dayum this isn’t good. We were chilling watching 24-in-24 on YouTubeTV when the AppleTV popped up a “you’ve been logged out” message in the middle of the screen. This was followed by some chaos geting a personal device authenticated and with a new password. Most time-consuming was having to redo all app-specific passwords. I haven't seen this mentioned on my general feeds but others are reporting it on the MacRumors forum.

I hope no damage was done!🤞🏻🤞🏻

I think my dabbling with Blue Sky is at an end. Too much crap gets on my timeline there and the site/app lacks the self moderation ability that helps make Mastodon so great. I’m still glad I checked it out personally.

I keep my filaments stored in vacuum sealed plastic bags. It is kind of a pain to deal with: a nuisance to open and reseal and storing them is far from neat or efficient.

I’m wondering if it is really worth the trouble except for a couple of really absorptive types. I often see photos where people store them in the open.

I’ve been wanting to try the fuzzy option in PrusaSlicer and finally remembered and had a model to try it on. The left object is without and the one on the right is with the fuzzy option enabled. Both are printed with the same Amolen Silk PLA gradient filament. The color variation is random.

I really like the fuzzy version: both its appearance and the way it feels in the hand. And it hides seams well.

I got a notice today from a credit monitoring service my details are on the dark web. Lots of details and the source is clearly the recently announced AT&T leak. Not much I can do about it other than keep things locked down. 😖

Today I replaced a bathroom faucet and drain. Wife loves it. I still hate plumbing. I am not a good contortionist. At least there were no leaks or etc.

This makes me happy. I still see guys saying “no one wants to watch women’s sports”.

Women's NCAA title game outdraws the men's championship with an average of 18.9 million viewers | AP News

Here is one of the more unusual phone photos I got just post-eclipse. Not a good photo but I find it interesting nonetheless.

Feeling lucky we could observe the moment when the corona first appeared. Nearly as dramatic is the first light after the total eclipse. Glad we could enjoy this together (ex son who was at school doing the same).

Quick phone shot of corona

Our meteorologists have been nerding out trying to predict the exact cloud cover for the eclipse. It’s no what the normally do. I imagine only the military needs this kind of accuracy.

So I am totally impressed. They said we’d have some clearing skies when the eclipse got her. An hour ago total overcast. Right now clouds cover less than half the sky. 👏 Hope it stays like this. We’re already settled on the back patio (the weather is really nice).

We live in the prime eclipse viewing path. It is overcast right now but the meterologists are saying there will be some clearing in time for the eclipse 🤞🏼. I think I’ll set up my DSLR to do a timelapse movie of our backyard (not of the sun itself). Our 15 y/o will be at school and they have glasses for all the kids so here’s hoping they’ll have fun viewing it together.

I’m trying to imagine how scary it would be to not know an eclipse was coming in advance.

The weather today is ideal for viewing a total eclipse. Unfortunately it is happening tomorrow and the forecast calls for a lot of cloud cover. Even so it will be a sight to behold and to feel. There will be a noticeable drop in temperature.

If you’re thinking of getting a Roku TV consider what they’re planning:

Roku looks into serving you ads on whatever you plug into its TVs

One of my current web pet peeves: sites that tell me I’m using an adblocker and ask me to disable it but still fail to load even when I comply. I don’t think they’re helping themselves… 😖

I feel beat and my back says “no more!”. I installed new shelving in the under-stair pantry. To do that I had to remove everything that was already on shelving and pull out the old shelving. Then build in the new and reverse the whole process with the old shelving and contents. Definitely feeling my age today! 😣