Wow, this Hurricanes vs Gators ๐Ÿˆ game has been a mess. Iโ€™m sitting here wondering how in the world can this Gator team be ranked #8.๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

I donโ€™t much care for Miami or the Gators but Iโ€™m still gonna watch with enthusiasm because - it is the first game of the college ๐Ÿˆ season!!!

Todayโ€™s EPL match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace was mighty exciting… โšฝ๏ธ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ

Starting off the day watching the first College Game Day show of the NCAAF season ๐Ÿˆ It is a happy place for me.

In case you just want the visuals and not to read the post on my new Apple Card here are the images.

Contacted Google support via chat today. Typical dialog:
Me: Iโ€™m using an iPad
Support agent: Are you using an Apple device?

Needless to say the issue was not resolved.๐Ÿคฌ

My Apple Card arrived and I was surprised it turned into something of an "unboxing" event. Also noted below is a bit of a surprise on part of the T&C.

After removing my Apple Card from the UPS envelope I was surprised to be greeted with something more substantial than the typical envelope used for other credit cards.

The brown outer packaging was made from recycled paper that was similar to a very heavy paper stock. The brown paper easily held it’s squared-off corners for example. Inside was the holder for the card itself which was made out of high quality stock similar to that used in good greeting cards and a nicely embossed Apple logo. The holder was a typical Apple white. The inside had the same color gradients used in the Wallet app. As usual with Apple the packaging was a pleasure.

The card itself is only slightly thicker than others I have. I was a bit surprised that it is not what I call “Apple white” but instead has a bit of a steel/grey cast (though in the photo it looks warmer). There is a definite metallic clink when the card is put on a wood table. I imagine if you were to drop the card on a hard floor the resulting sound would be very noticeable.

In looking over the FAQs I discovered the process for doing an in-store return other than at Apple is a bit different than with other cards. I imagine this will cause a few hiccups until it is better known. As far as the other T&C I think this would be a good card for my kids when they’re old enough (not sure they would be approved for one though). In my case I will start carrying the Apple Card as my emergency backup card (not my main card as it pays 2% on all purchases).

My main annoyance with the cardโ€™s features is the lack of a method to export transactions to budgeting software (e.g. an OFX file or even a CSV file). A PDF statement is the only export available. I think this a real weakness for a card that is themed as being friendlier to responsible spending. As far as the “don’t carry it in a leather wallet” posts I don’t really care. None of my credit cards looks new and if I got bothered enough by the Apple Card discoloring they’ll send a replacement free.

Well, looks like my Apple Card wonโ€™t look pristine for very long…

How to clean your Apple Card - Apple Support

Place your card in a slot in your wallet or billfold without touching another credit card. If two credit cards are placed in the same slot your card could become scratched.

Security is proving to be a critical Achilles heal in open source SW. I find it hard to get project owners to be proactive.

Supply chain attacks against open source is getting worse

Backdoors snuck into 12 OSS packages were downloaded hundreds of thousands of times

I had no idea Waterfield made cases for the Nintendo Switch. Decided to go with this one in waxed canvas. Very reasonably priced from my standpoint especially given Waterfieldโ€™s reputation for high quality.

Nintendo Switch Case