Happy Indigenous Peoples Day!

A sunny day in Washington Square. ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ—ฝ

Took a nice walk today and passed two couples looking for the local gardens. The Americans were using GPS and driving an SUV. The Brits were walking up the hill in the rain. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง //@hollyhoneychurch

Maybe I can distract myself with inktober and trying to sketch some guinea pigs for @macgenieโ€ฆ ๐Ÿค”

Tapering down on one of my meds and the feelings/anxiety is not fun at all. ๐Ÿฅด

World Crisis: How is there not a refrigerator emoji?! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

The train might add 90 minutes to the trip, but it subtracts three hours and ten minutes from the drive. ๐Ÿš‚>๐Ÿš™

Train travel is so lovely. Especially when Amtrak runs early (!) and I make a tight connection at Penn. ๐Ÿš‚

Just spent of a ton of “productive” time writing an applescript to {sleep my laptop} โ‡” {the display is off and my battery is running low}. ๐Ÿค“

I’ll have to find some more productive time writing it up on my blog!

Hey, @simonwoods, how are you feeling? Seemed like you were stressed last night. Light & love. ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ’›

Ye gods, Pages on iOS crashes constantly when using annotations. ๐Ÿ˜ 

//@manton @danielpunkass I just started last weekโ€™s CoreInt; you may have gotten around to this point, but my immediate reaction to the โ€œincompatibilityโ€ of payments and the open web is: how else is one going to own oneโ€™s content? Hosting costs money; if Iโ€™m not the paying customer, the provider is going to care more about whomever is actually paying their bills. Even if I set up a home server, Iโ€™d still be paying for electricity, the hardware, and internet service. ๐Ÿค”

Iโ€™m super happy to have paid both of you for your excellent products (MarsEdit & M.b hosting). ๐Ÿ™‚

//@hollyhoneychurch Have you ever met a bodega catto? ๐Ÿ˜ธ

What happens if Beijing cracks down and people keep protesting? The lawyers are out in the streets. If the police/military starts going after them, does Hong Kong fall apart as a financial center?

I rarely plug apps, but I wanted to say that iMazing is excellent*. Makes full backups of any iOS device and gives quite extensive access to everything. Plus, they’ve figured out how to make those backups incremental, saving quite a bit of space (I have a 256GB iPhone and 128GB iPad). After Apple disabled direct ipa backups, they even added a method to download them directly from the App Store**. Which makes restoring so much faster as all my apps don’t have to be re-downloaded a la Apple’s iCloud backups.

The one downside is that a license only covers a single computer (though they do sell 2 and 5 license version for a significant discount).

Highly recommended! ๐Ÿ‘

Added at 6:45pm: I almost forget, it can also prevent iTunes and Photos from launching anytime an iOS device is plugged in. Such an annoyance saver!

* Disclosure, I recently added seats to my license and DigiDNA gave me a discount. (In fact, they gave me a larger discount than I was expecting since I had purchased the first two seats at a discount). Also, while they have a Windows version, I have not used it.

** You can only download the most recent version, but iMazing also keeps the previous downloaded versions. It’s a limitation on Apple’s side.

Shipped a collaboratorโ€™s hard drive off to a data rescue service. Itโ€™s got a ton of video footage from rural Turkey. Backblaze had half of it, but still ๐Ÿคž.

Just started Max Gladstoneโ€™s Empress Of Forever. Heโ€™s just as amazingly inventive with space opera as he is with faithpunk. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“š

My niece just texted me that she and her boyfriend are having a great time at the restaurant I recommended. Does that me I leveled up my uncle stats? ๐Ÿค“

Iโ€™m too lazy to cook or to drive somewhere for food. Missing NYC & Seamless. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Iโ€™m too lazy to cook or drive somewhere for food. Missing Seamless!

For folks running the iOS beta: is the otter emoji coming this fall? ๐Ÿคž

I really need to practice score reading, but I really want to take a nap. Should I embrace my industrious inner beaver? Or my…less than industrious…inner feline? ๐Ÿˆ

Started reading Synthetic: How Life Got Made by Sophia Roosth. Even a few pages in, it’s super thought provoking.

What do folks think of the analogy of playwright/director to pure/applied scientists? ๐Ÿ“š

The heavens have opened up. Made it inside with bare minutes to spare! โ›ˆ

Mute again this morning. ๐Ÿ˜•