I did something today and surprisingly I didn’t use Bash.. granted I can’t see how that would help me shower my dog but still I’ll call it a win.

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How much money is PayPal worth? They must be circling the drain as they can’t seem to afford an iPad app.

brew install python3

My life has suddenly taken a dark turn.

Therapeutic bit of baking.

Micro.blog, doing 280 character posts before it was cool.

Lovely, High Sierra is officially released and Hazel has an update out which utilizes APFS for copy operations. It just works like magic.

Overall I like the new DuckTales but making Gyro Gearloose into a deranged evil scientist is unforgivable.

While not really in the spirit of Markdown I really wish @ulyssesapp had an option to show inserted images inline.

It sure would be nice if you could hide Tags in the iOS 11 Files app rather than deleting them. Seeing as they are synced with my Mac and I use them to do things with Hazel. I don’t want to delete them but I also don’t want to be staring at them.

Discovered the bug, redesigned the system and as if it was magic now everything just runs. A delightful bit of automation and best of all I fixed it all using Coda on my iPad without even entering my office.

If I could have only one feature in iOS 12, I’d ask for reliable iBooks. One of my favorite applications and most used ones, yet it’s so broken.

Yesterday everything worked. Today I added more tests and everything broke for no reason. Debugging the problem only made things worse.

iOS 11 was great on my iPad Air during the beta period, a definite improvement. However now that it is officially out and apps start supporting the new features it is a whole new level of greatness. Everything is subtly better in every way.

This is the future of computing.

While I failed to get decent and even rise out of the sourdough the aroma and the taste were delightful. Clearly more care needs to be taken during the proofing.

So I seem to have found my white whale.. sourdough bread attempt 1.. fuck me this is hard to get right.

Spent the day some what productively writing my own queuing application as a learning experience. All kinds of fun with Bash and JSON.

I posit that the next generation Smart Keyboard therefore will ship with QI charging in some form to enable powering the iPad during use via the Smart Connector.

It is perfectly possible to charge an iPad via the smart connector (http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/04/30/review-logi-base-smart-connector-charging-dock-is-the-best-way-to-juice-your-ipad-pro), this specific product lists an estimated 7 hours to charge the first generation 12.9” iPad which isn’t blistering fast by any measure.

Early indications are thatApple may not support the QI Extended Power Profile (http://pocketnow.com/2017/08/27/iphone-8-may-not-support-qi-at-15w) which would mean only delivering 7.5W rather than 15W for the iPhone 8/8 Plus and X. If this is true, and I have thus far been unable to find a clear answer, it seems likely that the iPad would rely on the charging capacity.

15W would be sufficient to charge the iPad slowly during active use, after all the current iPad ships with a 12W charger which works fine, if a bit slowly, in this scenerio.

7.5W however would probably be sufficient to sustain the battery at its current charge pretty much indefinitely at most common loads, or at least extend battery life truly all day regardless of use. For some real world data on charging the iPad at different wattages and loads MacStories has some in their excellent review of Apple’s 29W USB-C charger (https://www.macstories.net/ios/testing-apples-29w-usb-c-power-adapter-and-ipad-pro-fast-charging/).

The implication would be a portable device which you can use for serious productivity work without compromising on computing power, which works as if it was plugged in. Put it down on any coffee shop table or any office desk in the near future and it will automatically never run out of power. Unlike the iPhone, many more use cases remain available while charging and therefore I suspect wireless power will remain a convenience for iPhones but a powerful enabling force for iPads in exactly the use cases Apple are pursuing for the device.

While not true wireless power, which would fuel your iPad while you sit in your sofa, this likely has the potential to be good enough to be magical for a surprising amount of people.

I’m really excited about Micro.blog now optionally supporting longer posts with titles. It’s the perfect blend of a Twitter like conversational platform and a blog for when longer thoughts is a better fit.

Nothing goes to waste in my kitchen. The leftovers from the tomato sauce production was turned into lovely herbal tomato bread. Delightful with salami and cheese.