Apple Vision Pro Demo - my thoughts

Today I did a demo of the Apple Vision Pro at the local Apple Store and wanted to share my thoughts. I wear glasses and was told to bring them to the demo so they could pull the prescriptions off of them and then using that information can get the correct ZEISS Optical Inserts for me to use for the demo. They took my glasses and inserted them into this device in a white box that read the prescription.

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I really wish YouTube had lists for subscribed channels. This way I could go to my Woodworking list and see all the woodworking channels the go to Tech and see all the the tech channels. The way I do this currently is different YouTube accounts but that annoying.

An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn

What an oddball movie. Super silly and has Matt Berry, Craig Roberson and Aubrey Plaza.


#movie #mattberry

January 2 I’m driving home from work and I’m looking around and there’s a decent number of houses that have Christmas lights out many of which are still lit up. It’s funny just how fast we removed Christmas from our house right after Christmas day.

The Roots Wimyx

Last night at The Roots concert at The Wiltern in LA they were advertising this app called Wimyx with a QRcode on screen and only for iPhone I downloaded it and it’s for recording the concert. But later you can “Wimyx it” and get the board mix into your video. Ok that’s cool. Here is the end result. #theroots #wimyx #thewiltern #hiphop

Kitchen Stove Hood Makeover

Another project in my kitchen renovation is to change up our stove hood instead of buying a $600 one I’m going to fix up our old one. With the hood removed I stripped down, cleaned, sanded and primed the hood to get it ready for paint. I’m going with this spray automobile primer that also does some patching as well and comes out looking really nice after sanding. Next is to do a few coats of “stainless steel” paint which has real metal in it.

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Installing the pancakes

I worked on a project today where I installed a new sliding pots and pans holder into our old kitchen wall oven space. Now they finish that project up. I thought I would start working on cutting 6 inch holes in the ceiling and replacing existing directional lighting with really thin, flat, pancake lighting. I did the first one as a test. It worked out good so I am going to be doing three more and hopefully getting them all done tonight.

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Transforming Our Kitchen: From Outdated to Outstanding

I’ve been working on our latest home improvement adventure. We’ve taken a big leap in transforming our kitchen, and I can’t wait to share the progress with you all. We’ve recently converted our stove top to a sleek gas range and said goodbye to our old wall oven. But what to do with the space it left behind? That’s where our latest challenge lies. The Journey So Far: Our journey started with replacing our 1960s gas stove top with a gas range, a decision that has already elevated our cooking experience.

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Smart leak detectors you need in your home

I read this article You Need Leak Detectors in Your Home, and More Than You Think from Life Hacker today and they mention various places to put leak detectors in your home. Places like water heater, crawlspace, garage, toilets, under sinks, dishwasher, refrigerator, laundry, roof, boiler/radiator, fishtanks and HVAC. The one place we use ours the most in our home is our garage freezer. It’s a freestanding upright freezer and its older and has a lock on it that requires a key.

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Lessons in Chemistry ★★★★☆

I really enjoyed this show. It’s smart, pulls at some heart strings and makes me really like Bre Larson doing roles like this.… #tvshow #tvshows #tvratings

Add captions to stuff. Instagram video? Captions. TikTok video? Captions. Stories, Reels? Add captions

This may sound weird but I watch so much video content with my phone muted, if you post a video, I most likely didn’t watch it due to you not making captions for it. It takes a few seconds, help me

The wrongly accused NameDrop feature in iOS17

I’m a beta user of iOS, have been for many years and I use the betas on my daily drivers (iphone, ipad, macbook pro, apple watch, apple tv) and I use new features on iOS far before they come out to the general public. The one feature that is getting a lot of attention right now is NameDrop. What is NameDrop? With iOS 17.1 and watchOS 10.1, you can use NameDrop to quickly share contact information with a nearby iPhone or Apple Watch.

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What tools I use produce & promote WPwatercooler

Computer and audio equipment none of them connected to one another haphazardly on a desk. Image ironically generated from ChatGPT I’ve been thinking about the video production stack I use for recording, streaming, transcribing, subtitling, repurposing, and promoting WPwatercooler on social media. I thought I’d share what I’m using. If you’ve used something different, I’d love to know what you are using. If you have any questions about my setup, please give me a shout on socials (see footer), and I can help you out.

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Automating with iOS using CarPlay and the Action Button

I’ve been messing with the Action Button on my iPhone 15 Pro Max and coming up with fun ways to get shortcuts to run when you press it as well as when you plug your iPhone into CarPlay. This gives you 2 different ways to make some fun things happen when you are using your iPhone and when you plug your iPhone in to your car or collect to wireless carplay.

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I totally missed the movie Colossal (2016) when it came out. I am checking it out now.

I miss Quiznos

Searching history in zsh

Honestly, trying to remember every shell command I use regularly is a headache. Repeatedly typing out those commands? Exhausting. And juggling all those aliases feels like a jigsaw puzzle sometimes. I use $ history | grep thing and needed better way. I user zsh and oh-my-zsh so this plugin is pretty awesome. Now hitting Control+r will start the zaw-history search where you can filter your zsh history. Yay! The best ZSH history search

Is Apple's iOS 17.2 Beta Journal App the New Day One?

With the latest beta of iOS 17.2, Apple unveiled its much-anticipated Journal app, which they had teased in prior announcements about iOS 17. This nifty app is designed to gather diverse data snippets from your day, courtesy of any apps that play nice with Journal. After that, it’s all about crafting your journal entry, embedding data points like photos, locations, and more. Now, I’m not here to review the Journal app.

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Guys trip to Convict Lake - Hiking to Marsh Lake

I went on a trip this past weekend up to Mammoth Mountain and camped at Convict Lake with some guys. During our first hike there, I came to the realization that I’m no longer in my 20s. I’m also overweight and not accustomed to long hikes. We hiked through Little Lakes Valley up to Marsh Lake, following Rock Creek so our guys could fish there. The hike was beautiful, but I struggled with the ascent.

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Interesting tools from Google

“3 new ways to check images and sources online”

An image’s history How other sites use and describe the image An image’s metadata Fact Check Explorer adds image searching…

0-100 in less than a second. And I’m driving. - Tom Scott

The one about the water flosser

I’ve been on this water flossing kick after a TikTok Registered Dental Hygienist named Krysta started talking about it on there and I had to give it another try. I went to Costco and got the water flosser and travel flosser combo and both are working quite well. When I was a kid I had one, but I had no instruction on how to use it, so I probably didn’t do a very good job which is why my teeth are kind of jacked up now.

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EP467 – WordStressed

Did you know we I have produced a WordPress podcast for the last 11 years? Today we’re cranking out another one, live streamed as usual. Tom Finley will be joining us to delve into the stress factors shaking up the #WordPress community. Software updates messing with workflows to community dynamics, there is a lot right now. Jason Tucker Sé Reed Jason Cosper Today 🕚 11am PT 🕑 2pm ET 🕕 1800 UTC

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F1 Academy at Austin GP

F1 Academy is racing this weekend in Austin and if you are watching on F1TV app you can select it from the list of races and practices happening this weekend. Times are US Pacific PRACTICE 1 - Fri — 06:15 - 06:55 PRACTICE 2 - Fri — 11:55 - 12:55 QUALIFYING - Fri — 15:30 - 16:25 RACE 1 - Sat — 07:45 - 08:45 RACE 2 - Sat — 13:30 - 14:10 RACE 3 - Sun — 07:40 - 08:45

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Moving from Feedly over to News Explorer but will I stay?

I replaced Feedly which I’ve been using since Google Reader (RIP) died a quick death in on March 13, 2013. Wow it’s been that long? I wasn’t clever to switch over to this new system on that exact date but regardless I moved from Feedly over to News Explorer. As written on the tin - “News Explorer syncs your RSS, JSON, Atom and Mastodon feed subscriptions, folder setup, news items, read statuses and favorites across all your Apple devices” and I’ve been using it on my Macbook, iPhone and iPad with no issues at all.

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