Yorrike

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2020-10-23: New episode of Star Trek: Discovery tonight! Eeeee!

2020-10-23: As mentioned, sometimes home brew doesn’t work out

2020-10-22: A beer I brewed was ready and I opened a bottle. Last time I brewed this it was amazing (it won a …

2020-10-22: These crazy people made a functioning lightsaber by creating a column of plasma from burning …

2020-10-22: Reeder 5 is an instant buy for me.

2020-10-22: When my computer kernel panics and shuts down overnight, which happens a few times a year, I like to …

2020-10-20: It is so frustrating having shows on Netflix that you know are in lots of different languages, but …

2020-10-20: I hate cars and all the ways they’ve ruined our cities and planet.

2020-10-20: Digital Spring Cleaning I have, or rather had, almost on terabyte of documents sitting on an external drive. This is the …

2020-10-19: I’ve always found the iPhone XR, which is basically the standard iPhone size now, way too big …

2020-10-17: Star Trek Discovery Season 3 episode 1: all the feels. And Andorians! My desire for more and more …

2020-10-16: Just finished watching the finale of Silicon Valley. Such a great conclusion.

2020-10-16: Tonight, Inuave the house to myself and episode 1 of season 3 of Star Trek Discovery is out on …

2020-10-15: Some mornings you stand helpless as you watch your Aeropress tipping over and think “today has not …

2020-10-14: I don’t like how the red iPhones are getting steadily more orange. If I end up buying a new phone …

2020-10-14: I love my iPhone XR. It’s got outrageously good battery life due to it’s gigantic battery and …

2020-10-14: I’m very interested in the iPhone 12 mini.

2020-10-13: What will happen first, the copy I’m currently doing of 1.28 TB of data to a hard drive over …

2020-10-13: If we lived in a Star Trek-like universe, alien species would likely complain that Humans are …

2020-10-13: Family Guy hasn’t been funny for several seasons now.

2020-10-12: The Amazon Prime Video app on Apple TV is absolute, utter garbage.

2020-10-11: The Northern Territory, which is 5 times the size of New Zealand has the same population as …

2020-10-10: I always though Kiefer Sutherland‘s name was Kieth O’Sullivan. Until tonight.

2020-10-10: It’s weird I can use FaceID on my phone, to unlock my watch, which will unlock my Mac, but I can’t …

2020-10-09: One unexpected discovery with my file organising is how damn fast USB 3 is. I normally transfer …

2020-10-08: When Time Became History - The Human Era (You can order your HE 12,021 year calendars now too)

2020-10-07: File management nirvana is 0 bytes.

2020-10-06: I’m about to embark on a long and treacherous journey: sorting out all my files on on my backup …

2020-10-06: Allow me to introduce you to James Hoffmann. He talks about coffee, and he’s marvellous.

2020-10-06: China has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2060. That’s utterly lethargic. 40 years? Almost none of …

2020-10-04: There are people alive today who’ve smoked cigarettes all their life because Fred Flintstone told …

2020-10-04: I wish I could use iPad-style two-finger cursor dragging on my iPhone. There’s so little space under …

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2020-10-02: In other Bluetooth device news, I absolutely love the automatic device switching that iOS 14 does …

2020-10-02: Once you start using a keyboard and mouse/trackpad on your iPad, there’s no going back. It’s a …

2020-10-01: I know people don’t get medals for unsubscribing from things or stopping things. However, I am …

2020-09-30: When do my New Zealand peeps normally start applying sunscreen? Feels like it should be around now …

2020-09-30: I’m on board with not mowing lawns. Cutting the grass? Cut it out!

2020-09-30: Wow. micro.blog version 2 looks great @manton.

2020-09-29: I know being an Indy or small app developer is hard. But I have serious subscription fatigue. I’m …

2020-09-29: I wish iOS widgets could be 4 apps wide but only 1 app high. Like a 1U server.

2020-09-28: Cool. Electric aeroplanes! Sounds Air aims to offer first regional zero-emission flights

2020-09-28: This is a reasonably basic request that the machines of our glorious machine-learning present should …

2020-09-27: A year ago I thought of a conversation I’d have to have in French when we move back to Wellington. I …

2020-09-27: I’m rewatching Star Trek: Discovery before the new season starts next month. I’m up to the mirror …

2020-09-26: Update on iOS 14 battery woes: turns out it’s any widget with location data. So maps, weather with …

2020-09-26: Hey Kiwis, daylight saving starts tonight, so remember to do absolutely nothing because all the …

2020-09-25: Does anyone remember the name of the Windows 98 extension that let you super customise the entire …

2020-09-25: Anyone else find that iOS 14 is murdering their battery?

2020-09-25: Update: it is now actually Friday.

2020-09-25: That’s a low-blow suggestion Siri. Why you gotta be so truthful?

2020-09-24: I keep thinking it’s Friday. It is not Friday.

2020-09-24: Daylight saving starts in Aotearoa on Sunday. We’re in DLS for a majority of the year, and I …

2020-09-22: Flux is a great word.

2020-09-22: Does anyone else find back-tap in iOS 14 to be really hit-or-miss. Seems it requires a pretty rapid …

2020-09-21: I don’t know what my phone was doing this morning, but it burnt through 65% battery in 3 hours. 😬

2020-09-21: 2TB of iCloud storage, Apple Arcade and music = NZ$49 a month The family plan of Apple One is $32, …

2020-09-20: Sitting barefoot and in shorts. Here comes summer!

2020-09-18: Does anyone know if there’s a way for Shortcuts in iOS to launch an app with one of the …

2020-09-18: It’s raining super heavily this morning (no wind). Some bastard thought it’d be funny to open …

2020-09-17: Thanks Safari! (PiHole would have caught the rest I imagine).

2020-09-16: The trailer for The Mandalorian Season 2 looks… pretty good.

2020-09-16: I’m using 230 GB of our family 2TB worth of iCloud drive/storage. Apple One Premier …

2020-09-13: I was called a young man the other day. Which was surprising because I’m definitely middle aged now. …

2020-09-12: Does anyone else have a Ubiquiti Amplifi, and find their Teleport VPN only works as if they’re on …

2020-09-11: A fascinating article from Untappd where they graph and discuss the massive shift in check-in …

2020-09-10: The battery on this iPhone XR, 2 years in is pretty shocking. 11 hours after I unplugged it it’s …

2020-09-10: If I were to buy one of the new XBoxes, why would I buy the big one?

2020-09-09: I quite like how when my iPad and iPhone are sitting next to each other and I “Hey Siri”, they both …

2020-09-08: I’m attending a home brew competition on Friday. One of the beers is a bit of a disaster in that …

2020-09-08: The internet is a giant mail order catalogue.

2020-09-08: Masks are great for crushingly introverted people like me: They hide your face You’re not the only …

2020-09-06: Light, and gravity, travel at the speed of light. When you look up at the night sky, it has never …

2020-09-05: World’s best stout? We’ll see about that!

2020-09-05: This makes me about ten times more likely to buy something. It’s so frictionless.

2020-09-05: It’s Father’s Day tomorrow in New Zealand, so Iet’s start a thread with your best …

2020-09-04: This looks super fun: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit.

2020-09-04: When I write things on the internet and then read them again later, I often wonder whether or not I …

2020-09-04: “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” The egg. Eggs had been around for hundreds of millions …

2020-09-03: Apple, Google and all other large companies that lean heavily on Wikipedia, should be funding it …

2020-09-02: Asterix is the best comic book character. You know why? He and his absolute unit of a friend took on …

2020-09-01: Youtube: “Ah, I see you’re viewing this video on a 5K iMac with a 100 Mbs fibre connection to …

2020-09-01: “Employee gets fired for inventing indestructible thing” is my favourite genre of …

2020-08-27: J’apprends français. Alors, pour les francophones dans l’auditoire: si une émission à la télé …

2020-08-26: You guys! Ibuprofen is amazing.

2020-08-26: The Quarantine Quiz for the 26th of August 2020 Aotearoa is back in various levels of lockdown. Auckland is at Level 3, and the rest of the country …

2020-08-26: The Quarantine Quiz for the 25th of August 2020 Aotearoa is back in various levels of lockdown. Auckland is at Level 3, and the rest of the country …

2020-08-26: Email apps. Any colour you like as long as it’s mostly blue.

2020-08-25: I’m surprised this is the first time this has happened. Given how freely credit card numbers are …

2020-08-25: Power cut. Haven’t had one of those in a very long while. Wonder what the… 1, 2, 3, 4, 5… 6 …

2020-08-24: When I opened up my Messages after my phone updated to the latest iOS, I was presented with the …

2020-08-24: The Quarantine Quiz for the 24th of August 2020 Aotearoa is back in various levels of lockdown. Auckland is at Level 3, and the rest of the country …

2020-08-23: The recipe and calculator reckoned those beer, with this yeast, would end up at ~1.013 SG, which …

2020-08-23: If you’re a home brewer and you’re not fermenting in a keg, you should be. It’s the best way to …

2020-08-22: I’ve yet to find an email app I’m happy with.

2020-08-22: Learning a new language is totally owl.

2020-08-22: Learning a language can be mind bending at times. I was wondering why a dialogue in French kept …

2020-08-22: Sometimes I hear French being spoken and I’m at a complete loss as what is being said, then I think …

2020-08-21: Sometimes my nerd brain betrays me. I just spent an hour trying to install things on a Raspberry Pi, …

2020-08-21: The Quarantine Quiz for the 21st of August 2020 Aotearoa is back in various levels of lockdown. Auckland is at Level 3, and the rest of the country …

2020-08-20: The Quarantine Quiz for the 20th of August 2020 Aotearoa is back in various levels of lockdown. Auckland is at Level 3, and the rest of the country …

2020-08-19: The Quarantine Quiz for the 19th of August 2020 Aotearoa is back in various levels of lockdown. Auckland is at Level 3, and the rest of the country …

2020-08-18: The Quarantine Quiz for the 18th of August 2020 Aotearoa is back in various levels of lockdown. Auckland is at Level 3, and the rest of the country …

2020-08-17: Has anyone ever named their Mac “Hot Tub”, only because their Time Machine disk would then be called …

2020-08-17: The Quarantine Quiz for the 17th of August 2020 Aotearoa is back in various levels of lockdown. Auckland is at Level 3, and the rest of the country …

2020-08-15: I’ve just noticed on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine that the characters have truly gigantic Starfleet …

2020-08-15: Micheal Dorn voice: “I am Lt. Commander Worf, and I am Weasel!”

2020-08-15: My Fitbit Aria scale is probably a most imprecise scale I’ve ever used. Stepping on and off a few …

2020-08-14: The Quarantine Quiz for the 14th of August 2020 Aotearoa is back in various levels of lockdown. Auckland is at Level 3, and the rest of the country …

2020-08-14: *Future me appears in front of me* Future me: “Holy shit! What year is it!?” Me: …

2020-08-13: Just watched a couple of episodes of Star Trek: Lower Decks. Had to paused half way through the …

2020-08-13: The Quarantine Quiz for the 13th of August 2020 How long will we be down in the lock? Who knows!? Here’s today’s (Aotearoa Fights Back Day 02). All …

2020-08-13: I feel I need to express my unfathomable appreciation for living in Aotearoa and having such …

2020-08-12: Looking forward to my washable face masks, which I ordered minutes before last night’s press …

2020-08-12: The Quarantine Quiz for the 12th of August 2020 Aotearoa is back in various levels of lockdown. Auckland is at Level 3, and the rest of the country …

2020-08-11: Community transmission of Covid-19 is back in Aotearoa. Auckland is back into Level 3 lockdown, the …

2020-08-11: Kiwis, download the Covid tracer app and start using it. It’s essential to protect yourself, your …

2020-08-09: So Star Trek: Lower Decks doesn’t have a distributor outside of the US and Canada. It’s a shame …

2020-08-08: Turning off predictive text in iOS does wonders for stopping random words appearing when you’re …

2020-08-07: I’m considering doing a welding and metalwork course so I can build eBikes.

2020-08-07: If you delete a message you’ve sent in Apple Messages, is it removed from everyone’s devices, or is …

2020-08-06: Watching the DS9, season 3 episode “Explorers”, Jake Sisko asks the computer “are there any messages …

2020-08-06: Privacy destroying advertising: it only works for the scumbag tracking middlemen Cutting Out the …

2020-08-03: I’m not worried about catching COVID-19, because it’s incredibly unlikely in Aotearoa. What I’m …

2020-08-02: Still running on Lockdown/Rāhui time. 3 months on.

2020-08-02: This sounds like the start of an alien invasion movie. Sowing doubt: people around world receive …

2020-08-01: Culinary idea: deep dish toast.

2020-07-31: I was just listening to the Apple Music New Music mix. A track came on and I thought “you guys are …

2020-07-29: I’m a good geologist. Unfortunately geology work is impossible for me as I’d have to be away from …

2020-07-29: Enthusiastic (more than my usual OCD) washing of hands, frequent use of hand sanitiser and winter …

2020-07-28: Why Children of Men haunts the present moment Children of Men does not take place at the end of the …

2020-07-24: Cost of preventing next pandemic ‘equal to just 2% of Covid-19 economic damage’

2020-07-24: For All Mankind is good, but lost me in the last few episodes. Sci-fi is never about pew pew lasers. …

2020-07-23: Another in the long line of potential “cures” that have been touted over the decades. Pay no …

2020-07-23: There’s something about this replacement screen on my XR. It’s weird, it feels… softer? Lighter? Uet …

2020-07-23: Sweet glorious victory. I have my 2 year old phone back with a fixed screen, so I can re-retire my …

2020-07-20: My phone for the next week (while my XR is sent off to have its screen repaired). It’s gloriously …

2020-07-19: Taking a bit of a break from Twitter. And since I have compulsive muscle memory, it’s PiHole to the …

2020-07-16: The existence of marionettes implies the existence of warionettes.

2020-07-16: Remember hacky sacks?

2020-07-16: Sometimes I’m listening to a random playlist on Apple Music and I wonder “man, what playlist is …

2020-07-15: I ordered some grain for brewing three beers of different styles over the next few months. Instead …

2020-07-14: Not going to say what this is, but needless to say, I nailed it in the last 24 hours.

2020-07-14: Delving into writing a plug-in for micro.blog, I’ve had a good look into Hugo theming. And …

2020-07-13: I’m turning my customised comments code into a proper plugin. It’ll be easier to install and the …

2020-07-11: I started just before Star Trek: Picard started, and I just finished watching every episode of Star …

2020-07-09: Typical. I break my iPhone (cracked the screen), 3 months out from the new ones being announced. …

2020-07-08: Me: Cool. My customised comments script and associated CSS is done and I can post the tutorial today …

2020-07-07: I appreciate macOS reloading webpages when they’re using significant energy. That’s …

2020-07-06: Star Trek: Voyager is great, but it bothers me that almost all alien races are headed by males. Very …

2020-07-06: I bought some beer at the supermarket today, as they have an outstanding craft beer selection. Then …

2020-07-05: Mum: “There’s some computer stuff up stairs. Could you go through it and tell me what you want to …

2020-07-03: Star Trek: Lower Decks looks like Final Space.

2020-06-30: The first third of 2020 crawled. But May and June just evaporated.

2020-06-30: Success! I’ve implemented my custom comments section on my website. Have a look at this page …

2020-06-29: Now most peope in most countries are wearing masks, can we also agree that everyone should wear a …

2020-06-28: A lot of people are pouring into Hey email. I get about 3 emails a day. So classic email is still my …

2020-06-28: I’m watching the Star Trek: Voyager double episode Future’s End, where they’re transported “back” to …

2020-06-27: I’ve managed to fully customise replies on micro.blog. Now to implement them on my site and get the …

2020-06-27: An incredibly useful automation I just made. I prefer to run in low power mode so I can skip …

2020-06-27: If you have an iPad app in the App Store right now and it doesn’t have keyboard shortcuts, please …

2020-06-27: I had difficulty at first understanding this article. Then it clicked - the UK invested in internet …

2020-06-25: I really wouldn’t mind a new old school-style Star Trek series with limited special effects, classic …

2020-06-25: Continuing to ruin the world Facebook Creates Fact-Checking Exemption for Climate Deniers

2020-06-25: My left hamstring has been giving me grief for over a month. I’ve been trying to stretch to no …

2020-06-25: Ever wondered why cashew nuts are so expensive? It may be because each individual cashew is the seed …

2020-06-24: This is so sad. The rail ride through Taieri Gorge is incredible. Taieri Gorge is as breathtaking a …

2020-06-24: My enduring question from Star Trek: Picard is WHERE WERE THOSE HORRIFIC ROBOT TENTACLES COMING …

2020-06-24: Bets on Apple branding their own Mac CPUs as Core?

2020-06-23: You know, that WWDC keynote was insanely well produced. Why not just do that from now on? No hooting …

2020-06-23: The presentation by Apple regarding the switch to ARM said the transition for all their hardware …

2020-06-23: How long until there’s XCode on the iPad do you reckon?

2020-06-23: Gasp! Foundation as a TV series!!

2020-06-22: I thought the Star Trek: Voyager episode Tuvix was goong to be hilarious. It was, instead, horrific.

2020-06-22: Apple should call their AR glasses eyePods.

2020-06-22: It’s Micro Monday in Aotearoa. Here’s a tip for the easiest way to improve your timeline: follow …

2020-06-22: Sure, I could buy a bunch of USB-C cables. Or, I could buy a bunch of these which cost a few dollars …

2020-06-22: Star Trek: Voyager Season 2, Episode 23 The Thaw is a brilliant piece of science fiction. A unique …

2020-06-21: Holy crap, why are USB-C cables so expensive?

2020-06-20: I’m trying, Netflix. There’s literally 155 hours of it.

2020-06-19: New avatar!

2020-06-18: I’m super anxious about these new Covid-19 cases in Aotearoa. Cannonball in my stomach anxious. …

2020-06-17: For a brief, fleeting moment, all my things were lightning or micro USB. Now they’re lightning and …

2020-06-16: Ever put your coffee cup in front of your keyboard and sway your head side-to-side to see the keys …

2020-06-15: The best name I’ve ever heard for a cat is Chairman Meow.

2020-06-15: It’s going to be a fun morning.

2020-06-14: Mask wearing culture is going to be the norm in most countries now. So when this is all over and …

2020-06-14: Watched The Matrix last night. What an absolutely magnificent movie. Still good after 21 years. …

2020-06-14: I love English as a language. It’s so malleable. Some changes I like to see, though, are the word …

2020-06-10: I kept putting off adding replies in my micro.blog posts because I thought it’d be a lot of work. …

2020-06-10: Bottling is a good for storing home brew. But cans are superior in every single way (lighter, easier …

2020-06-09: ‪There’s a full month back order on iPads Pro.‬ I wanted one for three weeks time, but nope, 20 …

2020-06-09: To make a perfect soft boiled egg every time: Get the water to boiling Lower the eggs into the …

2020-06-08: New Zealand is officially Covid-19 free.

2020-06-06: Counting in French est très bizarre I love french, j’adore le français. But the numbers are insane. They start out OK, un, deux, trois, …

2020-06-06: The technology of This Person Does Not Exist is simultaneously impressive and terrifying. Especially …

2020-06-05: Just has one of those moments where you look at a word you’ve used all your life and think “that’s a …

2020-06-04: I’ve had a couple of new beers recently and they’ve been pretty tasteless. Of course I thought “loss …

2020-06-04: It only took a deadly global pandemic for NZ retailers to get more enthusiastic about contactless …

2020-06-03: Went to check my fermenting beer this morning. I thought my spunding valve was set at 10 psi/68 kPa. …

2020-06-02: I brewed a beer today from leftover ingredients. A 4.7 % XPA. 3 hours from start to finish. I’m …

2020-06-01: I like pop music. I like techno and electronic music. I like hip hop. I like rock, classic and …

2020-05-31: That body must be absolutely ripped!

2020-05-31: Taranaki

2020-05-31: I could live in Taranaki.

2020-05-29: I’m so paranoid about being perfectly polite on micro.blog that I’m worried about posting most …

2020-05-29: So that’s a wrap on my quarantine quizzes. I hope the mb community has a look at one or two and …

2020-05-29: The Quarantine Quiz for the 29th of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-28: The Quarantine Quiz for the 28th of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-27: The Quarantine Quiz for the 27th of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-26: The Presidents of the United States of America are one of the greatest bands of all time. Their …

2020-05-26: The Quarantine Quiz for the 26th of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-25: Can anyone recommend an ebike for larger gentlemen who don’t much care for pedalling too hard up …

2020-05-25: The Citizen’s Handbook by RNZ is really quite good. If you’re into things. Like civics.

2020-05-25: The Quarantine Quiz for the 25th of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-24: The Quarantine Quiz for the 24th of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-23: The gouge that’ll be Transmission Gully motorway any year now is visible from… well, …

2020-05-23: This covid tracer app would be great if anywhere I went had the QR codes to scan.

2020-05-22: This happens a lot for Wellingtonians as some searches are adamant that you mean the Wellington in …

2020-05-22: The Quarantine Quiz for the 22nd of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-21: Solid frost this morning. Was -1° when we got up.

2020-05-21: The Quarantine Quiz for the 21st of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-20: The Quarantine Quiz for the 20th of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-20: Had our first frost of the year this morning. Oof.

2020-05-19: The Quarantine Quiz for the 19th of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-18: If you want an easy way to contact trace your friends in looser restrictions, here’s an easy way to …

2020-05-18: The Quarantine Quiz for the 18th of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-18: Went outside this morning and asked “what’s that loud hissing?” Today is the first proper day back …

2020-05-17: Has anyone rlse noticed the latest iOS (13.4.1) has a. Broken bluetooth b. Destroyed battery life on …

2020-05-17: Oh man we can only hope. Covid-19 pandemic ‘spells the end of the neoliberal era’.

2020-05-17: The Quarantine Quiz for the 17th of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-17: Going to a friend’s farm for lunch today. First time I would have left the neighbourhood in more …

2020-05-16: The Quarantine Quiz for the 16th of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-15: The Quarantine Quiz for the 15th of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-15: This reminds me that I haven’t played all of Starcraft 2. I should get onto that. Starship Troopers …

2020-05-14: The Quarantine Quiz for the 14th of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-14: On days with okay weather, eBike to work. On days with horrific weather, work from home or take …

2020-05-13: The Quarantine Quiz for the 13th of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-12: For the micro blog community and anyone who writes in Markdown on iOS. Select text from a webpage in …

2020-05-12: I’m personally anxious that we left Level 4 were active cases were nonzero. ‘A return of …

2020-05-12: The Quarantine Quiz for the 12th of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-11: The Quarantine Quiz for the 11th of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-10: The Quarantine Quiz for the 10th of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-10: Read the room Photos app.

2020-05-09: The Quarantine Quiz for the 9th of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-08: If you’ve been enjoying my quizzes, you may be interested in the Pandemic Pub Quiz. Every …

2020-05-08: Kiwis, on average, consumed ~500 GB of data last month using their home internet connections. I …

2020-05-08: The Quarantine Quiz for the 8th of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-07: People committing to learning a new language: “It’ll be hard work, but I’ll get an insight …

2020-05-07: The Quarantine Quiz for the 7th of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-06: On Learning a Language and Speed If you’ve ever taken lessons in a second language you will have come across recordings of native …

2020-05-06: The Quarantine Quiz for the 6th of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-05: The Quarantine Quiz for the 5th of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-04: The Quarantine Quiz for the 4th of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-03: Just in the middle of my first multiple person FaceTime. What an absolutely garbage interface. Tile …

2020-05-03: The Quarantine Quiz for the 3rd of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-03: “How are we going to maintain social distancing if everyone is on a bike!?”

2020-05-02: Silicon Valley billionaires all planned to high tail it to New Zealand when the US started to …

2020-05-02: The Quarantine Quiz for the 2nd of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-05-02: It’s easy to be philosophically opposed to using Zoom. But when everyone else is using it, and noone …

2020-05-01: The Quarantine Quiz for the 1st of May 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-30: I had a blissful glimpse of a silent world with birds, families riding bikes together on the road, …

2020-04-30: Watch: Wellington in lockdown, from above There’s two enormous takeaways from this: …

2020-04-30: ‘You can’t compare’: New Zealand looks on Australia’s loose lockdown with envy – …

2020-04-30: The Quarantine Quiz for the 30th of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-30: Can anyone confirm or deny my suspicion about what plant this is which I found in my garden after …

2020-04-29: Remember when you used to go to a shop and they’d put your items, whether you needed it or not, in …

2020-04-29: The Quarantine Quiz for the 29th of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-28: The Quarantine Quiz for the 28th of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-28: Our microwave is dying. So I need to buy a new one. And holy hell microwave design is awful. …

2020-04-28: What’s that noise? That horrendous dull hiss? It’s thousands of people driving their cars again.

2020-04-28: I am absolutely dreading the return of all the traffic back onto the roads. Even half back will ruin …

2020-04-28: Big biking boom: Kiwis turn to other modes of travel and fun while in lockdown.

2020-04-26: These animations of Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch show how incredibly different movement …

2020-04-26: iOS autocomplete is super weird sometimes. I wrote “anima”, as the first letters of animation and …

2020-04-26: Can anyone suggest a game on Apple Arcade which I could chip away at in 5 minute blocks or 3 hour …

2020-04-26: The Quarantine Quiz for the 26th of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-25: The Quarantine Quiz for the 25th of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-24: The Quarantine Quiz for the 24th of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-23: I used to play video games a lot. I used to enjoy them a lot. Now whenever I play I feel like I …

2020-04-23: The Quarantine Quiz for the 23rd of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-22: The Quarantine Quiz for the 22nd of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-21: The Quarantine Quiz for the 21st of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-20: The Quarantine Quiz for the 20th of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-19: I’ve concluded that trying to blanket my house in 5GHz 802.11AC wifi would require a wifi repeater …

2020-04-19: The Quarantine Quiz for the 19th of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-18: Hey Kiwis. If you’ve been missing your local cafe, bar, restaurant or other local company and …

2020-04-18: The Quarantine Quiz for the 18th of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-17: The Quarantine Quiz for the 17th of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-17: In English the year 1998 is pronounced nineteen ninety eight. Pretty straight forward. In French …

2020-04-16: Emoji for chef’s kiss: 🧑‍🍳💋👌

2020-04-16: If this were edge-to-edge screen with FaceID, I’d be giving my XR to my mum and buying one of …

2020-04-16: The Quarantine Quiz for the 16th of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-15: The Quarantine Quiz for the 15th of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-14: The Quarantine Quiz for the 14th of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-14: If you want to remember the sizes of the world’s 5 oceans from smallest to biggest, remember …

2020-04-13: The stars you see in the night sky were never arranged that way. A small number don’t exist anymore. …

2020-04-13: Video Conferencing Apps - A Surprising Winner Just had a 9-way video chat with an entire side of my family. We couldn’t use Whatsapp, …

2020-04-13: The Quarantine Quiz for the 13th of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-12: Dammit body, I don’t need all these histamines!

2020-04-12: The Quarantine Quiz for the 12th of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-12: Went to party last night. Me and five friends, spread between four cities across Aotearoa, had a 3 …

2020-04-11: The Quarantine Quiz for the 11th of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-10: Friends of mine are organising a Friday drinks session over the internet. Conversation is “Should we …

2020-04-10: Steamed Hams But It’s Directed By Quentin Tarantino

2020-04-10: The Quarantine Quiz for the 10th of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-09: The Wiggles have released a song about social distancing.

2020-04-09: The Quarantine Quiz for the 9th of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-09: Kiwis: the contactless payment limits without a PIN are about to be increased to $200 (from $80). …

2020-04-08: This snowboarding balaclava is excellent, comfortable and is easy to breath through. And I don’t …

2020-04-08: The Quarantine Quiz for the 8th of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-08: I’ve been playing with the idea of making a mask for wearing out. I’ve just remembered I …

2020-04-08: I hope if nothing else changes, this new normal will force people to stay home when they’re sick …

2020-04-08: I think I need to adjust my dark-mode css. There’s dark, and then there’s black, and I’ve fallen …

2020-04-07: The Quarantine Quiz for the 7th of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-07: All this working from home and video conferencing makes it abundant that centred cameras embedded in …

2020-04-06: Jacinda Ardern has announced that, during the current lockdown/rāhui, the Easter Bunny has been …

2020-04-06: Is the new season of Westworld any good?

2020-04-06: It happened. I ate so much in the first two weeks of quarantine that now I have to go on a diet …

2020-04-06: The Quarantine Quiz for the 6th of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-05: I just went for a walk. It was so quiet. Loudest sounds were my feet against the footpath, birds …

2020-04-05: The Quarantine Quiz for the 5th of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-05: For some reason, today’s 24 hour lockdown feels like a 25 hour lockdown.

2020-04-04: The Quarantine Quiz for the 4th of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-04: There’s been discussion on the pronunciation of U in French. I’m very shaky in my French …

2020-04-04: We should be on summer time all year. Stop this weird winter time rubbish (we’re in DLS for a …

2020-04-03: If you’re signing up to Amazon Prime video in New Zealand, do it through an Apple device. It’ll …

2020-04-03: The Quarantine Quiz for the 3rd of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-02: The Quarantine Quiz for the 2nd of April 2020 Every day of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for people to look …

2020-04-02: Just managed to get to the supermarket for some supplies. I’d just like to say thank you to all the …

2020-04-01: The Quarantine Quiz for the 1st of April 2020 Every day for the rest of the nation-wide Aotearoa quarantine, I’m posting a quiz as something for …

2020-04-01: When I’m thinking about masks, it feels like a very foreign phenomenon. And I’m not comfortable with …

2020-04-01: 🖖🏼 There aren’t enough (any) Andorians in modern Star Trek. Like Vulcan, Andoria was a founding …

2020-04-01: I am hesitant to buy things online if Apple Pay isn’t an option. It’s so good!

2020-03-31: iOS tip: if you type “live long and prosper” iOS will suggest auto-correcting to 🖖🏼

2020-03-30: There’s a couple of French terms I’d like to share, which I particularly like. Both related to …

2020-03-30: We're Going on an Emoji Bear Hunt 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🔭🐻🎣☀️😀 🙀🌾🚫⤴️⤵️✅➡️ 🌾🌾🌾 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🔭🐻🎣☀️😀 🙀🏞️🚫⤴️⤵️✅➡️ 🤽🤽‍♀️🤽‍♀️ 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🔭🐻🎣☀️😀 🙀🚫⤴️⤵️✅➡️ 🐾🐾🐾 …

2020-03-30: Here’s a tip on doing haircuts, New Zealand. If you are going to do them, and do them poorly, …

2020-03-30: First quarantine haircut went… poorly.

2020-03-29: Pringles: Just Eat One, Don’t Be A Hungus

2020-03-29: If you’re sad Star Trek Picard has finished, and you want more Star Trek, Star Trek: Voyager …

2020-03-29: My glorious wife just went to the supermarket. I was very apprehensive about going next week. So …

2020-03-29: Back in my day, we’d all go out, of our houses and cram into places called bars where we’d drink …

2020-03-29: Half of my family lives in the UK. One of my two cousins lives in Paris (yes, tiny family). We’re …

2020-03-28: There’s also no city council who’d have the guts to do this when everyone is in lockdown, as …

2020-03-28: FaceTime conference calling with friends and family during this lockdown is amazing.

2020-03-28: Allow me to introduce you to The Cosmonaut. It’s a crayon-style stylus for touch devices. It’s …

2020-03-28: I feel like we’re having this pandemic about a decade before AR glasses would have made tele …

2020-03-28: Perfect quarantine weather.

2020-03-26: Day one complete. How are you going Aotearoa?

2020-03-26: Weirdest thing I saw today: kids (of a single family) playing on the road without fear of being …

2020-03-26: If you’re familiar with Palmerston North, this was Featherston Street, a major thoroughfare, at …

2020-03-26: Kicking myself for not bringing my bike home from my parents’ last time I was there. Now I’m …

2020-03-25: I’m absolutely loving using a pointing device on the iPad. It’d obviously be better with a track pad …

2020-03-25: Another iPad OS 13.4 top tip: Using a keyboard, the macOS-style ⌘-Shift-4 shortcut will take a …

2020-03-25: Just popped to the pharmacy to grab a prescription repeat. Queue out the door. One-in-one-out …

2020-03-25: Top tip for using a trackpad or mouse on iPadOS: if you go down to the bottom, the dock will pop up. …

2020-03-25: I’m using a mouse on my iPad and it’s so weird.

2020-03-24: Go Hard, Stay Home

2020-03-24: Hey children and grandchildren of Mediterranean and Mediterranean-adjacent mothers and grandmothers. …

2020-03-24: I’ve been to a few of these places. Seeing them empty is both eery and encouraging. The Great Empty.

2020-03-24: Working in the mining industry, the term PPE was all encompassing. I didn’t even think that people …

2020-03-23: New Zealand: Self Isolation Nation.

2020-03-23: Grim silver lining: the road toll this year is probably going to be really low compared to last …

2020-03-22: If you’re stuck at home and really want some excellent sci-fi to watch: Star Trek Voyager from …

2020-03-22: I feel a little smug that I made a triple batch of pizza bases a month ago (just so I didn’t …

2020-03-22: Went shopping. Supermarket was busy, but not crazy. Most things in stock, but flour was completely …

2020-03-22: About to head to the supermarket Or as it’s now known, THUNDERDOME

2020-03-21: And somewhere in the darkness The Gambler he broke even And in his final word I found An ace that I …

2020-03-21: F1 drivers prepare for face-off in virtual races following postponements – all sport is video games …

2020-03-21: Pre-Lockdown Brew Day I’ve got a brew day organised with some friends tomorrow. Aotearoa isn’t in a lockdown yet, …

2020-03-21: The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What’s Coming.

2020-03-20: 🖖🏼 You know who would’ve been way cooler to beam on the ship and say “You owe me a ship, Picard”? …

2020-03-20: Kurzgesagt - The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do.

2020-03-19: 12” iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard and Pencil (256 GB) OR 13” 2.4 GHz Macbook Pro (256GB) Same price. …

2020-03-19: I tend to panic buy enough food and supplies to last a week, every week. I call it “grocery …

2020-03-19: Don’t Panic

2020-03-19: When reading something about a new product, my jaw has dropped perhaps once or twice. Reading about …

2020-03-18: If we’re all socially distancing ourselves by 2 meters can I… stop wearing deodorant?

2020-03-18: Feeling sick? Don’t be a dick! Self-quarantine is essential to beating Corona Virus and saving …

2020-03-17: Now is the time for some tech firm to release gesture-based POS machines and supermarket …

2020-03-17: A question. My Series 0 Apple Watch is slowly dying. It will need replacing at some point in the …

2020-03-16: We’ll get through this. Wash your hands. Don’t be racist. Watch our for your neighbours. Don’t …

2020-03-14: 2010 and 2020

2020-03-13: 🏏 Also of note in the Empty SCG: Black Caps seem to be doing foot taps instead of high fives. …

2020-03-13: 🏏 Watching New Zealand play Australia in an empty Sydney Cricket Ground. Eerily silent, only the …

2020-03-12: 🖖🏼 There are far too few Andorians in modern Star Trek.

2020-03-12: We just cancelled our trip to the US and Canada. Maybe more of a postponement, but all the same, …

2020-03-11: If you strung all the documentaries about World War 2 end to end, how many times longer would they …

2020-03-11: I really wonder what carbon emission impact COVID19 forcing people to telecommute will have. China …

2020-03-10: I wonder if Covid-19 will be a defining moment for a person’s generation. Pre-covid and post-covid …

2020-03-10: The only country in the Commonwealth of Nations that celebrates Commonwealth Day seems to be… the …

2020-03-10: Instead of panic buying toilet paper, just think, what would Macgyver do?

2020-03-10: Boost your immune system in one easy step: get vaccinated.

2020-03-09: 🇫🇷 Today, for the first time since I started learning french almost 3 years ago, I had a …

2020-03-09: Currently the world’s most dangerous emoji: 🤦🏻

2020-03-09: Just saw a gentleman typing on his laptop by stabbing the keys with the end of a pencil. Can’t blame …

2020-03-08: Top Covid-19 tip: you can touch your face if you’ve just washed and dried your hands. But wash and …

2020-03-08: I don’t regularly listen to either Taylor Swift or Beyonce. And I wouldn’t call myself a fan of …

2020-03-07: I have a post written, which has some personal information in it. I’m a very private person, am I’m …

2020-03-07: I’m betting WWDC will be cancelled.

2020-03-05: 🖖🏼 I always thought the captain’s private office off the bridge on Star Trek was the Radio Room, but …

2020-03-03: You guys! Star Trek Voyager Season 4 is really good!

2020-03-03: Wellington and Wellington-adjecent peeps: remember to get your feedback in on the LGWM safer speeds …

2020-03-02: 🏏 A solid 2-0 victory in the test series, and a 3-0 whitewash of the ODI series for the Black Caps …

2020-03-02: Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands

2020-03-02: In this time of potential pandemic, remember, this is a good reminder to keep your emergency kit up …

2020-03-02: I’m pleased to report that people in Palmerston North aren’t buying thousands of rolls of toilet …

2020-03-02: Why Blue Whales Don’t Get Cancer - Peto’s Paradox Or, why large animals don’t get nearly as much …

2020-03-01: I’ve had influenza once or twice in my life. The actual flu. It is not a heavy cold. You feel like …

2020-03-01: If you need a little tune to hum to make sure you’re washing your hands for long enough, the first …

2020-02-29: 🖖🏼 I do love my Next Generation era Star Trek. But the “consoles” they use don’t seem to have any …

2020-02-29: This is remarkably calming to watch. Satisfaction: Mug - YouTube.

2020-02-29: The first, hopefully, of many. Luxembourg is first country to make all public transport free

2020-02-29: For Kiwis needing some discount computer equipment and tech, there’s a fire sale at PBTech due …

2020-02-28: The real potential of the electric vehicle revolution. In short, electric cars would be an …

2020-02-28: I’ve started watching Star Trek Voyager from season 4, as it feels about the time I may have stopped …

2020-02-28: The iOS dictionary is as thick as a brick when in the Twitter compose box. I write exaserbated, …

2020-02-28: On the left: a beer brewed by Behemoth that the head brewer vowed to brew until Trump was impeached, …

2020-02-27: After learning French for coming up to three years, I feel I have to regretfully inform New …

2020-02-27: “I regret to inform you, you only have 2 months to live.” “Oh my god, I’ve wasted my life. I wish …

2020-02-24: 🏏 A comprehensive 10 wicket victory by the Black Caps (their 100th win). India have a real issue …

2020-02-23: More like rockenspiel

2020-02-23: I watched the first episode of The Man in the High Castle last night. I don’t know if I need a nazi …

2020-02-22: Companies need to stop trying to turn their products or services into a community. If it’s …

2020-02-20: These are an abomination. And I love them.

2020-02-20: ⌘-A Delete

2020-02-19: “Hmmm, I should buy an ebike. Because it’ll let me get places as quick as a car and quicker …

2020-02-18: And voici ça. Giant text.

2020-02-18: Getting my eues checked, which involves drops which dilate my pupils, making reading normal sized …

2020-02-17: I am a good bitch.

2020-02-16: It’s been over 30°C for the last few days, and extremely humid too. I wish the weather would have …

2020-02-16: Oh no. I’ve finished the last season of The Expanse and I have to wait a week until there’s a new …

2020-02-16: Someone convince me that this is a really dumb eBike to buy for commuting.

2020-02-15: So… anyone have recommendations for food and drink establishments in Vancouver and Seattle? Because …

2020-02-14: I want as many Romulan Warrior Nun stories as there are grains of sand in the Beta Quadrant.

2020-02-14: Les roses sont rouges Et les violettes sont violettes C’est mon premier poème Écrit en français!

2020-02-10: Update: I remembered my password. That’ll save me several hours. Only took 6 failed attempts.

2020-02-10: My prediction: I’ll be locked out for ages, I’ll eventually get to 10 failed attempts and my phone …

2020-02-10: Uh-oh. I reset my password on my phone but I can’t remember exactly what I set it to. 5 failed …

2020-02-10: I’m so two thousand and late.

2020-02-10: Sometimes I think I should turn on more notifications on my phone so it looks like I’m really …

2020-02-10: Thinking on my ridiculously long password: that 75 billion quadrillion quadrillion quadrillion …

2020-02-10: My current iPhone password would take approximately 75 billion quadrillion quadrillion quadrillion …

2020-02-09: I just watched the actual final of The Good Place, The Final Chapter. Holy moly I cried a lot. What …

2020-02-07: Finally! It’s the most first world of first world problems, but this “feature” literally made the …

2020-02-06: I know everyone else has already watched it, but the latest season of The Expanse is really, really …

2020-02-06: Worst places to be (morning vs mis-afternoon)

2020-02-06: Lifehack tip: whatever bed size you have, buy a duvet one size bigger. e.g., if your bed is a queen, …

2020-02-06: Siblings can be regarded as zeroth cousins. So… could one regard themselves as their negative-first …

2020-02-06: Fantastical 3 If anyone is annoyed with the recent changes to Fantastical with the launch of Fantastical 3, which …

2020-02-05: Hang on. I thought I’d seen the final of The Good Place with the episode Patty (S04E12), but …

2020-02-04: Remember when there were just 3 Star Wars films, and everyone agreed there was an excellent one and …

2020-02-04: If I could write a computer virus I’d make it so it looked like the high end smartphones it infected …

2020-02-04: 🖖🏼 After watching episode 2 of Picard, I’m thinking Jean-Luc needs to get a wiggle on if he’s going …

2020-02-04: Over the past few days Netflix has sent me an email, everyday, saying “Don’t forget to finish …

2020-02-03: What they say: “Urgh, that’s a terrible French accent.” What they mean, knowingly or not: “I would …

2020-02-02: 🏏 The final India v New Zealand T20 is on tonight. But I reckon I’ll tune in at 23:00 to watch the …

2020-02-02: An Australian bush fire-coloured evening sun in Aotearoa.

2020-01-31: 🏏

2020-01-31: 🏏 I’m at the cricket! /cc @pratik

2020-01-30: I just watched the final of The Good Place, and it was… perfect.

2020-01-30: How dairy alternatives stack up. I personally drink soy milk, which turns out to be one if the best. …

2020-01-30: Sometimes I skip between reading a headline and then the short description of the article below it. …

2020-01-30: Meanwhile, in New Zealand vintage train news: Lumsden hoists 1885 V-class locomotive from tonnes of …

2020-01-29: 🏏 Why can’t we ever win a super over.

2020-01-29: Augmented and virtual reality could destroy the travel industry. Unfortunately it’s a decade or more …

2020-01-29: After decades, the wild things from Where the Wild Things Are still freak me out.

2020-01-29: An apple a day keeps the doctor away. If a doctor eats an apple, they explode into a paradoxical …

2020-01-29: You know you’re old if it feels like 2003 was just a few years ago, and 2035 is an incomprehensible …

2020-01-28: One thing that always confused me about the uniforms in Star Trek TNG is that Picard’s never …

2020-01-27: That was an interesting episode of Doctor Who (Season 12 Episode 9).

2020-01-27: With the (justified) panic regarding Coronavirus, remember that “[those face masks are absolute …

2020-01-25: 🖖🏼 J’aime écouter Jean-Luc parler français. That was… interesting. Seems a lot’s happened in the …

2020-01-25: 🖖🏼 It’s dark, I’ve got my headphones on, there’s no cricket on, and so I can finally watch episode 1 …

2020-01-25: Small possibility we may be visiting BC and Seattle this year.

2020-01-25: “By far, the modern use of the word ‘decimate’ is people correcting others that they’ve misused the …

2020-01-24: It’s shaping up to be a hot weekend. 27° tomorrow and 28° on Sunday. Oof I need to chill some beer.

2020-01-24: 🏏 My beloved Black Caps are dominating in the first quarter of their innings. Will be interesting to …

2020-01-24: I was surprised.

2020-01-24: Oh no. What kind of timing is this!?

2020-01-23: If you’re a Star Trek fan, you have to watch this. No, you’re crying.

2020-01-23: I just turned the world into an open face sandwich.

2020-01-23: M’lady woke up in a panic last night saying a giant spider had just bitten her. I thought she’d …

2020-01-23: I like learning French with Duolingo, but something that’s infuriating is the listening: “Ils …

2020-01-22: 🖖🏼 I’m watching a lot of Voyager before Picard comes out. A question I have RE the Borg is why they …

2020-01-21: I am 100% buying one of these CO₂ tank Sodastream adaptors when they become available, because …

2020-01-21: 🖖🏼 There is the premier of a brand new series of Star Trek this week. It’s only ever happened 7 …

2020-01-21: I’m rewatching Star Trek Voyager. Turns out I’ve never seen the last two seasons(!) One …

2020-01-21: Given the iPhone limits computing a guess for a password every 80 milliseconds, brute forcing my …

2020-01-21: 🖖🏼 I love how quaint the replicator orders for coffee are in Star Trek. Picard specifies the tea he …

2020-01-21: Both of these passports have expired. I’m only renewing one. Can you guess which?

2020-01-19: I’d say 128 GB is enough.

2020-01-18: I wish the low power mode colour on iOS was blue rather than that lemon yellow.

2020-01-16: I’m making this public now: if I am fortunate enough to grow old, I’m going full, white santa beard.

2020-01-16: I wonder if writers write TV scripts now with the assumption that most people are on their phones …

2020-01-15: How to sing any song like Eddie Vedder: jam your tongue into the roof of your mouth and don’t move …

2020-01-15: Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide The article notes Gorbachev saying of Chernobyl that it was …

2020-01-15: Duolingo app to include Te Reo Maori by end of year – ka pai!

2020-01-14: I’ve had a short sci-fi story knocking around in my head for years and I know how it’ll start and …

2020-01-13: If you use Duolingo, I have some sage advice. Ignore the leagues. They’re pointless and ruin the …

2020-01-12: Did pre-industrial people used to get sunburnt? It seems like an evolutionary hiccup to be so easily …

2020-01-12: What happened to mambos numbered 1–4?

2020-01-11: Children of Mars (the Star Trek short trek) is some crazy post-TNG pre-Picard cannon. Holy smokes.

2020-01-11: I made an effort to not watch the six o’clock news a couple of months ago. And I don’t miss it at …

2020-01-10: Star Trek Picard, Star Trek Discovery, Dr Who, The Manadalorian and The Expanse all feel like …

2020-01-06: At 27/4, I’m going to say it’s unlikely NZ will win this test match.

2020-01-06: I may have over committed on the liquids.

2020-01-06: My iPhone (XR in my case) is having its battery murdered. My battery health is at 96%, but it went …

2020-01-05: I backed a trailer perfectly over the weekend. I had a solid year of pulling a trailer around …

2020-01-05: I often think, if cars became unpopular and people stopped needing all that space to park them, …

2020-01-03: I witched the Witcher. The first episode was really bad. The second was a lot better, but still …

2020-01-03: Foreground: beer and BBQ. Background: aroubd a third of the debris produced from 5 hours worth of …

2020-01-02: And no, it’s not fantastic, but I watched season 1, so I’m committed. Add it to the currently static …

2020-01-02: Blueberry picking today. And again I learned I can eat blueberries quicker than I can pick them.

2020-01-02: There are surprisingly few films set in 2020.

2020-01-02: A new episode of Doctor Who, Star Trek Picard is out in three weeks, I’ve only managed to watch one …

2020-01-01: “All our packaging is astrodegradable”

2020-01-01: My Series 0 Apple Watch went from “lasts right up until the late evening” on the 30th, to “won’t …

2020-01-01: It’s been twenty long years, but we finally have a year we can shorten to something that sounds …

2020-01-01: Want a new years resolution that doesn’t involve strapping on running shoes? Learn another language. …

2020-01-01: Aotearoa! 2020. Happy new year. And welcome to the twenties.

2019-12-31: ‪We’re 30 minutes away from 2020 in Aotearoa. Wish us luck!‬

2019-12-28: What a perfect day in Wellington today.

2019-12-27: Everyone thinks I’m a much bigger Star Wars fan than I am. The real issue is Star Trek merch isn’t …

2019-12-26: Does every major studio have an Oval Office set, or is there an Oval Office Set Incorporated that …

2019-12-26: It. Is. The. Twenty. Sixth. Of. December.

2019-12-26: 🏏 Watching the Boxing Day Test with dad. The perfect boxing day activity.

2019-12-26: There’s a particular word starting with “s” and rhyming with “fart” mossing from these low-end …

2019-12-26: Santa is the god of procrastination. Sits around all year while others toil, then gets his job done …

2019-12-25: Kiwi Kirihime. Step 5, sleep for three hours because you have some horrible gastro bug (image …

2019-12-25: Kiwi Kirihime. Step 4, cook brunch on the barbecue at the in-laws. Bare feet, t-shirt and shorts.

2019-12-25: Kiwi Kirihimete. Step 3, gift unwrapping at the in-laws (a small hail is a the best haul)

2019-12-25: Kiwi Christmas step 2: present unwrapping at the parents’

2019-12-25: Kiwi Christmas. Step one, wake up at 6:30 long after sunrise.

2019-12-24: Watching Die Hard. Hans Gruber is about 30 minutes away from falling off the Nakatomi building, at …

2019-12-23: Christmas time. The time of year I’m busy enough and interacting with real life people that all my …

2019-12-21: Thinking on my slow Raspberry Pi… I normally leave my iMac on all the time. Maybe I should …

2019-12-21: I run a Raspberry Pi Zero as a little media server. And it’s fine. Works pretty well and reliably. …

2019-12-20: Bliss Balls aren’t health food.

2019-12-19: I’m going to be unequivocal here. Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker Iwas absolutely fantastic. …

2019-12-17: TV Subscriptions Not including sport subscription services, or services that sell movies to stream, these are all the …

2019-12-17: The Watchmen TV series is really, really good.

2019-12-17: ‪Prediction: Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker will be 80% fan service references to obscure Star Wars …

2019-12-16: In TV news I’ve finally signed up for Prime Video. At NZ$4.50 a month, it’s a bargain. That’s NZ$54 …

2019-12-16: ‪I really want to watch The Expanse season 4, but Star Wars IX is out on Thursday (I’m going with a …

2019-12-14: Public Transport - The Ultimate Luxury I took the bus into Wellington yesterday (from Johnsonville). I was right up front on a double …

2019-12-14: Is this true for anyone else? Your microwave: 800 watts, takes 30 seconds to defrost some bread …

2019-12-13: Raspberry is the only correct flavour of jam.

2019-12-12: 🏏 The iconic sound of test cricket is something saying “waiting no”

2019-12-12: I know it’s a little thing, but can people making TV, movies and adverts please fill those empty …

2019-12-11: A maxed-out Mac Pro with a matte XDR display (with a stand), would cost NZ$102,817. Obviously, no …

2019-12-10: How is Whakaari privately owned? Weird.

2019-12-09: The Whakaari eruption is a national tragedy. It’s been a rough year for Aotearoa.

2019-12-09: New Zealanders, no matter who they are, should watch the RNZ series The Aotearoa History Show

2019-12-08: The Mandalorian is… surprisingly good. I have spoken.

2019-12-08: This is fine. Oceans running out of oxygen as temperatures rise

2019-12-07: Final Space season 2 – it made me laugh and cry and I can’t wait for more.

2019-12-07: Final Space season 3 can’t come soon enough. The finale of season 2 was just brilliant.

2019-12-05: I’ve been meaning to get around to signing up for Disney Plus so I can watch The Mandelorian. But …

2019-12-05: This is my great grandfather. He was born in Damascus (we think), but spent most of his life in …

2019-12-01: ‪Is the Baby Yoda in The Mandalorian actually Yoda, or another member of Yoda’s species?‬ I have …

2019-11-30: Does anyone else automatically call eggplant, aubergine? I’ve always known them as aubergine, but my …

2019-11-30: I had a haircut and trimmed my 3 month beard to stubble and now FaceID doesn’t recognise me.

2019-11-30: The Guardian piece, Highway to Hell: The Rise and Fall of the Car features this ad from 1962.

2019-11-30: 🏏 New Zealand limping through the morning on the second day of the second test, losing 2 wickets so …

2019-11-29: Making bread is easy. Just take some flour and some water, slosh them around in your mouth, and then …

2019-11-29: My Coffee Cup You may have a favourite coffee cup at work or home. One you always reach for when you’re set on …

2019-11-28: Netflix is hiking their prices by $2 a month to NZ$17. Which is the same price as my 2TB iCloud …

2019-11-27: Naming That Star Trek Show So we have: Star Trek Star Trek the Next Generation (named after the generation) Star Trek Deep …

2019-11-26: Sooo… I’m thinking about doing a short podcast series, say six episodes, where I talk about …

2019-11-26: Technological Convergence We live in a glorious age of technological convergence. There’s very little your phone, or …

2019-11-26: Our passionfruit and feijoas are flowering. Looking forward to the mid–late summer fruit haul.

2019-11-26: Sure, @miraz has Waikawa to boast about. But here’s Koitiata, as the sun is setting into the Tasman …

2019-11-26: I’m about to repost a couple of photo posts from yesterday. There was a problem with my SSL so they …

2019-11-25: 🏏 Finally. Finally! The cricket gods have granted the Black Caps a deserved victory. New Zealand …

2019-11-23: So fun fact: the Tesla Cybertruck is probably impossible to use as a vehicle at the litium, iron and …

2019-11-23: The Tesla Cybertruck could not be used on any mine or worksites I’ve ever worked on. So good for …

2019-11-22: Have electric cars reversed climate change and saved the world yet?

2019-11-21: I so want a smaller phone. I love the battery life of my XR, but it’s just gigantic.

2019-11-20: Multimodal Acoustic Trap Display - the first step to science fiction-style hologram displays.

2019-11-19: I was just reminded of The Point! by Harry Nilsson. I must have listened to this album (on vinyl!) …

2019-11-19: Remember the propellant-free EM drive? Turns out the propulsion they measured at NASA was the …

2019-11-18: Who um-actuallys the um-actuallers?

2019-11-13: This is the same beer. The inly difference is the one on the left had some lime zest put into it …

2019-11-13: I hope my Aussie peeps are staying safe with the bush fires. Australian fires this large can result …

2019-11-12: Neutron Stars – The Most Extreme Things that are not Black Holes. I had never heard of kilonova. …

2019-11-12: Noses are weird, aren’t they?

2019-11-11: This new electric ferry is mind blowing in its efficiency. $250,000 a year in fuel savings and …

2019-11-11: How to Add Dark Mode to your Custom CSS Dark mode is now a feature over all of Apple’s operating systems. With this mode, if selected, …

2019-11-11: Hoiho wins Brid of the Year.

2019-11-11: Wellington’s new electric ferry to slash owners’ fuel bill. A quarter of a million …

2019-11-11: Added dark mode to my css, if that’s how you roll (like me). If you’re interested, let …

2019-11-10: Eeeee! Final Space Season 2 is coming out on November 24th!

2019-11-09: If anyone is interested in TV set up minimalism, this is my TV and the “rack” of equipment behind …

2019-11-09: I know there’s a big industry around what Apple should buy, but they should buy Disney and Nintendo.

2019-11-09: There needs to be an emoji for a quick nose exhale half laugh. Somewhere between 🙂 and 😤

2019-11-08: 🏏 The Black Caps absolutely crushed by England in fame four of the T20 series. The series is now …

2019-11-08: Black hole is such a dumb name. They should be called black stars. Or in French, les étoiles noires.

2019-11-08: Steamed Hams but There’s a Different Animator Every 13 Seconds

2019-11-08: 🏏 It’s a cricket kinda day. First up, the Wellington Firebirds play Auckland Aces at the Basin …

2019-11-08: I can’t decide if using swipe typing is faster than tap typing on my phone. It feels slower, but I …

2019-11-07: Ardern says New Zealand on ‘right side of history’ as MPs pass zero-carbon bill.

2019-11-06: Look at this madness. Selling oats in plain cardboard without an internal plastic bag. Like things …

2019-11-05: The calendar for the Human Era year of 12,020 is now out at Kurzgesagt. And you should definitely …

2019-11-04: Everyone, everywhere should just permanently switch to summer time. The sun being at its highest at …

2019-11-04: Dance like no one’s watching. But realise everyone is.

2019-11-04: Why are oil and vinegar in completely different parts of the supermark… oh.

2019-11-03: 🏏 A decisive victory for the Black Caps. The Summer of Revenge continues! Black Caps completed their …

2019-11-03: 🏏 NZ openers doing well in Wellington. 30/1 after 4.

2019-11-03: 🏏 The Blackcaps face England in the second T20 in my beloved Wellington, starting in about 30 …

2019-11-02: This shot of Saturn just as the Moon is about to pass in front of it is from Ian Griffin on Twitter

2019-11-02: Some of the keyboard shortcuts (text replacement) I use in iOS: :-> → → :- → • :tm → ™ :* → ★ …

2019-11-02: Anyone else having an issue sharing Shortcuts in iOS 13.2? Seems like it’s 100% broken.

2019-11-02: They won! The All Blacks won the Rugby World Cup! (third place game)

2019-10-31: So far, Disenchantment has been disappointing.

2019-10-31: Unlike Guy Fawkes, Halloween makes sense in NZ in the late Spring. It’s light until 8pm, it’s …

2019-10-31: If you do a Spotlight search for “itunes” in macOS 10.15 Catalina and just press enter, …

2019-10-30: As Google seems to want to buy Fitbit, now may be the time to delete your Fitbit data and close your …

2019-10-29: Tickets have been purchased for a late morning showing the next day, so I can tick this off for the …

2019-10-29: Wow that’s expensive!

2019-10-28: I use Duolingo to augment my night class French lessons. I occasionally click on other users’ …

2019-10-27: Traditional owners relieved as Uluru closed off to climbers. This should be happening around the …

2019-10-27: Wearing the classic Aotearoa spring ensemble today: warm marino long sleeve top and shorts.

2019-10-26: Wow, lazy bones! Why aren’t your bones more energetic?

2019-10-25: It’s been one of those mornings where I’ve looked at the clock and thought “Holy crap! …

2019-10-25: Home brewers out there who don’t care for Beersmith, because it’s beyond ugly and …

2019-10-23: Twitter is down. Which is brilliant.

2019-10-23: If Rio Tinto does close Tiwai Point, New Zealand gets over half a gigawatt (570 MW) of zero-carbon …

2019-10-23: It’ll be nice, at some point in the future, Kiwis will be able to go outside in the summer without …

2019-10-23: Google Is Shifting Some Products Toward Paid Subscriptions Start charging for GMail, I dare ya!

2019-10-23: Nobody mourns for Porkins.

2019-10-22: 🏏 Wellington doing well against Otago in the first Plunket Shield match. Otago all out for 199, the …

2019-10-21: Cool. The latest update of macOS means I don’t have to run “killall Dock” in a terminal to make the …

2019-10-21: The cricket season has started in Aotearoa. So I will be saying a lot about cricket at times. So for …

2019-10-20: NZ’s bid to become first dark sky nation: ‘It’s about controlling light’ …

2019-10-20: E-Bikes are the New Cars

2019-10-18: On Tinkering, Wasting Time and The True Value of Doing It Yourself My Feed Wrangler subscription is about to expire, so I decided to set up miniflux on my home …

2019-10-18: Here’s a handy guide if you’re considering deleting your Facebook account.

2019-10-18: If you’re a Kiwi or Kiwi-adjacent, you should be listening to RNZ’s The Detail podcast. Short …

2019-10-17: If you’re interested, NZ parliament is sitting right now and you can watch it live here.

2019-10-17: I’ve completed fermentation of my raspberry wheat beer. It’s sitting at 4.2% ABV, which is higher …

2019-10-16: New Zealand banned single use plastic bags on the 1st of July. Incredibly, the sky hasn’t fallen in …

2019-10-15: I will sell my soul for a billion Facebook Libres.

2019-10-15: Someone in the houses around us just bought a new “smart” TV!

2019-10-15: A ringing phone is effectively someone screaming “Talk to me now! Drop what you’re doing! Talk …

2019-10-14: I have a BMX and a mountain bike. I’m considering dusting both off so I can use them to run the odd …

2019-10-14: What the hell macOS 10.15!?

2019-10-14: Some people love big phones. Others tolerate them.

2019-10-13: I may have posted this before - A Selfish Argument for Making the World a Better Place – Egoistic …

2019-10-11: Jacinda Ardern greets Stephen Colbert at Auckland Airport.

2019-10-11: Unhappy Spark Sport customers horrified it now has cricket rights A lot can go wrong with streaming. …

2019-10-08: I guess I have to do this if I want reminders and the like to work on my Mac too…

2019-10-08: I’m not going to suggest anyone, including myself, should do this. But this may be one of the best …

2019-10-08: So in order to watch my Sci Fi shows, legally, in the future, I’ll have to subscribe to the …

2019-10-08: Ocean cleanup device successfully collects plastic for first time Yes, plastic waste occupies the …

2019-10-08: “macOS 10.15 Catalina released” - yeah, imma wait.

2019-10-07: What The Golf just straight out crashes on my AppleTV. Apple Arcade games have been a less than …

2019-10-07: Redout: Space Assault is unplayable on the Apple TV. Slow, stuttery, laggy. This shouldn’t be on …

2019-10-06: I understand that you’re fast, but why are you so furious?

2019-10-04: Recently found out I’m part Italian. That’d explain my love of pizza and my luxurious moustache.

2019-10-04: Brewing done! Managed to get the original gravity (the amount of sugar extracted from the grains) to …

2019-10-04: Scientists observe mysterious cosmic web directly for first time - mind-blowing in its implications …

2019-10-04: I’m brewing today (a small batch of wheat lager that I’ll be adding raspberries into for …

2019-10-03: I bought an XBox One controller today, to play Apple Arcade games with. Sayonara Hearts is …

2019-10-03: Healthy frost on the car this morning. Unexpected for early October (the equivalent of April for you …

2019-10-02: It’s international Coffee Day. 80 espresso shots delivers a lethal dose of caffeine, so …

2019-10-02: All my time as a scientist and talking to other scientists, whenever Planck (constant, length, …

2019-10-01: What was that whooshing sound? It was September.

2019-09-30: When was the last time you went out and intentionally left your phone at home? I just did and it was …

2019-09-29: Does anyone know if Mario Kart Tour on iOS can be played with a controller?

2019-09-29: We’re down to 3 clocks we have to manually reset for Daylight Savings. I one day hope we just switch …

2019-09-28: How To Fix Your iPad Air 2 After Installing iPadOS 13.1 If you’re having issues with really slow performance, issues connecting to WiFi and Bluetooth and an …

2019-09-28: Will this break my wife’s iPad Air 2? Who knows. Looks like thebissues I had are limited - inly a …

2019-09-28: Daylight Savings starts tomorrow here in Aotearoa. I wish they’d just switch to summer time …

2019-09-27: YouTube is just excellent at targeted advertising. I just had adverts for KitKats (which I …

2019-09-26: ARKit, VRKit, mind-bendingly efficient CPUs, dedicated silicon for short-range ultra wide band …

2019-09-26: What If We Detonated All Nuclear Bombs at Once? - it’s not quite as bad as you may think. However, …

2019-09-25: Final iPad update: updating my iPad Air 2 to iPadOS 13.1 broke all Wifi networking. It took putting …

2019-09-25: iPad update: after nuking my iPad from orbit, it can now connect to my WiFi. I’ll be restoring from …

2019-09-25: iPad update: I was able to put my SIM card into my iPad and erase it. So I’ll try starting from …

2019-09-25: Bricked. Thanks iPadOS!

2019-09-25: Upgrading my iPad to iPadOS 13.1 has broken all network connectivity on my iPad. Bluetooth - fails …

2019-09-24: Before you hit the update button to upgrade your iPad to iPadOS tomorrow, have a watch of iPadOS 13: …

2019-09-24: Sorry about my rapid pace of posting today. I’m clearing out my Safari tabs.

2019-09-24: Faster Than We Thought: What Stories Will Survive Climate Change? “We must learn to become …

2019-09-24: Why the Manawatū is so called “Manawatū has its origins in a waiata, Ka tatū e hine ko Manawatū, describing the search by …

2019-09-24: Haunted Mac Pro for sale “Pick up in West Auckland only (after 7:30pm if week nights) because I …

2019-09-24: 2D Apple Maps satellite view of Wellington (MacOS) vs 3D view. 2D: dull and horrid, 3D bright and …

2019-09-24: Should meat be banned to save the planet? – if that’s what it takes, yes.

2019-09-23: The weekend was gloriously warm. Very much looking forward to summer. Daylight saving begins on …

2019-09-23: Here you go, @gabz, this is my game collection at its greatest. I sold almost all of it.

2019-09-22: I wonder why Apple included OS support for Playstation and XBox controllers, but not the Nintendo …

2019-09-21: How to use the amazing new text tools in iPadOS - these also work on the iPhone, although the …

2019-09-21: Indonesia to send contaminated recyling back to NZ – good. The west needs to take care of its own …

2019-09-21: This staggered rollout of iOS 13 on different devices are s really confusing.

2019-09-21: “We’ve got a lot more out of not having a car than we’ve lost” – perfectly possible in …

2019-09-21: It’s a warm day in spring. So I’m helping cool the planet down by exposing my high albedo legs.

2019-09-21: “The customer is always right” is the Wilhelm Scream of people who’ve never worked in retail.

2019-09-21: I like this a lot in iOS 13. You’ve reached your limit. See ya. No “remind me in 15 minutes because …

2019-09-20: I’ll be interested to see how Optimised Battery Charging works considering I charge my XR every …

2019-09-20: Watching The Great Hack. Didn’t think I could get any angrier at Facebook…

2019-09-20: Disenchantment Season 2!

2019-09-20: Do I do it, with all the reports of it being buggy!?

2019-09-20: I’m a trend setter.

2019-09-20: “voilà“ is not pronouce woh-lah. It’s more or less v-wha-la.

2019-09-19: This is me noting that it is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Imagine that previous sentence …

2019-09-19: Fossil of ancient bony-toothed bird found in Canterbury. Mindblowing discovery that potentially …

2019-09-18: Update (in the pantry, of course?)

2019-09-18: This morning I somehow lost my travel coffee cup. I was drinking from it, put it down and ✨poof✨ …

2019-09-18: I know this may spark a war, but if I were to buy a controller for Apple Arcade games, should I get …

2019-09-16: What’s Hiding at the Most Solitary Place on Earth? The Deep Sea – Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

2019-09-15: The ‘Nek Minnit’ guy on becoming a meme: ‘You just feel helpless’

2019-09-15: Netflix’s reboot of Cowboy Bebop to be filmed in Auckland. Firstly, that’s a great get for New …

2019-09-14: Apple should buy Disney.

2019-09-13: A blustery day in Whanganui a Tara (Wellington).

2019-09-13: Tip: you can reuse your Aeropress filters many times. Just give them a rinse between uses.

2019-09-12: The exterior design of the iPhone hasn’t really changed since the iPhone 6 from 2014. And, spoiler …

2019-09-10: The Faster Than Light drive they use in Another Life is called an Alcubierre Drive, which is an idea …

2019-09-09: I just finished watching Another Life on Netflix. I really, really liked it, but I’m disappointed it …

2019-09-08: I just laughed at a joke written entirely in French. I feel like I’ve reached a new level in my …

2019-09-08: Une bibliothèque n’est pas une discothèque.

2019-09-08: There was an error connecting to the Apple ID server I recently had an issue with my iMac - namely when I tried to open the App Store, it demanded I log …

2019-09-08: The Expanse - A New Horizon - neatly sums up why I like The Expanse too.

2019-09-07: I was worried with all these new services coming up, I’d be paying Apple around $30 every month for …

2019-09-05: “I have charged my cellphone 3 times in the last week” 2019: “Wow! That’s amazingly long battery …

2019-09-03: TIMELAPSE OF THE FUTURE: A Journey to the End of Time

2019-09-03: This iPhone XR is ruining me with regard to battery life. Just checked my battery percentage and …

2019-09-02: I’ve been using soy milk in my coffees for well over a decade. Cow’s milk taste horrible …

2019-09-02: The Egg, by Andy Weir. Animated by Kurzgesagt.

2019-08-31: Something big is on fire in Palmerston North Update: apparently it’s roadworks. They’re …

2019-08-31: I wish I could move iCloud Safari tabs between devices. As in, I have a tab open on my iPhone …

2019-08-30: E-scooter injuries as severe as car crashes - study - costing the health system $360,577 in surgery …

2019-08-28: Maybe it’s learning another language that’s doing it, but recently the word …

2019-08-28: Car blindness — Ignoring the true cost of cars

2019-08-28: Avoid putting plastic into the environment by not using it in the first place. Here are two tins I …

2019-08-27: What If We CLEARED the Amazon?

2019-08-27: Mars is awful. You almost certainly don’t want to go there. Building a Marsbase is a Horrible …

2019-08-26: Could Your Phone Hurt You? (Probably not).

2019-08-24: RE Disney Plus and Star Wars: “Disney Plus will rapidly expand globally, with plans to be in nearly …

2019-08-23: Every All Blacks game is free to air on TVNZ. You don’t need the internet to watch the All Blacks …

2019-08-23: If anyone in a good timeline ever happens to read this: hoo boy things can get bad. Really bad. …

2019-08-23: Teslas Can’t Drive Autonomously Around Parking Lots, but the Company Thinks That It Will Ship Full …

2019-08-23: Youtube: now close to unwatchable due to the frequency of video hijacking ads.

2019-08-22: If you need a parody of Baby Shark by some Kiwi comedians, I’ve got you covered (NSFW).

2019-08-22: I thought microplastics would be like mud and silt particles. Which you have knocking around in your …

2019-08-21: Keanu Reeves will be in a new Bill and Ted and a new Matrix movie. All he needs now is a new Speed …

2019-08-21: I may be about to crack 1 of the four key ingredients of my home brew - hops. Now I just have to …

2019-08-21: Apple Arcade may cost US$5 per month. That’d be amazingly cheap. It also means I have to drop almost …

2019-08-19: I only heard that earthquake #eqnz

2019-08-18: It’s a small steel keg ($95), not a car. Holy hell.

2019-08-17: I love home brewing. My only gripe is that most equipment is set up to brew batches of ~20 L. I …

2019-08-17: How many batteries does this need? 3? That’s super convenient because batteries all come in packs of …

2019-08-17: Hey Google, stop breaking the web!

2019-08-16: U ownly hav tu be lerning another langwage for a littel wyl to realize how messed up Inglish …

2019-08-15: OMG! Yes!

2019-08-15: We did it everyone! We filled the air with potentially toxic plastic! Microplastics ‘significantly …

2019-08-12: Shopping online in New Zealand: Product: $99 USD Shipping: $120 USD Nope.

2019-08-09: Just a reminder, media: in the next couple of years, Millennials will start turning 40 and all baby …

2019-08-06: ‘I don’t smell!’ Meet the people who have stopped washing. I wash my hair 4 or 5 times a year – …

2019-08-06: Brother printers ad: “Need to set up a printer? Call our call centre 24/7. We can connect to your …

2019-08-05: Electric scooters aren’t as eco-friendly as they seem, study finds Makes sense. Still way …

2019-08-04: I really want to strip down my iPhone to the absolute bare minimum apps. As in, maybe 10 apps tops. …

2019-08-04: This? Just a perfectly normal farm house with a thousand aerials. Definitely not a clandestine …

2019-08-03: I’d love to be able to leave the house with just my phone. There’s just a couple of issues: There’s …

2019-08-03: I just watched the first episode of the Netflix series Another Life. I was going to turn it off half …

2019-08-02: Photos of the Taranaki coastline this afternoon. The first one makes me think of some epic sci-fi …

2019-07-31: Waltr looks really interesting and useful. Although I don’t have a need for it, it should be …

2019-07-31: If you’re selling Mac software online, you should allow payment with Apple Pay. There’s …

2019-07-30: Ethiopia plants 350m trees in a day to help tackle climate crisis. Puts Aotearoa’s goal of planting …

2019-07-30: Free-wheeling: Why e-bike commuters are happiest

2019-07-30: I think I’ll buy one of these Studio Neat Canopy cases for the Magic Keyboard next year when I plan …

2019-07-30: Last week I got into a spiral of Twitter addiction again. So I’ve logged out on my phone, so now my …

2019-07-30: Blue is my favourite fruit!

2019-07-27: Percentages of revenue are the only way to make them take notice. And double-digit percentages at …

2019-07-27: Of only there were a term for this area of the world where all these countries, and others, exist …

2019-07-26: I have a $660 billion idea: for every 1ppm of CO₂ someone permanently pulls out of the atmosphere, …

2019-07-26: Bonjour les gens qui parlent français. J’ai une question facile: est-ce que “tu” êtes pluriel …

2019-07-22: Flat Belgian Blonde: I’ve added the required sugar to 2 flip-top bottles. They both foamed a little, …

2019-07-21: I brewed a Belgian Blonde a month ago. Cracked a bottle this evening for a taste and realised I …

2019-07-20: 114.6 kg (~253 lbs) in July 2018, 94.3 kg (~208 lbs) this morning. Total loss is 20.3 kg (~45 lbs). …

2019-07-19: Spending the day in Wellington. Taking the train there and back. Like a gentleman. 🚞

2019-07-15: 🏏 that was a pretty rotten way to end one of the greatest games of cricket ever played. No matter …

2019-07-14: 🏏 Current status.

2019-07-14: 🏏 I’ll be up all night watching the Cricket World Cup final. I’m dury bound as a long-suffering …

2019-07-14: “Delivery time to New Zealand: 7–25 business days” That’s… quite a range. Are you shipping it by …

2019-07-13: Thanks everyone. Stranger things has been added to my list.

2019-07-12: Should I watch Stranger Things?

2019-07-12: I watched Prospect on Netflix last night. Not a great film. One of those sci-fis that went to great …

2019-07-11: 🏏 Regarding the apparent disbelief there seems to be around New Zealand beating India. India were …

2019-07-11: 🏏 New Zealand are through to the Cricket World Cup final. I’d prefer we played England, so I’m …

2019-07-11: 🏏 @pratik Holy moly that was a close one. Could have gone either way. I was listening to it in bed …

2019-07-10: Who else is betting that Amazon is going to time the release of The Expanse season 4 so it’s …

2019-07-10: 🏏 No matter who wins the NZ v Ind semi final, it’ll be regarded as unfair by the other side. …

2019-07-09: Is it time to declare Matariki a public holiday? Yes! Aotearoa should be embracing its own tikanga …

2019-07-06: The Auckland housing crisis is so bad, it’s punched its way through spacetime to 1971. I am …

2019-07-06: 🏏 We farted our way in the semis, and we’ll fart our wat into the final (against England?) 🇳🇿

2019-07-05: Wellington is really embracing the scooter life.

2019-07-04: 🏏 Although to be fair, the Blackcaps are through to the semi finals now (unless a miracle happens in …

2019-07-04: 🏏 Just woke up to look at the score. Good lord. Pack your bags boys and come home. That was …

2019-07-03: 🏏 May my beloved Black Caps crush the English like they dis at the last world cup.

2019-07-02: Dry July is ridiculous. If you want to reduce the amount you drink, do so as a matter of course. If …

2019-07-02: Hey microbloggers! Are there any other homebrewers (microbrewers?) or brew curious people out there? …

2019-06-30: Upset about the plastic crisis? Stop trying so hard. Basically, if you’re worried about the plastic …

2019-06-30: 🏏 That Blackcaps v Australia game seemed like the Blackcaps v Australia game in the pool matches in …

2019-06-30: Had a mid winter Christmas dinner last night. That may seeem like a redundant term to you in the …

2019-06-30: But how will I be kept abreast of Caeser’s conquests in the Barbarian hinterland? Finnish radio …

2019-06-30: Oh no. This was always going to be a tough game for the Black Caps, but holy crap, fellas.

2019-06-29: Nothing beats a fire on a cold winters day. It feels offensively luxurious.

2019-06-28: Speaking of 10 litre batches, I’ve been researching fermenters. There’s small carboys that’d do the …

2019-06-27: I am getting more determined to start brewing smaller batches of beer. My equipment, and general …

2019-06-27: 🏏 The Black Caps didn’t deserve that one. Well played Pakistan.

2019-06-26: Amazon delivery date estimates to Aotearoa are as hilarious as Microsoft copying time from the 90s. …

2019-06-24: It’s Micro Monday in Aotearoa and if you’re into cricket 🏏 and want to have casual chats about the …

2019-06-23: This 2014 iPad Air 2 is in desperate need of a new battery. 5 years of almost constant daily use …

2019-06-23: That moment of relief and triumph when someone outbids you on a trading site just after you’ve found …

2019-06-23: 🏏 Another win for the Black Caps, but holy Cthulhu that was a close one. Classic New Zealand tactic …

2019-06-21: “Millennials” by XKCD.

2019-06-20: I may be in the market for a new TV in a couple of years. Doing research there’s about a thousand …

2019-06-20: 🏏 Solid win by my beloved Black Caps. Top of the table again, but with England and Australia yet to …

2019-06-19: Observing the Zodiacal Light is on my bucket list. It’s sunlight, reflecting on the interplanetary …

2019-06-17: Une demande pour Duolingo. A request for Duolingo. J’étudie française avec Duolingo. C’est très bien, mais je désire il a un mode pour lesson avec seul …

2019-06-16: You know what’s fun and doesn’t cost eighty dollars? Super Mario Run on iOS. Make more iOS games, …

2019-06-16: I’m glad I bought this 2DS XL for cheap. There’s a few old fames I want to play, which are …

2019-06-15: After carrying an iPhone XR around for six months, when I see a 6, 7 or 8 (non plus) I’m aghast at …

2019-06-14: I haven’t used Dropbox in many, many years. Mainly because iCloud. Also because Dropbox.

2019-06-13: Holy shit console games are expensive.

2019-06-12: Buy a single pen refill in New Zealand for $12 delivered. OR, buy a 10 pack of the same brand from …

2019-06-12: There’s going to be a new Legend of Zelda, so I’ll have to buy a Switch again, or …

2019-06-11: Does anyone know if mail.app on iOS 13 allows for email aliases? It’s the only reason I use a third …

2019-06-11: The thing I like the most about micro.blog is it’s, as dubbed by some, the slow social network. You …

2019-06-10: I’m sick of all my stuff being black. I’m making a change and from now on, I’m going to go for …

2019-06-10: The supermarket parking paradox: You want to park close enough to a trolley return so you don’t have …

2019-06-09: Do you guys like my DNS and media server?

2019-06-09: It’s a little ridiculous that the new Mac Pro will be able to be configured to have more ram than …

2019-06-09: Ah yes, the warning on my Apple TV that my remote needs to be recharged for the third time in four …

2019-06-07: One day, I’m going to have to merge my Photos folder (304 GB) with my iCloud Photos library …

2019-06-06: 🏏 Bangladesh 244/ New Zealand 248/8. That was way closer than it should have been. Good late bowling …

2019-06-05: ‘tis indeed a dark and stormy night.

2019-06-05: I’ve been on a classic Nintendo game kick recently. Playing Super Mario 3/World, mostly. But I also …

2019-06-04: Or all your files of you run your own VPN! This is excellent.

2019-06-04: Apple is certainly taking its time getting a replay of this morning’s keynote online. Almost 6 hours …

2019-06-02: 🏏 Ooof. That’s a thrashing. Reminds me of the thrashing NZ gave England in Wellington at the last …

2019-05-31: I closed my Backblaze account last night. Only because the exchange rate makes it a bit too …

2019-05-31: T’was a dark a stormy night.

2019-05-29: I did this two months ago. No one noticed. No one cares about tweets from 2009. Around 1,000 is my …

2019-05-28: Digital Detective Work 🔍 Fixing an issue on my raspberry pi today took me down a long investigative path. New static IP …

2019-05-28: Another few hours of suffering, having to contemplate the worse of humanity and technology. But I …

2019-05-26: Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) and Super Mario World (SNES) are the greatest 2D side-scrolling …

2019-05-23: If you’re trying to solve a tech problem and all the search results are decade-old web pages, …

2019-05-23: SSDs are getting very competitively priced. They’re 4x as expensive as spinning hard drive per …

2019-05-23: play date looks like fun. But considering it’s half the price of a Nintendo Switch, I’m …

2019-05-23: Finally, you'll be able to cycle to and from the Hutt Valley Funding approved for Wellington to Hutt Valley cycling and walking path. This is brilliant! The way …

2019-05-22: Depending on how long this stupid, pointless trade war goes on, this could well destroy Huawei. No …

2019-05-21: If I could go back in time and give myself future things, one would be a Raspberry Pi 3, in a nice …

2019-05-21: Hey Australians. Remember if you want to move to New Zealand you can just turn up and start living …

2019-05-20: The final episode of GOT was… good. Really good, actually. I was expecting to be outrated and …

2019-05-20: About to watch the finale of Game of Thrones. I though we were going to get feature-length episodes …

2019-05-20: I subscribe to six website rss feeds. I think paying an annual subscription to Feedwrangler to keep …

2019-05-18: I’m watching John Wick Chapter 2. Laurence Fishburne has just shown up. This is definitely a Matrix …

2019-05-18: Happy Democracy Day Australia. Enjoy your democracy sausages!

2019-05-18: I’m glad there are only two Films in the Matrix franchise - The Matrix (1999) and the Animatrix …

2019-05-18: Given how good The Animatrix is, I’m surprised there aren’t more animated collections to other great …

2019-05-17: Well done Taiwan. Taiwan parliament becomes first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage.

2019-05-17: I expect the GOT finale to be beyond disappointing. It’s just how big shows end; The Sopranos, …

2019-05-17: When I was very young, Bob Hawk was the PM of Australia and George Bush was president of the USA. I …

2019-05-17: I follow six websites in my RSS reader (I used to follow dozens in mutiple folders). Now I can …

2019-05-17: How to Save the Planet “Biodiversity equals stability” (Also, watch for the cameo of Te Whanganui a …

2019-05-16: Cthulhu’s Glittering Backside, it’s been a while.

2019-05-16: Rim of the World is classed as a “teen” movie, but it looks brilliant and funny so I’m watching it …

2019-05-16: I’m slowly developing a 5th backup pillar. I have 2 cloud backup services (iCloud and Backblaze), …

2019-05-16: Another gorgeous Wellington morning from @PolhillNZ on Twitter. Love the low sun in the Winter.

2019-05-15: Seems… inept.

2019-05-15: Workaholics are addicted to workahol.

2019-05-14: The Apple TV app, on the Apple TV, in Aotearoa. That’s a surprise to say the least from a point …

2019-05-14: Spend a few billion fitting solar and batteries in urban areas. NZ could be very close to 100% …

2019-05-13: Penultimate episode of Game of Thrones. I wasn’t bored, but I was disappointed. Glad it’s over next …

2019-05-13: Penultimate episode of Game of Thrones. I’m expecting to be bored and disappointed at the same time.

2019-05-12: I really like Raspberry Pis. They’re such capable, tiny little computers. But they need to stop …

2019-05-12: Some positive environmental news, for once. Now to get the laws passed and the transition away from …

2019-05-12: Sometimes you plan out doing something, start, overcome a couple of hiccups, and then finish. And it …

2019-05-11: When did they remove the JJ Abrams Star Trek movies from Netflix?

2019-05-09: These mugs are a taonga. If you’re a Kiwi, you know these mugs very, very well. Turns out we’re the …

2019-05-08: Can anyone recommend a distributed cloud system or product where I canhave a hard drive at my plce …

2019-05-07: Has anyone ordered a Starbucks and given their name as “Daenerys Targaryen, First of Her Name”?

2019-05-07: Just to confirm that I’ve finally worked this out: a love triangle isn’t actually a triangle, it’s a …

2019-05-07: Watching episode 4 of Game of Thrones Season 8 made me realise something. I don’t actually care how …

2019-05-07: I rebuild my Raspberry Pi from scratch recently. It’s running well, except the file server I have on …

2019-05-06: Here’s why moderate drinking is probably not good for you. I drink a beer (1-2 standard …

2019-05-06: I love the Clear Todo App, but it hasn’t been updated in 3 years, and today its iCloud syncing seems …

2019-05-05: Emacs, Vi, and the Linux command line are just not capable when it comes to using emoji. “Why would …

2019-05-05: LOL! I mean, das LOL!

2019-05-05: tvOS (64 bit ARM) iOS (64 bit ARM) macOS (64 bit Intel) watchOS (64 bit ARM) lightsaberOS (1 arm)

2019-05-05: I have programmed in many languages. I like Swift. I stumbled my way through Objective-C. Perl was …

2019-05-05: This is incredible. Solar eclipses on Mars, including an animation of the shadow of Phobos racing …

2019-05-04: Every city should do this. Amsterdam to ban petrol and diesel cars and motorbikes by 2030

2019-05-04: 2019-05-04 be with you.

2019-05-04: The New Zealand road toll now stands at 140. 140 people. If cars were anything else they’d have been …

2019-05-03: Awerrrrrrrraaaa! Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew dies aged 74

2019-05-03: So sad to see Guyon Espiner leave Morning Report. Looking forward to what his new investigative role …

2019-05-03: This morning’s Wellington morning shot from @polhillnz on Twitter.

2019-05-02: I hope, above hopes, that when iOS 13 comes out, it’ll allow placement of app icons anywhere …

2019-05-02: Science Fiction isn’t about spaceships flying around going pew pew with lasers. It’s …

2019-05-02: So I go these yesterday. And they’re bordering on magic. I know they’ll only last as long as any …

2019-05-02: Just got my flu vaccine, because science.

2019-05-01: I fixed my beloved Sony MDR-10RBTs. I initially bought them for an absolute bargain, and now they’ll …

2019-04-30: Lindt 90% Cocoa: 14 g of carbohydrate per 100 g Lindt “No Sugar Added” milk chocolate: 52 g per 100 …

2019-04-30: I’m watching Episode 3 of Game of Thrones’ final season. Did they film this episode using lighting …

2019-04-28: Well, I’ll never be able to watch Star Wars again without a full, live orchestra playing the score. …

2019-04-28: Eeeeeeeee!

2019-04-28: I’m heading to see The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra plays The Empire Strikes Back. So I’ll be …

2019-04-27: I spent a couple of hours trying to manipulate strings using zsh, awk, sed, cut, regex and grep. Two …

2019-04-26: No new Star Trek: Discovery tonight 😢

2019-04-25: Had to rebuild my Raspberry Pi from scratch because the SD card that holds the operating system …

2019-04-25: Is there a super cut somewhere of non-English-speaking newscasters pausing for a second before …

2019-04-23:

2019-04-23: Just a few more accounts to sort out. But I’m close to reducing my used, active email addresses from …

2019-04-21: It may surprise you to know I’ve never eaten one of those Lindt chocolate bunnies. Or a Whittakers …

2019-04-21: At a bare minimum there should be a Find My Apple TV Remote, where you can make your remote make a …

2019-04-20: A few years ago I sold most of my video games. But I couldn’t sell all my Game Boys. They’re still …

2019-04-20: Retro Tech: Game Boy by MKBHD is an amazing stroll down memory lane. I loved my Game Boy. Game Boys.

2019-04-20: I’ve ordered some AirPods (w/o Qi case). My expectation is they’ll last two years before the …

2019-04-20: My Sci-Fi Line Up for the rest of 2019 With Star Trek: Discovery over until next year, for the remaining 36 weeks of the year, for sci-fi …

2019-04-19: The finale of Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 was absolutely fantastic. Just an hour of incredible …

2019-04-19: I’m about to watch the finale of Star Trek Discovery Season 2. Holy shit! So happy it’s on and that …

2019-04-18: Apple make it look like you can “engrave” your airpods case with an emoji. I doubt that’s possible.

2019-04-16: Neoliberalism promised freedom – instead it delivers stifling control.

2019-04-16: Something to make you Americans struggling with your taxes a little bit upset, perhaps: In NZ …

2019-04-16: I can summarise GOT Season 8 Episode 1: GOT: “Hey, remember all these guys from a couple of years …

2019-04-16: If you don’t work 72 hours a week, you’re a slacker, apparently.

2019-04-14: “This CAPTCHA requires you to prove you’re not a robot by clicking on pictures of cars.” “Isn’t that …

2019-04-14: What happened to Emperor Palpatine’s orders 1 through 65? What was order 37, for example? Was it 2 …

2019-04-14: Looking forward to these feijoas being ready to eat.

2019-04-14: I’ll have to sign up to a streaming service to watch Game of Thrones. I want to limit it to 1 month. …

2019-04-14: The Netflix emails saying “We added a show you might like”, give me confidence they know absolutely …

2019-04-14: The Phantom Attack of Revenge, Hope The Empire Strikes Return, Awakens The Last Skywalker.

2019-04-13: I am confident that there’s no way the title of Star Wars Episode XI is a spoiler for the plot. That …

2019-04-11: On Halloween, the dead will rise to feast on the living, tortured spirits will inflict horrors on …

2019-04-11: Why can’t I see the battery levels on my watch and iPhone from my iPad?

2019-04-11: I reckon a fun theme park area would be a lounge room of some sort, where everything is scaled up so …

2019-04-11: New Zealand has just passed the legislation to ban semi-automatic guns. From the time of the …

2019-04-09: Mad lib time: The _______ is the _______ of the heart.

2019-04-05: Julian Assange is not a hero. Ecuadorian embassy could expel Assange within ‘hours’.

2019-04-05: There’s the Netflix series Titans and there’s Gotham, which is set long before Titans. There’s a …

2019-04-05: Just bought something online with Apple Pay for the first time. Damn, that’s seamless.

2019-04-05: One bonus reason we should change New Zealand’s name to Aotearoa, is we’d be right at …

2019-04-05: “Hey Siri, what’s 30 dollars US in New Zealand Dollars?” “$30.00 is $30.00. I wish they were all …

2019-04-05: Finished watching Titans last night. Disappointed it ended on a cliff hanger, but there’s a second …

2019-04-05: Apple Photos knows what people look like and locations. Why aren’t there shared smart albums that …

2019-04-04: The new Joker movie looks horribly depressing. I think I’ll give it a miss.

2019-04-04: If anyone is interested in watching public submissions for Aotearoa’s gun reform bill, you can …

2019-04-04: Here’s one for @help/@manton: a bug with the iOS app: if you connect a keyboard, the tool bar at the …

2019-04-04: Twitter can’t even accurately keep track of how many tweets someone has posted.

2019-04-04: Hey micro.blog experts. Is there a way, by fining a post one wrote, to quickly find the conversation …

2019-04-04: Well, time to dust off the winter dressing gown. Winter arrived on Tuesday 🥶

2019-04-02: These warnings are on escalators all over Aotearoa. Jandals (flip flops) are our national footware, …

2019-04-01: April Fools was invented at Section 51 in order to confuse the masses and allow the reptilian …

2019-03-31: Titans on Netflix is surprisingly good.

2019-03-31: Committed.

2019-03-31: Digital bathroom scales are liars, pretending to be precise enough to weight to the nearest 100 g. …

2019-03-30: Update: found the setting. In System Preferences, Mission Control.

2019-03-30: Is there a way to stop macOS rearranging the position of virtual desktops? I just want it to leave …

2019-03-29: Happy Brexit day UK! 🇬🇷

2019-03-28: Europe votes to ban single use plastics. What’s Aotearoa doing? Anything?

2019-03-28: My next project for micro.blog is to automate a daily or weekly download of my posts and related …

2019-03-28: I used to have a Tumblr, and the new import feature made me go through my Tumblr archive that I made …

2019-03-28: A purely financial move now advertisers are pulling out in droves. That company is rotten from skin …

2019-03-28: Pass. Apple’s new AirPods-like ‘Powerbeats Pro’ truly wireless sport headphones

2019-03-28: Kiwis may be familiar with the te reo word “mōrena” (loaned from the English “morning!”), I reckon …

2019-03-27: Now Europe is set to ditch daylight saving, I think NZ should too. NZST should be GMT+13. We have …

2019-03-27: Apple Arcade is attractive. I wonder if, before it’s released, Apple will release a new, A13-powered …

2019-03-26: Study finds fossil fuel now pricier than solar or wind …half of all US coalmines have shut down …

2019-03-26: Loving the new Apple TV remote app.

2019-03-26: With Apple’s presentations, I don’t understand the point of the speakers having a clicker. They’re …

2019-03-25: That TV show will still be able to be streamed tomorrow. Have an early night and go to bed. That’s …

2019-03-25: Strict firearm laws reduce gun deaths

2019-03-25: $5 billion NZD would fund installation of 5.1 kw solar arrays on ~200,000 houses with 9.3 kw …

2019-03-25: It’s Micro Monday, and you should be following @Gabz!

2019-03-24: Cupcake & Dino - General Services is a light-hearted delight.

2019-03-24: An iOS shortcut to post to micro.blog I’ve been using an iOS shortcut to post to micro.blog for about a week now. And after a little …

2019-03-23: I tried to watch Altered Carbon. I really tried. Maybe I’m stupid, but I struggle to work out what’s …

2019-03-23: I’m about to finish drinking a batch of summer wheat beer I made. It ended up being 3.2% ABV because …

2019-03-23: I wish I could set iOS Shortcuts to run in the background.

2019-03-23: There hasn’t been a single day where I’ve regretted deleting my Facebook account.

2019-03-22: After the solemn day of remembrance in Aotearoa today, I’m looking forward to watching Star Trek: …

2019-03-21: Jacinda Ardern just announced sweeping gun control law reform.

2019-03-21: When AI takes over, it will be hopeless at some of its job. Because AI is made by people.

2019-03-21: I was considering buying new Airpods when they came out. But they’ve increased in price from NZ$280 …

2019-03-20: “This is why fighting against climate change is the equivalent of fighting against hatred. A world …

2019-03-19: There’s a couple of houses I walk passed frequently, and there’s a really strong smell of …

2019-03-19: This is what I want NZ’s power System live stream site to show one day soon (currently 80% at …

2019-03-18: Shithead von naziface, whose real name I refuse to use, has fired his lawyer and intends to …

2019-03-18: Love, Death + Robots on Netflix is outstanding. More sci-fi anthologies with short run-times please!

2019-03-16: I need to get off social media for a while for my mental health.

2019-03-15: This is so upsetting. Shots fired at mosques in Christchurch.

2019-03-15: To the kids wagging school today to protest for action on climate change – good on ya. Give ‘em …

2019-03-14: I’m watching the original Star Trek pilot: The Cage. Some incredible sexism in the first 10 minutes. …

2019-03-14: Hey people in film and TV. I know some actors are ridiculously skilled, like unbelievably so. But no …

2019-03-14: LOL at Facebook and the people who’ve been using it as a way to log into other services.

2019-03-14: Just heard on the radio: “Breaking news, President Donald Trump has issued an emergency order…” Oh …

2019-03-13: Wow… Boeing is in a bit of trouble. Civil aviation authorities around the world are banning the 737 …

2019-03-13: Well done, morons. Measles outbreak: Parents continue to send unvaccinated children to school.

2019-03-12: “Our website only works in Chrome.” Then it’s not a bloody website.

2019-03-12: It’s reassuring when a privacy policy is 2 pages long, and contains the words “we do not share your …

2019-03-12: I’ve cut the number of ToDo list down from 23 to 13. Should probably be 12, but there’s 2 I can’t be …

2019-03-11: 🤔💭 “Do I still have a Dropbox account?” 🖥⌨️ “Huh, seems I do despite not using it for… 2 years?” 📦🗑

2019-03-11: I’m not a dog person. I used to be a cat person, but I’m not now, because they’re a horrendous …

2019-03-10: The apps you can’t delete/hide on iOS. This is the most minimalist iPhone available (for reference …

2019-03-10: The best personal computer is the one you have with you.

2019-03-09: Wellington

2019-03-09: Reading the news and drinking a coffee is one of life’s great luxuries.

2019-03-07: Due to a gastro bug, yesterday was the first day of the year I didn’t manage to close my Apple …

2019-03-07: Philip Morris, the company that’s made billions of dollars selling addiction and misery to New …

2019-03-06: Can people out there confirm that Airpods and Earpods are the same shape and if you fit one, you’ll …

2019-03-06: It’s a three coffee kinda day.

2019-03-05: IF you launch a log-in section of your website, or a log-in reliant website and you don’t …

2019-03-05: Is this supposed to be English? Now dubious about putting my phone anywhere near it.

2019-03-05: I hope when there’s a New Zealand Siri, it’s super colloquial. “Hey Siri, what’s the weather going …

2019-03-03: After spending an hour looking on Amazon and elsewhere, I’ve decided the Qi charger I want doesn’t …

2019-03-03: It took me two years to research and write my 100 page thesis. Can someone in the legal field …

2019-03-02: I’ve been thinking about buying these Anker headphones to replace my broken, and expensive, …

2019-03-02: 🏏 If New Zealand declare at 702, (679/6 at the time of writing) it’ll be triple the …

2019-03-02: I’ve switched back to Apple’s Mail app on Mac from Airmail. Memory usage by Mail fter a …

2019-03-02: I Ditched Chrome For Safari And You Can Too – Safari is a great browser. Advantages include OS …

2019-03-01: One Charge – Three Days I’ve frankly been shocked at just how incredibly long-lasting the iPhone XR’s battery life has been. …

2019-03-01: My new plan won’t take long. I’ll install a desktop on my raspberry pi server, plug it into a TV and …

2019-03-01: Because I’m an insufferable geek, I’ve had another look at getting a bluetooth speaker working on my …

2019-02-28: After smashing Janurary, I decided to follow through and smash February too. March I’m less sure …

2019-02-28: We listen to Radio New Zealand in the morning. We use an old iPad and a UE Boom. I thought, “Hey, …

2019-02-27: Forget privacy: you’re terrible at targeting anyway (via @fiona) The trackers themselves …

2019-02-27: Dear wireless charger manufacturers. Showing your charger with lightning bolts coming out of it does …

2019-02-26: How Amsterdam avoided becoming a car dominated hellscape

2019-02-25: I’ll name and shame all the websites that I’ve encountered that don’t give you the option to delete …

2019-02-25: “Your password is too long” Right, it’s my password length that’s the problem. Not your …

2019-02-25: New Zealand should be officially called Aotearoa. Or Aotearoa New Zealand at a pinch. I know a lot …

2019-02-24: I’m having a great, cathartic time going through accounts and changing my email address. In many …

2019-02-24: I’m just sorting out my email addresses so I’m not so reliant on a gmail.com address, and holy …

2019-02-24: Found an old Moleskine (an Evernote version, because I liked the colour). I keep track of random …

2019-02-23: I think, after months of humming and harring, I’ve worked out how I’m going to tame my …

2019-02-22: Star Trek Discovery is getting really, really good. Last week’s episode (S02E05) was a bit of a …

2019-02-22: These recommendations sound like something you’d use if you’re immunocompromised. If any …

2019-02-21: I’ve stopped using Airmail on my Mac, and switched to Mail.app. Airmail has a slow memory leak …

2019-02-21: I remained convinced that the letter “U”, should be a valid word in English as the proper noun for …

2019-02-19: I believe my Facebook account has now been deleted. What that means is up for debate. I expect it …

2019-02-18: This piece on Critics vs Haters by @annie is so good. Guess I’d qualify as a fan…

2019-02-18: I’ve seen people who aren’t native English speakers writing money amounts with the symbol trailing …

2019-02-18: The more often I hand out my gmail address the more I’m tied to Google for eternity. And yet I keep …

2019-02-16: The cicadas are legion in Wellington this summer.

2019-02-15: That episode of Star Trek: Discovery was… below average. Despite the nice bit (which I was extremely …

2019-02-14: Apple’s 25 March event is apparently going to be about news subscriptions and original TV content. …

2019-02-13: There’s nothing more punishingly boring than podcasters talking about podcasting.

2019-02-12: 🏏 I often wonder why the third umpire videos aren’t in super slo-mo. You’ve been able to do super …

2019-02-12: This breakfast research sits well with me. I’ve never been a fan of breakfast. It’s a garbage meal …

2019-02-12: Damn cars are loud. Walking next to a busy road for 30 minutes makes me wonder just how much hearing …

2019-02-12: Download an app because it looks interesting Open it to an immediate “log in or sign up” screen …

2019-02-12: Oh yeah. Icro’s themes look great!

2019-02-10: Glorious to see the White Ferns still wearing their Aotearoa shirts. I’m of the opinion that NZ …

2019-02-08: I so wish Apple made an iPhone 4-sized phone. Seen here next to an XR.

2019-02-08: Hey Star Trek fans, have you seen this episode of Carpool Karaoke?

2019-02-07: I’ve been going through my Twitter followings and unfollowing a bunch of people to try and …

2019-02-07: This is, without a doubt, the most momentous achievement I ever made on Twitter.

2019-02-06: I had a nightmare last night. I dreamt I had logged into Facebook by mistake, and cancelled my …

2019-02-06: I have very lucky tacos

2019-02-05: I’d like there to be a great sci-fi series with episodes no more than 30 minutes long. Sci-fi …

2019-02-05: Time to look for a cheaper internet provider. Because I am a cheap bastard and would rather pay …

2019-02-05: Time to look for a cheaper internet provider. Because I am a cheap bastard and would rather pay …

2019-02-05: I just received an email: “We’re sending you something in the post!” Why? Just email it to me. You …

2019-02-04: That last episode of Star Trek Discovery certainly opened up the season. Holy shit! (and Section …

2019-02-04: If anyone was wondering how my goal for January went, I crushed it.

2019-02-03: There’s some truly magical spots in New Zealand.

2019-02-03: Testing weird, erratic fraction formatting 2/3 58/8 58/8! 4/5 6/7 ½ 2/3

2019-02-02: Calling it. 77.5 hours between charges for my XR. I don’t know if I’ll be able to go back to a …

2019-02-02: iPhone XR running in low power mode. 72 hours after its last charge with normal (for me) use.

2019-01-31: LOL! Following TechCrunch’s Scoop About Facebook’s Research App, Apple Has Revoked Facebook’s …

2019-01-31: The 2 decade long nightmare of not wanting to fall clothed into a pool at a pool party, is over! …

2019-01-31: 🏏 Holy crap! The cricket! India 58/8! NZ crushing it!

2019-01-31: This suuuuuuuuuucks

2019-01-31: I have a grandfathered free G-Suite account. It’s worked very well for managing the email of my …

2019-01-31: iPhone XR low power mode test update: 26 hours in, battery at 72%. It used 4% to sit there …

2019-01-30: The temperatures in the last few days are making me uncomfortable for two reasons. One, it’s almost …

2019-01-29: 60 hours from unplugging from, and replugging into, the charger. Next challenge, I’ll throw the low …

2019-01-29: iPhone XR. Unplugged fron charger 57 hours ago.

2019-01-29: Has anyone got experience with using iCloud mail as their mail dumping ground for multiple email …

2019-01-29: No, sir, I don’t like it.

2019-01-28: A sad day for Niue, as their only duck, Trevor, dies.

2019-01-27: 🏏 To say my beloved Black Caps are getting completely pants by India is an understatement. India are …

2019-01-26: Home brewing involves the following, in percent of time: 20% Waiting for things to warm up, cool …

2019-01-25: “Directed by Jonathan Frakes” - oooo this is gonna be a good episode of Star Trek Discovery (S2 E2).

2019-01-25: I have 5 email addresses. I really, really need to rationalise them. Holy crap what a mess.

2019-01-25: Mistakenly forgot to charge my XR last night. Oh well. About to go to bed and plug it in now, about …

2019-01-25: 🏏 Siri understands cricket!!

2019-01-24: Added to my watch list with enthusiasm!

2019-01-24: Every food tracking app in existence makes me angry with its terrible UI and UX. All I want is an …

2019-01-23: 🏏 Now 148/9. This is embarrassing.

2019-01-23: 🏏 148/8 after 35. My beloved Blackcaps are getting murdered.

2019-01-23: 🏏 New Zealand aren’t doing that well. 97/4 after 22. India are bringing it, but we’ll see how it …

2019-01-22: Um, there’s a game called American Truck Simulator, where you pretend to drive a truck …

2019-01-21: How was everyone’s super duper blood wolfman vampire lunar eclipse?

2019-01-21: I’ve got three articles I’m in various states of writing. Micro.blog has… started me blogging again!

2019-01-21: Today, we in the southern Eastern Hemisphere will enjoy a super duper blood wolf lunar eclipse, …

2019-01-21: An ominous number of comments on an article about one of our many dooms

2019-01-20: I’ve discovered only one thing I had that used Facebook to log in. IFTTT, which downloaded all my …

2019-01-19: All the cool kids are doing it (like @macgenie - Goodbye Facebook), and I just want to be popular.

2019-01-18: So far as I can tell from the trailers, Star Trek: Discovery season 2 should be called The Search …

2019-01-18: Holy crap! New Star Trek: Discovery TONIGHT!

2019-01-17: Gilet, a vest a man can get.

2019-01-17: My iPhone XR My wife and I had agreed not to buy each other Christmas presents. This isn’t the first time we’ve …

2019-01-16: We left some bread on the lawn. These birds will take the bread and turn it into more birds.

2019-01-14: I need the people who are making all this great TV to stop for a while and let me catch up. I should …

2019-01-13: Facisinating Wikiedia entry on this common species. Though I’d quibble with the conservation status …

2019-01-11: Challenge: name a movie sequel that was greater than or equal to the original. I’ll go first: The …

2019-01-10: In the good old days when there were 57 channels and nothing on, now there’s 57 things on your …

2019-01-10: Why isn’t there a built-in function to rotate videos in the iOS and macOS Photos app? It’s common …

2019-01-09: Content blockers are the virus scanners of macOS/iOS world. You’re mad if you’re not running one.

2019-01-08: 🏏 Another glorious game, and now series win for my beloved Black Caps. Magnificent!

2019-01-06: How This All Happened by Morgan Housel is an incredible read. A broad run down of the development of …

2019-01-06: 🏏 India forces Australia to follow on after dismissing them for 300, trailing by 322. As a Kiwi, …

2019-01-06: Now with the Southern Hemisphere cricket season in full swing, I need to start using the 🏏 tagmoji. …

2019-01-05: Facebook somehow got through my Pi Hole and then sent an email almost proving it could. I need to …

2019-01-05: Less than 2 weeks until Star Trek: Discovery season 2 starts!

2019-01-04: When you get a new label maker for Christmas.

2019-01-03: So far so good. I’d very much like to start the year by closing all three rings every day.

2019-01-02: I know I’m a couple of decades behind here, but cold brewed coffee is bloody amazing!

2019-01-02: It’s always great seeing these three little icons at full strength. It’s a little bit of zen at the …

2019-01-01: What is it with movies and TV shows when they inject someone, they do it in the neck!? The freaking …

2019-01-01: Is everyone on board the 2019 train yet?

2019-01-01: Happy 2019 from New Zealand!

2018-12-31: Part of New Zealand is already in 2019. Chatham Island is 45 minutes ahead of the rest of New …

2018-12-31: I’m looking forward to tomorrow, New Years Day, when I am committed by resolution to deleting my …

2018-12-30: Cartoon Sunday, as detailed in my personal TV channel article, concluded another series last week …

2018-12-30: Aquatic Man was… great. Really entertaining. DC have really sorted their shit out since the Batman v …

2018-12-30: I hope this new Aquatic Man is better than the older Aquatic Man starring Kevin Costner.

2018-12-30: About to go and see Aquatic Man.

2018-12-30: My headphone research has revealed that cheap $25-50 bluetooth headphones are now pretty good. Not …

2018-12-29: Went blueberry picking today. This is what they look like on the tree. TIL: I can eat blueberries …

2018-12-28: So far as I can tell, every pair of earphones that’s currently for sale is rubbish. I’m looking for …

2018-12-28: My BeatsX have died (the seemingly common red and white flashing lights of death). Really …

2018-12-28: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York doesn’t depict New York as a great place. It even features a cameo by …

2018-12-25: Nothing quite like a christmas day thunderstorm.

2018-12-24: What the hell!? Some old guy just broke into my house, drank a beer, left a whole bunch of boxes …

2018-12-24: This is a passionfruit flower, in case you were wondering.

2018-12-24: I’m as clueless about wine as I am clued about craft beer. I was sent out to grab a bottle of …

2018-12-24: Have I told you how much I love the Netflix series Final Space? Hell yeah I have. But you’re hearing …

2018-12-24: It’s christmas eve and I am approximately dressed.

2018-12-23: Another New Years resolution: start 2019 with no open browser tabs.

2018-12-23: My New Years resolution is to delete Facebook. Please consider helping to destroy Zuckerberg’s …

2018-12-22: A Selfish Argument for Making the World a Better Place – Egoistic Altruism

2018-12-22: “Now That’s What I Call Music 58 - you fuckers still buy music on physical media for money, right!?”

2018-12-22: Christmas and summer in Aotearoa.

2018-12-21: Homer Simpson started in 1989 as a 32 year old Baby Boomer. He is now a 38 year old millennial (or …

2018-12-20: Have yourself, a vegan little christmas.

2018-12-20: These BeatsX headphones are well on their way to dying. Less than 21 months in. Pretty shocking. …

2018-12-20: Top tip: kowhai trees are great for temporarily sheltering from lower-North Island thunderstorms.

2018-12-19: From now on I will work out a fake name and number for when I am returning or exchanging things when …

2018-12-19: The Human Era - why the year should be 12018, not 2018. I wholeheartedly approve this idea and …

2018-12-18: Tauhou update 2: it’s away! Dans le beau ciel bleu!

2018-12-18: Tauhou update: it’s moved from its back to sitting and is having a look around.

2018-12-18: A tauhou just crashed into our window and is in a bad way on the ground. Don’t know whether to …

2018-12-18: Excellent news. Of all the things the police do, busting people with pot is the most pointless. This …

2018-12-18: I miss a lot of people on Twitter, but I don’t miss Twitter.

2018-12-13: My current home screen. Don’t know how long it’ll be this empty…

2018-12-12: No birds at anti-1080 protest died from poison (one protected species had been shot.) Way to push …

2018-12-12: Apple, Microsoft, Google, etc., should be pumping millions into Wikipedia to keep it going. They all …

2018-12-11: I’ve switched from using an electric toothbrush to a bamboo manual toothbrush for two reasons: …

2018-12-08: “That’s not fair!” “The world isn’t ‘fair’” “No, the natural world isn’t fair in the survival of the …

2018-12-08: I love Wellington.

2018-12-07: Give a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for the night. Set a man ablaze, and he’ll be warm for the rest …

2018-12-05: I almost pity Trump reading this Twitter thread of people caring for relatives with dementia. …

2018-12-04: Running a scooter or bike share service is now so commonplace, there’s a software platform offering …

2018-12-04: Your food should come wrapped in cardboard or paper. They sell flour and sugar in thick paper bags. …

2018-12-04: Rain, possibly heavy, becoming fine early afternoon. A few showers at night. Northerlies, but …

2018-12-02: I really tried to be present in the moment last week, from Tuesday onwards. Pretty happy with how …

2018-12-02: If Santa flies around the entire world, at night, then every Christmas Eve at some point will be …

2018-12-01: In Whanganui, people leave offerings at the foot of the Barney Rubble icon.

2018-12-01: Not required this year, but I’m happy I have this annual reminder.

2018-12-01: Strawberry picking! On the first day of summer.

2018-11-30: I’d like an anthology sci-fi series like Black Mirror, but one that doesn’t give me nightmares or …

2018-11-28: 🎵 Five little monkeys jumping on the bed One fell off and bumped his head Mum called the doctor and …

2018-11-27: NZ retailers missed a trick. If they are insisting on pushing black friday on us, even though we …

2018-11-26: If you’re going to have hold music play, don’t interrupt every 20 seconds saying …

2018-11-25: Things I won’t say on my deathbed: I wish I’d spent more time on my phone I wish I’d spent less …

2018-11-24: They’re advertising for Apple Store employees in Wellington. Which is good news. There’s no Apple …

2018-11-23: I’ve never seen The Lion King.

2018-11-22: Oh man. I may have to reconsider my Cartoon Sunday strategy. I’ve already got over a year-worth of …

2018-11-20: It was supposed to be a horrible day today. Not so much.

2018-11-19: Some light lunchtime reading. (Photo: an image of the front cover of The Story of Cricket - A …

2018-11-18: They say the iPhone 5 is a great size, but the 4/4s is just fantastically small by modern standards.

2018-11-18: Duolingo decided to destroy my 152 day streak, despite me using it every day 🤦🏻‍♂️

2018-11-18: Top device tip: limit screen time until 9am. You get an uninterrupted morning to prepare for the …

2018-11-15: Earth is in a Death Spiral. We are in serious, serious trouble. Only drastic action will work and no …

2018-11-15: I think we need another round of Kiwis and Aussies putting their hands up here on MB! 🇳🇿 🇦🇺

2018-11-14: Adding mastodon.social to the block list in micro.blog is a good first step, but I still see …

2018-11-14: I joined Mastodon, then a couple of weeks later left because it was as bad a seething shithole of …

2018-11-14: Two years ago, the Kaikōura earthquake woke us up. By the the strongest and scariest earthquake …

2018-11-13: A quintessential Kiwi scene. Summer is so close!

2018-11-12: I know you New Zealand supermarkets like to think you’re environmental heroes by phasing out single …

2018-11-11: Final Space on Netflix is SO good!

2018-11-11: Netflix spends billions on a lot of really good TV content. Now if they could spend a hundred …

2018-11-10: And for anyone who thought the ozone hole was a solved problem: it’s projected stratospheric ozone …

2018-11-10: In case you were wondering about that story from May about a weird, massive detection of illegal …

2018-11-10: Bought my first ever lawnmower today. Just waiting for the battery to charge (you heard me), before …

2018-11-10: No explanation as to why, since storage should be getting cheaper. “Your iCloud storage plan price …

2018-11-10: A price hike for iCloud storage. Fantastic.

2018-11-09: I wish Screentime in iOS was more customisable. Specifically I’d like to be able to set it so it …

2018-11-07: Is there a politics thing happening?

2018-11-07: Finally some good news: TV dramas are getting shorter - Good. Now we need are some short, good …

2018-11-06: If they can comfortably fit a USB-C port on a 5.1 mm thick iPad, they could probably cram it into a …

2018-11-05: This Micro Monday, I recommend you follow @syneryder His avatar occasionally makes me think I’m …

2018-11-05: Netflix thought Final Space was a 60% match for me. After the first episode, I have to wonder if …

2018-11-05: You Really Bad Chess players are getting close, but I’m still king! ♟

2018-11-05: Am I really good at chess (Really Bad Chess)?

2018-11-04: Hey New Zealand, can we please stop selling pyrotechnics to Joe Bloggs public to mark an event …

2018-11-04: I’ve decided to start watching Vikings. But I’ll be alternating episodes with Norsemen. I watched …

2018-11-03: Do I need a 128 or 256 GB phone? My current one is 64 GB and I have 8 GB free…

2018-11-02: Turns out you can spend a lot of money on Macs.

2018-11-02: Wellingtonians: “25º! It’s unbearbly hot!” Aucklanders: “LOL!” …

2018-11-01: Duolingo just added Hawaiian. It seems pretty limited, but I’m giving it a go. If you know a little …

2018-11-01: You guys! It’s November! 😳

2018-11-01: Anyone else have an issue with Safari/graphics on 5K iMac where if you zoom out to see all the tabs, …

2018-11-01: 🎵 I wanna be a billionaire, so frickin bad 🎵

2018-10-31: NZ$219 for the iPad pencil. That’s a lot of money. The $NZ/$US exchange rate is murderous at the …

2018-10-31: So, the most maxed out new Mac Mini costs NZ$7,099. That’s insane.

2018-10-31: Halloween isn’t really a thing in New Zealand. I don’t know if it should be…

2018-10-31: I quite like the new iPad Pro. There’s no way I could justify buying one, and my Air 2 is humming …

2018-10-30: All my Kiwi peeps OK? That was a big earthquake! 6.2 M, but over 200 km deep, so it was widely felt. …

2018-10-29: It’s Micro Monday, and I recommend you follow @Miraz Wellington represent.

2018-10-28: Just finished watching Disenchantment. The last three episodes were great, and the story is getting …

2018-10-28: Success! Drive the social networking down to an hour a day, and cut everything off half an hour …

2018-10-27: Every new episode of the latest seies of Doctor Who makes me love it more. So, so good. Jodie …

2018-10-26: It’s not a conspiracy theory unless it’s been repeatedly proven through scientific tests. Until …

2018-10-26: What’s the bet no one will launch e-scooters in Wellington because the hills will destroy the …

2018-10-25: I’ve posted this before, but I like looking at it now and then to remember just how much money I …

2018-10-24: I once high (side) fived Sir Ian McKellen. Here is the moment just prior.

2018-10-23: Confirmed: you’re probably eating microplastics.

2018-10-23: That’s a really old ship!

2018-10-23: This started as 2.5 hours, then I cranked it back to 1.5 hours. Now it’s at 1 hour 15 minutes. …

2018-10-22: So many dark patterns involved in deleting things from the internet.

2018-10-21: Feels like summer today!

2018-10-21: Food trucks are different, in the regions.

2018-10-20: Liquid Retina Liquid Crystal Display Display.

2018-10-19: Little disappointed there’s no screentime on macOS.

2018-10-19: Love it.

2018-10-19: Seven dollars a week!? Your game is not worth twice the price of a Netflix subscription! This is as …

2018-10-19: I think, with a little overconfidence perhaps, that I’ve finally got all my photos into Photos.app. …

2018-10-18: The new Doctor Who is really, really good.

2018-10-18: I like being able to use emoji as variable names.

2018-10-18: Good news everyone! Chartbeat: Social Media Referrals Are Down, but Direct Traffic Is Up

2018-10-17: I mean, seriously, this is from 24 hours’ worth. The mind boggles (from my install of Pi-Hole)

2018-10-17: I’m running Pi-Hole to autmatically block tracking at the network level on my home network. …

2018-10-16: Climate change will cause “dramatic beer shortages”. This is extremely serious, people. …

2018-10-15: Woah. Pi-hole sounds incredible. Mixed with something like Ghostery and the iOS/macOS built-in …

2018-10-14: Just watched The Beyond. It is plainly terrible and awful beyond belief. I am a patient and …

2018-10-14: Not Japan.

2018-10-14: A hopeful perspective on how New Zealand could tackle drug use: Drug Zealand

2018-10-13: Google and Facebook hire some of the smartest people on earth. If they can’t keep your data safe, …

2018-10-12: Finally.

2018-10-12: Things are different, in the regions.

2018-10-11: Google Maps doesn’t understand New Zealand. Me: “Home brew supply shop New Plymouth” G: “Here’s one …

2018-10-10: From the late winter avacadopocalypse to the mid-spring avacadolanche. Six weeks ago, one avacado …

2018-10-09: So, will reviewers have iPhone XR review units now?

2018-10-09: I contribute ~0.00000004% of global emissions. I’d like to contribute -0.0000004%.

2018-10-08: An update to my previous post on Photos, Photos.app has stopped “uploading”, which I …

2018-10-07: I’ve watched 6 of the 10 episodes of Disenchantment so far. My running opinion of the show is great …

2018-10-07: If you start watching a movie on Netflix, and the second production company has VFX in its name, …

2018-10-07: Decided to move my Photos library onto an external hard drive. Now Photos is doing its weird, …

2018-10-07: Shuffling things around on the iMac because there’s never enough hard drive space. However, …

2018-10-06: Brew day, part two. Mashed in and made the wort yesterday (pictured), so I was able to wrap it all …

2018-10-05: The worst thing about deleting everything on Facebook is seeing friend requests having been accepted …

2018-10-05: Another brew day this weekend. Except I’ll be splitting across 2 days because it’s easier that way. …

2018-10-04: I’ve largely divorced myself from Twitter now. And I haven’t engaged with Facebook …

2018-10-04: For some reason, iOS always suggest the emoji 🥅 when I write “but”. Can anyone explain why?

2018-10-03: I wish I could XCode on my iPad while I was in bed. I kinda want to throw something together but I …

2018-10-03: The Micro.blog API is ridiculously straight forward.

2018-10-03: Holy crap it’s been October for a few days already.

2018-10-02: OK. I have a spare hour. Time to put some work into my micro.blog app.

2018-10-01: It’s difficult to photograph just how gargantuan the original iPad is compared to an iPad Air.

2018-09-30: I know it’s not even October, but dammit it feels right for a BBQ.

2018-09-30: Having terrible battery life woth iOS 12 and your iPhone 6s? This fixed it for me: Go to: Settings → …

2018-09-29: I used to be extremely against getting rid of daylight saving. But if getting rid of it means being …

2018-09-29: Probably the best thing about Micro.blog? You can edit your posts.

2018-09-29: If 50 million Facebook accounts have been compromised, it basically means all accounts have been …

2018-09-29: Apprendre le Français My adventure into learning a French has taken me over a year of daily Duolingo lessons, and …

2018-09-27: Can you guys convince me not to write my own Micro.blog client? Because I’m kinda writing my own …

2018-09-27: According to Twitter, I’m in the coveted 18-65+ age demographic.

2018-09-26: Did you know you can post to Micro.blog from a Swift playgorund? Well, that’s where this post …

2018-09-25: So far, macOS Mojave has been a delight to use. Although I think dark mode is a litt too dark, I’ll …

2018-09-25: Oooooo, I like the new Mac App Store on Mohave.

2018-09-24: It’s frankly ridiculous that ASB still doesn’t support Apple Pay. And that Apple Pay is only at BNZ …

2018-09-24: I thought it was impossible, but I’ve cracked it. I present the Limeraiku, a haiku pair that …

2018-09-24: Better start writing up an article about this Siri shortcut I’m using to post this very post …

2018-09-23: Things I’ve learnt playing with the Shortcut in iOS 12: The “Speak Text” and Siri speaking parts …

2018-09-23: OK. So I’ve managed to work out a Shortcuts… um, shortcut?, that let’s you dictate a micro blog …

2018-09-23: Cinema Saturday and I just watched The Cloverfield Paradox. More of a scary movie than I typically …

2018-09-22: You’d think after a 100 day streak, Duolingo would give you… something. But nope, nothing.

2018-09-22: I like that the Apple TV screen savers tell you what you’re looking at now. Turns out I’ve guessed …

2018-09-22: Has anyone else noticed iOS 12 destroying their battery life on their iPhone 6s?

2018-09-22: Sometimes homebrew just goes poorly, you make too many mistakes, or something unexpected happens. …

2018-09-22: Impossible goal Write a haiku that’s also A rude limerick

2018-09-22: I held an iPhone XS Max yesterday. Not the rooftop tile I was expecting, and not that much bigger …

2018-09-22: I agree with the Europeans. Daylight savings should be abolished and it should be summer time all …

2018-09-21: Micro blog now needs A haiku emoji, so I suggest this one 🌊

2018-09-21: Passwords are a terrible idea and no sensible technology system should use them.

2018-09-20: Wow. OK. “Shortcuts” in iOS 12, formally Workflow, is pretty incredible now it’s so deeply linked …

2018-09-20: Looking forward to the cricket 🏏 season starting so I can use the 🏏 emoji when watching my beloved …

2018-09-20: It’s late September. And it’s a swealtering (for the lower North Island) 25ºC. Summer is …

2018-09-20: Take time to stop and smell the flowers. Because you guys! Flowers smell great!

2018-09-20: Odd how Apple’s phone emoji is still an iPhone <X

2018-09-18: “Gee, I sure do love watching video on the internet, it’s truly the future of …

2018-09-18: This may be the best feature of screen time.

2018-09-18: I guess it’s spring.

2018-09-18: I’d really like to know what those “7 other apps” are.

2018-09-18: No, sir, I don’t like it.

2018-09-18: Installing iOS 12. Fingers crossed!

2018-09-18: I missed Micro Monday yesterday, but it’s Micro Monday, (like it’s beer o’clock?) …

2018-09-18: It still blows my mind that I could switch my hosting to something completely different, on a …

2018-09-17: Watching The Crown. Two things strike me: How the hell can this program possibly cost more per …

2018-09-17: Twitter, now it’s ruined third-party apps.

2018-09-17: Through my planning and not-being-bothered with writing a custom static blogging system through the …

2018-09-16: My Marfa Theme Custom CSS I use the Marfa theme on my Micro.blog. It’s the best looking default theme to start with, but …

2018-09-16: CSS is terrible to work with when you’re trying to add a custom CSS file to an existing …

2018-09-16: The upwards march of screen sizes.

2018-09-15: Hey Kiwis, did you know you can still buy these?

2018-09-15: How I made my own TV channel The great promise of internet TV, as far as I saw it, was the chance for people to fine tune what …

2018-09-15: I wish we’d drop screen size being measured in inches. 158 cm sounds way better than 62 inches …

2018-09-15: Hang the DJ is to Black Mirror Season 4 what San Junipero was to Season 3. A happy episode with a …

2018-09-14: I’m sure they gave this a shot and also thought “yeah… nah.”

2018-09-14: One advantage of living in New Zealand is that pre-orders that occur at midnight California time …

2018-09-14: You wouldn’t think Apple would have to take its store down for 7 hours to prepare iPhone preorders, …

2018-09-14: I put my iPhone 6s next to m’lady’s iPhone X, and now I’m second guessing if I should go for an XR, …

2018-09-14: Nevermind, as usual with my questions, Manton has already written an extensive blog post about it.

2018-09-14: Is it possible for a MB app to do old school Twitter-style streaming timelines?

2018-09-13: Micro.blog was great today WRT the Apple event. Nice, slow posting that was easy to keep up with …

2018-09-13: So… will there be an iPad and Mac event next month, or early next year? I’d rather like a new …

2018-09-13: It’s a ridiculously expensive phone.

2018-09-13: The big question I have to ask myself now is, is 3D Touch worth $400-$500, so do I go for an iPhone …

2018-09-13: Holy wallet smasher!. No change from two thousand dollars? No wonder they’re working to make sure …

2018-09-13: Social Media Announcement xkcd.com Hilarious, given the last month of me pinging around social media …

2018-09-12: Shorter Ayn Rand: Anyone can be a captain of industry if they work hard, are emotionless robots and …

2018-09-12: Looking forward to tomorrow’s (my time, as it’s already the evening of the 12th here) iPhone Xs, XC, …

2018-09-12: ‪I don’t think I was ever a Twitter user. I was a Tweetie and Tweetbot user.‬

2018-09-11: I know I’m getting close to finishing an article when I start making images for it. Which is …

2018-09-10: This year I switched to a system where I have a drink on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Turns out I …

2018-09-10: Bitcoin: still destroying the Earth to make fake money.

2018-09-10: Early September, sunny, still, 21ºC. This is what I describe as perfect weather.

2018-09-10: As it’s Micro Monday, a couple of accounts I’d recommend you follow are @eggfreckles and …

2018-09-10: Don't Stop Star Fleeting Just a Star Fleet girl Living on a Deep Space world She took a shuttle flight going a-ny-where Just …

2018-09-10: Kinda jealous that only Android gets @belle’s Pico app. belle.micro.blog

2018-09-09: This is something I love about New Zealand politics. This vintage biscuit (cookie) tin is a vital …

2018-09-09: I watched Annihilation last night. Though nowhere near as great a psychological sci-fi movie as Ex …

2018-09-08: It was good to reacquaint myself with the differences between micro.blog and Twitter. Micro.blog …

2018-09-07: I’m writing a long article for MB and it’s the first time I’ve written anything substantial for a …

2018-09-07: I’m writing my first long article for MB. Haven’t written anything substantial in quite a while, so …

2018-09-07: Really looking forward to next week, as it’ll probably see the public release of iOS 12 and …

2018-09-07: I’m also sick and tired of the Story films being set in and around the original trilogy. Set one …

2018-09-07: I’m a little disappointed we all have to wait until the end of next year for the next Star Wars …

2018-09-06: I’m reasonably sure that TouchID on my iPhone is actively working against me. Yet the previous …

2018-09-05: You can’t eat money (Capitalism Killed Our Climate Momentum, Not “Human Nature”)

2018-09-05: Life is better without Twitter.

2018-09-04: Bottled my APA yesterday. Due to utter incompetence, I only ended up with ~11-12 litres. Mistakes …

2018-09-03: I wish the Apple TV had a mute button.

2018-09-03: Reducing one’s digital footprint is like losing weight. Easy to get rid of a large amount of it with …

2018-08-31: No, Siri, not that kind of “out”.

2018-08-31: The Side Eye: Humanoid Language Week t.co/PLmqFtQ88…

2018-08-31: I’m just testing > exactly how far down >> quoting in markdown >>> can go in …

2018-08-30: Some of today’s teenagers are exceptionally smart. (via @tones) www.theguardian.com

2018-08-30: For the first time… ever? I don’t have twitter or facebook or (now) mastodon on any of my devices. …

2018-08-26: Letting a domain name expire is both cathartic and utterly terrifying.

2018-08-24: Dry hopping time! That’s 20 g of galaxy and 35ish g of citra.

2018-08-24: Solidifying my social media strategy. Sad I’ve had to think about it so much; Most random thoughts …

2018-08-23: Watching “Speed”. The thing that always gets me about this film is Keanu Reeves’ character, when …

2018-08-23: “What if I go to the supermarket, head inside, buy a huge trolley full of crap wrapped in plastic, …

2018-08-20: Since Twitter decided to break Tweetbot, I’ve taken the plunge and I’m now on micro.blog. If you’re …

2018-08-20: Weather for the next week. Because winter.

2018-08-20: Hello. Twitter is a cesspit. I took a 40 day hiatus and relised I don’t give a crap about …