I’m finding the iOS 14 UI for controlling AirPlay speakers a bit weird. However, when I come back to a speaker I know was playing something I paused, “Hey, Siri, play, please” works 100% now. Pre-14, that worked maybe half of the time.

Around 1am today (i.e. middle of the night), I learned that garbanzo beans can make a LOT of noise when they’re soaking. My tormentors…

Happy Birthday, @Verso! 🍰

Here are some options for your soundtrack today: music.apple.com/us/artist…

Amused that the Apple Pro Display XDR stand costs more than the new Mac mini, which can now drive the Pro Display XDR.

NPR reporter struggles to describe a bad day at golf… he wasn’t hitting it into sand or water or anything like that.

Thanks @mcelhearn for recommending “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig. Fun premise. Very enjoyable read. 📚

Coming this week: Episode 300 of the @_RocketFM podcast:


…and something about eating gross-flavored candy corn on air.

Congrats to hosts @film_girl, @doomquasar, and @briannawu on their accomplishment!

Don’t forget that today is @_RelayFM’s Second Annual Podcastathon from 11am-5pm Pacific:


Please consider donating to help cure and eliminate childhood cancer. (And check out @imyke’s balloon 🎈 house.)

Oooh! @macsparky has updated his Shortcuts Field Guide for iOS 14:


“Ok, Up First podcast coming up!” Too bad Siri doesn’t know when Siri is clever.

Sign of the times: replacing the battery level complication my my Apple Watch with the Air Quality Index (AQI) complication.

I wonder what percentage of Siri queries end with “please”?

Is it just me, or does it seem Archive Utility needs some performance tuning? Takes sooo long to expand Xcode. Maybe it’ll be a good test of Apple Silicon.

OH: If you understand, please raise your hand… your physical hand.


Almost done.

Ready to make paella.

I’ve done work from home (WFH) for 17+ years, and my Nest couldn’t handle WFH, so I manage manually. New WFH folks, same issue or better?

Congratulations @_RelayFM on your 6th Anniversary! 🎉 Kudos to founders @imyke and @ismh. Much joy and gratitude to all of the great hosts.

Cracked me up to hear @NPRScottSimon refer to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and neck gaiters on @NPRWeekend today. Thanks for the laugh.

Funny how “Bumping this to the top of your inbox.” translates to “Banning your email address from my inbox.”

Baked stuffed shrimp, roasted Brussels sprouts, lemon cucumber, and carrot soup (not pictured).

Thank you, @KeyboardMaestro, for helping me automate another tedious task. Much obliged!

Tuesday dinner: Mushroom filled pasta with grilled portobello mushroom and stir-fried bok choy.

Monday dinner: grilled salmon, corn on the cob, and spicy riced cauliflower.