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Travel (planning) Is Awful

11 months ago, for day 47 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

OK, travel isn’t actually awful. Travel can be exciting and fun. Travel planning on the other hand is awful. Long ago we had travel agents. You would call them up and they would arrange your flights, cars, and hotels. They were experts at all of this stuff. Then we got...


11 months ago, for day 46 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

There is nothing to fear except fear itself.         — Franklin D. Roosevelt. Today I took a tour of the disused Nike 88 Nuclear Missile Site on the San Franciso headlands. Apparently it is the only place in the US where you can visit a nuclear missile silo. Thankfully...

Keyboard Re-warrioring

11 months ago, for day 45 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

I received my new keyboard today. The one pictured in yesterdays post. This time the spacing is good, the main keyboard has exactly the same as an Apple Extended Keyboard and the numeric keypad likewise. The keyboard itself is slightly narrower because some space between the main keyboard, home keys,...

Keyboard Warrior

11 months ago, for day 44 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Two decades of muscle memory means I'm back to typing on my MacBook instead of my iPad. I gave up on my new Logitech K780 multi-device wireless keyboard. The functionality of being able to use it for my MacBook, my iPad, and my iPhone is great. Unfortunately, it is a...

New Keyboard

11 months ago, for day 42 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

I new keyboard arrived today. Not sure if I’m going to keep it or not. We’ll see. It’s the Logitech K780 that I think @chris mentioned in one of his posts. I generally use an original wired extended Apple Keyboard. It has the same key travel as the original MacBook...

Just Do It®

11 months ago, for day 41 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

I have a late-night tonight. Well I'd rather it isn't a late night and if I was doing the planning it wouldn't be, but I'm not and therefore I know that it is going to be a late night. This means I either fake my timezone (been there, done that),...

What am I afraid of?

11 months ago, for day 40 by Fred Rivett

Now that's a scary question. Fear is one of our strongest signals. It reaches us at surface level, causing the ripples and waves in the lake of our hearts. It's trying to tell us something, but what? It never directly lets us know. For the surface fear is only the...

I feel sad

11 months ago, for day 39 by Fred Rivett

I feel sad, and that's ok. It's true. It's how I feel right now. Not deeply sad. Not desperately hopeless. Just a little sad. A little mourning. Sad for a few reasons. A little uncertainty in the future. Dreary weather. Missing someone I love. Missing deeper connections. I've a handful...

Cost of New Shiny

11 months ago, for day 38 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

At what point does the cost of upgrading to the New Shiny become worth it?

Of many things...

11 months ago, for day 36 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Selling an AppleWatch, listening to Tycho and BandCamp

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