I’m glad I didn’t waste my evening watching the presidential debate.

Coding, coding, coding…🤖🤖🤖

I am baking a carrot loaf cake for a family dinner tomorrow. I don’t know what got into me. I baked emergency chocolate chip cookies last night, too.

I often think, before I go to bed, about the music I plan to listen to at work the next morning. Then, when next morning comes, I’m not in the mood to listen to music at all, and listen to podcasts instead. I wonder why that is. I guess I’m just not a morning person. 🤷‍♂️

I have been coding too much (at the day job) to think about writing (microblogging, journaling) this week. I must get back into my flow next week.

I didn’t realize that Amazon was having a hardware event today. Am I the only one who has been hoping for updated e-ink Kindles?

The lovely blue sky above Thompson Park today

It is sad that Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. She was a a towering judicial figure, but it was selfish of her not to retire while Obama could have named her replacement.

We woke up to slipper weather this morning! I love this time of year.

I made matzoh balls tonight and chopped veggies so I can make matzoh ball soup in time for dinner tomorrow.

Rubik’s Cube

After reading this article about Erno Rubik, inventor of the Rubik’s Cube, I ordered myself a 3x3 speed cube (not a Rubick’s brand cube).

I had a Rubik’s Cube as a child, and never solved it. At one point, I remember having solved it except for two squares, and I peeled the stickers off and swapped them. (That was sort of my “en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gord…” moment, I guess. 😂)

At this point, I don’t care if I ever do solve it on my own (there are guides to solving it that I might decide to follow), but it will likely be fun to play with while I’m on conference calls or watching TV. Hopefully it will be an object of fascination for my kids, too, and I will get them their own to play with.

🎮 To see if I should buy the “Super Mario 3D All-Stars” game for the Nintendo Switch, I started playing “Super Mario Odyssey” again last week. I beat the game (which is, basically, completing only about a third of the objectives) and have enjoyed, somewhat, the post-game experience. I have concluded, though, that I am terrible at Mario games. Lots of the platforming sections are frustrating for me, maybe because I didn’t grow up with 3D gaming and can’t get used to the perspective. Perhaps the Zelda “Hyrule Warriors” sequel would be more my speed.

I am looking at pictures of trees and wondering which park my family and I should go to on Saturday.

With their iPad Air and their Apple One offerings, Apple is continuing its strategy of offering too little, or just barely enough, storage at a base price, and then a big jump up in both storage and price for what you probably need to buy.

I can’t save money with Apple One, because I am not interested in most of the bundled services.

Pixelmator Photo Adds ML Super Resolution Powered by Apple’s Neural Engine and Split-Screen Preview Slider. I love Pixelmator Photo and am excited to try out these features. Hopefully my old iPad Pro isn’t too slow.

The new iPad Air looks very, very compelling. It leaves me with no reason to want an iPad Pro anymore, other than if I want to keep the 12.9” screen size.

Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup won’t have high-refresh 120Hz displays, says analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. People are so bored with smartphones they feign disappointment at things like this. 🙄

🎵 I am very late to the “lofi hip hop radio - beats to relax/study to” craze, but I am enjoying it. For convenience, rather than than streaming YouTube all day, I am just plugging that phrase into this search box in Apple Music, which has numerous playlists (like this one) in that genre.

Feds proudly announce seizure of ‘counterfeit Apple AirPods’ that are actually OnePlus Buds. Well, they’re not right…but they’re not wrong, too.

The turkey chili I made to repay my father-in-law for fixing our kitchen sink today was a really big hit!

I am trying to find ways to make PowerShell/Windows Terminal more useful. I’m not an admin, so it isn’t immediately obvious what I can do. I want to use it to launch things (maybe groups of apps) and automate folder tree setups for new projects. That can’t be too hard.

Holmdel Park

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My mantra for today is “I have been overthinking things.”