Watching more of the Tour de France this morning. The French countryside is absolutely stunning, especially along the Pyrenees. 🚴

Reaching people on the internet in 2021 - The Oatmeal

I couldn’t help but notice Matthew Inman posting this, this, and this on Twitter yesterday. I applaud the move away from social. I’ll probably do the same once my move to Omaha is done.

Watching the Home Run Derby with my buddy. 🐈 ⚾️

Changing Spaces Soon

In a little under a month, I’m moving 45 minutes up the road back to Omaha. Between things going well with my girlfriend and me and my lease running up at the end of this month, we both agreed to sharing a space together. It’ll be nice to have her around more and to not have to commute an hour to enjoy that time.

We’re getting a two-bedroom apartment, since we’ve both been solitary people for quite a while now. Not only have we both accumulated a lot of our own personal stuff, but we’re also looking to have our own personal spaces. She’s taking over the extra bedroom, and I’m taking over the office/den area for myself. Everything in between will be shared.

I’m looking forward to my space in particular. I plan on having my computer desk and a small TV in there. Furthermore, I eventually want to get a monitor that I can use with my MacBook along with hooking any video game systems up to it. This room is also why I’ve started acting on any cord tucking with my desk. This space will be about as clean and organized as any space I’ve ever had. I also suspect this is where Griffey will spend a lot of time since he loves my desk chair and his cat tree will be in there as well.

Of course, there’s a part of me that’s a little apprehensive about giving up the space I have now. Trust, I can only do this with someone I approve of on every level. It’s good to have someone who is as involved in this process in the way my girlfriend has been in all of this.

Things are starting to feel like they’re accelerating quite a bit. We’re getting to the point of having utilities moved over, and I’ll get internet set up there soon. Everything is happening. I just hope the cats get along.

Geese crossing.

The minute this Stanley Cup Final is over the expansion process for the Seattle Kraken really swings into full gear. Let’s see if Tampa Bay closes this thing down tonight. 🏒

Rene Ritchie’s chat with Apple’s Kevin Lynch and Deidre Caldbeck is an interesting watch1.

  1. No pun intended. [return]

The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is the American train wreck I can’t take my eyes away from. 🌭 🇺🇸

Spending my morning with the Tour De France. France has some beautiful countryside throughout it. I’m also impressed with how well these athletes bike uphill. 🚴

I’ve learned more about how an NHL franchise works in the last two years following the Seattle Kraken than I have previously. I find this whole process fascinating. 🏒

Cable Management Project

For a while, I’ve wanted to tuck the cords at my desk away. Today I achieved that goal. It’s just a much cleaner look.

Shoutout to Edward Lee for his YouTube tutorial on how to do this. I’m pleased with the results.

The top of my desk.

Underneath my desk.

Behind my desk, showing the wire-catcher.

Under my desk, showing where my power strips are hidden.

Daily Links - 063021

NCAA clears student-athletes to pursue name, image and likeness deals

Every NCAA athlete in the country will be able to make money from endorsements and through a variety of other ventures starting Thursday.

The NCAA’s board of directors decided Wednesday to officially suspend the organization’s rules prohibiting athletes from selling the rights to their names, images and likenesses. The new rules represent a major shift in the association’s definition of amateurism – a shift that NCAA leaders previously believed was antithetical to the nature of college sports.

It’s really about time. Your name is your name and no entity should have control over what you do with YOUR name.

Apple Opens First Public Betas for iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS - MacStories

I’ve installed the beta on my watch. The new Portrait face is nice as is the new mindfulness exercise.

iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 preview - The Verge

A good quick overview.

Bill Cosby released from prison after court overturns conviction - Axios

Seems too convenient.

Trump debuts at 41st in C-SPAN presidential rankings - POLITICO

Barack Obama moved his way up into the top 10 of C-SPAN’s presidential leadership survey for the first time this year, while Donald Trump clocked in at 41st on the list, months after the end of his term in office.

Only Franklin Pierce, Andrew Johnson, and James Buchanan scored worse than Trump. This dude’s America was anything but “great”.

Pacific Northwest heat wave, Canada temperature record shock experts - Axios

The extreme heat that shattered records across the Pacific Northwest — and still has not abated in many areas — has no precedent in modern record-keeping, data analyses shows. This is especially the case in British Columbia, where the temperature soared to an almost unimaginable 121°F in Lytton on Tuesday.

I feel for anyone who had to deal with this over the weekend. We really need to fix our broken planet, because it’s reacting to us.

No idea’s original, there’s nothing new under the sun
It’s never what you do, but how it’s done

– Nas

Getting my afternoon cat bath. 🐈

I’m finding it quite easy to figure out how I want to configure my Focus mode home screens on iOS 15. The iPad is another story.

I wonder how long it would take me to get back in shape on the bike. I only wish my work had a place for me to keep the bike inside. 🚲

Watching bird videos with Griffey. 🐈

I’ll never be able to work from home for as long as I have cats. Which is to say I’ll never be able to work from home. Griffey has pranced across my MacBook keyboard about three times in the past five minutes. 🐈

The Tampa Bay Lightning are returning to the Stanley Cup Final! ⚡️ 🏒

Daily Links - June 25, 2012

NFL to allow throwback helmets starting in 2022 - ESPN

Hopefully the Seahawks bring back the silver helmets.

iOS 15 beta - 300+ Top Features/Changes!

A two hour walkthrough of every new feature something to iOS 15.

Trump’s COVID infection was much worse than we knew.

First there’s this:

Little by little, we learn more about Donald Trump’s schemes and lies during the coronavirus pandemic. A few days ago, we found out from excerpts of a new book—Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration’s Response to the Pandemic That Changed History—that Trump proposed to quarantine sick Americans at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, so they wouldn’t count as U.S. infections.

Then once he caught the virus itself:

Trump pretends he caught the virus because it was inescapable. In reality, he caught it because he sabotaged mask use and social distancing, endangering everyone around him. He didn’t just hold big campaign rallies. He told aides to remove their masks at the White House.

This guy willingly endangered those around him. How anyone still thinks this guy cares about common people is beyond me. He only cares about his own image, something that almost killed him. There’s no overstating that.

Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years for murdering George Floyd - POLITICO

Chauvin faced up to 40 years for his second-degree unintentional murder conviction. He was also convicted of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. 22.5 years for all of that is a relative slap on the wrist.

Gift of Gab, Blackalicious’ Agile Anchor, Dead at 50

RIP Gift of Gab. Here’s some of his work.

Daily Thought - June 25, 2021: the iOS Weather app

In what seemed like a blip on the radar for some, I was personally stoked Apple finally improved the stock weather app on iOS. I’ve always loved the design of the weather app, especially since iOS 8 when everything on the OS became flat. It looked great & had a decent amount of information. Yet, for one reason, it was always lacking basic weather maps.

This was the kind of thing that drove me to testing out third party weather apps on the iPhone. For the most part, I’ve stuck with Carrot Weather, due to its deep level of information, radar layers, and customizability. However, there’s now a decently steep subscription price on the app, since server access costs money, along with the developer actually wanting to eat at some point.

Stock apps on the other hand are free to use. To see Apple add the level of detail to the stock weather app they did may leave it as the only weather app on my phone when I do finally install iOS 15. Now, if they would only make Weather for the iPad.

Quite the light show!

Griffey and some mammatus clouds. 🐈

🔗 Dave Hakstol named first head coach of the Seattle Kraken

He’s had a winning record everywhere he’s been. Now, let’s go draft some players. 🏒🦑

Washington Nationals on Twitter yesterday:

“Game-tying 3 pointers in Philly this year:

Ben Simmons: 0
Kyle Schwarber: 1”

Cold blooded.