Watching more of the Tour de France this morning. The French countryside is absolutely stunning, especially along the Pyrenees. 🚴
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.
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. 🏒
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. 🏒
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.
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.
I’ve installed the beta on my watch. The new Portrait face is nice as is the new mindfulness exercise.
A good quick overview.
Seems too convenient.
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”.
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
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. 🚲
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. 🐈
Hopefully the Seahawks bring back the silver helmets.
A two hour walkthrough of every new feature something to iOS 15.
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.
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.
RIP Gift of Gab. Here’s some of his work.
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.
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”