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Post from April 30th, 2019 at 2:38pm

Just had my first Impossible Burger at the Gott’s in SFO and I have to say that it was really good! If I didn’t know, I wouldn’t have guessed that it wasn’t a “real” burger.

Post from February 28th, 2019 at 2:57pm

I’m in the middle of the Amazon rainforest with WiFi only via satellite and my phone in airplane mode…and I’m still getting spam calls! 🙄

Post from January 31st, 2019 at 11:02am

I set up an On This Day page and a custom images archive page last night. It’s great for these to be on my own site rather than on a content silo.

Post from January 20th, 2019 at 10:08am

It’s less than a week since I reduced my podcast consumption and I’ve already finished my first book: Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives. I’m excited to keep this going and I’m immediately starting another book. 📚

Post from January 16th, 2019 at 1:27pm

Last night I reduced the number of podcasts I’m subscribed to from 34 to 15. I’m hoping to replace the repetitive tech discussions with a combination of audiobooks and Pocket’s listen feature.

Post from November 20th, 2018 at 6:53pm

Just updated Read Ruler with support for Pocket Beta, design improvements, and it’s now fully SSL compatible. The speed score is also now a 99/100 on Google PageSpeed Insights.

Post from November 19th, 2018 at 9:55am

Pocket Casts adding support for AirPlay 2 is making me consider switching back to using it as my podcast app since I AirPlay to my HomePod all the time. It makes a huge difference not having a streaming delay.

Post from October 2nd, 2018 at 9:00am

I just packed up my iPhone X to send back to Apple having upgraded to the iPhone XS Max and it already feels small to me. It’s amazing how quickly that happens and I just get used to the larger phone.

Post from August 23rd, 2018 at 12:39pm

I switched my chrispederick.com email from Google’s G Suite to FastMail and now that my personalized spam filter is active on FastMail I couldn’t be happier. Now I’m down to just one personal and one work Google account.

Post from August 14th, 2018 at 10:33am

Bought one of the new 13″ MacBook Pros and I love it. I tried using only my Mac Mini and iPad Pro at home, but missed writing code on the couch. I’ve done more development in the past few days than I had in weeks and suspect going forward that my iPad Pro will be used much less.

Post from July 17th, 2018 at 10:12am

I finished the new God of War game last night and it was spectacular. The story and setting were so well done that I’d love to read more about Norse mythology. Does anyone have recommendations for books (fiction or non-fiction) or graphic novels that cover the subject? 🎮📚

Post from June 14th, 2018 at 7:44am

World Cup predictions: Semi finals lineup of France vs. Brazil and Spain vs. Germany. I originally had Spain beating Brazil in the final, but then Spain fired their manager. So now I’m going with Brazil beating Germany in the final. (England out in the quarter finals.) ⚽️

Post from June 4th, 2018 at 9:28am

I’ll be opening Tweetbot today, for the first time since January. I’m loving Micro.blog, but Twitter still cannot be beaten for events like the Apple keynote at WWDC.

Post from May 24th, 2018 at 11:40am

Absolutely loving the new Castro 3 podcast app on iOS. The triage system works so well and the design is great. I’ve already put it in my dock, and paying for a year of Castro Plus was a no brainer.

Post from March 8th, 2018 at 12:03pm

Federico Viticci’s experience with his Synology on the latest episode of Connected matches mine. My volume crashed recently and I just haven’t had the time or inclination to fix it. If the Mac Mini ever gets updated I’ll seriously consider buying one to use as a home server.

Post from February 9th, 2018 at 7:23pm

I stumbled upon the food and travel show I’ll Have What Phil’s Having on PBS in the last year or two and loved it. So happy to see that he has a new (in name only, the format is identical) show on Netflix that is just as good: Somebody Feed Phil. 📺

Post from February 7th, 2018 at 9:37pm

After a tough last week personally, watching the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch yesterday was equal parts uplifting and inspiring. Not only was it an incredible achievement, but it was amazing that millions of people could watch it live. 🚀

Post from February 6th, 2018 at 7:41pm

I’m trying to play more video games with stories this year rather than just lots of FIFA. So far I’ve completed Rise of the Tomb Raider and Horizon: Zero Dawn and really enjoyed both. Next up The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 🎮

Post from January 23rd, 2018 at 9:21pm

My work laptop broke today so I can’t work on personal projects tonight. Made me think I need my own computer, but the only Mac I “want” right now is the iMac Pro and I really shouldn’t spend $5k on a computer. Trying to convince myself to wait for Apple to “fix” the MacBook Pro.

Post from January 17th, 2018 at 7:25pm

Setting up Micro.blog…