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Post from January 9th, 2023 at 3:41pm

I added a notice to Read Ruler that it is no longer maintained or supported and will not be accessible after May 1st, 2023. Reading time was previously added directly in Pocket anyway, and I’ve now fully moved to Readwise Reader.

Chris Pederick

Post from December 16th, 2022 at 5:00pm

With the World Cup final this weekend, let’s see how my pre-tournament predictions held up! I correctly picked 9 teams in the round of 16, 5 of 8 quarter-finalists, 2 of 4 semi-finalists, and both finalists. I’ll stick with my prediction of Argentina beating France in the final ⚽

Chris Pederick

Post from December 15th, 2022 at 2:43pm

I’m loving the beta of Readwise’s Reader app so far. I’m pretty sure I will be moving to it from Pocket and shutting down Read Ruler, my web app for Pocket, soon. Next up: to decide if I should also move all of my RSS feed reading from Reeder to Reader. (Naming things is hard.)

Chris Pederick

Post from November 21st, 2022 at 4:57pm

With the start of the World Cup this weekend, I went through every match and made predictions for the entire tournament. I ended up with a semi-final lineup of Argentina vs. Brazil and France vs. Uruguay, with Argentina beating France in the final ⚽

Chris Pederick

Post from January 31st, 2022 at 12:14pm

After almost 13 years, Friday was my last day at Bleacher Report 😢 Without a doubt, it was the best job I’ve ever had, but now it’s time for me to take an extended break before deciding what’s next

Chris Pederick

Post from December 9th, 2021 at 12:03pm

If you are in San Francisco and need a COVID booster, I highly recommend the Southeast Health Center. I just went there without an appointment and there was no one ahead of me in line. 60 seconds from arrival to getting the shot. Plus everyone there is super nice

Chris Pederick

Post from October 13th, 2021 at 4:16pm

As I walked in Glen Canyon Park this morning, I saw a chocolate lab sitting in the middle of a clearing, seemingly admiring the view. The dog slowly walked over, sat down next to me, and I petted it while we both enjoyed the moment. Easily the highlight of my week.

Chris Pederick

Post from May 31st, 2021 at 6:56pm

We have a birdbath in our yard and love to watch the birds drinking and bathing in it. However, recently it has been taken over by crows who bring their food to wash in it, and today I found a half-eaten mouse in there. In related news: we no longer have a birdbath in our yard.

Chris Pederick

Post from April 6th, 2021 at 9:41am

I woke up this morning to find out that the kitten had chewed through the wire between our thermostat and furnace. I had to do some wire stripping and patching to get the heating working again before I even had any coffee 😾

Chris Pederick

Post from December 31st, 2020 at 8:53am

I captioned my best nine of 2019 with “An incredible year of travel in 2019. Let’s keep this going in 2020!”. So I’m sorry for jinxing it and won’t make the mistake of offering any predictions for 2021 this time

Chris Pederick

Post from December 18th, 2020 at 10:18am

I finished The Mandalorian season two and immediately canceled my Disney+ subscription. I’m ready for Disney+ to have more shows in the future to keep me a subscriber. (I think The Mandalorian is good, but not great, and season two is better than season one)

Chris Pederick

Post from May 31st, 2020 at 12:20pm

I have been quiet because right now people should be listening to more black voices and fewer old, white men. However, let me be unequivocally clear that #blacklivesmatter ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻✊

Chris Pederick

Post from March 11th, 2020 at 7:35pm

I went outside to water the backyard and by the time I came back inside travel from Europe to the US was restricted, the NBA was suspended and Tom Hanks announced that he tested positive for coronavirus 😳

Chris Pederick

Post from December 17th, 2019 at 3:02pm

I released the first update for Web Developer in over two years last night, followed by a couple of quick patch releases this morning. More details to come soon in a longer blog post, but thank you to those who have sent encouragement and donations. It is greatly appreciated! 🙌

Chris Pederick

Post from October 1st, 2019 at 11:04am

A combination of being busy at work, a weekend vacation and the return of a couple of twice-weekly podcasts (The Totally Football Show & My Dad Wrote a Porno) means that September is the first month this year where I haven’t finished an audiobook.

Chris Pederick

Post from September 24th, 2019 at 3:45pm

Alongside 1364 other people from 99 different countries I became a US citizen today. It was genuinely heartwarming (particularly in contrast to the depressing news cycle) to see so many people from all over the world celebrate the milestone with their friends and family.

Chris Pederick

Post from July 8th, 2019 at 9:21pm

We’ll see if I will remain active on Twitter. I will say that my experience over the last week has ranged from good to not so fun, but unfollowing people and particularly disabling retweets has made a big difference. At this point I’m cautious, but hopeful.

Chris Pederick

Post from July 8th, 2019 at 9:17pm

The way that I will be posting to Twitter has changed. My tweets will now originate on my own site and are syndicated/cross-posted to Twitter. I am still active on Micro.blog and I hope to make my Twitter experience feel more like the community there.

Chris Pederick

Post from July 8th, 2019 at 8:55pm

18 months after unfollowing everyone and deleting all of my tweets I returned to Twitter a week ago 😬 I’ve spent the last week following people and then being aggressive about disabling retweets or just unfollowing people who for me are too frequently negative or outraged.

Chris Pederick

Post from June 24th, 2019 at 11:33am

I’ve finally worked out why voicemail transcription has never worked on my iPhone: I had my Siri language set to English (UK). Voicemail transcription starts working when I change it to English (US). Time to Americanize after living here for twenty years I guess 😀

Chris Pederick