Apple WWDC Predictions

This is the biggest software conference that matters. Well, it matters to all of us Apple people anyway.

In light of the whole GrayBox thing, I am going to predict that either Apple will allow you to turn off your lightning data port for everything except charging or they will turn it off by default.

So far, that’s all I got.

I look forward to spending next week in Swift/XCode land.

Let it Rain

Tent is up. Hoping to spend the night out in the rain.

Crazy. Yes.

Fun. Hell, yes.

Update: Did NOT rain last night as far as I could tell. Had a most excellent night sleep. It was the perfect temperature.

05.31.2018Updated Update: I have been sleeping in the Winterial Bivy Tent all week expecting to be rained on at some point. It finally rained this morning and I am happy to report that this tent is holding up pretty well.

06.01.2018Updated Updated Update: Last evening was a good steady rain and the tent is holding up. Good to know if I ever find myself in a monsoon.

Ok to be Evil Again

Google employees have been given the unofficial “green light” to be evil if they wish to be.

Google has removed the phrase “Don’t be Evil” from their employee manual.

I’m waiting for this story…

“Well, I had planned on donating blood today but I saw that my company [Google] had removed the don’t be evil thing from the employee book…thing and well, I decided to run over a bunch of puppies instead. You know…since it’s ok now…and all.”

Floating Pacific Islands Free From Government

This is a pretty cool idea.

If you’re struggling to do business or just live under your country’s administration, a movement of philanthropists, academics and investors is working on a very sci-fi alternative.

I like the concept and when it comes to overreaching government regulations. I have always felt like I am in the minority or that other folks just don’t care enough.

“If you don’t want to live under a particular government, people will be able to just take their house and float away to another island.”-Nathalie Mezza-Garcia, Floating Island Project

I was thinking about retiring in St. Thomas but this might be a better idea.

Take That Media dot Org

This is the big project I’ll be working on for at least 6 months. The plan is to put a complete archive of all of our shows on the site. We’ve done literally thousands of podcasts over a ten year period and it will all be up for your listening pleasure.

The goal is to have the site ready to go by November 2018. I thought I could get this done by the summer but I’m not holding my breath.