I can’t help saying ‘X’ instead of 10. Sorry Apple.
I bought a cheap, ultra thin iPhone X case off of Amazon so that I have something to keep it protected from scratches on day one.
I never used to use phone cases until the 6S Plus – it felt too slick so, due to it’s size and heft, I thought I’d better take precautions. It’s paid off. After two years, with the exception of a small, almost imperceptible scratch just above the screen, it is in pristine condition.
Talk to anyone who’s a fan of the original Blade Runner and they’ll tell you that that the atmosphere created by the combined visuals and soundtrack is a big part of the reason.
A line in the piece says imagine if we didn’t get bored:
”The network effect is like a kind of tyranny all to its own. It makes platforms like Facebook seem like nonnegotiable requirements for living and communicating in the modern world.”
I’ve not been feeling very creative the past couple of days and I’m not entirely sure why. So I’ve actually cracked open a notebook and grabbed a pen to see if the change in approach will help.
It’s weird, pre-ordering the iPhone X doesn’t seem real. It was only two days ago but it’s as though it didn’t happen. I forgot about it yesterday.
In a sense nothing has happened and won’t do for a while yet. How long that remains so I don’t know but there’s a surreal limbo while I wait.
3:20 am and I can’t sleep after a “whooping” episode. I know the cough can last for months but I had hoped that these episodes would have tailed off by now.
The O2 website is now quoting home delivery in “up to 3 weeks” so, hopefully, my previous-order shouldn’t be too long.
I finally got my iPhone X pre-order submitted with my carrier, it took an hour and 10 minutes due to:
I’ve been listening to a podcast conversation between James Shelley and Patrick Rhone in which they discuss Patrick’s decision to go ”nonline” – defined as:
”No longer found on, made available to, or primarily accessed or contacted through the Internet.”
I spotted another glitch in the matrix, well, with comments.
After renaming the site back to my name the last couple of characters of “related posts” were getting chopped off due to the change.
There is an incredible and admirable amount of passion about the written word, as opposed to the typed word.
Thanks for all the comments folks.
Thanks to Chris (if you’re interested in poetry I recommend checking out his newsletter) for spotting a bug in the comment section.
When leaving a native comment on the site the URL entered in the comment form was ignored. Clicking on the commenter’s name just reloaded the post itself.
The inconvenience, the awkwardness, the much slower pace at which I can get my thoughts down…
Happy birthday to our eldest daughter Amy, 19 today! 🎉🎂 Have a great day.
19, wow! You’re making your old man feel, well, old 😆
”while benefits have limited evidence, mindfulness and meditation can sometimes be harmful and can lead to psychosis, mania, loss of personal identity, anxiety, panic, and re-experiencing traumatic memories”
It will be such a relief to get my voice back and be able to speak; to be able to utter more than an emergency front of mouth whisper and dive into conversations again.
Yesterday was fun doing something a little different on the blog. I think I could get used to it.