Echoes for 1 February 2020

Continuing my irregular schedule… Decades Many people, many smarter than me, are talking about “the decade” having just begun. I’m one of those people — yes those people — that likes to suggest (in the right company, at least) that “the decade” starts next year. You all know the argument Read more…

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Echoes for 31 December 2019

Beginning I found a workout app that claims to address all fitness levels and all goals (weight loss, strength, fitness). It also uses body-weight exercises so they can be done just about anywhere. I started! I took the fitness test. Two things came of it. First, it thinks I am Read more…

Echoes for 13 December 2019

It’s a time to give thanks to those whom I have appreciated recently. Thanks When my current cheap sunglasses were getting difficult to see through due to the mirror coating wearing off, I decided to give up on cheap, less-than-$100 pairs and opt for something a little more robust. I Read more…

Echoes for 6 December 2019

Moan, moan, moan, I’m afraid. Require (in)attention Current model iPhones and iPads Pro have Apple’s face detection system, Face ID. This uses multiple sensors to “see” your face as a means of authentication. It’s pretty clever technology, but there’s an extra, optional feature which I think could be put to Read more…

Echoes for 29 November 2019

This week I’m actually holding back additional topics for next week. Feast or famine, it seems. Proofreading If you’ve ever been responsible for proofreading your or someone else’s work, there’s a good chance you’ll know a trick or two — read it backwards to look for spelling errors, read aloud Read more…

Echoes for 1 November 2019

Sleep tracking I’d previously tried sleep tracking with my Apple Watch but it didn’t go well due to two things. First, the charging regimen required in order to wear my Series 2 watch all night was challenging. Over several days I would slowly lose the battle to keep my watch Read more…