September 10, 2013


I went to bed at 10:00 p.m. Since trying to go to sleep:

1. The air conditioner spazzed out and tried to flood the bedroom again. Yay for LG air conditioners on an oak floor!

2. Some guy named Norman in the 347 area code keeps texting me “Hey Baby”. When he called and I answered he hung up and texted me again. I told him that he had the wrong number. He asked if I was a dude. I said yes. He said, “wrong number”. I said, “Peace”.

3. The nearby decommissioned Air Force Base’s jet repair facility is apparently testing some repairs because what I think is a 747 (it’s close enough to see both decks of windows) has buzzed the house twice and I can hear it approaching for a third go around. This started about 30 minutes ago. (It is currently 11:18 p.m.). Lawd knows I love me some airplanes, but the rule from my childhood applies, if you’re going to buzz the house with a plane, you’re going to take me for a ride.

I’m going to try to go to sleep again.


Guess who’s excited about the Apple event that is starting in less than 30 minutes as of the writing of this blog entry?

The media has been chattering about the imminent release of the iPhone 5S and it’s new, less expensive sibling the iPhone 5C for weeks. While I am not due for an upgrade of my phone (I’m on the non-“S” cycle and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with my iPhone 5), I am excited to see what Apple brings to the party today. Will there be a surprise? Will there be some new, nifty feature that’ll show that Apple can still innovate?

I’m also excited about the release of iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks. As an Apple developer I’ve had iOS 7 on my iPhone for a few weeks and as of the latest beta I have had very few issues with it. And while at first I did not like the new “flat UI”, I’ve actually grown to love it. It took me a little while, but it feels “airy” (for lack of a better word) and modern. If you visit directly, you’ll notice that I’ve switched to a flat UI theme for my blog.

I’m really hoping Apple gives us “one more thing” and talks about something completely unexpected. Let’s see what happens today.

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