Was fun to do this one.
Was fun to do this one.
I ordered my Apple Watch on launch day and opted for the stainless steel with link bracelet. It was back ordered 4-6 weeks and yesterday it arrived. Yes, I was pretty excited to play with it!
The initial impression of it was great. I’ve worn a Rolex GMT Master II for about 15 years. I opted for this Apple Watch because it was the most similar in look, weight and feel to that. The heft and feel of the Apple Watch holds every bit as much respect as the substantially more expensive Rolex. As something that feels good on my wrist and looks great it passes.
The rest of this experience is about software and that will take time to have opinions on. I’m going to note some of my hopes here to compare to in a future post.
Will be fun to explore this new ecosystem.
We are absolutely living in the future. Watch this video.
A couple of weeks ago I started using SaneBox to help me manage my email. I love the weekly report that it sends me, including the graph of email I’ve received. This is from my personal mailbox.
We got rid of cable TV a long time ago. Over 6 years ago actually, and technically we got rid of satellite TV. Every TV we have has an Apple TV attached to it and we still have one OTA TiVo Roamio we use to grab TV for free, the way nature intended it to be.
We do subscribe though to some services. I recently activated the 1-week free trial for HBO NOW. I’m impressed by the programming and it’s appealing to have access to the HBO original programming. We end up buying some of it in iTunes anyway. Maybe I’ll finally catch the Game of Thrones fever.
It feels like the “new” cable is forming.
Netflix + Hulu + HBO NOW
It’s not quiet the ala carte of show-by-show programming, but definitely a whole new world.
I find it notable that my kids can both pick out the Netflix anywhere, but they have no idea what NBC, CBS, ABC or FOX are.
After some debate I placed my order at 3:56am CT for the Apple Watch. I’m eagerly looking forward to experiencing a new user experience and brand new category of device. I went with the 42mm Stainless Steel Case with Link Bracelet.
I recently upgraded my Comcast cable modem and for the first time ever it looks like I’m connecting out via IPv6!
Last login: Sun Jan 25 20:07:50 2015 from 2601:2:5e80:491:4454:cac:b1a5:7271
Update: Sure enough, a visit to this IPv6 test site confirms IPv6 capability!
I’ve had a Dropcam now for several months and I really like the device. It is super simple to setup, has a very small and manageable form factor and it is one of those things that “just works”. I have it setup in our house pointing at the garage and alley with 7-day continuous video recording and motion detection. We live in South Minneapolis and garage theft is a common occurrence. The Dropcam keeps an eye 24×7 on activity around our garage and through our alley.
The biggest challenge I had was figuring out where to mount it. It has a really nice metal stand that provides a lot of options, but we have it placed in a bay window and there just wasn’t any place I really had an option to screw the mount into. I finally decided to use some double-stick tape and attach it to the window.
Once I did this it really struck me how nice it would be if Dropcam made a proper window mount for the camera. The camera itself is relatively light and fairly thin. It is like a small hockey puck that sits in the metal stand. It could easily be set directly onto a window.
I have to think a lot of Dropcam units end up pointing at the outside through a window. This mount I did works okay, but has some real shortcomings that a proper mount would remove.
Here is what I wish I could exchange US currency with Dropcam to have.
That is easily a $20 to $30 add-on that would be a “no brainer” for many installations.
If you have a Twitter account, or have many like I do I’m guessing you got this email from Twitter. I sure hope the NFL paid them a pretty penny to annoy all their users.