Ordered my Playdate this morning. Very excited to see it in person. Looks amazing.

Disappointing, if not surprising, news re: Toyota’s anti-electric vehicle lobbying. In our most recent move we purchased a home/property with a lot of heavier duty projects and decided we needed a truck. We bought a Toyota Tacoma and love it, but a couple months ago I put a deposit down for a F-150 Lightning and may go through with the purchase. When your business plan is to lobby against the future because you made the wrong bet, it may be time to revisit your strategy.

One thing I wish would come from iPadOS to macOS. Show available keyboard shortcuts for my context when I hold down the command (⌘) key.

Decided to reserve a Steam Deck. Not sure if I’ll go through with the purchase when it’s available, but it looks pretty awesome.

Controversial chocolate opinion: Milk chocolate is for people under 30.

Spoke to an elementary school principal today and was super impressed by how they’ve handled the last year and half. I hope things are easier for educators this fall, for all our sakes.

The improvement in video conferencing tools over the last 18 months has been immense. Google Meet feels much nicer than it did just a few months ago, for example.

What even is life without a fan blowing on your face? #PNWHeatWave

Loved Luca. Wonderful movie with real Ted Lasso energy + Italy + food + cycling. I’ll take movies like this over another Toy Story sequel any day of the week.

The Loki production design is next level. I love love love it.

I remember when I was growing up I felt like my dad controlling the car radio was intentionally trying to torment me. Now that I’m in his seat, I realize I was totally right. 😈

Love Big Sur in general, but notifications used to be clunky yet often useful. Now they are clunky and rarely useful.

What does it say about me that one of the most baffling things about the government’s COVID response is that the CDC vaccine record cards aren’t wallet sized?

I got the 2nd Moderna shot over the weekend. That’s the one you hear a lot of scary side effect anecdotes about. Well here’s another anecdote to balance the scary ones out. I had a sore shoulder and a sleepy Sunday followed by immense relief.

Nomadland is a beautiful, moving, gut punch of a movie.

Hard to imagine being more disappointed by Biden’s decision to keep America’s refugee cap at the inhumane level Trump set. Political expediency at the cost of our humanity is a sign of weakness and fear.

Trying out Along. Pretty fun so far.

Pascua has arrived again. Glorious morning that will one day put an end to mourning.

Having a rough day? Allow me to presume to suggest Ritter Sport Dark Chocolate with Marzipan.

How many chickens are a good start for first time chicken raisers? I hope the answer is 6, because there are 6 chickens in my living room.