Random thoughts that popped into my head. Don't quote me. For longer articles, see my blog.
2010’s: every command line tool is a startup idea
2020’s: every apple notes use case is a startup idea
2 completely unrelated facts…
Fact #1: Anthem insurance does not consider a Vitamin D test preventative, even if your doctor coded it as such, and will not cover it during your annual physical.
Fact #2: Vitamin D deficiency is a common problem for those of us with darker skin, so good doctors will screen for it as a preventative measure in people of color but usually not for white people.
“Don’t vote for democrats, they might actually try to improve your lives”
TIL all Facebook products (including Instagram and Threads) are so hostile against privacy, they will refuse to render anything in Safari if you use iCloud Private Relay. You have to “Show IP Address” in Safari (which bypasses Private Relay) to get anything more than a blank white page 🤦♂️
Why does Apple refuse to fix the spam call problem?
Yes, there are third party apps to block junk calls and texts, but since they can’t sync with or run on macOS, I have to choose an all or nothing approach to getting calls and texts on my mac 😭
Still not sure if I should be sad Putin didn’t get toppled overnight or happy that I didn’t wake up to Wagner group being a nuclear power 🤔
NYC is the exact opposite of Death Valley in every way… loud, bright, crowded, dirty, and aggressively social. I wonder if the reason it feels so fun is because it’s so grungy that every nice place you find feels like a diamond in the rough.
I always felt smart homes were stuck with a similar problem. They have the potential to improve our home lives significantly but people need to be convinced of the utility. Unfortunately IoT companies haven’t innovated fast enough to improve usability for non-hobbyists.
TIL about the 3 types of fun.
Type 1: you’re having fun in the moment
Type 2: it’s not fun in the moment but fun after it’s over, like a long hike
Type 3: it’s not fun but it makes a good story so you don’t regret it even if you wouldn’t do it again
I can’t wait for the future where I use my GPT copilot to turn 1 line into 3 paragraphs and the recipient uses GPT to translate the 3 paragraphs back into 1 line, and we can both feel more productive with our AI assistants.
Testing out Beluga!
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