MacBook Pro Thoughts Part 3

Magic Happens

Previously and previously.

The keyboard is apparently different enough to give me issues with my hands. I never had a single RSI problem with the 2013 model with "the good keyboard". I could type on that thing all day. Now I find that the bones in my hands and fingers ache after prolonged typing.

When I'm "in the office" at work, I hook the laptop up to an external keyboard/monitor and things are fine. But I really feel it when I work remotely and use the native laptop keyboard. Like, literally feel it in my bones.

Speaking of the days I'm in my work office and "things are fine", they're not fine really. For I'd rather not have to reboot once a day just to fix the "oh look the external monitor has started flickering on and off again" issue.

Those previous generation MacBook Pros were really really really good. Now they're really really really not. Which is a shame.

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One Word Game Of Thrones s08e03 Review



After all these years, why no payoff of the Night King and Bran relationship? Why was he coming to see Bran in the first place? Where did Bran warg off to for almost the entire episode?

I know there are only 6 episodes this season and they still have to wrap up the Iron Throne & Cersei business, but this episode was all a bit disappointing. We still don't know all that much about the Night King. Maybe we never will? Maybe I just need to watch the next two episodes?

Update: nah, next two episodes ignored all of that because of course they did. Hopefully the final episode reveals Bran has been more than just a MacGuffin this whole time.



As the sun rises I see rain clouds moving in. All the windows in the house are open and the smell is in the air. The neighbor's dog is barking at the birds in the trees but I don't mind. A helicopter just flew overhead and I wonder what its story is, where did it come from, where is it going?

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The Things Sent To Try You

It's been about a month, how are you getting on in your new house you didn't ask. I'll tell you. We love it. But roses it has not been.

Couple days after we moved in we had raw sewage coming up out of all the shower drains. As you do. Blockage from the house to the City line.

About a week later a nice little flood in the laundry room and part of the living room. Pipe in the wall feeding the washing machine disintegrated. We had a restoration company come in to dry out the floors/walls/framing. A week of jet engines and not hearing ourselves think. I'd envisioned living in the house slightly longer before putting in our first house insurance claim.

Then last week during the storm of century we got, well, all the rain I think. The puddle in the kitchen with ceiling dripping a lovely good morning surprise. Leaky roof is leaky.

Hoping for a quiet and incident free rest of the year.

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I'm trying to imagine how this meeting went.

Manager: we need a name and artwork, something that not only says bread, but quality too.

Marketer: how about stuck in the 80s dude with a guitar? Let's call him Dave, and he makes killer bread yeah?


Manager: ship it!


Looking Back On Our Life

Looking Back On Our Life

Doc Martens 1991-2019.

When I think of the stories these guys could tell. Walking the streets of London, Paris, Rome, Venice, New York. They traveled with me through every single move.

Except this last one.

What a great life they had though. Cheerio old friends.

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Go East Young Man

When you sell your house, no matter how much of a good idea it sounds, do not rent a truck and move yourself. I do these things so you don't have to.

From a suburb of Phoenix to actual Phoenix proper, a city dweller now. It's exciting and exhausting and are there ever boxes for days.

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