Tomorrow is September already. Summer flew by. It was a fairly cool summer for the most part. I think we had one official above 90F day, with most days being in the mid to high 70s at worst and a handful being in the low to mid 80s.
It felt atypical, but I'll take it.
That said, it looks like this upcoming week is going to be high 80s. We'll see, they've been revising temperatures down alot lately.
Quinn is crawling like a pro now. Mostly Army crawls, but he gets up fully on all fours with his tummy off the ground for short bursts now too. He's also a climber. Loves to climb over us, pillow and anything he can pull up on.
Chasing after the cat's tail is already a thing for him too.
Apple will have it's fall new iPhone reveal next week. That's not very interesting because smartphones reached "good enough" status a couple years ago, so there is very little benefit now to getting the latest and greatest. But it's always interesting to watch their marketing event and see the comments on twitter, so I'm looking forward to that.
There are also, once again rumors that there will be a new Apple TV announced too. That could be interesting. I'd love to see someone really tackle apps for the tv, or even a more customizeable mix of personal photos, news and information on the tv screensaver/slideshow. It'd be really nice if Apple did a better remote too. And ya ya, I know you could use the iPhone, but dedicated remotes are still nice for TV things.
Has there been anything really interesting in tech all summer? Amazon Echo comes to mind. Google's OnHub also is interesting (although I'm not sure I want Google tracking all my traffic at the the home router level.) I guess the Apple Watch was a major release in the spring. I've yet to see one in the wild, although I admit, with a 6mo old, I don't get out much. Have you seen an Apple Watch at your work?
Nothing else tech really comes to mind, and the above all feel pretty niche really.
Windows 10 released too. But try as they might, making a desktop OS seem cool, new or novel is a major hurdle I don't see any company jumping anytime soon.
I haven't used Windows 10 on my Dell since I upgraded this past week much. When I do pull out a laptop, it's often still my Chromebook. Chromebooks really are great for 2nd or 3rd devices when you just need to get on the web or use a keyboard quick.
Did some work on a new door with a pet door for the kitchen. Took awhile to do, but it's nice having most of the basic tools I need to do stuff like that without running to the hardware sote any more. Now if only there was more time, working in the garage really cuts into family time or general relaxation time on the weekend. Feels good to make something though.
Politics has been pretty boring this summer too. The Trump thing is a joke that's old already. At the moment it looks good for Bernie Sanders, so that's a positive. but really with the election still a year and a half out, it'd be nice if the current President and Congress tried to get some things done too. We look forward too much and too far in this country and don't spend enough time preasuring the current politicians. 10s of thousands show up to campaign rallys for candidates, but 10s of thousands need to show up and push the people currently in office to do something.
Still miss the Daily Show. New Colbert Tonight Show in the fall at least, and maybe, maybe The Trevor Noah Daily Show will be good, here's hoping.
This coming weekend is a 3 day Labor Day weekend. Excited for that.