Dave Wood

5 mins ago Wife says: “why didn’t you go to #wwdc this year?” Seriously, just got permission, with 45 mins to the keynote. Couldn’t even get there with the #BFR at this point. 🤯

Better late than never. My WWDC 2018 Wish List, featuring items not seen anywhere else: www.cerebralgardens.com/blog/entr… #wwdc #wishlist

A friend’s house caught fire last night. An hour before that happened, their 6 year old kid woke up with a nightmare yelling the house was on fire. And that’s when you learn the kid has psychic powers! #xmen

I came home tonight, and both of my neighbours have different (not new) cars. I asked if either of them took my Berenstein Bears books.

Ok, this is getting stupid now… #GDPR #PrivacyPolicy

Does anyone else treat the air inside these package things as toxic? I imagine a movie plot where a bio weapon is distributed via Amazon packages.

Just saw Solo. Good movie, 7/10. Theatre was practically empty though. And the people behind me were annoying. Talking all the way through.

Do you ever wake up with a plan in your head, immediately go to work on the plan, then realize: Aliens aren’t attacking, it was just a dream…

I’ve just realized: I’ve used an AI to kill.

“Siri, turn on the bug zapper”… “Done”.

The new #Tweetbot 3 icon looks seriously pissed. Pissed that Twitter is doing everything they can to break 3rd party clients… itunes.apple.com/us/app/tw…

Regarding the MacBook Pro keyboards, any company can release a product with a design flaw, that’s not a problem really. The thing is how a company deals with it. Normally Apple is great with this. Not sure why they aren’t acknowledging the issue this time.

Regarding #GoogleDuplex. I’d rather they didn’t disclose up front that they’re AI, but that they acknowledge if asked. The tech will get better that way. “Hi, I’m an AI…” “Click”. vs 30 secs in “Are you an AI?”, then 60s, then 2 mins, then 5 mins, until you can’t tell.

Anyone in the UK have a recommendation for a mobile carrier that offers short term (ie a month) wireless plans? Thanks.

I’m kind of impressed, since I posted about the micro.blog icon request in Font-Awesome last night, we went from 3 votes to 10. Think we can hit 50? Add your thumb here: github.com/FortAweso…

If you’ve got an account on GitHub, it would be ‘awesome’ if you gave a vote/thumbs up to this issue: github.com/FortAweso… Requesting a micro.blog icon be added to the Font-Awesome font.

Can’t believe I renewed my micro.blog account. I barely use it, but, want to support indies trying something different.

A rant about the Genius Bar service at the Apple Store

Yesterday I took an iPad mini in to get the battery replaced. Planning on spending the $150 they charge to replace it. Turns out they don’t replace the battery, you get a whole ‘new/refurbished’ iPad. So they don’t want to actually replace it. Ran their battery diagnostics on it and said the battery is still fine, at 87%. Coconut Battery test reports 34% and says replace ASAP. They don’t want to replace it. I’m arguing with the ‘Genius’, saying the iPad shuts off at about 70%. He says that’s a software issue, to do a restore. They won’t replace it because their test shows the battery is fine. He gives me the option to replace it for the full price of a new iPad. Thanks buddy, that’s not a replacement, that’s buying a new one but worse. Note also that this is a 2.5 year old iPad, with a cycle count of 11. Clearly I leave it plugged in too much. The charge was at 100% when I got to the store since I’d just unplugged it from my desk before I headed out. While discussing the issue (while he constantly referred to the iPad as a phone for some reason), the charge dropped to 68% (in under 20 minutes). He finally agreed that wasn’t normal and replaced the iPad for the $150. Tonight, I’ve just come to pick up my wife’s repaired MBP. I booked the repair under my Apple ID, but with her name. Since I’m picking it up, she called ahead and left my name as the authorized pick up person. Guy on the phone said it was all good, he’s added my name to the repair. I get to the store, there’s no record of me being authorized. Even though they see my name on the Apple ID that booked the repair. That’s fine. I’d rather they ensure they release hardware to the right person. Here’s where it gets stupid. To get me approved as the pickup person, they ask me to email the store from the Apple ID email address, which they show me on the repair order. Email has no security for sending email. Anyone can send email with any email address. I can send email as Tim Cook if I wanted. Once they receive the email, they gave me the computer. Thanks for authorizing that for me Tim!

How we deal with #mentalhealth sucks. If person A is ill, the disease prevents them from seeing it. Person B can see it, but can’t do anything. Needs to be a way to force A to see a doctor. Currently have to wait until A hurts someone, and then react; prevention would be better.

Had a thought last night. We should ‘rebrand’ mental illness as ‘mind cancer’. It would remove the stigma, and probably get more funding for treatment/cures.

Me, feeling a cold coming on: “Wonder if we have any NeoCitron?”, checks cupboard: “Yep”, checks expiry: “January”….. “2011”. 😕