There isn’t a high enough density of Birds in Baltimore yet. I wanted to take one from my apartment to a spot .8 miles away and I would have had to gone too far out of my way to make it worth it. Fells Point in general seems fairly sparse.

Being a guy at a Taylor Swift show is similar to a girl at a Rush show. At least the bathroom lines won’t be bad.

If I could sleep through the night without waking up congested as fuck, that’d be great.

Unhealthy Relationship with Rest Days

As I have gotten into the routine of working out every day, I have run into a problem: Rest Days. Anyone with an Apple Watch knows how it incentives 30 minutes of exercise every day. This month was near perfect besides the day after WWDC. I’m working towards my 3rd straight perfect week badge. But I think my body is telling me today to take a rest day, and this isn’t the first time. Today I’m feeling especially run down and its a busy evening so I am contemplating a rest day more so than ever. I think my fear with taking a day off is associate with my fear of losing momentum. I need to get over the rings and focus on what will truly result in a healthy lifestyle.

Bought a new router (Netgear R6700) and my internet speed has increased 10 fold, and I can catch my WiFi from the apartment gym, eliminating the need to tinker with tethering. Oh, and Spotify and Overcast AirPlay work now. Should have done this months ago.

Just gave a Bird and Lime a go from our AirBNB just over a mile away. Now I want a scooter fleet in Baltimore.

I hope there is a way to share your Siri Shortcut workflows. More to come at the WWDC State of the Union.

BWI✈️SJC

Another year, another dub dub. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Super hyped to try 11.4 and AirPlay 2 on HomePod. I hope that fixes my streaming woes from Spotify at my place.

Obscura 2

I remember when Ben first showed me the Control Wheel at Stumptown during my December trip to NYC, just days before he moved back to Dublin. He demonstrated it with pride, even when it was a proof of concept without the rich functionality and haptic feedback it has today. It was clear he was on to something.

I’ve been on the beta for quite some time, but I didn’t truly put Obscura 2 through its paces until I went on vacation the past 2 weeks. After vacation, I wish I had put Obscura on my home screen sooner.

Designed for one hand use, the Control Wheel is a natural way to interact with your iPhone’s camera controls. I love the haptic feedback, making you feel each refinement towards a perfect shot. Obscura also remembers your settings between sessions. I shot a lot with the telephoto lens on vacation and liked that it was still on it when I would reopen. You have to check out the animations between the different grid modes. Superb.

Obscura also makes it easy to take RAWs. I really don’t know what I am doing when editing them after the fact, but this phone has 256 gigs of storage so heres to having the data later on just in case.

The photo library viewer is organized in reverse chronological order and displayed by a swipe down on the viewfinder. I like how I can swipe up in the viewfinder to see my albums, including the automatically generated Obscura album. Tapping on a thumbnail shows you the full sized image along with all the metadata you’d ever want. From there you can apply one of 19 beautiful filters. There are 16 more available; 15 through in app purchase and 1 through sharing the app.

Future app development and features are already under development and I can’t wait to try them out. Experience the joy of capturing photos with Obscura 2 for 4.99.

Here are some sample shots from Canada.