Oh right, I’ve tried to write on my iPad when on a long car ride once before and forgot why I eventually pulled out my MacBook. I could deal with the instability given its top heavy nature, but the real deal breaker is the lack of backlit keys, even though I am a touch typist.

We made it happen! Enjoy AirPod Hipster, where we catch up about our journey with exercise. We also discuss if holiday get togethers are an appropriate time to discuss ideology and politics with family.

The after show is a holiday gift guide!

Without Fail’s interview with Ron Johnson is a fascinating glimpse into his time at Apple as well as JC Penny. The quote “Kindness is a choice” really grabbed me.

I’m not sure how many other podcasts are coming out of my workplace, but I can confidently say I know which is the best. I’ve really enjoyed The Next Year Now Podcast which focuses on habits and practices to help you thrive at work and in life. I’ll admit I was skeptical at first, but I can honestly say every show has a good nugget to take away and Tom is an excellent interviewer. You should give it a listen!

Last night was a great reminder of the wonderful family, friends, and music in my life. Steven Wilson, keep on making music and bringing people together.

Awesome to see this video of Penny Rheingans discussing the gap in computing. Though she is no longer at UMBC, she’s still doing amazing work getting more women in the field.

Going to my Mac to do a programming assignment for grad school and I just tapped the screen. That’s what happens when you use an iPad almost full time these days…

(no joke almost just tapped the post button 🤦🏼‍♂️)

Well this could certainly be an issue… my Yeti microphone lights up when I plug it into the new iPad but it doesn’t get recognized. Glad I haven’t sold my 10.5 yet. Anyone else able to reproduce this issue? I wouldn’t be heartbroken if I have to get a hub with power delivery, but I thought iPad would be able to supply enough power.

Update: Seems like it has something to do with the adapter I was using. Though it seems to work fine on my Mac, it gives me mixed results on iPad. However, a nicer adapter I have for my work computer works just fine, so I think I just need to get one that wasn’t 5 bucks on Amazon so Rachel could use her old printer.

I’d love to hear Apple’s rationale for the Home Indicator on iPad Pro given that home button iPads work identically without it. This is made even worse given the fact that it breaks otherwise fine apps from going edge to edge.