No grad school and no one home means bumping A Farewell to Kings in surround sound. Haven’t done this since college.

I gave Gboard another chance after @imyke suggested it again on this weeks Connected but I switched back to the standard keyboard. For me, my accuracy was much worse and I missed the text selection features. I’d welcome swiping though.

Was able to get tickets to Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour! When she first started I wouldn’t have believed you that one day I would be fan. But here we are.

So I did know myself. For some reason the site didn’t include Orange Crush but the in app playlist did. Haven’t listened to it between now and then ¯_(ツ)_/¯

End of semester Macallan to celebrate a successful final presentation. Got some great feedback on my app that I look forward to implementing. Next step, going to market!

With that said, I still think its bonkers you can turn off an iPhone without entering a pin or validating with Face ID. Kinda defeats the whole purpose that I was trying to solve before.

I’m not one to put security in front of convenience, but I recommend turning off Control Center on the lock screen. With iPhone X and Face ID, I find that I am able to use it when I want, but a thief couldn’t turn on Airplane Mode via it or Siri without my authentication.

Dream Theater Covers Xanadu

I was very pumped to hear Dream Theater, my second favorite band, cover what might be my favorite song from my favorite band. I was most looking forward to hearing how Labrie would take it up a notch, like he did for Red Barchetta. Unfortunately, though I like what he tried to do in Xanadu, I think the execution could have been better. After seeing him nail Learning to Live last month, I know he still has it. Regardless, its a fun listen that I recommend.

Ah yes, this was the year of getting obsessed with Green Day and rediscovering Alter Bridge. And now you have a peek of the songs I loop a lot when doing work. Surprised Orange Crush didn’t make the list this year.

Inspired by Joe’s post about Tally and tracking some of my habits so I can have more data in my life and work towards goals.