That feeling when you were nearly done a new blog post and your editor crashed, leaving you with nothing. And the rewrite doesn’t feel as good. Sigh.

I just shook my 12.9 inch iPad to undo an unintentional email archival. There has to be a better way.

Now that my bedside charging set up is a total mess of unique white cables, I had a thought. I wonder how feasible it would be for Apple to add a Qi coil to the Smart Keyboard Folio. It might take all night to charge my iPad, but luckily, I do have all night.

Nice side benefit of having the USB C to Headphone adapter constantly on your nice headphones – you can now plug them on the left hand side of your MacBook for natural cable management.

I ended up sticking with iPad. Last time I did this, it was with the 10.5 and my hands would get disoriented because of the half sized keys near the outer edge. My hands didn’t get nearly as confused on the more spacious 12.9 keyboard.

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.