I had a great weekend in NYC. I return to a $350 bill for 12 months of VPS hosting which honestly is not bad for a dedicated server + 2 SSL certificates but it still stings a bit.
Acquired my first media badge in a decade. Feels good.
Big 2018 planned for biking, Prince Edward Island, Trans-Labrador Highway, Puppy Dog Route w/o any breaks and maybe a trip down to Asheville.
Thanksgiving week! Looking forward to a little peace and quiet around these parts.
Battery tender ordered. Winter is almost here.
50% chance that we'll see half an inch of snow today...I rode my motorcycle. YOLO?
Trying to sell a car part online, "I’ll give you $70 right now for it?" I'm going to reply to them in 5 days and ask if their offer has expired.
Updated the CMS for this thing to the latest version. Looks like they optimized the design for retina displays (finally) and text smoothing looks better. Should have taken a screenshot.
November. Still riding! Love it. This time last year, I was about to ride down to florida. Not doing that this year.
Switched from Ulysses to IA Writer. Looking forward to not seeing a subscription prompt every time I open an application I paid for.
My MacBook Pro will be 4 years old in March. I've had this notebook longer than any other computer in daily operation.
Snow on the forecast....
Stuck @ Home today with the dog.
Friday, weekend time. Halloween motorcycle ride planning?
Easily my favorite Steve-Note only because how raw it was and unrehearsed.
Low of 31 tonight. WOOT!
Like TARS, can we turn down Siri's enthusiasm in iOS11? It's not that exciting to turn off my lights and lock the doors. I want a more dry assistant that just reacts and hears my commands. Not one that's chawing at the bits to serve me.
Closed on my house a year ago today.
What a crazy two weeks. Huge work event, then finished the Hamster. Drag racing tomorrow and last BMW Rally of the season on Friday - Sunday then beer tasting with Chris Sunday. No time for anything else but work.
Finished the Hamster. Amazing day. I have blisters on my hands and my legs are still like gelatin.
I aim to finish the hamster tomorrow.
Going to be a super great week!
Tim Cook, "As a CEO, not only today but in the past as well, I think silence is the ultimate consent. If you see something going on that’s not right, the most powerful form of consent is to say nothing. I think that’s not acceptable to your company, to the team that works so hard for your company, for your customers, or for your country. Or for each country that you happen to be operating in.”
This is definitely one of those quotes that will survive long after Tim is CEO of Apple or living on this Earth.
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iOS11. I'll never use all of these new features but it seems nice enough. I truly do not like the app-switcher, new notifications, control panel or the iPad Pro's dock. i don't disable new features though and like to let them grow on me with time. The under the hood improvements of iOS11 w/ security and privacy are very welcome. I am also very interested in having iCloud Photos talk between devices to save compute cycles.
It's taking 6 hours total to upgrade every devices in my house to the latest iOS update.
Also, hit $145 for YouTube Earnings for the last 28 days! In January, I was making $40 a month. Huge increase in the last 9 months...I don't think I"ll be at $450 a month 9 months from now but it is great to have that extra income.
3 Days until iPhone 8!
Last Cars & Coffee of the year.
iPhone 8 Plus ordered. The first time I've been able to get an iPhone Plus on launch day, aka the first time I've been able to get an iPhone Plus. As I want iPhones on launch-day, I've settled for the smaller size so far. Time to buy new mounts for my bike, car, dock for my desk, etc.
Lines blurring. Busy weeks.
Lots of motorcycle camping coming up! WOOT.
Red Light Runners :(
5 hour bike ride. Took 3 hours to go 30 miles. Found some great trails.
Setup the espresso machine upstairs finally. No more room in the kitchen for cooking but we're wired!
Long weekend, lots of rain.
Lots of Belgian Beer.
Over the last 5 years, I've been mentioned, cited or interviewed for 5 published books. Just found another one. Ego-Boost Wednesday!
Too busy Riding to Writing.
Thanks BMW. Had to strap a salad bowl to my butt to get to work. Really wish I had luggage racks.
The new bike is heavenly off road. Not so much on the highway but incredibly amazing off-road.
Downloading a Garmin App for my new Garmin GPS. Tell no one.
NEW BIKE! Gotta get in as much riding as possible before it's too cold.
It's going to be a busy week. Selling off a lot of old Motorcycle gear. Tons going on at work. just intense
Am I getting a new motorcycle this week?
I will say that it would be nice to have a MacBook Pro that has over 16GB of RAM. I hit the RAM ceiling and started hammering on the SWAP file pretty early on in the editing.
Last night, edited some video on the MacBook Pro over the iMac. At 3 years old, it still holds its own against modern high bit-rate 4K video but it's showing its age. A modern GPU would be great, as would Thunderbolt 3 and the 2-3x SSD reads allowed by the newer models. Still need a new notebook next year to satisfy my video needs. Now that I'm making $1500 a year on YouTube, I can finally devote some of those funds to equipment.
Did not make it to DC on Friday. Spent the weekend relaxing around the house. It was heavenly. Back at work. Ordered a Nerf gun for my boss. With great power...
Fresh Sheets. Always a nice touch.
A week alone with the dog. Should be a good time.
Cleaned the basement last night. What a mess. Hill Farmstead fest this weekend!!!! yay
And it's August. Summer almost over.
from 93 last week to 55 this week. huge temp swing. enjoying the cooler weather after a hot july.
Going to a concert tonight. first one in 6 years. same artist I saw 6 years ago :P
On Vacation but still hitting that 30 minute SLA on emails.
Back at work for 2 days then off work again for a week. Lovely.
We have actually two new grills acquired. Weber Genesis EP-320 and a Weber 22.5" Original Kettle Premium. Long warranty, they look gorgeous (red & orange) and hopefully will look great on the back patio we're making this week.
New Grill acquired!!!!
This was an extremely long week. It's over, time to start the weekend!
Working on a PowerPoint that is supposed to not be a PowerPoint. Not sure if that one makes sense? Good luck to me!
I wish there was a self-hosted RSS Server alternative to Fever.
A little quiet here. Been sick the past few days. Huge allergy issues.
Apple has now priced me out of being an iMac Customer. I need more power every day despite having their currently most powerful iMac, they've finally risen to the occasion to meet my needs. The iMac Pro starts at $4999, more than I take home in 3 months. Sigh.
Saturday, thought I was going to die up in the woods. It was intense. Glad I lived but wow. ran out of gas in a land area of 300 square mile with only 3 gas stations. Pittsburgh NH and all of the logging roads are just insane. can't wait to go back.
What a quick work week. It's Friday already!!!!
605 20 megapixel RAW Images + 200 gigabytes of 4K Video and 10,000 Time Lapse images. This is what the 4Ghz Core i7 iMac was purchased for. It is a freaking workhorse. Utilizing 80% of the 32GB of RAM, 80% CPU load @ all 8 cores.
Back from Belgium. Very tired.
So much to do tonight.
In two days, I leave for Belgium.
It's Friday, Friday!
So pleased with a daydream that now living is no good
I took off my shoes and walked into the woods
I felt lost and found with every step I took
The basement is finally organized again. Time to go back to saving money so I can get the drywall done, painted, flooring down, ceiling finished and then we can move beer in.
The President and I will be in Belgium at the same time.
Photos were posted early this morning. Love the progress we made on the basement. Back at work today, meetings writing, research, emails. back down to 5 unread emails. the last few are going to take a lot of time. Hey, it's lunch time!
4 days later, the basement is framed and walls are up!
I have a few car mods still left to do. Sound Damping in the trunk is a big one. Oh and the turbo blanket. Then I have to do an air filter install video for the bike.
The weather is now better but now allergies are starting. WTF.
Did enough changes to the Golf R, I have 14 YouTube videos queued up! Should be enough to nearly break even on the actual parts..not immediately but throughout the year.
Still have one more part to do w/ video but it'll have to be next weekend.
I'm sick of winter already. snow falling, cold, rained every day for last 2 weeks. WTF.
Weekend Update. Front brakes are done, Stainless Steel lines all around, Oil, Oil Filter, Air Filter, Spark Plugs, Cabin filter. Once a 14mm Triple Square comes in, I can do the rear brakes and then bleed and replace oil.
Tomorrow is Friday. ending the day with a beer and Twitch. going to be a busy weekend. New spark plugs and LEDs for heather's car arrived.
Rain forecast for this weekend :(
Huge amount of Golf R work this week. Excite!!!!
It's going to rain all week. Bummer. No solar, no outside work possible.
Good thing about being home on a weekday? No Harley Riders screaming down the road as these guys only ride on the weekends.
It's Monday. Had to stay home today with the dog due to scheduling problems. Good thing my iMac at home is 25% faster than my work laptop. It's a productive day already.
Excited to grab a keg of Helles today from HF after work.
Rough day today.
Back @ work!
All of the videos from the trips are edited!!!! It's 200 gigabytes of data I'm uploading to Youtube which will take about 2.5 days on my connection. Lot s of content!
Finished 9 out of 12 videos from the trip. Will have to publish one per day as no one wants to watch 4 hours of content in one day.
Not that anyone asked for 19 straight hours of a recorded version of my road trip, but I'm uploading it anyway. 120 Gigabytes, 19.5 hours. 5-7 hours are missing due to dead batteries. Need to buy a 2nd Tomtom bandit battery for next trip so I can keep swapping them.