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Well, think I'm done with Dropbox now. I switched all my stuff to iCloud Drive quite a while ago, so I really have no need to have it on my computers anymore. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/07/dropbox-silently-installs-new-file-manager-app-on-users-syst...

 

Trump certainly is running the country like one of his companies https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/07/12/politics/mnuchin-congress-letter-debt-crisis/index.html

 

Shadowkeep looks so good, I can't wait until September!

 

Google Calendar outage, well that certainly frees up my day 😊

 

Cute animation on Apple Canada's website today https://www.apple.com/ca/

 
 

The girls are trying to learn Spanish via Duolingo so they can have conversations that Lisa and I can't understand.

 

So I tried to read this story from The Star today. I follow The Star's RSS feed, and this story showed up in Feedly. I clicked on it and was immediately presented with the "Subscribe to read more" screen.


I don't mind this, but what I do mind is the fact that I can read the entire article though Apple News, as well as the Google AMP version (though surprisingly not the Facebook version).


I understand why news organizations do this, but I don't think it's a good move. If someone subscribes to your RSS feed, that means you don't need to depend on the aggregators to drive that traffic, you should encourage that. All this does is encourage me to unsubscribe from the RSS feed and only read The Star through Apple News or Google AMP.

 

The Daily Podcast is always great, but today's was particularly good to understand how anti-choice groups are challenging Roe https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/17/podcasts/the-daily/alabama-abortion-law-roe-wade.html

 

Android Q's Focus Mode is a good idea. Hope something like that comes to iOS.

 

End Game was so good!

 
 

I shared a story from Apple News today here on my blog. Usually when I do this I'll expand the apple.news URL into the publication's canonical URL for posting. Normal this works fine. For this article it did not. It appears that this Scientific American story is only available through the Apple News app. This is concerning. I don't like articles like this being isolated from the web. Hopefully this is just an exclusivity period or something and it'll show up on Scientific American's website at some point in the future.

 

I hope Shortcuts adds more actions for Apple Notes.

 

We finished watching Russian Doll last night. We binged the entire season in 2 nights, it was a great show. Definitely worth checking out if you're looking for something interesting to watch.

 

Played a lot of Mario Kart today.

 

The girls were so excited for the end of school, and have been off school for two days now, and what have they been playing? School...

 

This post was generated using the same shortcut, but this time using a markdown file instead of just text.

 

With any luck, this will post to my blog as a status update, with formatting intact!

 

What if the recounts in Florida show the Republicans winning? Are people supposed to trust it?