Joe Cieplinski

The fine folks at PhillyCocoa were nice enough to let me talk last month about my experiences working with @parrots on his latest version of Slopes for Apple Watch. And they posted a video. youtu.be/Okk3sXXL_…

Very much looking forward to not only my first PeersConf, but my first visit to Austin. It’s one of those cities I’ve been meaning to check off my list for a very long time.

Got a bit lost in the woods today, but it turned out to be well worth the effort.

My only hesitency with going all-in with Drafts as a full-time notes app is that I keep my notes in Notes.app (because I absolutely need my notes on all my devices, including Macs). Which means I’m going to have to ramp up pressure for him to make that Mac version.

So much good stuff going on with the new Drafts. @agiletortoise really sweated the details on this one. I think I may just be shifting some of my text workflow around.

New on my blog: I hope against all hope that Apple doesn’t turn the face of Apple Watch into a third-party disaster: joecieplinski.com/blog/2018…

It’s never a matter of a company producing products that don’t occasionally have issues. That’s literally impossible. It’s always about how the company handles those issues. And Apple has never, ever let me down in this regard.

Took my iPad Pro in with a screen issue where there was a bright spot of pixels that showed extra bright white on light backgrounds. Replaced without question. 2nd time in a year I’ve had an issue with this model of iPad Pro. Bad luck. Apple support continues to be excellent.

Invested in this little guy, with the hopes of starting to experiment more with an all-mobile audio short-form recording workflow. Now I just need a good idea for a microcast…

My maps are set to default directions to Transit. Yet Time to Leave in Calendar seems to always want me to drive my non-existent car.

Does macOS/iOS have no way to set Time To Leave reminders in Calendar to be based on Transit instead of driving? Can’t seem to find that anywhere.

One final Montreal bagel before I leave later today. Wonderful trip, as always. Good to see some friends and make new memories.

Debated getting an external Magic Trackpad for the longest time. Making it available in Space Grey won me over, finally. It is really nice to have ergonomically, compared to the trackpad under the keyboard. I’ll probably use it mostly at home, but it’s fairly light for travel as well. And the black Lightning charging cable was a nice addition. If only it were USB-C…

I generally don’t care much about follower counts, but when I saw today my Twitter count was exactly 2112, that did bring a smile.

UIDynamicAnimator: How did I overlook you for so long?

Siri so desperately needs these same settings for HomePod. I’d love for it to stop talking to me altogether unless I ask a question that needs a reply.

Days I spend primarily coding = days I run the biggest risk of losing my Apple Watch stand goal streak. I need to figure out how to take more frequent physical breaks without losing my mental concentration.

Some fantastic new instant filters in Darkroom.