Joe Cieplinski's microblog

Say what you want about Apple’s customer service: I took my iPad Pro in today with a very subtle clicky noise when you squeezed the top of the screen. Sounded like maybe the seal wasn’t quite perfect. No functional problems beyond that. And they replaced the entire iPad, no questions asked.

I like that iPhone X’s stainless steel band is reminiscent of the original iPhone. Also, the white Phone with black face reminds me of the 3G/3Gs in a good way.

One of the things I’m hoping to learn on Tuesday (I’m avoiding spoilers—don’t tell me if you already know) is better choices for included bands with the new Apple Watch Series 3. Right now, the Stainless Steel Apple Watch only comes with either a Milanese Loop or a White Sport band. I have the White Sport, and I don’t necessarily want the Milanase Loop. I doubt they will sell the watch body without a strap (although that would be great). Hope they change it up and offer a Black Classic Buckle, a different-colored Sport, or even a few totally new choices.

After spending the bulk of my time the past few months working in Xcode, it was nice to spend a Saturday almost exclusively wireframing in Sketch.

Highly recommend “California Typewriter.” Nice documentary for anyone who appreciates craft and design, and the tactile.

Moved my micro posts over to Still feel like micro posts want to be separate from my main blog, but at the same time, I want them accessibile from my main domain.

Enjoying a summer brew before dinner tonight.

Somehow got it into my head that I couldn’t do Key-Value Store sync over iCloud between iOS and macOS versions of an app. Now that I know that can be done, iCloud sync for x2y on the Mac will be coming sooner than I expected.

I thought HBO’s Apple TV app was bad. Then I used Showtime’s.

Didn’t think I’d need a Genius Bar appointment just to replace a fauly one of these, but evidently, I do.

I am thrilled and relieved now that the details of this year’s Release Notes are public, and our tickets are on sale. So much anticipation, and our launch day didn’t disappoint. Half way to sold out in a single day. I’ll take it.

TIL there’s a wine shop inside Penn Station. Got myself a wonderful Tempranillo. So despite the A train being delayed, I’m enjoying my evening now.

Writing marketing copy remains one of the most laborious aspects of all my business endeavors. I totally get why people who are good at this get paid well for it.

Tonight’s dinner: bean and rice tostadas, with Irish cheese, sweet potatoes, and a nice Rose.

Listening to Big Big Train’s Brooklands. Excitement over their new album coming this Friday is coming to a boil. Can’t wait to catch them in London this September, too.

Quick photo test.

That thing where you really want to nail that first post, but you can’t think of anything clever, so you just post anything to get past it.