Joe Cieplinski

:

: I will have more to say later when I do a more formal launch, but for those of you who like to make …

:

: I was impressed with ChatGPT’s ability to write me an AppStore description for a new app. Until I …

: As one might expect, I have thoughts about Vision Pro. joecieplinski.com/blog/2024…

: Sucks about Castro. It’s been my podcast client of choice for well over a decade. Yesterday I had to …

: Random person at the coffee shop handing out treat bags for Halloween. 🎃 Well done. There’s hope for …

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

: distant snow capped mountains, framed by pine trees, green hills in mid ground

:

: Clouded sky and mountains reflected in lake in foreground.

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

: I guess I just don’t get the immediate assumption that this will become a “wear 24-hours a day” …

: As much as I appreciate (and share) the fears some have about the social effects of strapping a …

: AirPods dialog in Dark Mode alone was worth the update to iOS 17.

:

: Not surprising, but Apple is the first company to present an AR/VR product that I actually find …

:

:

:

:

:

: Thanks, whoever at Apple decided to put our little Boulder gathering on the “Beyond …

:

:

:

:

: Looking forward to seeing Black Canyon of the Gunnison today. Any day you get to visit a National …

: If I’ve learned nothing else in my many years dealing with Apple, it’s that whenever they tell you …

:

:

: Managed to accidentally drop just my left AirPod when I went to lunch yesterday. Thanks to Find My, …

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

: I feel like the Xcode and watchOS software teams need to go out for beers a lot more often. Here we …

: Don’t know what impresses me more; that I managed to nail the Paper Plane cocktail on my first try, …

:

: Wow. Tim Cook just voluntarily lowered his own salary by 40%. Shareholders suggested he was making …

: Went a bit overboard on the caffeine today. (Not recommended.)

: “If you bought a MacBook laptop sold between 2015 and 2019 equipped with a …

: Even though we went from -25 up to 60 in less than a week, it looks like next week we’ll be dropping …

: Happy Boxing Day to my friends abroad, from a dumb Yank who once thought it was a sport-related …

: I saw a moose today. That is all.

: Do I want to even bother figuring out what a Nepo Baby is? Nah, I think I’ll be fine passing on that …

:

: Might have to skip my morning outdoor swim on Thursday morning.

:

: First rule of social media: Don’t tell other people how to social media.

: Have to hand it to France. Spent much of the early game looking like they didn’t even want to be …

: Well, didn’t see that coming. (World Cup.)

: Great. Now the Hollywood Reporter has picked up on the weird trend on YouTube of “Explaining” the …

:

: Very excited about Apple encrypting more of our iCloud data. And the way they are handling it (off …

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

: Yesterday I got an interesting pizza request: Light parmesan, red peppers, and pine nuts. And then …

: Got a request for pesto pizza for the first time tonight. With home made pesto from my neighbor, red …

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

: No matter how many times I try to reinforce the benefits of drinking from his bowl, my cat is going …

: There is a spot in the crosswalk near my house sporting a patch of black ice, even after much of the …

: All this mask wearing over the past several months has certainly poured some water on any …

: Today’s dilemma: What to do with an actual day off. Haven’t had one of those in a very …

: I think I may still need time to adjust to the recent Daylight Savings change. My sleep schedule has …

: Must remember to call the family tomorrow at a reasonable time for Thanksgiving. With time zone …

: Next time I write up a new contract, I want to include a provision that allows me to skip meetings …

: It’s hard for me to capture in words the impact on me of having a truly quiet laptop again. Of …

:

: Read a great article this morning in the Atlantic about why otherwise seemingly cautious people are …

:

: It’s been mild so far, but I know winter weather will hit us soon enough. Trying to get …

: I like a good, solid song ending as much as the next person. But sometimes the only good choice is …

: After months of playing whack-a-mole with several bugs in one of my apps, it’s possible …

: I think I may need an intervention to end my dependence on fizzy water. #mbnov

: Looks like I will be getting on the Apple Silicon train even earlier than expected. My M1 MacBook …

: Now I know why I had no memory of posting today. I forgot to do it this morning. #mbnov

: So far, I’ve managed to keep up with the daily postings for this month’s challenge. Half the …

:

: I often wonder about the seasonality of a word like “spooky.” I imagine there’s quite a drop off in …

: I knew I was going to like the iPhone mini. I didn’t guess that I’d like it this much. #mbnov

: As I wear the same three sweaters week after week, I’m reminded I should probably do some proper …

: It will be very interesting to see what folks have to say about the new M1 chip once those new Macs …

: My elderly cat sometimes puts me to shame with his spry energy. Had to coax him down from a tree a …

: Not a day goes by that I don’t miss being able to force press on my iPhone keyboard to move the …

: If I ever hope to ship this next update, I need to set a deadline. If I bind myself to a particular …

: It is nice to once again inflate my sense of optimism for the future. Even if only for a little …

: Seeing a lot of folks surprised by this or that turn in this election. But I’ve found none of it …

: Sometimes it’s hard not to stoop to someone’s level during arguments. Holding the high ground is …

: Ugh. Clearly we are nowhere near knowing the full results of this thing yet. Strap in for a …

: Not really hoping for anything that might astonish in tonight’s results. I remember all too well …

: It may be a bit of a challenge to concentrate on my work this week, but I plan to give it my best …

: Preparing myself for what could end up being a very dreary week. Hoping for the best; preparing for …

:

:

:

: Boulder, CO 11:52 MDT October 14, 2020. #adayinthelife. A Day In The Life 11:57 am

: New on my blog today: I have a theory about the Solo Loop bands from Apple. And is has nothing to do …

: Pretty pleased with how my widgets turned out for RECaf in iOS 14. (And yes, if I’m working on …

:

:

:

:

:

: Black and White

:

: Bug.

: Floating.

: Up.

: Congrats to @manton and @cheesemaker on the Sunlit 3 beta. Working great so far.

:

:

:

:

:

: A lot of folks are suggesting Apple doesn’t need to do a live WWDC anymore. I disagree. …

: We had so much fun at the last Release Notes Happy Hour, we’ve decided to do it again. This time, …

: New on my blog: Dave Mark points out a buried privacy page on HBO Max, and it’s a doozy. …

:

:

:

: I always know it’s been a productive workday when I’m hundreds of tweets and micro.blog posts behind …

:

:

:

: Release Notes is hosting a virtual happy hour this coming Thursday at 6pm Eastern time. Rather than …

:

:

: Congrats to @manton on launching teams for micro.blog. Great feature.

:

: Hung some acoustic panels in the office/home studio yesterday, which will make recordings sound …

:

: So March felt like three years, but April flew by in a day. I’m losing all sense of time, here.

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

: Just about everything sounds good through my stereo paired HomePods, but live jazz records, like …

:

:

:

: There are too many candidates for my favorite new album of the year 2019, but Leprous’ Pitfalls has …

:

: Now listening to Opeth’s In Cauda Venenum. I think @muncman has finally made me a fan of this band.

: Congrats to @danielpunkass on shipping Black Ink 2.0. Insta-buy for me. …

: Spent a good deal of time this weekend touring parts of Central Park, with the city’s urban rangers …

: If I were clever, I would have figured out a way to integrate all my posts for mbnov into some cool …

: Hope folks had a fantastic Thanksgiving. I certainly did. mbnov

: Great view of Venus right now, just below the crescent Moon. With Jupiter and Saturn both close by …

:

: I like to check in on property values in my old stamping grounds of San Francisco now and then, just …

: The older I get, the less I need to be to be happy. If I could make enough money to get myself a …

: Since music software gets broken over time with OS and plugin updates, I was excited to find an old …

: Found out this morning that one missing “s” from an http in a css file background image call led to …

:

: Been spending most of today in the company of myself. And it’s been nice. Really needed a break from …

: How the heck am I supposed to use woebegone in a post? Ok. Nevermind. Wasn’t that hard. mbnov

: Woke up at 5 am this morning to a strange hum coming from some sort of machine outside on the …

: Took a walk to the northern tip of Manhattan, not far from home, through the hollow of Inwood Hill …

: This is the second day in a row I feel myself wanting to hide in a dark room by myself, rather than …

: “And though each spring do add to love new heat, As princes do in times of action get New taxes, and …

: I’m not one to be overly obsessed with build times, but the results being reported from some new …

: I had written off my neighborhood for Mexican food options a long time ago. But today, I discovered …

: Some would say my cat is very selective about what he eats. I prefer to call it “being a pain in the …

: Today on my blog: My first impression of the new MacBook Pro Magic Keyboard, after a few minutes …

: Trying my best to retain my confidence, but the events of the past few weeks have me feeling the …

:

: Trying to get myself out of the habit of craning my neck down to my phone. Using my arms to bring …

: I was finally able to catch more than 4 hours of sleep last night. Hopefully, that will be enough to …

: After so much moving around the past week, knowing that I have even more of that coming up later …

: Fun time watching the Transit of Mercury today in Central Park. It’s particularly cool when young …

: My office is once again becoming a cluttered space. I need to find some time this week to organize. …

: Went for a long, cold walk this morning. Fall lasted much longer than usual this year, but I still …

: I am looking forward to the Transit of Mercury on Monday. As much as I love star gazing, being able …

:

: At this point, there’s nothing my cat finds frightening about us. I’ve come within millimeters of …

: I can’t remember the last time I was this busy in November. It’s getting difficult to …

: Every so often, I see a lone abandoned shoe in the middle of the street in my neighborhood, and I’m …

:

: I really didn’t mean to get into yet another battle on Twitter with a stranger, but there I …

:

: There’s something oddly refreshing about being extremely busy with work, and thus only having …

: To mark the end of the fall leaf changing season, we spent the day today on Long Island, looking at …

: One might say the key to Apple’s success in content distribution is the TV app, not the Apple …

: Today on my blog, I talk about the launch of Apple TV+, and how driving people to the TV app itself …

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

: The micro.blog meetup at Release Notes is underway. Epic turnout.

:

:

: On today’s episode of @theWeeklyListen, I talk about a track I couldn’t actually find on …

:

:

:

: I think I’m going to enjoy Portrait Mode at 1x more than the ultra wide angle lens on this new …

:

: I had some concerns about the Titanium Apple Watch not matching my stainless steel link bracelet, or …

: Today on @theWeeklyListen, Alice In Chains’ I Stay Away. From the first EP ever to debut on the …

: This @theWeeklyListen I talk about an old favorite of mine: Steve Morse’s Tumeni Notes: …

: This week, the Flower Kings: Monkey Business. 🎙🎵 The Weekly Listen Episode 15

: Today on my big blog, I find a workaround to a pesky SwiftUI limitation that just might make it …

: On @theweeklylisten this week, I dive into Emm Gryner’s Phone Call 45. The Weekly Listen #14

:

:

: This week, I revisit one of my “desert island” albums with Pat Metheny’s track Finding and …

:

: Today I cover Better Than Ezra’s King of New Orleans on @theWeeklyListen. 🎵🎙 …

: Okay, this SwiftUI stuff is kinda fun. The tools are buggy as can be, but the end result is pretty …

: A little late to the game, but the new Aristocrats album is wonderful. So much musical insanity …

: Today’s episode of @theWeeklyListen features my favorite song by The Police: Synchronicity II. …

: Relaxation. @macgenie

: Movement. @macgenie

: Patience. @macgenie

:

:

: Today on @theWeeklyListen, I talk about Rush (finally). The Weekly Listen Episode 10

:

:

:

:

:

: New on @theWeeklyListen: First Regret/ Three Years Older. The opening track from Steven Wilson’s …

: New on @theWeeklyListen, Steven Wilson’s Epic First Regret / Three Years Older. The opening …

:

:

: Rockin’ the appropriate watch face today.

:

:

: This week, I dive into Simple Minds’ Stay Visible. I love this track. …

: Wow. Barely 300mg of caffeine today, and I’m a jittery mess. This used to be below-average …

:

:

:

: On the latest Weekly Listen: Sarah McLachlan’s Train Wreck. This song just speaks to me. The Weekly …

:

: Finally got around to adding the excellent Microgram extension to my micro.blog. So now I have a …

:

:

: This week, I tackle Haken’s Lapse, from their Affinity Album. The Weekly Listen: “Lapse - …

:

: Mid-afternoon summer hail storm yesterday in New York. I was expecting Locusts next.

: The California watch face is definitely my new jam.

: This week, I talk about one of my favorite guitar riffs of all time, from King’s X. 🎵 🎙 …

:

: If there are any Thrill Seekers here who also happen to be RECaf users: I have a thing for you …

: This week’s track comes from The Great White North. (As so much great music tends to.) The Weekly …

: If Aliens were to reach Earth, then watch this video, they’d keep flying and make a note to …

:

:

:

:

: Today on @theWeeklyListen, I dive into Esperanza’s Spalding’s Radio Song. Mixing it up …

:

:

: This week on @theWeeklyListen, I talk about The Dear Hunter, with a favorite track of mine, The Old …

:

: These turned out even more adorable than expected.

: Notes on the workflow for @theweeklylisten: Recorded with iPhone using Shure MV88. Edited in Ferrite …

: I finally managed to get my microcast going. Read about @theweeklylisten here. 🎵🎙

: The Weekly Listen - a Microcast All the pieces finally came together for my microcast. Special thanks to @apulianas for helping me …

: Didn’t need to let me know that one. But okay.

: I am really enjoying editing audio on the iPad Pro with Apple Pencil and Ferrite. People who think a …

:

:

:

:

:

: Really happy with how these transitions are shaping up. Now I just have to actually figure out what …

:

:

:

:

: Whatever else happens today, there’s a new Big Big Train album to listen to, so I’m …

: I realize I’ve been totally crap about adding appropriate alt text to my pics on Micro.blog. …

:

:

:

:

:

:

: Time Lapse at the Point, Pittsburgh, PA.

:

:

:

:

:

: It was so much fun to be a guest on Micro Monday this week. Thanks to @macgenie for having me on the …

:

:

: Wave Hill Public Gardens

:

: I’m finding myself disagreeing with other programmers about various approaches to problems …

:

: Coda in Dark Mode is a beautiful sight. Thanks to Panic for adding this, even with Coda being …

: Fort Tryon Timelapse, version 1.

: I’m never going to enjoy being a salesman, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t gotten—and can’t still …

: Gorgeous set for Juno and the Paycock.

: Heading to the Irish Rep to catch Juno and the Paycock, the 2nd of O’Casey’s Dublin Trilogy. Last …

:

:

: It took me way too long to get to New Orleans for my first time. I have a strong feeling this won’t …

: Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. New Orleans.

: I just caught myself thinking “I’ll need to sign that PDF and mail it back to him when I get back to …

: New Orleans Sky

: Meanwhile, if you were at Release Notes 2017 in Chicago, and you want to relive the great memories, …

: Also, today’s episode of Release Notes has lots more detail about our awesome venue, Finest …

: Release Notes 2019 tickets go on sale today at 1pm, Eastern. You can read up on the details of the …

: So cool to see Apple has finally enabled Dark Mode via CSS in the latest macOS Safari. (Previously …

:

: New on my “big” blog: If you are in Europe or Hong Kong, where ECG is now available, go ahead and …

:

: Spent more time with a hammer and screwdriver this week than I did with my laptop. I don’t think I’d …

:

:

: “He’s got a date with fate in a black sedan…” 🎵

: Another one caught with Spectre. Subway.

: Spectre does interesting things with falling snow when light trails are turned on.

: Digging the new Dream Theater album. Lots to like there.

: New on my blog: I’ve added a quick 3D Touch menu to the frequents panel in RECaf. So you can …

: The way I see it, this so called “National Emergency” is nothing more than our President stealing …

:

: Also, I love to hear how pianists interpret some of Vai’s crazy antics on guitar, given the …

: Just realized Steve Vai has released Volume 2 of his Piano Reductions series, with Miho Arai on …

: Every time I take my iPad out to the cafe instead of my laptop to encourage myself to get some …

: Dark Mode is looking nice on the Mac for Micro.blog. The list of remaining unsupported apps gets …

: Big announcement day for Release Notes: We’re doing the conference again in 2019. And we’ve got a …

: Been too long since I’ve listened to King’s X, Ear Candy. Fixing that now.

: Weekends for me are not so much “I’m not working” as they are “I’m working in a …

:

: I’ve said it before, but I really can’t stress enough how much of a musical masterpiece …

: First flight for 2019 booked. I have a feeling it’s going to be a busy travel year for me.

: I gifted Jessica a copy of Carrot Weather. “It just called me a meatbag.” “Yeah. It does that.”

: More excited than I would expect to be about a new blazer that arrived today. New York’s more …

: Can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get around to listening to Between the Buried …

: I wonder if they’ve changed something in the anodization process, or the aluminum has changed …

: One thing I’ve noticed about my 2018 MacBook Pro: Not only has the keyboard been 100% …

: Two things that were fun about adding Shortcuts to Fin. First, I had to navigate the API in …

: Got to this later than I wanted to, but my timer app Fin now has Siri Shortcut support. Launch your …

: New on my blog: Designing for thumbs in an era of ever-increasing screen size. …

: Doing my annual viewing of The Apartment. Which is the closest thing to a Christmas tradition that I …

: Today’s office. Every time I wonder why I still live in New York, I remind myself that this place is …

: Finally getting around to adding Siri shortcuts to Fin. It’s fun to figure out how to do a new …

: Also, if you’re going to have a few tins where you dump your loose change, the designated …

: Sorted and wrapped $101.50 in loose change from around the apartment, and I only have one thought: …

: Great show by Steven Wilson and his band last night in Philly.

: Today Widget redesign is going well, I think.

: New on my blog: Apple may not make finding subscription management settings easy, but app developers …

: That thing where you’ve already added two new features since submitting a beta to TestFlight …

: Today I’m thankful for the incredible music that’s come into my life over the years. …

:

:

: New on the “big”blog: Some impressions of the new iPad, now that I’ve traveled …

:

: Sunrise.

: Squib Cakes from Tower of Power. Still the ultimate funk song. Squib Cakes

: A little Singleton Scotch and some Marvin Gaye to start off the evening. Because I need the …

: Interesting lessons learned during this process: You can put an Apple Watch in an iPhone screenshot. …

: Very happy with my new screenshots for RECaf. Now to see if they have any impact on downloads…

: Two songs into the new Haken album, and I already love it. So glad some people are out there still …

: New on my blog: A thought (not a prediction) regarding Face ID on an iPad: …