iPhone 14 Pro Max

I gots me a new iPhone. Yeah, I know my last post said the next post would be pics from Lowell, but instead it’s going to be me bitching about my new iPhone.

Setting this guy up has been a kick in the balls. I mean, seriously. The whole eSim thing just didn’t want to work. It said to hold your new phone near your old phone and let it do it all for you via bluetooth or NFC or whatever the hell it uses and it didn’t do anything. I was starting to get nervous about having to go back to the store, but then Jen found a bar code we could scan and that took care of it.

Then I tried to load a backup of my 12 Pro Max and it wouldn’t do it without redoing all of the setup. Okay then, we’re starting from scratch with this guy. Bring it on! Now where the hell is that dark mode parameter?

Happy New iPhone 14 Pro Max Day! WOOOHOOO


Note: I’m not mad, I’m just bitchie. I am super happy with my new phone. I’ve already sent the kids texts because that’s what ol’ Robbie does when he gets a new phone, dig?

Happy Update Day

My iPhone has been updated to iOS 16.0. My watch is currently updating to watchOS 9.0. macOS Ventura doesn’t come out until next month (I think). I haven’t checked my iPad to see if there’s an update available there yet, but I will after the watch is done. The watch update is downloading slowwwwwly.

My stomach issues from yesterday appear to have resolved, thank goodness. I’m still waiting to see when our couch is going to arrive. The window at the moment is something like 2:00pm-5:00. I have to double check that with Jen. I have meetings at 2:00 and 3:00 soooo… yeah. Hopefully it all works out.

Update: The delivery window is 3:20-3:50. That’ll do.

Okay, back to work with me. 24 minutes remaining on the watchOS 9.0 download. Just the download, not the actual update itself. Someday.

No Thanks, Hacker Bro

Someone just tried to change the password to my BestBuy account. Nope. Not today.

Unless they want to buy me cool camera gear. Like a 50mm prime lens for my D90, or even a 35mm prime lens for my D90. I don’t think The BestBuy sells a fully manual 50mm prime lens for my FG-20. If they do, then I’ll take one of those too.

I guess I have to change my password now that someone has tried to change my password. Oh, internet.

Sleep Apnea Thoughts

I was tested for Sleep Apnea because I couldn’t get a good nights sleep to save my life and I was snoring so loud that I couldn’t stay in the room with Jen anymore.

When I started looking into Gastric Bypass I was told that the surgery would result in enough weight loss to cure my apnea. That sounded good to me.

101 pounds later I’m trying to decide how I’ll know when my apnea is cured if I never stop using the CPAP machine. It seems the only course of action is to just stop using it and see what happens.

But when? I asked Jen what she thought, given that my snoring keeps her awake even more than it keeps me awake. We were both on the same page. If I lose 30 more pounds I’ll do an experiment where I don’t use the machine for a night and see what happens. I’ll be curious how it affects Jen’s sleep, and what the sleep numbers my AppleWatch records look like.

At this rate that will be 4-5 weeks from now. Until then I’ll keep sticking that mask over my face.

That’s Interesting

Turns out my little Nikon point and shoot has a built in Wi-Fi. You can connect it to your phone and use a Nikon app to transfer images from the memory card to the phone’s camera roll.

I just took this and uploaded it to my phone while sitting up in bed watching The Sandman (episode one) on my iPad.

We live in a thoroughly groovy world.

Another Film Photography App

I heard about a new app that is supposed to be an alternative to Instagram (no video, no tic-tok-ish bullshit) but it is only for images shot on film.

Sure, I’ll check it out.

Or I would if I could find it in the iOS app store. It’s called Grainery and it looks and feels and smells exactly like Instagram, except that when you post an image you have to include the camera, lens, and film used. Good thing I started taking notes!

I created an account on the web version of the app. The article I first read was written in June and it said the mobile apps were imminent. So maybe there is an app in the app store somewhere, maybe there isn’t. My account is RobJ_1971 (just like Flickr).

The only question left is will images from the site embed into posts here? I am guessing no, but let’s paste a link and see what happens….

https://grainery.app/p/3f3nWOWnwcxkvc05JKhM

Nope, doesn’t seem like it works… yet. Let’s get on that, Mr WordPress.com.

A Trend(?) That I Hate

Begin rant.

I listen to a lot of podcasts while I work. I have seen a thing happen a few times on a handful of different pods and I think it’s becoming a trend and if it is a trend I friggin hate it.

The podcast runs for an hour or so. Good content, decent content, okay content, whatever. That part is irrelevant. The podcast comes to an end and they play some music to mark that the episode is over. That’s okay, in theory, but they don’t fade out. They just play an entire piece of music all the way through.

STOP DOING THAT. When the podcast is over, I want to listen to the next podcast in the queue and I can’t effing do that if you are going to play some random Tommy Friggin’ James and the Friggin’ Shondells song for five minutes.

STOP DOING THAT. I REALLY HATE THAT.

End rant.

Workout Streak

I think it was June 1st. That was the day I went nuts on my walking in place exercise and did the full 30 minutes in one shot. Every day since then I did the same. On 3-4 days I even pushed it to 45 minutes, but prior to today I was on a streak of 59 days doing a single workout of at least 30 minutes.

Today the streak was in jeopardy. I closed my 30 minute exercise ring without doing any specific workout at all. Most of it came from walking around Boston, but there were a few minutes from walking up and down the cellar stairs and from following my mother around the nursing home while wearing a mask.

The exercise ring was closed. I didn’t need to do any more. I could call it a day and consider it a win, right?

Wrong. Jen fell asleep around 10:00pm tonight. Harry got home from work at about the same time and camped himself in front of the tele to come down after a stressed out shift. I took the opportunity to go down to the cellar, pop on this week’s episode of That Pedal Show, and do my 30 minutes of walking in place.

Sure my 30 minute exercise ring is at 60 minutes. That’s cool and all, but the important thing is that the single 30 minute workout streak continues. 60 days down, effectively infinity to go! WOOHOO!