How to use your iPhone 6 Plus (or iPhone 7 Plus) one-handed. It’s tricky if you’re used to a smaller phone.
Salesforce: We Solve Telcos’ Customer Identity Crisis. Salesforce says it helps telcos improve sales by getting a single view of customers across Internet, mobile, phone and in-person interactions. My latest on Light Reading.
UKCloud Pushes VMware Aside to Make Room for OpenStack. The cloud provider was looking for something more open. My latest on Light Reading.
My hotel bathroom has a glass sink. For those moments when you’re thinking, “I want to brush my teeth but I don’t want to stop looking at my feet.”
Today’s creative writing: 188 words, 21,018 words total, on “The Reluctant Magician.”
That’s enough for today. I’m worn out.
This restaurant has “Mellow Yellow” in Spanish for background music. Quite rightly.
Saturday’s creative writing: 518 words, 20,824 total an “The Reluctant Magician.” Completed on a plane somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean. 2,743 miles from Barcelona en route from New York.
I packed my toothbrush in an inaccessible spot. I’ll be sucking bits of Cobb salad from my teeth for the next 3,318 miles.
I was hoping to keep from getting food stains on this shirt at least until I reached international airspace. That’s another dream shattered.
Panicky moment when I got to the airport and mistakenly thought I’d forgotten my wallet at home. Usually that kind of panic doesn’t kick in until I’ve been on the road 36 hours. I’m ahead of schedule!
If I’m reading the Verizon website correctly I’ll be able to use my iPhone normally in Barcelona with insignificant additional cost. If I’m reading the website wrong we’ll be homeless after Verizon takes all our money.
A congressman needs to be told when he’s being a putz.
I’ve noticed this problem too. When you share a link to an AMP page, the link goes to google.com, not the canonical version of the article on the publication’s site.
Thiel buying Twitter? That’s the rumor.
Trump hotels, faced with massive declines in bookings, rebrand as “Scion Hotels.” “Pepe the Cheetoh.” Heh.
Many of these veterans were injured in service. Now they’re being sued to repay $15,000-$25,000 each in signing bonuses. The military says they received the money through bureaucratic error, through no fault of their own.
Damon Beres, Mashable:
I tried it and can confirm that the phone will withstand a continued stream of water. You can film footage, type a caption and upload something to Instagram while loofahing your back. I did this, felt immediately, deeply ashamed, and am now imploring you not to follow in my footsteps.
I’m going to go ahead and say that this could be the downfall of humanity and that any thinking person has a moral obligation to keep the device far, far away from the domain of the rinse-and-repeat. (And not just because it’s kind of weird to respond to work email while you’re naked and exfoliating.)
I have definitely overdone it buying and packing USB power bricks for my trip. On the other hand, if they need help powering the plane, I can absolutely do that.
I’ve reached the stage in packing where I’m just throwing random crap into my suitcase and briefcase. Weed whacker? Cheese grater? Toilet plunger? Yeah, I’ll need those. Better pack them.
Today’s creative writing: 503 words, 20,306 words total, on “The Reluctant Magician.”
Over 20,000 words. A milestone! Woo-hoo!
Yesterday: 385 words, 19,801 total.
Not surprisingly, things go easier if I don’t wait until after dinner to do creative writing.