Trevor Manternach

I am so glad Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over now. The more I age, the less interested I am in all of this.

Audiobooks

It’s been years since I last paid for an Audible.com subscription. I just signed up this week ($5/month for 3 months) and it’s been a delight so far. I discovered that you can pretty easily remove the DRM on the audiobook .aax file. I am using Audible Tools to help me create the ffmpeg command to do …

I left Twitter back in April when this Elon news first broke. I cannot understand the people who are arguing for staying at this point. None of these people would join a new social network ran by Elon Musk, but they have convinced themselves to stay on twitter. I think it has more to do with …

Someone found my old iPod nano. Circa 2012. Still works perfectly! πŸŽΆπŸ“±

Went and spent a couple of nights in Canada this weekend. Hadn’t been there since January 2020, felt good to get away. Saw a hockey game and a movie; both were fun!

A Day in the Life. 4:45PM, Montana. Finishing up First Grade math homework. πŸ‘¦πŸ»βœοΈ

I just got my COVID-19 booster vaccine and a flu shot at a drive-through clinic. Starting to feel like this is just going to be a fall tradition for life. πŸ₯

I finished the Lakers documentary on Hulu last night. I hadn’t cried over Kobe’s death in a long time. Overall the entire 10-episode show was amazing. πŸŸͺ 🟨 πŸ€ πŸ†

Searching through old email, I came across this from 2007. This is how easy it was to post to twitter from the terminal back in those days: curl -u username:password -d status="Tweet goes here" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml I miss the simpler days of the internet. πŸ‘΄πŸ»πŸ”Šβ˜οΈ

Adnan is free!!

good game serena. good career. go serena. 🎾 🐐

The earliest photo I have of me at a computer. Circa 1997!

How to re-map your Fn/Globe 🌐 key to anything

The newer Apple laptops have the Function key pulling double duty as a “🌐 Globe key”. This must be mapped to the emoji picker by default, because it would randomly appear on my screen whenever I accidently hit the key by itself. I wanted a way to be able to re-map this key to anything I …

I had to share my Wordle solve today. It’s perfectly U-shaped! Wordle 383 4/6* 🟩⬜⬜⬜🟩 🟩⬜⬜⬜🟩 🟩⬜⬜⬜🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

I got my first Solo Loop Apple Watch band today. It feels so different than the Sport Band I’ve had since I got my watch. It doesn’t even feel like I’m wearing a watch anymore, I love it!

I am having fun building a small electronics workbench in my basement. Here I used some left-over 3D printed clips for PVC pipe to build a wire spool holder.

I got my first electric toothbrush and was blown away at how forceful it is. Not in a bad way, and I don’t know what I was expecting, but it definitely surprised me! πŸͺ₯

Making some popcorn at the local movie theatre tonight. I love this old Manley machine! πŸ¦–πŸ¦•

I avoided all of the WWDC rumors that I could over the last couple of weeks; I wanted to try to enter the keynote with no expectations. Not entirely sure how I feel about everything that was (or wasn’t) discussed yet, though. Still soaking it all in. Macbook Air looks great!

I just filled my coffee pot up for the morning. And then hit the “On” button instead of the “Schedule” button. They are right next to each other, it was bound to happen eventually! β˜•

My iPod history

Last month Apple announced the end of the iPod. I thought it might be fun to document my history with the product. – I got my first iPod in March 2005. I believe I bought mine at Best Buy on a weekend trip 350 miles away from home. I was listening to a lot of podcasts in those early days and …

Day31: endurance I bought an exercise bike last month to try to build some endurance. It made me realize how out of shape I am! #mbmay

Day 30: fish Only fish I could find today. From our β€œart” door to our pantry. #mbmay

Day 29: stripes One room in our basement is wood paneling. Maybe if we wait long enough it will come back into style? πŸ˜‚ #mbmay

Day 28: fair This horse carousel reminds me of a county fair. #mbmay

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