FINALLY my kitchen will be complete

Finally you can have ice cream at home thanks to ice cream pods – The Verge:

Photo: ColdSnap
We’ve had pod coffee, pod juices, pod lipstick, pod weed, pod cocktails, pod cookies, pod tortillas, and so much more thanks to the VC- and Kickstarter-backed rise of pod technologies in recent years. Now, we’re finally getting to the good stuff: pod-based ice cream.

A new device called the ColdSnap, spotted by Gizmodo, can take pods filled with some unknown ingredients and turn them into soft-serve ice cream on demand. While ice cream is the ColdSnap’s main selling point, the company also plans to offer frozen yogurt pods, frozen coffee pods, frozen smoothie pods, frozen “healthy shakes” pods, and slushie pods.

I am honestly thinking about the time and effort that went into this and who actually needs it. File this under NOPE!

via The Verge

Books 2020

Below are the books I read in 2020. Considering COIVD, I had thought the list would be greater. There are also a few work-related books that I did not add to my Goodreads account. I will be better about that this year.

I do all of my reading digitally on Kindle or iPad. The links included are for Kindle versions, but most are available in Apple Books as well.

Blob Opera makes Music

This is one of the silliest and most interesting uses of machine learning I have seen recently and I kind of love it.

 

Boeing 747s still get critical updates via floppy disks

While it might sound surprising that 3.5-inch floppy disks are still in use on airplanes today, many of Boeing’s 737s have also been using floppy disks to load avionics software for years.

Let that sink in for a few minutes. No, really I will wait.

A Boeing 747-400 in the most common configuration holds 416 passengers.

First question that comes to mind is where are they buying floppy discs today.

via The Verge

Twenty Bits I Learned About Design, Business & Community

I just finished reading Dan Cedarholms’ book Twenty Bits I Learned About Design, Business & Community. If you are not familiar with Dan, he was the co-founder of Dribbble. It’s a simple and fast fun read with lots of tidbits of his experience. There are a few chapters that I just found myself laughing out loud as I read them.

“Start with a t-shirt.  

Every good thing starts with a t-shirt. No really, hear me out. Don’t put the book down yet. There’s just something about the venerable t-shirt that evokes happiness.”

I read it digitally but enjoyed it so much I am going to get the hardcover for my collection.

Apple Store badges are back with Memoji, here’s how to make your own – 9to5Mac

If you need help look for me. I will be wearing this when I do tech support for friends and family.

The new Memoji badges are designed to help store employees express themselves in a world wearing masks. They’re sure to be conversation starters and add a pop of color and fun to the store experience. For long-time Apple enthusiasts, they’re a throwback to old times. Earlier badges promoted Apple’s in-store services and announcements, like Personal Pickup or The Beatles arriving on iTunes.

Nursing Home residents recreate famous album covers

From The Clash to Taylor Swift, residents at a UK nursing home recreat

Residents and caregivers at the Sydmar Lodge Care Home have been re-creating classic album covers as part of a creative project spurred by activities coordinator Robert Speker. Called “The Show Must Go On,” the goal has been to keep up the spirits of the older residents, who haven’t been able to receive visitors or have any outside entertainment since the lockdown began, according to Speker. (It now allows window and garden visits.)

I saw this the other day, and I thought it was brilliant and brought a smile to my face. It instantly reminded me of the move called Young@Heart from 2007, where a chorus of senior citizens cover songs from The Talking Heads to Jimi Hendrix.

As a long time Clash fan, this has to be my favorite with the Bowie version a close second.

via Robert Speker on Twitter

100% carbon neutral supply chain by 2030, says Apple – 9to5Mac

I love to see articles like this from any company. Reducing your carbon footprint is good for everyone. Making a commitment for a global business to make sure all aspects including partners and outsourced manufacturing is impressive.

Apple today unveiled its plan to become carbon neutral across its entire business, manufacturing supply chain, and product life cycle by 2030. The company is already carbon neutral today for its global corporate operations, and this new commitment means that by 2030, every Apple device sold will have net zero climate impact.

California King

California King:

A new journal of emotional hygiene. From the makers of You Look Nice Today.

With everyone staying at home in self-quanrantine mode we got a nice little surprise last week. One of my favorite podcasts every was rebooted as California King. Its a reboot or a version 2 of the You Look Nice Podcast. Forty seconds into the show my smile returned!