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

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

Pence’s office blocks public health officials from appearing on CNN

Pence’s office blocks public health officials from appearing on CNN – CNN:

New York (CNN Business)Vice President Mike Pence’s office has declined to allow the nation’s top health officials to appear on CNN in recent days and discuss the coronavirus pandemic killing thousands of Americans, in an attempt to pressure the network into carrying the White House’s lengthy daily briefings in full.

– Sure makes total sense to prohibit news channels from acccess to Health Officials to get the coverage you want. Why did I not think of that.

We should have workshopped that more

Tesla showed off the new Cybertruck boasting bulletproof glass – strong enough to stop a 9mm bullet. The window shattered when a weighted ball was tossed at the first window. To make even more of a spectacle they did it again – same result.

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Musk “It didn’t go through”

I am sure that is providing a lot of confidence for future buyers.

Marking time the right way

Many people use January 1st as the date to measure their success from the previous year and make plans for the future year.  Resolutions and changes in behavior are always at the top of the list. I have never subscribed to this thinking. Turns out my birthday was that marker for me.

Yesterday was my birthday. If I am honest it has not my favorite day of the year. It has been this way since I was seventeen.  Nothing tragic ever happened to make me dislike it. For years it bothered me and I was not able to figure out why. Everyone told me it was the age change, but this never bothered me at all.  

Reflecting on the past year would often let me down in terms of accomplishments and desires perhaps not fulfilled. 

This year I am trying to be better about those things. Reduce the desire to beat myself up – let myself off the hook. I want to spend more time on the positive things in my life. Spend more time on the things that matter, friends, family and exciting work.

Saying no to more things so I can say yes to things that matter most to me.  Simplify and reduce the mental clutter I have accumulated over the years. 

Monica Rodgers

Many many people have helped shape this mindset change in me, but no one more than Monica Rodgers. She has showed me a side of myself that I refused to see, she has loved me without question, she has helped me through rough patches and supported me when I did not think I deserved support. Her presence in my life has changed everything.

This is the best gift that I have ever received ! Thank you love…


Macfilos interviewed by Microsoft

If you don’t follow Macfilos web site you should.  Michael and I became friends a couple of years ago when I was looking for advice on purchasing an 11″ MBA.  Michael was also one of the people I interviewed for the Running on Air series.  

Michael writes on a wide range of topics including technology, watches and photography.  In 2011 Michael wrote a piece called Pre-Tech Office: Office work in the historic 1960’s that was really great.  Microsoft recently create a page called A Brief History of your Office and interviewed him about the technology in the offices and what was common place.  Michael has two short video interviews of what the office technology was in like in the 50’s and the 70’s. Both are really great to watch (very short), please check then out.