Goodbye, Google

Nest account is gone,

No more Google in my house.

Privacy. Freedom!

Finished reading: Boys Should Be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons by Meg Meeker, MD πŸ“š

Episode 84: Constellations

Another day, another trip to the Planetarium. The kids share what we learned about today.

One More Light by Linkin Park is a remarkable song in its defense of the dignity of the human person. We lost a great artist in Chester. 🎡

Fast and Furious

Go, go, go, go, go!

On the move cleaning all day.

House looks really nice!

The people of Hong Kong are an inspiration to us all. πŸ‡­πŸ‡°

With the addition of MarsEdit and PDFPen, Setapp’s value proposition is getting very strong.

Currently reading: Boys Should Be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons by Meg Meeker, MD πŸ“š

Crazy busy cleaning day. Amazing at how much I can get done when constantly in motion.

Book Review: Digital Minimalism πŸ“š

This book caught me at the perfect time. Cal Newport’s latest offering is the antidote to the quick glance, mindless scrolling, and trying to fill every down second of our life with something digital.

In a way, Newport met me right where I’m at. I’m more skeptical than ever of apps, a far cry from my evangelism of the early 2010s. I want my devices to do very few jobs and not be my default time waster.

Practical, insightful, and backed up by science, Digital Minimalism lays out a strong and succinct argument for the power of technology, and the importance of keeping it harnessed. Newport doesn’t advocate abolition, but rather better values alignment. He leads his readers through a 30 day process in which they step back from their digital interaction, define their values and relationship with technology, and only reintegrate with the technology that provides great personal benefit with few drawbacks.

This is the book for anyone who thinks seriously about personal technology and the role it plays in our lives. It’s also perfect for the casual reader who has a nagging thought in the back of their mind that they’re a little uncomfortable with the dominant role that their personal devices play in their lives.

Would I recommend: YES

ISBN: 978-0525536512

Father’s Day

Kids in a bad mood,

Quiet time for all. I read.

Good use of my time!

Finished reading: Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport πŸ“š

The perfect way to start a Sunday morning.

I prefer writing to the sound of rain to any music.

I’m a repeat past-tense offender.

Site Launch Day

Lots of lead up work,

Finally got to β€œpublish.”

Nice to see it live.

I’m so grateful to the thousands of talented photographers who donate their art to Unsplash. It makes the Internet a more beautiful place.

Nice day for a swim.

It’s a wonderful day to be at the zoo. Warm with a nice breeze. πŸ¦’πŸ¦“πŸ˜πŸ¦πŸ…

The sky is a magnificent canvas.

Pink and purple sky at dawn

MacOS Dark Mode

Turned on for first time,

I have been missing out! Whoa!

How long till 13?

Logitech plans to support HomeKit Secure Video with Circle 2 Wired later this year - 9to5Mac

Circle 2 Wired Cameras will support HomeKit Secure Video with a free firmware update later this year – stay tuned for more details.


Launching a new website tomorrow. That brings my personal total to four. Launched a client one last week and just got a request for two more. Whew!

Dark mode: why was I so skeptical?

Happy Flag Day πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

American flag fluttering in the wind on a sun soaked day

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