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iPhone Envy Got Ya?

The Dismal Wizard sounds off on iPhone 12 radios and cameras, 5G, and events at his mobile virtual network operator.

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Don’t You Step on My Blue Suede Shoes

A brief article about mobility aids for greyhounds. Socks are the winner but we also mention boots and pad mobility and protection waxes

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Alternative Twitter Apps

Development of the official Twitter mobile app has gone off into the weeds for many users. This article compares and contrasts two alternatives available in the Apple universe.

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Nick’s Low Back Pain Update 1

This post reviews Nick’s low back pain management results and medication changes this summer. Nick became sedated and was slouching to walk. We corrected this by reducing his gabapentin dosage to be consistent with its removal rate.

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A week with HomePod

When I first wrote about HomePod on March 26, I wrote about the out of the box experience. Since then, I’ve had a chance to live with HomePod as a day to day device and to form a more detailed impression of its sound. Originally, I found that HomePod was very revealing and embarrassed poorly […]

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Invasion of the Pods

I stopped by the Apple Store on the way home from church, always an expensive detour. This Sunday was no exception. I auditioned the HomePod and was suitably impressed. In the noisy way-too-big Apple Store hall, it sounded creditable in the near field. My impressions after a day at home follow. Most of the reviews […]

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A New Computer? Almost There

At WWDC, Apple announced Kabe Lake iMacs. The 27 inch 5k Retina Display machine looks like a nice fit for my requirements. 4K or 5K display Current instruction set Current video hardware and OpenCL support for current and coming Apple software. USB 3.1/Thunderbolt 3 I/O interfaces The new machines ship before the High Sierra OS […]

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Hi Crash and Nick are Half-Brothers

Back in the winter, I kept a friend’s greyhound while she was on holiday. Crash joined Nick and Missy as their guest. Crash was a perfect gentleman with impeccable manners in the house, in the garden, and on lead. After all, he’s a US racing greyhound and they’re indeed special. Crash enjoyed his stay with […]

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Is there a real camera in your future?

Recently, a friend asked her social media peeps for camera recommendations for a first camera that is not a point and shoot. Her expected uses are garden macrophotography, the occasional photo of the moon, and urban/country trekking photography, including wildlife photography (BellaBob?). And of course, photographing her photogenic dogs when a phone camera just won’t […]

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2016 Holiday Letter

I kept putting off writing the year end newsletter. I couldn’t think of anything to write about. Once I got started, I couldn’t believe how long it had become. Anyway, 2016, that was the year that was. Milestones Last summer, niece ¬†Alison Kiehl and Sarah married. This summer, they came to the beach to celebrate […]