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    Work, TV, New iPhone

    By Derek | September 20, 2019

    A good Friday. (20th)

    Regular workday for me, except that I’m supposed to work on my secondary project this one day per week, and I didn’t really get to, due to minor emergencies with two of my primary products. Nothing customer impacting, but then again, that’s what I’m here for.

    Watched a few episodes of Agents of Shield season 3.

    My new iPhone and case came in today, and I’ve made a mistake. I purchased a completely clear back case, to “show off” my iPhone. I put it together 8 times, and cleaned and cleaned and cleaned, but some little particle of dust keeps getting in there before I can snap the darn thing together. Spent about 40 minutes on it before I gave up. To install a case. There’s a hair in the back of mine, but no dust spots. I guess I need a Class 100 Clean Room next time. First world problems, I know. I won’t be buying a clear back case next time, for sure.

    The new iPhone to iPhone data transfer works really well, though. Just activate your new phone (worked first try on AT&T website) then bring them close together, and the previous one will ask if you want to move your data to the newer one. Easy, but it did take almost an hour. Most of that time, I was fighting with the case, so not that big of a deal.

    I really like Dark Mode on iOS 13 (this is where you Android folks can laugh, with your custom themes) but it’s really nice. Many of the apps that I use regularly have already been upgraded to include Dark Mode.

    Haven’t had a chance to check out the new triple-lens camera system yet, but I have seen some of the low-light photography that is being captured in the wild with them, and the results are pretty insane. Apple is using Machine Learning to snap a ton of pictures, then seamlessly adjust the darkest spots, and meld them all together. Crazy. The amount of horsepower these new phones have is incredible. Many of them are quite a bit faster than the 15″ MacBook 2015 I’m typing this on. It’s not the interface that you need all that raw power for, though, it’s the crazy tricks you can pull off with photos and such.

    Worked on Home Inventory a bit. Scheduled for the third Friday of the month. Added my new iPhone, and added pictures to some of the items that have been needing them. It’s actually been about 3 months since I’ve done this. Rescheduled it for every quarter. That makes more sense, right?

    Played a little bit of Borderlands 2 before bed.

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