Almost done setting up my new old stock iPhone SE. Unlike its noble predecessor, the unlocked travel phone mortally wounded in a reclining business class seat, this is a Get Away From The World device. No news, work apps or social media. Except micro.blog :)

After two and a half weeks in Chile I’m reminded why everyone lit up when I said I was from San Francisco

Zip it, woodchuck. Everybody knows you only said “early spring” because that crowd would have spatchcocked you if you said six more weeks of polar vortex. #EatIm #ThousandPeopleFreezingTheirButtsOffWaitingToWorshipARat #MoreLikeThirtyThousandIRL

17 years since the White Ryda and Ebensburg and Phil saying to take the Rams and the points. 11 years since David Allan Coe at Cookies Caboose and Miss Money Sterling. Happy Groundhog Day from me and @citizenlav and the rest of Ploughboy Productions. Next year in Punxsutawney?

If Tim Cook doesn’t take immediate advantage of an open and shut opportunity to go full Lower Alabama on Facebook then you can forget about anyone ever checking the Beast of Menlo in a meaningful fashion

Patagonia, incidentally, is a delight and if I hadn’t pinched my beloved iPhone SE in the motorized seatback I would have little incentive to come back.

Raise a glass (in my case, yet another pisco sour) to the 25th anniversary of RAMDoubler. In the days when going from 8 to 16 MB of RAM cost hundreds of dollars and an embarrassing phone call, to do it with a mere INIT was !-ing magical.

Why I disrespect the NFL/ESPN machine: the number of times I saw the PI non-call on TV at the airport this morning is approaching “The Shooting Of Buckwheat” proportions #OldManPost

Point being, I don’t need another phone, but I would splash out tomorrow for a current SE2 or an X-Minus. But I don’t think Apple plans on playing in that space anymore. Maybe today will change their mind. It’d be nice.

I bought my iPhone SE two months after it came out, with the money from the Apple settlement ironically enough. Nothing Apple has shipped since has been worth spending my own money to replace it (although the work iPhone X is…tolerable, I guess)

Shorter Tim Cook, in our mutual native tongue: “yeah we kinda went frog-stickin’ without a light and now we climbed up there it’s a hell of a lot higher than we looked”

Resilience IPA. On tap from over 1400 breweries nationwide in aid of Butte County fire relief. And it’s an IPA I like, at that. If you have the opportunity, drink up in a good cause.

Tonight’s discovery: Citizen Five (citizen510.com). New Orleans infused psychedelic Oakland funk, if this is your thing, and if it isn’t it ought to be.

Yay. A bowl game against the veritable embodiment of Everything Wrong With Power 5 College Football. I am positively tepid with enthusiasm.

All 4 Mac minis hooked up and attached to the IP KVM successfully. The names of the four minis? Obviously: Mike, Rick, Neil and Vyvyan.

Actual thunder and lightning this morning. I can’t remember the last time I actually heard thunder here.