Hey, remember when Zoom abused app permissions to install an always-on background web server on your computer for no good reason? And now it’s sending all your data to Facebook even if you don’t have an account.

Maybe we need an alternative vid conferencing app.

This week’s Finer Tech Newsletter should be ready by Sunday. Between going to C2E2 today and traveling this weekend for a family/friend thing, I need a little more time.

But you don’t need much time at all to subscribe for free!

Replaced my iPad Pro under AppleCare, did an iCloud restore on the new one at home. First time in a while I skipped the Apple Pay setup, and wow was that a mistake.

I’m disappointed at how aggressive and how often iOS bugs me to set up Apple Pay. It’s off putting. Ew.

The Apple TV app on Apple TV (yes this naming scheme is dumb) takes way too long to resume a film or tv show.

“How to survive remote work during the winter”

Get comfortable pajamas. Er, excuse me: “loungewear.”

Last year I switched to Raindrop for my bookmarks. It’s quite flexible, supports multi-word tags, has a good iOS app, and has lots of little touches I like. 👍🏻👍🏻

A question about the Apple TV and how it syncs your Up Next list. Does it use the current user’s iCloud account or App Store account?

TIL Henry Cavill not only did all his own stunts in The Witcher, but always played himself on screen.

Even when it was just a hand coming out of a doorway to grab someone, that wasn’t a stand-in. It was Cavill.

Also, he got to design his own sword.


“Next Star Wars film set to take place hundreds of years before the Skywalker saga”

So help me, if they find a way to shoehorn a ‘Skywalker’ into that film I’ll…. launch a Change.org petition? Maybe?

I watch a lot of YouTube now (yes, I pay for YouTube Premium). Many gaming channels, educational stuff like Vox and Wisecrack, some tech, some plain entertainment.

One benefit I just realized is few, if any, title sequences. Maybe a quick logo bumper. Videos usually just start.

“The guy on the bottom never gets enough credit.”

  • Jessi while watching our local news broadcast of a male burlesque 2020 celebration 😄