It seems like a bizarre combination, doesn’t it? On the one hand, you have the GDPR – the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations. On the other, you have an eight month old retro-gaming console. What do these two things have in common? Well, for Memorial Day weekend 2018, that’s what’s been occuping the majority of my time. The serendipitous connection of these two events goes deeper than it seems.
After years of waiting for Apple to release a decent Mac Mini update, I simply ran out of time. If I was to continue with creating new applications for iOS devices, I needed something that could run Xcode 9. My Mac Mini (Early 2009) simply wasn’t good enough. Apple was basically saying upgrade or die. So, I upgraded. My main computer is now a 2017 MacBook Air. It’s a great computer, but it has one major issue. It only has a 128 GB of storage space.
On September 19, 2017, Apple launched iOS 11. It’s a significant update, as it adds some new features. There is some apprehension when updating the operating system to my iPhone or iPad. Will this new software make my devices feel better or worse? During the last five days, or approximately 120 hours later, I’ve been using iOS 11. Overall, I like it. Here’s a review of what’s good and what’s bad about iOS 11.
I was really excited about the Model 3 from Tesla. Unfortunately, the math started to creep into the plan. This was supposed to be the $35,000 electric car for the masses. The reality showed this wasn’t the car for me. Once I saw that silver paint was an additional $1000 cost, I cancelled the pre-order. It felt like being nickeled-and-dimed. Higher expense, along with long production times, broke the budget and the fun.
A pretty bad storm hit New York City yesterday. It messed with my evening commute. With the wind kicking up and the dark clouds rolling in, I drove my car with heightened purpose. My goal was to stay ahead of the severe weather. I readied my iPhone SE. With the navigation (Maps) app on and my music playing, I was totally focused on driving. A bolt of lighting, ripping vertically through the sky, highlighted the seriousness of the matter. Any delay could result in a tough commute becoming a terrible commute.