Public beta all the things! Bye bye battery life!

Except my work provided MacBook Pro.

🎮 Finished Spider-man Remastered’s main storyline last night. Really fun game, and the story was great.

Having a Steamdeck has been revolutionary over the last few weeks. I feel a longer post coming on soon.

🔗📺 Ahsoka | Official Trailer

I didn’t think my expectations for this show could get any higher, but this trailer proved me wrong. Holy cow. Dave Filoni, don’t let me down.

When the mailman dropped off the ink, he also brought me some Micro.blog stickers. Thanks @jean!

Micro.blog and Micro Camp Stickers

🖋️ I have so many pens with orange ink in them (I have a problem), I decided to not go matchy matchy with the heat.

I have had Iroshizuku Tsutsuji for a couple years, but wanted a more hot pink. 431 is my first Ink Studio ink, and in my limited writing, it writes great and pairs well with this ECO.

TWSBI ECO Heat with Sailor Ink Studio 431

🖋️New Pen Day

The ECO Heat has arrived. I got it with a Fine job because strangely, I have no Fine ECOs. Will ink it up Wednesday when a new ink I want to try is delivered.

The color seems a bit different than the promos, but I still really like it.

TWSBI ECO Heat Pen

My youngest child will be 4 next week, and is currently asleep on my chest with a high fever. I wish he weren’t sick, but I know my days of him sleeping on me are numbered, so I’m soaking it in.

🖋️My current mantra: “I don’t need another ECO or another orange pen.”

I don’t know if it will hold true though.

Ad for aTWSBI ECO pen in a new orange color called Heat

My 7-year-old daughter has always been an animal whisperer. She proved it yet again yesterday at the park when she convinced a butterfly to land on her hand.

A child’s extended hand with a butterfly sitting on top.

🖋️ My Plotter is multiplying. 😬

I’ve consistently used my A5 since last fall, but with some new work responsibilities, I needed some more space. Just received the Bible sized, and am working on setting it up!

Hopefully I can do a full writeup of how I use these soon.

Plotter notebook supplies, a new, unopened plotter notebook, and my current A5 sized Plotter.Plotter supplies, a new, opened, Bible sized Plotter, and my current A5 sized Plotter.

🎵 Between both COVID and moving away from Nashville in 2020, I often have live music withdrawal.

Seeing Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit tonight was good for my soul. Great venue, amazing weather, incredible music.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit on Stage

🎮 I guess I’m a gamer now?

I’ve never been outside of Nintendo, but wanted a way to experience some of the big titles of the last few years. I think this will be perfect for me. Starting with Spiderman Remastered.

Valve Steam Deck in BoxValve Steam Deck Booting Up on Desk

17 years ago, I met a pretty girl working at the summer camp I had attended since I was 9. Today, we dropped off our oldest 2 kids for their first stay at that same camp. This full circle moment is making me more thankful than ever for the life God has given us.

My wife and I 27 years agoMy wife and I today

Finished reading: All My Knotted-Up Life by Beth Moore 📚

I love a memoir, and one from a person of faith who has been through so much was beautiful. Especially listening to the audiobook read by the author.

Ooni night at the McClellans’.

This post is proof podcast advertising works.

Pizza cooking in an Ooni Pizza Oven

Apparently I’ve had my DNS records set up incorrectly for both my blog and email for years. The blog has worked fine, but I have had email issues. Can’t believe it took me until now to figure that out.

Super interesting to hear MKBHD’s Impressions of Apple Vision Pro since he appears to be on of the few people who actually got to use it. I definitely continue to be intrigued by the possibilities.

I’ve tried all the popular notes apps with linking, and keep coming back to Apple Notes. With this addition in iOS 17, I may be done with other apps forever. I just hope you can see a list of back links inside a note.

Screenshot of Apple's iOS 17 features page showing Notes will add note linking.

For some reason, I was not able to convince my wife on why we should spend $3500 on Apple Vision Pro. Maybe it’s because she’s a smarter person than I am. 😂

Apple is doing an incredible job of showing what it will look like to use Vision Pro in your environment from just a video on a screen. I had no concept of why I would want to use this before it was announced. But it just looks so cool on screen, I’m intrigued.