Katie and I held out until just a week or so ago to update our iPhones to the latest version of iOS. We held firm on our 8.x build because you always have to worry about the very first version of a new operating system being a little buggy. And 9.0 was no different.
Sometimes you just have to adapt how you do things in life. For example, a few years ago, I stopped turning on the ringer on my iPhone. I don't need it. In fact, my phone is always on silent. No audible notifications at all except that incessant sound made by the vibrating module that is supposed to be your "silent" ring.
I've doled out my fair share of praise for Apple products in the past. I've also dealt not-so-crushing blows regarding what they've given us.
Spengler: Don't cross the streams.
Spengler: It would be bad.
Venkman: I'm fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, "bad"?
All I've got to say about this...
I have a coworker who shares a lot of the same interests as I do. Comics, toys, science fiction, some fantasy, the works.
Note: I have no idea why this didn't post last night like it was supposed to. Maybe I hit the wrong button. Maybe my iPad disconnected from the web in mid post. Weird. Sorry. It was a quick one anyway. Post-dated, it shall be.
On the bad side of the coin, my Fitbit died today. Just about a year old and she done crapped out. No charging, no syncing, no resetting. Yup, that reset trick that is supposed to work every time (and had to this point) doesn't. At all.
Several years ago, I posted a picture of a toy I found from my childhood to Instagram. I always loved the little guy, but had no idea what exactly it was or what toyline it came from.
Or, as Nathan calls him, "TOMMMM!!!!" You had to see it coming, right? I'm the father of a toddler boy. I think it's in their blood to be Thomas fans at some point or another. And here's a post about some of our more recent Thomas ventures.
Have you heard of Funko POP! vinyl figures? They're a series of collectible figures mostly about 3.75" tall (with exceptions) that have exaggerated features and are designed to represent characters from comic books, TV shows, movies, books, and other pop culture outlets.
This has got to be one of the coolest things I've heard of in a while. A kiosk that will be located in stores or in mall hallways or just about anywhere else that will 3D print a customized copy of a design chosen by the user. Select, pay for, print, watch, and take all in one place. That's the PieceMaker for ya.
There are cool toys. Ones you want to collect and display on your desk and take pictures of in cool little dioramas...