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The purpose of a GMT

I really love traveling. I do. And one thing I’ve been struggling with is to find a good GMT watch to bring on my trips.

Some may say “Oh, just get a Rolex GMT-Master II -if you can afford it- it’ll serve you as a travel watch and also as a dress watch”. And frankly, I disagree.

Maybe, and I say maybe, you could travel to Switzerland and feel relatively safe with a 10K watch on your wrist. But why would I need a GMT watch if I’m in the same time zone as my home country? GMT watches really shine when the time difference is greater than just a few hours. And I wouldn’t feel safe traveling to other continents with a watch that expensive.

The sweet spot for me is a few-hundred euros watch that is almost unknown for the stealers. Even better if it’s already scratched. A GMT watch for travel should be UNAPPEALING unless you’re some kind of monarch living abroad with more security than moral (Pun intended).

Twitter’s UX

Twitter has one of the worst UX I’ve ever seen.

Talking Watches

While I am waiting for the Moonswatch re-stock on my “selected Barcelona store” (please, please, please, please, please, please, please… ), I am also cheking around for possible new acquiances. And oh boy, I found one that trully got me.

I am talking about the Panerai Luminor Due 42 that I could get my hands on yesterday.

I have admired Panerai watches since I first knew about them, but its bulkiness made me doubt about fancing one of those. Not anymore. The Luminor Due is way, WAY thinnier than the original Luminor and it wears like a glove.

I had always said that my next luxury watch would be a Seamaster’s Diver 300, but I wouldn’t swear by it anymore.

Status Update

Dolby Atmos for music. I can’t even think of a single example in witch it won’t come up as terrible. Technology for the sake of technology. Garbage.

Bad User Story

  • As an iOS user who wants to share something through iMessage from the Sharesheet.
  • I want to be asked the recipient EVERY SINGLE TIME.
  • So I can waste more time sending messages to commonly used contacts.

M1 MAX “hands” on

Yesterday I went to the shopping mall (you know, it’s that time of the year again), and I got to put my hands on a brand new 14 inch M1 MAX MacBook Pro.

I mean, I probably held it for about 2 minutes, that’s it and I am definitely not here to talk about the specs, but I want to talk about how it felt in my hands. For a brief moment, it was like holding my very first MacBook, the plastiky white one that I got on 2009.

Boy this new Mac brings me a lot of memories. It is thicker than my current Intel’s16 inch, but those rounded edges make it so easy to hold I woul swap mine in a blink of an eye.

Unemployment rate

Respecto al paro, hay una disminución este trimestre de 127.000 personas, y se sitúa en un total de 3.416.700. La tasa de paro queda en un 14,57%

La Vanguardia

14.57% unemployment rate in Spain. And the saddest thing is that it’s considered a low number.

Just to put the number into context:

  • 8.62% in France.
  • 5.9% in Germany.
  • 3% in the Netherlands
  • and so on…

About M1 Max Compile Time

All those rockstar iOS devs who never work with legacy projects and ancient platforms and praise the new M1 Max for compiling its fancy project in less than a minute; get back to me when your ancient project takes almost 2 hours to compile on an average Intel MBP.

My iPad Of Choice

So, last week I went to the Apple Store to take a look at the new iPad mini. Although I really like its sleek design and insane portability, it made clearer than ever to me that my next iPad will still be the base model, The iPad (That’s right, you read it well, the one without a Second Name). Let me explain.

I’ve been an iPad user since the iPad 2 came out (Although back then I bought the first generation). Since the very first evening, the iPad totally hacked the way I consume media and websites while sitting on the couch. Previous to the iPad, I usually brought my Macbook and surf the web while torturing my body due to the very uncomfortable position I had to adopt (You know, just to keep the laptop over my lap while still facing the TV). But all that changed the moment the iPad came home. I could surf the web, read and play Youtube videos without plug it and with a more comfortable body position. It was like a revelation, I thought “This is it! This is the way content is meant to be consumed”.

Over the last decade, I’ve been lucky to try different models and sizes (Even a first and fourth generation iPad mini). And I understand the buzz when all of a sudden, back in 2015, Apple introduced the 12.9 inches iPad Pro. Some people worshipped its giant screen’s real state and I get it, if you plan to get things done on an iPad this is probably your go-to size. For me, it’s not.

I work primarily on my MacBook Pro, mostly Xcode stuff; For the past year we have seen Apple making steps into the iPad as a programming device way of life but let’s face it. Xcode will may run on an iPad someday, but this does not mean a programmer can through its laptop away. For instance, Usually I multitask between 7 and 10 apps when doing my job, and I have to easily switch back and forth multiple times on a single minute; and I know some people say they “multitask” on an iPad but let’s face, to put it in Steve Jobs words: iPadOS’s multitasking is like baby multitasking. And I get it! This is why the iPad is so amazing! You can focus on a single task and perform that task in a superb way. But this is just not compatible -yet- with some heavy work stuff.

So the question follows: What is the iPad for?. And for me, the answer is pretty simple: The iPad is an amazing tool for consuming content and when I say consuming content I mostly mean surfing the web and play Youtube videos.

To accomplish this simple task; I think (and notice the bold type), the iPad mini falls behind. Nor just the videos play in a screen witch is too small, but the websites usually render as mobile due to the lack of space. It’s awful, it feels like browsing the web in a very big iPhone.

And here is when it gets complicated; the iPad Air would still be the best possible device (Sleek design, screen size… ) But I think (again, the bold type), it has one big flaw and this is its aspect ratio. While every iPad (Excluding the ones with the new design) had a respectable 4:3 aspect ratio witch IMHO was AMAZING for reading and browsing, the iPad Air has a 23:16 aspect ratio witch is… weird I guess? I do not know how to phrase it, but it certainly felt weird in my hands.

So what can I say? The cheapest and most boring iPad is the one that checks all the boxes. And coming from Apple that’s a nice surprise!

Hacking HTML

Through a multi-step process, an individual took the records of at least three educators, decoded the HTML source code, and viewed the SSN of those specific educators. We notified the Cole County prosecutor and the Highway Patrol’s Digital Forensic Unit will investigate.

Governor Mike Parson’s Tweet

This is what happens when someone not tech-savy refuses to work with literated advisors.