Perhaps it would be nice to have this recorded somewhere … a terse history of my life so far.Continue reading “A Brief History of Jacob Haas”
Parenting is a hostage situation: you’re in the car, but your child is the one driving it—and he doesn’t know how to drive. You can’t get out, because you decided to love him before you knew who he was—before he even was anyone. Your life split at that point into multiple tracks, and one of them is not under your control. The worst part is: you can’t even cover your eyes. You have to keep them open, to try to talk him through it. He needs your help, at least for now. One day, of course, he will stop noticing you sitting there.Agnes Callard, Parenting and Panic
It took a little while to get these two used to each other, but now they’re best friends.Continue reading “Lazy Caturday”
I installed the Gold Master of iOS 13 as soon as it became available a couple weeks ago, and one of my most anticipated updates to test was the redesigned Reminders app.Continue reading “Casual Observations on iOS 13 Reminders”
David Leonhardt of The New York Times breaks it down. Just the facts. 40 sentences. This is where we’re at.
This quote from Madeline Miller’s book Circe really hit me.
Two children he had had and he had not seen either clearly. But perhaps no parent can truly see their child. When we look we see only the mirror of our own faults.— Circe, Madeline Miller
Yesterday was the first time I was out at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ, for a concert (or for anything, really). Months ago, I picked up some tickets for the Beck, Cage the Elephant and Spoon Night Running Tour. It’s always a risky move to plan an outdoor event in the thick of summer. You know it’s either going to be super hot. Or super wet. In this case, it was both.Continue reading “Spoon & Beck & Cage the Elephant & the RAIN”
I sure do love me a deal, when I can find it, and there wasn’t a better thing going than the Cash App Coffee Boost. Note the past tense.Continue reading “RIP: Cash App Coffee Boost”
In that moment of profound clarity, I realized there were only two options. I could allow things to go on as they always had or I could burn the house to ground, with her in it. The choice was obvious.Continue reading “The Collection”
In receiving review offers for The Gadgeteer, one type of item that comes up almost every week (or more) are truly wireless stereo earbuds. Everyone’s got their own little spin on the same tune. And sometimes, they’re not even out of prototyping, like these Reecho earbuds that I got to test, and rip into in my review.
You can see from the picture that the initial product image compared to what was actually shipped (after months of delays) is grossly different. It’s something that really makes me thing twice about backing anything on Kickstarter or Indiegogo.