The six causes of burnout are:

  • Lack of control.
  • Lack of reward.
  • Absence of fairness.
  • Lack of community.
  • Conflict in values.
  • Work overload.

I’m burned out reading that list of things that feel like I’m reading my gravestone.

FaceTime - 6.0/iOS15/Monterey - links to join a chat are easy and beautiful, and much more elegant than a Zoom link if it’s just a simple chat. I can see them taking the place of many a meeting.

Screenshot from iPadOS 15 Photos.

Somehow Photos has figured out from location and date metadata these photos are from a ticketed event, a Foo Fighters concert. But the hero image is of Weezer opening the show, and if you tap through to the slideshow the music is Fleetwood Mac.

After the pandemic I’d like to start a comedy band called Pearlmite where we sing Australian parodies of Pearl Jam songs.

Our first song: Elderly Man Behind The Wheel Of A Landcruiser In The Right Hand Lane.

Billy Joel on his farewell tour

“I’ll have created a bond between me and the audience where I know they will never pay another nickel to see me again.”


Vale Alan James Snow

Today, Britt and I attended - remotely via live stream - the memorial service of her grandfather, Alan James Snow.

Alan’s life story is wide ranging and interesting, from his time in the NSW Police through to his large and international legacy in his family.

On the 1st of November 2013, while Alan was visiting his son in Queensland, I took the opportunity to record a podcast episode with him. I’ve always wanted to record the stories of people around us, but as often happens, time and priorities get in the way. So today, I’m proud to share this hour-long recording today with our family, and anyone else wanting to.

Apple Weather in iOS 15 is still wrong in Australia

Since the moment Steve Jobs introduced us to the iPhone, Australian users have had bad weather data.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology is the only true source of weather data in Australia, but Apple sources it’s data from, even though it owns Dark Sky now. That said, Dark Sky’s data doesn’t seem accurate in Australia either.

But it doesn’t matter how you skin it, Apple Weather has had bad data for a long time, and it continues in iOS 15.

Here’s comparisons from three apps, Apple Weather, Carrot Westher which is sourcing its data from Willyweather which I’m guessing it licensed from the BoM, and the one true BoM app.

Apple Weather developers, if you want to source true weather data, this is a great place to start.

As Brisbane goes into lockdown - 6pm June 29, 2021

Every day, since whenever the feature launched, my iPhone has generated a set of Featured Photos from my 27,000 odd photos in the library. Since June 22 it’s stopped.

What have I done to deserve this?!

It’s nice how things are precedented now. Remember back in 2020 when it was this whirlwind of unprecedented stuff, nowadays we hear that a state premier is warming up a new announcement and we put our cloth masks back in the washing machine ready to don again.

“Starting from zero can be a gift. If you don’t have much to begin with, you don’t have much to lose. You can be bold when you aren’t trying to protect something.”

  • James Clear

Do you ever wonder who the Ambulance calls if they’re sick?

Who knew you could report junk spam to Apple. Where does that data go, and how does it play out?

I would literally give Apple more money to stop spam texts and spam phone calls.

If Google was serious about organising the world’s information, the Lano and Woodley episode “Mother” would be on Youtube, but here I am describing the skit to a friend instead of sharing a link.

Nostalgia – its delicate, but potent. Teddy told me that in Greek nostalgia literally means ‘the pain from an old wound.’

A Mackay sugarcane fire is my ‘pain from an old wound’.