Sean Anderson

2020-07-15: I recently purchased a product from Schiit (a previous generation Magni device). It shipped without …

2020-07-13: NBC’s streaming platform, Peacock, will be available on Wednesday and, unless I’m not looking in the …

2020-07-13: I watched Top Hat with my fiancée on Sunday for my More Movies Please! podcast. Talk about a fun, …

2020-07-12: I spent a good portion of the weekend setting up my new Synology and moving over the many movies and …

2020-07-10: I’d really love to upgrade my microphone interface to something sturdier and less software …

2020-07-09: I watched Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street again for my More Movies Please! podcast. I …

2020-07-09: Yesterday, I made the decision to remove the analytics service I’d been using on my website. It …

2020-07-08: I never really watched Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, but news of its cancellation still feels bad. …

2020-07-07: In my ongoing saga of trying to get a decent and easy to use Plex server going on in my house, I’ve …

2020-07-04: My now former eero setup died on me earlier today so $250 had to be plunked down for a new trio of …

2020-07-03: It’s clear that whoever’s adding foods to calorie tracking apps has no idea what numbers actually …

2020-07-01: It seems that it takes trying to record a podcast or audio of any kind to learn that you apparently …

2020-06-30: And all of a sudden, YouTube TV is no longer the most appealing live television streaming option out …

2020-06-29: I watched The Pirate with my fiancée this last weekend for my podcast. What a fun and silly movie. …

2020-06-26: I recently watched Mars Attacks! for my podcast and now I have It’s Not Unusual by Tom Jones stuck …

2020-06-25: I just downloaded the new update for @gluon and I’m really enjoying the new and refined things I’m …

2020-06-24: The Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act. It’s sure going to be embarrassing for those senators when …

2020-06-23: If you’re thinking about using a Raspberry Pi as a Plex server but have about as much knowledge of …

2020-06-23: This new spatial audio thing that Apple is debuting has gotten me feeling very interested in and …

2020-06-22: Now that I’ve started to come down off my WWDC keynote high, I’m considering things a …

2020-06-22: All my macOS love aside, what may prove to be the biggest quality of life improvement over the long …

2020-06-22: I’ve been using my iPad Pro obsessively for work and pleasure for a few years now. It really clicks …

2020-06-22: It’s fascinating to watch older Mac users/developers grumble about the appearance of macOS Big Sur …

2020-06-21: Right now is feeling like the night before Christmas when I was a young kid. I’m really looking …

2020-06-19: I need to get into the habit of drafting thank you cards elsewhere before writing on the card …

2020-06-19: I watched The Right Stuff for my More Movies Please! podcast. Boy, is it a long one, but I enjoyed …

2020-06-19: I’m usually pretty supportive of Apple, but this issue with the Hey app is frustrating to me, as is …

2020-06-17: Apparently competitive cornhole is a game and it’s got sponsors and is televised on ESPN and what …

2020-06-17: Somehow, despite my best minimalist intentions, I’m running out of space on most of my desk. I may …

2020-06-15: Good.

2020-06-14: I was a much more passionate gamer when I was younger, but I still felt a thrill and crazy …

2020-06-14: I watched Predestination again for my More Movies Please! podcast. If there’s a more peculiar yet …

2020-06-10: ‪I already know that GoodLinks (@goodlinksapp, for the Twitterers) is going to become my preferred …

2020-06-08: I watched The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou again last week for More Movies Please! I don’t …

2020-06-08: Two more weeks until WWDC and I couldn’t be more excited about what’s coming!

2020-06-03: This is going to be a fun new project!

2020-06-01: Maybe it’s a little silly to be so excited about getting a new box cutter, but when it looks this …

2020-06-01: I couldn’t agree any more with Casey Liss (@liss) than I do currently: Is This What You Wanted? I’m …

2020-05-29: “Dancing in the Street” without music is still and may always be one of my favorite things ever.

2020-05-29: I’m smack dab in the middle of feeling I should stay informed about what’s going on in my country …

2020-05-28: I watched both Elizabethtown and Zodiac for an episode of my More Movies Please! podcast. One …

2020-05-27: I just watched the “A Dark Quiet Death” episode of Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet on Apple TV+. I …

2020-05-27: On the one hand, I’m excited to see what the new HBO Max service will be offering and how it’ll …

2020-05-25: I’d like to see a lot more movie recommendations on these lists about the inhumanity of war and less …

2020-05-24: I have magic lounge pants: the drawstring always ties itself into an unsolvable knot exactly when I …

2020-05-24: I watched Emma. with my fiancée today. I’d never read the book or seen any adaption of it, so I was …

2020-05-22: I just watched the original The Italian Job. What a wonderful, ridiculous heist film that one was. …

2020-05-21: Happy belated birthday to me! If you’ve got an iPad Pro, I couldn’t recommend this keyboard enough. …

2020-05-20: Ah, the sweet, familial (and familiar) agony of setting up a new phone for a parent…

2020-05-20: The Magic Keyboard that was supposed to show up today is delayed until…?, with the item now listed …

2020-05-19: I’ll probably never listen to The Joe Rogan Experience, but it’s still a shame to see it …

2020-05-19: I guess one of the realities of getting another year older is being able to feel my own back slowly …

2020-05-18: I wish my job could be developing new companies right up to the point before they start making money …

2020-05-16: All I want for Christmas in May is Micropub support in Ulysses (@ulyssesapp) so I can post longer …

2020-05-14: It’s saddens me to know that any other president would have seen this pandemic as an …

2020-05-14: I’ve been noticing that we’re entering the point where some harmful dolts are simply …

2020-05-13: I watched Tampopo and thoroughly enjoyed it. Talk about a fun movie. I can’t believe it’s taken me …

2020-05-13: Happy birthday to both myself and, as is my annual tradition, Robert Pattinson. We’re both turning …

2020-05-12: I watched both Heat and About Time over the last couple days for my More Movies Please! podcast. …

2020-05-12: It’s baffling to me that access to birth control and bodily autonomy is still an issue in 2020. I …

2020-05-11: It took over an entire month to get here, but I now finally have a Logitech webcam for my computer. …

2020-05-10: Every time I think I can’t take any more of the “Mayor of Flavortown”’s bleached, spiked ‘90s …

2020-05-09: From Lauren Collins at The New Yorker: Reinventing Grief in an Era of Enforced Isolation. I never …

2020-05-08: I feel like I might be starting to develop some RSI in my hand. I’m now very worried that I’ll …

2020-05-08: I finally finished BoJack Horseman yesterday, after waiting too long. I think it’s a shame that …

2020-05-07: I watched Demolition Man for the first time since I was a (probably too) young kid. This was for an …

2020-05-07: I’ve done so many show notes for podcasts today. My ears are starting to feel pretty sore from …

2020-05-05: My refrigerator makes the same ominous droning sound from the song The Beast featured in the Sicario …

2020-05-04: On Monsters Portrayed in Film This last weekend I was perusing the list of the winners for the Academy Award for Best …

2020-05-03: I watched Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines this last weekend with the fiancée. That …

2020-05-01: I’m very proud of the fact that my inbox only has a single email in it right now. It never really …

2020-05-01: Wealth, shown to scale. This is a remarkable and sobering creation by Matt Korostoff (his website …

2020-04-30: Not enough people know that this movie was made and I want to make it mission in life to change …

2020-04-29: The dumbest question I’ve ever asked was to a nutritionist shortly after I went vegetarian at 18. In …

2020-04-28: I finished watching Dope for the second time last night. Gosh, what a fun, thoughtful, and at times, …

2020-04-28: There’s smog hanging over the city again, obscuring the view from my house of the mountains in the …

2020-04-28: One of the most prized possessions I have in this world is my original mac.com email address. I …

2020-04-28: My family’s cavalier and careless attitude toward safety and sheltering during this pandemic feels …

2020-04-26: Having to wear a mask all the time is giving me newfound respect for what Tom Hardy had to go …

2020-04-25: So many countries are busy easing up on their stay at home restrictions and I’m just over here …

2020-04-25: Is it worth the brainpower to try to figure out what the people who cover their mouths but not their …

2020-04-24: I watched Her again for the podcast earlier this week. It’s such a prophetic, sad, resplendent film. …

2020-04-24: I finished watching the sixth season of Bosch last night. ‘Twas another quality collection of …

2020-04-23: If you’re the sort of person to leave a shopping cart in a parking space, a planter, or anywhere …

2020-04-22: Right now, the forecast for my area of California on Friday is 102 degrees (or nearly 39 degrees for …

2020-04-22: Levels levels. LEVELS LEVELS! From a recent newsletter I published: Last week, I did a small bit of venting about what I believe …

2020-04-21: The pile on the new carpet is just slightly higher than the previous carpet and I’m not used to it …

2020-04-20: No @macgenie, thank you! It’s a wonderful sticker and a charming card and I’m happy to have both. 😊

2020-04-19: Moving out everything in preparation for a new carpet installation is pretty tough. Spending the …

2020-04-17: Seems like my timing on watching Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates was pretty good. According …

2020-04-17: Yay! I just finished the first draft on a five part instructional series on learning how to kick …

2020-04-17: You ever get so annoyed with a misspelling you make that you completely erase the autocorrected word …

2020-04-16: Gasp! Season six of Bosch is available a day earlier than I was expecting. I absolutely know what …

2020-04-16: I live about 50 miles away from Los Angeles. I also live about 425 miles away from San Francisco. …

2020-04-15: After watching the Bill Gates documentary, I’m also feeling absolutely fascinated by their …

2020-04-14: I finished watching Inside Man again to talk about on Wednesday. It’s always a fun watch. Spike …

2020-04-14: Any sort of spelling error in my weekly newsletter feels like a screw-up of incredible magnitude. …

2020-04-14: I finished watching Inside Bill’s Brain on Netflix and it was a fascinating watch. I find myself …

2020-04-13: So much effort is being put into getting the economy back to “normal,” but I wonder if it’ll get …

2020-04-12: I watched The Shape of Water again this last week for my podcast. I can’t recall a better example of …

2020-04-12: Hey floor, just what the heck direction am I supposed to go?

2020-04-10: I love MacStories for their reporting. However, I’ve noticed that they’ve optimized their site so …

2020-04-09: Oh boy, there’s a lot of stuff happening on my desk these days. I can’t wait to have it less …

2020-04-08: Bernie Sanders dropping out is not very surprising at this point, but it’s no less upsetting. Of …

2020-04-07: Am I a real adult now that I’ve been seriously considering subscribing to a news magazine? Possibly …

2020-04-06: I see that Misery is trending on the iTunes Store right now. Looks like cabin fever is starting to …

2020-04-06: Honor Blackman, James Bond's Pussy Galore, dies aged 94 From Simon Murphy and Andrew Pulver at The Guardian: Honor Blackman, the actor best-known for …

2020-04-06: Forgive me if this has already been answered by the comics. When Superman has kids and probably …

2020-04-03: I think my ideal version of Twitter is a thought platform without the ability to reply and retweet. …

2020-04-02: Whoa, Trader Joe’s is anti-union? This is news to me and now I’m incredibly disappointed in them.

2020-04-02: I’m not very concerned with giving robots access to all of human knowledge because they’re just …

2020-04-01: I started reading The Stand a little while ago. Since it’s a Stephen King book, I’m really not …

2020-04-01: I hope there will be a list made available of the companies that decide to do an April Fools’ Day …

2020-03-31: I watched The Rover again tonight. What a simple, but very powerful story that one has. Also, it …

2020-03-31: Before COVID-19, I spent maybe too much time imagining what I would do if everyone got super sick …

2020-03-29: I get the motivation behind hoarding. What I don’t get are the choices behind it. You’ll take black …

2020-03-27: One of the things I’m looking forward to as I grow older is getting to the age when my inevitable …

2020-03-27: I think I need to get myself a copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. I could do with some pure joy …

2020-03-27: It hasn’t even been one day since my previous post about not learning anything and now the EPA …

2020-03-27: Yeah, that seems about right for Zoom. Can’t we just have one nice thing in this world that isn’t …

2020-03-26: I’m very worried that the world is so focused on getting back to some sort of “normal” that we’re …

2020-03-26: Why would you do this? What sick monsters are out there bending their multi-hundred dollar tablets? …

2020-03-26: Another one of the truly great episodes by Reply All. I don’t think I like the song they’re trying …

2020-03-25: I just finished watching The Banker. It was a fine movie and well-made. About what you’d expect from …

2020-03-25: I just did my first iCloud Folder Sharing to great success. I’m so glad this feature is …

2020-03-24: I watched Snakes on a Plane with a friend so we could talk about it on our podcast. That movie was …

2020-03-24: Now that most of the world is shut down, I find myself putting on clothes that couldn’t be labeled …

2020-03-24: I watched The Proposition again last night to prepare for a podcast. What a truly brutal, stark, and …

2020-03-23: I watched How to Steal a Million with my special lady friend last weekend. What a really fun caper …

2020-03-23: I learned how to play gin rummy with my special lady friend this last weekend. I really like this …

2020-03-21: There’s really nothing better for the soul than going out for a walk and petting a friendly cat.

2020-03-20: I’ve loved podcasts since I first started listening to them over a decade ago. I never would have …

2020-03-19: I just ventured out into the world—all squinty-eyed and wobbly—for a quick trip to the market. Let …

2020-03-19: “Nope, no going outside yet. Sigh…”

2020-03-17: I appreciate both the message from my local police and fire chiefs and their willingness to film in …

2020-03-17: After watching Outbreak for the first time in years, I see several contrasts to real life. Namely, …

2020-03-16: It’s a weird time when I need to ration my freaking ramen at home because somehow one of the most …

2020-03-16: Always great to hear your over 60 years old parents downplay the pandemic and laugh about being told …

2020-03-14: I can’t wait to hear what nonsense the anti-vaccine people are going to cook up when a treatment for …

2020-03-13: I decided to do something about all the panicked people hoarding toilet paper (or the truly awful …

2020-03-13: Is there a more exquisite feeling than finally figuring out an annoyingly tough spreadsheet formula …

2020-03-11: I still think about the Library of Congress’s original decision to archive ALL of the tweets a lot. …

2020-03-10: I watched Chef again last night. It’s a pretty low stakes movie, but it’s also funny, heartwarming, …

2020-03-10: I live in Corona, CA. I’ve been surprised that I haven’t noticed a mass exodus of ignorant or just …

2020-03-09: If I had a nickel for every time I took a break from working on my budgeting spreadsheets, then I’d …

2020-03-08: Two of my greatest accomplishments in life: On more than one occasion, I’ve been known to finish an …

2020-03-06: I want to learn how to make iOS/Mac apps, but just so I can make useful utility apps that only serve …

2020-03-04: I see that Contagion is on sale on the iTunes Store and I can’t decide if that’s funny or terribly …

2020-03-03: I finished watching John Q yesterday in preparation for talking about it on my podcast. It’ll be an …

2020-03-02: Per the article’s title, cartographers have been hiding covert illustrations inside of Switzerland’s …

2020-03-02: I was just listening to Rubber Soul. There are probably people out there who think that “beetles” …

2020-03-01: After too many interruptions, I finally finished watching the original The Secret Life of Walter …

2020-02-27: Until just this last week I’d always put my phone in my left pocket, screen in, and the Lightning …

2020-02-27: Being a Guy Ritchie fan, The Gentlemen was right up my alley. It was fun, energetic, and told a …

2020-02-26: After writing two long blog posts in just a couple hours, my butt is dead tired. I think I need to …

2020-02-25: I watched Enemy for probably the third time since it came out. Every time I see this strange, unique …

2020-02-24: It’s tax filing time for me. Ugh. My federal return isn’t great but at least my state return is …

2020-02-21: I’m super late to the game, but I just started watching Westworld last night. I’d tried watching it …

2020-02-21: It’s always great fun to spend some time doing my own work with my fiancée in her classroom/office. …

2020-02-19: I watched This Is Where I Leave You yesterday in preparation for recording a podcast about it …

2020-02-18: I just finished watching the first season of Homecoming and was enthralled the whole way through. It …

2020-02-18: Since starting to record a podcast with my friend, my mind is filled with ideas for potential other …

2020-02-17: I had a great time watching Bella with a good friend of mine. That was a fine movie with a pacing …

2020-02-17: Considering how wonderful Unbreakable and Split were, it was disappointing to see how underwhelming …

2020-02-16: I spent nearly all day shopping for a new couch with the fiancée today. Furniture shopping is …

2020-02-14: It took way too long for me to get to it, but my Dandy Cat Design website finally has a working …

2020-02-14: Everyone’s talking about chilly mornings and I’m over here wondering why the heck it’s going to be …

2020-02-13: The holy grail of my work life (like so many others) is to get paid for doing the work that I’d like …

2020-02-13: If anybody has ever found a way to make drawing up and working with freelance contracts make all the …

2020-02-12: Got out of a productive, yet kind of nerve-wracking, meeting a little while ago. Just had a filling …

2020-02-11: I thought Birds of Prey was a fun one to watch. Better than people are giving it credit for. Rosie …

2020-02-10: The Lighthouse was just… Wow. That film was something else. Beautifully filmed, chock-full of …

2020-02-10: I would pay Apple a subscription fee forever if I could hide the app reviews from people complaining …

2020-02-09: I can’t think of another person who deserved the cinematography Oscar more than Roger Deakins. I’m …

2020-02-09: Here’s hoping for another Roger Deakins win at the Oscars later this evening. Admittedly, I haven’t …

2020-02-09: Eating French fries at 10:00 at night was not my best idea.

2020-02-07: It’s been two years and one day since my dad passed away and it’s still the most surreal thing to …

2020-02-07: I watched Don’t Breathe earlier this week. That one was a fun and efficient thriller. The camera and …

2020-02-06: Welp, time to stay off the internet from now until at least November. There’s only poison from a …

2020-02-05: It’s always nice to go in for an optometrist appointment and hear that there’s been no change …

2020-02-04: I just wrote “Add a task” as a task name in Things. I think it might be time for me to take a nap. …

2020-02-04: I never knew how good television could be until I got a 55” set that has Dolby Vision capabilities. …

2020-02-03: There’s a YouTube ad for the new show, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, that’s the entire pilot …

2020-02-03: I’m pretty sure I can make a bajillion dollars by inventing glasses that don’t get smudged mere …

2020-02-03: My fingers have been feeling a bit swollen since exercising about a day or so ago. Either I need to …

2020-02-02: I went to a coin show with the family this morning. That was a fun visit to an interesting (but very …

2020-02-01: Goodness, I’m looking forward to breakfast this morning, for some reason. I think I love waffles …

2020-01-31: I just had a good time recording a podcast with a friend about the movie I watched a couple days …

2020-01-30: I also finished watching BlacKkKlansman a little bit ago. What a crazy powerful and upsetting film. …

2020-01-30: Fun work accomplished! It was a challenge to get an office full of older Macs running again, but …

2020-01-29: Personally, I love the hell out of the new Fantastical and am happy to throw some well-deserved …

2020-01-29: It’s been hard to avoid the renewed subscription hate now that Fantastical 3 has been released. It’s …

2020-01-29: I’ve got a good time coming with a friend of mine: we’re going to try recording a regular podcast …

2020-01-28: I finished watching Long Shot this morning. That was a fun movie. I’m not surprised it didn’t win …

2020-01-28: I’m so late to the game, but I’ve been really loving the Binging with Babish videos. They remind me …

2020-01-28: Hopefully the prospect of some fun work will help me move past and learn from getting a surprise …

2020-01-27: For better or worse, I’m working on ditching G Suite for my business services and going all in …

2020-01-26: This is a really bonkers amount of stuffing. Somebody needs to stop Oreos before they go too far! …

2020-01-25: It’s always a tough time looking at cute puppies for adoption with the lady friend. How does a …

2020-01-24: It’s going to be in the mid-70s in Riverside, CA this weekend and that’s exactly where I’m spending …

2020-01-23: A Simple Favor was a fun movie while watching it, but I imagine it’ll be completely forgettable for …

2020-01-23: One of my greatest shames is that I work on computers all day—all stinking day!—and still don’t know …

2020-01-22: That being said, I did write an entire stinkin’ post about how to use it on my site. I may not take …

2020-01-22: It’s always fascinating to see a well-known (in certain circles) online person preaching for …

2020-01-21: Much like his previous film, Beginners, Mike Mills’s 20th Century Women was captivating, beautiful, …

2020-01-21: Let it be known, though: I am no slob. I’ve just been sucked into work all day. The showering …

2020-01-21: I mean, does anyone else get the urge for a chocolate chip cookie that’s so strong that you …

2020-01-21: There are still nice corners of the internet? Every few months or so I’ll start thinking that I need to be more active with social media than I …

2020-01-21: I really don’t ever want to live in Los Angeles, but sometimes the view from its high spots …

2020-01-20: I went to Washington, D.C. in 2014. This was my first time traveling anywhere east of Utah in my own …

2020-01-19: I’m not sure I understand why For All Mankind didn’t receive greater accolades when it was released. …

2020-01-19: Parasite. Wow. I don’t know what more to say about this fascinating and captivating social satire. …

2020-01-19: In the winter of 2010, I saw a whole lot of real snow for the first time in my life. It led to me …

2020-01-18: It’s remarkable to me that liquid made from mostly mung beans can get you something that looks so …

2020-01-18: 2020 seems like a year full of firsts. Thanks to the crazy good Just Egg, I was able to make and try …

2020-01-17: I spent a small amount of nice time in Ukmergė back in 2010. It’s a small-ish city in …

2020-01-16: It’s not often that a movie is as affecting, well-made, and grimly beautiful as 1917. This was both …

2020-01-16: I’ve got travel on the mind, apparently, so I’ll keep the pictures coming. This one is a …

2020-01-15: The Farewell was an absolutely wonderful movie. There was so much heart put into it. 🎥 But really, …

2020-01-15: I was thinking about a nice recent trip up to Big Bear Lake and recalled a moment when the world was …

2020-01-14: Similarly, The Report was gripping, but the antagonists were really upsetting. What is it about …

2020-01-14: I find it curious how I can get so sucked into the mess of unhealthy social media platforms. I know …

2020-01-14: So I deleted it from my phone.

2020-01-14: I don’t even post tweets directly to Twitter (just have stuff pushed there) and I’m still sick of …

2020-01-14: So far, Marriage Story and Ad Astra have been, just, [fingertips kiss]. 🎥

2020-01-14: After hearing Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier talk about 2019’s movies on their most recent …

2020-01-14: 🎉