The Apple HomeKit is so far the only smart home solution on the market that supports time-AND-location-based automation (e.g. β€œturn staircase lights on only when I arrive home after sunset”). Am I correct? πŸ€”

Worth it if you shine like a diamond when smiling. πŸ˜πŸ’Žβœ¨

Headed for Walmart for returns and arrived around 10pm sharp. I was afraid it was going to close and kinda in a hurry. Hardly had I parked my car well when I dashed in for Customer Services while wearing my _jinbei_. Then I got stopped by a staff member who told me not to hustle as it would be closing 11pm. This middle-aged Persian American, Jay, had simply mistaken me for an immigrant from Japan, asking if β€œwe” Japanese are toiling hard insomuch that β€œwe” may become completely suicidal. He said I had moved quite fast as if I’d been hurrying for work, very typical of the Japanese. Lol. To his eyes, both the Chinese and the Japanese are hardworking peoples, at least more so than most Canadians and Americans. I nodded my head and further informed him of what real Asian office life is like. He was amazed. But I loved such random convos inspired by a random folk’s observation and understanding.

To the best of my knowledge, Asian drivers rarely signal when changing lanes…

π‘»π’‰π’‚π’π’Œ π’šπ’π’–, π’”π’Šπ’“. πŸ˜‰


β€œπš‚πš˜ 𝚠𝚎 πš‹πšŽπšŠπš πš˜πš—, πš‹πš˜πšŠπšπšœ πšŠπšπšŠπš’πš—πšœπš πšπš‘πšŽ πšŒπšžπš›πš›πšŽπš—πš, πš‹πš˜πš›πš—πšŽ πš‹πšŠπšŒπš” πšŒπšŽπšŠπšœπšŽπš•πšŽπšœπšœπš•πš’ πš’πš—πšπš˜ πšπš‘πšŽ πš™πšŠπšœπš.”

wow the new macchiato works like a charm

It seems that Safari on iOS never updates favicons for bookmarks. ?

The Apple HomePod is selling for a significantly lower price now. A good sign that 2nd gen is about to roll out? ?

yup. A thing dating back to eons ago?