2022

Apple Shutting Down ‘Dark Sky’

I’m going to miss Dark Sky. It was one of those important iOS apps that made a generation of early adopters into lifelong users. As a reminder, Apple says it will be shutting down Dark Sky on January 1, 2023. The popular weather app was already removed from the App Store in September and it …

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Planning Out Social Media in 2023

I’m constantly on the fence about pre-planning or pre-scheduling too many marketing posts ahead of time on social media. It’s handy, for sure. However, given that events happen without warning, there are real risks that could make whatever you’re trying to do look incredibly out-of-touch. However, there is a benefit to having a month (or …

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How Angels Found their Wings

How Angels Found their Wings | History Today: The angels of the Bible were not winged. (The winged Cherubim and Seraphim are figures derived from the Near Eastern tradition of winged zoomorphic guardian figures and are not angels since they perform none of the angelic functions.) In fact, in the Old Testament angels are often …

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Imagining Jesus (Again)

One of my favorite Bible studies to lead every year is the “Imagining Jesus” series, where we look at historical, theological, and entertainment (movies, music videos, cartoons, etc.) depictions of Jesus. The ultimate point is to help the participant realize that we “imagine” Jesus’ appearance, demeanor, and personality based on a number of our cultural …

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I Made the Smithsonian

One of my bucket list 🪣✅ items finally got checked off! Asia Has Claims Upon New England is in the Smithsonian! Smithsonian Libraries and Archives

Wilco’s Cruel Country

I’ve been hesitant (for some reason) to hop too deeply into Wilco’s newest album, Cruel Country. As a long long long time fan of the band, I can’t explain it really. However, this album is definitely growing on me lately. Go give a listen…. ▶︎ Wilco

Ghost in the Machine

“If I didn’t know exactly what it was, which is this computer program we built recently, I’d think it was a 7-year-old, 8-year-old kid that happens to know physics,” said Lemoine, 41. Source: Google engineer Blake Lemoine thinks its LaMDA AI has come to life – The Washington Post

Turns Out it’s not a Falcon Stage

Corrected identification of object about to hit the moon: Short version : back in 2015, I (mis)identified this object as 2015-007B, the second stage of the DSCOVR spacecraft. We now have good evidence that it is actually 2014-065B, the booster for the Chang’e 5-T1 lunar mission. (It will, however, still hit the moon within a …

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Welcome Back

It’s been a while, but I’m really excited to be using this space again… fun stuff ahead.