I’m about 95% done. Hopefully this last little bit doesn’t drag on too long. I should be able to finish it in a couple of days.
I upgraded to an iPhone 12 mini. I was still on an iPhone 6, and it had gotten very slow and crashy. The Verizon website wouldn’t take my payment, so I had to go buy it in the store. Luckily it wasn’t crowded with people and so hopefully not crowded with viruses. But now I have a new phone, though the lack of headphone jack put me in an awkward limbo period. Most of my phone usage involves audio, so I’ve used my old phone for everything except texts and calls while waiting for my headphone adapter and wireless earbuds to arrive.
Once I finish the Christmas labels, December will be dedicated to life maintenance. I’ll focus on either productivity or my finances. I put off dealing with money even more than I put off cleaning, so if I don’t get to it this month, I’ll probably make it January’s project. I’d like to switch my financial software, update my budget, and start some investing.
I watched China launch a rocket to the moon. If all goes well, it’ll bring back lunar samples from areas we hadn’t visited. The technology sounds very challenging and like a significant step forward in these kinds of robotic missions. I hope it works, especially if they share the engineering details with the rest of us.
I settled on some podcasts to follow. These feel workable because most of them aren’t daily. This list will probably change.
- Townhall Review – Highlights from conservative media.
- The Dispatch Podcast – My favorite center-rightists.
- The Argument – Discussion between hosts on the left and right.
- The 11th Hour with Brian Williams – Standard mainstream news program.
- The World – To remind myself there are things happening outside the US too.
- Pod Save America – Progressive discussions by former Obama staff people.
- The David Pakman Show – Progressive show I’ve followed on YouTube for quite a while.
I finished the first two seasons of Twin Peaks. A strange mix of cringey, profound, and dark. I’m looking forward to the rest of it, especially with all the questions the ending left open. The movie, a prequel, is on its way to me from Netflix DVD, and then will be season 3, which was made 25 years later.
I started Star Trek: Discovery season 3. I love this show. Getting back to it feels like coming home. Appropriate for the theme of this season.