Apple Rumored to Unveil 10.5-Inch iPad Pro at Early April Event

From MacRumors…

  • While we haven’t yet nailed down a specific timeline for the unveiling of new iPads, the prospective launch window is narrowing and rumors suggest we’re going to see them within the next month. Just today, new iPad models were spotted in device logs gathered by Fiksu, suggesting a release is indeed on the horizon. Fiksu, like our unnamed supply chain source and DigiTimes, believes a launch is imminent.

I’m still bouncing around with my iPad 3rd Generation. It looks like I’ll be able to get the new one I’ve dreamed about, someday. Maybe even imminently.

The Practice of One Thing at a Time

From Zen Habits…

  • As we give each activity our full loving attention, we start to appreciate each person, each object, everything around us as something worthy of respect, love, and gratitude.

This post hit me a lot today as I’ve been juggling a lot of things. I’m starting (One Goal. Thirty Days.), continuing (Songs By Andy, Entertainmet Ave!), and just trying to figure out Swift. Then, of course, there is my day job. Too many times my mind wanders between all of them, and I forget my meditation practice of mindfulness to stay in the moment.

I really need to remember, as Mr. Leo Babauta says, to:

  • Just write. Just shower. Just give someone your full attention.

I think I’ll try to “just shower” tomorrow.

WKRP Turkeys Away

Via YouTube – WKRP Turkeys Away Snippet

One of my all-time favorite TV episodes, and one of the best lines ever, “As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.”

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Turkeys cannot fly.

Ice cream for breakfast makes you smarter, Japanese scientist claims

From The Telegraph

  • … a Japanese scientist has discovered that consuming ice cream for breakfast improves a person’s alertness and mental performance.

I have a new diet plan.

Working for the Machines

From Scott Adams’ Blog…

  • I would argue that your political choices are already largely determined by Facebook, Google, Twitter and the other media companies. It feels exactly like free will to you, but it isn’t. And someday soon our technology will tell us how to eat, when to sleep, when to sip water, when to exercise, and even who to date.

I’ve been fascinated with Scott Adams throughout the entire election and his analysis of Donald Trump as the master persuader. Now that the election is over he continues to make me see things in a different light. I’m already working for the machines every time Siri tells me it’s time to start heading to my next calendar appointment, or when Waze instructs me to go a different way to my destination than I want to, but I follow Waze because she is wiser than I am.

A Couple Had Their Engagement Shoot Photobombed By An Incredulous Squirrel

From Buzzfeed:

  • The best part might be its expression — like he’s confused as to why a camera is interrupting his snack.

I don’t know why I love squirrels incorporating themselves into human situations, but I do. This is awesomelly cute, and as you scroll down through the story, the squirrel photo is perfect.

Barb Returns to “Stranger Things”

There were many unanswered questions at the end of “Stranger Things,” a Netflix show I got sucked into binge watching with my wife. At least now we know how Barb is doing, thanks to Jimmy Fallon.

ABC Picks Up Fourth Season of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’

From Variety:

  • This is not the first time big news has broken during “Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise.” Last week, the next “Bachelor” was announced with current “Paradise” cast member Nick Viall becoming ABC’s new leading man.

Thank God.

The Book of Bruce Springsteen

From Vanity Fair

  • “One of the points I’m making in the book is that, whoever you’ve been and wherever you’ve been, it never leaves you,” he said, expanding upon this thought with the most Springsteen-esque metaphor possible: “I always picture it as a car. All your selves are in it. And a new self can get in, but the old selves can’t ever get out. The important thing is, who’s got their hands on the wheel at any given moment?”

Bruce’s book, Born to Run, comes out the end of September. The media blitz about the book is beginning, and articles like this one just make me more excited for its arrival.

What to Expect From Apple’s September 7 Event

Via MacRumors:

  • We’re all eager to see new Macs, especially the rumored MacBook Pro that features a major design overhaul with an OLED function bar, but unfortunately, refreshed Macs are not expected at the September 7 event.

The MacBook Pro event is really the one I’m looking forward to.

  • Multiple reputable sources have said the event will focus on the iPhone and Apple Watch 2, with Macs to come later in the year, perhaps as soon as October.

Even though there won’t be new MacBook Pros announced (probably, unless there is “one more thing”), it’s always fun seeing what new toys Apple has coming out, even if the Internet tends to ruin the surprises.