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November 15, 2018

I set up a Micro.blog Mastadon handle for myself last weekend, but never got around to writing about it: @hjertnes@hjertnes.social. If it’s you thing, I’ll probably never get into Mastadon, because it stresses me out like Twitter does.

Charging

November 12, 2018

I have never been a huge fan of what some call “wireless charging” and other call inductive charging, the key principle is that instead of plugging it in you place it on top of some kind of surface that can charge it. Kind of similar to how the Apple Watch charger works. What I don’t like about it is that it charges much slower and that it is too easy for someone (like my dog) to knock it off a little, resulting in it not charging.

While I still think my main argument still is true, and valid, I think inductive charging has its place. For example at desk, where I ideally would like to charge my iPhone and AirPod case while sitting there, but I would never bother to plug and unplug them many times a day. This is a place where I would think that inductive charging really shines. Except for the fact that the AirPod case don’t support Qci.

A while ago I bought a IKEA desk lamp with support for inductive charging. And I love it.

I don’t think it is a good idea to replace regular charging with inductive is the way to go, because there are times when you just want to charge as fast as possible. But I do think that having this really convenient slow charge is awesome, when you don’t care if it takes 2 or 3 hours to charge your device.

Apple Watch Series 4

November 05, 2018

My old, cracked, and worn out Apple Watch Series 1 got replaced on Friday.

I got it two years ago instead of the Series 2 because I was not sure if I would like it or not. The fact that I have worn it every single day for over two years proves that I did like it. But, I would still prefer to use a bracelet if Apple made one.

As always I got the Space Gray, I went for the 44mm model with a Sportsloop. I used a Natoband from Clockwork synergy and sportsbands with my previous Watch. I prefered the Natoband because it was much more comfortable to use, but the Sportsbands are much easier to keep clean. But none of them last forever. The Natoband just looks like it have been used a lot, and the sportsbands holes have widened out so it isn’t as secure as it once was.

I suspect the same problem will occour with the sportsloop in time. I’ll probably have to replace it in a year or so.

What I love about using a Apple Watch is that it keeps me motivated to at leat try to not just sit around not doing anything. And it have motivated me for a really long time now. The two big issues I had with my old one however was that it was really slow and a little bit big. And I got to say that all of that is solved with the current model. It is fast enough for me to consider using some real apps on it.

Also it feels very light. Before I got my Apple Watch, I had a Seiko Quartz watch, made out of titanium. It was really light. Like having nothing on your wrist. This is close to that. Part of it is the weight, but I suspect it is almost as much about it being thinner.