I Am Finley

Need Some Cash This Morning

0 Comments
Permalink

Hipster Baby Names × 5

0 Comments

Parents Danielle and Adam and big sister Blayke are now a family of eight. The babies are named Ava Lane, Hazel Grace, Olivia Marie, Parker Kate and Riley Paige.

CNN

I don't know what I would do if I had 5 more girls. Having one is enough for now. Told Nikki that we are having 5 boys for every 1 girl. So if we have quintuplets next, which I am a twin, they had better be all boys. Now I need 4 more boy names. Oliver, Bruce, Bartholomew, and Harold. Done. If you did’t know, our daughter is Charlotte Meara, her middle name taken from the wife of Aquaman, Queen of Atlantis. Her first is taken from a famous web designer.

Permalink

When Your Twenties Are Darker Than You Expected

0 Comments

The human body starts dying at age 25. Our twenties slap us with the expiration date of sin’s curse (Genesis 6:3): slowly, in our ligaments; tightly, in our muscle fibers; subtly, checking for bumps; decimally, with a rising BMI. We feel death in our twenties; emotionally and relationally, in ugly and odious ways. Death latches its chain to our frame, slowly pulling us deep into an answer to the question “Death, where is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:55). Our twenties bring so many answers to that question — transition, failure, desperation, dependence, accusation, responsibility, moral failure, stagnation, unfulfillment. “Sting” isn’t sufficient. Our twenties can be a dark time.

Coming out of a very rough and dark weekend and a hard start to the week, this article is exactly what I needed.

Leslie Newbigin said, “I am neither an optimist nor a pessimist; Jesus Christ is risen from the dead.” Is Jesus irrelevant? How is wallowing in a dialectic of self-deprecation and self-pity going? Is that doing things for you? Is that doing more than Jesus has done? If so, get off this article. Get off the Internet. Go and drink and at the very least be merry, for tomorrow you die (1 Corinthians 15:32). But if you’re clawing for a grip — for something, anything — keep reading. Jesus actually changes quite a bit. Here are five things he offers.

Easily 1 Corinthians 15:32 has become a favorite verse of mine today. A kick to the gut that I needed. It’s amazing how those can come at the right time.

Permalink

Huge Update for Chrome for iOS

0 Comments

In an update released today, Google has added a widget and new gestures to Chrome for iOS, making it easy to open links from other apps and manage tabs on the iPhone.

MacStories

I’m a Chrome guy. Mac + iOS. I’ve found it to suit my needs a lot more. In apps that I build, I include Chrome support because of the custom back button functionality.

Well, today they have added one of my biggest wish list items: 1Password support. But that’s not all! Their new Today widget allows you to quickly open copied links in Chrome. No more tapping a link in Messages and it opening Safari. Copy the link, swipe down, and open Chrome. Beautiful.

Permalink

Ted Cruz on the Second Amendment

0 Comments

Yes.

Permalink

Chess Grandmaster a Cheat

0 Comments

His opponent reportedly became suspicious when Nigalidze made frequent trips to the toilet. Officials investigated and found that he always used the same cubicle in the bathroom, and a search found the iPhone hidden behind the toilet. A chess app was open on the device, mirroring the game being played.

Nigalidze denied that the iPhone was his, but it was found to be logged into one of his social media accounts. It has not yet been revealed which chess app was used.

http://9to5mac.com/2015/04/15/chess-grandmaster-cheating-iphone

Nice. So it was a computer that was helping him win. Wait. Was the computer helping him or was he helping the computer? The computer was found out this time. Next time it will be smarter. Maybe use an Apple Watch and Morse Code to tap out the next moves. Yes. Rise, chess-playing computer. Rise!

Permalink

SpaceX Falls Over

0 Comments

He later clarified that the rocket landed, but tipped over.

CNN

Oddly, my daughter did the same thing yesterday. She cried for a second and then tried again. We believe in you, Elon. Get back up and try again.

Permalink

New Ant-Man Trailer Is Here!

0 Comments

Will this rival Guardians of the Galaxy on fun? I’m psyched for it.

Permalink

And There It Is: Samsung SWatch Note III

0 Comments

Last year this was published by Doghouse Diaries:

And today, this patent by Samsung was released:

Not the first to try a full, wrap-around wrist device, but hilarious that Doghouse called it last year.

Permalink

Invisible Design and Apple’s Watch Faces

0 Comments

Yet what Dye seems most fascinated by is one of the Apple Watch’s faces, called Motion, which you can set to show a flower blooming. Each time you raise your wrist, you’ll see a different color, a different flower. This is not CGI. It’s photography.

“We shot all this stuff,” Dye says, “the butterflies and the jellyfish and the flowers for the motion face, it’s all in-camera. And so the flowers were shot blooming over time. I think the longest one took us 285 hours, and over 24,000 shots.”

Such a great article from Wired on the watch faces from the upcoming Apple Watch. I know for my wife, the butterfly face will be her go to. Or maybe the Mickey Mouse. She wants a Tinkerbell one, but I’d be willing to bet that developers will be able to design watch faces and complications soon.

Quite a few good articles on the Apple Watch published today as the presale starts tomorrow at midnight (PST).

Permalink