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April 16, 2021

Amazon Finally Allows Book Covers to be Displayed on the Lock Screen

After years of having this simple feature requested, Amazon has finally relented: You can now choose to show the cover of the book you’re currently reading on the lock screen of your Kindle while it’s asleep.

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April 14, 2021

UAGs iPhone 12 Pro Max Cases

Each year, I get more comfortable using my iPhone without a case.

At the same time, each new iPhone generation gets more sophisticated, more precious—and more expensive, making this feel risky despite the improved durability that invariably accompanies the new models.

For times when I want the peace of mind of a case, or when I know my phone is going to encounter more precarious situations (day hikes, travel—not now but usually), I like to have case options. Readers of the site will know I’ve come to admire Urban Armour Gear for putting out reliable, high-quality products, so it should come as no surprise that I explored their case line-up first when it came time to get some protection for my iPhone 12 Pro Max.

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April 11, 2021

Blog Improvements

Now that I’ve reassured myself that Blot is definitely the best platform for my needs, I took some time this weekend to implement a laundry list of improvements, mostly behind-the-scenes stuff.

This is a bit of a geeky changelog, so feel free to ignore it unless you’re interested in some of what’s under the hood around here. If you’re reading via RSS or email, make sure you visit the website itself and hit Shift + Refresh in your browser to see what I’m talking about.

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April 8, 2021

Every Blogging Option Sucks

Every so often, I’m gripped by a compulsion to investigate my blogging approach and reassure myself that the path I’ve chosen remains the best fit for my needs.

I haven’t done this in a couple of years, but now I find myself once again revisiting the messy quagmire of blog-capable platforms and services to see which ones stand a chance of dethroning Blot. What I’ve come away with is a general sense of wonder and frustration at how such a seemingly simple problem continues to lack effective solutions.

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