There Is No Spoon

They fit a chip into a Spoon - sold for two hundred dollar
Your Spoon has low battery - it sadly is not solar

Please download Firmware 2.0 - via bluetooth pairing
Phone app requires OS update - and a little swearing

Spoons require login now - TFA in several weeks
All passwords have been stolen - notice: server breach

Try Spoon Subscription Plus - your trial is concluded
Subscription fee to increase - Lifetime Member excluded

Spoon Inc. has been acquired - accept new Terms of Service
Founders cash stock options - employees growing nervous

Notice: Spoon service shutting down - but thank you for the cash
Spoon is gone, there is no Spoon - it's electronic trash

Rackmount Rollo

Please see the attached postage-printer mount. It's stuck into the 10" side of the 19" rack-o-crap that was on my desk. Made of metal Meccano metal-errector-set stuff, the prototype is surprisingly solid. See one part tested with oxide-red primer. There is room for proper rack-ear adapters on the sides, if one wanted to move it around. The 3D printer clogged, currently in shambles. 

This desk is maybe five percent cleaner.

Apple Developer Experience


Apple drops support for old iPad... sell iPad.

Xcode drops support for old Watch... sell Watch.

Buy new Watch... iPhone doesn't pair. 

Update iPhone... Xcode doesn't support iPhone update.

Update Xcode... OS doesn't support Xcode update.

Update OS... Mac doesn't support OS update.

Apple dropped support for my Mac... sell Mac.

I just realized Apple ends support based on model-year, not purchase-year. Some stuff in the Apple Store is two years old, and may only get half the Xcode support. Over time, I'd need to replace more devices - so that initial 25% is not savings, it's annual depreciation.