Hello, Tello.

I’ve tried a couple times now to switch my iPhone phone/data/text service from AT&T to Tello. I managed to get my daughter on their service with her iPhone 5 and later her iPhone 6. No problems there. My iPhone 6s didn’t want to go, despite AT&T claiming it was unlocked. Maybe the phone started life on Sprint and they hadn’t unlocked it. That’s possible.

Tonight, I switched my new-to-me jet black iPhone 7 256GB from AT&T, where I’ve used it a couple days, to Tello. No problems. Fast internet. So far (half an hour in), so good. I’m getting 200 voice minutes, unlimited texting (which I won’t use much of since I text few people without iPhones) and 1GB of data per month. $5/mo more to double that to 2GB/month. We’ll see how 1GB goes.

Goodbye, Onewheel.

I bought my Onewheel+ during their Pioneers promo in late 2016. I loved it. At around 70 miles cumulative, I really started to have a good time on it. At 80-something miles, I took a spill, breaking my arm. I hung onto the board until about a week ago when I put it up for sale on my wife’s Facebook account. I sold it tonight a nice fella who wanted it as a second for the OneWheel+ XR which expects delivery of in April of this year (2018). I’ll miss it a lot, but my plan is to switch down to electric skateboards and hope that that gives me something like the enjoyment I extracted from my Onewheel, but with a little less skill required to keep both feet on the board.

27 May 2018: I still miss my Onewheel. From the moment I started using its replacement, a Metroboard 36” Mid-size Gravity-decked electric skateboard, I’ve maintained the impression that my Onewheel was actually safer overall for me. Oh, man.

Dell U3014 30″ Display

My 24” Dell monitor wasn’t cutting it on my Mac Mini, so I looked up the maximum resolution it would push (2560×1600 at 60Hz) and went hunting. I found a good condition Dell 30” U3014 on eBay for $250 and went for it. It arrived today. It’s incredible. Wonderful for viewing, sharing and presumably for editing photos. I didn’t care that it was factory calibrated and should have really accurate color rendition… until I used it. Now I’m a believer, in this resolution, this size, and high-end, factory-calibrated monitors.

The Morning After Update 3 March 2018: It’s still beautiful. Been using it today. Very spacious. I use three monitors on my computer at work and that’s also a good setup. I want one addition monitor here at home to supplement this one. A place to dump windows I’m not working with but might want to hear from, such as Messages.