Jordon Wadlington

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2021-04-23: There goes any thought I had about getting a new iPad Apple’s new 12.9-inch iPad Pro won’t work with …

2021-04-20: Still may not happen, but what’s more telling that they’re considering letting iPads run macOS? That …

2021-04-07: Such a great tribute (and I use the word tribute in the Hunger Games sense) to DCA’s Gate 35X. …

2021-03-27: It’s just nice to know that there’s a zero percent chance that getting this ship unstuck …

2021-03-23: Was this reminder (set in April 2020!) too optimistic or spot on?

2021-02-26: “Hey Siri, intercom the playroom…” “Shuffling your music in the playroom” “I’m sorry, I’m having …

2021-01-31: Today we’ve poured half a salt shaker and ¼ pepper shaker into a bowl, made face-down snow …

2021-01-20: Vale and Jude are here for it

2021-01-20: Good morning from Capitol Hill, everyone! Spotted a helicopter over the house this morning, thought …

2021-01-06: Hey folks, getting a lot of texts, so just want to let everyone know that while we obviously live …

2020-12-30: My kingdom to be able to choose pictures to stay downloaded to my phone and iPad

2020-11-07:

2020-11-03: Hi friends! Vale and I went for a walk to get some tomatoes (berries) and lettuce (leaves) for the …

2020-11-02: How I'm watching the election What do I know about elections? Not as much as I’d like! But I needed a cheat sheet for watching, so …

2020-10-30: On the heels of that DoD study from yesterday stating that aircraft ventilation systems are not …

2020-10-29: Also me, still a dummy: you know what I need to do five days before the election? Follow Trump on …

2020-10-29: You, an intelligent person: let’s watch Ted Lasso the week before the election Me, a dummy: …

2020-10-28: This is the third day in a row it’s felt like Friday

2020-09-01: Can’t wait until— ya know— I can actually use this Apple Pay With Express Transit Mode Goes Live for …

2020-08-05: Folks that use the Siri watch face (there are dozens of us! Dozens!) and using smart stacks on the …

2020-07-24: Y’all need to cool it with the paw patrol talk before my two year old realizes it’s something more …

2020-07-18: What the Apple Music algorithm really needs is an “ignore kids music” toggle

2020-07-15: Just got a push notification that my coffee cup has a firmware update. How’s y’alls day …

2020-07-13: Perfect analogy (and some may say the same goes for the very publication that published this in the …

2020-07-08: Great callback in Rise of Skywalker that I missed the first time: Ben/Kylo: …

2020-07-06: We keep hearing rumors about this upcoming iMac redesign (which I very very much want), but I just …

2020-07-04: Happy Fourth! I’m thankful not that I live in a country that has it all figured out (spoiler: …

2020-07-01: I’m probably imagining this, but it seems like Haptic Touch in HEY is just a tick quicker than …

2020-06-29: I’ve not had time to dig into much of the WWDC announcements, but one thing that strikes me as …

2020-06-21: Hey, at least I brought my DSLR to the hospital for this birth

2020-06-21: Anyone else notice Face ID working almost all the time while wearing a mask?

2020-06-19: Welcome Jude Bayless Wadlington! He was born at 5:53pm on June 18 at 19 inches long and 7 lbs 3 oz. …

2020-06-07: Colin Powell says he’s voting for Biden. Other top Republicans may soon follow. Former GOP leaders …

2020-06-04: Alexandra Petri is the best. Trump explains his favorite Bible stories

2020-05-22: Yes! Now go watch Season 1! ‘Tuca & Bertie’ Animated Series Revived at Adult Swim for Season 2

2020-04-19: I have to imagine the reason is that something is happening with iPadOS 14, but why on earth did …

2020-04-15: Ten minutes after being available to purchase, the new iPad Magic Keyboards have already slipped 10 …

2020-04-10: I’ve been thinking a lot about how tracking person-to-person proximity is probably going to be …

2020-04-09: Nice article on my neighborhood in the Post this afternoon: Amid development, Capitol Hill keeps up …

2020-04-08: One hour of playing Animal Crossing on the Switch leads to two hours of playing Animal Crossing in …

2020-04-08: How great would it be if this summer Apple announced that the only new feature is that all current …

2020-04-06: I’m sure most of you have read the Washington Post article on our political and institutional …

2020-03-02: So it’s my first Lent as an Episcopalian, which means learning the whole ropes of this 40 days …

2020-03-02: So, I just deleted all my tweets. Not out of some moral stance on social media (though, I did delete …

2020-03-02: Podcasts are “baseball” and that’s what we listen to on the way to school if …

2020-02-29: wow that all state commercial was a deep cut 30 rock joke

2020-02-28: Number of years I’ve been in DC: 8.5 Number of years Vale has been in DC: 2.5 Number of …

2020-02-04: Back in DC

2020-02-03: How high can the cheese go?

2020-02-02: Selfie with 10% of the passengers on the midnight Chicago to DC flight

2020-02-01: Winter wedding in Indiana

2020-01-01: honestly had no idea that joss whedon and joel cohen had writing credits on the original toy story

2019-12-28: My kingdom to be able to select specific photos to always stay downloaded to my iPad

2019-12-28: (In all seriousness, there’s few movies that are in the Christmas spirit better than …

2019-12-28: A few days late, but finally getting to our annual Christmas viewing of Tangerine!!

2019-12-24: Wishing you the Pappiest of Christmases from our family to yours

2019-12-12: This is such great news. A far cry from a few years ago when WMATA piloted an Apple Pay program and …

2019-11-23: How’s everyone’s day going so far? We’re having a birthday party for bacon

2019-11-11: this ruby tuesday’s music selection is a dmb run away from being described as …

2019-11-11: Big rain and freeze coming today in KY, so had to spend yesterday making sure all the leaves were …

2019-11-10: Good night from Kentucky

2019-11-10: Fun day in KY. Fall is indisputably the best time to be here

2019-11-09: DCA-BNA

2019-11-09: Spending the long weekend in Kentucky before heading down to San Antonio and Austin for the week. …

2019-11-09: our long national nightmare is over tvOS 13.3 adds setting to put back the Up Next queue on the …

2019-11-05: Hello Kentucky friends! Word has it that you have an election today. If I still lived in Kentucky, I …

2019-10-16: From the (brand-spankin’ new) family blog, @mcwads: 538

2019-10-13: It’s pretty evident that in low light conditions 1x>2x>.5x on the iPhone 11 Pro, but …

2019-10-13: Few pictures from last night’s Black Keys concert at the Anthem. These are straight (not retouched) …

2019-10-03: It’s been three years since the Cardinals were in the playoffs and after that game it might take me …

2019-10-02: Sundown on the Hill

2019-09-20: I have a Sony RX100 sitting in my Amazon cart. This was finally the year that I was going to pull …

2019-09-20: Ultra wide struggles a bit with dynamic range

2019-09-20: Able to get (most) of the Carnegie Library store in the frame without the pano shot this time

2019-09-20: Ultra wide and wide

2019-09-20: Chinatown crosswalks

2019-09-20: Hopping off at Chinatown

2019-09-20: Changing trains

2019-09-20: Dimly lit metro stations are showing up great

2019-09-20: Light is pretty harsh this time of day, but I can already tell that smart HDR is way better than on …

2019-09-20: Heading back to the Apple Store to pick up the new watch (and see if they have a clear case for …

2019-09-20: For what it’s worth: the titanium Series 5 almost exactly matches the brushed metal on the …

2019-09-20: 10:45am at Apple Carnegie Library. Trying to make the decision between the Stainless Steel and …

2019-09-10: Ugh there was literally only one feature– ONE— that was going to get me to upgrade my …

2019-09-10: Oooh yeah, Sean Baker! Loved the Florida Project and Tangerine is a must-watch Christmas movie every …

2019-08-19: I’ve admittedly been out of the loop for the past few weeks, but it appears that …

2019-08-04: tfw you gotta finish that business deal, but it’s almost lunch

2019-08-02: Neat article on four of DC’s oldest liquor stores, including my neighborhood store: …

2019-08-02: Y’all gotta go to Joshua Tree

2019-07-31: Morning drive through the desert

2019-07-29: Seeing my first dust devil in the Mojave desert

2019-07-27: Lady in Trader Joe’s/my hero: why is everything meatless? I just want normal meat-filled stuff

2019-07-20: Just an absolutely incredible show on the National mall honoring the Apollo 11 moon landing. …

2019-07-20: That article also contains one of my favorite stories about how Hamilton’s daughter, Lauren, found a …

2019-07-20: Google’s tribute to Margaret Hamilton– the woman who developed the software for the …

2019-07-18: In the off chance that you (like me) are an otherwise reasonable person, but are considering putting …

2019-07-18: Great story in the Post today about how a top-secret weather forecast likely saved the lives of the …

2019-07-16: I hope y’all are ready for a week straight of Saturn V pictures

2019-07-13: Saw Spider-Man last night. Also saw no fewer than five people take multiple during-movie selfies.

2019-07-13: Spending the morning sitting in an above ground pool per Florida regulation

2019-07-13: Julie got dressed in DC. I got dressed in South Carolina. But somehow we both ended up in Florida …

2019-07-12: DU-VAL

2019-07-06: These annual building museum exhibits are always some of my favorite of the year

2019-07-06: At the National Building Museum’s annual exhibit. This year, it’s the…

2019-06-30: iPad Pro running the first iPad OS 13 public beta is now permanently stuck on micro.blog. Hardware …

2019-06-12: Disco ball sparkle dress on the way to see Lady Gaga!

2019-06-12: My last refuge in Vegas for 3:2 payouts on blackjacks at $10 tables– New York, New York– …

2019-06-12: LGB

2019-06-11: Hard to believe these photos came through the same window

2019-06-03: Finally my time to shine

2019-06-03: …just when I was thinking about buying an iPad with LTE…

2019-06-03: Reading these System experience preview features makes it sound a lot like 3D touch is going away

2019-06-03: The biggest tell of how poorly HomePod has sold is the pitiful amount of cheers for multi-user …

2019-06-03: Apple is doing a pretty good job of convincing me to never organize photos again

2019-06-03: How many times have the iPad and Mac gone last in a keynote?

2019-06-03: Y’all laugh at the seasonal nature of Apple Watch bands, but Julie and I have least one conversation …

2019-06-03: I genuinely love the graphic style of this year’s WWDC and how it’s being used in the keynote

2019-06-03: Oh man, that iPadOS rumor. Yes, please. That.

2019-06-03: It’s still an hour before the WWDC keynote (and thus all our wishes will still come true). Mine …

2019-06-02: I finally made it down to the Carnegie Library Apple Store this afternoon. Such a great renovation. …

2019-05-20: Putting everything we saw in the GoT finale that happened before the council meeting in the previous …

2019-05-16: Game Thrones (or How a Missing Second Act is Causing Problems) I’ve not read the Song of Fire and Ice books, but I’ve seen a lot of TV and movies, so I …

2019-05-15: “Eat some French fries, then you can have more green beans” is not high on the list of …

2019-05-14: Bonus series finale tie in: I wonder what the You’re the Worst and Veep finales would have …

2019-05-14: One last Veep thought: Jonah-as-Trump may feel a bit obvious, but Jonah isn’t written to …

2019-05-14: I hope everyone is enjoying my slide into only writing about series’ finales! Let’s not …

2019-05-11: Sad to have missed the Carnegie Library Apple Store opening this morning, but I’ll try and get there …

2019-05-08: Calzone delivery guy: have you all been on vacation? I haven’t seen you in a while Me:

2019-05-02: Quite a baseball sky tonight

2019-05-02: At the Capitol this morning with my mom and dad to meet with one of their former students– Rep …

2019-05-01: Not sure I’m going to be beating this Stand goal anytime soon

2019-04-30: One of the exhibitions at the War Memorial Museuem was a collection of photographs of the war called …

2019-04-29: Good night, Hoi An

2019-04-28: Good morning, Hoi An

2019-04-28: Splurging on our hotel at our second-to-last stop, Hoi An

2019-04-28: Some of these cave swimming pictures are the things of nightmares (you’re welcome for posting)

2019-04-28: At Phong Nha National Park: hiking through the jungle, over the rocks, and into a crevice, to get to …

2019-04-26: Y’all, we did it! We successfully avoided peak pollen season in DC by being 8500 miles away …

2019-04-25: Also, it’s movie night at the Farmstay, so we’ve set up a screen, moved in the …

2019-04-25: seeing the notification of my last message, Julie says: “I wouldn’t say shouldn’t …

2019-04-25: Pictures to come, but can confirm that the types of active excursions I easily did in my 20s, I …

2019-04-24: Out of the city and into the country. Phong Nha Farmstay for the next few days

2019-04-24: Morning cruise on Ha Long Bay

2019-04-23: Good morning, Ha Long

2019-04-23: I’ve got lots of good Ha Long Bay pictures to post, but we got to talking with a group of …

2019-04-23: Letting the Post say it for me this time

2019-04-23: Have to fight the urge not to stop every five minutes and take pictures. Hard to imagine more …

2019-04-22: Xin chao from Vietnam! Leaving Hanoi this morning for the trek up to Ha Long Bay

2019-04-22: Forgot to mention it earlier, but in case y’all were wondering, Cambodia is hot too

2019-04-21: Sunrise over Angkor Wat

2019-04-21: y’all our plane has propellers

2019-04-19: I’m not sure this counts as food, but here we are

2019-04-19: Finding all the Thai street food

2019-04-19: Buddha, reclining

2019-04-19: Y’all. Thailand. It’s hot

2019-04-19: Wat Arun from the Chao Phraya River

2019-04-18: It’s my fourth time here and I’m still as impressed as the first time I set foot in …

2019-04-17: Our seats for the next 18 hours and 45 minutes on the longest commercial flight in the world: Newark …

2019-04-06: Brushing up on our tuba

2019-04-05: If this story from the Verge is accurate and Amazon truly only paid $97 million for Eero, it’s even …

2019-04-05: It was only five short years ago when FX debuted Married. I didn’t watch a single episode. I …

2019-04-04: I’d love to know why Apple is pre-announcing more and more hardware. AirPower is part of this, …

2019-04-04: Here’s a great article with lots of spoilers for everything up to the finale of Crazy …

2019-03-31: Rainy day on the Hill

2019-03-14: Sunset on the Zambezi

2019-03-14: Hot take on Dropbox limiting the free tier to three devices: I get they need to better monetize …

2019-03-14: C’mon Dropbox, that’s a lot of pressure on Apple to implement feature parity on iCloud …

2019-02-28: Ooooh our Singapore to Bangkok aircraft was just switched to a 787. First trip on a Dreamliner and …

2019-01-22: Fingers crossed that the new 12.1.2 AppleTV update fixes my Up Next queue trying to play from …

2019-01-22: Getting a new Mac is a different kind of feeling. Phones, watches, and iPads are fun because so much …

2019-01-22: Nothing like getting a new Mac

2019-01-20: M. Night Shyamalan after finishing the first draft of Glass: “Nailed it!”

2019-01-20: Baby Vale requests that if the government shut down is going to last much longer, that we at least …

2019-01-19: That Hitchcock and Scully origin episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine was the exact amount of weird I …

2019-01-19: Remember the days when I would plan trips eight months out? We arrive in Bangkok three months from …

2019-01-19: Part of me also thinks that the iMac may be the first Mac to get an Apple-designed chip. But I could …

2019-01-19: Really the main hesitation on buying the new Mac mini was the potential for Face ID in the next …

2019-01-18: This new Mac Mini is also somewhat of an indictment of photo editing on the iPad Pro. iPad editing …

2019-01-18: Alright. Ordered a new Mac Mini (3.2GHz i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD). Editing photos on my 2015 MacBook …

2019-01-18: Also, I just spared you all a ‘mind-‘bogle’ing’ pun, so you’re welcome

2019-01-18: It’s the nichest of niches, but it’s surprising to me that John Bogle’s passing didn’t …

2019-01-14: Hey Siri, what are some sick burns I can say to my dog

2018-12-03: Getting travel ready

2018-12-01: Early bird does not get the scooter

2018-11-16: Two beers and then walk the aisles on the Acela train. Try it

2018-11-09: …and here’s that travel cable strategy in all its glory

2018-11-09: Oh ya know, just spent the morning trying to come up with a new travel charging cable strategy, as …

2018-11-06: Of course, Baby Vale asked that why— as residents of Washington DC— we have no federal …

2018-11-06: We voted!