Windows > MacOS > Windows | Repeat

OSX (macOS?) is turning into Windows and is starting to do all of the annoying things Windows did that drove me over to Apple 12 years ago.

Endless app updates.

Requiring reboots after app installs – not just for the low-level OS updates.

Never-endingly asking for my permission to do simple things.


OSX isn’t the only culprit. iOS is just as guilty. More so.

Seems every time unlock my phone, there’s yet another app commanding an update and derailing focus and workflow. Look, it came from the App Store – I authenticated to the app store three years ago when I first installed that app. Why in the world do I need to authenticate again and again and again every time the same app needs to be updated? Just do it automatically, when I’m not actively using my mobile.

Impostor Syndrome: You’re Doing Better Than You Think

So, here’s the thing…

I’m 45 and a successful[1] engineer – and I’ve fought intensely with this throughout my entire life. From early grade school, through to today. Even now, I keep thinking that I’m where I am because I’ve been made part of some elaborate joke fabricated by colleagues and peers just to see how far they can push the illusion so they could have a good laugh at my expense. I hope that’s not it, and yet I obsess with the possibility.

[1] Me: “I don’t think I’m successful. Maybe I shouldn’t put that word there.”

Yeah, but people tell you that you are – they respect you.

Me: “Maybe they’re just being nice?”

Maybe they’re being honest?

Me: “Maybe you’re in on the joke!”

Jesus, will you just click the Comment button already?

Me: “But what if…”

Customizable LEDs!

If I see one more product that claims they have anything resembling “customizable LEDs”, I think I’m going to lose my mind.

All of this tech available to you and the best thing your designers, developers, engineers, and marketing departments have come up with is, “We’ve finally discovered how to put red, green, and blue LEDs together and make different colors!”

Congratulations, you’ve caught up with 1972 technology!