Try Being a Really Bad Chessmaster

For most of my life, I never got into video games. In college, I had a bunch of friends that came from the Jersey shore (yes, that place) and video games were a huge part of their childhood. It was at that point that I ended up playing games like Robotron and Crystal Castles.

I would say I had a shortish addiction to both. In fact, we played Robotron so much that some of us would suffer in pain which we appropriately named, ‘Robotron elbow.’

Many years later, along with the masses, I got addicted to Words With Friends. I couldn’t get enough of it. And then I had to stop cold turkey. I spent way too much time on it. I’ve fallen off the wagon a couple of times but nothing that’s going to make me put on a hairshirt.

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Dictation on Apple Watch

I do a lot of walking. At least I try to. As my mind wanders, inevitably I have some thoughts I want to write down. Save the world type thoughts. Ok, not really. Just stuff I needed for myself.

I had heard some good things about an app called Just Press Record. The app made it simple to record a memo and then transcribe it. Not only that, the recordings could be found on your Mac as an audio file (but not the transcribed text).

After purchasing the app, I installed it on my Apple Watch Series 0 (AW0). I used it a few times and although I liked it, I didn’t love it. Then came my AW3.

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My Current Apple Watch Face

Since I just wrote about my iPhone’s homescreen changes, I’ll now show you my main Apple Watch face. This shouldn’t bore you as much since you can only put so much on a watch face.

Hey, look at that. I show the time and date. Weird.

That leaves me with four complications using the Modular watch face. I really could use a couple more. Alas, I ultimately decided on the following four complications.

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My Current iPhone Homescreen

It’s the beginning of the year so you know what that means.

Not going to the gym you just bought a membership from. Stuffing a whole bag of goldfish crackers down your gullet for lunch. Other things that dissolve your new year resolutions. Along with those, I do one thing that affects me every day. I look at my current iPhone homescreen and assess if should make any changes. In truth, this is not a once a year thing for me. I do this every few months because my needs change. Plus, there are always new apps popping up that become more important than others.

Below is a screenshot of my new homescreen. For the most part, these represent the apps I use the most frequently.

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