I was in the city on Sunday only.
Sightings: 1 Onewheel, 4 Boosted boards, and a wolf pack of three people riding the URB-E. That was surprising! I’d previously seen a kid riding one. To see young adults with them was an experience. They didn’t look as dickish as I had expected. And I was a bit jealous of how speedily they were moving around.
I stopped in at two of the four Best Buy stores I can walk to, in search of the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 and the HP Chromebook X2. My hunt was unsuccessful. But I did notice and lightly toy with the HP Spectre X2 2-in-1. Since both HPs share the X2 designation, I have to think the Chromebook is a variation on that design theme. So, I popped off the tablet top to hold it — which is what I really wanted to do with the Chromebook version. And I didn’t like it. It just felt weird. And, my god!, Windows still offers those craptastic tiles foisted upon everyone with Windows 8? Yecch! I’d still like to see the Acer but I don’t think it will challenge the iPad.
The surprise of the weekend was a serendipitous encounter with the ZenFone 5Q. If GSMArena is to be believed, this isn’t supposed to be on any shelves until next month. The size of the phone caught my eye and I played with it. It’s very sleek. I didn’t think much of the camera but have since learned there are two different ones and the demo unit might have used the lesser of the two. That requires further investigation. I wanted to do a Google Books PDF test but was thwarted: WiFi wasn’t signed into the Best Buy wireless. And I didn’t want to disturb the slumber of the employees. This has immediately replaced the Huawei Mate SE in my mind as a possible phone to get.
Weekend reading was The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. That’s already gotten two posts (here and here). His other book, Do the Work (see here) is actually a condensed version. The full book is even stronger. A must-read, very highly recommended. And here’s another quote:
The years have taught me one skill: how to be miserable.
Yes! I can relate. So would David Goggins. This book should be read along with Self-Discovery and Do It To A Finish by Orison Swett Marden.