The Reflect-on-the-Journey Edition Saturday, June 18, 2022

Chronicling The Faces Of Juneteenth With iPad Pro And Apple Pencil, by Apple

In celebration of Juneteenth, Mance is revisiting a series of digital drawings created on iPad Pro titled “The Ancestors’ Juneteenth,” in which she places historical Black figures in present-day settings to reflect on Black people’s journey from the 19th to the 21st century. In these illustrations, Mance draws ink on paper before she snaps an image in Adobe Scan on her iPad Pro. In Procreate, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Fresco, she colors her scanned image non-photo blue, simulating the process of creating comics, while using Apple Pencil to add layers of color — a workflow she previously completed using a light table and analog tools.

Apple Shares Charging Details For New Dual USB-C Power Adapters, by Eric Slivka, MacRumors

Under most scenarios, the 35 total watts will be split evenly between the two connected devices, with the exception being when one of the devices has relatively low power requirements, such as an Apple Watch or AirPods case.

Tiny Apple Dual-port USB-C Power Adapter Now Ready For Purchase, by Ed Hardy, Cult of Mac

The miniature dual-port power adapter that Apple showed off at its recent developers conference is now available. The USB-C charger provides up to 35W and is compatible with a wide variety of devices.


Duolingo Review: Free, Fun, Easy Language Learning Practice, by Sherin Shibu, ZDNet

By bringing languages from all over the world onto one platform, Duolingo creates more than just a way to broaden your linguistic capabilities -- it's also about broadening your horizons. The upbeat way that the company does this, with bright colors and interesting graphics, draws the eye. The encouragement makes Duolingo users feel as though they're making progress.


Why Is The EU Telling Apple Which Chargers It Can Use?, by Andrea O'sullivan, Reason

Although that rat's nest of old chargers in your bedside table is aesthetically salient (and awful), it's apparently not a big contributor to this ballyhooed e-waste problem. According to the 2020 Global E-Waste Monitor, chargers represent some 0.1 percent of the 53.6 million metric tons of tech garbage produced each year.

As usual, the EU is spending a lot of time and effort on something that is not that big of a problem in the grand scheme of things. Really, the Eurocrats probably produced more waste—both e- and analog—during its decade-long pursuit of plenipotentiaries, multi-language reports and brochures, PowerPoint presentations, and flights to and from Brussels every few quarters trying to tackle this mechanical menace.

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Well, I've had the flu. Not the Covid kind-of flu, according to the ART testing results. Just a 'regular' flu. This may explain why I was feeling so tired the whole week?


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