July was fast. I’m surprised to be writing this recap already. This has been my most creative month so far, and now my momentum is at full speed again. I reviewed Dunkirk recently, I’m proud of this review. My previous small group (Art At The Park) is just finishing up, and I’ll be announcing my next group soon. My upcoming album is starting to form an identity. I also started a new project with some friends (a podcast on sports and culture) that I’ll eventually start unveiling to you. I went on vacation to Houston this month, and I’ve been playing Splatoon 2 on the Nintendo Switch during any downtime. Bring on August.
Few NBA players do more with less better than Chris Paul. Point guards are typically the smallest guys on the floor, and Paul (6-foot and 175 pounds) is undersized even for his position. He isn’t particularly fast, either — not after knee injuries robbed him of the elite speed he had his first few seasons. He doesn’t just get by on basketball IQ, toughness, and guile; he dominates. Paul is one of the most efficient basketball players in the history of the game. He’s second all time behind John Stockton in assist percentage, and he’s first in offensive rating. ∞
Today I’ve stumbled upon Gary Vaynerchuk. I’m sure I’ve heard of him before, but I probably wasn’t paying attention the way I should’ve been. One of his videos showed up on my YouTube page at the right time, and now I’m locked in.
Everything he was saying, his perspective on life, his confidence, and the way he understands technology and social media, it all felt like an older and more successful version of myself. A big wave of energy rushed over me, and I thought, “It’s time to get to work.”
Since the early days of iOS, the Dock has been nothing more than a tray on which you could place frequently-used apps so that they’d be within reach no matter what page of your home screen you were currently viewing. With iOS 11 on iPad, the Dock is entirely different, and this means your approach to what apps you put in the Dock should be different too. ∞
iOS 11 on the iPad is a complete game-changer: because of the dock, because of drag-and-drop, and because of the Files app. iPad or computer? The line is completely blurred now.
Ravens OL John Urschel, 26, has retired abruptly, two days after a medical study indicated that chronic traumatic encephalopathy was found in 99 percent of deceased NFL players’ brains that were donated to research. ∞
I expect more players to do this. This isn’t going away.