Category Archives: Micro

Calendar Week Numbering

I’m familiar with Gregorian vs. ISO-8601 year numbering differences (related to YYYY vs. yyyy issues), but had no idea the two calendars defined week numbering differently. Realized this when planning travel with a European colleague - his version of Outlook is set to ISO-8601 week numbering, mine is inheriting from macOS Language and Region settings which default to Gregorian calendar in the US. Gah!

I can’t find a list of other settings that will change between these calendars, so I’m unsure about making the change. On top of that, iOS 15 doesn’t support ISO-8601 as an option (at least in the US!).

Was in meetings from 7-5 with barely a break to eat, while also trying to find a vaccination appointment for my not-yet-two-year-old, and working through the ramifications of a close covid exposure on travel/family plans.

Certainly felt like the longest day of the year.

Studio Display height is 18.8”, compared to 20.3” for the outgoing iMac 27”. I have my 27” raised up to a height of 21.5”. Looks like I’ll either need the height-adjusting stand or the VESA option.

Surely, contact lens are a form of hazing.

“Here, get your fingers slick with contact solution, then hold your teary eyelids open while driving a foreign object directly at your eyeball… no! — don’t blink!!”