Hey everybody! I’m new enough around here that I never got around to writing my autobiography. I’ve always loved watches, but haven’t worn one for probably the last 10 years. Except now I’ve been diagnosed with diabetes and I need reminders to take my insulin.
So out of pity, I bought a TicWatch Pro from eBay. Not a bad watch. But at age 50, I’ve got 3 or 4 decades of tinkering with things. There’s a monstrous PC in pieces on my desk while I’m dogsitting this weekend. I went poking around various places and tried flashing it with an unofficial ROM. I must have skipped a step or something, because it ended up in a boot loop of just the TicWatch logo.
I sheepishly asked my wife for an advance on my allowance and went and got a Fossil Sport. I really liked that watch, but it just would not hold a Bluetooth connection to my Samsung phone. I tried everything I could find. But the thing just wouldn’t stay connected. It was just a fancy digital watch.
So I returned it, and now I’ve got a Samsung Galaxy watch to go with my Samsung Galaxy phone. I wish I’d done a little more research, because I think I’d rather have a WearOS watch than a Tizen watch. But its Bluetooth connection is rock-solid.
(For the record, I dug around enough watch hacking sites and finally revived the Ticwatch, so I do have a WearOS watch to fiddle with as well.)
As for me personally, I’m an ex-IT, ex-draftsman guy who’s now home all day. I’m still and IT junkie with more computing power and storage than any one human needs. I’ve got a backup server in the basement with 11TB of storage. My main PC has 7.5TB. And there’s also a normal 1TB laptop and a 500GB Macbook. This is what I do.
I guess I have to say it’s in the past now, since I haven’t participated in quite a while, but I’ve been a contributor and bugfixer for KDE. After using open-source software for years, it was nice to give back. I should check in with those guys. It’s been too long.
Anyway, I live in Chicago, which is the best city in the world. I still listen to old school punk and progressive rock. I can answer almost any trivia question about The Clash, and to a lesser degree, Queen.
I’ve rambled again, haven’t I? Oh well. Welcome to me.