Enforcing Ports on Companies is Bad

Recently, the EU moved closer to enforcement of ports on user devices, specifically enforcing Apple to use USB-C on iPhones by 2024.

This move sets a very dangerous precedent, AND basically eliminates free markets and innovation, all in the name of less cords. 🤦🏻‍♂️

While it’s a no-brainer that switching to one port is a win for consumers, having a government entity enforce that solution on private companies discourages innovation, limits competition, and ultimately — years down the road — it is going to be a nightmare for a company with an innovative port technology to bring their innovation to consumers.


Do it again, years later.

At a conference in the late 2000s, one speaker passionately spoke about not doing the same thing twice. Don’t read a book twice, don’t watch a movie twice, and don’t visit the same vacation spot twice.

This advice is as foolish back then as it is now. 

As we grow, we change. The way we see and embrace things change. This is the incredible power of being a human: growth and change.

Last month I had the pleasure of rereading two books I read back then, and they merely reminded me of this person’s foolish advice. While both of these books have shaped my last 12 years, reading them now — with the new experience I’ve gained — allowed me to recognize new methodology within the writing.

Very (re)enlightening. 😆 

My advice is to DO IT AGAIN. Re-live that experience. Re-read that book. Re-watch that show. Just give it about 5-10 years. 😉 


Docker Desktop Update Notifications

Recently, Docker Desktop made the decision to enforce a daily update notification for all users, which can only be disabled by paying customers. 😳

Within a short period of time, the Community was up in arms, but that seems to not change anything and the Docker team chose to instead continue this path by enforcing something on the Community it seems to not want for Docker Desktop.

Reading through the Community’s responses for this Docker issue, and comparing those to the summary provided leads one to think the Docker team’s preference outweighs the Community’s concerns.

Most users probably prefer to not be nagged daily about updates. Unfortunately that is a setting the Docker team only reserves for paying customers, not the general Community.

It is true there is a need to ‘balance encouraging people’ to update software, but let’s not mince words. Encouraging someone to update software is not the same as requiring someone to dismiss a popup everyday (yikes, remember those days?).

Could you imagine if all the tools you used prompted you DAILY to update the software? I honestly cannot think of any other user conscious software I use that enforces daily ‘reminders’.

While these changes do not impact our Team, it is a little shocking the decision was made to not follow what the Community voices for its version.

🤞🏻 Docker takes a step back and reviews the Community feedback once again.


Hangul Day – 2020

Today is Hangul Day, which is a celebration for the creation of the Korean Alphabet.

The Korean Alphabet is no only the youngest Alphabet in the World, is the only Alphabet with a single know creator: King Sejong.

During his reign, one of King Sejong’s focuses was bridging the gap between the wealthy aristocrats and poor commoners. Creating an alphabet to supersede the adopted Chinese writing system of the time (which was primarily learnable only by the rich), gave all people a common writing system that could be learned in one day.

That’s just awesome.

Back in 2015 I started studying Korean and was immediately intrigued by the simplistic alphabet, only to grow in love with it after learning about its reason for creation.

Let’s all be a little more mindful of those less fortunate, even if we become King.