The iPhone 6s Plus

When the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were announced I thought for sure that the Plus size was way too big for me, and frankly too big for a phone period. It’s just over two inches smaller than the iPad mini screen, for example. How could I possibly use and comfortably carry a phone that size day-to-day?

Around the time the iPad mini with Retina display was first released, I tried using that along with an iPhone, but found the iPad was often left unused because my phone was always with me, while the iPad was not. I loved the large screen of the iPad, but since I couldn’t also use it as a phone when I needed to, it got left behind more often than not in favor of just carrying one device instead of two. Then, I began hearing many friends and others praising the Plus sized iPhones.

For that reason, when it was time to consider upgrading to the 6s series, I decided to take the plunge and go for the 6s Plus. I must say, I’m very glad I did, I couldn’t be happier with this device. The extra screen size is fantastic for watching videos, viewing pictures, typing, etc… The extra camera features are welcomed with our first child, Hunter, on the way. The larger battery, which in turn provides longer battery life, also comes in very handy.

If you’re on the fence about your next phone size, I’d really recommend looking into the Plus sized iPhones. The size difference doesn’t take long to get used to, and for me, the pros far outweigh the cons (of which I can’t say I’ve found very many at all).

Clemson’s Historic Season

I haven’t written anything here in a while, which I hope to change in 2016. As I write this, the CFB National Championship game was last night, which Alabama won by 5 points over Clemson. It was a heartbreaking loss for Tiger fans, but still an amazing end to a season that I’m sure we’ll look back on and say was the beginning of a real turning point in Clemson football.

I’ve been a lifelong Clemson fan, and actually happened to be attending Clemson at the time Tommy Bowden was let go, with Dabo being brought in as the interim coach for the remainder of that season. From that point on, he’s been building this program towards this goal, and while they came in second this year, I have no doubt they’ll be back in the spotlight next year, hopefully with a national title at the end to show for it.

[Image credit: @ClemsonFB]

People will read | Andrew Spittle

People will read. What they won’t do is unquestioningly read on your terms.

Source: People will read | Andrew Spittle

I’ve found this to be absolutely true when working with users of technical products. Many times they would rather talk to someone before spending time searching through documentation they may or may not understand. You still have the opportunity to point them to your documentation, but you also gain a very valuable interaction with one of your customers.

Podcast Movement 2014

podcast-movement-logoI spent this past weekend staffing the WordPress.com Happiness Bar at Podcast Movement 2014 in Dallas, TX. It was a great event, especially since this was the first time it was ever held! We were able to meet tons of excited WordPress users and also help to fix quite a few sites that were either in need of updating to the latest version of WordPress, needed some quick customizations, or just wanted some recommendations on themes and plugins. WordPress is very popular with podcasters, so it was great to be able to be on site at the conference to meet as many of them as we did. I look forward to next year’s event and hope to attend again!