In the Wild

I was in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) last week. While there, a colleague showed me his Samsung Galaxy Fold.

It was unexpected, him having this device. When he started using it folded, it looked like a small clunky generic Android phone. Then he flipped it open to take a look at a map.

That’s when it got interesting.

And then it was no longer interesting. It works, but not in a way I would like. The basically square screen one gets when opening the unit would be ill suited to reading PDFs or eBooks, or watching movies, or anything other than generic web browsing and email. Well, I guess Maps would be good, too, which was why he opened up the phone.

I’ve been casually thinking about what kind of a fold-out form factor would work for me and I can’t come up with one. I’m still stuck on the idea of an eInk tablet.

Gipper’s Restaurant & Ale House

On the plane ✈️ to JFK

More security theater nonsense. Get to go thru security twice at this airport.

King Khalid International Airport (RUH) (مطار الملك خالد الدولي)
Heading home in the wee hours

That was not fun. My Uber got rear ended. /me puts on seatbelt

This just in: Riyadh has a Tim Hortons

King Khalid International Airport (RUH) (مطار الملك خالد الدولي)

I think I just got prayed on.

On the plane to KSA. Delayed takeoff. There are many delightful phrases used in the emergency instructions. I keep them to myself.