Jugglers’ Calendar 2016

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Like I did for 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015, I made a calendar for 2016 using some of my favourite photos from juggling conventions and shows in 2015.

Download the high resolution versions for printing here: Jugglers’ Calendar 2016 by Luke Burrage (43.7 mb zip file). The resolution should be 300 dpi when printed at A4 size.

All these photos on my blog under a creative commons 3.0 license, which means no commercial use without my permission. And to get my permission, email me here: luke@juggler.net

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Apple Watch – Not normally an early adopter

I think I’ve learned good lessons from my first ever try at being an early adopter.

I bought an iPod Nano, years after the first iPod came out, and after years of using non-Apple mp3 players. It was magic! I thought “I wish I’d bought this three years ago!”

I bought a MacBook to use as a travel computer.I never touched my home PC again, and the MacBook became my only computer. It was just better in every way than any other laptop or PC I’d owned before. I thought “I wish I’d bought this three years ago!”

I bought an iPhone 3GS. It was my first smart phone, though I’d owned an iPod Touch for a while. It was amazing! GPS, maps, a decent camera, apps! I thought “I wish I’d bought an iPhone when they first came out!”

I bought an iPad Mini Retina when they first came out. It changed my life in terms of reading and video watching. It’s like the perfect device for media consumption. I thought “I wish I’d bought this years ago!”

This year, when the Apple Watch came out, I waited a few months, then bought one. My plan was to avoid the “I wish I’d bought this three years ago” moment, and the regret that my life could have been slightly better for those three years if only I’d bought the first version.

The Apple Watch is really cool, and I enjoy wearing it, and a lot of the features are both a lot of fun and really useful.

But I’m missing the “Wow! Magical! Life changing!” moment I had when I started using the iPod, MacBook, iPhone and iPad Mini. And the reason is simple: I skipped the first versions of all those things.

When I thought “I wish I’d bought this three years ago”, the “this” I had just bought didn’t exist three years previously. The iPod Nano was amazing because it was so small and sleek. Three years previously iPods had spinning hard drives and were six times the size.

Three years before my MacBook was released, the Apple laptops were called iBooks, only ran OSX Tiger, and OS updates cost $129 each.

I loved my iPhone 3GS, in part, because of the 3G and the S… S standing for speed. You know, the 3G and the speed that the original iPhone didn’t have. And it didn’t have GPS or a camera, no apps, or even cut and paste. So it would have been impossible to have the 3GS years previously, as it simply didn’t exist.

Same with the iPad Mini Retina. In this case, I specifically waited until the Mini had a Retina screen, as I knew that would be my perfect size and resolution. And it was. What has remained my favourite device just wasn’t available before I bought it.

It’s not just Apple devices either. My Canon 60D is the best camera for my use cases ever. All the features I love simply didn’t exist together in a single camera before it was released. I got a GoPro Hero 3. Amazing little camera! I wished I could have bought it years before. But it didn’t exist years before.

Which brings me back to the Apple Watch again. I don’t regret buying it at all, but I do regret not having the immediate magical introduction. It’s merely a good gadget.

In two or three years time the new version will have better apps, more speed, better connectivity, native GPS, more sensors, custom watch faces, custom complications, better uses for the buttons, different navigation, etc. In two or three years, someone will buy the watch for the first time and have the magical introduction, and it will immediately impact their life. But not me. I’ll get some of the improvements along the way.



99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Manta, Equador

Manta, Equador

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Manta, Equador

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Manta, Equador

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Manta, Equador

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Peru

Peru

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Peru

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: School show in Lima, Peru.

School show in Lima, Peru.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: School show in Lima, Peru.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: School show in Lima, Peru.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: School show in Lima, Peru.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: School show in Lima, Peru.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: School show in Lima, Peru.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: School show in Lima, Peru.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: School show in Lima, Peru.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: School show in Lima, Peru.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Burgers.

Burgers.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: London visit.

London visit.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: London visit.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: London visit.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: London visit.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: London visit.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: London visit.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: London visit.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: London visit.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: London visit.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: London visit.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: London visit.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: London visit.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: London visit.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: London visit.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: London visit.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: London visit.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: London visit.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: London visit.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Cambridge.

Cambridge.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Cambridge.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Muse and Moan show with Daniel.

Muse and Moan show with Daniel.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Amazon photos (including a dolphin).

Amazon photos (including a dolphin).

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Amazon photos (including a dolphin).

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Amazon photos (including a dolphin).

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Tobago.

Tobago.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Bonaire.

Bonaire.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Prague visit.

Prague visit.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Prague visit.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Prague visit.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Prague visit.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Sedlac Bone Ossuary.

Sedlac Bone Ossuary.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Sedlac Bone Ossuary.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Sedlac Bone Ossuary.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Sedlac Bone Ossuary.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Sedlac Bone Ossuary.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Sedlac Bone Ossuary.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Sedlac Bone Ossuary.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Sedlac Bone Ossuary.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: New Years Eve in Vienna.

New Years Eve in Vienna.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: New Years Eve in Vienna.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: New Years Eve in Vienna.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: New Years Eve in Vienna.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Bratislava visit.

Bratislava visit.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Bratislava visit.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Muscat, Oman.

Muscat, Oman.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Burj Kalifa, Dubai.

Burj Kalifa, Dubai.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Burj Kalifa, Dubai.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Burj Kalifa, Dubai.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Burj Kalifa, Dubai.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Burj Kalifa, Dubai.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Burj Kalifa, Dubai.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Burj Kalifa, Dubai.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Burj Kalifa, Dubai.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Burj Kalifa, Dubai.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Juliane Kunzendorf Diploma Concert.

Juliane Kunzendorf Diploma Concert.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Juliane Kunzendorf Diploma Concert.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Juliane Kunzendorf Diploma Concert.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Juliane Kunzendorf Diploma Concert.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Juliane Kunzendorf Diploma Concert.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Juliane Kunzendorf Diploma Concert.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Juliane Kunzendorf Diploma Concert.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Juliane Kunzendorf Diploma Concert.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Matthias Romir solo show.

Matthias Romir solo show.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Matthias Romir solo show.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Matthias Romir solo show.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Matthias Romir solo show.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Matthias Romir solo show.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Matthias Romir solo show.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Matthias Romir solo show.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Matthias Romir solo show.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Matthias Romir solo show.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Solar Eclipse Day.

Solar Eclipse Day.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Solar Eclipse Day.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Valencia, Spain.

Valencia, Spain.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Valencia, Spain.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Valencia, Spain.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Valencia, Spain.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Valencia, Spain.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Valencia, Spain.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Valencia, Spain.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Wes Peden solo show at the NJF 2015.

Wes Peden solo show at the NJF 2015.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Wes Peden solo show at the NJF 2015.

99 Random Photos I Forgot to Share Since October 2014: Wes Peden solo show at the NJF 2015.


I love to read comments and feedback about my blog posts. Please email me, I reply to every message: luke@juggler.net