It’s always a bummer when good people leave a company, especially when you hired them and even saw them doing bigger and better things outside of the role you hired them into.

We’ve got some winter travel coming up over the next couple of months and it was time to get some new boots that weren’t heavy backpacking boots. I decided on the Danner Vertigo 917.

Danner is a great company that makes really nice stuff that’s highly functional and looks pretty good too. These boots will be the only shoes I bring with me. I bought them a half-size up to accommodate some thicker socks, but even with lighter weight socks, my feet stay put, which is nice. I’ll report back on how they work out.

The only place I feel like I can listen to podcasts is when I’m driving. In other scenarios I can be easily distracted. In a car, all I can really do is drive. Probably more of a personal problem.

Keeping Track of New Music Releases With Some Help From MacStories

Federico had a nice post this week about how he keeps track of new music, which centers around the MusicHarbor app for iOS. Discovering new music is something I’ve really struggled with since music blogs largely went away. The streaming services simply are not optimizing for new music discovery, especially not the way I would like. While the tool is focused on Apple Music and has an integration with the service, I simply search for the releases in Spotify, which is my current streaming service of choice.

I was 10 years old in 1984. On April 1 of that year Marvin Gaye was shot by his own father. I remember it really hitting my dad hard, as a human being, a father and, of course, a fan. Marvin Gaye was one of the first voices I remember hearing in music. Incredible loss for us all.