Read A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir by Colin Jost

If there’s one trait that makes someone well suited to comedy, it’s being able to take a punch–metaphorically and, occasionally, physically.

From growing up in a family of firefighters on Staten Island to commuting three hours a day to high school and “seeing the sights” (like watching a Russian woman throw a stroller off the back of a ferry), to attending Harvard while Facebook was created, Jost shares how he has navigated the world like a slightly smarter Forrest Gump.

Day 144.

I finally caved: I bought some clippers and cut/trimmed my hair. It’s certainly not an amazing haircut, but it is amazing that I didn’t completely destroy my hair.

Watched Palm Springs from Hulu

When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honor Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated as they are unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other.

A modern take on Groundhog Day, that is mostly romantic comedy with just a little bit of science fiction, currently streaming on Hulu. Starring Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, and J.K. Simmons, Palm Springs is a highly entertaining film with a running time of a mere 90 minutes.

For months, I’ve experienced a weird bug with Amazon Prime Video’s iOS app and this week I finally tracked down the cause (and a workaround, but sadly not a solution).

First, a description of the bug. When watching a video in Amazon Prime Video on my iPad, the video would randomly (or so I thought) stop playing and return to the movie or show title card. I couldn’t figure out why this was happening and when I asked on Twitter, none of my friends reported encountering the same issue.

Then, this weekend, I finally tracked down what was going on. The bug would occur whenever I launched Safari on my iPhone while watching Amazon Prime Video on my iPad. At first, I had no idea what the two things had in common, until I went to change to a different tab in Safari.

When I tapped on the tab switcher, I noticed Safari displayed that my iPad had a page open from I tapped on the page to open it in Safari on my iPhone, and, sure enough, it was the page for the movie I was watching in Amazon Prime Video on my iPad.

I knew that Safari was using the Handoff feature to display open pages from my other devices, so as a test I disabled Handoff on my iPhone. Then, I resumed playing Amazon Prime Video on my iPad as well as browsing with Safari on my iPhone. Unlike countless other times before, Amazon Prime Video did not stop playing the video!

Knowing that it was a Handoff issue, I was able to find an Apple Support Communities thread documenting how others have had the same issue.

I don’t believe it’s a Handoff bug, as that’s working as designed. I assume the bug is either with Safari treating Amazon Prime Video’s app as an open page or with Amazon Prime Video’s app somehow running as if it’s an open web page. For now, though, I have “resolved” the issue, but I’m still not certain with which company I should report the bug.

Watched The Last Dance from Netflix

The Last Dance is a TV mini-series starring Phil Jackson, Michael Jordan, and David Aldridge. Charting the rise of the 1990’s Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, one of the most notable dynasties in sports history.

I’ve never been a big fan of the NBA (I much prefer NCAA basketball where there tends to be considerably more defense), but in the 1990s I was very much a fan of Michael Jordan. This ESPN documentary (currently available on Netflix in the United States) is a fascinating look back at Jordan’s career and (what we thought was) his final season and NBA Finals run in 1998.