WWDC 2022 Wishlist


  • Fix autoplay while in CarPlay
    • If I have my music/podcast paused and I try to browse anything (while parked) that has media on it, the music/podcast auto-resumes
    • I can find no way to prevent it without killing the music/podcast app
    • It is the bane of my existence 😁
  • Messages Spam Filter
  • Universal notifications – notifications clear from all devices when read on one (Thanks to Juli Clover)
  • Share “some” parts of Home app with other family members
    • My kids don’t need access to everything
  • Interactive Widgets
    • Update widget details more often (Fitness is always way behind for me)
  • Control Center API for third-party apps
  • Photos
    • Family library
    • Allow for viewing/editing keywords
  • Emoji zoom
    • Allow for a tap & hold to enlarge the emoji to make it easier to identify
  • Allow for scheduling of full subscribed calendar refresh
    • Currently, it seems to refresh haphazardly or not at all in iOS/iPadOS


  • Fix Time Machine when using a NAS
    • It will work for some random amount of time (a day to a few weeks) and then just stop with no useful error logging
    • Regular use of the NAS still works at this point, but Time Machine seems to become permanently broken without deleting the backup and starting over…

tvOS/Apple TV app

  • Every piece of video content should display whether it is 4K, HD, SD, HDR, etc. on the details page consistently
  • Allow for paid upgrades from HD to 4K
  • Stop showing content that is already owned as “un-purchased” when the content owner repackages it as “new”
    • At minimum, show me that I own a “previous version” of the title
  • Metadata adjustment (title, genre, cover art)
    • Sometimes the metadata is just wrong, ugly or shows zero effort on the part of the content owner

Nine Inch Nails 2022

Heather and I got to go see Nine Inch Nails at the Red Hat Amphitheater last night for the opening stop of their 2022 tour. We haven’t been to this venue before. It’s on the smaller side as it only holds ~6k people. The actual performance was good, but I didn’t love everything about where we were in the venue. The people in our row were constantly coming and going which leads to a lot of distractions. We were on the end of our row on the far left of the stage so we also had the crowds from concession lines. Not ideal, but I’ll just try to remember that in the future. Luckily, none of that ruined a great performance.

The setlist was a nice mix of favorites:

  • Somewhat Damaged
  • The Day the World Went Away
  • The Frail
  • The Wretched
  • March of the Pigs
  • 1,000,000
  • Survivalism
  • Piggy
  • Closer
  • Play Video
  • The Perfect Drug
  • The Becoming
  • This Isn’t the Place
  • Every Day Is Exactly the Same
  • I’m Afraid of Americans
  • Fashion
  • Only
  • The Hand That Feeds
  • Head Like a Hole

Followed up by the Encore:

  • Reptile
  • And All That Could Have Been
  • Hurt

Heather & I were trying to recall when we last saw Nine Inch Nails. To our recollection, it was 2017/2018, but unless my email has some big gaps, it was 2013 at the PNC Arena. That was a huge surprise as it doesn’t feel like 9 years ago.

Honestly, as long as Trent Reznor wants to keep performing, I’m probably game to keep showing up 😃…