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Blogging from anywhere

Published: May 15, 2024 06:00

the simpler it is to write and publish content to your website, the more likely you will. i don’t make the rules, that’s just human nature. most of the time i write on my MacBook, but there’s nothing to prevent me from publishing to my blog from my iPad or…

Make a website

Published: March 25, 2024 18:10

Louie Mantia has been on a roll lately in his prolific advocacy for making things on the Internet. He wrote a post a couple months ago titled Make a Damn Website and he followed it up today with the very practical How to Make a Damn Website. We…

Blogging is a bit like gardening

Published: March 25, 2024 15:20

Sometimes I have thoughts along the lines of: “why am I blogging this if no one is reading it?” and on good mental days I’ll respond back1 with something to the effect of: “my writing is primarily for me, and if someone else sees it and appreciates it,…

Tomorrow's Ideas, Today's Tech

Published: February 4, 2024 19:14

This is MKBHD’s third video about the Vision Pro, and I agree with pretty much every point he makes. I think he does a good job of pointing out how most of the decisions that went into this device come with real tradeoffs, but in practice it’s still a…

Negative reviews of the Vision Pro are boring

Published: January 31, 2024 18:16

Can I vent for a second? The Apple Vision Pro reviews are out, and this is the part of the review cycle I forgot I hated so much… Is this the first augmented reality goggle or platform? No, far from it. Is it a fundamentally different approach to AR…

Work can wait.

Published: January 29, 2024 03:17

This post from “Matrix Agent” came across my Mastodon feed, and I couldn’t agree more: there is NO reason any of us should have to “thrive in a fast paced environment” or “work well under pressure.” most of our daily work is not an emergency and our…

Can we talk about the App Store?

Published: January 26, 2024 22:00

There has been a lot of press around changes to the App Store lately. First there was a US court decision that forced Apple into allowing apps to include an “alternate payment link”, and just yesterday they announced a sweeping set of changes coming to the…

Don't feed the trolls

Published: January 22, 2024 20:26

There are people who’s “brand” is deliberately missing the point. Doesn’t matter what the issue, they’ll find a way to get it wrong. Rather than assume they’re unintelligent, it’s helpful to ask yourself why they might want to get something wrong in such a…

The Verge makes the case that Safari is the killer visionOS app at launch

Published: January 22, 2024 19:47

David Pierce, writing for The Verge: At first, the open web is Apple’s best chance to make its headset a winner. Because at least so far, it seems developers are not exactly jumping to build new apps for Apple’s new platform. There are many strong points…

Apple Vision Pro Launch Day Details

Published: January 21, 2024 14:28

Mark Gurman shared some cool details about Vision Pro launch day procedures: In-store pickup customers who order online can either take the device and leave, go through the in-store demo or do a 1:1 set up with an employee to verify size/fit. If needed,…