Recent Entries from the Microblog

   
I don't have as much of a shoe obsession as my wife, but I love when you can learn something from a marketing email: sprezzatura.

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Frosty the *Snow*man January 5, 2018
I'm drawing a line in the sand: Frosty the Snowman is a valid character to display as long as there is snow on the ground.
   
Pythonista Updated January 3, 2018
Today, I noted an update for a great app: Pythonista. I went directly to MacStories to read up.

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Being More Direct in 2018 January 1, 2018
My New Year's "Resolution" is to be more direct in my indictments of people.
   
At what point do I stop denying that I am a programmer?

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Most horror movies are predicated on stupid people doing stupid things that cause them to be in danger in the first place.
   
Technology is the Process December 19, 2017
Hurry Slowly is a great podcast; this episode with Austin Kleon is another fine example.

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The Definition of Complicity December 19, 2017
What defines complicity when you feed the beast of social media?
   
The coloring book industry might have a slight edge on education in terms of paper dependency.
   
An Unknown Discolored Open Box December 16, 2017
I still don't recognize the new Dropbox icon (due to its color) at first glance.
   
You Marry A Family December 14, 2017
Some days, my wife likes me most for the family she married into.
   
Just like me (Jay Ray), my daughter (Eloisa or Isa for short) is going to have to contend with sharing a name with someone famous. Of course, it's fantastic that Issa Rae is a strong, black woman with a well-deserved Golden Globe nomination!

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App Pre-Orders December 12, 2017
Smartest update to the App Store yet: App Pre-Orders.

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Rethinking My Podcast Habit December 8, 2017
A thought for later: I have culled the number of podcasts in my feed to a minuscule number by comparison to my previous habits.
   
Amazon released an update to its Prime Video app on iOS to make it compatible with Apple TV. In a word: Finally!
   
Oliver Cabell Free Advertising November 24, 2017
I respect this approach from Oliver Cabell on Black Friday.

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Too Many Books To Read November 21, 2017
I updated my Reading page today, as I quickly realized this morning that I am in the midst of five different books right now.

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How insane is it that I still need a Mac to load notification tone files onto an iOS device!?!

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$1M Idea: A Disposable Whisk November 4, 2017
For no other reason than the cleaning process, there is no other utensil that deserves to have a disposable version more than a whisk.
   
iPhone X Home Plate November 3, 2017
It's a little crazy that John Gruber of all people didn't think to call the home indicator, "Home Plate".

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Ice Cube, Great Dad November 1, 2017
One of my strangest takeaways from "Straight Outta Compton" is that Ice Cube seems like he is a great husband and father.