My Away Messages
I wanted to post something I suppose I rarely think to: the articles that I missed while I was away. Lexi and I went on a short vacation this weekend, one of the last prior to our unborn child’s nativity and, as usual, the world kept spinning and the technology blogs kept posting. So instead of dealing with the inundation of reading material quietly, I thought I would make a list of the most interesting pieces I read this morning (and afternoon and evening). Again, this is not everything I have read nor are they the best in every category, but they are some of the easiest for quick reads and thought provocations. Enjoy!
Technology and iOS 7
- Apple Outsider - Real
“[iOS 7 is] a reimagining that catapults the system into a new era while retaining the most important intuitions built up over the last six years. … Apple has kept all the right things, and built a new experience celebrating the values behind them. iOS 7 is truly the sum of its parts.”
- When Apple Moves Fast - Stratēchery
This is a short one, but a powerful one; no quote because I wouldn’t want to ruin the ending.
- WWDC 2013: Apple’s Signature - The Angry Drunk and to go along with it, the Designed by Apple webpage
- XKCD What-if? - Extreme Boating
- The Lego Movie - 512 Pixels
- Tea App 2.0 and their blog post
I already reviewed the new version on the App Store, but this update has been a long time in the making and it looks great! I was patient and I’m glad I was, as this app will get back on my homepage quickly with this update.
- Fargo 0.80
Fargo is a great outliner and I am glad to see their movement hasn’t slowed even though I was away for a couple days!
- The Stars and Their Courses (via daringfireball.net)
6+ hour film of the Nevada night sky in 4K that Field Notes used to create the cover of their new “Night Sky Edition” notebooks. Check out Field Notes’ own coverage with a shorter video here.
- Taste Test: The Best Sriracha
How could I not post this?
In the attempt to not get too bogged down by all of the sources and feeds, I have also marked items to be read later. They are listed below.