Posted April 28th, 2014 @ 09:16am by Erik J. Barzeski
PulpFiction was great. Cyndicate was even better.
But now neither are really no more, and it's only a matter of time before Cyndicate stops working.
That will be a sad day for at least two or three people. Namely myself, Brad, and one other person I know who loves Cyndicate.
I love how feeds are sorted by their content, not the blog from which they came. I could probably manage a similar thing in other blog readers if I use smart folders or something, but that seems like a bit of a weird approach and that the individual blog feeds are always being thrust in your face as "how you're supposed to use this app."
I've heard good things about ReadKit. And of course NetNewsWire is still out there.
NetNewsWire (I just tried a recent one) still screws this up. It sorts feeds into folders, but doesn't show you the contents of the folders when you select them. Seriously… So does ReadKit work this way? Because this way sucks, TBH. Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't seem to be…
Posted April 27th, 2014 @ 09:10am by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted April 26th, 2014 @ 08:56am by Erik J. Barzeski
This is a particularly bad example: Car UI.
It's not news that Apple's CarPlay is re-igniting the discussion about just how bad the UX is in most modern vehicles.
A friend of mine works on the UX for Tesla, though, and if I had to choose a car with the best UX, it may be one of those bad boys.
Posted April 25th, 2014 @ 11:21pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted April 24th, 2014 @ 07:37am by Erik J. Barzeski
a) 10.10? I forgot that with Mavericks being 10.9 we were about to find out whether we were getting "Mac OS XI" or what…
b) Apparently we have to get ready for Helvetica Neue according to Craig Hockenberry. That's fine. I think Analyzr can handle it.
Posted April 23rd, 2014 @ 06:11pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted April 22nd, 2014 @ 07:35am by Erik J. Barzeski
The Invention of the AeroPress and a bunch of other little details about inventing, trial and error, business, etc.
P.S. Apparently the preferred method of brewing is upside down:
Posted April 21st, 2014 @ 01:20pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Friendly reminder: you can go to http://www.google.com/settings/ads/ to opt out of a lot of Google Ads tracking.
I kept seeing ad after ad for HostGator (enough that I will now strongly not consider using HostGator for anything), and quickly opted out to clear those from my computer.
In general I don't mind ad tracking. I'd rather have relevant ads than irrelevant ones.
Posted April 20th, 2014 @ 06:11pm by Erik J. Barzeski
You can check out 20 pictures here. I've seen them all before (not those specific pictures… but the insides of golf balls cut in half), but they're still cool to see.
Posted April 19th, 2014 @ 02:29pm by Erik J. Barzeski
REM Unplugged from Record Store Day on Vimeo.
I oarked just as the store opened, walked in just after the last person who had waited in line entered, and snagged the only copy of R.E.M. Unplugged that the store had.
I was back in my car and on the road again within three minutes.
So… my first and last Record Store Day was a rousing success!
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Posted April 18th, 2014 @ 09:31am by Erik J. Barzeski
MAKE has a story on How I Got My Job as a Lego Designer. If I had known that was a thing, I may have beat him to the punch… Gosh I loved playing with Lego as a kid.
Posted April 17th, 2014 @ 01:15am by Erik J. Barzeski
How Americans Die.
It's a nice presentation. With some surprising information on suicide in particular.
Posted April 16th, 2014 @ 01:15am by Erik J. Barzeski
Yeah, on Android. It's a bit of a neat trick, since they can't exactly have a very big aperture, but it seems to be "okay."
Posted April 15th, 2014 @ 01:24am by Erik J. Barzeski
Aside from notifying me when I can't hear or see my phone (or feel it), I don't see much point in wearables.
And I rarely wear a watch.
Posted April 14th, 2014 @ 01:19am by Erik J. Barzeski
I'm writing the gist of this in the future by a few days. I just had a conversation with someone I respected. He equated - because his religion compels him to - homosexuality with child molestation. He steadfastly believes that homosexuality is 100% choice, and is never biological. He's quite firm on that point.
I no longer consider this person someone with whom I wish to speak.
So given that background, I read Anil Dash's piece on being more tolerant, or less of a jerk, with interest.