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Archive for June, 2014

The Internet With A Human Face - Beyond Tellerrand 2014 Conference Talk Here's one idea for where to begin: 1. Limit what kind of behavioral data websites can store. When I say behavioral data, I mean the kinds of things computers notice about you in passing—your search history, what you click on, what cell tower […]

One of the kids is named "Dash." "I like this better than Flappy Bird."

Hopscotch - Coding for kids. I'll download this on my kiddo's iPad soon.

The Shawshank Residuals says: Twenty years after it was released and flopped, "The Shawshank Redemption" has turned in a money machine. … "Shawshank" was an underwhelming box-office performer when it hit theaters 20 years ago this September, but then it began to redeem itself, finding an audience on home video and later becoming a fixture […]

Mule Radio Closes

Mule Radio closes. The loss of The Talk Show hurt them quite a bit, I think, just as gaining it helped them quite a bit. P.S. I thought it was just "Talk Show" but even Gruber's site says "THE" on it.

Gruber on Beats Management Not sure why anyone is surprised by this arrangement. Cue has long run Apple’s entertainment/iTunes stuff, and that’s where Beats Music clearly fits. As for the hardware reporting to Phil Schiller, that’s a little less obvious, but makes sense: what Beats needs as an Apple subsidiary is product marketing, a replacement […]

Apple Buys Beats

Apple Buys Beats. Why? I don't know. Apple today announced it has agreed to acquire the critically acclaimed subscription streaming music service Beats Music, and Beats Electronics, which makes the popular Beats headphones, speakers and audio software. As part of the acquisition, Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join Apple. Apple is acquiring […]

The New Apple

Meet the New Apple and What Steve Jobs Wouldn't Have Done are both two good articles that look at the changes in Apple since the passing of Steve Jobs. But the big story — and the big picture — is that Apple seems to have come out of deep freeze. It feels light, like it’s […]


Setting a Contact’s Default Address in Apple Mail. It shouldn't be this hard.

Amazon’s Tactics Confirm Its Critics' Worst Suspicions But the more basic problem here is that Amazon is violating its own code. To win a corporate battle, Amazon is ruining its customer experience. Mr. Bezos has long pointed to customer satisfaction as his North Star; making sure customers are treated well is the guiding principle for […]

Getting More out of LaunchBar

I probably use about 10% of LaunchBar, but I'm bookmarking these here to read up on how I can do more: Take Control of LaunchBar Mac Gems: Veteran Gem LaunchBar gets better and better Be more productive with LaunchBar, Part 1 Be more productive with LaunchBar, Part 2 A Review of LaunchBar and a History […]

Kickstarter Wallets

If you've ever wondered why there are so many wallets on Kickstarter, they've published an article on that. Wallets are a perennial around here: one of a handful of products you’ll consistently see at least two or three of on the site, well on their way to being funded, any time you look. Minimalist wallets, […]

Working from Home

Working from Home: The main problem you’ll encounter when working from home is… well, you. We need constraints in order to reinforce productive behaviour. The idea of a work ethic goes out the window for most people when no-one is looking over your shoulder. Some people can just work diligently, regardless of whether anyone is […]

Gyroscopic Precession

Very well done video. The bike tire example is nicely done.