• Systematic Destruction of Twitter

    Dalton Caldwell in his excellent post about the pivot that Twitter is doing, sees this as the “new” Twitter: Important content is mostly created by media companies, whether they are blogs, television, radio or movies. A little further down he says: The Discover tab is the future. Rather than forcing normal users to make sense […]

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  • ‘A Guide to Legal Marijuana Use in Seattle’

    Jonah Spangenthal-Lee’s guide to legal marijuana use in Seattle, posted on the Seattle Police Department’s website is fantastic, including a TL;DR version: Please note that the initiative says it “is unlawful to open a package containing marijuana…in view of the general public,” so there’s that. Also, you probably shouldn’t bring pot with you to the […]

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  • ‘Twitter’s Descent Into the Extractive’

    David Heinemeier Hansson has penned an extraordinarily beautiful bit of prose about the path of Twitter. I love his concluding thought: Winter might be longer this time around, but inevitably Spring will return That’s a fascinating sentiment, especially on the heels of the news that Peter Chernin is now on the board of Twitter. Twitter […]

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  • The Future of Search

    This post from Kontra about Siri and the future of semantic searching has made the rounds, with good reason too as it is a compelling and interesting post. I can’t help but think that it is interesting how much catching up Google is trying to do in this area right now, when it always has […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Marco Arment

    “The effective rule, therefore, is even simpler: ‘Don’t build anything for Twitter.’” — Marco Arment

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  • The Search For the Best Everyday Pocket Knife (Part One)

    Now that I have gone over why you should carry a pocket knife everyday, I think it prudent to look at some options of knives to carry everyday. As I said in my last post on the matter: what is best for me, what is best for Clint Eastwood, is not going to be what […]

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  • ‘U.S. Postal Service Reports $15.9 Billion Loss’

    Ron Nixon, reporting for the New York Times, on the recent absurd USPS financial loss: The Postal Service on Thursday reported a record $15.9 billion net loss for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, bringing the financially troubled agency another step closer to insolvency. Additionally he notes: Nearly $5 billion in other losses were […]

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  • The Keyboard Maestro Basics

    Before I start sharing a bunch of Keyboard Maestro macros, we need to be on the same page when it comes to understanding the inner workings of Keyboard Maestro. So let’s get that out of the way. Keyboard Maestro is a two part application. The first part is what you see when you launch the […]

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  • The B&B Podcast #85: The Circle of Confusion

    Shawn and I talk all about photography, lenses, and Shawn’s new camera. (Programming note: No show next week for the Turkey Day stuff(ing).)

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  • Keyboard Maestro, Your Savior

    Keyboard Maestro is the best tool you can purchase for your Mac. It is a bigger upgrade for most people than doubling up your RAM — yet Keyboard Maestro is also a daunting tool to learn at first glance. The reason I will be writing a series on Keyboard Maestro is that all too often […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Horace Dediu

    “What would happen if Samsung soaks up so much profit from mobile that it’s in a position to acquire Google and control the trajectory of their enabling platform?” — Horace Dediu

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  • ‘Rampant Abuse of Push Notifications’

    Jeff Hunter has a “collection of valueless, invasive, and annoying push notifications” that he has received and it is clear from his post that there very much is a problem. What’s interesting is that it appears Apple already anticipated this, as this is section 5.6 of the App review guidelines, per Hunter’s post: 5.6 Apps […]

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  • Microsoft’s Guy

    The big tech news last night was that Steven Sinofsky was fired from Microsoft1 — Sinofsky was the head of Windows and the man in charge of Windows 8. Naturally, tech blogs exploded drawing parallels to Cook’s quasi-firing of Scott Forstall, head of iOS at Apple. Other than both companies being competitors (kind of) and […]

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  • ‘Hanging Up on iPhone’

    The usually rational, Stephen Hackett is trading in his iPhone for a crappy Motorola flip phone. Stephen is tired of having his head down in his phone, which I think we can all understand, and here’s how he is going about this: In addition to my self-imposed 12-month timeframe, I’ve got an LTE iPad mini […]

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  • Self-Publishing

    In the most recent issue of The Magazine, Harry Marks makes the case that self-publishing is not always a good thing for writers who want to be good writers. It’s a fantastic read. Prior to reading this article I had been working (very slowly) on a book of my own, a guide to Keyboard Maestro. […]

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  • Linked Lists

    It’s that time again, where we debate linking to shit that is written to pad the pockets of advertising-first sites that sometimes, also, have content on them. I couldn’t care less about the debate at this point — I figure idiots tend to do whatever they want — but I think a better debate surrounds […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Michael Lopp

    “Love him or hate him, Scott Forstall’s departure makes Apple a more stable company, and I wonder if that is how it begins.” — Michael Lopp

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  • Quote of the Day: The Macalope

    “Lyons is fond of claiming that innovation is over at Apple. In psychological terms, this is called projection.” — The Macalope

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  • When Your iPhone is No Longer a Good Enough Camera

    Shawn Blanc finally felt the need to get a dedicated camera, and he wrote a post about what he has learned thus far: This post is for those who also feel that their iPhone is no longer cutting it — hopefully I can give you a head start in your hunt. Shawn narrowed down his […]

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  • Was Nate Silver the Most Accurate 2012 Election Pundit?

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