• For Fun

    Mike Johnston: But why is that? I can’t quite put my finger on it. I don’t quite get why a Fuji X-T1 is “more fun” than a full-frame DSLR. Yet somehow…it is. The Panasonic GX7 is even more fun than that. Why? Is it possible that a premium fixed-lens compact—Sony RX1, Ricoh GR, Nikon Coolpix […]

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  • Chatting

    A new method for chatting about podcast episodes and this site.

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  • The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek

    David Cain: The ultimate tool for corporations to sustain a culture of this sort is to develop the 40-hour workweek as the normal lifestyle. Under these working conditions people have to build a life in the evenings and on weekends. This arrangement makes us naturally more inclined to spend heavily on entertainment and conveniences because […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Shawn Blanc

    “Committing to sweat the details is a commitment to the long game.” — Shawn Blanc

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  • Working on the iPad

    Working only on my iPad is a dream, but it’s also not that far off.

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  • Deconstructing Satya

    Brian S Hall: Last week, I praised Nadella for his bold, borderline revolutionary statements. A few days later he morphs into a parody of his predecessor.

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  • A New NewYorker.com

    The Editors at The New Yorker: On a desktop, on a tablet, on a phone, the site has become, we believe, much easier to navigate and read, much richer in its offerings, and a great deal more attractive. For months, our editorial and tech teams have been sardined into a boiler room, subsisting only on […]

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  • Keyboard Maestro Speed Test Macro Tweaks

    Kuba Baran has a nice post on his Speedtest.net Keyboard Maestro macro and he uses sed to strip out some of the unneeded crap that my macro spits out. Nice work.

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  • Introducing New Glassboard Memberships

    Smart work from Second Gear, as Glassboard is a really fantastic service.

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  • Presentations Field Guide

    If you do even one presentation in your life, you owe it to those you are presenting to read this book. I have immense respect and trust for David Sparks, and this book is fantastic. As I write this he is already topping the iBooks charts — so you don’t have to just take my […]

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  • Microsoft layoff e-mail typifies inhuman corporate insensitivity

    Lee Hutchinson: Nadella’s e-mail stretches to almost 600 words in six paragraphs—too long by at least half considering the content. It’s bloated by stock corporate phrases totally devoid of meaning—Microsoft will “drive greater accountability” and will have “more productive, impactful teams.” The company will “accelerate the flow of information.” The e-mail even manages to drop […]

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  • Verizon’s Accidental Mea Culpa

    Mark Taylor: Verizon has confirmed that everything between that router in their network and their subscribers is uncongested – in fact has plenty of capacity sitting there waiting to be used. Above, I confirmed exactly the same thing for the Level 3 network. So in fact, we could fix this congestion in about five minutes […]

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  • Fire Phone Ad

    Stefan Constantinescu: Here’s the Amazon Fire Phone’s first 30 second television commercial. It’s frankly terrible, but interestingly enough, none of the phone’s key features (Firefly and BS 3D) are demoed. That’s an understatement.

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  • Keyboard Maestro Macro: Time Zoner

    A quick tool for translating time into multiple time zones for planning.

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  • Staying Safe On Public WiFi

    Bradley Chambers: Because of that, I always use a VPN when I am using WiFi other than at my house, my work, or my inlaws. While I am using OpenVPN with a 3rd party VPN service, I don’t recommend that for most people because it is a lot more complicated to setup. I highly recommend […]

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  • The E39 BMW M5

    One of the greatest cars ever made.

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  • Ulysses III is Half Price

    Ulysses III, my favorite writing app, is 50% as part of Mac App Store’s Explore Your Creativity promotion. Go get it, it’s an app I highly recommend.

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  • Keyboard Maestro Macros from Matt Gemmell

    I like his ‘hisender’ macro, that’s clever.

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  • It Is Time to Stop Rewarding Failure

    Om Malik on the nightmare leadership at Microsoft: And Nokia, the once haloed and peerless brand when it came to phones was sold to Microsoft for relative pittance. Elop heads up Microsoft’s Devices Group. Think of it this way — since Elop took over as Nokia CEO, the company has cut over 50,000 jobs (if […]

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  • Mobile First

    Going head first into mobile, by firing most of the mobile staff…

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