• Timex Expedition Scout — Inexpensive Field Watch

    The loudest watch I’ve ever worn, but I do love Indiglo.

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  • Building Technology for Good

    Wilneida Negrón: By then, my experience working as a therapist, social worker, immigrant rights advocate, and social movement researcher had made me deeply skeptical of Mark Zuckerberg’s “move fast and break things” ethos, which has defined Silicon Valley. While this mantra is credited with ushering in an era of incredible innovation–the products, platforms, and tools […]

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  • Knit Velcro Patch Caps from All Day Ruckoff

    Speaking of All Day Ruckoff, I just picked up one of these new knit caps. Damn is it nice, and perhaps the warmest cap I’ve owned. I’ll be using this for my early morning rucks.

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  • GORUCK Gear & Colorway Directory at All Day Ruckoff

    A huge benefit for people like me. And damn, there’s been some sweet colors out there. The new 10L Bullet Ruck colors are stellar. Great resource from All Day Ruckoff.

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  • ProtonVPN

    I’ve been using ProtonVPN for, I think, over a month now and it’s been really great. They just pushed out their iOS app, which makes the service far better.

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  • 2018 Gift Guide: 10 Gifts Worth Giving

    The expensive time of the year, unless you are got married earlier this year.

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  • GORUCK Black Friday Sale Week

    Some insanely good deals on GORUCK Gear now through Sunday. Most non-black bags are lower in price than they were before the price increases. Get a GR1 or a 10L Bullet Ruck for a bargain. Oh and the Bullets are available in color combinations I’ve never seen before, and in an amount of combinations I […]

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  • Using an iPad Software Keyboard Full Time

    I still can’t do an em-dash with the software keyboard.

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  • Casio G-SHOCK DW5600E-1V — The Classic at a low price

    This is a surpassingly great watch, if you can get past the looks.

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  • Casio MDV106-1AV — Inexpensive Diver

    What do you get for $40 with free shipping?

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  • The Big iPad

    This is a really good post from Matt Gemmell on the new iPads. Despite my quoting below please do read the entire post. Ok, now some choice quotes from Gemmell. Gemmell on reviewers who don’t use the iPad Pro full time: They draw conclusions that are intellectually dishonest. Watch out for that. And who that […]

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  • iPad and Surface Competition

    Ross Rubin has a solid post about the differences between Surface and iPad, but this bit about value to developers is key: That said, the long-term incentive for at least Mac developers to adapt the full power of their apps for the iPad seems clear. The level of mastery Apple has achieved in silicon–combined with […]

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  • We Are Overbuying Everything

    And it’s really hard to stop doing it.

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  • Pencil + Text Selection Prototype

    Very neat.

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  • Initial iPad Impressions from Mr. Blanc

    Shawn Blanc on the Keyboard Folio: The new Keyboard Folio is nicer than the previous Smart Keyboard Cover, but I’m not in love with it. Because the Keyboard Folio attaches to the entire back of the iPad, it’s not as easy to quickly connect / disconnect the iPad as it was with the predecessor. This […]

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  • GORUCK Veterans Day Sale

    With the price increases at GORUCK I know many have been waiting for a sale. There’s good deals to be had on the Bullet Rucks, and the clothing. I snagged a pair of midweight Simple Pants, as I love the ones I already have. I’d also get another Bullet Ruck if I needed it, but […]

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  • padOS

    Good post from Ben Lovejoy on his experiences with the iPad Pro so far. What really stands out in his post, which I’ve seen all over with this round of iPad coverage, is that many people (rightfully) feel that software companies don’t take the iPad seriously enough. This couldn’t be more true. Just look at […]

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  • When a Business Insider Writer Doesn’t Realize They Don’t Use Computers the Same

    Lots of headlines I could have used for this piece written by Dave Smith (don’t bother reading it in full): I insist the iPad Pro is not a real work computer because even trying to perform the most basic of tasks felt underwhelming and compelled me to use a laptop instead. Many people I’ve heard […]

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  • Believing without evidence is always morally wrong

    Francisco Mejia Uribe: However, reality has caught up with Clifford. His once seemingly exaggerated claim that ‘it is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence’ is no longer hyperbole but a technical reality. Erin and I were talking the other night, where she made the comment about how she wondered […]

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  • Making iPad into a Pro

    Craig Mod has an excellent essay about the pitfalls and hopes of the iPad. This sentence is spot on: The problems begin when you need multiple contexts. For example, you can’t open two documents in the same program side-by-side, allowing you to reference one set of edits, while applying them to a new document. I […]

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