• Unobstruct Clears a Path to a Better Web Reading Experience

    Fantastic app.

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  • The new Ulysses subscription plan is a wonderful idea

    David Hewson: For some reason the internet has encouraged us to place little value on the things we use, even the ones we rely on heavily day to day. It’s not just software. Books have been discounted and devalued in many places to the point where the people who write them get a pittance in […]

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  • Subscription Software

    Matt Gemmell: The important point is that, if you’re able to readily switch to a different app when your current one changes its payment model, then… do it. Just vote with your wallet, and don’t worry about it. To write a pissy review of an app you liked yesterday, in an attempt to vengefully damage […]

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  • Subscriptions

    Dr Drang talking through subscription based apps, with regard to Ulysses: If I were interested in Ulysses but hadn’t yet given it a try, I might see the subscription service as a positive. Ulysses used to cost $45 for the Mac and $25 for iOS. Now I could give both versions a good, solid two-month […]

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  • Ulysses Moves to the Subscription Model

    David Sparks on set reactions to the Ulysses change: What you shouldn’t do is trash the app in review because you’re not happy with the business model. Here’s Ulysses’s rating as of a few minutes ago. This App deserves so much more than 2.5 stars. This was inevitable. Ulysses is historically a 5 star app, […]

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  • The Member Sale

    A couple times a year, I need to make some closet space and purge things I’m not using often. This is that time, so if you are a member go take a look at what’s up for sale. I’ve got keyboards, bags, knives, and more listed. Thanks!

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  • Ulysses Switches to Subscription

    Big news from the world’s best writing app, they are switching to a subscription model — which also allow you to pay once and get Ulysses on Mac and iOS. Great change, and reasonable pricing too. I know first hand how expensive it is to develop apps, so I am glad to see my favorite […]

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  • Social Media Making Me Miserable

    Markham Heid: One recent study examined the links between Facebook use and wellbeing. “We found that the more you use Facebook over time, the more likely you are to experience negative physical health, negative mental health and negative life satisfaction,” says study author Holly Shakya, assistant professor and social media researcher at the University of […]

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  • Please Don’t just say ‘Hello’ in chat

    I came across this old page, through the course of my usual weekend surfing: You’re trying to be polite by not jumping right into the request, like you would do in person or on the phone. But Chat is neither of those things. Typing is much slower than talking. Instead of being polite, you are […]

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  • Hans Zimmer has joined Blade Runner 2049 to help compose the score

    Andrew Liptak writing for the Verge: “We have Johann’s breathtaking atmospheric sounds, but I needed other things, and Hans helped us.” Both Zimmer and Wallfisch both coming off of their latest collaboration with Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk. I saw Dunkirk over the weekend, and it is extraordinary. It must be seen in IMAX to be truly […]

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  • The Rise of Dystopian Fiction: From Soviet Dissidents to 70’s Paranoia to Murakami

    Yvonne Shiau, writing on Medium: … the dystopian novel — as we know it, in its full totalitarian glory — is itself a relatively new phenomenon. Before 1900, only the British satirist Jonathan Swift wrote books that could, with one eye squinted, be called dystopian. So when did dystopias and dystopian themes start taking off in modern fiction? And […]

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  • Betty Shannon, Unsung Mathematical Genius

    Fantastic story about a life-long partnership steeped in math and love. As our industry begins to recognize the on-going contributions of women in our field, I hope more stories like Betty Shannon’s can be told. Like the Shannons, my wife and I share a rich intellectual bond that is invaluable to me. She’s my first […]

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  • John Powell will score the upcoming Han Solo movie

    Great news. Powell is an accomplished composer, and he will add a distinctive style which should separate this standalone movie from the Skywalker episodes. Fans of film music will recognize Powell’s score for the Jason Bourne trilogy, of which The Bourne Supremacy is a one of my favorites. Personally, I enjoy that Lucasfilm is branching […]

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  • Jony Ive and Apple Park

    Jason Snell, on the oft-assumed uniformity in the priorities of all writers, editors, and programmers: Sometimes I think people who work in fields where an open collaborative environment makes sense don’t understand that people in other fields (writers, editors, programmers) might not share the same priorities when it comes to workspaces. I’ve read a lot […]

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  • Minaal Daily Bag review by Fatih Arslan

    Interesting review given that he is coming from my top bag choice, the GR1. If there’s one complaint I heart about the GR1, it’s the weight, but that weight is what makes it so damn good to carry. You don’t notice the weight on your back, but you do notice it when you pick up […]

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  • Cedric and Ada’s Steel Test and Results on Everyday Commentary

    Fantastic set of testing for blade steels. Really interesting to see where things like S30V and S35VN fall in comparison to M390 (my current favorite steel). Be sure to read part 2 as well.

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  • Removing Barriers — Outlier’s Approach to Fashion

    Eugene Kan: In the words of Abe: “We don’t see ourselves as a lifestyle brand. We don’t focus on it too much. Apple doesn’t care who buys it, they focus on making the best possible product. You can do whatever you want with it. It’s not like if you buy it you’ll look like a surfer […]

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  • Transmit 5

    I may not use the Mac anymore, but Transmit is one hell of an app. This one adds Rackspace support, which gives me oh so much hope that this support with come to iOS.

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  • IBM’S PLAN TO ENCRYPT UNTHINKABLE AMOUNTS OF SENSITIVE DATA

    Lily Hay Newman: “It can process 12 billion transactions per day on one machine. If you take something like Cyber Monday there’s probably about 30 million transactions that go on,” says Barlow. “So one of these machines can process that kind of crazy workload without even breaking a sweat in less than a day.” Woah.

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  • The Rise and Fall of Working From Home

    Some jackass: “Youngish people need structure,” he said, adding that they have small apartments and might not have a good place to work, anyway. He still offers flex time and lets workers leave at 3:00 p.m. on Fridays.  “I think people have to be trusted,” Laermer said.  “But the working-from-home thing has to be on a […]

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