• Ulysses 20

    A great update to an amazing writing app, as long as you don’t get silly and try to use it with GitHub, but that’s on you. Anyways, the new dashboard thing is aces: I love that outline feature. It allows you to quickly see the structure of your document and is something I use every […]

    Published
  • GORUCK Xmas in July Sale

    Some insane deals as always. GR2s for $229, GR1s for $169, and the 15L Bullet ruck for just $79. You cannot go wrong with any of those and I highly recommend each. Hard not to buy those bags at those prices, but I already own multiples of each. Also the Simple Pants and the Stealth […]

    Published
  • Drop EDC Valet

    I’ve been using one for a while and think it’s great. Holds a ton without looking like it. And organizes it well. I use it to limit what I have and use for EDC: it has to fit in this valet. Recommended.

    Published
  • GORUCK Black Friday Sale

    Great sale on the best bags you can get, few stand outs: Black GR1, $265 Black GR2s, $295 Simple Pants, $115 Tough Hoodie, $85 I own all of those, actually 4 GR1s, and 2 GR2s, 2 Simple Pants, and just one of the hoodies. I use them all a ton, highly recommend them all. If […]

    Published
  • GORUCK Veterans Day Sale

    Some great deals on bags, including the black GR1 (aka The Best Backpack Money Can Buy) at $265. But I think the stealth win here is the Simple Pants are on sale — I don’t like them at full price, but love them discounted to $115. They are great pants, I would say go with […]

    Published
  • GORUCK GR2 On Sale

    While the GR1 (even in black) has hit $295, the GR2 is at an insanely low price of $355. I have a 34L already but I took this opportunity to pick up a 40L. Can’t beat that price. If you have a 26L GR1, get the 40. Otherwise get the 34L, fantastic bag.

    Published
  • Apple Siri Eavesdropping Puts Millions Of Users At Risk

    This is not cool, and I am a little shocked at Apple’s non-chalant response: The firm told The Guardian: “A small portion of Siri requests are analyzed to improve Siri and dictation. User requests are not associated with the user’s Apple ID. Siri responses are analyzed in secure facilities and all reviewers are under the […]

    Published
  • Big Zoom Security Flaw

    If you run the Mac app, I’d delete it. Zoom is way too calm about this.

    Published
  • GR1s on Sale, and More

    GORUCK is holding their annual X-Mas in July sale, and GR1s in many colors are down to $275. That’s used price levels so there is very low risk to buying, and it is the best backpack money can buy. What a deal. Other stuff is on sale too, but GR1.

    Published
  • The WSJ on News+

    Comically I read this criticism on News+, and wouldn’t have seen it otherwise. If you skip past the first 1/3 of the article where the writer talks about who would want this, etc etc, there are good points about how the app works. News+ really isn’t there from a software perspective on Apple’s side. There’s […]

    Published
  • Finding the Right Backpack Material

    I’m not a huge fan of the way Evergoods bags look, but damn if I don’t appreciate this nerd level of caring.

    Published
  • My iPad Writing Setup in 2019: Using a Stand, Keyboard, and Ulysses

    Good setup and delightfully simple. But someone get that guy a better keyboard.

    Published
  • Ulysses 15, Better than Ever

    Image previews for all! Ulysses has always done this polarizing thing among Markdown purists: they previewed images you put in your document. If you step back, this was and is a great innovation and one that I have always loved, but never been able to use. Until now. With Ulysses 15 the app will now […]

    Published
  • Why Daylight Saving Time Is a Good Thing

    The title of this link is likely to be extremely unpopular among those who read this site. The common belief basically amounts to “fuck daylight saving time” and I certainly have held that opinion for a while. Especially this morning. However this article is an extremely interesting counter point to the common refrain. Worth your […]

    Published
  • Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain

    This post is meh, but this quote from Kevin Roose is gold: I even use an app to pretend to meditate. Perfect.

    Published
  • The Axios Harris Poll 100

    Interesting poll: The Axios Harris Poll 100 ranks the reputations of the most visible companies in the United States. The survey is conducted among 18,228 Americans in a nationally representative sample. Powered by twenty years of proprietary research from The Harris Poll Reputation Quotient, The Axios Harris Poll 100 is a measurement of what real […]

    Published
  • Misuse of Eastern Ideas

    I don’t love this post from Amy Olberding, because I don’t think it applies s neatly to Marie Kondo as it does to the examples of Sun Tzu in the article (which is misused and the analysis is spot on). With Kondo it is a bit different but bordering on stupidity at this point, that […]

    Published
  • Reasons Why Men Should Carry a Purse

    I mean you can just carry a bag, but for the love of everything don’t call it a man-purse or a murse. There’s just no need. You know what’s a good name: ‘hand bag’.

    Published
  • Cutting the Five Tech Giants

    Kashmir Hill on the experience: I’ve just traded one huge corporation seeking to monetize my searches for another, less competent one. I think that’s astute and something most people miss when they try to cut out too many of the big companies. It’s fair to say that you should cut out Google and Facebook as […]

    Published
  • GORUCK Spring Cleaning Sale

    Some good deals on select items from GORUCK in their Spring Cleaning Sale. The Kid Ruck is down to $125, which makes it a good buy again. Even better is the GR2, which is back down to its old price of $395 — so if you want the best large sized travel backpack, I’d jump […]

    Published