• The Wrap Up Post

    I was pretty sure I would only get to 25,000 — maybe 30,000 — words for the month. But as I write this, I am already safely past the 50,000 word benchmark. I had always planned on writing a wrap up for the last day, as sort of an easy way to get in the last […]

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  • Some Important Updates

    Last month a veritable shit storm hit Twitter and many blogs, with the seemingly unwarranted attack on an anonymous blogger going by the name “Samantha Bielefeld”. This week I have been given a lot more information about this person and it makes me angry. Very angry. While I still believe gendered, and personal, attacks on […]

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  • Live Photos are Great

    One thing that I keep hearing, is people trying to figure out if Live Photos are a gimmick or not. No one has had access to Live Photos long enough to know for sure, but I can say, that when I get little moments like you see in the video of a live photo below […]

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  • Android Needs to Address It’s Security Issues

    Android is taking a beating in the security arena lately. First that MMS vulnerability. Now reports that fingerprint data can be stolen from phones. And then there’s this story about how the iPhone is the best choice for most people from a security standpoint (with obvious caveats about iOS). And all this on my mind […]

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  • The Quiet

    A few thoughts on how summer brings peace in the home.

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  • On Writing – Audio Follow-up

    This is a repost of the audio originally published to Spoken.co

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  • Negativity

    This is a repost of the audio originally published to Spoken.co

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  • Privacy, Security, and User Experience

    Could not disagree with you more, sir.

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  • Obligatory Apple Watch and MacBook Thoughts

    I watched the event with everyone else and I wasn’t going to post about it. I had nothing to say, but on the drive home something happened. I missed a text. I didn’t hear it, or see it. When I got home I was annoyed I missed it. And I was amazed at how many […]

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  • The Trade

    I currently have a White/Silver iPhone 6. It is a Verizon phone, 64GB, with AppleCare. I’m looking to trade for a 6 plus. Specifically the 6+ needs to be at least 64GB, preferably one of the white models, on Verizon, with AppleCare. I’m willing to make up for the price difference on the trade as […]

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  • Monochrome Moon

    I’ve been playing around with my X100T lately, and snapped this from my backyard the other night. After a quick spin through Flare, it looked pretty good for a wallpaper. Here’s the image (the full resolution version doesn’t have the compression banding/artifacts): Go ahead and download this high resolution version and take it for a […]

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  • Web Analytics

    Many responses I have received about my recent post over app analytics has been surrounding the use of web analytics on this site. Simply put: I’ve never liked them, but have found them necessary. I do find them different than app analytics. As you come here to consume what I have written, not to pen […]

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  • A Simple Guide to Buying Shit for People You Hate Buying For

    We all have those people in our lives which seem impossible to buy for. I have a great many of them, so here’s some go to items (here’s hoping they don’t read this, ha) I am using this year. Tech Person The Photive 6-port USB Charger: I love mine. I personally go with the 6-port […]

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  • For Sale: X-E2 and Lenses

    Selling my X-E2, and Fuji 35mm f/1.4, and 27mm f/2.8 lenses. It’s all up for grabs, let me know if you are interested. Here are the details: Fujifilm X-E2 (silver): It’s near perfect. There is a light scratch at the top of the camera on the left hand side, and some wear on the silver […]

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  • Holiday Wallpaper

    A little holiday wallpaper for you. Download full sized image here.

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  • It’s Been Cold Here

    The weather keeps jumping down below 30° here, and that’s not normal. Especially not for this time of year. I saw a nice frosty field on my way into work. I snapped a few shots before I froze.

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  • Read Receipts

    Are really, really nice and you should have them enabled. Here’s why, in short, you should stop being paranoid and turn on read receipts: It’s kind. I bet you love it when your buddies have it turned on, why not do the same? You love it because then you know they got, and saw your […]

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  • I Need More Screens, Or a Bigger One

    In my new role at MartianCraft I need a lot of windows open all at once — most of them communication related. It works fine on my 15” retina MacBook Pro, but it could be much better with more space. Sure I could buy a $5k 5k iMac, but nope. And honestly my retina MacBook […]

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  • Insanity

    I was emailed a couple of Word documents to read through yesterday. I started to read through them on my Mac, and then I realized that it would be way better to read through them on my iPad with my feet kicked up. But the files were zipped in the email. So I went ahead […]

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  • Retina Ready

    Now that I have a new job I am having to adjust to a new set of communications tools (of which there are many). Something that I continue to notice is that many of the less ‘general’ consumer focused apps are very outdated. They work, but they aren’t updated for the latest and greatest gear. […]

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