Poolsuite FM’s release notes are the best. Much better than the standard “bug fixes and improvements”.
There’s some stunning shots here. Pretty good for something you can put in your pocket.
This is what the world I was born into sounded like.
Pretty slick update here. The way Things uses Live Text is well implemented.
It’s official! The Seattle Mariners will host the 2023 MLB All-Star Game. Just in time for this franchise to take off again… hopefully. ⚾️
Looks like cycling detection is a WatchOS 8 feature.
Trying out the Ink theme on my site. I still have some things to figure out with my CSS, but I got it mostly to where I want to be in about 30 minutes.
Sounds like a good class so far. Also, kudos to UW for reporting this since Baseball America puts these rankings behind a paywall.
One thing about Nebraska is once you get out of the big cities and off I-80, getting a cell signal can be tough (unless you have Verizon). I’m heading to my girlfriend’s home town of Bassett and thought I’d use Day One to log my observations. I’m curious to see how the metadata is plugged in without a live signal.
Didn’t see this one coming, but I appreciate the gesture.
Glass is a very nice app/service. No likes, no algorithms, just a clean, chronological timeline.
I usually don’t get up in arms about things like the programming language used on an app, but Jason makes some good points here.
If you can make it to Iowa tonight, there’s still tickets for tonight’s baseball game in a cornfield to be had for “as low as $912”. ⚾️
The Wu-Tang Clan has been around long enough for me to imagine there’s kids named after members of the group. 👐🏼
It’s a bit of a read, but this provides a fairly in depth explanation of what Apple’s doing in language that’s understandable.
It’s really slick how these two apps work together.
As someone who link blogs a little, I appreciate this update. It looks good.
I’ve declared myself a dedicated Sonics fan, despite them not being around for the last 13 years. That said, I’ve always had a soft spot for the Knicks. I think this is a really cool move.
I’m not surprised Nebraska isn’t on this list.
I’ve gone down the rabbit hole of browsing “thrift store art” on Etsy and have found a few gems.
Late Pass: I’ve truly discovered DIIV this past month or so. I can totally get lost in this band’s music. I really love “Doused”.
“When a parrot tells tells you to f*** off it amuses people very highly.”
I could play Alto’s Odyssey for quite some time. Such a fun yet relaxing game.
He’s had a winning record everywhere he’s been. Now, let’s go draft some players. 🏒🦑
Washington Nationals on Twitter yesterday:
“Game-tying 3 pointers in Philly this year:
Ben Simmons: 0
Kyle Schwarber: 1”
Crazy! Shyne has been through a lot.
Hey look, Major League Baseball is giving us something literally nobody asked for. ⚾️
I feel for my friends who live up there. I know many folks in the area do not have air conditioning. It’s not supposed to be this hot there.
I finally got around to ordering a cable management system for my desk. I look forward to having everything hidden away.
Well, I’m diving in. On the beta train. But only on the iPad.
I already own their early works, but I’m glad to see some progress on this front. 🎶
I got the wires around my desk somewhat tucked away now. Just being able to see a clear floor makes me feel better. I only need some wire tubing for the back of the desk to finish the job off. Filmmaker Edward Lee was definitely my inspiration for this.
There has to be a special place in hell for any politician who signs any sort of anti-LGBTQ+ bill during Pride Month, much less on the first day.
The last time we did this interview, you told me to go heavy on the cryptocurrency game. I did. We’re down 40%. Then I lost my job. Gretchen just wants a new comforter. Fuck you, Aaron Rodgers!
I’m still learning and you can learn with me.
🔗 The New Siri Remote (and Updated Apple TV 4K) – Daring Fireball
Like many, I’m more intrigued by the new remote than I am the new box. It’s kinda funny how much the reviews have focused on the remote though. The old one was really that bad.
Thundercat and Japanese Breakfast are part of this year’s Maha Festival lineup. That’s enough for me. 🎶
Glad to know they’re there. 💻
The gestures for navigating an Apple Watch without actually touching it are quite remarkable.
I’ve checked out the first two episodes of “I Miss 90s Indie” on Apple Music. Great stuff! It’s basically an audio documentary on the genre that digs into everything that made it what it was. 🎶
🔗 How Do People Actually Catch Baseballs? – Wired
A look at the physics behind catching fly balls.
Taco Time on Twitter:
Eating an entire Crisp Burrito while making uninterrupted eye contact with a seagull is a rush, no doubt. But some shorebirds see this as a blatant act of aggression, while others may find it flirtatious. Proceed with caution.
Either learn me or I’m a lesson
This looks like something I’d be willing to make at home. 🍕🍚
I have found an M1 MacBook will charge an Apple Watch fairly quickly. I’m using Satechi’s USB-C charging dock for this. It always stays in my bag.
I have my site’s dark mode about where I want it. The colors for the Seattle Kraken make a good base.
“Twitter is a bathroom wall!”
Just reformatted the blockquotes on my page to not be as large. I also thought it was weird to have them center aligned.
I also activated my Reading page. Hopefully, I can hold myself more accountable in doing a little reading and maybe finish a book or two.
Before Seattle’s Duff McKagan went on to become the bassist for Guns N’ Roses and before Mother Love Bone started influencing the city’s grunge sound, there was The Living.
Digging through their blog a little bit, it appears Signal is testing payments within their app. This sounds like a much better option than Venmo.
I initially missed this part of ESPN’s NHL announcement:
The NHL’s out-of-market streaming package (NHL.TV) is also moving to ESPN+ as part of its subscription offerings.
I mean, that’s money saved and watching up to four games at once. 🏒
Seinfeld is listed at no. 3, and I find the two ahead of it hard to argue with. Also happy to see Atlanta on the list.
John Gruber, writing about Trump’s new blog:
The word is blog. He doesn’t have a “new communications platform” — he has a blog. Which is good! He should have had a blog like this all along. This is exactly why being kicked off Twitter and suspended from Facebook doesn’t silence or censor Trump, in the same way that being banned from a restaurant doesn’t starve someone.
Facebook disabled these ads immediately, which goes to show they could have disabled many other posts if they chose to. They just didn’t want to.
Just a quick reminder you don’t need Facebook to send event invites. Your calendar app on your phone has all the tools you need.
Saving this for later in case I need it.
I loved “Humpty Dance” and “Doowutchyalike” like many. “Oregano Flow” is my favorite Digital Underground joint though. It features Shock G beautifully without reverting to Humpty.
The state of Georgia had to fuck around and find out. They just lost the MLB All-Star Game in Atlanta thanks to the voter suppression tactics of state Republicans.
Between watching Baylor women’s coach Kim Mulkey struggle with keeping her mask straight and then saying they should get rid of Covid testing during the Final Four, I’m kind of glad that foul wasn’t called now. This also wasn’t her first time saying something stupid.
Mike Gastineau’s account of how Sonics fans won’t let this team die is spot on. It’s probably a little cult-like, and I can’t really explain it, but I get more excited talking about the Sonics than I do anything else basketball related. Sonics Forever is worth checking out.
Testing out Matt Birchler’s new theme for Drafts. It looks great!
Mac OS X launched 20 years ago today. It came with a brand-new interface, one that prompted me to switch while I was taking graphics design classes. The Aqua interface was much more flexible than what Windows offered at the time. I haven’t looked back since.
LeBron James becomes part owner of the Red Sox.
This would explain why the water on my windshield looked super dirty when the wipers hit it.
🎧Listening to You Ain’t the Problem by Michael Kiwanuka
This is the song from the recent Gap TV ads.
So, I made a post with Hey World. Let’s see what comes of this.
Maybe I’ll use Hey World as a newsletter of sorts. It’s mostly family and a few friends who read my stuff anyway.
So, Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars are making music together now. Wow!
Please give me a presidential debate between Dwayne Johnson and Will Smith! Please!
Impressive work from an artist from the Puget Sound region.
Just got on the Ulysses beta train, so I can test out publishing with Micro.blog. I absolutely love this app as it is, so I’m hoping I can now make it my all for one for saving text.
Ichiro was the most prepared player I’ve ever seen. That hasn’t stopped in retirement.
So, it is possible to make meaningful reforms.
Trying out Hey. So far I like it. I already love how notifications are off by default.
If you’ve been curious about the new note taking app Craft, this is a good overview.
This was a timely article, released last Friday.
This makes the Chromecast w/ Google TV an even better option for TV streaming. A much better remote than the Apple TV, a simple interface, and great voice search capabilities for only $50.
Uncle Snoop’s Army Radio on Apple Music is pretty dope!
My James Paxton bobble head is once again current! ⚾️
It is really good!
If you’ve never tried Unread for reading RSS feeds, now is a good time to try it out.
🎙 People’s Party with Talib Kweli: Mackelmore and Talib Kweli talk recovery and sobriety, Trump & Bush, The Heist, “Jimmy Iovine,” and making indie music.
This morning’s fog lead to hoar frost (a new term for me) on the trees and nearly every other surface it could cling to.
I’ve now deleted the official Twitter app off my phone and am only rolling with Tweetbot 6 as my app of choice. The main difference is I don’t get notifications on favorites with Tweetbot, so I tend to be less about those marks.
An interesting, detailed look at the inspiration behind some of the watch faces on the Apple Watch.
Tweetbot 6 has support for regular expressions. That is huge for filtering.
The Watch band is enticing. I’m also looking forward to what suggested reading is offered.
Don’t mind me, just nerding out on cable management systems.
RIP Tommy Lasorda
Patrick Rhone on Rhoneisms:
This is who we are. The sooner we reckon with that the sooner we can get to the real question we should be asking; Is this who we want to continue to be?
When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What’s Still Around by The Police is a song written for current times despite being released in 1980.
Just took the advice from Loren Brichter’s “Chrome Is Bad” website and I’m noticing a definite performance difference in how fast apps load now. That’s crazy!
A little story…
Today was one of those days where I’m feeling it. After the holiday season, a time when you run a thousand miles an hour all the time in retail, I tend to feel a bit of a crash. It takes me about a week, but for that time I’m a bit sluggish.
Add in today, we got hit by a decent snowstorm, enough to prompt multiple call outs, and work was a bit heavy. Ended up staying a little bit late to help some folks and to finish up some things on my end. This goes to say I’m drained upon leaving.
I didn’t feel like cooking, so I went for takeout. Went to the drive thru, which is kinda goofy in that you can enter from two sides. I saw a couple cars were already there, so I was patient and let them in first. Got to where I could order my food, then pulled up to the window to pay, only to find the people in front of me paid my bill. How cool of them! I totally didn’t expect that.
After a long day, that was a nice thing to have happen. So, to whomever that person was, thank you! I’ll pay it forward with a nice gesture of my own soon.
On this day 32 years ago, Nirvana began recording their debut album Bleach on SupPop.
I’m in an organizational mood today. Things 3 is getting a workout.
If you’ve ever needed a good rundown of the BS Facebook is doing to you, deletefacebook.com has you covered.
Facebook’s claim is this hurts the visibility of ads from small businesses. But, this clearly doesn’t mean local, as all of the ads I see are from random t-shirt companies. Wake me when they care about businesses in my town.
Joe Biden won the election. Period.
Stretch and Bobbito Radio episode 4 is up. Lots of Caribbean vibes with this one.
If I were a baseball player, professional wrestler, or a cage fighter, my intro song would have to be “Simon Says” by Pharoahe Monch. 🎶
Kids you all knew from high school started crawling out of the woodwork and sharing the weird stuff your teachers wouldn’t let them talk about in class: the staged moon landing; the US-perpetrated attacks on 9/11; Stevie Wonder not really being blind. I didn’t pay them any attention and figured you wouldn’t either, but to my amazement, you liked them. All of you did.
I’m going to have to tinker with this CSS trick.
I finally got around to purchasing Reeder 5 for the Mac and I really love how I can use it much like the iOS app.
My hometown Pensacola Blue Wahoos are doing their “What If” Night in 2021, bringing back the Pensacola Mullets and one of the greatest logos in sports. The hats are available for pre-order and you bet I want both of them.
As someone who works in retail, this is now a Christmas song.
Hulu Live raising their prices to match YouTube TV make YTTV a much better deal than before. YouTube TV simply offers more channels and user features, some of which are add ons for Hulu Live. It just doesn’t sound like smart business to me.
⚾️ Seattle Mariners Podcast No. 675
Remembering the late great Dave Niehaus 10 years later. Lots of Mariners memories here.
🏀 Sonics Forever Podcast feat Sir Mix-A-Lot
Absolute golden episode with Mix going through all of his Sonics memories.
I created a new page on my site, called Extras, for things I haven’t publicly listed before. Included are:
I’m hungry, but I have basically half of anything I would need to make breakfast this morning. So, I figure I’ll get takeout somewhere. I have to drop off a couple of old devices for trade in anyway, so I’ll be out. So of course I’m being forced to wait on an old Series 3 Apple Watch because I forgot to deactivate the activation lock on it and the process for setting up one of these old devices is soooooo slooooooooow!
Pinball Wizard on Apple Arcade is a fun little game. Part pinball, part puzzle, part RPG. 🕹
This hype video from the Troy Trojans is something.
Also, a morning congratulations to Seattle Sounders FC for clinching their 12th consecutive playoff birth. They’ve never missed the playoffs in MLS and only the Pittsburgh Penguins have a longer playoff streak in American sports.
Trump leaving his supporters out in the cold. This stuff writes itself.
Just woke up to see what happened in the World Series last night! Beautiful! #RaysUp
I just learned what an Irish goodbye is and it’s good to know that part of my ancestry has stuck with me. Sometimes you’re just ready to go home without explaining yourself.
Revision Mode in Ulysses v21 looks enticing. Just wish it had full on MicroPub support, but I think I could work with it.
🎶 Listening: Georgia - Started Out
Thinking about trying Hello Fresh. Any thoughts?
Let’s see if this finally kills Rasputin.
Here’s what I think of every time Manchester United plays Brighton. ⚽️
Listening: I just discovered the London-based band TV Priest yesterday. “Slideshow” off their upcoming album Uppers really sticks out for me, but I really love their overall sound.
Listening to: Lo Tom - LP2
It’s a bit brief (only 25 minutes), but this eight track project from members of Pedro the Lion & Starflyer 59 hits hard. David Bazan’s lyrics are introspective & thought provoking as usual.
Mozilla calling their project which investigates YouTube recommendations “RegretsReporter” is pretty funny.
A reminder the guys from You Look Nice Today are still around with California King. I need these laughs.
🎶 I’m really digging the new Mountain Goats song.
A couple of site changes this morning. First, I’m trying a separate micro (social-esque) feed for short posts. Lastly, I’ve updated my About page, with a little more explanation of how I use my site.
Watching 4K city walks are still my thing. I’m currently watching one of Brooklyn.
I just noticed Day One will log mindful minutes for you for time you spend writing in the app. Maybe meditation isn’t the thing for you today. Try journaling a little instead.
Currently reading: Let Love Have the Last Word by Common 📚
Finally getting back to this one.
I just found out I can upgrade the RAM in my 27” iMac. Good to know. I assumed everything was soldered in. ￼
On this day in 1993, Robin Ventura made the worst decision of his career, which got him beat up a 46 year old Nolan Ryan. In Texas fashion, Nolan looked like he was roping a calf. Even funnier, Ventura was ejected from the game while Ryan stayed in. ⚾️
Dan Moren of Six Colors provides us with a shortcut which calculates the “feels like” temperature. If you’re a weather nerd (like I am), this is a fun read.
R.I.P. Malik B of The Roots. 🙏🏼
Remy now has a blog category dedicated all to him now.
Whenever I’ve had dialog with my vet, it’s been a lot of telling the receptionist what’s going on and then the doctors get back to me later about what they think is going on and what can be done. The problem I’ve had is those phone calls have always come right before bedtime. Not ideal. This has forced me to go with a strict do not disturb regimen, so I know of nothing going on even while my phone is in my hand.
Mariners could make the playoffs with three more slots available. ⚾️
I do enjoy watching “What’s On My iPhone?” videos, but this one from Christopher Lawley really caught my attention. I love the way he uses the Shortcuts widget in iOS 14 in a stack on his home screen.
Remy is still breathing hard, so I’m taking him to the vet tomorrow to get him checked out. He’s been a little bit lethargic today, seems content staying in one spot. I need to see what I can do for him.
But, then I had chicken dinner tonight and that’s when he perked up and became much of his normal self. Of course I shared a little with him, because I like to see him happy.
On this date in 1990, Bo Jackson scales the wall in Baltimore. ⚾️
I fired up a classic Magic game from 1994 versus Charlotte to entertain myself. The first thing mentioned by the announcers was Shaq’s new album, Shaq Fu: Da Return. Also, the Hornets are in their purple alternates, not something you saw for a home team back then.
Two years ago today was the last time I was in Seattle. I had a 10 AM flight, so I got up early and took the Link into downtown one last time to grab a coffee and walk the waterfront. I’m glad I did.
I’ve had poolside.fm playing in a minimized browser window all morning. Really fun vibe.
Watching the WWDC “Live” Talk Show and all I want now is Federighi’s backdrop as a video conferencing background.
Since I don’t like cross posting to Facebook, I just installed NetNewsWire on my mom’s iPhone so she can read my posts easier.
If you end up using Micro.blog for your own personal site or as a replacement for social media, Gluon is a good app to check out on iOS or Android.
If this thing were an onion, we’re only on the flaky outside skin of it.
I’ve seen some calling out how many of the cities who have had some of the worst problems with cops acting out during protests have Democrats for mayors. It’s a fair assessment, since I would guess most Democrats aren’t comfortable with what they’ve seen. My hope is that we vet our candidates much more harshly than before.
🎶 “Maiden Voyage” by Marquis Hill caught my ear today.
If you use Apple Music, then Miximum is an app worth looking at. It allows you to make smart playlists on your iOS device, including combining other playlists.
Ben Brooks on Twitter:
iPad Pro + Magic Keyboard top tip for you: CTRL+CMD+Q. Basically the same as hitting the power button to turn off the screen/lock the device.
I’ve already found this simple tip useful.
Pine.blog looks interesting.
One of the little fascinations I have is watching videos from dash cams driving through cities or watching videos from various rail systems. This morning I’m watching a video from the train operator’s POV on the A Train from Long Island to Manhattan.
I’ve gotten back to playing NBA 2K20 this morning, starting with picking up the season from where we left off with the Brooklyn Nets. The NBA’s Lockervision page has been a nice resource for keeping things feeling real.
I listened to a little bit of Post Malone’s Nirvana tribute this morning. Not half bad. Well done actually.
🎶 The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” recreated on an iPhone.
This write-up about the Apple Watch’s Solar Face, by Hodinkee, was a fun & detailed read. I didn’t fully understand the differences in levels of twilight before this.
The guys from You Look Nice Today are back with California King. I’m thankful.
The first Foreign Exchange album was put together via email and message boards, as the group’s members were on both side of the Atlantic. I have to imagine there’s a ton of music being made in a similar manner right now. Silver linings.
The Seahawks fan in me went right for this new Apple Watch band.
“I’ve got a cupboard with cans of food
Filtered water and pictures of you
And I’m not coming out until this is all over”
– “We Will Become Silhouettes”, The Postal Service
Apple’s WWDC will be fully online this year. Doesn’t change much for me as I’ve always consumed the content online. Obviously, it’s a needed change for this year though.
This was the view from my window a year ago today. Looking out my window now, there’s no snow and we should see a high around 60ºF. What a difference a year makes.
Keith Law released his baseball farm system rankings for 2020 (subscription required). Two notes:
“I may be covered in cat hair, but I still smell good.”
I found my new theme song.
I mentioned last night how I deleted Facebook off my phone, forcing me to use my desktop if I want to check it. I didn’t even get on my desktop this morning. The method works.
I was watching the Birmingham episode of the SEC Network series True South this morning and discovered the band St. Paul & the Broken Bones. I’m captivated. 🎶
RIP Neal Peart 🎶
With the NBA All-Star Weekend being in Chicago, one can only hope an epic dunk contest like we saw in 1988. I have a feeling this won’t happen, but at least we have the tapes from Mike & ‘Nique. 🏀
I’m a big fan of my AeroPress for making coffee whenever I want it. With that in mind, the CoffeeJack is an intriguing product to me.
If Marshawn Lynch is indeed coming back to the Hawks, then that’s just some legend building stuff right there. Nobody was more loved than Beast Mode.
Ben Lovejoy, writing for 9to5Mac:
More than 267 million Facebook user names and phone numbers have been exposed in a database sitting on the web without any password protection …
If that sounds familiar, that’s because the same thing happened back in September, when more than 400 million records were exposed.
Another day, another story about Facebook utterly fucking up.
Christian Caple, writing for The Athletic
Not only did Washington maintain the commitments of every prospect who pledged before Petersen’s announced departure —then secured each of their signatures Wednesday.
The Huskies finished with the top class in the Pac 12.
Ben Lovejoy, writing for 9to5Mac, quoting The Hill:
Even if someone does not enable location services, Facebook may still understand information about the location based on information that they and others provide through their activities and connections on our services. For example, if someone responds to an event on Facebook for a local music festival, upload a location-tagged video, or gets tagged by a friend in a check-in at a restaurant, these actions have give us information about that person’s likely location. Similarly, a person might share where they live by setting a location in Marketplace or adding their address to their profile.
It seems like every week there’s something about Facebook like this popping up. I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I often feel tied to the service. It’s often the only place I get event invites and my soccer supporters’ subgroup has a group page setup there as it’s main means of communication. I’ve come to understand there’s not enough people who will actually get sick of this type of behavior and I question how many understand the seriousness of it. Apple CEO Tim Cook recently stated the reason so many dismiss this behavior is to them it’s invisible. It’s not the same visual effect of having an actual person follow you around and you telling them to stop, but they still continue to do so, yet that’s exactly what this is.
Anybody using Snowflake Weather yet?
“There’s nothing any of the guys on our present roster or the guys who are part of our plan moving forward did to create the negative drag for where the Mariners have been for the past couple of decades.”
– Jerry Dipoto, Mariners GM
“Listen to what you want and don’t shame others for not knowing what you like.”
– Wolfgang Van Halen, son of Eddie
Cole Hamels to Atlanta huh? Given it’s a one year deal, that makes me wonder if Keuchel will be back. This feels like a bridge to the future kind of deal. ⚾️
Here’s my current iPhone setup. My home screen hasn’t changed much, just apps I use often. Everything else I launch using Spotlight. The NHL wallpapers can be found here for every team.
I’m going down the rabbit hole of minimalizing my phone again. Thanks to Greg Morris for the prompt. There’s some good ideas here.
A good read on avoiding seasonal depression.
I just discovered the Micro.blog timeline JSON feed and I must say I think it’s a better way of viewing the timeline. It’s more like a focus mode for what’s posted.
That feed can be found at micro.blog/feeds/use… Replace “username” with your username.
If you are concerned about the political leanings of your social media platform and their algorithm, maybe host your thoughts on your own site and cut out the middle man trying to monetize your content.
I’m in on this.
🎶 Currently playing: Mistakes and Regrets by …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead
ESPN’s Rachel Nichols reports fans who came to greet the Lakers bus in Shanghai covered their faces when NBA cameras came around to hide their identities. Imagine having to hide your fandom of something for fear of arrest simply because someone said your government sucks. 🏀
Super Impossible Road is an apt name for a game where you go barreling down a track suspended in space in a glowing ball. The visuals are spectacular though. 🎮
This is a great design! All grayscale (except for the Barclays Center branding, weird), great text usage, & good visual balance.
I was watching the Braves/Nationals “game” (Nats won 7-0) on Sunday and the announcers noticed Washington manager Dave Martinez had disappeared from the dugout, despite not being ejected. Turns out he had chest pains, followed by a cauterization on Monday. Get well, Dave. ⚾️
🎶Current soundtrack: The Diamond That Cuts Thru Illusion by Porter Ray
From the Apple HomePod product page:
Relax with Ambient Sounds — featuring the soothing sounds of ocean waves, forest birds, rainstorms, and more.
I may never wake up again once this feature goes live.
🎶Current soundtrack: Everything All the Time by Band of Horses
🎶Current Soundtrack: Dear Friends by Sol
Current soundtrack: Glorious by Macklemore, Skylar Grey 🎶
I had never noted until now that the drummer in the Motownphilly video was Questlove from The Roots.
(h/t John Book)
Current soundtrack: Mood.
🎶 Current Soundtrack: Wild Nothing Essentials
As a Florida Gators fan, I’m in the middle of Miami Hate Week, since we play the Canes on Saturday. A former co-worker made the mistake of betting me lunch over the game. For the past few days, I’ve been sending him videos of gators eating ibises with no comment attached. 🐊🏈
I’m happy to see the Braves adding Billy Hamilton off waivers from KC. I’ve been a big fan of his since his days playing for my hometown Pensacola Blue Wahoos, where he set the single-season steals mark in 2012 at 155. ⚾️
How to AeroPress cold brew coffee in two minutes. ☕️
I’m imagining master quality audio on the HomePod.
I’ve been receiving The Morning Brew the past few mornings. It’s a nice quick scan of what’s going on in the world. 📰
Just think, there’s still poop on the moon. There’s even a map of where it is. 💩 🌝
The Athletic posted an article yesterday detailing the different scouting services the Washington Huskies football program subscribes to. One of those companies, Hudl, is right in my own back yard. I could imagine a dream job of chopping up and tagging recruiting videos.
Dave Grohl tells his story on how he ended up in Seattle. I’m thankful he did. 🎶
If you’re a Twitterrific 6 user, The Sweet Setup posted a tutorial for creating new themes on the Mac.
Since I use my personal website as a social media replacement of sorts, I thought it was only right to give my photos and videos a common tag so they could appear on the same page together. All part of having an Instagram replacement.
I think this Micro.blog sticker will look good next to the Daring Fireball one.
Thanks again, @burk!
I’ve had MXPX’s “Move to Bremerton” stuck in my head this morning. 🎶
I finally have a chance to relax at home. Time to watch The Talk Show Live from WWDC 2019. I love the first week of June!
Some incredibly stunning shots from near Imperial, Nebraska the other night.
Tonight, I pulled out my Canopy setup for the iPad. While it’s nice having a full sized keyboard, I think it looks a little funny having a keyboard bigger than the screen.
This is big! Florida almost never leaves the state for non-conference games.
This Micro Monday, do check out @solari for beautiful shots from the interior of Florida.
One year after I complained about The Athletic not having soccer/football scores listed in their app, they still don’t have them listed in their app.
After posting this, it made me think a bit about the report of macOS media apps separating from iTunes. I really hope iTunes sticks around, since that’s how I am able to do tasks like sorting through hundreds of new songs within a genre. Most of this is done via smart playlists.
I can’t really say I’m surprised.
I’m watching a bit of Facebook’s presentation from today. I can’t help but look at this as them using the promise of privacy as nothing more than an enticement for you to provide even more intimate data for them to mine.
This trailer for the D’Angelo documentary Devil’s Pie has me so stoked!
Sad news out of Paris. This is history which may not be replaceable.
The new Anderson .Paak album Ventura is nice!
Looks like this is my micro.blog anniversary.
The good news is their music is available in digital formats. The bad news is what De La is getting out of it.
Long story short, see these guys in concert, buy t-shirts, etc. if you’re a fan.
Just discovered this blog, which led me to this shortcut. I like the approach and how it integrates using Streaks.
If you’re a Day One user, they just released a 3.0 update for macOS. Poking around with it a little this morning, it’s a much cleaner looking release and feels tailored to the Mac.
A look at how the game has grown in the States. Let’s just say it’s not as Canadian as it used to be. Also, there’s a NHL player from Alabama.
Snowboarding in the streets. Not the first time I’ve seen this, but still awesome.
Questlove of The Roots shared a playlist of classic slow jams on his Spotify today.
Sunlit, which uses your following list from micro.blog, can really be a great Instagram replacment. A similar look and feel without all the extra stuff.
This past week, I made the move back to Unread as my RSS reader on iOS. I really do love its clean interface.
Woke up this morning to the news that Anthony Davis wants out of New Orleans. The more I think about this, the more I feel it’ll be better for both parties, as long as the Pelicans don’t fleece themselves. 🏀 #doitBIG
I’ve been doing some housecleaning today, both with my physical home and with my digital one.
As a part of that, I reworked my about page today.
I added one step to the shortcut @Vasta shared a couple weeks ago, which sends images to Dropbox for posting on Blot. Aside from converting the image, I’m happy to see the option to remove metadata from the image.
I received my Daring Fireball hoodie today. One of the best impulse buys I’ve made in a while. Thank you for making these, @gruber.
Cleve R. Wootson Jr., writing for The Seattle Times:
The apprehended animals were held in custody and allowed to sober up in what can only be deemed a raccoon drunk tank.
I really want to get off this god forsaken site, but until those close to me choose to do the same, it still feels like a necessary evil. Get a blog, folks! I’ll subscribe.
I’ve recently switched to Firey Feeds for my RSS reading. I really like the UI and it’s ultra quick.
It’s been a day for sci-fi and comic fans.
A good primer from NHL to Seattle. 🏒
Always useful info.
The swagger was back last night!
Charleston Southern - 6
Florida - 53
The FV3 produced the most accurate forecasts (or smallest track errors) made four (96 hours) and five (120 hours) days into the future…
This feels like such a tease, since I still haven’t been granted access to Shortcuts yet. I’m a huge fan of Workflow, so I’ve wanted so badly to try this out.
Dempsey had many moments, but I’ll never forget this free kick against Club America. ⚽️
The question has been asked for a few years now of who will succeed Drew Brees when he finally decides to retire. Bridgewater might be a solid answer. 🏈
Since @Leo mentioned posting from Drafts, I thought I’d scribble something also.
Note: You will still have to open Drafts in iOS to initiate the action, but this is a great way to capture an idea before your brain loses it.
Tonight only, the Pawtucket Red Sox, Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, will go as the Pawtucket Hot Wieners.
Yes, there’s merchandise.
And, yes, I’m 12.
From Twitter’s email to employees on shutting down 3rd party APIs:
We’re committed to understanding why people hire 3rd party clients over our own apps.
This line got me, because it really shouldn’t be hard to gather users want a chronological timeline from people they actually follow.
I get the idea of trying to get some of the better paid workers to spend money in the community they work in, but it seems odd a city would be able to dictate something like this.
When I was in Seattle back in late June, I noticed and enjoyed a lot of these pieces in the SODO District as I rode the light rail into the city.
It’s Turn Back the Clock Night in Houston and I really love the uniforms both teams are wearing.
As a Sonics fan, the Storm are the only thing remaining from those days and they rep the city well, winning multiple titles. I’m glad I’m not the only one watching.
Via Stephen Hacket on Twitter:
Made a “Fake Twitter” journal in Day One and put the app in Tweetbot’s spot on my iPhone’s home screen, as I’m trying to spend less time here.
I have invented the social media version of the “vaping when trying to stop smoking” technique.
I like this idea. I have Day One on my home screen, but I don’t use it as much as I would like. That said, I think replacing your Twitter app of choice with your micro.blog app of choice could be a solid move.
This wasn’t far from me. Nothing about this is right.
Dixie Beer, which was established in New Orleans in 1907, had developed into one of the Gulf South’s iconic craft beer brands, but has been brewed out of state since Hurricane Katrina. Intending to return the beer to its former glory, the late Tom Benson and his wife Gayle, purchased Dixie Brewing Company in 2017. Since the purchase of the brand, Mrs. Benson and her late husband’s intention has been to return the Dixie Beer’s production to New Orleans.
Not only was the brewery flooded after the levees failed during Hurricane Katrina, once the water receded, looters raided the brewery for its copper and other metal which could be traded for cash. Dixie had been brewed in Wisconsin since. It’s good to see it returning home.
From Brent Simmons:
My problem with Twitter remains the same: centralized social networking concentrates way too much power in one place.
Twitter is not the public square. It just wants you to think it is. The web itself is the public square.
A couple months ago, I started my microblog, thinking it could coincide with me leaving Twitter behind. I love posting on my own page. Here, I have no concern for character limits or approval. Even bigger for me, I own the content here. It’s not sold for ads and if I choose to move on from micro.blog, I can take my content with me.
But, leaving Twitter behind is a bit harder than I imagined. The thing about Twitter where I live in Lincoln, NE, is that the Twitter community here is pretty good. I’ve made a lot of “real life” friends on the platform, which means my history on here includes some quality conversations and moments I don’t want to leave behind. Not as least until I figure out how to archive it elsewhere.
What I’m curious about is how people look at social media going forward. Are people going to continue to settle with the behavior of social media platforms or are they going to scale back and go to less public forms of communication like text messages and email? People can be much more of their true selves when they’re not concerned with likes and when there’s trust with the given audience.
As for me, I’ll probably start cross-posting less as time goes on. I’m sure I’ll still check in on Twitter and like a post or two, since it’s where I can get a lot of breaking news on subjects I like and I don’t really expect many to leave anytime soon. But, I’m not personally looking to feed that silo much.
Seems to be a topic locally at the moment, so I updated my about page this morning. Kinda needed to anyway.
I’ve been doing something similar to this, where I take multiple Apple Music mixes of the same genre and have them populate a “dump bin” via Workflow.
I finally got all my domain issues settled after my transfer from Squarespace to Hover. I also imported my old posts from my Squarespace blog, so everything is settled with micro.blog now.
I also took the lead from @burk and started a photos-only blog to replace Instagram. @burk talks about that process here. I dig this approach since micro.blog automatically crossposts the photo feed into my main timeline without actually crossposting photos onto my main blog, so the two can live independently.
I’ve imported a few posts from Instagram via the micro.blog Mac app and now feel the will to finally post photos from my Seattle trip a couple weeks back, so I should be sprinkling those in over the next few days.
This is too perfect.
So, I may have ordered a little Jordan Brand Florida Gators gear last night. I’m totally in on this partnership. Just a different level of swag having Jordan on the gear.
The only thing not available yet is the shoes, and I REALLY want these shoes!
I had a family reunion this past weekend. That, along with SEC Media Days has drug me back to Facebook and Twitter over the past couple of days.
It’s always stunning to me how much more serene things are on Micro.blog. I’m sure part of that is my follow count, but the user base seems more chill also.
NCAA Football EA Sports lives on five years after its demise - I used to play this game for hours. I had no clue there was a team who was keeping the rosters updated. But, now that I know, I might have to dust off (literally) the old PS3.
Rays release renderings of new ballpark⚾️ - The renderings for the new Rays ballpark are insane!
21 years ago today, Michael Jordan scored 38 points in “The Flu Game” 🏀
For the record, I would support the Leave a Turd app. @gruber
I’m just now discovering Unsplash for desktop and mobile backgrounds, as well as royalty free imagery. There’s a lot of amazing shots on here!
I’ve been really stuck on this game Pocket Run Pool over the past few days. Simple fun.
1Password 7 for Mac came out today. Being my previous license didn’t carry over this time around, I went ahead and activated the complimentary service I received with my Eero.
The Watchtower feature has caught my attention. Looks like I have a weekend project ahead of me.
Def Leppard has teamed up with Elysian Brewing for their own pale ale, which will show up near tour stops for the band. I always find pairings like this interesting, since they obviously need the approval of the band, which apparently this one does. 🍺
Yet another piece which hits on a lot of the reasons I’m slowly drifting away from social media and heading towards the social and open web.
Still one of my favorite sites/collectives. Simply love the style and artistry here. I want to be this cool.
A good illustration of how rocky the Sounders season has been so far. Hopefully better times are ahead.
A few thoughts on using wireless payments.
I received a Nike Sport Loop Apple Watch band today in the Midnight Fog color. Primarily, it’s basically a navy blue, but in natural light, this greenish hue emerges. It reminds me of the Northwest, so I dig the look.
I feel like this post somes up a lot of where I stand with social media use and with owning my own space to share thoughts.
This is a pretty cool collection of NBA courts through history.
You know I skimmed through this. The Sonics are on page 10. #Sonics #Sonicsgate 🏀
With the Facebook congressional hearings in mind, along with Twitter’s attitude towards privacy, harassment, and free speech, I feel this is worth sharing:
I’ve been wondering how I could integrate my current Squarespace site with Micro.blog. Looks like I’ve found an answer.