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Observations on Apple Music

I switched from a paid Spotify account to a paid Apple Music family plan earlier this month. Since doing so I’ve used the service nearly every single day via my Mac desktop, my iPhone, and my iPad. I’ve created playlists, downloaded tracks, loved and disliked albums, followed artists, used Siri’s built-in “What’s this song?” feature, […]

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Colin Walker: Yet there is still a problem, and that is the apparent insistence on the implementation of specific technologies as implied by the guides and documentation. Go read his entire post. There are all sorts of “problems” with the IndieWeb and Walker lays some of them out nicely. (Remember, I told you to subscribe […]

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VR180

Frank Rodriguez: VR180 video focuses on what’s in front of you, are high resolution, and look great on desktop and on mobile. I think this looks like an excellent format. As I’ve mentioned in the past, 360 video is very difficult to follow if there is a narrative. While 360 might be good to virtually […]

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Colin Walker on blogrolls

Colin Walker: Part of the problem with people based following models on social networks is that you follow the whole person so see everything they post whether it is relevant to you or not. There is no filtering system. He goes on to mention that blogrolls that also supply an OPML file make it quick […]

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First day of summer! I’m off my schedule. I know. Sorry. Video: Mixed Reality – THEORIZ – RnD test 002 – Realtime AR used to create art. We’ll be seeing a lot more of this. Rafter – A group of turkeys is called a rafter. Putting the social in social media – A nice write-up […]

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Should I start a blogroll?

Dave Winer: I’m thinking of restarting my blogroll. Remember those! I’ve been thinking about that too. I have a list already created of what blogs I would add to it. But I find linking to individual posts with some context provides more value than just a list of URLs.

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Podcasts 2017

Three years ago I was tagged to make a list of the podcasts I was currently listening to. A year before that I did something similar. So, now I’m back this year to provide a current list. In no particular order: Criminal The West Wing Weekly The Joe Rogan Experience* The Tim Ferriss Show* tecBRIDGE […]

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Likes vs. Saves

Many social networks are adding “Save” in addition to “Like”. You can see this now on both Instagram and Facebook. You can “like” something and tell the publisher of the content that you like what they published and you can also “save” the post (presumably to find it later). Mature content publishing platforms need both […]

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Social Thoughts

Me, in 2011: I believe the blog format is ready for disruption. Perhaps there doesn’t need to be “the next” WordPress, Tumblr, or Blogger for this to happen. Maybe all we really need is a few pioneers to spearhead an effort to change the way blogs are laid-out on the screen. I still feel that […]

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WWDC 2017 recap

I wanted to take a few moments to jot down a comparison between my wish list for this year’s WWDC and what was announced. Also, towards the end, some quick thoughts on the surprises that were announced. Here are my wishes, in order from the previous post, and whether or not we got them. Shared […]

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Intro to Micro.blog

Noah Read: Micro.blog is a social timeline, similar to Twitter, where you can post short snippets of text with links and photos, and converse with others. The biggest difference from most other social networks is where these short posts come from. They come from people’s own websites, where they control the content and can do […]

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I know, I know. I’ve missed a few. You’ll get over it. Paleobiology Navigator – “PBDB Navigator allows users to explore the Paleobiology Database through space, time, and taxonomy.” If you know me at all you know that this literally burns hours and hours and hours of my time. In a good way. The Stratolaunch […]

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Back to Apple, again

Each year WWDC week gives us new and updated Apple software that is easier to use and more tightly integrated. As a result, each year I find myself wishing that I used Apple software exclusively instead of using third-party applications. Forgive me, but I’m about to quote an entire post that I wrote in June 2014 as to […]

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John Gruber: This year we are not going to attempt to stream live video. Instead we’re going to work hard to get edited video of the event up on the web as soon as possible after the show is over. If you just can’t wait, listen to the live audio. If you want to see […]

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rss.js

With all of the JSON Feed hubbub recently I thought it was interesting to read Dave Winer’s post re: how he had created a JSON spec based on RSS in 2012 called rss.js: I wanted to see if there was interest among developers for a JSON version of RSS. I put up a website, with […]

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The Daily 360

The New York Times describes The Daily 360: Times journalists around the world bring you a new 360 video every day. I’ve watched a few of these and they are pretty cool. I found this via Dan Kimbrough who adds: The New York Times is doing a lot of cool things with 360 storytelling. 360 […]

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Joe Cieplinski: Look, I get that I’m the nut who doesn’t want to use Facebook. I’m not even saying don’t post your stuff to Facebook. But if Facebook is the only place you are posting something, know that you are shutting out people like me for no good reason. Go ahead and post to Facebook, […]

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Chrome ad blocking

Sridhar Ramaswamy: We believe online ads should be better. That’s why we joined the Coalition for Better Ads, an industry group dedicated to improving online ads. The group’s recently announced Better Ads Standards provide clear, public, data-driven guidance for how the industry can improve ads for consumers, and today I’d like to share how we […]

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In 2009 I scrawled together a simple PHP script that tweeted links based on an RSS feed. I then updated it to support OAuth and open sourced it on GitHub. I haven’t really touched it since (though I get about 3 emails a month about it). Just a small update here and there. This morning, […]

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Is VR overrated?

Kristopher B. Jones, an entrepreneur from near my neck of the woods, weighs in on VR in a recent Forbes piece debating the applicability of the technology: I’m a strong believer that virtual reality is overrated, as it has limited applications outside of very specific industries. Industries like gaming and medical training are likely to […]

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