I like to read about the technical details of service outages since we can learn a lot from others’ mistakes. But I still think Day One was better when they had iCloud sync. As far as I know, accidentally journal sharing wouldn’t have happened with CloudKit.
a turd of the highest quality
I’m using Skype for podcasting but I’m in the hurry finding a good alternative for it. Since they dumped a fairly good Mac app with a stupid Electron crap, I just want to avoid it.
And don’t get me started on the iOS version…
It’s okay for 1.0, but I’m keeping the official one installed since I don’t keep up with my timeline but (silent) notifications are nice to have.
Electron is like, you have a knife and you want to slice stuff with it, but also eat soup.
Flitter is a really nice upcoming Twitter client for iPhone with some cool UI ideas.
A couple of years ago, iOS Twitter clients were UI playgrounds, but then Twitter started messing with developers and nobody wants to create new apps anymore. It is awesome to see there are still new clients are being made.
You can preorder it on the App Store.
There is a hidden directory inside of macOS that contains the app icons for built-in services like iCloud Drive. You probably wouldn’t know they are there because you’ll have to enter a specific file path in order to access them. Here’s how to put the iCloud Drive Icon on your dock for easy access to Apple’s cloud storage.
Washed my Apple Watch band. Now it hangs on the drier as it should.
This setup will cause you to be less responsive on chats and email, but that’s sort of the point. Your phone shouldn’t dictate to you what you focus your attention on, and the behavior it cultivates in keeping you “always ready” is unhealthy and spills over into parts of our lives that aren’t serving us well.
Although I don’t agree with everything, this the sanest article that gives you tips about phone addiction, without going into extremes. I’m already doing a lot of these tips, I just need to revise my notification settings.
I’m officially getting older. I had to increase my coding font (Source Code Pro) from 12pt to 13pt.
I love these home screen bugs in iOS 11. I had Mail.app trying to escape, now I have a ghost Tweetbot icon.
Last month, Facebook once again garnered widespread attention with a privacy related backlash when it became widely known that, between 2008 and 2015, it had allowed hundreds, maybe thousands, of apps to scrape voluminous data from Facebook users—not just from the users who had downloaded the apps, but detailed information from all their friends as well.
I’m getting tired of all Facebook’s crap so I have to get rid of it completely. I’m sure there is a shadow profile of me on Facebook servers even I deleted my account about a year ago.
I have Messenger on my phone with no access to photos, my location nor my contacts. My next goal is to get rid of that junk and move my communication of Android people over to Telegram. Luckily a lot of my friends and family use iOS devices.
Maybe I’m a bit masochist but I’ve always found SQL a really useful skill to have for filtering and aggregating a lot of data. I found this site which can help me master this a bit more with PostgreSQL, although the logic can be reused in any SQL based database backend.
Mail.app, what the fuck are you doing?
What you and me really are, is just a dash between two dates.
And that’s how I discovered that meditation is an incredible design and problem solving tool.
Instead of wasting hours browsing the internet looking for a solution or an idea, I sit in my room, close my eyes and simply think about the problem. It’s an incredibly useful exercise and more often than not, I come up with solutions faster that I’d do by browsing randomly the internet.
It sounds like the “walking meditation” practice that Cal Newport mentions in Deep Work. When you want solve a problem, get away from your computer and go for walk focusing on the problem. You’ll get a solution almost every time.
Sometimes it can be boring to read about other people productivity systems, but this one really interesting. If you can’t find a GTD app that satisfies your needs, maybe you should try a plain old spreadsheet.