Category: Links of Interest

  • Even on Mastodon – Threads should be blog posts

    I’ve said this more than once about Twitter, threads should be blog posts. In the case of Twitter, it was about owning your content because who knew where Twitter would go…eventually. Well eventually happened and Twitter is down the shitter. Even on Mastodon, threads should be blog posts. Own your content. Stake out your space […]

  • Ugh the new Apple TV Remote

    As Michael highlights, the new Apple TV remote is a problem. I have to reset it every week or so. Sometimes that doesn’t work and I have to reset the Apple TV instead…then reset the remote. The last remote just worked. My kids dropped it and broke the glass and it was taped up so…

  • We Live in an Age of Monomania

    From Strong Towns: We’re living in an age of monomania. If you hang around online, you’ll see lots of people adopt a persona consisting of one principle that they just crank up to 11 and apply to everything. The incentives of social media encourage having a shtick—it’s why people are K-Pop Stans or Swifties. It’s…

  • Apple’s New HomePod but it’s too late for me

    Apple released a 2nd generation HomePod and you can read about it on MacStories or Six Colors. While I’m in the market for whole home audio…I already went with Sonos and did it when the HomePod was clearly not getting a revamp any time soon. Now I’m in with a pair of Sonos One Gen…

  • When a company adds AI…

    At this moment in time when I see a company added AI to their product, I wonder if they have their priorities sorted out. Yes I assume that AI is going to be useful to people at some point. Yes I see how people are using it now and I it’s interesting, but when your…

  • We guage our success based on people we know

    Two good quotes sent to me from Readwise today: How much of our desire for new clothes, a better car, a bigger house, a shinier computer or gadget, is actually driven by the fear that not having these things means we are, in some ways, missing out? Enough by Patrick Rhone and People assess how…

  • Now I Run this Newsletter Poorly

    Now, I run this newsletter poorly. There is no rhyme or reason behind my topic selection; my tweets are riddled with spelling errors; the courses I teach are challenging to find. I don’t do podcast interviews, and just the thought of attending an event to “network” makes me break out in hives. If I schedule more…

  • Greg Praising Analogue

    From Greg It’s been a week since I ditched the digital calendar and went back to an analog system. I am really enjoying this part of my workflow and already looking at other ways I can get further away my from devices. I know I can’t get rid of them altoghether, but this is a…

  • Four Months a Year on Social Media

    Well only if you count it as 8-hour work days, but still that’s crazy. I deleted social media from my phone years ago and have never missed it. I’m still on the fence about just leaving social media all together and using any time I’d spend on that to write/read or hang out with my…

  • Josh on Modern Day File Storage

    From Josh: Where you save the file won’t matter. What you name the file won’t matter. The file type won’t matter. When you last saved the file won’t matter. What will matter is your ability to use keywords to search for contents in the file. What will matter is your ability to use artificial intelligence…