Category: Links of Interest

  • Vision Pro Weight

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    Prompted by John at Daring Fireball saying that the Apple Vision Pro was heavy I wondered exactly how heavy my bike helmet was. My helmet is about 280g while the Vision Pro is between 600-650g. So it’s about 3x heavier than my bike helmet and the weight is entirely loaded on the front of your…

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  • Apple as a Petulant Child

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    9to5 Mac reports that while Apple will be opening up iOS to alternate appstores and default browsers, the iPad is not going to get these features. See there is evidently some nuance in the ruling saying that iOS is a gatekeeper but that’s not what the iPad runs, it runs iPadOS. This feels exactly like…

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  • 2 Days Back Working on an iPad

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    Lee Peterson is moving to an iPad as his primary work machine. This is the same way I feel about the iPad. If I want to sit down and plan my to do list I can do it with Things 3 and the Apple Pencil, if I want to type things up (list this post)…

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  • Brent Simmons – Corporations Are Not To Be Loved

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    In response to Apple’s policies on external purchase for AppStore apps Brent has this to say. But I need to remember, now and again, that Apple is a corporation, and corporations aren’t people, and they can’t love you back. You wouldn’t love GE or Exxon or Comcast — and you shouldn’t love Apple. It’s not an…

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  • The WordPress Benevolent Dictator – Rules Don’t Apply to Me

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    Yet again the “benevolent dictator for life” Matt Mullenweg yet again feels the rules don’t apply to his personal projects. While I like so much about WordPress and can thank my involvement in the community with the house we live in, I really dislike how Matt treats much of the community. I think that wordpress.org…

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  • Platformer Says Goodbye to Substack

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    After the recent updates from Platformer about the Substack Nazi problem I wasn’t convinced that they’d leave the platform. In fact Casey says he wasn’t emphatic enough about his distaste for how little Substack did in the face of criticism. In his words: I attempted to write a straightforward news story about all this, and…

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  • That letter saying Substack should leave Nazis alone was started by Substack Founder Hamish Mackenzie

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    I thought I was done talking about Substack and Nazis, but nope. It seems the letter that asked Substack to prefer free speech over moderation was started by the Substack founder Hamish Mackenzie. So Mackenzie started the letter, then hides behind it as a reason not to moderate Nazi hate speech. It would seem that…

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  • 58Keys – Publish a Personal Book

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    He had 600k words after 800 posts. I wonder what my almost 4k posts would turn into word count wise. I feel very tempted to publish books by year for my site. At the very least it would make my writing accessible for my kids after I die and my site goes away.

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  • Matt on Omnivore the Free Read Later App

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    This is the current read later app I’m using. There are some UI issues when using it on your iPad, like highlights not matching the cursor when you’re using an external monitor, but the Obsidian sync is excellent.

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  • A 2 screen laptop – ASUS Zenbook Duo

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    This ASUS laptop is a very cool piece of tech coming out of CES this year. I love the idea of having two screens on the go, and while it’s not as repairable as my Framework, you can replace some of the parts if you’re brave enough according to Linus Tech Tips. Now it does…

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