Audio walking directions shouldn’t say, “Turn left on Foo St., then in 400 feet, the destination is on your right.”
It should say, “Cross Foo St. and turn left, then the destination is in 400 ft.”
Someone tell all the companies.
“Zuckerberg and Dorsey are touting lofty new values and shiny new metrics, but when you really look at the recent controversies, it kinda seems ridiculous to think new, hand-wavey stats will save them.”
Alexa lasted 12 days in our house. I’m still using Apple stuff for everything, including carrying a fragile slab of glass into the kitchen — where the Echo is — for listening to things. My wife has only spoken to it to say “Alexa, STOP!!!”
I’m returning them tomorrow.
Finally wrote an expanded and not-deliberately-obtuse Micro.blog bio.
I am so wary of the fetishistic (and materialistic) roots of fancy-notebookism. I have that disease of buying notebooks to stave off the demon dogs, and I have the box of old notebooks with three pages filled in to show for it. But This Time, It’ll Be Different™!
Is it irrational of me to hope that ~/Movies, ~/Music, etc. will someday be part of iCloud Drive the way ~/Documents is? That third party players will be able to read media from those folders, or even that the first-party ones will?
Current home screen (haven’t needed a change in a while, actually)
Now I’m just wandering around my apartment looking for tasks to write down in TaskPaper and automate with Editorial.
My Editorial workflow for encoding TaskPaper as an OmniFocus URL (targeting Projects) and copying it to your clipboard. Paste this in the notes of any task (or anywhere else), tap it, and it will instantly generate that project anew. With relative dates, this is super powerful!
I finally have a reason to learn TaskPaper, and I wonder if it’s going to be as pivotal as finally having a reason to learn Markdown was.
It’s super weird to see the President fly overhead in this era.
When we redesigned the Burning Man Journal — just a WordPress site under the covers — I figured this out. We could build into the theme different destination pages (“sections”) for different aspects of our storytelling on top of WP’s categories