How are folks organizing their favorite places/stores/restaurants/etc. on iOS? I was using third-party apps, but I switched to Maps favorites in their early days, and they were once blown away completely, so I bailed on that. Now I use Notes, but I don’t like it. Other ideas?

It’s pathetic that the only enjoyable way for me to actually own commercially sold e-books is to buy them on Amazon, read them on Kindle, and meanwhile crack the DRM, convert them to EPUB, and throw that version in iBooks, but there you go.

I ship out for Burning Man on Monday. It’s really happening again. My seniors might choke at this way of putting it, but it’s the institution to which I’ve belonged for the second-longest in my life, behind my K–12 school. And it feels like it’s been a long time.

Jon Mitchell

Writer and musician based in Los Angeles, CA. Author of In Real Life: Searching for Connection in High-Tech Times. Publisher at Burning Man. I like portals.

Today on @GrindWell: You can learn a great deal about a society from looking at which drugs it proscribes, which it prescribes, and which it sells at every grocery store and gas station. What is the nature of the suffering we’re treating with all these drugs?

🎙: Painkillers

Jon Mitchell

Writer and musician based in Los Angeles, CA. Author of In Real Life: Searching for Connection in High-Tech Times. Publisher at Burning Man. I like portals.

The more I do it, the cooler I find microcasting on a technical level. The format (I arbitrarily chose) of writing 300 words, recording it, and posting both together makes for accessible, multimedia text on the web, and a podcast app is just as good as a browser for it.

Jon Mitchell

Writer and musician based in Los Angeles, CA. Author of In Real Life: Searching for Connection in High-Tech Times. Publisher at Burning Man. I like portals.