- Why Michael Gove is wrong on Europe – He’s never been right on much to be honest
- A Message to Our Customers
- Apple, FBI, and the Burden of Forensic Methodology
- Apple Versus The Fbi, Understanding Iphone Encryption, The Risks For Apple And Encryption – Apple’s stand in an increasingly strange and important test case.
- Apple and Fashion: A Love Story for the Digital Ages
- The Most Important Apple Executive You’ve Never Heard Of – Core of much of Apple’s competitive advantage comes from this decision.
- The Secret Lives of Tumblr Teens
- Too many people have peed in the pool – Twitter drama
- I Want to Know What Code Is Running Inside My Body
- Which Type of Exercise Is Best for the Brain?
- The NSA’s SKYNET program may be killing thousands of innocent people – Whoever named this program Skynet and didn’t think it could go south has a lot to answer for
- The superhero of artificial intelligence: can this genius keep it in check?
- Hard Drive Reliability Review for 2015 – Backblaze put this report out each year – fascinating read.
- The Daily Mail Stole My Visualization, Twice – Thief’s!!!
- How Renegade Filmmaker Casey Neistat Breaks Rules, Reinvents Himself, and Gets Thanked For It
- How One Mashup Artist Got Legal Permission to Pair Calvin & Hobbes with Dune
- 10 Adventure Trips Every Photographer Should Take
- If company slogans were honest
- Inside the Artificial Universe That Creates Itself – Still looking forward to this game
Month: February 2016
I’ve been floored with manflu since Friday so i’m a bit behind with reads but there’s still enough good stuff this week. Onwards.
- Uber is no better than an old-fashioned gangmaster – so London’s cabbies are striking
- Gravitational Waves Exist: The Inside Story of How Scientists Finally Found Them
- Piled Higher and Deeper – Great explainer on Gravitational Waves and why their discovery is so important. So easy to read too!
- Farage’s vile views are dominating the Europhobe pitch
- Andrew Marr: the loss of the Independent means the loss of a community – There is an inevitability about this.
- An old-school reply to an advertiser’s retro threat – two fingers form a journalist – brilliant.
- Researcher illegally shares millions of science papers free online to spread knowledge
- George Galloway: I Am The Spiritual Son Of Tony Benn And Jeremy Corbyn Is Making A Very Big Mistake On The EU – Twat
- Jeremy (H)unt Compilation – Jeremy Cunt
- Putting out the Twitter trashier – Hopefully Twitter implement some if not all the suggestions listed here.
- Visions of the Future – Beautiful posters from Nasa.
- The Trouble With Superman
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Official Final Trailer – Better trailer but we’ll find out next month how good the film actually is.
It ticked over earlier this week but I finally got over 1 million views on Flickr.
I’ve been on Flickr for years and still have my grandfathered in pro account but sometimes I wonder why I don’t just switch to the free offering. I’ve also looked at other sites like 500px as Flickr has stuttered again recently and just looks to be in the wrong hands at Yahoo.
I don’t even know if thats a little or a lot of views but every so often I get a little thrill when a photo I’ve taken is being used elsewhere on the internet.
As for most viewed photo….it’s not even a photo!
Over 10 years ago I put up this image of my favourite 25 games. Since then it’s had over 100,000 views – not too shabby. Frustratingly the old Flickr notes feature meany I’d overplayed the image with notes about each of the games but that feature is no longer supported.
Thats the niggle with Flickr. It feels like they are doing enough to keep the service going but Google Photo’s and to a lesser extent Photos on Apple are showing the way.
So while a milestone for me has been reached this could be the year of the big photo migration. Come on Yahoo, show Flickr a bit of love.
A bit behind on my reads this week due to work but still some interesting posts and a great Star Wars video. Enjoy.
- My Bathroom Mirror Is Smarter Than Yours -Want!
- The Futility of Pleasing All Users
- The Inside Story of Uber’s Radical Rebranding – Still looks bizarre to me
- Is this the perfect save icon?
- Your Next New Best Friend Might Be a Robot
- A Mac for all seasons: Why the Mac has so much staying power – Still love Mac’s
- Not the oignon: fury as France changes 2,000 spellings and drops some accents
- Centriphone – an iPhone video experiment by Nicolas Vuignier
- The F-35’s Terrifying Bug List
- We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires
- Wolfsburg sign young British player – as their official Fifa gamer – Still see e-sports as a massive growth area
- ‘Star Wars’ Recut as a Grindhouse Film – Glorious
Day One 2
One of my favourite app’s across Mac and iOS got a really nice update this week. Day One is a journaling app that I’ve used for the last few years and version 2 brings quite the upgrade.
On first launch on either platform you’ll notice that you can no longer sync using iCloud or Dropbox. Instead Day One uses it’s own sync platform. Import your entries from Day One, setup an account and then sync. I found the process to be fast considering I’ve over 800 entries within my current journal.
The previous version had support for only one journal and relied on tags to separate out entries. I had tags for work, movies and runs. Version 2 still supports tags but now supports up to ten journals which can be individually coloured so I’ve setup individual journals and it makes for a much better experience.
Journal entries haven’t seen much change but each entry can now have up to 10 photo’s which is Day One’s 2 ‘finally’ feature.
These are paid updates and both versions are available for 50% off for one week only. iOS is fairly priced but Mac feels a bit steep for relatively little change – £14.99 rising to £29.99 in a weeks time. Future upgrades are promised though.
Day One 2 is an admittedly pricey app but one I can’t do without. It’s polished and if you value journalling of any kind it’s well worth a look.