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May 22, 2024: Window Management on the iPad Sucks Quinn Nelson boils down one of the biggest frustrations with working on an iPad in a short succinct video on Threads. Frankly, I am surprised this is …

May 6, 2024: The last thing the iPad needs is a spec bump David Pierce writing for The Verge: Before they even launch, I feel confident telling you these are the best iPads ever. But after all these years, I …

May 2, 2024: Pulitzer Prize Board Recognizes Student Journalists From Pulitzer Prize Board: As we gather to consider the nation’s finest and most courageous journalism, the Pulitzer Prize Board would like to …

Apr 29, 2024: Who Spends $1000+ on Courses? This isn’t a clickbait title, or some sensational headline. This is an honest question that I have had a really hard time understanding. If you are …

Apr 17, 2024: Cloudflare CEO buys paper to stop criticism Jamie Tarbay writing for Bloomberg (via Archive.org): Early last year, a twice-weekly newspaper in Park City, Utah, published a story on the …

Apr 3, 2024: Just learned about Fontshare and their awesome fonts that are totally free to use for commercial and personal use. Needless to say I am saving them …

Mar 6, 2024: How this $40 pencil nearly went extinct This video from Wall Street Journal is a fantastic short doc about the history of the Blackwing 602 pencil and how it nearly went extinct. I …

Mar 4, 2024: A New Addition I’m elated to share that my daughter, Sloane, was born 13 days ago. She’s a happy and healthy girl born 3 weeks early. She has beautiful blue eyes, a …

Feb 7, 2024: The Future of Podcasting I have been thinking a lot about the podcasting industry lately. The main thread is how even though there were massive layoffs in the podcasting …

Feb 5, 2024: Never Post Episode 0 Independent Media Roundtable To kick things off, we had a roundtable conversation with a trio of makers and thinkers, all of whom are creating independent media. They are Gita …

Jan 29, 2024: Micro.blog Adds Threads and Twitter Cross-Posting Manton Reece: Today we’ve added a brand new option for manual cross-posting from Micro.blog to other services, including Threads. This new option is …

Jan 22, 2024: More Birchtree Matt Birchler: More Birchtree is a way to get more Birchtree writing, ad-free browsing, and the fuzzy feeling of supporting indie writing. Member …

Jan 17, 2024: CNN Plans to be Everywhere Your Phone is Alex Cranz writing for The Verge: a memo from CNN CEO Mark Thompson outlines some of the early plans to try to save CNN from cable — and grow its …

Nov 21, 2023: The Death of Physical Media An old college buddy of mine, Adam, who also has been a creative partner for me over the years, created an awesome video essay. It’s about the end of …

Nov 16, 2023: My Default Apps In an attempt to be a part of a really cool idea and trend among listeners of Hemispheric Views and other great bloggers, I decided to list my default …

Nov 14, 2023: How to fix online media: focus on the true fans Between the Vice News layoffs, the podcasting industry crumbling, and Jezebel closing its doors it’s safe to say that the media industry is …

Nov 7, 2023: "Shot on iPhone" Apple created a really interesting post covering the “Shot on iPhone” keynote they did for Scary Fast. They also created a video accompanying it. …

Nov 7, 2023: What I learned from my sabbatical My last piece of content that I made was on June 9th, 2023. It was partially an essay about the end of Twitter and the end of Reddit but it also …

Nov 2, 2023: This is the most wild paragraph I have read in a long time.

Nov 1, 2023: New laptop stickers

Oct 27, 2023: Add this to the list of “headlines that warrant a raise for the writer” kotaku.com/amouranth…

Oct 27, 2023: As a joke to be “edgy” inspired from this conversation I am now the proud owner of aFucking.blog. Am I as cool as the “Fuck …

Oct 27, 2023: I am adding this new theme @manton and @vincent are working on to my watchlist 👀 Let me know if I can help with this at all!

Oct 25, 2023: Obsidian Importer for Apple Notes From Obsidian’s blog: Obsidian Importer allows you to convert your data from a variety of proprietary formats to portable, durable files. These …

Oct 25, 2023: The micro.publish plugin for Obsidian is such a great example of both the micro.blog community being awesome and how versatile Obsidian is.

Jun 22, 2023: What is the most underrated app, subscription, product, or service you use?

Jun 14, 2023: I am not sure how many developers follow me but what are some good starter projects to make as a new Swift coder? Granted, I have little coding …

Jun 13, 2023: So my water heater AND my dryer broke within 2 days. I’m looking at $1500-$2000 in repair/replacement costs (possibly more). That said, …

Jun 9, 2023: Is this the end of fun online? The Death of Internet Communities 1.0 First it was Twitter and now Reddit. There are more and more fun places online seemingly ruining things for …

Jun 9, 2023: The Death of Internet Communities 1.0 First it was Twitter and now Reddit. There are more and more fun places online seemingly ruining things for their own short-term gain. If you …

Jun 2, 2023: So I need your help. I am working on a new project and I need pullquotes from people sharing their thoughts on my writing. Doesn’t have to be …

Jun 2, 2023: Call me crazy but I am so uninterested in Apple AR/XR headset. I’m more interested in their new OS features for iOS and MacOS. You know, what WWDC is …

May 25, 2023: Stitch is absolutely beautiful, fun, and addicting. I’m so happy to be playing it in my down time lately. It’s the perfect mobile puzzle game.

May 22, 2023: I recently decided to try out Breath of the Wild for the first time and as someone who never was into Zelda games I have to admit that this game is …

May 19, 2023: My view at career fair today.

May 18, 2023: OpenAI just released an official app and I have to admit, it’s one of the best AI apps I’ve used.

May 17, 2023: This is your friendly reminder to choose “Stop Testing” on any betas you’re not actively using on TestFlight.

May 17, 2023: As someone who has barely played BotW, should I play that game first before playing TotK?

May 11, 2023: I was going to watch the Trump town hall on CNN last night, but I decided to stare at a blank wall instead. It was a more productive use of my time.

May 11, 2023: Moderator Mayhem Today Techdirt released their second game, Moderator Mayhem . It is a "game that lets you see how good a job you would do as a front line content …

May 2, 2023: At this point, Elon is just toying with news and media organizations. They truly should just make the active decision to leave. …

May 2, 2023: New issue of Clicked it out! This issue I talk about the new onboarding process for Mastodon, whether Twitter is still worth it for journalists, and 5 …

May 2, 2023: It's time for journalists to leave Twitter I was listening to a recent episode of the podcast Hard Fork, and a specific part of it really resonated with me. It was where Casey Newton was …

May 2, 2023: Huge Changes for New Mastodon Users People signing up for Mastodon will no longer have to worry about what server to go to. Instead, Mastodon will now be defaulting to a server they …

Apr 27, 2023: Substack co-founder denounces bigotry, but has no plan jeffperry.me/substack-…

Apr 27, 2023: Substack co-founder denounces bigotry, but has no plan Shortly after Substack announced their Twitter competitor Substack Notes Nilay Patel interviewed Substack’s CEO, Chris Best, to talk about it. In it, …

Apr 13, 2023: Go Indie Nick Heer writing on Pixel Envy: Here are three relatively recent interactions I have had with independent software developers: In November 2020,1 I …

Apr 12, 2023: Too Many to Manage Gabz: The chatty-chat-social media landscape has become a little overwhelming, for me, since Twitter's collapse. I find myself juggling and managing; …

Apr 11, 2023: Apple’s Newsroom Blog Debuts New ‘Quick Read’ Post Jarrod Blundy writing at HeyDingus: Tonight, I noticed something curious about Apple’s latest post to their official Newsroom, a blog of sorts where …

Apr 10, 2023: Preserving the Wilhelm Scream Craig Smith wrote a very interesting post for Freesound. In it he explained how took tape with sound effects ranging from the 30’s and 80’s and …

Apr 10, 2023: Is Substack All Bad? I have been eating popcorn all weekend as I read more and more about the dispute between Substack and Twitter. If you haven’t been following the …

Apr 7, 2023: Mehdi Hasan Dismantles the Entire Foundation of the Twitter Files as Matt Taibbi Stumbles to Defend it Along with the full interview of MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan interviewing Matt Taibbi, Tech Dirt goes into even more detail about the errors and inaccuracies …

Apr 7, 2023: A Better Shade of Blue Daniel Jalkut on Red Sweater’s blog: A few weeks ago, I found myself staring at the about box for the app, and this default shade of blue stood out to …

Apr 5, 2023: Introducing Substack Notes From Substack: In the coming days, we will start rolling out a way for writing, ideas, and discussion to travel through the Substack network. We’re …

Apr 5, 2023: The Color Quiz The Verge has created a pretty quick and fun color quiz where you try to pick the correct color for 8 logos. I managed to get 7 out of 8 correct, …

Mar 30, 2023: Feedly wanted to track protests and riots for companies, until they got destroyed on Twitter Feedly, the popular RSS feed service, recently came under fire for a now-deleted blog post (here is an Internet Wayback Machine link) in which they …

Mar 30, 2023: BuzzFeed Is Quietly Publishing Whole AI-Generated Articles, Not Just Quizzes Noor Al-Sibai and Jon Christian writing for Futurism: Earlier this year, when BuzzFeed announced plans to start publishing AI-assisted content, its …

Mar 29, 2023: Spotify Releases Anchor Replacement Spotify for Podcasters From Spotify’s news blog: It’s official: Anchor, the world’s largest podcast hosting platform, has combined with Spotify for Podcasters to create an …

Mar 28, 2023: Bard Fork, and How to Talk So Chatbots Will Listen Hard Fork is a show that I slept on far too long and as someone that has interviewed Casey before I feel shame admitting it. This episode in …

Mar 27, 2023: Does English Need a New Alphabet? Alec Bellos writing for Atlas Obscura: Irish dramatist George Bernard Shaw—generally considered one of the greatest playwrights in the English …

Mar 22, 2023: Linus Tech Tips Hacked by Crypto Scammers Tom Warren writing for The Verge: Popular YouTube channel Linus Tech Tips has been hacked this morning, with the channel’s 15.3 million subscribers …

Mar 21, 2023: Cult of the Lamb: Doom & Shroom The animation, writing, and voice acting in this is absolutely perfect. I loved this game when it came out and I truly would watch a whole series of …

Mar 21, 2023: Will AI Actually Mean We’ll Be Able to Work Less? Elizabeth M. Renieris writing for The Walrus: And now, argues tech writer Paris Marx, “new technologies like AI are framed as offering us various …

Mar 21, 2023: Solo Acts: Marco Arment and his podcast app Overcast Ashley Esqueda has been making a great mini-series withing Vergecast called Solo Acts where she interviews solo entrepreneurs making awesome things on …

Mar 20, 2023: Twitter’s Auto Response to the Press is a Poop Emoji Twitter, AKA the “Free Speech” platform is now changing how they respond to journalists looking to get information from the company. Instead of a …

Mar 20, 2023: We’re Drowning in Subscriptions Leticia Miranda writing for Bloomberg: If it feels like you’re drowning in subscriptions, you aren’t wrong. It’s hard to keep track and, even if you …

Mar 16, 2023: The Talk Show ep. 370 - ‘Fine Hypertext Products’, with Jason Kottke I will always listen to Gruber and Kottke talk about their tenured careers as bloggers and hearing them talk about the past 25 years of blogging made …

Mar 15, 2023: I don’t want to log in to your website Elizabeth Lopatto writing for The Verge: There is a new trend among websites where they want my email address before I’m allowed to read their free …

Dec 15, 2022: Making Content for Yourself A man in front of a laptop stressed and unable to write, digital art, DALL-E 2 Kate Lindsay wrote a piece on Embedded about making …

Oct 26, 2022: The impact of AI on content creators Recently, I read an article that said that in the next 5-10 years, AI would generate 90% of all the content on the internet. That number seemed a …

Oct 25, 2022: Apple doesn't care about iPad-first users As you probably saw, Apple has announced a new line of iPads, one being a new base iPad and the other being the new M2 iPad Pro. I …

Oct 5, 2022: Spotify is Making it Easier to Find Misinformation on their Podcasts Mitchell Clark writing for The Verge: Spotify is acquiring Kinzen, a startup that specializes in using machine learning to analyze content and report …

Sep 21, 2022: Focus on your platform, not someone else's Lee Peterson: I’ve been thinking a lot about social media and it’s apparent lack of care for it’s users. To the platform you are a potential revenue …

Sep 20, 2022: Blot Image Shortcut Update: This is no longer my theme as I have moved to WordPress but if you are looking for a theme you are free to download this one and make it your …

Jul 10, 2022: Mobile Games Are Trash and We All Know It Matt Birchler: I love video games, and I love some mobile games (Alto’s Odyssey, Holedown, Grindstone, Golf on Mars, to name a few), but we all know …

May 10, 2022: What it Means to be a Creator On May 9th Jason Kottke announced he would be taking a sabbatical after over 24 years of blogging. He started his blog in 1998 and has been regularly …

May 10, 2022: The iPod is now dead Apple has officially said that the iPod is no more. You can still buy one, but only while supplies last. Since its introduction over 20 years ago, …

Apr 27, 2022: The Reason CNN+ Failed The average housefly can live for around 28 days, which means that there are literal bugs that will have outlived CNN+ as they close their streaming …

Apr 25, 2022: The Man Behind iBeer Steve Sheraton went from making a silly video online where he was drinking a beer with his iPhone into a full-fledged app, which then became a …

Apr 18, 2022: The Loyola Project I don’t remember where I found this teaser, but as a basketball fan, this documentary went right to the top of my watch list. …

Apr 11, 2022: Success and Failure at Pebble Eric Migicovsky, the former CEO of Pebble, wrote a post recently detailing why the smartwatch company failed. In the days after our Kickstarter …

Apr 5, 2022: Mike Tyson Can’t Sell His Weed Gummies in Colorado Mike Tyson, who famously bit Evander Holyfield’s ear, is now selling THC edibles in the shape of the mangled ear. The name of those gummies: Mike …

Apr 2, 2022: The Good from Comic Sans David Hoang shared an article from The Cut about the font Comic Sans and it raised my eyebrows to learn how accessible this abhorrent font is. …

Sep 5, 2021: Sticker Doodle makes messaging fun again Chad Etzel, who recently went independent, released one of the most fun apps for the iPhone this year. …

Sep 2, 2021: A Conversation with Kotaku's Editor in Chief Patricia Hernandez, the editor-in-chief of Kotaku, talks with Alanah Pearce about the changes in coverage for Kotaku, online publishing in general, …

Sep 1, 2021: Goodbye iPad Pro, Hello iPad Air Matt Birchler ditches his 2018 12.9” iPad Pro for the new iPad Air. His reasoning is great and honestly I am in the same boat as him when it comes to …

Aug 30, 2021: Craft Notes 101 with James Eaton Today I am happy to present a Craft 101 video with James Eaton where he walks me through how to set up my Craft notes system, what I can do to make it …

Aug 26, 2021: How I Play Pokemon on OpenEMU As a kid growing up with a GameBoy Color (I had the Gorgeous Green version), Pokemon was one of the most constant games I played. I played Yellow, …

Aug 11, 2021: The podcast episodes that make me better I wanted to fulfill my promise of bringing some fun to this issue and share some podcast episodes I listen to fairly often. I have been an avid …

Aug 9, 2021: The Elephant in the Room I wanted to kick this week off with something light and fun, but if we are being honest here—I like to think this is a safe space—this week has been a …

Aug 4, 2021: The 5 Things I Learned from Casey Newton In the latest episode of A Slab of Glass I interviewed Casey Newton, creator of Platformer, about his writing process. This is what I learned in the …

Jul 28, 2021: How the iPad mini can thrive in 2021 I have been thinking a lot about the iPad Mini lately. I can’t pinpoint exactly why, but I have a few links peppered in this that got my gears going. …

Jul 25, 2021: How to Make Your Notes More Valuable When I was in high school, I distinctly remember a moment where my social studies teacher was going through a lesson irregularly fast. It got to be so …

Jul 21, 2021: How to Make Apple Notes More Useful This week I wanted to utilize the Apple Notes app, and how you can use the synergy with the Mac and your iPad or iPhone to up your note-taking game. I …

Jul 18, 2021: Why I Don’t Use Just One Wrench Adam Savage, the famed MythBuster, has now been on YouTube for several years making things and sharing things others make. He has a whole collection …

Jul 14, 2021: Finally, Obsidian for iOS is Here Obsidian, the popular note taking app, came out for iOS and iPadOS recently. I have been playing with the beta for quite a while and Obsidian is …

Jul 11, 2021: Let's Talk About Safari There are some significant changes coming to how we browse the web on iOS 15 and macOS Monterey. If you follow Apple news or other tech writers, I am …

Jul 4, 2021: The Changes to Shortcuts that Makes me Excited Now that the Public Beta for iOS 15 is available, I thought I would talk about some of the changes and additions to Shortcuts that has me excited this …

Jun 27, 2021: How Daily Notes Changed Everything for Me I have been on a note taking journey for some time, and its been both interesting and precarious. While I may not have finished this adventure yet, I …

May 3, 2021: Why Craft is the Note Taking King This weeks issue of Tablet Habit is going to be all things Craft. This was originally going to just be an interview with CEO Balint Orosz but …

Apr 25, 2021: The iPad needs the software to catch up with its hardware In case you missed it, Apple unveiled new iPad Pros April 20th for their Spring Loaded event. These new iPad Pros are beyond anything that was …

Apr 11, 2021: Apple Needs to Remove Weekly Subscriptions, Here’s Why As I was scrolling through Twitter last Monday, I came across a tweet by Federico Viticci, editor-in-chief of MacStories, showcasing an app that is …

Mar 28, 2021: What Happened to Shortcuts? I have spoken a lot about the Shortcuts app, and for good reason. It is the bridge to automation for the iPhone and iPad. One of the best things about …

Mar 14, 2021: How to Solve Your Problems with Shortcuts In a recent chat on Clubhouse with Matthew Cassinelli and Christopher Lawley there was a listener who asked a questions along the lines of: How can I …

Sep 30, 2020: Look at the Engine, not the Color of the Car I wanted to write to you about note taking apps, I had a whole plan to go over the different apps and what issues I had with them. I thought is was …

Sep 8, 2020: Going Offline Has Made Me Better Lately I have found myself gravitating to tools that don’t offer any kind of internet access whatsoever. As some say, I have been using items “off the …

Jul 27, 2020: Why I Moved to iPad Only I recently sold my MacBook Pro and iPad 7 to buy the new 2020 11” iPad Pro. I also picked up the Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil. The reason for this …

Apr 17, 2020: Writing Mode Shortcut After making writing a routine for this newsletter, I wanted to automate things a bit so that I can get into the writing flow even faster. …