Category: Essay

  • 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 posting and sharing links to intriguing things online ever since. In fact, Kottke was one of the reasons I decided to give this newsletter a go. I…

  • 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 service on April 30th. An Explanation of What Happened Better journalists than me have explained what happened with CNN+, and I would much rather you learn the details from…

  • 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, Red, Gold, and Ruby all to completion. After Pokemon Ruby I had a falling out with the games because it seemed to get more complicated with IV…

  • 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 podcast listener as long as I can remember it being available on iTunes. As someone that drives two hours a day for my day job I fill…

  • 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. Furthermore, I have many questions about the iPad mini now and the future of the iPad mini. The iPad mini might not be for everyone,…

  • 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 much of an issue that several students, myself included, begged him to slow down on his PowerPoint presentation so that we could write down what was on…

  • 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 made a quick video showing how you can use your Mac and iPhone or iPad to capture photos, documents, or sketches like magic. Let…

  • 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 of Hellboy builds where he makes the Samaritan, the sword from a Hellboy comic book cover, and more. It’s not just comic books though, he also shares how to build…

  • 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 becoming my favorite writing tool. For those of you who don’t know what Obsidian is, you can think of it as a note-taking system that used plain text…

  • 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 sure you have seen just how polarizing the new Safari is. Chaim Gartenberg writing for The Verge: Over a decade of muscle memory has trained my…