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32 places to put stuff

September 11, 2016 Featured

I have a lot of places in which I put things I care about. I use Reminders to store…well, reminders of things I need to do. Basic lists. I have a wish list of stuff I want to buy on Amazon, but then I have another list of other non-Amazon stuff to buy in Reminders. I also have a few lists and notes for things in Apple Notes. I keep my passwords securely in 1Password. I use Trello to manageRead More

A small set of apps to keep me creative

March 17, 2016 Uncategorized

There’s something I keep having to remind myself: no matter how little time I have to put into art, I’m still an artist. Still an artist, still making art. Music’s my medium of choice. Finding time to work on it is hard though, between wedding planning, an increasingly-demanding day job, other side projects – when can I play or write some music, dammit? Short, obvious answer: block my time like nobody’s business. That at least gets me time dedicated toRead More

It’s a glorious day when Apple fixes your bug (UPDATE: oops, still broken)

March 13, 2016 Uncategorized

UPDATE 3-16-16: I did some more thorough tests on my iPhone and MacBook Pro and have run into the Smart Reminders linking bug again – specifically when adding links from Safari on my Mac, then opening them up on my phone. Back to Apple Support forums. Ugh. It takes a minor miracle to get Apple to fix a bug in any of its software or services. Just look at all the discussion threads about bugs on their forum. The thingRead More

On Macs and focus

January 27, 2016 Uncategorized

I own an iPad, but I really only use it to watch Netflix in bed with my fiancée since my iPhone 6s Plus is just too small enough for both of us to watch simultaneously. Outside of this pretty obvious use case, I’ve struggled to find a purpose for the gorgeous device in my life. Everywhere I turn, though, I read about another person finding the iPad completely invaluable in their daily lives. It now exceeds the processing power ofRead More

Apple Music Connect, the experiment

November 20, 2015 Uncategorized

Federico Viticci of MacStories wrote this yesterday and it got me thinking about Apple Music Connect, which I’ve started to check daily: This should happen on @AppleMusic Connect, but it frequently doesn’t for many artists. https://t.co/4s0uc4hEaP — Federico Viticci (@viticci) October 19, 2015 The responses to this tweet are varied, but they generally echo the sentiment that I've been seeing in music industry writing: it's largely doomed to fail. The UX is somewhat crap (not denying this) and the positioningRead More