Remember this? Because of that, I read his first book, And Then I Thought I was a Fish. Which was interesting enough to make me pay attention when his second book came out, Observations of a Straight White Male with No Interesting Fetishes. But which also brought me back to his website and, in particular, the intriguing “Or Something” section, of which every single article ended up in my Instapaper queue. And so today’s notes had to be culled from my bookmarks…
More things to read, available towards the end of the month: Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader. See also Daring Fireball. Though my hopes are low that it’ll prevent “cool” “journalists” from quoting the trashy Isaacson when it fits their narrative.
If we’re honest, we’re in this business because we like our toys, the newer, the better, so, between all the port-related moaning, that new MacBook, OMG, OMG, OMG.
In other news, there’s a new watch, the “Pebble Time” (and “Pebble Time Steel”), and they’re breaking all kinds of records over at Kickstarter. Oh, and apparently one from Apple, too. Though no records. Yet?
Since I’m putting this together on the roof of the Beldes Hotel, in the warm sun, let me be brief(er):
- If only we could start over with our networks: Embracing Binary for Beautiful Networks.
- Enterprise iOS on Twitter: “The End of Generating Apple IDs”. Which sources 9TO5MAC: Apple planning iPad in education improvements, removing Apple ID requirement for apps & books.
- Curious, but really for Andy: Internet security: How to back up a country.
- Mentioned last time: End of the m0n0wall project.
- Astropad – Transform your iPad into a professional graphics tablet.
- Email Client Market Share and Popularity—I find these numbers mind-blowing; combine iPhone, iPad, and Apple Mail (and ignore that at least some people will use Gmail, Yahoo, etc. on a Mac, too) for a whopping 46%. Yes, it’s a (limited) sample and, yes, I didn’t falsify the stats myself, but still…
- Not that anybody would use something like this, but it was still mentioned last time: Popcorn Time.
- Arq, as of version 4.8, backs up to Dropbox, too.
- Pragmatic advice from Apfelwerk: Echte Gefahren für Macs.
- Almost makes me miss writing documentation in TeX: ShareLaTeX, the Online LaTeX Editor.
- More stats, but weird: Most vulnerable operating systems and applications in 2014.
- We’re, like, almost living in the future: When Exponential Progress Becomes Reality.
- Go, watch: How Modern Family Filmed an Episode Entirely with iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks.
- From Bojan for Mik: DNUK: Zetavault.
- And you thought you had problems taming your clients: Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email Account at State Dept..
- BitTorrent Sync 2.0. Now also on Synology.
- Still using Microsoft Office? Get the preview (via @rtrouton aka Der Flounder). Coz “Support for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 ends January 2016”.
- Ah, yes, two-factor authentication…
- Works reliably.
- Finally: They totally hacked Apple. Or not.
Almost like our little get-together: Clay Shirky on Love, Internet Style (via Jeff Atwood on Twitter). Next on Thursday, 19 March 2015, at 18:45, at Gloria. After I get back from Rome…
Ecco, emme e emme