It’s great to have time to write again.
A large majority of my travel time (work commute, planes, road trips) is spent listening to podcasts, a fantastic medium for listening to stories, news, discussions and more for free. I am so thankful for the dozens of voices I listen to week in and week out who spend their time (and often paid very little) to provide unique perspectives on technology, business, design, journalism, and more. Here are my favorites, in no particular order.Read more »
Nice items to add to my life bucket list: sprudge.com/26-things-put-…
Destiny was so bad I returned it. Shadow of Mordor is a little better, but not for the fainthearted. #bingeweek
“[N]o one has been more aggressive… than IBM, which is on track to grow their design team to 1,000 people” wired.com/2014/12/disapp…
Destiny is also extremely grindy and has a steep learning curve. Definitely not for someone looking for a quick reward.
Destiny, on the other hand, is somehow what _everyone_ said: amazing art, great mechanics, addictive play but a bad, convoluted narrative.
30 minutes into the game and I can tell Far Cry 4 is going to be amazing. Thanks for raving about it @Spacekatgal!
Roast #10 in the @behmor. Peru Cecanor. Going to take this one to FC. http://t.co/bJ75M1Ljfk
New laptop flair from @CuveeCoffee to go along with my morning cup. http://t.co/DfPIpG97Ds
We’ve released the IBM Design Language for review. Most unique to our approach is the “six experiences” here: ibm.com/design/languag…
I wrote about the bonaverde system a while back, skeptical of the machine.
Turns out, the story is much worse: gizmodo.com/kickstarter-pr…
Pretty stupid that Starbucks is taking quality blends and burning them to dirt, calling it reserve and high end. reddit.com/r/Coffee/comme…
Do microservices spell the end of .0 releases? How does hardware fit in the story? Is there an equivalent concept? #dockercon
Crazy how Eastern culture has exposed itself in iOS applications, offering different takes on mobile interaction: dangrover.com/blog/2014/12/0…
Afternoon tea. http://t.co/dXubLoi5zl
Happy thanksgiving! http://t.co/R3mjKXj1dw
Thanksgiving coffee service a big success! Love the complexity and boldness from fresh roasted Burundi on the @behmor
The coldest beer in California — @JoeJosts http://t.co/NTmkH45OGG
A little coffee for the family. http://t.co/U6wfPNA8tA
Super fun to have finally visited the @CuveeCoffee operation today. Great people and coffee. Not to mention, retro. http://t.co/hqKENKXFv2
Only on the internet: pointerpointer.com
Cupped three roasts. Ethiopian was super floral, unlike anything I’ve had. Colombian must be at least FC for taste.
Not a bad way to start a weekend. @TwistedXBrewing http://t.co/rNKXCVugbe
It’s finally happening!!! @behmor http://t.co/HxxrEI09YV
#24 @StratecheryFM is the best yet. Sweeps across UX, strategic management, and self reflection.
Pink Floyd's fifteenth studio album, The Endless River, was released today, adding a footnote to the tumultuous story of the band. The band members describe it as a continuation of The Division Bell, which in fact harkens to the namesake the latest album in the last song, "High Hopes." On the surface, the album is more or less a series of edited outtakes from Bell, picking out phrases that can feel like traveling on a boat. But as the album carries on, it seems to touch on the entire collection of the Pink Floyd's amazingly diverse sound (though I really missed the saxophone). In that same vein, you can't appreciate the album as a series of singles, like you could with Meddle or Wish You Were Here. The album clearly has David Gilmour all over it -- you have to listen to it in one straight go (may I recommend on a nice drive, or while on a plane with no where to travel but the destination?).
Overall, if you are a Floyd fan like me (a Floydian?), you'll enjoy the album and it will be great background music while working, jogging, or whatever. If you are trying to understand why the band is so popular, then you'll be much better off starting with the penultimate classic, Dark Side of the Moon (yes, I know that is very debatable).
You can stream it if you have Spotify, but the breaks due to lag totally ruin the flow, so I'd buy it on iTunes or Amazon.
Shopping with @jmeylor:
“Pluses of the more expensive one:
… It’s really pretty…”
Got to sneak a peak at the @counter_culture HQ in RTP. What a cool operation. Thanks for showing me around. http://t.co/MMImNwbwjG
Instructive story telling device that only the web can provide: youtube.com/user/HondaVideo
Hold “R” at any time (this wasn’t obvious).
Durham/RTP is a really picturesque place during this time of year. Wonderful first time visit.
Segments called “his&hers,” “We Need To Talk” … kinda silly.
I wish sports media didn’t have to be so _obvious_ when they include women in hot takes, play-play announcing, etc.
What problem is Amazon Echo solving? What is the JTBD, and what makes this different?
I can’t answer any these.
Looks like we have the name for the next Star Wars: “The Force Awakens”
Seems worth it to spend an extra $50 for the heart rate stuff. jawbone.com/store/buy/up3
Hopefully wearable people come up cool implications.
Starting to feel like home. http://t.co/9saGt3J4co
I hate the world kickstarter.com/projects/nopho…
IoT seems broken more so because of what a pain it seems to set all of this up. No wonder companies paint the utopian view. #mwux14
Yep, Indy has its charm. http://t.co/hjieuQv7kZ
Birthday breakfast. http://t.co/lAu7e3ymel
What an immaculate space for the new @patikacoffee! http://t.co/X8aFdoRbve
First year where I *didn’t* upgrade to the latest OS X. Mostly due to navigating security policies at work.
Peyton is going to have 600 before his career ends.
The 6 already felt pretty light @ 129g for the size. I wonder if the new Nexus 5 will feel even lighter @ 130g and .3” increase.
When Austin is good, it’s really good. http://t.co/WilcgqEJFl
Uh… well… this is something?
The @AmericanAir telephone system has the slowest, most painful prompts ever.
After playing with the 6+, I totally get it. The 6 makes zero sense — go all the way on the size upgrade, or don’t.
I despise those who mark Columbus Day… especially those from Bumretch, Nebrahoma. theoatmeal.com/comics/columbu…
Excerpt of a WWDC session on why hamburger menus are awful: blog.manbolo.com/2014/06/30/app…
So what does an app that is on a diet look like, then?
Who thought this was a good idea?
Like this is a really stupid idea. http://t.co/smHyGWowMW
Want to help design software that changes the way the world does business?
Let’s chat about @ibmdesign! http://t.co/UjN7hkLCnj
Anyone selling a Friday (10/10) ticket to #ACL this weekend? Let me know, thanks.
Some Guatemalan @gimmecoffee this morning. An interesting milky texture with a bit of tang after. Not too shabby. http://t.co/bqdoylirBf
Completely and utterly unexpected: adaptivepath.com/ideas/adaptive…
Flexbox makes me feel dirty.
The problem for “one device fits all” is battery life, and even the Plus wouldn’t solve that problem when traveling.
I really enjoy my iPad mini, but find I would buy a iPod Plus if that ever existed.
1) ideal size for two hands
2) great ppi screen
Love reading stuff like this, even though I’ll never personally enjoy it: medium.com/travel-adventu…
An iPhone 1st generation, running 1.0 software: forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php…
We’ve come quite a long way.
Finally going to check out the @CuveeCoffee operation tomorrow.
And just like that, @MacRumors removes the name. Good.
.@BillSimmons definitely provoked ESPN, but he did so with the truth. Now, he’s basically the equivalent of a journalism martyr.
Got a chance to play with a 6 (not Plus), and don’t see the value with current app support. Might be 6-12 mos. before mainstream value.
Help my good friend and UX designer raise money for a kidney transplant by donating $5 or $10 here: gofundme.com/flickneedsakid…
This is your attempt at leveraging the new extension capability, @LinkedIn? A shortcut to your app? Lousy. http://t.co/udSI5BeEP2
A comment you never want to get on a design http://t.co/6MR5gftULD
I can’t imagine any company being as prolific as Apple: digg.com/video/the-line…
Every year I slightly regret not being first in line so I can make a quick $500.
Well, the line at the Austin Apple Store looks to be just as long as when the iPad Air was released.
Does anyone have any idea why this occurs. I believe this is why I don’t get iMessages on my Mac. http://t.co/aRk8lOBRQU
Odd bug in iOS8. Which status bar is better? http://t.co/2ltS7EHojk
This is the first year I’ve seen carriers rigorously throw offers at customers. Think back to pre-2007, where the inverse was true.
If you judge Apple Watch as a watch, especially a nice looking accessory, you involve new users, people, markets.