#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.
The Apple Watch has a screen, an App Store, and lots of tech. But it shouldn’t be compared to other things with those features.
First year I haven’t preordered the iPhone. Genuinely curious to see it first.
When I had the Lumia 920, I struggled with the size.
Normally I don’t write gut reaction posts, but Apple has clearly introduced the Apple () Watch now to generate buzz and beat the supply chain leaks, so I feel that an exception is worthy here. Here are some, in no particular order of significance: It has a screen. This makes it seem less controversial of a […]Read more »
I’m not buying some of the positive first reactions on Apple Pay (Pay), which dismiss competitors and simply remark Apple’s scale as the reason mobile payments in general will succeed. While the convenience of making a payment from your phone is great, it is worth noting (and reiterating) Apple’s key issues to address.Read more »
Watch “Early 2015”
Does it piggy back on WWDC or get its own release cycle?
Apple is betting that UX is a key differentiator. NFC payments in general haven’t totally taken over yet.
When the first iPod was released: slashdot.org/story/01/10/23…
So Starbucks is on the list of Apple Pay — previously a Square partner.
That’s a pretty big blow.
And we’ve opened up Apple Pay as an API through the web!
I really hope the landscape views for the iPhone 6 Plus come to the iPads as well.
On a smaller window size, looks like the front-enders didn’t consider image resizing fully: http://t.co/DCEMmhQ2SN
These are awesome adaptive UIs:
So much web browser design happening here:
1) Background CSS video
2) Shrinks the video on scroll
3) Live blog. http://t.co/dGeHLpFY04
As a stretch:
3) Some Apple/Beats accessory
4) Mavericks demos of deeper iOS 8 integration that we didn’t see.
1) Two phones
2) Several types of wearables, for men and women, all unified with a touchID sensor+siri+biometrics
Hah! Apple is liveblogging its OWN event: apple.com/live/2014-sept…
1) Should have been this on day 1.
2) Only Apple would get such a footnote.
Based on the leaks of the Apple wearable here, I wonder if it will just be a home button with mic/touch ID? macrumors.com/2014/09/08/iwa…
After last night’s Colts game, I’m convinced I’m seeing 1998 all over again, just replace Luck with Manning and Wayne with Harrison.
Subscribed to standalone @SundayTicketDTV. Stream quality is decent, but the volume issues and blackout rules are annoying.
This is a ridiculously huge set of deliveries from Apple, even if half of them come true: nytimes.com/2014/09/05/tec…
Signs point to iWatch having a screen, but I don’t see why it has to have anything more than the time, alarms, and some health stats (maybe)
1) Think of any everyday chore you hate or takes time.
2) Create a website/mobile app enabling others to do it.
Next big startup: on-demand cooks based on what ingredients you have on your fridge and what you’d like for dinner (cc /@Jason)
It’s interesting how the USA is catching up with the rest of the world when it comes to “helper” culture: shyp.com
That is insanely large snack.