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Well, this isnโ€™t ideal Banner Image Well, this isnโ€™t ideal ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ April 19, 2024 ๐Ÿ”— Instagram ๐Ÿท๏ธ Micro
Well, this isnโ€™t ideal Banner Image Well, this isnโ€™t ideal ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ April 19, 2024 ๐Ÿ”— Instagram ๐Ÿท๏ธ Micro Shortcuts Suggestions Banner Image Shortcuts Suggestions Shortcuts is a powerful automation app for Apple platforms, but there's still room for improvement. I inserted myself into a thread on Mastodon where Matthew Cassinelli1 was chatting with some internet folks about Shortcuts improvements and issues. ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ December 7, 2023 ๐Ÿท๏ธ Shortcuts Threads Banner Image Threads Meta's new Twitter competitor Threads launched yesterday, and got 30 million users overnight. That's pretty impressive. Metaโ€™s new Twitter competitor Threads launched yesterday, and got 30 million users overnight. Thatโ€™s pretty impressive. Instagram has 2 billion ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ July 6, 2023 ๐Ÿท๏ธ Meta๐Ÿท๏ธ Threads๐Ÿท๏ธ Social Media Google Domains Shutting Down Banner Image Google Domains Shutting Down Google pulls a Reader (again...) In a move surprising no one, Google is shutting down its domain registry service. They are selling everything to Squarespace. Iโ€™m glad itโ€™s going to ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ June 16, 2023 ๐Ÿ”— 9to5Google ๐Ÿท๏ธ Google๐Ÿท๏ธ Squarespace๐Ÿท๏ธ LinkedList Reddit Pulls a Twitter Banner Image Reddit Pulls a Twitter Something something doomed to repeat it... Christian Selig, creator of the Reddit client Apollo, on Reddit: June 30th will be Apolloโ€™s last day. If you havenโ€™t been following this whole ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ June 8, 2023 ๐Ÿท๏ธ Reddit๐Ÿท๏ธ LinkedList iPad Pro? Sacrificing devices to the beta gods I have lots of thoughts on the WWDC announcements this week, but itโ€™ll take a few days to get them in order. One thing I can say - When it came time ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ June 6, 2023 ๐Ÿท๏ธ WWDC๐Ÿท๏ธ Apple๐Ÿท๏ธ iPad Final Cut and Logic for iPad Banner Image Final Cut and Logic for iPad Finally. From the Apple Newsroom: Final Cut Pro for iPad introduces a powerful set of tools for video creators to record, edit, finish, and share, all from ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ May 9, 2023 ๐Ÿ”— Apple ๐Ÿท๏ธ Apple๐Ÿท๏ธ iPad๐Ÿท๏ธ Linked List Return to The Omni Show Banner Image Return to The Omni Show I was a guest on the Omni Show again. You should listen to it. I stopped by the Omni Show after a couple years to chat with Andrew about how I automate the crap out of my task management system. ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ March 21, 2023 ๐Ÿ”— The Omni Group ๐Ÿท๏ธ Podcast๐Ÿท๏ธ OmniFocus๐Ÿท๏ธ Linked List Create Project Codes With Shortcuts Banner Image Create Project Codes With Shortcuts Counting is hard. Make the computer do it. When you have as many projects going on as I do, things get confusing pretty fast. Ok, maybe I have too many projects, but thatโ€™s another issue ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ March 19, 2023 ๐Ÿท๏ธ Shortcuts๐Ÿท๏ธ Automation๐Ÿท๏ธ Obsidian๐Ÿท๏ธ Omnifocus Breaking News: Tim Cook Does His Job Banner Image Breaking News: Tim Cook Does His Job Decisions are hard. People are acting like Design ran Apple and Tim Cook is changing that. But that was never the case. ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ March 14, 2023 ๐Ÿ”— Financial Times ๐Ÿท๏ธ Apple๐Ÿท๏ธ Headset๐Ÿท๏ธ Linked List Clean Up Your Shortcuts Library Banner Image Clean Up Your Shortcuts Library So. Much. Junk. I have a lot of Shortcuts. Like hundreds. And most of them are old, outdated, broken, or designed around apps I no longer use. I needed a way to ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ March 1, 2023 ๐Ÿท๏ธ Omnifocus๐Ÿท๏ธ Shortcuts๐Ÿท๏ธ Automation Blue Origin Wants to Mine the Moon This is some Bond-level Dr. Evil shit. Eric Berger, in Ars Technica Blue Origin will attempt to market the technology to NASA for use by its Artemis program to return humans to the Moon ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ February 13, 2023 ๐Ÿ”— Ars Technica ๐Ÿท๏ธ Blue Origin๐Ÿท๏ธ Linked List Using Personal Project Codes Overkill? Maybe. Useful? Absolutely Iโ€™ve been playing around with using project codes for years. Using a code instead of just a name makes sure that it is unique and easily searchable. ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ January 31, 2023 ๐Ÿท๏ธ Omnifocus๐Ÿท๏ธ Shortcuts๐Ÿท๏ธ Automation๐Ÿท๏ธ Obsidian Get Apple Mail Into Omnifocus Banner Image Get Apple Mail Into Omnifocus It's 2023 and there is still no Mail share sheet. Yes, Omnifocus has a maildrop service where you can forward an email to a super-secret address and that email will show up as a task in your ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ January 27, 2023 ๐Ÿท๏ธ Omnifocus๐Ÿท๏ธ Shortcuts๐Ÿท๏ธ Automation Amazon Frown, Amirite? Banner Image Amazon Frown, Amirite? Scharon Harding, on Ars Technica Amazon claims AmazonSmile has donated $449,385,192 to global charities and $400 million to US charities as of ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ January 19, 2023 ๐Ÿ”— Ars Technica ๐Ÿท๏ธ Amazon๐Ÿท๏ธ Linked List My 2023 Home Screen Banner Image My 2023 Home Screen My setup to kick off 2023 Itโ€™s kind of a thing in our circles to share our home screens periodically, and I havenโ€™t done it in a long while. Iโ€™m going to try to make a habit ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ January 11, 2023 ๐Ÿท๏ธ Apple๐Ÿท๏ธ iPhone Happy Announcaversary, iPhone Banner Image Happy Announcaversary, iPhone 16 Years of iPhone Not much to say about this, but 16 years ago the iPhone was introduced at MacWorld Expo 2007. I was a recent Mac convert at the time after using ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ January 9, 2023 ๐Ÿท๏ธ Apple๐Ÿท๏ธ iPhone Add Meeting Prep and Recap Blocks Using Shortcuts Banner Image Add Meeting Prep and Recap Blocks Using Shortcuts Reclaim your time. I have a lot of Shortcuts. Like HUNDREDS. Sometimes I mention them in passing and forget that I take a lot of the Shortcuts I make for granted, and ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ December 29, 2022 ๐Ÿท๏ธ Shortcuts๐Ÿท๏ธ iOS๐Ÿท๏ธ Time Blocking๐Ÿท๏ธ Calendar Weeknotes 22-52 Week 52 "The last week of the year has been... a week." ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ December 26, 2022 ๐Ÿท๏ธ Weeknotes Now that Iโ€™m back in the office more, I have so many feature requests for Microsoft Outlook. ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ December 22, 2022 ๐Ÿท๏ธ Micro Iโ€™m thinking about how I keep track of the โ€œloggingโ€ sorts of things. Iโ€™m currently spread all over Obsidian, Notion, Day One, and spreadsheets. I need to consolidate, but no tool does what I need. ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ December 21, 2022 ๐Ÿท๏ธ Micro Iโ€™ve been going into the office a couple days a week for a month now. Iโ€™m enjoying the change of scenery and surroundings. I left my Magic Trackpad and AirPods Pro at home today, though.๐Ÿ˜ข (I bought a refurb trackpad to leave at the office) ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ December 20, 2022 ๐Ÿท๏ธ Micro Just set up my blog template to handle title-less micro posts. ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ December 19, 2022 ๐Ÿท๏ธ Micro IFTTT to Mastodon Test These instructions are for Zapier, but I did it with IFTTT. Methods are the same. I was thinking of a way to test this, and figured hey โ€“ might as well just put up a link post to the tutorial. ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ December 5, 2022 ๐Ÿ”— ๐Ÿท๏ธ Automation๐Ÿท๏ธ Mastodon๐Ÿท๏ธ IFTTT๐Ÿท๏ธ Linked List The End of Twitter? Banner Image The End of Twitter? Lots of people are jumping off Twitter because of <<reasons>>, but where are they going? Twitter is a shit show right now. Those of us who have been around for a while know that Twitter is on metaphorical life support right now. Elon ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ November 18, 2022 ๐Ÿท๏ธ Personal 139 Fridays Banner Image 139 Fridays It's been 32 months since I've been to the office. That ends this week! Itโ€™s been 139 Fridays since the world shut down on March 13, 2020. Iโ€™ll always remember that date because it was a Friday the 13th. Heh. About 83 ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ November 15, 2022 ๐Ÿท๏ธ Personal Mastodon Banner Image Mastodon Just like the year of Linux on the desktop, this is the year of a federated social media platform OK, listenโ€ฆ The stuff Elon Musk is doing over at Twitter is bat-shit crazy. Heโ€™s trying a hundred things a day, and theyโ€™re all failing miserably. I ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ November 14, 2022 ๐Ÿท๏ธ Social Media๐Ÿท๏ธ Twitter๐Ÿท๏ธ Mastodon Happy New Year! Banner Image Happy New Year! Starting your year in September may not be for everyone, but it works great for me. Yes, I know itโ€™s only September. But September is when I start my year. No, Iโ€™m not on some sort of corporate fiscal calendar. I still celebrate the ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ September 5, 2022 ๐Ÿท๏ธ Habits๐Ÿท๏ธ Health๐Ÿท๏ธ Productivity๐Ÿท๏ธ Opinion Should Apple Split The iPhone Launch? Banner Image Should Apple Split The iPhone Launch? (no.) I think it's time that Apple split the annual iPhone launch up, and now is a great time to do it. ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ May 2, 2022 ๐Ÿท๏ธ iPhone๐Ÿท๏ธ Rumors Make Back Tap Front and Center Banner Image Make Back Tap Front and Center Wanna access a menu from anywhere on your phone? Accessibility features have a strange reputation of not being for everyone. We all need to make our devices more accessible in one way or another. ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ October 1, 2021 ๐Ÿท๏ธ Shortcuts๐Ÿท๏ธ iOS The Omni Show Banner Image The Omni Show I was a guest on the Omni Show. You should listen to it. The good folks at the Omni Group were kind enough to talk to me about how I use OmniFocus for work and play. ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ September 27, 2021 ๐Ÿ”— The Omni Group ๐Ÿท๏ธ Podcast๐Ÿท๏ธ OmniFocus๐Ÿท๏ธ Linked List Changes Are A'Comin' (Probably) Banner Image Changes Are A'Comin' (Probably) Epic v. Apple lawsuit is over, and both sides claim victory It's a Friday, so of course some piece of tech news drops. Time for everyone to go crazy on Twitter and speculate in blog posts until the involved parties actually put out some sort of guidance on what happened/what will happen. ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ September 10, 2021 ๐Ÿท๏ธ Apple๐Ÿท๏ธ Legal๐Ÿท๏ธ Epic Window Magic with Keyboard Maestro Banner Image Window Magic with Keyboard Maestro We don't need no stinkin window manager There are lots of tools in the world that can manage your windows on the Mac. If you're a Keyboard Maestro user, maybe you don't need any other tools. ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ August 16, 2021 ๐Ÿท๏ธ Mac๐Ÿท๏ธ KeyboardMaestro๐Ÿท๏ธ Automation The Case for Mini Widgets Banner Image The Case for Mini Widgets Single icon widgets should be a thing. When iOS 14 came out last year, one feature really blew up: Widgets. People were making their home screens not only more usable but "Aesthetic AF", whatever that means. Now that it's been a year and widgets are a thing, I propose a new widget style: **The Mini**. ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ June 3, 2021 ๐Ÿท๏ธ iOS๐Ÿท๏ธ WWDC๐Ÿท๏ธ Widgets Progress Banner Image Progress Through the lens of the Space Jam web site. Max Bรถck, on his blog: Right. So after 25 years of technological progress, after bringing 4.7 billion people in the world online, after we just ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ April 5, 2021 ๐Ÿ”— Max Bรถck ๐Ÿท๏ธ Internet๐Ÿท๏ธ Linked List Day 62 Banner Image Day 62 Supply Chain Woes After weeks of waiting for cabinets, we're waiting again. ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ March 29, 2021 ๐Ÿท๏ธ KitchenRemodel Apple's Home Strategy Banner Image Apple's Home Strategy Apple's home strategy is basically ยฏ\_(ใƒ„)_/ยฏ Let's talk about Apple's strategy for the connected home. Spoiler alert: there isn't one right now. ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ March 17, 2021 ๐Ÿท๏ธ Apple๐Ÿท๏ธ Home๐Ÿท๏ธ Automation 52 Fridays Banner Image 52 Fridays Weird year, huh? Fifty-two weeks ago, my company sent us home. We got an email from the big boss saying, essentially, โ€œwork from home until further notice.โ€1 That ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ March 12, 2021 ๐Ÿท๏ธ personal Day 29 Banner Image Day 29 It's been a while Feels like it's dragging along, but progress is being made! ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ February 24, 2021 ๐Ÿท๏ธ KitchenRemodel Day 15 Banner Image Day 15 Short Weekend Electric done, drywall up! ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ February 7, 2021 ๐Ÿท๏ธ KitchenRemodel
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