The Atlantic: Charles Duhigg’s Productivity Tips from Smarter, Faster, Better.
Were the DNC emails ‘tampered with’?
This is the original article for this rumor, being widely misinterpreted. Scroll down to paragraph beginning “The metadata in the leaked documents ...” and read from there (if you want to cut to the chase on this subject).
Money quote: “Although so far the actual content of the leaked documents appears not to have been tampered with, manipulation would fit an established pattern of operational behaviour in other contexts, such as troll farms or planting fake media stories.”
The media is presenting this all over the ideological map. Beware what/who you believe on this one.
VSCO: Retiring VSCO Sync as of August 12.
WSJ: Spotify Rolls Out Programmatic Ad Buying.
FYI. Seems the monthly fee is not enough?
Recode: Entrepreneur and investor Gary Vaynerchuk ‘cannot wait’ for the startup armageddon.
“I’m not going to get a job! I’ve got an idea!” Oh yeah. BOINGGGGGG.
538: There’s Probably Nothing That Will Change Clinton Or Trump Supporters’ Minds.
If only we could convince our friends and family on social channels that this were true ...
Macworld: Scrivener for iOS review - A sophisticated writing and research app for on-the-go.
Quirky but lovely, I use Scrivener for all my longer-form writing on desktop. I’ve not tried this mobile variant yet.
SER: Google Releases AMP Case Study & Here Are My Results.
Hmmm. Small/medium sites, think twice before committing the time/resources.
‘5297 unread articles.’
Not so bad, really. I’ve seen worse.
Zoho: Free Evernote Alternative.
Usual caveats apply. [Such as, can you get out what you put in, etc. etc.]
ProBlogger: My Blogging Income Breakdown for the First Half of 2016.
I find these things fascinating. Amazing what readers find of value.
Tried Prisma, the latest popular cam app on iOS.
Totally fun, more fun than VSCO, Instagram filters, etc. [You can turn off the watermark in the prefs - didn’t realize until after I proc’d that shot.]
NY Times: Why We Need to Pick Up Alvin Toffler’s Torch.
“In many large ways, it’s almost as if we have collectively stopped planning for the future. Instead, we all just sort of bounce along in the present, caught in the headlights of a tomorrow pushed by a few large corporations and shaped by the inescapable logic of hyper-efficiency — a future heading straight for us. It’s not just future shock; we now have future blindness.” Another one, very worth your time.
AI: New Mac malware can remotely access FaceTime camera.
Got busy. Links soon.
Catapult: Misadventures in Micronesia.
Clever. Flavor of Griffin and Sabine.
c|net: Google wants to show you all the data it’s collected about your online habits.
Useful or frightening? I have a feeling once I see it, I’ll want to go back to Pony Express and smoke-signals.
The Millions: There Is No Handbook for Being a Writer.
“You’ve only failed when you’ve stopped trying.” Sort of like blogging (wink).
SER: Google Adds AMP Web Validator Tool.
LR/Instagram - Lightroom Publish Plugin for Instagram.
GalleyCat: Writing Quality Decreases Among Those That Read Online Only.
Bah. I’ll argue sample size.
DP Review: Study - Instagram interactions declining as user base grows.
Hmmm. Hate the new algorithmic timeline. I just don’t use Instagram. Opportunity for Flickr to regain marketshare, IMHO.
DZone/JavaZone: Git 2.9.0 Has Been Announced!
Mashable: How Yahoo derailed Tumblr.
IMHO, it still has the best suggestions engine. It can peg my tastes pretty damned accurately (suggestions for new Tumblrs to follow). That alone is worth big $.
FishbowlNY: Microsoft Buys LinkedIn for $26 Billion.
Which means Lynda.com (bought by LinkedIn) is now owned by MS. Get ready for login nightmares.