CSS-Tricks: Command Line Usage.
Information point. Of course, some of the uber-cool new tools require command-line usage (no GUIs yet).
Flickr jour noir.
Some are choosing today to protest the new Flickr image designs, and the new (using their terminology) ‘Twickr’ direction. I wish I’d known about this sooner. There is much to discuss. For instance, photo tagging is not necessarily congruent with social hashtagging. Commenting could be made more useful for critique, but instead it’s being pulled back to basics. And more.
Medium: Frame of Reference.
“The problem with rethinking any outdated icon imagery is that we have nothing to base future iterations on. Think about it: Locks, safes, folders — all of these are antiquating, but not being replaced. Even ‘file’ has a place in our physical world. The steep hill to climb is, again, that we have no frame of reference in digitally-born generations for these concepts.” Kids today look at a record player and can’t believe we actually used such things. How many have even *seen* an old-fashioned safe? Our modern nomenclature is currently a pair of lead boots. Question is, how to change it.
ReadWrite: Get Ready For The Streaming-Music Die-Off.
“Ultimately, the record labels are still calling the shots. And upstarts like Spotify, Rdio and the rest are learning that lesson the hard way, calling for sympathy while the shot-callers wring them out. In this old game, the dealer always wins.”
Macworld: Hosts review - Simple System Preferences pane makes network tweaks easy.
For the Terminal-averse.
Julieanne Kost’s Blog: Docking Tools and Panels in Photoshop.
Docking panels on the left? Weirdsville. Gotta try it.
PC World: Google (finally) lets you download your Gmail and Calendar data, here’s how.
Cool. Perhaps I can make a browseable archive.
Tower Blog: Diff Tools on Mac OS X.
A couple I was unfamiliar with.
New Yorker: Deathwatch.
Worse than that, as advancing age creeps up flexibility, strength, and other intangibles start to diminish. Wait too long, you’ll be trying to write your magnum opus through Coke-bottle glasses while sitting uncomfortably with an artificial hip (that’s likely been recalled). My advice: use it, or lose it.
CNet: Is Cannonball the best iPad e-mail client yet?
Interesting. And free.
PS Mag: Why You’re So Busy All the Time - and What You Can Do About It.
“It would seem that work has overtaken leisure almost entirely.” Check email on a schedule, for one.
Typical Programmer: Linus Torvalds goes off on Linux and Git.
hakunin.com: The CMS Trap.
More and more of these assessments, con-CMS, lately.
Western Digital Product update: Mavericks Data Loss Issue.
CNet/MacFixit: How to manually edit defaults plist files in Mavericks.
Feedburner’s gone mental.
Won’t tweet my posts anymore. Not sure why. I’ve turned things off and on, resynced. Suppose I’ll just wait for a bit and see if it ‘magically’ restores itself.
TopRank: 3 Tools for Finding Influencers on Social Platforms.
Tower Blog: A Simple Tweak for Making ‘git rebase’ Safe on OS X.
Youtube: Terry White’s Top 5 Favorite Features in Photoshop CC.
Lightroom 5 users won’t be surprised, really … but it’s nice to see how to replicate the techniques in PS.
Looks like Flickr’s moved their new image layout from beta.
Not a fan.
Evernote and Google Chrome: Buggy?
Anyone else using the Web Clipper with Chrome? Occasionally, engaging the Web Clipper in a particular tab doesn’t work, and portions of the Clipper interface shows up in other tabs. Any fixes out there I haven’t seen? It seems to be related to layering (z-index), from my initial debug.
Disqus to allow embedded Youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud, etc.
Question is, does it just impart more noise to the conversation(s)?
I’ve often thought about how handy it would be to press a button and leave a voice response (that automatically gets transcribed to text, and optionally displayed).
The Gitorious Blog: Announcing Gitorious 3.0.
John Nack on Adobe: Russell Brown’s new Layer Namer for Photoshop.
Interesting. There are other plugins that do this sort of thing, too, but for a premium price.