Well, someone’s been naughty.
I’ve signed up for a couple of ‘early access’ alpha/beta programs for upcoming software. Someone’s been nasty and sold my email address to some sort of spam service. Dozens of spam emails (which Gmail removes, but still ...) every time I check my email. I had reduced it to one or two, previously.
I suppose I’ll finally have to make that extra email address for such signups from now on. I’ve avoided the snarl of multiple emails out of a wish to simplify, simplify, simplify ...
darktable: Photo Workflow Software.
A reader mentioned this as a free Lightroom alternative. YMMV.
DP Review: Photoshop alternative Affinity Photo now available in Mac App Store.
Ding, ding, ding. Danger for Adobe. Most people I know, use PS about a quarter of an inch deep. Someone makes that quarter-inch look really nice, and really simple to use ... (and really low-cost) ... they’ve got a volume market.
Re/code: Capital One Continues Mobile Buying Spree With Monsoon Purchase.
Adobe CC Desktop app update ... failed.
Just thought I’d mention it. I had to reinstall over top of the previous install, which got buggered in the update process. Longtime readers know I have a love/hate relationship with this little app. In the past, it would take two or three updates to get a clean working version. It’s been good for the past six months or so; I’m hoping today isn’t the start of a new trend.
If you need it, you can log in and download it here.
Fileloupe for Mac.
Pricey, at $29. Preview and Finder have been getting up my nose for slowness lately, however, so I might spring for it. If I do, I’ll let you know what I think.
CreativeApps: Last Clock for iPad “keeps you in factual time, human time and remote time”.
UX Mag: Why Web Design is Dead.
Of interest. New to me.
DWB: git - Delete All Branches but Master.
Like having the keys to Armageddon ...
MIT News: Removing reflections from photos taken through windows.
Coupla weeks old, but still of interest.
AppleInsider: Latest OS X beta ditches buggy discoveryd, replaced with mDNSResponder.
Keeping a weather-eye on this. They get this fixed, I’ll schedule my OS X upgrade.
Meat! - Git for Web Developers.
Another Git service to take note of.
“A static markdown CMS built on top of Amazon S3.” Keeping an eye on this.
fxguide: RenderMan: under the (new) varnish.
Always great results. When you know what you’re doing!
Slack vs. HipChat.
Airwalk: FiftyThree Releases New Think Kit For Paper.
Easier flowcharts and diagrams, exportable to PowerPoint, Keynote and PDF.
Mobile Mouse: Turn your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch into a Remote for your computer.
OK, seriously cool. With an iPad and a stylus, I could have a Wacom tablet on the cheap?
The Agile Alliance Blog: 8 Reasons Why Agile Projects Fail.
I find a whole lot of businesspeople talk about it, but few actually understand it. The stories I hear, some savvy businessfolks seem to use it to bleed investors dry, blaming the process.
NY Times: F.A.A. Orders Fix for Possible Power Loss in Boeing 787.
“Boeing said the problem had occurred only in lab simulation and no airplane had experienced it. Boeing said that powering the airplane down would eliminate the risk that all power generators would shut down at the same time.” Well now, that could be disconcerting. But never shut down for eight months? Sheesh. I’d hope the system would get a break now and again.
Lifehacker: Feedhuddler Sends RSS Feeds Straight to Pocket.
Pffft. Wanna see me blow up Pocket with my thousand+ feeds?
Bloomberg.com: Amazon discloses cloud services sales, 49% jump.
Apple Support: Pro Video Format 2.0.1 asks me to update it repeatedly ...
One of those days. I downloaded the Apple software update after reapplying the blasted update twice in the App Store, made sure it installed properly, and then just chose to ‘Hide this Update’ in the App Store, rather than purchase Pacifist. Posted this for others suffering this particular malady.
My host decided to recompile PHP ...
... and the global PHP.ini file got borked. Piwik let me know — “PDO extension not enabled”. Host didn’t double-check their work. Naughty, naughty ... now I have no stats for the last 24 hours. Not that it’s a concern. I just like to see where folks come from. I still get a lot of enjoyment from seeing readers from across the globe.
WSJ: Best Way to Organize a Lifetime of Photos. [Comparing Apple Photos to Adobe LR, more.]
A bit fluffy, but worth referencing.