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Tweetbot 2 for Mac

June 05, 2015

Finally! It looks fantastic, and it is a free upgrade.

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inessential

June 05, 2015

Brett Simmons is a great long time OS X developer, and have worked on many of the classic OS X apps, NetNewsWire, MarsEdit, and lately OmniFocus; and he wrote the iOS app Vesper for Q Branch.

Read the post, and read Gruber’s link to the post

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Apple, Ive and CDO

May 30, 2015

I have read a lot of annoying and boring posts about the Johnny Ive news lately. But there are two posts that I enjoyed; one from Gruber; and one from Ben Brooks.

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LaunchBar 6.4 streamlines custom actions – BrettTerpstra.com

May 30, 2015

Looks great. But, I’m staying with Alfred.

This is the great thing about Alfred, you don’t need any custom API’s or anything like that. You can just drag and drop stuff, and use more or less any script with it. One of the reasons I got really into Alfred, and never got into LaunchBar or QuickSilver is that Alfred is uncomplicated by design, while the others required an investment I wasn’t willing to do.

It is good to see that LaunchBar are trying to make it easier, but they still have a long way to go.

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BrettTerpstra.com

May 30, 2015

Fantastic, I’ll be upgrading as soon as I get around to it.

The new features I look forward to is:

  • Snippet suggestions

  • Search for snippests inline

I have used TextExpander for a long time, and every new version have been great. But I think version 5 is the first release where it feels like they are adding the kind of things that makes it possible for “regular users” to get into it.

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Why not Google? – Marco.org

May 30, 2015

Marco Arment:

We agree on the broad strokes, but the reason I choose to minimize Google’s access to me is that my balance of utility versus ethical comfort is different. Both companies do have flaws, but they’re different flaws, and I tolerate them differently:

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Ad blockers

May 29, 2015

I think Ad blockers should be legal. The problem isn’t ad blockers, the problem is bad ads. No, not bad — terrible.

The problem is not ads themselves, but the fact that they drive users to install ad blockers. We get free stuff, and the ads are paying for that. Fine. That’s the deal. But ad companies and site owners need to get better at creating the kind of ad campaigns that don’t drive us nuts. The kind where you want to click on the ad.

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The Fujilmfilm X100T

May 29, 2015

Fujifilm’s X100-series is the first cameras, that I think might be a good addition to my DSLR. Check out the review.

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