March 29, 2015

The only review of Fantastical 2 for OS X you need to read.

I love the new version, but I don’t think I’ll buy it, since I don’t use electronic calendars any more. But it is the perfect app if you are using them.


Our favorite OS X launcher – The Sweet Setup

March 29, 2015

The Sweet Setup, Joe Caiati:

We wouldn’t consider the OS X app launcher space a crowded one, but there are enough options out there that could make oneself think twice about clicking the download button. After numerous keystrokes and much reflective deliberation, we think that Alfred is the favorite launcher for Mac OS X.

I love Alfred, and I have used it since I downloaded it when it came to the Mac App Store, and I have used it every day since then.


Listen to podcasts at whatever speed you want – Marco.org

February 18, 2015


I’m a purist for a lot of things. As I’m writing this, I’m drinking Kenya AA coffee, black (of course), that I roasted myself a few days ago. And I’m listening to music --- a full album, in order --- on what I can confidently say are the best headphones in the world.

But if everyone had to drink coffee black, there would be far fewer coffee drinkers, and the business would dramatically shrink. I also wouldn’t expect much success in the music business if I spent a lot of time pleading with people to please stop listening to shuffled, streamed singles on earbuds and Beats because that’s “not what the artists intended”.

Some people like it the right way, while others want it their way. I prefer listening to podcast as fast as possible, with smart speed enabled. While other want it the “right” way.

I have come to the point in my life where I don’t give a fuck. Do it your way, just find something you are a purist about; but remember, it is like religion or a penis, it’s okay to have it, just don’t show it in someones face.


Pilot Vanishing Point – The Newsprint

February 18, 2015

A great post, about a great pen. I didn’t go for it when I got my really nice fountain pen. I went for the Lamy 2000. There are many reasons for it

  • I’m a lefty, and the clip really annoyed me when I tried a Vanishing Point.

  • I prefer Lamy pens.

  • I think the Lamy 2000 looks cooler

  • I prefer piston fillers.

There are many different questions you need to ask youself before getting a expensive pen, like this one, or a Lamy 2000. And you need to try this one in person before buying it, because of the clip placement.

It’s a good pen, a lot of people love it, I don’t.


Google and blogs

February 17, 2015


Have a blog? How has your traffic been for the last year or two --- say, since July 1, 2013?

I agree with Marco, Gogole is not the problem, but they aren’t making it better. There is a reason I try to read as many books as possible every year. And I moved to Duck duck go for a reason.

Curation is key. Both on the web, the App Store and everywhere else.

Maybe we need a search engine that give us the best resources, instead of the most popular ones?