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512 Pixels

06.12.2015 01:00

A bunch of empty duplicate albums would be annoying to clean up, but upon digging, I discovered that not all my albums had been duplicated. Some — including one with 1800 family photos from a vacation — had been overwritten with an empty album of the same name.

Yeah, if there is one area where I want a boyfriend plain file system solution, where I can control everything from sync, to backup, then it have to be photos. I’m going to stick with Lightroom, Dropbox and backups to external drives.

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Cal Newport

06.12.2015 01:00

```text Cal Newport: ```

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“[He] opened a fresh notebook. On the title page he wrote: NOTEBOOK OF THINGS I DON’T KNOW ABOUT. For the first but not last time he reorganized his knowledge. He worked for weeks at disassembling each branch of physics, oiling the parts, and putting them back together, looking all the while for the raw edges and inconsistencies. He tried to find the essential kernels of each subject.”

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```text I always take notes in a notebook when I study, or are trying to learn something I don’t understand. The first thing I do is to read everything once and make a note of everything I don’t understand. The next step is to write down a explanation of all of them. And then I repeat until I understand it properly. ```

Field Notes Tip #1

06.12.2015 01:00

```text I just got myself a new toy from our favourite Cupertino fruit company, a iPhone 6s Plus. This is not about that, but something I have found myself doing countless times since I got it on Monday. I often find myself out on the street or somewhere else where I don’t have a table or a flat surface to write on. My solution since I got my first order of Field Notes have been to use the back side of my phone. The 4s and 5s was usable, but far from the best. ```

```text The 6s Plus is a different animal. It works perfectly as a writing surface. ```

```text If you often find yourself using your lap or something when you need to scribble something down in your Field Notes, try your phone, it’s much better, and the larger phones is much better ; I would even go as far as perfect. ```

Ideology

06.12.2015 01:00

This is a excellent peice by Gemmell, as always. Just fucking read it, before you discuss terrorism and Syrian refugees.

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Journal Day!

06.12.2015 01:00

```text The Cramped ```

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Today, December 9th, is a day I designated last year as Journal Day. There are many ways to celebrate, or traditions one could keep, to mark the day. Heres some ideas.

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```text Wednesday is journal day! ```

Macstories

06.12.2015 01:00

1Writer is a very good and very powerful text editor, and it is nice to have a real alternative to Editorial, even though I prefer the later. But the developer of 1Writer is much better at updating the app.

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Samantha Bielefeld is Victor Johnson

06.12.2015 01:00

To add an extra twist to the story, the full name of the man behind Samantha was Victor Wynn Johnson, a known con man. This wasn’t just some naif who got carried away, this was a concerted fraud.

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TWSBI Diamond 580AL Blue Fountain Pen Review

06.12.2015 01:00

```text Brad Dowdy ```

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The standard 580 has been a staple of mine for years, but when plastic parts are replaced with aluminum (and in some cases colored aluminum!) and the price goes up only slightly, it’s a no-brainer to replace one with the other.

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```text I’m going for either this one or the regular version of the 580AL ```

The Brooks Review

06.12.2015 01:00

Last month a veritable shit storm hit Twitter and many blogs, with the seemingly unwarranted attack on an anonymous blogger going by the name “Samantha Bielefeld”. This week I have been given a lot more information about this person and it makes me angry. Very angry.

While I still believe gendered, and personal, attacks on anybody for their opinions is fully unwarranted, it has become increasingly clear to me I have misplaced my trust in this person. That misplaced trust was something this person appears to have been depending on and I regret this very much.

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The Brooks Review

06.12.2015 01:00

Ben Brooks:

But here’s the thing: WordPress just keeps working where as the other two I have been playing with keep breaking each time I update OS X. You see Apple loves to screw around with the PHP setup in OS X with each update, and typically I end up losing mcrypt when I update OS X. I’ve got it down to a science to get that back, but when it happens both Statamic and Grav go down — and I don’t just mean any back ends, I mean the entire sites go down — until I fix things.

WordPress is the best solution to host your own dynamic CMS, I personally prefer Squarespace or Jekyll. The reason I prefer Jekyll when I host myself is because it runs as long as the web server can serve HTML files.

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