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My Seven Principles for Journal Writing; What Are Yours? – National Journal Writing Month

30.05.2015 02:00

A fine list of good journaling principles.

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Podcasts We Love — Tools and Toys

30.05.2015 02:00

A good one!

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Why not Google? – Marco.org

30.05.2015 02:00

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

29.05.2015 02:00

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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MacPaw announces DevMate distribution platform for Mac devs – BrettTerpstra.com

29.05.2015 02:00

Brett Terpstra:

MacPaw (makers of CleanMyMac 3, Encrypto, Listen for iOS, and more) has been developing a platform for Mac OS app development and distribution for a while. It started as an internal project for use with CleanMyMac, but is available today as DevMate, a tool for all Mac developers and vendors.

DevMate looks interesting. And it is great to see 3rd party developers taking over an area where Apple have slacked off way too long. The Mac App Store is not a failure, but it could end up as one, if they don’t get their act together.

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The Fujilmfilm X100T

29.05.2015 02:00

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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Why the Google Photos license agreement is keeping me out

29.05.2015 02:00

Dave Marks:

To me, the argument against using compression is weak. We accept our highly compressed music without (much) complaint. I’d bet that the vast majority of people couldn’t pick out a Google Photos compressed image from a non-compressed image.

Do you shoot in RAW mode? If so, then the free version of Google Photos is not for you. But if you don’t, if you shoot to capture a memory and not as an art form, compression is not the sticking point.

Both Apple and Google are rolling out their own photo management solutions. But I don’t want any of them. I shoot in raw, and I want my photos to stay that way. And I’m staying with Lightroom because all the files are in a folder structure that I can open in any application.

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Revisions for Dropbox

25.05.2015 02:00

I was excited to discover Revisions For Dropbox, a Mac app for viewing a history of changes for any file or folder in your Dropbox account. I’d been looking for precisely this solution, and it didn’t disappoint.

Looks great, especially for people that need to recover old versions of files. I used to do it all the time between 2010 and 2013. Great app, and I’ll be checking it out the next time I have to revert to an old version.

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Alternote Review

22.05.2015 02:00

MacStories have a review of Alternote; my favorite way to use Evernote for notes.

Evernote is great, and you can use it for a lot of different things, I mostly use it to manage files, shared notes and archived projects and files. But Alternote makes Evernote a good option to Dropbox + nvALT on the Mac, and I would consider switching to it, if there was an iOS app.

Check out the review!

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Carl Icahn thinks Apple should make an electric car | iMore

22.05.2015 02:00

I think Carl Icahn should shut the fuck up.

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