Sketch

During free moments I had over the weekend, I devised and put together Ingrid, a free Sketch template for creating seamlessly tiling Instagram posts.

Ingrid is based on a method I first used to create a tiled image composition for Instagram

Better price for anyone looking for a good sound home speaker.

I like that a $50.00 USD price cut only translates to $30.00 AUD off, for us.

Hi This Is Flume

A harsh, abrasive, and melodically beautiful mixtape.

Apple as Content Middleman

It feels like the other shoe has dropped.

For the past few years, Apple has been talking up their active install base, and hot on the heels of their slightly disappointing earnings miss last quarter, we have the next suite of services, that in part...

From February 6–19th we visited Japan, traveling through Osaka, Kyoto, and Tokyo. Here are some of our highlights!

Phil Coffman on bringing back his personal blog:

Nostalgia rains heavy on me. I’ve been doing this internet thing for awhile now to where reflecting back on early years of my web career (internet years which are like dog years) feels like another lifetime. I, like many others, found a lot of my online community through blogging. I used Google Reader daily. It was a thrill seeing new RSS links show up. I loved sharing inspiration and thoughts from my perspective. I still do, but along the way I lost my unique and personally crafted vessel. I gave it up for the allure of Twitter and other social networks.

I feel this quite viscerally. I’ve withdrawn from most social networks in the past couple of years—quite accidentally.

While I fear I’m missing out, the emphasis on algorithmic timelines—specifically designed to grab and keep our attention—feels like it has come at the cost of a surge in anxiety and stress.

On the up-side, I’ve been taking some steps to reboot this blog, so that I can express myself here more frequently.

There’s no dopamine rush from the engagement metrics provided by Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, but that’s kind of nice—I’m writing for myself.

I hope you find value in what I have to say, but I’m not chasing an algorithm.

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Last month, I traveled to Japan again.

I often put together an itinerary before traveling, in order to:

  1. Bring siloed information together
  2. Present information in a useful format

I’ve toyed with the idea of tackling a travel itinerary, with plenty...

Embarassingly-late update:

It turns out there’s a limitation with iA Writer’s URL schemes feature. Unfortunately, the path parameter cannot currently create new directories.

America trip photoessays

There’s a bit of a five year theme going on with me right now, isn’t there?

Five years ago today1, some good friends of mine and I traveled around America, traveling from San Francisco to New York over the course of 3½ weeks. It was an unforgettable...

On the past five years

My perception of the flow of time is peculiar. It stretches, and contracts. It crawls one moment, and leaps the next. This is by no means a profound observation, but I can’t help but feel a very visceral sensation, as I reflect on the passage of time...