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Reflections on wearing an Apple Watch every day for six years

Six years ago Apple launched the Apple Watch. A highly-anticipated, and important first product launch under Tim Cook, before its launch the Apple Watch was speculated by some pundits to be the “next big…

Thirty

Life comes at you fast, and never has that been truer for me than with the arrival of my thirtieth birthday. I realise it’s a bit melodramatic to obsess over age . Growing older is inevitable for everyone…

The Dumbest Smart Device Feature

Of all the things to pull me out of my blogging hiatus… From Chris Welch at The Verge: In May, Sonos will stop providing software updates for its oldest products, and they’ll no longer receive any new…

Page composition with Yaml and Middleman

Yesterday I published a photoessay of my February trip to Japan . I’ve been experimenting with techniques to produce photoessays since 2015. While I find it a little alarming I’ve been tackling essentially…

Metroid Prime OST Synth Patches discovered

Electronic producer SynaMax has uncovered a number of EMU Proteus 2000 and Korg MS2000 patches used by musician Kenji Kamamoto in the Metroid Prime Trilogy soundtracks: Here’s a list of the EMU Proteus…

Some very brief thoughts on the new Mac Pro

With how much of a spectator sport Apple event coverage has become , it’s hard to know how much my thoughts and feelings on the event are my own, and just how much is influenced from takes in the community…

CSS Grid a Day

I’ve been meaning to properly learn CSS Grid for some time now. Two things occured recently. I finally got around to watching Wes Bos’ excellent (and free) Learn Grid screencast series , and my hardcover…

Ingrid — a grid system template for tiling Instagram posts

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…

Apple Drops HomePod Price to $299, Down From $349

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…

Japan—2 weeks in 2 minutes

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

Everything Old is New Again

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…

Prototyping a travel itinerary application with Middleman

Last month, I traveled to Japan again. I often put together an itinerary before traveling, in order to: Bring siloed information together Present information in a useful format I’ve toyed with the idea of…

Using iOS Shortcuts + iA Writer to reduce journaling friction

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. For the time being, I’ve updated…

America trip photoessays

There’s a bit of a five year theme going on with me right now, isn’t there? Five years ago today , some good friends of mine and I traveled around America, traveling from San Francisco to New York over the…

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…

Setting Up A New Mac

Despite living in the Mac ecosystem for some time now, I haven’t started afresh with macOS in some time. Unlike with Windows—which I’d frequently nuke to get that minty fresh feeling—the only time I really…

Mixin Photoessay

Today I finally got around to shipping photoessays , a section where I hope to produce longer-form content with a focus on photography. It’s something I’ve thought about and worked on and off on a number…

Wrangling OGP Tags

Recently I’ve found myself tackling rich link unfurling on websites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Slack. It’s a small thing, but it’s just an extra layer of polish that—along with gratuitous emoji usage…

Being Open

After the culmination of eighteen months of hard work, the inaugural Mixin Conference was held last week. A week later, I’m still reeling from the whirlwind experience. I feel so incredibly lucky for all…

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