May 31, 2016

Tech friction points

I feel increasing tension in my life from the technology tools that I use. This ranges from the Windows boxes at work to some of the Apple products that I use personally/professionally. I have a fair amount of stress/tension in my life related to my job and I don’t need to have friction in the tools that I use.

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January 26, 2016

MLB.tv not worth it any longer

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I’ve been a MLB.tv suscriber for the past few years so I could continue to see the Diamondbacks after I moved from the Phoenix area. I now live approximately 11-13 hrs away from Chase Field (depeneding on who is driving and the weather) but cannot see live games due to blackout restrictions despite paying for MLB TV premium.

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January 14, 2016

Interesting plain text site

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Text and Glory is a site dedicated to plain text and various useful apps. Check it out.

September 28, 2015

Obstacles in my current plaintext productivity

I have used plain text productivity for quite some time via Taskpaper format and associated apps. I like the low-level format for longevity and portability. I also enjoy the blank canvas of a plain text document rather than trying to bend to the vision of an app developer (I favor a GTD hybrid).

I’m running into trouble with my productivity lately in some key areas:

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September 12, 2015

Images in the RSS article list

A feature of RSS readers on the Mac is the treatment of images in the article list. I was a heavy user of NetNewsWire 3 for years an did not care to have images in the article list. Some, more modern readers, such as Reeder and ReadKit, do not attempt to present more than text in the article list. However, several readers are presenting images and the reading experience is better, in my opinion, since there are some feeds I follow that are image-rich (Leibel, etc). I looked at the options in the App Store and did some web searching and what follows is a round-up as of today.

Leaf

Images presented as round or square. Light or dark mode, syncs with several services, share to Pocket, Readability, Instapaper, Twitter, others. $8. I just redownloaded this in the App Store recently and was surprised at the quality development. Key commands appear reasonable. Looks nice - I will be trying it more in the future.
Leaf

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