January 26, 2016
MLB.tv not worth it any longer
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.
January 14, 2016
Interesting plain text site
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:
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.
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.
August 12, 2015
I’ve experimented with Maps.me recently while traveling. It ended up being my most valuable travel app.
The app does not use wifi or cellular for location information but rather GPS satellites directly. This was important as I was in some fairly remote areas with deep canyons. Despite this I was able to determine location readily.