The Real Legacy of Steve Jobs

Think Indifferent. That is, care only about the product, not the myriad producers, whether factory workers in China or staff members in Cupertino, or colleagues like Wozniak, Kottke, and Tevanian, who had been crucial to Apple’s success.

A great article by Sue Halpern.
It was a somewhat uncomfortable reading for me. But nonetheless a worthy one!

madswag-offscreenmag

What if we replaced fancy name badges and lanyards with a simple sticker, the screen-printed canvas bag with a stamped paper bag (Look how artsy-crafty you are!) and invest that money in just one thoughtful item that folks actually want to keep? Instead of cheaply produced merchandise from China, how about something that has a human story to it, something that is made locally and links the event to the place and community it is hosted at? Or perhaps something that directly relates to the theme of your event? Wouldn’t that be something to remember?”
Kai Brach, Offscreen Magazine

John O’Nolan founder of Ghost on blogging

The State of Casual Blogging →

Following the river of thoughts flowing from my last post, yesterday I found out this piece by John O’Nolan (long time developer of WordPress and founder of Ghost) expressing his personal view on the topic. I’ve liked in particular the following words:

There is more than enough room in the publishing industry for open and closed platforms to exist in harmony, catering to different types of writers with their individual advantages.

This point of view is respectful of every point of view, and I think that in ultimate analysis is THE final answer to the question of where one has to blog. And it’s where you’re most comfortable doing so…

fixing the fast Touch-ID

fixing the fast Touch-ID

There is only one way to use Touch ID with one hand — the thumb. And so being told to use another finger undermines the beauty of Touch ID: single hand access. Another finger means difficulty in opening the phone on the subway, while carrying a baby, babies, dogs, groceries.

Craig Mod on his Can no longer abide Touch ID → piece over Medium spoke the ultimate words on that crazy Speedy Gonzales behavior of its iteration on the iPhone 6S …

the day I dropped Default Folder X

Some months ago I got a license for Default Folder X inside a bundle.

DefaultFolderX

For those who don’t know:

Default Folder X enhances the Open and Save dialogs in all of your applications so you can…
— Go faster: Quickly navigate through folders with hierarchical menus that expand as you mouse over them.
— Do it all: Preview, tag, rename, compress, delete or add comments to files in any Open or Save dialog.
— Just click: Need to save a file in a folder you have open in the Finder? Just click on the Finder window!

I was happy with the software, even if sometimes it made Finder behave slowly opening the save dialog windows. And then El Captain arrived and things went ugly.

The developers were caught off-guard by its coming – even if every developer dealing with Cupertino knows about the yearly OS upgrade – and things were delayed for months … Their first blog post of incompatibility with Default Folder X 4 and OS X 10.11 dates back to July 10th, 2015.
For the record I must underline the fact that OS X El Capitan was released to end users on September 30, 2015

Finally January 11th St. Clair Software released the v5 of their software. If you purchase the app after June 1st the new born is a free upgrade, else not. This time they want me to pay ~15$ for a license renewal, after having paid their app and not being able to use it for 100 days for their fault.

For me this is not acceptable, and in the last 100 days I have unlearned to rely on their software … so I’ve removed the app and ciao! Farewell St. Clair Software, it was an half-decent experience with you!