enters Macintosh.fm

Via @saddington I’ve discovered the birth of a new Apple-related podcast. I’m not really into them, since I don’t have any free time to listen speeches… and during my daily 45 minutes car driving commute between work/home I need music to relax from the stress of uneducated italian drivers.

What hit me is the look & feel of the website. Which isn’t new at all, but I dig it anyway…

macintosh-fm logo

Ducati Monster 1200S

kOoLiNuS over the new Ducati Monster 1200S
published by Nicola Losito (@koolinus) on 6 Feb 2015 at 10:25 PST on Instagram

When you see the new Ducati Monster 1200 S in person, it seems a really big and bulky bike, but once you’re upon it disappears and becomes the small & fast & furious two-wheels we’ve all learned to love in those last 22 years…

I Read Only Books by Women For a Year: Here’s What Happened

If KT Bradford’s challenge to consciously expand your literary horizons isn’t for you, cool. But if it makes you angry, even if it’s not angry enough to take to the internets and rage, then maybe just take a moment and ask yourself why. If you come up with a good reason, then by all means carry on, I guess, though as someone with long-standing anger management issues I can say from my personal experience that acting in anger has never worked out particularly well for me. I can also say that consciously challenging my defaults and worldview has always, in my experience, been profitable, and making alterations in the parts that don’t hold up to honest scrutiny has driven my evolution not only as a reader but as a human being for my whole adult life. Personally, I’d wager that the angrier the challenge to read outside your comfort zone makes you, the more likely you are to profit by it. But that’s just my opinion. Your mileage may vary.

But if you look at your reasons and they maybe don’t hold up as well as you thought they did, then maybe it’s worth trying whatever version of the challenge is most amenable for you. Try it for a month. Or three, or six. Hell, try it for one book. As my father was wont to say when I was growing up, you can stand on your head in shit for [finite period of time]. If it doesn’t work out, okay, you gave it a shot. Maybe try again sometime, whatever. What’s the worst that could happen? What’s the best?

Dallas Tailor

a minimalistic status bar for Safari

Minimal Status Bar (a Safari extension) →

If you’re OK with Apple’s Safari, but envy the minimalism of Google Chrome’s status bar, well… there’s an app for that! Visnu Pitiyanuvath with the help of some collaborator has published in the linked GiHub page an extension for the OS X default browser that looks like in the screenshot and does nothing else.…

Once you decide to install the extension, remember to deactivate / hide – if you have it enabled – the default Safari status bar.

Moreover, if you’re in the search for a more powerful and complete Status Bar for Safari, please be sure to give an eye to the full featured Ultimate Status Bar. as Visnu himself points out!