Monthly Archives: November 2015

The 3.5 MM Headphone Port

Sounds like Apple might be killing off the 3.5 MM headphone jack on the iPhone 7: Citing a reliable source, a report from Japanese blog Macotakara claims that Apple plans to remove the 3.5mm headphone port from the upcoming iPhone 7, helping to achieve a “more than 1mm” reduction in thickness compared to the iPhone […]

iCloud Photo Library

Uh-oh. Stephen Hackett is done with iCloud Photo Library: A bunch of empty duplicate albums would be annoying to clean up, but upon digging, I discovered that not all my albums had been duplicated. Some — including one with 1800 family photos from a vacation — had been overwritten with an empty album of the […]

Focusing Your Creative Energy

“‎The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”  — Bruce Lee Early in my career as a web designer I had trouble focusing. I started off projects strong, but I had trouble following through on them. Looking back at my various failed starts and poorly executed work, I think of Cyclops from the […]

“The perception of skill has led many, many people down a very dark path”

Most people can play daily fantasy or casino games without a problem. “I know there are people that can do it normally,” Mr. Adams said, but he is not one of them. He also acknowledges that he ultimately bears responsibility for his addiction. Yet gambling counselors say they could more easily help people like Mr. […]

Good Coffee

At The Awl, Matt Buchanan on The Cool Way to Brew Good Coffee: This exchange was a series of dog whistles between two obnoxious people: I wanted the coffee most appealing to a coffee jerk; the barista told me that this shop was aggressively Goodc. If you are not a beanboi, but are vaguely aware […]

‘Exclusive RIght’

From Reuters, Taxi owners, lenders sue New York City over Uber: Taxi owners and lenders on Tuesday sued New York City and its Taxi and Limousine Commission, saying the proliferation of the popular ride-sharing business Uber was destroying their businesses and threatening their livelihoods. The lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court accused the defendants of […]