No digest last week due to a little problem with this blog after I imported 1700 posts to it. It’s all back up and running now though.
I migrated my freelancing website from Ghost to Jekyll and I’m very happy with the results. It includes a much better layout, searching and reduced hosting costs. I’ve been getting frustrated with a Ghost of late due to an issue in their new editor that prevents you from editing or creating new posts on an iPad. Ghost has its benefits but the updates are very few and far between. Next to get the migration treatment is my own personal site.
Glad to see Ethan out on the course this week. The weather has truly been against him when it comes to getting out but he took advantage of the good weather and managed to out on the course for his lesson this week. Even though the season hasn’t started, he is improving under the watchful eye of our club professional.
At home I finally finished Assasin’s Creed Origins. A great game and the change of environment did make it more playable. Towards the end it did feels like it was starting to drag, but they may be down to myself electing to play more of the side quests than was necessary. Back to Overwatch next week!
I also finished my first book of 2018, Persepolis Rising, the latest book in the The Expanse series. This book picks up 30 years after Babylon’s Ashes although judging from the behaviour of some of the crew of the Rocinante, it wasn’t always evident. Still a good read.
- Onward for The Cramped - Great to see Patrick giving his blog, The Cramped, more attention.
- Vestaboard - A mechanical notice board driven by digital messaging. Very nice idea, but I’m not sure it will feature on my wish list.
- A tiny insect stands between a billionaire golf developer and his newest course - The Verge - Being in a country where there are golf courses everywhere, it’s hard to see the economic and environmental positives that another course is going to bring. I’m skeptical on this, especially when elsewhere in the country there are clubs facing closure due to numbers.
- Please don’t kill the blogs - Seth Godin - Let’s just stay I don’t miss using Google’s platform.
- New York magazine is making its CMS available open-source - Digiday - Welcome move by New York magazine to open source their CMS. Be nice if more publications did this.
- Lifeguards in Australia make history by using a drone to rescue swimmers — Quartz - Technology put to great use.
- Colin Walker - A great post from fellow Microblogger, Colin Walker, on the blame of iPhone addiction being put on Apple. Mobile phones have changed the world. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. It can’t be Apple’s responsibility though to stop people being addicted to their phones? Can it?
- Setapp now has 15,000 subscribers after launching a year ago - I’m one of those subscribers. I use a few of these apps on a daily basis and it’s always good to see more being added.