It’s app changeover time this week!
I’ve been in task management limbo the last few months with various stuff I have to do spread out over a number of notebooks, files and apps. This week I started consolidating all this stuff into Things. It’s my glorified container for everything my brain fails to remember. I’ll still do the bulk of work using bullet journaling though. I’ve also started using Overcast again for managing my podcasts.
- U.K. Court Finds Government’s Surveillance Powers Unlawful // The Intercept - The ruling ensures that authorities access to data will be reviewed by a court or administrative body first.
- Football will keep killing players until we change the way its played // Quartz - I love watching American Football, but there needs to be more change in the game to provide the players with more protection.
- Elon Musk denies zombie apocalypse rumors, sells 10,000 flamethrowers just in case // TNW - Elon Musk shifts 10,000 flamethrowers for his Boring Company after selling out of hats. It’s just natural product progression if you ask me.
- Deep brain stimulation may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s symptoms // Quartz - Always great to read of advances in the treatment of Dementia and Alzheimers.
- Apple works to bring iPad apps to Mac in 2018 // Cult of Mac - It’s coming, although I’d have preferred it to go the other way. MacOS apps to run on iPads. Perhaps Apple will get there one day.
- Ataribox will be an open, Linux-based console priced starting at $249 // TechCrunch - Refreshing to see a mini-console embrace other platforms, still, at $249 I’ll be skipping this one.
- No applause for retweets // Manton Reece - Always good to read about Manton’s decisions for Micro.blog and what steers him towards and away from features. It’s only after reading this that I realise how empty and invaluable retweets are.
- The first trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp teases more shrinking superhero action // The Verge - This looks even more fun than the first movie. Can’t wait!
- Wednesday, January 31, 2018 // Scripting News - Nice reminder from Dave Winer that if we want to get control back our Internet we need to start showing those Subscribe buttons on our blogs.
- Nerf’s new blasters are pretty danged badass // Boing Boing - We’re big fans of Nerf and you can be guaranteed there’s always at least a couple of blasters fully loaded in the house. I suspect that at least one of the new blasters will be bought with some hard-earned pocket money.
- Why Micro.blog is Not Another App.net // Inessential - When things are made of web stuff we can connect easier with other people and be more in control of our data. We need more things made of web stuff.