Photographer Michael Shainblum project consisted in taking a series of photos of lava in Hawaii: This collection of Hawaii photography is focused on the immense power of lava at the Volcanos National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii. One of the most truly mystical scenes I have ever had the pleasure of capturing. It’s… Continue reading Cascade of Lava
I’ve been looking for this video for weeks. I knew that it had been posted on Daring Fireball. Today, with a bit of time and DuckDuckGo, I’ve managed to find it. via: Daring Fireball
Recently Jason Kottke asked on twitter: I woke up this morning with absolutely no wind in my sails to do anything. What do you do to get yourself moving when this happens to you? — Jason Kottke (@jkottke) February 20, 2018 And got a lot of responses, that he compiled into a pretty nice list: How… Continue reading For when you are bored
Big thunderstorm in the city. Winds of 100km/h were experienced around the city.
Adam Grossman writing about Location Tracking and Privacy is what I wish most app developers would do to disclose in simple language what the app requires and why. This is why they are my alternative suggestion in the iOS apps to avoid list.
Matt Gemmell, writing about Subscription Software:
Do I want to subscribe to every app I have? No. Would I? No. Are subscriptions a general answer to the appalling App Store revenue model? No, because the concept just isn’t scaleable. The psychological barrier to a recurring financial commitment is too great, in the general case.
If an app I use switches to a subscription model, I ask myself:
- Do I use this at least a few times a week?
- Am I personally invested in its future?
- Is it indispensable somehow, maybe because of file-format lock-in, industry standard usage, or something like that?
If it’s something I rarely use, I’ll probably just pick another app. If I’m not invested in it (in terms of its specific workflow, features, user experience and such), it’s even easier for me to just move away.
But if I can truthfully answer yes to one or more of those questions, and the subscription isn’t extortionate on a monthly basis, then I’ll sign up and see how I feel about it later. If I’m strongly committed, I’ll sign up for a year. If I’m less sure, one month. I’ll review it before renewal, in either case — and again, I only even reach this stage for apps which pass the above test; a tiny minority. If the apps don’t see timely updates and bug-fixes during the subscription period, obviously I’d be motivated to quit. I think that’s reasonable.
Pretty much boils down to how I am approaching software subscriptions.
Most of the good apps are switching to a subscription-based pricing. And most of them, tell you that the monthly fee is usually a coffee-to-go or something like that. But you will start noticing that as we use more and more apps, that you are paying a ton of coffees that you are not drinking.… Continue reading App Subscriptions
VR is the new 3d. Not going anywhere. — Update August 11, 2017: I maintain the first affirmation. But AR might be different.
This is an amazing piece that everyone that believes in life outside Facebook and Twitter must — not only read — but also write about, discuss and start thinking in ways to make sure this is not just an article on the web, but a spark to continue the open web.