1. "You don’t need a new tool. You need to commit to getting more out of the ones you have."

    Garrick van Buren (@garrickvanburen) April 23, 2014

    My friend and mentor Garrick is not only one of the smartest people I know, he doses out daily ass kickings inspiration three times a day on Twitter and App.net. You should follow him,

  2. Patrick Rhone | Pratfalls of Parenting Ep 94 →

    Writer and technology consultant Patrick Rhone talks about his path from helping people building websites to helping people incorporate technology into all parts of their lives. He talks about traveling as a parent and he shares how much he’s thinking about the world on a grand scale in the context of how technology should and could be in service of humanity in tackling worldwide problems. And Patrick talks about how his young daughter interacts with technology and how that shapes the way he thinks about the devices we all use.

    It was an absolute blast guesting on this one. Levi Weinhagen is a great interviewer and we explored many subjects that I have not written that much about (yet) but have plenty of ideas about. My only wish is that I discussed parenting in this modern age even more. Perhaps he will have me on again.

  3. Minimal Mac @ WWDC 2014

    I don’t do conferences much. They harsh my introverted mellow. That said, I will be at WWDC this year for the first time in a very long time. I’ll only be in town Tuesday afternoon (June 3) through Thursday afternoon (June 5). Mainly coming just to hang out and meet folks. If you are going to be around there, keep an eye out on this space. I’ll likely be planning an informal meet up or two for that time.

    I look forward to seeing as many of you as I can.

  4. "All of the gear I have isn’t worth much if I rely on it more than I rely on myself."

    Mike Vardy, from his latest edition of The Productivityist Newsletter
  5. Shortcut keys using Apple Headphone - iOS Basics →

    Your Apple headphone comes with three buttons. Volume up ( ), volume down (-) and centre button between and – buttons. Now here are things that you can do with these buttons.

    This might be elementary to some. That said, I had forgotten a few of these and learned a couple of new ones.

    (via Nathan Hale)
  6. Dogmatic vs. Practical Minimalism | spartan wanderer →

    I would never suggest that anyone throw out all of their stuff immediately. If you’re interested in living a simple lifestyle, wonderful. But take the fervor that surrounds the movement with a grain of salt, and make the transition at your own pace.
    What we believe in.
  7. "If something is worth saving, save it in a open file format."

    Can’t Be Opened Because It’s Too Old | Egg Freckles

    What we believe in.

  8. XKPasswd - Secure Memorable Passwords →

    Just like it says on the tin. Inspired by a XKCD comic that explained why passwords made of random words are harder to crack than random strings of letters/numbers/characters.

  9. Short-term File Sharing — Torpedo →

    Share files, passwords, and more with self-destructing private links.
    Really handy. I’ve used it a few times now. Works as advertised.
  10. The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain — Overthought →

    This is not one of those “Turn off every useful feature of iOS” posts that grinds my gears. My goal is to deliver practical steps to truly solve your iOS battery woes.

    I love stuff like this. In order for our devices to serve us for as long as possible, we have to optimize them for doing so. Good, paratactical, reasonable, and actionable suggestions.