Notational Velocity now includes Simplenote...
OMG! OMG! OMG! More info about the new feature here. If you have no idea of which two things I am so excited about check here and here.
furbo.org · iPad liberation →
There’s an inherent benefit to only doing one thing at a time: the load of worrying about other tasks is lifted. Knowing that there isn’t anything else competing for your attention is quite liberating. Of course, the iPad is an extension of this.
OS X Hidden Gems →
Some of these may be well known to some of you but I am betting a couple are not.
Getting Intimate With the iPad [Geek & Mild] →
What I’m getting at is that I don’t think the iPad is just another portable device that fills a gap. Even contrary to the way it was introduced, I don’t think the iPad fits the in-between-smartphone-and-PC moniker. I think it’s much more. I think it is the new PC — in its infancy. See also: http://twitter.com/sperte/status/8334760409 I think he is spot on about that one.
The Future →
“You may not like it, but it’s the future”. I debated on whether or not to post this. It is a video of me getting more than a little ranty about the iPad and the future of computing as we know it. I finally compromised with myself and am posting a link and not the actual video. If you are ready to hear me scream and yell and wave my arms at the iPad nay sayers, check it out.
Cruft: A message to the Internets regarding the... →
I am a technology professional. For almost 20 years I’ve tested, used, broke, fixed, and played with all kinds of technology from broadcasting to air conditioning to software. I am not easily swayed in these things. But even with all my skepticism, I think the iPad is something different. A new way of computing that will become commonplace. Indeed. (thx DF)
HAL-9000: What is going to happen?
Dave: Something wonderful.
HAL-9000: I’m afraid.
Dave: Don’t be. We'll be together
(thx Laurian Gridinoc)
The more things change…
malumelegans: The Macintosh, or Mac, is a series of several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. The first Macintosh was introduced on January 24, 1984; it was the first commercially successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface rather than a command-line interface. Macintosh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia As it...
mrgan: A detail from the iPad keynote: Steve demoes the Mail application and he puts it in horizontal mode. Oh, look, an Inbox list pops in. Neat. And I think, hmmm I wonder if you can resize that splitter, making the source list wider. Its a tiny target, so it would be hard to grab… And then I realize: you can’t resize it. And a bright light did shine upon my liberated face and a voice did...
Some more things to think about...
By now I am sure you know everything there is to know about the iPad. It is a stunning device. I am at a loss for words on where to begin or what I can add that others have not. That said, I am going to try to make some observations and, hopefully, add some new things to think about: There is no way you can have any idea of how amazing this thing is by looking a pictures and reading sound bytes...
Don’t you mind about the future? Don’t you try to think ahead?...– “What’s The Buzz” from Jesus Christ Superstar
Richard Stallman on The Setup →
You know what I believe in? I believe in people who deeply believe in what they believe in. That’s what I believe in.
Thanks to both TUAW and being featured on Tumblr’s wonderful new directory, it seems there are a lot of new visitors to the site. Welcome. I really do hope you stick around for a while. I urge you to check out a few pages, learn a bit about your humble (well, most of the time) Curator, and most of all take away a few ideas that at the least cause you to think and, at most, really, truly change...
Getting Started with GeekTool →
For all of you who have seen my desktop and wondered how I got the date and such on there, here is a good primer.
Pen v keyboard v Newton v Graffiti v Treo v iPhone... →
For some time I’ve been meaning to test my small collection of PDA/smartphone gadgets to see which of their methods of input was quickest. The iPhone’s software keyboard? The Newton’s handwriting recognition? Palm’s Graffiti? With the possible imminent arrival of a tablet from Apple that will save the world, it seemed a good time to get round to the test. Fascinating and I am also somewhat...
Imitating the Swiss →
I am quite a bit delayed in linking to this excellent showdown between Quicksilver, Google Quick Search Box, and LaunchBar my friend Chris put on recently. If you have been wondering how the features of the three compare, this is a must read.
Jailbreak – Shawn Blanc →
Minimal Mac in no way endorses or assumes any responsibility should you decide to void your warranty and jailbreak your iPhone. Sure is pretty though…
7 Simple Mac To-Do List Apps | Mac.AppStorm →
I am clearing through my backlog and I somehow forgot to post this. Nice roundup with a couple I had not heard of before.
Frank Chimero - De-optimizing →
It’s weird to say your life needs more friction. But I think mine does. Distractions are so easy to get to, there’s almost no good reason not to partake. Unless I count the one big reason: we all have big, important, useful work we could be doing. Theres lots of lovely little morsels of truth to be found here.
Simplenote - A letter to our users: Simplenote is... →
Just like is says on the tin. With a little help from the fine folks at Fusion, my favorite iPhone app is now free.
mmnml: if you’re feeling that distracted, the last thing you need is a web site about minimalism. please really think about this for at least 20 seconds. then, close this window, and go disappear into your real work. instead of repeatedly visiting a web site about how to avoid distractions. good work. He is right you know. I have even said this before.
We don't need roads - Working without distraction... →
This is such a great post outlining step by step tips on how Kevin created his perfect computing environment. (P.S. Thanks for the shout out at the end).
Daring Fireball: The Original Tablet →
Our “desktop” computers’ human interfaces haven’t fundamentally changed since 1984 — keyboard and mouse/trackpad for input, overlapping draggable resizable windows on-screen, and a hierarchical file system where you create and manage “document files”. Have you ever sat back, scratched your chin, and wondered when the computer industry will break free of these current interfaces — which can be a...
Too Many iPhone Apps? Just Search | Mottr.am →
Fantastic writeup by Jack Mottram on why using the Spotlight-like search features of the iPhone seems like a far better way to launch applications, especially if you have lots of them. Love this line: Computers are much, much better than people at indexing and retrieving stuff, so let them. This is in step with much of what I believe and have expressed here in the past. For some reason, my monkey...
Chiefs Defend Slow Network for the iPhone - New... →
He said he thought that the iPhone’s “multitouch” control system, in which the fingers are used to scroll through data or enlarge photos on the screen, was the biggest shift in a computer’s user interface since the Macintosh was introduced. Further proof to support my theory that there are some things to think about regarding the future of the human to computer interface being changed and defined...
The Smart Mac: Smart Folders in OS X →
I’m a big fan of using Smart Folders to save time in the Finder for frequently accessed items and this is a good brief overview and tutorial.
PowerBook 12" 867mhz - útilware.com →
“QUITE POSSIBLY THE WORLD’S MOST PERFECT COMPUTER” Hard for me to disagree with that statement. This is a wonderful ode to a fine machine. I have one sitting, rarely used but in perfect running order, on my workbench right now. There are a few dents and the tilde key is missing but I can’t find the heart to part with it. It is, by far, my favorite Mac ever made (Powerbook...
9 Tools for Simple Productivity | Digitizd →
This is a good list of apps.Though most of them I have written up right here over the course of time it is nice to see them collected in one place.
Bokeh Desktop | Pat Dryburgh →
Here is where to get the desktop picture of Pat’s I featured the other day.
Il Mac Minimalista →
Heads up to my Italian readers. There is a primo new minimalist site on your side of the piazza. Lots of original and translated content served up in a language less ugly than mine.
Rands In Repose: A Creative Soundtrack →
This requirement of simplicity is rooted in my belief that choices are distractions and distractions are the leading cause of you not writing. I can’t believe I have not yet linked to Rands wonderful take on OmmWriter. I’d say more but I would give it all away. Let’s just suffice to say that there are times I am sure he is my Tyler Durden and the day I read this was further...
Review: myRichTexts, A Neat Little Notepad |... →
Nice short writeup of an innovative new rich text editor.