1. Relay FM →

    Relay FM is our new home on the Internet, and where you can find all of our podcasts. The shows you have known and loved for years are being rebooted as part of the new network. Everything we have done so far in our podcasting careers has led us here, and we’re pouring all of our love, knowledge and attention into this thing.

    The boys are back! Congrats to my friends Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett on the launch. It’s a bold move to rebuild something from scratch. Much kudos to them.

    Maybe they will let me crash a show or two.

  2. Simplify My iPhone - Sanspoint. - Essays on Technology and Culture by Richard J. Anderson →

    Clearing out the redundancies and unused apps, however, frees space on my phone and in my head. It also makes my phone’s battery a lot happier. I’m not about to turn my iPhone back into a dumbphone, but clearing out the crap and cruft sure feels a lot better.

    It is really easy to buy apps but it takes work to intentionally ask if they will add real value or just give space, time, and attention to things you don’t really need. Taking some time out occasionally to take a hard look at what apps you are actually using and which ones are cruft is a worthwhile endeavor.

  3. Minimal Mac Mobile

    The mobile theme for this site has been looking pretty bad for a while now. Mainly, lots of things just generally aligned poorly and crashing into each other. I’ve mostly ignored it because, well, I did not design it so there was some learning and tinkering involved in fixing it.

    A couple of folks (Ben Brooks and Jered Benoit) generously offered to jump in and help and I was going to accept the offer. Then, in the course of getting them the code a little voice inside my head said, “This is a learning opportunity. You should figure this out yourself.”

    So, I did. 

    It’s not yet perfect and I will likely tweak things a bit more. But, if you visit the site on mobile it should now look 150% better than it did an hour ago. Enjoy!

  4. "As one who strives for mindfulness — especially when dealing with fear — I simply try to remind myself that even the most important choices we make are temporary in the grand scheme of things. Because all things are impermanent."

    This is a quote from an interview with me in the latest Alpha Efficiency Magazine. I think it turned out well.
  5. My friend Julio’s summer workspace.

    My friend Julio’s summer workspace.

  6. Compassionate Tools — The Brooks Review →

    The thought that continues to rattle around my head is that we have too many apps being made to be fair, and not enough apps being made to be compassionate
    So much yes here.
  7. You Are Not Late — The Message — Medium →

    So, the truth: Right now, today, in 2014 is the best time to start something on the internet. There has never been a better time in the whole history of the world to invent something. There has never been a better time with more opportunities, more openings, lower barriers, higher benefit/risk ratios, better returns, greater upside, than now. Right now, this minute.
    A great reminder from Kevin Kelly that the future does not just happen. It is built by the actions we take today.
  8. Have an AirPort router? Have an external USB HDD? Here's how to make a super-simple NAS (Network-Attached-Storage) volume you can access straight from your iOS devices! : apple →

    Really neat tip.

  9. 5by5 | Mikes On Mics #130: I Love Your Dogma with Patrick Rhone →

    "The Mikes" are joined by last minute guest, Patrick Rhone. They start out by discussing a recent blog post that Vardy wrote about shipping vs. delivering. Patrick also throws "The Mikes" a curveball with a new idea he has been working on regarding the idea of a wish vs. a plan.

    I kind of talked my way into appearing on the podcast at the last minute and it turned out to be a great show. Give it a listen if you want to hear us talk about shipping vs. delivering. Also, I propose a new way to approach your task list and calendar (that I know some will immediately bristle against because it requires things we are generally not good at — intention and self honesty.

  10. Two “Books” you should check out…

    I put the word books in quotation marks because the two I’m going to mention are closer to multimedia products than they are books. This is not a bad thing. In fact, I could recommend you check each out just on that fact alone. They both push the boundaries of what our technology allows a book to be these days. But, I digress…

    Presentations is the latest in the MacSparky Field Guide series and it’s great. This is, without a doubt, the new go-to guide for everything you need to know to give a great presentation. And, because it uses the very latest technology baked into iBooks to deliver the goods, there are 44 screencasts, audio interviews with Merlin Mann, Les Posen, and Wendy Cherwinski, and much, much more built right in. I have loved all of David Sparks guides so far with each one even better than the last.

    Delight Is In The Details by Shawn Blanc recently received a big, big update worth checking out if you did not the first time around. If you are anyone who makes anything that you care about at all, you need this. It delivers practical and actionable advice on how to not just ship but deliver. Plus, the package is packed with hours and hours of audio interviews, videos, and more. Heck, if you do nothing else, at least watch the first video because it full of creative inspiration.

    Seriously, the value of both of these books is worth way more than the cost on the cover. Plus, it feels good to support really good guys who have been adding value to our internet community for over a decade. Check them out.