The Exponent podcast is back! And there’s a lot of news regarding pressure to change existing App Store pricing models. it seems incredibly worrisome to me anytime any company predicates its growth story on rent-seeking: it’s not that the growth isn’t real, but rather that the pursuit is corrosive on whatever it was that made […]
Ezra Klein on increased digital friction: I believe that one reason podcasts have exploded is that they carry so much friction: They’re long and messy, they often take weeks or months to produce, they’re hard to clip and share and skim — and as a result, they’re calmer, more human, more judicious, less crazy-making. Klein […]
Fortnite has caused quite the security kerfuffle. Between releasing the Android app outside the Google Play Store, and an insane desire for V-Bucks, scams are running rampant. Wired put out this article yesterday entitled Fortnite scams are even worse than you thought, and it made me sad that people are being tricked (that’s for tomorrow […]
In his book, Who Owns the Future, Jaron Lanier discusses the idea of real-time income and wealth generation. He presents the topics through the lens of sharing songs in the music industry, but the principle applies to today’s sharing economy.
Reflecting on The Tech Industry’s War on Kids: How psychology is being used as a weapon against children Richard Freed is a child psychologist who focuses on helping families work through “extreme overuse of phones, video games, and social media.” Preteen and teen girls refuse to get off their phones, even though it’s remarkably clear that […]
There are some cool new security features in the latest versions of iOS and Android to help you keep your accounts secure. Android’s updated Messages app and iMessage in iOS 12 both bring simplified one-time passcodes and two factor authentication (2FA) management. iMessage – iOS 12 Android Messages With both Apple and Google […]
So I test drove a Model 3, and I have some thoughts. Backstory I feel like everyone has a story about when they got interested in Tesla. For me it was summer of 2012 just before the official release of the Model S. I was at Coit Tower in San Francisco and on the way […]
Google is tracking your location. Did we not already realize this? Yesterday the Associate Press released a story titled Google tracks your movements, whether you like it or not. The gist of the article is there are at least two settings on your Google account relevant to your location, “Location History” and “Web and App […]
Completing a triathlon takes mental and physical preparation, but with a little determination you can do it without deviating too much from your normal routine.
Thoughts on new Screen Time coming with iOS 12.
Today I explored the internet. There was no common thread other than reading stories and articles from various people of interest to me. Just some divergent thinking to spark new ideas and connections. Cosmik Debris from Kneeling Bus “Let little bits of your daily existence dissipate into the air rather than having them vacuumed up by […]