I would like a Firefox extension that takes grabs the title of a web page and the URL of that web page, puts that into a Markdown link format and stores to the clipboard for pasting into the micro.blog web input box. In the past I have used applets for linking to web pages in my blog posts.
I am thinking if Chromebook manufacturers expect people to be using Linux apps, wouldn’t they provide storage options greater than 64 GB? I find the news about Linux support on Chromebooks intriguing enough for me to consider purchasing a new one once the feature is widely available.
In a democracy the leader does not dictate behavior, that is called dictatorship. The fact that Trump does not get the fundamentals of democracy is scary, and the fact that we elected such a person President is very disappointing. The fact that so many people do not see this as an issue is frightening, and a sign that our democracy may already be lost.
From the flowering tree in our back yard.
For the last couple of weeks I have been using NotePlan, and I think what I like most about it is that you end up with a daily log of what you did. FoldingText looks like a similarly useful tool, but not available on iOS, but I like outliners. The feature I want in an outliner is simple linking both with an outline file and to external items.
The best thing about micro.blog is that it’s just people. When you browse through Discover, you are discovering people.
It seems to me that the majority of school shootings have occurred at public schools. Am I wrong?
Because I am an introvert, emotionally-charged meetings, even if I am not the target of the emotion, is very draining. Today was one of those days, being remedied by guacamole and a Dankwood.
One of the most surprising things I’ve learned about myself during the last three years is that I like guacamole.
The Cubs lost another game to the Braves. The Braves look for real.
Is there a way to disable iOS predictive text when using an external keyboard?
Chrome OS’ forthcoming ability to run Linux apps appears to me to mostly be something Google did so that their engineers could actually use the Pixelbook. Once that feature is seen in the code you might as well let the broad developer community in on the fun.
The question is whether regular users will benefit from this feature. Most likely not if nothing more than the actual number of Linux apps a “regular user” might find useful are limited. Right now I can only think one app I will want to run in such a container and that is Standard Notes.
My Fossil Q Explorist now talks.
A credit card company robot keeps calling my smart phone and neither Google nor Nomorobo is able to catch it because each call is from a different number and often local. Right now, if caller ID doesn’t show something I recognize, I don’t answer the phone.
I personally think we need to outlaw phone calling robots, before Google Duplex gets entrenched.
I just would like Lens to tell me what type of bird I took a picture of in Bermuda.
Do we want our devices to become nannies? I get why Google and Microsoft are reacting to reports on the addictive nature of the devices, but it seems to me we need to learn self control and not rely on external influence to tell us what and what not to do.
Drafts or Ulysses?
One thing I find frustrating about iOS are the number of apps that all seem to do the exact same thing. How do you decide on one over the other? An example is Drafts and Ulysses, both are good markdown editors but Drafts supports more automation. Last summer I was looking for a new editor and Ulysses came highly recommended, so I bought it, but then the company switched to a subscription model and that turned me off, I decided to not buy in to the subscription.
Then I learned about Drafts, and so I went and downloaded it and have used it to write some blog posts. To date I have mostly used it to write long posts for one site that only has a “basic” web-based editor. Of course, Drafts has now been recently upgraded and it too has a subscription model.
To me, it doesn’t make sense to have Ulysses and Drafts on my iPad, Drafts seems to able to do the job good enough. However, so far I have not seen an Action for sending text to Wordpress, which I find a bit surprising. Does anyone know of such an Action? The one in the Drafts directory appears to require components not part of Wordpress.com.
Wojo: PGA Tour’s first stop in Detroit is another ace in city’s revival. It’s a bit hard to imagine, but great news for Detroit, none the less.
The Cubs put Yu Darvish on the 10-day DL for the flu?!
I used some credit card reward to discount the cost of the Pad & Quill case for th iPad Pro 10.5 that I wrote about earlier. The case arrived today and it is beautiful and provides plenty of protection but also adds bulk. It is going to take time for the leather to break in, so the race is between the breakin of the leather or me.