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Use Downcast for your podcasting listening

Looking to replace iTunes as your podcast app? Downcast is really cool. It has both an iPhone iOS app and a MacOS desktop app. Four reasons to use Downcast as your podcast app: Create your own custom playlistsMobile and desktop syncing Different settings for each deviceAutomatically skip ahead, custom setting for every podcast 1. Create […]

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How do you listen to music on Spotify?

Do you listen to albums? Or maybe you like curated playlists. Or sometimes you might just want to hear an artist, not a specific album, but just the list all the songs by an artist. With the advent of streaming music, I thought the album had been severely diminished. Playlists have hundreds of songs, all […]

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Do you still use iTunes for podcasts?

I haven’t used iTunes for podcasts in 18 months. Today I relaunched iTunes and was reminded how glad I am that I no longer use it. Oh, the old days when iTunes would stop downloading a podcast because I haven’t listened to any episodes recently. I found myself having to manually update all 90 podcasts […]

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New habit: always have a library book on loan

Imagine every two weeks always having a new book to read. Sounds great, right? You could accomplish this with a subscription to Amazon Kindle Unlimited. Or you could accomplish this with… your local library. I love physical books. I love shelves filled with physical books. I love places with people who love books. Libraries. I […]

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Will the golden age of podcasts disappear?

With so many wonderful podcasts available, we truly live in a golden age of podcasts. I love it. There are thousands of great podcasts out there. Listeners have such a wide range of podcasts to listen to. Podcasts about general topics like current news, sports, health, or finance. Wide selection of topics And then there […]

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The joy of mono-spaced fonts

A friend of mine has a great blog where he writes all his posts on a typewriter. Then he photographs the typed page and posts it, unedited. One of his recent posts he questions why the font on his typewriter has serifs for some characters, but not others. This question made me think about why […]

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How do you record quick notes?

Let’s say you are at working in front of your computer. You have something you need to quickly write down. Do you use a sticky note or a digital file? Ten years ago I used to jot quick things down on sticky notes or a paper notepad. But now I jot things down into a […]

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My most popular questions on Quora

For what it’s worth, my answers on Quora have reach 10,000 views. I like Quora, but I’m not an everyday user. I’ve answered only 12 questions. Which of my answers is the most viewed? I didn’t know until now. Four years ago I answered a question about extracting CSS from a webpage. (5,600 views) Now, […]

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