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Figurino de Colette - Figurino Shop
Tirando o foco dos indicados ao Oscar e continuando na onda dos filmes de época, Colette estreou em outubro de 2018 aqui no Brasil e nós vamos dar o destaque que ele merece! O filme é baseado em fatos reais, onde Keira Knightley dá vida a Colette, autora francesa que viveu um relacionamento abusivo em que era forçada a escrever livros para o marido, sem levar os créditos. 
 Por volta de 1900, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette estava casada aos 20 anos com Henry Gauthier-Villars, conhecido como Willy (nome fictício de assinatura dos livros), que era 15 anos mais velho do que ela. Ele deu a oportunidade dela se expressar escrevendo a série de livros Claudine, que contava sobre sua época na escola e sua paixão por mulheres. Para uma mulher, ter a chance de escrever um livro nesse tempo, era uma oportunidade que ela não deixaria passar.
movies  review  france  europe  1800s  women  writing  fashion 
5 days ago by rgl7194
Colette - Movie Trailers - iTunes
After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression. Directed by Wash Westmoreland and written by Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
movies  review  france  europe  1800s  women  writing  fashion  trailer  itunes 
5 days ago by rgl7194
Colette - Official Movie Site
Story
After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership defies gender roles and drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression. 
Directed by Wash Westmoreland and written by Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
movies  review  france  europe  1800s  women  writing  fashion  trailer 
5 days ago by rgl7194
In ‘Colette,’ Keira Knightley Trades Her Corsets for a Daring Suit - The New York Times
Keira Knightley wears several striking outfits in the new period drama “Colette,” but the director Wash Westmoreland’s favorite fashion moment in the film has nothing to do with the character’s jaunty straw hats or menswear-inspired ensembles.
Instead, Mr. Westmoreland said the key to “Colette” comes just as Ms. Knightley’s turn-of-the-century title character prepares to meet the men and women of Parisian high society, then idly notices a toothpaste smudge staining the bust of her dress.
“It’s a comment on the philosophy of the movie,” Mr. Westmoreland said in a phone interview. “Yes, it’s a costume drama, but the costumes have stains on them because the people have real bodies. And real bodies make a mess of things.”
Though she was a fashion icon in her day, Colette surely would have appreciated that subversive spirit. She is now best known for writing “Gigi” and “Cheri,” but Mr. Westmoreland’s film tracks Colette (1873-1954) long before she became a famous author in her own right, when she was just a young girl plucked from the Burgundy countryside by her showboating new husband Henry Gauthier-Villars (played by Dominic West) and plopped into Paris. There, Colette labored in secret to produce novels under her husband’s nom de plume, “Willy,” but chafed at his controlling nature and expectations that she should be a pliant society wife.
movies  review  france  europe  1800s  women  writing  fashion  nytimes 
5 days ago by rgl7194
COLETTE | Official Trailer - YouTube
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Published on Jul 11, 2018
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movies  review  france  europe  1800s  women  writing  fashion  trailer 
5 days ago by rgl7194
Keira Knightley Movie Colette Is Empowering Woman Story
t's awards season and there are a lot of films to get through. There's also this period drama about a female writer in late 19th century Paris – which sounds like a movie that Keira Knightley has done before. But do yourself a favour. Don't miss out on Colette.
Directed by Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice, Quinceanera) the film is based on the real story of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley), who, under her pen name, Colette, became one the most celebrated female French novelists in the country's history. Of course, patriarchy being what it is, it took a while for people to even realise that a woman was behind the best-selling Claudine novels, which were published under her husband Willy's (Dominic West) name.
Willy is the late 19th century equivalent of an influencer, a decadent libertine who presides over a stable of writers who ghostwrite magazine articles and novels for him. Born Henry Gauthier-Villars, Willy (like Madonna and Cher after him, he goes by one name) creates and lives the brand, and they sustain it with actual work. But of course, such a man needs a wife. That's where Colette comes in. Born in the country village of Saint-Sauveur, she's known and admired Willy her entire life, and is eager to join him in his fabulous Parisian existence.
movies  review  france  europe  1800s  women  writing  fashion 
5 days ago by rgl7194
Love and War in the WRNS by Vicky Unwin - review: Wren’s letters give a fresh view of the Second World War | London Evening Standard
This collection of letters offers a tantalising glimpse into the rarefied world of the Wrens.
Love and War in the WRNS by Vicky Unwin (The History Press, £20)
“Join the Navy, see the world,” as the old recruitment posters put it — and for Sheila Mills, a Norfolk girl who volunteered for the Women’s Royal Naval Service a fortnight after her 18th birthday, it certainly seemed to be true. In May 1942 she was posted to Alexandria, attached to the head office of the Mediterranean campaign. Three years later, less than a fortnight after Victory in Europe was declared, she found herself stationed in Kiel, living and working in the land of her former enemies.
Throughout her time abroad, Sheila stayed in almost daily contact with her mother Grace and, 70 years later, her letters home have been edited for publication by her own daughter Vicky Unwin. Perhaps an editor with less personal investment would have been more ruthless with the source material — at almost 350 pages, the resulting book feels overextended — but Unwin’s selection manages to both illuminate the history of the war and draw the reader in to Sheila’s personal story.
The first-hand accounts of “The Flap” of 1942, when British personnel were hastily evacuated from Alexandria, working with Admiral Ramsey on preparations for the invasion of Sicily, and attending the trials of those responsible for the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp (“just horrid” is Sheila’s characteristically blunt response) offer a valuable contemporary perspective, and she was well aware of her good fortune in witnessing such epochal events.
In September 1943, when the defeated Italian fleet arrived at Alexandria, many of her friends stayed in bed but Sheila “wouldn’t have missed that sight for anything — it was history”.
uk  navy  wrens  uniform  WWII  40s  writing  books  family 
5 days ago by rgl7194
The History Press | Writing Love and War in the WRNS
Nine days after moving her into sheltered accommodation, my mother had a stroke and died. It was heartbreaking to begin the gargantuan task of re-packing and sorting all her possessions again so soon after we had ‘got her straight’, as she would have said. There were a few boxes and bags I had not yet got round to when she moved, amongst them three large black bin-liners. Imagine my surprise when I opened them to find hundreds of letters in neat bundles, some in envelopes (recycled of course), sorted by year.
I knew my mother, was about to embark on her memoirs, but as her first book, a history of The Arab Chest, took her twenty years, I had been somewhat cynical. But here was the evidence. She had always been proud of her war, and said they were the best years of her life. I determined then and there to finish the job. 
Born in Norfolk to a social-climbing, bossy mother and a bullied, intellectual father, my mother joined up to the WRNS (Womens’ Royal Naval Service) as a means of escape when she was just 18. She was posted to Scotland for training and then to Egypt, via the Cape, with a commission at the tender age of 21. In 1945 she was sent to Germany as part of the forces overseeing the peace. For a country girl this was quite an eye opener and transformed her from a naïve and green teenager into a sophisticated and compassionate woman of the world.
uk  navy  wrens  uniform  WWII  40s  writing  books  family 
5 days ago by rgl7194
To Write a Great Essay, Think and Care Deeply - The Atlantic
The nonfiction writer Lucas Mann offers advice for essayists worried about whether they have anything interesting to say.
By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, and more.
Every memoirist, at least implicitly, advances a fraught claim: My life makes a good story. But Lucas Mann—like most nonfiction writers—isn’t always so sure. When he struggles with self-doubt, questioning the literary value of his own, lived experience, Mann turns to J. R. Ackerley’s My Dog Tulip, an unabashed, lyric tribute to a well-loved German Shepherd. In his essay for this series, Mann celebrates Ackerley’s ability to make anything compelling—even the discreditable genre of pet lit—demonstrating how honesty and specificity have the power to redeem the banal, imbuing our smallest private moments with significance.
In Lord Fear, his second book, Mann takes on his brother, Josh, who was two decades older, handsome, talented, and helplessly addicted to drugs. Josh died of a heroin overdose when Mann was just 13, leaving behind big, unfulfilled ambitions and scads of self-castigating notebooks. (In sternly worded lists with headings like “Rules!!,” Josh details the things he hopes he will no longer do—take drugs at work, at the Met, before noon, after 9 p.m., etc.). As Mann tries to learn more about a sibling he loved and lost, he grapples with the fact that his portrait can never be objective or complete; the book explores the imperfect nature of our recollections, the way cherished memories tend to blend with myth.
writing 
6 days ago by rgl7194
How to be a better writer/Best USB-C cables/Unconsenting Media | Cool Tools
How to be a better writer
My friend Gareth Branwyn has been writing books and articles for top-tier publishers for decades. He recently wrote an article called “How to Be a Better Writer: Tips, tricks, and hard-won lessons: from creating drafts to working with editors,” and is a gold mine of treasure for anyone interested in improving their writing. — MF
Best USB-C cables
Cables matter. Despite the name Universal in USB, USB cables are not universal, especially the emerging new USB-C style. Ones with the same plug can charge at different rates, and transfer data (or not) differently. Cheap generic ones are not always compatible, which I have learned the hard way. Wirecutter has researched recommended USB-C cables with clarity.— KK
Unconsenting media
Unconsentingmedia.org is a searchable database of movies and TVs show for the purpose of finding out whether or not sexual violence is depicted. You can filter by rating. Green means there is none. Orange means it is implied and Red means it is on-screen. — CD
Long read on future of retail
I recommend this deep reported dive into the precarious state of grocery chains in the US, and why their future is moving away from transactions (owned by Amazon) and into the realm of experiences. This move toward experiences is not just about grocery stores. It applies to all products. services, and businesses. — KK
Portable fold-up hammock
I recently went camping in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park and was so happy we brought along this Mac Sports portable fold-up hammock. I fell asleep staring up at the giant redwoods and napped so comfortably. It’s really easy to put up and take down, and it comes with a sun shade. — CD
Powerful tiny amp
“Class-T amplifiers” have been around for over 20 years. They are tiny, cheap, and look like toys. But they sound amazing. I bought a Bluetooth model for $40 (Nobsound G3 5.0 Amplifier) and hooked it up to a pair of old speakers. The sound is very clean with zero buzz or distortion. Anyone in my family can play music through the amp right from their mobile phones. — MF
-- Kevin Kelly, Mark Frauenfelder, Claudia Dawson
cool_tools  writing  tips  USB  cables  movies  database  retail  camping  music  speaker 
14 days ago by rgl7194
How to Be a Better Writer - Better Humans - Medium
I have been a writer my entire adult life. I am self-taught. But I have had the pleasure of writing for some top-notch, cutting-edge magazines and dailies. I have written ten books. I’ve worked at Wired, Details, Esquire, The Baltimore Sun, Mondo 2000, and Make; I have worked with some truly impressive and inspiring editors and authors. I always try to learn from those around me, and so, over the years, I have picked up some very useful tips and tricks on the art and craft of writing. Here are some of the ideas that have changed my work life and my approach to writing. I’d love to hear some of yours.
writing  productivity  tips  howto 
14 days ago by rgl7194
Handwriting: an elegy | 1843
As more and more of our words are tapped out on keyboards, writing by hand has become an endangered species
TAKE A SHEET of paper. Better still, take a whole sheaf; writing prospers with comfort and cushioning. The paper may be deliciously thick, with ragged edges and a surface capillaried with tiny fibres of the rags that made it. It may be thin, blank, industrial A4, one of a thousand in a cut-price pack from Staples. It may be wove paper, vellum-smooth and shiny, or a bit of scrap, torn not quite straight, with a palimpsest of typed meeting-minutes showing through. But write.
The instrument matters but, for the moment, seize anything. The old fountain pen, so familiar that it nestles like a warm fifth finger in the crook of the thumb, its clip slightly shaky with over-use; the pencil, its lead half-blunt and not quite steady in that smooth cone of wood; the ultra-fine felt tip from the office cupboard, with its no-nonsense simplicity, or the ancient mapping pen, nibbed like a bird’s claw, which surely writes only in copperplate, scratching fiercely as it goes. Seize even a ball-point, though its line is mean and thin, and though teachers will tell you that nothing ruins writing faster. Dip, fill or shake vigorously; and write.
For most adults the skill is an instinctive one. Yet cursive handwriting takes a while to master. At primary school our small, wide writing books opened on a forbidding grid of lines, red ones an inch apart, blue ones set close together between them. These cradled the bodies of the letters, while the descenders and ascenders made for the reds like pegs for a washing line. So easily, almost showily, Teacher formed the letter with her black pen: clumsily, with our large sharpened pencils, we tried to follow. It was hard. An "m", "n" or "u" settled cosily between the lines; but "a", with its one flat side, was tricky, and "e" rocked over on its back. Tall letters looked simple, but when one leaned all the rest sloped off towards disaster. The tail of a "p" groped fearfully as it descended through empty space. When a whole line succeeded it looked splendid, like a marching battalion with faint band-music playing, and a gold star shining at the end. If I half-closed my eyes, flicking fast through the pages, the rhythms and patterns arranged themselves in fascinating ways. But once the scaffolding was removed the letters collapsed alarmingly. They still do, unless they have a line to aim for.
writing 
15 days ago by rgl7194
Uses This / Langan Kingsley
Who are you, and what do you do?
My name is Langan Kingsley - I am a writer and performer living in Los Angeles. Right now I am writing on a new Comedy Central show called "Robbie."
setup  macbook  writing  iphone  twitter  movies  editing  quicktime  google  productivity  microsoft  gmail 
19 days ago by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: Ken Rosenthal on Jayson Stark
Ken Rosenthal, writing for The Athletic:
Sometimes, I wish I could think like Jayson — and sometimes, with all the stuff ping-ponging around his brain, I’m grateful I cannot. But always, I wish I could write like him. Jayson’s writing is conversational, entertaining and often laugh-out-loud funny. He doesn’t take himself seriously. But he takes his audience extremely seriously, and considers no detail too small in his service of the reader.
Among his many attributes, Jayson has a knack for engaging relatively obscure veterans who are keen observers of the game, and then elevating them to oracles in his columns. After a long night of October baseball, 99 percent of us will gather in the clubhouse around the star of the game. Jayson will be off in the corner, talking to whoever he has identified as this year’s Corky Miller or Casey Candaele or Skip Schumaker or Mark DeRosa — and naturally, getting the best stuff.
Stark was a longtime baseball columnist for The Inquirer here in Philly. Back in the ’90s, he got an entire two-page spread in the Sunday Inquirer all to himself. My roommates and I used to fight over who got to read it first. I like The Athletic a lot, but I’d subscribe just to read Jayson Stark.
baseball  sports  writing  daring_fireball 
27 days ago by rgl7194
Non-Fiction - Movie Trailers - iTunes
Juliette Binoche and Guillaume Canet reunite with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Personal Shopper, Carlos) for this wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies, and literature. Set amidst the bohemian intelligentsia of the Parisian publishing world, Non-Fiction traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer (Vincent Macaigne) begins blurring the line between fact and fiction, using his real-life love affairs—including a passionate fling with an actress (Binoche) who happens to be married to his editor (Canet)—as fodder for his explosive new novel. Balancing dry wit with keen observations on the tensions between art, commerce, and technology, Non-Fiction is a buoyant, breezy delight from a master director at his most effortlessly brilliant.
movies  comedy  trailer  2010s  writing  actress  france 
4 weeks ago by rgl7194
Writing Tools | Cool Tools
The best writing tips
This two-page PDF contains the wisdom of an entire book on how to write better. Nay, it distills an entire shelf of the world’s greatest writing manuals (and I have them all). After 30 years as both a writer and editor I can’t think of much I would add to these 50 short tips. This PDF is now my favorite guide to writing well. You can print it out for free.
If you want its pithy reminders fleshed out with more examples, see the book form ($14). But the free tip sheet itself — one paper printed both sides — rewards a quick review anytime you get down to serious writing.
Michael says: I got frustrated with both pages on one page so I made a two-page PDF with it. It’s easier to print on both sides of it.
-- KK
06/5/19
Excerpt
14. Get the Name of the Dog. Dig for the concrete and specific, details that appeal to the senses.
18. Set the Pace with Sentence Length. Vary sentences to influence the reader’s speed.
23. Tune Your Voice. Read drafts aloud.
(This is a Cool Tools Favorite from 2011 — editors)
Buy on Amazon
Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer Roy Peter Clark 272 pgs 2008 $14
writing  tips  books  PDF  infographic  cool_tools 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
Ukrainian Writing System | UkieDaily
The people at День Kiev have been putting together a series 101 Reasons to Love Ukraine. Its a great series filled with many info-graphics. We highly recommend checking it out. In this installment, they feature the Ukrainian Writing System:
The system of Ukrainian written language is much older than it was previously assumed. Its roots go back to the ancient, even pre-Christian times.
[via 101 Reasons to Love Ukraine: Ukrainian Writing System]
ukrainian  writing  language  infographic 
7 weeks ago by rgl7194
The scourge of the backward apostrophe – Dodger Thoughts
The nearly ubiquitous word processing program, Microsoft Word, has perhaps been a net positive for society. But it has its failings, including one so deleterious that it is rotting away the core of punctuation — and in turn, society — as we know it.
As a default, Word uses Smart Quotes, which means that when you press the quotemarks key at the start of the sentence, the quotemarks will curve slightly in an inclusive direction, like so...
That’s fine, as is the single quotemark, so that the following sentence appears as such...
Unfortunately, Smart Quotes isn’t so smart that it knows when you’re using the apostrophe as an apostrophe, rather than as a single quotemark.
So, for example, while Smart Quotes knows to curve the apostrophe in “it’s” in the proper way (by the way, don’t get me started on people who don’t know when to say “it’s” or “its”), it doesn’t know that when you are using an apostrophe at the beginning of a word …
… or number …
… the punctuation should be curved the opposite way.
That means that if the writer doesn’t manually make the correction, it will be wrong.
And if no one in an organization knows to make the correction … well, you end up with the following...
Consequently, you know that society is truly diseased when a year can pass and the same mistake repeats itself.
The goal of writing is comprehension, and I understand that the backward apostrophe doesn’t prevent comprehension. But writing is also an art, buttressed by the use of grammar and punctuation.
That includes knowing when to break the rules for effect. It would be one thing if MLB were making some kind of ironic statement by using the backward apostrophe, but I don’t think the most generous interpretation would allow for that.
It’s enough that grammar, spelling and punctuation are being abandoned in the rising forum of text messaging. I don’t support its demise, but that train has left the station. However, if we’re going to pretend that something like the backward apostrophe doesn’t merit notice, in something as large as an official MLB logo, then we’re one step closer to losing the art.
MLB is hardly the only sinner with the backward apostrophe. I see it in various pieces of writing almost on a daily basis. Everyone needs to take heed. But it pains me that the sport that I love is so careless in contributing to this erosion.
language  grammar  writing  baseball 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Dialog Season 1, Episode 2: A Conversation with John Gruber – MacStories
Today, we published the second episode of Dialog Season 1 (called 'Writers and Writing') featuring the first part of a conversation with Daring Fireball's John Gruber.
You can find the episode here or listen through the Dialog web player below.
I'd like to provide some context around this interview as John Gruber was one of the first names I thought of when my colleague John pitched the original idea for Dialog months ago.
When I started MacStories 10 years ago, Daring Fireball was one of my main sources of inspiration: I was incredibly fascinated by the idea that a single person – more than a blogger, a writer – could share his opinions about Apple and technology on a website that was so clearly attached to his name. Gruber's columns and original in-depth software reviews were the blueprints upon which I modeled my writing for MacStories: at the time, I felt that, even though English was not my primary language, I could at least try to do the same, but for iPhone apps and the modern age of the App Store and iOS developers.
podcast  interview  daring_fireball  apple  writing 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
The Most Important Writing Lesson I Ever Learned – Steven Pressfield
My first real job was in advertising. I worked as a copywriter for an agency called Benton & Bowles in New York City. An artist or entrepreneur’s first job inevitably bends the twig. It shapes who you’ll become. If your freshman outing is in journalism, your brain gets tattooed (in a good way) with who-what-where-when-why, fact-check-everything, never-bury-the-lead. If you start out as a photographer’s assistant, you learn other stuff. If you plunge into business on your own, the education is about self-discipline, self-motivation, self-validation.
Advertising teaches its own lessons. For starters, everyone hates advertising. Advertising lies. Advertising misleads. It’s evil, phony, it’s trying to sell us crap we don’t need. I can’t argue with any of that, except to observe that for a rookie wordsmith, such obstacles can be a supreme positive. Why? Because you have to sweat blood to overcome them–and in that grueling process, you learn your craft.
Here it is. Here’s the #1 lesson you learn working in advertising (and this has stuck with me, to my advantage, my whole working life):
Nobody wants to read your shit.
writing  marketing  advertising  focus 
may 2019 by rgl7194
Alex Tai's Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
Hey everyone, I’m Alex Tai! I’m currently a student studying Computer Engineering at Santa Clara University. I really like to work and collaborate with others on ideas and learn new things especially surrounding technology. You can also find me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and GitHub.
What is your current setup?
I currently live on campus, so my setup is limited in some ways with furniture and space. I currently have an iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2015) on my desk and a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) both running the most recent version of macOS Mojave. The iMac has a 1.6 Ghz Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 1TB GB Hard Drive and a 120 GB SSD. The MacBook Pro has 2.2 GhHz Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, and 250 GB Flash Storage. I have these paired up with the Anker Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard and the Logitech MX Master.
setup  MBP  imac  productivity  calendar  email  writing  spotify  safari  messaging  terminal  programming  photo  editing  dropbox  bittorrent  todo  1password  keyboard  iphoneX  photography  shortcuts  google  chrome  exercise  weather  podcast  tv 
may 2019 by rgl7194
Why You Should Outline Before Writing Important Business Documents | The Startup Finance Blog
While it may not seem like the key to your business, much of what you do revolves around written documents. From your business plan to your website, from press releases to company memos or emails, you write documents to share information and to convince people to buy your products or invest in your company.
Writing these documents is important, and there’s a skill that is essential to crafting efficient documents: outlining. Instead of just starting with a blank page – or window – and writing, it’s extremely useful to take the time to create an outline for your important documents.
Here’s why you should outline before writing business documents.
What is Outlining?
Depending on your education, you may or may not have have learned to outline. An outline is a preparatory document you create before writing something. It generally looks like this:
(There are other ways of organizing outlines, using Roman numerals, numbers only, letters only, etc.)
When you outline, you create a document that changes as you think about what you want to say. You may start by listing all the top-level points, then adding sub-topics. You may jot down your first main topic, then its sub-topics before you move on. Or you may skip back and forth as you progress and think of the many elements you want to include in your document.
business  writing  organizing 
march 2019 by rgl7194
The Ig Nobel Prize and Other Efforts to Eradicate Complex Academic Writing - The Atlantic
A new movement strives for simplicity.
“Persistence is one of the great characteristics of a pitbull, and I guess owners take after their dogs,” says Annetta Cheek, the co-founder of the D.C.-based nonprofit Center for Plain Language. Cheek, an anthropologist by training who left academia in the early 1980s to work for the Federal Aviation Commission, is responsible for something few people realize exists: the 2010 Plain Writing Act. In fact, Cheek was among the first government employees to champion the use of clear, concise language. Once she retired in 2007 from the FAA and gained the freedom to lobby, she leveraged her hatred for gobbledygook to create an actual law. Take a look at recent information put out by many government agencies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—if it lacks needlessly complex sentences or bizarre bureaucratic jargon, it’s largely because of Cheek and her colleagues.
writing  simplicity 
february 2019 by rgl7194
The 23 most unforgettable last sentences in fiction - Washington Post
A book’s final lines can make or break the experience. Here are some of the best.
For the Olympic gymnast, success comes down to how well she sticks the landing. A flubbed dismount sullies even the most awe-inspiring routine.
Stock-still at their desks, novelists face a similar demand for a perfectly choreographed last move. We follow them across hundreds of thousands of words, but the final line can make or break a book. It determines if parting is such sweet sorrow or a thudding disappointment.
A character in one of Jess Walter’s novels says, “A book can only end one of two ways: truthfully or artfully.” Alas, most don’t end truthfully or artfully, but there are rare exceptions: novels that conclude with such gracefully calibrated language that we close the back cover and feel physically imprinted, as though the words were pressed into us by a weight we can hardly fathom.
The rest is silence.
Some of those great final lines remain markers of our favorite novels, holy relics of our most cherished reading experiences. Others enter into the language, take on a life of their own, and eclipse their source.
Here are 23 final lines that I have never forgotten.
books  writing  top_ten 
february 2019 by rgl7194
Curtis McHale's Mac and iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Curtis McHale, and I’ve been self-employed for 10 years.
I have two main things I do for work. First, I write content as a freelancer for myself and for clients. That means using apps like Ulysses and Scrivener. Second, I do web development, including some of the recent changes on The Sweet Setup.
setup  ipad  reading  writing  workflow  photo  editing  firefox  slack  email  macbook  terminal  productivity  iphone  music  podcast  messaging 
january 2019 by rgl7194
Tom Garry's Mac and iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Tom Garry, and I’m a primary school Deputy Head and Teaching & Learning Lead based in South London.
What is your current setup?
My Mac is a 2015 11” MacBook Air running High Sierra. I love the MacBook Air and will be disappointed when this one dies as the range has been retired. However, it is still running well for the time being. My job involves travel to several different schools, where I may be doing anything from running staff training and meeting teachers to observing or teaching lessons. For that reason, portability is really important to me: I like to be able to carry everything with me in a briefcase. Along with my MacBook, I always carry a presentation clicker and DisplayPort adaptor, so that I can plug in and go wherever I am.
setup  macbook  email  productivity  calendar  writing  presentation  photos_app  photo  editing  iphone7  whatsapp  news  reading  podcast  audiobooks  music  maps  chess  ipad  scanning  twitter 
january 2019 by rgl7194
Rose Orchard's Mac Setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I am Rose Orchard. I’m a programmer by day, and a writer and podcaster in a lot of my free time. I create web-based applications from 9-5, and write at The Sweet Setup, MacStories, and on my own blog as well as create the Automators podcast the rest of the time.
What is your current setup?
My current setup is a 15″ MacBook Pro, the 2017 model. I picked it because when you’re trying to work on the go there’s nothing worse than just not having enough screen space — a complaint you’ll rarely find on a 15″ screen! At home, I often dock it to two 24″ BenQ monitors, but I can also pick it up and take it to the bedroom (aka the podcasting studio) with ease. The laptop frequently stands up in a vertical stand. Mine says it’s by AppHome, but there are dozens of look-alikes on Amazon. It has a hard plastic shell on the front to allow me to cover my machine with stickers, but I can also keep those stickers when I sell the machine in the future.
setup  podcast  automation  MBP  productivity  writing  audio  photo  editing  calendar  ikea  homepod  sonos  airplay 
january 2019 by rgl7194
My Must-Have Mac Apps, 2018 Edition – MacStories
Last year when I wrote about my must-have Mac apps, I was coming off a tumultuous year that started with a daily commute into Chicago for my old job and ended with me working from home. As the year came to a close, I was exploring what that meant for the way I work on the Mac.
That process continued into 2018. With the number of new things I took on in 2017 and the transition to indie life, I made the conscious decision to step back and settle into my new life. That wasn’t easy. There’s a natural tendency to take on everything that crosses your path when you go out on your own, but I’ve seen too many people fall into that trap in the past. Instead, I concluded that 2018 would be the year to improve the way I already work by refining existing workflows and reevaluating how I get things done, including on the Mac.
Three events led me to work on my Mac more in 2018. The first was the 27-inch LG 4K display I bought in January. It was a big step up from the 23-inch 1080p one I had before and, combined with a VESA arm, improved working at my Mac substantially.
The second factor was our MacStories coverage of the App Store’s tenth anniversary. For it, we produced seven extra episodes of AppStories that were released in the span of one week, which kept me in front of my Mac recording and editing for long periods of late May through June.
mac  apps  writing  research  RSS  productivity  grammar  messaging  audio  editing  calendar  mind_mapping  slack  email  twitter  emoji  photo  server  mkv  handbrake  plex  utilities  menubar  backup  statistics  vpn  1password  remote  dropbox 
december 2018 by rgl7194
My Must-Have iOS Apps, 2018 Edition – MacStories
Putting together my annual list of Must-Have iOS Apps is an exercise in analyzing the trends of the year and considering which ones had the biggest impact on how I use my iPhone and iPad. Two years ago, it was web services and open APIs; last year, I focused on collaboration with the MacStories team and making my workflow consistent across devices; this year, there isn't a single overarching theme behind this list, but rather a collection of trends and changes that I've observed over the course of 2018.
First and foremost is the switch to a subscription-based business model by some of my favorite apps. As we noted in our look at the modern economics of the App Store earlier this year, it is becoming increasingly challenging for indie developers – the ones who make the apps we tend to use and cover most frequently on MacStories – to find a balance between reaching new customers with paid app updates and supporting an app over the span of multiple years for existing users who already paid once.
ios  apps  dropbox  calendar  email  google  slack  1password  twitter  instagram  whatsapp  RSS  podcast  youtube  tv  plex  photography  camera  photo  editing  health  homekit  weather  language  maps  PDF  writing 
december 2018 by rgl7194
Home Screens - Developer Elia Freedman — MacSparky
This week’s home screen features Elia Freedman (website)(Twitter), the developer of the PowerOne calculators, one of my favorite calculators, particularly for business and special purpose functions. Elia’s been paying for his shoes with mobile apps much longer than the iPhone has been around and has some definite opinions on how he uses his iPhone. So Elia, show us your home screen.
ipad  homescreen  productivity  writing  dropbox  google  RSS  slack  guitar  baseball  safari  instapaper  news  twitter  nat_geo  photos_app 
december 2018 by rgl7194
Artful Sentences | Cool Tools
Samples of great writing, examined
Artful Sentences has increased my understanding as to how syntax creates and conveys meaning. Virginia Tufte guides the reader through more than a thousand sentences she’s culled from some of the best writing of the 20th and 21st centuries. Her commentaries highlight the (easily overlooked) contribution of syntax to the expressive success of a well-crafted sentence.
This book is unlike any other on writing I’ve seen. It is not about basic rules. It is not a standardized style guide to be used as a reference manual. Artful Sentences is divided up into 14 chapters; each chapter covers a different concept related to syntax. Tufte provides her analysis first and then follows with an example. Sometimes she quotes an entire paragraph to demonstrate the impact the chosen sentence has within its original context.
Don’t let dry chapter titles such as “Short Sentences,” “Noun Phrases,” “Prepositions,” etc., deter you; the content is highly academic and at times dense, but it’s a pleasurable read in proper doses. I prefer to explore Artful Sentences in short spurts. The sample sentences often catch my attention first and then I dig in to see what Tufte says about them. (You can also use the index to choose a favorite author and then search out his/her quotes.) I process what I’ve read and return to the book at a later time — opening it up to any one of its 14 chapters and starting again. Reading Tufte’s book gives me the immediate pleasure of saying, “Damn, that’s a good sentence!” often followed by, “Now how do I create one of my own?” The experience is similar to learning about visual art or playing music.
-- Scott Singer
11/16/18
books  language  grammar  writing  cool_tools 
november 2018 by rgl7194
The Rhythm of Writing: Virginia Tufte's Artful Sentences
Virginia Tufte’s Artful Sentences really came together for me in the last chapter. I imagine the book has a little something for everyone—the basics of syntax at the start and some really cool advanced tips toward the end. The final chapter in particular had some amazing thoughts on rhythm, cohesion, syntactic symbolism, and stop consonants. I did my best to capture the best bits below.
Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style by Virginia Tufte
The following are excerpts taken from Virginia Tufte’s Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style. Bold and italics and notes are mine. The rest is Virginia’s.
books  language  grammar  writing 
november 2018 by rgl7194
Metallic Sharpie | Cool Tools
For indelible writing on dark glossy surfaces
The Metallic Sharpie ($3 for 2) is a vast improvement over other metallic pens out there — no shaking the pen before use, and the ink doesn’t puddle up. It dries permanent and shows up great on dark surfaces as well as light ones. It became favorite art tool in my arsenal when I was able to write a friends phone number on a freshly opened, ice-cold beer bottle. Seconds after jotting the number, it was indelible. I try to take it everywhere — it’s good for men’s room graffiti, VHS tapes, I even labeled various keys on my key ring. You can get metallic sharpies at Staples or Office Max.
–Chris Sperandio
There’s almost no other way to easily write on slippery surfaces. The metallic sharpie uses silver ink, which has remarkable contrast against both light and dark surfaces. For writing on black plastic or enamel (there is more of it around than you think) nothing else will do.
–KK
09/27/18
(This is a Cool Tools Favorite from 2003 — editors)
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Metallic Sharpie, 2 pk. ($3)
writing  gadgets  cool_tools 
october 2018 by rgl7194
Uni Kuru Toga | Cool Tools
Auto-sharpening mechanical pencil
The Kuru Toga ($5) is a self-sharpening mechanical pencil that solves a problem that’s inherent with normal mechanical pencils. After just a couple of lines of writing with a typical mechanical pencil, the lead becomes a blunt irregular chisel shape, leading to clumsier and more smeary writing. Experienced pencil users try to counteract this by rotating their pencil every few words, a tactic that works very imperfectly.
The Kuru Toga, however, writes as precisely and evenly as a high quality gel pen by automatically counteracting this problem. An internal ratchet mechanism rotates the lead minutely with every stroke you make, constantly sharpening and rounding the lead against the paper. The resulting writing is noticeably more legible and can be much finer than with a standard pencil – ideal for tasks like coding, diagramming, annotating and general note taking.
The Kuru Toga is not retractable, but it is highly ergonomic, and my 0.5mm specimen (the Kuru Toga also comes in 0.3mm) seems never to suffer from broken leads (I’ve used both HB and 2B leads). Looking at my notebooks, I’ve written about 150 A4 pages with about 30,000 words and diagrams. No sign of wear. It’s surprisingly cheap for being the best pencil I’ve ever found.
-- Jonathan Coupe
10/3/18
(This is a Cool Tools Favorite from 2008 — editors)
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Uni Kuru Toga ($5)
writing  gadgets  cool_tools 
october 2018 by rgl7194
John McWhorter: How Texting ‘LOL’ Changed Communication - The Atlantic
“Today, communication is much more fluid, much more varied, much subtler—it's better,” says John McWhorter, professor of linguistics at Columbia University, author, and frequent contributor to The Atlantic, in a new video from the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival. A big reason for this advancement in communication is, McWorther argues, the advent of texting—and even more specifically, the proliferation of the acronym “LOL.”
In the video, McWorther explains how LOL “ended up creeping in and replacing involuntary laughter,” and what meant for the new era of informal, nuanced communication. “It used to be that if you were going to write in any real way beyond the personal letter, there were all these rules you were afraid you were breaking—and you probably were,” he says. “It wasn't a comfortable form. You can write comfortably now.”
writing  emoji  language 
september 2018 by rgl7194
The Best Sentence in Atlantic History? - The Atlantic
But there’s one especially memorable sentence that has nothing to do with the war. It comes near the beginning, as Holmes is recalling his train ride down from New England:
Many times, when I have got upon the cars, expecting to be magnetized into an hour or two of blissful reverie, my thoughts shaken up by the vibrations into all sorts of new and pleasing patterns, arranging themselves in curves and nodal points, like the grains of sand in Chladni's famous experiment,—fresh ideas coming up to the surface, as the kernels do when a measure of corn is jolted in a farmer's wagon,—all this without volition, the mechanical impulse alone keeping the thoughts in motion, as the mere act of carrying certain watches in the pocket keeps them wound up,—many times, I say, just as my brain was beginning to creep and hum with this delicious locomotive intoxication, some dear detestable friend, cordial, intelligent, social, radiant, has come up and sat down by me and opened a conversation which has broken my day-dream, unharnessed the flying horses that were whirling along my fancies and hitched on the old weary omnibus-team of every-day associations, fatigued my hearing and attention, exhausted my voice, and milked the breasts of my thought dry during the hour when they should have been filling themselves full of fresh juices.
language  grammar  quotes  1800s  war  writing 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Dan Golding
Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm Dan Golding, and I do a bunch things. I'm primarily an academic at Swinburne University here in Melbourne, Australia, where I teach and research in media studies.
I'm an author. My next book is tentatively titled Star Wars After Lucas, and it looks at everything that Disney has done with the franchise since taking over in 2012, with some deep analyses of The Force Awakens, Rogue One, Rebels, and The Last Jedi. It will be released in early 2019 from the University of Minnesota Press. My previous book was called Game Changers, which was coauthored with Leena van Deventer, and was about gender and videogames. It was published by Affirm Press in 2016.
setup  MBP  iphoneX  writing  music  audio  spotify  research 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Adam Roberts
Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm Adam Roberts, and I produce Versioning, a daily subscription newsletter for tech folk. This curates the best resources for devs and designers every day, as well as specific posts/emails on relevant and emerging subjects, plus fun stuff like media guides. It's a mix of subscriber-only content (people join for a monthly/annual fee), and free content available for everyone.
Basically: I open a lot of tabs to find the best stuff, so you don't have to. I also run a few other weekly newsletters for SitePoint, focused on blockchain, back-end dev, and design/UX, respectively.
I'm a New Zealander living in Melbourne, Australia. I like Star Wars, NBA, fancy craft beer (and brewing).
setup  MBP  chrome  headphones  iphone  plugins  instapaper  twitter  slack  google  productivity  writing  podcast  calendar  passwords 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Ben Wurgaft
Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm Ben Wurgaft. I'm a writer and historian, and currently a Visiting Scholar in Anthropology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. My work reflects a diverse spread of interests: my doctoral education was in European intellectual history, and my first book in that field is about philosophy, publicness, and the figure of “the intellectual” in the mid-twentieth century. But I’ve also written on food and culture since about 2001, contributing essays to journals and magazines like Gastronomica and Meatpaper, and I sometimes speak at conferences on food, specialty coffee, and the like.
setup  MBP  coffee  iphone7  writing  itunes  firefox 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Georgina Voss
Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm Georgina. I live in South London. What I do - gestures expansively - is research-intensive projects (writing [essays, journalism], performance, installation, sculpture) about the politics of large-scale complex technological and industrial systems; and teaching about the same.
I'm co-founder and lead/director of two studios: Supra Systems Studio, based at the London College of Communication's Design School, University of the Arts London, where I'm a senior lecturer; and Strange Telemetry, in residence at Somerset House Studios. My PhD is in the anthropology of deviance, and industrial economics.
setup  MBP  iphone  writing  dropbox  productivity  presentation  photo  editing 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Jess Allison
Who are you, and what do you do?
Hello! I'm Jess. Sometimes known as Jalli. I've been a Digital Producer forever (okay, ten years) but I've recently taken a side-step into Service Design and become a Delivery Manager at Paper Giant. It's ace.
In most iterations of my career, I've helped creative people bring their work to fruition --- graphic designers, web developers, photographers, film editors, slashies, and now service designers. My superpower is finding the delicate balance between providing guidance and process, while leaving space for them to do their thing, and communicating Just The Right Amount to any clients and other stakeholders.
setup  web-dev  web-design  macbook  iphone  google  productivity  slack  writing  1password  dropbox  photo  editing  plugins  chrome  notes_app  ibooks  pinterest 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Meredith Forrester
Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm Meredith Forrester, and I live in Melbourne, Australia. I used to draw and design things, but now I'm a copy editor. I edit and proofread magazines and other odd publishing jobs in my freelance time, and my full-time gig is being the managing editor at The Good Copy, a writing school, publisher and online shop for word people. Most of the time I'm organising and developing our grammar and writing courses, but I also get to create writing style guides, edit and proofread words for our agency, and help plan our future word-related products and courses and events.
setup  macbook  MBP  headphones  sonos  iphone8  google  email  chrome  calendar  slack  dropbox  writing  productivity  style  guide  spotify  RSS  language  games 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Lam Thuy Vo
Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm Lam Thuy Vo. I'm a (data) reporter for BuzzFeed News where I specialize in covering the intersection of technology and society. I also teach (data journalism, coding for journalists) a fair amount and am currently writing a coding book.
What hardware do you use?
MacBook Pro (though in rare cases when I still do videos and photography I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark II and a Sony α7S).
setup  MBP  data  analytics  visualization  photography  writing  google  quicktime 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Louis Rossetto
Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm full circle back to describing myself like I did when I graduated from university --- namely, a writer. In between, I've been an entrepreneur, the co-founder, E-I-C, publisher, and CEO of Wired, a web pioneer (Hotwired), a chocolate maker (TCHO), a father, a contrarian, and a troublemaker (what it says on LinkedIn).
setup  macbook  mac  imac  NAS  iphone8  sonos  amazon  appletv  ipad  automation  productivity  dropbox  1password  crashplan  notes_app  evernote  email  safari  firefox  calendar  writing  spotify  scanning  troubleshooting 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Samantha Vilkins
Who are you, and what do you do?
I wear a lot of hats. That's an idiom, not my job. I'm a PhD candidate in science communication and also the Communications and Engagement Officer at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science at The Australian National University, where I also tutor, write, et cetera. I also do freelance photography/design/writing where I can. I just finished up working at Trove at the National Library of Australia and I've got the mug to prove it.
MBP  setup  1password  google  instapaper  email  twitter  spotify  podcast  shazam  weather  photo  editing  writing 
august 2018 by rgl7194
The Best Pen: Reviews by Wirecutter | A New York Times Company
We interviewed experts with thousands of hours of experience testing stationery, and subjected their favorite pens to nearly 70 professionally picky Wirecutter staffers, to affirm that the Uni-ball Jetstream is the best pen for everyday writing. It’s easy to find in stores, it writes smoothly on most paper, and it’s affordable enough that you won’t be heartbroken if someone permanently borrows it.
Our pick
Uni-ball Jetstream
The best pen
Affordable, smooth, left-hand friendly, and filled with the best-performing ink, the Jetstream is a verified go-to pen.
$10 from Amazon
(pack of three)
For most people in most situations, the Uni-ball Jetstream is the best pen for the job. Its pigment-darkened ballpoint ink flows out smoothly and evenly, without skipping and with minimal pressure. The ink sinks into paper and dries quickly (which is great for lefties), and it rarely, if ever, feathers out from your lines or bleeds through good notebook paper. Available in a variety of tip widths and colors, the Jetstream is sold in office-supply stores and through online merchants. It felt reasonably good in our testers’ hands, and it has been a Wirecutter pick since 2013.
Tip width as tested: 0.7 mm
Widths available: 0.38 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm, 1.0 mm
Style: Ballpoint
Ink type: Hybrid (low-viscosity ballpoint ink with pigments)
writing  review  comparo  wirecutter 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Mac Power Users #440: Workflows with Thom Zahler - Relay FM
Artist, illustrator and cartooner Thom Zahler talks about his life as a comic book artist, writer and the digital and analog tools he uses. He shares how he makes a living as an independent worker, and his experience on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."
Guest Starring: Thom Zahler
LINKS AND SHOW NOTES
Thom Zahler Art Studios
Thom Zahler (@thomzahler) | Twitter
Warning Label
Love and Capes, Vol. 1: Thom Zahler: 9781600102752: Amazon.com: Books
Time & Vine: Thom Zahler: 9781684050369: Amazon.com: Books
Long Distance: Thom Zahler: 9781631404863: Amazon.com: Books
Collected Warning Label Print Edition by Thomas Zahler — Kickstarter
(7) Warning Label Postcard - YouTube
Free Agents #38: Knit Your Parachute on the Way Down, with Thom Zahler - Relay FM
Cintiq
‎Procreate on the App Store
‎CLIP STUDIO PAINT for manga on the App Store
Comic-Con International: San Diego
Credit Card Processing - Accept Credit Cards Anywhere | Square
Amazon.com: Twelve South PlugBug World | All-in-one MacBook global travel adapter + iPhone/iPad/USB charger: Computers & Accessories
Thom Zahler Art Studios » Then There Was that Time I was on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”
Rocketbook | Best Smart Notebook | Cloud Notebook | Reusable Notebook
NameChanger - MRR Software
Email Archiver
MPU  podcast  interview  workflow  comics  writing 
july 2018 by rgl7194
Paul Morris’ iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Paul F. Morris, and I work in nonprofit fundraising and have for nearly 25 years. I am currently the Director of Development for Elevate Oregon. We do youth development and empowerment in outer northeast Portland through an accredited curriculum and 1:1 relational mentoring in school and out of school. Our focus is on helping kids build the tools they need to succeed — character
qualities and life skills.
What iPhone do you have?
I am currently using the 8 Plus 64GB in space gray. It is wrapped in a black leatherette case I found in Madrid, Spain when we were
on vacation recently. I like to keep things simple and sleek.
setup  iphone8  productivity  calendar  email  journal  firefox  writing  IFTTT  google 
june 2018 by rgl7194
Jeff Perry's iPad Pro and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Jeff Perry, and I write for Tablet Habit, co-host the podcast Getting Caught Up, and I will be releasing a new podcast I am on that’s all about the iPad called A Slab of Glass on March 18th.
Outside of my blog and podcasts, I work as an audio engineer for my day job at a local TV news station.
What iPhone do you have?
I have the Space Gray iPhone 8 Plus 64 GB. A lot of people are surprised by my low storage, but I manage to only fill half that even with the 45 podcasts I am subscribed to and the litany of music I have in Spotify. Storage never seems to be much of an issue for me.
setup  iphone8  RSS  twitter  podcast  writing  ipad_pro  productivity 
june 2018 by rgl7194
Home Screens - Mike Schmitz — MacSparky
This week’s home screen features Mike Schmitz (blog)(twitter). Mike’s a geek that writes and talks a lot about productivity. In addition to his own work, Mike also writes at Asian Efficiency and makes several good podcasts, including Bookworm and the Productivity Show. Mike was a recent guest on Mac Power Users and is a swell guy. So Mike, show us your home screen.
homescreen  podcast  productivity  writing  twitter  facebook  games  journal  workflow  iphoneX  email  watch 
june 2018 by rgl7194
Home Screens - Darren Carr — MacSparky
This week’s home screen features Darren Carr (Twitter). Darren blogs at The Mac Quad and podcasts at the Mac Quadcast. Darren writes, podcasts, and does Mac troubleshooting. He’s also a graduate of the London School of Economics. Darren pulls all of this off while being paralyzed from the neck down. So Darren, show us your home screen.
iphone8  watch  homescreen  email  calendar  productivity  evernote  journal  writing  audiobooks  ibooks  ipad  news  sports  bbc  weather  siri 
may 2018 by rgl7194
No, You Still Shouldn't Put Two Spaces After a Period 
“Hurray!” tweets Yale sociologist Nicholas A. Christakis. “Science vindicates my longstanding practice, learned at age 12, of using TWO SPACES after periods in text. NOT ONE SPACE.”
He then links to a scientific study, “Are two spaces better than one? The effect of spacing following periods and commas during reading,” which does not at all “vindicate” this practice. Here is how to see through Dr. Christakis’s lies.
First, some background. The war between the one-spacers and the two-spacers is, like any war of no consequence, hard fought. It’s the kind of topic Slate writers spend 1300 words on. Every slightly nerdy blog will eventually discuss it. The Mel Magazine headline is “For the Love of God, Stop Putting Two Spaces After a Period.” The Cult of Pedagogy headline is “Nothing Says Over 40 Like Two Spaces after a Period!” A career counselor has even suggested that two periods in a résumé could trigger age discrimination.
writing  fonts  language  space  reading 
may 2018 by rgl7194
Cameron Kasky, Jaclyn Corin, David Hogg, Emma González and Alex Wind Is on the 2018 TIME 100 List | Time.com
America’s response to mass shootings has long followed a predictable pattern. We mourn. Offer thoughts and prayers. Speculate about the motives. And then—even as no developed country endures a homicide rate like ours, a difference explained largely by pervasive accessibility to guns; even as the majority of gun owners support commonsense reforms—the political debate spirals into acrimony and paralysis.
This time, something different is happening. This time, our children are calling us to account.
The Parkland, Fla., students don’t have the kind of lobbyists or big budgets for attack ads that their opponents do. Most of them can’t even vote yet.
But they have the power so often inherent in youth: to see the world anew; to reject the old constraints, outdated conventions and cowardice too often dressed up as wisdom.
The power to insist that America can be better.
obama  politics  guns  teenager  high_school  writing  protest 
april 2018 by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: Barack Obama on the Parkland Students
Barack Obama, writing for Time magazine’s “Most Influential People of 2018” on Parkland, Florida students Cameron Kasky, Jaclyn Corin, David Hogg, Emma González, and Alex Wind:
America’s response to mass shootings has long followed a predictable pattern. We mourn. Offer thoughts and prayers. Speculate about the motives. And then — even as no developed country endures a homicide rate like ours, a difference explained largely by pervasive accessibility to guns; even as the majority of gun owners support commonsense reforms — the political debate spirals into acrimony and paralysis.
This time, something different is happening. This time, our children are calling us to account.
The Parkland, Fla., students don’t have the kind of lobbyists or big budgets for attack ads that their opponents do. Most of them can’t even vote yet.
But they have the power so often inherent in youth: to see the world anew; to reject the old constraints, outdated conventions and cowardice too often dressed up as wisdom.
The power to insist that America can be better.
He has such a distinct writing style — I can hear his voice as I read his words.
obama  politics  guns  teenager  high_school  writing  protest  daring_fireball 
april 2018 by rgl7194
My iPhone Home Screen, 2018 Edition — MacSparky
It’s been awhile since I shared my home screen and since I finally shipped my iPhone Field Guide, this seemed the right time to share my iPhone home screen, 2018 edition.
Since getting the iPhone X, I’m still in love with the OLED display. I like it so much that I’ve been keeping a pure black background on my home screen since the iPhone X first released. 
The top row is my folders of apps. I’ve been using this system for some time, and I still think it’s the best, at least for me. Each folder has a verb for its name: Make, Learn, Fix, Play. Any app that doesn’t make the home screen cut goes into one of these folders. I just ask myself what I’d do with the app and put it in the appropriate folder. I use Siri or Spotlight to find most apps, not on the home screen but having this rough sort helps. I also really like keeping my phone to just one screen.
iphone  homescreen  MPU  email  safari  maps  podcast  audiobooks  music  sonos  messaging  twitter  slack  writing  notes_app  workflow  productivity  watch 
april 2018 by rgl7194
Home Screens - Dr. Barrett Mosbacker — MacSparky
Some of my favorite home screens come from MacSparky readers. Dr. Barrett Mosbacker is one of those. So Barrett, show us your home screen.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE APPS?
For managing my personal and professional life my favorite apps are Spark, Fantastical, Things 3, GoodNotes, and DEVONthink. Spark and Fantastical are powerful but easy to use applications for managing my email and events. After being a long time OmniFocus Pro user I recently made the switch to Things 3. Both are exemplary apps for managing projects but I ultimately moved to Things 3 because I found myself spending less time fiddling with the application and more time getting work done. Things 3 is also an exquisitely designed app that is a pleasure to use.
ios  homescreen  iphone  email  calendar  productivity  reading  writing  weather  icloud  ipad  watch 
april 2018 by rgl7194
Retractable Sharpie | Cool Tools
Marker pen with no cap
When I saw these retractable Sharpies in a commercial during the Super Bowl I thought finally, an ad that actually influenced me to buy something.
Mine arrived yesterday from Staples and they are everything I’d hoped they would be. The same great Sharpie ink and point, but no more cap to hold on to or put down and lose or forget about.
What the great engineers at Sanford have done is create a minuscule hinged door that operates entirely within the instrument’s barrel, opening and closing like a submarine’s hatch.
-- Joseph Stirt
03/18/18
(This is a Cool Tools Favorite from 2006 — editors)
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Retractable Sharpie, set of 2 ($4)
writing  cool_tools 
march 2018 by rgl7194
Amplification & the changing role of media – Om Malik
For the past few days, I have been thinking about the evolution of what media is and its expanded role in the information ecosystem. What got me thinking was Twitter co-founder and Square CEO Jack Dorsey’s decision to blog his side of the story about his reduced role at Twitter. A few months ago, when Facebook was buying Instagram, Mark Zuckerberg also chose to go direct by putting up a note on his Facebook page. And Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is also not shy when it comes to sharing his views via his Facebook page.
Seconds after Dorsey and Zuckerberg put up their news, it was picked up by casual readers who shared it and tweeted it. Technology media (including blogs) also picked up the news and published it as classic news posts. Some of us added analysis, but in the end both casual observers and publications were doing the same job — they were amplifying the news, spreading it across various mediums. There is a blurring of the line between what is news and what is a tweet, photo or a blog post. In other words, it is a kind of mosh pit of data and information — and that means the role of media is changing.
technology  writing  media  social_media 
march 2018 by rgl7194
Josh Ginter's Mac and iOS setup for 2018 – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
Hi everyone! My name is Josh Ginter. I’m first and foremost a husband and father, which is the funnest job I’ve ever undertaken. By day, I am a public practice accountant and continue to work towards my CPA designation. By night, I am the editor-in-chief of The Sweet Setup, a writer for my own blog, a podcaster, and an administrator on a regional ice hockey executive. I love to play baseball and golf in the summer, and I particularly enjoy hanging around the barbecue on a warm summer evening.
What is your current setup?
I use a 2016 15” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. It has a 2.6 GHz Core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, and the higher-end (in 2016) Radeon Pro 460 GPU with 4GB of VRAM.
I recently picked up the LG UltraFine 5K Display, which pairs quite wonderfully with the 15” MacBook Pro. I use a Satechi USB-C adapter for connecting SD cards and an extra USB device or two. I intend to pick up a USB-C to Ethernet adapter in the future when the house gets wired for fiber internet.
setup  macbook  backup  GTD  writing  journal  finances  photo  editing  1password  calendar  slack  email  itunes  icloud  iphoneX  weather  instapaper  RSS  instagram  twitter  analytics  ipad_pro  netflix  news 
march 2018 by rgl7194
Justin Hamilton's Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Justin Hamilton, and I’m a first-year student at the University of Delaware studying computer engineering. When I’m not in classes or doing work, I sometimes write music and take pictures as hobbies. I also tweet a lot.
What is your current setup?
I was recently inspired by the Nintendo Switch and completely revamped my desk, which sports a 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar at its core. It spends most of its time in a TwelveSouth BookArc, connected to the rest of my desk via one USB-C cable. What makes this setup special to me is that through this one cable, I am connected to...
setup  macbook  ikea  writing  GTD  calendar  itunes  photo  editing  twitter  messaging  safari  email  journal  1password  menubar  utilities  iphone  podcast  weather  RSS  instapaper  camera 
march 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / merritt k
Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm merritt k. With my producer Nic Bravo, I run a podcast network called Stay Mean and host a couple of shows. With Daniel Shannon, I'm a part of Ignota Media, a publishing endeavour for and by underrepresented voices. And sometimes I write about internet culture, relationships, and labour --- right now I have a column at MEL Magazine.
What hardware do you use?
I spend most of my day on a 2011 MacBook Pro that I bought for $400 from an acquaintance in 2014 and upgraded with the help of Stay Mean producer Nic Bravo. I will likely continue using it until it becomes untenable. The same goes for my iPhone 5C. For reasons that are partly necessity and partly a bizarre form of self-flagellation, I am not the kind of person who replaces things on a regular schedule.
setup  podcast  macbook  iphone  writing  google  dropbox  productivity  slack  1password  backup 
february 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Sarah Werner
Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm Sarah Werner (although sometimes folks know me better as @wynkenhimself). I've recently started calling myself an independent librarian, basically a made-up job that sounds better than "independent scholar." I trained to be an English professor: I got a PhD and wrote a dissertation about Shakespeare and performance and feminism (it's also a book!). And then life happened. I didn't get a tenure-track job, I got married, I had a couple of kids. Through some making of my own luck (I hate talking about being lucky; it's hard work to be ready to seize opportunities) I ended up working at the Folger Shakespeare Library as director of their undergraduate program, and so I turned into a book historian and digital media scholar. I fell in love with rare books libraries and how we today interact with old books, and so I quit that job to write and to work as a consultant for special collections libraries.
setup  windows  iphone  watch  ipad  writing  productivity  google  pinterest  pinboard  twitter  workflow  metadata  backup 
february 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Ana Breton
Who are you, and what do you do?
My name is Ana Breton and I'm a Digital Producer for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. I film and edit videos, take behind the scenes photos, and co-manage our show's social media accounts and website.
What hardware do you use?
At work I edit on a Mac Pro desktop and two Samsung monitors; at home I work on a 27" iMac; and on the road I edit on a 17" MacBook Pro. For filming, I use a Canon EOS C300 with Canon lenses; for photos I use the Canon 5D Mark III. If Apple or Canon people are reading this, please send me free stuff. I love you.
setup  macbook  tv  video  photo  editing  writing 
february 2018 by rgl7194
Rands in Repose - How to Write a Blog Post
Randomly think of a thing. Let it bump around your head a bit. If the bumping gets too loud, start writing the words with the nearest writing device. See how far you get. The more words usually mean a higher degree of personal interest. Stop when it suits you.
Wait for time to pass and see if the bumping sound returns. Reread what you’ve written so far and find if it inspires you. Yes? Write as much as you can. No? Stop writing and wait for more bumping.
Repeat until it starts to feel done in your head. If it’s handwritten, type it into a computing device. When you are close to done, print it out on paper. Sit somewhere else with your favorite pen and edit your work harshly. If this piece is important, let someone else edit harshly.
Transfer all of your edits into your piece. Enter your writing into your favorite publishing platform. Proof your final piece once more. Use Grammarly because the Internet is a cruel copy editor. Hit publish and tell yourself you don’t need validation. Wait for validation and once more wait until you randomly think of a thing.
writing  editing  blogs 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: How to Write
Michael Lopp...
His title is “How to Write a Blog Post”, but I’d call it “How to Write”, full stop. When I’m serious about a piece, it always goes to paper at least once. I spent more time on my iPhone X review than anything I’ve written in years, and it went to paper twice. (Here’s a scan of my second printed draft, with handwritten revisions.) My thing is that I don’t use my favorite pen — which, of course, has black ink — but instead a pen with red ink. Editing is an angry, bloody act and therefore must be done in red.
There’s nothing magic about printing on paper and editing with a pen. To me it’s all about changing context, putting my brain in an at least slightly different mode. That’s why I love Lopp’s imperative to “Sit in a different place” — you need to see your own words in a different light.
writing  daring_fireball  blogs  editing 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Toomas Särev's Mac and iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I am Toomas Sarev, a cardiologist, leader, husband, dad of 5, granddad of 2, first-degree black belt in Traditional Korean Martial Arts (Kuk Sool Won), Harley Davidson motorbike enthusiast, Apple Gadgets lover, and productivity geek. I work for NHS; I am currently the head of a big cardiology department at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, United Kingdom. I also work for my private company as an educator and trainer in topics related to Cardiology, productivity, and time management. I work as an independent medico-legal expert, and I do clinical consultations. My excitement and enthusiasm with Apple’s gadgets began back in 1992 when I got my LCII.
What is your current setup?
The heart of my often mobile office is my early 2016 gold Retina MacBook. I connect it to a Matias Bluetooth Aluminum Keyboard. This fantastic keyboard has long battery life, a number pad, Mac-friendly function keys to let you control screen brightness, volume, iTunes, and more. It pairs with up to 4 Bluetooth devices — Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Windows — and you can seamlessly switch between them. I love Apple’s Magic Trackpad 2.
setup  macbook  productivity  medical  PDF  email  calendar  evernote  journal  web-design  1password  writing  music  utilities  instagram  handbrake  iphone  workflow  smart_home  audiobooks  ipad  reading 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It | Inc.com
A detailed look at an old email from Steve Jobs teaches some important lessons.
Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer complaints.
But there are a few trails out there that show the skillful way Jobs used written communication. Let's take a look at just one example and see what lessons we can glean from it.
[Note: This email was made part of public record when it was used as evidence in a U.S. lawsuit against Apple accusing the company of conspiring to raise the price of Ebooks in violation of antitrust laws. Apple was found guilty, although the company denied it had done anything wrong and fought the decision through the appeal process. The U.S. Supreme Court eventually declined to hear Apple's appeal, meaning the company was required to pay a $450 million settlement.]
email  writing  intelligence  grammar 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Erin Kissane
Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm Erin Kissane. I'm a writer and editor who lives inside the tech ecosystem, kind of like the clownfish that live in anemones. I edit Source, an online magazine/community site for OpenNews, which is a nonprofit that supports open code and open process in newsrooms. I also edit books, and I've written one, so far. I recently moved from NYC to the woods.
What hardware do you use?
I use Apple laptops that are light enough for me to carry around easily, the same Logitech trackball I've had for 15 years, and a big bright high-res monitor because of eyestrain. I use the smallest viable iPhone at any given point, and lots of interchangeable pairs of low-end Sony earbuds. At night I plug in one in one ear and set the Audible app to read comforting dull books to me, which prevents my brain from freaking itself out so I can fall asleep.
macbook  setup  writing  google 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Roger Ogden's Mac and iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Roger Ogden, and I’m a software engineer living in Boise, Idaho. It’s nice to meet you.
What is your current setup?
I currently have a 2015 15″ MacBook Pro. It has a 2.5 GHz i7, 16 GB RAM, and a 250 GB SSD.
setup  macbook  ssd  productivity  twitter  email  writing  music  slack  1password  photos_app  dropbox  iphoneX  weather  camera  audiobooks  podcast  ipad  games  instapaper  RSS  ibooks  nytimes  journal 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Home Screens – Jeff Perry — MacSparky
This week’s home screen features Jeff Perry (Twitter), proprietor of TabletHabit.com where Jeff talk about how he uses his iPad as his exclusive computer. Jeff’s a busy guy, also producing his podcast, Getting Caught Up. So Jeff, show us your home screen.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE APPS?
Ulysses is my primary app I use day-to-day as I write a blog and Ulysses is hands down the best writing app for bloggers in my opinion. 
homescreen  iphone  writing  calendar  productivity  ipad  workflow  watch 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Describing Words - Find Adjectives to Describe Things
Which noun do you want to describe?
examples: nose,  winter,  blue eyes,  woman
This tool helps you find adjectives for things that you're trying to describe. Also check out ReverseDictionary.org and RelatedWords.org.
writing  dictionary  reference  search  grammar  language 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Bullet trains in China/Smarty Pig/Going transparent | Cool Tools
Find the right adjectives
In college one of my favorite tools was my Describer’s Dictionary. The Describing Words website (http://describingwords.io/) does a decent job of doing the same thing online. It analyzes text from countless fiction and contemporary literary works and pulls out all the words used to describe nouns. Definitely worth bookmarking. — CD
writing  dictionary  reference  search  grammar  language  cool_tools 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Jillian C. York
Who are you, and what do you do?
Hi! I'm Jillian C. York, and I'm a writer and activist whose work explores the impact of surveillance and censorship on marginalized communities. Most of that work is with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and my main project there, Onlinecensorship.org, and I also do quite a bit of writing and public speaking.
I've been based in Berlin for the past three years, and I don't think I'll ever love a city more than this one. You can be whomever or whatever you want in Berlin. I love my communities here, and the fact that I can carry a beer wherever I want, and the fact that the city is really pretty diverse when you delve into it.
setup  EFF  writing  macbook  iphone  tor  browser  passwords  signal  icloud  music 
december 2017 by rgl7194
Uses This / Michael McMaster
Who are you, and what do you do?
My name is Michael McMaster, and at the moment I do a few things. I make videogames with House House, a very small studio that I co-direct - last year we released a game called Push Me Pull You and we recently announced our second project, which is called Untitled Goose Game for the time being.
I'm also working on a PhD, which I started this year at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, where I'm researching the position of videogames within art and design museums. I also work on-and-off as a sessional tutor at RMIT, where I teach game design practice to undergraduate students.
That sounds like too many things, when I write it out like this, and it probably is.
setup  macbook  slack  google  writing  chrome  twitter 
november 2017 by rgl7194
Analyze Your Writing with Scrivener 3’s Linguistic Focus Tool – Kirkville
Scrivener 3 was recently released, and the app is full of useful improvements. With a refreshed interface, Scrivener 3 also boasts a brand new compile feature (this is the part of the app that exports your projects to various formats). It brings styles, as are common in word processors, making it easier to manage formatting in your projects. Outlining is improved, the Corkboard is enhanced, and statistics are available at a glance. If you currently use Scrivener 2, then it’s a must-have upgrade.
One feature I really like is Linguistic Focus. When you’re writing with Scrivener 3, and get near the end of your project, you may want to scan your work to find certain words you’ve used too much, such as adverbs, or you may want to focus just on the dialog if your work is fiction. Scrivener 3 has a useful new Linguistic Focus tool that can help you zero in on certain types of words and texts.
grammar  writing  apps  language 
november 2017 by rgl7194
In Search of the Perfect Writing Font – MacStories
The folks at iA have been looking for new font to use in their iA Writer app (version 5.0 for iOS was launched just a couple of weeks ago), and they settled on the idea of a duospace font:
This year, again, we set out exploring our own writing font. We started from scratch, moved from proportional to monospace to three spaces (50% for i and j) and ended up with duospace for MWmw. Progressively, we came to realize that the right question is how to make a proportional font look like a monospace, but how many exceptions you allow until you lose the benefits of a sturdy monospace.
With Latin characters you need to free the m’s from their obsolete mechanical straight jacket. What about the w’s then? And if you give room to lower case letters, what about their parents? The M and the w look alright in mono, no? They almost look better, even… Well, not next to a free m. In Cyrillic, there are a couple of characters more that need breathing room. If you give 150% to the letters w, W, m, and M, you get a text image that has almost all benefits of a monospace font, but the text flows nicely. And born was the duospace concept.
Duospace is a notion familiar from Asian fonts where there are single and double width characters. Our candidate is a bit different. It offers single and four 1.5 width characters.
I've always loved the thought and care that goes into iA Writer's typography. In fact, I like iA Writer's approach so much, I bought the Nitti family last year and have been using it as my writing font in Ulysses since. Standard Nitti looks terrific in Ulysses, but the new iA Writer Duospace (which is based off the recently released IBM Plex) is gorgeous as well. I mean, just take a look at this.
I'm going to experiment with iA Writer Duospace as my writing font in Ulysses for a few weeks. Installing custom fonts in Ulysses for iOS is easy: go to the GitHub page, download each one, and open them in Ulysses (with the share sheet) to install them. Alternatively, I recommend using AnyFont to make custom fonts available system-wide in any native font picker for iOS.
fonts  writing 
november 2017 by rgl7194
Joan Erwin's iPad Pro setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Joan Erwin and I’m the Senior Vice President of Expansion Operations for CleanSlate Centers. My job is to spearhead the expansion of our services nationwide in order to provide access to quality care for patients with substance use and/or alcohol use disorders. I am also a RN.
Which iPad do you have?
I have a space gray 10.5″ iPad Pro with 256 GB of space. I keep it protected with the Apple Smart Keyboard cover. I’ve tried several others, but nothing beats the slimness of the case. It fits very well in my carry-on and is easy to use on the plane. For prolonged use, I will set it up in the Studio Neat Canopy stand and Apple Magic Keyboard.
ipad_pro  setup  email  calendar  twitter  facebook  google  reading  workflow  weather  travel  writing 
november 2017 by rgl7194
Chris Gonzales' 2017 iPad setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Chris Gonzales, a writer and editor originally from Oklahoma City, but I’m currently living and traveling in an RV full-time with my wife and son. We’re Disney fanatics and spend more time living in Orlando near Walt Disney World than we do in OKC anymore.
At this point, I’m mainly known for being a daily contributor over at The Sweet Setup’s sister site, Tools & Toys. Previously, I would’ve said people know me from my personal site, The Spark Journal, but I haven’t written anything there in a couple years. I’ll pick it back up eventually.
On the side, I run a freelance editing business called Stellar Edits.
ipad  setup  reading  writing  youtube  netflix  podcast  music  RSS  instapaper  twitter  email  photo  editing  journal 
november 2017 by rgl7194
Uses This / Daniel Kibblesmith
Who are you, and what do you do?
Daniel Kibblesmith, writer for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, as well as comics writer (Valiant Comics, Heavy Metal, Various), and author/co-author of the humor books Santa's Husband and How To Win At Everything.

What hardware do you use?
At work: MacBook Air. At home: Smaller Macbook Air.
setup  macbook  writing  google  tv 
november 2017 by rgl7194
Home Screens – John Voorhees — MacSparky
John Voorhees (Twitter) joined MacStories in 2015. He is an editor and regular contributor to MacStories and the Club MacStories newsletters, co-hosts AppStories, a weekly podcast exploring the world of apps, with Federico Viticci, and handles sponsorship sales for MacStories and AppStories. John is also the creator of Blink, an iOS app that creates links for the iTunes Affiliate Program. So John, show us your home screen
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE APPS?
My Home screen is organized to put my most-used apps within easy reach. I’m left-handed, so that means the lower left corner of the screen is where my most heavily used apps live.
If I’m mobile and using my iPhone, you can bet I’m listening to podcasts or music. My daily podcast player is Overcast because I love its Smart Speed feature, but I also use Castro, which added amazing drag and drop support with iOS 11. 
homescreen  iphone  podcast  music  slack  email  twitter  news  instapaper  productivity  writing  workflow 
november 2017 by rgl7194
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