By definition, in a competition, you are doing the same thing as other people. An enormous amount of effort is poured into leveling that playing field to absolutely ensure that everyone is doing the same thing. My issue with competitive spectator sports isn’t that it’s pointless (it’s play; play is, by definition, pointless). It’s that it normalizes the idea that this ‘doing the same thing, only better’, should be valorized.
Seriously, fuck the Aeropress.
Half a year later, I’m pretty much done with it. Even if I buy small batches of really good beans, measure them diligently, grind them myself, make sure the water has just the right temperature, use the silly upside-down method – the coffee ends up tasting just… meh.
And after I managed to break a cup today by apparently using too much force pressing the aero through the coffee, I decided to unpack my ten-year old Senseo machine and have a nice, fast, simple to make and actually good cup of coffee.
If you were – like me – afraid Yosemite broke the audio on your Mac: here you go. System Preferences → Sound → Sound Effects. ↬ @caseyliss
I know I am not the only one to notice, but lately all this stuff that used to “just work” for me on my Mac tends to have it’s problems.
This morning I wrote something in Byword on my phone, tried to save it to iCloud, which – yes – used to work great, and then it was just gone. Magic!
Do I now have to copy it first to the clipboard, like back in the bad old blogging days, when one could never be quite sure if a web form might not properly post something?
A new Slipknot album.
Fiddling with my blog layout, listening to a new Slipknot album. It’s as if the last 10 years didn’t happen at all.
— Dominik Schwind (@dominik) October 20, 2014
From the department of useful software: let.ter.
A small email client with only one goal: write an email, send it, get out. No looking at an inbox, no sorting, nothing, just a textfield for the email, a line to enter the recipient and a button to send.
I like software like that. A lot.