I had a bit of free time this evening and tried my hand at reporting on iOS using Pythonista. I had heard from various blog posts about the idea of using a Python script to massage and process data in a way that would be easier than the lower-code options of Siri Shortcuts or other automation tools.
Apple released the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 12, to the general public today. Traditionally, the software is available around 10am Pacific Time, so I started refreshing the Software Update screen on my phone around 11am here in Colorado.
I’ve been listening to podcasts for a few years now, and only recently switched podcast apps on my phone. I started with Overcast as the first podcast app, primarily leveraging the “Smart Speed” feature to trim silences so I could get in more listening. But back in my Overcast days, I was a more casual listener…
This afternoon, the office was somewhat abuzz with coworkers in my area trying out what3words, a geocoding system developed back in 2013 that uses words instead of numbers to define coordinates for map locations.
Over lunch today, I read this article from Desiring God about what you look at. The message was especially relevant for our day
I got an email this week from Instapaper, with an announcement that they’re bringing back their Premium subscription model. Upon reading the email, I felt a major twinge of subscription exhaustion and almost pulled out my wallet to start a subscription…
A few days ago, I ran into a weird problem with my iPhone and a the iTunes subscription model. One app that I subscribe to is Ulysses – it’s great for writing, taking notes, making lists, and I even use it to publish drafts for this blog.
I recently came across an older Wired article from last year by Katie Hafner that describes something I […]
Over the last few months, I’ve enjoyed digging into automation technologies and finding new ways to shortcut common tasks, or blaze the trail to solve an unsolved problem I wish I could figure out.
A few days ago, I rediscovered Rands in Repose, thanks to a mention from Chris Bowler that I saw last week. After browsing around on Rands’ site, I was inspired by an article where he shared pictures of iPhone home screens…