Been an extremely busy day, so I haven’t had a chance to fully stay up-to-date with #WWDC, but from my early reading, I am extremely excited.
Very interested in the automations capability available in Shortcuts in iOS 13, but I need to see some docs and more details. Imagine being able to automatically trigger a Shortcut every day at a specific time, when you join specific Wi-Fi networks, etc. #WWDC
Another #WWDC question: can fonts be installed in iOS and iPadOS from traditional TTF/OTF files?
It is increasingly clear to me that YouTube is a negative force in the world. My kids are both hooked on YouTube, but their inability to properly police their platform has already forced me to remove the app from their devices. There needs to be a better alternative.
Another episode of Two Dads Talking should be on the way tomorrow. Long overdue, but its a good one folks!
Pronouncing “fajitas” as “fuh-ji-tus” is a personal favorite Dad joke.
Got a haircut this afternoon and I’m now so handsome that I can be classified as a weapon. Look out.
Just visited IKEA on a Saturday afternoon and:
1. They had everything I needed in stock.
2. I was able to fit it all in the car.
3. It took less than 30 minutes.
I had an extremely productive Saturday, which is precisely the type of Saturday I generally like to avoid.
A couple of points on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge:
1. It is incredibly immersive. You honestly feel like you're on another planet.
2. The ride is amazing. I piloted the Millennium Falcon!
3. Blue milk is gross.
A truly awesome experience! Go!
Hey, iOS automation geeks, I have a project for us. I want a Shortcut that will find all YouTube videos embedded in the current open Safari tab, show the URLs in a list, and then open the tapped URL in VLC or other non-YouTube video player app.
Okay, I have a first pass of a working Shortcut for that YouTube automation – https://cleverdevil.io/s/Movie-2019-06-10-19-14.mov – Not foolproof, and requires https://opener.link ... still, a promising start.
The USWNT are the Miami Hurricanes of women’s soccer. Run up the score, ladies! Enjoy the ride! ⚽️🇺🇸
@aaronpk years ago, I wrote a little script that automatically converted a Keynote deck into individual PDF files (one per slide, vector, scalable) and then created a PPTX file out of the result. Not editable, obviously, but a nice shortcut. Sadly, I can’t find the script anymore!
Taxis are officially superior to ride sharing services again. They are often faster, the drivers are more professional, and they usually know where they are going.
Nextdoor is a great social media network that helps you learn that the toxic, broken, bigoted world of global social media is *also* replicated at the *local* level, right in your own neighborhood! Three cheers for technology, folks.
Kudos to my friends at @DreamHost for updating their Twitter profile with a pride-inspired logo for pride month. ✊🏻🏳️🌈
At a hotel in Orlando watching a show called “Lone Star Law” on Animal Planet with my wife while the kids put themselves to bed. #Vacation #FloridaMan
Weather throughout the southeast is creating absolute havoc with air travel today. Multi-hour delays and a very late flight back home for me. At least I seem to have been upgraded!
The good news is that it seems that we all made it onto our respective flights. The bad news is that it looks like my bag may have been improperly tagged to the wrong flight. Hopefully @Delta figures it out quickly and I get my bag delivered home tomorrow 🤞
The family is traveling, so I am all alone this weekend. So far today, I’ve managed to compile and install Provenance and ScummVM on my iPad Pro. Now I can play Mario Kart 64 and Monkey Island on the go. 🤪🕹
Made a cedar plank salmon last night, smoked with apple chips, and seasoned with BBQ rub. It was amazing and will make a worthy addition to my BBQ rotation :D
My email inbox: "IndieWeb Summit is just around the corner!"
NBC has decided not to renew its deal for Friends being on Netflix. Fair enough. Now, to all of you who are screaming “how will I get my Friends fix now?,” might I suggest that you perhaps *own* the media you want to ensure access to vs. renting it?
Its not like Blu-Ray and DVD are completely dead yet. Buy the entire series for cheap! Rip it! Store it on your laptop, phone, or tablet! You could also just buy the entire thing on iTunes, though that’ll cost you a lot more, and is closer to renting than you think...
Ugh. @Hulu has been so unreliable lately. What’s the point of a DVR if I can’t watch anything it records? I think it might be time to evaluate alternatives for live TV again.
I know its early in the process to declare preferences, but I am just so unbelievably impressed with Elizabeth Warren. She’s my hands-down pick for 2020, and barring something dramatic, will get my vote in the primary. My biggest question is running mate 😉
About to head to beautiful Portland, OR for IndieWeb Summit 2019. This is one of my favorite annual events. Can’t wait to see so many #IndieWeb friends in person! ✊🏻🕸
Its a packed house for IndieWeb Summit 2019! Join us virtually – https://2019.indieweb.org/summit
Having a blast listening to @Kitt give her keynote at IndieWeb Summit. Storytelling is a lost art, but @Kitt is showing us how its done!
Shortcuts in iOS is enabling a huge number of amazing IndieWeb workflows. Its only going to get better in iOS 13. IndieWeb’s focus on building blocks is really paying off!
Amazing dinner with IndieWeb friends at Jackrabbit in Portland. Wonderful food and even better company.
Meeting with the Known Open Collective! Its a small, but awesome community. Discussing how to evolve the Known platform for the next generation of the IndieWeb.
Making great progress on my first project for IndieWeb Summit hack day. Always gratifying to actually finish something.