Maximize UI for Rdio & Simplify

When I’m in my Fortress of Solitude working on my Mac, it’s a safe bet Rdio (I’m ELBeavers in Rdioland) is feeding my brain a steady stream of rhythms and beats. Brett Terpstra made Sidecar13, a skin for a third-party Rdio controller called Simplify. Sidecar13 provides a nice visual interface, but I can’t stand to… Continue reading Maximize UI for Rdio & Simplify

Labor Day

Labor Day for us meant our daughter came home for her first break from Valdosta State University, which was great. We miss her when she’s gone, which already kicked in after she left earlier today to return to campus. We watched The Shining together; her first time. During the first half she was rolling her… Continue reading Labor Day

Fantastical-esque BusyCal 2

Shawn Blanc mentioned that BusyCal 2: “added a Fantastical-esque Menu Bar extra that lets you view your schedule and crate events quickly with natural language.” I’ve had a BusyCal license for many years and switched to Fantastical in the past year. I have read nothing substantial about the latest version yet, and I’m sure it’s… Continue reading Fantastical-esque BusyCal 2

Finding Your Power Apps

Michael Schechter recently asked Are Power Apps Like Omnifocus and Scrivener For You?. Watching tutorial videos for “power apps” has helped him decide when it is worth investing his time, attention, and money to learning a new application. He proposes that: If you aren’t willing to take the time [to watch a video], you probably… Continue reading Finding Your Power Apps

Typography Insight – New ways of learning & teaching typefaces

Typography Insight – New ways of learning & teaching typefaces: Typography Insight is an iPad application that introduces new methods for learning and teaching typefaces. The project stemmed from my love for typography and evolving mobile platforms. It was inspired by my own experience in typography classes whilst attending design school. Do you know the… Continue reading Typography Insight – New ways of learning & teaching typefaces