Apple’s iOS 17 Preview:
The new Journal app looks interesting, but from the limited demo it seems entirely local, with no sharing - unless I’ve missed something?
No one but you can access your journal.
With the integration with Shortcuts, and the potential for third party apps to contribute via the Journaling Suggestions API, all it needs is a little love for ActivityPub and it would be a powerful source for (micro-)blogging platforms like micro.blog.
When implementing humane gun laws is beyond your society’s ken, I suppose you can always try the Winnie the Pooh gambit. But maybe, just maybe, try a bit harder on the gun laws?
“Danger is scary, but our legendary friends Pooh and his crew are here to help us through,” reads one page.
— Winnie-the-Pooh book teaches kids to ‘run, hide, fight’ in a shooting, Washington Post
Today I ate a scone in Scone.
- jam first, then cream
- the use of both ‘sandwich’ and ‘palace’ demonstrate a degree of hubris
- lovely peacocks and grounds
- never realised how much I didn’t know about Douglas firs
- yet more evidence that Queen Victoria fair got about
Moot Hill, Scone Palace
Two theatre visits in one week:
When will this extravagance end? Now. It will end now.
Once more unto the breach… I wonder if the Dundee Repertory Theatre offers a loyalty scheme? Two nights at the theatre in one week, two young women from the eastern coast of Scotland telling their personal stories in ways that only they can. While And is intimate and minimalist, Ane City is … read more
And by Charlotte Mclean
It’s been too long. It’s funny what a global pandemic does to your idea of spending time in a public theatre - even one as perfectly formed as the Dundee Rep. If you get a chance to witness And in person, I urge you do so. I certainly plan to return. Which is fine, because the now 28 … read more
King Taharqa @ The Ashmolean, Oxford
📺 The Sopranos
Finally, I know.
Often lauded as the greatest TV show of time, and I can see why. Very much enjoyed.
And. That. Ending.
I’ve never read Natalie Guest’s blog but this comment on her email subscription page persuaded me to try:
[Her writing] does have a knack of keeping me reading on even when I have better things to do
I always have ‘better’ things to do.
Murdo, with stick
Corrie Fee, Glendoll
Carolyn on Mastodon:
Could you please not denigrate a man by equating him to a woman? There are a lot of asshole men you can draw from.
Falls of Unich, Glen Lee
🕹 Casual Birder - Playdate Season 1, Game 1
The first title is a groovy Pokémon-esque throwback for twitchers - gotta snap ‘em all! Pokémon games were never my thing, but they might be yours.
But, holy cow, the text is small for my old eyes. Playdate XL, Panic?
Even the simplest screens in an app should be architected to allow for scrolling.
— Every Screen in Your App Should Be a Scrolling View - Lickability
iPhone Screen Sizes (iOS 16)
When developing for iPhone today, if you can set a minimum version of iOS 16.2 then you need to be prepared to support the following phones and their respective screen sizes. That’s ten different screen sizes from an iPhone 81 to an iPhone 14 Pro Max. Device Logical Dimensions Scaling … read more
Path to Ethie, Angus
Finished reading: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes 📚
A poignant exploration of the fragility of our psyche.
🕹 Playdate - initial impressions: perfectly cute, beautifully engineered
Kudos to Panic for bringing artisanal whimsy back to the world of video games.
Slàinte Mhath 🥃
It’s too late this year, but next… what do you do for hogmanay?
[David Sparks watches] Star Wars, Episode IV, in such a way that the Death Star blows up precisely a the stroke of midnight.
Looks like I am on a triennial blog refresh cycle.
- Cards theme by @ericgregorich
- Conversation and Surprise Me plug-ins by @sod
- trialling On This Day page
- direction of next/previous buttons (also missing from posts)
- post category labels
Vaccine: Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent
Dose number: 4
Superpowers: »tracking disabled»