Monthly Archives: January 2014

Squarespace Workshops

Squarespace just overhauled their Help site, which now includes a Workshops page with a load of videos.

Workshops are extended video walkthroughs, lasting 30 minutes to an hour, focusing on a specific aspect of building a website with Squarespace. Whether you want to know all about images, build an ecommerce website, or just need to get started we have a Workshop to walk you through it.

Definitely worth checking out if you’re thinking about setting up, or moving to, Squarespace.

Apple promises fix for iOS 7 spontaneous rebooting

“We have a fix in an upcoming software update for a bug that can occasionally cause a home screen crash,” Apple spokesperson Trudy Muller told Mashable.

Seriously this can’t come soon enough! My iPhone 5s and iPad Air reboot at least once a day, and usually at inopportune times like when I’m typing an email, a blog post, or when I’m trying to make a phone call.

Curiously it hasn’t happened when I’ve been playing any games so far.

(via iMore)

SodaStream: Guilt-Free Seltzer or Blood Bubbles?

My first-ever holiday party was going great until someone in the living room wanted club soda for his vodka. It’s not that I wasn’t prepared. I was in the kitchen, overseeing eggnog, and I handed my co-host a bottle of seltzer made for the occasion with my SodaStream countertop carbonator. He’s the one who told me what happened next.

Conflict bubbles? Boy is it getting hard to take this world seriously.

(via The Verge)

iPhone 6 coming in June?

Chinese analyst Sun Changxu told Chinese-language website QQ Tech that she expects production on Apple’s next-generation iPhone to ramp up as soon as May in preparation for a debut at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June. The so-called “iPhone 6” would sport a 4.7-inch, 1136 pixel-by-640 pixel display, with a higher-resolution 5.7-inch “phablet” variant to follow.

You’ve got to be kidding me, it’s way too early to start up the next iPhone rumour mill.

I reckon there’s a Dalrymple ‘nup’ coming soon.

(via John Moltz’s Very Nice Web Site)

Verses

This ad is art.

Apple thought enough of the spot to put it front and center on its homepage. I suspect we’ll see many more ads like it from competitors in the coming months. And those ads will fail because they will fail to see the reason for doing such an ad. They’ll be simply copying, not contributing, a verse.

There was a lot of negativity on twitter about this ad, personally I think it’s a fantastic ad and MG nails all the reasons why in his article.

Yay Science!

I’m having a bit of a research / science-y day today at work, mostly this involves reading research papers on Heart Rate Variability, and I came across the AsapSCIENCE channel on YouTube.

There’s so many great videos there where the guys break down quite complex concepts and things into very easy to understand parts.

Here’s a couple of my favourites so far;

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Bardbarian

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This is probably one of the best preview videos for a game I’ve seen in a while. Bulkypix‘s new game Bardbarian is out now on iOS, and it’s universal so you can play it on both your iPhone and iPad.

Download on the App Store.

Circadian Rhythm and Your Brain’s Clock

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A great video that very simply explains your body clock and why you shouldn’t ignore it. I for one am looking forward to afternoon naps!

Murray’s Law of Home Improvement Projects

  • The first trip is to purchase the tools or parts for the project.

  • The second trip is to return part or all of the original purchase and to purchase the correct tools or parts—or to purchase additional materials.

  • The third trip is to purchase materials to repair damage caused by the original repair.

Haha. I can totally relate to this…well I would relate if I still dared to try a little DIY at home.

14 Fucks I Refuse to Give in 2014

It’s that time of year again, folks. A New Year; a fresh start. Now’s the time we all vow to do a boatload of things most of us will never follow through on come 2014.

11. Growing Up

And give up my love of dinosaurs and LEGO? Fuck that.

There’s some great, err I guess, resolutions in this list, 11 is probably my favourite, with 5, 4, and 3 following closely.

(via dbuntix)

Buddhify

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I just downloaded Buddhify after watching the video, looks gorgeous and serves a very obvious purpose. Hopefully I can tell you how much more centred I am tomorrow.

(via Swissmiss)

Long Live The #Shortread

Among its other accomplishments in 2013, Twitter ate this site. But now I’m taking it back.

What I mean by that: Last year, when I had a fun or interesting thought, I almost always just tweeted about it and moved on. Who could blame me? Twitter is unbelievably fast, the feedback is seamless, and with a more pressing job on my mind, why bother sitting at a computer and writing it out?

But I’ve actually never really enjoyed reading or writing long posts. It’s ok if you do, but I just don’t. I’m at a point in my life where I’d rather spend an hour exploring ten new ideas, even if superficially, than one in great detail. So that’s how I’m going to write.

None of this is new really, the only person gaining any long term authority or anything else out of us people using twitter is twitter. I wrote something similar back in 2009 after listening to a This Week in Tech episode.

It’s great to put effort into your social spaces, and the instant feedback is awesome…I get so few comments on the blog here that I probably don’t need to keep them open, but it’s always good to have a home when these social networks die or get acquired.

Keep some of your voice for yourself!

err sorry for the broken links in the original article.