1. The fact that this generation Apple Watch has a screen that is off by default is going to seem ridiculous in a couple of years.

  2. The Future of the iPad

    Apple’s most recent earnings call that showed less-than-stellar results for the iPad got me thinking a bit. I’m a fan of the iPad. I’ve had the original, the iPad 2, the iPad 3 (retina), the iPad mini, and now the iPad Air. Initially I was upgrading every year as the hardware rapidly evolved. However I’ve…

  3. Today I Learned: that charging the new MacBook from empty to full takes about 2.5 hours.

    I’m using the MacBook on battery (unplugged) 90+% of the time.

  4. Toad the Wet Sprocket’s New Album is Free on Amazon Prime

    TOAD_Cover8

    This morning I saw Justin’s tweet about Toad the Wet Sprocket which led me to their Wikipedia to confirm that they took their name from a Monty Python sketch. Along the way, I saw that they just released a new album. California Wasted stands out to me on my initial listen through. I went to…

  5. Just received detailed instructions for caring for a pink seahorse stuffed animal. Including what to do if she gets hungry or starts whining.

  6. Waiting for Apple Watch

    I know it only seems like everyone I know got an Apple Watch today, but my Twitter feed is full of photos of white boxes. My watch order confirmation shows a 12:06am US/Pacific timestamp, but my order hasn’t even moved into “preparing for shipment” status yet. I saw one note on Twitter that indicated the…

  7. Setting the wp_remote_get() User Agent

    I was recently trying to make some API requests from within WordPress using `wp_remote_get()`, but the site I was asking for data from was rejecting requests from the default WordPress User Agent. I tried to set the user agent to something different, but it still wasn’t working: $response = wp_remote_get($url, array(   ‘timeout’ => 20,   ‘User-Agent’…

  8. Share Icon on Google Homepage

    share-icon-google

    It was very cool to see the Share Icon on Google’s homepage today. Thanks to Mark for making sure I saw it. This post is part of the project: Share Icon. View the project timeline for more context on this post.

  9. I just happily paid for another 2 years of FastMail1 service for my personal email. I’ve been using them since 2004 and can’t recommend them highly enough.


    1. This is a referral link. 
  10. When using a framework, any framework:

    source code > documentation.

    Always read/reference the source.

  11. Local *.dev and *.app via Dnsmasq on Mac OS X

    I am in the process of setting up a development environment on a new machine and one of the things I decided to do is route all .dev domains to my local (built-in) Apache web server while I route all .app domains to my Laravel Homestead Vagrant environment. To never have to monkey with your…