Month: June 2021

reMarkable 2 and its unremarkable software: Substandard tools hobble excellent hardware

The reMarkable 2 is a nifty piece of engineering. It’s about the size of a thin college (U.S.) notebook, responsive and feels as close to…

Sir Wobbles ponders

Link-o-Rama: The ugly underneath Amazon Prime, time to ditch Chrome, analyzing music and more…

Using Chrome to buy on Amazon Prime? Maybe think twice. Want to automate your playlists? Try Bliss. Post examining what happens behind the scenes when…

Ron Brockmeier painting a car

Remembering my father on Father’s Day

This is the second Father’s Day since my father passed. In some ways it feels like the first – nothing felt quite real about his…

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY

“Authenticity” is a trap

The idea of “authenticity” and “selling out” when applied to artists, musicians, and other folks is largely bullshit. Worse, it’s a trap. Let me back…

The reMarkable 2 needs reFinement: Writing, workflow and usability

I’ve been putting the reMarkable 2 through its paces since I got it a few days ago. In this post I’m going to jot down…