Three sentences in a trench coat pretending to be a coherent thought

At least once a week when I'm reading, or editing, copy related to work I'll skim over something and realize that what I just read makes no sense. Sure, the words are used properly. The paragraph is composed of sentences that seem grammatically correct. But if you stop to think about what the copy is … Continue reading Three sentences in a trench coat pretending to be a coherent thought

3 ways to reduce technical debt in content: Avoid bare URLs, events and analyst content

Infrastructure and code aren't the only things in your organization that incur technical debt. Content marketing on blogs is a major offender. Here's just three things to cut down on technical debt in your content marketing on blogs. Content marketing practice to avoid: Bare URLs/URIs in content Be kind to your readers and to yourself: … Continue reading 3 ways to reduce technical debt in content: Avoid bare URLs, events and analyst content

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 writing on paper as a tablet is likely to get. The tools, on the other hand, leave a lot to be desired. reMarkable 2 and cloud services The reMarkable 2 … Continue reading reMarkable 2 and its unremarkable software: Substandard tools hobble excellent hardware

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 buying from Amazon, and the anti-trust suit against Amazon accusing it of raising prices for consumers. Bliss music analyzer, an open source library to make audio playlists by evaluating distance … Continue reading Link-o-Rama: The ugly underneath Amazon Prime, time to ditch Chrome, analyzing music and more…

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 some thoughts about its overall usability whether it might replace my trusty paper notebooks. Spoiler alert: quite possibly! Making marks on the reMarkable 2 First consideration: How's the writing experience? … Continue reading The reMarkable 2 needs reFinement: Writing, workflow and usability

Test-driving the reMarkable 2 on Linux: paper-like or paper-weight?

Is the reMarkable 2 a suitable replacement for pen and paper? Does it work well with Linux? I hope to find out! I'll be writing about my experiences with the tablet over the next week and beyond. If you've been on the fence, feel free to follow along. (Assuming I don't absolutely hate it and … Continue reading Test-driving the reMarkable 2 on Linux: paper-like or paper-weight?

Jukebox selections: MASTER BOOT RECORD, The Jayhawks, Paul McCartney meets Khruangbin

Been a bit between posts, so here's another run at the jukebox for all my readers looking for a few good tunes to pass the time. Some oldies, some goodies, nothing boring and all good for your soul. Zenith (Riktam Remix) by MVMB & ALL'IN - IbogaTech This is a melodic psytrance piece that runs … Continue reading Jukebox selections: MASTER BOOT RECORD, The Jayhawks, Paul McCartney meets Khruangbin

Make your sentences poorer, get out of the three comma club

There's a running gag in the show Silicon Valley about a character obsessed with being in the "three comma" club. Being a billionaire, in other words. When he loses enough money to drop from $1.2 billion to "merely" $900 million, he's "financially ruined" and despondent. Judging by the way some folks write sentences, they're just … Continue reading Make your sentences poorer, get out of the three comma club