An interesting take by a travel blogger on the state of travel blogging…
A like on Instagram might take a second of someone’s time, and with such a short window of time, there is no guarantee that they actually paid attention to it.
I’ve been very happily using DuckDuckGo for several years and love it. I very rarely have to use any other search engine—less than once a month.
Looking forward to (finally) seeing the DAM features introduced to Luminar. Looks very promising.
Well I’ve caught upon the Apple announcements. Must say I am tiring of the leaks, and would prefer a little more surprise.
Not sure which phone will replace my iPhone 7 Plus - the iPhone Xs or Xs Max.
Feedbin truly seems to prioritise the customer (and their data). I appreciate the steps taken to protect customer date.
I am intrigued by the notion of USB-C for iPad Pro and can see it happening. Although USB-C might not have a full ecosystem, there is more available than on Lightning.
Imagine two possibilities
While I really welcome the first big update to Flickr since being taken over by SmugMug, the biggest change I am waiting for is the ability to change my Flickr logon email away from a Yahoo! email address…
Rabaul in Papua New Guinea’s East New Britain province is a picturesque township.
Today’s sleepy town does not represent the once bustling town that was pivotal in two world wars, and saw two devastating volcano eruptions in the 20th century.
The two volcanoes in the Rabaul Caldera, Tavurvur and Vulcan, erupted in 1994. Warnings had meant Rabaul was evacuated with no loss of life, but the town was wiped out.
Many people and businesses, along with the seat of the provincial government moved to the nearby town of Kokopo, and a new Rabaul township was built nearby.
The overview photo shows the new town in front and centre, while the site of the old town is on the left. Today it is a flat area, with little evidence of the once thriving township there.
The image of the road with the volcano in the background is taken on what was the main street’s
The last image shows the volcano in the background with a boiling hot spring in the foreground, leading into the bay.
I was in Rabaul for work, so did not have my camera. These images were made on my iPhone 7 Plus.
I’d love to get back to Rabaul for some diving and photography. Beautiful location.
While micro.blog will remain my primary outlet, I am also on mastodon.social as @desparoz. FWIW
I haven’t done a micro Monday post for a while but happy to recommend fellow dive instructor @ryanbooker. Let’s get the underwater conversation stated.
40%? Is that all? From Mashable: 40% of Tweets are pointless babble. bit.ly/12rHm5
I am loving icro by @hartlco. It has become my favourite way of consuming micro.blog on iOS devices.
My main feature wish at the moment is support for share extensions in the app. In most apps, I can long press a link to bring up share extensions, allowing me to add the linked page to Pocket. In icro I have to go through to the web page first.
I really love the ability to click on an image to see it in a larger size—something that @manton’s iOS apps doesn’t allow.
A lot of people are in the process of leaving Twitter behind forever. I’ve certainly switched off most of my Twitter usage, and have even abandoned cross-posting by default from micro.blog.
What I still do use Twitter for, daily, is following people around a couple of key topics—photography, diving and work related stuff. I do this chiefly using Twitter’s Lists function.
Lists1 is one of Twitter’s better features. Lists allows me to follow multiple accounts grouped around a topic, without having to have those accounts clutter my core timeline. I can review individual Lists as my time, interest and context allow.
With the influx of new micro.blog users I suspect that Amit Gawande’s concerns may be real:
I fear though if the place becomes bigger before there are tools in place to handle the scale, we may inundate it with too many voices and interactions.
With this in mind perhaps @manton could consider adding Lists like functionality to the roadmap for micro.blog. This might provide a simple tool for individual micro.bloggers to curate their personal consumption of micro.blog activity.
I am not suggesting that Twitter-style Lists would solve the problem entirely—if it did the atrocious signal-to-noise experience on Twitter wouldn’t be a thing. What I am wondering is if there is an opportunity to leverage one of Twitter’s better features into our world.
As “Lists” is the proper name for the Twitter feature I refer to it in the singular. Its confusing for me, but it would be incorrect to use it in the plural. ↩
Great article that reminds photographers that, in the words of the author, “photography is messy and expensive. I suggest you embrace the mess and reassess the expense.”
The iPad Pro is so close to being my ideal mobile computing device, and I am looking forward to seeing if this rumoured next generation device takes that even closer.
ProtonMail is fast becoming my preferred email solution, and the full interoperability with OpenPGP just announced ratchets that forward even further…
ProtonMail is now interoperable with ANY other past, present, or future email system that supports the OpenPGP standard, and our implementation of this standard is also itself open source.
Proud to know a couple of these divers, and to be a work colleague of another. Well deserved awards that demonstrate the selflessness and humbleness of some really good people.
I should use iMessage apps more. This was a great list of some good ones.
🔗 Useful iMessage Apps — www.rosemaryorchard.com/blog/usef…
I took the plunge and purchased a new MacBook Pro over the weekend. Got one of the new 2018 models, with True Tone and the T2 chip. Got it pretty much maxed out with memory, 1TB SSD.
Love the display, speed and overall heftability. It also looks pretty. Clearly it is a great upgrade in so many ways.
Downside. Dongletown. Not at all fussed on the need to go and buy dongles that should be on board, such as an SD card slot. A single SD slot would be all that I need to raise this machine from very happy to best I love you.
Also, I miss MagSafe. Just saying.
I am pretty sure I am going to be very happy with this machine, and will grow to adapt to Dongletown.
Currently reading: The Power of Communication by Helio Fred Garcia 📚
Extraordinary efforts and amazing results by a large Thai-led multinational team that has successfully rescued the 12 soccer players and their coach from a flooded cave in Thailand.
While we celebrate their amazing accomplishment, we should also pause to remember Mr Saman Kunan, the former Thai Navy Seal who died in the rescue operation. RIP.
Who stole Sydney? #peasouper #fog
🔗 In 1986, the space shuttle Challenger stunned the nation when it broke apart 73 seconds into flight. This is the story of the soccer ball that survived – and the family that sent it into space, twice. — www.espn.com/espn/feat…
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