Archive for May, 2013

→ Marco Arment Sells ‘The Magazine’ to Its Editor, Glenn Fleishman

Speaking of Marco, he has been busy.

→ Jim Dalrmple’s WWDC Expectations

Marco Arment already said the one thing you can say about this post:


→ Mr. Reader says not all RSS APIs are Created Equal

Just a few words about the APIs of some Google Reader alternatives and why they cannot be used with Mr. Reader.

This covers – at the time of writing – the APIs of Tiny Tiny RSS, CommaFeed, NewsBlur and others.

Rut roh. I thought NewsBlur was emerging as the favorite in the Google Reader replacement race, but, if the developers behind Mr. Reader cannot make use of its API, maybe that declaration was a little premature.

Based on the criteria listed in this article, it does appear that the Feed Wrangler API might have all the things necessary for Mr. Reader to integrate with it. For some reason, I still think that Feed Wrangler has the potential to emerge as the predominant Google Reader replacement when all of the proverbial dust settles.

→ Ted Cruz Takes Center Stage, Media Increases Attacks

When the media comes after someone this hard, it is a clear sign that he or she is doing something right. Go get ’em Senator Cruz.

→ U.S. Solheim Team Could be Youngest Squad Ever

This is exactly why I am such a big fan of the LPGA. The tour is just full of great, young, exciting talent. The Solheim Cup should be a blast to watch.

→ Harry Mark’s Post-WWDC Expectations

Nailed it. I could not agree more.

→ Chicago Sun-Times lays off entire photo staff

If this is true, and it looks like it is, what a devastating hit to the photojournalism profession.

→ The USGA’s Letter About Final Approval to the Anchor Ban

Last November, after an extensive review, the USGA and The R&A proposed Rule 14-1b, a new entry to the Rules of Golf that prohibits anchoring the club in making a stroke. This morning, together with The R&A, we are announcing the adoption of Rule 14-1b for players at all levels of the game, effective January 1, 2016.

Final approval of Rule 14-1b follows a comprehensive and unprecedented process for playing Rules in which comments and suggestions from across the golf community were collected and considered. In our best judgment and having considered all of the input that we received, both before and after the proposed Rule was announced, we concluded that Rule 14-1b was necessary to protect the essential nature of the traditional method of stroke and eliminate potential advantages that anchoring the club provides.

Your move PGA.

→ Yahoo Says It Will Increase Number Of Ads On Tumblr, Sorry » Macgasm | Macgasm

Not really a big surprise. I feel that most of the people I know who use Tumblr are fine with a few extra ads as along as they keep the service free.1

  1. I am definitely not in that camp. 

→ The Omni Group Launches OmniPresence For Automatic Document Syncing

Federico Viticci breaks down the new document syncing solution from the Omni Group in his usual, comprehensive manner.

I have been really looking forward to the days when I could easily sync my OmniOutliner outlines from my Mac to iPad and it seems that day has finally arrived. Since my OmniSync Server account currently does not support OmniPresence, I followed Federico’s advise and got a free Cloudsafe account to use with OmniPresence. The Cloudsafe setup process was pretty straight forward, but enabling WebDav was kind of confusing. For reference you need to:

  1. Create a new “safe”

  2. Give yourself read and write access to that safe via the “access chains”

  3. Go to the “Safe Content” for that particular safe and click on the “WebDav” link.1 That will allow you enable WebDav.

After you get your WebDav login information, you can follow the rest of Federico’s review to get yourself up and running on OmniPresence.

  1. The link does not look like it will do anything, but, trust me, it will ask you if you want to enable WebDav. 

→ Tumblr users flee to WordPress

I find it hard to believe that people are really that scared of Yahoo acquiring Tumblr.1

  1. I love WordPress. I think it is the best blogging platform out there. I do not think it is particularly strong for how a lot of people use Tumblr (namely, rampant reblogging of content.) 

→ Be Our Guest – The Most Coveted ADR in Walt Disney World

I am currently 187 days out from my next trip to Disney World. I am already starting to get nervous about making ADRs in a few days.

→ New Star Wars Rebels Series to Debut on Disney XD

Scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.

The action-filled series is set between the events of Episode III and IV – an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen. Star Wars Rebels takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape. Details about the show are a closely guarded secret at this point.

I was slow to the Clone Wars bandwagon, but I will not be making that mistake with this new show.

→ The Return of Big Papi

It has been a blast to watch Papi play this year. I hope he can keep it up there.

→ Major League Baseball’s time problem: Rain delays, not long at bats or replay

Yesterday’s 3 hour rain delay was ridiculous. They should have cancelled that game about 45 minutes in.

→ Charlotte Bobcats want to be Hornets again

A complete no brainer. They need to get this done.

→ It’s Official: Doctor Who Renewed For Eighth Season

Speaking of no brainers…

→ J.J. Abrams Gets ‘Star Wars’ Suggestions From Fans on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

I would watch a Lando movie.

→ Yahoo reportedly nearing $1.1 billion deal to acquire Tumblr

I think this would be classified as a “game changer.” At a minimum, it would be a signature acquisition for Marissa Meyer.

→ The Takeaway: A Glimpse into Farrell’s Process

Tim Britton proving once again that the Providence Journal has the best Red Sox coverage anywhere.