“What people don’t realize is that professionals are sensational because of the fundamentals.” ~12-time MLB All-Star, 1995 MVP, and 1990 World Series Champion shortstop Barry Larkin
Great stuff. You can see players in all sports who are magnificent athletes but who neglected the fundamentals of the game (or the profession). Those that have emphasized fundementals can anticipate, know where to be on the court, the field or the pitch. It’s really fun to watch.
I was cruising around on MacStories (Federico Viticci’s awesome site) and tripped across an article about MailButler. Here’s the article on MacStories. Anyway, after the read I thought I would give the tool a try.
MailButler, in a word, is awesome. While I’m still learning the feature set there are a couple that I’m in love with:
Timer for a send
The ability to export a note to Evernote is pretty cool as well. I’m going to keep exploring the tool but so far I’m impressed.
See this article about what (potentially) Apple’s been doing with Siri.
It’s really good to see that, apparently, Apple has been doing some serious work on Siri. I do like the tool but I find it a bit frustrating to use at times.
I’ve done some work around the house using Indigo and Phillips Hue to automate lighting and create scenes. I find Siri to be pretty useful. The more of the work that I do with these tools, the more that I think that a tool like Amazon’s Echo with Alexa would make things just a bit easier.
"And when Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept, for there were no more worlds to conquer." Benefits of a classical education. – Hans Gruber, Die Hard