Not sure that I agree with this article but I do think it’s great analysis.
I thought this but was pretty interesting:
While the media has grown enthralled with Facebook’s user growth (despite the fact that it paid $22 billion, or $55 per person, for 400 million WhatsApp users, who have subsequently generated 3 cents each in revenue per year), nobody in the tech media has really recognized the incredible value of iMessages. Google clearly has.
Revenue of 3 cents per USER per year from WhatsApp on a $22 Billion spend?
I don’t know why this just start happening but the Adobe related ‘CEPHtmlEngineHelper’ just started causing the old Mac fan and CPU usage to go crazy.
Looks like it was resolved in private build by Adobe in February 2016.
Guess I’ll update the CC 2015 apps and see what happens, eh?
Excellent article about the new(-ish) train based transit system that Denver has been building. More impressive is the idea that the region as a whole has been working together.
I’ve always been impressed by the European model of bike, car, train and plane transportation systems working as an integrated whole. Efficient and easy to use.
See the article from Politico here.
Got this link via Kottke. Really enjoyed seeing the process of building a piano, in this case a Steinway piano.
Last fall my wife and I purchased a used Piano after doing a bunch of shopping. Easy to see why new piano’s have such a cost attached to them. Anyway, we bought a used Baldwin to see how much it would get played. Good decision on our part.
Here’s the link.
Interesting video talking about Ansel Adams and his techniques.
See it here on Aeon Videos.
A picture of our cat, Alice. She’s a sweet, gentle little thing. In this picture I think she’s hungry. In that case she gets very, very intent on the goal.
I’ve been using Apple News quite a bit. I like it. I am, however, a power user of Feedly.
The Loop posted a link to an article about how to use Apple News. Nice article though the font face used on the site is a bit small for me. Thank goodness for ‘command-+’.
I thought that this was an interesting idea:
In fact I’m hoping that Apple bring News to the desktop in the next version of OS X.
See the article here.
Don’t like cutting down trees but these got in the way of a new retaining wall. Can’t have the driveway sliding down the hill.
Here it is. The tank, seat and number plate are elsewhere but you can see the tires and frame as well.
A jigsaw puzzle. I’m going to inventory everything, purchase the necessary manuals and then, slowly, get started.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one. – attributed to Mark Twain
As always, very true.