Yes, the future is now. I love old Radio Shack ads.
I spent a lot of time enjoying the fantastically intricate toothpick sculptures at the MOST while waiting for the Mountain Goat training runs to start up a few springs ago. I never got the full story until spotting this article on Make recently. Pure awesome.
GBC -> (Lego) Great Ball Contraption. I’d totally build one of those if I had the requisite 600 hours of spare time and about $300k in Legos.
Whoa, how did I not know about the Vox music player on mac?
Easy on the eyes, lightweight, plays FLAC, and scrobbles. Nice.
In case you’re wondering why I don’t have nearly as many scrobbles as I used to (because inquiring minds need to know), the last.fm plugin for Audacious (my preferred player on Ubuntu at work) has been broken for a while and I haven’t had the time or ambition to fix it.
After auditioning a few more calendar apps for iOS, I’ve settled on Fantastical 2. I’ve been using it for a while on the desktop and its natural language parsing (ie: “Lunch with tom next tuesday at 12:30”) is second to none.
Out of the box, it worked pretty well, but I noticed some events from my wife’s shared calendar were missing. I poked around a bit and eventually figured out that Fantastical just piggy backs on the existing iOS calendar configs. Nothing obviously out of whack; I can see only some of the calendars that I know are shared to my Google Calendar account.
So, I consulted the Fantasical support FAQ. Sure enough, they had an entry for my exact problem. Turns out there’s a Google side config for what calendars to sync to your iPhone. I turned on the calendars that weren’t being synced and restarted Fantastical (and the default iOS calendar app) and the missing events now appeared. Sweet!
Sounds pretty cool. The catch is that you can only stream to app. No skin off my nose.
Fascinating. I never realized that permanent teeth are waiting in the wings during the time that baby teeth are in play. I’d hate to see what my train wreck of a mouth would have looked like around the same time in my development.
Returning a Starbucks grocery bag for a free tall, I gave Casi Cielo a shot. Man, super tasty. Its good brewed in the store, but even better Aeropressed at home.