Easier emoji for Mac, with Alfred

Inserting emoji on the Mac requires clicking Edit > Emoji & Symbols or control+command+space, and even then, it’s a crappy experience. This has always annoyed me, especially because I’m terrible at remembering keyboard commands. But I love Alfred and it’s a single prompt no matter the command. So a Tweet reiterating how bad Mac’s emoji game is made […]

Butler Trail in Austin

I was in Austin, Texas for WooConf last week. My first afternoon there, I had some time to go on a little walk, and went to Butler Trail, which runs along the Lake Lady Bird, which is apparently a reservoir of the Colorado River. It’s a beautiful area, and I had fun playing around with […]

Algorithmic social networks

Instagram is going to an algorithmic feed: To improve your experience, your feed will soon be ordered to show the moments we believe you will care about the most. The order of photos and videos in your feed will be based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person […]

Visiting London

I had the chance to visit London last week, to cover a conference for Post Status. While I was there, I was able to do some walking tours and see a few sights. Here are some of the shots I took. I’m still getting the hang of both photography and editing, but it’s at least an […]


Sometime relatively soon after Erica and I got married (at age 23), we made a list of goals, of things we’d like to achieve by the time we were 30, and a second list by the time we are 40. I thought it would be fun to take a look at the list today, my 30th birthday, […]

I don’t care how much your app cost to make

There’s been a lot of chatter (again) about Tapbots charging for a Tweetbot update. This happens every time Tapbots releases anything it seems. They lead the market in charging for their products, and people decry the prices or that they charge for an update at all. And others say that Tweetbot should cost so Tapbots can stay […]