Category Archives: Link

Sportsball Tech

Some savvy developers have already combined the two, like those working on MLB’s official At Bat app. 

MLB’s At Bat app now plays highlight videos on your lock screen
In the past, I’ve never really been into sports much, aside from a few seasons of NFL years ago. That was due to the Sunday Ticket which was innovation that made it fun and easy to consume the media. Not much by today’s standards but good for the time. But, this season I’ve been really into following the MLB, specifically the Blue Jays, and I swear it is all to do with the technology they employ. The AtBat app is fabulous and constantly improving. I gladly pay to stream the games and they make it easy. From my computer, to iOS and the Apple TV, it all just works. 

Adding Ads

A lot of indie developers struggle to make sustainable income in the App Store.

Overcast trying ads
Sucks to have another great indie developer implement ads. I totally understand why, I just wish the financial reality of the App Store was different. I’ve always paid for Overcast, the one time unlock at the start and the patronage model in the second year. I’ve tried all the other apps but I always return to Overcast. It just feels the best, it fits how I think about managing my podcasts. Clean and Simple, all the right features and no unnecessary crap cluttering it up. My only minor complaint is the lack of a Mac App. We streaming just doesn’t cut it for me. I often end up listening to podcasts on my phone at my desk, since Messages on the Mac podcasts is really the only thing left only on my phone for my daily needs. 

I’ll still pay for premium in hopes that my little contribution can keep one of the best developers in the game! 

Aesthetic

We all care about how we look, and our feelings about our appearance can vary depending on the day, our mood, and the Instagram post.

Look Your Personal Best – http://journal.crossfit.com/2016/08/look-your-personal-best.tpl

All the BS “beauty is everywhere” IG posts aside, we do deep down care about how we look. It is to a great degree biologically a reflection of our health. We don’t need a shredded six pack but that is the furthest extent of that path.

Having come from a very unhealthy place, I too, on occasion, feel like shit about the way I look. I get down on the lingering, and permanent, signs of what a past me has done to my body. Some of it I can, can am working to, clean up. Some of it will never go away and I have to come to terms with that.

It doesn’t mean that in a down moment, when I’m feeling really shitty about the way I look, that I’m a good or bad person. It’s just how we are. I’m constantly going through phases of being ok with how I look, not being ok with it, and also having the gumption to do something about it, and not having any will power to.

The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic

Wheat harvest protocol in the United States is to drench the wheat fields with Roundup several days before the combine harvesters work through the fields as withered, dead wheat plants are less taxing on the farm equipment and allows for an earlier, easier and bigger harvest

The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic (it’s not the gluten)
http://www.getholistichealth.com/43076/the-real-reason-wheat-is-toxic-its-not-the-gluten/