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Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Over the past few years, we've read a few books by Oliver Jeffers, they're great stories and beautifully illustrated. Looking forward to watching this with the kids when it's available in a couple of weeks.

Posted 2nd Apr 2020 @ 11:21

AirBag for AirPods

I've got a lot of catching up to do today, but it so far looks like not many people are interested in April Fool's day jokes today. Twelve South with the first one of any kind I've seen today with an actual product. Albeit only available in a limited quantity (689 at the time of writing)

Price: $49.99

Posted 1st Apr 2020 @ 16:18

Apple acquires Dark Sky

John Gruber is right:

I'm hoping that Apple has acquired Dark Sky not merely to beef up the built-in iPhone Weather app (Apple has no first-party Weather app for iPad or Mac, curiously), but to add hyperlocal weather forecasting APIs to its OSes. This would add a competitive advantage for iOS and MacOS both in terms of weather and privacy. Third-party weather apps are notorious for abusing location privileges.

I've used Forecast for years, even after they were bought by Dark Sky, I still type in forecast.io to go to the site. The data is the killer feature but the way they visualise by region, day and hour is just the icing on the cake.

Posted 1st Apr 2020 @ 14:05

Evolution of Webdesign

Rarely have I seen the 1991 version of any website I didn't build. I always start out with plain text on the page and evolve from there.

The trends are perfectly picked out though, I can chart where I was in my career as I came across each although that's not to say I followed the trends of the time. From the 2011 template onwards, the market for themes exploded causing everyone to rush to adapt trends. What looked exceptional quickly became the norm.

Posted 1st Apr 2020 @ 12:00

Coronavirus lockdown leading to drop in pollution across Europe

I'd love to get my hands on data that had the CO2 or NO2 figures for every week over the last 5-10 years. We're strangling the planet but take a few weeks off to save ourselves and it gets a chance to breathe. There can be no argument that we are responsible for the affects of climate change. If self-isolation goes on until the summer, there's absolutely no doubt that we can make changes to reverse the damage we've inflicted on the Earth.

Posted 30th Mar 2020 @ 19:31

Every default macOS wallpaper – in glorious 5K resolution

I started using a Mac around the time they were moving from 10.3 Panther to 10.4 Tiger. Snow Leopard, Mavericks and Yosemite are probably my favourites.

Posted 30th Mar 2020 @ 14:31

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