Get iOS-style “double-spacebar ⇢ period” trick on macOS

For too long I have suffered from the tiny momentary annoyance of typing space space on my Mac keyboard, thinking I will get period + space like I do on iPhone and iPad.   How it was in the bad old days Typing two spaces in a row macOS results in… two two spaces. In […]

The Most Exciting Design Systems Are Boring | Big Medium

https://bigmedium.com/ideas/boring-design-systems.html “When the design system is boring, it frees designers and developers to do the new stuff, to solve new problems. The design system carries the burden of the boring, so that designers and developers don’t have to. Instead of designing a card pattern for the 15th time, it’s already done. Product teams can instead […]

Sharing some of my ringtones.

A recent Facebook conversation led me to upload some of my favorite ringtones, including an excerpt from this awesome Sesame Street video: Sesame Street Aliens Seseme Street: yip yip Monty Python & The Holy Grail Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Message For You Sir (shorter and no water) Monty Python and the Holy Grail: […]

I’m sad that the video about our solar system being a vortex is wrong.

You’ve probably seen this video which shows our solar system traveling along sideways through the galaxy, around with the planets trailing along in a corkscrew fashion. It’s beautiful and amazing… and wrong. This article by Phil Plait explains just why it’s wrong. Vortex motion: Viral video showing Sun’s motion through galaxy is wrong.

Ephphatha Poetry: “Imagine if the Tea Party Was Black” – Tim Wise

To ask any of these questions is to answer them. Protest is only seen as fundamentally American when those who have long had the luxury of seeing themselves as prototypically American engage in it. When the dangerous and dark “other” does so, however, it isn’t viewed as normal or natural, let alone patriotic. Which is […]

frum on the recently passed healthcare reform bill

No illusions please: This bill will not be repealed. Even if Republicans scored a 1994 style landslide in November, how many votes could we muster to re-open the “doughnut hole” and charge seniors more for prescription drugs? How many votes to re-allow insurers to rescind policies when they discover a pre-existing condition? How many votes […]

President Obama, It’s Time To Fire the TSA – Travel – Gizmodo

President Obama, don’t let this attack—this one attack that was thankfully stopped by smart, fearless passengers and airline staff—take us further in the wrong direction. I don’t think I’m alone in feeling this way. Americans of all stripes and affiliation standing up to say, “This isn’t working. We gave you our money. You’re not making […]

religion keeps the poor from mudering the rich…

One More Thing Always question authority and power. Today I saw a bumper sticker that said, “Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.” I think that’s right, but it’s also only part of the story. I think that the judicial system is also what keeps the poor from murdering the rich. And […]