10/06/14; 02:39:53 PM
This essay on Paula Deen was an entertaining, informative read. It was published in the online magazine Matter on Medium. I know that Medium has venture capital, but I don't understand how they can continue to fund quality, long-form journalism without either ads or a subscription model.
10/06/14; 01:28:28 PM

I've been playing with Extensions and Today screen widgets in iOS 8 on my iPad, and I'm just fine still using my 4s with iOS 7. Some iOS 8 features add convenience, but a javascript bookmarklet to add an article to Instapaper works just as well as an Instapaper extension. There is currently nothing in iOS 8 that I feel I have to have on my iPhone.

The only app whose release I "dread" is Drafts, because I know that it will be iOS 8-only and will sync with Cloudkit. As long as I keep my iPhone as-is, I will not be able to upgrade to Drafts even on my iPad if I want to sync notes between my devices.


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10/06/14; 01:02:57 PM

I used to have a linkblog on a subdomain of Dave Winer's smallpict.com, and used the Fargo bookmarklet to quickly add links to my linkblog outline. Then when Dave released Radio3 I started using that bookmarklet to add links. However, even though with Radio3 I can have my own linkblog that cross-posts to Twitter and has an RSS feed, that's not on my own domain. If Dave released Radio3 on GitHub and I could run it from my own server, then I would feel I have more control over it. But for all his writing on silos, Radio3 itself is a silo. If Dave takes the site down, I lose my linkblog, even if all the links have been shared on Twitter.

So for now I'm going to share links on my regular blog. If you're reading it on the web, a shared link will be preceded by . If you're reading this in a feed reader, you'll see |link| preceding the link title.

Whether I share something here or on Twitter (or both) will be a crapshoot. Sometimes the decision is dictated by the device I am using at the time I want to share a link. I hate using Fargo.io on mobile devices, so it's easier then to just use Tweetbot. But if I'm at a desktop computer, I'll more likely share it here -- unless I am so incensed about a story that I want to share it also (or exclusively) on Twitter. I can share a headline from Fargo on Twitter using the following script, but the tweet always needs editing before I post:

Visit the Fargo scripting page in the docs to learn how to install this script, or watch this video.

So, follow me on Twitter as well!


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10/06/14; 10:32:04 AM

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