Twitter cuts off 3rd party clients

The biggest middle finger to developers I’ve ever seen. I have left Twitter for a while now but this is wild. Yesterday with no notice they just shut off access for 3rd party apps like Tweetbot and Twitterrific. No communication no word nothing. Twitterrific’s blog post. … »

Launching the Bridges Beta

Launching the beta for my app Bridges was really fun. I had planned a day for myself to release it and I hit that goal. Leading up to it was feelings of excitement and a little nervousness. I was eager to see what the reception would be like and how many people would download and use the app. I think it went really well and the app got more downloads than I thought. … »

Bridges Beta

Today I am launching the first beta of my new app Bridges! It is the link formatting app that I’ve always wanted for myself. I’ve written about it here before but I wanted to give a more detailed overview. When I had my podcast Everyday Robots I would spend lots of time collecting links for show notes. Assembling topics to talk about and keeping a list of references. When it came to publishing the show I wanted all the links to be in a nice format with custom titles. … »

Algorithm after effects

A few weeks ago I deleted the YouTube app off my phone. It was in line with my desire to get rid of social media apps that rely on algorithms to feed you content. I have social media apps on my phone like Ivory for Mastodon my now most used one. Others like Glass and Discord but they are all non algorithm based. Like most people I had become victim to checking apps too much because I knew the timeline would change and something new would pop up. … »

Launched A Patreon

Launched the podcast I edit for my friend Charlie Chapman is launching a Patreon! I’ve mentioned the show before and if you enjoy this blog I think you’d love the show. Each episode Charlie interviews a new person and you get to hear how they Launched their app or product. Many are from the Apple community but not exclusively. I’m really excited for Charlie and to see where this goes. The Patreon has three tiers. … »

The year of Realization

One of my favorite podcasts Cortex has a wonderful concept for yearly themes. Instead of goals you have themes of what you want to accomplish and move towards. To help keep track of this they have a theme system journal. It’s very hard for me to keep a habit of journaling. And the cool thing about the journal is it doesn’t really pressure you to do so. I’ve always wanted to give the theme system journal a try and a yearly theme. … »