Chris J Wilson

I’m struggling to find any Apple blogs that still review apps. It seems they all just review accessories now. I doubt this is just the removal of the app store affiliate cut but that’s surely a factor in it. It almost makes me want to start an Apple App reviewing blog.

There’s been a lot of PKM critiques recently but today @chadgmoore pointed out this new disclaimer in Maggie Appleton’s visual notes on Building a Second Brain and I think it’s fantastic. It’s sure to get you thinking.

If you are interested in Biblical textual criticism then you will probably find this fascinating (Take a bit to get into it). Basic summary. Maybe there was only Mary in John 11-12 and Martha was a fourth century addition.

As part of our 20% projects, I made a notion template for managing podcast guests. It was a fun little challenge and I’m going to update it with more resources next week during our next 20% sprint. Let me know if you give it a go and find it useful.

Turns out my thunderbolt 3 cable isn’t the right type of thunderbolt 3 cable for my new dock. This is not the seamless one port future I was promised.

Over on Learn Create Share I’ve been publishing quick visuals and summaries of cognitive biases and how to resist them. I thought some people here might find them interesting. My goal is to keep publishing one a day while I have ideas.

🔗 Facebook's TikTok-like redesign marks sunset of social networking era

Facebook’s TikTok-like redesign marks sunset of social networking era Mark last week as the end of the social networking era, which began with the rise of Friendster in 2003, shaped two decades of internet growth, and now closes with Facebook’s rollout of a sweeping TikTok-like …

🔗 How Reels Have Impacted Engagement Rates on Instagram - Later

How Reels Have Impacted Engagement Rates on Instagram - Later For those who have pivoted to Reels, engagement rates have remained consistent — or, even better, seen positive growth. So regular posts went down 44% but if you post reels it’s about the same engagement. The headline I saw this shared …

🔗Instagram gets worse with dark patterns lifted from TikTok TechCrunch

Instagram gets worse with dark patterns lifted from TikTok | TechCrunch The new UI is plainly inspired by TikTok, the way Instagram has routinely been “inspired” by its more innovative rivals, like when they clone-stamped Stories out of Snapchat. In this case they took the opportunity to bring in a …

Minecraft have come out against NFTs because they create scarcity and exclusivity which aren’t in the spirit of the community. A really great response and appeal to core values. Especially as NFTs are sometimes presented as a tool for community.

I’m really excited for this idea for a podcast @chadgmoore and I are going to test out this week. My working title is “ruminations” or “meditations”.

A really fun task for our latest release in Pompom was making a summary slide that looks like those Apple release summaries. Thankfully, someone made a figma template which was a massive help.

As I was preparing a social post for Pompom and checked up my podcast listening statistics. Just a few. What are yours?

I’m not saying it’s raining a lot in Krakow, but I just saw a guy shoving animals 2 by 2 onto a large boat.

Boris Johnson had so many scandals I forgot about the Owen Paterson scandal which on its own was sufficient reason for him to go!

Independence day, the day when (some) Americans impose their national holiday on other nations. This is slightly tongue in cheek, but also I’ve had real complains that my (Polish) company didn’t do enough to mark this holiday.

The spiritual discipline of not arguing with everyone on the internet.

I enjoy the neubrutalism design trend that seems popular at the moment…but I don’t think it’s good design.

I really enjoyed the accidental jazz podcast in this week’s macpower users. I wonder if @macsparky still uses micro blog…

Walk thought: parents and teachers don’t need to encourage creativity because all kids are born creative. Instead, they need to make sure that kids creativity isn’t crushed.

Really pleased to bring the Sketchnote roundup back after a short break. This time there’s a fun little challenge included. Enjoy.

People who use a laptop with an external monitor (with the laptop open) What side do you place your laptop on? I’ve always placed mine to the left (It felt right) but I just realised that it’s worse reaching for TouchID and now I wondering about changing!

🎶When Love Is New: The Cedar Walton Trio Afternoon listening.

So long and thanks for all the todoist

I’ve left todoist. I’m not sure why I was on todoist recently but probably because I wanted a task manager on a windows PC. That’s my usually reason for choosing todoist. But now I’m working in an Apple only environment and I’m free to choose. While todoist has some …

Universal control has suddenly started working between my devices (probably thanks to a software update) and it’s magical! I just wish I could use my keyboard on the iPad too.