Posts tagged “link”

April 26, 2020 Star Wars Backgrounds
Custom backgrounds for video chat are a thing right now, and while similar ones had been all over the place already, I do enjoy Disneys Star Wars

April 16, 2020 Radio Free Burrito
Due my audiobook-habit and my recent TNG-re-watch Wil Wheaton had been in my ears plenty. He is surely one of my listened-to audiobook narrators.

March 31, 2020 Fraidycat
Via a post by Matthey Lang on Micro.Blog and some further reading and clicking I eventually found Fraidyc.at by @kicks, which looks interesting and

November 27, 2019 “Your first steps towards becoming a bona fide jazz fan”
Brilliant piece on “How to enjoy Jazz” on Points in Case. Just in case you would like to know

May 17, 2019 Focused Episode 73 with Bob Reynolds→
I enjoyed the latest episode of Focused with guest Bob Reynolds. If there ever was a podcast episode with

April 26, 2019 Yeah, Reeder 4!
This is very good news - Reeder 4 for iOS had been released. I bought the original Reeder the day it got released back in the days and did the same

November 24, 2018 Things I failed to share earlier
Over the last few days (if not weeks, not sure anymore) I bookmarked quite a few posts with the intention to link to them once I have the time.

September 20, 2018 "Tagging opened a treasure trove of notes"
Oliver Reichenstein in Write To Organize: But honestly, x-callback-url support is something I would have never dreamed of being excited about. But,

September 16, 2018 'I’m not going be one of those people shaking his cane talking about how things were Better Back Then'
John Scalzi’s blog turned 20 years and he has a series of posts out currently reflecting on his time blogging. He writes in 1998/2018: Whatever

September 2, 2018 The Universe of Miles Davis
The Universe of Miles Davis is a beautiful, interactive visualization and examination of Miles Davis’ mentions on

August 29, 2018 Tiny Desk
For some reason NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts have popped up both in my feeds and at work quite a few times so that I had to check it out myself. Turns

June 28, 2018 Sonny Stitt in 1982
Sonny is without doubt one of my favorite players. Here’s a great video and some info on JazzWax. Adding this to my

June 22, 2018 John Coltrane's Lost Tapes
Marc Myers on the imminent release of John Coltrane’s lost tapes: So where was this tape hiding all these years? The tape sat on the shelf at Van

June 17, 2018 Mark Text - A Markdown Editor
Just ran into this new(-ish) markdown editor. I haven’t tried it yet myself, but it looks interesting. That being

June 8, 2018 I’d say this is how you build an awesome Lego Bat-Cave and Wayne Manor.

May 28, 2018 Readably: A beautiful Android feed reader
I have been looking around quite a bit, but, even though still in beta, I found Readably to be the best designed Feedbin (which I’m currently trying

March 7, 2018 ia Writer for Windows
Congrats to the iA Writer team to the release of iA Writer 1.0 for Windows. Using the app since it’s beta release and if it’s

January 10, 2018 -discover-books
@manton in: Books on Micro.blog: Today we’re introducing a search collection using emoji, starting with books. Just include 📚 with your microblog

December 16, 2017 Woah!
Star Wars and LEGO, what go wrong? These works take it to another level though! Great work: 16 of the best custom LEGO Star Wars creations

November 3, 2017 It's Podcast-Trailer-Time!
The Magnus Archives teased the beginning of season 3 which is to be continued by the end of this month. Which is great news. The extra-amazing The

October 6, 2017 Joel Frahm: It's the how we play
Joel Frahm in Smallsville Workshop Podcast: On of the things talking about Jazz tradition is the fact that there’s is a feeling that is passed

September 27, 2017 Have photos of cats you want to post?
In Upload Once, Blog Anywhere: Photos from Google — The WordPress.com Blog: Wouldn’t it be great if you could browse, search, and insert photos

September 18, 2017 Sibelius Cloud Sharing
In Announcing Sibelius Cloud Sharing: Leveraging the power of Sibelius | Cloud Publishing and running on the Avid MediaCentral Platform, you’ll

August 31, 2017 A small but welcome speed boost
From the Typekit Blog: Now in Early Access: Serve web fonts without JavaScript_ For most web developers, the CSS embed code is the most efficient

August 31, 2017 Witout you, we just be scaring ourselves
The season finale of “The Magnus Archives” doesn’t disappoint. Looking forward to the continuation of the series later this year. Luckily the

August 18, 2017 From Raw to Cooked to Sushi
In iA Writer 5: From Raw to Cooked to Sushi — iA: In every design iteration, our individual versions evolved from the raw, to the complex, to the

August 17, 2017 When the music is being read on the likes of iPads, all bets are off
In A few brief thoughts about the size of music paper - Scoring Notes: The sweet spot for much of the music I prepare is around 7.5 mm. For studio

August 12, 2017 I was wondering if there is a string-instrument lower than the double-bass.
Of course there is: the Octobasse. Why wouldn’t it

July 31, 2017 "Keep the Pad Unstuck"
Ben Britton in Battling the Sticky G-sharp Key: The conventional wisdom that gets passed around is to clean the pad with pad paper or a dollar

July 22, 2017 Facebook Cross-Posting
Manton Reece in Micro.blog + Facebook: Micro.blog’s cross-posting naturally works with long-form content or microblog posts. For longer posts, it

July 15, 2017 Dropbox Based Publishing Platforms
I used to have a blog on some of these and currently they seem to pop up again. Looking at my feeds it seems that Dropbox-based publishing platforms

May 27, 2017 You may be drinking something that gives a burn from top to bottom
Matt Gemmell in Whisky: Whisky, like any non-clear spirit, is an acquired taste - and I mean acquired in the same way that we acquire wealth, or

May 26, 2017 In Moto 360 (2nd Gen.
) could receive Android Wear 2.0 update as early as today As you can see, the Android Wear 2.0 update for Moto 360 (2nd Gen.)

May 25, 2017 I guess I’m somewhere between sticking to one move the whole evening and the drink boxer.
I might throw in some greetings from the 60’s if I had one

May 24, 2017 In Don’t Blame Twitter — Dave Pell — Medium
The problem is not that Twitter enabled those who would choose to spread hate speech. The problem is

May 23, 2017 I just read the article When the Hell Will We Find Planet Nine?
and liked it

May 19, 2017 I am not much of a handwritten note-taker but Rocketbook looks compelling.
After I recently realized how my handwriting has deteriorated it might be

May 19, 2017 In Note-taking made easier for everyone—redesigning OneNote - Office Blogs
These design features, rolling out over the coming weeks, include three

May 18, 2017 A Plethora of Space Operas
In A Plethora of Space Operas: Where to Start With the Work of John Scalzi I have tons of favorite authors, but there’s something special about

May 16, 2017 In Fluid Responsive Typography With CSS Poly Fluid Sizing — Smashing Magazine
In this article, we are going to take it to another level. We are

April 27, 2017 Since we had a snowstorm the other day, not that I’m bitter, I was reminded of this nice info-graphic published by NASA a while ago.
Lot’s of

April 25, 2017 "To find the best things in the history of the internet"
In “A Time Capsule for the World Wide Web” blogger Tim Carmody asked the readers of Kottke.org to show him “What’s the best you got?” with the quest

April 11, 2017 Jerry
I’m a long time fan of Jerry Bergonzi. His music, teachings/books and more recently educational videos have accompanied me for more than 20 years.

April 6, 2017 "Get out of Nuzzel for a few minutes during your lunch break and try some indie blogs"
Gabe of Macdrifter in ‘If You Like Indie Blogs then Share Them’: Is this it then? Is this the last gasp of independent blogging as everyone moves

April 5, 2017 "I Better to try to work on it"
Sonny Rollins talks about working with Monk and the Bridge period: I didn’t have the feeling within myself, that I was really able to put out what

March 8, 2017 "No more copy and paste headaches"
Wordpress introduced an Add-on to use Google Docs as a tool for writing and publishing: When you’re ready to save a Google Docs draft as a blog

March 2, 2017 "How to practice effectively"
A great video on “How to practice effectively…” in TED-Ed channel. In the video at 2:15: Mastery isn’t simply about the amount of practice, it’s

February 25, 2017 Trappist 1 - The Website
NASA created an official webpage for the TRAPPIST-1 system and it’s not only full of information, but also very beautiful. It obviously features

February 21, 2017 Tuesday Jazz - Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert
Chet Baker is one of my all-time favourites and recently I have been on a little binge-listen of the “The Last Great Concert” recordings. The

February 16, 2017 New Simplenote for macOS
Even though I have become rather comfortable using mainly the Wordpress editor, or the Press This! bookmarklet as in this case, I was looking for an

February 8, 2017 Bronzeville - Audio Drama
Today launched the premiere of Bronzeville, a scripted audio-drama directed by (as far as I understood), and starring Laurence Fishburne. The show

February 6, 2017 Bob Mintzer instructional videos on You Tube
This morning Jazz Video Guy shared a bunch instructional videos from Bob Mintzer, such as the above on Rhythm, on Building Jazz Improvisations from

January 28, 2017 Mingus
This is what I call timely. We were just sitting in the bus going north to perform the music of Charles Mingus when the article Doc: Charles Mingus

January 16, 2017 'A Language of Whistles'
An interesting video about a rare language of whistles on Aeon: A rare language of whistles echoes less and less across the island where it was

January 9, 2017 On swearing in Finnish
Ever so often I hear that I am swearing too much. After 13 years of living here, I have a learned, say, some phrases and words which may slip out

December 30, 2016 Expanse
I was looking for something new to read and ran into what I would consider to be the best thing that I read in a very long time. The other week I

November 14, 2016 Upcoming new Google Music
Google just announced a new and updated version of Google and it looks really nice and seems to sport some nifty new features. I have long been

October 29, 2016 M.R. James (Audio)Books
I discovered this author and his work just in time for Halloween. The other day I was listening to the Q&A episode of The Magnus Archives and the

October 27, 2016 Tunable 2.0
My favourite tuner, and thanks to it’s new metronome sounds also my new metronome of choice, Tunable got updated to version 2.0. Alongside many

October 24, 2016 'There are consistent changes to your sound'
In Ligature Position and Sound Ben Britton explores how the position of the ligature affects the sound. Very interesting and insightful

October 23, 2016 The Walking Dead audio-drama (German)
With the next season of The Walking Dead starting tomorrow this find couldn’t have been more timely. A The Walking Dead audio drama (which is fancy

October 12, 2016 For Your Daily Zombie Needs
I was looking for some more audio dramas but found some interesting audiobook podcasts instead. The other day I managed, yet again, to fully catch

October 7, 2016 It's Alive
I was happy to notice that the team behind We’re Alive have teased one if not two new parts in the series. We’re Alive is probably my favourite

October 6, 2016 OmniFocus's Spotlight integration
OmniFocus is an essential part in my daily work and thanks it’s Spotlight integration it is a joy to use on iOS I really like OmniFocus’s Spotlight

October 6, 2016 'Return Home'
Another podcast that I have been bingeing during the last week (it goes without saying that is another creepy, mystery audio-drama) is Return Home.

October 4, 2016 "How Much Coffee Will Kill You"
Infographics are nice, and when they are about coffee they are even better. Turns out I’m rather safe during the day. Clicking a bit further will

October 3, 2016 Twenty Seventeen
Even though I have failed miserably on my very own theme challenge1, I was happy to see the first announcement of Wordpress next default theme

September 28, 2016 The Bright Sessions
I am on a roll recently and after fully catching up with my current set of audio-dramas I was looking for more and quickly found The Bright

September 22, 2016 Print to PDF on iOS
The fine folks at Devon Technolgies shared one of the most useful tips on iOS 10: how to print to PDF on iOS 10. I have been needing a feature like

September 18, 2016 MarsCorp Podcast
I am currently exploring and bingeing quite a few new podcasts recently and my latest discovery is MarsCorp Podcast: MarsCorp is a 12-part scripted

September 13, 2016 “A Timeline of Earth’s Average Temperature”
A timeline on the earths average temperature over the last 22.000 years by Randall Munroe. Fantastic graphic and scary at the same time

September 9, 2016 The Magnus Archives
Another new obsession of mine in the horror genre is the podcast The Magnus Archives: Make your statement, face your fear.” The Magnus Archives is

September 2, 2016 "So I did what any rational person would do in this position. I tried 47 other apps"
Seth Clifford in Summer explorations, part two: The serpentine path of satisfaction.: Until about 45 minutes later, when I re-downloaded OmniFocus,

August 29, 2016 "A Disorienting Journey Through Spacetime"
I had caught up with most of my subscriptions and was looking for another serial audio drama and after little digging found ars PARADOXICA: When an

August 25, 2016 Instapaper
I’m not quite sure what to make out of this, but it is probably a good idea to look into alternatives. My first idea was to either switch over to

August 18, 2016 Make it Stranger
Obviously I couldn’t miss out on this opportunity. Fun web-app to transform text into the Stranger Things style. (via Laughing Squid)

August 17, 2016 The Deep Vault Podcast
The team behind “Achive 81”, another podcast that I enjoyed, teased their new show The Deep Vault and it sounds great. The Deep Vault is a

August 3, 2016 Hayward Sanitarium Podcast
I was browsing through this comprehensive list of Horror-Podcasts on Reddit and found Hayward Sanitarium and have been listening to it since. From

July 28, 2016 Pocket Casts Update
It took a while but today Pocket Casts was updated to version 6.0 on iOS. It long has been my favorite podcast client, but recently I used overcast

July 14, 2016 'This Set is meant for Parker enthusiasts'
Marc Myers reviews ‘Bird Unheard’: It’s probably fair to say that this set is meant for Parker enthusiasts— those who have spent years listening to

July 11, 2016 "Where do I put it?
Dave Winer in “Where I Put My Ideas”: It goes on my blog. Perfect

July 2, 2016 How To Dad: "How to Clean A High Chair"
Awesome! Probably my new favourite You Tube channel. (via)

June 30, 2016 Hack
The other day I re-discovered Hack as a font to use in my editor. Even though designed for writing code, I find it rather nice to write with this

June 20, 2016 "Crazytown" - Small Town Horror Podcast
By now it is obvious that I have a thing for mystery or horror podcasts and the other day I ran into another interesting one: Small Town Horror

June 17, 2016 "One of his most important musical dialogues was Blue Train"
Marc Myers in John Coltrane’s Blue Train: The perfection and excitement of this album is hard to match. The flawless, sculptured lines catch the

June 16, 2016 One Plus Wallpapers and More
I’m always looking into some nice new wallpapers to spice up my home-screen and the ones that ship with the new One Plus 3 are just gorgeous. But no

June 11, 2016 An Infographic on "How to brew coffee with the AeroPress"
I don’t use my AeroPress as much as I would like to during the last few weeks, which is sad because it makes great coffee in a very short time. But

June 7, 2016 Bird Unheard
From Unheard Bird on Downbeat Magazine: The two-disc set, available July 1, includes 58 previously unreleased studio takes recorded between 1949

May 31, 2016 ISD Tyrant
Talking about big Star Wars thingys… have a look at this giant sized ISD Tyrant Lego model: Construction began sometime in March 2015 and ended in

May 25, 2016 123 Meters of Episode IV
From: Star Wars Episode IV in one picture SWANH.NET is an adaptation of Star Wars Episode IV in a style that was inspired by infographics. One

May 20, 2016 'Coming to a Chromebook near you'
From the Google Chrome Blog: The same apps that run on phones and tablets can now run on Chromebooks without compromising their speed, simplicity

May 13, 2016 "Your home on the web”
From Coming Soon: New .Blog Domains for Websites: Automattic — the parent company of WordPress.com — secured the rights to oversee and operate the

May 6, 2016 Sibelius 8.3 with Rest Consolidation
Sibelius 8.3 has been released the other day and it brings improvements to an awesome little feature I didn’t knew it had. I would have needed this

April 26, 2016 "Lockdown is Live"
Even though I got the episode already last week as part of the Kickstarter reward, I chose to wait and listen to the episode when it goes live. I

April 25, 2016 Kenny Werner: “Effortless Mastery” in Talks at Google
In 1996, Kenny published a groundbreaking book on the emotional, spiritual, physical and psychological aspects of mastering and performing titled

April 18, 2016 Todoist Markdown Support
I knew that Todoist has custom Markdown tags for links and basic formatting for quite a while. The other day I learned (via the AMA with Todoist

March 29, 2016 Cotton Reloaded
The other day another audiobook recommendation on Google Music caught my eye and I’m hooked on it ever since: the Jerry Cotton Reloaded audiobook

March 23, 2016 Google Metronome
The common saying: ”The metronome is your best friend” is as true as ever1. But what if you need one, and don’t have one handy? Google search helps

March 12, 2016 "Carry A Book At All Times"
A great list on How To Read More by Austin Kleon: Have another book ready before you finish the one that you’re reading. I have been reading a

March 8, 2016 A Lego Sorting Follow Up
The other day I ranted about my Lego frustration which led me to further research on the issue, on how to best sort Legos. As expected, and this is

March 3, 2016 Porridge
Oatmeal, porridge. We start almost every day with it and it just makes for a good breakfast. If you are now one of those who think porridge is

February 29, 2016 Bob Mintzer Masterclass Videos
A few years ago I had the chance to meet one of favourite saxophone players, Bob Mintzer, when he was in town. Meeting him and attending the class

February 26, 2016 Quick Add Shortcut for Todoist
From the Todoist Blog: The revamped Quick Add Shortcut — now powered by our Intelligent Input — lets you type in tasks with natural language

February 25, 2016 Link Underlines
I have been tinkering with blog themes during last few days and while I was just at it, also worked a bit on the link styles in this template

February 18, 2016 "It's in There"
Joe Lovano: Hearing it with Ben Webster, hearing it with Griff, you’re realizing it’s all there man. It’s in there. You search for things and then

February 9, 2016 Blogroll: Ted Panken's - Today Is The Question
Another blog that I found while looking for interviews with my favourite Jazz artists. Well, you will plenty of those and many other great articles

February 4, 2016 What happens when you answer to Spam Mails?
Should that question ever have come to you, you’ll find a very entertaining answer to that issue by comedian and writer James Veitch in his TED-Talk

January 28, 2016 The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Text Adventure
The other day I learned that you can play an online version of the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Game text-adventure on the BBC Website. I’m

January 21, 2016 Sibelius 8.1
Sibelius got the 8.1 update today which actually seem to fix the issues that I ran into during the last few months, most notably better positioning

January 19, 2016 Blogroll: Jazz Wax
I ran into Jazz Wax, written by Marc Myers, whilst researching interviews with Buddy DeFranco. After little browsing on the site I quickly got stuck

January 12, 2016 Awesome
During the last few weeks I had been looking around for some fresh podcasts and quickly found Surprisingly Awesome in the Pocket Casts charts, and

January 6, 2016 "Profound-sounding nonsense"
Through episode 66 of one of my favourite podcasts You Are Not So Smart, entitled Bullshit, I ran into the New- Age-Bullshit-Generator. It’s a fun

January 5, 2016 The Message Podcast
I have just finished binging The Message, a Sci-Fi podcast that I ran into. Think a Sci-Fi version of Serial, a format that has become quite popular

January 2, 2016 "Every Year I Make One Of These Stupid Lists"
For the obvious reasons I don’t do those anymore. It’s too easy to fail after day two. One of favourite web-cartoons, Lunarbaboon, does have an

December 30, 2015 ‘Nuggets of hell under the soles of your feet’
While being on the topic of Lego. The scientific explanation of the frequent question of “why stepping on Legos makes you want to die”

December 29, 2015 Lego Millenium Falcon
Whoa! This is a serious Millenium Falcon model over on Flickr. Measuring 82 cm x 54 cm x 18 cm and consisting of about 7500 pieces! It’s a Lego

December 28, 2015 Todoist Tips Video
I really like Todoist and continue to find some small things that one can do with the app to make it even more useful. It’s just a brilliant and I

December 20, 2015 More Star Wars Snowflakes
Since everyone is talking The Force Awakens right now some more on Star Wars Snowflakes. Three years(!) ago I linked to a couple of Star Wars

December 10, 2015 Google Photos Update
The latest update (version 1.6) of my favourite photo service Google Photos is rolling out and literally adds the few things that I have been

December 3, 2015 The Finnish Emoji Christmas Calendar
Very nice and funny Christmas calendar. Every day one Emoji will be revealed together with it’s explanation. From the about: Finland is the first

November 27, 2015 New Eric Alexander E-Book
Eric is surely one of my favourite players at the moment. Everything he plays seems to fall right into place. I have been working with and

November 26, 2015 Imaginary Worlds
The other day I learned about the Imaginary Worlds Podcast and it’s rather fascinating so far. Imaginary Worlds Is A Bi-Weekly Podcast About Sci-Fi

November 25, 2015 Hoverboard
Today’s XCKD Hoverboard is a fun little game and a celebration of the launch of his latest book Thing Explainer which got released today. Also I

November 24, 2015 Wordpress Mac App
From Welcome to the New WordPress.com and WordPress.com App for Mac: Use the desktop app to focus on your content and design with no other browser

November 23, 2015 ‘Awaken the Force within’
From the Official Google Blog: It’s a place for fans, by fans, and starting today you can choose the light or the dark side, and then watch your

November 22, 2015 ‘A Tour of the Star Wars Universe’
Seriously, who doesn’t like some infographics. Especially like 25 days and 17 minutes until Episode 7

November 20, 2015 Dan Brown Audiobooks on Google Play Music
The other day I posted some Stephen King audiobooks and this time a few by Dan Brown, again in German language. I enjoy his stories and have read

November 19, 2015 A New +
I always liked Google+ even though it never really took off. Be it like it may, both the web and the mobile application got a material design and

November 18, 2015 ‘I thought you said tennis’
It’s only a few episodes in, but the (not so) new (anymore) show Tanis (from the creators of the Black Tapes podcast) turns out to be rather

November 14, 2015 How to Open A Door
Not sure how to open a door? There’s a how-to for that. Finish television from the 70’s

November 11, 2015 ’Get Up’
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November 7, 2015 George Garzone Masterclass
Talking about masterclasses and here’s another great one: George Garzone clinic in Moscow. 1:30 hours of great stuff

November 4, 2015 Inbox: ‘A few suitable responses’
In Computer, respond to this email on the Google research blog: I get a lot of email, and I often peek at it on the go with my phone. But replying

November 3, 2015 Chris Potter Masterclass
This is a great recording of a Chris Potter from Jamey Aebersold’s Summer Jazz Workshops in 2015. I haven’t had the time watch it all, but it

October 28, 2015 Joel Frahm Live
I wrote before a few times here how much I appreciate the playing of Joel Frahm. Seeing him live around here is though, simply put, impossible. Over

October 25, 2015 ‘The cave… remember your failure at the cave’
From Luke Skywalker, Sith Lord: Yoda knew the whole time that Luke was on the same path as his dad. He was reluctant to train him and said,

October 16, 2015 BEATBoX Saxophone
This is the most mind-blowing sax-technique that I came across, in, I don’t know, like ever. Impressive work by saxophonist Derek Brown. If you are

October 15, 2015 ‘Commit to Writing A Thing’ - How to get Smarter
In How to Get Smarter 1 Commit to writing a thing. 2 Committing to writing a thing will make you research the thing. 3 Researching the thing

October 13, 2015 Phil Woods
In Phil Woods on Jazz Wax: Starting in the 1950s, Phil recorded relentlessly as a leader and sideman, and was in solid demand as a soloist by big

October 5, 2015 No Demons Lurking In Wind: Judge John Hodgman’s Body of Settled Law
In Judge John Hodgman’s Settled Law: People like what they like, you can’t force someone to like something. You can expose them to a piece of work,

September 29, 2015 Project Soli
Our hands are fast and precise instruments, but so far, we haven’t been able to capture their sensitivity and accuracy in user interfaces. However,

September 26, 2015 A Wayne Shorter Portait
In Wayne’s World: Wayne Shorter With The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra He’s revered by many generations of jazz lovers, including the members of

September 22, 2015 ‘Why It Its Impossible to Tune A Piano’
1 Minute Physics with the scientific explanation of the Well-Tempered Piano

September 20, 2015 Steve Neff’s Transcription Page
Saxophonist and blogger Steve Neff has collected links to all the solo-transcriptions on his site on one page. Very helpful, and there’s is lot’s of

September 18, 2015 ’An Important Asterisk’
Marco Arment in “Just Doesn’t Feel Good”: Achieving this much success with Peace just doesn’t feel good, which I didn’t anticipate, but probably

September 16, 2015 Where You Want To Read The Show Notes
Who doesn’t like all things space? Well, at least I do, and now at episode 3, Liftoff has become one of my favourite new shows on Relay FM. Liftoff

September 10, 2015 One For All
Talking about arranging. One of my favorite sextet with one of favorite tenor-players, Eric Alexander. (via Eric Alexander)

September 7, 2015 ‘Less Mental Overhead’
Ben Brooks in Removing Mental Overhead on Your iPhone: If you take a look at my current home screen you can see that I have only 16 visible app

September 5, 2015 The Story of Kind Of Blue
From Miles Davis — Kind of Blue on Jazzwise Magazine: It is all the more remarkable, then, that it was made on the cheap — a few thousand dollars

September 4, 2015 Lunarboon - A Parenting Web-Comic
The other day I ran into a very nice webcomic called Lunarboon, which is going to be a nice addition to my RSS subscriptions. The comics cover all

September 3, 2015 Polaroid Snap
From the press release: Recreate the Magic of Classic Instant Photography with the Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera The Polaroid Snap puts a

August 24, 2015 Markdown-Mindmap Atom.io Package
After all this fiddling with different text-editor in the recent past I eventually went back to Ulysses as my full-time writing tool. That being

August 16, 2015 Mingling OmniFocus and Launchbar
In Searching OmniFocus with Launchbar on One Tap Less: We’ll mingle both (OmniFocus and Launchbar) in this article: we’ll search through all our

August 11, 2015 Someone took his X-Wing out of the garage
I have linked to his work before, but this X-Wing image is just nice to not share. More images like this in his Star Wars Scale Model Project on

August 10, 2015 ‘There is, in fact, a science to swing’
Paul Abrahams in Stop Trying To Swing: Play a constant stream of smooth eighth notes. At first it doesn’t matter which notes you play, as long as

August 6, 2015 Darkroom 2
There’s lots of great new stuff in the recently released 2.0 update to Darkroom: new filters, filter-sharing, the colour tool and more. Very nice. I

August 5, 2015 Limetown
I just finished the first episode of new and promising (fictional) mystery podcast: Limetown: Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and

August 2, 2015 Star Wars Moleskine Collection
The other day I ran into the, admittedly, very cool Moleskine Blue Note edition which led me eventually to the Star Wars collection. Very beautiful.

July 30, 2015 Every, single, time…
As part of my pre-concert routine I need to check this video. Every single time. It’s not difficult but I simply can’t remember it

July 28, 2015 Refreshed Big Band Website
The new and refreshed website of the Oulu All Stars Big Band website had gone live the other day. Go and have a look

July 27, 2015 The Black Tapes Podcast
The other day I ran into another interesting mystery podcast: The Black Tapes Podcast. The Black Tapes Podcast is a serialized docudrama about one

July 23, 2015 Musescore 2.0.2
My favourite music-notation got updated to version 2.0.2. Alongside bugfixes a few nice new features had bee added. Get the update and read more

July 22, 2015 More Lockdown
From We’re Alive: Lockdown, in the can!: In the end, I think there’s a fair representation of reality interwoven with the fantasy world I’ve

July 21, 2015 ‘The Secrets of Bellybutton Fuzz’
From Here’s Why Some People Have More Bellybutton Lint Than Others: After conducting a widespread survey, he concluded that navel fluff is driven

July 20, 2015 Italics
I told you about my (new) favourite monospaced writing font a while ago, and even though a few months have passed since then, I still enjoy it and

July 11, 2015 ‘All In Your Head’
My favorite episode on 99% Invisible so far about sound effects in horror movies. Very interesting

July 7, 2015 Slow internet is slow
Jeps, spot on. That’s me at the moment

June 27, 2015 This actually worked here as well
In How I limited screen time by offering my kids unlimited screen time: No compromises. No complaints. No Negotiation. Just do these things. And

June 14, 2015 ‘Because your ringtone is worse than my farts’
In 8 things I learned from wearing an Apple Watch for a couple of weeks on The Oatmeal: There’s a notion in pop culture that AI might one day rise

June 10, 2015 The Martian
I read The Martian during the last year and liked it a lot. Whether or not something like this would be possible in real life or not, doesn’t matter

June 4, 2015 The Zombie Brain
Since I was already talking about Zombies… Monster Talk continues to be one of my favorite podcasts at the moment and the episode More Brainssss

May 12, 2015 John Coltrane: An Animated Interview
Whoa, this had been in my feed a couple of times today. What a gem! I’m a sucker for interviews[^-361149509] and having it packed in such a nice

May 5, 2015 ‘The Quality of Time’
In Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence: The secret to continued improvement, it

April 20, 2015 Post Modern Jukebox
The other day I ran into one great You Tube channel: Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox and I would say it’s a must listen. More or less

April 9, 2015 Time
https://www.youtube.com/embed/2XkV6IpV2Y0 Kurzgesagt has to be my new favourite YouTube channel. Beautifully designed animations explaining

April 8, 2015 ‘You Know My Shit, huh?’
Christian McBride had been on countless of the records that I have been listening over the years and I was (positively) surprised to learn that,

April 2, 2015 ‘Let your site be a site’
Matt Gemmel in On Blogs: Whatever your blog is, and the term is so fluid as to be unhelpful at best and trivialising at worst, it’s something. The

March 27, 2015 MuseScore 2.0
Open Source music notation app MuseScore was just the other day updated to version 2.0 and it looks very impressing. MuseScore 2 is a truly

March 21, 2015 ‘Sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction’
From Lore podcast: Lore is a podcast about folklore. The people, places, and things of our darkest nightmares all have real facts at their core.

March 19, 2015 ‘Delivered in Two Minute Animations’
I recently have found the BBC 4 web-series A History of Ideas in which “some of the big questions about how we live today” are explained in short

March 16, 2015 ‘But it gets better!’
In The Screenshot Spectacular on Useful Mac: To take a screenshot of a selected area, first press ⌘⇧4 and then drag a selection. But it gets

March 12, 2015 Ulysses - Do You Write?
I’ll save you a lengthy review but the new Ulysses for iPad and OSX is out and it is fantastic. Stop reading and get it in an App-store near to you.

March 7, 2015 I’d Watch That
Fifty Shades of Wayne. Perfect! (via Nerdapproved)

March 5, 2015 Scaled in Miles - An Interactive Visualization
The other day I found this fascinating and beautifully designed interactive visualization of Miles Davis’s work: Here is a look at the history of

March 2, 2015 More ‘Task-Switcher’ Keyboard Shortcuts
In Task Switching Tips on Useful Mac: Let’s say you minimize a Safari window to your dock. 10 minutes later, you’re working in Typed and you want

February 25, 2015 The Typewriter Men
In The Last of the Typewriter Men: Well aware of his status as a walking anachronism, Schweitzer, 76, now fixes approximately 20 typewriters a

February 19, 2015 The Aroma Of Coffee
Infographics are fun, obviously informing and when done nicely, a joy to look at and the other day I ran into one about the Aroma of Coffee. How

February 12, 2015 Darkroom
The just released Darkroom might be the VSCO cam replacement that I have been looking for. I have written about my disappointment with the VSCO Cam

February 6, 2015 The Doctor Who Lego Set
I was looking for something like this already earlier and I’m happy to see that a Doctor Who Lego set is coming. In Doctor Who and Companions: The

February 3, 2015 The Millennium Falcon in Helsinki
The Millennium Falcon had been sighted in Helsinki! Most have gotten a bit off course it seems. Okay, obviously not but this is some real nice work

January 16, 2015 Wormwood
My search for fresh podcasts continues, yet seems I only run into shows that have been discontinued already. This is not a bad thing, as it has the

January 13, 2015 There Goes That
From the Realmac blog: Unfortunately, Ember for iOS has never done as well as we’d like, and simply doesn’t earn enough revenue to pay for a

January 11, 2015 ‘For that very reason, you want it’
Ben Brooks in It’s Compulsion, Not Obsession: Truthfully, I’d probably get more done if I never looked for the best tools, but thats not an option

January 8, 2015 A John Coltrane Omnibook Playlist
The other day I (finally) finished putting together a Spotify playlist with the tunes from the John Coltrane Omnibook . It’s really a great book

December 29, 2014 Flatuicolorpicker
One of the biggest issues for me when working on the design of this site is finding a decent colour. For some reason colours are stupid difficult to

December 22, 2014 Tie Fighter Crash on Motorway
Obviously winter must have caught them without warning. (direct YouTube link)

December 17, 2014 The Monster Hunters
My search for new and interesting podcasts continues and with The Monster Hunters I have found what is probably one of quirkiest and funniest

December 16, 2014 Nicer Link Underlines
As I continue to do minor tweak to the CSS I ran into Towards a more perfect link underline. While a technique like this isn’t really necessary

December 8, 2014 We’re Alive: A Live Performance
I have finished We’re Alive a while ago and another audio-drama since then and it has become even more obvious to me how well it is performed and

December 6, 2014 This Year’s Project: The Haunted Dimensions
The air is filled with the lovely smell of freshly baked gingerbread which means that we’re in the middle of the construction of this year’s

December 2, 2014 ‘I’m Shifting Gears’
Seth Clifford describes how and why he is building his own Evernote replacement in Dropbox: And while Evernote allows you to create notebooks and

November 30, 2014 ’Grammar can be tricky’
In Beyond You’re vs. Your: A Grammar Cheat Sheet Even The Pros Can Use: Grammar is one of those funny things that sparks a wide range of reactions

November 28, 2014 One more year
I think I might have been waiting (or hoping) for this since that moment Return of the Jedi ended. Only one more year to wait

November 19, 2014 For The Daily Zombie Needs
I recently grew a bit tired of some of my subscribed podcasts and looked for something new to fill the gaps. I wasn’t quite sure what to look for

November 5, 2014 ‘A Blues in All Twelve Keys’
Steve Neff shares another solo transcription from Bob Mintzer. This time it’s a solo on a blues in all keys and I can hardly think of a better to

October 30, 2014 Brett’s Markdown Service Tools
I have no idea how much time Brett Terpstra’s Markdown Service Tools have saved me. I’m currently doing some maintenance here found the Convert HTML

October 20, 2014 ‘The bear Came Around and His Arm went over the Saxophone Section’
On Wasted Years on Blank on Blank is an animated interview with Stan Getz. The video is an adaptation of an interview hosted by Joe Smith from the

October 10, 2014 ‘Scattered Among Millions of Micro Posts’
Manton Reece in The unremarkable yesterday: Yesterday was unremarkable only because we’re too close to it. Later we’ll understand that it meant

September 12, 2014 Coffitifity
It is admittedly a novelty application and a tad, say quirky but I do find myself actually using Coffitivity from time to time. Fact is that I can’t

August 30, 2014 The Jazz Photography by William P.Gottlieb
Just this morning I ran into the collection of Jazz Photography by William P.Gottlieb in the Library Of Congress’s Flickr-stream. As I wrote in an

August 29, 2014 Jazz Quotes
Matt Mullenweg: I think it’s a shame that there is no good, definitive collection of notable quotes by everyone’s favorite musicians. So I’ve begun

August 22, 2014 One Big Fingering Chart For Saxophone
During my preparation for the upcoming school year I ran into this fingering chart for saxophone by Peter Wespi which I thought might be interesting

August 18, 2014 ‘Future-you will give in’
David McRaney in Procrastination: You can try to fight it back. You can buy a daily planner and a to-do list application for your phone. You can

August 11, 2014 ‘Save As PDF’ Shortcut
David Sparks: The problem is that in order to do so you must click print, then the PDF button, then the “Save as PDF” button. Each step requires

August 10, 2014 ’At least they are useful’ - On Text Expander Snippets
During the last week I ran into this article by Zach Holmquist on Twitter which I found both helpful and inspiring. The way he describes

July 31, 2014 On Blue Mitchell
In the last few episodes of Jazz Insights host Gordon Vernick profiled Jazz trumpet player Blue Mitchell. I had been vaguely familiar with Blue

July 21, 2014 Jazz Dispute
The video Jazz Dispute by Jeremiah McDonald is with it’s 8 years probably almost historic in internet-years. I watched for the first time few years

July 17, 2014 ‘You don’t have to use a pint-glass’
In this short video Bob Reynolds explains How to soak reeds. Everything is there: from the white paper trick over to rubbing the grains back into

July 15, 2014 “Physical media’s ship has sailed”
Khoi Vinh in What Streaming Music Can Be: Having a record in your collection meant that you could spend time poring over its liner notes:

July 9, 2014 ‘I’m the Problem’
Michael Lopp writes in I’m The Problem: I eagerly evaluate every new productivity solution that shows up because I truly want them to be “the one,”

July 8, 2014 No Compass Needed
In an older episode of No Such Thing As A Fish the Qi-Elves talked about a research which showed that dog’s prefer to do their businesses aligned to

July 4, 2014 Mac keyboard shortcuts
I had this in my Instapaper cue for quite some time and thanks to summer vacation finally had the chance to catch up with it. I’m not much of a

June 29, 2014 Darth Vader Gargoyle
Just catching up with some summer reading and ran into the Darth Vader Gargoyle. How great is that?! I’m sure it is old news for everyone of you on

June 27, 2014 iOS: Switching Language Layouts on external Keyboards
I routinely write in three languages on a daily basis and have been looking for the CMD+Space shortcut on my K760 for quite some time. While the

June 21, 2014 Why it's Soccer
In How Americans wound up calling football “soccer”: In fact, it’s a British import. And the Brits used it often—until, that is, it became too much

June 17, 2014 ‘The Fear Has Set In’
John O’Nolan in the The Price Of Success: I feel it. I feel it now more than ever. I delete more tweets than I send. I leave more blog posts

June 16, 2014 How to tape sheet music
Just in case you need to know, this video will be helpful

June 8, 2014 Writer Pro iOS Keyboard shortcuts
I rarely use the iPad with an external keyboard anymore, but every now and then I take it out again and do some writing. I have been aware that

June 6, 2014 Talking About Genius
Ballad At some point during the Genius Playlist Charlie Parker’s and Coleman Hawkins’s Ballad came up which reminded me of this video again. It’s

May 28, 2014 Brazil Fourteen
I’m surely not the greatest of all football enthusiasts but I do like simple, clean and beautiful web design and I never seen a World Cup schedule

May 22, 2014 OmniFocus 2
Yesterday the long awaited updated to OmniFocus was released, and while trying to pay for my copy I caught with some reading. In Shawn Blanc’s

May 21, 2014 On Sound - A Playlist
Recently I talked a bit about sound and the importance of listening to the great masters. To make it a bit easier for the one or two of you who are

April 24, 2014 Paul Desmond interviews Bird
This interview is a real treat and totally worth checking out. I listened to this legendary interview many years ago and totally forgot about it but

April 20, 2014 Checking and waiting for Things to happen
I find myself checking the status of the Things development at least once a week and I’m always happy to see progress there. Even after using and

April 16, 2014 Fontello - Icon fonts generator
I’m currently working on a little re-design of this blog and this tool is just what I was looking for. It simply

April 7, 2014 Rediscovered Photos of John Coltrane
In New Photos of John Coltrane Rediscovered 50 Years After They Were Shot: Stewart still has the Rolleiflex camera he used at the session, and the

April 3, 2014 Butcher’s What?
Cockney Rhyming Slang: I never new that something like even this existed, but thanks to International Waters I am a tad wiser. I was having a real

January 18, 2014 Some Interview and Masterclass goodness
I enjoyed the playing of Joel Frahm ever since I listened his duo recording with Brad Mehldau Don’t Explain. Since then I have transcribed and

December 14, 2013 Monk’s Advice [Link]
Some wise words from the man himself: The inside of the tune is the part that makes the outside sound good. or: Stop playing all those weird

December 13, 2013 A Ten-Month-Old’s Letter To Santa
I am a ten-month-old baby and I write because my mother has been sending out my “Christmas List” to people, and her list does not in any way

December 11, 2013 All I Need To Write [Link]
All I Need To Write Even though I’m no writer I find this equally valid for many other forms of creative work

December 9, 2013 Some fun things (facts) about Finland [Link]
Some fun things (facts) about Finland Having lived here now for ten years, none of these come as a real surprise. Though I feel partially

December 2, 2013 VSCO Cam® for Android: Available Tomorrow [Link]
VSCO Cam for Android: Available Tomorrow After many long nights and large amounts of caffeine, the highly-anticipated VSCO Cam for Android will be

November 30, 2013 Make Me Smile - Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra
What a saxophone section on Make Me Smile: Dick Oatts (plays as awesome as ever), Kenny Garrett, Joe Lovano…

November 24, 2013 Using Editorially
What does one do, if one already has explored all Markdown text-editors that are available on OSX, iOS and Android. Well the next

November 20, 2013 Markdown on Wordpress.com!
Markdown has arrived on WordPress.com! Some of you may respond with “Finally!” Christmas came early this year, at

November 19, 2013 The John Coltrane Omnibook Review
You get the impression that someone at Hal Leonard (they deserve a raise) went through this book page by page with the goal of making it as easy to

November 16, 2013 Chris Potter Underground
Since I was sharing a video the other day, right away another one. Very nice documentary on Chris Potter’s Underground. Since he himself tweeted

November 15, 2013 Joel Frahm/Kenny Barron at Sweet Rhythm
Joel Frahm is without doubt one of my favourite tenor player and here he performs with one of my favourite pianist, Kenny Barron. There’s not much

November 8, 2013 Jazz Insights
I have recently discovered this podcast and have been enjoying very much. Very insightful episodes on a multitude of artists. A must listen for

November 3, 2013 Fingering Diagram Builder
I haven’t had time to test it myself (yet) but this tool really fills a gap. Since I’m currently doing a lot of materials

September 24, 2013 Mintzer Tip - Jazz Lessons with Giants
Bob Mintzer has impressed me a lot when he was here in the beginning of the year, and here’s a neat little tip for improvising

June 4, 2013 Byword 2
Without a doubt I have tried and used many text-editors but Byword has been one of my favourites. This new version appears to be really nice and I

May 22, 2013 Sonny Rollins - Weaver Of Dreams
A great video of one true master

May 21, 2013 TextExpander Touch 2.0
I think only a few tools have so significantly changed I do stuff on any computing device like TextExpander. The just updated version was teased a

May 1, 2013 Instacast for Mac
I have always been mystified why there never had been a decent solution to sync podcasts between iOS and the desktop. Even Apple’s

April 30, 2013 Ghost Blogging Platform
I saw a few concepts of Ghost somewhere on the web quite a while ago and seeing it becoming reality is actually quite

April 23, 2013 This is going to be great!
It has been teased over the last few days already, but the next update of Drafts is going to be really nice it seems

April 19, 2013 Wordpress’ Dashboard Preview
Though nothing stays still for long with WordPress, the design of your blog’s dashboard hasn’t changed much lately

April 18, 2013 This is going to make some things a lot easier for me
I don’t know whether this is a new feature or not, but the other day I discovered by accident

April 3, 2013 Customization Made Simple
Your blog’s design should reflect your personality, and we want to make that as easy as possible. That’s why, today

March 28, 2013 Jazz Stories
Over the years I had had the luck to meet a few Jazz-greats over the years. I remember Benny Golson, Sam Rivers, Charlie Mariano and a few more. In

March 9, 2013 Coffitivity - Increase Your Creativity!
Work best in your local coffee house but are stuck somewhere else? Or you don’t like to go out in general

March 3, 2013 Project Amy - Informal Protocol [Link]
Project Amy - Informal Protocol Since the last hackathon four or five months ago, App.net has been hustling on getting new APIs out, having added

February 27, 2013 Typeplate: A Starter Kit For Beautiful Web Type
As of today we’re pleased to announce Typeplate, a free-range and open-source typographic starter

February 26, 2013 Verbal Stabbing
In addition, we rant against self-important coffee aficionados, people who argue over fonts, why to-do lists suck, how productivity

February 19, 2013 Twenty Thirteen Demo
When I moved this blog back to Wordpress.com at the end of last year, one of the main ideas was to stick solely to one of

February 15, 2013 MultiMarkdown Composer 2.1 Beta
It was just a few days ago when 2.0 got released and now the beta of 2.1 just became available for owners of the 2.0

February 13, 2013 MultiMarkdown Composer Themes
While I’m almost done with my theme for MMC the first themes start to show up in the discussion group. Very nice. <

January 29, 2013 Interplanetary Cessna
The upshot is: Your plane would fly pretty well, except it would be on fire the whole time, and then it would stop flying

January 28, 2013 Announcing the App.net File API
Imagine a world in which your social data (e.g. messages, photos, videos) was easier to work with. For instance

January 24, 2013 Drafts 2.5
There’s no doubt that Drafts is by far my most used app on any iOS device. It’s my email, message, notes, writing, blogging app. This

January 15, 2013 Poster 2.0
I have been writing about Poster many times before on this blog, but it’s just too good of an app to not bring it up again. In fact I

January 14, 2013 Analog Notes In A Plain Text World
Very interesting article over on Macdrifter again. I often find myself switching between OmniFocus and Things

January 9, 2013 This!
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January 7, 2013 MultiMarkdown Composer 2
I have been on and off with my choice of text editors on Mac OSX as well and one of the editors I have been using over and

January 5, 2013 Lego Architecture
Lego has come a long way since I was a kid and a series like this is truly something else. Of course these beautiful buildings are

January 1, 2013 Simplenote - The Year Ahead
From the Simplenote blog: Finally, we’re going to loop back on some of the most popular user requests, including an Android app, Mac app, and

December 27, 2012 Gemicon Icons
I’m a huge fan of beautiful and minimal icons and just during the night I ran into this icon set which came in just timely for the (ongoing) design

December 24, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #24: The Complete Miles Davis/Gil Evans - The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings
It’s Christmas and time for some Big

December 23, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #23: Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt - Boss Tenors
We’re almost there and here’s one classic tenor battle recording. A very

December 22, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #22: Hank Mobley - Soul Station
I always admired Hank Mobley for the clarity of his lines. He really nails the changes

December 21, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #21: The Three Sounds - Moods
After yesterday’s more eclectic music, time for something more relaxed: The Three Sounds

December 20, 2012 A Task Management Vision Quest
In this post Gabe Weatherhead is describing how OmniFocus starts to loose it’s usefulness for him and his attempts to find a replacement and

December 20, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #20: John Zorn - Naked City
With John Zorn’s Naked City I’d like to share something very different. Describing this music is rather complicated. Something like

December 19, 2012 Zephyr for App.net
Over the years I accumulated many, many text-editors 1 and Twitter clients (more than I would admit to) and my habit of collecting tools continues

December 19, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #19: Chet Baker - Picture of Heath
I didn’t know about this recording until recently and I was quite happy to find it in Rdio’s catalog. Two of my favorite player on one recording.

December 18, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #18: Stanley Turrentine and Three Sounds - The Complete Blue Hour Sessions
Stanley Turrentine is another long-time favourite of mine. His sound and his soulful, bluesy lines are indistinguishable and a major inspiration. I

December 17, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #17: Rick Margitza - Hands of Time
Rick Margitza had been of my favourite saxophone players ever since I heard him for the first time. I had the pleasure meeting him a couple of times

December 16, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #16: John Coltrane and Johny Hartman
From the moment listened this recording for the first time many, many years ago I was hooked on the saxophone and Jazz. Pure beauty

December 15, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #15: Ahmad Jamal - Live At The Pershing
Another classic recording and another milestone. One of my favourite piano trio recordings

December 14, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #14: Shirley Horn - Here’s To Life
Shirley Horn is without doubt my favourite female voice in Jazz. I was first introduced to her music after hours when the jam session was over. This

December 13, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #13: Jeff Hamilton - Live!
Jeff Hamilton is one of the finest drummers that I have heard. I still remember how he performed an un-accompanied version of A Night In Tunisia

December 12, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar 12: Lee Konitz - Motion
Lee Konitz was the first Jazz artist that I have seen live in concert in this very small concert place. It sure has left an imprint on me, seeing a

December 11, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #11: Dee Dee Bridgewater - Love And Peace
Yesterday it was time for a Horace Silver recording and todays choice seems obvious in hindsight: Dee Dee Bridgwater’s recording of Horace’s

December 10, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #10: Horace Silver - Song For My Father
A little bit (admittedly only a little) of a change. This recording is undoubtedly one of Horace Silver’s most popular recordings and features some

December 9, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #9: John Coltrane - Blue Train
John Coltrane is without doubt one of the most influential musicians in Jazz history. A true master. And this is one of his finest recordings I my

December 8, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #8: Benny Golson and the Philadelphians
Just recently I watched this Tom Hanks movie in which Benny Golson was in fact part of the movie. I then remembered the workshop Benny was teaching

December 8, 2012 Star Wars Snowflakes
I was just taking advantage of the latest version of Pinbook 1 and used a silent moment to clean up my Pinboard account. I used

December 7, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #7 - Demetri Martin
It can’t be music all the time, and it’s the beginning of the weekend and time for some fun and some stand-up. I have first heard of Demetri Martin

December 6, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #6: Joe Henderson - Lush Life
Another saxophone player, and one of my favourites too: Joe Henderson. This, one of his later recordings was one of those recordings that I have

December 5, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #5 - The Best Of Chet Baker Sings
Chet Baker is also one of the more tragic figures in Jazz history, but his music is just full of beauty. One of the most distinct voices in Jazz

December 4, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #4 - Kurt Rosenwinkel: Intuit
Something different for a change: guitar! Kurt Rosenwinkel definitely make interesting music, I personally favour his early work. This recording has

December 3, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar #3 - Paul Desmond: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings
And it continues with the started path with one more saxophone player: Paul Desmond. Paul Desmond is one of my more recent favorites. While he is

December 2, 2012 A Kind Of Christmas Calendar - #2: Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section
Art Pepper is without doubt one of my favourite saxophone players. I am especially fond of his recordings from the 50’s. Just like this one. His

November 29, 2012 Fantastical for iPhone Review
… Even better, because Fantastical supports multiple languages, I can keep my iPhone set to English but use an Italian keyboard to quickly dictate

November 22, 2012 Drafts for iPad update
I just like it, when those applications that I care about the most are getting regular updates and enhancements. Drafts is surely one of these apps.

November 16, 2012 Day One Update
Day One is without doubt one of my favourite applications both on iOS and on OSX and it is also one of those applications I wish I simply would use

November 13, 2012 Automating iOS with Pythonista
Just the other day I wrote about my ambitions learning Python and hinted at my first results 1, which almost blew my mind. It is actually very

November 9, 2012 Announcing NerdQuery
Did you ever start something just to scratch your own itch.? Then it started to be better than you expected so you kept building and polishing until

November 8, 2012 Fantastical for iPhone obviously coming
Just was catching up with one of my Twitter lists (which I still do on a regular basis) and ran into this

November 6, 2012 iA Writer for OS X Update
My favourite text editor iA Writer got updated. My obsession with text-editor’s shouldn’t be any secret anymore by now, and even though I’m

October 25, 2012 [Link] The Power of Coffee is Not in the Cup
The Power of Coffee is Not in The Cup As long as beans have been brewed, and cups have been sipped, and sloshed, they’ve created those distinctive

October 24, 2012 [Link] Converting Images to Black And White
Converting Images to Black And White As a Photoshop/Lightroom user since version 1 I have seen and used many plug-ins and presets. Years ago I even

October 23, 2012 Drafts gains native App.net support
With its latest update Drafts1 added today native posting to App.net and is getting yet one more step closer to the ultimate iOS text-input app. I

October 20, 2012 [Link] Maddie On Things
I know this is not really something new but I am currently in the process of cleaning up my Pinboard account and ran into this link. Really nice

October 12, 2012 [Link] Drafts Update
Drafts Update I wrote earlier here on the blog how Drafts has become the most used application on my iOS devices and about the impact it had on my

October 3, 2012 [Link] Netbot!
Netbot! Everyone using Twitter and any iOS device will be familiar with Tapbots Twitter apps, namely Tweetbot. Well, today Tapbots have released

October 2, 2012 [Link] The New 2048px
The New 2048px I guess that everyone who has been looking for a nice iPad wallpaper must have run into 2048px at one point. The site has seen a huge

October 2, 2012 [Link] App.net Pricing Changes
App.net Pricing Changes → I wrote quite a bit on App.net recently here on the blog and the service is getting more and more attractive. With these

September 26, 2012 Wedge For App.net
Wedge for App.net By now using App.net feels like it was a few years when Twitter was young and it was exciting to seeing fresh apps appearing

September 25, 2012 [Link] Felix for App.net released
Felix for App.net released Since I joined App.net a few applications for iOS had appeared in the App Store and just now Felix got released. First

September 20, 2012 Poster Update
→ I wrote about the app a few times already here on the blog but today my by far favourite blogging tool Poster got updated. It is now

September 16, 2012 Andy Ihnatko on the iPad [Link]
Andy Ihnatko on the iPad In the beginning of the latest episode (episode 42) of the Ihnatko Almanac Andy is discussing how he is using iPad when

September 15, 2012 Generational [Link]
Generational Gabe already teased it in the last episode of Systematic and today the first episode of his podcast Generational has gone live over on

September 10, 2012 [Link] Poster for Wordpress Updated
Poster fro Wordpress Updated I got into using Poster a few weeks ago and it has become since then by far my favourite way to blog from the iPad, or

September 7, 2012 [Link] Using Photogene To Insert Images in Posts
<a href=“http://productivpad.ca/using-photogene-to-insert-images-in-posts/=“link”>Using Photogene To Insert Images in Posts While working on the

August 31, 2012 [Link] The Story Of Charlie Parker’s ‘Ko Ko’
The Story Of Charlie Parker’s ‘Ko Ko’ The fabulous thing about ‘Ko Ko’ and Parker’s music is that the second time you listen to it — and the third

August 29, 2012 [Link] New App.net Social Network Aspires Beyond Chat and Ads
New App.net Social Network Aspires Beyond Chat and Ads Very interesting article over on TidBITS, which fits timely with a post I’m working on and

August 21, 2012 The Rumor Mill
How we screwed (almost) the whole Apple community → Very interesting and somewhat amusing view into the rumor mill. (via @matt)

July 26, 2012 WriteUp.app Get’s Swipe Selections
Do you remember the concept video with the two finger swipe selections? Wouldn’t it be awesome if this, then only concept, would be available in

July 24, 2012 More on the K760
Gabe has just posted a nice article over on Macdrifter on the Logitech K760 keyboard and I couldn’t agree more. It’s a great keyboard. I am still

April 9, 2012 Marked.app Update
My somewhat obsession with anything Markdown shouldn’t be any secret to you, my fellow visitor, by now anymore, hence my enthusiasm for Brett

March 9, 2012 iA Writer comes to the iPhone
If you read my last not so über-serious post you will have already figured how much I enjoy working in iA Writer. The happier I am to realize that

May 26, 2011 More Landscape Photography on Video
It’s almost exactly a year ago that I posted a blog about video’s specifically focused on Landscape Photography and it’s definitely about time for