To my surprise and delight, I’m absolutely in love with Ulysses. It has transformed the way I’m approaching my writing. It’s not replacing my journal or quick notes, but it is serving as the focal point for my site; I have more clarity, more enthusiasm, more determination, and I think I’m producing better results. And an app that does that is nothing short of fantastic.
Really couldn’t say it much better than this. Ulysses is truly fantastic a application and I’m blown away at how much it has encouraged me to post more.
I can’t recommend Bo Burnham’s Make Happy enough. This comedy special is out of the ordinary. Usually, I get bored about 40 minutes into a set, but Bo kept my attention thorough out the entire time he was on stage.
This special is better spoiler free, so I won’t go into detail about what you’ll witness. However, I will say that if you’re looking for an upbeat laugh-a-minute type show, don’t watch Make Happy.
Imagine if your sewer pipe started demanding that you make major changes in your diet.
Now imagine that it got a lawyer and started asking you to sign things.
You would feel surprised.
This is the position I find myself in today with IFTTT, a form of Internet plumbing that has been connecting peacably to my backend for the past five years, but which has recently started sending scary emails.
If you’re not familiar with what happened between Pinboard and IFTTT, check it out here.
Still, it’s good to see Microsoft joining this area and it makes sense for the new, cloud-oriented Microsoft to offer this kind of solution. Flow doesn’t have the consumer features of IFTTT (such as support for home automation devices and iOS apps) or the power of Zapier (which I like and use every day), but I’ll keep an eye on it.
After what happened with Pinboard and IFTTT I moved a lot of workflows off the platform. Currently I’m using Zapier, but I’m not in love with the limits it has for my basic needs. I’m glad to see other companies realize this vertical has potential for revenue and growth.
Flow looks interesting, but not suited for my needs personally.