Rad browser bookmarklet by Norbauer Applications:
When highlights are created on any Kindle device, they are synced up to Amazon’s cloud. These are then visible at kindle.amazon.com, but there is no reason to believe that Amazon will continue to provide this service forever, and our ability to work with text in that hosted browser-based environment is limited.
We wanted a way cleanly to download our highlights onto our local computers, so we created a bookmarklet that permits one to excise highlights from the book’s kindle.amazon.com page.
(Hat tip: Jeremey DuVall.)
Noizio is a slick, flexible, and free(!) app that plays ambient sounds. I just installed it on my Mac and iPhone to use when listening to music isn’t proper for the task at hand.1
The current version offers fifteen ambient sounds. I dig the simplicity and ability to mix the various sounds at different volumes. Saving different “Mixtures” will be fun to try.
If you’re a fan of Coffitivity, Noizio is worth checking out. :)
Just turn on the sound and allow yourself to become engulfed in the tranquil sounds of nature. Whether you wish to feel as if you’re sitting near a fireplace under a cozy blanket, or that you’re meditating on a desolate sea shore as gusts of wind ruffle your hair, Noizio will be there to set the mood. With this ambient sound equalizer, not only will you be able to relax, but you will also increase your productivity, as you’re trying to concentrate on your work!
While there isn’t a way to automatically import my favorites from Rdio, I finally installed Rdio Enhancer — a Google Chrome extension — which adds features like Export (Favorites) to CSV1, and several playlist additions, including Remove Duplicates2 and seven sorting options.
I’ll post an Apple Music playlist of my previously posted Ticket-smashing (catchy) playlist on Rdio as soon as I can. It has 155 songs now. :)
I have a handy bookmark of a Cloudup stream with a bunch of GIFs ready to go. In Simplenote, a pinned note contains descriptions and URLs of those GIFs for quick searching.
With several of my colleagues as inspirations1, I’m fairly quick to have a relevant GIF for a Slack channel or P2 thread at work.
Priorities. Don’t hate! 😎
In all seriousness, GIFs are fun, and the visual element might be helpful for subconsciously improving recall detail of certain facts.
Consider the NBC TV series, Chuck. Flashing images, then Chuck knows Kung Fu.
Perhaps the connection of a GIF with a lengthy conversation can be recalled in greater detail when thinking about the GIF.
I said “perhaps”.
When using Alfred’s clipboard and snippet viewer with the Quick Entry window for Things, the item would paste into the previously active window, not the Quick Entry window.
I use Alfred snippets1 or several items of text in clipboard history when entering new to-dos into Things, and have been annoyed for awhile because I couldn’t do the same with the Quick Entry window.
Today, I’m stoked to see that Andrew and Vero fixed it. Thank you! :star:
I think one—or both—of the first two items from the Alfred Change Log for 2.7.2 addressed this issue:
- Significantly improve Alfred’s focusing behaviour, not taking active from the currently focused app. This improves a number of things including clipboard history paste behaviour with a multi screen setup.
- Bring the Alfred window forward in the window hierarchy
Thanks to the indirect nudge from Alex, I made the following changes on my page “Software I Use: OS X“: removed 3 apps, and added 9 apps. Enjoy! :)
Last week, I created a new item to document notes, ideas, and tasks for the move to our new place. I’ve shared it with Amy so she can refer and add to it.1
Yesterday, she got distracted, selected all the text by accident, and typed some gibberish — wiping out all the text about our new place.
(I estimate the damage was worth writing and brainstorming for a couple of hours.)
Fortunately, Simplenote — like most excellent products and services — includes revision history.