Mise en place for Thai soup (missing shrimp).

Mise en place for my vegetable soup. I’m happy to report it came out quite tasty.

Quick reminder: Relay.fm’s fundraising drive for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is on. Join me in helping to cure childhood cancer: relay.experience.stjude.org

Cleaning up some old equipment. I had forgotten how long it takes to close a session when burning a DVD and how long it used to take to install macOS.

Dear Indie Developers:

If you have just one minute, I’d be delighted if you’d take this very brief survey

I’m considering working with indie developers to understand their cash flow and improve their businesses. Results will be kept confidential, and you may answer anonymously.

New rule: Never, ever, go to Trader Joe’s on Mother’s Day.

Congratulations @siegel@mastodon.social on 30 years of @bbedit@mastodon.social. What an accomplishment! My favorite Rhode Island product by far, even more so than coffee syrup. Great work, Rich and team. barebones.com

Could stubbing one’s toe badly generate enough immune response to reduce swelling in one’s knees? A friend off social media recovered 50-80% in 9 months from a knee injury yet went from 80-97% the day after they stubbed their toe. Forwarding to med followers welcome.

Problem: Messages for macOS has a numbered badge but you can’t find any unread messages.

Solution: Choose View -> Unread Messages then switch back to View -> All Messages, and that will clear the badge.

PSA: USPS now accepts Apple Pay for Click-N-Ship.

Shout out to Rocket, one of my favorite podcasts 🎙️.

Hosts @film_girl@mastodon.social, @briannawu@mstdn.social, and @doomquasar put on a great show.

The segments on scammers are a delight.

Best of all, this episode is sponsored by micro.blog!

It’s a bit of a bummer that there’s no “Report Junk” button in Messages on macOS. Can do on the iPhone. Would also be handy on the Mac.

It’s always fun to receive 1Password Update emails from @dteare. His most recent sent me down the Internet hole to learn about overwintering garlic. Thanks, Dave! 🙏

Each time I receive a cold email which starts with a desire to “bubble to the top” of my inbox, I wonder how it’s possible this opening line persists in 2022. It’s an instant delete for me, and I imagine the same is true for most other business leaders.

Amusing typo: open entrollment

Darn! Can’t use @TextExpander to handle accented names when writing my holiday cards. ⛄

Congratulations @realmacsoftware.com on your 20th anniversary!


Such a fantastic accomplishment!

Happy 20th Birthday, @RogueAmoeba! 🍰

Thanks for Audio Hijack 🎤 and all your other great apps.

Congratulations @PBones and team on this amazing milestone, complete with anniversary sale!

Had a fun chat with Martin Feld on his Really Specific Stories podcast:


It’s that time of year. Please join me and the @RelayFM audience in donating to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital:


We’re #hiring at @TextExpander!

We’re adding another Account Manager 🧑‍💻 to help serve our amazing base of enterprise customers and bring TextExpander to even more of their teams.

Interested? Please apply here:


We’re #hiring at @TextExpander!

We are adding an SEO-focused Copywriter ✍️ to our Marketing team.

If you’re looking for a role that allows you to stretch both your creative and technical SEO skills, please apply:


“Get app for M1” was never a good idea, but it’s even worse now that there’s an M2. If one refuses to use a Universal Binary, I’d say at least use “Get app for Apple Silicon” to future-proof a bit. I suppose those doing this are least receptive to such advice.

Woke up excited to find @dmoren’s new book “The Nova Incident” from the Galactic Cold War series had been delivered to my Kindle. 📚

Fun project from @ismh: 2023 Apple History Calendar.