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2019-07-07: Plan Your Astronomical Observations with Nightshift for Android Nightshift: Stargazing & Astronomy is one of the best Android apps for planning astronomical …

2019-07-05: There are hints the upcoming Pixel 4 phone may have a telephoto lens. I hope Google will finally …

2019-07-04: I Deleted My Facebook Account I have deleted my Facebook account today, July 4, because Mike Elgan’s declaration of independence …

2019-07-03: Writer Anne R. Allen shared 10 lessons from 10 years of blogging. My favorite is to question …

2019-07-02: Space Apps for Android, 1 Jul 2019 On July 1, 2019 I released a new version of my book Space Apps for Android: Discover the Best …

2019-07-01: Why I Want a High-End Chrome OS Experience There are lots of cheap Chromebooks that provide a great value and are good for many tasks. This may …

2019-06-30: Peggy K’s Tips & Tricks for Creators, Collectors & Curators blog is the best resource …

2019-06-29: NoCode is a directory of tools for creating websites, apps, forms, logos, mockups, and other …

2019-06-28: Feedly's AI Assistant Misses the Point of RSS Feedly is testing an AI assistant that short-lists selected articles based on user preferences and …

2019-06-27: David Yates posted a good overview of the IndieWeb, Untangling the IndieWeb, where he concisely …

2019-06-26: In June 2019 it’s been 40 years since the official announcement of VisiCalc in 1979, the …

2019-06-23: Litres is a new Russian self-publishing platform for in-progress and serialized works. It’s …

2019-06-22: Google is going to shut down Hangouts on Air. Peggy K suggests a few alternative cloud livestreaming …

2019-06-21: I have downloaded my Facebook data ahead of deleting my account. It turns out I never used it much. …

2019-06-20: The cool Apollo-themed t-shirts I bought from The High Frontier spaceflight apparel, an online store …

2019-06-19: Many sloppy Android developers made the Play Store change logs useless and Google didn’t set …

2019-06-18: When I tried tethering my Chromebook to my Android phone I noticed it constantly used cellular data. …

2019-06-17: Leanpub and Lean Publishing I published my book Space Apps for Android to Leanpub, which, unlike other self-publishing …

2019-06-16: I finished reading Shoot for the Moon and I confirm my positive early impression. The well …

2019-06-15: Thomas Baekdal posted on why claiming Google makes $4.7 billion from News is questionable reporting …

2019-06-14: I Want My Bezel Back JR Raphael wrote a great piece on the insanity of smartphone screen notches and holes: The enduring …

2019-06-13: Markus Pössel posted the review paper A Beginner’s Guide to Working with Astronomical Data. …

2019-06-11: Why Bloggers Still Don’t Provide an About Page? The default About page of the blogs hosted at the Micro.blog microblogging platform contains the …

2019-06-10: I found the killer use for my Google Home Mini: listening to podcasts and audiobooks while in bed. …

2019-06-09: Usability guru Jakob Nielsen posted an article about the creepiness–convenience tradeoff, the …

2019-06-08: There’s More to Linking to Sources Than Crediting The links or references to the original sources of the media, quoted text, or other content shared …

2019-06-07: One of the reasons why Google kills so many products is it creates many in the first place. …

2019-06-06: Freelance tech journalist Jared Newman shared his experience with starting a paid email newsletter. …

2019-06-05: It’s amazing what the authors and readers of Twitter threads are willing to endure to consume …

2019-06-04: A Reddit thread compares the upcoming Chrome ad-blocking API with Safari’s current one. …

2019-06-03: When I used Google Reader I subscribed to 450-500 RSS feeds. Now I have 370 in Feedly, of which 144 …

2019-06-02: Here’s evil Google caught at featuring its own apps in the Play Store recommendations.

2019-06-01: IndieWeb: Some Assembly Required Today it’s one month since I joined the Micro.blog microblogging platform. Although it’s based on …

2019-05-31: Are You Recording a Screencast? Slow Down! Most instructional and tutorial videos featuring screencasts have a common issue that makes them …

2019-05-30: It looks like indie writer Joe Konrath is a Chrome OS user. He’s a bestselling author and an …

2019-05-29: The announcements of live streams or other events of global relevance often provide only a local …

2019-05-28: If you bring your Android phone for servicing never ever let support agents take care of backing up …

2019-05-27: In the early days of the web animated GIFs were despised as an annoyance and a symbol of bad design, …

2019-05-26: Together Posting Test I'm writing this with the Together Micropub web client, a reader and editor for subscribing and …

2019-05-25: Why I Stopped Cross-posting to Medium When I joined Micro.blog I found out it can cross-post from a blog to a few other platforms, …

2019-05-24: These days writing with pen and paper seems all the rage. A few decades ago I wrote this way a …

2019-05-23: Book Promotion Visuals Ideas for Social Platforms and Blogs Leanpub is the self-publishing platform I use for my book Space Apps for Android. It provides a …

2019-05-22: I Was Interviewed by the Leanpub Frontmatter Podcast Len Epp, co-founder of Leanpub and host of Frontmatter: The Leanpub Author Stories Podcast, …

2019-05-21: Thanks to a post by @DrOct I found this story on the RPG gaming community that thrived on and thanks …

2019-05-20: Happy 10th Astronaut Anniversary Samantha Cristoforetti Ten years ago today, on May 20, 2009, I watched the live stream of a press event the European Space …

2019-05-20: As a geek I’m excited about the Google Assistant. But as a user I’m frustrated because …

2019-05-19: Simon Owens interviewed Robert Cottrell who runs a paid email newsletter with over 10,000 …

2019-05-19: Andy G suggests an effective and insightful way of coding algorithms with objects and methods …

2019-05-19: Quill Posting Test I'm writing this with the Quill Micropub web client, an editor for posting to Micropub platforms. …

2019-05-18: Writing and Publishing Books with Markdown In a post to the BookWorks blog Carla King discussed a Markdown-based book writing and publishing …

2019-05-18: Google tracks your purchase history. And so do your banks and payment providers.

2019-05-17: Google is encouraging developers to target or adapt their apps to Chrome OS, for example by adding …

2019-05-16: Vinko Kodžoman posted a concise list with code samples of Python 3 features that are worth learning …

2019-05-15: Stratechery analyzed the I/O 2019 keynote with a focus on the shift in Google’s implementation …

2019-05-14: Tech giant Apple rejects ebooks that mention Amazon or Kindle. I self-publish to Leanpub, a small …

2019-05-13: My favorite image annotation Android app I loved Skitch, the handy little image annotation Android app Evernote discontinued in 2015. It took …

2019-05-12: According to Google in Q4 2018 21% of notebooks sold in the US were Chromebooks and Android app …

2019-05-11: Micro.blog Markdown Table Test Micro.blog supports most of Markdown but it’s not clear whether it can format tables too. So …

2019-05-10: Leo Laporte of This Week in Tech fame is also on Micro.blog as @leo So far he’s crossposting …

2019-05-09: Evereyone in self-publishing advises to find the right target audience for a book. But there’s …

2019-05-09: When it comes to privacy Big Tech isn’t exactly loved. But Google deserves some credit …

2019-05-08: A photo of the wall décor of a bathroom stall I took at Google’s offices in Dublin. I always …

2019-05-07: A case study of the process and the research for launching an email newsletter on innovation in …

2019-05-07: Fluent Python by Luciano Ramalho is worth alone the price of the Python by O’Reilly Humble …

2019-05-07: Testing Syntax Highlighting of Code Blocks on a Micro.blog Blog I customized the theme of my Micro.blog blog to support syntax highlighting of source code blocks …

2019-05-06: How to Embed Content in Micro.blog Posts The easiest way of composing a post on the Micro.blog site is to enter the text into the editor …

2019-05-05: Reading Shoot for the Moon 📚 As a longtime space geek I’m familiar with the history of space exploration and the Apollo program. …

2019-05-04: The cloud is someone else’s computer. And they’re likely less sloppy with backups and …

2019-05-04: This post to WeVideo’s blog introduces how to start publishing gameplay video content or live …

2019-05-03: Why I Started Blogging on Micro.blog Hello, web! This post ends a journey in search of a new online home and begins a new blogging …