I recently came across an email that I needed to set up authentication for a domain and for the life of me I can't find it now. But I remember thinking, I will loop back right after I learn how to do this. Chris Shiflett shares an approach.
Buttondown is offering migration for Tinyletter users as that service is sunsetting. I sent exactly one email newsletter using Tinyletter to my tiny handful of subscribers, but maybe this will inspire revisiting the idea of a newsletter, even if it’s just a summary of the month to complement the firehose of daily journaling.
The scam era is upon us
Not the most exciting of topics, but it’s becoming very clear that scams are ramping up with AI tools. I was reading how a faked voice fooled a single person at Retool in a phishing attack. I'm telling friends and family to be extra alert. Seth has a great checklist to consider.
Andy Baio provides quick blurbs about all the entries in the running for this inaugural little thing to showcase small websites with big hearts.
The Sphere lights up
The largest LED screen in the world is also a sphere. Fittingly in Vegas. It looks bonkers.
An amusing use for artificial intelligence
Principles of spatial design
There are so many neato things about visionOS. One I’m most excited about is removing the boundaries of interfaces to be more transparent and a part of the environment with less cruft. May it trickle down across all the OSes and computing experiences!
A bicycle for the senses
Stephan Ango’s optimistic thoughts on sensory computing paired with the just announced Apple Vision Pro.
Arc just leapfrogged every browser with Boost, a way to customize how websites look and ”zap” features you don't like.
Make an annoying RoboCall in order to get rid of annoying RoboCalls
MSCHF exploits a dumb government loophole that allows for robocalls as long as a human initiates them. Now you can help raise money and awareness to lobby against them by firing up a ton of spam calls.
Making an interactive blog map
Or any sort of diagram for that matter. Tom Critchlow shares an option that uses Figma, SVGs and CSS. I had no idea this was possible — this opens up so many doors!
I wish my computer cursor was this lively
Figma has tight animations to show off new features. Dig. And yay for hanging punctuation among oodles of other improvements.
John Gruber on Wavelength
His post describes a new app for group chat, built on privacy and fortified with (deep breath) A.I. So good he’s on board and makes a compelling case as to why.
The Funny Pages in Modern Times
David Friedman missed the funny pages. So he used ChatGPT to work through coding up a tool to select and deliver the dailies through a page generated by RSS feeds. One of the best uses of AI I’ve seen yet.
“A simple bookmarklet to tidy up articles for easy reading” and OMG IT’S AWESOME
Remove backgrounds in macOS
I knew this was a part of iOS but didn’t realize it was a contextual menu away on the Mac. Thanks Christian Heilmann!
AI-generated code helps learning and experimentation
Outside of image generation and prose, it's interesting to understand a coding workflow. Matt Webb has thoughts and shares some insight and throws some bonus footnotes about language models. I particularly like this application angle to “parse intent instead of nouns”
I honestly didn't know there was an Action Mode.
A Big Pile of Personal Developer & Designer Blogs in an OPML File
Chris Coyier shares list of blogs in an XML format. He carved it out to encourage those curious about RSS and need a place to start (and to try out a new RSS reader).
A community isn’t a garden, it’s a bar.
I nodded all along the cases that Derek Powazek presents and concludes. “Online communities are bars and we should admit that and start building the diverse, engaging, and safe gathering places we deserve.”
More AI, this time, step by step instructions
On how to train and develop prompts for impressive outputs of illustrated portraits of a person. Sidenote: Matt Haughey has been doubling down on posting short and longform content on his blog. So. Good.
From real to animated AR
Yup, more with the AI stuff. This particular thread by Sergei Galkin details the steps to transfer a physical toy to the digital world in very short order.
Andy Baio goes deep on the state of images generated from AI along with the ethical (and legal) debates. An excellent long read.
I have the sudden urge to modify an old iPod with an SD card.
Teenage Engineering Record Factory
Compact and portable record cutter that allows you to create your own 5” vinyl records and playback in lo-fi sound. WHOA + NEATO! / via Tom
Change lighting of photos with AI. It's free, so there's all that comes with that. But it's also pretty dang good.
TikTok monitoring all keyboard inputs and taps
If you use their in-app browser that is. Which is kind of a huge deal. (Other apps do this too and that's what this post details. TMKY
How to Temporarily Disable Face ID or Touch ID
It's very simple on iOS to bypass biometric authentication and require the passcode.
Teenage Engineering created a pocket operator app to sequence sound and video (for Google Pixel phones). No real idea what this does, but I love their approach to interface design.
Prompts plus powerful AI
Two examples show another approach of how tools like Dall•E can generate imagery
Asking AI to generate some logos
Janelle Shane's AI Weirdness blog is great. This particular post makes me wondering about job security.
Touch screens in cars are not good
This entire article can be summed up by the title. Don't get me wrong, as soon as fully autonomous vehicles are a real thing? Screens everywhere!
It's like Zoom, but funner apparently, breaking out of boxes and adding filters, music, and games.