I recently bought a tiny tiny computer – the Raspberry Pi model B. Right now it’s running Pi Musicbox, and I use it as a streaming station. The Musicbox enables the Pi to serve as a remotely controlled Spotify-client and as a AirTunes-player. It’s very nice to not need your computer or phone to listen to music. Anyone can control the music, through a web based control interface, which also opens up for more interestingness.
“Digitally, I am too much. And Iâ€™m dieting. Sometimes I get the munchies and install something in an intellectual fit of gluttony â€“ an app, an Amazing New Tool That Will Change My Life, a videogame, etc. â€“ but I almost always end up deleting it. I try to be a little less every day, and the best way Iâ€™ve found to do that is to play a game called Die World Die. I pull out my phone, switch on Pomodroido and for 25 / 35 / 45 minutes, I pretend the Internet doesnâ€™t exist. When I finish, I need the Internet a little less and I need actual contact with people a little more.
When I fail to do this with the important things, I end up feeling weary and jaded. But when I do this with the important things, I love the Internet again and Iâ€™m filled with optimism.
I love the Web. But I aspire to needing it much less, and thereby making better use of it.” – Mike Sowden
I just tested the Jetpack feature “Publicize”. Publicize lets you broadcast your post to your different social networks. It get published as a link to your post. See the images for examples:
The problem with this is that Publicize doesn’t treat each post format differently. The particular blog post was formatted as a “Quote”. I would like it to extract and publish the whole message as a status update on Twitter and Facebook. It would be fantastic if the link could be optional. I know that Publicize promises none of these things, I’m just saying that it would be amazing if eventually it did 😉 .
When you are digging through your feed and you need to go to your Pages and Groups, the current design demand that you first go up to the top. It would be a much smoother experience if the left panel stayed fixed, just like the ad panel to the right does.