A curated list of interesting links with an emphasis on news, technology, and more by ldstephens Farmer dies, town learns he secretly paid strangers’ pharmacy bills “Hody Childress was a farmer living off his meager retirement savings in the small town of Geraldine, Ala. About 10 years ago, he walked into Geraldine Drugs and pulled … Continue reading Web Finds – January 19, 2023
Some new drugs sell themselves with impressive safety and efficacy data. For others, well, there are television commercials.
“According to a new study, a little over 70 percent of prescription drugs advertised on television were rated as having "low therapeutic value," meaning they offer little benefit compared with drugs already on the market. The study, appearing in JAMA Open Network, aligns with longstanding skepticism that heavily promoted drugs have high therapeutic value. "One … Continue reading Some new drugs sell themselves with impressive safety and efficacy data. For others, well, there are television commercials.
Web Finds – January 17, 2023
A curated list of interesting links with an emphasis on news, technology, and more by ldstephens With $1.5 billion bill due at month-end, Elon Musk’s options aren’t great “The bill for Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter is coming due, with the billionaire facing unpalatable options on the company’s enormous debt pile, ranging from bankruptcy proceedings … Continue reading Web Finds – January 17, 2023
Web Finds – January 16, 2023
A curated list of interesting links with an emphasis on news, technology, and more by ldstephens Ian Bremmer on Putin, Xi…and Elon Musk — On with Kara Swisher Kara and Nayeema are taping from Europe this week, so today we decided to tackle all things international with Ian Bremmer, the president of Eurasia Group and … Continue reading Web Finds – January 16, 2023
Fiddling with my setup and automations
Scott Nesbitt writing on his blog about Jumping Between Tools “It often starts with frustrations and complaints, minor or not, about one tool and how it's not meeting their needs. Even though they've been using that tool for more than a little while — sometimes for months, often for years. Then they latch on to … Continue reading Fiddling with my setup and automations
Web Finds for January 13, 2023
A curated list of interesting links with an emphasis on news, technology, and more by ldstephens Apple CEO Tim Cook requests and receives a 40% pay cut after shareholder vote “Apple CEO Tim Cook will receive a pay cut in 2023 to $49 million in total compensation, the company said in a filing with the … Continue reading Web Finds for January 13, 2023
T2 a legitimate Twitter rival?
Reporting by TechCrunch: “Twitter rival 'T2' raises its first outside funding, $1.1M from a group of high profile angels.” “It hasn’t decided on a name, it’s still on the hunt to fill some important roles and its early alpha has less than 100 users as of today. But, riding the wave of interest in the … Continue reading T2 a legitimate Twitter rival?
Web Finds for January 12, 2023
A curated list of interesting links with an emphasis on news, technology, and more by ldstephens Apple Is Working on Adding Touch Screens to Macs in Major Turnabout ”Apple Inc. is working on adding touch screens to its Mac computers, a move that would defy long-held company orthodoxy and embrace an approach that co-founder Steve … Continue reading Web Finds for January 12, 2023
Links curated by me ldstephens – January 10, 2023
A curated list of interesting links and tips with an emphasis on news, technology, and more by ldstephens My Newsletter is a new endeavor over on Substack. As a blogger, looking for new things to write about, I read over 150 news sites, technology blogs, and more every day. The Newsletter is a curated list … Continue reading Links curated by me ldstephens – January 10, 2023
Where I sell my used Apple devices
I just completed the process of selling my M1 iMac to SellYourMac. Don’t let the name fool you, they accept all Apple devices. This was the second item that I’ve sold to SYM and the experience was excellent both times. What I like about SYM is that they communicate with you by email throughout the … Continue reading Where I sell my used Apple devices
Reeder app, please fix me
Reeder iCloud sync has been flaky since the 5.3.5 or 5.3.6 update 2 weeks ago. It’s fucking annoying me to no end. I have two options for resolving this frustration. First I can subscribe to Feedbin which works fine with Reeder. Its sync is really fast. Of course, that’s going to cost me $50 bucks … Continue reading Reeder app, please fix me
Bring back personal blogging
Monique Judge, writing at The Verge: In the beginning, there were blogs, and they were the original social web. We built community. We found our people. We wrote personally. We wrote frequently. We self-policed, and we linked to each other so that newbies could discover new and good blogs. I want to go back there. … Continue reading Bring back personal blogging
How to create Custom Actions in Goodlinks
I love Goodlinks as my read-it-later app. Even though I love it and think that its the best reading experience of all read-it-later apps I've still been using Instapaper for its Share All Notes feature. Since I would like to use Goodlinks exclusively, I started wondering if I could replicate this feature with a Goodlinks … Continue reading How to create Custom Actions in Goodlinks
A shoutout to 7 years of Fastmail the perfect Gmail replacement
Fastmail is a fantastic email provider that consistently delivers high-quality service. From the moment I signed up 7 years ago, I have been impressed with the user-friendly interface and wide range of features available. The customization options allow me to tailor my inbox to my specific needs and the filters make it easy to stay … Continue reading A shoutout to 7 years of Fastmail the perfect Gmail replacement
How many computers do I need?
Dallin Crump For several months I made do with only a desktop. Now I also have a laptop (again). But do I really need both? Having a laptop again has reminded me of how nice they are in terms of flexibility and portability. Yet I also like the desktop's power and ease of repairs and … Continue reading How many computers do I need?
PSA: Cybercriminals stole LastPass customer password vaults
Reporting by TechCrunch’s Zack Whittaker on December 22, 2022, LastPass says hackers stole customers' password vaults. Password manager giant LastPass has confirmed that cybercriminals stole its customers’ encrypted password vaults, which store its customers’ passwords and other secrets, in a data breach earlier this year. […] LastPass said customers’ password vaults are encrypted and can … Continue reading PSA: Cybercriminals stole LastPass customer password vaults
Using TikTok? Read this, it will alarm you!
New York Times by Cecilia Kang, ByteDance Inquiry Finds Employees Obtained User Data of 2 Journalists ByteDance, the China-based parent company of TikTok, said on Thursday that an internal investigation found that employees had inappropriately obtained the data of U.S. TikTok users, including two reporters. […] The investigation was initiated after an article was published by … Continue reading Using TikTok? Read this, it will alarm you!
The iOS and iPadOS apps I’m using – 2023 version
Every year around this time I like to publish this post. It’s easy to write, and I like to think that it will somehow be useful to a reader or two. I know I always enjoy discovering the apps that are used by the people that I read. Here's my list for 2023: My Hardware: … Continue reading The iOS and iPadOS apps I’m using – 2023 version
The Mac apps I’m using – 2023 version
Every year around this time I like to publish this post. It’s easy to write, and I like to think that it will somehow be useful to a reader or two. I know I always enjoy discovering the apps that are used by the people that I read. Here's my list for 2023: My Hardware: … Continue reading The Mac apps I’m using – 2023 version
I dumped Twitter for Nitter
I’ve had it with Twitter and closed my account this week. That said, I want to still want follow a handful of accounts. Here’s how I’m doing it. Nitter is a free and open-source alternative to Twitter focused on privacy and performance. The source is available on GitHub athttps://github.com/zedeus/nitter. Nitter provides RSS feeds for every … Continue reading I dumped Twitter for Nitter