At the risk of digging myself too far deep into the crumbling clay grave of self-promotion that afflicts the high and mighty all the land over, here's another link to my new project, WRITINGMUSIC. I put together a Hunter Thompson Playlist.
If you're looking to zap your mind (and maybe your writing) with some essence of that "high and beautiful wave" that crashed in the middle 60s then you could do a lot worse than hunkering down and playing this collection as loud as you can.
Slippers. The quintessential christmas present for any male relative older than 16. A man with a large extended family could receive enough of these over the course of his lifetime to warrant an entirely separate house just for slippers. Like socks on birthdays, they’re the ultimate faithful fallback.
Let me disrupt the “planned obsolescence” of this mini-industry by introducing you to a pair of slippers that are so great, you won’t ever want to wear any others.
This is the Muk Luks Neal Slipper. (In case you’re wondering, you do get two when you order them: one left and one right. They are also available in grey.)
I got mine for Christmas one or two years ago, and I’m still enamored with them. What’s so great about them?
They have a solid, comfortable waterproof sole which means you can walk right through the puddle of melted snow by the door and not worry about it.
The suede heel-reinforcement means you don’t wreck the back of them like you have with every other slipper you’ve owned.
They are incredibly comfortable: the lining keeps them snug on your feet and they don’t slip around (ironic, I know.)
This Sunday we spent a lot of time fixing up things around the house — putting up curtain rails and pictures, cleaning, moving boxes. So I had a lot of time to catch up on podcasts that I had missed over the past while. Now that my commute is only five minutes, it takes me quite a long time to listen to even one episode of a podcast.
So it’s mildly frustrating that so soon after I run out of commute time to devote to podcasts, someone puts out a podcatcher that’s perfect for listening in the car.
I’m talking about the recently released version of Pod Wrangler which includes the fantastic “on-the-go” view, something I’ve been yearning after for years.
Until now I’ve never seen an app that looked this good, worked this well, and synced with some desktop solution whilst also allowing you to pause podcasts or skip forward without almost crashing your car. The on-the-go view is also a little bit clever: it can be set to appear depending on how you’re listening to the audio from your phone… and also whether you’re running or driving if you have an iPhone 5s.
Yes, I bet there are lots of apps that have an on-the-go view like this, but Pod Wrangler has a lot more to recommend it, including:
Time will tell, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this app kicked Instacast off my home screen. My only complaint is that the developer David Smith didn’t go back in time to make this app. My dilemma now is simple: should I switch jobs, or move further away from my current one?