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Spotify removed option to share songs to Twitter

Spotify had a nice sharing feature. Click on any song, go to the Share menu, and select “Share via Twitter.” A little pop-up appears with pre-filled text containing: • Song title• Artist• URL You could edit any of of these items before publishing the tweet. I used this feature all the time to tweet songs to @spudtunes. …

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Thoughts on starting a digital garden

Years ago, I loved Mike Caulfield’s explanation of how many internet platforms today are streams, not gardens. This concept re-emerged in this tweet today. This is inspiring me to make my own digital garden. As I said in my twitter reply, there are so many amazing resources in this list of digital gardeners. I’m going …

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Hyperspace through thesaurus.com

Leave a browser window open with an entry from thesaurus.com. After about 30 seconds, this giant ad will automatically appear. I’m working on two monitors, so one of my monitors all of the sudden made me feel like I was traveling through hyperspace. *In a trance* “Yesssss, I want to jooooin IBM Clouuuuuud” Ironic that …

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Electricity cost calculator

We have a porch light that we used to keep on all the time. We would just forget to turn it off. Now that I have a smart bulb in there, it’s running a schedule (5pm to 5am), so I’m saving 12 hours of electricity. There’s a cool calculator that figures out how much money …

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Cracking the mystery of the unicode horizontal lines

The problem of special characters appearing as horizontal lines or blank boxes Sometimes people will use cute unicode characters as their Twitter name or Linkedin name. But then the text appears as a bunch of horizontal lines. Here’s a Linkedin user’s name as it appears in Chrome: What are those horizontal lines? Whenever I scroll …

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