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Big Sur Day Trip

Realizing how lucky we are to live so close to Big Sur, @mboylan and I decided to take a day trip there.

Consultants for Trump Misused Facebook Data of Millions →

Maybe we should stop trusting tech companies with our most personal data?

Lunch is Nancy’s Chopped Salad from Sweetgreen.

I’m switching back to Spotify. I missed a lot of things about Spotify, but the biggest one had to be Connect. This is how AirPlay should have always worked.

I was thinking about rearranging my home screen, but I need some inspiration first! What does yours look like?

I want to learn to meditate.

This is Precious. He’s a cat.

🎵 Lemon Glow - Beach House

Stephen Hawking, Who Examined the Universe and Explained Black Holes, Dies at 76 →

A miraculous human.

2018 Pennsylvania special election: The polls are closed. It’s close. →

Heathers (2018) Review

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TLDR: I just watched the 2018 reboot of the 1988 movie Heathers, and it was really disappointing.

I was hoping the Heathers remake would be good, because the 1988 movie is a cult favorite of mine. The original was dark, humorous, and oh so clever. I first watched Heathers when I was in high school and growing up in a wealthy town, I saw some of my own experiences with social groups reflected in the film.

The reboot is misguided. As Refinery29 put it, “Heathers makes it seem like the biggest problem teenagers face on the daily is climbing the social ladder and curating their Instagram accounts, making them as shallow and self-absorbed as ever.” It reeks of middle-aged dudes trying to write for teens (not that there’s anything wrong with middle-aged dudes, but you get the point).

After the horrific Parkland shooting, Paramount Network decided to delay the show until later this year, but you can still find the pilot online. You should probably just skip it, though, and just watch (or re-watch) the original movie on Netflix.

Just got tickets to ATP Live at AltConf 2018! See you there.

Guess Who’s Back! – AltConf

Do you have any good TV show recommendations?

I just finished Queer Eye and The Good Place, both of which were great and I highly recommend! 📺

Super looking forward to these.

Introducing the Micro Monday microcast

It’s a rainy night in the Bay.

How to Make Fiery Feeds Look Like Reeder

For as long as I've used RSS, I have been using Reeder on my iPhone. Admittedly, I became pretty complacent with Reeder 3's interface.

Unfortunately, the Reeder apps aren't updated regularly anymore and only seem to get love when a new version of iOS is released or Apple makes significant hardware changes (like the iPhone X).

So, I've moved on (for now). I like Fiery Feeds 2 because it provides granular controls of the interface, letting me tweak all the things. Font, text size, padding, and margins to name a few. I recommend checking out Federico Viticci's review of Fiery Feeds 2 if you want an in-depth look at the newly updated app.

The only thing Fiery Feeds didn't have, though, was Reeder's interface. As a creature of habit, I wanted to configure Fiery Feeds to look like Reeder 3, sepia tone and all.

Reeder 3 on the left, Fiery Feeds 2 with customizations on the right

Reeder 3 on the left, Fiery Feeds 2 with customizations on the right

First, I changed the theme to Sand in the appearance settings of the app. You can tap that link if you have Fiery Feeds installed, or download it from the Theme Directory.

Then, I changed the font from Avenir Next to the System Font (San Francisco).

Last, I changed the advanced settings below to finish customizing Fiery Feeds to my liking.

Article List Settings:

  • Preview Images: No Previews
  • Enabled Show Date and Feed Title
  • Enabled Show Feed Icon
  • Disabled Show Status Icon
  • Title Lines: 2
  • Preview Lines: 1
  • Title Size: 16pt
  • Font Size: 13pt
  • Padding: 5px

Article View Settings:

  • Title Size: 24pt
  • Subtitle Size: 12pt
  • Text Size: 16pt
  • Margin: 6%
  • Line Height: 1.5

This made my switch from Reeder to Fiery Feeds a lot easier.

For my first Micro Monday, I highly recommend following @macgenie’s micro.blog if you haven’t already.

🎵 Bemsha Swing - Miles Davis