Finding myself make a bullet list of my ideal “project-based writing app,” i.e., like Scrivener but with some of the features I wish it had. I wish apps like iA Writer & Ulysses would step up their search-and-replace game in particular (grep, multi-file search, etc.).

Ben Brooks’ melancholy “The Gray I Know” strikes a chord. I love the SF Bay Area, but if all else was equal (it isn’t), I’d rather be in Sacramento: less techbro-y, very lively, certainly cheaper, even a little funkier.

Going back and looking at my old tech blog a bit. (1) I started it earlier than I remembered. (2) I was convinced I’d missed the boat on being a “pro blogger,” but now I think if I’d been better at self-promotion and a little more driven in seeking revenue…

I’d love to see Apple funding podcasts not by making them exclusive, but by taking advantage of a little-known existing mechanism for this very purpose called “advertising.”

I’m trying IGG’s Banktivity 7 as a replacement for Mint. It looks just as capable and more powerful—but if I want to connect it to all my financial accounts with “Direct Access,” gosh do the fees add up. 💸

To date I haven’t been able to find a single Markdown-based writing app that will export a DOCX or RTF in proper manuscript format, either novel or short story (which are ever-so-slightly different).

My love of @SluglineApp seems increasingly more theory than practice, mostly based on the way it never seems to remember settings. If only the Mac had some way to save them! Maybe we could call those “Preferences.”

Finally deleted my Mint account rather than letting it limp along, mostly unused, connections to financial accounts broken (and in some cases unfixable). It was a great idea way back when, though. Maybe there’s a program that runs locally that does similar automatic tracking?

The (now gone) pizza of doom.

I don’t know how authentic this is as “Detroit style,” but I like the look regardless.