Jim Willis

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2021-02-14: Another great email from @jonkit! Such good stuff here. I am also digging the new weezer, had …

2021-02-01: Disappointed that my 40 minutes of shoveling only netted 16 minutes of activity on my Apple Watch. …

2021-02-01: So far my deep dive into iOS vintage synthesizer replicas has found me learning about the samples …

2021-01-25: Making Monday morning bearable thx to @coffee_corral

2021-01-24: I’ve got nothing against dog-earring key pages but Woody here REALLY relished @jefftweedy ‘s How To …

2021-01-24: If my LinkedIn profile were based on what I actually spend most of my time doing it would read: …

2021-01-22: Airport Express->V-DAC finally my hifi can be in sync with my homepods with Airplay 2 …

2021-01-22: Unbelievable that the only way to integrate Airplay 2 into an existing home stereo system/older …

2021-01-17: A requirement to read this gem should be part of the Terms of Service for any social media account.

2021-01-14: If Facebook applied the algorithms that fuel its business model to brick and mortar business instead …

2021-01-10: When you go back to watch Tenet the second time (and, rest assured there will be a necessary second …

2021-01-10: In light of the confusion around what private companies are allowed to do when curating their …

2021-01-10: Listening to David Grisman Quintet on vinyl this AM and Tony Rice’s solos are perfect in every way. …

2021-01-08: Happy to see that Amazon has reinstated it’s on-demand Order History Report download page. They took …

2021-01-07: Sounds too good to be true: an IDE for iOS shortcuts! jellycuts.com

2021-01-05: A post about three of the most valuable health metrics your Apple Watch tracks for you to tell you …

2021-01-03: Nice rainy Sunday AM listening through some of @jonkit’s fantastic music picks from his latest …

2021-01-02: Yesterday @mcelhearn turned me on to a great oud + Jack DeJohnette/Dave Holland rhythm section …

2020-12-31: The past few mornings I’ve been watching David Byrne’s @americanutopia followed by the Talking Heads …

2020-12-31: When you mistakenly put chili powder on your son’s oatmeal instead of cinnamon on 12/31, that’s the …

2020-12-29: Back to the 80s this week. Watched Fletch and Midnight Run. Both great movies. The earworm theme …

2020-12-25: The only pertinent question w/r/t homemade donuts on Christmas morning: with bacon or without?

2020-12-23: The line at my butcher’s was (socially-distanced) down the block today when I went to pick up our …

2020-12-23: Looking at the New Year’s resolutions I was thinking about seven years ago (courtesy of @dayoneapp): …

2020-12-22: 🎵 Some details on using the iPad Pro as the (portable) center of my home recording studio: …

2020-12-22: Half prices season passes through 12/31. No better bang for your beach buck! #seabrightnj

2020-12-22: Michael J Fox on accepting and allowing “the space that Parkinson’s takes up” in his life. Inspired …

2020-12-21: My new, improved “rack mountable” audio interface. 🎵

2020-12-21: Home Recording 🎸🎶 🎵Read about our cover of Joni Mitchell’s River that we each recorded on our home recording rigs. …

2020-12-21: Working my way through Brett Terpstra’s awesome list of text editors and looking, unsuccessfully so …

2020-12-20: Have done (and enjoyed) more yoga since the launch of Apple’s Fitness+ than I have in the past 5 …

2020-12-20: Repeated listenings this week to the album Vagabon. Really excellent, highly recommend: …

2020-12-20: Truer than ever:

2020-12-20: Part of my new home office/recording studio setup involves using Velcro to affix my audio interface …

2020-12-19: Merry Christmas to us?!?!?

2020-12-15: Accidentally left Zwift running the other day and had to figure out how to delete a few thousand …

2020-12-14: I need an alternative for Goodreads now that they’ve fully transformed into a roach motel (data …

2020-12-02: Signed up for @readwiseio to help me track/remember/consolidate what I read. My thoughts and …

2020-11-30: So much to love about this piece from @probonopd I spend a lot of time trying to replicate the …

2020-11-28: Reality always wins! “Though the terrain of frustration may be vast – from a stubbed toe to an …

2020-11-28: Garageband on iPad is so capable. Here’s me, my Martin D-18 and a song called Why You Been …

2020-11-25: Rolling into Thanksgiving break....

2020-11-25: Almost impossible to imagine a Mac automation edge case that is not supported by the amazing …

2020-11-24: This sure does feel like Apple is drifting into “just open up the registry editor and change this …

2020-11-24: Wrote up a short but helpful Keyboard Maestro macro to remind me to charge my Apple Watch anytime my …

2020-11-24: Please just this one thing I like cream in my coffee Damn triglycerides

2020-11-20: Taking some sage advice

2020-11-19: Errands at dusk

2020-11-19: Here’s what Lyme disease looks like according to heart rate variability data on an Apple Watch. …

2020-11-17: Looks like we’re having some software compatibility issues at work with Big Sur. As always, if you …

2020-11-15: #sundaypapers

2020-11-10: Can anyone explain the real-world implications of getting a 7-core GPU MacBook Air as opposed to the …

2020-11-10: Post-work quickie

2020-11-09: Automating keystrokes to import OPML into Apple Podcasts app Almost unbelievable that the Apple Podcast application doesn’t have a way to import OPML files. …

2020-11-08: Enjoying new Apple Music video channel Been enjoying the new Apple Music video channel. Song selections isn’t totally my taste but it’s …

2020-11-01: Stun-guns held to American prisoners’ heads until they foam at the mouth and American officials did …

2020-10-31: Wrote an iOS shortcut that makes it more difficult to mindlessly check my work email on weekend: …

2020-10-30: Signed up for Apple One: [www.jimwillis.org/apple-one...](https://www.jimwillis.org/apple-one/)

2020-10-30: If you’ve been following the section 230 hearings this week and feel helpless in the face of Big …

2020-10-26: I’ve learned that I can maintain my sense of the sacredness of existence only by understanding my …

2020-10-23: From All Things Shining by Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly These are shining moments in …

2020-10-22: There should be a midi version of Neil Diamond’s America playing as this page loads.

2020-10-21: ugh. Just had to ‘man chmod’ Totally forgot the syntax. Is this my first senior moment?

2020-10-21: 5 Ways Families Can Prepare as Coronavirus Cases Surge - The New York Times

2020-10-19: Apple Watch Family Setup review: an expensive GPS tracker for your kids - The Verge If you’re considering getting a stand-alone Apple Watch for one of your kids (without the need for …

2020-10-13: Played a private backyard party last weekend with Kül d’Sack and recorded the show to make an album …

2020-10-12: My Onkyo receiver keeps changing inputs automatically (switching to CD as I listen to an album on …

2020-10-09: I am desperately/urgently trying to create some intentional distance from Facebook and other social …

2020-10-09: Saunders, with the answer, as usual: “The realization that failure was possible, even for me, had …

2020-10-07: Turn OneNote page into Reminder task - macOS / Keyboard Maestro - Automators Talk Some interesting approaches to scripting Microsoft OneNote here Turn OneNote page into Reminder task …

2020-10-07: Apple Mac perceived as easier to use, more secure than Windows among IT departments | AppleInsider Apple Mac perceived as easier to use, more secure than Windows among IT departments | AppleInsider: …

2020-10-07: Can’t recommend this conversation between Marc Hurst and @ayjay enough. Covering so much good …

2020-10-06: The New Jersey Covid tracking app is live in the App Store: …

2020-10-02: Delaware Water Gap Loop - BIKEPACKING.com The 90-mile Delaware Water Gap Loop is an overnighter …

2020-10-02: Finally have a proof of concept for connecting Siri and iOS shortcuts to OneNote:

2020-09-25: Surprised/not-surprised to learn that RBG cited her teacher Nabokov as an influence on her use of …

2020-09-25: Outstanding reporting from The Atlantic, identifying the multiple threats/risks in November’s …

2020-09-22: The iOS shortcuts I use to glue Instapaper and micro.blog always feel a bit kludgy. This new upgrade …

2020-09-19: Interesting trivia fact, the RT.Live website that does such a great job presenting COVID RT rates …

2020-09-18: Hey! My buddy Dan Gardoqui was on New Hampshire public radio yesterday. Bird and nature lovers, tune …

2020-09-18: Whoa, what? Colleges are paying influencers now? Frightening reading: welcome the covid influencer - …

2020-09-18: Work From Home is Having a Moment, but it Will Fade (at least some) Agree with so much of …

2020-09-18: Changing Your Diet Can Help Tamp Down Depression, Boost Mood Three servings of fish per week! If …

2020-09-18: On Creating Tasks — MacSparky Wise, short post from David here. I think about 80% of my Things inbox …

2020-09-18: How I Mastered the Art of Ventilating My Home CRAIG MOD SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 Become as obsessed with …

2020-09-17: Light-therapy box as this winter’s WFH desk accessory: www.jimwillis.org/prepping-…

2020-09-17: Huber Woods

2020-09-16: Can’t fight it any longer, the time has come:

2020-09-16: I chained together some loosely-coupled technologies on my iPhone to shed a few pounds. Here’s …

2020-09-09: Anyone else notice that @amazon quietly removed the ability to download your purchase history?

2020-09-09: Background/Research for creating my Day One template for guitar practice. Tips and Strategies on …

2020-09-09: Informative COVID-19 Tracker tool. Has NJ county-level data. United States COVID-19 Tracking …

2020-09-03: Huber, again. Part of my Day One journal #photoaday for September.

2020-09-01: Huber Woods afternoon hike

2020-09-01: some perspective on house clutter in the time of COVID The End of Minimalism Of course, everything …

2020-09-01: Where willpower fails, technology prevails! Just setup my OpenDNS server to block news.google.com. …

2020-09-01: Speechless. Almost makes me wish I spent more time on TikTok!. #food #kungfu #cooking The moon hit …

2020-08-31: Check your voter registration status! If you want to make sure you’re registered to vote, this tool worked for me.

2020-08-28: What if Facebook Is the Real ‘Silent Majority’? - The New York Times ** Inside the right-wing …

2020-08-24: Super happy with this mint condition eBay find. 🎵 🎸

2020-08-24: Apple’s Best Times Are Behind It. For Real This Time! | by Jean-Louis Gassée | Aug, 2020 | Monday Note I’ve been wondering how much headroom there is for AAPL after the split, this quote puts it in …

2020-08-24: Fitbit posts early findings showing its trackers can identify cases of COVID-19 before symptoms take hold | FierceBiotech Fitbit posts early findings showing its trackers can identify cases of COVID-19 before symptoms take …

2020-08-24: Shuttling playlists from service to service Over the past few months as I’ve been experimenting with Qobuz, Apple Music and Spotify I’ve needed …

2020-08-24: www.nytimes.com Public health officials seem to have had an ulterior motive when they told citizens …

2020-08-24: Great piece from Jerry Seinfeld in today’s Times: www.nytimes.com Feeling sorry for yourself …

2020-08-22: After 3+ years of using Martin monel/vintage/nickel strings on my D-18, I put a phosphor bronze set …

2020-08-21: Excellent writing from Jim Harrison. The Tao is strong in Shakespear’s idea that “we are all …

2020-08-21: The Prophecies of Q Read this piece in the print copy from last month. Fantastic writing. Many of …

2020-08-21: Isolated Bob Weir guitar from an ‘89 show. What a masterful player. What’s more the voicing of …

2020-08-20: Opinion | Was This Ancient Taoist the First Philosopher of Disability? But No-Toes explains that …

2020-08-20: Non-verbal teenager Tyler Hartfield writes music inspired by Nick Cave - ABC News “I have no …

2020-08-20: Ambiguous Loss FAQ - Ambiguous Loss This is an interesting idea, especially the resilience aspect of “normalizing …

2020-08-20: Your ‘Surge Capacity’ Is Depleted — It’s Why You Feel Awful This article made the rounds at work. …

2020-08-19: I wrote about managing a music library and metadata of matrix Grateful Dead recordings.

2020-08-19: Mitochondria May Hold Keys to Anxiety and Mental Health | Quanta Magazine Research hints that the …

2020-08-19: Is the U.S. Ready to Vote by Mail? - The Daily Good background/context around potential vote by mail …

2020-08-19: Just wrapping up a quarantine zoom call early so I can go shelter in place from a tornado. #2020

2019-02-20: AITA? A buddy of mine is trying to get me to listen to Karen Dalton but her 12-string guitar is too …

2019-02-20: hello world.