When Twitter Stops Being Fun
I used to love Twitter. The connections that it helped me form with people in the infosec community helped kickstart my career, and I definitely attribute a lot of my success to those connections. But lately, Twitter seems to have changed. I'm not the first person to write about this,
My Hopeless Addiction
I have a confession to make: I'm hopelessly addicted to travel writing in all its shapes and forms. Whether it's poorly written articles on Medium, or travel books recommended by other famous travel authors, I love reading about someone's fish out of water experience in another country or on a
Run Tracker Comparison
After my running post [http://jsokoly.ghost.io/running-in-2015/] at the end of last year, my friend Adam [Twitter.com/amcmanus] suggested that if I was going to get more serious about my running, I should look into a more robust run tracking app than Apple's built in Activity app.
When Workflow [https://workflow.is/] launched, I quickly downloaded it after seeing the review on MacStories [https://www.macstories.net/reviews/workflow-review-integrated-automation-for-ios-8/] . It seemed like an incredibly powerful tool that would allow me to automate my life, or so I thought. I downloaded it, made one or two workflows that
An amateur's tips for time-lapse photography with the iPhone
I love shooting time-lapses. I have mentioned before [http://jsokoly.ghost.io/iphone-photography/] that they're a fun way to shoot video because you're never quite sure what you're going to get when you're done. It forces you to slow down, plan things out, and really evaluate what you're shooting at.
Cutting Back on Twitter
A few months ago, I read Umair Haique's post on Medium titled "Why Twitter’s Dying (And What You Can Learn From It)" [https://medium.com/bad-words/why-twitter-s-dying-and-what-you-can-learn-from-it-9ed233e37974] and it got me thinking a lot about my own social media usage. Now, I used to say that I loved Twitter,
Creating Something Out of Nothing, Only to Destroy It
One of my favorite bands, Norma Jean, has a song titled "Creating Something Out of Nothing, Only to Destroy It." Recently I've been checking out Beme [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beme-share-video.-honestly./id1005178547?mt=8], a new social media app by Casey Neistat [https://www.youtube.com/user/
Can Apple Music Bring a Musician Back to Music?
Lately, I haven't been listening to much music. Most of the time, if I find myself in the car, or lounging around at home, I listen to podcasts. But it didn't use to be that way. In high school and college, I always had music playing in the background. My
The Dilemma of Adblocking
Adblockers are a contentious topic. From a consumer perspective, they tend to make for a better browsing experience, which should, in theory, be a better thing overall. However, they do put some websites in a tough spot, especially if they rely on intrusive advertising as their revenue stream. I bring
A Week at The Airport by Alain De Botton
"A Week at the Airport [http://www.amazon.com/Week-at-Airport-Alain-Botton/dp/0307739678/]" by Alain De Botton captures that which I love about flying. That sense of bustle in the airport, the seeming magic of flight itself, and the excitement of going somewhere new. It's easy to get caught up in
Cuba Moves to Expand Internet Access for its Citizens
Cuba moves to expand internet access for its citizens [http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/19/8811465/cuba-expand-internet-access-wifi-cost] > Cuba is one of the least connected countries in the Western hemisphere. The government says about 25 percent of its population has access to the internet, but most of those users are