The 1970s Librarians who revolutionized the challenge of search An interesting article about a forgotten building block of today’s search. Many of the concepts used in SUPARS(Syracuse University Psychological Abstract Retrieval Service) are still being used in the search engines of today
I woke up to the news that Apollo the Reddit third-party app will shut down at the end of June. I am sad but not surprised by this news, the writing was on the wall ever since Reddit decided to raise its API pricing. Using the Apollo was so superior to the Reddit app even as a casual user I am going to miss it.
I received my first mechanical keyboard today. A Keychron K2 Bluetooth Mechanical keyboard with Gateron Brown switches. The first thing I noticed when I took it out of the box was how solid and heavy it was. I should have brought a wrist rest and will need to add that to my next order. This is my first mechanical keyboard, although it does remind me of the typewriters that I learned to type on back in the '70's. Currently I am typing this to my iPad pro. Switching it from the iPad to my Mac mini is a bit awkward but doable. After spending so much time typing on a cheap flat keyboard with membrane it is going to take some time to get used to typing on a mechanical keyboard. However, my initial review is positive. Also I have also started to watch videos on modding keyboard. I think I maybe entering a rabbit hole.
I have to admit I have never been good at tagging. I either feel like I am not using enough tags or too many. However I did find this article on how tagging has changed interesting. Thanks @jeremycherfas for posting it.
Does anyone know of a central website for shared iOs shortcuts. I have been messing around with them and do better if I have a outline and then make changes to fit my needs @rosemaryorchard
So base on my reading of this article we need to win the 5G race because it is a race and we need to win it. Why, who knows! [Wait, why the hell is the ‘race to 5G’ even a race? - The Verge(https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/23/18637213/5g-race-us-leadership-china-fcc-lte)
Last week I started to notice that connecting to websites had gotten slow on my Google Pixel 2 phone and it kept getting worse over time. Finally, yesterday it would not connect at all. At the same time both my iPads connected normally. These are the steps I did in my attempt to get it reconnected. If you are having this problem I recommend reading all steps before proceeding
- Shut Wifi on the phone off and on - Shut the phone off and on - Forget Wifi-setting on phone - Turn the router off and on - Factory Reset the phone - Reset the router
None of the first five steps made a permanent difference. Resetting the router has worked and now my Pixel 2 is now connecting to the internet fine.