→ Acorn developer loves Apple Pencil

Is it the same as drawing in my sketchbook? No. Of course not. I’m rubbing a plastic tip across a glass screen. It’s still God Damn Amazing though.

I’ve had my iPad Pro for about a week now and the first thing everyone asks is “Have you got the pencil?”. Maybe I should try the pencil.

→ Advertising tracking is getting scarier every day

Privacy advocates are warning federal authorities of a new threat that uses inaudible, high-frequency sounds to surreptitiously track a person’s online behavior across a range of devices, including phones, TVs, tablets, and computers.

The ultrasonic pitches are embedded into TV commercials or are played when a user encounters an ad displayed in a computer browser. While the sound can’t be heard by the human ear, nearby tablets and smartphones can detect it. When they do, browser cookies can now pair a single user to multiple devices and keep track of what TV commercials the person sees, how long the person watches the ads, and whether the person acts on the ads by doing a Web search or buying a product.

If you aren’t running an AdBlocker by now, you really should.

→ Great quote on selling a classic car

The reason for sale is quite simple and not market timed. After 20+ years of exhilarating rides, many cross-country, the time has come to pass the baton of stewardship to the next generation, hopefully for conservation and preservation. These cars will outlive us all, so our decision is without regret, grateful to have enjoyed the ride.

→ Air conditioning is sexist

Finally, scientists (two men, for the record) are urging an end to the Great Arctic Office Conspiracy. Their study, published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, says that most office buildings set temperatures based on a decades-old formula that uses the metabolic rates of men. The study concludes that buildings should “reduce gender-discriminating bias in thermal comfort” because setting temperatures at slightly warmer levels can help combat global warming.

I had no idea.

→ Why is the US still using a Nazi tall ship?

Sailing off the US Atlantic coast in July, 1986, we were reefing the sails just before daybreak. My fellow cadets and I were on the topgallant yardarm, almost 150 feet above the water, pulling the sail up in the dim twilight. As the sun broke the horizon, we found ourselves in sunlight while the ship below us was still in shadow. Mesmerised by the beauty of the dawn, we looked down and saw dolphins playing in the bow-wake. Speechless, we simply looked at each other and smiled, and then got back to work.

Awesome history article, with this gorgeous quote I just had to share.

→ HP printers have apps and they are weird

Maybe you can print it out to take to your dying grandparent in hospital – those are about the only people who’d find it useful.


Just think of all the smart engineers who pissed away a good part of their time working on this instead of something useful.

I highly reccomend following Anthony on Twitter also: @decryption.