Up Ahead (Morning Coffee: August 29th, 2022)
Just Leaving the Coffee Shop. the Topics Today Will Cover Two Different Apps. One That I’m Beta Testing, and One That Tracks My Game Progress. Simple Nerdy Week. Thanks for Reading.
Up Ahead isn’t out yet. I’m beta testing it for the developer, but it’s already becoming one of my favorite apps on the iPhone. It’s a simple countdown app that lets me know how many days until something I’m looking forward to arrives. I’m only using it for consumption, stuff like TV shows and video games, but that frees up my calendar to only display important things. It has one job, and it does it incredibly well.
Tracking Game Progress
I’ve started using Craft to store my game progress notes. What was once in Apple Notes, now fits better in Craft, with a very similar workflow:
- Google game walkthrough
- Copy chapters
- Paste into new note
- Turn list into checkboxes
I’ve never had time to finish a game’s story in a short amount of time. I’m a very casual gamer, that loves the stories in some of these games. The problem is it usually takes me months to a year to complete a game. Especially since I play more than one at a time. Tracking the story progress, and checking off a chapter as I move forward, helps me understand how much I have left before completion.
Around the Web
New story: ‘Reality Pro’, ‘Reality One’ and ‘Reality Processor’ - A set of shell companies that are linked to Apple has secretly trademarked potential names for Apple’s upcoming AR/VR headset. https://t.co/ZUcSwjXplK— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) August 28, 2022
To "manage expectations", you downplay expectations. Leaving more room on the upside is the better bet.— Jason Fried (@jasonfried) August 26, 2022
During the pandemic I spent several months distilling everything I’ve learned about creativity and leadership into 366 daily entries. My 6th book Daily Creative launches on 9/6 and you can preorder it now at https://t.co/UxGVg6RLMU. (& Get the audiobook for free!) pic.twitter.com/7uwsG15ihY— Todd Henry (@toddhenry) August 26, 2022
I'm ready. pic.twitter.com/WEh4QRvNoo— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) August 24, 2022
“Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with.”— Kaleigh Moore (@kaleighf) August 23, 2022
— Henry David Thoreau
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