Thinking of doing a road trip from Amsterdam to the north French coast, in the Bretagne/Normandy area. Ideas for routes?

I remain convinced the number one tech recruiting metric should be toilet::employee ratio.

“Little less Sundance Channel there, Park Slope.”

Audio, SoundCloud, and the Indieweb

With the news of SoundCloud’s apparent demise, I’m starting to think of alternatives.

I love Bandcamp, but it seems to be more ideally suited as a place to sell finished releases, whereas I use SoundCloud more as an audio blog containing works in progress, mixes, and other random music stuff.

MixCloud seems like a good candidate, particularly for my Drift and radio show mixes, but it doesn’t seem intended for individual songs and recordings. is another interesting service. It wants to be imgur for audio files — you can upload an audio file to the service and embed it anywhere without an account, but it has slightly more severe file size limits on uploads. This is an issue for me since my hour long mixes often end up around a few hundred MB. It does have a pretty good API, though.

Another option is to embrace YouTube. I’d prefer not to be in bed with Google as much as possible, but it’s hard to deny YouTube as a huge force in this space.

This article compares a bunch more of these audio services. Unfortunately there’s not much discussion around the business models of the various platforms, but mostly it seems they all rely on some combination of premium accounts, display/audio ads, and native advertising/brand collaborations.

Which brings me to another possible solution. I could roll my own #indieweb system, storing my files on a server I control, and making my own audio streaming player with the web audio API. In fact, I’d imagine there are a lot of WordPress plugins that might help automate that process already.

I could then POSSE out to any other audio services to take advantage of their audience and unique features while retaining canonical control of my own stuff. Might be the best approach.

I’ve been in #Amsterdam long enough now that I’m recognizing its cast of characters. The captain’s back! #streetphotography

“Both Disteldorp as Vogeldorp are built into the philosophy of Ebenezer Howard In his book “Garden Cities of To-Morrow” (1902), he sketched images of cities without slums in which the advantages of both city (opportunities, entertainment, higher wages) and rural (beauty, fresh air and low rents) were combined.”

Benedict Evans: ‘Creation and Consumption’

I've noticed this in myself when it comes to photo editing. Much prefer mobile UI to the point where the desktop UI feels completely unnatural.

#iOS #AppDesigners — how useful has 3D Touch been to you? Any successful use cases you can share?

NO SPOILERS! (I can’t watch Twin Peaks until tonight). 😉

Rewatching Arrival. Beautiful film and I’ll fight glare disapprovingly at anyone who called it “disappointing”.