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All Out Of Love by Air Supply

tcr! · Aug 13, 2017 at 8:17 am

Audio (MP3): 20170813 - All Out of Love by Air Supply

Peeps, here’s a pop ballad for your Sunday morning. The chorus is good. Shut up. It reminds me of 80s skate parties and those couple of years, like 10 and 11, where my world was getting bigger but before being cool was a thing.

I’m pretty sure somebody at my house had an Air Supply 8-track or two.

Anybody wanna start an Air Supply cover band? I get to be Dudley Moore. I seriously thought Moore was in the band at first and not that little Australian, Russell Hitchcock. They could be cousins!

Speaking of Dudley… If you need a Sunday movie you should watch 1981’s Arthur with Moore and Liza Minnelli. Had to have been on cable at least once a month when I was a kid.

Before becoming a full blown rebellious teenager I could relate to a character like Moore’s rather than to one played by maybe a Clint Eastwood. Arthur embraced his inner child, probably too much, and he had that whole social awkwardness, spiritual clumsiness. The “I don’t know how to do this so I’m gonna drink to power through.” The “I have to follow rules but I won’t like them.” I always identify with those kind of struggles.

As a kid somewhere I knew I was going to need serious help to make it through life alive and Moore’s character was some subconscious role model. I know there’s parts of him in me.[1] Three cheers for cable TV. Yep, I have vivd memories of movie scenes, they’re as much of my childhood as anything else.

And in the movie Hobson had some of the best snark around. After researching I see that John Gielgud won Best Supporting Actor for his performance. Good. That scene where Arthur and Hobson are bonding in the hospital — I should’ve made a mental note then just how important people are and the few moments we have with them.

Anyways. Obviously I bond more with Arthur than I do Air Supply. πŸ˜‰

#musicvideos #airsupply #arthur #diariespodcast


  1. Please note, I seriously doubt if I was even remotely funny or likable when I was drinking. We think that we are but we’re not.

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4 dollar circular saw

tcr! · Aug 12, 2017 at 3:27 pm

4 dollar circular saw

Still one of the best 4 dollars I’ve ever spent.

#photos #homeimprovement

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Aug 12th, 2017 at 2:57:04 pm

tcr! · Aug 12, 2017 at 2:57 pm

OMG. They’re doing Friends trivia on WNYC πŸ™„πŸ”«

#allislost

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tcr! tcr! · Aug 12, 2017 at 2:58 pm

What’s worse is that I just shouted out an answer. πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ”«

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Bumblebee in the flowers

tcr! · Aug 12, 2017 at 2:27 pm

Bumblebee in the flowers

No touch-ups or filtering required.

πŸ“ΈπŸŒΈπŸ #photos #bees #flowers #forsale

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Spider with peppers

tcr! · Aug 12, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Spider with peppers

I was at Ace Hardware earlier looking at ornamental peppers when this guy climbed out on leaf like it was his stage and then started parading around like some fashion show.

πŸŒΆπŸ•· #photos #spider

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Summertime Rolls by Jane’s Addiction

tcr! · Aug 12, 2017 at 7:39 am

Peeps, here’s your yellow-buttercup Saturday morning jam.

I woke up with Perry singing this in my head. It’s a perfect way to wake up, perfect hymn for morning coffee on a perfect summer morning.

She sings a song and I listen to what it says.
If you want a friend feed any animal.
There was so much space.
I cut me a piece with some fine wine.
It brought peace to my mind.
In the summertime. And it rolled…

#musicvideos #janesaddiction

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Aug 11th, 2017 at 7:23:29 pm

tcr! · Aug 11, 2017 at 7:23 pm

I just used Armor All® instead of Spray ‘n Wash® on one of my shirts.

It’s been a long day… πŸ€•

#thestruggleisreal

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Aug 11th, 2017 at 5:09:56 pm

tcr! · Aug 11, 2017 at 5:09 pm

How many pieces of pie could I take into the movie theater before they get cranky? 3-4? I’m not talking the Hostess apple pies either. Although “those are my favorite breakfast.”

#movies #pie

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Star Trek stamps from my dad

tcr! · Aug 11, 2017 at 4:49 pm

Star Trek stamps from my dad

πŸ––β€οΈπŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’š

#photos #startrek #usps

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Subscriptions for Ulysses

tcr! · Aug 11, 2017 at 1:52 pm

Why we’re switching Ulysses to Subscription

Why we’re switching Ulysses to Subscription

Today, we are switching Ulysses to a subscription model. The short story is this (tl;dr): Our users expect a continuously evolving high quality productβ€Š—β€Šand subscription is the only way we can truly deliver on that expectation.

Let’s map this onto Ulysses for a moment: If you bought Ulysses at its launch in April 2013, you will now have received nine major feature releases. For free, at no additional cost. At least 80% of that originally purchased app have since been scraped and replaced. Its functionality has quadrupled during the same time.

Each of these nine updates required a considerable amount of time on our part, which of course translates into a considerable amount of development cost. But with customers ever only paying for the development of the current versionβ€Š—β€Šhow did we manage to finance new versions then?

I disagree with this. Wholeheartedly. With Ulysses giving major releases away for free, I guess I don’t know how they expected to make any money. When I was developing software, building new releases, patching them, and so on I charged for major releases and gave the patches/updates away for free.

Panic and Pixelmator both sell new versions (1.0, 2.0) and typically give updates (1.2, 2.5) away from what I recall. Seems to be working for them.

I’ve bought both Ulysses for macOS and for iOS and they’re decent apps. But I don’t use them regularly[1] and so their new subscription model makes me cringe. I don’t wanna pay for app subscriptions unless I have them open often enough AND they’re so awesome they make it worth the monthly fee. Every time apps license with a subscription I’m like “no thanks.” I don’t care if that’s where the industry’s headed.

Case in point: Adobe’s got some great products but I won’t move to Creative Cloud, even more so when reading the criticisms. I’m in Photoshop and InDesign almost daily[2] but I’m not paying $40 to use both those guys. $40 a month. I got enough bills.

Subscriptions are good for a service, not for a product.

#software #ulysses


  1. Markdown seems more for nerds than writers. I have a novella in Ulysses and it won’t render as an eBook without screwing up the formatting. And also the linking in Markdown has never looked right to me.

  2. I would use Pixelmator full time over Photoshop but I just can’t. If I have a JPEG that I want to quickly crop, Pixelmator will do that but then when I go to save it wants to save it to its own PXM file format. Then I gotta go through the whole razze dazzle of saving as JPEG. And then after that I close the image and Pixelmator again wants me to save as a PXM. The horror.

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