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  • (Most Compact 20000mAh Portable Charger) Anker PowerCore 20100 - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with Most Powerful 4.8A Output, PowerIQ Technology
    (Most Compact 20000mAh Portable Charger) Anker PowerCore 20100 - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with Most Powerful 4.8A Output, PowerIQ Technology
    Anker

    This thing, you need. Run your smartphone for days.

  • Klear Screen iKlear Cleaning Kit for iPad, iPhone, Galaxy, LCD, Plasma TV, Computer Monitor and Keyboard (Cloth, Wipes and Spray)
    Klear Screen iKlear Cleaning Kit for iPad, iPhone, Galaxy, LCD, Plasma TV, Computer Monitor and Keyboard (Cloth, Wipes and Spray)
    Klear Screen

    I use this cleaner for my iPhone, iPad 3, iPad mini and MacBook Pro. It’s great all-around and won’t mess up the oleophobic coating on iOS device screens.

  • Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound 3.5 Grams
    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound 3.5 Grams
    Artic Silver

    If you’re having problems with your Adonit Jot capacitive touch stylus or Hex3 Jaja, you can improve its performance and reliability with careful application of thermal paste! For more on this, check out my capacitive touch stylus how-to fix-it guide. Months later (Sep 2013), my styli are still performing great!

  • Adonit Jot Touch with Pixelpoint pressure sensitive stylus for iPad - Black
    Adonit Jot Touch with Pixelpoint pressure sensitive stylus for iPad - Black
    Adonit

    Adonit Jot with Pixelpoint, works with a lot of new drawing apps on iPad.

  • Klear Screen's iKlear 8 oz. Pump Spray Bottle 7351-IKHP, Others, Electronics & Computers
    Klear Screen's iKlear 8 oz. Pump Spray Bottle 7351-IKHP, Others, Electronics & Computers
    Klear Screen

    The stuff I use to keep my iPad screen nice and clean!

  • Cosmonaut: Wide-Grip Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screens
    Cosmonaut: Wide-Grip Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screens
    Studio Neat

    Awesome capacitive touch stylus created by Studio Neat. Great guys, great product. I use mine every day! Bradtastic Approved.

  • Adonit Jot Pro Stylus for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Other Touch Screens (ADJPG)
    Adonit Jot Pro Stylus for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Other Touch Screens (ADJPG)
    Adonit

    Adonit Jot Pro is an awesome capacitive touch stylus for iPad & other tablets.

  • Pencil by FiftyThree Digital Stylus for iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad 3/4 - Walnut
    Pencil by FiftyThree Digital Stylus for iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad 3/4 - Walnut
    FiftyThree

    Even if you consider yourself a casual doodler or note-taker, you’ll love this well designed stylus. Built for Paper by FiftyThree, the iPad app — however, many other apps support Pencil.

  • Bicycle Standard Index Playing Cards (Pack of 2)
    Bicycle Standard Index Playing Cards (Pack of 2)
    Sportsman Supply Inc.

    Playing Cards for your password creation or poker game!

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Wednesday
Jan222014

Moving from Squarespace 5 to Squarespace V6

So I finally found a theme that I kinda like at Squarespace 6.

At least it’s the best that I’ve seen so far. Like WordPress, Squarespace is really in the CMS/full website building business and is moving away from blogs. With that in mind, I was hesitant to make the switch.

There’s that, and Squarespace won’t let third party apps like Blogsy work with version 6.

I have no idea why this is. I’ve asked, heard nothing. fomola (Blogsy dev) has asked numerous times… nothing.

Seems stubborn.

But after spending some time looking at the UI and figuring out what does what, I’ve figured out something really, pretty important. SIX is damned powerful. It absolutely blows FIVE away. Tons of little things that I’ve wanted to do here, things that I’ve wanted to add that requires custom code, are just built-in options with SIX.

Now I just need to figure out the best way to move my content and move over to SIX.

There are still a lot of things that I don’t care for with SIX, but I think I can tweak most of it. Basically, it’s just not that readable and usable. I don’t like the typography. It still feels more like flash and style than substance. Also, I can’t seem to get autocorrect, text replacement and substitutions to work in the SSV6 editor.

But I guess people like that. I like this theme that I’ve been playing with. It’s a lot of work trying to get the new, old site up; meanwhile, I’m trying to plan out the rest of my writing. I’m going to add an entertainment section to talk about video games and anime. My personal stuff will be elsewhere, entirely (at the moment, it’s called “Bradtastica”), as well as politics. I don’t think I want to deal with all of those insipid comments insults.

By the way, is it just me, or is this Spacecraft website builder look a lot like… Squarespace 6?

Sunday
Apr242011

Happy Easter, and other superfluousness

Christians, have a blessed day.

Everyone else, enjoy chocolate bunnies or whatever. A day off of work, maybe, or the end of a long-ish weekend, if you got to take off all (or part) of Good Friday.

Today is also my friend Peter Morrison’s birthday; so I wish him a good one, and a grand show tonight at The Marrakech Magic Theater.

If you’re around the bay area, you should check out Peter Morrison’s magic show. It is far from a typical magic show, and far better than you might expect (and I do know my magic). A blend of clean-comedy and classical magic, The Marrakech Magic Theater is open four nights per week — two shows on Saturday — and I promise, Peter will amaze you as performer and host. Bottom line: it’s Bradtastic Approved — you, your family, date, or whomever, will have an incredible night. Tickets and showtimes available at the magic theater website.

However, if you leave a comment (with a way to get in touch), I’ll fill you in on a super way to save some money and get some discounted tickets. Make sure to tell him how you heard about the show, too! (It’ll raise your coolness factor by at least nine, and help me look good, too.)

The edges of the canvas.

I’m using this time today to reflect on things, get some writing done, and organize my digital files and software. There’s a lot going on in the world; I watched Meet the Press this morning as usual, and it’s no doubt that others out there feel the pressure of impending change in our nation — and the worldwide repercussions.

I’d also like to say, that while I’m not exactly a Donald Trump fan, I’m intrigued by what he’s doing. It looks fun. As a megalomaniac, he sure looks happy! Most of them seem sorta pissed off all of the time; and while he’s arguably upset a lot, too, he clearly marvels at his own greatness — we should all do that sometimes… by “we” I mean, y’know, people with some modicum of success or talent. “Count your blessings,” or something like that.

As I’ve stated, I’ve decided that I’ll no longer hold back my every idea and witty remark; things like “hope” and optimism are in shorter supply, along with quality cynicism and satire — I blame YouTube… and fast food. While the quality of American public education is questionable piss-poor in many areas, the availability of information to the masses here is unprecedented. Those with determination — drive, the will to succeed — should have the resources to achieve.

For every few poorly written, meaningless blogs out there, someone must stand up, rise to the challenge — the call of duty — showing the rest of America and the world what we’re truly capable of…

Because… it’s probably not going to be me. Not with a blog called superfluousNOT superfluous, I mean. (Hey, don’t hate the messenger or the game.)

I’m painting with a bigger brush.

In all seriousness, I will share more art, thought pieces, general cool information, essays, opinions, and whimsy.

It’s important to me. As important to me as piña colada flavored Yoplait yogurt, and if you know me, you know I take that stuff really seriously.

(And if you don’t know me) I’m not really sure why you’re here… but I’m glad that you are, and hope you visit again soon. Lots to discuss!

Please share your thoughts!

If you don’t want to comment, please feel free to email, or send me a link to your blog, forum, rants, whatever. I’m not exactly lacking for community, but quality dialogue is an inspiring thing. Because of us, someone may do something magical and change the world* (for the better). We need as much of that as we can get.

HAPPY EASTER!

*I’m personally not responsible for the crazy-honey-crusted-nut-bars out there. At least, I don’t think I am. I’m not sure how to know for sure.