: Apple stock is down 2%. Coming back up “later this year”.

: This 🎸 solo, played by Larry Carlton for Steely Dan, is such a melodic marvel and a lot of fun to …

: Ha, ChatGPT. I caught you!

: I have to say that in my various, limited testing of llama-3 AI model vs ChatGPT 4 Plus, I often …

: So happy about the new music from David Gilmour, one of my main influences on guitar. The first …

: I came up with this funky part Tuesday evening. It’s really fun to solo over when looped. Could be a …

: I’ve recently connected with a local singer and recorded his vocals for a song that has been waiting …

: Yesterday, while driving, I heard two songs on the PRM online radio that I liked. With the new …

: 🚀 Eter 2.0 is now on Product Hunt. If you’re part of the community, check out the launch: …

: We launch Eter 2.0 (an online radio streaming app for Apple devices) on Product Hunt tomorrow. …

: The now-shut-down Apple car project was actually a cover operation. They were never going to compete …

: In elections a few years from now, I’m afraid we’re going to vote for a person (or a party) that can …

: This Valentine’s Day, show your love to your musical instrument 🎷 🎸 🥁, by playing them this song: …

: We all know the proverb, “Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are”. I think it …

: 🎵🚨 Just another reminder that last week I’ve released a new rock song of which I’m very proud. Take …

: Wut!? Apple brought easy category browsing back to the App Store app? Hurray.

: Wut!? Apple brought easy category browsing back to the App Store app? Hurray.

: 🎶 When listening to music. Do you listen to: Songs you select one by one Albums Personal playlists …

: If you read books, do: 1. 📖 read one book start to finish then move to the next one 2. 📚 read a few …

: Jack Stratton (Vulf), an innovative musician, talks about the business of music streaming. And wants …

: 🚨 And the new single is out today. Got some positive feedback on it. It’s a light rock kind of …

: I saved so much money by not preordering Apple’s Vision Pro today that maybe I just need to …

: My new single, a Beatlesque, jazz/rocky “You Make Me Smile”, is gonna be out on …

: The macOS App Icon Book my Michael Flarup is here! As a long-time Mac-head, I’m even more …

: On Jan 19, I’m releasing my new song, “You Make Me Smile”. This is a sneak peak: …

: I don’t know why but taking photos with Hipstamatic is so much fun. It’s somehow inspiring. It’s …

: You had one job.

: The launch of our Jira app is now live on ProductHunt: Check out the launch of Next Decision for …

: I’m excited to share a project I’m involved with, launching tomorrow on ProductHunt. …

: Gotta check out this new web browser. I heard it’s gonna rule.

: I’m finally close to generating my twisted vision of a “rubber duck programming” …

: My wife was worried: she was looking for her birth certificate and couldn’t find it. I calmed …

: My daughter (looking sideways at me with some sly worry in her eyes ): Do you know what’s the limit …

: One of my favourite internet radio stations is PRM. The app used is Eter Radio. Works on all Apple …

: Groomed Sparky was relaxing near me earlier today. He likes lying on soft rugs.

: Steve Jobs basically predicting ChatGPT (and maybe a bit future tech) back in 1983. Source: …

: Used this Taylor on my folky song “Coy McCoy’s Devious Ploy”: song.link/i/1625535…

: New🎵– a collab with another artist. It’s a chill-rock cover of Pink Floyd’s “Wish …

: I call this short piece Ebb and Flow and it’s obviously inspired by Classical music.

: Something new that I discovered in macOS. Hovering over the green button will show a menu with …

: Sometimes App Store release notes have funny synchronicities. Like Twitter feeds used to have.

: I wonder what would happen if I posted some of my funny short music videos, like the one below, on …

: 🎵 Chorus and 🎸solo play-through for my latest song, The Perfect Band. Hear the whole song at: …

: If you have a cat and dog — a cat thinks that’s it’s a god. And it thinks the dog is opposite — a …

: The snow accumulated on the back of the chair with a perfect design. Rounded corners, great height. …

: 🎵 🎸 🐕 A short song from your pet - “A Proud Chow Chow”

: Plans for Apparent Software for when Apple allows sideloading of apps.

: Sadly, JetBrains is sunsetting AppCode. I’ve used this IDE on and off for many years. …

: Misread “Return to In-Person Work” in an article title as “Return to In-Prison …

: 🤖 In the future, we’ll all just want to live our lives as pets of AI robots, who will take …

: The view this evening. I barely know the basics of hockey rules. But my daughter sings the Canadian …

: Unexpectedly, I came up with some nice jazz lines yesterday. 🎵🎸

: 🎵 I released a new rock song yesterday. You might hear some Van Halen 🎸 influences in it. 80ies-rock …

: 🎵A new musical idea I had late last night. Feels kind of like classical piano étude to me but on a …

: I usually forget to record myself when I’m actually recording 🎸 parts for a song. In the case, at …

: When I come up with musical ideas, I would often make quick recordings of them, before I forget the …

: There are good mentors and there are meantors. < /joke>

: The Perfect Band My new single, “The Perfect Band”, is getting ready to be released on Spotify and other …

: You know ASICS shoes 👟 ? There are also FPGA shoes but they run slower.

: 🎵What a nice surprise! The pre-released songs were fantastic. But it’s too late to listen to the …

: I’m not watching the Apple event live today (I have an online course I have to attend) and it’ll be …

: Do you know any owners of dogs with separation anxiety? There’s a method to train the dogs and …

: One of these lucky days Wordle 440 2/6 ⬛⬛🟩🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

: The new “Sticker shock” sticker pack for Socialite is a great way to express your social …

: Whoa, this was extremely lucky! Wordle 407 2/6 ⬛⬛⬛🟨⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

: This was rather lucky (yes I still like Wordle and it’s derivatives): Wordle 404 2/6 🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

: I saw a beautiful and impressive cloud formation yesterday.

: Between the “Artists” apps (musician’s apps), Apple’s one is much worse than either Bandcamp, …

: The video for my new song (acoustic singer-songwriter/folk) will premiere on YouTube soon at …

: I’m trying out Fastmail, to replace legacy Google Apps that I use for some of my domains. If …

: Tonight I was recording vocals for a song that I started about a year and a half ago. I couldn’t …

: This kind of notification about Apple on LinkedIn cracks me up every time. Apple was mentioned in …

: 🎬 Over the last month or so, I was occasionally watching The Hobbit trilogy over the lunch break. …

: 🎵 You can now add yourself to the “Musicians on Micro.blog” list with an embedded form …

: monogamy -> polygamy polyglot -> monoglot polygon -> monogon monopoly -> polypoly

: I can vouch personally that TextExpander has a great team: micro.codecookread.com/2022/01/1…

: I’m still surprised and confused by how the black dot inside the red close button in the Mac …

: Basically, Ring Doorbell 3 is unusable (or only intermittently) in Winnipeg, MB for several months. …

: Frankly, I expected better math from a company that sells products to manage your finances. I can …

: Pink Floyd releases 12 live albums from the early 70ies on unsuspecting public. This is not a drill. …

: If your Apple Bluetooth keyboard or trackpad are laggy, this article may help. Helped me, at least …

: Bought a CD/DVD player, in part so that I could listen to the remixed version of Unfolded Like …

: I wonder if Apple is ever going to make a big change to macOS and call it “macOS Next …

: The new album by Nick Johnston, Young Language …

: I wrote a part for a new track. It’s quite unusual, I think. It’s planned to be an interlude or a …

: On Friday night, over a pint of cider, I was discussing the shortage of chips in the last year, …

: It looks that an album of a rather amateur quality by a “Dave Gilmour” is wrongly …

: Ooh. My Musicians on Micro.blog site appeared on @TIL. What a nice surprise. All musicians are …

: Sparky is a mummy this Halloween. Frames and stickers added in Socialite

: Mesa Boogies but Meta doesn’t

: Hello, Relocated Items, my old friend. #macOS

: I was hoping macOS Big Sur 11.6.1 update would bring proper Safari tabs back, like Apple did in …

: Are you sure, Apple Translate? Magzine?

: I should soon receive a remix of one of my favourite albums, “Unfolded like Staircase” …

: William Shatner going to space feels like a Galaxy Quest moment. www.youtube.com/watch

: I heard Facebook was having connectivity problems today. Here’s a parody cover song I recorded a …

: It’s bright and sunny outside. But the coffee, the coffee is dark.

: 🐕 Sparky: do I see an 🍎 there?

: 🎵Recorded a cover of the 🎸 solo for Ghosts, by the Canadian band Big Wreck. Had to learn all the …

: The new “text from image” in iOS 15 is so handy. Here, translating a comment on YouTube.

: Watched the first episode of Foundation with kids. We all loved it. I’ve never read the books, for …

: — Here’s an article on how to do X. Please share and subscribe to my RSS feed! — What’s RSS? — OK, …

: GUI framework priorities for Mac developer these days (according to Apple and the market): SwiftUI …

: Watching the Fitness+ segment during Apple Event, while sitting on the couch and drinking beer with …

: It just came out and I’m sure it’s a great video: What Makes This Song Great? Bohemian …

: Sparky, sunbathing after grooming. Stickers and frames added in Socialite - socialiteapp.com

: The most useless notification on LinkedIn. Apple was mentioned in the news? OMG, what a surprise.

: 🎵 I’ve recorded a rock cover of a famous soviet-era cartoon theme, Nu Pogodi, followed by some …

: You know what totally disappeared from my social media and news feed? Crazy stories about NFTs being …

: Hammock-Driven Coding. The weather is fantastic. The mosquitos are not here. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

: Wish me luck. Modding a guitar pedal. I haven’t done such soldering in a long time.

: With iCloud+, your iCloud data, like notes and files, go with you to the clouds, when you pass on, …

: It’s WWDC day. As always, could be exciting or frustrating. I just hope it doesn’t add a lot of …

: My daughter (13) wanted to watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Somehow she heard about it and …

: With the Pride Month coming in June, we’ve just released a new Messages app with 33 animated …

: I now have my first music YouTube video to reach 10K views. Granted it took it 5.5 years to get …

: People still live rock! #Eurovision

: I’ve come a long way music-wise since this video but the lyrics on Swift language in this Karma …

: My new track “Winterland”, a guitar instrumental, will be out on streaming platforms on …

: Hey Rahul, Yeah, it’s been a while… Remind me again…

: Yesterday we had warm weather and my friend pulled me out to record drone and headstock camera video …

: It’s such a strange feeling. It’s warm enough to be in a t-shirt on the sun (13°C according to the …

: ❓ A real question for which I don’t know the answer. Why is it ok (nothing bad happens) for my …

: Here's a short story on how one teacher can change the future of several kids In the 8th grade, our school had experimental music lessons. We listened to songs and then analyzed …

: Here is Sparky before and after grooming today. Stickers and frames were added in Socialite. There’s …

: 🎵 A monthly reminder that you can support your favourite musical artists more by buying their music …

: 🐶 Sparky went to the groomer today after being last groomed before the winter. This a photo I took …

: I’m not sure what song Biden and the team are studying but I’m 90% sure the next chord is C. Unless …

: 🎵 My latest song, Oh Dear World, will be aired tonight and tomorrow on Will Keenan’s show on …

: Would Yesterday become a famous song, if Paul McCartney released it in his new album and not 50 …

: 🎵My new 🎸 cover (Dream Theater’s Erotomania), with a short introduction of what it means to …

: 🚨New music video coming up. After 20 years, I can finally play the guitar parts in Dream …

: This British YouTuber released a new song, recorded in his home, in which he played all the …

: 🎵 The “Radio Edit” of my latest track, “Oh Dear World”, is now available …

: Sparky looked so cool with the Q-tip.

: Hell yeah!

: I’ve released a “radio edit” of my latest song, “Oh Dear World”. More …

: Why did we call our dog Sparky and not… Barky?

: A music track I won’t release, so take a listen I wrote and recorded this riff-based part a couple of months ago and thought of making it an …

: Is it some kind of an amazing SEO hack by Amazon? A lookup on a price (at least in Euros) presents …

: We finished watching “The Queen Gambit”. Enjoyed it a lot. As a former chess player, in my …

: Is there a way to disable the prompt to update to macOS Big Sur in Catalina System Preferences? I …

: I don’t know what the original source is but this is spot on.

: This morning’s coffee is in this fun Starr Phish mug.

: My daughter: Our wind band class will not be in the new schedule because of COVID restrictions. Me: …

: Got some test stickers with our Starr Phish character. This one is a rocker, so my favorite. These …

: Is there a directory of podcasts hosted on micro.blog? @help

: 🎵 Yay! My Axel F / Beverly Hills Cop theme guitar cover video has now reached 1000 views on YouTube. …

: Less than 15 minutes until the premiere of the video for my song “Oh Dear World”. …

: 🎵 The video for my latest song, Oh Dear World, is scheduled to premiere tomorrow morning at …

: Today, in the App Store: “Our Top 10 Strategy Games”. All 10 are “pay to win” kind of games with …

: TIL there’s Ontario, CA. No, it’s not the Ontario province in Canada. It’s a place in California. …

: Watching the Apple iPhone event. #adayinthelife

: Never too late to learn another classic solo and try achieving a new (for me) sound. GnR - November …

: There appears to be a change in macOS Big Sur betas related to the quarantine flags on files, and it …

: 🎵 Today is Bandcamp day. If you’re know what Bandcamp is, check out my music at …

: My new single, Oh Dear World, is out. Go on an emotional and introspective journey with this …

: New lyrics - "Spares" Working on lyrics for a new song. I don’t have music yet. Usually, for me, it’s the …

: Writing and recording the guitar and bass parts on this section was tricky. But not as tricky as …

: A spider with his catch. I took this photo from the house window. Creepy.

: TZ repost: I’ve published a performance video of my song “Seven Years and Seven Months”, which …

: I’ve published a performance video of my song “Seven Years and Seven Months”, which is …

: I took a look at the top songs chart on Spotify. It was depressing. And no, not because it was full …

: Hello, powerful.

: 🎸 How come Fender never released a guitar called Bender?

: Please consider supporting the “Dev Community Supports Black Girls Code” initiative started by …

: Today we went on a hike and it included real sand dunes, which I didn’t even know existed in our …

: OH: Kid 1: what’s Prime Video? Kid 2: it’s Amazon’s Netflix.

: My friend, with whom I wrote Dark Sun, went to the studio today to record drums for my new song, …

: A friend brought my attention to the solo of Dream Theater’s song “Breaking all illusions”. This is …

: 🎵Listening to the new album by Kansas, which was released last night. Very progressive yet melodic, …

: Sometimes the prairie skies are just magnificent. These evening colours are the best.

: Fixing incorrect Creation and Modification dates of PDFs downloaded in Big Sur beta I’ve found a bug (filed as FB7987637) in Safari in Bug Sur betas (1 and 2), which manifests …

: Here we go. Apple Silicon inside.

: Still stoked that my new song is now on Spotify and other music services. It’s positive and with …

: 🎵My latest song is now also available in Spotify and Apple Music. Listen, like and follow please, if …

: See me play the 🎸solo of Seven Years and Seven Months. The song will be out on music platforms on …

: UPS 9am: package will arrive tomorrow Canada Post 9am: Package will arrive today UPS 11am: Ding. …

: After installing, the beta of macOS 11.0 (Big Sur) decided to show me notifications. It showed …

: Apple Service Status page is… unavailable. Where’s the status page for the status page

: My new song’s video is premiering on YouTube now. Join in. www.youtube.com/watch

: The song will also be available on other platforms (like Spotify/Apple Music) on June 30th and I …

: 🎵 NEW MUSIC 🚨 My song “Seven Years and Seven Months” is out on Bandcamp now. The song is …

: 🐕 Sparky got groomed yesterday. I could barely recognize him as I was picking him up. Luckily, he …

: A new original song is coming soon. It’s quite different from my regular writing, and it’s dedicated …

: It’s 🏳️‍🌈 month. If you use an iPhone and want to add some pride-related spice to your photos, our …

: Pleasant weather in the backyard today.

: The new normal

: My parody cover of John Lennon’s Imagine, called “Imagine, there’s no Facebook” has just reached …

: Pink Floyd are now streaming their fantastic 1994 Pulse concert on YouTube. Don’t miss, if …

: My daughter made this minion out of a toilet paper roll by looking at her minion stuffy. It’s …

: I’m making real progress with studying Dream Theater’s Erotomania on 🎸. It’s crazy hard in some …

: Bandcamp helps supporting musicians today If you’re buying music, especially from less mainstream artists, Bandcamp (a site that allows …

: It’s cool to see all the updates from Apple to the smaller devices. Now, what about the iMac and …

: During setup of the 🎸 I brought the bridge lower, the neck relief and action lower as advised too …

: Oh, this was quick and easy, now that I had the right tool. Not, setting it up.

: Starting my attempt to replace the truss rod nut on my guitar. Wish me luck.

: 🎵 I have the first music release as a solo artist. It’s a guitar-based cover of Axel F, the …

: Here’s a short clip from the concert on Saturday, covering Beatle’s Birthday. @johnphilpin

: Ozzy Osborn’s today’s release sounds like a retrospective Swan Song. Also, an …

: Concert evening! It’s great to perform again.

: Soundcheck spot before the concert on Saturday. 🎸

: How to solve this stupid iCloud Drive syncing problem. It’s stuck in this state for days now. …

: Got a mail that my Amazon package was delivered. But the dog didn’t bark, so that was strange. …

: I introduced my son to some “Weird” Al Yankovic songs lately. He’s been going over Al’s …

: A fire breather in slo-motion.

: I’ve got a new member of the 🎸 extended family.

: With a 27” vertical monitor, the meaning of “above the fold” can stretch a long way.

: The bunny’s in the backyard again.

: With NSNorth also not planning another conference, I’m thinking what other events could be …

: Release Notes conferences were top-class events for indie developers, and I’m sad that @joec …

: Any mobile game whose in-app-purchase list contains various stashes/packs/handfuls etc of gems or …

: Published my latest cover of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall Pt2” solo on …

: I’ve uploaded the Winds of Change solo to my YouTube channel as well. Because, why not? …

: Wind of Change by Scorpions. I used to slow-dance to this one in my late teens. About 25 years later …

: I also don’t think that I need two of them. I’ll buy one Sonos One. Some reviews worry me but I …

: I bought a pair of Sonos speakers from Costco thinking they were Sonos 1 but they are Sonos Play:1 …

: I should’ve checked. It was the second video, actually. Three and a half years ago. This is the old …

: My first music video on YouTube and Facebook, several years ago, was playing the solo to Pink …

: In 2019, I released a song (co-written), which is a major achievement for me, and I’ve started …

: A gator basking in the sun. Almost cute.

: Today’s vacation destination. One of a kind place.

: This iPhone Trivia article on Cult of Mac is interesting but something’s wrong in this math here. I …

: My dog, Sparky, was barking at an unknown, to him, person, who came to the door. A minute later the …

: I have a philosophical question: is it better to forget what you wanted to talk about with someone …

: Tesla’s stock took a sharp turn this morning. Just like the “curves” on their new …

: My Downloads folder on the MacBook Pro has a file from 2010 and more files from 2011 and later. …

: Came back from my son’s high-school concert of the jazz bands. It’s great to see how …

: My son has passed driving knowledge test today and now I’ll need to teach him to drive 😱 I’ll …

: I’m on Treating duty this Halloween. Frames and stickers were added with Socialite.

: Why does a process named tccd take an almost 1GB of memory on macOS Catalina. Isn’t it the one …

: Today, by mistake, I prepared coffee ☕️with half of spoon of salt instead of sugar. Let me tell …

: I first read this as “and surviving many key changes”. That would be appropriate for Dream Theater’s …

: Dream Theater’s landmark album, Scenes from a Memory, came out 20 years ago today. Here’s my recent …

: It’s fiery sunset in Winnipeg tonight. 📷

: Following the heavy snowstorm last week in Winnipeg, two of our trees in the backyard broke. But …

: I created a playlist with my selection of recent Progressive Rock and Metal releases on Apple Music. …

: Mexico didn’t disappoint. I added the stickers in Socialite

: Jean @macgenie loves rock&roll at the Karaoke at Release Notes conference.

: First leg of my flight to the Release Notes conference.

: I’ve spent some time in the Rocky Mountains near Denver last week, including at the Red Rocks …

: Walking with the dog. Last days of summer.

: And a dream came true. Seeing King Crimson live. One of the bands that opened new musical …

: No photos during the show, the sign says. King Crimson is very strict about this. Even the washrooms …

: View on the way to the venue

: Followed some people in King Crimson T-shirts all the way from the Go train station in the opposite …

: Arriving in Toronto for King Crimson concert tonight. My first time ever traveling so far for a …

: 🎵 New music! It’s an original track with my soul mate from across the ocean in rock/metal …

: New 🎸 Video Alert: The Spirit Carries On by Dream Theater solo cover. I improvised over the chorus …

: Tonight I recorded a video covering the solo of Dream Theater’s “The Spirit Carries On” with some …

: Well, that’s s first for me: submitted a song single. Written by me and my friend Michael Starr, it …

: I’ve got enough new music added today to my music library to keep me busy for quite a while. …

: Releasing a song is not unlike releasing an app today. You upload the binary (music), add metadata, …

: I remember how hard it was to find a name for my software company. Now doing the same for a band / …

: Finally working on the video for the song “Dark Sun” which my friend and I finished a year ago and I …

: Today’s first time achievements: ☑️ changed strings on a bass guitar ☑️ cut my thumb changing …

: Tonight I watched the first Matrix movie with my son. He loved it. I loved it again. It’s been so …

: My first time coming to a football game. It’s loud in here. 🏈 Made with Socialite

: 10 years ago I left my well-paid job in a chip-design company to try making it as a full-time indie …

: Going to travel on a train 🚊 for 2.5 days. Haven’t done any overnight trains since I was 11.

: Used Socialite to reimagine this glittering girl apparel brand as an alternative cover for a …

: Found this Mac in Microsoft visitor center. Cool.

: Visited Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture today. For the guitarist in me it was a really fun place to …

: These trees seem to grow from a hanging root of another tree that grows on top that “Hole in the …

: We’re on a family vacation, currently on Vancouver Island. One of the things we visited today was an …

: Still working on that solo from Dream Theater’s “The Spirit carries on”. Here’s a new video. Each …

: Somebody got a hold of an old iBook and asked if they can download a version of our app Cashculator …

: An update to Logic Pro X is out and the release notes suggest that some of the annoying stuff …

: I restrung my Suhr 🎸 with 9.5 gauge strings instead of the 10s it came with. I want a softer guitar …

: With the cover band I’m in, I took on myself to record some songs that we cover. It’s a lot of work …

: The latest version of Logic Pro X has been quite buggy for me lately. Yes I’ve been doing with it …

: I’m studying the solo for Dream Theater’s “The Spirit Carries on”. A beautiful combination of …

: A ladder + sleeping bad = a cheap vocal booth. It’s not very comfortable (or pretty) but it does …

: Happy Canada Day! If you’re in 🇨🇦 and use an iPhone, my company’s app, Socialite, has a nice pack of …

: My Mac app, Trickster got featured in the US Mac App Store today. What an unexpected surprise! …

: It’s 23°C outside and the storm somehow produced hail for a minute. Count me surprised.

: 🎵 Earlier this week I started working on a new song - this hasn’t happened for a while. I like …

: It looks like Siri is friends with James Brown. 👌🎵

: I’ve created a site for a list of self-identified musicians on micro.blog, who replied to my …

: I noticed at least three different speeds that these goslings can walk at. At each movement or …

: I got an Apple News notification that Toronto Raptors won the NBA championship. Congrats! I’m …

: This is on YouTube since 2010 but I’ve just found this out with a help from my bandmate: …

: It’s never too late to learn how to play the solo to Stairway to Heaven. Not even at 11pm. 🎸🎵

: I’ve just published my first post for @JustGoodMusic, about the band The Main Squeeze and …

: This cup goes to 11!

: My test projects folder has subfolders going back to the summer of 2009, when I was working on …

: So all the AppKit developers who were concerned that Marzipan would herald the beginning of the end …

: With the new Mac Pro and Logic Pro soon to be released, I’m starting a new rock band called The Mac …

: Sparky is not impressed with the announcements from #WWDC so far. No Memojis for dogs.

: WWDC day. It’s like Christmas for Apple Developers. But you may end up hating some of the …

: My coworking space just held a small “graduation” party for their first member, Tutorbright, …

: Working from the coworking space today.

: Time Zone repost: Poll: if you’re a musician 🎵 (play an instrument 🎸🎷🥁🎹, sing 🎤, write 🎼, produce or …

: Out little cherry and apple trees are in full bloom now. Bees are abound.

: Poll: if you’re a musician 🎵 (play an instrument 🎸🎷🥁🎹, sing 🎤, write 🎼, produce or anything …

: Arrived at my gym just to find the location closed. Went to another, farther, location of this …

: So this happened yesterday. I got to see Geddy Lee (of the band Rush) and get his new book about …

: 🎵 This latest Dirty Loops music video starts on a pop side but then they blow the mind, especially …

: Pelicans down a small waterfall, waiting for fish.

: I love learning about human languages, especially etymology – where words come from. So I found this …

: Today’s band rehearsal lasted for about 5 hours. One of the longer ones.

: David Gilmour has just released the whole Live at Pompeii concert from 2016 on YouTube: …

: Not my best singing (and it’s impossible to top Greg Lake) but I still like this cover I did for …

: The cover of the CD that accompanies that latest Prog magazine issue fits precisely with photo on …

: I tried a Music Man Luke III guitar in the store and I must say it has the most comfortable neck for …

: One of the latest finds of great music for me on YouTube are The Main Squeeze. Here’s their …

: Every guitarist should know how to play the solo from Bohemian Rhapsody, right? So here’s my report. …

: Yesterday we watched Back to the Future with the kids. I can’t remember when I last saw this …

: Here’s something I learned by posting a cover of the guitar solo for Pink Floyd’s Money …

: Home is where guitars are. After fantastic several days in Montréal for NSNorth conference and …

: The obligatory selfie from the Chalet lookout on Mont Royal. NSNorth was taking place somewhere down …

: Made it to the summit of Mont Royal and the cross below it. Does it make me an alpine hiker now?

: First lookout stop. Image edited with Socialite for iPhone.

: On my way up to the Mont Royal lookout in… Montreal.

: The lighting at the venue at NSNorth conference is top-notch.

: On my way to Montreal for NSNorth conference. If you’re also gonna be there, say hi.

: I can no longer figure out how to split screen on the iPad to make two apps run side by side. Where …

: Working from my coworking space today. Image prepared with our app Socialite

: Do you like Electronic Music? Or guitars 🎸? Whichever you like, check out my guitar cover of “Axel …

: My guitar cover of “Axel F” Do you like Electronic Music 🎵? Or guitars 🎸? Whichever you like, check out my guitar cover of “Axel …

: I must say the online store from which I’ve just bought something doesn’t instil 100% confidence …

: People seem to favor the golden snowflake photo from this morning the most. I actually like the one …

: Huge Snowflakes this morning From clear skies, these huge snowflakes fell in Winnipeg this morning. Magical.

: From “I get emails” series: apparently apps are now fashion. Or health. Or perhaps …

: 🎵 If you like The Beatles and guitar-based instrumental music, Andy Timmons Band Plays Sgt. Pepper …

: A bit of Popcorn on guitar Playing around with muted notes and delay for the popcorn tune. It loops great on Instagram. View …

: Today we had the first band rehearsal since the concert in October. Good to be back.

: These eyes

: Christmas frames My application for adding frames and borders to a picture, ImageFramer, has a collection of …

: Beatles Blackbird cover The last couple of weeks I’ve been working on a special cover of Beatles’ song …

: Little Wing Intro on guitar Just me playing Little Wing Intro on the Stratocaster

: Thanks to Jeff Johnson who quickly replied on Twitter with the link to download it. But the link …

: My 2010 Mac Book Pro is running macOS 10.12 (Sierra) beta. I want to upgrade to latest 10.13. Mac …

: Perhaps it’s a stupid and basic question in biology, but when you put a bean (as a seed) in the …

: Playing chess. It’s been a while, frankly.

: Last evening: teaching kids the intro to Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters. Oh, the memories of …

: This is an interesting social project: A non-tracking search engine which uses income to plant trees …

: Took care of my Fender Stratocaster last evening and this morning. Shielded the insides, polished …

: Yesterday I learned that there’s an atmospheric effect of ice crystals that create so called Light …

: For the first time in my life I did a bit of downhill skiing. Starting at age 40 is not the best but …

: The whole city of Winnipeg is shovelling snow from their driveways today.

: My cover of the guitar solo on Money I’m quite proud of how my playing of David Gilmour’s solos on Money sounds. Somehow I …

: It’s beautiful outside. Hoar frosts create a magical atmosphere.

: 🎵 “Lingus” by Snarky Puppy is just phenomenal. Especially Cory Henry’s solo and the …

: One of the best songs of the 80ies and one of these guitar solos I didn’t think I would be one …

: Name the song

: My #labradoodle eating #ice and fresh #snow

: This Halloween we split: daughter (10yo) and I went around the neighbourhood. My wife and son (14) …

: Last night was my first time on a concert stage in 20 years, with our new band, BlizzArt. It was a …

: It’s going to be an exciting day tomorrow. Concert day. I haven’t performed on stage with a band for …

: Fantastic performance today by the Queen Extravaganza. Fantastic singers and musicians. Lots of fun …

: Rehearsing today

: Replaced strings and straightened the neck on my Suhr today, lowering the action on G and D too, and …

: Bought a stand for my amp. Should sound better instead of the sound going into the feet. Maybe I’ll …

: ‪We watched “School of Rock” with the kids today. What a fun movie. I also think that kids got a …

: So I did get the new iPhone today, eventually.

: I should receive the iPhone XS today which will be my first Portrait mode capable phone. Expect …

: My currently favorite music to play and improvise on: Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers by Jeff Beck …

: Since I've been loving you intro cover One of my favourite blues songs, certainly among the minor blues. The intro is epic and a good use …

: First day in Montreal began with a private tour. We started by driving through one of the most …

: The fun part of Parc Omega visit was feeding deer or caribou with carrots. Bring a lot. But there …

: The first hotel we stayed in was Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello. It has style, history and …

: Happy to get reviews for Trickster like that.

: On the bright side: kids are back to school!

: UPS, last pm: your package will be delivered tomorrow. This am: we incorrectly sorted your package. …

: Here we go. Pretty exciting. The cover band I’m in is going to have our first concert on October …

: The hardest part of getting back after a long vacation The hardest part of getting back after a long vacation is sifting for days through all the photos, …

: This week, I finished my cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s “From the beginning”, …

: Last week I recorded a parody cover song, based on John Lennon’s “Imagine”, with …

: My new music video is up! This time I cover ELP’s classic, “From the beginning”, with an …

: Exporting music from my band before 2001. Lucky I kept some of the software and it still can run. …

: Randy Bachman (of Guess Who and BTO fame) in an interview: “If you know how many guitars you have in …

: Back home from an amazing performance by @marbinmusic. So much talent on stage. Lots of fun, too. …

: Back home from an amazing performance by @marbinmusic at @thehandsomedaughter. So much talent on …

: They say: “The best camera is the one you have with you”. So are guitars: the best is the one you …

: They say “the best camera is the one you have with you”. So are guitars: the best is the one you can …

: Imagine There is no Facebook (parody cover) Yesterday I recorded a parody cover song, based on John Lennon’s “Imagine”, with …

: I finished reading Seth Godin’s “The Dip” 📚 yesterday. Not that it’s a new …

: This Sunday went from “no plans” to being out and socializing with family and friends so …

: As I’m on my way back from a 12 day vacation, it seems that many people of my community are getting …

: Last night we watched the light show on the parliament building. Really well done, specifically made …

: So this sushi place in Ottawa has something called “Deep fried ice cream”. We’re ordering one.

: Always green tea with sushi

: Near the bridge in the picturesque Île d’Orléans there is a blackcurrant farm and they have a …

: Listening to an audiobook checked out from the city library. Pretty neat. 📖

: Got this 📚 from the library. Thanks, @pgor, for showing that such books exist

: Recording drums in a studio Last night I went to a studio to record a drummer for my and my friend’s upcoming song. It was …

: My son pulled his desktop mic today and it stopped working. I opened it, one wire got pulled from …

: A short atmospheric guitar piece a wrote It was also a great piece to try out on the new Blackstar Artist 15 amp I’ve got this week and …

: Today we played Ticket to Ride for the first time. We played a Great Lakes map. Kids took first and …

: Happy Canada Day! Framed with free Canada Day frames for ImageFramer.

: I was watching the video of the free & open-source iPad synth and saw this guitar. The black and …

: Bought and installed NAS: Synology DS218+. Now thinking of the best ways to use it for business and …

: Today I had the pleasure to work with a professional drummer, rehearsing the drum part for one of my …

: Attending my third #TEDxWinnipeg. A full day of interesting presentations awaits.

: I never knew that Paul McCartney’s first name is not Paul. Paul is his middle name. Just saw his and …

: Finished reading “The Broken Earth” trilogy. What a masterpiece of modern fantasy! Now returning to …

: When you’re recording a take that finally sounds pretty good When you’re recording a take that finally sounds pretty good and get surprised.

: My coworking space was out of beer today. But I forgive everything because of the awesome sign.

: If you’re into Progressive Rock, there’s a free web radio playing it 24/7, no ads: …

: Tried myself at a quick recording of a cover song today. Acoustic guitar, voice and solo on …

: While Cashculator was under review for less than an hour, Trickster was “In Review” for 5 …

: An update to Cashculator went through Mac App Store review from “Waiting for Review” to …

: Grade 8th in the co-working space The coworking space is filled with 8-graders doing coding and robotics today. Very cool initiative. …

: I built a chickenwire fence around our small garden today to keep bunnies and, mostly, Sparky away. …

: Big Big News from Big Big Train: A 2-CD live album of their London shows last summer. 🎵 …

: Working from a co-working space today. I like it here.

: From time to time I answer on Quora.com, usually about 🎵, Progressive Rock in particular. Today was …

: One thing I appreciate about the long winters in Winnipeg is that I don’t need to take care of …

: Cover of Horizons by Genesis Here’s me playing one of my favourite compositions for the guitar, “Horizons” by …

: My dog chewed my TWSBI Eco pen! Luckily he spared the other two, although did grab them off the …

: My opinion on difficulty of playing of some musical instruments: 🎸 - two hand synchronization. …

: As I’m walking around in Las Vegas I’m surprised at how many random people wear an Apple Watch. It’s …

: Asked Siri in the car to “play something by The Beatles” and it actually played the song …

: Glad to see Twitter helping Micro.blog grow. Sad to see Twitter’s direction with regards to 3rd …

: Participating in #JustPlay I decided to make the effort to participate in the #JustPlay challenge – a 30-day challenge started …

: Can I just be fit instead?

: Sometimes Apple Music can be useful.

: Nothing’s like 20cm of fresh snow on the driveway to jump start my day with exercise.

: This was an unexpected find: Deep Purple covering their most known song (Smoke on the Water) as a …

: Greg Howe Jammin’ on Sunny. So ridiculously good, it hurts. 🎵 www.youtube.com/watch

: 10 points to Gryffindor if you find a way to play videos using the keyboard in Apple’s Photos …

: Just read this quote in an answer on Quora: “Never mock someone for mispronouncing a word, it means …

: Duh! I was using version 2.6 of Trickster even though I released version 2.7 a couple of weeks ago. …

: Working from Starbucks for a couple of hours, watching the white outside, waiting for my son to have …

: Received my AppCamp4Girls T-shirt in the mail. Really dig its simple and cute design. Keep up the …

: Big Wreck concert Last night’s Big Wreck concert was an interesting one. They did not play many hit songs (not even …

: So, more and more new Mac apps are Electron apps, Apple plans to bring iOS apps to Mac in one way or …

: My cute work companion. Right after taking this photo he fell asleep 💤 and started snoring gently. 🐶

: Attending a high school open house. My kids are growing! 😨

: Working from the coworking space today. It’s nice to change the scenery from time to time.

: Last night I finished The Room: Last Sin. It was fantastic. CAD$7 for almost six hours of mysterious …

: Today’s evening program is Winnipeg Symphonic Orchestra. With my mom. I don’t remember …

: The Girl from Ipanema Yesterday I learned that “Girl from Ipanema” was inspired by an actual girl. She’s in her …

: Excuse me, what are ice crystals? Never saw these before.

: The new moneyraising campaign by Vim is truly innovative and unheard of in the text editor world. …

: Buying the new The Room game on the iPad. Resistance is futile.

: Black Ice Yesterday morning, I slipped on thin ice, also called “Black Ice” here, outside the house and fell …

: Trickster Mac App Store woes Five days after submitting Trickster, it got rejected for two supposedly macOS Human Interface …

: I wonder who was the person who thought “Let’s make videos of how we (or others) react to …

: So, my song covers with software-development inspired lyrics, App Oddity and Cocoa Police appeared …

: App Store review process is still a mystery. Both Cashculator versions (Paid and Freemium) went …

: There’s a rule, don’t play “Stairway to Heaven” in the guitar store. That …

: I just realized that the last 3 fictional 📚 that I read were all written by software developers …

: Finished reading Artemis last week. Really liked it. I dig Weir’s conversational and humorous …

: Current fiction 📚 I’m reading is “Artemis” by Andy Weir. In the last several years I rarely …

: I’m working from my co-working space today. It’s the busiest I’ve ever seen it. …

: Yesterday was finally a good warm day (-2ºC) and it was a weekend, so we took kids out to the river …

: Yesterday I replaced a faulty Lutron dimmer with a new one because its control LEDs were suddenly …

: For a new musical piece I wrote, a bass player asked chords. I looked again for software to prepare …

: Got myself a Seinheiser E609 mic to record guitar amp. Today recorded (again) the heavy part for an …

: How to make sugar look healthy.

: Today’s news (rumour) of Apple planning to bring iOS apps to the Mac and combining Mac …

: Wow. VoodooPad was purchased once again and moved to Toronto. Let’s hope Primate Labs will keep it …

: Mac App Store is so horrible for customer support. A customer complains that she bought the app …

: Why does every apparel chain force us to pay for the “privilege” to advertise their brand on our …

: Sparky is looking outside, waiting for kids to return home from school (pretty on time).

: Today I learned you can restore deleted files from iCloud Drive Thanks to sixcolors.com for writing a guide about restoring files from iCloud Drive because I wrote …

: Just watched the Emoji movie with the family. It was Meh.

: The people who can unlock your iPhone X with their face will be henceforth known as your “X …

: My co-working space, @launch1460, has this nice touch on the floor as you enter it.

: Yesterday I flipped through and listened to vinyl records at a friend’s house, for the first time in …

: Every time I do something that concerns service businesses, I get bombarded with surveys. Traveled? …

: How app ideas are born Yesterday I returned from the third Release Notes conference. Like in the previous two years, I had …

: Apparently, I’m the only participant, except one of the speakers, who remembers MacYenta. “LinkedIn …

: Chicago

: Really impressed with how quickly @manton released a working version of micro.blog app for the Mac. …

: ☑️ The Bean

: Sparky, with an antler Framed with ImageFramer

: YinYang

: “The most fundamental principle of the organized mind, the one most critical to keeping us …

: Two years ago I published “TL;DR Programming” article. I still like it. Thoughts?

: Testing posting from the micro.blog application.

: I now have exactly 1000 followers on Twitter. Thank god for arbitrary, meaningless achievements we …

: [caption id=“attachment_211” align=“aligncenter” …

: Hi Stephen (@stefp). Misplaced Childhood should indeed be interesting to hear with a new remix. But …

: Today we released ImageFramer 4.0 into the wild This is a 1-minute video of ImageFramer to pique your interest. If you need to add frames to your …

: My app Trickster was posted to Product Hunt today. If you’re a member of PH and like Trickster …

: My first printed magazine experience As I opened my mailbox today, among the countless spam flyers there was an issue of the first …

: Going to Release Notes Conference This year I’m planning on going to Release Notes Conference again. After two fantastic years …

: Trickster got a positive review today Happy to see one of my Mac application, Trickster, receiving a positive and thorough review today at …

: Have too much educational videos, articles and books to read lately. Hard to balance time between …

: Testing Micro.blog crossposting from MarsEdit I just use a “microblog” category to feed micro.blog with my posts from here. …

: Really excited about micro.blog. Just got my username (@jacob) registered early, the perk of …

: Winnipeg winter weather guide ☀️ — Freaking cold. Stay inside 🌥 — Warmer, but still freezing cold 🌨 — Warmest

: While my code gently weeps It’s an observation and not a solid fact, but it surely looks like a significant part of software …

: Licensing changes and pricing Today Bohemian Coding, an indie Mac development company, who develop the fantastic design …

: Can you play something? [gallery columns=“1” link=“none” size=“full” …

: A spammer needs QA [gallery columns=“1” link=“none” size=“full” …

: Bug in OS X with Last Open Date in Spotlight and Quarantine flags I’ve just filed a bug with Apple that affects one of Trickster’s core features and also affects all …

: TL;DR Programming TL;DR, an abbreviation for “Too long; didn’t read”, is Internet slang used in reply to a lengthy …

: Benefits of providing customer support [gallery] Doing customer support can bring more benefits than just another happy customer. An …

: Tension vs Relaxation Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. Chinese proverb

: Song: App Oddity I made another musical video. This time I remade David Bowie’s excellent “Space Oddity” with lyrics …

: On Efficacy of Business Books These days I’m reading what appears to be a fantastic book by Daniel Kahneman, called “Thinking, …

: Introducing Big Red Button for Apple Watch Are you the president of a nuclear weapon wielding superpower? Congratulations! There’s an app for …

: My most successful client project Successfully completed a client project in record time and budget by convincing the client that …

: Song: Cocoa Police [embed]www.youtube.com/watch I covered Radiohead’s Karma Police with modified lyrics about some of …

: App Camp for Girls and an interview at AppStories I’ve been following the App Camp for Girls project since it started not a long time ago. App …

: Toggle hosts file for less distractions (in Haskell) I decided to edit the /etc/hosts file to block access to some domains that I compulsory visit when …

: Introducing ReactiveCoreData Lately I’ve became seriously interested in the fantastic projects that several bright guys at …

: Orange is the new Blue Ever since Microsoft Windows days the blue color was the dominant hue used in user interfaces. Blue …

: Software Architecture cheat sheet For the past several weeks I’ve been focusing my efforts on learning how to approach software …

: I think I have a million-dollar idea Late night two days ago, before retiring to bed, I went to the bathroom, as usual. Suddenly, right …

: Using multi-resolution TIFF files with WebKit on Mac for Retina support I’m working on Retina support for our Mac application Trickster. Most of the things are pretty …

: Using dictation software to study foreign languages There are many ways to study a foreign language. Books, private teachers, reading, listening, …

: Think it later I love the concept of “read it later” services. Whenever I hit something that is too long to read at …

: Thinking Time Being an indie software developer, developing products and running the business, takes lots of time. …

: Decision aid app idea As it often happens, I get a new idea for an application, get excited about it and start to …

: Standing desk experience and thoughts A rising trend There’s been a lot of positive press lately about the benefits of working with …

: How Apple badly messed up with in-app purchases on Lion and didn't tell anyone Background Since OS X 10.7 (Lion) Apple allows in-app purchase (IAP) of features or content in Mac …

: From Paid to Freemium on Mac App Store, how? The what Starting with Lion’s release Apple allows Mac apps on the Mac App Store to utilize …

: Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people. Anonymous (oft …

: Usability is not just a matter of whether the users can find and press the button, it’s …