Now on Apple News
For a while now, I've been working on getting my blog content into Apple News. Recently, I was offered the opportunity to switch from using an RSS feed to the new News Publisher, which allows me to style my content better.
To find The Classic Yuppie on Apple News:
- Open Apple News on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 9 or later.
- Tap Search.
- Enter The Classic Yuppie.
- Locate The Classic Yuppie in the list of search results.
- Tap the plus (+) next to The Classic Yuppie.
Jaffa Ghost Theme
So yeah, I wrote my own Ghost blog theme. Well, not so much "wrote" as "hacked together" with some custom tweaks. I call it Jaffa, after the main accent color I used. You can check it out on Github. Pull requests welcome.
The (unofficial) Apple Commercial Playlist
One night, while I was following a Wikipedia rathole, I came across an article documenting the songs used in various Apple product commercials. At the time I was a heavy Spotify user, I searched for a playlist that had the music, but I came up empty-handed. In a moment of frustration, I decided that if no one else wanted to create a playlist for it, then I would. After an initial three hours, I had a good chunk of the music noted on the Wikipedia post added to the Spotify playlist.
Since its creation, the list has undergone several revisions to both add songs, delete duplicates and find better versions with appropriate album art. You can subscribe to the playlist here. As of January 2015, this information is compiled from AppleMusic.info, as the original Wikipedia article was removed.
Started in 2009, IndyGeek.net provided reporting and commentary on all things technology throughout Indianapolis. As Executive Editor, I was responsible for a 10 staff members, overseeing all aspects of publication. IG rose to the forefront of technology news reporting in the midwest, as an independent news outlet. A mirror archive of the site can be found at www.indygeekarchive.com (You can view my individual posts here.)
New Media Designs
New Media Designs, LLP was founded in 2009 as a consulting business for web publishing and photography, servicing businesses mostly in the West Indianapolis area. At its height, NMD provided community news under the website West Indianapolis Today, and global audio podcasts with such shows as Mac After Dark, The Tech Geek and The 2.0 Show. Eventually NMD pivoted, making its flagship product IndyGeek, the center of its day-to-day operations.