This is my current home screen that I’m planning on carrying into 2018. It’s not super inspiring, but one thing I’ve done is move all my social apps off the main screen and put the focus on apps that I’d be better off spending a few minutes in, for example, reading a page in the Kindle app.
“With SourceForge, our plans all surround returning the site to being the ‘gold standard’ and most trusted destination for open source software discovery, development, collaboration and distribution on the web. We will improve and accelerate development of useful open source software developer tools in addition to rekindling the original spirit of open source that made SourceForge an industry leader.”
I can’t see this happening. How many things that have lost this much momentum ever climbed back up?1 Especially when the target market is developers.
I think of the code editor changes over the years. Textmate was hugely popular, it lost momentum on the v2 release and never recovered. Eclipse and Netbeans taken over by PhpStorm.
Even BitBucket which is almost on par with GitHub just can’t seem to pick up steam from the open source community. But I know of a lot of consultant shops using it.
I just can’t see how SourceForge will ever return from how bad the name is tarnished. It’ll be an uphill battle and will take coming up with something truly innovative.
In the past few years, free stock photography sites have been cropping all over the web. I was first exposed to these from one of the most popular sites Unsplash and have been using more and more of these services since then.
The problem now is many others have found Unsplash and I’ve scrolled through their list so many times I have them memorized. In order to be different, I’ve started keeping a list of bookmarks to other services that might not be as well known.
I haven’t been this excited to see a movie in a long time. I just finished the book last weekend and it’s all still fresh in mind. When thinking about the movie I was wondering how they were going to do the first half before Watney contacts NASA. Having the SOL logs be in video format is a great idea.
If you haven’t read the book you should. Although be warned it does have some language.