Great tips on improving battery life for iOS devices. I think several items also applies to any device, like going to Airplane Mode when in an area with poor cellular reception.
We’ve had this album, Born at the Right Time, on repeat for a few weeks now. The first track alone is worth buying the full album. Play it above for a quick listen. (Note: the Spotify player does require a login. Here’s an alternate version on YouTube.)
Great new music from the current incarnation of a long-time favorite ensemble. We caught The Kingston Trio live in Tucson recently and greatly enjoyed the concert. It was a fun sing-a-long! We were by far the youngest folks in the audience; a lady even approached us during intermission to ask, “How do you even know this music?! You’re too young.”
Our photo page is popular with readers—we are often asked how we made it. In fact, it’s quite easy because it’s the gallery layout is built into WordPress.com, and is also available for self-hosted WordPress with Jetpack.
To help you make your own we put together a short explanation: How we made the photo page.
(Side note: taken straight, no edits, from my phone camera. Android Nexus 5 with 8MP camera and “Optical Image Stabilization”.)
Cool tool for interactive map to take along or plan biking, walking, and exploring “The Loop” in Tucson — and other area trails. (via Tucson Velo).
If you are a pioneer, you belong here.
A promo video to bring Tesla to Tucson by ArtFire, Maker House, and Sparc Interactive.
See also: Tucson Wants Tesla Gigafactory, Gives Formal Proposal To Electric-Car Maker and a cautionary column in the Daily Star: Let’s keep our heads as we fight for Tesla plant.
I absolutely love this blog post where expert birder Rick Wright describes how to properly find out the origins of bird names. Not only for the valuable information he provides—you should read and bookmark it if you love birds and words—but also for how it illustrates the valuable trait of having an investigative mind.
I love reading what other people think about birds and words and bird words. I love it even more, though, when they’ve taken the time to do a little homework.
“Do a little homework” is especially relevant to me. That’s what I recently wrote about in my work context: The Investigative Mindset. Knowing where to look is vital to the act of finding things out. Solving that curiosity itch.
Rick concludes with:
Next time the question comes up—in a “trivia quiz” or in the car on the way home from a birding trip—you’ll know the answer. More importantly, you’ll know how to figure out the next nomenclatural puzzle somebody poses: no more guessing.