Jason Kratz

May 26, 2021

Clubhouse has a problem

(wrote this awhile back and thought it worth posting. Clubhouse still has problems, not the least of which now is slowing user adoption and competing services coming in from the big boys like Twitter. I see the problems I mention below to get worse now that the Android app has been released) Recently I was sent an invitation to Clubhou...
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April 12, 2021

Thoughts on task management

Last week I started doing a "week in review" in my Day One journal. The idea being to put down some of the things I've done or was thinking about the previous week. One of the things I wrote about in that first review were thoughts about task management because I've been struggling as of late trying to really keep things moving forward...
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April 5, 2021

Gut punch: Unsplash bought by Getty

Ugh. I just read this post from Om Malik about Unsplash being bought by Getty. Real gut punch given what they had wanted to do. Deleted my account.
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April 3, 2021

Ever feel like you keep getting into conversations you don't want to be dragged into? Yea me too. Just did a tweetdelete bomb and going to try harder next time.
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April 2, 2021

Yes lets blame the victim...

I've been having some odd conversations on Twitter around a story that @DHH tweeted and frankly they're so obnoxious that I had to take the time to write something longer-form. Here is the story. Long story short: 1. App author writes a client to play Go games via OGS. 2. App author gets a rejection from Apple because his client doesn'...
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March 26, 2021

Doing anything well is hard

Yeah I know, the title of this post is obvious, or it should be. The thing is, when you see someone who is really good at something they make it look easy, and the hours and years of training they went through never enter your mind. I'm learning how to play piano and it is hard, like really, really hard. I'm learning "Invention #10" fr...
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March 26, 2021

Chrissy Teigen quits Twitter or why you should delete your tweets

So the big social media news of the day was Chrissy Teigen quitting Twitter after being on the platform for over a decade and gaining 13 million followers. Of course because she was an outspoken woman of color she was trolled, berated, and abused (anyone remember Pizzagate?) by many on her time on the platform simply for being a smart ...
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March 21, 2021

Using HEY for email - 10 days in

It's been 10 days since I decided to pay for my hey.com email account and I've been using it full-time now for several weeks (including the trial) and I thought I'd share my initial impressions of the service. There is no doubt that HEY is opinionated about how to handle email. It is not a standard email service so part of the challeng...
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March 13, 2021

HEY World isn’t about “interoperability”

I was listening to the Core Intuition podcast and Daniel and Manton were discussing HEY World. As developers involved in the blogging space, Manton because of Micro.blog and Daniel as the developer behind the blogging tool MarsEdit, they were sharing their thoughts about it and interoperability with their own tools. Lots of discussion ...
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March 11, 2021

A Sad Anniversary

Today is the 1-year anniversary of the World Health Org. announcing that we were then in a full global pandemic due to COVID-19. So much death, hardship, and anxiety since then in the world. Finally a year later we're definitely seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and I have to note that I have been very fortunate in the last yea...
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