I may be 650 miles away, but I’m ready for Mississippi State Darkhorse to make some noise at the Mardi Gras Ultimate Tournament in Baton Rouge!
Author: Tim Probst
I am incredibly frustrated that my tax dollars are being wasted by our governor to participate in the Texas governor’s politically-driven crusade. Our national border falls under only one jurisdiction: the federal government. What the Texas governor and his misguided partners like the Missouri governor are doing at the border will have little to no benefit and is just a show for a constituency that has lost sight of what is important.
Is the US a Christian nation? If you read the constitution and other writings available at the time of the founding of the nation, the answer is quite simple: No. I suspect that if we could go back and ask the founders this same question, their answer would be “absolutely not.”
So, what in the world happened? Why do we have “In God We Trust” on our money? Why is “under God” included in our pledge? Why is “In God We Trust” displayed in the House of Representatives?
I argue that none of these things are actually constitutional. The words and the reasoning behind them were never meant to unite anyone and have actually caused the US to be like all of the other countries in the world where religious differences cause division, hate, and violence.
If we have any hope of the US remaining a vibrant nation ruled by law and not religion, we need to embrace our founding documents and completely remove religion from government.
Let me start by saying I am a big fan of Apple News+. It provides access to an incredible amount of paywalled content from some of the best publishers on the planet for my entire family for a very reasonable price. When those publishers take advantage of the formatting capabilities of the Apple News app, the content can be visually stunning.
I do feel like Apple has had too much tunnel vision when it comes to the product, though. What about subscribers that may not have their Mac, iPhone, or iPad with them for whatever reason? What about subscribers that click on a link to a publisher from Messages, a social media app, or a feed reader? Each of these user journeys seems too obvious to have been missed by the Apple News+ product team.
On the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, Apple could easily solve these user journeys by redirecting users to the Apple News app when a user clicks on a link from a supported website. The Apple News Format includes the metadata to do this assuming the publisher includes the canonicalURL. Another option would be to create a micro frontend of the Apple News app that is called from within Safari.
Regardless of approach, the current user journey must be improved. Opening a link in Safari to a publisher to which you know you have access in Apple News+ only to be denied access to the article is an incredibly disappointing experience.
Let’s get this fixed, Apple!
I am starting to get really excited to see the next generation of CarPlay become a reality. What would be great is if at least some of the enhancements become available in exiting cars. For example, our Volkswagen’s dashboard already has media and navigation data integration built in so the driver never needs to look anywhere but right in front of them. It will be curious to see what else is possible!
We’ve all seen the leaks and hints from Apple about the next iOS. What if the big thing is Apple providing an AIKit to every single third-party Apple developer? Wouldn’t that be something?
Ladies and gentlemen, can I please have your attention.
The search for bread in St. Louis that is worthy of being part of an Italian Beef sandwich has finally concluded. That’s right, folks; a local vendor carries Turano French rolls! The very same rolls that Portillo’s uses!
So, if you’re making Italian Beef at home, or you’re a restaurant that claims to have an Italian Beef sandwich, stop by Gordon Food Service and pick up the only roll that will prove you know the real deal.