this is nw.

this is nw.


Francis, shown here pushing an ice block through Mexico City for 9 hours in 1997 for the piece Sometimes making something turns to nothing (YouTube), turns 64 today. #art

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For the last several weeks my ⌘ + Tab App Switcher stopped appearing on my main monitor and only showed on the laptop screen. At first I accepted this, exhibiting "too-busy" syndrome, but today, with a pain in my neck from staring on the wrong screen for too long, I decided to dig in.

I found out that:

The ⌘ + Tab bar stays on the screen with the Dock you last interacted with. Even if your mouse only hovered over that Dock.

Apparently, I'd rolled over the Dock on my laptop, or secondary, screen and from that moment on it consistently stayed there. Usually, Apple's decisions are smart, and require only a little digging below the surface to find a good answer.

With this, I am totally lost:

Why tie the ⌘ - Bar to the Dock? Shouldn’t it follow the mouse, keyboard focus, or at least the screen with the active menu bar? Apple's implementation is utterly bizarre to me.

At least now I know that I can set which screen my App-Switcher will appear on by hovering over the dock on the screen I want it to be on.

I might have to file a bug about this.

Source: Forum posts about this behavior from 2013.

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Yesterday was #NES or "Non-Electric Sunday”:

An experiment where only the fridge stayed on. Devices were locked away or off — battery powered, or not.

The electric car swapped for bikes. The Switch for a guitar.
Screens for pencils, board games, and books with too much dust, gathered.
Bulbs, for the circadian rhythm, deep conversation, and planning.

We had no idea, and didn’t really care, what time it was.

Strangely live-altering plus OK prep for the apocalypse.

Do try this at home.

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‘Horror vacui’ or ‘kenophobia’ is the fear of empty spaces in design and art.*

*Couldn't help self.

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I make a list of tools we use every year. This is the rundown for 2023.

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If you are using Messages on Mac, or an iPad with a keyboard, this will make you so much faster.

⌘ + R

Reply to the last message from the other party.

⌘ + E

Edit your last message.

⌘ + T

Reveal Tapbacks → Hit a number that corresponds to the slot on the keyboard.
1 = Heart, 2= thumb up, etc.

Want these to apply to another message?

You can click a message and use the same shortcuts with them.

Ctrl + ⌘ + 4

Hides all messages that aren’t new. Hope what's left over is all from good friends. *

* For some reason, the iPad doesn't do this. Apple!

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Rather then showing a toggle which is trendy, now automatically adjust to your system preferences of light- or dark mode, be they set or triggered by time of day.

If you toggle your device preferences, will adapt.

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I was caffeinated last night and made a (lonely) multiplayer mouse arrow for the studio fridge ↗ that you can throw around. 

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