Hampus Olsson’s OnePlus 6 Wallpapers

In OnePlus 6 Wallpapers — Hampus Olsson

It’s this time of the year, where another great OnePlus phone is released. I’m super excited to show you all the new wallpapers for the OnePlus 6!

Now that the OnePlus 6 has been released I had to check if Hampus Olsson also released/published the wallpapers on his website like he usually did, and bingo! It’s again a great set of wallpapers. Will check which one will work the best for me.

A few weeks worth of links

The last couple of weeks had been busy, as in very, and of all things, posting my usual casual links was very low on the list of things to do. Now my workload, should I get passed this weekend, should be a bit more relaxed. I have the feeling I said this before, and it didn’t work out either. I am though mildly optimistic now.

I wasn’t entirely off of everything though and did remember to send a few things over to my task-manager to remind me of posting them. So without further ado:

/discover/books

@manton in: Books on Micro.blog

Today we’re introducing a search collection using emoji, starting with books. Just include 📚 with your microblog text about a book you’re reading or related topic, and your post will automatically be collected on /discover/books.

This is both a great feature and idea! Looking forward to check what other people have posted (or will post) and add my own reading lists.

It’s Podcast-Trailer-Time!

The Magnus Archives teased the beginning of season 3 which is to be continued by the end of this month. Which is great news. The extra-amazing The Monster Hunters keep up with their one/two episode a year schedule and tease the promising title Queen of the Yeti Men. The teaser is already hilarious. Looking forward to hear new episodes from either of these.

Joel Frahm: ‘It’s the how we play’

Joel Frahm in Smallsville Workshop Podcast:

On of the things talking about Jazz tradition is the fact that there’s is a feeling that is passed down, it’s not just the notes, it’s not just the what we play, it’s the how we play.

Joel is one of my favourite players and this is just a great interview in which he talks about his youth, his career and shares his insights. Also you might want to check The Smalls Live Workshop site, there is many more interviews and transcriptions (also some of Joel Frahm’s solos).

‘Have photos of cats you want to post?’

In Upload Once, Blog Anywhere: Photos from Google — The WordPress.com Blog:

Wouldn’t it be great if you could browse, search, and insert photos from your Google account right to your blog posts and pages? Now you can.

This is a new addition to the Wordress editor and it’s certainly going to be useful. Right now it works in the WordPress.com/Calypso editor. I guess/hope that it will be eventually also available in Gutenberg. But who knows.

It’s great that there is no shortage to get content on the blog, albeit one might argue there’s too many defaults. There is the WordPress editor (both WYSIWYG and the text-only, then there’s Calypso, the WordPress/Jetpack one (in which I write right now and I actually like) and then there’s the soon-to-be default Gutenberg. And I’m not even talking about all the other 3rd party solutions.

I would say the more, the merrier. So there is most likely something for every need out there. I played around with Gutenberg a bit and liked, found it a bit too wibbly-wobbly at the moment still and just now realize that Calypso is actually rather nice. I might stick with this for a while again.

And of course, to try out, a picture of a cat:

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‘Sibelius Cloud Sharing’

In Announcing Sibelius Cloud Sharing:

Leveraging the power of Sibelius | Cloud Publishing and running on the Avid MediaCentral Platform, you’ll soon be able to send Sibelius scores to the cloud for rendering that can be displayed in any web browser, posted on social media, and embedded in webpages and blogs, to be viewed by anyone, on any device.

This is a great addition and I’m looking forward to the 8.7 release. This feature will make some things a lot easier for me. It will be especially for sharing lines and or embedding stuff such as transcriptions here on the blog, not even talking about how it could be helpful at work.

‘A small but welcome speed boost’

From the Typekit Blog: Now in Early Access: Serve web fonts without JavaScript

For most web developers, the CSS embed code is the most efficient way to add web fonts to your site. Using only CSS to deliver web fonts allows you to take advantage of newer advances in how browsers load and render fonts, and removing JavaScript code and execution from the loading process should provide a small but welcome speed boost.

Very nice! I just applied this here and it seems to be fast enough to avoid a FOUT, which has been major pain in the rear. Now nicely running one of my favourite fonts again.

‘From Raw to Cooked to Sushi’

In iA Writer 5: From Raw to Cooked to Sushi – iA:

In every design iteration, our individual versions evolved from the raw, to the complex, to the simple. Overall, we have reached a point where our adventure now leads, not back to a raw app, not onward to a more complex app, but upwards to a simpler app.

An interesting look and preview of what’s to come in iA Writer. Especially the hint that a Windows version might be in the works is interesting.

but we are now more than ever focused on offering iA Writer on different platforms.

Check the post for more info.

‘When the music is being read on the likes of iPads, all bets are off’

In A few brief thoughts about the size of music paper – Scoring Notes:

The sweet spot for much of the music I prepare is around 7.5 mm. For studio sessions and other instances where music is sight-read, the stands are shared, and/or lighting is sub-optimal, 7.7 mm is nice; for chamber music that is likely to have the benefit of a lot of rehearsal, 7.3 mm or even smaller can be just fine.

Just finished another arrangement and these ideas are certainly useful. I usually stick to the default of 7.0 mm, but will give a slightly larger size a try. Either though feels a bit small on iPads. At least on the 9.5 inch models. I have yet to see music on one of the larger ones.