All posts by Jeff Reifman

Jeff is a technology consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. Try scheduling a meeting with his new startup Meeting Planner (https://meetingplanner.io), simpler, faster scheduling for work or play and read his series about building it). Follow @reifman on Twitter.

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Bill Gates’ Billions Blocking Him From Enlightenment

Last week, Bill Gates called on political leaders to accelerate innovation. “But innovation starts with government support for the research labs and universities working on new insights,” he said. “The public sector’s investments unlock the private sector’s ingenuity.” His goals are admirable: sustainable...

/ October 13, 2016
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How to Download Apple’s San Francisco Font?

You can download the San Francisco Font freely from the new Apple Design Resources Github page.The San Francisco font is the typeface used by Apple in the Apple Watch, iOS 9, and OS X El Capitan. And, here is how...

/ October 5, 2016

How to Fix: MacOS Sierra Upgrade Breaking SSH Keys

The MacOS Sierra upgrade breaking SSH keys After I upgraded MacOS Sierra, my SSH key access to Ubuntu servers broke. I learned that my older ssh-dss (DSA) keys were no longer secure and that I needed to replace them with...

/ October 1, 2016

Stan (and Eclaire): The Blind Apple Employee Who Upgraded My iPhone

While the iPhone 7 has some incredible engineering advances, it’s obvious Apple’s retail systems are intensely challenged by its annual upgrade cycle. In addition to its limited product availability, its website misdirected T-Mobile customers to visit Apple stores to join...

/ September 27, 2016
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Scheduling with the Meeting Planner Preview

Scheduling Should Be Easier As some of you know, I’ve been writing an ongoing series about startups for Envato Tuts+ about a new scheduling service. Meeting Planner is now in its preview release. My goal is to make scheduling a meeting...

/ September 23, 2016
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The Brilliance of Amtrak Security

Traveling in the Northwest by Amtrak was relaxing and beautiful. There were almost no lines and they seemed to know I was carrying a real laptop and had purchased my water at the train station. After having been felt up before a...

/ September 22, 2016

The Obvious Appeal of Political Disruption (and Donald Trump)

Donald Trump is a liar, a conman, a narcissist, a likely tax evader and a hypocritical, racist misogynist. Yet, any further effort to demonstrate this to voters is wasted energy. For most Americans, our quality of life is declining, the...

/ September 21, 2016