Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Things that have made my day this week:

Listening to the late, great Ronnie Drew telling the story of Cú Chulainn. Cú Chulainn is one of the most famous figures in Irish folklore and Drew’s ravaged voice adds much to the telling.

Nice bit of pop songwriting with Twin Shadow

I’ve been listening to Audio Books on YouTube as higher brow background noise Free Audio Books for Intellectual Exercise – YouTube – YouTube

Buffer is now allowing for direct scheduling of Instagram posts. Its a bit of a kludge. I tried it this week and it worked really well.

You can write the post on the desktop version of Buffer, but you have to do a number of things:

  • Have mobile notifications set up on the Buffer iPhone app and Instagram
  • Set your Instagram account up with a business account (this includes pairing with a brand page on Facebook)

As far as I can tell the Buffer mobile app then publishes to your Instagram mobile app at the scheduled time. But that’s the kind of BS you have to go through with Instagram’s restrictive APIs that it has to try and ensure it is the source platform for all graphic posts.

My next step is to see if this kludge will help me auto-post from Flickr to Instagram…

Matt Farah goes over the oligarch-like relationship of the Swiss watch industry – Episode 10: The Watchmaking Family Tree – YouTube