I’ve digested the results of the General Election. Suffice to say, they aren’t what I’d hoped.
About the only things that are certain at the moment:
- The Withdrawal Agreement Bill will go through Parliament
- We’ll start the process of leaving the European Union on January 31st next year
- The SNP will call for another referendum on Independence for Scotland
- Austerity will continue, even if they don’t use that name
- The poor and vulnerable will continue to suffer needlessly
- Public services will continue to crumble and break through underfunding
- The lies will continue ad nauseam.
Everything else is up in the air.Continue reading “Friday The 13th”
Howard Oakley delves into the history of resource forks in classic Mac OS, their afterlife as extended attributes in modern macOS, and how the bell may finally be tolling for them…
The WordPress.com apps for Mac and i(Pad)OS.
I have this blog hooked up to WordPress.com via the Jetpack plugin, so I can use some of their features to enhance my blog. Mostly, that has worked well, and their web-based UI is bearable.Continue reading “Today’s WordPress annoyances…”
How Facebook Avoids Ad Blockers
I remember how the maker of the FB Purity browser extension had to regularly update their software in a game of cat-and-mouse with Facebook. This article details the lengths that the latter goes to in order to thwart the former (and other ad-blockers).
I can relate to so much of this blog post on ReaderWriterVille . Measuring my ‘success’ by how much ‘stuff’ I was doing didn’t help that much, and made me feel worse.
I’ve now consciously stepped back and reviewed what I’m doing and why. The result has been that I end up getting plenty done anyway, because I’m no longer in an artificial race against myself.Continue reading “De-quantifying my life”
( I originally posted this on another site, and I’m reposting it here for posterity. I need to follow this advice more often. )Continue reading “You Can Be Anything—And That’s OK”
Yesterday I saw the news that Microsoft will be shutting down Wunderlist in 2020. I’d used Wunderlist for a time before its acquisition, and it was a decent task manager. But I moved away because while it looked beautiful, its way of working didn’t quite gel with me. (That’s also a criticism I have of Trello.)
Microsoft now have their own app, with the unoriginal name of Microsoft To-Do. It’s sorta-kinda the successor to Wunderlist, and the app they’re suggesting that current users migrate to. You can also export your data from Wunderlist as a ZIP file, although I’m not sure how useful that’ll be. From my experience with other services, it’s a nicety that doesn’t help if you want to import that data into another service.Continue reading “The TODO Silo”
Doing the Scary Thing
I’m absolutely terrified of blogging.
I think I know why, but it’s still curious to me that the idea of writing down my thoughts and putting them out there scares me as much as it does.
I have thoughts and feelings about Apple and the technology industry – many thoughts and feelings – but for whatever reason, I’ve been too afraid of criticism and judgement to make those feelings public.
But you know what? I just turned 30, and goddamnit, if I’m ever going try my hand at this sort of thing, I may as well try now. I’d rather try now than wake up in another 30 years and regret never starting.
Welcome to the blogosphere, Matt. 🙂
I’ve bounced around several different apps over the last few years for my writing.
For a time I used Byword on both my iPad and Mac, and it remains a good app.
But then I checked out Ulysses, which has earned itself many plaudits.Continue reading “Changing My Writing Workflow”