This is my current home screen on my iPad 4. Yes, all my installed apps are in that folder in the top left. I chose the wallpaper specifically. 🙂 I do a short swipe down on the Earth to find and launch an app. Swipe from the top to see my notifications (no badges, most …Continue reading "My iPad Home Screen for 2019"
Argh! Something has upset the Mac App Store on my iMac. I’m unable to install updates, it keeps coming up with an error message and stopping. Restarting in Safe Boot mode lets me proceed, but that’s a workaround. I need to work out what other app or software is putting a spanner in the works…Continue reading
Why do so many people get offended at facts they don’t like? In which Ross Greer MSP puts some perspective on the legacy of Winston Churchill, and Piers Morgan (and a lot of people on Twitter) gets very, very angry.Continue reading "Why do so many people get offended at facts they don’t like?"
I’ve been using Freedom for a while now to block out social media between 7am and 7pm on all my devices. Works really well. Recommended.Continue reading
Craig Grannell: Frankly, I find it astonishing this is still a question people need to ask themselves. Games are just another thing people do to be entertained and pass the time. They are interactive entertainment that sits part-way between puzzle solving, dexterity test and television. No-one suggests at 36 you should throw your telly out …Continue reading "How old is too old to play videogames?"
The other day, a friend of mine asked if I could make her some charts she could print off and put into her bullet journal. She was recently diagnosed as ‘pre-diabetic’. Meaning that she may have a form of diabetes but they’re not sure what sort and how serious it is. So, right now, she’s …Continue reading "I Made A Resource For A Pre-Diabetic Friend"
I found this video via a recent Daring Fireball post, which in turn was commenting on the first of a series on TidBITS looking back into their archive of Mac news items. Adam Engst: RAM Doubler is a single small extension that literally doubles your RAM. It’s not guessing at a 2:1 compression ratio, like …Continue reading "The Grouch for Mac"
I recently did an audit of what spare USB and other cables I had. It turned out I had a lot of extra cables, most of them for items that I’d disposed of years ago (to recycling, of course.) In the end, I kept one of each cable that matched one I’m currently using with …Continue reading "Does This Spark USB Joy?"
Loney Abrams: In 1991 the Internet was born. That same year, the term ‘Cyberfeminism’ was coined simultaneously by British philosopher Sadie Plant and by the Australian art collective VNS Matrix. Just as the tech bros of the dot-com boom optimistically believed the internet would change the world for the better, Cyberfeminists had techno-utopian aspirations for …Continue reading "The Other Art History: The Forgotten Cyberfeminists of ’90s Net Art"
I was running my iMac display at scaled-up resolution for a few month. (For those who don’t know, you can do that via System Preferences > Displays, switching Resolution over to Scaled, then picking an option to the right of Default.) While the extra real-estate was great for some application, I’ve now decided that it …Continue reading