19 Sep 2016

Kindle Calendar

Kindle Calendar

Mostly photos of my latest project today. I write morning pages, longhand. I like to write the date at the top of the page. This causes me more problems that you might expect, given that I’m ditzy first thing in the morning, and have recently switched from a watch with a date display to one without. My cure for […]

16 Sep 2016

Kindle 3 in Sketch

Kindle 3 in Sketch

I have an old Kindle 3. It’s almost exactly six years old, in fact: I reviewed it here in October 2010, a month after I bought it. It’s old and tatty and I don’t use it any more, but I don’t want to throw it away. As well as my usual clinging to hardware that’s not actually dead, […]

21 Jul 2015

Japanese Maple Retina iMac Desktop Background

Japanese Maple Retina iMac Desktop Background

Here’s a snap from my back garden; a young Japanese Maple. It’s working well as a backdrop for a 27″ Retina 5K iMac, so I thought I’d share: Full resolution (5120×2880) download.

19 Mar 2014

Placeholder Satisfaction

Placeholder Satisfaction

I’m no designer, but there’s something very satisfying about the first time I replace the development environment’s placeholder icon in an app with a placeholder of my own. I use Sketch for most of my design work. In this case, I’m just mashing up an adjusted version of something from the Feed Icons devkit with […]

19 Jun 2011

Linen Backdrop

Here are some linen-textured backgrounds, with a vignette added, that I think work pretty nicely as a backdrop. The size/aspect ratio here (1920×1080) works well on both my iMac and MacBook Air — let me know if you’d like me to generate a different size. (All created with Pixelmator, mostly because it has an extra […]