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, […]

26 Jan 2016

Review Corner: Omaker Reversible Micro USB Cable

Review Corner: Omaker Reversible Micro USB Cable

There’s an old joke: When the inventor of the USB stick dies they’ll gently lower the coffin, then pull it back up, turn it the other way, then lower it again. There are a couple of billion smartphone users on the planet. Let’s say that, like me, they manage to waste at least a second […]

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 (5120x2880) download.

25 Feb 2015

Double or Nothing

Double or Nothing

I often run out of space on my MacBook. It’s one of the second generation Airs, from 2010, the entry-level model. It came with a 120GB drive, which seemed a bit small at the time, and has looked increasingly tiny as I’ve added Eclipse and Xcode and other development stuff over the years. I’ve recently moved […]