Colder weather means porter time. This is a Christmas porter.
Colder weather means porter time. This is a Christmas porter.
Pocketcasts 7. Great update.
Any wireless charging recommendations for iPhone Xs? I’m looking at the Anker PowerPort 5, The Logitech Powered for iPhone looks the best…but that price.
“Being creative is not so much the desire to do something as the listening to that which wants to be done: The dictation of the materials” -Anni Alberts “Weaving in a college” via Austin Kleon’s Blog “The Dictation of the Materials”
Read the whole thing, you won’t regret it.
Finally got my iPhone XS in a semi set state. Still moving a couple of items around by this is my homescreen for now. Might add this to my now page 🤔
It’s a public holiday here in Poland so I took my daughter down to the graduation tower connected to Wieliczka salt mine.
In addition to Veterans Day and Armistice day, November 11 is Polish Independence Day. Prior to the end of the First World War, Poland had faced 123 years under foreign rule.
Morning coffee in krakow. The sign says “coffee is essential”
Morning Music 🎵 L.I.F.EG.O.E.S.O.N by Noah And The Whale
Good liturgy isn’t everything, but bad liturgy isn’t anything.
Tom Wright on the state of modern evangelical worship.
Cross linking between blogs has nearly dried up. It’s almost impossible to find new opinions because everyone links to the same three websites, like I’m doing now.
A lot of voices have moved on to podcasting. Frankly, as someone that also podcasts, it’s easier and there’s less accountability than with blogging. Today, I also see a lot of thoughtful people writing on Discord groups. There’s little value in blogging unless you just like to practice writing in public.
This is one of those articles that starts discussing one issue, but the commentary actually is far more interesting than the inital discussion (In my opinion at least). I wonder how accurate Gabe’s prognosis is (that new voices are podcasting). While I see truth in this, I also think one of the issues is that online writing has become quite formulaic and people simply copy others ideas without offering something fresh. No one could be a full time blogger in the early days of online writing, now there are a host of them (and companies that employ writers) who’s opinions are well regarded. I’ve started (and stopped) following some new writers as I realised they were just repeating others points. At the same time, I have discovered fresh voices who offer something unique.
the new ipad pro for photographers Austin is great to follow for all things Apple and photography and his latest post doesn’t disappoint. He really picks up on the key issues I’ve faced with editing photos on iOS as well as some of the work arounds…which kind of work. I’m going to check out the Gnarbox.
Spark Email showing me a new feature with a dismiss button of “Thank You” I’m both impressed at the clever copy hack of getting people to say thank you to build connection and annoyed that I’m being forced to say thank you.
Can’t wait to dig into the new procreate update :)
I missed my train at krakow station last night. So I finally returned to street photography with my iPhone.
I’m becoming increasingly critical of the IPad as a platform. Not because it’s getting worse but because it’s got so good. There are so few things that now hold it back, those that do become increasingly frustrating.
Of those creators, only 1,393 — 2 percent — make the equivalent of federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, or $1,160 a month, in October 2017. Worse, if we change it to $15 per hour, a minimum wage slowly being adopted by states, that’s only .8 percent of all creators.
Kind of depressing reading as it casts a lot of doubt on pateron and donations as long term viable income streams. At the same time, it’s not the most suprising statistic and seems to refect common distribution curves where the top far out performs the majority.
Monday Morning Music 🎵Athlete: Half Life
Ulysses keyboard shortcuts for Mac and iOS I love how many different shortcuts Ulysses has…except I have trouble remembering all of them .
“Changes that seem small and unimportant at first will compound into remarkable results if you stick with them for years.” — James Clear in Atomic Habits
Isralie style coffee and baklava in the coolest coffee shop in Krakow.
We’re in our favourite coffee shop in Kazimierz, the old Jewish district in Krakow, and there are free short stories. This one is a graphic novel.
So here’s my November 2018 Now and Then Update
Goals My goals for last month were a mixed bag Spend time with my daughter
Last time I talked about goals, this month (inspired by James Clear) I want to focus on habits instead.
“The Focus Course helped me create a manageable plan of action that worked with my work and lifestyle that I could easily implement.”
I noticed the Focus Course had reopened today and my testimonial (the one above from being one of the initial beta testers) is still there. This made me reflect on the course and what has changed since then.
There’s more that’s occured of course, but these points — espeically the last point — really highlight The Focus Course’s legacy in my life. At the end of the Focus Course, I had set several core goals, I also chose a simple habit to impliment, the one which would lead to the biggest impact on my life. It was to “do a fitstar workout everyday” to help move toward my health goal. Now I go to the gym twice a week, have hit the weight goal I was aiming for (I have trouble with being underweight) and am much healthier than before.
In work, I left my job as a teacher this summer and became a content writer. It was a long term professional goal to write for a living but one that felt so distant. Still, I kept writing. This habit with sprint targets kept me moving and eventually someone noticed. I wouldn’t have followed this path were it not for the Focus Course.
There have been setbacks along the way. I’ve had periods of distraction — I’ve recently noticed that I am distracted more by my phone than before — and some goals didn’t work out. I’ve tried things and changed my mind. I’ve had periods where I didn’t even check on my goals. But I can still access the Focus Course and have redone the course twice since I first took it.
I’m about to restart the course again and I’m sure it will be different this time. For instance, I have a daughter now and this is new. Certianly some of the task will end up differently.
The focus course isn’t cheap but it is one of the most life changing things I’ve done in my life. The method of learning is one that I’ve tired to use in learning courses I’ve set up and if you stick to it, it will make a difference.
I have no affiliate relationship with the focus course, this recommendation is just that. A heartfelt recommendation of something that will make a difference for you.
Morning Music 🎵 Death Cab for Cutie: A Movie Script Ending