The path to collect my daughter today.
Advent starts today…So I’ve christmas-afied my avatar. Ho ho ho.
I just published the last edition of learn create share for the year. I’m taking a little break but it will be back next year.
Thought I saw a stray full stop in some text. I went to delete it and then realised…it was dust on my screen.
Appropriate quote for today, the blackest of Fridays.
Happy thanksgiving to all the Americans on micro blog. I’m grateful for this community.
Is there a kind of collaborative habit tracker? Something where a group set the same (or different) goals and everyone can see when you do/don’t do it? I have an idea…
You know what’s virtue signalling? Saying you care about the Oxford comma.
Also I’m disappointed that you can’t get a winter witbeer called “ho-ho-hoegarden”
First Christmas stout.
I’m noticing a trend in my intro to the Hebrew Bible book. > “Some scholars, mostly American, consider it an accurate recording of… most other scholars do not.”
Said about the exile, the conquest of Canaan, now the life of Jeremiah. Related whether the scholars believe references to Babylon were added at the time or after the exile.
Is there a “best” time zone to work in (especially for global businesses)? It’s great to “get a head start” on the rest of the world but it can make attending meetings more difficult. I wonder if there’s been an empirical study on productivity. 🤔
Every year I feel saddened that Black Friday, a holiday of inadequacy and consumption, has been exported (and expanded into a whole month) while Thanksgiving, a holiday of gratitude, hasn’t.
I’m sure notion could be worse on the iPad. It has improved even. But it’s still easily the worst app I’ve ever used on the iPad.
There’s a new edition of the Learn Create Share newsletter with probably my best image for a post ever. Hope you enjoy it.
New books, who dis?
We went to see the duckies again.
“There is food for everyone, but not everyone can eat, while food continues to be wasted and thrown away: this is “the paradox of abundance”.
- Pope Francis
I asked this on the Learn Create Share community but I’ll ask it here too.
> What challenges do you have with online learning?
And even opening and closing some of those bigger apps like Chrome and lightroom… - MKBHD on the new Apple Silicon Macs Love this little dig at Chrome.
My boss sounds like a darlek on our conference call. I’m on mute and crying with laughter.
I won my primary school race but then this guy comes out of left field and beats me to the post. BAD!!!
Occasionally I get ready to go outside and for a few sweet moments I forget about all this…then I have that twitch to make sure I bring my mask and it all come back.
We’re at the farm and so My newsletter, Learn Create Share is delayed till later today or tomorrow morning. But you can read last week’s edition right now.
Crazy tech theory for the weekend. 🤔 Big Sur sure looks like it is preparing/ready for touch, but the new MacBooks don’t support touch 😞 but it does support arm processors. Where are the A14 IPad pros? Maybe the next Gen IPad Pros will run iPadOS and macOS 🤯
Tension for the day. It seems like now is the one of the best times ever to get a replacement Mac computer (new processors which are many times faster and fat greater battery life). It also seems like one of the worst times (Gen 1 product. Apple is clearly looking at touch Macs.)
🔗 Mozilla - *privacy not included A collection of items that are privacy friendly or not. I like this idea.
I had a mean YouTube comment on an old video (Fuji X100t and flash) from an old channel I haven’t done anything with in years. I think I did a good job of acknowledging where they’re right, replying with kindness & then showing that perhaps it’s better not to post a mean comment.
Back to work after a few days off and there’s already a drama (which isn’t a drama) that I will have to deal with. Joy.
The traditionally taught writing approach requires the knowledge that can only be learned from the process of research and writing. Instead of setting a firm topic, we need to start the research process and adapt as we go along.
From “How to take smart notes” by Sonke Aherns.
What’s a great purchase under $100 that you’ve made? A little question inspired by something I saw spfrom James Clear on Twitter. His was a higher price.
…so the question is not will I be getting a new Mac, it’s which new Mac will I be getting.
It’s shocking how much faster my 2017 iPad Pro is at exporting video than my 2013 MacBook Pro. If only it had full Final Cut Pro. LumaFusion is fine, but final cut is just so much better.
🔗iPhone 12 Pro Max Camera Review Zion — Austin Mann I usually marvel at the quality of pictures Austin gets on the iPhone. This time there are certainly stunning photos, but also moments where subjects look lower definition than I expect. In one case it was using the long exposure effect that caused the tree leaves to blur as well, but there another where the man in the background just looks pixelated. Maybe it was the conditions but it’s the first time I remember thinking the quality was lower than I expected.
New notebook. Who did?
Finally refilled my pens.
New word: A fearling When you have a small sense of dread. Usage: when you mean to say “I have a feeling” but your actually worried and it comes through.
I have a fearling that my daughter may drop my coffee cup.
Biden is going to be the president. 2020, everything is forgiven.
Just putting the finishing touches on this week’s Learn Create Share newsletter. Spoiler, there’s something about Jazz.
Finished Reading: The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future 📚
Me: wow, the electoral collage seems unrepresentative Meanwhile in the UK … Source: UK Parliament.
A morning doodle.
I drew Batman. Because Batman.
I hope people are kinder at pointing out my own inconsistencies and hypocrisies than I am of theirs. I could be worse, but I certainly could be kinder at times.
I’m almost expecting a certain minimalist to sell a guide on how to buy nothing on buy nothing day.
15-year-old me hated learning languages.
I just saw a language learning ad that said “didn’t think learning Hebrew could be fun” and I thought “of course learning a language is fun!”
Took my hassleblad out to get some day before birthday pictures of my wife with autumn leaves and the golden hour. Can’t wait to see the end result!
“Daddy. Don’t touch the poop.” Thanks for the advice daughter. I won’t.
Just putting the final touches on this week’s Learn Create Share newsletter… prepare your inboxes!
Inktober day 30: ominous
My current desk setup Show me yours! 💼
Well, that was a fascinating way to start the morning.
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder” — G.K. Chesterton
Inktober day 29: shoes
I’m trying a one page, all widget homepage. The apps are Siri recommendations.
Peanut butter ptasiej mleczko. Shut up and take my money.
I’ve started a note laying out how I… - save articles to read later - read those articles later (where, when etc) - take notes while reading books etc the idea is to clarify the process and identify the tools I use. It’s been enlightening.
Finished reading: The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice 📚
“The love of comfort is often the enemy of greatness” - Todd Henry
Inktober day 28: Float
“I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” — Mark Twain
Do you use Instapaper, pocket or something else?
Why do you use that service (espeically if you’ve tried others)? Go!
Inktober day 27: music
It’s a French test kind of morning. In that we have bread that needs using up.
I just discovered that in Obsidian, you can link to a specific subheading within a note. That is very cool. (It’s probably in Roam as well, but I’ve been using Obsidian).
Inktober day 26: hide
Inktober day 25: buddy
Inktober day 24: dig
Release the Chrisaken! (Or where I went after I could leave the house!)
The really cool things about starting a new craft is the constant feeling of progress. 90% of the time, you’re better than last time. And even when you are “worse” you almost always learn something valuable. The only downside is the demotivating “taste gap”.
Making up for the quarantine with a great walk.
I’m about to leave the house for the first time in three weeks. It feels good.
For the first time in a long time my newsletter is ready and scheduled a day early. sign up to get it as soon as it drops tomorrow.
Current state of mind.
Did you know there is a scientific term for a Brain freeze? It’s called a sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia..
Inktober day 23: RIP
🔗 Halide Mark II is a redesigned Raw camera app for iPhones with over 40 new and improved features Just had a play woith the updated app (having not used it for at least a year). Halide certainly provides easy to use controls and has some great power features. I might have to play with this some more.
Inktober day 22: chef
Fantastic email consent tick box: “I understand that I will receive weekly email updates.”
so clear on the purpose and an expected schedule of emails.
Inktober day 21: Sleep
Austin Mann’s iPhone camera reviews are always insightful and show some cool creative ideas. His night time portrait of his wife being a case in point. Although I doubt many of us have a handy iPhone 11 in our pockets to use as a light.
Inktober day 20: coral
Inktober day 20: dizzy.
What is inspiring you at the moment?
Some lessons can’t be taught, they have to be lived. You can read all about someone else’s experience and what they learned, but until you go through it, it is meaningless.
Inktober day 18: trap
Inktober day 17: storm
An idea for a challenge. “Show us your desk.” I’m sure some micro bloggers have very impressive ones. I’m also intrigued by the more creative interpretations of this idea.
So it’s confirmed. We have/had covid. Thankfully our cases have been mild.
I did it!
I restarted the Learn Create Share newsletter again 🎉
Read the latest edition here.
Size of iPhone I’d like: Mini
Spec of iPhone i’d like: Pro Max
Budget for iPhone I have: nope.
I put some camera stuff up on a second hand site. Little did I know that I’d probably catch COVID! Now I’m getting messages from interested people and having to send some awkward messages.
Inktober day 16: Rocket
The new fujifilm x-s10 looks pretty interesting 🤔
Inktober day 15: outpost
My wife turned up two hours before testing opened and waited four hours to get a test. This was at a drive through testing point in Krakow. I really hope the rest of the country is fairing better but with a jump to over 8,000 new cases yesterday, signs aren’t great.
Quarantined at home. Not how I expected to spend this day. A good summary of this year for everyone. Wieliczka, Poland. 17:00 CET
Inktober day 14: armor
We’ve not had a good experience of the current Poland covid system.
To get a test, you need a perscripion from your family doctor (or spend $100) It took my wife several days to be able to speak to a GP to get a perscription. She had called at 8:00 when the surgery opened, they answered her call at 8:40 and said someone would call back between 13:00 and 18:00. The doctor only managed to call at 21:30 after being on duty all day.
Today, my wife went for a test at 8:00, by 9:00 they were out of tests and everyone was sent away. There are record cases in Poland but we’re not even able to get tested. We have two friends who are confirmed cases, plus another couple of friends of friends who are confirmed.
It feels like the virus is just taking over everything right now and the system just can’t keep up.
Inktober day 13: Dune
Inktober day 12: slippery
inktober day 11: disgusting (what’s in the box!)
Inktober day 10: hope
Inktober day 9: throw (your hat in the ring)
Inktober day 8: Teeth.
I think we need a new version of Godwin’s law for mentioning (Cultural) Marxism.
The audacity of someone from the administration that introduced “Alternative facts” to lecture with “You’re entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts.” is really something.
Inktober day 7: Fancy
I just realised how perfect Austin Kleon’s book, Keep Going is for 2020 and it came out last year.
The best Rodent?
Inktober day 5: blade (runner) I had fun with this one.
When you draw a dog and your daughter declares it an owl. Maybe I should practice drawing more.
Four hours into the day and an unforced error from a month ago has come back to haunt me. Just what you need for a busy week.
Catching up on inktober
It’s looking like a busy and difficult week. Time for some real focus. See you later. Be nice to each other.
The thing with Trump in hospital is I have no idea what is true or not. I mean, he could be fine and this is all just to drive some sympathy. Or he could be doing really badly but doesn’t want to appear weak. Or he could be telling the tru… no, that’s not possible is it.
I’m putting together a list of camera stuff that I’m selling (Olympus stuff, Fuji x100T stuff and an old Olympus film camera). You can check it here. I’ll add some more details for each item soon.
Buys really expensive lens for its quality. Adds heavy vignetting in lightroom/photoshop. 🤷♂️
Yeah I do it sometimes too. And sometimes it’s good. But it is ironic.
People on the internet: I would like this thing. Other people on the internet: no you don’t! That thing would be terrible for me!
Inktober day one: Fish
JUST realised it’s INKTOBER today! Now where’s my pentel Brush pen!
My wife uses her bag’s laptop compartment as her main compartment. As in it’s the most filled section and bulges into the actual main compartment. I feel like I don’t know my wife…I also wonder how many people do this.