Selling a camera. Someone offered me a lower figure (after I had already dropped the price). I help my ground and replied that I wouldn’t lower the price as it was a good price already AND I was offering X extras. They just replied that it’s fine and they will pay the asking price. I think that’s both a lessons for me as a buyer of second hand things (people will often want to take a lower price) and how to respond (point to value).
But this means it will be time to say goodbye to my x100t. 😢
It wasn’t I who spilt the coffee. It was antifa. I can’t understand your confusion. I know they were dressed up like me and acting just like me and I have said that I’m clumsy and might spill coffee, but the person who actually did the thing was antifa.
I just discovered I missed a call I was supposed to attend… what if… what if I didn’t have to attend all these calls… what if that meeting could be an email…
Last week “I need to focus on what I’m doing and not think about adding anything extra to my plate.” This week “I should start something new!”
(repeats every couple of weeks)
There’s a lot of competition for the individual who has sold out the most under the Trump administration, but Eric Metaxas is the winner. Then again, Ted Cruz…
Just had an idea for a nerdy photography podcast — the rule of nerds.
Best lightroom alternative? I’ve heard a lot about capture one but never used it. I really like lightroom but…subscriptions. (Plus being able to use on IPad would be a big plus).
A couple of new camera experiments from yesterday including answering the question “Can it Bokeh?”
My new camera has arrived. Expect some test photos soon.
If it turns out that Republicans didn’t turn out because they throught the Georgia election was rigged… well, that’s what you get for getting into bed with a demagogue.
Ordered a new camera and lens and it’s on its way! Not certain if this is the right choice but with a two week return window, I’ll take the risk. Hopefully I can share some photos soon. Keeping the model a surprise for now :)
Finished reading 📖 Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
New year so I guess this means I can restart my newsletter after the break…the question is should I…
Hello Micropeople. I took the festive season off (from work and MB…for the most part) I hope you are all well and had a jolly time.
Watching Arsenal vs Chelsea and thinking “out of all the London clubs, I’d choose AFC Wimbledon.”
Chris last week: “I have stopped doing morning writing because of my daughter and our house guest. I can’t get up before them or disturb them. That’s why I don’t do this habit anymore.” Chris this week (who’s currently home alone): yeah, I’m still not doing morning writing.
Just found out I have booked an extra day of holiday before the end of the year. So I stop at the end of today, not tomorrow! I have no idea what I’m going to do with this bonus day except wake up and shout “BONUS DAY!!!!”
Yesterday I finally recorded the new Sketchnote in the classroom guide (an intro to sketchnoting and some principled ideas for how teachers can start using Sketchnotes in their own classrooms).
I need to edit it and then uploaded but I’m really excited to update the free course and share it.
Took a walk in the mist today.
Happy weekend everyone. Thank you for being the best* community on the internet.
*definitions of “best” may vary.
So I created a little t-shirt to go along with Learn Create Share
10pts to the first person to identify the main influence of the shirt.
50pts if anyone identifies the font inspiration.
Just sold my e-m1. Less than I wanted, probably a fair price. A lot closer to camera budget goal and with one fewer camera, I have a space for a new one now. Still not just what exactly I should get.
I created a seven step guide to start sketchnoting today.
Give it a go if you want to make your first sketchnote.
We finished Ted Lasso. It got even better.
Continuing the joy of multiple Englisehes. The blog separated by a common language has some fantastic articles…if you like that sort of thing. Which I do. If you don’t, look away.
After @joshuapsteele ’s recent post I’d like to know - What Americanisms British people like. - What Britishism Americans like. …and any other regonial variations of English (I.e. Aussieisms or …Kiwiisms?)
We’re half way through Ted Lasso and I have a feeling that it is the perfect anti-2020 series. In a year when everyone thinks the worst of people, Tedd’s optimism is perfect.
Me: here’s a link to a Google doc with the changes as we did last time. Them: I will not open it and you must send me an excel file version via email because last time you didn’t give me edit access. Me: I did, (and I even sent it in the doc we used before so you definitely do) but here’s the doc so you have no excuse not to start now. Them: I have some questions so I’ve uploaded the file as a Google doc. Me: 😡
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.