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Mar 1, 2024: Just finished The Beat season 1 with my wife. A bit out off our typical series choice but very good.

Feb 27, 2024: Possibly my most controversial opinion: Loving the oxford comma is a virtue signal.

Feb 24, 2024: The new Lublin bus station last night.

Feb 20, 2024: The Fujifilm x100 vi is out so of course I’m checking out Kai Wong’s review. I still remember his review of the X100T during the hong kong …

Feb 19, 2024: My colleague: I really hate working this way. We should do it that way. Me: Okay, I’ll do it that way. A week later My colleague: So I’m …

Feb 17, 2024: I’ve been keeping the boxes to my Apple devices …but I have no idea why. I upgraded my phone last year but i didn’t need my old phones box for a trade …

Feb 17, 2024: A morning without kids so I went to an art exhibition at the National Museum in Krakow.

Feb 17, 2024: How I think I’ll feel when fasting vs how I actually feel. Just me?

Feb 16, 2024: Rare UK politics tweet. The tory chairman has blamed low turnout for the massive swing to Labour. Even if true, that still their fault.

Feb 15, 2024: The pessimist says it’s half empty. The pedant says it’s full.

Feb 15, 2024: My wife and I managed got 50% through The Marvels before it got too late/the baby woke up. So far I’ve really enjoyed it. There’s some …

Feb 15, 2024: I have the first client for my sketchnote services (which I haven’t really advertised!) but now I’m working out how to collaborate with …

Feb 15, 2024: It always amazes me how much harder fasting is than I remember, but how easy it is too. Also always start eating again with a small amount.

Feb 7, 2024: My approach to slack is to write one message (even if its long) and send that so I cause as few disturbances as possible. My boss hates this. It gives …

Feb 2, 2024: Currently working out how I can afford/justify coming to the sketchnote camp in Texas this year. Current plan. Sell a kidney.

Jan 30, 2024: One of my favourite ironies is how much engineering work has gone into making camera lenses WITHOUT vignetting…and people add it in post production.

Jan 30, 2024: Making lasagna. How do you order the layers?

Jan 30, 2024: I wonder if secular ideas like “the miracle morning” have caused (Western/US) Evangelicalism to adopt a rushed, transactional view of …

Jan 27, 2024: Me: “I don’t struggle with shiny object syndrome” Them: “Okay, show me your domain name history.” Me: “Alright, you got me.”

Jan 26, 2024: I wonder when Apple will realise that they’re the baddies over how they are holding developers hostage.

Jan 23, 2024: I just ordered a second hand Nikon 50-250mm lens for the z50. It’s not fast but the range is crazy. I’m hoping for some good wildlife shots with the …

Jan 18, 2024: My youngest has pneumonia and so my wife is taking her into hospital. A few days of single dad-ing with my other two. Full time single parents have my …

Jan 15, 2024: This is the exact loop in thinking I go through whenever I consider moving my newsletter off substack. “Helpfully”, my sketchy ideas …

Jan 13, 2024: Time to say goodbye to the UK again. It was a great at trip and very tiring. Looking forward to a good nights sleep (but it won’t be tonight as we get …

Jan 10, 2024: I think I’m going to change sketchyideas to the new default WordPress theme. I don’t really see the advantages of a custom theme with the …

Jan 9, 2024: How does one get a button with “reply on micro.blog” at the bottom of each post? I assume I need to edit my template but I’ve seen …

Jan 9, 2024: Dog vs Apple Pencil.

Jan 6, 2024: Today I learned there’s a raspberry pi store in Cambridge. I’ve just managed to avoid buying one. For now.

Jan 6, 2024: In Cambridge today to see some old friends.

Jan 3, 2024: The History of Evernote in Screenshots - by Jon Tromans The History of Evernote in Screenshots - by Jon Tromans Well, this is worse than I remember.

Jan 3, 2024: I failed my reading goal last year. I’m not sure if I missed tracking some books I read, but I still know I read less than the last few years …

Dec 31, 2023: A little late on my newsletter this week but I wanted a bit more time to get some things in order. I hope you enjoy (It’s about goals, yearly …

Dec 28, 2023: Submitted my paper on Jonah. I could have written so much more and every time I reduced a section I wanted to add a new one. I stilll have some …

Dec 26, 2023: It’s that time of year again. Tell me your yearly theme and I’ll make a phone wallpaper for you.

Dec 26, 2023: Family Christmas in the Derbyshire Dales. It’s been lovely, windy and exhausting. Still a few more days to go when we leave. We’ve had …

Dec 21, 2023: A new sketchnote summary of an article on 8 ways to end imposter syndrome for good.

Dec 20, 2023: We took the kids to see Bluet live at the Southbank Centre. Amazing production and the kids had a great time.

Dec 20, 2023: A theory: Christian Nationalists view their country (primarily the US, but also UK, others) as Israel pre-exile. Non christian nationalists view their …

Dec 19, 2023: “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.” ― Benjamin Franklin

Dec 17, 2023: Good morning from the UK 🇬🇧

Dec 15, 2023: On imposter syndrome

Dec 15, 2023: Very excited to be flying into the UK tomorrow. I wonder if I could put together a London micro blog Meetup in the new year…

Dec 14, 2023: Possible historical theology question to explore: are there common ways powerful groups view the Bible and do they contrasts with how weak groups do? …

Dec 14, 2023: Just me?

Dec 12, 2023: I’m trying the pomodorro technique again today. When I first used it 10+ years ago, it was to get me to actually sit and write, now it’s …

Dec 10, 2023: [spoilers?] Thoughts on the Dr Who specials I really enjoyed the Dr Who specials, but also didn’t really like some of the decisions like the reason for his old face and the bi-generation (which …

Dec 8, 2023: Something im working on for next week. Not sure it’s quite right (may take out the headings?)Might reread some parts of 4000 weeks too. This is …

Dec 8, 2023: Assignment on the OT references in Matthew’s account of Jesus' temptation…done! Time for an evening off before getting to work on my …

Dec 6, 2023: Looks like the kids illness has got to me. Send lemsip!

Dec 6, 2023: The IVP bible background commentary (2nd edition) points out that Jesus being led into the wilderness is a common recitation of YHWH leading the …

Dec 5, 2023: “We do not learn from experience . . . we learn from reflecting on experience.” A pithy summary of some of John Dewey’s work (but it …

Dec 4, 2023: Whole family is ill except* me. This is the darkest timeline. *I only have a mild headache and no fever.

Dec 2, 2023: Essay on OT references in Matt 4 - Jesus temptation - Book four of the Psalter I had checked the context of Psalm 91:11 for the Psalm, but not the whole Psalter. Psalms stand alone, right? Wrong, past-Chris. You know better than …

Dec 2, 2023: My sketchy idea newsletter is back. Trying a new, shorter format. Oh and I’m trying a short sketchy advent devotional too. which you might like. (My …

Dec 2, 2023: The first draft is always perfect

Dec 1, 2023: 🔗 [A bride to be discovers a reality bending mistake in Apple’s computational photography Apple …

Dec 1, 2023: I was surprised at @numericcitizen’s high praise of freeform after some mediocre experiences. But I’ve been using it a lot the last couple …

Nov 27, 2023: I’m using Keener’s IVP New Testament Bible backgrounds commentary and D.A. Carson’s contribution to the Expositors Bible Commentary …

Nov 27, 2023: “There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it.” - Simon Sinek in Start With Why.

Nov 25, 2023: Installing Hugo on my mac… Stand back, I’m about to try science! I mean basic web design.

Nov 23, 2023: Orthodox friends (@ReaderJohn @JohnBrady ) How similar/different is the hermeneutical approach for the orthodox church to a) St.Augustin approach to …

Nov 21, 2023: My son has discovered the original Thomas the Tank Engine from 1984. It looks so much better than the new computer generated version.

Nov 21, 2023: I’ve used an automatic tool to share my mental model sketchnotes across different platforms (but not Microblog). I expected twitter, where I …

Nov 16, 2023: 🎶 Plans by Death Cab For Cutie 💿

Nov 15, 2023: Carrd has just announced their Black Friday sale (40% off pro plans with the code BF2023). I’ve made a few mini sites over the last couple of …

Nov 15, 2023: I would expect someone should get to grips with the oxford comma after 6 months of a writer being in a company that requires it. And yet, here we are. …

Nov 14, 2023: Something I’ve learned from the design team at my current company. Things that you think must be simple to do (Making a design ready to print) …

Nov 14, 2023: My recent sketchnote on divergent and convergent thinking is probably my favourite I’ve made in ages. It really feels like “Me” and …

Nov 13, 2023: Recently, I’ve had to download direct updates to obsidian (rather than get automatic updates in the background). The first time it happened …

Nov 11, 2023: Loki season 2 was just fantastic.

Nov 11, 2023: Took my daughter to see her first firm in the cinema today. Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie. And now we’re drawing pictures of Skye.

Nov 10, 2023: My daughter is very excited for the final Mario kart expansion. And she’s not the only one.

Nov 8, 2023: Microbloganauts. Most of us are geeky and tech enthusiasts. What if we made our own vote and awards for our apps of the year? @manton @jean @vincent

Nov 8, 2023: Zotero is one of those tools that I know can be amazing, but gives me no help in working out HOW it can be amazing. It feels like there’s such a …

Nov 6, 2023: 🎥 Brain Fog / how i cured it with one simple remedy - YouTube Summary: Intermittent Fasting is the best cure. I’ve struggled with brain fog …

Nov 6, 2023: The year is almost over. What’s the best book you’ve read this year? Fiction and nonfiction suggestions please.

Nov 6, 2023: Random morning thoughts: Are we basically using the PARA (Projects, Areas, Resources, Archive) at work? (Maybe not exactly but the main ideas are …

Nov 4, 2023: The action button isn't a great camera shutter button I started using the action button for the camera, but this is not the best choice. It’s fine for opening the camera (I quite like that), but as …

Nov 2, 2023: Mammoths still roam the earth.

Nov 2, 2023: Somewhere in Wrocław

Nov 1, 2023: iPhone photographers. What’s your favourite editing app? I’ve used darkroom for a long time and snapseed before that. I’ve got a tone of legacy VSCO …

Oct 30, 2023: People who use third party camera apps on the iPhone: What’s your favourite? I’ve basically just used the stock camera for years but …

Oct 27, 2023: Touch typing feels like a superpower… Until you look up from the text you’ve been copying and realise your finger was one space off and …

Oct 26, 2023: Just wanted to say thank you everyone for your kind words, thoughts and prayers. Everything did go well and smoothly and my son’s been running …

Oct 24, 2023: And we’re heading home.

Oct 24, 2023: He’s out of surgery, sleepy but seems okay. We might even get to go home today.

Oct 24, 2023: This is just a small surgery and yet it’s wrecked me emotionally. I don’t know how parents whose kids have more serious conditions do it.

Oct 21, 2023: A hike through ojców national park Yesterday my team at work decided to do a more unusual team building than the typical go karting or axe throwing that happen in IT companies across …

Oct 21, 2023: The current chapter in my intro to hermeneutics books is just footnote after footnote for Vanhoozer’s “Is there a meaning in this text?” Almost makes …

Oct 20, 2023: Morning coffee.

Oct 18, 2023: I went to work with my colleagues in town today for the first time in 3 months (or more)…and my new phone was finally delivered. Sod’s law.

Oct 17, 2023: Went to krakow this morning. Came back with an obwarzanek.

Oct 16, 2023: Just cooked this amazing sweet potato and chickpea stew. Highly recommend.

Oct 16, 2023: What’s a book you want to read, but you just never seem to actually read? Or is that just me?

Oct 12, 2023: Off to pickup my Nikon Z50 which has finally been repaired. Very happy to get this back.

Oct 12, 2023: Obsidian users…is there a way to automatically link a new note to your day note? I’ve taken to interstitial journaling and I wonder if I …

Oct 11, 2023: I think I want a bumbag (no American’s, I will never use the name you call it!) …especially as i’m likely to have an ungodly …

Oct 10, 2023: Currently reading: Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament by G. K. Beale 📚

Oct 9, 2023: I found a nice sounding stat for an article. So I decided to validate it and get the original source. Found a link but it doesn’t show that stat …

Oct 7, 2023: I’m clearly spending too much time reading/listening together to Americans. My wife just asked me to pack some pants and I thought of trousers first …

Oct 5, 2023: One of my favourite things about stage manager on the mac is that I see the wallpaper more than when I don’t use it. And these new wallpapers …

Oct 4, 2023: Today was a “I activated my Apple Watch workout detection while rocking my daughter to sleep” kind of day.

Oct 2, 2023: Just started a new note in Obsidian that has got me thinking. The note is on “references to other God’s in the Bible”. I can already …

Oct 2, 2023: I’ve loved Austin Mann’s iPhone camera reviews for the last few years. Not because he shows off various new camera features, but because …

Sep 29, 2023: The Sonoma wallpapers/screensavers are amazing! I wonder if @danalcantara is using the Scotland ones?

Sep 29, 2023: My favourite hacks to self-edit my writing. Read the text out loud Change the context of the text (i.e. google doc to WordPress editor. Or reader …

Sep 27, 2023: I forgot what was coming in Sonoma. My top highlights MOAR widgets PDF autofill better screen sharing

Sep 26, 2023: Sometimes I think the people who advocate for writing “rules” like “never use a semi-colon” only advise it as they don’t …

Sep 25, 2023: I am once again thinking about Pistis (John Barclay’s critique of Matthew Bates is the cause).

Sep 25, 2023: New word of the week: vacillate - to waver between two options, opinions, actions. Not a new word for me, but one I never know how to spell.

Sep 25, 2023: Great relaxing weekend hiking with friends and little to no internet.

Sep 20, 2023: It’s amazing how people who start emails with URGENT start every email with urgent. It’s almost as if they view everything as urgent. …

Sep 19, 2023: Turning my iPad into a focused creation device This quarter, I’m focusing on writing. I’ve had a writing habit for a long time, but since I became a professional copywriter, it’s …

Sep 19, 2023: My feelings about a certain review.

Sep 18, 2023: What's in my dad bag? Whenever I’m with my kids, I have my “Dad bag” with me. Its content varies slightly depending on which of my three kids is with me, …

Sep 18, 2023: I dropped out of a course I was due to start last week. I’ve had zero mental capacity (especially for serious study and reading) since baby 3 …

Sep 18, 2023: I’m thinking of sharing an interesting word a week as a way to help expand my vocabulary. I’ve been over using this one recently. Ouroboric - a …

Sep 17, 2023: When did reminders get so good! I love the today view divided by times of the day. I often add admin task to evening to remind to do them after work.

Sep 15, 2023: It’s happening again…

Sep 15, 2023: A bit of a lettering experiment today and a reminder to myself.

Sep 15, 2023: Play the ball, not the man. This is one of my core values. It’s a phrase taken from Football [^1] and means “debate the idea, not the person.” On one level, …

Sep 15, 2023: Humans working the hard jobs for minimum wage while the ai robots write poetry and create artwork is not the future I wanted. Great quote at the end …

Sep 14, 2023: I have a few work in progress articles as open MicroBlog windows. This is not the best idea as they don’t always restore/I can lose them etc. So …

Sep 13, 2023: After the amazing green of the iPhone 13, the iPhone 15’s colour options are a huge disappointment.

Sep 12, 2023: Most of my favourite bloggers have very simple blogging and marketing setups they’ve basically stuck to for years (WordPress, chronological …

Sep 12, 2023: Internet points The internet is a game. If you play it well, you get “internet points.” Most of the time they are pointless, but if you collect enough of …

Sep 11, 2023: I have several notes in obsidian which are variations of How to keep my kids entertained at various times How to avoid screens at various times And …

Sep 8, 2023: Procreate announcement is currently live. I think they’re introducing a new (replacement?) app. While I wouldn’t want to pay a …

Sep 7, 2023: “The problem with a theocracy is everyone wants to be Theo” - James Dunn

Sep 7, 2023: Me: I’m a minimalist and live simply so I don’t spend money on pointless things. Now, excuse me while I look at buying another pair of …

Sep 5, 2023: I hate how strange it feels when I can actually say “It’s not been busy at all.” It feels like I have to say things are busy, and …

Sep 1, 2023: It’s ready! For a couple of months, I’ve been working on and off on a series of free email courses to help people improve elements of …

Sep 1, 2023: The best way I've found to overcome my parenting rage My kids know my dark secret. I have an alternative, evil personality. His name is “Grumpy daddy.” I don’t turn green and suddenly …

Sep 1, 2023: I’m working in a cafe for the first time in ages as I wait for my train to pickup my family. It’s a great change.

Aug 31, 2023: I’m trying to set up a focus mode/shortcut etc that would block certain applications while I’m in that mode (i.e. safari). I think the …

Aug 31, 2023: Actually, tools do matter (sort of) There’s this common idea that “it’s the action/skill not the tools that matters.” As with all good pithy statements, it …

Aug 30, 2023: On practicing patience Yesterday I was stuck driving home behind a car who had the audacity to stick to the speed limit (I know. The nerve of it!). At first I tried to spy …

Aug 30, 2023: You know what’s worse than only writing about writing (and other ouroboric activity)? Only writing about how bad writing about writing is. I can …

Aug 29, 2023: My company is looking to update their social media icons from Twitter to X-twitter. But the logo we can download isn’t the same as the one on …

Aug 29, 2023: A friendly reminder inspired by an email in my inbox. When you turn your hobby into a hustle, you’ll probably lose what made it a great hobby in the …

Aug 26, 2023: Scheduled a new sketchy ideas newsletter for this afternoon (with a new section highlighting things from around the web).

Aug 24, 2023: The dad-mobile has arrived. A used Citreon C4 Grand Picasso. Tomorrow she gets her first real test with a trip to the in-laws.

Aug 23, 2023: Keeping things special in an age of abundance It was my daughter’s 5 birthday yesterday. We did all her favourite thing: opened presents went to the local softplay had curry for lunch went …

Aug 23, 2023: I got an Amazon voucher from work for my birthday and spent it all on books. Can you see the common trend?

Aug 22, 2023: One of the greatest ironies in life: by trying to make a message less passive aggressive, you can end up making it more so.

Aug 21, 2023: Goal: seek to be better, not right. I see the opposite in a colleague and it annoys me. That means there’s a good chance I’m just as …

Aug 20, 2023: I forgot how tiring baby’s are. But now I have a baby and two bigger kids who demand energy even when the baby is asleep. Thankfully, all three are …

Aug 17, 2023: There’s this strange thing I’ve noticed with a few individuals in the work place: they try to claim your ideas. If you share a unique …

Aug 17, 2023: My 2 year old son is waking up early again and asking for various cartoons/youtube videos. My current solutions are a sticker books (work quite well) …

Aug 17, 2023: My school had a computer lab full of the original iMacs. I hated them! It was such a pain to move files between them and my PC at home. Plus the one …

Aug 15, 2023: Finished reading: The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel 📚

Aug 15, 2023: “Good decisions aren’t always rational. At some point you have to choose between being happy or being “right.” - Psychology of …

Aug 14, 2023: Sometimes it’s annoying when my kids never give me time alone. But I’m sure I’ll be sadder when my kids never want to spend time with me.

Aug 14, 2023: Just started a couple of pages at the back of my notebook to collect possible goals and words for a theme for next year. This is a situation where I …

Aug 12, 2023: When you’re at the playground and a child pees on the other side of the same tree you are resting under. Luckily I realised just before the peeing …

Aug 10, 2023: WordPress 6.3 has added a command pallet. This could be nice.

Aug 9, 2023: New baby, who did? (Literally. We haven’t settled on a name yet!)

Aug 8, 2023: Day off with the kids.

Aug 6, 2023: Time to upgrade my mokka pot technique. Thanks James Hoffmann 🎥

Aug 4, 2023: I’m tempted to make a simple website called “Ugly bujo”. It would explain bullet journaling but every image would be basic and …

Aug 3, 2023: Hill I will die on. Globalization should always be spelt with a Z, even in countries that favour -ise over -ize because it makes the word and example …

Aug 2, 2023: I’ve seen a lot about the fourth turning recently. I’ll admit my first reaction was that it seemed and interesting idea. At the same time, …

Aug 2, 2023: Happy Trump indictment day however you celebrate yours. I remember when Trump indictment day was a rare and special day, now it seems like it’s just …

Aug 1, 2023: When I started blogging, the experts told me not to use hedging words like “I think” and “In my experience”. There’s …

Aug 1, 2023: A bad habit list Last week I made a shocking discovery. Fruit is great in hot weather. I know, revolutionary insight but if you looked at my habits, this idea was a …

Jul 31, 2023: I’ve just moved from my tiny Ikea desk that I bought when lockdowns started to a 120x60cm standing desk (we’ve actually had it for a while …

Jul 29, 2023: A vegan Birthday lunch with my wife. Very tasty.

Jul 28, 2023: End of the work week. Time for my end of week review routine.

Jul 27, 2023: I’m really intrigued to see how obsidian properties work. So far I’ve been impressed by the features they add while keeping the simple text file …

Jul 26, 2023: Who's the adult here? My kids are almost 2 and 5. Both of them are going through a period of temper tantrums. It’s annoying and frustrating. Especially when the elder …

Jul 26, 2023: “Nothing else in the world…not all the armies…is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo, The Future of Man.

Jul 25, 2023: 📹 Van Neistat’s rules of gift giving - YouTube Some great tips here. I love “Expensive, not costly”. My brother is good at these.

Jul 24, 2023: Ironically, I think I understand why Musk has done this rebrand now. Threads has stolen attention away from Twitter and presented it’s biggest …

Jul 21, 2023: The simple but effective end of week review I totally stole It’s the end of my Friday workday so I’m doing my simple weekly reflection. It’s called plus, minus, next and I heard about it from …

Jul 21, 2023: It’s a Cory Wong kind of afternoon. 🎶

Jul 20, 2023: Find and replace.

Jul 20, 2023: Working from home is great: I don’t have a long commute and get more time with my family. Working from home is terrible: I feel guilty if …

Jul 19, 2023: How to live like a Roman emperor. Get a time machine. Learn Latin and Roman cultural practices Go back in time to a few years before an emperor dies …

Jul 18, 2023: Anti-human trafficking isn't about being a hero There’s a movie going around that’s getting some major press. It presents an anti-trafficking group as the saviours of children caught in …

Jul 14, 2023: Apparently all it takes to make me want a book is to put it in a cloth cover. See Great thinkers Derek Sivers' book Great mental models The Creative …

Jul 14, 2023: I decided to get my Nikon Z50 out and just see if I could turn it on. I could and I managed to use the viewfinder (even thought the lcd screen is …

Jul 12, 2023: New stickers for the laptop cover. Thanks micro camp.

Jul 8, 2023: I’m indifferent on the Oxford comma I used to be a massive defender of the Oxford comma, now I think most examples where it adds clarity are usually the result of poor writing. For …

Jul 8, 2023: I reached podcast inbox zero! It’s been a while.

Jul 6, 2023: oh dang! Not looking great for Evernote AT ALL!

Jul 6, 2023: I had wondered why I couldn’t see threads and now I know. It’s not in the EU.. That makes me raise an eyebrow over their use of data.

Jul 4, 2023: My car got a puncture while my wife was driving. Luckily an American friend came to help me replace the tire with our spare. Happy Independence Day.

Jul 4, 2023: I’m working on a new in-depth sketchnote tutorial. One of the best things about making these is that I iron out my own drawing processes and learn new …

Jul 3, 2023: While I was away last week, my team moved to notion projects. So now I have no idea what I need to do, I have an inbox with at least 300 notion …

Jun 29, 2023: For me, The main effect of Google analytics 4 will be that I remove analytics from most sites. I just don’t need it.

Jun 24, 2023: Really hoping and praying this coup will lead to a withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine. Doesn’t seem likely but it’s more likely than it was …

Jun 23, 2023: I might be doing a virtual event / summit. Any recommended tools?

Jun 21, 2023: I’m a protestant but I love icons. I found this beautiful one on instagram and decided to make my own version in procreate. The original artist has a …

Jun 19, 2023: Here’s everything I know about taking visual notes in the workplace (personal usage not as a facilitator or anything). I’m going to add …

Jun 15, 2023: Apparently “quiet quitting” (where you don’t go beyond your job requirements) is “a $9 trillion suck on the economy”. It’s such classic capitalism …

Jun 13, 2023: I never noticed how big a deal angels are in Luke. This morning I finished reading Luke and noticed that it was angels who told the women that Jesus …

Jun 11, 2023: Woke up on my in-laws small holding and had a coffee outside in the morning sun while listening to the sounds of the countryside. The best way to …

Jun 7, 2023: iPhone owners. Do you have any apps that have live activities? I don’t think I’ve ever seen one.

Jun 7, 2023: Last night, I finished work on my free sketchnote layouts email course. If you want to improve your sketchnote layouts, then I’d love for you to give …

Jun 6, 2023: We’re going through the book of Philippians at church soon. What are your favourite resources around it?

Jun 5, 2023: Technology gaslighting For the last few years I’ve felt like tech companies and tech journalists are all trying to tell me I shouldn’t be happy with the “amazing …

May 31, 2023: Shut up Thierry Henry!

May 31, 2023: The new Nikon DX 24mm f1.7 sounds like a great carry around lens. Now I just need to get my z50 repaired.

May 30, 2023: The last couple of days at work have been a real case of “everything, urgent, all at once”.

May 29, 2023: As a long suffering Sheffield Wednesday fan, I am hopeful for today’s playoff match, but ready regardless of what happens. It would have to be …

May 24, 2023: 🔗 What if you could only use ONE APP on your iPhone? – Shawn Blanc What if you could only use ONE APP on your iPhone? – Shawn Blanc So this is a …

May 23, 2023: Brian Eno on why you shouldn’t get a job and be part of a scenius instead.. Time to listen to some atmospheric music, I think.

May 22, 2023: Had some fun making a Matisse style cutouts for this Matisse quote. “Creativity takes courage”.

May 19, 2023: R.I.P. Tim Keller Twitter update My tribute.

May 18, 2023: Printer: working fine for weeks. Me: Right, need to print this ticket in a hurry. Printer: Sorry, problem. Me: What problem? Printer: that, detective, …

May 18, 2023: You don't have to go full YouTube guru to benefit from the thing I’ve noticed (and I feel the temptation too) to think of task management/PKM/bullet journaling/jorunaling/whatever as a binary thing — either …

May 8, 2023: My wife brought me Galaxy chocolate back from the UK after her trip. I brought her Tony’s chocolate… I think we brought each other the chocolate we …

May 6, 2023: My silly little “coffee is the answer” t-shirt just got promoted in the same email as PCalc and the accidental tech podcast! I honestly did not see …

May 5, 2023: Finished reading: Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday 📚 Probably the best, most varied and most practical of Ryan’s first trilogy.

May 4, 2023: The WordPress theme I’m using just released version 1.0. I downloaded and lost my custom page templates (whomp whomp). So I started to edit a …

May 2, 2023: A quick visual of The Paradox of Choice. I have a trick for shopping for craft beer. I have a price limit and look for items on sale in my local shop. …

Apr 28, 2023: It’s amazing how beepy bloopy music (example from today) can suddenly trigger my brain into a sense of focus and motivation for work. Anyone …

Apr 28, 2023: Side effect of GA4 is I’m removing analytics from many of my old sites. I never really check them anymore so why bother. Plus GA4 is a dumpster …

Apr 28, 2023: “Coffee is the answer” Seen in work Slack.

Apr 26, 2023: Struggling with something in my head today so mucking around in procreate and single line portraits (With extra layers for colour).

Apr 25, 2023: I think this might be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for me with 1password. I have no idea what I’ll replace it with though, maybe …

Apr 23, 2023: Good news. I’ve found my Ricoh Gr at my folks place. I don’t have the right charger with me but at least I will be able to use it again soon. In the …

Apr 23, 2023: I was reading about childhood wounds and acting out like a child yesterday. So I made so,e journaling prompts to help me think about situations where …

Apr 23, 2023: Five beautiful things in this cafe A Dad reading to his daughter Old friends catching up “Thank you for tidying up” — a child repeats …

Apr 22, 2023: When you’re down on the south bank and have your iPad with you…

Apr 21, 2023: Hi from London.

Apr 20, 2023: The head of -Twitter- X corp could really do with listening to that Elon Musk bloke. “You should take the approach that you’re wrong. Your goal …

Apr 19, 2023: I started a little Van Gough inspired background for my zoom calls. I might add more details but I’m also tempted to try a more manga style one …

Apr 18, 2023: I’ll be in London and free on Friday. I don’t suppose there are any micronauts who want to have a micro meetup in central London?

Apr 17, 2023: This weekend I started a page in Obsidian for the “We’re going to need a bigger car” project. Maybe the PARA organising system has …

Apr 15, 2023: I decided to try Hipstermatic again and it made iPhone photography feel fun again. I think it’s mostly just a change from “the iPhone look” to photo …

Apr 14, 2023: I’ve just finished the first draft of a free email course. “How to draw anything ( sketchily ) in just 5 days. It’s a set of daily …

Apr 12, 2023: Happy “this-is-the-way-nesday” to all who celebrate.

Apr 11, 2023: I’m glad to see Leicester have found someone for the manager role till the end of the season. With things going as they were, they looked the …

Apr 7, 2023: I’m a big fan of Scribd but today I experienced the downside of the “netflix” model. I had been using Federic Bush’s excellent …

Apr 6, 2023: I’m glad to see the Polish tax website has added Ukrainian as an option. I’m less glad to see the English translation has disappeared! Por …

Apr 6, 2023: Road trip for Easter coming up later today so I’m looking for some audiobooks to listen to in the car. What would you* listen to for a 3hr …

Apr 3, 2023: I tried using ChatGPT to get some useful journal articles for an essay I’m writing on Ruth. It just made up articles! The sad news is some of …

Mar 31, 2023: I was feeling really down last night. It had been a tough day and in my mind it felt as if everything was a pixel or five off here or there. I …

Mar 28, 2023: Reading Ruth after so many church abuse scandals is so refreshing. Be like Boaz.

Mar 24, 2023: Listening to Marco’s latest flip-flop (phone camera is enough and better than mirrorless 99% -> dedicated cameras can be better) on ATP …

Mar 22, 2023: Happy Ted Lasso day for all who celebrate.

Mar 21, 2023: I wrote a 75 word long sentence for an academic essay (complete with semi colons) and I love it. Academic writing gets a bad press (especially by …

Mar 20, 2023: The Canonical approach seems naturally more critical than conservative and willing to engage in ideas such as transformation of original source …

Mar 19, 2023: My home note in obsidian wasn’t really working. I had far too many links as I’d kept adding to it. So last night I created a folder called “Archive” …

Mar 17, 2023: I’m in the process of #RestoreTheSketchyIdeasNewsletter like restoring the synderverse, but less popular and with 10X less slow-mo. Update: you …

Mar 17, 2023: Apparently unpopular opinion: I still love my iPad and my MacBook air. Both work great for their purposes, I can use them together with sidecar and …

Mar 15, 2023: Ted Lasso season 3 time!

Mar 15, 2023: I’m working on an update for my sketchnote layouts guide and I’m really excited about it! I’m adding some advice on how to pick a …

Mar 15, 2023: A journaling prompt I'm trying to turn gratitude into generosity Writing what you’re grateful for is a common journaling activity and for good reason. Practicing gratitude is one of the most effective ways to …

Mar 14, 2023: 🎥 How Minimalism Got Toxic: The Dark Side - Internet Impact - YouTube A great video about the issues around minimalism. It’s funny how I …

Mar 13, 2023: Sometimes I just love the irony that “think outside the box” has become a cliche.

Mar 13, 2023: Happy Monday morning. I took a proper sabbath yesterday and feel great! 10/10 would recommend.

Mar 11, 2023: Blue in Green gets better every time I listen to it.

Mar 11, 2023: It was 17c yesterday…it’s snowing today. And it’s spring?

Mar 10, 2023: Micro:blog idea: I’d love a way to filter my timeline to just see links to longer articles.

Mar 10, 2023: I’m working on cleaning up my pages a bit. First task was the tools page where I’ve removed some old items, added some new ones and fixed …

Mar 9, 2023: A journaling experiment I'm trying to help improve my patience I’ve been less patience recently. It’s been a growing issue since my daughter learned the word “why” and now her brother is …

Mar 9, 2023: I spent most of the evening looking for my Apple Pencil. It seems it’s really gone. My top theory is my son put it in the bin (as he’s been doing …

Mar 8, 2023: On boring blogs not brand sites. Today I came across a writer with a boring site. He has a single profile picture at the top along with links to navigate to his various writings and …

Mar 8, 2023: Started reading: The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin 📚

Mar 7, 2023: 3 Quick Journaling Prompts That I Keep Coming Back To I am not a consistent journaler. Over the last 8 years, I’ve tried lots of different system with varying degrees of success, but every time I …

Mar 7, 2023: I can predict someone’s views on Twitter with about 85% accuracy based on whether they have a blue checkmark next to their name. It goes up if …

Mar 6, 2023: An increasingly useful rule of thumb I’ve found: The side with nuance is probably the right side. Every time I find someone lay down an …

Mar 6, 2023: This is me.

Mar 2, 2023: If you’d like to make sketchnotes but have never given it a go, I’d love to know what holds you back. (Or what held you back before you …

Mar 2, 2023: Freeform doc on Mac “What on earth is this mess of half images”. Same freeform doc on iPad “Oh hello useful collaboration document …

Mar 2, 2023: Clint Eastwood by Gorillaz was made with a drum synth preset Me: Clint Eastwood by @gorillaz is such a masterpiece! Must have taken ages to make… …

Mar 2, 2023: I used to have my streamdeck mini setup so I could pull up my obsidian daily note with a button and save a web page with a click. Somewhere along the …

Feb 27, 2023: A major strength and weakness of obsidian is that you make the structure. The strength is that makes you think about the ideas you save. The weakness …

Feb 25, 2023: Unexpectedly using my iPad a whole lot again. Not sure why exactly but probably more reading, more sketchnoting and maybe a small element of obsidian …

Feb 24, 2023: If you’re a Christian, you might enjoy this little lent devotional series i’m doing. Each day has a verse, a reflection, a prayer and a sketch.

Feb 21, 2023: Universal control is so magical when it just works…but right now my Mac has no idea my iPad is right next to it so I’m typing on the screen like an …

Feb 19, 2023: My professor sent us some non OCRd pdf as part of our reading. It wasn’t great for reading in reader by Readwise but then I found owlocr which can ocr …

Feb 19, 2023: Wrote something. Not sure if I should publish it. Saved to journal for now. It’s one of the reasons I love drafts and it’s quick actions. Start a blog …

Feb 17, 2023: I replaced my tiny little light for video calls with a Godox ES45 and it’s a real improvement! Now if I could just get the cabin that they used …

Feb 17, 2023: I see so much stuff about doing X faster. I can understand the desire to get more things done or not have to wait for some long process, but …

Feb 16, 2023: Sometimes, when sketchnoting on paper, things go really wrong. But you can always cover up your mistake.

Feb 16, 2023: Micro bloggers who use a daily planner, what sort of sections, questions and prompts do you have in yours? I’m reviewing my current one.

Feb 13, 2023: Sometimes you’ve just got to love the irony that “thinking outside the box” is a cliche.

Feb 13, 2023: Hey Siri, define bad management culture. When Musk or the goons ask questions, employees are torn between giving the right answer and the safe …

Feb 13, 2023: Two new and fairly cheap notebooks for bullet journals (one is a backup). I never wanted a spiral bound non hardcover before but it really helps! Only …

Feb 13, 2023: My whole team avoids Google meets like the plague and uses slack hangouts instead… despite the extra ease of arranging a (meets?) in Google calendar. …

Feb 8, 2023: My daughter is away with her grandparents so we’re having a spicy curry tonight. It’s the little thing in life sometimes.

Feb 8, 2023: Canon has announced the r50 which looks like it might well be a successor to the m50. The fact that it has dual pixel focus at 4k 30 which is …

Feb 7, 2023: Apple notes and freeform are probably better than obsidian and it’s canvas for 90% of people.

Feb 1, 2023: It’s possibly/probably a coincidence but since I first had covid, I get real leg pains every time I have any kind of virus.

Jan 29, 2023: How’s you’re Sunday going?

Jan 27, 2023: Goldeneye is now on the Switch. The first thing I did was message my friends from childhood to confirm that we’d play a game when I’m next …

Jan 26, 2023: In other news, it seams Evernote added backlinks earlier in the month..

Jan 26, 2023: I’m sure there’s a smarter way to do this but I got a non OCRd PDF from my course director and I put it in Evernote so I could OCR it. …

Jan 26, 2023: Seams the cable connecting the LCD screen on my camera is starting to break. I really haven’t used it that much, I’m very surprised …

Jan 25, 2023: I’m looking out the windows and It’s started snowing again here in Poland. The slowly falling flakes in the sky still spark wonder in me, …

Jan 22, 2023: Random thoughts on the person who keeps plugging themself. UPDATE: I’ve realised that even these thoughts aren’t completely correct. I’ve noticed exceptions to my main issue. My new working …

Jan 22, 2023: 🔗 I disconnected from the electric grid for 8 months—in Manhattan | Ars Technica I disconnected from the electric grid for 8 months—in Manhattan | Ars Technica On May 22, 2022, I began an experiment. I unplugged everything in my …

Jan 21, 2023: Turns out Christopher Wright is another great Wright theologian. I think I prefer his writing style too.

Jan 20, 2023: Playing around with a new logo idea for sketchy ideas.

Jan 20, 2023: If you like drawing (even just occasionally) and have an iPad, consider buying Linea from Iconfactory. With Twitterific going away they could use some …

Jan 19, 2023: I don’t think I’d really appreciated how important YHWH’s liberation of the Israelites is for their worldview. So much of their …

Jan 10, 2023: I like my Nikon, but I miss my Fuji.

Jan 10, 2023: We finished Only Murders in The Building season 1 last night. Lots of fun and I’m sure we’ll start season 2 soon.

Jan 7, 2023: Listening to the after show of this weeks ATP and I’d love to see podcasters share a history of their setups along with what shows were recorded on …

Jan 4, 2023: I’m currently experiencing the baader meinhof effect for Appreciative inquiry: it just seems to be coming up everywhere! Anyone on Microblog …

Jan 3, 2023: Finished reading: The Life We’re Looking For by Andy Crouch 📚

Jan 2, 2023: About to try refilling a neuland marker for the first time…Wish me luck!

Jan 2, 2023: If anyone else has a word for the year / theme of the year and wants a hand-drawn phone wallpaper for it, let me know and I’ll make one.

Dec 28, 2022: Now witness the firepower of this fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL standing desk!

Dec 27, 2022: Glass Onion was very good fun.

Dec 27, 2022: Revisiting minimalism I’ve been thinking about minimalism again. My main prompt is reading “The Life We’re Looking For” by Andy Crouch. He lays out how “devices” can take …

Dec 27, 2022: Appreciating the inbetween week I’ve got the week off work (but my daughter is still going to pre-school) so I’ve drawn up a list of things to do that I would normally …

Dec 27, 2022: 15 years of service. Thank you, boots.

Dec 26, 2022: Thanks, Santa.

Dec 21, 2022: Most web3/NFT enthusiasts I know seem very against mastodon and federated social networks. That seems odd to me (but maybe there’s more nuance in …

Dec 19, 2022: Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. - Doris Day

Dec 18, 2022: Anyone doing a yearly theme? Tell me what it is and I’ll make a phone wallpaper for it.

Dec 14, 2022: So the rumours were true. Revue is shutting down on Jan 18, 2023. Very disappointing but luckily there are options like substack ConvertKit and Ghost. …

Dec 14, 2022: Currently reading: The Life We’re Looking For by Andy Crouch 📚

Dec 11, 2022: Hello from Goa

Dec 7, 2022: Been bed ridden most of the day. But I read some books.

Dec 6, 2022: Sometimes I see a chain of messages on Facebook messenger and wonder how some people have so much time on their hands.

Dec 4, 2022: A few photos from my first day in Bangalore

Dec 4, 2022: Finished reading: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig 📚

Nov 30, 2022: 10 years ago I was in Spain…and I did movember…and Apple photos just reminded me of both of these facts. Thanks for the warning never to grow a beard …

Nov 29, 2022: Apparently Musk has complained about Apple on Twitter. He should have filed a radar 🤭

Nov 29, 2022: As part of my wife’s new business she got a whole load of neuland stuff. And I have permission to use some!

Nov 28, 2022: I went looking for my Ricoh GR this weekend so I could take it to India. Then I remembered I had left it in the UK! Not sure what I’ll do for photos …

Nov 24, 2022: Sometimes I see YouTube thumbnails and worry what happened to the creator…then I realise it’s a review for a new productivity app and it’s “all for …

Nov 24, 2022: Happy thanksgiving to all the Americans on Micro.blog.

Nov 23, 2022: Visa sorted. Going to be in Bangalore and Goa early December. What a delightfully unexpected surprise.

Nov 23, 2022: I was today years old when I learned that i could set a setting in safari so it never asks for permission for my mic and camera on certain websites.

Nov 22, 2022: Did I just join hive to secure my username without Mr in front of it…yes I did.

Nov 22, 2022: Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. Michelangelo

Nov 19, 2022: Turning down an upgrade I had to renew my phone contract and had a chance to upgrade my four year old phone. In the end I decided against it. The offer sounded good but I …

Nov 18, 2022: Turns out I have a mastodon account (shows how much I use/used it) time to give this a try I guess…but I still think dropping that kind of social …

Nov 17, 2022: My favourite slack culture thing is when you message someone and then their status goes from green to blank.

Nov 16, 2022: Those comparison pages on websites are really on the borderline (or over it) of marketing ethics…but they are a fantastic way to learn about …

Nov 14, 2022: For my talk on visual note taking this week I’m using Concepts with its infinite canvas. This means I can import sketchnotes, picture etc and …

Nov 14, 2022: I changed learncreateshare to SketchyIdeas yesterday (actually my webmanager did). It’s a small change but I wanted to reflect what I’m …

Nov 13, 2022: I didn’t really think Twitter was just going to collapse in a cloud of hubris…after the recent contractor layoffs, I unfortunately think I’m going to …

Nov 11, 2022: Kids have just recovered from a cough and runny nose (hurrah!). The kids now both have temperatures (oh no!). This is a real British monarch move. As …

Nov 10, 2022: With Revue almost certainly shutting down I’m setting up a new email service for the sketchy idea newsletter. My current ideas for the subdomain …

Nov 7, 2022: I’m doing a quick live stream with a sketchnote tutorial for how to draw the world’s easiest banner. If you don’t watch live, you …

Nov 5, 2022: The way Twitter is laying people off feels a bit black mirror. No direct message access cut who knows the decision process or reason why I can …

Nov 4, 2022: Apparently, Revue is going to be shut down as part of Musk’s shake up. That a shame, I really liked using it for my sketchy ideas newsletter. I …

Nov 3, 2022: If you enjoyed the micro camp talk that @chadgmoore and I did on sketchnoting, you might enjoy this upcoming workshop I running. It’s on using …

Oct 31, 2022: My daughter decided to buy me some socks. I’m particularly excited about the doughnut ones.

Oct 29, 2022: I just released my latest sketchy idea (newsletter) and I think I’m most proud of the pun at the beginning.

Oct 29, 2022: We’re about to go on a four hour drive across Poland (with a four hour return trip): what audiobook would you listen to? I’m trying to get ideas but …

Oct 28, 2022: 🎶 Blue In Green (Take 3) by Bill Evans Trio Just discovered this version thanks to the YouTube music algorithm.

Oct 28, 2022: Round two of guess the book

Oct 28, 2022: Let’s play guess the book.

Oct 28, 2022: Can’t have a problem with trolls when you’re run by a troll and encourage trolling… sorry, “free speech maximumism.”

Oct 28, 2022: Urgh! What a day. Chris, it’s 10am.

Oct 27, 2022: … the Google play store has fewer ads than the apple App Store…Google!

Oct 27, 2022: I resisted the iPadOS 16 betas because I wouldn’t get stage manager and I wanted to keep my iPad reliable…but now freefrom is out in beta and I’ve got …

Oct 24, 2022: Currently reading: Political Gospel by Patrick Schreiner 📚

Oct 20, 2022: Today’s mood

Oct 20, 2022: Just curious, if you could get the SAME content but in. a PDF daily emails An obsidian vault that you download An online course platform like …

Oct 20, 2022: My 3 favourite pieces of tech hardware from 2022 The end of the year is in sight. And while there’s still time for me to purchase a new piece of tech, I think it’s safe for me to create …

Oct 19, 2022: I’m planning to do a massive update of my site LearnCreateShare next week I’d love your feedback and thoughts. Some things I’m …

Oct 19, 2022: Speaking with Paul Mignard on Twitter and he mentioned dropping the USB-C port, going wireless and making a thinner iPad. That could be an amazing …

Oct 19, 2022: Turned off continuity webcam for my iPhone. I was getting multiple pings a day saying it was connected when I wasn’t even using a camera app. …

Oct 19, 2022: I shared this sketchnote summary of the One Minute Manager on my blog yesterday but I thought I’d share it here as well. I love the idea of …

Oct 18, 2022: New iPad Pros. Pencil hover sounds like a great feature, I’d love to know why it’s locked to the new pros? (current prediction, so …

Oct 18, 2022: Today’s fun little slip of the tongue while recording “You can drag and drog”. I want to know what drag and drog is.

Oct 18, 2022: I’d love a new iPad (money aside) so hopefully this new iPad Pro will help drive down prices of the last models and how knows what else they …

Oct 18, 2022: It turns out that N.T. Wright and Mike Birds excellent book on the New Testament is also excellent as a mic stand.

Oct 17, 2022: Playing with Linea for some quick easy drawings… really underrated app.

Oct 17, 2022: Over the weekend I had an unpleasant surprise. My company isn’t closing at the end of the month. It’s closing at the end of this week …

Oct 17, 2022: Just used @gr36 status.lol shortcut to post my first status.

Oct 16, 2022: Today I learned that 75% of our sensory neurons are visual neurons.

Oct 15, 2022: The new gather desk stuff looks stunning. But those prices! (Also I backed the first kit and my desk doesn’t really have space for it all!)

Oct 15, 2022: The world can feel dark at times and as though everything is getting worse. But there’s progress that is making people’s lives better. I …

Oct 13, 2022: I wouldn't have believed a random project 6 years ago would turn into this. 6 years ago I started making some simple videos for students of English as a foreign language because it was a more valuable “proof of …

Oct 12, 2022: My daughter rejected my chunky tomato sauce last night so I made ”totally different” tomato sauce tonight and she ate it all. Amazing how much flavor …

Oct 12, 2022: macOS ventura is generally nice but my phone keeps wanting to be used as a webcam at random moments. I don’t really get that one.

Oct 12, 2022: A return to stock apps? As I read CJ Chilver’s recent post on the lazy billionaire, I was reminded of Patrick Rhone’s approach of using the Apple default apps as …

Oct 11, 2022: Public service announcement: This sauce is amazing. We usually make our own sauce but this one is so worth it. It is a bit too spicy for our kids …

Oct 11, 2022: Amazing what you can do with just a crayola.

Oct 11, 2022: I just found out I have a Google Stadia account apparently. I think I’ve used it 0 times and it’s going to shut down. Oh well.

Oct 10, 2022: Really amazed to have partnered with Faithlife to create a Logos 10 (Bible study software) review and preview video. 10 new and noteworthy features in …

Oct 9, 2022: May or may not be influenced by a recent trip to the softplay area this weekend.

Oct 7, 2022: Got a 0.38 refil for my spoke pen. Happy days.

Oct 6, 2022: Pro job application tip. Delete your CV with the typo in so you don’t accidentally send that one out instead.

Oct 6, 2022: When cooking lasagna I often sing “Bechamel, bechamel mucho.” That may or may not have just happened.

Oct 6, 2022: The images we live by Metaphors create new worlds. They focus our attention, open our imaginations and help us to see connections. But no metaphor is perfect. If there …

Oct 4, 2022: I’ve been running the macOS Ventura beta for a few days. I’ve seen the stage manager option in the control centre a couple of times. Each …

Oct 3, 2022: Back to applying for jobs 😔 I just had to state my salary exception “so not to waste people’s times”…If only the hiring …

Oct 3, 2022: Finished reading: The Way of the Heart by Henri J. M. Nouwen 📚

Oct 3, 2022: We were making homemade pizza yesterday evening and I asked my wife what she wanted on hers. She said olives & sundried tomatoes which I was …

Oct 2, 2022: For Inktober this year I’m practicing some larger drawing skills (for graphic recording). Early lessons Keep your letters consistent (whoops) Make …

Sep 29, 2022: Updating to the macOS Ventura beta for some screencasts… Wish me luck!

Sep 23, 2022: Made it to Essen. Found curry. Everything is okay.

Sep 23, 2022: The complaints about stage manager make me think that “let the iPad be an iPad” is the right mentality. And that doesn’t mean no external display …

Sep 22, 2022: At the end of the next month, I’ll be out of work. Yeah, Pompom is ceasing operations. The app will continue on in the app store, but there …

Sep 21, 2022: I bet the font on their kit is exceptional. 🔗 Montserrat: Caribbean island’s football team rising amid recovery from disaster - BBC Sport

Sep 20, 2022: Current status: moment of popping head above water between shivering and leg pains. I need to take one of our remaining covid tests but I feel …

Sep 16, 2022: How I currently feel after trying to make a “simple” solution that “shouldn’t take too long.”

Sep 8, 2022: Just arrived in goleneia (the airport closest to Szczecin) for this year’s international Sketchnote Camp. Real rollercoaster of a landing!

Sep 8, 2022: My first post iPhone event working for a company making an Apple app and I get it now. We now know how much time we have left to finalise our iOS 16 …

Sep 5, 2022: Made myself a little reminder of this classic quote from @patrickrhone “Saying No Is Actually Saying Yes To Other Things”

Sep 4, 2022: The compatibility of USB C needs a giant “terms and conditions apply” sticker. It’s so tricky to find cables and know they will work with another …

Sep 2, 2022: This week I learned how to make fake latte art because I came up with a terrible Pun about my company’s name. So for your pleasure, here’s …

Sep 1, 2022: Welcome to autumn and the return of one of my favourite words “Autumnal.” It just feels like a warm blanket and cup of hot chocolate.

Aug 31, 2022: Looking at the rumoured iPhone 14 colour line up. I always have this feeling that I want to get something more unusual…but I know I’ll …

Aug 26, 2022: This morning my daughter announced that her room is now the Teddy Bear’s Restaurant (I resisted checking if it was a restaurant run for …

Aug 24, 2022: I was today years old when I learned that Parmesan has no lactose in it. A member of the family is very happy with this news.

Aug 23, 2022: I opened my wife’s Mac to update some software and no apps opened. It was so refreshing compared to mine where five apps need to open and stop you …

Aug 23, 2022: Back in Poland after a great time in the UK. I wanted to share some photos but I left my Ricoh GR there (and I didn’t download any while I was …

Aug 23, 2022: Frustrating mac app marketing stuff. You can’t redeem an app offer code on the mac, just iOS. So we want to offer our mac users a special back …

Aug 15, 2022: Welcome to the low-cal calzone zone.

Aug 13, 2022: Do you find it easier to avoid distractions, or focus on one thing? I recently came across the idea that avoiding mistakes can be easier than pursuing …

Aug 10, 2022: We just dropped a big update at pompom including adding iMessage for business to offer support. I haven’t seen any other companies offering this …

Aug 9, 2022: Crazy belief but I think people who commit crimes should be prosecuted for those crimes. And law professionals should be able to investigate those …

Aug 9, 2022: I’m making some stickers to take with me to the international sketchnote camp (shhh it’s a secret). One idea I had was Sketch, Notes and …

Aug 6, 2022: 🔗 The Perils of Audience Capture - by Gurwinder The Perils of Audience Capture - by Gurwinder - The Prism In some respects, all his eating paid off; Nikocado Avocado, as Perry is now better known, …

Aug 5, 2022: I’m struggling to find any Apple blogs that still review apps. It seems they all just review accessories now. I doubt this is just the removal …

Aug 3, 2022: There’s been a lot of PKM critiques recently but today @chadgmoore pointed out this new disclaimer in Maggie Appleton’s visual notes on …

Aug 1, 2022: If you are interested in Biblical textual criticism then you will probably find this fascinating (Take a bit to get into it). Basic summary. Maybe …

Jul 29, 2022: As part of our 20% projects, I made a notion template for managing podcast guests. It was a fun little challenge and I’m going to update it with …

Jul 28, 2022: Turns out my thunderbolt 3 cable isn’t the right type of thunderbolt 3 cable for my new dock. This is not the seamless one port future I was …

Jul 28, 2022: Over on Learn Create Share I’ve been publishing quick visuals and summaries of cognitive biases and how to resist them. I thought some people …

Jul 27, 2022: 🔗 Facebook's TikTok-like redesign marks sunset of social networking era Facebook’s TikTok-like redesign marks sunset of social networking era Mark last week as the end of the social networking era, which began with …

Jul 26, 2022: 🔗 How Reels Have Impacted Engagement Rates on Instagram - Later How Reels Have Impacted Engagement Rates on Instagram - Later For those who have pivoted to Reels, engagement rates have remained consistent — or, …

Jul 26, 2022: 🔗Instagram gets worse with dark patterns lifted from TikTok TechCrunch Instagram gets worse with dark patterns lifted from TikTok | TechCrunch The new UI is plainly inspired by TikTok, the way Instagram has routinely …

Jul 21, 2022: Minecraft have come out against NFTs because they create scarcity and exclusivity which aren’t in the spirit of the community. A really great …

Jul 15, 2022: I’m really excited for this idea for a podcast @chadgmoore and I are going to test out this week. My working title is “ruminations” …

Jul 14, 2022: A really fun task for our latest release in Pompom was making a summary slide that looks like those Apple release summaries. Thankfully, someone made …

Jul 13, 2022: As I was preparing a social post for Pompom and checked up my podcast listening statistics. Just a few. What are yours?

Jul 8, 2022: I’m not saying it’s raining a lot in Krakow, but I just saw a guy shoving animals 2 by 2 onto a large boat.

Jul 7, 2022: Boris Johnson had so many scandals I forgot about the Owen Paterson scandal which on its own was sufficient reason for him to go!

Jul 4, 2022: Independence day, the day when (some) Americans impose their national holiday on other nations. This is slightly tongue in cheek, but also I’ve had …

Jul 4, 2022: The spiritual discipline of not arguing with everyone on the internet.

Jun 30, 2022: I enjoy the neubrutalism design trend that seems popular at the moment…but I don’t think it’s good design.

Jun 27, 2022: I really enjoyed the accidental jazz podcast in this week’s macpower users. I wonder if @macsparky still uses micro blog…

Jun 26, 2022: Walk thought: parents and teachers don’t need to encourage creativity because all kids are born creative. Instead, they need to make sure that kids …

Jun 25, 2022: Really pleased to bring the Sketchnote roundup back after a short break. This time there’s a fun little challenge included. Enjoy.

Jun 23, 2022: People who use a laptop with an external monitor (with the laptop open) What side do you place your laptop on? I’ve always placed mine to the …

Jun 20, 2022: 🎶When Love Is New: The Cedar Walton Trio Afternoon listening.

Jun 19, 2022: So long and thanks for all the todoist I’ve left todoist. I’m not sure why I was on todoist recently but probably because I wanted a task manager on a windows PC. That’s …

Jun 17, 2022: Universal control has suddenly started working between my devices (probably thanks to a software update) and it’s magical! I just wish I could …

Jun 16, 2022: This week’s episode of connected really got me wondering about going iPad only. My new job would actually work okay using an iPad as my main device, …

Jun 15, 2022: Regular iPad with usb-c… Nice upgrade but I’d still look at the air for the M1 chip (stage manager!) and the second gen pencil. I’m sure my daughter …

Jun 13, 2022: Joining PomPom as a Marketing Executive I've Joined PomPom as a Marketing Executive Back in 2013 I started a small podcast to promote our English School in Badajoz, Spain. We shared our …

Jun 10, 2022: The perfect time to change todo app I’m starting a new job on Monday so this is perfect moment for me to consider changing task management systems. After all, I have a string of …

Jun 8, 2022: Episode 2 - 5 WWDC impressions For my second micro cast, I thought I’d have a look at WWDC and the five things that caught my attention including that spoke to me as a …

Jun 7, 2022: Starting is the first step I’m starting a micro cast experiment to get more familiar with my new company’s app PomPom. It’s a podcast editor that’s …

Jun 7, 2022: The Royal Castle in Chęciny

Jun 7, 2022: I wonder if the studio display will gain the overhead camera feature of continuity camera. It might help explain why they gave it an ultra wide …

Jun 6, 2022: Feels like a very solid release. Lots of outstanding issues (external display support for the iPad) ticket and a few new enhancements especially for …

Jun 6, 2022: Freeform looks a lot like mural / Miro (but Apple only). Sounds nice, but I’m not sure who I would use this with as all the Mac users I know use zoom …

Jun 6, 2022: Continuity might be the most exciting part of Apple. FaceTime hand off is something I’ve wanted for a while but the camera desk view is incredible!

Jun 6, 2022: Stage manager looks like it was designed for the iPad not the Mac…just saying.

Jun 6, 2022: WWDC day has a totally different feel now I’m joining a company developing on the platform.

Jun 3, 2022: Orange juice and espresso.

Jun 2, 2022: Swięty Krzyż

Jun 2, 2022: We’re at an exhibition with a 3D film and I just remembered my friend who bought a 3D tv 10+ years ago. Funny how that technology failed to last.

Jun 1, 2022: I’m willing to bet a few microblogranauts will like this: Psalm Prayers — Instagram.

Jun 1, 2022: Miniature world in Sabat Krajno, Poland. (Yes, that’s the twin towers).

May 31, 2022: Bałtow dinosaur park.

May 30, 2022: What’s your top WWDC prediction? I’d like to see focus mode add blocking certain apps as well as their notifications.

May 29, 2022: Me getting into photography ten years ago: bird photography is boring. Me now: Bird photography is amazing!

May 28, 2022: Walks may be the greatest life hack ever. It’s amazing how going for a short walk block creative problems or cause a great idea to bubble up …

May 27, 2022: I’ve got back into listening to Apple tech podcasts in preparation for starting my new job. I’m so excited that I get to work in an space that is a …

May 26, 2022: I was using some cheap notebooks for a while but I think I want a nice leuchttrum again. Do you use an alternative?

May 26, 2022: it’s my last day at my old firm and I’m doing it iPad only. We traveled to my in-laws yesterday and then we’re going on holiday. I didn’t take my …

May 23, 2022: Hum ghost 5 adds multiple newsletters. Seems like some good improvements especially for newsletter sites.

May 22, 2022: The Sketchnote Roundup Issue #53: Designing for happiness just dropped. • Happiness in product design by Amanda Wright • Choice theory from Dani …

May 14, 2022: Although I feel far more positive on Chelsea post-Abramovic, I still want to see Liverpool achieve the quadruple (even though I think Man City will …

May 14, 2022: I’ve been thinking about how the things we pursue in life. I’m wondering if the more we pursue them the more out of reach they are. Examples: …

May 5, 2022: Daily Quordle 101 5️⃣8️⃣ 6️⃣4️⃣ quordle.com (null)

May 5, 2022: The current elections in the UK completely snuck up on me. I had no idea they were happening before today and that’s the first time of any …

May 3, 2022: Surprise! I was on the sketchnote army podcast talking sketchnotes and obsidian with @rohdesign . (The video version has some screen sharing!) Enjoy!

May 3, 2022: Friends who have a podcast. What do you use to edit them?

May 2, 2022: A brief reflection on hitting issue 50 of my newsletter I just published issue 50 of my newsletter! (It’s actually a few extra which I didn’t import). It’s gone through about four …

Apr 27, 2022: I picked up a travel MacBook charger (with two other ports) so now I have a desk charger and an on the go charger. Not having to fiddle with cables …

Apr 23, 2022: Walking is a seriously underrated* activity. *by me. I forget this all the time.

Apr 23, 2022: It turns out curiosity hasn’t always killed the cat! Find out what originally did and get another sketchnote inspiration in this week’s sketchnote …

Apr 20, 2022: I recently made a sketchnote summary of Anne-Laura Le Cunff’s article on neurodiversity and thought I’d share it here too.

Apr 16, 2022: Do you want some creative inspiration this weekend? I just published the 48th sketchnote roundup with a sketchnote on the rules of Ikigai, a path …

Apr 14, 2022: Me: I don’t feel that bad about Twitter anymore. It still has issues but it looks like it’s making progress. I hope nobody comes along and …

Apr 13, 2022: I hope you’ve all been well. March was a whirlwind for me but things are starting to settle. I just put the finishing touches on one paper and …

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Mar 17, 2022: Trying something a bit different.

Mar 14, 2022: Anyone know if you can use the Studio displays webcam when connected to an iPad?

Mar 14, 2022: I love my new counterfeit Apple Watch strap. A bit too big though.

Mar 12, 2022: I had hoped to participate in micro camp but I’ve been too busy. this week’s sketchnote roundup has a hint at one of the things that has kept me busy.

Mar 10, 2022: It’s just so typical of my brain to focus more on rebranding and renaming my website than actually just creating!

Mar 3, 2022: Instead of the sketchnote roundup, this week I shared some practical ways to help the people of Ukraine. If people are interesting in helping some of …

Feb 27, 2022: Luke 10:33-34 (The Chris Satire Version) 33 But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 so he …

Feb 21, 2022: Brace yourself…Tłusty czwartek is coming!

Feb 17, 2022: 3 year old: I’m full! I want chocolate! Me: but if you’re full then you can’t eat anything. 3 year old: I’m not full! I want chocolate. Me: if you’re …

Feb 16, 2022: I’ve been reading Robert Greene’s 48 laws of power and it’s been a great read but not always an agreeable read. Anyway, I’ve had this nagging thought …

Feb 15, 2022: OM systems OM-1 👀

Feb 13, 2022: My latest sketchnote roundup is out. Big issues and big ideas…plus a little tutorial /idea to steal.

Feb 9, 2022: New old camera lens!

Feb 8, 2022: Making the right choice for me. I spent ages debating whether or not I should call my site Learn Create Share or keep SketchnoteClassroom or do something else. In the end I changed …

Feb 3, 2022: Wordle 229 5/6 🟩⬛🟩🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 So annoying

Feb 1, 2022: I started a new note today - lessons my kids have taught me. The first is a variation on “yes, and” from improve. What would be in your …

Jan 31, 2022: Finished reading: Mayflies: A Novel by Andrew O’Hagan 📚

Jan 27, 2022: What if instead of looking to do more, we look to do our best, better? I caught this from the Cal Newport podcast this week (I’m giving it a go) …

Jan 26, 2022: I was having real issue with Airr logging me out all the time. I changed from “sign in with Apple” to another option and all my issues …

Jan 24, 2022: New AirPods, who dis? (Special audio is really trippy).

Jan 22, 2022: I just published the latest sketchnote roundup with… why organizations don’t change a technique for interesting headers a sketchnote …

Jan 22, 2022: Happy sleigh day 🛷

Jan 19, 2022: It’s that time of year where I’m wondering about DayOne alternatives. What are your recommendations? Tagging @chadgmoore

Jan 18, 2022: This quote sums up so much writing advice I’ve read which basically says “Write a lot” and sometimes adds “Oh and read a lot …

Jan 17, 2022: Preachers who are using obsidian or similar note taking apps - how are you organising your sermons? folders, tags, index pages with links? What about …

Jan 11, 2022: Today is World Sketchnote Day! A day to celebrate this fun note taking format. I decided to release my latest sketchnote book summary early for today …

Jan 10, 2022: Sure Twitter has problems…but sometimes you find that people called God “PeePee” due to trying to express Hebrew letters in Greek.

Jan 10, 2022: Managing vs leading. I’ve asked some friends for advice on managing a team and a lot of people respond with things on “leadership”. I find that jump …

Jan 5, 2022: Oh that was good. Wordle 200 3/6 ⬛⬛⬛🟨🟨 🟩⬛🟨🟨🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Jan 4, 2022: Starting a new sketchnote book summary. It’s ironic that I read it as it’s supposed to help with imposter syndrome and now I don’t really think I have …

Jan 2, 2022: Have you set a yearly theme? Let me know what it is and I’ll make a phone wallpaper for it to remind you throughout the year. (Here’s mine)

Dec 26, 2021: Out the car window today.

Dec 25, 2021: I had so much Christmas dinner I now feel as stuffed as our Turkey.

Dec 23, 2021: My Wife’s Covid test came back negative but I’m still waiting for mine…

Dec 20, 2021: First meal back in the UK - a roast with Yorkshire puddings.

Dec 19, 2021: What’s better than presents under the Christmas tree?

Dec 19, 2021: We’re covid negative and positive that we’ll be in the UK this time tomorrow!

Dec 18, 2021: I was a week delayed but the latest Sketchnote roundup is here with four, yes FOUR sketchnotes for your pleasure. OH and there’s a little game …

Dec 14, 2021: For the first time in our marriage my wife got the new phone (13 mini) rather than my hand me down. And I’m okay with it. I do envy it’s size though.

Dec 13, 2021: I for one am shocked that the Dutch guy at work and I disagree in our interpretation of the last F1 race.

Dec 9, 2021: A lack of flow Today I realised that since I became a manager, I have a lot less “flow” time. Instead of the long, multiple hours of focus on one thing, …

Dec 7, 2021: Is anyone on MB using the base model iPad 2021? Someone at church is interested in an iPad and looking at the base on. She wants to do some Apple …

Dec 2, 2021: I didn’t know a Supreme Court decision could be overturned. Is it just a case of needing enough people on your side and they then say “yes, that was …

Dec 1, 2021: My leg has been killing me all morning. I thought it was bad posture but I just remembered something that’s got me nervous. The last time my leg …

Nov 30, 2021: I’m 90% sure that our companies heavy use of chat apps instead of something like email or a task management tool (which you can log in to check …

Nov 29, 2021: When someone asks a podcast guest a question and they say “Great question”. Every. Time. (I really hope I’m not guilty of this but no doubt I’ll catch …

Nov 27, 2021: I have a new little sketchnote roundup for people who like that kind of thing.

Nov 23, 2021: Idea I’m playing with in my head: secular holidays vs religious holidays. The best example (the only one?) I can think of is Black Friday. I wondered …

Nov 23, 2021: Clever but extremely dishonest marketing I found today. A competitor has made a service provider comparison site where you can submit your company. …

Nov 20, 2021: A new sketchnote roundupfeaturing…Ted lasso?!?

Nov 16, 2021: Ted Lasso scene I love from season two “I’ve accepted aubergine and snogging but piles I will not abide.” And the later follow up which as a Brit, I …

Nov 16, 2021: A solo sketchy conversation - My Sketchnote Origin Story (It was the whiteboards fault).

Nov 16, 2021: “It’s not that all NFT and Crypto stuff is scams. But at the moment most scams are around NFT and Crypto*.” me, yesterday. *Probably an over …

Nov 15, 2021: A new Sketchy Conversation with @rohdesign on How to improve your sketchnotes next year. I hope you enjoy it.

Nov 14, 2021: I just found out that Vin Diesel has a twin brother and I’m so disappointed that his name isn’t Tim Diesel.

Nov 13, 2021: I published a new sketchnote roundup with a drawing challenge from Apple including. I hope you enjoy it.

Nov 12, 2021: I had a sketchy conversation with @chadgmoore on visual thinking in the workplace (and beyond). Can’t wait to organize some more of these!

Nov 11, 2021: So @chadgmoore has got me doing some rackets again. I’m starting a new series called “Sketchy conversations” about sketchnotes, …

Nov 10, 2021: Updating The Verge’s background policy - The Verge My goodness tech companies PR tactics are awful.

Nov 9, 2021: I went to the office today and accidentally left my Macbook at home…Looks like I’m working on the iPad for the day! Whoops!

Nov 7, 2021: Sunday meditation

Nov 6, 2021: New profile picture?

Nov 6, 2021: Me: I think I will have one beer tonight and log it in untappd. Untappd: LET ME POST FIVE TWEETS IN A ROW ABOUT THIS BEER SO EVERYONE THINKS …

Nov 6, 2021: So I rebooted the LCS newsletter (again) and it’s all sketchnotes, all the time. I think this could be a fun way to do a newsletter. Let me …

Nov 3, 2021: Would anyone be interested in a newsletter that’s just interesting (content and style) sketchnotes I find around the web. I’ve basically …

Nov 3, 2021: My fears about doing a roundup newsletter Whenever I’ve run a newsletter sharing links of stuff I find interesting, I’ve always worried it will become obsolete. Surely people would …

Nov 2, 2021: Every. Day.

Oct 30, 2021: We’ve introduced my parents to Ted Lasso and I’ve noticed somethings. Ted’s first press session and the sounds are like the event at the karaoke bar. …

Oct 28, 2021: I’m seeing my folks in person for the first time in two years tonight. I’m a little bit excited.

Oct 27, 2021: Idea for Apple. Add a document scanner mode to the camera. You’ve got the tech in notes but just brining it to the main camera app. You can pay me …

Oct 27, 2021: If my job title accurate reflected the use of my time in the office, it would probably be Senior Slack User. or maybe Chief Trello Officer. What about …

Oct 27, 2021: Back to work after parental time off. Currently waiting for my computer to finish updating. So great start.

Oct 26, 2021: Thanks to Austin Kleon’s inspiration, I busted out my old pentel brush pen. Probably the most fun pen I have.

Oct 26, 2021: Back to work tomorrow so I’m cleaning my work from home desk. It was pretty. Pretty dusty!

Oct 25, 2021: awkward product placement in Ted Lasso and The Morning Show One of the most annoying parts of Ted lasso and the morning show is the awkward use of iPhones. Anytime someone gets a text, it’s shown on the iPhone …

Oct 20, 2021: Foundation is an acceptable “sorry Ted Lasso is over till next year, here have this” Gift.

Oct 19, 2021: Storyworthy book summary with Sketchnote - Learn Create Share One of the best nonfiction books I’ve read this year.

Oct 18, 2021: If you had told me three years ago that ducks would be one of my most photographed subjects…I wouldn’t have believed you.

Oct 17, 2021: Visual note takers. I’d love your opinions on this. Reply here.

Oct 17, 2021: Is there a website (or service?) that find every book/article/study referenced in a book and then provides it as a simple document? Basically giving …

Oct 16, 2021: I picked up a Nikon FTZ adaptor yesterday so I’m looking to get some new, old lenses! First stop is a nifty fifty I think.

Oct 14, 2021: A recent duck photo.

Oct 13, 2021: From a walk a couple of weeks back.

Oct 12, 2021: 🔗 America Without God — The Atlantic An article along the “are we replacing religious allegiance/belief with politics?” lines.

Oct 10, 2021: Major Ted lasso spoilers from Nick Mohammed but really good insights into the writing and some points I missed.

Oct 8, 2021: Football is life!

Oct 8, 2021: Are you using the new Focus modes? What have you set up?

Oct 8, 2021: 🔗 First Look at WordPress’ Upcoming Twenty Twenty-Two Default Theme: “The Most Flexible Default Theme Ever Created for WordPress” – WP Tavern First Look at WordPress’ Upcoming Twenty Twenty-Two Default Theme: “The Most Flexible Default Theme Ever Created for WordPress” – WP Tavern Reigstad …

Oct 3, 2021: Catching up on Inktober: suit and vessel

Oct 3, 2021: 🔗 Scotland's version of 'hygge' - BBC “But it isn’t just MacLeod’s sumptuous hot toddy choux buns, Heilan' coo cupcakes or haggis bon bons that have made the soft-spoken chef a …

Oct 2, 2021: Hum. The phone charger in the car doesn’t seem to be working. I wonder if it’s died? It wasn’t the most expensive. Oh, okay. I see now.

Oct 2, 2021: It’s amazing how concepts like “identity” can be defined in a paragraph but you could write an endless series of books on them. Yes, I’ve been …

Oct 1, 2021: 🔗 Best Habits to Track in 2021. Analyzing Habit Tracking Behavior from… by Coach Tony Coach.me App Medium Best Habits to Track in 2021. Analyzing Habit Tracking Behavior from… | by Coach Tony | Coach.me App | Medium Every year I go through our data from …

Oct 1, 2021: Hummm what creative constraints should I place on myself for this Inktober 🤔

Sep 30, 2021: I realised I wasn’t celebrating project wins and ends at work. That was a mistake. Taking the time to note the end of one project, what was good …

Sep 29, 2021: 🔗How much is ”too much” social media? - Word from the Bird

Sep 29, 2021: I read this book years ago on kindle but Readwise surfaced this quote yesterday. I hope it inspires you.

Sep 29, 2021: Bullet journaling just isn't for me...or is it? Me two weeks ago: I think I’m finally done with Bullet journaling. It just doesn’t work for me and I’m doing everything in obsidian …

Sep 28, 2021: Anyone read any Dan Roam books? Opinions?

Sep 28, 2021: 🎶 How Not To Drown by CHVRCHES Current earworm.

Sep 27, 2021: Monday sketch quote.

Sep 26, 2021: Nature is amazing.

Sep 25, 2021: I’d basically stopped using shortcuts on the iPad. But now they’re coming to the Mac and with the new iPad homescreen, I’ve started setting up a few …

Sep 25, 2021: …is there a microblog fantasy premier league league? If not there totally should be!

Sep 24, 2021: New T-shirt design, who dis? Making T-shirt designs in procreate has been a surprisingly fun destresser his week.

Sep 24, 2021: 📹🎶 “What A Wonderful World” It Is with a 1959 Gibson ES-335 via YouTube Some Friday jazz.

Sep 24, 2021: I working on an article laying out my learning stack. Here’s a WIP draft of an image showing the tools I use.

Sep 24, 2021: Wait! The iPad has widgets everywhere now! I need to update my homepage!

Sep 24, 2021: More of this tech companies!

Sep 22, 2021: Lunchtime pondering: I wonder if a belief in God makes people more entitled?

Sep 22, 2021: I saw Austin Kleon shared an image of the books he’s read this year. I’d like to make a similar thing but I can’t see anything easy …

Sep 21, 2021: A thought from working on my evergreen motivation note.

Sep 21, 2021: Todays feels… (Oh hey Chris! When was the last time you publish a long form blog post. SHUT UP BRAIN!)

Sep 19, 2021: Me: quickly! Let’s get to the park so we can play. My 3-year-old daughter: let’s take our time and have fun on our way. She has the right approach.

Sep 17, 2021: Shut up, Thierry Henry!

Sep 10, 2021: Happy Ted Lasso Day! We’ve got our watching plans ready for later. Come on you greyhounds!

Sep 4, 2021: As a recipient of a newsletter, do you prefer substack or revue? (Or other)

Aug 31, 2021: I man. I put up shelf (my wife helped a lot. It was such a faff! Seriously, I lose adult points on this, but I’m glad it’s done! )

Aug 28, 2021: Putting up shelves Chatting with @cm Watching the football/soccer It’s been a great Saturday.

Aug 24, 2021: Morning thought. I love how I can be my full self on micro blog. I can talk about technology, work, share a pic from my travels, find other ukulele …

Aug 23, 2021: It’s so hard to concentrate with my daughter and her cousin playing next door… But I get to hear them both go “SPAGHETTI!!!!” So who cares!

Aug 19, 2021: I’ve been putting together a set of resources on Galatians for my church as it’s our next sermon series. Any resources you’d recommend?

Aug 16, 2021: I used to think gaps and career changes in a CV were bad…and maybe some employers still view them like this (especially when you get TONES of …

Aug 14, 2021: Was so great to see people at the sketchnote micro camp session. I know @cm really enjoyed preparing it too. And here’s my sketchnote selfie (trying …

Aug 14, 2021: We tried to make a frappe today. I discovered we needed more ice (wow you need a lot of ice!) and a bigger blender 😬

Aug 11, 2021: So it turns out that we now get charged for packages coming from the UK. I wonder what other lacking side effects of Brexit we will discover as time …

Aug 7, 2021: Apparently the iOS 15 public betas are out. Anyone on the developer betas have an opinion on the stability / battery life?

Aug 6, 2021: How do you know if they're a good app reviewer? Would you more trust a reviewer who jumps apps as often as they change clothes or one who hasn’t changed app in years? The one who always …

Aug 6, 2021: Bye bye old iPhone XS case, hello new iPhone XS case!

Aug 1, 2021: First of August! End of my social media retreat and time to catch up on messages.

Jul 21, 2021: 🔗 Digital Minimalism Book Summary - Learn Create Share I reread digital minimalism during my de-digital retreat and made a book summary. (Apologies …

Jul 17, 2021: Catching a night of the Lublin jazz festival.

Jul 15, 2021: 🔗 Twitter is shutting down Fleets, its expiring tweets feature - The Verge Turns out fleets was just a fleeting experiment.

Jul 12, 2021: Podcast Appearance: Sharing and Privacy; Delayed Reaction [Podcast #328] - ChurchMag Sharing and Privacy; Delayed Reaction [Podcast #328] - ChurchMag Yes, we know, we know. Apple’s WWDC 2021 happened a while ago. But guess what? …

Jul 12, 2021: 🔗 Obsidian Mobile It’s finally out for everyone! Happy days.

Jul 12, 2021: 🔗 Why Italian football does not make sense in the English language Serie A The Guardian Why Italian football does not make sense in the English language | Serie A | The Guardian Italian football is often criticised for being overly …

Jul 8, 2021: The latest TestFlight version of obsidian mobile is version “1.00” and the notes say it’s aimed at general release! It’s …

Jul 8, 2021: A Week off social In theory I’m just over a week into my social media fast… But in reality I’ve been breaking it left right and centre. Some has been …

Jul 3, 2021: Krakow earlier in the week.

Jul 1, 2021: A break Tl;dr. I’m taking the month off social media but will continue blogging. A couple of weeks ago I was reminded of the idea of a solitude break; a …

Jun 30, 2021: At least once a week I confuse discord and discourse.

Jun 29, 2021: 🔗 Colorful Apple Watch International Collection bands and faces help show love of country - Apple Newsroom New Sport Loop bands and matching …

Jun 29, 2021: 🔗 Amazon is using algorithms with little human intervention to fire Flex workers - ArsTechnica 🔗 Amazon is using algorithms with little human intervention to fire Flex workers - ArsTechnica Locked gates, inclement weather, and bad selfies—all …

Jun 28, 2021: Somedays, my job involves trying to organise a CS Go tournament at work. This is both why I love my job (YAY! We get to do something fun for people) …

Jun 27, 2021: Finished reading: The Obstacle is the Way: The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage by Holiday Ryan 📚

Jun 26, 2021: I delayed it a week so I could add some fun pictures but a new edition of the learn create share newsletter is dropping tomorrow. Sign up if you want …

Jun 25, 2021: I just scheduled the next edition of the (only? Best?) newsletter for Christians who take connected notes in apps like obsidian, craft, notion et al. …

Jun 24, 2021: Nobody: Me: Maybe I should start another niche newsletter.

Jun 24, 2021: I made some cold brew per instructions from @cm. It’s fantastic!

Jun 24, 2021: England vs Germany ⚽️ I suspect there hasn’t been a better time to face Germany in a while…and yet it’s Germany. (P.s. I secretly hope it …

Jun 23, 2021: AI as a helper, not a replacement Me: I refuse to use an AI tool because people are better. Months later Me: Urgh! This project has taken so much longer than I thought it would! My …

Jun 22, 2021: I’m playing around with Racket thanks to @cm . Drop me a question and I’ll do my best to answer.

Jun 21, 2021: I wondered why you couldn’t get an AFC Richmond replica shirt…you can now . I’m very tempted to get one with “Goldfish” on the back.

Jun 21, 2021: Podcasts appearance: On Logos Daily [Podcast #325] - ChurchMag 🔗 On Logos Daily (Podcast #325) - ChurchMag Blessing and I spoke with the guys behind logos daily to discuss the no. 1 Bible study software and how …

Jun 21, 2021: Currently thinking I might let my Readwise subscription laps. I’m not sure I’m really getting value out of it. (Sometimes I pause …

Jun 18, 2021: Sometimes I see great content on microblog and hop over to Twitter to post a gif reaction reply. I like that there aren’t gifs on microblog…but also I …

Jun 18, 2021: Regardless of your temperature system choice, it’s hot.

Jun 16, 2021: It’s arrived!

Jun 15, 2021: The farm two weeks ago. (Finally downloaded some Ricoh gr shots)

Jun 15, 2021: Over the weekend I final ordered a new microphone. It should arrive in a couple of days and I have some plans for how to put it to use!

Jun 14, 2021: So Automattic are buying DayOne Automattic seem to be good stewards of acquisitions so I can’t think of many better companies to buy them.

Jun 14, 2021: 🔗Art Markers for Procreate - Unique Procreate Brushes ~ Creative Market This weeks freebie from creative market. I need to give these a go but they …

Jun 14, 2021: It’s amazing how many computer issues can be solved by being able to isolate a problem, turn the right things on & off, and eliminate …

Jun 13, 2021: Christians who use note taking apps like Obsidian, Craft et al. This is the newsletter you’ve been looking for. (I’m starting a newsletter sharing …

Jun 12, 2021: Finally back home after a great break in Gdańsk.

Jun 11, 2021: I’m thinking of starting a new newsletter. I’m reviewing my options for how to deliver it and I’d love your insights. As a sender/recipient of a …

Jun 10, 2021: To hel and back

Jun 10, 2021: Westerplatte yesterday

Jun 8, 2021: Satisfied with my setup “Oh! The WWDC keynote has started?!? How did that skip me by?” I can’t remember the last time I didn’t watch a wwdc keynote. The annual tradition of …

Jun 7, 2021: Good morning from our holiday in Gdańsk.

Jun 5, 2021: It’s truly amazing how often billionaires send me emails and I’m shocked at their poor spelling and the fact that my spam filter always blocks them! I …

Jun 5, 2021: A World Without Email by Cal Newport is only £0.99 in the UK today. Yes, I bought it.

Jun 5, 2021: This week’s Learn Create Share newsletter is winging its way to everyone who is subscribed. Really pleased with this one especially the creative …

Jun 4, 2021: Sometimes I think that enterprise is “move slow and break things”.

Jun 1, 2021: I’ve just prepared a new creative challenge from my newsletter. It’s a good one! Sign up now to make sure you get it on Saturday. Or take …

May 31, 2021: Do a rep I’ve been skipping my reps. No, not weightlifting or machines at the gym, hand lettering and calligraphy. A couple of years back I discovered …

May 31, 2021: Google: Don’t be evil Also Google: no, sorry. You can’t quit chrome like every other app. You have to HOLD those keys down. Why? Well …

May 29, 2021: I think I’ve finally got to grips with making American pancakes.

May 28, 2021: A bit of hand lettering to relax this evening. Haven’t tried this in ages. Time lapse on Instagram.

May 28, 2021: Someone in krakow is selling a gr iii. It’s a good thing I don’t have the cash at hand for this. But maybe. Nah. Then again…

May 27, 2021: I’ve fallen in love with reading children’s stories to my daughter. For a while she refused to let daddy read to her (only mummy) but now …

May 27, 2021: 🔗 Eric Carle Very Hungry Caterpillar author dies aged 91 - BBC News 🔗 Eric Carle: Very Hungry Caterpillar author dies aged 91 - BBC News In 2019, he told the BBC why he thought the story endured for five decades. …

May 26, 2021: Really excited to have a scholarship for the LYT workshop. Really excited to upgrade my PKM approach and perhaps learn some obsidian tricks too.

May 25, 2021: I’m trying to get better at cultivating an “improve approach to life” especially with my daughter. When she wants to do something I want to …

May 24, 2021: Netflix Reportedly Hiring Executive For Expansion Into Video Games 🔗 Netflix Reportedly Hiring Executive For Expansion Into Video Games In a report released by The Information, we’ve found out that Netflix has …

May 24, 2021: I remember someone on here sharing about an environmentally conscious webhost (that was also a reasonable rate). I’ve been trying to find them …

May 22, 2021: The latest edition of the Learn Create Share newsletter is out with a new creative challenge and a couple of articles.

May 21, 2021: Yesterday, I used my iPad and Apple pencil to erase and paint items in Pixelmator Pro. I really love this little feature. I’ve tried wacom …

May 19, 2021: What Obsidian theme are you using? I’m using Obsidian iA atm but looking for something more interesting. (P.s. if you ever make a video. Please …

May 19, 2021: I seem to have the MB podcast feature…is this a bug? @help

May 19, 2021: I notice some people will go to great lengths to explain the technical reason for a problem when really what’s needed is Did you follow the …

May 17, 2021: Why I love being in the Apple ecosystem I took a screenshot to show some changed that haven’t been made. I was going to edit in preview but then saw an iPad icon…WAIT! I can draw! So I …

May 17, 2021: I have finally managed to find a, fairly easy way to use Netlify and GitHub to publish SOME but not all of my notes from my Obsidian setup AND I can …

May 13, 2021: Me: I’m happy with obsidian. It works just right for me. @Cm … hey look at this cool app I’m playing with. 😈 Me: … 😍

May 13, 2021: 2 more days and then the outdoor mask mandate will be lifted in Poland! 🥳

May 11, 2021: I was going to share my podcasts (and ask people to do the same) and then I realised that most are now abandoned, a good number I NEVER listen to any …

May 10, 2021: Little Digital garden update. I moved my github repo into my obsidian iCloud folder. SO now I can update my obsidian notes, they are available to go …

May 7, 2021: So my daughter has discovered glitter… in unrelated news, my desk is covered in glitter.

May 7, 2021: So I suffered from some side effects of the vaccine yesterday (temperature, headaches, weakness, aching joints). by the afternoon, I just felt a bit …

May 6, 2021: When simple is more complicate. As I was thinking about how to manage publishing obsidian notes to my digital garden, I was saying I wanted a “simpler” solution. That was …

May 5, 2021: Deploying a test Jekyll site. I blame @philbowell .

May 5, 2021: “The deeper the pain, the fewer words you use.” Rick Warren.

May 5, 2021: Just had my first covid shot. Unfortunately we don’t get cool stickers here…just plasters.

May 3, 2021: Registered to get vaccinated this morning. My slot is on Monday and just down the road. The rollout took a while but I’m amazed that I could get in so …

May 2, 2021: Today’s obsidian experiment: adding a sermon sketchnote (and the technique for producing ideas sketchnote) to Obsidian.

May 2, 2021: A technique for producing ideas sketchnote summary A quick little book summary sketchnote of a quick little book: a technique for producing ideas. Main action takeaways are dig deep in your initial …

May 1, 2021: My existing website hosting will run out in July. I could renew…or I could use the cash for Obsidian Publish…

May 1, 2021: My many year old Beat Xes now show a light while charging but can’t turn on. Apparently it’s a common problem and probably related to a lose wire. …

May 1, 2021: No one:… Me: Maybe I should make a website/digital garden on Notion.

Apr 29, 2021: The value is in the summary (or is it) There are some business books where you get all the value from the one paragraph summary or even just the title. I suspect Cal Newports latest might …

Apr 27, 2021: The experience of upgrading the software on my Apple Watch series 3 is so bad and the main thing that makes me consider upgrading my hardware!

Apr 27, 2021: 🥳 I have the obsidian mobile app! (I’m the last group on the beta. Only a few weeks till it’s public).

Apr 26, 2021: I don't care about iPad only anymore. I’m really happy with not trying to force my iPad to be my main computer but just use it for what I like doing on it (reading, drawing, some web …

Apr 26, 2021: My Favourite iPhone Apps of 2021 - Learn Create Share

Apr 23, 2021: Me five years ago: I want all my chats in one place! Stupid whatsapp/messenger/etc Me now: I want separations between “chats” so I can focus on the …

Apr 22, 2021: 🔗 All widget iPad home screen coming? 🔗Apple iOS15: What’s New? Notification, IPad Home Screen Upgrades - Bloomberg Following a similar feature for the iPhone introduced last year, …

Apr 22, 2021: Got my Earth Day award on my Apple Watch. It’s a stupid electronic badge and yet I’m so happy to have got it. Still annoyed I lost all the …

Apr 21, 2021: Today’s Obsidian discovery/tip (thanks to Mac Power Users) Cmd+P brings up the command panel with all the keyboard shortcuts. You can …

Apr 21, 2021: For teacher Chris (3 years ago) the new iPad would look like a great move over the M1 Macbooks…but communications manager Chris wouldn’t swap …

Apr 20, 2021: A quick question for obsidian users: do you have a system for when you use tags and when you use back links (and if yes, what is it)?

Apr 19, 2021: I still wonder how someone managed to get the Magic Mouse 2 charging past review.

Apr 18, 2021: Finished reading 📖 Dominion by Tom Holland Just finished dominion by Tom Holland And here are some thoughts. Summary Western culture including secularism and humanism have inherently Christian …

Apr 14, 2021: "How do you not see it?" Whenever I have the thought that I can’t believe some co-workers don’t act or think the way I do, I’m wary. Maybe they know …

Apr 14, 2021: iOS 14.5 public beta 7 seemed very buggy for me. I hope beta 8 has fixed that. Also, beta 8!

Apr 13, 2021: Obsidian opinion: looking at the open graph view is basically useless. looking at the local graph view with 2 or 3 depth is fantastic.

Apr 13, 2021: Microphone question: Any experience/thoughts on …. Rode NT-USB micro. Samson Q2U (seams to basically be the Audio-technica atr-2100)

Apr 13, 2021: Looks like the audio technica atr-2100 (and atr-2100x) are out of stock everywhere in Poland :(

Apr 12, 2021: I took a break from Mac Power Users after Katie left but I’ve come back to it recently (I blame you M1 Macbook Air). I really appreciate how thematic …

Apr 12, 2021: It finally happened. There are no meetings on my work calendar 🕺 (For today)

Apr 10, 2021: Learn Create Share 33: The lesson of the water bottle Yes, I published a newsletter :)

Apr 10, 2021: Time to rewrite a homepage …

Apr 9, 2021: Protip: if you stop writing the word “analytics”, half-way, make sure you go back and finish writing it. Otherwise your colleagues might get a …

Apr 9, 2021: Do people ask you which vaccine you got? Here in Poland, whenever I mention someone has had the vaccine, I get a follow up question of “which …

Apr 9, 2021: Creating a personal status board in Trello - Learn Create Share

Apr 8, 2021: I’ve been creating a series of minimalist animal faces with my daughter in procreate. A limited colour pallet, square design, set of pens and that’s …

Apr 8, 2021: I think we're doing the anti-best approach... Best communication channels to provide content/web design updates at my work. A document with comments/track changes. Project management system with …

Apr 8, 2021: Surprising outcome from my Readwise subscription: noticing punctuation errors in books.* *pobodies nerfect

Apr 7, 2021: “How can I disturb your work as little as possible” I ask this question whenever I need to contact someone at work.

Apr 7, 2021: My superpower is having the instinct to have a hair cut JUST before new lockdowns come into place. What’s yours?

Apr 6, 2021: Just ordered two pairs of classic earpods (3.5mm jack) as backup headphone for the computer. I don’t often think about the removal of the …

Apr 6, 2021: 🎙Against the Rules - The Coach in your head I’ve listened to this podcast episode a couple of times now. The part that really caught me this …

Apr 5, 2021: A mid day walk

Apr 5, 2021: I think about this a lot.

Apr 2, 2021: 🔗 Jazz keys “When I write I hear music.” Because this website literally turns your keystrokes to …well piano keystrokes. 🎹

Apr 2, 2021: I’m making a little Obsidian starter kit. A few pages that can help provide some structure and show how ideas like Maps of Content, backlinks, …

Apr 1, 2021: Obsidian show and tell session - register free tl;dr: I’m doing a guided tour of my obsidian system. provisional date April 6: 20:00 UTC Obsidian can be really confusing, but I don’t believe …

Mar 31, 2021: I’m I the only person wondering what silly prank Google will pull tomorrow that will have a wider repercussion than they expect?

Mar 31, 2021: A small adjustment to my obsidian system. I’m adding the 🌱 emoji to notes that are starting out/have no content. This makes it easy to search …

Mar 29, 2021: A journaling idea. Make a tag/notebook/whatever with “if this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.” and add picture or notes appreciating …

Mar 28, 2021: Anyone else?

Mar 28, 2021: It’s funny how the $44 annual price for craft seemed less like a bargain when I thought of it as a note app, but when I considered it as a hosted …

Mar 27, 2021: A morning trip to the forest. A great way to start the day as a family.

Mar 27, 2021: My favourite Mac apps for 2021 — Learn Create Share. a work in progress list that I will continue to update. Feel free to recommend some other Mac …

Mar 26, 2021: No goldilocks option I really hate things where there is no single “perfect” option, but instead a list of compromises and considerations. Some examples. Bags …

Mar 25, 2021: Literally just saw a video with the title [description of spoiler] : SPOILER ALERT Friend, your alert failed me.

Mar 25, 2021: It's okay to take it easy somtimes Last week I felt utterly demotivated. I’m not even sure why. Although I was slowly plodding along with my work for SPS, I felt like it was …

Mar 24, 2021: Do as I say, not as I do. I will never get over the number of times I see my company doing the very things we preach against. Today’s example. It’s probably that …

Mar 23, 2021: Sold my old Olympus film camera. It wasn’t getting used and I have other film cameras. Although it’s sad to say goodbye, I believe that …

Mar 22, 2021: I used final cut on my MacBook Air m1. It is incredible! Editing is just a breeze with this thing. I’m the bottleneck now.

Mar 22, 2021: Created a books page in my Obsidian system to track what I’m reading, what I’ve read and so on. I’ve had book notes in here for a …

Mar 22, 2021: A meditation metaphor

Mar 20, 2021: Parkinson’s law, but for stuff. Parkinson’s law says that work expands to fill the time allocated to it. I’ve found something similar with “stuff” at home. If we get more shelves or …

Mar 17, 2021: How it started. How it’s going. First Mac (retina MacBook Pro late 2013), new Mac (MacBook Air 2020 m1)

Mar 17, 2021: Sometimes I use copywriting formulas for email subject lines when I send internal emails. Just now was one of those times.

Mar 16, 2021: Made a minor update to my now page. Finally.

Mar 16, 2021: 🔗 Google Nest 2 home device tracks body activity in bed - BBC 🔗 Google Nest 2 home device tracks body activity in bed - BBC And Privacy is Power author Carissa Véliz asked: “What happens when you have sex?" …

Mar 16, 2021: I think every Apple product I own is space grey…and yet none of them are the same colour!

Mar 12, 2021: Just crossed the last of my “urgent, must get done this week!” tasks and now I’m just down to normal Friday admin and longer term …

Mar 10, 2021: Good morning from Wieliczka.

Mar 9, 2021: Some thoughts about tasks.

Mar 9, 2021: Today in every day sexism, asking someone to change a job position to say “their” rather than “his” (I’m hoping it was …

Mar 8, 2021: Cleaned up my obsidian database a bit. Starting to turn into something.

Mar 6, 2021: Just sent a new edition of the learn create share newsletter out with a new creative challenge. Now time to record a sketchnote video!

Mar 5, 2021: What is an idea from a productivity book you’ve found helpful? I remember next actions being fantastic for helping teenage me break through …

Mar 5, 2021: I still want @gr36 to write a productivity blog/series of post and call it “Gregging Things Done”.* *Also applies to other Gregs. Feel …

Mar 5, 2021: 🔗 Kings of Leon Will Be the First Band to Release an Album as an NFT 🔗 Kings of Leon Will Be the First Band to Release an Album as an NFT The band is actually dropping three types of tokens as part of a series called …

Mar 4, 2021: Do I need to interrupt them? I communicate with my team through a combination of real-time messaging and email. Before I send a message, I try to ask myself “Do I need to …

Mar 3, 2021: This may be the best image i’ve ever made for a blog post. also I hate drawing hands.

Mar 3, 2021: It’s amazing how no one objected to our messages about a social media initative for our internal company party, for Valentines day, for clean …

Mar 3, 2021: If a consultant doesn’t use the word leverage at least once an email…are they really a consultant?

Mar 3, 2021: Currently catching up on CJ Chilvers site. Really like his new simple design and was surprised that it’s a squarespace site not Ghost. I wonder …

Mar 2, 2021: There is aBen Gibbard’s signature guitar… I now have a new dream guitar (it’s not really my dream guitar, but I do want it.)

Mar 2, 2021: I would do a how it started how it’s going thing but I had to trade in my UK driving licence to get this one.

Feb 28, 2021: Oh boy! Mobile apps are coming to obsidian. I’d bet you’d have to use (and pay) obsidian sync but as long as the files are still plain text, this is …

Feb 27, 2021: I always intend to take a before and after haircut photo… today I actual took one!

Feb 26, 2021: After seven years of learning Polish, I still sometimes use the wrong gender adjective endings. My two-year-old daughter just corrected me. So how’s …

Feb 26, 2021: I’m so done with Unsplash images. I really hate seeing the same images over and over again as well as these prestine pictures of minimalist …

Feb 26, 2021: Yesterday’s walk with my daughter.

Feb 22, 2021: A return to time blocking Back when I was a teacher, I was a huge believer in time blocking: planning your day and marking certain hours for certain activities. It made total …

Feb 19, 2021: I recorded some test footage with my new light today. It is a massive improvement over my previous lighting. Just trying to work out some practical …

Feb 18, 2021: The test run of SPS has been fantastic! Basecamp was the perfect choice, in fact, I couldn’t have picked a better platform and I didn’t! Time for the …

Feb 18, 2021: Billionaire most likely to own a volcano base…Jeff Besos or Elon Musk?

Feb 17, 2021: So tired from a day at work. Hope you are all doing well my micro friends.

Feb 16, 2021: Principles I say I live by: only as complicated as needed. Principles I actually live by: oh look at this new shiny! I will love it and use it for …

Feb 16, 2021: Just found a second hand “duckie” lens (70-200mm. Perfect for pictures of the ducks) and it made me wonder. What are some other non-proper but very …

Feb 16, 2021: I bought a couple of years of web hosting which runs out in June… I have no idea what I’ll do when it runs out. I’m sure the prices …

Feb 15, 2021: Stocked up on refills for my spoke pen. Been missing this baby.

Feb 15, 2021: I’ve created a whole load of marketing guides and resources for our team at work, I’ve shared some with friends and now I’m …

Feb 14, 2021: I had a go at copying one of Ian Barnards hand lettering designs. Mine wasn’t as good but still great fun to try and great to learn.

Feb 14, 2021: One of the biggest mistakes we make is overvaluing the impact a tool will make and undervalue the impact of focus, intention and time. 🔗 Chris J …

Feb 13, 2021: Reloaded my film camera today.

Feb 13, 2021: A very scientific survey of the least to most annoying versions of the Baby shark song. super simple songs. super simple songs (Halloween version) …

Feb 11, 2021: Nikon z50 review About six months ago I started experimenting with recording and editing some videos as a creative challenge and break from my day to day writing. …

Feb 11, 2021: Wow! Craft is gorgeous!

Feb 11, 2021: Asked the dumb question at work (“Sorry, but what is X” “Thanks, but can I just check, is that X or Y?") and it turned out the …

Feb 11, 2021: Graceful accountability As Chad Moore and I were discussing SPS, we came up with the term “Graceful accountability”; encouraging each other to do our best, but …

Feb 11, 2021: Tłusty czwartek!!!!

Feb 11, 2021: 🔗The Management Myth 🔗The Management Myth “. Notwithstanding the ostentatious use of stopwatches, Taylor’s pig iron case was not a description of some aspect of physical …

Feb 10, 2021: … I really don’t need hey email, do I. I tried the 14 day trial and it seemed…fine. But using Basecamp for SPS with @cm really …

Feb 10, 2021: Ordered a new softbox with Bowens mount…they shipped the wrong model. Now I have to return it.

Feb 9, 2021: Thank you Internet for this glorious moment. “I’m here live, I’m not a cat” says lawyer in zoom filter mishap.

Feb 9, 2021: We (@cm and I) had our official secret side project kick off call last night. Hopefully we can share more in a couple of weeks.

Feb 9, 2021: 🔗Asking, Giving And Blogging – Greg Morris 🔗Asking, Giving And Blogging – Greg Morris Truth is, I have been trying for a while to make writing and blogging pay like it used to. 6-7 years ago …

Feb 8, 2021: Two responses to problems I’ve noticed two main responses to any problem at work. Blame distribution Solution implementation While most people employ both to varying …

Feb 7, 2021: When I get some deep work in vs when I don’t.

Feb 6, 2021: That’s not your really challenge. When someone wants to start a creative project, they usually mispredict what will be their challenges and what they need to focus on. Several months …

Feb 6, 2021: Well! I finally managed to push send on a new edition of the Learn Create Share newsletter and state that I’m moving email services (again!). …

Feb 6, 2021: There's a whole world out there Sometimes, while I’m on Micro Blog, I get a glimps of a whole world here that I am completely unaware of. Usually it’s from the discovery …

Feb 5, 2021: Unlock with Apple Watch? Shut up and take my beta.

Feb 5, 2021: Nobody… Me: I should redesign my microblog site.

Feb 4, 2021: Closing the idea - action gap One of my big challenges at work now is stopping ideas falling through the gaps. We’ve had a lot of ideas for ways to improve what we do, but …

Feb 4, 2021: I’m curious. Which would you prefer, a slack community or a discord community (or something else?) and Why?

Feb 4, 2021: Feb photoblogging day 3: comfy My comfy work desk

Feb 2, 2021: Feb photoblogging day 2: Morning coffee

Feb 2, 2021: I’m very critical of my work windows computer…but a built in clipboard manager is magic. There are times when I accidentally …

Feb 2, 2021: Photoblogging day 1: close up

Feb 1, 2021: I’m wondering if I can turn N.T. Wright’s study into my zoom background…To be honest, I’d just like a study like this!

Feb 1, 2021: Not the best start to the morning. My train was cancelled…but no one told us anything for 30 mins. Oh well, working remote instead of the task …

Jan 31, 2021: I have started a list of custom key caps to buy. Now I’m getting emails with more suggestions. This is getting serious /dangerous / potentially …

Jan 31, 2021: It’s ALIVE!!! Create your first sketchnote workshop Just 20 mins to create your first sketchnote.

Jan 30, 2021: Had some issues with hard drive space and final cut but now my new intro to sketchnote course/video is exporting!

Jan 30, 2021: It's good enough for me I’ve been finishing a little review of my new camera and I had a realisation. As I wrote about the mobile app, which is far greater than my …

Jan 30, 2021: I took my key caps off to clean my keyboard this morning. I’ve had it for a year. It was so disgusting that I’m not sharing a photo.

Jan 29, 2021: Me last week: Well, I think I’m finally done with notion. Obsidian just seems the right fit for me. I don’t really need notions databases, …

Jan 29, 2021: I’ve discovered mechnical keyboard subreddits and custom keycaps… This is not a good path.

Jan 28, 2021: Inspired by @gr36 this is my circle of app upgrades. It also applied to tech hardware (who needs a stand alone camera?) abs most other areas of my …

Jan 28, 2021: I shared this on Twitter yesterday. I call it the circle of moans. It’s why I listen to fewer tech podcasts and avoid commenting even when they annoy …

Jan 28, 2021: Anyone had any experience with Keychron keyboards or Ducky? I’m wondering about getting a 75% keyboard instead of my 60% Anne pro.

Jan 27, 2021: Every time I try to paste text without formatting on windows is a pain. And I do this a lot.

Jan 27, 2021: SO very excited after today’s thinking buddy chat with @CM I’ve got some more work to do for Sketchnote Classroom and maybe a very cool …

Jan 27, 2021: ME: Okay, let’s do some work on a side project The resistance: Or you could spend another hour debating its name (an hour later) Me: What? I …

Jan 25, 2021: My job is to put out fires. I’ve had this thought for a while that my job is Make a plan and start working on it in the morning. Spend the whole of the morning finding out …

Jan 21, 2021: Don't repeat the subheadline A terrible blogging writing mistake (I hold my hand up and admit that I do it all the time) is to restate a subheadline as the first sentence of that …

Jan 21, 2021: Qanon believers “How’s that stormy-changey thing working out for ya?”

Jan 20, 2021: One site or two? And which name?!? For a while I’ve wondered about combining my two sites Sketchnote Classroom and Learn Create Share into one site. Reasons I want to focus on …

Jan 15, 2021: 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 …

Jan 14, 2021: 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 …

Jan 13, 2021: Two pronoun questions Question about non-binary people who use the pronouns they/them. How do verbs conjugate? They is or they are? I’ve wondered about that for a …

Jan 12, 2021: 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 …

Jan 12, 2021: 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 …

Jan 11, 2021: 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, …

Jan 11, 2021: Just had an idea for a nerdy photography podcast — the rule of nerds.

Jan 9, 2021: Best lightroom alternative? I’ve heard a lot about capture one but never used it. I really like lightroom but…subscriptions. (Plus being able …

Jan 8, 2021: A couple of new camera experiments from yesterday including answering the question “Can it Bokeh?”

Jan 7, 2021: My new camera has arrived. Expect some test photos soon.

Jan 6, 2021: 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 …

Jan 6, 2021: 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. …

Jan 4, 2021: Finished reading 📖 Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Jan 4, 2021: New year so I guess this means I can restart my newsletter after the break…the question is should I…

Jan 4, 2021: 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.

Dec 26, 2020: Watching Arsenal vs Chelsea and thinking “out of all the London clubs, I’d choose AFC Wimbledon.”

Dec 23, 2020: BONUS DAY!

Dec 22, 2020: 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 …

Dec 22, 2020: 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 …

Dec 20, 2020: Yesterday I finally recorded the new Sketchnote in the classroom guide (an intro to sketchnoting and some principled ideas for how teachers can start …

Dec 19, 2020: Took a walk in the mist today.

Dec 18, 2020: Happy weekend everyone. Thank you for being the best* community on the internet. *definitions of “best” may vary.

Dec 18, 2020: 🔗 Overthinking? Try this iOS Shortcut. 🔗 Overthinking? Try this iOS Shortcut. As usual, I found myself overthinking this week about small details and not getting much done on the big …

Dec 16, 2020: 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 …

Dec 15, 2020: 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 …

Dec 14, 2020: I created a seven step guide to start sketchnoting today. Give it a go if you want to make your first sketchnote.

Dec 11, 2020: We finished Ted Lasso. It got even better.

Dec 9, 2020: Continuing the joy of multiple Englisehes. The blog separated by a common language has some fantastic articles…if you like that sort of thing. …

Dec 9, 2020: After @joshuapsteele ’s recent post I’d like to know What Americanisms British people like. What Britishism Americans like. …and any other …

Dec 9, 2020: 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, …

Dec 7, 2020: 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 …

Dec 5, 2020: 📖 Finished reading: How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking - for Students, Academics and Nonfiction …

Dec 2, 2020: The path to collect my daughter today.

Nov 30, 2020: Re-reading Celebration of Discipline I finished reading Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth last night. It’s my third time reading it and this time I took a year …

Nov 29, 2020: Advent starts today…So I’ve christmas-afied my avatar. Ho ho ho.

Nov 28, 2020: 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.

Nov 27, 2020: Thought I saw a stray full stop in some text. I went to delete it and then realised…it was dust on my screen.

Nov 27, 2020: Appropriate quote for today, the blackest of Fridays.

Nov 26, 2020: Happy thanksgiving to all the Americans on micro blog. I’m grateful for this community.

Nov 25, 2020: 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 …

Nov 25, 2020: Parabloa ideas A parabola idea is an idea who has gained a second meaning. While the person who coined the term or expression may have had one thing in mind, other …

Nov 24, 2020: You know what’s virtue signalling? Saying you care about the Oxford comma.

Nov 24, 2020: Also I’m disappointed that you can’t get a winter witbeer called “ho-ho-hoegarden”

Nov 24, 2020: First Christmas stout.

Nov 23, 2020: 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 …

Nov 23, 2020: 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 …

Nov 23, 2020: Every year I feel saddened that Black Friday, a holiday of inadequacy and consumption, has been exported (and expanded into a whole month) while …

Nov 21, 2020: 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.

Nov 21, 2020: There’s a new edition of the Learn Create Share newsletter with probably my best image for a post ever. Hope you enjoy it.

Nov 19, 2020: New books, who dis?

Nov 18, 2020: We went to see the duckies again.

Nov 18, 2020: “There is food for everyone, but not everyone can eat, while food continues to be wasted and thrown away: this is “the paradox of …

Nov 18, 2020: I asked this on the Learn Create Share community but I’ll ask it here too. What challenges do you have with online learning?

Nov 18, 2020: 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 …

Nov 17, 2020: My boss sounds like a darlek on our conference call. I’m on mute and crying with laughter.

Nov 16, 2020: I won my primary school race but then this guy comes out of left field and beats me to the post. BAD!!!

Nov 16, 2020: 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 …

Nov 14, 2020: 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 …

Nov 14, 2020: 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 …

Nov 13, 2020: 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 …

Nov 13, 2020: 🔗 Mozilla - *privacy not included A collection of items that are privacy friendly or not. I like this idea.

Nov 13, 2020: Early Thoughts on "Proper" Bullet Journaling. About three days in to trying to do “proper” bullet journaling. It’s going okay so far. I’m enjoying the analog side of things …

Nov 12, 2020: Minimalism and Physical Books This topic is something that has been on my mind a lot recently. My wife and I live in a small European flat and our books and analog note taking …

Nov 12, 2020: 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 …

Nov 12, 2020: 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.

Nov 11, 2020: The traditionally taught writing approach requires the knowledge that can only be learned from the process of research and writing. Instead of setting …

Nov 11, 2020: 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 …

Nov 10, 2020: …so the question is not will I be getting a new Mac, it’s which new Mac will I be getting.

Nov 10, 2020: 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, …

Nov 10, 2020: 🔗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 …

Nov 9, 2020: New notebook. Who did?

Nov 9, 2020: Finally refilled my pens.

Nov 8, 2020: 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 …

Nov 7, 2020: Biden is going to be the president. 2020, everything is forgiven.

Nov 7, 2020: Just putting the finishing touches on this week’s Learn Create Share newsletter. Spoiler, there’s something about Jazz.

Nov 5, 2020: Finished Reading: The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future 📚

Nov 5, 2020: Me: wow, the electoral collage seems unrepresentative Meanwhile in the UK … Source: UK Parliament.

Nov 4, 2020: 2020 election polls: Did the pollster learn? The explanation of the inaccurate polls in 2016 was not accurately predicting turnout from likely and undecided voters who leaned towards Trump as …

Nov 4, 2020: Thank You, GTD Reading Getting Things Done as a recent university leaver was highly influential on my life. One of the ideas that really struck me was “break …

Nov 3, 2020: Morning doodle.

Nov 3, 2020: A morning doodle.

Nov 3, 2020: The procrastination mistake most of us make when writing We’ve all face it. When there’s something to write but you stare and stare at the blank page with no words coming. Sometimes, it’s …

Nov 2, 2020: I drew Batman. Because Batman.

Nov 2, 2020: 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 …

Nov 2, 2020: Fun, meaningful, or profitable. I was looking at my list of recurring debates this morning and added a new time. This list contains questions and problems that I frequently face. I …

Nov 2, 2020: I’m almost expecting a certain minimalist to sell a guide on how to buy nothing on buy nothing day.

Nov 2, 2020: Monthly vs Annual Subscriptions I’ve decided that I generally prefer monthly subscriptions over annual ones. The benefit of an annual is it’s cheaper over the year, but …

Oct 31, 2020: 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 …

Oct 31, 2020: 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!

Oct 31, 2020: “Daddy. Don’t touch the poop.” Thanks for the advice daughter. I won’t.

Oct 31, 2020: Just putting the final touches on this week’s Learn Create Share newsletter… prepare your inboxes!

Oct 30, 2020: Inktober day 30: ominous

Oct 30, 2020: My current desk setup Show me yours! 💼

Oct 30, 2020: 🔗 Why won’t cigarettes burn in a submarine? — Quora Well, that was a fascinating way to start the morning.

Oct 29, 2020: “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder” — G.K. Chesterton

Oct 29, 2020: Inktober day 29: shoes

Oct 28, 2020: I’m trying a one page, all widget homepage. The apps are Siri recommendations.

Oct 28, 2020: Peanut butter ptasiej mleczko. Shut up and take my money.

Oct 28, 2020: 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 …

Oct 28, 2020: Finished reading: The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice 📚

Oct 28, 2020: “The love of comfort is often the enemy of greatness” - Todd Henry

Oct 28, 2020: Inktober day 28: Float

Oct 27, 2020: “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” — Mark Twain

Oct 27, 2020: Do you use Instapaper, pocket or something else? Why do you use that service (espeically if you’ve tried others)? Go!

Oct 27, 2020: Inktober day 27: music

Oct 27, 2020: It’s a French test kind of morning. In that we have bread that needs using up.

Oct 26, 2020: 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 …

Oct 26, 2020: Inktober day 26: hide

Oct 26, 2020: Inktober day 25: buddy

Oct 26, 2020: Inktober day 24: dig

Oct 25, 2020: Release the Chrisaken! (Or where I went after I could leave the house!)

Oct 25, 2020: 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 …

Oct 24, 2020: Making up for the quarantine with a great walk.

Oct 24, 2020: I’m about to leave the house for the first time in three weeks. It feels good.

Oct 23, 2020: 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.

Oct 23, 2020: Current state of mind.

Oct 23, 2020: Did you know there is a scientific term for a Brain freeze? It’s called a sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia..

Oct 23, 2020: Inktober day 23: RIP

Oct 23, 2020: 🔗 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 …

Oct 22, 2020: Inktober day 22: chef

Oct 21, 2020: Fantastic email consent tick box: “I understand that I will receive weekly email updates.” so clear on the purpose and an expected …

Oct 21, 2020: Inktober day 21: Sleep

Oct 21, 2020: 🔗 iphone 12 pro camera review: glacier np Austin Mann’s iPhone camera reviews are always insightful and show some cool creative ideas. His night …

Oct 21, 2020: I'd like a pro camera mode from Apple I’d be really interested in Apple making a sort of “pro” mode for the camera app. Basic mode would have simplified controls (perhap …

Oct 20, 2020: Inktober day 20: coral

Oct 20, 2020: Inktober day 20: dizzy.

Oct 19, 2020: What is inspiring you at the moment?

Oct 19, 2020: 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 …

Oct 19, 2020: The best Apple product I bought? Yesterday I had a strange realisation. My 2013 MacBook Pro is probably the best Apple device I have bought. That surprised me as I don’t think …

Oct 19, 2020: Inktober day 18: trap

Oct 19, 2020: Inktober day 17: storm

Oct 18, 2020: 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 …

Oct 18, 2020: So it’s confirmed. We have/had covid. Thankfully our cases have been mild.

Oct 17, 2020: I did it! I restarted the Learn Create Share newsletter again 🎉 Read the latest edition here.

Oct 16, 2020: Size of iPhone I’d like: Mini Spec of iPhone i’d like: Pro Max Budget for iPhone I have: nope.

Oct 16, 2020: 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 …

Oct 16, 2020: Inktober day 16: Rocket

Oct 15, 2020: The new fujifilm x-s10 looks pretty interesting 🤔

Oct 15, 2020: Inktober day 15: outpost

Oct 15, 2020: 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 …

Oct 14, 2020: Quarantined at home. Not how I expected to spend this day. A good summary of this year for everyone. Wieliczka, Poland. 17:00 CET

Oct 14, 2020: Inktober day 14: armor

Oct 13, 2020: A couple of apple event observations and thoughts I don’t know if I missed it but did the original HomePod not get an update (or maybe they snuck in a processor bump in a press release somewhere) and …

Oct 13, 2020: 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 …

Oct 13, 2020: Inktober day 13: Dune

Oct 13, 2020: Inktober day 12: slippery

Oct 12, 2020: Trying to overcome self-censorship I’ve struggled with…well, a lot recently. I suspect that the general malaise has been one of the key reasons that I haven’t been …

Oct 12, 2020: inktober day 11: disgusting (what’s in the box!)

Oct 12, 2020: Inktober day 10: hope

Oct 12, 2020: Inktober day 9: throw (your hat in the ring)

Oct 9, 2020: Inktober day 8: Teeth.

Oct 8, 2020: I think we need a new version of Godwin’s law for mentioning (Cultural) Marxism.

Oct 8, 2020: The audacity of someone from the administration that introduced “Alternative facts” to lecture with “You’re entitled to your …

Oct 8, 2020: Inktober day 7: Fancy

Oct 7, 2020: I just realised how perfect Austin Kleon’s book, Keep Going is for 2020 and it came out last year.

Oct 7, 2020: The best Rodent?

Oct 6, 2020: Time to replace my aging sketchnote army T-shirt with a new sketchnote icon T-shirt. via @rohdesign

Oct 6, 2020: Inktober day 5: blade (runner) I had fun with this one.

Oct 5, 2020: When you draw a dog and your daughter declares it an owl. Maybe I should practice drawing more.

Oct 5, 2020: 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.

Oct 5, 2020: Catching up on inktober

Oct 5, 2020: It’s looking like a busy and difficult week. Time for some real focus. See you later. Be nice to each other.

Oct 4, 2020: 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 …

Oct 3, 2020: 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. …

Oct 2, 2020: Buys really expensive lens for its quality. Adds heavy vignetting in lightroom/photoshop. 🤷‍♂️ Yeah I do it sometimes too. And sometimes it’s good. …

Oct 1, 2020: 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!

Oct 1, 2020: Inktober day one: Fish

Oct 1, 2020: JUST realised it’s INKTOBER today! Now where’s my pentel Brush pen!

Sep 30, 2020: 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 …

Sep 30, 2020: Watching the debate. I’ve heard that it was poorly moderated so Interested to see what it was like. So far, the first question and… …

Sep 29, 2020: Just ate so much chilli that I feel sick… I regret nothing…a bit..I regret it a bit.

Sep 28, 2020: I try to avoid talking about “outstanding work” because it might be really good…or really late.

Sep 28, 2020: Went for an autumnal walk over the weekend. And it will get even more golden in the next few days :)

Sep 25, 2020: It’s really interesting to see how Moment has adapted as a company. Once the iPhone added a second lens, making their lenses less useful, they …

Sep 24, 2020: For the professional photographer, the best camera is probably the one with the best image quality. For the armature, it’s the camera that encourages …

Sep 24, 2020: So Trumps re-election strategy is to hope he gets more in person votes than Joe Biden in the right states, complain to the Supreme Court (with his new …

Sep 23, 2020: The walk home from work yesterday. Okay, the iPhone can take okay photos.

Sep 23, 2020: Sometimes I look at productivity advice, compare that advice with what I actually do, and then read the description of how horrifically unproductive I …

Sep 22, 2020: "What do you mean you don't have access?" At work we have a tool that allows for collaboration and transparancy, so we can all see what everyone is up to and the changes we log. It’s …

Sep 22, 2020: It looks like Notion has added a form of bi-directional linking. that’s pretty exciting!

Sep 22, 2020: I try doing this all the time. “If I were advising a friend, I’d say/ask…” Still isn’t helping my camera dilemma!

Sep 18, 2020: Current camera thoughts…the Sony A7c looks just what I want…but I can’t afford that. So a Sony a6(something)00 looks like what I will …

Sep 18, 2020: My daughter has a runny nose and so can’t go to nursery. So today is going to be sticker books, singing and feeding some ducks. Oh no :)

Sep 17, 2020: I tried to update my Apple Watch this morning. No space. Deleted some apps; still no space. Removed photos, podcasts and songs (I didn’t know I had …

Sep 15, 2020: Apple One… I’ve been really interested to see this. Before the whole Hey/Epic drama I was really onboard with this, now I’m not certain this is …

Sep 14, 2020: I hate newbie shaming I really hate the culture of shaming newbies and amatures who try to copy something they see online but don’t do it as well. Everyone sucks …

Sep 11, 2020: 🎵 Nocturne - Julian Lage

Sep 11, 2020: The Dune trailer looks REALLY cool. I remember renting a set of old dune films from Blockbuster when I was a teenager, can’t wait to see this …

Sep 10, 2020: Three things that are making me happy A quick list of things that are making me happy. Feel free to steal this as a blogging prompt. 1. Walking my daughter to nursery in the morning. …

Sep 10, 2020: Today I saw a bug on the ground that looked like one from animal crossing. I immediately felt a twitch to press up on my d-pad so I could get my net. …

Sep 8, 2020: In the last few weeks I’ve seen a few criticism of “critical race theory.” I had read about critical theory before, but the addition …

Sep 8, 2020: Monteising the #Humblebrag 🔗 Why publishers and media organisations need to build communities — Media Sector “LinkedIn’s Groups is a reminder that LinkedIn is not a community …

Sep 7, 2020: I’ve spent a while looking at new camera options and my conclusion is I have less idea what camera I should get. So tell me what you use and like …

Sep 5, 2020: Just published this week’s Learn Create Share newsletter on Making time to reflect. Also anouncing the competition winner.

Sep 3, 2020: 🔗Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is a Switch racer that uses RC cars - The Verge Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is a racing game, but one where players …

Sep 3, 2020: Micro blog is great…but logging to change a page is an invitation to get distracted in the feed. I kind of wish it was easier to manage hosted …

Sep 3, 2020: Hey remember the whole “I Wish I could connect my switch to my iPad because the screen is bigger”… I’ve just discovered that …

Sep 3, 2020: Seriously considering camera options…there are so many good choices (which all have issues…usually price)

Sep 2, 2020: 🔗 Apple more valuable than the entire FTSE 100 - BBC News The valuation of US tech giant Apple has continued to surge, and has now surpassed the …

Sep 2, 2020: “Don’t wish your life away” I’ve heard this from a couple of people recently and they point out that even in the boring or …

Sep 2, 2020: The Inescapable Nature of US News “As a European, I’m getting increasingly tired of American influence, from media, politics, work & lifestyle etc. It is overwhelming …

Sep 1, 2020: Future You Is Dumb (sorry!) Back when I was a teacher, we had to fill in a register and record of work. This helped other teachers know what we had done in the last class and so …

Sep 1, 2020: Fairphone has announced the Fairphone 3+ as well as modules to upgrade the Fairphone 3. With Apple doing their best to be the villians, fairphone is …

Aug 31, 2020: Blessed are the Seekers of Justice and Peacemakers. ³Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. ⁴Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. ⁵Blessed are the meek, …

Aug 30, 2020: I’ve delayed this weeks newsletter because of a case of chaos brain. I needed a few extra walks to clear my head.

Aug 28, 2020: A Thought on Cancel Culture — There's a Lot We Don't See I’ve been thinking about this topic a lot and don’t have clear ideas. I both think that there is good and bad within this movement (and …

Aug 28, 2020: It has been both a great week, and a really tough one. I feel inside-out because of the duplicity of the week. I can’t remember a week like this …

Aug 26, 2020: 🔗 Covid-19 is becoming less deadly in Europe but we don’t know why - New Scientist It is becoming increasingly clear that people are less …

Aug 26, 2020: “In Joe Biden’s America, socialist democrats will put poison in your morning coffee.”

Aug 25, 2020: People who are interested in the micro brew club, can you get hold of a grimbergen blonde? Not the most indie beer but it has to be wide spread that …

Aug 24, 2020: Is there a micro beer club? Something like a group of people who like beer and try to find and try the same beer once a month? If there isn’t, would …

Aug 21, 2020: Working on this week’s Learn Create Share newsletter. If you like books and free stuff…you’ll like this edition :)

Aug 21, 2020: My Obsidian database is starting to look cool.

Aug 21, 2020: How to Be a Genius [It's Not What You Think] In Greek mythology, a genius wasn’t a person, it was a spirit who came and inspired the creator. But over time, we started to call people of …

Aug 21, 2020: My Simple Trick to Tackle Writers Block It never cease to amaze me how often I’m stuck, unable to start an article, section, or sentence and I tell myself “Just write what the …

Aug 21, 2020: Correct me if I’m wrong. Epic says that the issue with the App Store is you can’t sideload apps so there’s no consumer choice…but they’ve also …

Aug 20, 2020: I’ve really been enjoying @Amit’s newsletter Slanted Nib you might too.

Aug 19, 2020: I was thinking about the different “communities” on micro.blog I belong to. There are probably a couple of others I’m not including (books, writing, …

Aug 19, 2020: Today I realised that my company has a culture of not bringing up issues/ideas at a kick off meeting/call but then as soon as the draft is down, …

Aug 19, 2020: What is one thing you wish people knew about a topic you are passionate about?

Aug 18, 2020: 🔗 The Big Three - The Accidental Creative The Big Three - The Accidental Creative Keeping a shortlist of open creative loops in front of you consistently will help you stay focused on what …

Aug 18, 2020: Epic vs Apple thoughts: Whoever wins, we lose. Apple is in the wrong: the App Store needs to change. Epic’s solution does nothing for me as a consumer and sounds terrible. Epic is acting …

Aug 17, 2020: Technology provides fast and easy access to resources. That’s a great thing, but it has a negative side effect. We have fast and easy access to …

Aug 17, 2020: It’s alive! I launched a Learn Create Share Discord server where people can share their creations inspired by the weekly creative challenges and …

Aug 15, 2020: Anyone know what on earth happened to day one’s activity feed? The location logging was so useful and now the new “today” shows nothing. Is there a …

Aug 15, 2020: A new edition of the Learn Create Share newsletter is about to be sent to press. Inside are A book sketchnote summary A new creative challenge A …

Aug 13, 2020: Finally got round to writing a new sketchnote classroom blog post. When you should use text and when you should sketch in a sketchnote. (I also have …

Aug 13, 2020: 🔗 The Surface Duo, Microsoft’s first-ever Android phone, is $1,400 The Surface Duo, Microsoft’s first-ever Android phone, is $1,400 A foldable can be a big-screen device for watching video, playing games, using a …

Aug 13, 2020: I’m looking at setting up a private community. I’d like some private channels but also some open public ones. I was thinking of Slack as I …

Aug 12, 2020: 🔗The end of secularism is nigh - UnHerd The end of secularism is nigh - UnHerd All of which should serve as a wake-up call to the West that it is not only its financial, economic and …

Aug 12, 2020: That’s a nice style guide you’ve been working off for the last 10 months. It would be a shame if someone were to decided to change the …

Aug 11, 2020: Finished reading: Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions by Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths 📚

Aug 11, 2020: Is this a silly idea? Doing an Ask Me Anything for the next Learn Create Share newsletter? I’ve tried this before for another newsletter and got …

Aug 10, 2020: I know a few MicroBlogranauts took part in a Christian survey on how Covid has affected their faith/use of technology. Well, we just published the …

Aug 10, 2020: Malcolm Gladwell on His Dad Asking Dumb Questions The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Malcolm Gladwell (#168) My dad is a great question asker. And my father has this, and I’ve spoken about it many …

Aug 8, 2020: Putting the final touches on this week’s Learn Create Share newsletter including: A book review and summary A creative challenge a chart about …

Aug 7, 2020: I have an alternative idea for all those people who can’t deal with wearing a mask…

Aug 7, 2020: The theme of reconciliation has been on my mind a lot recently. Although I’ve been thinking about it primarily in relations to our culture, …

Aug 7, 2020: I’ve got my Roost stand and Anne pro keyboard back and all is right with the world.

Aug 7, 2020: Must remember to send @gr36 his commission cheques for the two mentions inhis newsletter this week.

Aug 6, 2020: Forgot my keys this morning. Just so happens to be the one day of the week when my wife is out till later. Nice excuse to read in the park (the book …

Aug 6, 2020: 🔗 YouTube is experiencing an egregious bitcoin hack that no one is fixing - iMore YouTube is experiencing an egregious bitcoin hack that no one is fixing - iMore Famed Apple leaker Jon Prosser recently tweeted that his YouTube …

Aug 5, 2020: 🔗 Posing for selfies - Seth's Blog Posing for selfies - Seth’s Blog The irony is that the people we’re most likely to want to trust and engage with are the ones who don’t pose. …

Aug 5, 2020: A reflection on my reduction of podcast listening during the pandemic: It’s almost like I wanted something to silence me from my thoughts during …

Aug 4, 2020: A Case of Messy Head Now and then I get messy head. Where my brain seems to cycle through the million things I need to do. I try to slow down and focus on what matters, …

Aug 4, 2020: 🎶 Joe Pass: Meditation

Aug 3, 2020: A question for owners of smart speakers. Have you upgraded/replaced a smart speaker? Why did you do so (gain new features, lack of continued support …

Aug 3, 2020: 🎧 Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and David Epstein Talk Range & Resilience 🎧 Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and David Epstein Talk Range & Resilience A fun discovery having recently read Ego is the Enemy and Range. One of my …

Aug 3, 2020: Learn Create Share 19: Double Meanings A little later than I had hoped due to a longer car trip but it includes a mini accountment and a new creative …

Aug 3, 2020: Here you go @patrickrhone six years of wear and tear. I’ve used the wrong polish, had a local cobbler replace the sole (three times. One time was a …

Aug 1, 2020: What’s that up in the sky? Oh wait, it’s some plasticine on a paint brush. #mbaug

Jul 31, 2020: I got a Nintendo voucher for my birthday, what Switch games would you recommend? 🎮 Here’s what I already have.

Jul 30, 2020: 🎵 Desafinado: Stan Getz

Jul 30, 2020: A List of Mentors Yesterday, I started a list of my mentors in Obsidian. This list is split in two, Long-term mentors (those who have much to glean from) and temporary …

Jul 29, 2020: So after trying and failing to find a list of microblogranuts who run newsletters, I decided to Thanos it and do it myself. Micro Blog Newsletters Let …

Jul 29, 2020: Anyone else been looking at some of the GPT-3 stuff? I keep seeing truly incredible applications. The sort that make me wonder if the robot overlords …

Jul 29, 2020: Finished reading: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein 📚

Jul 29, 2020: 🎧 The Art of Manliness Podcast #628: The Rise of Secular Religion and the New Puritanism In particular, Howland makes the case that what we’re seeing …

Jul 28, 2020: 🔗 A look inside Paradise Street from Hoxton Mini Press 🔗 A look inside Paradise Street — Hoxton Mini Press This week we’re looking inside Paradise Street. This uplifting, irresistibly nostalgic …

Jul 28, 2020: Ideally, intelectual sparring partners “hone each other’s arguments so that they are sharper and better,” Yale historial Paul Sabin …

Jul 27, 2020: Some thoughts on Substack - Yeah...it's okay Greg Morris asked for my opinion on Substack as I have been using it for my newsletter Learn Create Share. I started to type a response but when I …

Jul 27, 2020: Finished Listening 🎧: The New Testament in Its World Audio Lectures by N.T. Wright & Michael Bird

Jul 27, 2020: Welp. Looks like my edited post won’t update :S and is now just “T”.

Jul 27, 2020: The em-dash is a fantastic piece of punctuation but it’s okay to still use commas and even (gasp) colons and semicolons. (Yes, this was inspired …

Jul 27, 2020: 🔗 The 80 best single-operator newsletters I’ve seen this list a couple of times in the last week so thought I’d share it. I’d love …

Jul 27, 2020: Back in the office for the first time in four…five months? I really can’t remember. Nice to be reunited with my fantastic clicky-clacky …

Jul 26, 2020: Me: I know how to use excel. 5 mins later Me: Why can’t I make this pivot table do what I want!

Jul 26, 2020: Learn Create Share edition 18 is flying across the internet searching for a nest in your inbox. 🦅 There’s a new creative challenge and some …

Jul 25, 2020: Played around with a new profile in procreate yesterday. I kind of like it.

Jul 24, 2020: There are certain accusations to which there is no good response. “When did you stop beating your wife?” “Okay, no need to get …

Jul 24, 2020: Does Zoom still have security issues and what alternatives are worth investigating?

Jul 23, 2020: “Friends don’t let friends measure Page Views. Ever.”

Jul 23, 2020: I seem to have shifted my note taking habits while sat at my desk. I’ve gone from taking mostly analog notes to typed notes. It’s …

Jul 23, 2020: 5 MicroBlog plugin ideas I’m not a developer and I suspect that some of these might not be possible/easy to do, still here are some ideas for the better developers who …

Jul 22, 2020: Hell Yes I'll buy Derek Sivers New Book Derek Sivers new book — Hell Yeah or No — is now live on his site. You can only buy it through him and it’s $15 for the ebook and audiobook, or …

Jul 22, 2020: “Let’s run a survey,” he said. “We could see some interesting results,” he said. “It won’t take that long to …

Jul 21, 2020: But I’m a millenial and discovered Hallelujah from Jeff. twitter

Jul 21, 2020: When you notice a typo as soon as you’ve hit send 🤦‍♂️

Jul 20, 2020: 🔗 40 Journalism Tips by Poynter Don’t let the powerful answer in the passive voice “Mistakes we made” Some really good writing …

Jul 20, 2020: The next edition of Learn Create Share is basically ready to go. I just need to get a post up on Sketchnote Classroom so I can share both. Even …

Jul 20, 2020: I need one more referral to get the additional Morning Brew newsletter. So sign up if you’re interested. Morning brew is a daily newsletter that …

Jul 18, 2020: 🔗The company isn’t a family - Signal v. Noise The best companies aren’t families. They’re supporters of families. Allies of families. There to …

Jul 18, 2020: So, I decided to try writing a post for microblog using scribble. It’s okay, but editing is a real pain in the neck! (Update: turns out there …

Jul 17, 2020: When you realise that although there is an external problem, the greater problem has been your response. That’s me this week.

Jul 17, 2020: 🔗 UK may already have enough herd immunity to prevent a second wave study says I keep hearing terrible news about COVID (like immunity may only last 2 …

Jul 16, 2020: 🔗The Covid Pandemic Has Changed Our Sleep. Here's How - Jeff Huang The Covid Pandemic Has Changed Our Sleep - Jeff Huang The coronavirus pandemic has significantly affected both our work and our leisure in …

Jul 16, 2020: The never ending quest for the best note system There are three note applications and systems on my mind at the moment. 1. Evernote Old faithful. Despite some dark times, Evernote is still solid and …

Jul 16, 2020: My wife and I finished watching Snowpiercer season 1 yesterday. We enjoyed it even though the blood was a bit OTT for us.

Jul 15, 2020: 🔗 The forgotten political roots of Bridge over Troubled Water - BBC Culture The forgotten political roots of Bridge over Troubled Water - BBC Culture Simon talked about using the primetime opportunity as a Trojan horse for “a …

Jul 15, 2020: 🎵 Mike Love Playing Bridge Over Trouble Water on a Baratone Ukulele 📽 Mike Love Playing Bridge Over Trouble Water on a Baratone Ukulele And here’s a Telegraph article (paywall) on the feud between Simon and …

Jul 14, 2020: An alternative business model for Twitter: buy credits and use them everytime you want to edit a tweet.

Jul 13, 2020: Putting the final touches on this week’s Learn Create Share newsletter this week’s has lesson for life from math (and Jeff Bezos) plus a …

Jul 11, 2020: Creep is my imposter syndrome song.

Jul 11, 2020: “Have holy curiosity” I had completely forgotten about the gems in mastery. I read it about five years ago but readwise has been sharing little gems …

Jul 11, 2020: I remember hearing about virtue signaling four years ago and thinking it was a great phrase that highlighted the sort of “clicktivism” where people …

Jul 10, 2020: Downloaded iOS 14 beta. I really wish there were more widgets (of course there’s no carrot weather or fantastical one yet idiot, wwdc was only weeks …

Jul 10, 2020: Back after a holiday. Though I have today off as well (mostly for child care). I’ve decided to move the publication of the next edition of Learn, …

Jul 7, 2020: Saw a beer ad which made me want to make my own in procreate. Getting the lighting, shadows and 3D curves is really tricky. Still need to work on the …

Jul 6, 2020: Finished reading 📚: Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian in Community: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Jul 5, 2020: Stuff about learning how to learn is all well and good…but it’s good to learn about things which aren’t learning about learning (yes, this is advice …

Jul 3, 2020: Started reading 📚: Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions: Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths & Brian Christian

Jul 3, 2020: Finished Reading 📚: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World: John …

Jul 3, 2020: I’ve heard that a person can lend their kindle books to someone else. Today I investigated and it seems the book has to let you be able to lend it. I …

Jul 3, 2020: Just getting ready to publish an edition of the learn, create, share newsletter. If you like creating things, you should check it out.

Jul 2, 2020: The Transfiguration Sketchnote I’ve been taking an intro to the New Testament class for the last couple of months. During that time we’ve been learning how to read a text in terms …

Jul 1, 2020: Basically, why I sketchnote…although I don’t do the science experiments.

Jul 1, 2020: What’s the best book (fiction, non-fiction) you’ve read this year? What did you like about it?

Jun 30, 2020: 🔗 Cancel culture and the dividing line in the human heart A twitter thread worth reading. Although it raises questions not answers, good questions are …

Jun 30, 2020: An unexpectedly good work day today. I thought it would be extremely busy but it turned out to be the right level of busy: challenging but not …

Jun 30, 2020: It’s the last day of June so I’m about to remove my 90% discount on 30 Creative Prompts for MicroBlog users. My favourite prompt (seeing as you didn’t …

Jun 29, 2020: Do I have any copywriting friends on MicroBlog? I’d like to ask you a couple of questions.

Jun 28, 2020: Trump retweeted a supporter saying “white power”. . This is surprising because it’s so out of character and doesn’t match his usual rhetoric and …

Jun 27, 2020: Me: I know! I’ll make an avatar like @maique made for @gabz My daughter: duckie! Me: well, I guess this will be fun.

Jun 27, 2020: The Learn Create Share newsletter is back! For the first time in ages, I sent out an edition of the Learn, Create, Share newsletter. I’m really …

Jun 26, 2020: Christian friends on microblog I’d love your help with this survey on how covid has affected your faith and church. 👇 …

Jun 26, 2020: Listening to ATP confirmed one of my suspicions about the Big Sur design; It looks like it’s setting up a touch based mac. Now that’s an …

Jun 26, 2020: Have you noticed any actions or circumstance that tends to lead to you having a productive day? An easy one I can identify is having good blocks of …

Jun 25, 2020: The Easiest to Use I’m weighing up three different email newsletter services. I realy can’t choose. And then I had a thought: “When you can’t …

Jun 25, 2020: Do something once, it’s an experiment. 🧪 Do something twice, it’s a streak ✅✅ Do something for a week, it’s proof you can keep …

Jun 24, 2020: That's Not My MacBook I was reading my daughter “that’s not my owl” and started to wonder what a version for adults would look like. Now I’d like to present the ATP …

Jun 24, 2020: Wife: “what’s ‘hamas’?” Me: “It’s pyjamas.” I’m a skilled baby English translator.

Jun 24, 2020: iOS 14 beta question. Can you change the default music app? Asking for me.

Jun 24, 2020: A little challenge for all the corporate slaves out there. Find the best example of businessease and send it to me. The winner gets 10 microblogoons.

Jun 24, 2020: People who are running big sur. Do those new rounded corner menu buttons look like they’d be easier to tap on a touchscreen? I’m curious if this new …

Jun 23, 2020: A simple writing tip: adjectives and adverbs are lazy Avoid adjectives and adverbs. Choose precise verbs and nouns. Yes, there is adjectives in this tip, but sometime there’s no alternative (please …

Jun 23, 2020: Welcome to beta season, where all we can talk about is the beta I really hate that the next couple of months of Apple podcasts will be almost completely about unreleased features and the beta. I get that there is …

Jun 22, 2020: Chris a couple of years ago “I’ll never download the iOS beta again.” Apple this year “Oh really.”

Jun 22, 2020: Apple finally approved updates for Hey without IAP lets hope this is a step forward and not just a temporary measure to get passed this for WWDC.

Jun 22, 2020: WWDC Hopes And Wishes 💻 Dear Tim Cook Clause, This year I’d like… iOS updates Fix whatever the hell happened to editing in text fields with mobile safari A …

Jun 21, 2020: Microblogranuts, I really recommend checking out @cm ‘s newsletter I think you’ll enjoy it.

Jun 21, 2020: Took a photo walk down memory lane. I used to live just around the corner and take photos here everyday.

Jun 20, 2020: 100 books you should read Any 100 books you are interested in. If you don’t like a “must read book”, don’t read it. If you like a trashy novel, have …

Jun 18, 2020: I took a day of child care leave with my daughter today and we took picture of duckies in the park…and fed them bread. And stepped in duck poo. …

Jun 18, 2020: Not good Apple. Not good at all. I honestly can’t believe Apple’s attitude to Hey. I really hope this is one or two people in Apple who’ve misunderstood certain policies but that’s …

Jun 18, 2020: Something I need to do more. A procreate creation

Jun 17, 2020: Some illogical camera upgrade thoughts I really want a new camera…I really don’t need a new camera but I want one. Features I -need- want that I don’t have weather …

Jun 15, 2020: Some unsolicitated suggestions: This place the MicroBlogroverse or MBU. Users are Microbloganuts

Jun 15, 2020: Sketchnoting a live talk isn’t easy. Here are 6 tips to keep up with any talk, even if Lorelai Gilmore is speaking.

Jun 15, 2020: My daughter requested two “doddies” so we played with some watercolours and ink.

Jun 12, 2020: “Can you make it shorter, but also add more details.” 👆 This is basically my life.

Jun 11, 2020: Today’s hike lead to some experiments with macro photography. Much to learn.

Jun 11, 2020: The Ricoh gr iii street edition. Because when you shoot street photography you really want your camera to have a bright orange accent to make it stand …

Jun 8, 2020: Daughter tries to take MacBook off the desk, realises it’s heavy and starts crying. My wife asks “Where does it hurt”? Daughter …

Jun 8, 2020: A walk after the rain

Jun 6, 2020: 30 Creative Prompts — activities to get you exercising your creative muscles I didn’t feel like sharing this earlier in the week with everything going on but I made a little ebook and course of 30 creative prompts. These are …

Jun 5, 2020: What if Roam was local first and used plain text files? Maybe Obsidian is that app. Video overview from Keep Productive. But no iPad app… …

Jun 4, 2020: Currently Reading 📚: A Meal with Jesus – Tim Chester

Jun 4, 2020: Finished reading 📚:Marketing Made Simple: A Step-by-Step StoryBrand Guide for Any Business – Miller, Donald, Peterson, Dr. J.J.

Jun 3, 2020: When people use Martin Luther King Jr‘s peaceful protests as a rebuke of the current protests, it’s worth remembering that he was accused of stirring …

Jun 3, 2020: For some reason my daughter keeps asking me to draw penguins for her. So here are some penguin images. Wednesday Tuesday Wednesday

Jun 3, 2020: Twinkies don't exist (spoiler, it's not about twinkies) I’ve never seen a twinky, so they can’t exist. Sure, sometimes one appears on TV in a fictional series or on the news but that …

Jun 2, 2020: 4 Hand Lettering books I’ve bought and found useful. The first is the best in my opinion.

Jun 1, 2020: Not to speak is to speak. “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer I …

May 31, 2020: 🔗 Expert sandwich tips that will change your lunches for ever - BBC Food 🔗 Expert sandwich tips that will change your lunches for ever - BBC Food Got to try some of these!

May 30, 2020: So we almost had a drive in with a lorry this morning. He saw us on the main road and for some unknown reason decided to drive right out in front of …

May 28, 2020: Yesterday I thought it was Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at different points of the day…so that’s a good sign.

May 27, 2020: “The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one’s ‘own,’ or ‘real’ …

May 26, 2020: I wonder how many memes I could get out of this political crisis.

May 24, 2020: I made another meme. British Politics, the gift that keeps on giving.

May 23, 2020: Asking for a friend (literally), is it possible to use the Apple Watch cellular without a phone?

May 23, 2020: “Toilet paper hoarders” would be a good punk band name. Yes, this idea is a month or two too late.

May 22, 2020: May Micro 📖 recommendation: On Writing Well This was the most influencial book on my writing. The basic message is to focus on clarity to communicate …

May 21, 2020: Great focused device / Great distraction device The iPad is both a great focusing device — it heavily favours one app at a time — and a great distraction device — the perfect couch device with all …

May 21, 2020: May Micro 📖 Challange: How to think by @ayjay I went a bit meta in recommending a book by a micro blogger. A really great read on how to (at least try …

May 21, 2020: Okay, I'll try speed reading. My wife has a growing interesting in speed reading and related rapid learning techniques. I was really interested in accelerated learning about seven …

May 20, 2020: May micro challenge 📚 2 Atomic Habits This was one of the books that restarted my reading habit last year. Perhaps that’s not surprising as it is a book on habits. James shares …

May 19, 2020: I really like drawing with my daughter

May 19, 2020: Micro May Challenge Book Recommendation 1: Celebration of Discipline 📖 Celebration of Discipline is Richard Foster’s classic look into the timeliess Christian Disciplines. He covers a the inward, outward and …

May 18, 2020: I don’t really think I can draw well. I mean, I can draw better than my nearly 2-year old daughter but I’m certainly closer to her ability …

May 17, 2020: I turned an idea from James Clear’s newsletter this week into a handlettering on procreate on the iPad. You can watch the process on Instagram.

May 17, 2020: I’m really surprised that iOS doesn’t have an ambient lockscreen option. It seems like an easy feature to encourage people to buy the pro not the …

May 15, 2020: ‪I’m slightly afraid that today will be my supervillain origin story where I become Mr MicroManager‬. Or perhaps this is the scene where I pick up the …

May 15, 2020: Today I’ve seen one of the strongest cases for hiring for attitude and not knowledge.

May 14, 2020: My right wrist is a little painful so I drew a picture with my left. It was kind of fun.

May 14, 2020: So there’s a global conspiracy to unleash a pandemic to place chips in people but the same people behind it failed to get Hillary to visit Wisconsin …

May 14, 2020: When everything is urgent and a priority, nothing is. Not inspired by current life circumstances or anything.

May 13, 2020: Yellow. Is it me your looking for? (May Micro challenge photo 3 📸)

May 13, 2020: Just had a new task assigned to me which totally “isn’t my job” and is also “above my pay grade”. My first instinct was …

May 12, 2020: Orange you glad you have a good notebook…and pen.

May 12, 2020: Being a Non-Expert in a World of Gurus Rocks! I am not an expert. I’m not incompetent in many areas either, but I’m definitely not an expert. I have so much to learn in every area of …

May 11, 2020: a quarantine blackout

May 11, 2020: 4 ways to add shadows to sketchnote icons (plus multi-hit combo!) Last week I decided to try out the different approaches I knew for adding shadows …

May 11, 2020: Micro photo challenge: I have read this book 📸

May 9, 2020: For some reason my daughter has fallen in love with “penwin!” So here’s a procreate penguin drawing from the morning.

May 8, 2020: “Just keep swimming.” - Dory 💬

May 7, 2020: Iain Broome’s newsletter, Unsplash is a delightful read and his desk picture in this edition has me extremely jealous.

May 7, 2020: “You think effectiveness with people and efficiency with things” - Steven Covey. 💬 This quote was a real eye opener for me, perhaps it’s obvious but I …

May 6, 2020: Investing in my health I haven’t had the easiest transition in the work from home, lockdown lifestyle caused by the roller-covid-coaster. Many of the core habits for …

May 6, 2020: The shift to 100% remote working has been very difficult for me but I know that I won’t be going back into the office half as much as I used to after …

May 6, 2020: Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made.” - Benjamin Franklin💬

May 5, 2020: There may be 50 ways to leave your lover…here are 7 ways to start a notebook.

May 5, 2020: Me: I’m fed up of managing books, I should focus on electronic copies and not paper versions. Also me: OH look at those full bookshelves of that …

May 5, 2020: Micro quote two: happy revenge of the fifth.

May 4, 2020: “Not all those who wander are lost” - J.R.R. Tolkien (yes, I’m going to play with some calligraphy styles for this quote challenge. This is …

May 2, 2020: iPhone photo. Not my normal editing style but I felt like a more HDR type version.

May 1, 2020: It’s a public holiday here in Poland so I have decided to do a fresh mac install and actually set up a proper user profile for my wife. She uses it …

May 1, 2020: 🔗 Shipping The First Version of Ghost - Twitter Dashboard was a technically unviable photoshop mockup that was very easy to kill. We had to choose between shipping on time, and making a fancy …

Apr 30, 2020: If you get some 1-star feedback and feel down, check out the 1-star amazon reviews of one of your favourite authors. You’ll soon see that there …

Apr 29, 2020: I’m trying out the lofree Keyboard again and it’s better than I remembered.

Apr 29, 2020: Excpectation: I’m going to wake up a 6am and do some writing like every morning this week Reality: Today my daughter woke up at 5:55 and I did …

Apr 29, 2020: Sit down. Write whole post. Sit back. That’s terrible. Start again from scratch…Okay, that’s better, still needs work. Me most …

Apr 28, 2020: Play with shadows for Sketchnoting icons. There’s a video on Instagram

Apr 28, 2020: What sketchnote course would you like to see next? I’m starting to think about making a new sketchnote course so if that’s something you might be interested in, I have a feedback survey …

Apr 27, 2020: 🎥 Eleanor Rigby” ukulele instrumental by David Beckingham (there’s a link to the tab in the description).

Apr 26, 2020: My wife made pão de deus and they are heavenly.

Apr 26, 2020: Sometimes I ponder the deeper questions of life. Like which cheese is best for a toastie and how can you make it the most melty without burning the …

Apr 25, 2020: Feature idea for a micro blog client: pick times to get notifications. Let’s say you want notifications at 10:00 am and 18:00, at those times …

Apr 25, 2020: How does one cross their animals. Asking for a friend.

Apr 24, 2020: Look ma, I made a meme.

Apr 23, 2020: I’m not certain but I think my daughter finds it more difficult to understand that there are both Polish and English words for a concrete noun …

Apr 22, 2020: I’m working from home in sweatpants/trackie bottoms and I feel like a king. I feel like I’m finally embracing this long-term work from …

Apr 21, 2020: A 10-Second and 10-Minute Impression of Using a Mouse with an iPad I had a quick play with my work mouse (an HP of some sort) on my iPad yesterday. 10-second impression: “This is cool and feels right! I love …

Apr 21, 2020: I made a meme.

Apr 20, 2020: A Couple of Revelations Connected with Work I had a few real moments of revelation over the weekend. 1. Work needs to fit my life, not my life fit my work: I really like my job, but I have been …

Apr 20, 2020: I see from CJ Chilver’s newsletter that he is preparing to move to Ghost… It seems like a good move to me. Increasingly Ghost is looking …

Apr 20, 2020: Over the weekend I cracked (or perhaps it was my back) and now I’m looking at desk options for my home. I need something small and can fit in a …

Apr 17, 2020: Spend last night in hospital and just got home. Apart from my slight caffeine withdrawal headache I am well.

Apr 15, 2020: The new iPhone SE, but in the iPhone 5s body. If only.

Apr 15, 2020: Person: “When people say I can’t afford to, I say you can’t afford not to” Me: 🙄

Apr 14, 2020: Oh digital ocean has a fathom analytics droplet…and I have credit that will probably just go to waste. Sure I’ll give it a go.

Apr 14, 2020: Reconsidering things Things I’m currently reconsidering my blog hosting platform (I’ve been playing with Ghost but I can see a cool WordPress plugin for book …

Apr 13, 2020: We’re in the endgame now.

Apr 13, 2020: Public holiday. Family game time.

Apr 12, 2020: Good morning. Both I and Christ are risen today.

Apr 9, 2020: Sometimes work from home is fantastic. Today is not one of those days.

Apr 9, 2020: A Rhubarbary “an enviornment where it is more important to look like you are working than actually getting work done.” Claire Lew I feel like this …

Apr 8, 2020: Note to self: Remember to spend more time doing the thing, than talking about/thinking about/ kind-of-related-to-the-thing-but-not-actually-the-thing. …

Apr 8, 2020: Really enjoyed this week’s micro cast. It reminded me of how I set up automatical categories for Micro (under 280 characters) and longer (over …

Apr 7, 2020: Friends with Logos, what package did you get (and why) including if you got a specific stream.

Apr 6, 2020: Keeping up with the Internet Joneses One of the dangers elements of the Internet is that “Keeping up with Joneses” can be multipled manifold. I connect with some folks who are …

Apr 5, 2020: Me: “I am happy with my blogging system and should focus more on writing than tinkering with my site.” Me five minutes later: “Oh look …

Apr 4, 2020: Imaginary Apple device idea: Apple Studio Microsoft studio form factor ARM processor runs macOS /iPadOS has all the iPad app in catalyst. That would …

Apr 3, 2020: We finally pushed our website update today at work. It was a tonne of work and setbacks but I’m glad we’ve managed to get it out the door and can …

Apr 3, 2020: You can have two iA Writer tabs on the iPad. Nice 😎 (but part of me still misses Ulysses)

Apr 2, 2020: When Idris Elba first turned up in the office, I kind of hoped it was somehow really Stringer Bell and at somepoint there was going to be a crossover …

Apr 2, 2020: My kingdom for a good research tool Starting some new studies1. Now what tool should I use to save notes and research 🤔. Needs to work on iPad and probably Windows? Don’t think …

Apr 1, 2020: I’m working at the computer as my daughter says the Polish word for poo-poo over and over again and tries to put a nappy on her doll. This is …

Mar 31, 2020: Today I discovered, Betteridge’s law of headlines.: any headline that ends in a questionmark can be answered by the word no. I had noticed this …

Mar 31, 2020: Dalgona coffee. This has poped up on my social feeds a few times recently. Has anyone tried one? What did you think?

Mar 30, 2020: Me: “If I leave a note saying this section is for quotes and use a really obvious placeholder quote, the developers won’t put my …

Mar 27, 2020: Taking a course on what you teach I used to find it really strange how often I’d see someone taking a course and they’d want help making their own course better (two …

Mar 26, 2020: I’m on an enterprise website doing some research. I’m pressing on the filter buttons and it literally takes between a minute and two to respond to …

Mar 25, 2020: One of the best decisions I made in following tech stuff is to just not care about rumours. Well, try not to care. It’s amazing how correct some …

Mar 20, 2020: scribd (the netflix of books and audiobooks) have a 30 day offer for new users during COVID-19 but you can get 60 days free with my link.

Mar 19, 2020: 🎵 Ben Gibbard: Live From Home (3/18/20)

Mar 18, 2020: I wonder how often the average iPad pro user will touch the screen after these new keyboards? Some users currently don’t seem to touch their …

Mar 18, 2020: There are certain podcasters who I occasionally think of sending a tweet to… then I think about how they seem to assume the worst intention of …

Mar 18, 2020: … I want the new iPad …I probably can’t afford the new iPad… 😢

Mar 18, 2020: 30 days of sketchnoting the course is live To give people (and myself) something to do during self-isolation/social distancing or whatever, I published my premium 30 days of sketchnoting …

Mar 17, 2020: Started reading Marketing Made Simple: A Step-by-Step StoryBrand Guide for Any Business: Miller, Donald, Peterson, Dr. J.J. 📚

Mar 17, 2020: I know this is probably a bias perspective and not accurate but this is how I feel during this time. I’m busier than ever as we have a big …

Mar 16, 2020: Me: “a couple of quick questions [insert a long list of questions]”

Mar 15, 2020: Pro tip: make sure you never end up in a “prisoner’s dilemma” situation with any of your friends who are stockpiling.

Mar 13, 2020: Locked in

Mar 12, 2020: Hillarious landing page 👉 “Yet another collaboration tool: Claims to be all-in-one, is mediocre at everything."

Mar 11, 2020: So my office has now introduced a manditory work from home policy till the end of the month. Didn’t really expect this to happen.

Mar 11, 2020: Sometimes doing keyword research leads to some very sad discoveries in common questions. And sometimes it leads to really interesting and funny …

Mar 9, 2020: Answer the question. I got to take part in some interviews today. I asked what aspect of their work they enjoyed the most and which they liked the least. For the first …

Mar 5, 2020: Just discovered a site which appears to update the published date for all its content (or they published A LOT on Feb 13). Presumably this is for the …

Mar 4, 2020: Wow, I didn’t expect Biden to do well at all (which shows how little I know about US Politics… or proably politics…even though …

Mar 3, 2020: No, your "brilliant guest post" isn't right for me I get a couple of emails a week with content people want me to share on a site I’m connected to. I think there has been two times when the …

Mar 2, 2020: (WIP idea) Two kinds of leadership Mentor - helps the mentee become less dependent and grow. “Guru” - makes the follower more dependent, losing them …

Mar 1, 2020: 📸 Feb photoblogging day 30: Vision

Mar 1, 2020: Finished reading Ego Is the Enemy: Ryan Holiday 📚

Feb 29, 2020: 📸 Feb photoblogging day 29: leap (First or maybe second time using an old photo)

Feb 29, 2020: I thought I had unlocked the “bring child in from a car seat without waking her or him” achievement but my daughter woke up for a moment. I’ll get the …

Feb 28, 2020: 📸 Feb photoblogging day 28: below

Feb 28, 2020: today was the second time I’ve used a placeholder name at work (this time John Smith) and people thought it was real and almost published it.

Feb 28, 2020: I just made the classic mistake of answering the question I wanted/though was being asked. Luckily I immediately realised and tried to answer the …

Feb 27, 2020: 📸 Feb photoblogging day 27: together

Feb 27, 2020: iPadOS has been out for five months now. I think the “desktop class browser” May have created as many issues as it fixed…maybe more.

Feb 26, 2020: Camera 📸 Feb photoblogging day 26: Escape

Feb 26, 2020: FINE! I’ll try Notion.

Feb 25, 2020: 📸 Feb photoblogging day 24: hurdle It hasn’t been an easy day at work. I’ve face a few barriers from other people and also myself. It feels like it …

Feb 24, 2020: Camera 📸 Feb photoblogging day 24: double (I feel like this could be my album cover).

Feb 24, 2020: 📸 Feb photoblogging day 23: station

Feb 23, 2020: 📸 Feb photoblogging day 22: spectacle

Feb 22, 2020: 📸 Feb photoblogging day 21: progress Yes, she’s getting better at drawing. I wish it wasn’t on the walls.

Feb 20, 2020: 📸 Feb photoblogging day 20: scale Because I won’t want to step on one after this.

Feb 20, 2020: Third donut of the day. This one is chocolate covered with a kind of custard-cream (budding if you know your Polish things) filling.

Feb 20, 2020: 📸 Feb photoblogging day 19: Space Second donut to occupy my work space.

Feb 20, 2020: Tłusty Czwartek! That snuck up on me. Time for some pączki!

Feb 19, 2020: 📸 Feb photoblogging day 18: oppose (I really struggle with this one)

Feb 19, 2020: my MacBook is coming up to 7 years old. Last year it started to show some signs of its age (the battery used to be forgettable, now it needs a bit of …

Feb 18, 2020: 🔗 Top Shots From the 2019 International Landscape Photographer of the Year 📷 Some of these are just stunning.

Feb 18, 2020: Treating other people's time as valuable I try to treat everyone’s time at work as valuable. If there is something I can probably find out without bothering someone, I don’t …

Feb 17, 2020: 📸 Feb photoblogging day 17: cool

Feb 16, 2020: 📸 Feb photoblogging day 16: rest

Feb 16, 2020: I’ve made a collection of free online courses to help people start sketchnoting. I’d love it if you considered signing up or sharing them …

Feb 15, 2020: 📸 Feb photoblogging day 15: balance

Feb 14, 2020: Feb photoblogging day 14: warmth

Feb 14, 2020: I’m fairly sure I use about five PDF apps and I use each one differently as each one is different. It’s also usually not mentally taxing …

Feb 13, 2020: 📸 Feb photoblogging day 13: Rise

Feb 12, 2020: Em dashes on the web: Chicago confusion I just saw an example of Chicago style em dash format on the web (no spaces between words). Initially, I thought it was a hyphenated word and read it …

Feb 12, 2020: 📸 Feb photoblogging day 12: attachment

Feb 11, 2020: 📸 Feb photoblogging day 11: Plain.

Feb 11, 2020: A Quick Thought on Focal Lengths in Street Photography Generally, the more populous the area you are shooting in, the wider focal length you want. Centre of London: 28mm. Krakow/outer London: 35mm rural/ …

Feb 11, 2020: 🔗 Incorrect Use of “As Such” I had an editor tell me off for this mistake all the time (and I just saw an example at work).

Feb 10, 2020: I always intend to take a selfie pre and post haircut…and ALWAYS forget to do so prior.

Feb 10, 2020: 📸 Feb photoblogging day 10: sign (A sign of things to come)

Feb 9, 2020: My iPad has gone bad. It’s killing safari tabs and background apps all the time. It almost seems to freeze when I opened ferrite today. I don’t know …

Feb 9, 2020: 📸 Feb photo blogging day 9: Lull Every Sunday I listen to the radio program “Siesta” on Polish radio channel three. The DJ selects a wonderful mix of …

Feb 8, 2020: 📸 Feb photoblogging day 8: contrast

Feb 8, 2020: It took a while but I finally fixed my om-d em-1. The shutter issue seemed to be connected to the SD card. The trick was to place a different card in …

Feb 7, 2020: 📸 Feb photoblogging day 7: Above

Feb 6, 2020: I had an ambition idea for today’s photo challenge. it didnt happen, but it was still fun to come up with and plan (and then come up with a …

Feb 6, 2020: 📸 Feb photoblogging day 6: plant

Feb 5, 2020: 📸 Feb photoblogging day 5: hide

Feb 5, 2020: Current favourite YouTube channel. Steve O’nions. Fantastic photogapher in Wales who takes great film and digital photos. He’s been a …

Feb 5, 2020: Today is not a good day: anxious, issues at work, hard to concentrate. Today is a good day: a new book arrived, progress in projects, time with …

Feb 4, 2020: Oh boy, Fujifilm just announced the x100v and it answers my main wishes… i had been debating getting a new camera and I think this has settled …

Feb 4, 2020: 📸 Feb photoblogging challenge day 4: spot

Feb 3, 2020: A photo tribute to Europe I put together a collection of my favourite pictures (and some old pictures) from across Europe in a tribute to mark leaving …

Feb 3, 2020: Dear Aspiring Writer. Keep Going. I’ve seen some writing from aspiring writers which makes me roll my eyes (and some from professional writers too for that matter). Part of me …

Feb 3, 2020: Feb photoblogging 📸 day 3: reflect Philippians 4:18 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, …

Feb 2, 2020: 📸 February photoblogging day 2: sight

Feb 2, 2020: February photoblogging day 1: open. I went to the nearby playground with my daughter. There was no one else there; I guess it was their nap time. This …

Feb 1, 2020: Krakow Płaszow on cheap film with a Mju ii and bright sunlight.

Feb 1, 2020: This would have worked better in colour I suspect. Krakus mount in Krakow in the distance. Hassleblad 500cm - HP5 film

Jan 31, 2020: Had to come up with a new name for a product (the last one was taken) and managed it in just under 10 minutes. Not a bad start to the day (although …

Jan 30, 2020: just got two rolls of film back from the lab. one 35mm in black and white (on an olympus mju ii) and one hp5 on an hassleblad. haven’t …

Jan 30, 2020: 🔗 The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Your Writing) The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Your Writing) Go a week without • very • rather • really • quite • so • of course • in fact Benjamine Dreyer …

Jan 30, 2020: “Avoid the passive voice” is one of those bits of well-known writng advice that can go to far; sometimes, the passive voice is the best or …

Jan 29, 2020: Photo experiments on the train to Warsaw

Jan 28, 2020: The palace of science and culture in Warsaw.

Jan 27, 2020: 🎥 Matt Day: Shooting Ilford’s NEW Ortho Plus | First Impressions! A new Black and White film from Ilford…time to head to the local camera shop. …

Jan 26, 2020: Finished Reading : Morning Star by Pierce Brown.. 📚

Jan 26, 2020: We’ve just got home to our little flat in Wieliczka after a wonderful weekend in Warsaw - including a micro meetup with @danalcantara . It’s great to …

Jan 25, 2020: On the train to Warsaw 🚊

Jan 23, 2020: Just had a nice email at work, so I saved it to my “praise” collection.

Jan 23, 2020: I’ve always felt conflicted about Bruce Guilden’s photography, but the interview with him by Magnum has made me appreciate him far more.

Jan 22, 2020: Another “urban sketching” experiment (I used a photo as it’s cold and I have a kid at home!) I made some mistakes with the first layer (too heavy …

Jan 22, 2020: One thing I wish was better with MB-hosted Micro.blogs...but then again I really like MB-hosted micro.blog for the simplicity of publishing…but it’s not that easy to edit older posts. For example, if I wanted …

Jan 21, 2020: Podcast idea: Coffee conversation No, it’s not a podcast about coffee…well not direclty. Here’s the pitch: I meet up with people I think are interesting and have a …

Jan 21, 2020: I’m very excited about the possible Polish Micro Meetup this weekend in Warsaw.

Jan 20, 2020: Atomic Habits (Affiliate link) Is only 99p today in the UK kindle store. I just grabbed a copy even though I read it on paper last year.

Jan 19, 2020: Will the HomePod Ever Get an Update? The HomePod is coming up on two years old, it had an A8 professor (5 years old) and there hasn’t been an update. …

Jan 18, 2020:

Jan 17, 2020: The best way to notice a mistake is to call a file “Final” or publish something. Suddenly you notice way more mistakes. I swear it’s …

Jan 16, 2020: 🎧 Dealing With Difficult People at Work - The Accidental Creative Podcast Unfortunately, this is what I needed to hear.

Jan 16, 2020: 📸 A new Photo story: A trip to snowy Zakopane.

Jan 16, 2020: It’s take film to get developed day.

Jan 15, 2020: Updated and simplified my now page. It was growing and growing so I’ve cut it back. Which is funny as that’s quite like my life.

Jan 14, 2020: I don’t share many photos of my daughter but I’ll share this one. From our trip to Zakopane.

Jan 13, 2020: 🎵 Jamie Callum - Hey Ma (Bon Iver cover)

Jan 13, 2020: 🎥 Why We Still Love Film: Analog Photography in the Digital Age | NBC Left Field 🎥 Why We Still Love Film: Analog Photography in the Digital Age | NBC Left Field As someone who still shoots film (on multiple cameras) I loved this. …

Jan 13, 2020: I discovered that I didn’t transfer any email subscribers to substack when I made a newsletter there…In other news, I’m thinking of …

Jan 12, 2020: I got Pixelmator Photo for the iPad when it was on sales for free last year. I didn’t think I needed a new photo editing tool as the ones I had worked …

Jan 10, 2020: When you see an email from a blogger and you know that although it’s talking about something that’s “free”, this is the start …

Jan 10, 2020: I keep seeing people talk about Matthew Walker’s book on Sleep…It’s worth invistigating some of the criticisms. Certainly …

Jan 9, 2020: My new Anne Pro 2 in all its RGB goodness.

Jan 7, 2020: We were in Zakopane this weekend and I tried my hand at urban sketching. It’s amazing how a few points can really help. Instead of starting with the …

Jan 5, 2020: A very light, easy to drink beer.

Jan 2, 2020: A reminder of Julia Skott’s great idea from last year. Resolution Bingo.

Jan 2, 2020: MyWay2020 - a free year planner from Readdle Something you might find interesting.

Jan 2, 2020: I’m thinking of getting an ebook reader with an e-ink display. I think I’d like one that runs on android so I could get the kindle app …

Jan 2, 2020: 🔗 Dark Patterns Website Dark Patterns Website Dark Patterns are tricks used in websites and apps that make you do things that you didn’t mean to, like buying or …

Jan 1, 2020: Why I like and don't like yearly themes I’m sure the idea existed before but cortex seems to be the chief propagator or the yearly theme idea. The principle: set a word that should …

Dec 28, 2019: I decided to revisit my old photoblog and start doing something a bit different. On the farm.

Dec 28, 2019: I have about 20gb free space on my iPhone but photos says I don’t have enough space on my phone to sync photos…any ideas? Have I found a …

Dec 25, 2019: Merry Christmas everyone

Dec 23, 2019: I took my Ricoh GR with me on this family trip (and iPhone XS of course). In hindsight, I should have taken my Fuji x100t. It really is my favourite …

Dec 23, 2019: I’m deeply disturbed by the rise in racists abuse at football games across Europe. Part of me wonders if this problem has been around for longer but …

Dec 21, 2019: Farm selfie

Dec 21, 2019: I’m thinking of sharing a bit more of my photography with some stories about taking photos (and doing a bit more too!) I was wondering what would be …

Dec 20, 2019: When you read a chapter of a book and then draw this…I’m okay. Promise.

Dec 18, 2019: Maybe minimalism isn't enough. I’ve noticed that a lot of people who are “minimalists” go through a familiar path. They cut back and see significant benefits, then …

Dec 16, 2019: Evergreen creator recommendations? Are there any bloggers or content producers who you have followed for more than a couple of years and you still pay attention to all their content …

Dec 16, 2019: 🎶 It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) 🎵 Not sure why, but I feel like listening to some REM this afternoon.

Dec 16, 2019: Just updated my reading log and it seems I’ve read 16 books this year…I think there may also be a couple which I forgot to include (just …

Dec 9, 2019: I ordered a new clicky clacky keyboard. I guess I’m going to sell my LoFree, it has a sticky “]” key and I don’t really like …

Dec 8, 2019: I broke out my little watercolour set this morning to make a picture of my daughter. Still getting used to watercolours but I managed to do a bit of …

Dec 6, 2019: I’ve been trying to use iA writer on everything I use and Typora on my work PC so I can jot down notes and simple idea for writing when inspiration …

Dec 5, 2019: US vs UK style guide wars: Episode III Em dashes look better than en dashes when used for parenthetical clauses or replacing colons.

Dec 5, 2019: Thought for myself this morning: When you feel jealous, be generous. (not sure how good this advice is, but it can’t hurt…right?)

Dec 4, 2019: Group Chat rules - XKCD Show you care by triming the tracking junk off links you paste. Yes.

Dec 4, 2019: Playing around with Substack in comparison with Revue. The substack concept is interesting (blog/newsletter in one) and the design is cool, but I miss …

Dec 3, 2019: Company values I’ve been working on some company value statements. They’re great things and I really think the company tries to embody these …

Dec 2, 2019: There are some very useful TextExpander public groups…

Dec 1, 2019: Reading Golden Son and keep thinking “Well that escalated quickly.”

Nov 29, 2019: 🔗 Fiona Hill, Boris Johnson and the tyranny of the plummy British accent - FT Fiona Hill, Boris Johnson and the tyranny of the plummy British accent - from the Financial Times Accent discrimination is standard in Britain. In a …

Nov 29, 2019: Also this week’s Learn Create Share newsletter is out and it’s all about BlackInkFriday (I have some great links ready for the next one).

Nov 29, 2019: I busted out the pentel brush pen for #blackinkfriday five free Black Friday alternative activities.

Nov 28, 2019: .. maybe I should move my newsletter to Substack…Maybe I should just write something for my newsletter.

Nov 28, 2019: How 10 Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Dinner - Colossal How 10 Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Dinner In this fun series of photos titled Thanksgiving Special, San Francisco-based artist Hannah …

Nov 28, 2019: How Ryan Holiday Reads - YouTube 🎥 How Ryan Holiday Reads - YouTube When I see a copy of one of my books and it’s filled with notes, highlighters and folded pages, that …

Nov 27, 2019: So I had a random idea… #BlackInkFriday a sketchnote alternative to Black Friday. Who’s in?

Nov 26, 2019: I really like playing with procreate.

Nov 26, 2019: … I think my Olympus OM-D EM-1’s shutter is stuck… not good bob.

Nov 23, 2019: Yesterday evening I finished a new, free mini-course on sketchnoting. Introducing “How to sketchnote even if you can’t draw”. If you wanted to start …

Nov 22, 2019: Someone turned Trumps note into a Ramones song. It’s amazing.

Nov 20, 2019: Unhappy at home, unhappy in Rome. Today, I was reminded of Adam Sandler’s SNL sketch where he is a travel agent who basically says his trips can’t change the person you are: unhappy at …

Nov 20, 2019: I’ve read a whole load more this year and it’s been one of the best changes I’ve ever made. I think I might set a reading goal for …

Nov 19, 2019: When I see a controversial headline and I’m not sure if it’s clickbait and so I don’t want to reward it with views, or perhaps the writer doesn’t know …

Nov 19, 2019: 🔗 The secret life of nuns - BBC Reel Very interesting topic and photographic style. The photographers outsider perspective must help here.

Nov 18, 2019: Started Reading : Golden Son: Pierce Brown 📚

Nov 18, 2019: What is something you’ve changed your mind on? An minor one I can think of: I used to think paperbooks were a waste of space, now I see value in …

Nov 18, 2019: I’d love to add some filters to my reading log page. Something that would people hide fiction/non-fiction books. I suspect I could do this on …

Nov 18, 2019: I’m really enjoying using Stoop for newsletters…but I wonder if setting up a specific email address for newsletters and using a separate …

Nov 18, 2019: Morning reading from Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday. It’s impossible to learn what you “already know” (yup. I’ve fallen into that trap) It’s never …

Nov 17, 2019: I used ferrite with a bluetooth keyboard for the first time today. It’s even better!

Nov 15, 2019: I made a “Hawaii at night” inspired IPhone Wallpaper. Feel free to download if you fancy.

Nov 15, 2019: 🔗 Desirable difficulties — Wikipedia 🔗 Desirable difficulties from Wikipedia A desirable difficulty is a learning task that requires a considerable but desirable amount of effort, …

Nov 15, 2019: 🔗Pokémon Designer Shares Special Artwork To Celebrate The Release Of Sword And Shield - Nintendo Life Not a bad phone wallpaper

Nov 15, 2019: This feels an appropriate for this week

Nov 14, 2019: “James Kerr portrays the team tidying up the locker room after a game in his book, Legacy: “Sweeping the sheds. Doing it properly. So …

Nov 13, 2019: “To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school…it is to solve some of the problems of life not only …

Nov 13, 2019: I’m reminded of Derek Sivers’s brilliant TED talk: keep your goals to yourself. Talk can make us ge like we’ve done more than we …

Nov 12, 2019: Facebook for iOS uses your camera whilst you scroll your feed - iMore The issue has come to light after a user going by the name Joshua Maddux took …

Nov 10, 2019: A question for IPad Pro with USB-C owners. If you use a dongle to connect to external storage, do you have to plug in power as well? For a lightning …

Nov 8, 2019: Good morning

Nov 7, 2019: Had a go at recreating the classic Obama portrait.

Nov 7, 2019: Updated my Now page and preparing for my next email newsletter.

Nov 6, 2019: Reference Your Sources and Inspiration I disagree with Derek Sivers. In fact, that sentence is my rebellion. He suggested that quoting is lazy and sounds bad. I think it enriches …

Nov 6, 2019: …so the argument for paid Facebook ads is that the Facebook algorithm favours inflammatory and false regular posts, so you have to pay for more …

Nov 6, 2019: New notebook orded. I only had two pages left in my old one and not having a replacement ready made me take fewer notes. I went for another Rhodia …

Nov 5, 2019: I think Apple should have moved to USB C all the things this year. I was at my in laws house this weekend and even though they aren’t the most …

Nov 5, 2019: When you see a big list of features. Look at the ones in the middle. Often these are the most boring and maybe there just to make it look like there …

Nov 4, 2019: Just start (even if you only have five minutes) “I only have fifteen minutes. I can’t finish this task, so I won’t start.” How many times have I thought something similar to …

Nov 4, 2019: Okay…let’s see what this is like (me photoshop/lightroom subscription runs out in February. I have no intention to renew. Procreate and the …

Nov 3, 2019: A time to rest Today, we went to the countryside and cooked sausages over a fire. Not much around, very poor phone signal, and things were as they should be. I …

Nov 3, 2019: Finished Reading : Red Rising: Pierce Brown 📚

Nov 2, 2019: There's Never Been a Better Time to Be a Creator Last week I had an impromptu task at work that is the kind of thing I love about my job. I was asked to make a video bumper for some tutorials …

Nov 1, 2019: 🔗Inktober 2019 timelaps Okay, it’s not every picture I made but I thought I’d combine all the little films I made into one. I love the differences …

Nov 1, 2019: Be kind to yourself I just completed the inktober challenge yesterday and I’m about to embark upon the “blogvember” or “NaBloPoMo” (or …

Oct 31, 2019: Inktober day 31: Ripe. Just in time for Halloween.

Oct 31, 2019: Inktober day 39: catch (red handed)

Oct 31, 2019: On Small Phones In some ways, I miss my iPhone SE. With the renewed rumours of an iPhone SE 2 (fool me once…) I thought I’d finish writing a post I …

Oct 31, 2019: 🔗 There are six seasons instead of four — Kottke 🔗 Kurt Vonnegut quoted by Jason Kottke Here is the truth about the seasons: Spring is May and June. What could be springier than May and June? Summer …

Oct 29, 2019: Inktober day 29: Injured… ego

Oct 29, 2019: Just updated my theme so the homepage only shows longer posts and pictures…You can still see smaller posts, like this one, by clicking on …

Oct 29, 2019: I was starting to regret moving from Ulysses to iA Writer but then I set up Typora to access my iA Writer file database and I remembered why I …

Oct 28, 2019: Inktober day 28: ride… the lightning

Oct 28, 2019: Started Reading : Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World - David Epstein 📚

Oct 28, 2019: 🔗 Humans.fyi - A website all about personal websites designed by humans A very cool site with some personal website design inspiration…I wish I …

Oct 28, 2019: 🔗 Coming in November: 30 Practical Tactics to Decrease Your Anxiety — CJ Chilvers 🔗 Coming in November: 30 Practical Tactics to Decrease Your Anxiety — CJ Chilvers I’m going to post every day to this blog for the entire month of …

Oct 27, 2019: Inktober day 27: coat (of arms)

Oct 26, 2019: Inktober day 26: (something something) Dark side

Oct 26, 2019: Idea for a pub: Beerilliant.

Oct 25, 2019: Inktober day 25: (this is a) tasty (burger)

Oct 25, 2019: “You see how much time you have,” Gustie Herrigel writes in Zen in The Art of Flower Arrangement, “only when you stop thinking you have …

Oct 25, 2019: I'm an Unprofessional Blogger About 10 years ago, I wanted to be a professional blogger. Now I’m happy to be an unprofessional blogger. Well, most of the time at least. I …

Oct 25, 2019: Good morning.

Oct 24, 2019: Inktober: Dizzy Gillespie.think I did a better job than Louis Armstrong but still could be better.

Oct 24, 2019: I just scheduled a new edition of my newsletter for tomorrow morning. 📧 See past editions and sign up here.

Oct 24, 2019: Goodbye Apple UK, Hello Apple Poland. Well I finally did it. I switched from my UK based Apple iTunes account to a Polish based one. A couple of years ago (sometime after June 23, 2016) I …

Oct 23, 2019: Inktober day 23: (the) Ancient (one)

Oct 23, 2019: 🔗 The Phone Foyer Method — Cal Newport The Phone Foyer Method When you get home after work, you put your phone on a table in your foyer near your …

Oct 23, 2019: Hey fellow imposter syndrome sufferers 👋. Just a reminder of a simple thing that can really help at work. When someone praises you/your work, take a …

Oct 23, 2019: Stay Curious — Advice to Myself My Daughter doesn’t need this advice. She’s just turned 14 months old and she is the most curious person I know. Sometimes I don’t …

Oct 22, 2019: Inktober day 22: Ghost

Oct 22, 2019: 🔗 Mu Two | Next Generation 63W Dual USB Type-C Wall Charger - Kickstarter Mu Two | Next Generation 63W Dual USB Type-C Wall Charger - Kickstarter Simultaneously charge your devices with the dual USB Type-C ports. Designed …

Oct 22, 2019: New Ludavico Einaudi Album which is 6 Hours long…Well that’s my work music sorted.

Oct 22, 2019: 🔗 "Interesting" is the Basis of Blogging - One Man and His Blog “Interesting” is the Basis of Blogging - One Man and His Blog One of the stock ideas I use when training journalists to blog is that the …

Oct 21, 2019: Challenge: Use a voice assistant more There’s a piece of data that makes me the most skeptical regarding voice assistants is how (in general) younger people prefer to text rather …

Oct 21, 2019: Good morning

Oct 20, 2019: Inktober day 20: tread

Oct 20, 2019: Song link have made some iOS shortcuts! This is great! Now I just need to test them out.

Oct 20, 2019: Opinions on the best keyboard for an iPad Pro (rocking the 10.5).

Oct 19, 2019: Inktober day 19: sling(shot) “My name is John Crichton, an astronaut.”

Oct 18, 2019: Inktober day 18: misfit

Oct 18, 2019: 🔗 Addicted to Screens? That’s Really a You Problem - New York Times (I have thoughts) 🔗 Addicted to Screens? That’s Really a You Problem - New York Times In his original manual for building enthralling smartphone apps, Mr. Eyal laid …

Oct 17, 2019: Catching up on inktober

Oct 17, 2019: On the topic of cool Photography stuff. Hoxton Mini Press have some excellent looking new photobooks including… Once upon a time in Brick Lane …

Oct 17, 2019: There’s a new Magnum photo course on Storytelling with Alec Soth. Probably one of my favourite photographers…I totally don’t need a …

Oct 17, 2019: It’s been really tough to focus at work today. I’m not sure what’s going on mentally but it feels like there are a tone of …

Oct 16, 2019: Does anyone know of any sites that have iOS 13 wallpapers that change dynamically between dark and light mode? The standard ones are…okay, but …

Oct 15, 2019: Inktober day 15: Legend (of Zelda)

Oct 15, 2019: Them: “one of my top learnings recently is to avoid business jargon.” Me: 🤨

Oct 14, 2019: Inktober day 14: overgrown. I found this prompt tough.

Oct 14, 2019: Stoop Version 2: Subscribe to YouTube Channels Stoop version 2: Subscribe to YouTube channels Stoop 2 is now available in both the App Store and Google Play Store. It brings lots of little …

Oct 14, 2019: Started Reading : The Artist’s Way: Julia Cameron 📚

Oct 14, 2019: I’ve been letting a lot of domains go recently. It’s been very theraputic.

Oct 13, 2019: Inktober day 13: Ash (I choose you!)

Oct 13, 2019: Inktober day 12: Dragon (this one lives in a cottage cheese cottage…do you know his name?)

Oct 13, 2019: So, who wants to start sketchnoting I’ve been “sketchnoting” for about four years now, but I spent a lot longer wishing I could sketchnote. That’s why I created 7 …

Oct 12, 2019: Inktober day 11: Snow …okay technically not.

Oct 11, 2019: 🔗Opinion - To Be a Genius, Think Like a 94-Year-Old - The New York Times Thanks to Austin Kleon for sharing this in this week’s newsletter.

Oct 10, 2019: Inktober day 10: Pattern

Oct 10, 2019: Finished Reading : They Ask You Answer: A Revolutionary Approach to Inbound Sales, Content Marketing, and Today’s Digital Consumer – …

Oct 10, 2019: Erm…iOS 13.1.2 you okay?

Oct 10, 2019: New job, new commute, new inspiration.

Oct 9, 2019: Art is anything you can get away with - Andy Warhol

Oct 9, 2019: Inktober day 9: Swing

Oct 9, 2019: Bad news! my current Leuchttrum softback notebook is almost finished (third notebook of the year). Good news: I have a reason to buy a new notebook. …

Oct 8, 2019: How We Judge Others is How We Judge Ourselves - Mark Manson The yardstick we use for ourselves is the yardstick we use for the world. There’s a lot …

Oct 8, 2019: My AirPods (gen 1 almost …three years old…no that’s impossible?!?!) are starting to get really buggy. They keep cutting out and …

Oct 8, 2019: Inktober day 8: Frail (ego). Thanks to Steve Silbert for the inspiration.

Oct 8, 2019: I love some of the collective noun ideas for Programmers. An “Array” of programmers is a great suggestion.

Oct 8, 2019: Just curious for work. Anyone had any experience using the inbuilt call recorder with Skype on Windows? Is it any good? Any alternative options?

Oct 7, 2019: Inktober day 7: Enchanted (I only had my phone and procreate pocket so I had to try something different.)

Oct 6, 2019: The addition of templates in day one is GREAT. I’m just wondering if I can trigger them with a shortcut… or automate them a tiny bit more.

Oct 6, 2019: Inktober… husky. Not a great end result but fun and educational to play with different procreate tools and techniques. Can anyone guess who it …

Oct 5, 2019: Inktober day 5: build

Oct 4, 2019: Inktober day 4, Freeze…I didn’t do it!

Oct 4, 2019: So I’m using Windows 10 at my new job. There’s a lot not to like but there are some interesting aspect. Windows hello is nice (Apple Watch unlock on …

Oct 3, 2019: Inktober day 3…bait

Oct 2, 2019: Mindless or mindful? Inktober

Oct 2, 2019: Inktober day one prompt…ring. (Made on iPad with procreate.)

Sep 30, 2019: 4 common lies about performance and productivity I’m sure some of these won’t surprise you, but I’ve definitely heard each piece of advice …

Sep 29, 2019: Just before iOS 13 came out, I gave ferrite another go. It didn’t stick with me before but now I get it. With the added iOS 13 support for external …

Sep 26, 2019: I was just having a shower.

Sep 25, 2019: IPadOS users…what are your favourite widgets? I’m wondering if I should change my iOS 12 widget setup and hoping to see some interesting ideas …

Sep 25, 2019: I’m just a little black rain cloud 🎵

Sep 25, 2019: …still no iPadOS for my iPad 🥺 Isn’t the final version out?

Sep 24, 2019: Everyone loves magical Trevor …

Sep 21, 2019: The new high-key mono setting in portrait mode in iOS 13 is great for making your own Steve Jobs portrait… challenge!

Sep 20, 2019: It came from the deep!

Sep 19, 2019: Oh hello micro blog in dark mode.

Sep 19, 2019: I just wrote this down, and I like it. Don’t worry about having “good” ideas, focus on having ideas. My experience has shown that good ideas are shy …

Sep 19, 2019: The iPhone 11 pro review I’ve been waiting for…Austin Mann.

Sep 17, 2019: The sketch I need not the one I deserve

Sep 16, 2019: “…Leverage resources in the most optimal way” … I can’t even. (Really quote from a published book).

Sep 16, 2019: A trip to the hair salon

Sep 13, 2019: I finally put my pen addict fire on fire ink in my pen and it lead to a very different plectrum pic.

Sep 13, 2019: I saw a few people commenting on Robert Frank’s death. You might want to check out Chad Tobin’s tribute here.

Sep 12, 2019: Is it a comedy or a tragedy?

Sep 11, 2019: Do a barrel roll!

Sep 10, 2019: I’m really curious if the price of Apple TV+ and Disney+ will make Netflix lower its price. Probably not immediately, but in a year or two …

Sep 10, 2019: Megaman

Sep 9, 2019: 🔗 Sweet Potato & Black Bean Shepherds Pie Recipe · Deliciously Ella My wife and I just tried this recipe and it was really good…plus vegan …

Sep 9, 2019: I’ve been trying to avoid writing “impact” and choosing other verbs instead. It’s amazing how easy it is to develop lazy …

Sep 9, 2019: A Lake District inspired return to the pick pics.

Sep 9, 2019: Yesterday was a great proof of the “drafts mentality”1 . I started to write a quick, two sentence microblog post but as I wrote I realised it could be …

Sep 3, 2019: Bundle packages can be great (10 courses for the price of one!) but I now believe that sometimes it’s better to just buy the individual item you want. …

Sep 1, 2019: The Lake District really is gorgeous.

Aug 29, 2019: You could use some eyerollers This year I’ve seen some writers and podcasters whom I like and have followed for a while make some (interesting/bad/not-for-me) decisions. Today I …

Aug 29, 2019: The Best Tool, Is the One You Want To Use More (Most of the Time) I think it was Valerie Jardin who twisted the classic saying to the best camera is the one you take more pictures with. While this can certainly be …

Aug 28, 2019: “Well, at least Brexit can’t get any crazier.” Me every week or two…I’m always proven wrong.

Aug 27, 2019: Trying some new drawing techniques in Procreate. Think I’m finally starting to get how to airbrush.

Aug 27, 2019: “Often kids find more joy in playing with old pots and pans than with the latest space set.” Richard Foster — Celebration of Disciple My daughter …

Aug 27, 2019: My daughter turned one last week. We don’t share photos of her online (I want it to be her choice not mine) but I feel this sketch is okay to share. …

Aug 26, 2019: Just because “everyone does it" doesn’t mean it’s right for you or your company. I see these statements about marketing all the time. …

Aug 26, 2019: I had been hoping to post more from @Ukulele but It’s been harder to record audio than I had hoped even doing minor edits has taken me more …

Aug 26, 2019: I discovered a Buddhist shrine in London yesterday. Had no idea this was here.

Aug 22, 2019: Gather round kids and I’ll tell you a story…

Aug 22, 2019: It’s funny how now there are some weeks, I use my iPad loads. Other weeks I don’t even touch it. I think this reflects on how different my …

Aug 21, 2019: Jimmy, please report to the principle’s room.

Aug 20, 2019: Nothing like a good manicure

Aug 19, 2019: A very annoying trend is articles written before something happens or is out. I completely understand why this happens (because SEO) but it’s annoying …

Aug 19, 2019: I wish I had some of these at the weekend.

Aug 16, 2019: Who nose what will be next

Aug 15, 2019: A really good skill to learn is when to kill of a project. Ideally you want to do it at its high point, that way you feel positive about it. but it’s …

Aug 14, 2019: Dynamic Wallpaper club Looking for dynamic wallpapers for MacOS? This is the place. (Some of the firewatch ones are great)

Aug 14, 2019: Some tourist sites are disappointing

Aug 14, 2019: My spoke design pen arrived and it’s nice!

Aug 13, 2019: Do any MicroBlogranauts have a Drone? Which one? Any words of advice/warning?

Aug 13, 2019: Come senators, congressmen Please heed the call Don’t stand in the doorway Don’t block up the hall For he that gets hurt Will be he who …

Aug 12, 2019: Introducing Ukulele.MicroBlog About a month ago I finally tested out an idea I had been wondering about. I registered a new account on Microblog with the username Ukulele. Today, I …

Aug 12, 2019: Where could my plectrum be? (Thanks @cn for the inspiration)

Aug 12, 2019: erm….I left my plectrum at home…How will I do today’s pickpic? 😟

Aug 11, 2019: …SQUIRREL!!! 🐶

Aug 9, 2019: When you discover song.link had an alpha api.

Aug 9, 2019: Back at the office with Johnny Bravo

Aug 7, 2019: I got round to my monthly Now page update. The main changes are MORE UKULELE Perhaps I should add that I’m now in my 33rd year of life… …

Aug 7, 2019: It feels like a Nick Drake kind of morning.

Aug 4, 2019: Very strange AirPod thing. Sometimes I try and use one AirPod (so I can hear my family) but the AirPods don’t connect. When I put both in, they …

Aug 3, 2019: When my daughter sees something on the ground, it’s not a matter of if she’ll put it in her mouth, it’s a …oh, she already …

Aug 1, 2019: we’ve reached peak marketing optimisation 🔗 Marketing Effectiveness cartoon - Marketoonist - Tom Fishburne Cheryl Calverley, CMO at UK mattress brand Eve Sleep recently observed:  “We’ve …

Jul 31, 2019: Is it a sketchnote? Is it urban sketching? Who cares. It was fun.

Jul 31, 2019: A Recession Is Coming (Eventually). Here’s Where You’ll See It First. - The New York Times 🔗 A Recession Is Coming (Eventually). Here’s Where You’ll See It First. - The New York Times …another recession will come eventually. …

Jul 30, 2019: As I ready my copy of Celebration or Discipline again, I’m struck by how certain pressing issues from twenty years ago—distraction by phones, filling …

Jul 30, 2019: On Holiday In Biszczard.

Jul 26, 2019: Krakow train station

Jul 26, 2019: Take me out to the ball game (I had to research this one a bit)

Jul 25, 2019: Life finds a way

Jul 24, 2019: Get your motor running

Jul 24, 2019: The tempation to chromebook I really want to try a chromebook. There’s something about them which really appeals to me. It’s probably because 90% of my day job is …

Jul 23, 2019: Your sketchers were so preoccupied with whether they could they didn’t stop to think if they should.

Jul 22, 2019: Kind of similar to a previous one…but I can’t resist with all the Apollo 11 stuff.

Jul 20, 2019: Finished Reading : The Old Man and the Sea: Ernest Hemingway 📚

Jul 20, 2019: Where did the inspiration go I’ve found it harder to write “title worthy” posts recently. I’m not sure the exact origin of this trend. Perhaps I’m …

Jul 19, 2019: 🎵Alas my love you do me wrong 🎶

Jul 18, 2019: We’re not in Kansas anymore.

Jul 17, 2019: Thanks to everyone’s task management replies. I’m going through them all and ruminating on the ideas and approaches.

Jul 17, 2019: Off to the chippy

Jul 16, 2019: It took me a long time to get an idea today.

Jul 16, 2019: Just curious if anyone using multiple todo/task management apps? One for work and one for personal life (or a different division). What are the …

Jul 16, 2019: “Sometimes the best thing to do is just practice writing things” I just found this in my commonplace book but not sure on the source. …

Jul 16, 2019: Started Reading : The Old Man and the Sea: Ernest Hemingway 📚

Jul 15, 2019: Finished Reading : Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style 📚

Jul 15, 2019: Nice to know Benjamin Dreyer advocates keeping a commonplace book.

Jul 15, 2019: Congratulations England.

Jul 14, 2019: Twist (by doist) might be a good solution for a project…oh no! I’m consider switching todo apps again! (Because Todoist integrates so well. And …

Jul 13, 2019: Working in the Polish countryside

Jul 12, 2019: Arrived in Lublin. So very tired. But I have good wine so all is all right.

Jul 12, 2019: Time for another cross Poland car journey. See you later.

Jul 12, 2019: Preparing my newsletter for tomorrow. Sign up to make sure you get it. P.s. Want a preview of the content? There’s something on a commonplace …

Jul 12, 2019: Who can guess the Disney reference?

Jul 11, 2019: He puts the Taz in Tasmania…

Jul 10, 2019: A night stroll

Jul 9, 2019: I spy with my little eye.

Jul 9, 2019: After weeks of high twenties temperatures (Celsius of course) and stuffy humidity, yesterday was a delightful high of twenty with a refreshing breeze. …

Jul 8, 2019: …my manager LITERALLY just sent me a message with “if you could just go ahead and (minor task) that’d be great.” I hope she did it as a joke on …

Jul 8, 2019: It’s been hot. At least the tower is full.

Jul 8, 2019: …there’s a place in Poland which is selling refurbed HomePods… must…resist!!!

Jul 7, 2019: Fountain pen folk. What’s your favourite black ink?

Jul 7, 2019: I took some inspiration from my daughter’s favourite book and the wood around me. Always fun to play with Procreate.

Jul 6, 2019: A bit later than usual but this week’s newsletter is out and I made a change.

Jul 6, 2019: Had an idea for a MICRO experiment…

Jul 5, 2019: Notebook almost finished 😢 new notebook ordered 🥳

Jul 5, 2019: The Third Law of Creativity Newton’s third law of physics states “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” It’s true of the creative …

Jul 5, 2019: Is it a pick, is it a plectrum, no it’s superman.

Jul 4, 2019: I stole this idea from Ben Crothers’s presto sketching book.

Jul 4, 2019: My brain: “Maybe I should do this big project, it would take time to set up. It might overlap a bit with this other idea. Then again …

Jul 4, 2019: Happy Fourth or July

Jul 3, 2019: “Twitter when everyone says they’re smarter than you are and Instagram where everyone says they’re more fabulous than you are.” David Brooks on The …

Jul 3, 2019: It’s hot today.

Jul 3, 2019: My A5 notebook is almost finished so I’m ordering a new one (thinking Leuchttruam softcover this time) and I might as well ad some more stuff to …

Jul 3, 2019: 14 Business Jargon Phrases People Love To Hate 🔗 14 Business Jargon Phrases People Love To Hate from the Grammarly Blog An articles I’d like to send to a couple of people in the office. I …

Jul 2, 2019: Coming up with an idea today was difficult… you might say that this was my Everest.

Jul 2, 2019: Just updated my Now page for July (including a new wallpaper, updated books reading list and some other cool things).

Jul 1, 2019: Superficiality is the curse of our age. The doctrine of instant satisfaction is a primary spiritual problem. The desperate need today is not for a …

Jul 1, 2019: Three reasons to extend a money-off promo There are three reasons to extend a money-off promotion It did better than you thought. It did worse than …

Jul 1, 2019: When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life…

Jun 29, 2019: Wondering round Krakow.

Jun 29, 2019: I just sent out this week’s newsletter. blame at work sleep against the rules and imposter syndrome If you’re not subscribed, You can read it here.

Jun 28, 2019: One small step for a pick…

Jun 27, 2019: Almost the end of the month. Time to start preparing for to update my Now page

Jun 27, 2019: Duh dun…

Jun 27, 2019: Started Reading : Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style: Benjamin Dreyer 📚

Jun 26, 2019: Impostor syndrome goes away eventually. You just forget about it. The fastest way to get past it is probably to help other people. Imposter Syndrome …

Jun 26, 2019: Let’s go fly a kite…

Jun 25, 2019: You look tasty

Jun 24, 2019: Looking smart.

Jun 23, 2019: About a year or two ago I noticed Evernote was starting to (slowly) turn around (it stopped telling me about work chat). But recently the iOS apps has …

Jun 22, 2019: My newsletter (things to make you think and smile) is on its way to your inbox…if you’re a subscriber that is. If not, you can read it here.

Jun 21, 2019: Finished Reading : A Walk Across America: Peter Jenkins 📚

Jun 21, 2019: There’s a lot going on in the mural in Lublin.

Jun 21, 2019: Come fly with me

Jun 20, 2019: Today is a public holiday in Poland. I’m catching up on a good book, enjoying a beer and spending time with the extended (Polish) family by the lake.

Jun 20, 2019: Just keep swimming

Jun 19, 2019: The way I like feedback, might not be the way everyone does. It’s very easy to point out errors and mistakes. Whenever I work with my team mates I try to not just point out errors but make suggestions. …

Jun 19, 2019: You are fine without advice and suggestions - Austin Kleon 🔗 You are fine without advice and suggestions - Austin Kleon 🔗 But no, I don’t want to instruct step-by-step how the collages are done, because: I’m …

Jun 19, 2019: Just created a new keyboard maestro hot key to create a new tab and open a new google doc. Something I do at work multiple times a day and now is one …

Jun 19, 2019: It’s okay to cry

Jun 19, 2019: Office for the day at my in laws place.

Jun 18, 2019: Another Krakow to Lublin drive completed. Every time I make this s journey I feel exhausted…then I realise that friends in the US might view it …

Jun 18, 2019: What skills/characteristics do you actually need to listen well? I’m no expert, but here are some thoughts. Patiences Humility Empathy Attention and focus Memory Patience I’ve found the temptation to …

Jun 18, 2019: Did he even play in the final?

Jun 18, 2019: Accidental cat filter appears on Pakistan official’s briefing | World news | The Guardian Yousafzai was giving a a briefing to reporters in …

Jun 17, 2019: # 1980s Teenagers And Their Bedroom Walls 🔗 1980s Teenagers And Their Bedroom Walls So what would your prototypical 1980s bedroom look like? Here is a collection of 40 interesting photos that …

Jun 17, 2019: “Use the simplest program for the task…keep your tools simple it allows you to focus on what’s important, creating.” - Leo …

Jun 17, 2019: O Christmas tree, O Christmas trees. How lovely are your plectrums.

Jun 16, 2019: A new sketchnote on listening based off the recent Seanwes podcast episode on empathetic listening. Listening really is a superpower.

Jun 16, 2019: “I think it is a book of hope,” he says. He’s wearing suspenders and a shirt that matches his lively blue eyes. “Children need …

Jun 15, 2019: This week’s newsletter is on its way to your inbox. Traveling down the internet super highway. I hope you enjoy it, and I’d love any comments.

Jun 14, 2019: Out of hospital and time for some sleep.

Jun 14, 2019: Unexpected hospital trip after company go karting trip. Your average Friday.

Jun 14, 2019: 🎵Friday Music🎵: Dreams - Beck

Jun 14, 2019: Just been working on tomorrow’s edition of “Things to make you think and smile". Sign up here to make sure you get your (digital) copy.

Jun 14, 2019: A Jedi guinea pig ?

Jun 14, 2019: I was worried that i was starting to run out of ideas…so I needed to go deeper.

Jun 13, 2019: When the weather is hot…

Jun 12, 2019: I’ve grabbed a Nintendo pro controller. The final push is a work based mario kart competition on Friday. Very important business.

Jun 12, 2019: Today’s work music: Monument Valley 2 Soundtrack.

Jun 12, 2019: The great cat burglar

Jun 11, 2019: I wonder if I could get away with wearing this at work…I really like the idea of organising a string of meetings and wearing this.

Jun 11, 2019: Turns out I’m not the only person who had a minidisc player, Radiohead front man Thom Yorke did too and now his secret is out…as well as …

Jun 11, 2019: Started Reading : American Gods by Neil Gaiman 📚

Jun 11, 2019: Micro blog needs a guinea pig logo eh… @macgenie @manton

Jun 11, 2019: It’s hot on krakow

Jun 11, 2019: Anything that’s good can be made better with emoji 😜 - @macgenie It holds up.

Jun 11, 2019: Ummm delicious.

Jun 10, 2019: More convinced that being creative mean accepting occasionally (or frequently) looking foolish. Doing something that might not work sometimes means it …

Jun 10, 2019: Just updated my Reading log page. Not sure what next to go for…to many good books.

Jun 10, 2019: Finished Reading : How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds 📚

Jun 10, 2019: Humour is an essential part of the creativity we need to solve problems, no matter how serious they may be. John Cleese

Jun 10, 2019: Aliens in the office?

Jun 9, 2019: Trying some new desk layout. My main aim, get more drawing space.

Jun 9, 2019: Ikea place is probably the only AR app I’ve opened more than once.

Jun 7, 2019: I decided to send my newsletter on Saturdays and not Fridays (as some friends had theirs on the same day). Next one is scheduled for tomorrow. Sign up …

Jun 7, 2019: That’s no plectrum…

Jun 6, 2019: I’m SO glad an Indian restaurant opened in Wieliczka. In other news I’m completely full of wonderful wonderful curry.

Jun 6, 2019: I suffer from FOMODN…fear of missing out on domain names.

Jun 6, 2019: Being confident and teachable One of those things I’m wondering about. The balance between having confidence in your convictions and remaining teachable to new ideas. I think …

Jun 5, 2019: My theme word for the week is play…today I played with Procreate.

Jun 5, 2019: My favourite “debate ending phrase” at work is “this is too marketing-ish”. A phrase which is used to say “I don’t …

Jun 5, 2019: When you set up brand words in TextExpander so you get the capitalisations right every time and only have to type three letters for a long name. 😎

Jun 5, 2019: Stock and Flow Creating In my experience, your stock is best made by collecting, organising and expanding upon your flow. Social media sites function a lot like public …

Jun 4, 2019: The difference between persuasion and manipulation I’ve often heard people (well marketers) say that the difference between persuasion and manipulation is if the end result is good. Sometimes …

Jun 4, 2019: A question I have after WWDC. Does renaming it to iPadOS mean there will be iPad focused features every year now?

Jun 3, 2019: I love the cheering for sign in with Apple. I wonder how many data harvesting developers are cursing under their breath.

Jun 3, 2019: More play at work

Jun 3, 2019: Quite like Bambi, Not sure exactly why.

Jun 2, 2019: The sketchnote army podcast maybe responsive for more of my book purchases than any other podcast… and I think another one will be coming soon …

Jun 2, 2019: There are 4 types of wealth: Financial wealth (money) Social wealth (status) Time wealth (freedom) Physical wealth (health) Be wary of jobs that …

Jun 2, 2019: Just updated my now page including homepage and a new lockscreen wallpaper (which I made and you can download).

Jun 1, 2019: The question of why we read and what books actually do for us is as old as the written word itself, and as attractive. Galileo saw reading as a way of …

May 31, 2019: I moved my newsletter over to Revue so this is issue 1.5 (2 felt wrong, but so did 1). Things to make you think and smile.

May 31, 2019: It’s amazing what you can find with the things on your desk.

May 31, 2019: New edition of Greg Thinks Things by @gr36. Polecam

May 30, 2019: On Drawing a Circle ⭕️ When I was a kid, I struggled a lot with drawing. I’d try to draw a round circle. Put pencil to paper and before I rounded the first corner, …

May 29, 2019: Actually Listening, Not Waiting to Speak I’ve recently become aware of how powerful listening is and how terrible I am at it. It’s shocking the number of times when I ”listen” but am …

May 29, 2019: Researchers at Brown University just got a robot to do something as linguistically improbable as it is beautiful: After training to hand-write …

May 28, 2019: Digital minimalism is only 99p in the UK Kindle Store…I highly recommend it.

May 28, 2019: Curating Friction One of the curious ideas I found in Atomic Habits is that often our environments have a greater impact on us than motivation or character. For …

May 28, 2019: I know it’s no longer Monday but my micro @monday recommendation is @andynicholaides he’s recently returned and it’s great to have him here.

May 27, 2019: For a while I had thought that long-form content was better than short content. “Books over blogs.” Now I’m not so sure. After all, sometimes a book …

May 27, 2019: Out of the box 📦 In general, I believe iOS users tend to prefer out of the box solutions. It’s the whole model of Apple pricing and technology (certainly in …

May 27, 2019: Accountability vs. responsibility - Seth Blog 🔗 Accountability is done to you. It’s done by the industrial system, by those that want to create blame. Responsibility is done by you. It’s …

May 26, 2019: This is a second test of a new shortcut to post to microblog and include a category selected from a list. Second times a charm right…

May 26, 2019: Sometimes a Tweet Should (And Does) Become a Blog Post I recently -complained- wrote about when a book should really be a blog post or series (hey there most business books) but sometimes the reverse can …

May 25, 2019: Slow Cooked Pork Belly

May 25, 2019: A quick iPad sketching practice I love lamp

May 25, 2019: Almost the end of month, which means time my now page is due for an update! I didn’t publicize my last update as it was about a week late. If you have …

May 25, 2019: Famous Speeches: A List of the Greatest Speeches of All-Time -- James Clear 🔗 Famous Speeches: A List of the Greatest Speeches of All-Time After reading that talk, I got to thinking… what other great talks and speeches are out …

May 25, 2019: Scheduled my first newsletter. It’s full of the best articles I found this week (including some to make you think and some to make you smile) . Sign …

May 24, 2019: Random question…When did you last send an email to a friend? I think I pretty much use email just for business and newsletter type things. I …

May 23, 2019: I’m trying to write about something but I still can’t look objectively. Saved to day one and maybe it will one day see the light of day. Or not.

May 23, 2019: I have a legitimate reason to use my iPad at work 😎 this is a good day.

May 23, 2019: Typeform updated their terms and conditions and used…a Typeform to display them! Brilliant!

May 22, 2019: This will take two hours - Seth's Blog 🔗 This will take two hours | Seth’s Blog We have so many forms of “this will only take a minute” inputs. We have Twitter, which is optimized …

May 22, 2019: The Karen O and Danger Mouse Album is great.

May 21, 2019: A new Course from David Sparks and it’s on Keyboard Maestro… I’ve been using it a bit on my work mac…I’m sure I could find …

May 20, 2019: Is it ironic if I spend more on an app than the service the app is used for…I’m looking at you Timery.

May 20, 2019: Real life Scott’s tots! but where the guy actually pays.

May 20, 2019: That book should really be a blog post Sometimes a book should be a blog series. A blog series should be a single post. a blog post should be a tweet. and sometimes a tweet should be kept …

May 19, 2019: Amazing…but what tools do you use? (I’m one of the people who asks the question.)

May 19, 2019: It makes me sad that the word palindrome is not a palindrome.

May 18, 2019: Diving into Drafts Automation with Tim Diving into Drafts Automation with Tim “The Drafts Man” Nahumck - Automators I’m a big fan of drafts, and this episode with Tim …

May 17, 2019: A Shortcut to Post an Email with Buttondown I wanted a system to publish an email newsletter just as easily as I could publish a blog post to my hosted micro.blog. My typical workflow for …

May 16, 2019: Some days at work are better than others. Today was one of those “others”. Still, it’s great to be challenge and learning. Switching to working in a …

May 15, 2019: YouTube Premium came to Poland…Instant subscribe.

May 15, 2019: Use things Last week as I was getting changed from a workout at the gym, I moved my bag and heard a sudden thud. I winced as I knew exactly what had just dropped …

May 13, 2019: Krakow 11/05/19

May 12, 2019: I just saw a YouTube ad for Pen and Tellers magic masterclass. It’s the first masterclass that actually looks like they’ll teach you how to do stuff …

May 12, 2019: Rhodia web notebook thoughts. (now I’m 50% through) The paper really is nice for fountain pens. It’s a little heavier than I like. I should have got …

May 11, 2019: My wife and I have been watching Star Trek discovery (season 1). My general not to so hot take is that it’s a pretty good sci-fi…but it doesn’t …

May 10, 2019: When you see @rohdesign moving cards around in the Sketchnote Army Trello board 😀

May 8, 2019: Every time someone talks about quitting their day job or stopping doing the thing they are teaching (so they can teach) I think about this post on the …

May 6, 2019: Today I had some great feedback at work and possible new opportunities. But my two highlights are getting my daughter to giggle while playing a hiding …

May 6, 2019: I’ve had a long battle with PocketCasts sync. Even filed a bug via support (with a “thank you we’ll investigate” reply and no more). I just discovered …

May 5, 2019: Finished Reading : Keep Going: Austin Kleon 📚

May 5, 2019: Wispański Exhibition in Krakow Using my watercolour set at home.

Apr 28, 2019: The internet, unfortunately, is no longer a safe space to do any kind of experimental thinking, particularly for somebody with any kind of …

Apr 26, 2019: Off to watch Avengers!

Apr 26, 2019: If you ever think you’ve come up with a clever turn of phrase, say it out loud (preferably to another person). Sometimes that …

Apr 25, 2019: People say having a kid changes everything. That’s simple not true. It changes about 90% of things.

Apr 25, 2019: I’ve been too negative recently. Partially I think it’s the mentality I’ve adopted at work, notice the problems. Regardless, the net …

Apr 25, 2019: The trouble with public accountability Public accountability so often turns into personal shame. The person who sets the unrealistic goal, tells the world and then in a week has stopped and …

Apr 23, 2019: Phone Wallpaper: Good and done I made a new phone wallpaper to remind me to focus on finishing and not over worrying about making something perfect. There will probably come a time …

Apr 23, 2019: Started Reading : How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds - Alan Jacobs 📚

Apr 23, 2019: Unscalable There is a real beauty in things that can’t scale. A project or task that is for one person and not many. A while back, I tried reaching out to …

Apr 22, 2019: If you do anything creative (writing, podcasting, etc) then you should read Austin Kleon’s latest book Keep Going. (@RocketPanda and @gr36)

Apr 21, 2019: Happy Easter

Apr 19, 2019: In a surprise twist. I’m using shortcuts more again. Turns out that when the app doesn’t crash every time you open it, it’s quite useful.

Apr 19, 2019: “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led …

Apr 16, 2019: I think my biggest lesson of the year (which is still ongoing) is to ask questions and check I understand first rather than speaking and giving my …

Apr 12, 2019: “Leverage”…in 90% of situations there is a better word or it’s pointless businessease.

Apr 12, 2019: Started Reading : Keep Going: Austin Kleon 📚

Apr 11, 2019: Just updated my Reading Log with a couple of new summaries from Never Split the Difference and This is Marketing.

Apr 10, 2019: Migration time

Apr 10, 2019: Scientist unveil the first ever images of a black hole 📽️ 🤯

Apr 10, 2019: Finished Reading : Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It: Chris Voss, Tahl Raz: 📚

Apr 10, 2019: Work colleague: Vegan keto diet, that’s a crazy idea. Internet: Hold my beer…

Apr 9, 2019: Krakow today

Apr 9, 2019: I was wondering if I could get keyboard shortcuts on Pocketcasts web player. I remembered hearing about a mac app. Downloaded it, now I can pause with …

Apr 8, 2019: Communities don’t just happen by chance, it takes someone (or a group of someone’s) investing their time and effort. Sometimes it is a thankless task, …

Apr 4, 2019: Finished Reading : This Is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See: Seth Godin 📚

Apr 3, 2019: “Wow, this course is great. I’m getting tones of value and I’ve just finished the first part of six. That’s cool…Oh …

Apr 1, 2019: Now and Then April 2019 No, this is no joke. I just updated my [Now page]. Continue reading if you’d like to see a few explanations of what I did and what I’m …

Apr 1, 2019: Counting to ten online Recently I’ve written a couple of posts and then debated publishing (just stopped myself from publishing something). It was inspired by an event …

Mar 30, 2019: Krakow Summer 2018 (Hasselblad 500cm and Protra 400)

Mar 28, 2019: One of the biggest difference I see in writers online are people who regurgitate idea and those who digest them. I aim to be the later, pulling in …

Mar 28, 2019: Lisbon in September 2018

Mar 28, 2019: For some reason, I had issues with my micro blog subscription (hence no posting). I canceled and restarted my subscription and it works now. No idea …

Mar 22, 2019: Plan Your Weekends Better — Tips From Hemingway 🔗 | Art of Manliness Hemingway wanted a life filled with excitement, drama, and real interest, and …

Mar 22, 2019: How to read more by Austin Kleon

Mar 19, 2019: So I’m now a Copyblogger Certified Content Marketer. That was a plesant surprise this morning.

Mar 18, 2019: Word of the week update “Plan” turned out to be a poorer choice. It didn’t really guide me in anyway and I didn’t have that much planning really. …

Mar 17, 2019: What I’ve seen of Android Q so far are the new foldable features (could be interesting for the future) and the permissions. The permissions part looks …

Mar 15, 2019: It’s been a really tough day but I’m heading home and today is over. Such a strange day full of communication issues. So many issue with my work (and …

Mar 15, 2019: Do you see how few things you actually have to do in order to live a satisfying and reverent life? - Marcus Aurelius Do you see how few things you actually have to do in order to live a satisfying and reverent life? Marcus Aurelius via Cal Newport

Mar 14, 2019: No One Is Prepared for Hagfish Slime - The Atlantic 🔗 This is some phenomenal science writing.

Mar 14, 2019: I started getting some pain in my right wrist yesterday. My best guess was rsi issues. So for the last couple of days I’ve been doing as little as I …

Mar 13, 2019: Two new sketchnoting books to check out (and another on the way!)

Mar 13, 2019: A Minor Modification in My Language Learning Vocabulary Recording A small change I’m trying for learning a language (Polish) recording the exact context and context a new word or phrase emerges in. This is based on …

Mar 13, 2019: Oh boy! A new @rhonecast is out from @patrickrhone Check it!

Mar 13, 2019: As soon as I arrived at work, someone started to talk to me about Brexit. I then set my status on Slack to “Don’t talk to me about …

Mar 12, 2019: I always find it funny how much longer “long story short” makes a sentence.

Mar 11, 2019: I thought from an interaction with a client today. Maybe I should ask more and better questions before/rather than give my answer. I probably made …

Mar 10, 2019: “Celebrate” was a good and apt choice for a weekly word, this week I think it is “plan”. Ending one major project means I need to consider what’s …

Mar 9, 2019: Krakow earlier in the week.

Mar 8, 2019: Friends who like sketchnoting (or would like to start sketchnoting) would you like to alpha test something for me :D

Mar 7, 2019: The UK and Ireland celebrate world book day today. Most of the rest of the world celebrates it on the 23rd of April. The date UNESCO designated. I …

Mar 7, 2019: I’ve seen a lot of people putting out material on a subject I care about a lot. At a couple of moments I feel worried or annoyed that someone (who …

Mar 7, 2019: The latest episode of Hurry Slowly could be titled “Productivity Principles over Rules”. It’s one where I think there are really …

Mar 7, 2019: Mumford and Sons on Song Exploder. I don’t listen to every episode but I’m glad I listened to this one.

Mar 6, 2019: When we hold a newspaper, it feels different than a tablet, or a comic book, or a bible. The form changes the way the words sound. - Seth Godin This …

Mar 5, 2019: Krakow Main Station

Mar 5, 2019: Today was a HUGE day at work. We launched a new product and about three months of marketing all came to a head. I’ve checked countless documents …

Mar 5, 2019: I’d really like MB to have a toggle to see a timeline with just longer posts. Sometimes I’d like to see the longer blog posts my friends …

Mar 4, 2019: Write for yourself, publish for others Write for yourself, publish for others I’m trying this idea out. Write for yourself The purpose of writing should be for yourself. Writing is your …

Mar 4, 2019: Why walking makes you a better worker 🔗 - BBC Why walking makes you a better worker 🔗 - BBC Either way, it’s clear that seeking out natural settings amid the concrete of modern life is well worth …

Mar 4, 2019: My theme for this week is celebrate. First thing to celebrate. This morning my daughter woke up just after me. That meant I could spend time with her …

Mar 3, 2019: It’s time to plan the week ahead. That means reviewing calendar appointments, setting a few big objectives, tasks to achieve those objectives, some …

Mar 2, 2019: > Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite …

Mar 1, 2019: Charlie Kirk is someone I’ve been fortunate to learn from a few times. He spent time taking photos in Turkey between 2012 and 2015 including the …

Mar 1, 2019: I think I’ve worked out my “weekly word” for next week. Celebrate I already have, and will have more, things to celebrate.

Mar 1, 2019: No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” - Heraclitus No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” Heraclitus, - Fragments

Mar 1, 2019: What does Enough look like? The main question I’m left pondering after Paul Jarvis’s appearance on Hurry Slowly.

Mar 1, 2019: Now and then March 2019 I just updated my Now page, if you want the short version, check that out. If you want more reflection and events from last month, check out this …

Mar 1, 2019: Wow…I can no longer use shortcuts on my iPhone at all. Constantly crashing. You would have thought apply acquiring the app would have reduced …

Mar 1, 2019: White Rabbit!

Feb 28, 2019: 8 Ways to Be Constantly Improving - James Altucher The post 8 Ways to be Constantly Improving appeared first on James Altucher. I've looked at this image (and the blog post that goes with it) a few …

Feb 28, 2019: I’ve just updated my now page. I usually try to wait till the start of the next month but there are some things I just couldn’t wait to …

Feb 27, 2019: As I was waiting for the train I wondered how many podcasts I am subscribed to and what I thought was a reasonable number. I came up with 10 as a …

Feb 27, 2019: Microblog podcast hosting question. Can you set a name that is different from the account name? And while we’re at it, what’s a good mic/ host @gr36

Feb 27, 2019: Why You Should Work Less and Spend More Time on Hobbies - HBR 🔗 Why You Should Work Less and Spend More Time on Hobbies As professionals around the world feel increasingly pressed for time, they’re giving up on …

Feb 27, 2019: Writing to make the world a better, friendlier and stronger place. A wonderful thought from Patrick Rhone’s appearance on And You Are?

Feb 27, 2019: Listening to And Your Are? With @patrickrhone and @gr36 and the story of Patrick’s family returning during the filming of the minimalist …

Feb 26, 2019: The Power of Penmanship: The Art of Manliness Podcast 🎧 via The Cramped This was a really interesting listen on cursive, handwriting and more.

Feb 25, 2019: If you don’t want to read Digital Minimalism. This video from CGP Grey is surprisingly related. I remembered it after finishing the book and it …

Feb 25, 2019: First thing which it turns out I signed up using Facebook…meetup. Oh well, new account.

Feb 25, 2019: Be Alone With Your Own Thoughts I made this iPhone X wallpaper from a note I took while reading Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport. It’s one of the affirmative call of the book in …

Feb 25, 2019: my Micro Monday recommendation this week is @danalcantara because we have many overlapping interests.

Feb 25, 2019: Finished reading: Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport 📚

Feb 25, 2019: Just opened Siri Shortcuts on my iPhone to post a reading update…and it crashed straight away…and again…it appears Shortcuts is unusable on my …

Feb 24, 2019: Hustle And Rest I spent some of this morning making this hand lettering idea. It’s a message I’m seeing in a few places. When you work, work hard. When you rest, rest …

Feb 23, 2019: The latest CJ Chilvers newsletter is very good.

Feb 23, 2019: Helping to clear my in-laws plot of land They just bought. I wish i was this type of person more but today I took a vote for it.

Feb 22, 2019: “Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own” - Bruce Lee “Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own” Bruce Lee - Wisdom for the way

Feb 22, 2019: Some of Our Favorite Typefaces — Tools and Toys 🔗 Some of Our Favorite Typefaces — Tools and Toys Here are 7 of the awesomest and most drool-worthy font families we can think of. These are really …

Feb 22, 2019: Twsbi eco fine nib. I like this much more than my fine Lamy safari. Currently using some standard lamy black ink but I have something nicer on the …

Feb 21, 2019: Quick thought on Samsung’s foldable phone The proportions seemed wrong to me at first, tablets and phones are bigger. But then I realised that phones are really filling the role a tablet would …

Feb 21, 2019: I deactivated my account. I’m wondering If I’ll find an app that I have a Facebook log in for that will suddenly not work but I can cross that …

Feb 21, 2019: My idea for an advert may be in Time Square soon. Feeling pretty amazing right now.

Feb 20, 2019: The Process of Reading Is More Important Than Finishing I have to keep myself in check against the desire to focus on the result of "having read" rather than the process reading. It feels good to get to the …

Feb 20, 2019: Keeping Going Book Trailer 🔗 Really can’t wait to get my hands on this.

Feb 20, 2019: With all the turn against Facebook and Cal Newport’s new book Digital Minimalism, I think that this would be a great time for @patrickrhone to …

Feb 20, 2019: new pen has arrived. Expect pictures and a review sometime (next week?)

Feb 19, 2019: Theory I’m testing out: The quest for “finding my voice/style" in creative fields is usually a distraction. You have a style, you just …

Feb 18, 2019: A Sketchnote Love Letter to Aeropress I love my aeropress. It’s a great way to get good coffee, doesn’t take much space and has a fun, kinetic experience (press that plunger!) So I made a …

Feb 18, 2019: Is it even possible to buy a course on Udemy for full price? (related: Is it possible to buy a good course on Udemy)

Feb 18, 2019: A game for Monday (very easy for iOS users). Go and count your open tabs. In iOS, if you long press on the tab button a dialog box opens with the …

Feb 18, 2019: Good morning. Chilly but bright.

Feb 16, 2019: it’s like computer crack @gr36 on football manager Yup.

Feb 16, 2019: Setting aside old and proven jokes about Work Chat and socks, most of the criticism for Evernote stems from this very issue: the company has always …

Feb 15, 2019: Sketchnote - Plan Your Week with the Accidental Creative The Accidental Creative podcast is one of those which I frequently return to despite it often being only Todd Henry talking. I love that it isn't …

Feb 14, 2019: It arrived! Digital Minimalism: Cal Newport 📚

Feb 14, 2019: One of the biggest mistakes we make is overvaluing the impact a tool will make and undervalue the impact of focus, intention and time.

Feb 14, 2019: The switch remastered version of Link’s awakening looks AMAZING. I played the original to death on my Gameboy

Feb 13, 2019: The Advantage of Building a Procreate Sketchnoting Brush Set Although I most often sketchnote using pen and paper, I also use procreate for digital sketchnoting. When I started I spent a while exploring the …

Feb 11, 2019: Letting Go of a Domain, Letting Go of a Dream I got an email today informing me that a domain was coming up for renewal. It was one I grabbed several years ago and – unlike many others– put some …

Feb 11, 2019: Appearance on Micro Monday https://monday.micro.blog/2019/02/11/episode-chris-wilson.html It was a pleasure to appear on Micro Monday with Jean MacDonald last week. I don’t get …

Feb 11, 2019: I was never cool enough to give up Evernote. But it seems more people are giving it a second chance again. That’s good. I just wish it wasn’t so pricy …

Feb 11, 2019: my Micro Monday recommendation for today is @bennorris it’s been a delight to get to know him recently.

Feb 11, 2019: Okay Pen folks, I want to get a cheap pen with a flex nib to experiment with writing with a flex nib fountain pen. Any recommendations?

Feb 11, 2019: Photographing English Cathedrals • Peter Marlow • Magnum Photos 🔗 Photographing English Cathedrals • Peter Marlow • Magnum Photos This required exposures of between one and five minutes. With that length of …

Feb 10, 2019: Trams and streets of Krakow today.

Feb 10, 2019: Very excited to take a peek at today’s Fuji x100t photos. I haven’t had a chance for a good old fashioned photo walk in a LONG time. Probably about 6 …

Feb 9, 2019: A Year of Sermon Sketchnotes

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Feb 8, 2019: Calligraphy And Mindfulness About three years ago I started getting interested in calligraphy. It was born out of my desire to improve my teaching board work so that students …

Feb 8, 2019: Beruit Gallipoli 🎵 A new album from Beriuit, don't mind if I do.

Feb 7, 2019: 20 Life Lessons from Leonardo da Vinci | The Saturday Evening Post 🔗 20 Life Lessons from Leonardo da Vinci | The Saturday Evening Post 🔗 The fact that Leonardo was not only a genius but also very human — quirky and …

Feb 7, 2019: Finished reading: Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson 📚

Feb 7, 2019: Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. "Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see." Arthur Schopenhauer via Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

Feb 7, 2019: A lot of my internet friends seem to really be struggling at the moment and the issues and the root causes seem similar. they feel overwhelmed they …

Feb 7, 2019: Synecdoche noun [si-nek-duh-kee] Rhetoric. a figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole or the whole for a part, the special for the general or the …

Feb 7, 2019: A Pièce De Résistance Is Never Easy As I concluded the Isaacson biography of Da Vinci he referred to the Mona Lisa as “Da Vinci’s pièce de résistance”. A term many are familiar with, but …

Feb 6, 2019: Disagreeing is fine, just remember to be kind. (this is a reminder to myself)

Feb 6, 2019: Don't Meet Your Heroes - Austin Kleon It bears repeating: Miserable human beings who you wouldn’t want to spend a second with in real life are capable of making something great that is …

Feb 6, 2019: My Morning Routine: A brand new, inspiring morning routine every Wednesday. - 🔗 Oh dear, this could be a rabbit hole! Seems like the majority are …

Feb 5, 2019: New beer to try from doctor brew. Molly IPA.

Feb 5, 2019: I’m a big believer of bringing sketchnoting to education…but sometimes I see things that make me wonder a) where’s the educational …

Feb 5, 2019: The pen I ordered to replace the one I broke has got lost on its way… :S Japan Post come to my rescue!!

Feb 4, 2019: I don't need a shareable task list, I need communication  One of the key distinguishing features of Todoist compared to other task management applications, is the ability to share tasks with another user. …

Feb 3, 2019: Spent the evening practicing some gothic style lettering with a pilot parallel (found a cool, lose alphabet to emulate) and then moved on to brush …

Feb 1, 2019: Metonymy Metonymy Noun Rhetoric a figure of speech that consists of the use of the name of one object or concept for that of another to which it is related, or …

Feb 1, 2019: We humans are really good at overcomplicating our lives aren’t we.

Feb 1, 2019: Now and Then Feb 2019 I created a group in Ulysses called “Now”, it has all my now page updates and “Now and then” blog posts. I’ve managed to keep about 4 months worth of …

Feb 1, 2019: Good morning

Feb 1, 2019: It’s funny how Apple blocked Facebook’s apps, and the Facebook business couldn’t function properly. But if Facebook removed their apps from Apple …

Jan 31, 2019: I think @rohdesign might approve of my hobonichi customisation.

Jan 31, 2019: I came into work to not the best situation so it’s a rough start to the day. I guess this means it’s a chance to turn things around today and …

Jan 31, 2019: Just read about the latest MB hosted sites update…that’s probably 99% of all the features I really wanted.

Jan 30, 2019: Dual Wielding Microns Like Darth Maul I can still remember the moment when Darth Maul ignited the second blade of his lightsaber. George Lucas had wisely hidden the second blade for maul’s …

Jan 30, 2019: Before Every Facebook Crisis... Facebook: We’re helping the world, we’ve made some mistakes in the past but you can trust us. (a new crisis breaks) Facebook: We never meant to …

Jan 29, 2019: Funny, I’ve always thought that the wizard only became admirable after he stepped out from behind the curtain. In the scene that follows, he admits …

Jan 29, 2019: Da Vinci on Minimalism “men who desire nothing but material riches and are absolutely devoid of the desire for wisdom, which is the sustenance and truly dependable wealth of …

Jan 29, 2019: Imagine Banksy writing a letter to the US army asking to be hired. Imagine he started off by talking about his expertise in nuclear weapons, hacking …

Jan 29, 2019: Jeff Perry of @RocketPanda wrote something I’m sure many of us can relate to. Burnout, stress and imposter syndrome. As someone who has a …

Jan 28, 2019: I got a Polish email adderess wrong, I should have guest that an email address without at least one Z was a mistake.

Jan 27, 2019: Pocketcasts sync has become so bad that I think I have to switch podcast app. It keeps going back to a previous point in an episode. Really defeats …

Jan 26, 2019: One of the main reasons I still pay for Ulysses is ‪ the ebook rendering. It’s one of its best USPs over other markdown editors…But i could …

Jan 26, 2019: Wieliczka last week (a photo with my Fuji x100t) for a change. 📷

Jan 25, 2019: I finished work today and packed my computer away. I won’t need it till Monday when I enter work. A year ago this was unthinkable when I was a …

Jan 25, 2019: Visiting friends.

Jan 25, 2019: “But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Gutenberg”

Jan 25, 2019: Using Paper Like Da Vinci One of the comments in Walter Issacson's biography of Da Vinci really stood out to me. He mentioned that Da Vinci grew up in a notaries' household so …

Jan 24, 2019: It’s definitely nothing against any particular creator(s) but I’m all podcast tshirted out. They’ve been over done. Every week there’s a limited sale …

Jan 23, 2019: Dumb mistake I still make. Thinking I can/should write while doing something else (listening to a podcast, watching a film, listening to most kinds of …

Jan 22, 2019: Do I renew my Adobe Photography CC subscription 🤔

Jan 22, 2019: It’s a pretty chilly morning here in Poland.

Jan 21, 2019: Our motivations are heavily informed by the media. Our social feeds are populated by endless images of wealth, travel, power, relaxation, beauty, …

Jan 21, 2019: I’d like to announce that I’m not running for the Democratic party nominiation for President.

Jan 21, 2019: Back to work doing a job I love with great people and with an exciting product launch. I am so grateful and will remind myself of this when I get …

Jan 21, 2019: A Note of Intention - How I’m Staying More on Task with Digital Devices For most of 2018, I kept a “daily plan bar” in a softcover moleskin notebook. I really enjoyed the discipline of setting out what I planned to do that …

Jan 18, 2019: Automators 14: journaling I love @rosemaryorchard ‘s idea of using a shortcut to check the day and give different prompts based off the day.

Jan 18, 2019: I should “spark joy” some of my domain names. “Thank you silly idea for the joy you brought me” < turn off auto-renew>

Jan 18, 2019: Discussion starter: What is a change you’d like to see in society? Can be big or small. Preferably a positive statement (I.e. “I wish people …

Jan 17, 2019: An Update on Podcast Free Commutes A couple of days ago I shared my experiment, and thinking behind it, in not listening to podcasts while commuting. I thought I’d share a little …

Jan 17, 2019: Locked out of home so I thought I’d play with Halid and darkroom then I decided to try lightroom as darkroom didn’t have noise reduction. Interesting …

Jan 17, 2019: …I left my keys at home and I’m now locked out as my wife is away. Guess I’ll go do the food shopping.

Jan 17, 2019: The shortcut action for lightroom on the iPad is okay. I mean it’s better than not having it, but being able to import straight into lightroom …

Jan 17, 2019: Occasionally I am asked why I don’t “monetize” my blog, but everything good in my career has come from that blog: books, talks, friends… it’s …

Jan 17, 2019: A Suggested Alternative to the Term "iPad Only" The term “iPad only” (as in “I’ve gone iPad only”) has annoyed me for a while. It’s usually wrong for two reasons. People use it when they mean they …

Jan 16, 2019: I remember some people talking about an alternative to tinyletter for friendly newsletters…any direction?

Jan 16, 2019: It was a rainy morning in Krakow today.

Jan 16, 2019: From an ideological point of view, I really dislike google claiming the TLD .new for their products…but It’s really handy at work to just type …

Jan 16, 2019: The Art of Noticing: 131 Ways to Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover Joy In the Everyday - Rob Walker 🔗 via Kottke this book sounds …

Jan 15, 2019: When someone has been nasty and sarcastic to me I always want to take the high ground and be nice to them…but I want to be nasty back more than …

Jan 15, 2019: Primary Source Material #77: Primary Source Material, with John Roderick - CMD Spacepodcast from RerlayFM Primary source material is original content, not commentary (which …

Jan 15, 2019: I annoy myself by overthinking if this blogging platform or that is better. I really ought to just use one and stick to it…having said that, I …

Jan 14, 2019: Got to send beta feedback thanks to finding a bug 😌

Jan 14, 2019: Currently Reading : This Is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See: Seth Godin 📚

Jan 14, 2019: A Break from Podcast While Traveling I’m a huge podcast fan. It’s one of the core things I use my smartphone for (along with taking photos, sending messages, satellite …

Jan 13, 2019: This principle underlines every minimalism movement. Choosing intentionality over convinence - Cal Newport on the Hurry Slowly podcast

Jan 11, 2019: Join Analog Social Media - Cal Newport 🔗 Join Analog Social Media - Cal Newport 🔗 When you take an activity like social media, for example, and zoom in close, you isolate behaviors like …

Jan 11, 2019: After a few months of using Station I have come to the conclusion that it’s basically a slightly prettier version of a worse performing Google …

Jan 11, 2019: Happy world sketchnote day everyone!

Jan 10, 2019: We're All Product Reviewers Now Managing reputation in the age of infinity - Seth’s Blog Amazon sells junk. More junk every day. And they know this… The bad news is that …

Jan 10, 2019: Currently Reading : Leonardo da Vinci: Walter Isaacson 📚

Jan 10, 2019: I feel a bit like I’m in Narnia this morning. Very fine snowfall on the way to the train (first photo is edited, second is straight out of camera).

Jan 9, 2019: An Amazing Transformation It’s truly amazing the transformation my daughter’s face can through on any given day. At one moment, last as long as a whole day even, …

Jan 9, 2019: Podcast lovers will really enjoy the latest XKCD.

Jan 9, 2019: Finished Reading : Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones: James Clear 📚

Jan 9, 2019: Is it possible to automate micro.blog favouriting? For example, save a favourite to Evernote/Instapaper/other.

Jan 9, 2019: On the way to the train this morning and practicing editing photo curves. Think I’m getting better at this.

Jan 8, 2019: In praise of Garageband - Austin Kleon 🔗 In praise of Garageband - Austin Kleon Garageband turned 15 yesterday. It was introduced at Macworld by Steve Jobs in January 2004. It’s so …

Jan 7, 2019: The best cameras but not the best pictures 10 Upgrades for 2019 | David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author. Want better photographs? Of course you do. We all do. …

Jan 7, 2019: Got my notebook and pen stack sorted at work.

Jan 7, 2019: World Sketchnote Day 2019! — Sketchnote Army Some ways to participate: Share your photo, holding a sketchnote w/ hashtag #SNDay2019 Create a …

Jan 5, 2019: Catching the train last night.

Jan 4, 2019: A picture from our holiday in Malta last year.

Jan 4, 2019: I’m 10x more productive than I was five years ago. Do you know what I changed to make that happen? I stopped obsessing over tools, apps, systems, …

Jan 4, 2019: 100 things that made my year (2018) - Austin Kleon 🔗 100 things that made my year (2018) A pretty amazing list of personal pleasures from Austin. Not a bad idea of a list to make.

Jan 3, 2019: Three days into the Hobonichi lifestyle (I’m kidding…sort of) and I really like this notebook. It is a great example of a well put together …

Jan 3, 2019: Now and then January 2019 As part of my regular review and reflection with my now page, I’m writing another now and then update. This one with a slight focus on the year that’s …

Jan 2, 2019: Note from today’s journal entry that caught my attention. Resilience is a powerful characteristic.

Jan 2, 2019: Rebound quick bad workouts are more important than good ones don’t underestimate the compounding effect missing one day is okay, make sure you grab …

Jan 2, 2019: Current iPhone homescreen (sharing so I can add it to my now page)

Jan 1, 2019: First entry with my new hobonichi (my first) and I’m sticking in a picture.

Jan 1, 2019: I started discussing some plans for a photo trip/ holiday with a friend this coming year. I just realised that it will be post brexit day and so I may …

Dec 31, 2018: Five new things I’ve liked this year Atomic habits 📚 Chvrches: Love is dead 🎧 Ask NT Wright Anything (podcast) Black panther 🎥 micro.blog 📱 (I …

Dec 31, 2018: A halo created by my in laws tea light.

Dec 30, 2018: My daughter laughed for the first time and I filmed it on my phone. There maybe downsides of technology but there are also magical moments like that.

Dec 30, 2018: Lublin skyline.

Dec 29, 2018: Just wondering if there’s any easy way to add a video to a manton hosted microblog? Got a little fun project I might want to share. I could just use …

Dec 29, 2018: I was a big fan of google+. whenever a story of its impending death came out five or six years ago, the community ignored it and pointed to whatever …

Dec 29, 2018: When you get tired, take a seat. Lublin, Poland.

Dec 28, 2018: My tip instead of resolutions: A bingo board of fun and/or useful things you’d like to do during the year. No pressure, but a good reminder of …

Dec 28, 2018: A little abrstract photo that might work for a wallpaper?, taken when flying yesterday afternoon.

Dec 27, 2018: Time to return to Poland. Thank you for a wonderful Christmas time UK 🇬🇧.

Dec 26, 2018: A healthy Boxing Day lunch…at five guys

Dec 26, 2018: What Would You Downgrade To? As I walked my daughter yesterday I found my mind was also off on its own adventure. For some reason I posed a new question to myself what would you …

Dec 25, 2018: Merry Christmas. If you don’t celebrate it then I wish you a good day regardless.

Dec 24, 2018: My parents’ (homemade) Christmas Nativity set.

Dec 23, 2018: It’s a tough life being a dog

Dec 22, 2018: Plectrums, plectrums as far as the eye can see!

Dec 20, 2018: Walks in England aren’t half bad (and playing with darkroom is fun too)

Dec 20, 2018: Having the best mattress, suitcase, and vitamins nearly broke me - Vox 🔗 Having the best mattress, suitcase, and vitamins nearly broke me - Vox I would try them all at once, in the service of a single question: Would they …

Dec 20, 2018: Happy ten year anniversary Sketchnote Army. great to see how it’s grown. Great work @rohdesign

Dec 19, 2018: A cup of coffee at the best coffee shop in all of New Malden. The Place .

Dec 19, 2018: My Top Paid iPad Apps – Painfully Hopeful Well Christmas is here, and a lot of folks will be getting iTunes gift cards. So I thought I’d share some …

Dec 18, 2018: We took a wet trip into London today, but the friendship (and Mexican food) warmed us up.

Dec 18, 2018: 3 Sentence Book Summaries by James Clear 🔗 Book Summaries: Popular Book Summaries in 3 Sentences or Less This page shares a full list of book summaries I have compiled during my reading and …

Dec 17, 2018: Now and then in December 2018 This month has been busy which is partially why I didn’t post a “now and then” update earlier, however my now page has been updated). November …

Dec 17, 2018: We’ve been in the UK for two days and I’ve only had two mince pies so far. I will correct this error.

Dec 16, 2018: Shuffling feet Right foot forward, Left foot forward, A slight dip in the hip with each stoop, Pulling the foot across the floor, Shuffle, shuffle, shuffle. Wringle, …

Dec 15, 2018: How I Quit Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon - Motherboard 🔗 How I Quit Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon - Motherboard By now, it’s common knowledge that Google, Facebook, and Amazon are …

Dec 15, 2018: I found flying stressful. Today we’re flying with my four month old daughter 😣. I’m focusing on the destination not the process.

Dec 13, 2018: I got some Lamy ink to fill my cross pen, this was a gift when I was 25 or something like that but I’ve barely used it. Now it’s at work that might …

Dec 12, 2018: One of My usual camera testing spot but this time with a very different view.

Dec 12, 2018: Making 95% of the perceived effort When I first moved abroad I thought that when I returned to visit the UK, I’d simply state that I would be somewhere or available for an period …

Dec 10, 2018: The Baron Fig book page has some great book suggestions.

Dec 10, 2018: When you discover that @patrickrhone linked to something you wrote 🤗

Dec 10, 2018: Autumn Leaves Jazz Guitar Collection 🎵 📽️ The second Jazz standard playlist I’ve put together, this time it’s all Autumn leaves. Different …

Dec 10, 2018: I’m really enjoying these weekly link things that some people are doing on MB. It’s great for discovering something interesting and I …

Dec 7, 2018: David Sparks’s Omnifocus Field Guide is very good. Especially the custom perspectives, I love some of the ideas he offers here.

Dec 6, 2018: My techo arrived ☺️

Dec 6, 2018: Copywriter world problems. How do I say we are “low-cost” without sounding like we’re rubbish, or that we’re really expensive but …

Dec 6, 2018: My RSS service hunt seems to be leading me towards Inoreader at the moment and I’m trying the free version but I’m going to take a look at …

Dec 6, 2018: Good morning

Dec 5, 2018: I got a blister from playing bass at the weekend and it looks like it’s just about okay to play guitar again. So tonight is learning to play jazz …

Dec 5, 2018: Mission for today, buy an ugly Christmas sweater :D

Dec 4, 2018: Facebook's had a bad year, but the users are staying. Looking Back on Facebook’s Murky 2018: Here’s Why Users Are Sticking Around (New Data)🔗 But with every new announcement and report, it …

Dec 4, 2018: A copywriting course I’ve been following is much more a general business course. It’s not bad, it’s just mis-advertised and only …

Dec 4, 2018: There’s one AR app I use and I don’t know why I do. It’s a football app that lets you see the team lineups in AR. I could just look …

Dec 3, 2018: Atomic habits has really helped me understand the value of certain GTD practices like the weekly review. James mentions that the people with the …

Dec 3, 2018: The Guru Trap 🔗 I keep coming back to this post and thinking about it. My favourite Apple blogger’s/podcasters have other jobs because they give real …

Nov 30, 2018: The frost yesterday morning.

Nov 29, 2018: Move Slow and Mend Things? 🔗 https://brooksreview.net/2018/11/building-technology-for-good/ I’m not sure there is a clear answer, however my gut says that Facebook is more net …

Nov 28, 2018: I signed up to a course to learn how to use a drawing app on the iPad better. I had a survey about why I signed up and most of the answers suggested …

Nov 28, 2018: The Best Table Tennis Shot of 2018 🔗 📹 One of those titles that sounds clickbaitey, but totally sticks the landing.

Nov 27, 2018: A Suggestion for Better Starbucks Cup Size Name Something I’ve been wondering about. Starbucks coffee size names. They are clearly influenced by Italian culture and attempt to communicate that …

Nov 27, 2018: Come for the Topic, Stay for the Hosts? I remember hearing Merlin Mann make this statement on back to work some five years ago or so. At the time I nodded my head in agreement, but recently …

Nov 26, 2018: Georgia On My Mind Playlist One of my new listening habits at work is to listen to a jazz classic performed by several different people. One of the best things about Jazz is how …

Nov 26, 2018: One of the Google features that I find incredibly useful and very worrisome is maps telling you predicted busy hours and live results. I often use it …

Nov 24, 2018: I still love paper In many ways I think my attachment for my smartphone is born out of my same attachment for notebooks and pens. The later preceded the former when my …

Nov 24, 2018: My daughter has started teething…this is the darkest timeline.

Nov 24, 2018: My Black Friday shopping was finally buying the Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild. I held off buying it previously to encourage me to complete Mario …

Nov 22, 2018: Outside of krakow station last night Not certain about the edit. Need to brush up on my lightroom skills.

Nov 22, 2018: Just wondering what service you use for RSS and why.

Nov 21, 2018: Go on an “Artist date” I made the image below inspired by the accidental creative podcast this morning, which was itself inspired by Julia Cameron.

Nov 20, 2018: The Annoying Trend of Making Stuff About Making Stuff One of the things that annoys me the most about the modern internet landscape is how much stuff is made about making stuff. Especially when it is the …

Nov 20, 2018: Imagine buying a WordPress theme with a “lifetime license", now imagine not getting any updates in the last year and half after a few since …

Nov 20, 2018: Nate Lopez Performs “Georgia On My Mind” 🎵 📹 Some smooth acoustic blues for the afternoon

Nov 19, 2018: Krakow train station tonight 📸 Edited in darkroom for the iPad.

Nov 19, 2018: iPhone photography discovery of the day 📷 Darkroom lets you edit the background and foreground of a portrait mode separately. That’s cool.

Nov 19, 2018: The digital divide is being flipped 🔗 The Digital Divide is Being Flipped - Seths Blog Today, as digital tools get cheaper and more widespread, a new gap is appearing: If a parent uses …

Nov 19, 2018: Monday Morning Music 🎵 📽️ Jeff Goldblum: Cantaloupe Island

Nov 19, 2018: I Checked Lightroom CC when it came out and wasn’t too impressed. Back then I was using an iPhone SE. I downloaded it this weekend on my iPhone …

Nov 17, 2018: Yes, I am a tastemaker: The Pen Addict 334 An episode even non-pen addicts may enjoy when Brad discusses his passion and realising his words can have …

Nov 16, 2018: The whole “I’m passionate about the Oxford Comma" thing feels very cliche now. So my bio will have “No.1 em dash fan”

Nov 16, 2018: I’m really enjoying playing with the iPhone XS camera. It lets me take photos I couldn’t with the SE. Shot with Slow Shutter Cam

Nov 15, 2018: TWSBI ECO in trans green and Blossom Red for Christmas The green looks pretty cool.

Nov 14, 2018: Colder weather means porter time. This is a Christmas porter.

Nov 14, 2018: Pocketcasts 7. Great update.

Nov 14, 2018: Any wireless charging recommendations for iPhone Xs? I’m looking at the Anker PowerPort 5, The Logitech Powered for iPhone looks the …

Nov 13, 2018: “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” …

Nov 12, 2018: 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 🤔

Nov 12, 2018: It’s a public holiday here in Poland so I took my daughter down to the graduation tower connected to Wieliczka salt mine.

Nov 11, 2018: 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 …

Nov 10, 2018: Morning coffee in krakow. The sign says “coffee is essential”

Nov 9, 2018: Morning Music 🎵 L.I.F.EG.O.E.S.O.N by Noah And The Whale

Nov 9, 2018: Good News: National Witness? | Fulcrum Anglican Good liturgy isn’t everything, but bad liturgy isn’t anything. Tom Wright on the state of modern …

Nov 8, 2018: Where are the fresh blogging opinions 🔗 Daring Fireball: Dan Frakes Goes to Apple as Mac App Store Editor Cross linking between blogs has nearly dried up. It’s almost impossible to …

Nov 8, 2018: Austin Mann on the New iPad Pro 🔗 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 …

Nov 7, 2018: 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 …

Nov 7, 2018: Can’t wait to dig into the new procreate update :)

Nov 6, 2018: I missed my train at krakow station last night. So I finally returned to street photography with my iPhone.

Nov 6, 2018: 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 …

Nov 5, 2018: No one makes a living on Pateron 🔗 No one makes a living on Patreon Of those creators, only 1,393 — 2 percent — make the equivalent of federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, or $1,160 …

Nov 5, 2018: Monday Morning Music 🎵Athlete: Half Life

Nov 5, 2018: Ulysses keyboard shortcuts for Mac and iOS I love how many different shortcuts Ulysses has…except I have trouble remembering all of them .

Nov 3, 2018: “Changes that seem small and unimportant at first will compound into remarkable results if you stick with them for years.” — James Clear in Atomic …

Nov 2, 2018: Isralie style coffee and baklava in the coolest coffee shop in Krakow.

Nov 2, 2018: 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.

Nov 2, 2018: November 2018 Now and Then Update Last month I tried updating my Now page at the start of the month and writing a description of what had occurred, and what is coming up. It’s kind of …

Oct 31, 2018: A Long-Term Review of The Focus Course “The Focus Course helped me create a manageable plan of action that worked with my work and lifestyle that I could easily implement.” Me …

Oct 31, 2018: Morning Music 🎵 Death Cab for Cutie: A Movie Script Ending

Oct 30, 2018: Luke Sital-Singh: The Last Day 🎵 Another great folk song from my fellow New Malden-er.

Oct 29, 2018: Wes Montgomery: Round Midnight 🎵📹 🎸

Oct 29, 2018: Honestly, I think Evernote might finally be turning things around. The templates feature is the first in a while which focuses on their core …

Oct 29, 2018: October is almost over so I guess it’s time to look over my now page from last month and get ready to update it. Also I’d better get a …

Oct 26, 2018: A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley - The New York Time 🔗 A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley - The New York Times via @leo A wariness that has been slowly brewing is …

Oct 17, 2018: Currently Reading : Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones: James Clear 📚

Sep 25, 2018: Austin Mann's iPhone Xs camera review 🔗 Austin Mann’s iPhone Xs camera review 🔗 Surprise Austin takes great pictures with an iPhone again. This weekend I took a photo of a friend on …

Sep 19, 2018: Currently reading: On Writing Well by William Zinsser 📚

Sep 17, 2018: Should We Stop Listening to Podcasts? — CJ Chilvers 🔗 Should We Stop Listening to Podcasts? — CJ Chilvers When you mention time and attention theft, most creators think of Facebook, Twitter, and …

Sep 16, 2018: Finished Reading Arbitrary Stupid Goal: Tamara Shopsin 📚

Sep 16, 2018: I’d rather be a blogger – Paul Jarvis 🔗 I’d rather be a blogger I just think one of the main reasons that the internet took off like it did from the late–90s onward was that people could …

Sep 13, 2018: Cognitive Dissonance for Marketing 🔗 Cognitive Dissonance It has also been observed that if a person finds themselves engaging in activities which are in opposition to what they believe, …

Sep 13, 2018: Reading Aloud - Austin Kleon 🔗 Reading aloud I find that reading my work aloud makes it weird enough that I can’t scan or gloss over anything. Reading to an audience is best, …

Sep 6, 2018: Currently Reading : Arbitrary Stupid Goal: Tamara Shopsin 📚

Sep 3, 2018: Finished reading: Perennial seller by Ryan Holiday 📚

Aug 31, 2018: Currently reading: Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday 📚

Aug 21, 2018: Read More Books 📚 A reminder from myself yesterday. Books are rewarding and I should read more.