Autumn In England


An Autumnal Stroll


I would imagine no one is subscribed anymore, but I need to get a new podcast episode recorded. Unbelievably I’ve not done one for almost two months. Ideas for what to talk about m, however, have been pretty baron. Any ideas welcome!


Thank you for those of you that have kindly made some suggestions on how I can tweak the look of my site. Following on from kind feedback I’ve: Tidied up the page footer. Removed some of the menu items (link to micro-blog posts,  Arcade, Podcast etc.) Reduced the ‘whiteness’ of the light theme. It’s now an off-white (#f6f6f6 for anyone interested). Tiny things, though I think it looks a tiny bit better.


In an effort to satiate my desire to completely change my theme I’ve made a couple of small tweaks to my blog. The most noticeable is the removal of the over-stuffed navigation menu names, which have been replaced by some emoji. I know this makes it a lot harder to understand, but I’d be surprised if they were being interacted with anyway, so we’ll see how this goes. It looks a bit nicer I think.


If any of you read my blog, what would you change / improve about it’s design? Do you think the colours could do with a tweak? Smaller images? Different Fonts? Less Menu items? Does it load too slowly? Anything at all, please feel free to share. Please don’t worry about offending me, I’m thick skinned and I’m also keen to improve it. I know it’s very basic currently, and I need to focus on improving the content first and foremost, but a good looking site can’t hurt as well.


A slight iPad homescreen tweak. While the widgets on the homescreen do seem like quite a small addition, they do open up a lot more flexibility than before.


Does anyone have a good setup / Shortcut to streamline some journaling to the iOS Notes app at all? Preferably something that formats the entry in some fancy way. I know Day One is a superior way of journaling, but I’m just exploring if there’s a decent stock option.


Dear @gr36. Thanks for making me hate my blog theme and for getting down hearted that I have no ability to fix it. Before you ask, no he wasn’t being mean, he’s just showing my stock theme up by how good his looks on his blog.


For the first time in a long time, I’ve got quite a few ideas for posts in my list. Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade, however, are conspiring together to put blockers in my path, preventing me from actually putting pen to paper (or finger to … key?)


Adobe Photoshop for iPad: MVP

To you all U.S. sports fans out there, no I’m not refering to Adobe Photoshop for iPad the Most Valuable Player. I am, instead, refering to the term ‘Minimum Viable Product’. With Photoshop and many other hugely ambitious projects / releases from large companies, there seems to be a lack of basic understanding for how these kind of things work. It seems to be a growing trend recently, when a big new software release comes out, that people have extremely high and unrealistic expectations on what it may be.


Adobe Photoshop for iPad: MVP

To you all U.S. sports fans out there, no I’m not refering to Adobe Photoshop for iPad the Most Valuable Player. I am, instead, refering to the term ‘Minimum Viable Product’. With Photoshop and many other hugely ambitious projects / releases from large companies, there seems to be a lack of basic understanding for how these kind of things work. It seems to be a growing trend recently, when a big new software release comes out, that people have extremely high and unrealistic expectations on what it may be.


Adobe Photoshop for iPad: MVP

To you all U.S. sports fans out there, no I’m not refering to Adobe Photoshop for iPad the Most Valuable Player. I am, instead, refering to the term ‘Minimum Viable Product’. With Photoshop and many other hugely ambitious projects / releases from large companies, there seems to be a lack of basic understanding for how these kind of things work. It seems to be a growing trend recently, when a big new software release comes out, that people have extremely high and unrealistic expectations on what it may be.


My micro review of the first episode of See: 🤚😛. Eek 😂


Currently reading: The Hard Way by Lee Child 📚


Finished reading: Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch 📚


Homescreen: November 2019

Unbelievably, it’s November already, so I thought I’d do a quick Homescreen update post. First things first, here it is: My main Homescreen has remained pretty static for months now, with only a few tweaks here and there. I’ve recently moved from Overcast to the stock Podcasts app for my podcasting needs. While it is, of course, far more basic and sync can be a little flakey between devices, I’ve been enjoying a more integrated experience.


Homescreen: November 2019

Unbelievably, it’s November already, so I thought I’d do a quick Homescreen update post. First things first, here it is: My main Homescreen has remained pretty static for months now, with only a few tweaks here and there. I’ve recently moved from Overcast to the stock Podcasts app for my podcasting needs. While it is, of course, far more basic and sync can be a little flakey between devices, I’ve been enjoying a more integrated experience.


Mother and daughter attempt at some Halloween pumpkins 🎃


AirPods Pro Review: Is Silence Golden?

Before I get started with this post, allow me to set the scene a little bit. I am, by no means whatsoever, an audiophile. My experience with audio equipment, especially headphones is limited to the extreme. Since I started buying iPhones I’ve been using the supplied EarPods and then the AirPods, since their introduction in 2016. I’m mentioning this early doors so you can get a bit of perspective on what past experiences I will be bringing to bear when discussing the AirPods Pro.


AirPods Pro Review: Is Silence Golden?

Before I get started with this post, allow me to set the scene a little bit. I am, by no means whatsoever, an audiophile. My experience with audio equipment, especially headphones is limited to the extreme. Since I started buying iPhones I’ve been using the supplied EarPods and then the AirPods, since their introduction in 2016. I’m mentioning this early doors so you can get a bit of perspective on what past experiences I will be bringing to bear when discussing the AirPods Pro.


A quick stroll through the woods.


🐶 💤


I’m sorry to repeat myself, but … 😍


You know when you’re not blogging enough when you start to want to change your design … I blame @gr36 for having a new look and @mattbirchler always having a great look …