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  • 2019-12-09: Want to read: The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss 📚

    2019-12-09: Currently reading: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King 📚

    2019-12-09: Finished reading: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss 📚

    2019-12-08: The Lake

    2019-12-08: Flow

    2019-12-08: While having a long daily commute can get a bit tiring and my tail bone isn’t thanking me for it, it …

    2019-12-01: I’ve been enjoying The Name of The Wind, after quite a few recommendations, but it’s pretty slow …

    2019-11-22: The iPhone 11 Pro Max Smart Battery Case Back in February, I wrote a review for the, then new, iPhone Smart Battery Case for the iPhone XS. …

    2019-11-20: Currently reading: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss 📚

    2019-11-20: Winter is Coming

    2019-11-20: Finished reading: The Moscow Cipher by Scott Mariani 📚

    2019-11-18: I know it got a bit of a hammering since launch, but I picked up Anthem on the Xbox for £6 the other …

    2019-11-18: Currently reading: The Moscow Cypher by Scott Mariani 📚

    2019-11-18: Finished reading: In The Woods by Tana French 📚

    2019-11-14: Into The Woods

    2019-11-12: Currently reading: In The Woods by Tana French 📚

    2019-11-11: Book Series Advice 📚 Can anyone recommend me a new book series to get into? I’m 15 books down this year, but for the most …

    2019-11-11: I’ve caught up with Episode 4 of both See and For All Mankind and I’m still really …

    2019-11-11: Finished reading: The Hard Way by Lee Child 📚

    2019-11-10: I’m really happy with the stock iOS apps, but I do get a feeling I’m missing out on so many great …

    2019-11-09: Micro.blog doesn’t include search functionality for visitors to your blog, which is a shame, but now …

    2019-11-08: Massive thanks to @mikehaynes for this help on getting my Archive page tidied up. The archive now …

    2019-11-08: Moderation Review: Meal Tracking For The Rest Of Us Trying to eat the right thing, and improve my health has been a constant battle for me over the …

    2019-11-07: The Water Tower

    2019-11-07: Autumn In England

    2019-11-07: An Autumnal Stroll

    2019-11-06: I would imagine no one is subscribed anymore, but I need to get a new podcast episode recorded. …

    2019-11-06: Thank you for those of you that have kindly made some suggestions on how I can tweak the look of my …

    2019-11-05: In an effort to satiate my desire to completely change my theme I’ve made a couple of small tweaks …

    2019-11-05: If any of you read my blog, what would you change / improve about it’s design? Do you think …

    2019-11-05: A slight iPad homescreen tweak. While the widgets on the homescreen do seem like quite a small …

    2019-11-05: Does anyone have a good setup / Shortcut to streamline some journaling to the iOS Notes app at all? …

    2019-11-04: Dear @gr36. Thanks for making me hate my blog theme and for getting down hearted that I have no …

    2019-11-04: For the first time in a long time, I’ve got quite a few ideas for posts in my list. Apple TV+ …

    2019-11-04: 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 …

    2019-11-02: My micro review of the first episode of See: 🤚😛. Eek 😂

    2019-11-02: Currently reading: The Hard Way by Lee Child 📚

    2019-11-01: Finished reading: Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch 📚

    2019-11-01: Homescreen: November 2019 Unbelievably, it’s November already, so I thought I’d do a quick Homescreen update post. First …

    2019-10-31: Mother and daughter attempt at some Halloween pumpkins 🎃

    2019-10-31: 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 …

    2019-10-30: A quick stroll through the woods.

    2019-10-30: 🐶 💤

    2019-10-28: I’m sorry to repeat myself, but … 😍

    2019-10-26: You know when you’re not blogging enough when you start to want to change your design … I …

    2019-10-26: 💤 🐕

    2019-10-25: The Art Of The Draft One of the main things keeping me from posting more, I think, is that I have a bad habit of only …

    2019-10-25: Opera House

    2019-10-24: Cave

    2019-10-24: Spelunking

    2019-10-23: 🌊

    2019-10-23: Birdsong

    2019-10-23: Currently reading: The Wind Through The Keyhole by Steven King 📚

    2019-10-22: If there’s anyone out there still following me for my blogging, I’m sorry posts have been few and …

    2019-10-22: Foam.

    2019-10-22: That’s £100 I’ll never see again then.

    2019-10-22: 🐶

    2019-10-21: I’m enjoying having some simple Siri Shortcuts on my Homescreen. They’re pretty useful.

    2019-10-20: Currently reading: Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch 📚

    2019-10-20: Finished reading: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates 📚

    2019-10-19: 🍁

    2019-10-15: Autumnal 🍂

    2019-10-15: Landscape

    2019-10-15: A (small) bridge too far.

    2019-10-15: 🍂

    2019-10-11: Apple Arcade Adds 5 New Games It looks like Apple aren’t slowing down with their new Apple Arcade launches quite yet. Just 5 days …

    2019-10-08: 🏠

    2019-10-08: Currently reading: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates 📚

    2019-10-08: Finished reading: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson 📚

    2019-10-06: PSA: New Apple Arcade Games Now Available For those keeping up, it looks like there are some new additions to Apple Arcade that have sprung up …

    2019-10-05: The beast.

    2019-10-04: iOS 13 Tidbit: Convert Live Photo's into videos Since its introduction in iOS 11, Live Photo’s has truly been one of the core iOS features …

    2019-10-04: The Brydge Keyboard To me, a sign of a good review is how much reading / watching it makes me want to go and try out the …

    2019-10-03: Oprah's Book Club - The Water Dancer 📚 I’m not sure if anyone is interested in following Oprah’s Book Club on Apple TV+ when it …

    2019-09-26: It’s not all that exciting, but I’m happy with my current iOS Homescreen setup. And, yes, attempt …

    2019-09-25: Apple Arcade Daily #9 - Word Laces Whilst surving bullet storms or going on an adventure across the world can be great fun, you …

    2019-09-24: Finished reading: Pet Semetary by Stephen King 📚

    2019-09-24: Apple Arcade Daily #8 - Exit The Gungeon Enter The Gungeon is one of my favourite games I own on the Switch, so when I heard that there was a …

    2019-09-23: Apple Arcade Daily #7 - Hexaflip The last game I reviewed, Oceanhorn 2 is, as mentioned within, best experienced on the biggest …

    2019-09-22: As if we needed more proof, but  Arcade really highlights how much IAPs can turn a decent game into …

    2019-09-22: 🎙27: Give A Cat A Crayon This weeks episode is all about goodies and games. I talk briefly about my initial thoughts after a …

    2019-09-22: Currently reading: Fragments by Nathan Barham 📚

    2019-09-22: Finished reading: Changer by Matt Gemmell 📚

    2019-09-22: The navigation bar is getting a bit crowded now, but I’ve added a dedicated section for my daily  …

    2019-09-22: 🐕

    2019-09-22: Apple Arcade Daily #6 - Oceanhorn 2 It was, and is, my intention to keep these micro reviews true to their name. To keep them short and …

    2019-09-21: iPhone 11 Quick Tip - Wiggle Mode Since people started getting hold of their new iPhones 11, I’ve been seeing a lot of complaints or …

    2019-09-21: If you only ever read one book series in your life, make it Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series. …

    2019-09-21: I’m really liking the super wide angle (‘.5x’) lens on the iPhone 11 Pro Max. I’ve not had a chance …

    2019-09-21: Apple Arcade Daily #5 - Super Impossible Road Merriam Webster defines the world ‘impossible’ as something which is: Incapable of being or of …

    2019-09-20: I’m loving the new stock wallpapers on the new iPhones. Snazzy!

    2019-09-20: Apple Arcade Daily #4 - tint. After a manic week of work, family and digging through endless Apple Arcade games I needed a break …

    2019-09-19: Apple Arcade Daily #3 - Bleak Sword The previous Apple Arcade reviews that I’ve written have been for games that, in my opinion, are …

    2019-09-18: Apple Arcade Daily #2 - Agent Intercept Next up in our journey through the Apple Arcade catalogue is the excellent Agent Intercept by …

    2019-09-17: Apple Arcade Daily #1 - Hot Lava With the (early) launch of Apple Arcade to iOS / iPadOS beta testers, early adopters now have access …

    2019-09-14: Currently reading: Pet Sematary by Stephen King 📚

    2019-09-14: While the fact both screens have to be on, and they’re just duplicating each other, it’s still quite …

    2019-09-12: Finished reading: The Stand by Stephen King 📚

    2019-09-11: 🎙26: The iPhone 11 Pro Max Super Hyper Mega Phone 3000 You’ve heard the best, now hear the rest … or something. This years iPhone event has been and …

    2019-09-09: Just kill me …

    2019-09-09: Gaming on iOS has really gone up a notch recently. The iPad Pro is taking up more and more of my …

    2019-09-06: Just a quick PSA to let those of you that have kindly subscribed to my podcast. I’ve recently …

    2019-09-04: I’m moving my old podcast episodes over from Podbean to Micro.Blog so you may see some random posts …

    2019-09-01: I can’t resist constantly changing my iPadOS wallpaper. They all look so tasty.

    2019-08-31: 🎙25: The iPhone Event 2019 Preview The Dent podcast is back … again … In this weeks episode I have a quick cyat about a …

    2019-08-28: An Unexpected Benefit To Mouse Support in iPadOS I’m in a very lucky position in my life that, generally speaking, I can usually keep up to date with …

    2019-08-28: Show your hand

    2019-08-28: Icarus

    2019-08-27: Dark Noise - Simple, Powerful, Beautiful After so many years of operation, there are rarely completely original app ideas anymore. Most …

    2019-08-25: Evening stroll to clear the mind

    2019-08-24: The bench at the end of the world

    2019-08-24: Barton-on-Sea

    2019-08-23: It’s strange that Mail isn’t included here as well, but it’s a good start …

    2019-08-18: I guess this is as close to AirPower we’re going to get …

    2019-08-18: I’ve got a few hours to myself this morning. How do I spend this precious time alone? Trip to …

    2019-08-17: £8.60 for 2 Cokes? Geeeez.

    2019-08-16: While I’m finding the iOS Homescreen really boring right now, I’m really loving the iPadOS one. I …

    2019-08-16: Because Brydge made sending the Brydge Pro 12.9 back as difficukt aa possible, I kept it and do keep …

    2019-08-14: It kind of blows my mind that some bloggers and podcasters that make a living of at least trying to …

    2019-08-13: I don’t use it that much, but when I need it, the Brydge Pro keyboard is pretty beastly.

    2019-08-12: It’s that time of the year again … time for another Red Dwarf rewatch.

    2019-08-11: I’ve given up all hope of my iOS Homescreen not looking like garbage these days. I’m really bored …

    2019-08-11: I’ve lost so many posts here because the iOS app crashes constantly when deleting things in iOS 13. …

    2019-08-11: 🌷

    2019-08-10: 🐕

    2019-08-10: You’d have to be insane not to buy this, especially at this price.

    2019-08-09: The dark mode in the micro.blog iOS app can’t ship soon enough. Being in dark mode across the whole …

    2019-08-09: ‪Britain is about to sink when it leaves the EU, gun nuts are running rampant, kids are being locked …

    2019-08-09: I still love my one and only iTunes review I’ve ever received … > … You are traffic …

    2019-08-07: What's in a name? One of the big questions I asked myself before moving my blog from Wordpress to Micro.Blog recently …

    2019-08-07: Minecraft World (the AR game) is both weird, and strangely compelling.

    2019-08-06: The light gamification of  Books and Activities has really struck a cord with me. For  Books I’ve …

    2019-08-06: ‪For years now I’ve been thinking of doing a podcast where I just read the first chapter of a …

    2019-08-06: Now that the  Card is rolling out I’ve seen quite a few comments around about Apple promoting …

    2019-08-06: ‪My kid was given … some kind of … balloon haemorrhoid … which is nice … …

    2019-08-05: Winston Churchill’s house and gardens at Chartwell.

    2019-08-05: Winston Churchill’s croquet lawn at his old house in Chartwell.

    2019-07-28: 🐕 👅

    2019-07-27: Slight Homescreen tweak

    2019-07-27: Currently reading: The Stand by Stephen King 📚

    2019-07-27: While I’ve hit my Reading Goal I set in  Books now, I think I have to admit the MacStories ebook …

    2019-07-27: Do I dare start the 47 hour monstrocity that is the The Stand audiobook?!

    2019-07-26: 📚 American Gods - Micro Review I’ve had American Gods in my  Books backlog for some time now, but now I’m on a bit of a book / …

    2019-07-26: I think I need to fire up my dusty old Mac Mini this weekend to finish importing my Instagram …

    2019-07-26: Finished reading: American Gods by Neil Gaiman 📚

    2019-07-22: Does anyone know of an easy (preferably free) way to delete all of my old Tweets, without just …

    2019-07-20: Does anyone know of a good Indiebookclub equivilant site / service but for films / TV / Games etc.? …

    2019-07-20: Currently reading: American Gods by Neil Gaiman 📚

    2019-07-20: Leeds Castle Leeds Castle, Kent, really is a pretty beautiful place.

    2019-07-20: I’ve no idea what’s happening in this game, but it’s very pretty.

    2019-07-18: Finished reading: The Outsider by Steven King 📚

    2019-07-16: Doing a tech podcast, that you rely on for an income / part of your income, during the news starved …

    2019-07-15: I’m only about 15% of the way through The Outsider by Steven King and good Lord is it good! I …

    2019-07-14: Downloading incredibly slowly from privacy.apple.com and uploading the files to an SSD sure does …

    2019-07-14: A short trip to Hastings pebble beach.

    2019-07-13: Slowly, but surely, my photo backup to an external SSD (via iPadOS) is getting there. I just have to …

    2019-07-13: I’ve been really enjoying listening to more audiobooks and less podcasts this year.

    2019-07-13: My attempt at getting a little fitter is getting there slowly but surely. I’m not sure if speed is …

    2019-07-13: Finished reading: The Shining by Stephen King 📚

    2019-07-13: Currently reading: The Outsider by Stephen King 📚

    2019-07-12: I really need to start posting more video / podcasts or stop paying twice as much for Micro.Blog …

    2019-07-11: Creating physical backups of an iCloud Photo library is far harder than I thought it would be …

    2019-07-11: I’m looking for some decent The Legend of Zelda artwork for my study. Does anyone know of any good …

    2019-07-09: Get Your Site Ready For Dark Mode As is usually the case with me and this blog, I’ve been procrastinating recently. Instead of …

    2019-07-08: Are there any CSS experts around at all that can help me with the dark mode support on my site at …

    2019-07-08: I’ll have Mr Mercedes 📚 finished today, so I need to decide on my next book. Thinking The Shining, …

    2019-07-08: Does anyone currently running the iPadOS 13 beta know if it’s possible to drag and drop your photos, …

    2019-07-07: The micro.blog iOS app is in desperate need of a dark mode. I believe it’s due for iOS 13s launch. …

    2019-07-07: Now my daughter is 5 it felt like a good time to revisit Geocaching. It seems like something she’s …

    2019-07-07: Is anyone in the Micro.blog community able to help me add dark mode support to my site? By this I …

    2019-07-07: My attempt to get a little fitter has shown some minor improvements a couple of days in. I’ve not …

    2019-07-06: Connect all the things!

    2019-07-05:  Maps in iOS 13 is looking very nice. I’m looking forward to Look Around rolling out to the U.K. …

    2019-07-04: I’ve bought so many games for iOS over the years and not got around to playing them much. In …

    2019-07-03: I know AR isn’t most people’s cup of tea, but in the right situation I think it’s pretty compelling. …

    2019-07-03: Am I alone in really looking forward to  Arcade? I can’t wait to throw a bit more money at Apple …

    2019-07-02: Does anyone know of a good iOS fitness apps that can track the route your run / ride a bike, that …

    2019-07-01: Getting Back On The Bike 🚲 I’ve finally had enough of complaining about being overweight and unfit I’m going to do something …

    2019-07-01: The 4th Red Rising audiobook has different narrators to the first 3 and it’s really thrown me off …

    2019-06-30: Ah, finally got a hold of these bad boys. I was going to keep them boxed up, but life’s too short.

    2019-06-27: I’ve maxed out my 250GB SD card in my Switch. Instead of actually playing, and finishing, some …

    2019-06-27: Currently reading: Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King 📚

    2019-06-27: Finished reading: Morning Star by Pierce Brown 📚

    2019-06-26: Morning Star, the third book in the Red Rising series is pretty bloody good. I don’t want to move …

    2019-06-25: Now that I’ve almost finished reading Morning Star I need to decide on what I should read …

    2019-06-23: 🎙Appearance: BYOD 101 The Bring Your Own Device podcast recently hit a huge milestone, of 100 episodes, which is pretty …

    2019-06-23: If you’re enjoying iOS 13 to its fullest and want a game that plays well with a mouse, I can highly …

    2019-06-23: I’ve been a bit slack with my Micro.blognposting the last week or so. How’s everyone doing?

    2019-06-21: I have to admit that I’m kind of loving that Harry Potter Pokemon Go game from Niantic. If …

    2019-06-21: Mouse control on my iPad is pretty much default for me now, if I’m working on my desk. I just love …

    2019-06-20: I can’t bring myself to put stickers on my iPad Pro, but maybe the Mini would work?

    2019-06-20: 🎙24: Two Weeks With iOS 13 Well, it turns out I’m a thrill seeker and I’ve downloaded iOS / iPadOS / watchOS on ALL THE THINGS. …

    2019-06-19: Posting more to Micro.Blog has made me realise a pretty depressing fact about myself. All I really …

    2019-06-19: Does anyone know of a daily podcast with the same style / quality of Thr Daily but with a UK / …

    2019-06-18: Despite the terrible audio quality, and randomly huge file size, this handful of podcast episodes …

    2019-06-18: The Elder Scrolls: Legends on the iPad Pro with a mouse is pretty blimin’ fantastic.

    2019-06-18: iOS 13 / iPadOS is far more stable in beta 2 than beta 1, but battery life still seems to be …

    2019-06-17: This is a bit vague, but has anyone noticed any improvements in quality from the stock camera app / …

    2019-06-17: Lunch time stroll

    2019-06-17: Botleys Mansion

    2019-06-17: Is it possible to use a custom icon / image as your podcast image instead of it using your profile …

    2019-06-17: Sherlocking in iOS 13 I mentioned that iOS updates always seem to kill off at least one app for me, as it’s built in …

    2019-06-16: Each iOS version kills a couple of specialist / niche apps for me / others. iOS 13 seems to be …

    2019-06-16: Does anyone know of a way you can get Shortcuts to select a random image from a Photos album, or if …

    2019-06-15: Leeds Castle, Kent Shot with iPhone and edited slightly with stock Photos app.

    2019-06-15: Well, this is very cool. Thanks @burk !

    2019-06-15: Why Not Just Get A Mac? You’ve probably seen far too many posts and microblogs about my affectation for the iPad …

    2019-06-14: Docked mode …

    2019-06-14: Now the iPad has (very decent) mouse support, it may actually be viable to properly work with an …

    2019-06-14: Mr Men Project #1: Mr Tall Inspired by Chris’ recent, very original pieces of art he’s been sharing with the …

    2019-06-13: The ‘remind me of this’ voice commands, along with the new Reminders app, works much more reliably …

    2019-06-13: I’m so thankful that I came back to Micro.Blog after it didn’t really click with me the first time …

    2019-06-13: 🎙️ Appearance: iPad Pros Episode 54 - iPad OS If you think I love the iPad, wait until you get a load of the excellent Tim Chaten and his equally …

    2019-06-13: PSA: If you had a moment of madness and installed WatchOS 6 and have since noticed your battery life …

    2019-06-12: Good lord this thing is too pretty …

    2019-06-12: 🔗 Initial Thoughts on iPadOS: A New Path Forward Federico Viticci: What truly matters, however, is that the message Apple is sending with iPadOS is …

    2019-06-12: I’ve been really impressed with the great newsletters @gr36, @chrisjwilson and @ljpuk have been …

    2019-06-12: Ah, my flexible friend.

    2019-06-12: I’m really excited to try the sequel to Breath of the Wild, whenever it sees the light of day. The …

    2019-06-11: After spending hours last night trying to stop my house from being washed away I’m aching all …

    2019-06-11: As a person familiar with thinsg like JavaScript, SQL code and a few others, at an intermediate …

    2019-06-11: I’m in a training session at work, and I just heard this symbol be referred to as a kebab …

    2019-06-11: This weeks episode of Micro @Monday was another interesting one. I’m not sure if I’d …

    2019-06-11: iOS 13 Titbit: Remind Me When Messaging There’re a lot of nice improvement in the redesigned Reminders app in iOS 13, but one really nice …

    2019-06-10: ‪I just spent the last 2 hours outside in the hardest rain I’ve ever seen with a bucket frantically …

    2019-06-10: 🔗 Being Honest With Myself Jeff Perry: It is much more satisfying for me to comment on the smaller things that I’m comfortable …

    2019-06-09: Despite really liking the Brydge Pro keyboard for the 12.9” iPad, I think I’m going to try and …

    2019-06-09: Since starting to use a Mouse with iPadOS its quickly become the default way I use my iPad Pro if …

    2019-06-08: Thanks to a huge amount of help from @iamjeffperry my blog is starting to look much more like it! I …

    2019-06-08: There are so many nice little touches in iOS 13 that make the whole OS feel far more alive than it …

    2019-06-08: I love this iPad

    2019-06-07: ‪I’m getting increasingly frustrated with my ability, or lack thereof, to get my / a blog setup with …

    2019-06-07: I’m really liking the new reminders app in iOS 13. It’s simpe yet just advanced enough to be ideal. …

    2019-06-07: Are any of you, or do you know of any, Hugo template developers / experts that are available for a …

    2019-06-07: Using mouse input with my iPad Pro isn’t my default method, but it is definitely my go to desktop …

    2019-06-06: I started my blog on micro.blog, got into it so thought I should get a more professional Wordpress …

    2019-06-06: 🎙️ Appearance: The Outpost Show WWDC 2019 Special I was kindly invited onto Daryl Baxter’s now annual (well, it’s the second one, so that …

    2019-06-06: Using the Magic Trackpad with the iPad Pro was a bit disappointing, but I picked up a new mouse …

    2019-06-06: iOS 13 Reminders FAQ Since publishing my quick look at the new Reminders in iOS 13 article a few days ago I’ve …

    2019-06-06: The new automation options in Shortcuts for iOS 13 are a huge upgrade over the old version. I really …

    2019-06-05: Ah, nuts, I just realised the Bokeh kickstarter ended and I forgot to pledge. Congratulations anyway …

    2019-06-05: Odd question, but can anyone suggest a method for improving my handwriting? It’s getting worse …

    2019-06-05: Quality of Life Changes in iOS 13: iCloud Drive Downloads Whilst digging around in the iPadOS beta, I noticed a small little feature in iCloud Drive that I’ve …

    2019-06-04: Now that’s a pretty toolkit.

    2019-06-04: The new Reading Goals in  Books is a nice touch.

    2019-06-04: You likely don’t need to hear yet another warning, but if you do, I’d recommend you stay …

    2019-06-04: A Quick Look At Reminders In iOS 13 Well, against my better judgement, I upgraded my iPad Pro, iPhone Xs Max and Apple Watch Series 4 to …

    2019-06-04: No ones really talking about it, but Apple’s new show For All Mankind looks pretty great. Looking …

    2019-06-04: App updates are pretty hidden away in the iOS App Store now. Strange move.

    2019-06-04: Even in a slightly rough around the edges state, iOS 13 certainlty feels very smooth and nippy to …

    2019-06-04: Soooo has anyone tried mouse support on iOS 13 yet? I’ve heard rhe Magic Trackpad works but it …

    2019-06-04: I’m looking forward to putting the Brydge Pro through its paces today and writing up a short review.

    2019-06-03:  Notes looks mightly fine in dark mode …

    2019-06-03: I love dark mode already …

    2019-06-03: ‪Well iOS 13 is on my iPhone and iPad Pro. May god have mercy on my soul … ‬

    2019-06-03: I’ve not been able to see the WWDC keynote yet, but I have my ticket to board the beta train …

    2019-06-03: So, iPadOS on the cards for WWDC?

    2019-06-03: Looks like my Brydge Pro keyboard will finally be arriving today. It’s currently ‘Out …

    2019-06-03: I’d love to hear from more people so I’ve added a basic Contact page to my blog. What do you guys …

    2019-06-03: Do any of you have a Contact page on your blogs? If you do would you mind sharing a link? I’m not …

    2019-06-03: I’m not going to be able to watch WWDC live this evening, unfortunately, but I’ll be …

    2019-06-03: My iOS family. I wonder what’s in store for them today?

    2019-06-03: Micro.blog needs .gif support. That is all.

    2019-06-03: I am … Groot?

    2019-06-02: I love my little iPad Mini so much I might start wearing it around my neck like some kind of nerd …

    2019-06-02: Giving Drafts another shot ... again There’s no app in the history of the iOS App Store that I’ve downloaded and deleted as much as …

    2019-06-02: It was the hottest day of the year yesterday and I added this to my reminders. I think the heat must …

    2019-06-02: I know iOS has limitations for some things compared to a Mac or PC but I rarely come@up against them …

    2019-06-02: Another look over the Kentish countryside.

    2019-06-01: Sunset Panorama over-looking the North Downs in Kent. I took this with an iPhone XS Max and edited …

    2019-06-01: Heroes Assemble

    2019-06-01: Mr @denny raised a very good point in that I’m often inviting feedback in my posts, but it’s likely …

    2019-06-01: Pretty much sums it up …

    2019-06-01: Podcast vs. Audio Blog Post I wrote yesterday that I was struggling getting my podcast back off the ground and I’ve also …

    2019-06-01: Beautiful view over the North Downs on our walk today, through the country park outside my house. …

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    2019-05-31: Currently reading: Changer by Matt Gemmell 📚

    2019-05-31: Right, I’m getting off the internet now and jumping into  Books. Reading books at night is my …

    2019-05-31: I really am surprised by how much I’m using, and enjoying the new iPad Mini. I’d all but given up on …

    2019-05-31: I didnt want to sleep tonight anyway …

    2019-05-31: Know When To Quit I keep trying to restart my podcast for The Dent, but also keep making excuses not to do it. That’s …

    2019-05-31: I’ve finally had word that my Brydge keyboard for my 12.9” iPad Pro has shipped so it should arrive …

    2019-05-31: Day dreaming

    2019-05-30: 🔗 WWDC by Sundell John Sundell: I love WWDC. Part Apple event, part conference, but most importantly an enormous …

    2019-05-30: What a coincidence, this is the exact pose I do just before I get into my car. Uncanny …

    2019-05-30: It’s pretty great that we’re a few days away from WWDC and and we’ve seen very …

    2019-05-30: Want to read: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss 📚

    2019-05-30: Am I correct in my assumption that if you share an image to micro.blog it won’t appear in the Sunlit …

    2019-05-29: 🔗 Get off of Twitter Nolan Lawson: Write blog posts. Use RSS. Use micro.blog. Use Mastodon. Use Pleroma. Use whatever …

    2019-05-29: To anyone currently sharing link posts on micro.blog, how do you handle the formatting without being …

    2019-05-29: It’s a pretty cool idea that you can follow and communicate with Mastodon users from your …

    2019-05-29: Please consider this as your monthly reminder that I absolutely love using and just looking at the …

    2019-05-29: Stately Home

    2019-05-28: I’ve once again tried, and failed, to read before going to sleep. I get distracted by wasting my …

    2019-05-28: Alpaca My Bags

    2019-05-28: Another part of micro.blog that I thought I didn’t like initially, but now really do like, is the …

    2019-05-28: I’ve updated my iPad Pro wallpaper again. I love this empty desktop look, but I’m looking forward to …

    2019-05-27: More Than Just A Blogging Platform I tried Micro.Blog a year or so ago, but at the time I just couldn’t get it to stick. I loved the …

    2019-05-27: I’d like to recommend @chrisjwilson for Micro Monday (@monday).

    2019-05-27: The Content Cow This was taken at Christmas Tree Farm. You owe it to yourself to check out that website. It’s …

    2019-05-27: I’m due to record another podcast episode, but I haven’t had any time to plan. Should I A) just wing …

    2019-05-27: If anyone is subscribed to the RSS feed for TheDent.net you’ve likely been spammed with all of my …

    2019-05-26: Micro.blog has an achievement / pin if you post after midnight. Surely it’s always after night …

    2019-05-26: Whoosh

    2019-05-26: Thoughtful

    2019-05-26: The  Books app really is gorgeous. It’s a real pleasure to use.

    2019-05-26: The Stroll

    2019-05-26: The Woods

    2019-05-26: Are any of you guys Pixelfed users? Is it worth getting involved in vs. Instagram?

    2019-05-26: I need a new Switch game to play. I’m thinking Realm Royale but I really shouldn’t …

    2019-05-26: The talented Mr @gr36 is looking to arrange a UK based micro.blog meet-up. If this sounds like …

    2019-05-26: Overgrown We’ve been away for a few days so the grass is super long, but the dog seems to be enjoying it. This …

    2019-05-26: Highcliffe Castle

    2019-05-26: Currently reading: Morning Star by Pierce Brown 📚

    2019-05-26: Now that TheDent.net is live again I’m almost there. I need to now manually move all of the images …

    2019-05-25: I’ve had a bit of a Homescreen tweak to get the micro.blog and Sunlit apps front and centre.

    2019-05-25: My domain is almost fully moved over to pointing at its new home on Micro.blog. www.thedent.net is …

    2019-05-25: One of my favourite things about micro.blog so far is that I’ve been able to follow basically every …

    2019-05-24: My domain should be pointing at my micro.blog site now, and has been for over 24hours, but it’s …

    2019-05-24: 📚 I’m currently reading Mr. Mercedes - Stephen King (2014)

    2019-05-23: Christchurch Quay

    2019-05-23: Christchurch Priory

    2019-05-23: Does anyone know of any iOS Shortcuts for sharing link posts to Micro.blog that will format them …

    2019-05-22: Cliff Side Sky #3

    2019-05-22: Cliff Side Sky #1

    2019-05-22: Cliff Side Sky #2

    2019-05-21: Well, I can’t wait to dig into this ‘iPad Manifesto from @viticci. Very much in my wheelhouse as you …

    2019-05-21: Does anyone have any good Shorcuts or other automation for sharing interesting things to Micro.Blog, …

    2019-05-21: A Short Update Apart from the fact my homepage theme is broken still, I’m so happy with the setup of my micro.blog …

    2019-05-20: The Game Of Thrones finale was great! Thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying. I loved it.

    2019-05-19: Thanks to some amazing work, and help, from @manton, my micro.blog site has been setup to only show …

    2019-05-19: Thanks to some amazing work, and help, from @manton, my micro.blog site has been setup to only show …

    2019-05-19: Taking Another Look At iOS Gaming Gaming on iOS has been given a hard time for years now. Apple is forever being criticised because …

    2019-05-16: Going All In On The Dent and Micro.Blog If you follow me on Twitter, chances are you’ve been annoyed by me at some point over the last …

    2019-05-14: A Trip To Copenhagen I’ve come away to Copenhagen, Denmark for a short work trip and had a chance to have a very brief …

    2019-05-14: Let Sleeping Dogs lie

    2019-05-14: 🎙 23: A Look Ahead To iOS 13 In this this episode of The Dent podcast, I’m finally back at it, as I take a look at what we can …

    2019-05-12: Using an eSim With Your iPhone? be Careful About Upgrading If, like me, you jumped on a eSim when the latest iPhones launched in 2018 and you’re on the iPhone …

    2019-05-12: Anyone for coffee? ☕️

    2019-05-12: It feels like a Windwaker kind of morning.

    2019-05-10: 🎮 My Top 5 Most Played Switch Games Due to a recent Nintendo Switch update, you can now re-order your game library in various different …

    2019-05-08: Lingfield Park Race Course We stayed at a hotel overlooking Lingfield Park Race Course over the weekend. There was no race on, …

    2019-05-08: The Future Of The Dent I’m checking out Micro.Blog out again, to see how it would work if I moved The Dent over. The …

    2019-04-29: EyeEm - An Ad Free Instagram For Photo Lovers I’ve been a big fan of photography for some time now and, while I’m not particularly …

    2019-04-27: Finding a Niche For The iPad Mini I picked up the 12.9” iPad Pro 3rd generation in November 2018 and haven’t looked back. The iPad, in …

    2019-04-20: The Stream

    2019-04-19: Podcasting From The iPad A few months ago, an article by the excellent Jason Snell appeared on his Six Colors site all about …

    2019-03-02: Waterfall

    2019-03-02: Waterfall

    2019-03-02: Creepy View View from my window’s a bit freaky this morning.

    2019-02-22: 🐕

    2019-02-21: Reading List and Speak Screen For some time now I’ve been a big proponent of the default iOS apps. By and large these apps are …

    2019-02-12: 🔗 Christopher Tells You EVERYTHING You Need To Know About Working Off An iPad I don’t often share link posts here at The Dent, but a video came out today that I just had to share …

    2019-02-04: Review - Memento Over my many years of using iOS, I’ve worked my way through pretty much every To Do app on the …

    2019-02-01: 🎙 22: Does Apple Have a Hive Mind? In this weeks podcast I had to vent a little of my aggravation about the recent news about the …

    2019-02-01: 📱 Review - iPhone Smart Battery Case I tried to resist. I really did. A few days ago, however, I caved and picked up the iPhone XS Max …

    2019-01-29: Trees

    2019-01-27: Wookiee They grow Wookiee’s small these days.

    2019-01-21: 🎮 My Wizard of Oz Moment If you’ve listened to the latest episode of the podcast you would have heard that I’ve …

    2019-01-20: 🎙 21: Getting My Game Face On! So far, 2019 is shaping up to be the year of gaming here at Dent Towers. Join me on this weeks …

    2019-01-14: 🎙 20: A (Delayed) Look Ahead To 2019 This week I finally get around to sharing a few of the things I’m looking forward to seeing in 2019 …

    2019-01-12: 🎙 Appearance: And You Are? #3 Greg Morris, of Bring Your Own Device Podcast fame, recently launched a new interview podcast called …

    2019-01-11: Tech For Good: Be My Eyes In the spirit of keeping things positive, and looking on the bright side of technology, I’ve …

    2019-01-10: 🔗 PAL Keys - A Link To The Past As I mentioned in Episode 19 of the podcast, I want to focus my time, both on the blog and …

    2019-01-06: 🎙 19: Are You Positive? After a bit of a break for the festive period (apologies!) I’m back and ready to kick-start 2019 as …

    2019-01-05: Brr

    2018-12-21: I Wrote A Book ... Sort Of My daughter started school back in September and, since doing so, her love of reading has grown …

    2018-12-19: Lake #shotoniphone #sunset #darkroom

    2018-12-10: Home Is Where The iPad Is I’ve previously mentioned, in my post about getting things done on the iPad, that one of the …

    2018-12-07: 🎙️ Farewell Pocket Sized Podcast The latest episode of Pocket Sized Podcast is now available from your favourite podcast player. …

    2018-11-29: 🎙 18: Share Your Gifts In this weeks episode, I join Apple in a plea: share your gifts. If you haven’t seen Apple’s …

    2018-11-21: Getting Things Done on the iPad Whilst writing my iPad Pro review I had intended in going a little more in-depth about how I …

    2018-11-17: 📺 Backing Up and Organising Shortcuts Former Workflow team member Matthew Cassinelli recently shared a fantastic idea for both backing up …

    2018-11-17: 🎙 17: Getting Things Done on the iPad In this weeks episode, I follow up from my iPad Pro review with a short discussion about some of the …

    2018-11-11: 🎙 16: The Best Gets Better On the podcast this week I share some thoughts on the 2018 iPad Pro after a few days of use. If you …

    2018-11-09: The 2018 iPad Pro You’ve probably read a fair few iPad Pro Reviews, most of which have walked the well trodden …

    2018-11-04: 🎙 15: Shut Up And Take My Money On the podcast this week I share some (slightly delayed) thoughts on Apple’s iPad focused event held …

    2018-11-01: Heavy Airs, Big Minis, and Pro iPad Pros On the 30th October 2018, an almost unending troop of Apple (and guests) presenters took to the …

    2018-10-31: 🎙️ The Outpost Show 30 - iPad Special Event I mentioned on Twitter, a few days ago, that everyone will get bored of my voice this week and now …

    2018-10-31: 🎙️ Pocket Sized Podcast 198 The latest episode of Pocket Sized Podcast is now available from your favourite podcast player. This …

    2018-10-26: 🎙 14: Apple Takes Manhattan In this week’s episode I look ahead to Apple’s (hopefully) iPad Pro focused event taking place on …

    2018-10-25: Apple In The Big Apple Last week we received the news I, and many other iPad fans, had been waiting for. The expetected …

    2018-10-24: 🎙 Pocket Sized Podcast 197 The latest episode of Pocket Sized Podcast is now available from your favourite podcast player. This …

    2018-10-21: Are You The Product? As the big technology companies we know and love today continue to grow, there are fewer and fewer …

    2018-10-17: 🎙 13: Making A Dent It’s back, and better than ever! * This weeks episode features Phones, Slates, Homes, Switches …

    2018-10-16: Designing Apple Watch faces on the iPad If you’ve been on Twitter over the the last week or so you may have seen an explosion of …

    2018-10-14: Get A ‘Real’ Camera This post is a follow-up / addition to a post written a couple of weeks ago, called The Best Camera …

    2018-10-13: 🖥 An Introduction to Drag & Drop on iOS About a week ago, someone from the Pocket Sized Podcast Slack group mentioned that he’d like …

    2018-10-12: Better Folders with Shortcuts A few weeks ago, David Sparks posted an interesting article over on his blog about a Siri Shortcuts …

    2018-10-06: The Best Camera ... Episode 294 of The Accidental Tech Podcast featured a question from a listener that really piqued my …

    2018-10-02: 🔗 iPhone XS Camera Deep Dive iPhone XS: Why It’s A Whole New Camera – Halide As it stands today, if you shoot RAW with an iPhone …

    2018-10-02: Why ‘Crystal Skulls’ Isn’t The Worst Indy Film Before I get into this inane argument I just need to note that I actually wrote this post a few …

    2018-10-01: 📱iPhone XS Max Homescreen - October 2018 I upgraded my iPhone from a Space Grey iPhone X to a gold iPhone XS Max a couple of weeks ago. …

    2018-09-28: 🎙️ 12: Making A Good First Impression The best 3 star podcast is back … this week I share a few first impressions of the new Apple …

    2018-09-22: 🎙️ 11: Shortcuts, Watches, and Switch Oh My In this weeks episode I discuss what new Apple toys I’ve ordered, my current addiction (Shortcuts on …

    2018-09-20: A Couple of Shortcut Tips My favourite feature that Apple introduced us to at WWDC this year was, far and away, Shortcuts. …

    2018-09-13: 🎙️ 10: An Introduction to iOS Automation I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on the the Shortcuts app, finally, when iOS 12 …

    2018-09-08: Automation on iOS - An Introduction Ever since I switched to an iPad as my primary computer, some time in 2014 (with the Air 2), iOS has …

    2018-09-03: 🎙9: Switching It Up In this weeks episode I take my new podcasting setup for a spin (with varying levels of success), …

    2018-08-28: 🎙️ 8: For Those Wallets About To Die, We Salute You In this weeks episode I discuss some expectations for the upcoming Apple event in a week or two, and …

    2018-08-28: 🎙8: For Those Wallets About To Die, We Salute You In this weeks episode I discuss some expectations for the upcoming Apple event in a week or two, and …

    2018-08-27: The Case For A Clean Homescreen I have a problem … it’s the most pointless and unimportant problem to have, but I have it non …

    2018-08-22: Look Ma, I'm famous (Or not) A few weeks ago I receieved a pretty random sounding Twitter DM from someone claiming to be from the …

    2018-08-21: Day One 3.0. Dark Mode = 😍 Day One, an iOS journaling app I’ve been using for years now received its big 3.0 update. This …

    2018-08-21: Indiepaper and the Indie landscape The more I dig around into micro.blog and the broader ‘indie’ landscape, the more …

    2018-08-20: 🎙7: Farewell, And Thanks For All The Tweets In this weeks episode I discuss the nerd topic of the day, “should you leave Twitter and, if so, …

    2018-08-19: Why Do I Check This Thing? I popped back onto Twitter to just read my timeline. Literally 30 seconds in and I read my first …

    2018-08-19: The Thing With Things It’s getting to the point where I need a todo app to manage my todo apps. I’ve just spent another …

    2018-08-19: The Good Old Days of Gaming Ultima Online was the first MMO I ever played, and I have some very cherished memories of my time …

    2018-08-18: 🎙Is Focus Important? For anyone interested, I recently launched a short form podcast called Upload. It’s a (roughly) …

    2018-08-12: 🎙6: Weighing Anchor Welcome to Episode 6 of the Dent podcast. This episode I wanted to share a quick update about the …

    2018-08-12: 🎙5: Ask And You Shall Receive On the podcast this week, I answer some of your burning questions about iOS, Apple hardware and a …

    2018-08-12: 🎙4: A Shortcut Through Shortcuts In this edition of the podcast I discuss a few very brief thoughts about the thing I’m looking …

    2018-08-11: 🎙3: Me, Myself and iPad Another day, another episode about my one true love … my iPad Pro! You can find links to the …

    2018-08-10: 🎙2: Get Your Hands Off My iPad! In this episode, I discuss a little bit about the rumours floating around about the new iPad Pros …

    2018-08-10: 🎙1: Giving a TOS This first episode of The Dent podcast is yet another take on Anchor’s Terms of Service, and …

    2013-09-01: I would highly recommend visiting Leeds Castle in Kent if you get the chance. This is an old and …