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Apr 22, 2024: I swear my Roomba stalks me. Whichever room I move to, sure enough, Roomba soon turns up.

Apr 22, 2024: Domain transfers from Hover to Porkbun are in progress.

Apr 21, 2024: Reviewing my Backups I identified that my formerly robust system of data backups, particularly for photos, was no longer great. A combination of frugality and …

Apr 20, 2024: Tonight I was lucky enough to commentate a triple-overtime game of NBL1 basketball between Perth Redbacks and Eastern Suns. 🏀

Apr 19, 2024: Rocking a new pair of shoes.

Apr 14, 2024: I finished Season 1 of 3 Body Problem and don’t want to have to wait for Season 2. Bring it on! 📺

Apr 12, 2024: Should I subscribe to Castro podcast player? I like the direction the new ownership seems to be going in.

Apr 6, 2024: Fun to be back behind the microphone calling NBL1 West basketball games for Perth Redbacks. 🏀 🎙️

Apr 5, 2024: Those who listen to @HemisphericViews will know that I’m a beach guy! Here I am repping the show and a wetsuit!

Apr 3, 2024: Spotify is so much better at surfacing interesting, not necessarily mainstream music. Apple Music works really hard to keep me near the Top Charts. 🎵

Apr 1, 2024: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, 2014 - ★★½ This feels closer to Star Wars than The Hunger Games. The plot to kill Catniss is possibly over convoluted?

Mar 31, 2024: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 2013 - ★ Just get to the good bit already. Oh, there is no good bit.

Mar 29, 2024: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret., 2023 - ★★★★ More evidence that the 70s were the best. I remember reading this Judy Blume book (and others). Wholesomeness delivered to the sad 20s.

Mar 29, 2024: Run Rabbit Run, 2023 - ★★ The audio mix was terrible, but the film at least made me think. But can somebody tell me what the deal was with the face appearing in the memorial?

Mar 26, 2024: Buying something with coins feels as good as getting it for free.

Mar 23, 2024: Sideways, 2004 - ★★★★ Such a fun movie but it feels like a movie from the mid 90s. A lot has changed in 20 years - more than I realised.

Mar 23, 2024: Boti Nagy giving NBL Pocket Podcast a good shoutout!

Mar 22, 2024: NBL Pocket Podcast with Boti Nagy How fortunate am I that I could do a podcast with journalistic legend, Boti Nagy. This man has a huge history reporting the National Basketball …

Mar 21, 2024: Currently reading: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin 📚

Mar 21, 2024: I dated a handwritten document as 21/3/14. Crikey, I’m a decade out of date!

Mar 21, 2024: Taking photos of signs @maique style. This one is a relic! Look at those seniors!

Mar 19, 2024: The boy and I started playing It Takes Two on Xbox. So much two-player raging. Lots of fun. He pulled out the nail while I was swinging on it! 🎮

Mar 17, 2024: The Family Plan, 2023 - ★★ Not great but good family fare.

Mar 17, 2024: Finished reading: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami 📚 Probably one of the weirder books I’ve read. Entirely compelling, but I’m not …

Mar 15, 2024: Last night amongst my many vivid dreams, I met Linus Torvalds. I thanked him for his work and the contribution to society that Linux has been. Then I …

Mar 14, 2024: Surely now I own all the Notes apps.

Mar 8, 2024: I listened to E70 of @hemisphericviews tonight. So cute to hear my own son from an earlier time. “Be more negative!”

Mar 7, 2024: We are aware that enshittification is a big deal in the tech industry. With the latest apparently vindictive moves by Apple against Epic, is the great …

Mar 6, 2024: Good grief, parenting a kid with autism can be hard. 🪫🧩

Mar 5, 2024: I’m trying Alfred instead of Launchbar. I keep getting stuck. Today, I couldn’t get an equivalent of Launchbar’s “Instant Send” up and running. Why am …

Mar 4, 2024: I’m not built for humidity. The last few days in Perth have featured this weather condition, and I’m not coping well. I have finishing …

Mar 4, 2024: My Day One journal consists of 2,597 entries. Of those, 418 are Instagram imports, leaving 2,179 “proper” entries. The oldest entry is an Instagram …

Mar 3, 2024: Finished the show One Day and feel sad. It’s an impactful series. 📺

Mar 2, 2024: I’m watching the 46th season of Survivor. That is crazy! 📺

Mar 2, 2024: Refreshed my site’s Bookshelf page and simplified my navigation bar.

Feb 26, 2024: One of those days where I wake up at 4:15am. An hour later now and I feel tired but know I’m not going back to sleep. Here we go then. Bring it on, …

Feb 25, 2024: The Lost Daughter, 2021 - ★★½ Children really can be that annoying.

Feb 24, 2024: The Sad State of Fibre Internet in Australia A couple of days ago I got fibre to the home installed (finally). Australia’s broadband rollout is a decades-long case study in political …

Feb 23, 2024: Proud of my Podcast Productions Several years ago I became interested in creating podcasts. As an early adopter, I’d listened to them for years. I decided I finally wanted to …

Feb 23, 2024: Zoolander, 2001 - ★★★★ I watch this film now and struggle to identify the cameos. Not all careers kick on, I suppose.

Feb 20, 2024: Bob Marley: One Love, 2024 - ★★★½ I was unaware of the Bob Marley story and this clued me in well. Actors of course were more attractive than the actual people.

Feb 18, 2024: Windfall, 2022 - ★★★ A well-acted kooky thriller.

Feb 15, 2024: I’m binge watching S4 of For All Mankind. I didn’t have “labour dispute and unionisation on my bingo card of topics. Was this show written around the …

Feb 14, 2024: A GP appointment time is more of a general indicator that they will see you sometime in the hour following that prescribed slot.

Feb 13, 2024: It’s great to see Jon Stewart back home on The Daily Show. Old Presidential candidates. What could go wrong?

Feb 12, 2024: Autism Parent Night: Making checklists to assist kids with morning, afternoon and evening routines, and pack lists. Made it all look pretty with …

Feb 12, 2024: If the United States population somehow finds it in themselves to re-elect deadbeat, shyster, and Russian-compromised Trump, we are all fucked. Gift …

Feb 7, 2024: Wonka, 2023 - ★★★ I wanted to like it more, but it was trying too hard.

Feb 7, 2024: After resisting all the Bluesky invitation codes; I’ve signed up with the masses.

Feb 7, 2024: Lean Can Be Applied Anywhere Deploying small, incremental improvements. Prototyping an improved workflow using lean, visual control and 5S principles. Observation will determine …

Feb 6, 2024: I need a side hustle that generates a reasonable amount of cash. Why are my skills so esoteric?!

Feb 5, 2024: I spent the money. This is a much more pleasant reading experience. 📚

Feb 5, 2024: Should I spend $16 to buy a Kindle version of the book I’m reading so I don’t have to deal with small print? The pink highlight shows the Kindle …

Feb 3, 2024: My Replacement Xbox Controller Dead on Arrival What’s the deal with garbage Xbox controller hardware? I had to return a controller because a button wasn’t responding. My replacement …

Feb 2, 2024: I’ve decided not to renew my Flickr Pro account. I’ve had it for years and years. I don’t use the service enough to justify the …

Jan 29, 2024: Vesper, 2022 - ★½ Wow, that was really boring.

Jan 28, 2024: The Big Lebowski, 1998 - ★★★½ This movie makes me want to go bowling.

Jan 28, 2024: The Breakfast Club, 1985 - ★★★★½ I think I’m older than the teacher now. He’s the guy I now relate to.

Jan 28, 2024: Currently reading: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami 📚

Jan 24, 2024: I just used Make Me A Cocktail. I don’t have a large bar at the moment, but it suggested a Black Russian and I’m enjoying it!

Jan 22, 2024: I feel in the flow. Normally this feeling is linked to a particular task, job or project. Yet I’m feeling it broadly across life management and …

Jan 21, 2024: Finished reading: From Strength to Strength by Arthur C. Brooks 📚My takeaway is that I am in a spiral career transition. Plus I now have an excuse as …

Jan 21, 2024: I simply don’t care about Apple Vision Pro. I have no desire or motivation to watch the 10 minute demo videos. I don’t care about …

Jan 18, 2024: I started watching Loudermilk tonight. I like it. Not sure if only because Ron Livingstone basically plays a recovering Peter Gibbon from Office …

Jan 16, 2024: Finished reading: Thirst by Scott Harrison 📚on Headway app (🪜). Glad I only committed 13 minutes to the book, rather than actually reading it, because …

Jan 9, 2024: Once a Nerd… I can draw a fairly straight line from my personality as a young fella to who I am today. I mean, look at this nerd. He’s got a Commodore …

Jan 9, 2024: Douchebags Galore! Steven Hackett is being ripped off by douchebaggery from 37signals, as they try to get their HEY! Calendar app approved by the App Store Review Team. …

Jan 8, 2024: So many big life decisions to be made. Being an adult can be hard.

Jan 7, 2024: I just did an internet quiz like it’s 1999. What Anime Hair Color Best Suits Your Personality? Hosted By theOtaku.com: Anime via Thomas Rigby

Jan 7, 2024: In between watching basketball and packing Lego into boxes, I recorded E102 of @HemisphericViews with @Burk and @martinfeld.

Jan 2, 2024: Our friend @rknightuk has built a word cloud based on the 320 default blog posts arising from @HemisphericViews Episode 097. His talents are amazing …

Jan 2, 2024: Year in books for 2023 Here are the books I finished reading in 2023. This is a terribly short list.

Jan 2, 2024: I’m at the beach! It’s a bit cold today.

Dec 30, 2023: Out of my Comfort Zone This year has been one of significant change. A big positive change I’ve experienced, but haven’t talked—or blogged—about is my new relationship. …

Dec 30, 2023: Remember that time I live-streamed going to Officeworks to buy an SD card as part of the @HemisphericViews live event? 😂

Dec 29, 2023: Amazon - and Prime Video Ads - in Australia Jason Snell writes about the consideration given to Amazon Prime: Shocked—shocked!—to find that Amazon is putting ads in Prime Video – Six Colors: …

Dec 29, 2023: Currently reading: From Strength to Strength by Arthur C. Brooks 📚Time to start thinking about Act II (or is it III?) 🤷‍♂️

Dec 29, 2023: I did an end of year review today. Interesting to look back on all that has happened over the course of 12 months. (tldr, a lot!)

Dec 28, 2023: In my on-going Pokemon-style quest to catch all the note-taking apps, I’ve bought Notebooks by Alfons Schmid.

Dec 25, 2023: For Christmas this year I got everybody in my family their own AI-generated Funko Pop likeness. 😃

Dec 24, 2023: It was @Ddanielson that made me do it! A throwback to my younger years.

Dec 24, 2023: Perth can be alright. Merry Christmas.

Dec 24, 2023: I’ve jumped aboard the Ai-generated Funko Box bandwagon!

Dec 15, 2023: Hello, this is Andrew talking into MurmurType, the recording app that records and then transcribes whatever I have to say. I could use this to write a …

Dec 14, 2023: Subscriptions 2023 th:nth-child(3) { width: 50%; } A few people are blogging about their current subscription software. Here I am, jumping on the train. I have a …

Dec 13, 2023: Boosted! 🩼🦠

Dec 13, 2023: My long national nightmare of not being able to swipe to change Apple Watch faces is over. The setting can be changed in Settings > Clock > …

Dec 9, 2023: I can hardly believe our little Hemispheric Views podcast has inspired 267 blog posts!

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Dec 5, 2023: I’ve designed a TypeForm survey. So much nicer to use than SurveyMonkey.

Dec 4, 2023: Candy Cane Lane, 2023 - ★★★★ A good old fashioned comedy that actually made me laugh out loud.

Dec 3, 2023: My 2023 Mac Apps of the Year Once again, I’m here to blog about my favourite Mac Apps for the year. See previously: 2022 2017 The Standard Criteria For my purposes, to be …

Nov 30, 2023: Who can resist a Blu-Tak snowman guy? I can’t.

Nov 30, 2023: 🔗 Connected #478: Not So Bankrupt Anymore - Relay FM Amazing to see our podcast, Hemispheric Views, and its Duel of the Defaults! mentioned on …

Nov 29, 2023: In today’s “I’m an idiot” news, I almost feel victim to a phishing scam. I wasn’t on my A-game and almost got found out. …

Nov 28, 2023: I did it! Wordle 892 1/6* 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Nov 25, 2023: I reintroduced my old Raspberry Pi 3B+ to the home network today, and with it, Pi-Hole! I may elect not to renew my NextDNS subscription as a result.

Nov 22, 2023: I’ve been building class timetables. Hyper Plan has been a life-saver. I love this app. Timetables have multiple variables (time, day, teacher, …

Nov 21, 2023: The Mop Will Always Be Your Friend A career is an interesting thing. I’ve never been a “career at all costs” kind of person. Probably why I’ve never made …

Nov 20, 2023: Time for Some Fiscal Policy in Australia Talking with a friend today. The topic of interest rates came up, as they do in any recent conversation within the Australian context. My friend asked …

Nov 18, 2023: 🔗 So Many Default Apps • Robb Knight The latest feature was added today when I was inspired by something said on episode 098 but as of this moment I …

Nov 15, 2023: 🔗 Bridges | Devon Dundee But what sets Bridges apart from the rest of the pack is its focus on making it really easy to get links back out once …

Nov 15, 2023: My 2022 Mac Apps of the Year This article was originally written for the December 2022 edition of Hemispheric News, delivered as part of the Hemispheric Views podcast member bonus …

Nov 13, 2023: This iPhone 15 Pronis my first one with an OLED screen and I love it.

Nov 13, 2023: I keep getting older. Not even an iPhone 15 camera can change that.

Nov 13, 2023: Finished Loki Season 2 and loved it. I wish it had a longer season but then it might have overstayed its welcome? 📺

Nov 9, 2023: Look what arrived in Perth, Western Australia @rknightuk @prami@social.lol

Nov 7, 2023: 🔗 Publish Quote - HeyDingus This shortcut provides a quick and easy way to publish a quote from a Safari webpage (or in-app Safari web view), with or …

Nov 7, 2023: The RBA slugs the economy with another 0.25% interest rate rise. What a terrible decision. Monetary policy is a blunt instrument that smashes those …

Nov 5, 2023: Duel of the Defaults from @HemisphericViews is building community momentum. Thanks to @rknightuk for creating a collections site.

Nov 4, 2023: Duel of the Defaults: My List On Episode 097 of my podcast Hemispheric Views we held a Duel of the Defaults! competition. Jason and Martin fought head-to-head to see who used the …

Oct 30, 2023: I’m having fun editing @HemisphericViews this week for E097. It’s a different and fun episode coming up!

Oct 26, 2023: Four months ago I took an opportunity for a career change. A move from consulting to managing two Centres of not-for-profit WA Police & Community …

Oct 26, 2023: Tim Cook chasing more of that sweet services revenue. A 16% increase! Even though I don’t use Arcade & Fitness they still have me over a barrel.

Oct 22, 2023: I can hardly believe I’ve installed Obsidian again. It didn’t gel with me last time; let’s give it another go.

Oct 21, 2023: Totally Killer, 2023 - ★★★ A fun movie that doesn’t take itself seriously and works as a result.

Oct 17, 2023: Champions, 2023 - ★★★½ A fun, heartwarming movie that is a good reminder that sport should be fun.

Oct 16, 2023: Fair Play, 2023 - ★ Molasses moves faster than the plot of this movie. Bad in so, so many ways.

Oct 3, 2023: Jarrod Blundy on Really Specific Stories My friend Martin is a great interviewer on his podcast, Really Specific Stories. And thanks to Jarrod for mentioning Hemispheric Views! My Appearance …

Oct 3, 2023: Object Linking & Embedding This article was originally written for the November 2022 edition of Hemispheric News, delivered as part of the Hemispheric Views podcast member bonus …

Sep 28, 2023: Not sure if this is a compliment or a brickbat, but I think I prefer micro.blog as a Sonoma Safari app ahead of the native Mac app. Sorry @manton and …

Sep 27, 2023: End of month YNAB life. 😅

Sep 26, 2023: Cannonball, 1976 - ★★ I really wanted to watch Cannonball Run! but I got this instead. The 1970s were a simpler time.

Sep 25, 2023: Reading Ross Gittins on Economics I enjoy reading Ross Gittins' articles on economics. He is doing a great job of highlighting the many failures of the neoliberal dogma in Australia. …

Sep 24, 2023: NextDNS or Pi-Hole? I’ve been using NextDNS for a few years to block ads. Previous to it I used Pi-Hole on a Raspberry Pi. With the terrible AUD-USD exchange rate, I’m …

Sep 24, 2023: Climate Change Stripes for Perth, Western Australia Depressing; alarming. This is an emergency.

Sep 23, 2023: Today’s Advice: Don’t Get Old I know, the advice is meaningless because age is undefeated. The world turns, time moves ever forward, and we get old. If you can manage to avoid the …

Sep 22, 2023: Case Study: The Weekly Cost of an iPhone Hemispheric Views - Blog - Case Study: The Weekly Cost of an iPhone: During the episode recording I referenced the spreadsheet as I was describing my …

Sep 21, 2023: I’m going to give Stage Manager another honest try on iPadOS 17, with “More Space” set as the display resolution.

Sep 21, 2023: Currently reading: Transforming the Difficult Child by Howard Glasser 📚

Sep 19, 2023: Really Specific Stories: John Gruber My friend and Hemispheric Views co-host Martin Feld was able to interview John Gruber of Daring Fireball fame for his podcast project, Really Specific …

Sep 18, 2023: Dr Drang's Shell Script for Blank Calendars A shell script for blank calendars - All this: I wanted a script to help me print out blank monthly calendars. Oh Dr. Drang, where have you and this …

Sep 17, 2023: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, 2004 - ★★ Some nice moments but this film felt like it ran for 4 hours.

Sep 16, 2023: Love this end frame quote from Young Sheldon. If this doesn’t describe Trump I’m not sure what does.

Sep 16, 2023: My Dad joke for today: Q: What do you call an extra vegetable? A: A-spare-agus. 🥁 I’m here all week, folks!

Sep 16, 2023: I preordered an IPhone! This will be the first time I’ve had a Pro designation. My history as best I can remember it is: 3G, 5, 5S, 8, XR, SE, SE2, 13 …

Sep 14, 2023: Today at work I casually sketched out a swimlane diagram as I listened to a colleague describe a process. Can’t decide if I was a good …

Sep 13, 2023: The Apple event was most underwhelming, even with low expectations. Evidence perhaps the iPhone in current form has reached its zenith. While I’m …

Sep 12, 2023: Heading into another Apple event, and I’m not that jazzed about this one. It’s hard to be too excited when the most impactful development …

Sep 10, 2023: I’ve cancelled my Backblaze account. Photos continue to be backed up across iCloud and Flickr. Everything else? 🤷‍♂️

Sep 9, 2023: I’m enjoying Kagi a lot. Am I seriously going to pay for a search engine? I’m not a normal internet user.

Sep 6, 2023: The Challenge of Podcast Discovery This article was originally written for the October 2022 edition of Hemispheric News, delivered as part of the Hemispheric Views podcast member bonus …

Sep 2, 2023: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, 2023 - ★★★★ Just love the animation style. So impressive.

Aug 30, 2023: I love international basketball. I like that every couple of years I see the Head Coaches of each nation, and I remember them only from the previous …

Aug 29, 2023: “Frugality, quite simply, is about choosing the things you love enough to spend extravagantly on—and then cutting costs mercilessly on the things you …

Aug 29, 2023: I’ve deactivated my LinkedIn profile and deleted all my social media apps (except Mona and Micro.blog). I’m done with big social media.

Aug 22, 2023: RIP Warnock and the Hollowing of the Tech Industry The passing of John Warnock brings to mind how few current tech “leaders” have technical prowess. Zuckerberg might be closest but he stole stuff to …

Aug 18, 2023: I know this is not a new insight, but the older I get the quicker life goes. Enjoy each moment because none of it lasts long.

Aug 11, 2023: I am so not ready to start my day.

Aug 8, 2023: This is a test post using Scribe, a web-based text editor for micro.blog, developed by @amit. He is continually making new and interesting projects. …

Aug 5, 2023: Three Years of Hemispheric Views Feedback Three Years of Hemispheric Views Feedback: 040 I am furious Andrew doesn’t use “Grand Canion” as a username everywhere because that is so fucking …

Aug 3, 2023: The Value of Rest This article was originally written for the September 2022 edition of Hemispheric News, delivered as part of the Hemispheric Views podcast member …

Jul 28, 2023: The best podcast you’ve never listened to is 3 years old! Happy birthday @HemisphericViews

Jul 25, 2023: The Bear is great television. 📺

Jul 17, 2023: No Meta apps (Instagram, Threads) load when IPv6 is enabled. Vanguard website doesn’t load when IPv6 is disabled. Argh.

Jul 15, 2023: Even when I’m not on Hemispheric Views, I’m on it. Episode 089

Jul 7, 2023: Week One Done & Finished With a Flourish Today I completed my first week at my new job. It’s been a whirlwind, but every day has been better than the previous one. It’s been so …

Jul 6, 2023: Browser-based Apps Just Aren't as Nice I can’t believe that 40 years of computer software design has led us to a world where we are all reliant on a range of entirely bespoke …

Jul 3, 2023: Half-way through the first day of a new job. It’s been a long time since I’ve had to go through the rigamarole of induction. 💼

Jun 28, 2023: Wordle 739 2/6 🟨🟩🟩⬜🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 It’s going to be a good day!

Jun 23, 2023: That feeling when you’re enjoying the job of being a basketball commentator. 🏀

Jun 14, 2023: When the struggle is real, a walk can be the remedy. 🚶🏼‍♂️

Jun 13, 2023: I’m liking Tinylytics - a new project from @vincent. Giving me what I want to know, and nothing more, about site stats for my micro.blog site.

Jun 11, 2023: Binance ordered out of Nigeria This could be a headline from The Onion. You know things are bad when Nigeria decides your business is too scammy to be allowed to operate in its …

Jun 11, 2023: Thinking about Slack’s fall from grace. Acquired by Salesforce. 🤮 Squeezed on the business side by Teams with typical Microsoft embrace, extend, …

Jun 10, 2023: Friendships make my heart sing.

Jun 9, 2023: Reddit is Enshittified Social Media Deathwatch II - Mark writes: When a site tells you they don’t want you using it, except by their captured clients, you should stop using …

Jun 8, 2023: Keane on the RBA's Approach to Inflation I’m happy to see pressure mounting on the RBA. Not so much even for the decision to lift rates, but on it’s myopic approach to analysis. …

Jun 8, 2023: Monetising Latent Skills Most people have a set of skills that aren’t monetised. These skills are often linked with hobbies or interests. Why don’t people make …

Jun 7, 2023: Oh no, now I’m going down a Safari versus Arc versus Vivaldi browser showdown rabbit hole. 🕳️🐇

Jun 7, 2023: Oh, is that all we have to do? More gold from the guy earning in excess of $900,000 per year from his one job. “People can cut back spending, and in …

Jun 6, 2023: Creating rice outline islands with my boys.

Jun 6, 2023: Neoliberalism Gives Again The “party” that is neoliberalism has been giving our society gift after gift. We’ve had corruption and self-interest at the highest …

Jun 6, 2023: So we are at the point where the feature update for macOS is… screensavers. Better for energy efficiency, and thus climate change, to simply …

Jun 5, 2023: Sick day. Watching episodes of Seinfeld.

Jun 5, 2023: I’ve discovered the music artist Jelly Roll. Really digging his sound. 🎵

Jun 5, 2023: It’s storming outside. I’m sick and don’t have a voice. Today’s Public Holiday is wasted on me. My boy wanted me to feel better so brought me …

Jun 4, 2023: Life admin takes up an inordinate amount of time, effort and resources. Problem with having a task manager is nothing ever gets lost in the mix. Full …

Jun 4, 2023: The Whale, 2022 - ★★★★ Incredible acting supported by great lighting and the 4:3 aspect ratio.

Jun 1, 2023: The Redeem Team, 2022 - ★★★½ Turns out I like Carmelo Anthony, even though he carved up Australia when playing for USA.

May 31, 2023: Arcadia June, the annual @HemisphericViews gaming event, is getting underway. Check out our launch video!

May 29, 2023: How the heck was this opening sequence from Apple 10 years ago? Feels like last week. via @jarrod

May 29, 2023: Where Have I Been? I think this list is complete, and compiled in no particular order. Thanks @manton for the inspiration. 🇮🇹 Italy 🇻🇦 Vatican City 🇫🇷 France 🇨🇭 …

May 27, 2023: Post-soccer hangs with The Booj.

May 26, 2023: Looking forward to commentating #NBL1 West action between Perth Redbacks and East Perth Eagles, streaming on Kayo Freebies tonight. 🏀 🎙️

May 25, 2023: My Favourite App — Not Spoiled in the Title This article was originally written for the August 2022 edition of Hemispheric News, delivered as part of the Hemispheric Views podcast member bonus …

May 22, 2023: What happened to Roam Research? For a while it was the talk of the internet. Has Obsidian entirely cut its lunch?

May 22, 2023: So it seems I will once again be addicted to a Zelda game. 🕹️

May 21, 2023: I watched Seinfeld S1E1. It holds up relatively well, apart from some of the stand-up bits that don’t factor in modern phone technology and riff …

May 21, 2023: Currently reading: Atomic Habits by James Clear 📚

May 19, 2023: Finished reading: The Tools by Phil Stutz 📚 As with any “self-help” book, application is the key. Interesting how in alignment with stoicism many of …

May 19, 2023: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, 2023 - ★★★½ I like that I don’t need to be an MCU nerd to enjoy this film. I didn’t like the music in this as much as the first two, but playing from a brown Zune …

May 18, 2023: Hemispheric Views 084 Discord voice messages are like a podcast in a podcast! Voyager crushed Eurovision, and you know it! Operation Employ Andrew is full steam ahead, and …

May 16, 2023: andrewcanion.com/cv

May 12, 2023: Everything is Going to Be Alright I was a young teenager in the early 1990s. My brother, 11 years my senior, had children early in his life. He would often come back to the family home …

May 12, 2023: Voyager just slayed at Eurovision! 🎶

May 11, 2023: andrewcanion.com/cv

May 10, 2023: Today it was confirmed that my current employment will end as of 30 June 2023. If anybody is looking for a person with broad knowledge and skills, get …

May 10, 2023: Currently reading: Top Five Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware 📚

May 5, 2023: In Hemispheric Views E083 I ask whether to mustache, or not to mustache. @Burk thinks Migration Assistant is fantastic. Do you have a series of items …

May 2, 2023: Hey @amit I have noticed my stats page seems a little broken - under-reporting my post volume. Just wondering if there might be a bug with the plugin?

May 2, 2023: Currently reading: The Tools by Phil Stutz 📚

Apr 26, 2023: This week in NBL1 West basketball I am commentating Perth Redbacks v Willetton Tigers (women and men). These games will be broadcast on Kayo Sports …

Apr 25, 2023: Once Again, I'm Asking You to Suggest a Note-taking App This article was originally written for the July 2022 edition of Hemispheric News, delivered as part of the Hemispheric Views podcast member bonus …

Apr 22, 2023: I’ve had doubts about this season of Ted Lasso but the Amsterdam episode is a welcome return to form. 📺

Apr 21, 2023: “There’s always been this myth that really neat, fun people at home all of [a] sudden get very dull and boring and serious when they come …

Apr 20, 2023: This special guest episode of Hemispheric Views features the wonderful Scot Hacker, author of The BeOS Bible. We talk about the past, present and …

Apr 18, 2023: Djeran is definitely my favourite season in Perth. Perfect amount of warmth, I’m not getting sunburnt, and relatively little wind. I love it.

Apr 18, 2023: I just became moustachioed!

Apr 15, 2023: I’ve liberated the archive of tweets from my @andrewcanion account, and set them free. Unfortunately the larger @canion archive remains on my …

Apr 11, 2023: The Super Mario Bros. Movie, 2023 - ★★½ Hits all the Mario tropes, and I got a few chuckles along the way. Mainly one for the kids, though.

Apr 7, 2023: Tomorrow I am flying to Karratha to commentate the NBL1 basketball game between Geraldton Buccaneers and Perth Redbacks. It will be streamed live at …

Apr 5, 2023: Air, 2023 - ★★½ A basketball movie about business - my kind of film! Would have benefited from some tighter editing, but it’s always a pleasure to watch Damon act.

Apr 5, 2023: I’ve been watching this video of hit songs via kottke. My two takeaways: the 1980s was the era of epic bangers, and strong sexual innuendo in …

Apr 4, 2023: Finished reading: The Dry by Jane Harper 📚 I ruined this excellent whodunnit mystery by taking far too long to read it. Shame on me.

Apr 4, 2023: Thank You for Smoking, 2005 - ★★★★ I was excited to rewatch this movie, until I saw the opening credits where both Elon Musk and Peter Thiel were listed as Executive Producers. Urgh.

Apr 2, 2023: Using an iPad in Centre Stage with a Studio Display is kind of compelling. I’ve just been bouncing between apps, servers, local servers, etc. With …

Mar 30, 2023: On the Hemispheric Views Discord I diagrammed my cable connections after my recent setup change. I thought it would be fun to post it here, as well.

Mar 26, 2023: New Mac Setups Today I restructured my computing setup. For about 2 years I’ve been running a MacBook Air M1 as a satellite device, keeping my 2019 Intel iMac …

Mar 25, 2023: My Intel iMac annoyed me one too many times. The closet/server M1 mac mini has been promoted to the production environment. Biggest loss? Going from …

Mar 24, 2023: Why do all modern washing machines have such obnoxious beepers?

Mar 22, 2023: The Love Punch, 2013 - ★ This was bad. What were the contract terms that got Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan on board?

Mar 22, 2023: Living, 2022 - ★★★★ A great reflection on what is truly important in life. Supported by great cinematography and the audio treatment of the dialogue is lovely.

Mar 20, 2023: Software Before Hardware This article was originally written for the June 2022 edition of Hemispheric News, delivered as part of the Hemispheric Views podcast member bonus …

Mar 16, 2023: I have the Brother HL-3170CDW laser printer. It prints. I like it. Nilay is right 🖨️

Mar 15, 2023: A Relationship Well-lived “So it goes” — Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five I met Hannah Beazley in 1999. We married on 19 March 2005. Innumerable highlights (and …

Mar 15, 2023: Did some window shopping at the Apple Store yesterday.

Mar 14, 2023: Listening to In Rainbows by Radiohead while drinking expensive whisky. What a life. 🎵🌈🥃

Mar 14, 2023: canion dot blog slash save @HemisphericViews

Mar 12, 2023: I’ve had a music evening. I love these nights. Ranged across Jónsi, R.E.M., Sloan, Dolly Parton, and Toby Martin, to name a few. 🎶

Mar 10, 2023: I am enjoying reading The Daily Stoic each morning as a devotional. Today, this resonated.

Mar 8, 2023: My nephew Alex Canion doing media on ABC News. His band Voyager are going to be playing Eurovision in a couple of months!

Mar 5, 2023: Perth today feels as though it’s the end of summer and perhaps an early end to Bunuru season. It wasn’t warm enough to swim today. …

Mar 5, 2023: Photoblogging Challenge Day 5: tile

Mar 4, 2023: Bohemian Rhapsody, 2018 - ★★★★ Watched on Friday March 3, 2023.

Mar 4, 2023: Currently reading: The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday 📚

Mar 3, 2023: Parenting a son with autism is hard. The thunderstorms of rage pass, but lightning is fired from the maelstrom in the moment.

Feb 26, 2023: My reward for mowing the lawn.

Feb 24, 2023: Bed Update 🛏️: I appreciate all the thoughts and suggestions. I went with the expensive, local-manufactured option. Supporting Western Australian …

Feb 24, 2023: The Edit of Hemispheric Views 078 Here is a screenshot of the edit for Hemispheric Views episode 078. Six audio tracks in play. Lots of edits and adjustments. Ferrite by WoojiJuice …

Feb 23, 2023: In Andrew’s exciting world today, he does online shopping for bed frames. Does he buy the cheap one? Does he take the risk of entering the second-hand …

Feb 19, 2023: The @hemisphericviews Discord server is my happy place. I love the wonderful community that has formed there.

Feb 15, 2023: The choreography of this entire NFL Half-time show was incredible.

Jan 23, 2023: I’m enjoying the app Structured as a corollary of OmniFocus and a calendar. It is allowing me to fine-tune my day.

Jan 23, 2023: This is why I make podcasts. Quote is from Kurt Vonnegut, via Do the Work by @rishabh

Jan 20, 2023: My Mom sent me this quote. Much appreciated right now.

Jan 18, 2023: Paddington 2, 2017 - ★★★★ Absolute heart warmer of a movie. I love it.

Jan 17, 2023: Finished reading: Relationship Reset by Lissy Abrahams 📚

Jan 17, 2023: Finished reading: Belong by Radha Agrawal 📚

Jan 17, 2023: Finished reading: Disentangle by Nancy L. Johnston 📚. This book has taught me things I didn’t realise were a thing.

Jan 15, 2023: Finished reading: The Anxiety Handbook by Calistoga Press 📚

Jan 15, 2023: Currently reading: The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday 📚. I am hoping I will be able to read this each day this year. I need to escape the mental health …

Jan 14, 2023: Stutz, 2022 - ★★★★ Me bring me, I wanted more technical details of application.

Jan 11, 2023: The Menu, 2022 - ★★★★ A gastronomical delight, with acting to die for.

Jan 10, 2023: Depression is a right bastard. ☹️

Jan 6, 2023: Hustle, 2022 - ★★★½ I’m old so I liked cameos by old guys. But this is a movie for the next gen, with a solid development montage.

Jan 5, 2023: I’m contemplating a career change - or at least a new job. Is there anybody out there that might be interested in having a conversation?

Jan 4, 2023: Today I learned that Siri can identify buffalo grass with its machine learning.

Jan 3, 2023: Uncle Buck, 1989 - ★★ It’s pretty bad, but it still an iconic 80s movie.

Jan 3, 2023: It was wonderful to have a conversation with @heyscottyj today. Another cool friendship in the making.

Jan 3, 2023: I’m trialling Raycast (again 🙄) as a possible replacement for Launchbar.

Jan 2, 2023: Harry Froling has nothing on Nick Tan!

Jan 2, 2023: My App Toolkit 2023 At the beginning of 2023, an update to my 2020 post about my App Toolkit. It is still overflowing with tools, although I think it’s in better …

Jan 2, 2023: Does anybody know what has become of @smokey - no activity for a couple of years on any of his sites.

Jan 1, 2023: My favourite tree.

Jan 1, 2023: I’m going through a tough time. Day One has been a blessing to capture thoughts, feelings and emotions. The subscription is worth every cent.

Dec 31, 2022: Finished reading: A Guide for Grown-ups by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 📚

Dec 30, 2022: Microsoft Authenticator will no longer work on Apple Watch. I use this feature every single day. 😖

Dec 28, 2022: Strange World, 2022 - ★★½ A story of climate change wrapped up in some impressive animation and characters that I didn’t warm to.

Dec 24, 2022: Die Hard, 1988 - ★★★★½ Now I have a 64-bit computer. Ho Ho Ho.

Dec 24, 2022: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, 1992 - ★★½ 1992 really seems a different era, back when you could board a plane because you assumed your parents were on it. Slapstick cruelty is still fun, …

Dec 22, 2022: Books of 2022 I’ve not done so great on book reading this year. The list looks a little thin!

Dec 20, 2022: Oiling the Deck There are some household jobs that I procrastinate over. Oiling the deck is a new one I can add to the list. Our deck was installed a couple of years …

Dec 18, 2022: You Always Own Your Blog My Blog, My Home - Geoff Graham: That’s why I love my website. It’s apolitical. It can’t be bought by a billionaire (maybe). It doesn’t care when I …

Dec 17, 2022: Swearing in of Hannah Beazley MLA as Parliamentary Secretary Earlier I posted how happy I was that my wife, Hannah Beazley MLA had been made Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Emergency Services; …

Dec 17, 2022: Stephen Hackett on "Really Specific Stories" My friend and Hemispheric Views co-host Martin Feld continues to bring incredible guests to his interview show, Really Specific Stories. This week he …

Dec 16, 2022: Another average day in Perth.

Dec 16, 2022: On Episode 073 of @hemisphericviews I talk about shoutouts.lol by @vincent

Dec 16, 2022: Hemispheric Views 073 Hemispheric Views 073: I Can Delete You from this Note!: In the second to last episode for 2022: I have a big shoutout for Monster Cables. …

Dec 14, 2022: My 11 year old kid woke me up to watch the World Cup (3am). It’s half time and I might go back to bed. ⚽️

Dec 13, 2022: Congratulations to my Wife, Hannah Beazley MLA New McGowan Cabinet Ministers elected: Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton and South West MLC Jackie Jarvis will be sworn in as Cabinet Ministers tomorrow, …

Dec 13, 2022: Quality Tech Support from Indie Mac Developers How good is the Mac indie developer community? Caddyshack Good GIFfrom Caddyshack GIFs I have been a long-time user of the SearchLink service …

Dec 11, 2022: I got a new pair of glasses a couple of days ago. They’re playing havoc with the muscles of my left eye. It’s early so I guess I wait a …

Dec 11, 2022: I taught Benji how sports brackets work. Now he is building his own World Cup version. 😍🥰🤩⚽️

Dec 10, 2022: Elvis, 2022 - ★★★½ A wonderful telling of the bastardry of Colonel Parker.

Dec 9, 2022: I’ve disabled cross-posting from micro.blog to mastodon. Going to try letting each be its own thing.

Dec 9, 2022: Ferrite 3 Ferrite 3: Ferrite 3 offers an enhanced, modernised UI all across the app. I couldn’t edit Hemispheric Views without Ferrite. Believe me, I tried. …

Dec 7, 2022: On one of Jack Baty’s blogs, I saw a reference to neofetch. It doesn’t do a lot, but it looks pretty. I’ve run it on my three …

Dec 7, 2022: Casey Liss on Really Specific Stories My friend and Hemispheric Views co-host Martin Feld continues to build his other excellent podcast, Really Specific Stories. The latest episode …

Dec 6, 2022: This is a post mentioning @vincent to help him test @gluon

Dec 4, 2022: Excuse me @rosemaryorchard - are you still developing When.Works? Does it work?

Dec 4, 2022: I’ve cancelled my Fantastical subscription that expires in March 2023. My need for the bookings service may be declining. That, plus their price …

Dec 3, 2022: Poor USA. The goalie has been poorly treated by his defenders. ⚽️

Dec 3, 2022: The Fantastical price increase is a bummer, because it’s a double whammy for me as an Australian user. Our weakened exchange rate multiplies the scale …

Dec 2, 2022: Spirited, 2022 - ★★★½ I don’t like musicals but I liked this movie.

Dec 2, 2022: Oh no, I’m going down a TaskPaper rabbit hole.

Dec 2, 2022: Thanks, Medibank data breach. I really appreciate you holding onto my details as an ex-customer, allowing it to be shared on the dark web following …

Dec 2, 2022: Is This Thing On? A mini-revival of an old favourite.

Dec 1, 2022: Human-sized Services My friend Adam at omg.lol is building another special surprise for his customers. I have taken the pre-alpha version for a spin: A Weblog · …

Dec 1, 2022: My mental health energy meter is reading at about 3% today. Can we shut it down today and reconvene tomorrow? 🪫

Nov 30, 2022: Web App Barbarians This article was originally written for the April 2022 edition of Hemispheric News, delivered as part of the Hemispheric Views podcast member bonus …

Nov 30, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 30: I am having to watch online cybersecurity safety training videos. They suck, and the questions at the end are poorly …

Nov 30, 2022: Embedding Toots in a Blog Post Sometimes I ask dumb questions: Sometimes, kind people humour me: Thank you, @jameskoole@indieweb.social

Nov 30, 2022: I can’t sleep so I’m reading my book, Principles. I’m at the section where there are glowing references to amazing …

Nov 29, 2022: We Need a New Approach to Social Platforms The Elon-gate’d Man | Jared White: Jared White mounts a solid argument as to where we have gone wrong with big tech celebrity, and talks about how me …

Nov 29, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 29: Is it wrong that I’m waiting for our fish to die? I don’t want to kill them, but if they were to not make it …

Nov 29, 2022: A reminder that now is a great time to sign up to @hemisphericviews at One Prime Plus Dot Com to take advantage of our version of Black Friday/Cyber …

Nov 28, 2022: When considering investing time and effort into a service, check to see whether it is VC funded. If it is, keep in mind that they are more interested …

Nov 28, 2022: I may need a note taking/writing app intervention.

Nov 28, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 28: I loathe the current trend towards the mullet haircut. Wasn’t good in the 80’s, isn’t good now.

Nov 27, 2022: I’d forgotten how enjoyable World Cup Soccer (Football) can be. Morocco beat Belgium, 2-0. Amazing. ⚽️

Nov 27, 2022: We set the Christmas tree up today and in doing so crossed some sort of kid threshold. This year, our boys actually helped setup and decorate the …

Nov 27, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 27: I had to work hard to find the motivation to put up the Christmas tree. Didn’t I just take it down a couple of …

Nov 26, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 26: I have made a commitment to not use Twitter while it is owned by Elon Musk.

Nov 26, 2022: I’ve figured out why Australia doesn’t have Thanksgiving. It’s celebrated on a Thursday, which would mean our entire country would …

Nov 26, 2022: Currently reading: Principles by Ray Dalio 📚

Nov 25, 2022: Seems host nation Qatar will be out of the World Cup. If this were basketball, I’d say “ball don’t lie”. Some degree of justice delivered for the …

Nov 25, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 25: Completing a microblogvember post everyday this month has almost become ritual at this point.

Nov 24, 2022: I'm Out on Twitter 🫡 “The standard you walk past, is the standard you accept.” — Lieutenant General David Lindsay Morrison AO Upon reflection, I have …

Nov 24, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 24: As I get older the challenge to retain my hair becomes greater.

Nov 23, 2022: Lunch date at Parliament House, with Hannah and, uh, Benji’s lion.

Nov 23, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 23: With the doom of Twitter, I have enjoyed being able to focus on a daily update of my micro.blog site — this content I …

Nov 22, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 22: When I was a kid I would constantly have a graze somewhere on my body. Fortunately, I survived.

Nov 21, 2022: Should I Mix Up My Approach to RSS? I’ve always been an RSS completionist. Since the days of Bloglines, which was before Google Reader. I have a few hundred feeds and I work …

Nov 21, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 21: It is late November and our swimming pool is still as cold as ice. I don’t like it.

Nov 20, 2022: Tipped 100% for this round of #NBL23. Thanks Shaun Bruce of Sydney Kings for knocking down the end game triple to steal that one.

Nov 20, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 20: As a parent, I find I have to repeat myself quite often.

Nov 20, 2022: Recent events have almost — but not quite — destroyed musk sticks for me.

Nov 20, 2022: Welcome New Micro Bloggers It’s good to see new accounts and activity on micro.blog. I hope a reasonable proportion stick around. The best thing to remember about micro.blog is …

Nov 19, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 19: I used to read a novel quite regularly. Nowadays, I still read a lot, but it’s mostly short-form articles and …

Nov 19, 2022: Musk Has Destroyed His Own Mythos Ed Zitron has published “The Fraudulent King”, a marvellous explainer on the latest happenings at Twitter, but at the same time, outlined …

Nov 19, 2022: With all the Twitter stuff, can we please get one more season of Silicon Valley?

Nov 19, 2022: Why have I woken at 5am? It’s Saturday! 😩

Nov 18, 2022: It is amazing how quickly @neatnik can roll out a new feature. His opt-in address directory at omg.lol was an idea I threw out during …

Nov 18, 2022: If anybody finds Instagram isn’t loading on wifi, try disabling IPv6. That worked for me with my Eero 6. This will please my wife.

Nov 18, 2022: This sounds frightfully Trumpian: In a tweet Thursday evening, Musk said: “The best people are staying, so I’m not super worried.” Source: Hundreds …

Nov 18, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 18: I’ve knocked off 18 consecutive microblogvember posts. I will not tire before I reach 30.

Nov 18, 2022: Twitter Circling the Bowl as Employees Leave Elon Musk walked into Twitter HQ carrying a sink; in hindsight it should have been a toilet, because Twitter is now circling the bowl. Elon Musk eases …

Nov 17, 2022: Adam Newbold of omg.lol returns to Hemispheric Views E071 to discuss recent developments. I roll up my sleeves to offer some top-tier business advice …

Nov 17, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 17: What exactly is a barrel of laughs, anyway? Were laughs once packaged in a barrel for easy transportation? I don’t …

Nov 16, 2022: Watching the Artemis I launch - T-7 minutes. 🚀

Nov 16, 2022: Twitter News: Don't Criticise the Owner (But the Owner can Criticise You) Musk fires Twitter engineers after critical posts on Twitter and Slack: Musk had already tweeted Monday that he had fired at least one engineer who …

Nov 16, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 16: Every sports team needs a franchise player to be truly successful. At the moment, for the Perth Wildcats, that guy is …

Nov 15, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 15: Barenaked Ladies have a song entitled Aluminium on their album Everything to Everyone. It address the pronunciation …

Nov 14, 2022: Summer is gradually returning.

Nov 14, 2022: I’ve been comparing two Read-it-Later services, Omnivore and Matter. Omnivore had the head start with earlier integration with Logseq but now …

Nov 14, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 14: It will be fascinating to see how Twitter evolves and if all the people and organisations who decided to leave, stay …

Nov 13, 2022: Own Your Content (A Reprise) Precisely two years ago today, I wrote this, in the context of Instagram.Blog of Drew - Own Your Content: A personal website and domain name remains …

Nov 13, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 13: My first experience with the game Deathloop left me unimpressed but after playing some more I may have to adjust my …

Nov 12, 2022: Shooting Hoops Recently we have installed a cool basketball hoop in our front yard, ostensibly for our kids to play as they grow into their teenage and teenage …

Nov 12, 2022: Micro.blog has changed my life trajectory. It has given me connections with a range of people across the Internet. Without micro.blog, I would not …

Nov 12, 2022: One thing the whole Twitter saga has done is re-energised my use of my own blog, as well as getting into Mastodon. Happy with the changes and …

Nov 12, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 12: I have a suspicion that things at Twitter are going to get worse before they get better. If they get better.

Nov 11, 2022: Sorry, Crypto Bros Molly White, reporting on her brilliant site tracking all the happenings in the crypto/NFT world. FTX files for bankruptcy, Sam Bankman-Fried resigns: …

Nov 11, 2022: So uh, is Twitter Blue no longer available for purchase? Just when I thought things couldn’t get crazier over there.

Nov 11, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 11: I am happy about having shoutouts to display on my blog’s homepage.

Nov 11, 2022: More news from the front. Grey “official” check marks are back. Yes, Elon killed them yesterday. Now he has revived them. This isn’t hard to follow at …

Nov 11, 2022: Twitter Loses Executives So the Twitter executives responsible for selling ads and ensuring trust and safety have both left the company. You would think they’d be kind …

Nov 10, 2022: The Twitter News Cycle Moves Fast Not even a day, and there’s a new item of craziness I can add to my earlier list. Elon Musk's First Email to Twitter Staff Ends Work from Home - …

Nov 10, 2022: With a massive thanks to @vincent I’ve got his new shoutouts.lol platform running on the homepage of my blog. I’m still tweaking the look …

Nov 10, 2022: Fun and Games at Twitter Update 10 November: Now Elon is requiring employees to work at least 40 hours per week in the office. Twitter is a clown show. But I have an …

Nov 10, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 10: My father-in-law was once Australia’s Minister for Defence. My father was an Anglican minister. Separation of …

Nov 9, 2022: The Great Correction? Are we now experiencing “the great correction” in the tech world? Meta has announced layoffs of 11,000, we just had now privately-owned …

Nov 9, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 9: After virtually no sleep last night, I am certain to sleep well this evening.

Nov 9, 2022: You Get a Checkmark, and You Get a Checkmark! Update, 10 November: Now the official checkmark has been unrolled out. You couldn’t make this stuff up. Twitter’s solution for ruining …

Nov 9, 2022: This past night I slept for about 90 minutes. Today is going to be so much fun…

Nov 8, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 8: I truly hope that Australia reaches consensus regarding the need for — and value of — an indigenous voice to Parliament.

Nov 7, 2022: This submarine cable map is really cool!

Nov 7, 2022: I’ve set up shoutouts.lol by @vincent. For now it is running as the opening entry at canion.me or specifically at canion.me/shout-out… …

Nov 7, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 7: With the amount of time spent in Microsoft Teams, surely I have gained enough insight for a single work day.

Nov 6, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 6: I went on a roller coaster today. I’m too old for it. But I heard the echo of screams while riding.

Nov 5, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 5: Today I am exempt from making lunch.

Nov 4, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 4: After two weeks of solo parenting, I look with admiration upon all those who do it alone full-time.

Nov 3, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 3: I’m so old. I’ve had a license to drive a car for 28 years. I still remember driving myself to school for the …

Nov 2, 2022: I got myself a new avatar! Thank you nanayudhistira2.

Nov 2, 2022: I see that @dave has created Feedland. I’m having trouble grokking it - or maybe I’m over-thinking. It grabs RSS feeds and presents a …

Nov 2, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 2: My coffee shop sandwich was de-contented. It was definitely not a feast. Guess that’s one way to defy rising cost …

Nov 1, 2022: Business Basics and Twitter Acquisitions Can Elon Musk Make the Math Work on Owning Twitter? It’s Dicey. - The New York Times: Last year, Twitter’s interest expense was about $50 million. …

Nov 1, 2022: I have added rel="me" links on my various websites so they each vouch for one another that they’re all related to me.

Nov 1, 2022: I am grateful not to be working in an office, where I have to pretend to care about the Melbourne Cup. That stupid horse race has ruined so many of my …

Nov 1, 2022: Microblogvember 2022, Day 1. I need to figure out how to rediscover my motivation for work. Been feeling meh these past few days.

Nov 1, 2022: Trick or Treat! Happy Halloween.

Oct 31, 2022: Having a night where I can’t fall asleep. Then I start thinking about not getting enough sleep, and start calculating how little sleep I am going to …

Oct 30, 2022: I’m having a lot of fun with Mastodon tonight. I’ve joined the server hosted by @neatnik. My username is @andrew@social.lol

Oct 30, 2022: Okay @maique I’m at the point where I feel I need a cute avatar like all the cool kids. What was the name of the guy who did yours, how much did …

Oct 29, 2022: What kind of bizarre inception moment is it when you follow your own micro.blog account via Mastodon? I have done it. 😵‍💫

Oct 29, 2022: The Book Thief, 2013 - ★★½ Watched on Saturday October 29, 2022.

Oct 25, 2022: It’s macOS and iPadOS release day and I’ve updated nothing. That is a first for me!

Oct 23, 2022: At @HemisphericViews we finished our One Prime Plus member re-watch of Severance Season 1. It’s been a fun opportunity for @martinfeld, @Burk …

Oct 20, 2022: Planning on Paper? Finished reading: The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran 📚 After reading this I’ve pulled out a hard copy Best Self journal my wife bought me a …

Oct 20, 2022: Lactose free coffee is a bit gross. Not sure it’s worth it.

Oct 18, 2022: It’s terrible when you order a takeaway coffee and it’s still almost too hot to drink 25 minutes later.

Oct 14, 2022: Perth RAC Arena at 7:33pm. Perth Wildcats lost to Melbourne United, 81-84. I was invited to attend and sit court side by a Patreon supporter of my …

Oct 13, 2022: I have two podcasts, both of which I think are pretty great. As always with podcasts, however, achieving discovery by a wider audience is the greatest …

Oct 11, 2022: If you’re looking for 5 minutes of fun, have a listen to the Cappuccino Corner chapter in Episode 68 of Hemispheric Views. I promise you will be …

Oct 10, 2022: I took one last BeReal photo, and deleted the app.

Oct 10, 2022: With my employer making it harder to login from multiple devices, I’ve had to go searching for a web-based cross-platform text sync program. …

Oct 10, 2022: Secret Headquarters, 2022 - ★½ I watched it with kids. Even they got bored.

Oct 6, 2022: Guest Appearance: Throwback Hoops Episode 46 I was welcomed as a guest on the podcast/YouTube show “Throwback Hoops” Episode 46 to talk Australian basketball. We covered women’s …

Oct 4, 2022: Fall, 2022 - ★★★½ A nice amount of nervous tension in this one.

Oct 2, 2022: I remember as a kid sitting in the backseat of our car. I can place exactly which road I was on. I was calculating how old I would be when the year …

Oct 1, 2022: Fun with DALL-E: “A painting of a middle-aged white man creating a podcast about basketball.”

Sep 30, 2022: Ferris Bueller's Day Off, 1986 - ★★★★★ Watching this with my kids for the first time. It's such an awesome movie. But Rooney is not the old man I remember him being! John Hughes was a …

Sep 28, 2022: I Hate Entropy This article was originally written for the March 2022 edition of Hemispheric News, delivered as part of the Hemispheric Views podcast member bonus …

Sep 27, 2022: Jurassic World Dominion, 2022 - ★ This was so boring, derivative, and I didn’t appreciate the Indiana Jones rip-off moments.

Sep 27, 2022: Semi-Pro, 2008 - ★★★ It’s fun, but it’s not the best basketball movie.

Sep 26, 2022: The Jurassic Park Lego exhibition put on by Brickman is epic.

Sep 23, 2022: 8 days of basketball, 15 games, 8 podcasts, 2 silly videos, many conversations with basketball people, countless Twitter updates. The NBL Blitz in …

Sep 23, 2022: Making this parody video was hilarious.

Sep 22, 2022: I would consider this grammar a bug in iOS 16. Anybody else agree?

Sep 22, 2022: While at the NBL Blitz, Nick and I made a parody video of this South East Melbourne Phoenix inside look video. We had fun with it. 📹

Sep 21, 2022: Just a metre away from a crocodile. No big deal. 😬🐊

Sep 20, 2022: Today at the NBL Blitz I’m cross-promoting @hemisphericviews 🏀 🎙️

Sep 20, 2022: Suburban Darwin needs to lift its coffee game.

Sep 17, 2022: That Thing You Do!, 1996 - ★★ I’m watching this movie 30 years from when it was made, which is the same amount of time between when it was made and the time it was portraying.

Sep 16, 2022: NBL Blitz Day 1 I am in Darwin this week as the National Basketball League is holding its pre-season Blitz tournament. All 10 teams competing to win the …

Sep 12, 2022: Our clothes dryer died today. Repair guy isn’t available to the end of the month. Of course, now it’s raining.

Sep 11, 2022: Hotham Valley Steam Train. 🚂

Sep 10, 2022: Professional Realism - I'm Not Who I Was Tonight I have been noodling around on LinkedIn. It’s the curse of working in our current world, that I must maintain a LinkedIn account. The …

Sep 9, 2022: This is the first day of my life in which Queen Elizabeth is not with us. As an Australian I’m a firm believer that our country should become a …

Sep 8, 2022: Is this the last night that Australia has Elizabeth II as its Monarch? She’s had an amazing run.

Sep 8, 2022: Things got a bit crazy for E066 of Hemispheric Views. We struggled to keep to the script, and it was mainly my fault. @HemisphericViews @Burk …

Sep 7, 2022: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 2005 - ★★½ Watched on Wednesday September 7, 2022.

Sep 5, 2022: Once again I’ve decommissioned the Logitech MX Master 3 mouse and Logi Options+ in favour of the Razer mouse supported by razer-macos drivers …

Sep 3, 2022: Like You – A Mindfulness Podcast for Kids If you have kids, you and they might enjoy the wonderful Like You – A Mindfulness Podcast for Kids. I’ve been a Patreon supporter for almost as …

Sep 2, 2022: 3D Impression of Tokyo's Subway System This 3D Version of Tokyo's Subway System Looks Like a Labyrinth of Roller Coasters: …by creating a 3D model of Tokyo’s tangled subway system, …

Sep 2, 2022: Ali, 2001 - ★★ The movie needed a more forceful editor.

Aug 29, 2022: The latest episode of Hemispheric Views One Prime Plus is something else. Ostensibly we discuss our experience with the new browser, Arc, but we …

Aug 29, 2022: I’ve never been able to achieve blue-tick status on the bird site, but @neatnik at omg.lol has blessed me with his blue tick. Also, you should …

Aug 29, 2022: macOS Content Caching Fails to Propogate Security Updates Last Week on My Mac: Security updates are down again – The Eclectic Light Company: Howard Oakley is doing an amazing job at diagnosing and bringing to …

Aug 29, 2022: Email is not a messaging platform. Load the email app a couple of times a day, write and respond, and shut it down.

Aug 28, 2022: I’ve been monkeying around with websites. Of course I managed to break something. Does anybody know how to configure DNS such that it will …

Aug 27, 2022: Top Gun: Maverick, 2022 - ★★★★ Watched on Friday August 26, 2022.

Aug 26, 2022: My young fella performed at school assembly today. They rocked out to a song about adjectives!

Aug 25, 2022: Thanks to Howard Oakley’s article Has Apple fixed recent Software Update problems? – The Eclectic Light Company I can confirm that no, …

Aug 24, 2022: Great episode of Really Specific Stories podcast with @manton hosted by @martinfeld

Aug 23, 2022: Choosing a Twitter Client This article was originally written for the February 2022 edition of Hemispheric News, delivered as part of the Hemispheric Views podcast member bonus …

Aug 21, 2022: Adventures in SoftRAID I’ve had an adventure with my OWC Thunderbay 4-disk drive array this week. I’ve emerged the other side, ultimately unscathed, but the …

Aug 15, 2022: A photo from Yardie Creek during our recent break in Exmouth, Western Australia.

Aug 15, 2022: Lightyear, 2022 - ★★★½ Incredible animation and a non-stop action adventure, with just enough Pixar feels added.

Aug 13, 2022: It is wonderful to be attending the Basketball WA Awards with my wife Hannah Beazley MLA.

Aug 12, 2022: I am loving Arc Browser, and I’m not even using the fancy “new” stuff it contains. Just it as a browser is a great experience.

Aug 12, 2022: The Rescue, 2021 - ★★★★ An incredible story well told.

Aug 7, 2022: I’m not an academic but that is not stopping me from futzing around with Zotero.

Aug 4, 2022: Enjoying a holiday read. A View to Die For by @cheri

Aug 2, 2022: Finished reading: The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande 📚 I didn’t want a story justifying the use of checklists; I wanted a book providing a …

Aug 1, 2022: Still Loving Logseq My love affair with Logseq continues unabated. I enjoy using the software - even through the weird and buggy bits. There is an immediacy to it that I …

Jul 28, 2022: In E063 of @hemisphericviews we talk to @ericmwalk to find out how he is so good at Arcadia. Plus we pontificate profusely pertaining to Podcasting …

Jul 26, 2022: I made a caraway seed cake. When I was a schoolboy, my Mom would sometimes make one of these during the day. When I got home we would eat it alongside …

Jul 26, 2022: Scotty Jackson has been working hard and putting up with my bug reports regarding his Shortcut to create a daily note in Agenda with links to calendar …

Jul 22, 2022: Today I had a conversation with a magpie. 🐧

Jul 19, 2022: Why’s everybody talking about Obsidian? Loqseq is where it’s at! I’m digging it.

Jul 14, 2022: Minions: The Rise of Gru, 2022 - ★★ A few light-hearted moments scattered amongst a sea of meh.

Jul 13, 2022: Top Gun: Maverick, 2022 - ★★★★ Massive fan service and I’m here for it.

Jul 12, 2022: Logging into Agenda.app with Shortcuts I’ve been getting back into Agenda as a work diary and daily tracker. The app is brought to a new level of usefulness thanks to the ingenuity of …

Jul 11, 2022: I’ve discovered another Read-it-Later service, Omnivore. Hard to find out much more about it though - has anybody else heard of it?

Jul 11, 2022: Big, 1988 - ★★★ Watched on Sunday July 10, 2022.

Jul 10, 2022: Console Games are Fun; Mobile Ones Aren't Matt Birchler writing on his blog makes a succinct point. Mobile games are a shit industry with shit companies making shit games that don’t exist to …

Jul 10, 2022: I hate knee bursitis or whatever worse thing is going on with my ageing joints. One small jump today led to immediate chronic pain after suffering …

Jul 9, 2022: Me in 1 Chart After listening to myself interviewed by Martin Feld on Really Specific Stories I started thinking about the strange mixture of interests I have. For …

Jul 7, 2022: I’ve built my own Hello page riffing on Alastair Johnson’s idea.

Jul 4, 2022: Finished reading: The Profit Paradox by Jan Eeckhout 📚 It took me a long time to finish because I put it down halfway through and left it for a while. …

Jul 3, 2022: I’m seriously addicted to Halo Infinite on Xbox. I love the open world approach to the game.

Jun 30, 2022: Look at that - a new episode has dropped! Hemispheric Views 061: Bullet Point Out Of Context!

Jun 30, 2022: This is a quick post using Quill which I vaguely remember seeing before, but which I was reminded about by @gabz at What is my process or workflow?. …

Jun 29, 2022: I bought a discounted year of Agenda.app. I owned it a couple of years ago, but moved onto Craft. I still think Craft is better, but I can’t resist a …

Jun 27, 2022: Stopped to make sure old mate wasn’t about to crash into my car in the parking lot as he was having a rough time steering into a bay. He missed …

Jun 25, 2022: For all the things my country gets wrong - and we get a lot wrong - today I’m even more appreciative of being an Australian. Our governance …

Jun 24, 2022: I can’t believe Roe v Wade has been overturned. What is going on in the USA? I don’t understand extremist conservative thinking.

Jun 23, 2022: Finished Obi Wan Kenobi. It does a really great job bringing insight to the characters we know and love, while maintaining the feeling of something at …

Jun 20, 2022: Palmer, 2021 - ★★★★★ A tender and touching story of parenting and caring.

Jun 19, 2022: Great Writing About a Not Great President Maureen Dowd: Donald Trump, American Monster Shelley’s monster, unlike ours, has self-awareness and a reason to wreak havoc. He knows how to feel …

Jun 18, 2022: COVID Day 4 Day 4 of COVID has seen me sleep for 14 hours and wake with a sore throat, aches and a pounding head. During the night I had the experience that I …

Jun 17, 2022: If I were to describe how COVID feels, I would say: “Imagine if your body - inside and out - were made up of jigsaw puzzle pieces. Then take …

Jun 16, 2022: I Care a Lot, 2020 - ★★½ Started off great. I would have preferred a different ending.

Jun 14, 2022: COVID has finally found me. Now let’s see what sort of defence this triple-vax has delivered me.

Jun 10, 2022: I’ve been having all sorts of problems with my DNS and NextDNS. After many rabbitholes, I found it stemmed back to my originating DNS provider, …

Jun 6, 2022: Meeting Australia’s New Prime Minister Yesterday we attended an event in South Perth with Australia’s new Prime Minister, The Hon Anthony Albanese MP. It was an opportunity for him to …

Jun 5, 2022: Battleship, 2012 - ★★½ Based on the game Battleship? Seriously? The first third of the movie was good, the rest not so much.

Jun 3, 2022: I’ve decided to make my various referral codes and affiliate links more accessible, and have added it to the navigation bar of my micro.blog …

May 31, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 Day 31: endurance (@uncertainquark)

May 30, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 Day 30: fish (@thedimpause)

May 29, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 Day 29: stripes (@CTD)

May 28, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 Day 28: fair (@odd)

May 27, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 Day 27: written (@sylvia)

May 26, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 Day 26: schedule (@canion)

May 25, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 Day 25: mountain (@Miraz)

May 24, 2022: A replica of the classic iTunes MiniPlayer to control Apple Music on modern macOS.Source: Music MiniPlayer for macOS This looks fun!

May 24, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 Day 24: intricate (@uncertainquark)

May 23, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 Day 23: plain (@CTD)

May 22, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 Day 22: textile (@stevelloyd)

May 22, 2022: A great day for Australian politics.

May 21, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 Day 21: symmetry (@amit)

May 21, 2022: 1917, 2019 - ★★★★ A powerful movie showing the futility of war and the ability of people to push on.

May 20, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 Day 20: beverage (@bobwertz)

May 19, 2022: In Hemispheric Views 58, I wrestle with the true nature of my business, Martin bids farewell to iPods (but keeps buying them) and Jason reviews a …

May 19, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 Day 19: indulgence (@sylvia)

May 18, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 Day 18: random (@JohnPhilpin)

May 17, 2022: A dark and stormy night. Lightning everywhere.

May 17, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 Day 17: hold (@dwalbert)

May 16, 2022: I love full moon nights where I can look outside and still see everything clearly. It’s an underrated benefit of having a life on Earth.

May 16, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 Day 16: time (@rknightuk)

May 16, 2022: Rebuilding Drafts I’ve been a long-time user of Drafts, but my subscription is due to expire next month and I have been thinking that I’d let it go. …

May 15, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 Day 15: clouds (@klandwehr)

May 15, 2022: After talking with @Burk I’ve been re-inspired with Drafts. I’ve streamlined my Actions to make the app more approachable. Actual use …

May 14, 2022: This Redbacks v Cougars game was a fun one to call. The game featured a bit of everything. I am loving doing NBL1 commentary this season!

May 14, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 Day 14: fence (@val)

May 13, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 Day 13: community (@crossingthethreshold)

May 12, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 Day 12: tranquility (@vincent)

May 11, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 Day 11: maroon (@rom)

May 10, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 Day 10: pot (@warner)

May 10, 2022: We aim to keep Hemispheric Views podcast to around 45 minutes in length. We’re nailing it! Check out all the stats of the show 🎙

May 9, 2022: Homebrew This article was originally written for the December 2021 edition of Hemispheric News, delivered as part of the Hemispheric Views podcast member bonus …

May 9, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 Day 9: bloom (@thedimpause)

May 8, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 Day 8: union (@odd)

May 7, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 day 7: park @dejus

May 6, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 day 6: silhouette @otaviocc

May 5, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 day 5: Earth @dfj

May 5, 2022: Knowledge Management: A Fool’s Errand? CJ Eller – @cjeller on micro.blog – had a take on Personal Knowledge Management that resonated with me, in his articleGarbage Heap: I’ve …

May 4, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 day 4: thorny @ronguest

May 3, 2022: Finished the first three episodes of Shining Girls on AppleTV+. That service is really delivering quality content; firing on all cylinders. Netflix …

May 3, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 day 3: experimental (my prompt!)

May 3, 2022: Knotwords is a fun game. It has that classic Zach Gage vibe to it.

May 2, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 day 2: photo @agilelisa

May 1, 2022: Micro.blog photo challenge 📷 day 1: switch @ridwan

May 1, 2022: Hello @Burk - your username is capital. That’s odd.

Apr 30, 2022: Our One Prime Plus members have received their bonus episode! @hemisphericviews @martinfeld @burk

Apr 28, 2022: Is Discord the New Online Meeting Place? With the probable demise of Twitter, it will join other social networks that have already met their demise (MySpace, Facebook, Instagram) with me, I …

Apr 26, 2022: It’s great to see so many new (and returning) people posting to micro.blog following the Musk Twitter news. I hope they stay and build this great …

Apr 23, 2022: Commentating NBL1 Perth Redbacks Games This season I have taken the job as a commentator for the NBL1 West’s Perth Redbacks. The NBL1 is the league directly beneath the national NBL …

Apr 22, 2022: Thanks @jean and @manton and @burk - I love being a part of micro.blog!

Apr 22, 2022: Despite owning the PowerPack, I’ve switched away from Alfred and back to Launchbar.

Apr 20, 2022: I had to buy a subscription for Microsoft 365 today. That was an unexpected event. I appreciate the Home Use Program discount though.

Apr 20, 2022: A day of IT disaster. Firstly corporate IT decided to lock down all access from machines other than their own, then by the end of the day my iMac …

Apr 19, 2022: The Profit Paradox at play with the iPhone mini 14 The Looming Demise of the iPhone mini - MacSparky: The part that gets me is that they really shouldn’t be forced to make a decision. Isn’t Apple …

Apr 17, 2022: I finished the game Disco Elysium tonight. More akin to reading a book than playing a game, it tackled interesting concepts from politics to economics …

Apr 16, 2022: If, like me, you’ve been searching for the ultimate OmniFocus “Complete and Await Reply” automation script, we may have finally hit …

Apr 16, 2022: High School Musical, 2006 - ★★ Lip sync is bad, fade to black transitions and an incredibly well-resourced High School. What’s not to love?

Apr 15, 2022: Finished reading: My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout 📚. A short story that initiated self-reflection of how my own childhood experience …

Apr 12, 2022: Well that’s just great. COVID-19 has entered our household. 🦠

Apr 10, 2022: Severance Unboxing It was a lot of fun to host another Hemispheric Views live event this morning. This time, Jason was unboxing an official AppleTV+ Severance gift box …

Apr 7, 2022: What Am I Nostalgic For? This article was originally written for the November 2021 edition of Hemispheric News, delivered as part of the Hemispheric Views podcast member bonus …

Apr 4, 2022: Can we Have Some Modern Software as Well? Riccardo Mori really nailed it with his latest post, Raw power alone is not enough where he talks about how Apple has left its software to wither, …

Apr 2, 2022: Sonic the Hedgehog 2, 2022 - ★★ Jim Carrey is fun for the adults and the characters are fun for the kids. I was disappointed with the soundtrack after really enjoying that of the …

Mar 31, 2022: Autism & Adults Hannah Gadsby on her autism diagnosis: ‘I’ve always been plagued by a sense that I was a little out of whack’ | The Guardian I leave crowded spaces. …

Mar 29, 2022: I’ve bought Disco Elysium - The Final Cut because it was on sale on the Steam Store. Friends tell me it’s good. 🕹

Mar 26, 2022: The Adam Project, 2022 - ★½ Wow, this was boring. An hour in felt like 2 hours. Not even the Ryan Reynolds charm could save this script.

Mar 25, 2022: I’ve got a new domain: canion.au

Mar 25, 2022: I’ve re-upped my subscription to TextExpander. While my self-built Keyboard Maestro system was okay, it was rickety enough to create annoyances. …

Mar 23, 2022: Kings Park calm.

Mar 22, 2022: I can’t figure out why Flickr has two different types of Pro badge. One is black with a square surrounding the word Pro, and the other is blue with a …

Mar 21, 2022: I’ve been exploring Flickr again. I’m still a Pro, so I should try to get my money’s worth.

Mar 20, 2022: Finished reading: Everybody Lies by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz 📚 An enjoyable read that is let down by its extreme US-centricity.

Mar 20, 2022: Today @burk, @martinfeld and I hosted a @hemisphericviews Members Trivia Event. Hosted on Zoom with a quiz platform provided by Crowdpurr, it was a …

Mar 19, 2022: Turning Red, 2022 - ★★ Watched on Friday March 18, 2022.

Mar 17, 2022: As fun as getting back onto a basketball court is, at what point do I accept it’s no longer something I should do? Especially after possibly breaking …

Mar 17, 2022: If one smashes one’s toe into a door frame, one might worry they’ve broken said toe.

Mar 16, 2022: It was fantastic to finally meet my NBL Pocket Podcast co-host in real life. Joe does exist! And so does Nick Tan!

Mar 13, 2022: Hi micro.blog gang! I wasn’t able to join the Town Hall live, but I’m watching the replay.

Mar 13, 2022: Uncharted, 2022 - ★★ An absolutely ridiculous movie that made me laugh because of just how preposterous it was.

Mar 12, 2022: CODA, 2021 - ★★★★★ It for me right in the feels. Amazing singing and acting. The treatment given to the school duet was incredible.

Mar 11, 2022: In Episode 51 of @hemisphericviews we talk Severance. Thanks @neatnik for making a Lumon Industries business card generator.

Mar 9, 2022: Australian Consumer Law This article was originally written for the October 2021 edition of Hemispheric News, delivered as part of the Hemispheric Views podcast member bonus …

Mar 2, 2022: Thank you to Robert for pointing out issues with my RSS feeds, and for reading my stuff!

Feb 28, 2022: I’m still waiting for all my Facebook friends to reach out and check that I’m okay, since my account has been deleted for about a year. I’m sure …

Feb 25, 2022: It’s not much, but it’s something. 🇺🇦

Feb 25, 2022: OneDrive Files-on-Demand for macOS Nick Heer at Pixel Envy: For example, placeholder files are not automatically created for the entire OneDrive directory, only for files and folders I …

Feb 24, 2022: Can we eject Putin from our world? Who is in favour of this madness? Why is annexation of land such a strongly-held desire. I’m sorry for Ukraine. I …

Feb 22, 2022: I don’t know what Putin sees as his end-game, but his actions against Ukraine are beyond the pale and must be globally condemned. 🇺🇦

Feb 19, 2022: Zootopia, 2016 - ★★★ Watched on Friday February 18, 2022.

Feb 18, 2022: Volume 2 of my Day One journal has arrived. // @patrickrhone

Feb 18, 2022: My 6-year old man broke his leg last night! The bone broke right through, but thank goodness for a great hospital system than got his leg set and in a …

Feb 16, 2022: I’ve adopted the Paper theme, by @amit for my blog. Which also meant upgrading the version of Hugo. I don’t think it broke anything.

Feb 15, 2022: Random appreciation tweet for Wayne Simmons. He made playing basketball fun, and was a friend to me when I did work experience at 882 6PR and he was a …

Feb 13, 2022: Encanto, 2021 - ★★★ My favourite character was... a house? I was surprised by the ease with which the fractured relationship with Grandma was resolved.

Feb 13, 2022: Another day of being sick. Urgh. Tested negative for COVID too, so it’s just a garden-variety flu making my life miserable.

Feb 11, 2022: A Second Try With Zavala Last Time… When I tried this the first time I used each line of the outline as a paragraph. Maurice Parker, the developer of Zavala, answered my call …

Feb 11, 2022: Using Zavala to post to Micro.blog One of the fun things about micro.blog is its inherent openness. It will accept the creation of new blog posts from a host of applications. I already …

Feb 10, 2022: Thanks @podiboq for suggesting a great improvement to @hemisphericviews.

Feb 10, 2022: It’s that time again. Hemispheric Views 049 covers third-party keyboards, the new iPad mini, the weird world of video gaming, and coffee sizes. …

Feb 9, 2022: The new Fantastical Openings service may be enough to save me from needing a third-party bookings service. Unfortunately I recently bought a 12-month …

Feb 7, 2022: It’s nice to put a voice to Phil Nunnally @twelvety who is one of the Internet nice guys. He was a guest on the Thinking About Tools for …

Feb 4, 2022: Browser Wars This article was originally written for the September 2021 edition of Hemispheric News, delivered as part of the Hemispheric Views …

Feb 3, 2022: I can confirm that getting a Day One journal printed is totally worth it. This first test only gets me until 2015. I am definitely ordering Volume 2.

Feb 2, 2022: It’s so much fun recording NBL Pocket Podcast. 🏀🎙

Feb 1, 2022: Hemispheric Views Interviews His Excellency The Honourable Kim Beazley AC Episode 48 of Hemispheric Views features an interview with the Governor of Western Australia, Kim Beazley. Previously a Federal Minister, Leader of …

Feb 1, 2022: My son came home from his first day of Year 1 yesterday complaining that it was ‘too babyish’. This reminds me of myself. I came home after day one of …

Feb 1, 2022: 12 hours after I unsubscribe from my discount-rate NYTimes games subscription they announce they’ve bought Wordle. To resubscribe at the normal …

Jan 31, 2022: I’m proud to share that @HemisphericViews podcast is no longer on Spotify because we can’t condone the willing spread of misinformation.

Jan 28, 2022: I’m enjoying playing Chess.com with @mjdescy - a tough opponent! ♟

Jan 28, 2022: Boosted! 💉

Jan 28, 2022: Hemispheric Views Episode 047 appeared like clockwork. One might say, too much like clockwork… as if we were all living in The Matrix?

Jan 26, 2022: If you have kids, a great podcast for them is Like You. I’ve been a Patreon supporter since they launched, and Noah Glenn does a wonderful job …

Jan 26, 2022: I did the “thumbs up” ride today. 🚴🏻

Jan 25, 2022: Benjamin Canion in Conversation with Jason Burk This wide ranging discussion between my son, Benjamin and Jason Burk ranges across a diversity of topics. The conversation touches on the Loch Ness …

Jan 23, 2022: Is there anything better than an ice-cream truck on a hot summer day?

Jan 23, 2022: The Hemispheric Views logo on the Core Intution website. I love it. Proud to be the sponsor of Episode 498.

Jan 21, 2022: Spent 4 hours in the pool this evening. Loved it, and kids had a blast. 🏊🏻‍♂️

Jan 20, 2022: I was in one of the old buildings of University of WA today, and came across this beauty of a machine. Dymo Lyfe, @martinfeld

Jan 20, 2022: Crypto Consumes Ridiculous Amounts of Energy Crypto Uses Lots of Energy: As of this writing, a single transaction on the Bitcoin blockchain eats up the same amount of energy as the average US …

Jan 19, 2022: I had to move furniture today. The temperature was hovering somewhere between 42°C and 47°C. It was not ideal.

Jan 18, 2022: Things are Fun! Sometimes as a Dad you’ve got to forget everything else, and just enjoy some quality time with your kid. They’re only young once. Firstly …

Jan 16, 2022: Apparently the #10YearChallenge is a thing. Here’s mine. 10 years ago I was already an Apple nerd - but a skinnier one with less grey hair.

Jan 16, 2022: Season 4 of Cobra Kai done. It’s so bad, it’s good. 📺

Jan 16, 2022: Rodman: For Better or Worse, 2019 - ★★★★ Is the story and life of Dennis Rodman a tragedy or a comedy? Watching this film gives me the impression that Dennis himself doesn’t know. I tend …

Jan 15, 2022: The Matrix Resurrections, 2021 - ★★★½ Everything is a loop and we are all sheeple. Rebooted in a way that reminded me of Star Wars VII, but probably better? So why do I feel empty at the …

Jan 15, 2022: The Matrix Revolutions, 2003 - ★★½ Why didn’t they call this “The Matrix Battlebots”? I might have watched it sooner. A limp ending to the trilogy that should have stopped at the first …

Jan 14, 2022: Hemispheric Views on Discord Hemispheric Views - Blog - Expanding the Hemispheric Views Discord in 2022!: In 2022, we’re pleased to introduce another new channel: …

Jan 14, 2022: The Matrix Reloaded, 2003 - ★★★ Don’t ask questions, just go along for the ride. The albino dreadlock dudes were criminally under-utilised.

Jan 14, 2022: Matter offers Kindle support now. Seems my Instapaper subscription may not be renewed…

Jan 13, 2022: It’s an honour to have a media pass for the Australian NBL on behalf of NBL Pocket Podcast. Tonight I joined the press conference to ask some …

Jan 12, 2022: New home screen. 📱

Jan 12, 2022: Wordle 207 5/6 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ 🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 This wasn’t going well, until I solved it. I have a complaint about this word, however…

Jan 11, 2022: I’ve been doing strength workouts again, after giving them away mid-way through last year. I actually really enjoy lifting weights. Way better than …

Jan 11, 2022: I was continuously getting “signal is weak” messages from Find My with regard to AirTags. I reset the Network Settings in iPhone and now …

Jan 11, 2022: The Matrix, 1999 - ★★★★★ It’s kinda perfect. Except for maybe the Oracle who is just a bit annoying.

Jan 10, 2022: I’ve bought a discounted annual subscription to Bike Citizens. This stuff usually has limited appeal in an isolated city such as Perth. It would …

Jan 9, 2022: Wordle 204 3/6 ⬛🟨🟨⬛🟩 🟨🟩⬛🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I really nailed this one!

Jan 8, 2022: Played King of Tokyo. So much fun! Our 6 year old loves to SMASH.

Jan 8, 2022: Wordle 203 3/6 ⬛⬛🟩⬛⬛ ⬛🟩🟩🟨🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I got lucky.

Jan 7, 2022: Finished reading: The Highly Sensitive Person by E. Aron 📚 An insight into a personality type that might generally be labelled as shy. I see many …

Jan 7, 2022: On another day that saw us over 40°C, this iced tea was a refreshing beverage.

Jan 7, 2022: I’m a Blogger? I’m a Blogger. I don’t consider myself to be a ‘blogger’. Yet if I think about it, I’ve had some kind of blog actively running for large portions of my life. Just …

Jan 6, 2022: Can we have a Blog-only Search Engine? Search Engines and SEO Spam - Initial Charge: What I think I want is a search engine that only gave me results from small, independent weblogs. …

Jan 6, 2022: Subscription Services It’s that time of year when many are making lists and undertaking audits of their subscription services. I had an old list in Dynalist that was …

Jan 6, 2022: Facebook’s Role in Capitol Attacks Om Malik: Instead of using technology and starting to flag downright criminal behavior, the company hums, and haws. They don’t need an oversight …

Jan 5, 2022: Deleting Social Media Colin Devroe is quitting social media: I also spend an inordinate amount of time scrolling tweets, clicking links, reading threads, and darting …

Jan 5, 2022: It’s been cool to see a whole bunch of development happening on and around the micro.blog platform over the past few weeks. May the momentum …

Jan 4, 2022: Cribbage night @tinyroofnail

Jan 3, 2022: I created a castle lady with wombo.art.

Jan 3, 2022: I’m on a The Wallflowers music kick tonight. Listened to the new album. Now back on the classic Bringing Down the Horse - released in 1996. I …

Jan 3, 2022: Go home ants, you’re drunk.

Jan 3, 2022: Self-Reflection Today has been one of thought and self-reflection. There are many parts of my self that I’m not entirely happy with. Are we ever happy with ourselves? …

Jan 3, 2022: I’m well out of practice in dealing with people in a group social setting. An opportunity for improvement.

Jan 3, 2022: Fantastic Mr. Fox, 2009 - ★★★½ It's only been on my watch list for a decade, and finally I've seen a typically enjoyable Wes Anderson movie with its delightful art direction and …

Jan 1, 2022: The most epic Jenga game I’ve played. Considering Benji, who just turned 6, was one of the three players — and he didn’t lose — makes it that much …

Dec 31, 2021: Return & Recycle Apple Gear I tried to return a bunch of old iPads and MacBooks to Apple today. I got $50 for one old iPad. Potentially could have gotten more but the others …

Dec 30, 2021: Climbing through the Roof I’ve been climbing and crawling around my roof space today running ethernet and installing security cameras. It was hot in the roof - after a …

Dec 30, 2021: I keep playing around with themes on micro.blog, but I ultimately always seem to return to Marfa. The only problem with it is the way that …

Dec 29, 2021: Configuring my Stream Deck This post was originally written in August 2021 for Hemispheric News; subscribe at the Patreon site One Prime Plus to receive this monthly newsletter …

Dec 29, 2021: A bookmarklet to post a link to micro.blog: Micro.blog Posting Bookmarklet – Colin Devroe. This link has been posted with said bookmark. @cdevroe

Dec 28, 2021: I’m decommissioning our Apple MacBook Pro (Late 2013). Its had a good life, albeit the last two have been hard as my kid doesn’t show the same care …

Dec 28, 2021: The irony of it being super hot and wanting to jump in the pool, but knowing the UV is extreme and I will burn in 10 minutes. Considering… How does …

Dec 28, 2021: Another day of heat in Perth. Currently 38.5ºC. To truly experience it I’m sitting outside, under a patio with a fan. This is the fourth …

Dec 27, 2021: Could somebody explain to me why the local council doesn’t offer an extra bin run after Christmas? We have an alternating weekly cycle for …

Dec 27, 2021: I tried to use the micro.blog markdown importer. I got a success message, but after about 10 minutes there is still no evidence of any of the posts on …

Dec 26, 2021: Hottest Christmas Ever These last two days in Perth have broken records for heat. Both Christmas Day and Boxing Day were several degrees over 40ºC. I am immensely thankful …

Dec 26, 2021: Added another 2 years of subscription for canion.omg.lol. Best value profile provider on the internet.

Dec 26, 2021: I’m contemplating migrating my Blot site to micro.blog - and having a single site to rule them all. Should I do it?

Dec 25, 2021: 8-Bit Christmas, 2021 - ★½ What a waste of an opportunity.

Dec 25, 2021: Spider-Man: No Way Home, 2021 - ★★★½ Watched on Friday December 24, 2021.

Dec 24, 2021: Merry Christmas! 🎄

Dec 24, 2021: Finished reading: Ball Boy by Paul Shirley 📚I’m afraid I didn’t love it.

Dec 23, 2021: Dealing with a kid that has autism can be trying. 😞

Dec 23, 2021: For Benji’s birthday we went to the cinema to see Spider-Man: No Way Home. The boy has been obsessed with Spidey for about the past four years so he …

Dec 23, 2021: Benji was really feeling the Christmas spirit in this one. 😂

Dec 22, 2021: It was great to get out of the house today. I read some of my book, and had a FaceTime call with @burk.

Dec 21, 2021: My bike has been professionally serviced. Once again, I have no excuse not to ride.

Dec 20, 2021: While @maique is looking forward to a wet and windy Christmas, I’m looking at this:

Dec 15, 2021: A year ago today I received my MacBook Air M1. It doesn’t feel I’ve owned it for a year; it still seems brand new in my mind.

Dec 14, 2021: 2021 Retrospective For the end of 2020 I wrote a retrospective looking at the main events and happenings of the year, broken down by month. I figured it would fun to do …

Dec 14, 2021: The King is Dead; Long Live the King Update: 14 December 2021: John, a kind reader of this blog emailed me to correct the record regarding the age of these apps. I imply below that …

Dec 13, 2021: Family Entertainment This post was originally written in July 2021 for Hemispheric News; subscribe at the Patreon site One Prime Plus to receive this monthly newsletter …

Dec 11, 2021: It’s cool to see your own feature request that you’ve been beta testing forked into the main build. Thanks BusyCal team! When dragging …

Dec 10, 2021: Crypto - I Don't Buy the Hype Either I’m an old man who is shaking his fist at the clouds, or I’m a rational person that isn’t easily bedazzled and deluded by the …

Dec 10, 2021: So, yeah. I can’t sleep. What are others doing at 1:30am?

Dec 8, 2021: Subscribers (or Hemisphereans) to @hemisphericviews podcast now know about the PhD that @martinfeld is working on. One Prime Plus

Dec 8, 2021: Finished reading: The Process Is the Product by Paul Shirley 📚I had read most of the source material and I love basketball so this was up my alley. A …

Dec 7, 2021: Chess Kids I taught Benji chess today, and he began to understand it immediately We played a couple of games, which led to David becoming interested, so I taught …

Dec 3, 2021: I have bought the Alfred Powerpack. I am sick of the glacial development pace of Launchbar, and the fact it seemed to be consuming excessive CPU …

Dec 2, 2021: I’m a subscriber of Drafts.app although my usage barely scratches the surface. I could probably be using it almost as a Textexpander …

Nov 28, 2021: EPW Reawakening XX Last night our family and and some friends attended Explosive Pro Wrestling’s Reawakening XX show. This is EPW’s showcase annual event. Their …

Nov 28, 2021: A follow-up article to Hemispheric Views One Prime Plus 016, with additional information from my brother.

Nov 24, 2021: I nuked and reinstalled my iMac successfully. Although the problem that motivated the reset remains. Clearly a bug in the software (Marked.app).

Nov 24, 2021: I’m about to erase my iMac and reinstall Monterey. @Burk made me do it.

Nov 22, 2021: I’ve watched the first two episodes of Dopesick and I’m into it. Looking forward to the chance to watch more.

Nov 21, 2021: I am so bored.

Nov 21, 2021: Gallipoli, 1981 - ★★★★ Classic Australian movie that makes me sad for the events that occurred.

Nov 20, 2021: Flat white alone at the ice skating rink. Parenting is getting easier.

Nov 19, 2021: Last chance to enter the omg.lol giveaway supported by @HemisphericViews @neatnik @Burk @martinfeld www.craft.do/s/iArBaUJ…

Nov 18, 2021: Super proud of the latest episode of @HemisphericViews. Rob from Fastmail was kind enough to join us to discuss ins and outs of the business of email. …

Nov 17, 2021: Angel-A, 2005 - ★★★ An interesting approach to a redemption story. It kept me engaged but I didn’t enjoy the conclusion.

Nov 16, 2021: Anxiety has kicked my arse over the past 24 hours.

Nov 15, 2021: I love a business that has a tidy balance sheet.

Nov 14, 2021: A happy Sunday evening.

Nov 13, 2021: Home Sweet Home Alone, 2021 - ★ It is just… so… bad.

Nov 11, 2021: Lest we forget.

Nov 11, 2021: Okay, real talk Windows people. How do I create a second Explorer window? How do I stop Explorer save dialogues being so tiny and defaulting to some …

Nov 11, 2021: Corridor of Doom. Inspired to take a photo as a result of the @hemisphericviews newsletter article written by @burk

Nov 10, 2021: Isolated the source of the fridge noise. A wearing fan. I’ve unleashed a vacuum cleaner and compressed air. Still noisy. I bet they charge a fortune …

Nov 10, 2021: We have an expensive fridge that is only a few years old. It has become really noisy and is driving me crazy. I’ve already had a tech come and check …

Nov 9, 2021: Too cold to swim. Not too cold to dip the feet.

Nov 7, 2021: Nostalgic November This post originally appeared on the Hemispheric Views blog for the month of Nostalgic November. You can also read the accompanying posts by Martin …

Nov 7, 2021: The Sad State of Mousing on macOS This post was originally written in June 2021 for Hemispheric News; subscribe at the Patreon site One Prime Plus to receive this monthly newsletter …

Nov 7, 2021: Sorry kid, I don’t have Instagram. I’ve got micro.blog though!

Nov 6, 2021: File this one under “irony” from the YNAB change log. November 5th, 2021 - You Need A Budget: We released a fix to ensure all users are seeing the …

Nov 5, 2021: Given the number of sites you maintain @jack your omg.lol could be your most useful property on the web. 😂

Nov 5, 2021: A new episode of NBL Pocket Podcast has been recorded and released. I’ve been into Australian basketball since 1987. This passion is entirely …

Nov 4, 2021: Nostalgic November This month Hemispheric Views podcast is celebrating Nostalgic November. We are inviting listeners to share something from their history that makes …

Nov 4, 2021: What’s that noise? Oh, it’s a new episode of @HemisphericViews podcast hitting the Internet. OMG! @neatnik @maique

Nov 4, 2021: Solid workflow, Andrew. Solid. Can somebody please send help?

Nov 3, 2021: Keyboard Maestro making it even easier to meet my needs as a Textexpander replacement. Now with menubar icons for specific groups!

Nov 2, 2021: YNAB Jumping the Shark On YNAB, and the pricing outrage that I and other users are feeling: I can afford the increase. It’s ridiculous that it’s more expensive than …

Nov 1, 2021: Undertaking an edit of @HemisphericViews is no mean feat. But like any hobby, it’s a labour of love in which the time invested is not about …

Nov 1, 2021: Crocodile Dundee, 1986 - ★½ If you ever think society hasn't progressed in 35 years, watch this movie. You will realise that many social norms have improved.

Oct 31, 2021: Trick or Treat! Our family comprises a witch, The Grim Reaper, Joker, and American Psycho, Patrick Bateman. 🎃

Oct 31, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 30: home 📷

Oct 31, 2021: Static IP locked and loaded. When I realised my ISP had switched to Carrier Grade NAT, I was left with no choice. Also @dsh1705 and @neatnik made me …

Oct 30, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 30: red 📷

Oct 30, 2021: This memoji login avatar is the fun and whimsy I love to see from Apple.

Oct 30, 2021: If you’re an Australian YNAB user, beware their new loans feature. It’s a blunt instrument and can’t cope with a typical Australian …

Oct 30, 2021: I’ve got an itch to setup my iMac from scratch. It’s been migrated a few times, and it’s deeply customised. Trying to do the cost:benefit calculus.

Oct 29, 2021: A question for @amit, @jack @twelvety @AndySylvester or any other micro blogger trialing Drummer: can you simply explain the difference between a node …

Oct 29, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 29: cycle 📷

Oct 29, 2021: The logo for Meta (nee Facebook) looks like a pair of kidneys. Are they coming for my kidneys now in some sort of mafia hit job? I wouldn’t put it …

Oct 28, 2021: Micro.blog isn’t in danger of losing my business but I am enjoying Drummer. It feels like I’m writing, not blogging, with no pressure …

Oct 28, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 28: underneath 📷

Oct 27, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 27: chaos 📷

Oct 26, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 26: bliss 📷

Oct 26, 2021: A $30 price increase for Disney+. 🤨

Oct 25, 2021: ‘Whose day isn’t gonna be better after watching a pink and yellow rosy maple moth fly in super-slow motion?’

Oct 25, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 25: gravity 📷

Oct 24, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 24: connection 📷

Oct 24, 2021: The @HemisphericViews live event was a blast! Thanks to everyone for joining in on the fun - and the awkward 1980s social norms.

Oct 24, 2021: I’m excited for our @hemisphericviews Crocodile Dundee live watch event that’s a bonus for our Patreon members. Kicks off in 3 hours. If you want to …

Oct 23, 2021: I love this kid. He never stops talking, though.

Oct 23, 2021: What is with Safari 15 and overly-aggressive caching? I can’t trust that I’m seeing the canonical website at the moment. As if the tabs …

Oct 23, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 23: meaning 📷

Oct 23, 2021: Thanks to @amit reminding me of his micro.threads app, I’ve followed some additional people on micro.blog - some of which I thought I already …

Oct 23, 2021: Free Guy, 2021 - ★★½ A fun romp with plenty of fan service for gamers and YouTubers. Would have benefited from a shorter runtime through tighter editing.

Oct 22, 2021: Hello world from Drummer.

Oct 22, 2021: I’m getting @maique in my Porkbun emails.

Oct 22, 2021: I see the usual suspects getting the Drummer vibe… 😺 @jack @twelvety @amit @pratik

Oct 22, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 22: rest 📷

Oct 22, 2021: Sometime in the last 6 hours Drummer lost a bunch of my edits and customisations. A friendly reminder that this is still beta software that is …

Oct 21, 2021: Oh no, what on earth am I doing to myself? Do I have to maintain three blogs now? Micro.Blog, Blot and Drummer

Oct 21, 2021: I have followed the instructions but I can’t get the Drummer glossary to work. Included terms are not being converted. I must be missing …

Oct 21, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 21: space 📷

Oct 21, 2021: Once again I find the solution when Corporate IT Helpdesk couldn’t.

Oct 21, 2021: It’s been a minute since I last posted to my blog from Ulysses. It’s awesome to be able to pick and choose from a variety of tools to create and share …

Oct 21, 2021: My playground Drummer instance is at oldschool.scripting.com/andrewcan…

Oct 21, 2021: This micro blog may hitherto be referred to as canion.blog. But the old address will probably work as well.

Oct 20, 2021: I just registered a domain at Porkbun. They have pigs.

Oct 20, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 20: sports 📷

Oct 20, 2021: At @HemisphericViews we’ve launched our latest brand extension, Hemispheric Views Tourist Centre/Center. As part of our huge launch, we’d …

Oct 19, 2021: The micro.blog theme Tufte by @pimoore is incredible. Absolutely gorgeous and befitting of the Tufte design ethos.

Oct 19, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 19: mirror 📷

Oct 18, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 18: finished 📷

Oct 18, 2021: I bought @maique a coffee.

Oct 17, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 17: compass 📷

Oct 16, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 16: rotation 📷

Oct 15, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 15: ethereal 📷

Oct 15, 2021: Thanks @maique for introducing me to the fine folk at omg.lol. Now I’ve bought my own account!

Oct 15, 2021: A Great Day! Today has been a great day. It started with an outdoor walk on a beautiful Perth day. I could walk all day with Stephen Fry talking to me. This was …

Oct 14, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 14: wheels 📷

Oct 13, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 13: animals 📷

Oct 12, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 12: legend 📷

Oct 11, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 11: hygge 📷

Oct 11, 2021: This is my drummer effort.

Oct 11, 2021: I had a quick play with Dave Winer’s new blogging tool, Drummer. I should like it because I love outlines and blogging by way of an outline …

Oct 10, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 10: bridges 📷

Oct 9, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 9: safe 📷

Oct 8, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 8: twilight 📷

Oct 7, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 7: spice 📷

Oct 7, 2021: Hocus Pocus, 1993 - ★★★ Watched on Wednesday October 6, 2021.

Oct 6, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 6: street 📷

Oct 5, 2021: I like Heavyweight podcast but I’m not going to install Spotify to listen to it. Au revoir.

Oct 5, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 5: toy 📷

Oct 5, 2021: Facebook Is Weaker Than We Knew - The New York Times Facebook Is Weaker Than We Knew - The New York Times: But Facebook’s research tells a clear story, and it’s not a happy one. Its younger users are …

Oct 4, 2021: One of my ASUS ZenWifi units has crapped out after only 4 months. A flashing blue light that won’t go away even with a reset. I’ve eaten …

Oct 4, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 4: sharp 📷

Oct 3, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 3: majority 📷

Oct 2, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 2: dark 📷

Oct 2, 2021: And this article is why, sadly, I’ve been using Edge on my Mac in recent times. Daring Fireball: The Tragedy of Safari 15 for Mac’s ‘Tabs’

Oct 1, 2021: Micro.blog October photo challenge Day 1: touch 📷

Sep 30, 2021: The Bluff Knoll climb was easier some 15 years ago.

Sep 29, 2021: This was the most perfect (double) rainbow I’ve ever seen in my life. 🌈

Sep 28, 2021: Enjoyed tasting some whisky at Limeburners.

Sep 27, 2021: Dog Rock, Albany.

Sep 27, 2021: The Gap, Albany.

Sep 27, 2021: iOS 15 and the Find My energy drain hit my new iPhone 13 mini last night. From 80% to 10% battery charge overnight. I hope Apple sort this out because …

Sep 26, 2021: This kid gets it. @hemisphericviews

Sep 25, 2021: Keep Practising 20: Two Mic Audio Experiment In which David and I experiment with a two mic, two headphone studio production. With a guest appearance from Benji.

Sep 25, 2021: The internet can be small. I got random help from a stranger via the MailMate mailing list. Turns out said stranger is @PaulGit on micro.blog. Thanks …

Sep 23, 2021: Dude, Where's My Car?, 2000 - ★★★★★ I used to know every line of this movie. Shibby!

Sep 23, 2021: I Hate Facebook, and You Should Too Facebook is a terrible company and I’ve felt much better about myself since deleting their products: notably Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. …

Sep 23, 2021: Book Tracking Services It seems there are an explosion of book tracking platforms all of a sudden, after years of it being a Goodreads monoculture. This is good, because …

Sep 20, 2021: Currently reading: Thinking In Systems by Donella Meadows. This has been on my list for ages; time to get into it. 📚

Sep 16, 2021: I’ve decided I’m going to upgrade my iPhone XR to an iPhone 13 mini. I like the idea of a small, pocketable phone. I am nervous about …

Sep 14, 2021: YNAB LaunchBar Actions I’m a huge YNAB fan and a LaunchBar user. I often get jealous of Alfred users because the system of “workflows” in Alfred seems to …

Sep 12, 2021: CPLAY2air Wireless CarPlay Adaptor Review Some weeks ago I bought a wireless CarPlay adaptor for my new 2021 Toyota Camry. The Camry support CarPlay but only when connected with a lightning …

Sep 12, 2021: Ready for his first Eucharist.

Sep 11, 2021: Micro.camp joins the sticker party!

Sep 9, 2021: It’s that time - a new episode of @HemisphericViews has dropped. I practise my singing skills, @Burk enjoys a crunchy roll and @martinfeld kinda …

Sep 8, 2021: Trying out the Ink theme on micro.blog. Always good to change the look from time to time.

Sep 7, 2021: The future’s so bright, I’ve gotta wear shades.

Sep 7, 2021: Finished reading: Honeybee by Craig Silvey. An incredible coming-of-age story of a boy with all the odds stacked against him. Wonderful to read a book …

Sep 6, 2021: OneDrive now has a “personal vault”. A shot across the bows of 1Password. Do Microsoft do more Sherlocking than Apple these days?

Sep 5, 2021: I’ve bought my ticket to “A Voyage Through Time” couch concert by Voyager featuring my guy Alex Canion on bass. $20 - bargain! 🤘🏻 voyager.veeps.com

Sep 4, 2021: Nacho Libre, 2006 - ★★★ It’s silly but it’s fun. Perfect Friday night movie with the kids.

Sep 2, 2021: This is very cool - @HemisphericViews getting a shout-out from DEVONtechnologies

Sep 2, 2021: Great to have @HemisphericViews listener @dsh1705 join @Microblog.

Sep 2, 2021: Bo Burnham: Inside, 2021 - ★★★½ This provides a stark reminder of how incredibly uncreative I (and probably most people) am. Through imagination, technology and the support of the …

Sep 2, 2021: Promising Young Woman, 2020 - ★★★★ Watched on Wednesday September 1, 2021.

Sep 1, 2021: For the first time in 2 years I have a cold complete with aches, pains and a sore throat. Can we go back to isolation and social distancing so I …

Aug 31, 2021: I highly recommend Like You podcast for anybody that has youngish children. My kids listen every night as part of their bedtime routine.

Aug 30, 2021: Things are getting serious now. @hemisphericviews

Aug 29, 2021: DevonJimbo Episode 36 of Hemispheric Views saw us establish a brand extension - a YouTube channel. I want to call it Hemispheric Toobs, but I think I’ve …

Aug 29, 2021: Can confirm that my Intel iMac can launch 205 applications and keep on trucking.

Aug 28, 2021: Enjoyed watching a game of NBL1 tonight. My team didn’t win but a good outing nonetheless.

Aug 28, 2021: I’m at a pub listening to The Unmade Podcast, playing chess online against my brother, and solving a New York Times crossword. I’m a total …

Aug 27, 2021: Is this the greatest store/office in Perth?

Aug 26, 2021: Speeding up Google Calendar .ics Subscription Refreshes My project of the moment preventing me from going to bed: configuring a Google Calendar script to work, such that it will force GCal to refresh its …

Aug 24, 2021: Only Hemispheric Views offers One Prime Plus I see that Macstories is introducing new levels of membership: TL;DR: Today, we’re announcing the all-new Club MacStories featuring two additional …

Aug 23, 2021: Glamorous work travel in regional Western Australia.

Aug 22, 2021: I’m two episodes into Mr. Corman on AppleTV+ and already it’s one of the most impactful, enjoyable shows I’ve seen.

Aug 22, 2021: It’s been an expensive weekend. I bought a new TV - LG OLED C1 - then discovered my current Yamaha 375 receiver was too old to drive it, so had …

Aug 20, 2021: Camera Comparison Today I pulled my old cameras out from storage. This was prompted by my trial of Glass, and the reminder that my Flickr account still exists. I …

Aug 20, 2021: I am proud to announce that NBL Pocket Podcast finally has its own home on the web. 🎙 🌏 🏀

Aug 20, 2021: I’ve pulled out my old cameras to have a play. Going to pare things right back: shoot jpg not RAW, use P mode instead of A/S, and see how things …

Aug 19, 2021: My wife will be jumping off a building in November! The WA Minister for Mines & Petroleum; Energy; Corrective Services was kind enough to draw …

Aug 19, 2021: Gloomy and rainy.

Aug 18, 2021: Exploring Glass encouraged me to revisit Flickr. The latter is technically better (despite the bugs and UC mishmash) but people are active on Glass. …

Aug 18, 2021: Isn’t this the most Microsoft-y thing? Jargon, complexity, and obfuscation. Classic.

Aug 17, 2021: I finished watching Physical on AppleTV+. The first half of the series had me engaged and interested, the second half left me feeling undernourished …

Aug 17, 2021: Tot, redux: iOS Edition By way of follow-up to yesterday’s review of Tot, I can confirm I’ve bought the iOS version.

Aug 17, 2021: 2005 doesn’t seem all that long ago. (A shared post from Glass.)

Aug 17, 2021: With thanks to @keithpound I’m in at Glass. My username is canion over there, too.

Aug 17, 2021: I have succumbed.

Aug 17, 2021: Tot Update: The day after writing this, I bought the iOS version of Tot. My friend and Hemispheric Views podcast co-host Martin Feld is Mr. Default. …

Aug 16, 2021: This Twitter thread (which should be a blog, but anyway) from Rich Siegel regarding Electron on macOS should be required reading for anybody who takes …

Aug 16, 2021: The situation in Afghanistan is deeply saddening. I think of all the women and children, in particular, who are now going to face extremely difficult …

Aug 14, 2021: My sketchnote selfie done after watching the great Sketchnoting session at Micro Camp. @ChrisJWilson @cm

Aug 14, 2021: Beer in hand.

Aug 14, 2021: That time my son David got rocked in his pram by Luc Longley. A bunch of Perth people having a chat in Los Angeles.

Aug 14, 2021: Lover’s Lament. ❤️💔

Aug 13, 2021: Micro Camp is coming! ⛺️

Aug 13, 2021: Weekend plans.

Aug 12, 2021: In the process of cancelling my renewal for 1Password I noticed they were charging me more than their standard advertised rate. I was paying $5.49 per …

Aug 12, 2021: The March of Electron: 1Password Edition I despise Electron apps. What is the point of having a superior operating system (macOS) if every app that resides on it is nobbled by not supporting …

Aug 12, 2021: Pfizer jab #2 has definitely knocked me around, but totally worth it. I’m getting awesome 5G coverage, I missed a phone call from Bill Gates and the …

Aug 11, 2021: I’m maxinated! Starting to perhaps feel the affects of the second dose of Pfizer, but it’s a price worth paying! 💉

Aug 11, 2021: Standard signage at the Perth COVID vaccination clinic. 💉

Aug 10, 2021: My new R.M. Williams boots getting their inaugural wear.

Aug 9, 2021: For the heck of it I’ve installed the demo of Bare Bones' Yojimbo. I bought v2.1 on 26 November 2009 and upgraded to v3.0 on 20 October 2010. …

Aug 8, 2021: Great to do some planning with @martinfeld and @Burk for the special live episode of @HemisphericViews podcast as part of the upcoming Micro.Camp. Get …

Aug 7, 2021: I’m elated. Our Australian Boomers got the monkey off the back and won a bronze medal. 🏀 🥉

Aug 5, 2021: I’m having one of those “feels like a Friday” nights. Shame it’s Thursday.

Aug 5, 2021: That Olympics basketball game was disappointing. Yet still a chance for Australia’s best ever result - bronze up for grabs!

Aug 5, 2021: Extension apps in the macOS menubar may as well be called Tribbles.

Aug 4, 2021: OmniFocus vs. Things I’m thinking about a transition from OmniFocus to Things. I’ve used OF since launch, so this is no trivial matter. This line from a post …

Aug 4, 2021: I don’t love the direction OmniFocus is moving in. SkedPal is full-on and challenging. I’ve never tried Things. Should I?

Aug 3, 2021: Great job Boomers, taking out Argentina. Now on to meet USA. 🏀

Jul 31, 2021: The FaceTime Centre Stage thing on the M1 iPad is amazing. Used it for the first time today and it was like having an on-site camera man. Mind …

Jul 30, 2021: Time Machine just saved my butt. @HemisphericViews

Jul 26, 2021: USA Lose Another Basketball Game This is what Damian Lillard said after the USA lost to France in their first 🏀 game of the Tokyo Olympics: “I think that’s why a lot of …

Jul 25, 2021: I like this quote. Richard Feynman via the brilliant weekly letter from @rishabh

Jul 24, 2021: I’ve bought Acorn from Flying Meat Software. It’s 50% off at the moment. Another tool to hang on the software shadow board.

Jul 24, 2021: 🇯🇵 Watching the Olympics is making me want to travel to Japan again. Not that it is remotely possible, of course, given our close companion, COVID. I …

Jul 22, 2021: BBEdit 14 I want to use and love BBEdit. I bought version 13 with a similar thought and feeling. That purchase seems like it was only a few months ago - in …

Jul 21, 2021: I’m ‘meh’ about Brisbane winning the Olympics. They’re expensive, a security challenge, and the Olympics are in my view an …

Jul 20, 2021: I did the Today at Apple tutorial and drew myself as a Peanuts character.

Jul 20, 2021: BBEdit 14.0 I barely scratch the surface with my use of BBEdit. I’m not a coder. I use it for a bit of Markdown text editing (when I’m not using one …

Jul 18, 2021: 🔗 Link Post: “Why Are Young People Pretending to Love Work?” SF Gate: “From this vantage, “Office Space,” the Gen-X slacker paean …

Jul 16, 2021: I like being outside when it’s raining but not cold.

Jul 16, 2021: With this much sleep, how is it that I still feel tired and run-down?

Jul 15, 2021: In the latest episode of @hemisphericviews we learn that I’m an expert in cooling your home, @burk discovers an app that no one has ever heard of and …

Jul 14, 2021: Coffee time. Today it’s that weird Western Australian coffee, “skinny long mac topped up”. Fortunately I’m friendly with the barista else I’d have …

Jul 13, 2021: The newest recording of @hemisphericviews is in the can. Or on the SSD. In the iCloud data centre. Look, it’s done, okay?

Jul 13, 2021: Vaccination jab 1 of 2. ✅

Jul 13, 2021: Boomers beat USA again! 🏀

Jul 12, 2021: Another Crack at Git Not long ago on this site I stated that I was fed up with git and that I was switching back to Dropbox. I did. It was still infuriating because I …

Jul 11, 2021: DAD | A film about autism and fatherhood

Jul 11, 2021: Today I’ve experienced Lebanese dessert delights from Youssef Sweets. Amazingly delicious. I could become a regular customer.

Jul 11, 2021: So what you’re telling me is, patrons of @HemisphericViews also get a monthly “Hemispheric News” newsletter? And if I want to get that, plus all the …

Jul 11, 2021: Why do dishwashers take so long?

Jul 11, 2021: It was fun to watch Ash Barty win Wimbledon tonight. What a great player. The level of skill needed to play tennis well is crazy.

Jul 7, 2021: I was given the most hilarious product tour of Big Mail today by @Burk. Highlight of my day! He needs to do a video recording of it for all to see.

Jul 6, 2021: Doing the Switch SD shuffle getting data off two small SD cards in favour of one big one. My attempts to transfer via computer failed, so now I’m …

Jul 5, 2021: The Tomorrow War, 2021 - ★★★½ A fun romp with some requirement on behalf of the viewer to be “hand wavey” about time continuity. Perhaps ran a bit long. I enjoyed it though.

Jul 1, 2021: Sunset on a drizzly evening.

Jul 1, 2021: Business is picking up!

Jun 28, 2021: Three Things Today | tyler.io Three Things Today | tyler.io: So what is Three Things? Well, it’s a calendar that lets you schedule tasks on each day. It’s meant to be …

Jun 28, 2021: Seeing as @Burk and @martinfeld have shared their desktops, here’s mine.

Jun 27, 2021: Played Skip-Bo tonight after buying it on a whim today. Hadn’t played it for about 25 years. Backed it up with some Uno. Wholesome family fun.

Jun 26, 2021: I’ve unsubscribed from the Dithering podcast. The reduction to two episodes a week, plus the lack of interesting topics over the past couple of …

Jun 26, 2021: Finished reading: So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport 📚. A more realistic …

Jun 25, 2021: Introducing Windows 11 | Windows Experience Blog At a time when the PC is playing a more central role in our lives… This article starts boldly - the …

Jun 25, 2021: I dived into a pool that is 13.6°C. 🥶

Jun 24, 2021: Big Mail. Not good. This release looks to be a giant fail. Only have one chance to make a first impression, and they’ve not done well with me.

Jun 24, 2021: I hate migraine days.

Jun 22, 2021: Excited to have @netnewswire available on iOS with Inoreader syncing. Now I can use it everywhere. Thanks @brentsimmons. Reeder has been good to me, …

Jun 17, 2021: I’ve been trying to use Firefox and while there are elements I like, it’s so much slower to load pages than Safari. I have no idea why.

Jun 15, 2021: Have received news that a former colleague of mine passed away a couple of days ago. Rest in Peace, Geoff. He was a great bloke.

Jun 15, 2021: Perth Wildcats 🏀 have made their 9th Grand Final series in 12 years. That is a ridiculous record of success.

Jun 11, 2021: I have purged my iPad and am setting it up as new.

Jun 9, 2021: I’m thrilled to have recorded an NBL basketball podcast with a sports journalist hero of mine, Boti Nagy. So much fun. overcast.fm/+P5TsxZpx…

Jun 9, 2021: I already have a Drafts subscription. Do I need Tot?

Jun 8, 2021: I woke up in the middle of the night to watch the WWDC live stream with my @HemisphericViews co-hosts and a group of Hemispheric Viewers(?). It was …

Jun 8, 2021: I’m booked in for my Pfizer vaccination! Thank you science. 💉

Jun 6, 2021: Without a doubt, the best drawing I’ve ever done. 🖼

Jun 3, 2021: Wardrobe Management This article originally appeared in the May 2021 Hemispheric News as part of One Prime Plus for the Hemispheric Views podcast. Become a member today! …

Jun 3, 2021: Legislation Bill 2021 Do you want to hear my wife talk about a legislation bill to better manage legislation? Then I’ve got the video for you!

Jun 3, 2021: I’m giving Firefox another chance as my default browser. My major concerns issues are: battery impact and lack of Touch ID/Apple Pay support.

Jun 2, 2021: The most depressing food court in the world.

Jun 2, 2021: Parasite, 2019 - ★★★½ Watched on Tuesday June 1, 2021.

Jun 1, 2021:

May 30, 2021: Hemispheric Views Mentioned in the Wild What an honour for the podcast Hemispheric Views I create together with Jason and Martin to be included in Michael Camilleri’s podcast queue. …

May 30, 2021: Following the example set by @Burk, I too have expunged TextExpander from my macOS life. The shortcuts I need now live in Keyboard Maestro. Jason put …

May 28, 2021: My kingdom for a good mouse that works with macOS. Logitech MX Master 3 - garbage drivers cause lag all over the place. Razer Viper Ultimate - …

May 28, 2021: Solve-A-Mystery Games by Society of Curiosities looks like it could be fun. Thanks @Burk for the recommendation.

May 26, 2021: Contributing members of Hemispheric Views received their special One Prime Plus bonus podcast content today. If you’re curious what you’re missing out …

May 26, 2021:

May 25, 2021: I’ve also enabled Tap to Click on the iPad Magic Keyboard. The civilised way to click on all Apple trackpad devices.

May 25, 2021: I’ve remapped the Caps Lock key to be Escape on my new iPad Magic Keyboard. That seems much more useful.

May 25, 2021: Finished reading: Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport. 📚 Some good ideas that fortunately I’ve already implemented but the book has encouraged me …

May 24, 2021: Stickers! @hemisphericviews @manton @burk @martinfeld

May 23, 2021: Finished reading: The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb 📚 An interesting book that draws heavily on Thinking, …

May 17, 2021: Installing macOS apps from the Terminal with brew install appname is so much quicker and easier than browsing to a website, finding the download, …

May 15, 2021: This looks to be an interesting podcast @jean @Burk overcast.fm

May 15, 2021: A fresh cut for the little guy. All ready for school photos this week.

May 14, 2021: The @hemisphericviews empire has grown to include an Apple Music playlist featuring favourite songs from your three hosts, @martinfeld @Burk. Sorry …

May 13, 2021: How good does this look? @vincent @hemisphericviews

May 12, 2021: Oh no. I’ve got a bung eye. 👁💥

May 12, 2021: Give People Space The Neuroscience of Busyness - Study Hacks - Cal Newport: You want more out of your employees? Radically reduce their responsibilities, then leave …

May 12, 2021: What happened to all the Milton Friedman acolytes? The business lobby has fretted for years about national indebtedness. Now it’s not an issue. …

May 11, 2021: It’s cool when you see your podcast’s colour scheme specifically made available in an app. Thanks @vincent - Gluon is the best!

May 10, 2021: Changing the Mac HD Icon Does anyone know where I can get a decent icon file of a MacBook Air (Space Grey)? I want to replace the hard disk icon of Macintosh HD. I’ve …

May 10, 2021: The new Gluon app icons are amazing @vincent 🔥🔥🔥

May 9, 2021: This weekend’s obsession has been SkedPal - notably the beta 3 version. It takes over from the previous weekend’s router analysis and …

May 8, 2021: SkedPal SkedPal - the smart calendar app that schedules your to-do’s: Do you thrive on schedules and action plans? Tell SkedPal the things you want to …

May 7, 2021: A simple bookmarklet to post links to Micro.blog based on the current page in your desktop browser. Supports text selections.Source: Micro.blog …

May 6, 2021: Announcing Hemispheric Views “One Prime Plus” on Patreon! Don’t worry… the regular @hemisphericviews podcast isn’t changing, moving or going away! Our new One Prime Plus membership option is simply a …

May 5, 2021: Maiden Speech of Hannah Beazley MLA, Member for Victoria Park My wife has presented her maiden speech to the Parliament of Western Australia, as the Member for Victoria Park. It was an honour to be in the public …

May 3, 2021: I have such a blast recording @HemisphericViews with @martinfeld and @Burk. A consistent highlight of my fortnight.

Apr 30, 2021: Resistance was futile… iPad Pro.

Apr 28, 2021: I’m loving my new Asus ZenWifi mesh devices. Way faster than my old Google Wifi. It took an entire weekend of research and a lengthy Craft document …

Apr 27, 2021: As an update to my last post I’ve stress tested my wifi signal and I feel relieved. My crappy router is still crappy and a mesh network is necessary. …

Apr 27, 2021: A New Internet Stack My entire internet stack is being rebuilt. I changed ISP. The new ISPs connection uses a different protocol which wasn’t working with my Google Wifi, …

Apr 24, 2021: So with all my wifi research, I haven’t bought any new hardware, but I have signed up to a new ISP. 🤷🏼‍♂️

Apr 24, 2021: Wifi Options…

Apr 24, 2021: I’m losing confidence in my Google wifi mesh setup. Is Eero any better? If I spend on a network upgrade I’d like for it to be appreciably better.

Apr 23, 2021: I’ve got new glasses. I hate getting new glasses. Everything looks wonky through them and there’s always that feeling the prescription is wrong. …

Apr 20, 2021: Thanks for your post about Daily Notes in Craft, @toddgrotenhuis. I’ve switched to Craft after trying Obsidian, and also being a Dynalist user.

Apr 17, 2021: I hate slide decks.

Apr 16, 2021: Soul, 2020 - ★★★★★ A beautiful surrealist movie that was pitch perfect. Elements of Mr Holland’s Opus in the story.

Apr 15, 2021: Fixing the Big Sur proxy icon delay globally Brett Terpstra: I had previously bemoaned the fact that the proxy icon is now hidden behind a hover delay in Big Sur. Listeners of Hemispheric Views …

Apr 13, 2021: Look at this wally, repping the @hemisphericviews merch.

Apr 12, 2021: Crap. I think I’m getting into Obsidian. Just when I thought I’d settled on Dynalist and DEVONthink.

Apr 11, 2021: Donnelly River in the south-west of Western Australia features kangaroos and emus that are not at all fussed with people.

Apr 11, 2021: I had my first drive of a Tesla. It was the Model 3. I want one now.

Apr 10, 2021: I’ve discovered the ability to install GUI-based apps via Homebrew Casks. Saves mucking around with .dmg files, dragging and dropping to the …

Apr 10, 2021: Discovered my internet was slow. After factory restores and firmware updates for all my networking devices, I’m back to full speed. I wonder for how …

Apr 9, 2021: My Version of the MacSparky Status Board Recently David Sparks has posted a number of blog entries about his status board creation1. This takes the form of a kanban board of significant …

Apr 5, 2021: Alice, 2019 - ★★★★ Brilliant performances from the cast. An emotionally impactful film.

Apr 3, 2021: Cooked perfect steaks on the barbecue tonight. Delicious!

Apr 3, 2021: Frenzic Frenzic: Overtime – Coming Soon to Apple Arcade • The Breakroom All of us here at the Iconfactory have dreamt of creating a sequel to the original …

Apr 3, 2021: Back to the Future Part II, 1989 - ★★★½ Not as tightly managed as the original but still fun. The Almanac is a classic MacGuffin.

Apr 2, 2021: World Autism Awareness Day Today is World Autism Awareness Day. Our eldest son, now 9, was diagnosed with autism at age 5. This was young enough for him to benefit from early …

Apr 2, 2021: My second trial of HEY is ending and I’m happily retreating to my Fastmail/Sanebox combo.

Apr 1, 2021: 🎙Coming in at less than 7 minutes, a show that’s highly relevant to our situation today. I would go so far as to call it a must-listen. Hemispheric …

Apr 1, 2021: I like the idea of imputation - too many businesses miss this vital component.

Apr 1, 2021: Dealing with my 9-year old’s autistic meltdowns is hard. 😓

Mar 31, 2021: 🔗 Link Post: "{macro}Dungeon" Game Crafter Deal of the Day: “Up to 4 players take turns drawing cards and making movements through one of four caves in an attempt to outpace …

Mar 30, 2021: Hannah Beazley MLA I am immensely proud of my wife, Hannah Beazley, who has been duly elected as a Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, representing …

Mar 28, 2021: The Archive The Archive owes its heritage to nvAlt, which owes its heritage to Notational Velocity — a unique piece of software that broke new ground by …

Mar 28, 2021: I hit the basketball court for the first time in a long time yesterday. My free throw percentage was better than ever, but three point range was a …

Mar 27, 2021: Fastmail My mate Jason is digging into Fastmail, and liking what he sees. Fastmail. Who Knew? - //Jason Burk: Recently after a discussion about email on …

Mar 25, 2021: We're Gonna Need a Bigger Canal Jamie Thingelstad - Container Ship Queue: They normally pass 50 ships a day through the canal. With so many backed up, it will be a few days before …

Mar 25, 2021: There’ll be a new episode of Hemispheric Views podcast dropping soon. Best catch up on the last episode then. The episode is named Perthonalities! as …

Mar 24, 2021: I’m enjoying getting to know @mandaris who sounds like one of the happiest people on Earth. A great episode! pca.st

Mar 22, 2021: I want an email app that works with standard IMAP, but is well-designed and something different, like Hey. Is that too much to ask?

Mar 22, 2021: A quick test post straight from Ulysses 22 to micro.blog. Awesome to see Ulysses supporting the best blog host on the internet!

Mar 22, 2021: Artemis Fowl, 2020 - ★★ Watched on Sunday March 21, 2021.

Mar 21, 2021: My HEY experiment is not going well. For some reason, forwarding from Fastmail to HEY isn’t working. But I can’t be bothered figuring out why.

Mar 21, 2021: The battery of my iPad Pro 2017 has reached that point where it drains rapidly, even in standby. It does everything I need of it, so I could probably …

Mar 20, 2021: Me and my boys. Benji refuses to smile for any photo.

Mar 19, 2021: Dammit Microbloggers, now I’m trialling HEY again.

Mar 18, 2021: Do you listen to @hemisphericviews podcast? Are you a member of our Discord chat room? You should do both, because at the moment I’m giving away a …

Mar 17, 2021: My wife has a Wikipedia entry. I’m only a tiny bit jealous.

Mar 17, 2021: This is very clever and helpful - @Hemisphericviews Media Corner reference page. Thanks @Burk. micro.burk.io

Mar 16, 2021: Downside of no Covid-19 lockdowns: stuffed nose/cold.

Mar 16, 2021: An Interview with Nick Elam (of Elam Ending Fame) 🏀 My friend Joe and I had the opportunity to interview Nick Elam, who is the creator of basketball’s Elam Ending, for the NBL Pocket Podcast. We …

Mar 16, 2021: Johnny•Decimal Johnny•Decimal: A system to organise projects: There are a couple of core concepts, and they’re so simple you’ll wonder why you haven’t thought of …

Mar 14, 2021: I’m in today’s paper, smooching my wife! ❤️😘

Mar 14, 2021: My wife is the incoming Member for Victoria Park in the Western Australian State Parliament!

Mar 11, 2021: I love, love, love creating the @Hemisphericviews podcast with @Burk and @martinfeld. If you haven’t given it a chance, this is a fun one to start …

Mar 11, 2021: Not often that I’m awake early enough to hear the kookaburras doing their morning laughs. Such a great sound.

Mar 11, 2021: That feeling when you wake up at 3:15am to record a podcast interview, then figure it’s not worth trying to go back to sleep after it’s …

Mar 8, 2021: Calendar Hero Calendar Hero » tyler.io: It sits on your Desktop, below all of your other windows, and…shows your weekly calendar. It highlights the current …

Mar 7, 2021: Giraffe at Perth Zoo Giraffe It was amazing to be able to see the giraffes at Perth Zoo close-up yesterday. They have big heads!

Mar 7, 2021: Egg Face.

Mar 7, 2021: Audio-Technica ATH-M50x I bought a set of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x to replace my ageing Bose QuietComfort 15s. I’d already replaced the earmuffs on the Bose’s a …

Mar 6, 2021: Back to the Future, 1985 - ★★★★★ It’s been years since I’ve seen this movie. The editing is great; no scene is wasted. Christopher Lloyd is slapstick gold. Why don’t they make films …

Mar 6, 2021: I love this album. It makes my wife contemplate an early death. music.apple.com

Mar 3, 2021: I’ve settled into a great ’daily notes and other documentation’ system using Dynalist. I’ve never had this much consistent success with …

Mar 3, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 31: ‘defiance’ 📷

Mar 2, 2021: This app, TextBuddy makes me giddy.

Mar 2, 2021: How good is this offer? An opportunity to win free stickers from the world’s leading podcast! Hemispheric Views - Blog - Hey everyone! Who’s up …

Mar 2, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 30: ‘privacy’ 📷

Mar 2, 2021: Wall Take two at publishing via wall.blot.im. When did this become a thing? Fascinating.

Mar 2, 2021: I Forgot About 1Writer I also own 1Writer, which also plugs directly into Dropbox, and is, arguably, a better editor. It’s certainly a more fully-featured one. Yes, I …

Mar 2, 2021: Posting here using Byword I’ve owned Byword for many years. I think it was the first Markdown editor I bought, for both iOS and macOS. I abandoned it a long time ago as well, …

Mar 1, 2021: Micro.blog has been on fire the last few days. I’ve really enjoyed the interactions. Thanks everybody! 🔥 💯 🤚🏻

Mar 1, 2021: I do a weekly Australian National Basketball League (NBL) podcast, NBL Pocket Podcast. Today’s episode is out and I think it’s a particularly fun one. …

Mar 1, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 29: ‘light’ 📷

Mar 1, 2021: Alfred on macOS seems to be much more dynamically developed than Launchbar. As a long-time Launchbar user I’m wondering if it’s time to …

Feb 28, 2021: A question for the micro.bloggers: What is the website you most often visit, and why? Mine is probably ABC News - Australia because I’m old.

Feb 28, 2021: Unexpected events today: Credit card details stolen and $1,500 of fraudulent transactions incurred. Our 5-year old boy decided to wander off to fight …

Feb 28, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 28: I cleaned ‘up’ the front porch. 📷

Feb 28, 2021: I’m feeling the urge to add a bookmarks manager to my workflow. I already use Instapaper, but now I’m thinking about adding either Pinboard.in or …

Feb 27, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 27: ‘pompasetting’. Hemispheric Views is the best podcast in the world. 📷

Feb 27, 2021: MailTrackerBlocker for Mail on macOS Block tracking pixels in macOS Mail.app with MailTrackerBlocker for Mail on macOS: I generally use MailMate which has pixel blocking built-in, or …

Feb 26, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 26: My ‘favourite’ sight of today. 📷

Feb 25, 2021: Always a great day when a new episode of @HemisphericViews podcasts drops. In Hemispheric Views 021: Ad Lib! we work without notes. And end up talking …

Feb 25, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 25: ‘code’ 📷

Feb 24, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 24: ‘baby’ 📷

Feb 23, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 23: ‘Banana’ 📷

Feb 22, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 22: ‘Spell’ 📷

Feb 21, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 21: ‘Colo(u)rs’ 📷

Feb 20, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 20: ‘Weather’ 📷

Feb 19, 2021:

Feb 19, 2021: Give the tradie who’s been doing hard yakka in your yard all day a beer at the end of it. 🍺

Feb 19, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 19: ‘Alive’ 📷

Feb 18, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 18: ‘At Home’ 📷

Feb 17, 2021: I had settled on Dynalist. Now NotePlan 3 has arrived on Setapp. Just when I thought I would be able to settle on a single solution!

Feb 17, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 17: ‘Still’ 📷

Feb 17, 2021: I’ve got Bernie, @HemisphericViews plaque and a Sofa Shop pin from The Unmade Podcast. What a collection!

Feb 16, 2021: I watched the first 3 episodes of WandaVision. I’m not a Marvel guy by any means, but I enjoyed this show. To be honest I would have been good with it …

Feb 16, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 16: ‘Erudite’ 📷

Feb 15, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 15: ‘Reflection’ 📷

Feb 14, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 14: ‘Compassion’. Donating our money from bottle recycling to the Perth Bushfire Relief Fund. 📷

Feb 13, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 13: ‘Make’. I was able to make these acoustic walls today. 📷

Feb 12, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 12: ‘Sporg’. 📷

Feb 11, 2021: New episode! Hemispheric Views 020: A Jumper Is a Sloppy Joe! Rate, review, subscribe, tell two friends about it!

Feb 11, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 11: ‘Machine’. 📷

Feb 11, 2021: Thanks @vincent for making me aware of the Micro.blog photo challenge ical subscription, and thanks @Burk for making it! cc: @jean @manton

Feb 10, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 10: ‘Energy’. 📷

Feb 10, 2021: As part of a backyard renovation, we are having a large tree lopped and removed today. Our whole family feels terrible and guilty about it. 😔

Feb 9, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 9: ‘Muddy’. When you go tadpoling with the kids. 📷

Feb 8, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 8: ‘Hope’. I hope he doesn’t crash. 📷

Feb 7, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 7: ‘Craving’ 📷

Feb 7, 2021: The Social Dilemma, 2020 - ★★★★★ Own your content! Pay for services to flip the script.

Feb 6, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 6: ‘Sport’. Basketball has always been a huge part of my life. I’ve moved into a new phase recently, working on an NBL …

Feb 5, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 5: ‘Pets’. Fish are as close as we have at the moment. 📷

Feb 5, 2021: “Walk with Apple”: It’s difficult to take life advice from 22-year old Shawn Mendes.

Feb 4, 2021: Went for a walk around the block. Didn’t buy coffee from the local organics shop because they had an anti-5G poster in the window.

Feb 4, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 4: ‘Layers’ of pants. 📷

Feb 3, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 3: ‘Comfort’. Bur-de-Bur, the teddy I received at my birth. He knows all my deepest secrets. 📷

Feb 2, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 2: ‘Morning Beverage’. I’ve already had two morning beverages, but didn’t see the challenge in time. Hence, empty cup. …

Feb 2, 2021: Who does Flickr? I use it as a storage location, but I admit I don’t have a community over there. Now I’ve ditched Instagram, I wish it …

Feb 1, 2021: Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Day 1: ‘close up’. Apologies for the visage; no face-tuning here. 📷

Jan 31, 2021: 🔗 Link Post: “A New Board Game: {macro}Dungeon - //Jason Burk” Jason Burk writing for Burk.io: “Players can advance in boring one …

Jan 31, 2021: Here in Western Australia we’ve had a person out in the community who had the UK strain of COVID-19. So we’re all getting a week of lockdown. School …

Jan 29, 2021: Good deed for the day: I approached the automated grocery store check-out machine as lady ahead moves on. At least $200 cash had been dispensed and …

Jan 27, 2021: I’ve checked in with OmniFocus. I have been yak shaving for the past three hours. I think I can now do what I originally intended to do.

Jan 27, 2021: I created a Linktree account, because, well, I don’t really have a because.

Jan 27, 2021: ShortcutDetective by Irradiated Software is a great app for finding out which app is eating a keyboard shortcut in macOS. Stupid Logitech Daemon was …

Jan 27, 2021: Out, 2020 - ★★★★½ Watched on Tuesday January 26, 2021.

Jan 26, 2021: On Australia Day I’m listening to German @ohbananajoe talk to American @jean while drinking Japanese Asahi.

Jan 25, 2021: It was fun to do another commentary of an NBL game on Twitch tonight. Cairns Taipans hosted Melbourne United. 🏀

Jan 25, 2021: Does self-promotion have no bounds? @hemisphericviews

Jan 24, 2021: My brother challenged me to a game of chess. Now I’m challenging you. Start the game here! play.chess.com/N6ivZ

Jan 21, 2021: Thanks to @Burk for providing a method to automate NextDNS updating my non-static IP address. He’s a smart cookie.

Jan 20, 2021: The macOS Finder can be controversial! Where do you stand on it? Listen to @HemisphericViews HVmini and see who you (dis)agree with.

Jan 19, 2021: I’ve disabled my Raspberry Pi & Pi-Hole combo as I try out NextDNS for a while. Early impressions are that it’s technically good, but …

Jan 19, 2021: This morning I took an Uber into the city, and it was a Tesla. Wow! This afternoon I came home on a bus.

Jan 18, 2021: Turns out Karabiner Elements isn’t so compatible with an M1 Mac. It caused a weird purple flash at shutdown and an OS error message upon boot. This …

Jan 17, 2021: This water spill looks like Australia and some islands of Indonesia.

Jan 16, 2021: Listening to Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon. This album never gets old. 🎶

Jan 15, 2021: I had a heap of fun doing commentary on tonight’s NBL game on Twitch. Provides a reminder as to how well professionals can avoid dead air. Not easy to …

Jan 15, 2021: I’m doing a Twitch commentary live stream of the first NBL game of the season today. Partnering with my podcast friend, Joe Corr, this is the first …

Jan 11, 2021: What’s that? I have to go back to work today? Noooooo!!!!

Jan 11, 2021: kieranhealy.org/blog/arch… I think this is a great explanation.

Jan 10, 2021: I’ve reactivated Resilio Sync to share content between my iMac and MacBook Air (and possibly my iOS devices). Figured I owned a license, so may …

Jan 10, 2021: Facebook: deleted. WhatsApp: deleted. You’re on borrowed time, Instagram.

Jan 8, 2021: I’ve proceeded with a full Facebook account deletion. I previously archived it, but I’m so done with them now. Happy for the account to be trashed.

Jan 7, 2021: I want to say something stupid like, “go home, America, you’re drunk”, but this is more serious than that. How about,“impeach Trump immediately”?

Jan 6, 2021: I got to 87 daily reviews in Readwise before I broke the chain.

Jan 6, 2021: My purchased licenses for BusyCal and BusyContacts ran out. My Setapp subscription to the rescue, with both of those apps included in the bundle!

Jan 6, 2021: I had the opportunity to use a Remarkable 2 yesterday. I don’t want one, I don’t want one… Help!!!

Jan 4, 2021: Is there a blogging/publishing platform that allows writing in the form of an outline, besides Little Outliner?

Jan 4, 2021: Currently reading: Beartown: A Novel by Backman, Fredrik 📚

Jan 4, 2021: Okay, this is smart. Using a Discourse forum as a blog of sorts. Keeping topics tied together. This eliminates the stupid date-based approach of a …

Jan 4, 2021: Kyle, from Apple Fitness+, is no joke. I tried hard, Kyle, I promise!

Jan 4, 2021: Back to Dropbox with Blot About 18 months ago I transitioned the publishing of this site to use Git. It was cool, but overly cumbersome for my needs. I avoided posting here …

Jan 3, 2021: 2020 Retrospective What are the rules about linking to my own post on another website I own? Andrew Canion - 2020 Retrospective: For me, the narrative that 2020 was a …

Jan 3, 2021: 2020 Retrospective The general world-view of 2020 is that it was shit. In many ways, I agree. However, living in Perth, Western Australia in 2020 had to have been one to …

Jan 2, 2021: This kid is a little ripper.

Jan 1, 2021: 2021 is go. No expectation that it will be a salve for 2020 but still taking the optimistic approach.

Dec 31, 2020: Did a 20 minute Apple Fitness+ workout. I need heavier dumb-bells. 🏋🏻

Dec 29, 2020: Dynalist as a Tool for Daily Notes I’ve been consciously taking more and better daily notes. Part of this is to build a greater awareness of what I do and how I spend my time. …

Dec 29, 2020: For any micro.bloggers that play games - even rarely and recreationally like me - there is a Discord server you might like. I think this invite link …

Dec 29, 2020: Rosé Day. 38°C.

Dec 27, 2020: In the last few days I’ve been more successful writing daily notes with Dynalist than I have been with any number of previous software options. …

Dec 27, 2020: The obituary of Gary Yates Canion.

Dec 26, 2020: Started playing Animal Crossing. It’s a game of nothing that somehow consumes your time like a ravenous time phantom.

Dec 26, 2020: I need to tidy my study. Make things more accessible, particularly my dSLR which has languished. It used to be a core hobby, now I never touch it. …

Dec 25, 2020: I don’t have the energy to truly investigate Obsidian. It’s software that is raved about, but I can’t muster the care to try it. …

Dec 24, 2020: Thanks to @joshsullivan, @jack, @twelvety who maintain wikis that I enjoy visiting and reading. Consider me your wiki-lurker. Merry Christmas!

Dec 23, 2020: Summer evening on the porch.

Dec 22, 2020: More Evidence Against Trickle-Down Economic Theory Keeping tax low for rich does not boost economy: From the Department of the Blinding Obvious, which has been consistently challenged by the Department …

Dec 21, 2020: I’m impressed with Apple Fitness+. The quality of the entire thing - presenters, set design, technology stack. All brilliant.

Dec 20, 2020: Waking up a sleeping M1 MacBook Air really is fast. Now I understand what Craig Federighi was talking about. Open the lid - bam, ready to go. Guess …

Dec 20, 2020: My moment of fame on The Unmade Podcast Supporter Role Call

Dec 20, 2020: Co-host of @HemisphericViews @martinfeld has taken the Milo discussion from our latest podcast episode to a new level. He has released Flavours of …

Dec 16, 2020: The screen on my new MacBook Air is never going to be this clean again.

Dec 16, 2020: I’ve got a problem where calendars shared from Fastmail via .ics link to Google Calendar aren’t showing any events in Google. Is Fastmail providing a …

Dec 16, 2020: 🔗 Link Post: “Daring Fireball: Ecosia Is Now a Default Search Engine Option for Safari” John Gruber writing for Daring Fireball: “I …

Dec 16, 2020: The latest mini-episode from @HemisphericViews talks spiders, Nissan Bluebirds and Gobbledoks. Have a listen. 🎙

Dec 16, 2020: I express my gratitude to the community of micro.blog, so many of whom gave their best wishes to me when I shared the news of my Dad dying. This …

Dec 16, 2020: Chrome is Bad Chrome is Bad: Short story: Google Chrome installs something called Keystone on your computer, which nefariously hides itself from Activity Monitor …

Dec 14, 2020: I didn’t have the best nor closest relationship with my Dad. Today, however, he passed away to be with God and I appreciate the part he played in my …

Dec 14, 2020: I’ve cloned logseq to my Github repo. An interesting clone of Roam Research – A note taking tool for networked thought..

Dec 10, 2020: Micro.blog compatriot @Gaby submitted his desk to @HemisphericViews for review. What do we have to say? @Burk @martinfeld Best listen and find out! 🎙

Dec 8, 2020: The latest episode of The NBL Pocket Podcast is live. If you want an update on the past week of Australian basketball, this is the podcast to listen …

Dec 8, 2020: Never change, Amazon.

Dec 7, 2020: Kids are occupied, wind isn’t too bad, and heat has died down. It’s nice to be sitting on the front porch now.

Dec 7, 2020: HVmini // Craig's Desk Are you curious to see how other’s set their desks up? We were @HemisphericViews so we asked listeners to share… and they did! First up is Craig. …

Dec 6, 2020: I’ve installed Big Sur on my iMac. So far, all seems well. I went to enable reduce transparency, only to discover I must have had it enabled in …

Dec 4, 2020: Family night at the Victoria Park Family Christmas fair. Great to be out and about.

Dec 3, 2020: As usual, things get a bit crazy on @Hemisphericviews: @Burk drinks multiple beverages at once; I go overboard on ‘Media Corner’, …

Dec 1, 2020: There was the faint sound of an ice cream truck in the distance. Our kids have convinced Mum to take them in the car to track it down!🍦🚑

Dec 1, 2020: I’ve stayed up too late playing XCOM2. I can never get enough of that game. 🕹

Nov 30, 2020: Let’s Fix OmniFocus — Paul Sahner. This is a great article. I hope Omni are reading.

Nov 30, 2020: This final microblogvember post shall reinforce and remind me how difficult it is to post in accordance with a pre-determined word every day for a …

Nov 29, 2020: I’ve had quite the pedestrian weekend, to date. #mbnov

Nov 28, 2020:

Nov 28, 2020: I feel I live in one of the few places in the world where a mask has not been required at any point (yet) through the entire coronavirus pandemic. …

Nov 27, 2020: What am I going to write for today’s microblogvember post? It’s a dilemma #mbnov

Nov 26, 2020: TheBrain is on sale at the moment. It’s still expensive though. Yet I’m tempted. Even though I feel like DevonThink has me covered. 🤔🤯

Nov 26, 2020: Nothing is so perfect that one can’t adjust it to make it a little better. #mbnov

Nov 25, 2020: I took a call from a lady in Adelaide today. Wrong number. #mbnov

Nov 24, 2020: “No-one gets rich just by working hard.” — (Royce Kurmelovs, Just Money) Resurfaced with readwise.io

Nov 24, 2020: I love NBL Pocket Podcast day! pca.st

Nov 24, 2020: I can’t wait to provision a new MacBook Air. I may set it up without Migration Assistant; a completely fresh start for new chip architecture. #mbnov

Nov 23, 2020: When I took photographer more seriously and used a dSLR I would work hard to capture the perfect frame. Now, with iPhone photography I don’t …

Nov 23, 2020: I wrote a TextExpander snippet with my pen. It didn’t work.

Nov 22, 2020: By our State Government closing Western Australia’s border we have been spared the worst of the coronavirus. #mbnov

Nov 21, 2020: By using @LaunchBar 37 × per day, I’ve saved 27h 37m and became The Abbreviator! (since 17 June 2014)

Nov 21, 2020: As we head towards December, winter is becoming a distant memory. Next phase of our local weather should be ridiculous heat. #mbnov

Nov 21, 2020: Keep Practising 19: Podcast Player Roundup I’ve trialled a few different podcast player apps over the past few days. This is a short summary of my findings, after trialling Apple …

Nov 21, 2020: I’m enjoying Pocket Casts as a podcast player. I’ve always been aware of it, but never tried it. Now I have, and I think it could be the best of the …

Nov 20, 2020: How cool is this? Thank you @Burk

Nov 20, 2020: Imagine if Trump decided to quietly fade into obscurity. What a blessing that would be. #mbnov

Nov 19, 2020: Send us your desk photos! Does Jason like his iPhone mini? We talk ‘one more thing’. Is TestFlight a cover for iOS demos? Andrew shares …

Nov 19, 2020: My son and I found it possible to fill our scavenger hunt egg carton on our afternoon walk. #mbnov

Nov 19, 2020: My Apple Podcasts experiment lasted about a day. The device sync is good. Nothing else is. Seems like Overcast is the only show in town for …

Nov 19, 2020: I’m taking a look at the default Apple Podcasts app. The library interface is inscrutable. Does this app make sense to others?

Nov 18, 2020: We all have a dependence upon our Earth. How about we stop screwing it up? #mbnov

Nov 17, 2020: My son has given me a bunch of reasons why a train is a cool vehicle. They’re comfortable, they let you travel around, they’re quiet… #mbnov

Nov 16, 2020: I’ve been a computer nerd virtually my entire life. I remember when a computer had 8 kilobytes of memory. Those were the days. #mbnov

Nov 16, 2020: Don’t forget about micro.blog game days. Details, plus a downloadable .ics file can be found at microgaming.space Come and play! 🕹

Nov 16, 2020: Check out the desk of @Burk in the latest episode of Hemispheric Views mini. You could even listen to it on a new HomePod mini, if you wish!

Nov 15, 2020: When I was young I loved The Far Side by Gary Larson. Unfortunately his recent reboot hasn’t grabbed me in the same way. #mbnov

Nov 15, 2020: This was our beautiful girl, Indi. @gabz

Nov 14, 2020: I’m contemplating the worth of getting a second HomePod (maxi), putting it into a stereo pair with my existing one. Then removing the receiver, …

Nov 14, 2020: I would be happy to watch a spooky movie tonight but I can’t think of one. #mbnov

Nov 14, 2020: This probably explains why I couldn’t get MarsEdit to launch yesterday. Sorry @danielpunkass mjtsai.com Apple Server Outage Makes Mac Apps Hang on …

Nov 13, 2020: Own Your Content Om Malik on Instagram’s Updates: I feel sad for photographers who think their future is on Instagram and the social network it brings. They don’t …

Nov 13, 2020: Challenge for the audience: How old would you guess I am? #mbnov

Nov 12, 2020: What’s this? My desk setup is being investigated by @martinfeld and @burk? That’s the topic driving this HVmini - your bite-sized snack of Hemispheric …

Nov 12, 2020: Pro … Air … Pro … Air … Pro … Air … Send help!!!

Nov 12, 2020: I bought some new Brooks shoes on the weekend. Now I’m trying to wear them in. #mbnov

Nov 11, 2020: Hey. HEY. HEY! - //Jason Burk In terms of quality of apps and experience using them I would currently rank them: #1) iPadOS #2) iOS #3) Web #8,968) …

Nov 11, 2020: I have to say that I am mightily excited about the new Apple Silicon Macs. For geeks around the world, this is a great day. #mbnov

Nov 10, 2020: I got home from work today and passed out sleeping for the next 3 hours. Didn’t plan on that. On the bright side, it might help in terms of waking up …

Nov 10, 2020: An elderly man driving a car almost crashed into my car today. I had to take immediate and drastic evasive action. #mbnov

Nov 9, 2020: Hey, look, science works Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in first analysis, company reports - The Washington Post Vaccine development typically …

Nov 9, 2020: A thing that is a staple of sci-fi movies, but which I don’t think will ever exist, much to my disappointment, is the force field. #mbnov

Nov 8, 2020: My Subscription Services Steven Garrity at Acts of Volition writes of the online services he pays for. This prompted me to make my own quick list. Some of these links include …

Nov 8, 2020: “Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to.” — Susan Cain, Quiet Resurfaced with readwise.io

Nov 8, 2020: Playing XCOM2, my soldiers constantly put in a bind by those dastardly aliens. #mbnov

Nov 8, 2020: I’ve been waiting 4 years for this podcast from @gruber and @merlinmann castro.fm

Nov 8, 2020: Congratulations USA! You removed the stain on your country. I’m so happy for you all. Unite around this to build a stronger union. Repair starts now. …

Nov 7, 2020: A word a day for microblogvember. Why is it so hard to think of something interesting to say for the word inflate? #mbnov

Nov 7, 2020: Attic stash but somehow missing the OG Apple TV that got so hot it could fry an egg.

Nov 6, 2020: My two go-to options for brain-exercise through puzzling are Good Sudoku and New York Times Crossword. #mbnov

Nov 6, 2020: Trump’s attacks on vote counts seem to follow an authoritarian playbook - The Washington Post “The Russian mentality is, ‘Whatever truth works for …

Nov 6, 2020: If you tried one of our earlier episodes of Hemispheric Views but didn’t persist, try the latest one. We’re really hitting our stride. I …

Nov 5, 2020: My letter to Amiga Format In the most recent episode of my podcast Hemispheric Views I mentioned the time I was featured in the Workbench section of Amiga Format magazine. I …

Nov 5, 2020: As I age, I reckon I’ll develop a stoop. That’s the price for being tall. #mbnov

Nov 5, 2020: I’ve added a TritonAudio Fethead to my audio chain. Without it I had to set my EVO4 audio interface to about 95% gain to support my Rode Procaster. …

Nov 5, 2020: Looking for a distraction from the US Election? At #HemisphericViews we’ve got you covered. “I Used the Corporate Card!”, our latest podcast episode …

Nov 4, 2020: The Electoral College system makes for dramatic counting but I don’t see how it’s fair and supportive of a one vote, one value philosophy.

Nov 4, 2020: Oh America, what have you done? 😢

Nov 4, 2020: Microblogvember posts are probably better to be written near the end of the day, when I have some events to reflect upon as I try to fit the word in …

Nov 3, 2020: Iraq Sends Independent Observers To Monitor US Election | The Shovel: Iraq has sent thousands of independent observers to the US to help build public …

Nov 3, 2020: I have remembered that the ‘race that stops a nation’, the Melbourne Cup Horse Race 🐎, was on today. It didn’t stop me. I forgot about it …

Nov 3, 2020: Lunchtime workout of mowing the lawn is now complete. 🚜

Nov 3, 2020: People who buy into conspiracy theories never fail to astonish me. What happened to critical thinking? #mbnov

Nov 2, 2020: Keep Practising 18: US Election I voice my anxiety about the forthcoming US election. I worry about the place the United States of America holds in the world, and what might happen …

Nov 2, 2020: I have anxiety about the US election, and it’s not even my country. I’m fearful that Trump will win. I’m fearful that he will lose and all hell will …

Nov 2, 2020: It’s extremely hard to concentrate on things with two kids in the house. #mbnov

Nov 1, 2020: Today is a rainy, dreary day. Perhaps the last rain before the full brunt of summer arrives. #mbnov

Oct 29, 2020: I’ve spent a little time updating my homepage on the web

Oct 26, 2020: The water was beautifully warm.

Oct 25, 2020: Can anybody recommend a reasonable monitor to be connected to a MacBook Air for business use? i.e. gaming performance not required.

Oct 25, 2020: Of course my kid’s ancient hand-me-down iPad Air dies 2 months before Christmas and his birthday. The family hand-me-down process is complicated by …

Oct 24, 2020: Hey look! It’s summertime Drew!

Oct 23, 2020: Punching above my weight on Cable Beach, Broome.

Oct 23, 2020: Just another day in sunburn paradise. The Booj about to go on a 🐪 ride.

Oct 23, 2020: Vote Biden. The world doesn’t need 4 more years of this bollocks.

Oct 19, 2020: TheBrain v12 beta is looking quite amazing. This might be the answer to all my recent explorations for a capture/note-taking application.

Oct 15, 2020: Again, again, again!

Oct 14, 2020: Oh no. I have the hiccups.

Oct 14, 2020: A Day in the Life #adayinthelife Willagee, Western Australia, 7:22am. Me making school lunches while wearing my Christmas Grinch pyjamas. I’ve …

Oct 13, 2020: Currently reading: Just Money by Royce Kurmelovs 📚

Oct 13, 2020: Family Getaway - Four Elements Farm Stay We spent a few days at Four Elements Farm Stay in the South-West of Western Australia. I relaxed into it quite quickly. The owner of the Farmstay, …

Oct 13, 2020: The micro.blog community is the best! Both @jack and @twelvety have provided me with with thoughtful, genuine feedback about Roam.

Oct 12, 2020: Kids and their phones these days. What happened to a good old fashioned conversation?

Oct 12, 2020: I’m being drawn towards Roam. I’ve emailed @twelvety for his thoughts, and I imagine @jack must have some too. It’s expensive, but I’m also searching …

Oct 8, 2020: Buying an iMac late last year must go down as one of my best ever computer purchasing decisions. I freakin' love this thing, and timing it for the …

Oct 8, 2020: Outliners & Daily Notes I’ve been considering whether my current DEVONthink daily note is the best system for rapid note taking. Of course there’s nothing wrong …

Oct 8, 2020: The Hemispheric Views podcast has hit the big time, scoring a guest appearance by the one and only @macgenie. @Burk, @martinfeld and I were honoured …

Oct 8, 2020: Containers for Change Over the past two years my wife has been working at Containers for Change. This is a not-for-profit organisation enabled by the Western Australian …

Oct 7, 2020: An important breaking news update coming in from Cardboard TV Network. Headlines include Deadpool v Coronavirus. Tune in to find put more.

Oct 6, 2020: My brother casually mentioned to me that he had been building up a second brain using the PARA methodology in Notion, supported by Readwise and …

Oct 6, 2020: I think I’m falling down the Dyanalist rabbit hole. I like outliners, and this is so much better than OmniOutliner, which has regressed continuously …

Oct 5, 2020: Kakistocratic Nepotism Biden’s next move after Trump’s COVID-19 hospitalization - Axios: But with Trump in quarantine for the foreseeable future, the campaign …

Oct 4, 2020: A quick thank you to @sarcassem from the youngest of this home’s podcast listeners.

Oct 2, 2020: Trump Jokes Coming Thick and Fast at The Shovel Australia’s answer to The Onion is The Shovel. They’re having a fun time with the news of Trump contracting COVID-19. Frantic Donald Trump …

Oct 2, 2020: I love a good fire.

Oct 2, 2020: If I didn’t have OmniFocus to help manage my work; I’d be screwed. I have no idea how people get through work and life without one. I have so many …

Oct 1, 2020: Hey @ohbananajoe is this effort close enough to “The Walking Dead”? 🤣

Oct 1, 2020: My little farmer.

Sep 28, 2020: The Sizzle I have a paid subscription to an Australian daily technology newsletter called The Sizzle. While I’ve sometimes already heard the news of the …

Sep 28, 2020: YouTube-dl My youtube-dl Setup - //Jason Burk: There is a utility called youtube-dl that you may or may not have seen mentioned online. Here is a rundown of how …

Sep 28, 2020: Had a full range of emotions today. Started bad; ended good. Anxiety can be a pain in the you-know-what.

Sep 26, 2020: 🔗 Link Post: “How Work Became an Inescapable Hellhole” Anne Helen Petersen writing for Wired: The first part of this story describes a day …

Sep 26, 2020: Keep Practising 17: Exercise As I’m no longer playing basketball, I’ve gotten fat and sore. Exercise seems to be my only option. In Nerd Corner, I talk about new audio …

Sep 26, 2020: After a dalliance with Firefox as my core browser, I’m finding myself drifting back to Safari 14. I might maintain Firefox as my work browser, …

Sep 25, 2020: I bought more audio hardware. And I don’t think this is the end. Hobbies can get expensive.

Sep 24, 2020: The latest episode of Hemispheric Views is live. We talk Portland fires, the latest Apple event, search engines and commemorative coins. Listen and …

Sep 24, 2020: My 9 year old told me about the Shortcut he has built to run on his iPad. Proud Dad moment.

Sep 24, 2020: Cortex Animated is Great What’s better than Cortex Podcast? Animated highlights from Cortex Podcast!

Sep 23, 2020: Another Hemispheric Views with @burk and @martinfeld is in the can. Releasing in a couple of days. 🎙

Sep 22, 2020: After hearing the latest Mac Power Users on Read-it Later apps I dusted off my old Instapaper account. Now, though, @manton is soon launching …

Sep 20, 2020: Played some Sea of Thieves with @burk. Any other micro.bloggers play?

Sep 16, 2020: My Kia Sorrento decided that my Emergency Parking Brake needs to stay on all the time. A call to their Roadside Assist service and now my car will be …

Sep 15, 2020: Microsoft finds underwater datacenters are reliable, practical and use energy sustainably Microsoft finds underwater datacenters are reliable, practical and use energy sustainably: Microsoft put a server farm at the bottom of the sea and …

Sep 15, 2020: So apparently to my kid I appear as a giant angry potato with arms growing out of my ears.

Sep 14, 2020: Keep Practising 16: Hemispheric Views A quick update on another podcast project I’ve been working on with two other friends. Hemispheric Views has launched and we are quite proud of …

Sep 11, 2020: I don’t want to brag, but I just had a Tim Tam Slam. @martinfeld @burk

Sep 11, 2020: Hemispheric Views is Go! I’m excited to have worked with two other great people to put something new out into the world. Working with Jason Burk and Martin Feld, we have …

Sep 10, 2020: Get on board with the micro.blog gaming sessions that @burk has organised. I’m rubbish at games but still had a blast. Definitely no need to be a …

Sep 10, 2020: Just a few hours until the Micro.blog gaming session. I look forward to losing badly @burk

Sep 7, 2020: I’ve upgraded to a Noctua NF-A9x14 PWM fan in my OWC Thunderbay RAID array. I should have done this a long time ago. The noise has always …

Sep 6, 2020: Launchbar has been updated. In the release notes it mentions search engine Ecosia. I’d never heard of it. Seems a laudable idea.

Sep 5, 2020: International Beard Day, you say?

Sep 3, 2020: I’ve been reassessing my note-taking apps again - that’s something that happens on a too-regular basis. NotePlan had been good, but I’m …

Sep 3, 2020: Am I correct in thinking that each President of the USA leaves a letter in the Oval Office’s desk drawer, addressed to the incoming President? …

Sep 2, 2020: Great to have the Micro Monday podcast back in the mix. Thanks @macgenie and @agilelisa

Sep 1, 2020: One of the greatest things I discovered in Japan. Put soy sauce on vanilla ice cream.

Aug 31, 2020: My iPad battery has seen better days and I’ve been contemplating an upgrade. But if the new Apple Silicon laptop is going to be a 12” MacBook …

Aug 31, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 31: A photo of a photo depicting love on our wedding day in 2005. 📷 #mbaug

Aug 31, 2020: No, I haven't found a fix for Logitech Mouse Judder I recently wondered if I had found the solution to fixing the judder I get from the Logitech MX Master 3 mouse on a Mac. Turns out, no, I had not. …

Aug 30, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 30: It’s generally possible to make a discovery of something weird in the garden. 📷 #mbaug

Aug 29, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 29: grated carrot flake(s) 📷 #mbaug

Aug 28, 2020: Have I Found a Fix for Logitech Mouse Judder? 2020-08-31 Update: No, I have not found the fix. I mentioned in Episode 15 of Keep Practising that my Logitech mouse was giving me the #$%@s with …

Aug 28, 2020: I think I’m a full-time Firefox user now.

Aug 28, 2020: Aw man. Now I have to wait another whole week for a new Ted Lasso. 📺

Aug 28, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 28: emotions 📷 #mbaug

Aug 27, 2020: The United States is a shitshow right now. I feel for the many good people I know in the country who are having to cope with it all. A pandemic, …

Aug 27, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 27: This white Australian is overcome with sadness for black Americans. 📷 #mbaug

Aug 26, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 26: relentless: “a patient but relentless taskmaster” 📷 #mbaug

Aug 25, 2020: Keep Practising 15: The Value of Friendships If there’s one thing I’ve learnt in 2020, it’s that friendships are important. I’m getting better at making and maintaining them, but there’s always …

Aug 25, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 25: hope Jeremiah 29:11 📷 #mbaug

Aug 24, 2020: Mondo Electronics Mondo Electronics is a company I’ve helped as part of my job as an Entrepreneurs’ Programme Growth Facilitator. They were kind enough to …

Aug 24, 2020: 3 Cheers for Tech Support Recently I came across an annoying calendaring problem. I have a number of domain names, with associated email aliases. These all reconcile via my …

Aug 24, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 24: frosty 📷 #mbaug

Aug 23, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 23: graceful 📷 #mbaug

Aug 22, 2020: Ted Lasso is brilliant. Most enjoyable show I’ve watched in a long time.

Aug 22, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 22: home 📷 #mbaug

Aug 21, 2020: The other day I was complaing about the lack of extensions in Safari. After hearing about Brett Terpstra @ttscoff talk about Workona I’m …

Aug 21, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 21: This bag makes a crunch when I squeeze it. It did hold a breakfast sandwich which also crunched in my mouth. 📷 #mbaug

Aug 20, 2020: A reminder to my future self: Create email (and other) templates in Textexpander but embrace writing them in Markdown. Then use Brett Terpstra’s …

Aug 20, 2020: I deleted the YouTube app from my iPhone because I was sick of saying “No” whenever it tried to gain background access to my microphone. Own goal, …

Aug 20, 2020: I enjoyed hearing @miraz talk to @martinfeld on his Lounge Ruminator podcast. I like crosswords but I never seem to be able to settle for simple …

Aug 20, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 20: change 📷 #mbaug

Aug 19, 2020: Very little happening in the NBL this week, but we still managed to talk for an hour about it. That’s true passion! The NBL Pocket Podcast / Brett …

Aug 19, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 19: Many a ribbon won by my gym trainer in international Ironman Events. 📷 #mbaug

Aug 19, 2020: My third visit back to the gym after a lay-off of about 18 months(!). Really happy with the weight training I did today. Improving quicker than I had …

Aug 19, 2020: This Apple Music radio show with Billie Eilish and her Dad is surprisingly good. music.apple.com

Aug 18, 2020: I hope Safari 14 on Big Sur brings better extensions. I’ve been a Safari loyalist but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to justify compared with …

Aug 18, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 18: grid with thanks to Black Ink by @danielpunkass 📷 #mbaug

Aug 17, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 17: cuddly 📷 #mbaug

Aug 17, 2020: International Mac Nerds Martin Feld, Jason Burk and I recorded a ‘pilot episode’ of a podcast idea we had been germinating. Martin has been kind enough to host …

Aug 16, 2020: I have not listened to this album for a long time… but it’s still great. 🎶 music.apple.com

Aug 16, 2020: Setapp Audit I’ve been a subscriber to Setapp since it launched. In fact, I participated in a pre-launch user interview to help the MacPaw team develop the …

Aug 16, 2020: 14: Promoting my Other Podcast Projects A quick audio interlude to let you know about my other current podcast projects: NBL Pocket Podcast A pilot episode with a working title of …

Aug 16, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 16: stationary 📷 #mbaug

Aug 16, 2020: Currently reading: Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout 📚

Aug 15, 2020: I had a blast recording an International Mac Nerds podcast with @martinfeld and @burk. We all met one another through micro.blog, so a big thanks to …

Aug 15, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 15: silhouette 📷 #mbaug

Aug 14, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 14: the boy among the play equipment. 📷 #mbaug

Aug 13, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 13: I think it’s time to clean the filter of our heater. 📷 #mbaug

Aug 12, 2020: Keep Practising 13: Interview with Patrick Canion Andrew is joined by his brother, Patrick Canion to discuss his work and life, most notably how he has made the transition to living in Switzerland …

Aug 12, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 12: sound 📷 #mbaug

Aug 11, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 11: the best way to transport your turtles. 📷 #mbaug

Aug 10, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 10: Nothing fancy today, just the windows at the front of my home. 📷 #mbaug

Aug 9, 2020: It might be my imagination but this Microblog Photo a Day challenge seems the best yet. Lots of interesting and high quality photos being shared. …

Aug 9, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 9: black-and-white 📷 #mbaug

Aug 9, 2020: Have I only now discovered that when typing URLs in Markdown - I don’t need the //. I can type https:url.com. For how long has this been a thing?

Aug 8, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 8: As a parent this makes for a nice view 📷 #mbaug

Aug 7, 2020: I’m no fan of WhatsApp but my goodness the group chat I have on it with my mates is brilliant.

Aug 7, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 7: daytripping 📷 #mbaug

Aug 6, 2020: How can the input levels of two USB microphones be so different? The Rode Podcaster barely registers a waveform while the Audio Technica ATR-2100x is …

Aug 6, 2020: I am so terrible at sticking with a single note taking system. I really tried to consolidate on OneNote… Then I remember the cool features that …

Aug 6, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 6: I decided to bisect this PB&J sandwich. 📷 #mbaug

Aug 5, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 5: The pattern on my jumper has a bit of flow to it. 📷 #mbaug

Aug 5, 2020: Finished reading: Chosen People by Robert Whitlow 📚

Aug 5, 2020: Down the Podcasting Microphone Rabbit-hole Oh boy, it’s happening to me. Some months ago when I made the decision to start doing some podcasting, I did my research and selected the Rode …

Aug 4, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 4: Peace walking to my new office looking at Perth CBD. 📷 #mbaug

Aug 3, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 3: Bug 📷 #mbaug

Aug 2, 2020: Judging by this video my FetchTV DVR is going to have better universal search than AppleTV.

Aug 2, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 2: Floating 📷. This boat once floated around the entire globe. #mbaug

Aug 1, 2020: Photoblogging Challenge Day 1: Up 📷 #mbaug

Aug 1, 2020: How on earth is it August already? Weirdest year on record within my life span.

Jul 31, 2020: If you’d like to hear me and a mate talk about NBL basketball 🏀 and team composition leading into the new season, then listen to NBL Pocket Podcast 🎙

Jul 31, 2020: Work life.

Jul 30, 2020: End of the month and I’m “YNAB Poor”.

Jul 29, 2020: Want to read: Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout 📚

Jul 29, 2020: I’ve linked IndieBookClub to my micro.blog account. Not as many bells and whistles as GoodReads but simple and straightforward to use.

Jul 29, 2020: Currently reading: Chosen People by Robert Whitlow 📚

Jul 25, 2020: Fastmail promotes its own Hey-style methods Rethink what email can do for you We also let you focus on your workflow by taking care of your privacy, which we protect with features like asking …

Jul 23, 2020: Keep Practising 12: Wrestling I’ve always noticed a distinct intersection between those who like basketball and those who like wrestling. In this episode I discuss my history of …

Jul 17, 2020: It was exciting to see an article of mine linked to my Brett Terpstra. Never had that experience before!

Jul 14, 2020: Does anybody have direct experience with Autex Peel ‘n Stick acoustic treatment tiles? I’m contemplating some for my study.

Jul 14, 2020: For the heck of it I set up a ko-fi account. I’m sure the revenue will start rolling in any minute now… 😂💰☕️

Jul 14, 2020: Keep Practising: 12 - Tipping the TBT2020 Winner I was bereft not being able to record an NBL Pocket Podcast today. So to assuage my sadness I have brought in my son, David, to provide the hot tip. …

Jul 10, 2020: Recapping the best day yet of the TBT. 🏀 NBL Pocket Podcast

Jul 8, 2020: I’m having so much fun recording a daily TBT basketball 🏀 wrap on The NBL Pocket Podcast. I’ve missed hoops, so watching games daily then talking …

Jul 6, 2020: Subscribe To NBL Pocket Podcast A quick public service announcement to point you towards the NBL Pocket Podcast. Joe has been kind enough to have me on each day as we discuss the …

Jul 5, 2020: So great to talk TBT basketball 🏀 from an Australian perspective. Listen to the NBL Pocket Podcast for the full rundown.🎙

Jul 4, 2020: My new employer has provided me with the new iPhone SE. This thing is tiny. Too small in fact. My fingers are too big for this screen and keyboard. So …

Jul 1, 2020: I’m thinking about going all-in with Microsoft Office as a trial, especially focusing on Teams and OneNote. I’ve a tendency to have stuff strewn …

Jul 1, 2020: I’ve been trialling krisp.ai for video conference noise reduction. I’ve only used it in my home office where the prevailing noise is a …

Jun 30, 2020: My Last Day with CCI Today marks the end of a personal era for me; it is the last day of my employment with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia. …

Jun 29, 2020: The birthday present I bought myself arrived today: a Keychron K2 keyboard with Cherry Brown switches. It’s delightfully chunky and immediately …

Jun 29, 2020: Keep Practising: 11 - Graeme Speak, CEO & Founder of BankVault I welcome a special guest to the show, Graeme Speak of BankVault. BankVault has developed a cybersecurity product that can circumvent security risks …

Jun 28, 2020: Configuring Preside on iPadOS In an earlier post I wrote about how I replicated a HEY-style workflow with other email applications. I thought some detail about how I’ve configured …

Jun 27, 2020: Well, I’ve set up my Hey.com email address on a 14 day trial. ‘canion’ at hey dot com it is.

Jun 26, 2020: My friends are enablers, encouraging me to buy Steam games. Shame on them.

Jun 23, 2020: Govt urged to ditch COVIDSafe for GApple Govt urged to ditch COVIDSafe for GApple - InnovationAus: recently released testing data revealing that upon launch, COVIDSafe logged encounters 25 …

Jun 23, 2020: My Random Thoughts from the WWDC Keynote These are my thoughts on the 2020 Apple WWDC keynote, presented in the order they occurred as I watched the show. I’ve not yet read any other …

Jun 22, 2020: I’ve fully Rogue Amoebafied my Mac with Audio Hijack, Fission, Farrago, Loopback, SoundSource. Send help! // @rogueamoeba

Jun 22, 2020: I tried out Otter.ai today which does voice to text transcription, recognising the different speakers. It’s kind of amazing, but I’m not confident of …

Jun 21, 2020: Keep Practising: 10 - Why Am I Doing This? I consider why I am doing this podcast, and why I gave it the name Keep Practising. In Nerd Corner, I note my disappointment with how Apple has …

Jun 21, 2020: I wonder if @Fastmail have any idea of the love for them on micro.blog. They should drop in and say hi. In the words of @cheri, we would probably all …

Jun 21, 2020: I edited my forthcoming podcast with a trial version of Hindenburg Journalist. It took some getting used to coming from Ferrite and it’s direct …

Jun 20, 2020: Ecamm Live Trial

Jun 19, 2020: My home page on the web needs to be redone. But that needs motivation and an idea. I’m devoid of both.

Jun 19, 2020: I’ve been playing around with Ecamm Live this afternoon. I have no reason to do a live stream, but it’s fun to experiment.

Jun 19, 2020: Promos

Jun 17, 2020: Addendum: Replicating Hey.com Features in MailMate It has been pointed out by Martin McCallion that I failed to explain how I generated the “People Pages” view that is inherent within Hey …

Jun 17, 2020: It was fun and surprising to be listening to the latest episode of Mac Power Users (540) and hear my older review of MailMate mentioned and linked in …

Jun 16, 2020: I’m contemplating shutting down my ad hoc blot.im blog over at canion.me and bringing it all over to micro.blog. Any reason not to do so? Then what do …

Jun 16, 2020: Replicating Hey.com Features in Regular Email Systems 2021-11-28: I’ve updated this post in an effort to correct what were missing images. With thanks to @chrisl_at for letting me know of the …

Jun 16, 2020: This is a test of the new prototype embedding system on micro.blog. Embedding microblog posts with Quotebacks manton.orgManton …

Jun 16, 2020: I’ve got a week that features 3-hour Zoom meetings each day. This article by @rogueamoeba is saving my ears.

Jun 15, 2020: I watched the first two episodes of Dear… on AppleTV+ tonight. The room got very dusty at times. 💦

Jun 15, 2020: I’ve been using Microsoft Edge for Mac today, and I’m not hating it. I’ve gone so far as to download it for iOS as well.

Jun 15, 2020: Happy Birthday 2020 wasn’t meant to be this way. I have distinct memories of working in government when up-beat policy visions with ambitious names like …

Jun 15, 2020: Does micro.blog support footnotes? I’ve drafted a post and they don’t seem to work? cc: @help

Jun 15, 2020: A public thank you to @manton for creating micro.blog. This service allows me to easily activate my creativity whether it be written word, …

Jun 14, 2020: Keep Practising: 09 - Racism is not cool, featuring David Canion Today I welcome my son to the show. He wanted to address the issue of racism, which has been on his mind of recent times.

Jun 13, 2020: I’ve trawled the internet searching my own past, collecting the more noteworthy bits. I leave quite the digital exhaust.

Jun 12, 2020: Marked 2 as teleprompter Marked 2 as teleprompter, revisited - BrettTerpstra.com: Once you have the theme, you can start prompting just by hitting the ‘s’ key in a Marked …

Jun 11, 2020: I don’t need Hindenburg Journalist PRO but I want it. For my hobbyist needs though, price puts me right off.

Jun 11, 2020: Some great insight into social media models on this episode from @martinfeld overcast.fm

Jun 11, 2020: Keep Practising: 08 - Joe from NBL Pocket Podcast I am joined by special guest Joe, host of the NBL Pocket Podcast. We talk about Joe’s experience making the podcast that is focused on the Australian …

Jun 8, 2020: This is me.

Jun 8, 2020: I signed on as a Patreon of The Unmade Podcast. As I disassociate from big social media I recognise that direct financial relationships between …

Jun 7, 2020: Racing cars.

Jun 5, 2020: I had to visit the dentist today because of a sore gum. Anaesthetic injection and some digging around saw the job done. Now it hurts more than when I …

Jun 2, 2020: It was brilliant to be welcomed as a guest by @martinfeld on his Lounge Ruminator podcast. We dived into our respective histories of computing. So …

May 31, 2020: I feel sad for my American friends, who are experiencing so many civic challenges. Change the leader; change the country.

May 28, 2020: The latest Lounge Ruminator podcast by @martinfeld is a good one. I agree that being still does result in strange looks from others.

May 26, 2020: My son David’s eyes lit up when he heard his own voice introduce this podcast. I’m proud to be a patr(e)on of the Like You: Mindfulness …

May 26, 2020: Keep Practising: S01, E07 - The Last Dance Keep Practising: S01, E07 - The Last Dance. I give my thoughts on “The Last Dance”, and remember the time that I met Phil Jackson and Luc Longley. I …

May 26, 2020: Given all the lockdown protocols how the heck have I caught a cold? I feel terrible.

May 26, 2020: My Story of Installing Windows with Boot Camp on an External SSD The developers of Civilization 6 - and specifically Aspyr who are responsible for the Mac port - have cost me time and money, but have provided me …

May 25, 2020: In order to play online Civilization 6 with my mates today I’ve had to install BootCamp, install Windows 10, then install Steam and the game. All …

May 22, 2020: Our evening view as we relax on the front driveway.

May 22, 2020: Book Recommendation 📚: Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout

May 21, 2020: Book Recommendation 📚: The Mote in God’s Eye, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

May 20, 2020: Book Recommendation 📚: Educated, Tara Westover

May 19, 2020: Book Recommendation 📚: The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker

May 18, 2020: Book Recommendation 📚: Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton

May 17, 2020: 🔗 Link Post: “Inside Trump’s coronavirus meltdown | Free to read | Financial Times” Edward Luce writing for The Financial Times: …

May 16, 2020: Colour-a-Day Challenge: (Indigo 📷🌈 (Not exactly indigo)

May 16, 2020: 🔗 Link Post: “Daring Fireball: Financial Times Reports the Obvious: Trump Resisted Testing ‘Too Many People’ Lest the Results Spook the Stock …

May 16, 2020: Thanks to this video I have discovered how to use my old Nikon D7000 with 50mm lens as a webcam. Which led me to buying an adaptor to convert a mic …

May 15, 2020: Colour-a-Day Challenge: Blue 📷🌈

May 15, 2020: COVID-19 has been a boon for improving my friendships. Since the outbreak my closest knit guys have held a weekly group Zoom meeting plus chatting in …

May 15, 2020: Battle of the iOS email heavyweights - BryceWray.com Bryce Wray assesses power-user mobile email apps in an enjoyable review (and references one of my …

May 14, 2020: Colour-a-Day Challenge: Green 📷🌈

May 14, 2020: The number of apps able to post to micro.blog are growing. The native app, Gluon, Drafts, MarsEdit and now the one I’m using here: iA Writer. No …

May 13, 2020: Colour-a-Day Challenge: Yellow 📷🌈

May 13, 2020: Keep Practising: S01, E06 - Life in Isolation Keep Practising: S01, E06: I reflect on how COVID-19 has impacted life at home and on Perth more broadly. In “Nerd Corner” this week, I …

May 12, 2020: Colour-a-Day Challenge: Orange 📷🌈

May 11, 2020: My wife and our kids were featured in a newspaper article over the weekend as part of Mother’s Day.

May 11, 2020: Colour-a-Day Challenge: Red 📷

May 10, 2020: Happy Mother’s Day!

May 10, 2020: The details are not the details; they make the product. ‒ Charles Eames 💬

May 9, 2020: We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action. ‒ Frank …

May 8, 2020: As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind - every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder. ‒ John Glenn 💬

May 7, 2020: I got a Stream Deck today. Will be fun to see what interesting shortcuts and automations I can concoct with it and Keyboard Maestro.

May 7, 2020: Life is not about finding yourself. It’s about creating yourself. ‒ George Bernard Shaw 💬

May 6, 2020: A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.
— John James Audubon 💬

May 5, 2020: Big storm here tonight. We’ve had a backyard fence blow down. ⛈

May 5, 2020: The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that …

May 4, 2020: Keep Practising: S01, E05 - Meditation Keep Practising: S01, E05: I take on the hippy-dippy topic of meditation, have some follow-up with regards to Australian basketball and introduce a …

May 4, 2020: I’ve had fun using Ferrite Podcast Studio to edit an upcoming podcast episode. At this stage, I’m not sure if it’s faster than using …

May 3, 2020: Why do we need mounted police in 2020? - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) This guy is a classic Aussie. Him saying “crooks” and …

May 1, 2020: Garage door adjustment is going to be the death of me. Whatever combination of screws I turn, I can’t get it right.

Apr 29, 2020: New nerd achievement unlocked: I created a Digital Ocean droplet and spun up an instance of a Discourse Forum today.

Apr 28, 2020: Episodes of The Last Dance fly by so quickly. I’m just settling in and then - bam - they’re finished. Such good TV.

Apr 28, 2020: Podcast From The Field Andrew checks in during a mental state refreshing bushwalk.

Apr 26, 2020: I’ve been investigating best value podcast editing software for my Mac. Then the penny dropped; the best software isn’t on the Mac - …

Apr 26, 2020: Keep Practising: S01, E04 - Basketball Keep Practising: S01, E04: Basketball. Andrew reminisces about his basketball playing days, and provides us with a scouting report on his own game. 🎙

Apr 25, 2020: Today’s view from the porch could be worse.

Apr 25, 2020: Bedraggled Bear.

Apr 24, 2020: My kid has the best giggles.

Apr 24, 2020: Our work had an online Zoom-based quiz game today using Kahoot.it. It was fun and I got bragging rights - came second in the first game, and won the …

Apr 22, 2020: I got out and shot some basketball hoops today; first time in months. I loved it. Playing basketball is the physical activity that feels perfectly …

Apr 21, 2020: I watched Episode 1 of The Last Dance and was reminded of why I fell in love with basketball. 90s-era NBA offered genuine competition in what was a …

Apr 21, 2020: I have no idea as to what represents a ‘good’ number of downloads for a podcast, but I’m excited to have seen 767 for my latest …

Apr 19, 2020: Keep Practising: S01, E03 Keep Practising: S01, E03. A potted history of computer gaming.

Apr 18, 2020: I’m falling deep into the audio production rabbit hole. I’ve bought Loopback and Audio Hijack Pro from @rogueamoeba. Anybody want to do a podcast with …

Apr 17, 2020: Writing for the Web Why Word documents are not great for the web, and why plain text files written in ‘Markdown’ syntax are the way to go when writing …

Apr 16, 2020: Coffee shop visit with my baby boy.

Apr 16, 2020: I’m happy I bought a license for Black Ink. It’s been great using it in combination with my subscription to the NYTimes crossword. Thanks for …

Apr 15, 2020: With all the Zoom meetings in our house now, I’ve created a Siri Shortcut, “On Air" that turns one of our smart lamps red. No more …

Apr 13, 2020: Will Coronavirus Change Society Forever? Will our giant monuments to mass transportation soon appear as white elephants dedicated to the god of hubris? Gigantic airports, ocean ports for …

Apr 13, 2020: Today I’m partaking in another great Easter tradition: the giant yard cleanup and other assorted handyman jobs.

Apr 13, 2020: Good morning. Third morning of backyard tenting, our Easter holiday experience in a time of COVID-19. I can report the birds in our neighbourhood are …

Apr 11, 2020: Keep Practising: S01, E02 Keep Practising: S01, E02. In this time of COVID-19 quarantines, I consider the value of social media platforms to my life.

Apr 11, 2020: It’s not Easter without camping. Our COVID-19 response has been to set up in the backyard. David cooks the best marshmallows even though he doesn’t …

Apr 10, 2020: We played Cards Against Humanity - Family Edition today. 8 year-old loved it, 4 year-old playing with random selection won the game.

Apr 9, 2020: My plan to upgrade my webcam from the iMac camera to a digital camera was foiled by both my cameras being too old to support a clean signal sent via …

Apr 8, 2020: I had to pay $138 for 454g of ant killer today - and that’s not even COVID-19 pricing! Research indicated that it was the only stuff likely to …

Apr 8, 2020: I’ve cancelled my web host. Now I’ve got my web page hosted on Fastmail. Nice way to save some money.

Apr 8, 2020: It was fun to listen to my friend Emily Dickinson speak on the just Steve podcast. 🎙

Apr 7, 2020: My 8-year old son is obsessed with US politics, even though he is Australian. I think he has inherited his Poppy’s genes.

Apr 6, 2020: It’s nice to look at my calendar for tomorrow and see that while I have three client calls, all of them are people I know well enough at this point to …

Apr 5, 2020: Keep Practising: S01, E01 Keep Practising: S01, E01. Andrew starts a podcast. As is the cultural norm, this first podcast episode is dominated with talk about podcasting.

Apr 2, 2020: 🔗 Link Post: “Introducing 1.1.1.1 for Families” Cloudflare Blog: “Introducing 1.1.1.1 for Families — the easiest way to add a layer …

Apr 1, 2020: I recognise all the dodgy security and behavioural issues at Zoom. At the same time, their service has been rock solid helping me get work done during …

Mar 29, 2020: PSA: If your home network goes down, don’t assume it’s the fault of a device. It might just be a dodgy Ethernet cable. Of course, I would realise that …

Mar 28, 2020: I’ve rebuilt my Raspberry Pi and am once again avoiding ads, thanks to Pi-hole.

Mar 28, 2020: Furniture rearranging day. We converted a bedroom to a kids activity room, reorganised the layout in the study, and created a second home office desk. …

Mar 28, 2020: My Raspberry Pi died. Already missing Pi-hole ad blocking.

Mar 28, 2020: I’ve spent the morning rearranging furniture in my study. After a week of Zoom meetings I discovered the lighting was terrible, making my head …

Mar 22, 2020: I never anticipated that I would experience (and hopefully live through) a pandemic in my lifetime. Our lives - and our dominion over the planet - are …

Mar 22, 2020: 🔗 Link Post: “Donald Trump Is a Menace to Public Health” The entire article is certainly worth reading. It was hard to pick out excerpts …

Mar 15, 2020: 🔗 Link Post: “Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve” - Washington Post” Harry Stevens writing …

Mar 15, 2020: I took my kid to the park and we met a lovely family who is new to the neighbourhood. We had a great conversation while our kids played together. We …

Mar 15, 2020: If we are all going into quarantine - and potentially seeing reduced personal income - budgeting becomes even more important. I recommend YNAB - …

Mar 11, 2020: If we arranged a global agreement whereby the entire world entered isolation for two weeks, essentially pausing everything, would that eliminate the …

Mar 11, 2020: I’ve draped nine towels around my study. It sounds so much nicer in here now. I’m sure the appearance will not gain approval from my wife, …

Mar 10, 2020: Like You: Like You is a mindfulness podcast for kids, exploring feelings & encouraging self-esteem through imagination-based exercises. …

Mar 10, 2020: Given societal concerns about COVID-19, I’ve turned to offering people I had scheduled face-to-face meetings with the option to meet via video …

Mar 8, 2020: Should I be more worried about COVID-19 than I am? I can’t help but think about statistically likelihoods and the probability still seems low compared …

Mar 2, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 30: Vision.

Mar 1, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 29: Leap.

Feb 29, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 28: Below.

Feb 28, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 27: Together.

Feb 27, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 26: Escape.

Feb 26, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 25: Hurdle.

Feb 25, 2020: Now that’s more like it.

Feb 25, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 24: Double. Two WD Red drives ready to join the array.

Feb 24, 2020: Productivity rating has been at 💯 today. I’ll probably crash tomorrow.

Feb 24, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 23: Station. Going back in time for this one. A younger me excited to be riding the trains of Paris.

Feb 23, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 22: Spectacle.

Feb 22, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 21: Progress.

Feb 21, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 20: Scale.

Feb 20, 2020: I’ve achieved the impossible. I have migrated my wife from Gmail to Fastmail.

Feb 20, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 18: Space. The storage space I had on my NAS is not looking good.

Feb 20, 2020: One drive in my NAS reported SMART errors. I replace it. While rebuilding the RAID array with the new disk in place I’m notified of major errors …

Feb 19, 2020: 🔗 Link Post: "Boeing 737 Max: debris found in fuel tanks of grounded planes" The Guardian: “Boeing has ordered inspections of its entire fleet of grounded 737 Max planes after it found debris in the fuel tanks of some of …

Feb 19, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 18: Oppose.

Feb 19, 2020: Mark Ritson is a very impressive presenter. The audience is totally engaged with it.

Feb 18, 2020: I’ve added a /reading page to my website to display articles I’ve starred in Inoreader, and the books I’ve logged as reading in Goodreads.

Feb 18, 2020: I met a guy who used to work for Nashua. Immediately I recalled the days where if you wanted to secure your quality Amiga 500 warez you would buy …

Feb 18, 2020: One of the drives in my ancient NAS is dying. I’m going to have to replace it. What I want now though is a ThunderBay RAID enclosure to directly …

Feb 18, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 17: Cool.

Feb 17, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 16: (Spoon) Rest.

Feb 17, 2020: HyperPlan Have you ever used a pivot table in Excel, and thought that there must be a better way? Have you ever built a Kanban board in Trello but realised you …

Feb 16, 2020: A new Blossom Dearie album is on Apple Music. It’s lovely.

Feb 16, 2020: 🔗 Link Post: "Donald Trump, the view across the pond" Paul J. Miller: “Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers. And scarily, he doesn’t …

Feb 16, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 15: Balance.

Feb 15, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 14: Warmth.

Feb 15, 2020: There are some cracking photos on Micro.blog - thanks @macgenie for surfacing them in the Discover tab.

Feb 14, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 13: Rise.

Feb 14, 2020: I was a user of Overcast from launch until last year. I switched to Castro and it’s inbox feature to help with podcast overwhelm. Now I’m …

Feb 13, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 12: Attachment.

Feb 12, 2020: Watched the first episode of Mythic Quest on Apple TV+. Not sold, but not ready to give up, either. 📺

Feb 12, 2020: I was able to go lap swimming in my lunch break today. I am so aerobically unfit.

Feb 12, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 11: Plain.

Feb 11, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 10: Sign.

Feb 10, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 9: Lull.

Feb 10, 2020: I am excited to be hosting Mark Ritson at an event next week. Anybody who is mentioned by @gruber is okay with me. I probably won’t raise John’s …

Feb 9, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 8: Contrast.

Feb 8, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 7: Above.

Feb 7, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 5: Plant. (I see @martinfeld and his fire extinguisher and raise him a fire hose reel.)

Feb 6, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 5: Hide.

Feb 5, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day 4: Spot.

Feb 4, 2020: iOS 13 is a dumpster fire. My iPhone crashes, hangs and generally craps out on an extremely regular basis. Not having the same issues with iPadOS, …

Feb 4, 2020: CARROT Weather’s forecast for today It’s a nice temperature now the heat of the day has subsided. 🥵

Feb 4, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day Three: Reflect.

Feb 3, 2020: I previously had an account with meditation app Headspace. Is that still considered the best? I’m seeing some buzz around 10% Happier but it’s …

Feb 3, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day Two: Sight.

Feb 2, 2020: February Photoblogging Challenge, Day One: Open.

Feb 2, 2020: I’ve just finished an 8-hour Lego building shift. My son better appreciate this in later years.

Jan 30, 2020: Our second boy is entering his Lego play phase. I’m thankful my wife colour-coded our massive stockpile of Lego to simplify reconstruction …

Jan 28, 2020: I am constantly adjusting my app usage for work meetings and facilitation sessions. Today I went back to beautiful basics: iThoughts on 3/4 of the …

Jan 25, 2020: Great to have Miles Plumlee in a Perth Wildcats uniform. It’s a pipe dream, but it would be great to get him back for a full season next year. 🏀

Jan 25, 2020: 🔗 Link Post: “Clayton Christensen dies at 67 after lifetime of business, spiritual influence - Deseret News” Tad Walsh writing for Deseret …

Jan 21, 2020: Little America is one of the funniest, heart-warming, enjoyable series I’ve seen in a long while. Brilliant stuff. 📺

Jan 20, 2020: My pre-order of NoteBooks 10 for iOS arrived this morning. This has led me to re-install Dropbox on my Macs so I can experiment effectively. WebDAV …

Jan 20, 2020: 🔗 Link Post: “Middle Age Is Actually Good - The Atlantic” James Parker writing for The Atlantic: “You’re not an apprentice adult …

Jan 16, 2020: In this 4-way dogfight, who ya got?

Jan 12, 2020: We are enjoying the quintessential Australian summer caravan park holiday.

Jan 11, 2020: 🔗 Link Post: “Playdate December Update” Panic writing for Playdate newsletter: “We’re a smedium-sized crew — 25 people, 5 on …

Jan 8, 2020: Staycation hotel life. We spent most of the day in the pool but this was a moment of TV time.

Jan 7, 2020: Downlink is a great free app for putting satellite images on your Mac Desktop. Now I can look at my country from above.

Jan 6, 2020: 🔗 Link Post: “Girls on Tour in Beirut — Long Distance Call” Eliza Harvey & Geraldine Doogue: Long Distance Call Podcast E88: …

Jan 6, 2020: The processing of creating a zettelkasten is gelling with me. I’m finding it’s clarifying my thinking and helping to capture knowledge in a way …

Jan 5, 2020: It has been kind of so many people of micro.blog to reach out after reading about my dog, Jeff. It’s a great community to be a part of; thanks …

Jan 4, 2020: We had to say goodbye to our dog, Jeff, today. As much as I know it was the right thing to do it’s still a sad time. He had a good 12-year run. I’ll …

Jan 3, 2020: Agenda & NotePlan Agenda and NotePlan: two apps that ostensibly do the same thing. They provide a method by which to take notes with regard to meetings, projects and …

Jan 2, 2020: My 2019 Goodreads Year in Books

Jan 2, 2020: My App Toolkit At the beginning of 2020, an update on my current app toolbox. Of course, it is overflowing with too many tools. My ideal state would be to have one …

Jan 1, 2020: I’ve got bloggers' block. I’ve got a few ideas for posts but can’t summon the motivation to write anything. They continue to sit as …

Dec 30, 2019: I had migrated away from WhenWorks due to its shutdown. Now I receive an email saying that it’s been acquired by @rosemaryorchard. Wonderful news but …

Dec 24, 2019: Merry Christmas Eve, especially to all my micro.blog friends. 🍻

Dec 22, 2019: Testing the @johnjohnston Flickr linkr bookmarklet. Many years ago, this happened to my office cubicle.

Dec 21, 2019: I’ve gone on a software spending spree. Through Winterfest I bought SpamSieve & BBEdit. On Steam I bought TABS and X-COM 2.

Dec 21, 2019: I wasn’t going to renew my Flickr Pro subscription but now they’re struggling for cash. It doesn’t fit my workflow these days but I don’t want to see …

Dec 21, 2019: Emerging from the gastro bug. This has been a long 36 hours. Both me and my wife, down for the count.

Dec 20, 2019: Kid Jr claims success. He has passed on his gastro to the rest of the family. What a lad.

Dec 19, 2019: Introducing MusicBot: The All-in-One Apple Music Assistant, Powered by Shortcuts I poured hundreds of hours of work into MusicBot, which has gained a …

Dec 19, 2019: Three new haircuts.

Dec 18, 2019: How can a daily The Far Side website finally be launched but not have an RSS feed?

Dec 18, 2019: I’ve been enjoying the content of Apple TV+ more than anything recently shown on Netflix. Critics seemed to pan the Apple shows, but I’ve liked For …

Dec 18, 2019: So great to have swimming weather again. This summer I want to get into swimming for fitness. Pumped that my boy can do it with me. He managed 300 …

Dec 18, 2019: With a 🤮ing kid in the house it’s time to step away for a quick afternoon Nespresso.

Dec 18, 2019: Since I gave up my Lightroom subscription I’m looking for an iOS based photo editor with good presets. VSCO is good but it doesn’t interact directly …

Dec 18, 2019: The Economist: Boeing’s misplaced strategy on the 737 MAX The number of idle, new MAXes piling up has grown to 400. What a disaster of an idea this …

Dec 18, 2019: With recent talk on micro.blog about trying to find international voices, I’ve added the Australian flag 🇦🇺 to my profile blurb. Maybe that will help.

Dec 17, 2019: Finished Firewatch last night. I’m besotted with Delilah. 🕹

Dec 15, 2019: Aussie micro bloggers make yourself known to @prologic ro be added to his dedicated page

Dec 14, 2019: Hi @davewoodx - awesome to find you on micro.blog. Thanks for your support via Twitter with TV Tune Up. I endorse your app for effective TV …

Dec 13, 2019: After a couple of years of using Fiery Feeds, I bought the latest version of Reeder, which used to be my go to for RSS. It’s not nearly as …

Dec 13, 2019: Daring Fireball: Time’s 2019 Person of the Year: Greta Thunberg Thunberg really riles up conservatives. I was doorknocked by JWs yesterday. …

Dec 11, 2019: My employer has reduced password age to 45 days - due to cybersecurity insurances policies. I contest that short password durations are worse for …

Dec 10, 2019: Daring Fireball: The Information: ‘Apple’s Ad-Targeting Crackdown Shakes Up Ad Market’ “There’s no easy ability to ID a user.” I’m a …

Dec 10, 2019: I connected my HomePod to my Apple TV. The audio quality for television shows is impressive.

Dec 5, 2019: Float, the Pixar short film on Disney+, tugs all the heartstrings.

Dec 3, 2019: It was a blast participating in the Micro Monday podcast. @macgenie was a great host who kept the conversation flowing.

Dec 2, 2019: Bluey is the greatest kids television show ever made. This article explores the production side of making an animated show.

Dec 1, 2019: The Mental Office I’ve been trawling through some old text files of mine. I came across a note from 2012 that I initially thought was my own, but now recognise it …

Nov 30, 2019: Politics Day 30 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. You thought religion was a dangerous topic? No, I’ve left the really …

Nov 30, 2019: Microblogvember: Over the past 30 days I have been able to integrate the Microblogvember prompts from @macgenie into my daily blogging routine. These …

Nov 29, 2019: Religion Day 29 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. My life has always been connected to religion and it has played a formative …

Nov 29, 2019: Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2019 SaaS Deals Harmonizely is 50% off your first payment. It’s a good WhenWorks alternative. @macgenie

Nov 29, 2019: I took advantage of Apple’s Black Friday deals to buy a new Apple TV 4K. Then discovered I was only on the Netflix “HD” plan - not the “UHD” plan so …

Nov 29, 2019: Microblogvember: 29 days into the challenge; 1 day to go. Fantastic!

Nov 28, 2019: Hope Day 28 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. I hope my children have a good future. Challenges confront them large and …

Nov 28, 2019: Microblogvember: Prices of property in Perth went through the roof a few years ago as we experienced a ‘mining boom’. They’ve settled down …

Nov 27, 2019: I’m falling down the rabbit hole of encrypted internet services. First Keybase for messaging, then Standard Notes for notes and now Tresorit for …

Nov 27, 2019: Loss Day 27 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. I get frustrated when I lose something basic, like keys, glasses or my …

Nov 27, 2019: Microblogvember: I may not be rich but at least I have my health. (Glass half full, glass half full…!)

Nov 26, 2019: Shoes Day 26 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. I’m not a sneaker head by any means. Though there was a period when I was a …

Nov 26, 2019: Microblogvember: I enjoy reading my micro.blog feed because of the interesting mix of people I get to interact with.

Nov 26, 2019: A fresh look for your Microblogs, Twitter and Facebook Feeds – Inoreader added a custom parser for Micro.blog JSON feeds extensions. Awesome that …

Nov 25, 2019: I watched the first episode of See and liked it. Not sure why it was so heavily criticised? 📺

Nov 25, 2019: I bought a UPS for my iMac today. The hardware seems fine but the software is some janky Java thing. I’m pretty sure I have to have it running …

Nov 25, 2019: Money Day 25 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. I’m all right Jack keep your hands off of my stack Money, it’s a …

Nov 25, 2019: Microblogvember: I am glad our kids feel safe and secure in their home. It’s sad that many kids must not.

Nov 24, 2019: Infrastructure Day 24 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. Many years ago I was employed as an Advisor to our State Government’s …

Nov 24, 2019: Microblogvember: I used Uber Pool yesterday. It was an enjoyable experience because I was paired up with great people. It’s not always bad to be …

Nov 23, 2019: Toast Day 23 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. John Siracusa built an empire talking about toasters, but what about the …

Nov 23, 2019: Microblogvember: A word I never use, but like the sound of, is woebegone.

Nov 23, 2019: I’m exploring Receipts that comes as part of my Setapp subscription. I think it could replace my current DEVONthink usage for receipt …

Nov 22, 2019: Observations on Android, five years later | Riccardo Mori On iOS, what you see on the screen are essentially the contents of an Application folder. …

Nov 22, 2019: Sport Day 22 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. I’ve always watching and playing sport. As a kid, I tried most sports …

Nov 22, 2019: Microblogvember: My wife likes to fall asleep to the hum of some white noise like a fan. I’ve had to get used to it.

Nov 21, 2019: Unrequited Day 21 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. adjective (of a feeling, especially love) not returned: he’s been …

Nov 21, 2019: Microblogvember: I have no qualms about accepting a hollow victory! A win is a win. Nobody ever talks about hollow losses.

Nov 20, 2019: Fight Day 20 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. You gotta fight for your right to party! My thanks to The Beastie Boys for …

Nov 20, 2019: Microblogvember: I’ve got a bit less than an hour, then I’m off to my second meeting of the day.

Nov 19, 2019: My kind of beer. 🍺

Nov 19, 2019: Which gaming system is better for kids and sometimes adults: Xbox or PlayStation? ❓

Nov 19, 2019: Love Day 19 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. Love is a super-complicated topic. I know I love my wife, I love my kids. But …

Nov 19, 2019: Dolly Parton’s America podcast is awesome. I’ve suffered the Tennessee Mountain Trance myself. castro.fm

Nov 19, 2019: Microblogvember: We have seen our intense hot weather in Perth abate but since it’s not even summer yet, I know it will be back. I look forward to …

Nov 18, 2019: Microblogvember: It blows me away the things that humans have been able to build. For all our failings, we make some amazing things.

Nov 18, 2019: Game Day 18 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. I’m not a gamer; this month I unsubscribed from Apple Arcade because I …

Nov 17, 2019: Microblogvember: Bryce Cotton is a superb basketball player for the Perth Wildcats.

Nov 17, 2019: Cool, I’ve set up a Keybase.io account. As is typical with this stuff, I know nobody else who uses it.

Nov 17, 2019: Party Day 17 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. I’m not one for parties; my introversion means I’m diametrically opposed to …

Nov 16, 2019: Animal Day 16 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. Our family might be about to lose our second animal of the year to old age. …

Nov 16, 2019: Microblogvember: The old proverb is that it pays to be selective. Don’t just settle. You can do better than that.

Nov 15, 2019: Renovation Day 15 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. About three years ago we did a house renovation. We had our kitchen gutted …

Nov 15, 2019: Microblogvember: I don’t enjoy swimming in bodies of water where I cannot see below my feet, into the murky depths.

Nov 14, 2019: I want to remove the www from my andrewcanion.com domain but I somehow have a weird mishmash of redirects to `http(s)://www' that I can’t figure …

Nov 14, 2019: Recycling Day 14 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. Recycling is kind of a big deal in our house. Our council runs a three bin …

Nov 14, 2019: Microblogvember: Our poor old dog Jeff has a big lump at the top of his neck.

Nov 13, 2019: Beverage Day 13 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. My favourite beverage is coffee. There is no contest. There is not much …

Nov 13, 2019: Microblogvember: I write this microblog from an event that I have been able to organise. We have a room of people undertaking strategy development and …

Nov 12, 2019: Smells Day 12 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. A smell can be a most evocative sense. It can stimulate memory, facilitate …

Nov 12, 2019: Microblogvember: This morning I wanted to stayin bed. Unfortunately, a want was insufficient reason to do so.

Nov 11, 2019: I’ve watched the first episode of The Spy on Netflix. Highly recommend! 📺

Nov 11, 2019: Apple Arcade games drain battery way too fast. I’m guessing it might be the DRM? Anyway, I’m canceling for a while since I’m not much of a gamer. …

Nov 11, 2019: Childhood Day 11 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. I miss my childhood. It was such a different era; it’s hard to …

Nov 11, 2019: Microblogvember: I used to touch a basketball every single day. It’s now been months since I held one.

Nov 10, 2019: Book Day 10 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. I’ve made a concerted effort this year to increase my volume of book …

Nov 10, 2019: Catalina and wifidiagnostics files multiplying like Tribbles I’ve got problems with my Catalina install. I have wifidiagnostics files multiplying like tribbles in my private/var/tmp/ folder. With each of …

Nov 10, 2019: Microblogvember: My son is building a Lego craft at the moment that is designed to go into space.

Nov 9, 2019: Television Day 9 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. There is so much high-quality television programming available now. We have …

Nov 9, 2019: Microblogvember: Today’s temperature is forecast to hit 38 degrees Celsius. That is the opposite of cold.

Nov 8, 2019: Technology Day 8 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. This week I’ve had a massive technology upgrade. I’ve moved from a …

Nov 8, 2019: Kids cricket is winding down as the sun sets. Yay summer! 🏏

Nov 8, 2019: Microblogvember: A pet peeve of mine is when people describe an asterisk as either an asterix or a star.

Nov 7, 2019: Watched Episode 1 of For All Mankind and enjoyed it. It brings to mind how fragile the success of the Apollo missions were, despite how much we take …

Nov 7, 2019: Over the last 24 hours I’ve been running on a brand new 27" iMac 3.1GHz 6-core i5. Compared with my old 2013 MacBook Pro this thing …

Nov 7, 2019: Work Day 7 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. All in all I have a pretty great job. I’ve been doing it for long enough …

Nov 7, 2019: Microblogvember: We tend to think that we always have complete agency over our lives. If you stop and think how much is actually left to random …

Nov 7, 2019: Adobe Technical Support chat was so slow in linking me with somebody, that I was able to trawl forums and test random solutions. Just when somebody …

Nov 6, 2019: Microblogvember: I take my kids to the park and inevitably they find a stick to play with. Trees make the most versatile toys ever known to man. A …

Nov 6, 2019: Family Day 6 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. I am most comfortable within a nuclear family. I grew up in a family with my …

Nov 6, 2019: At the checkout of the IGA grocery store three employees and I each claimed our childhood James Bond. We had Brosnan, Moore and Connery. Plus one, …

Nov 5, 2019: I’ve escaped from Migration Assistant hell!

Nov 5, 2019: I’m in the midst of Migration Assistant hell.

Nov 5, 2019: Nature Day 5 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. Right now in Perth we are in the perfect time of the year to enjoy nature. We …

Nov 5, 2019: I’ve bought an annual subscription to Harmonizely as my replacement for WhenWorks, which is shutting down at the end of 2019.

Nov 5, 2019: Microblogvember: When I was a kid my friends and I would typically play sport on the street. Cricket and tennis were the two typical games. I …

Nov 4, 2019: Food Day 4 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. Over the past year I’ve been enjoying food a bit too much. Concurrently …

Nov 4, 2019: Catalina has filled my drive with hundreds of wifi diagnostic files for no apparent reason. Cool.

Nov 4, 2019: Microblogvember: If you want to be arithmetically precise, don’t say average; instead say mean.

Nov 3, 2019: Niagara Scow - Wikipedia A shipwreck from 100 years ago is still stuck at the top of Niagara Falls. Wow!

Nov 3, 2019: Failing Day 3 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. It seems that part of the human condition is to view failure as an end in and …

Nov 3, 2019: Microblogvember: I haven’t been invited to a fancy dress party in years… which is good, because I don’t really like them.

Nov 2, 2019: Microblogvember: When does a mark become a blemish? Is it simply in the eyes of the beholder?

Nov 2, 2019: Trying Day 2 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. I’m not a handyman. Never have been. When I was young, I would be roped into …

Nov 1, 2019: In addition to Blogvember we also have Microblogvember. Prompts can be the key to success, so get the daily prompt for this project from @macgenie

Nov 1, 2019: Back to the Blog – Dan Cohen In this older article, Dan outlines the benefits of blogging, but also the challenge of getting people to see beyond big …

Nov 1, 2019: Recollection Day 1 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. I must rely on vague and fading recollections to remember anything of my life …

Nov 1, 2019: Trick or treat. (But preferably treat, thanks very much.)

Oct 31, 2019: Inktober Day 31: Ripe.

Oct 30, 2019: Inktober Day 30: Catch.

Oct 30, 2019: Mobile phones to be banned in WA public schools from 2020 under McGowan Government move - ABC News The WA Government will ban students from using …

Oct 29, 2019: Inktober Day 29: Injured.

Oct 29, 2019: I’m on the verge of splurging for a new 27” iMac. I’ve been saving for ages but am still nervous. An expensive purchase. But the 2013 MacBook Pro is …

Oct 28, 2019: I spend so much time farting around with various information capture and management apps, when really, DEVONthink can essentially do it all.

Oct 28, 2019: Inktober Day 28: Ride.

Oct 27, 2019: Inktober Day 27: Coat.

Oct 26, 2019: Inktober Day 26: Dark.

Oct 26, 2019: Great weather for a play at the park.

Oct 25, 2019: Inktober Day 25: Tasty.

Oct 24, 2019: Inktober Day 24: Dizzy.

Oct 23, 2019: Blogvember Prompt List I’ve mentioned previously an idea to make November my own Blogvember. From that idea, @galexa asked if I would have a list of prompts. I …

Oct 23, 2019: Inktober Day 23: Ancient.

Oct 23, 2019: My iPhone has been acting really weird the last couple of days. Losing network, apps failing to load, hanging apps and loss of screen responsiveness. …

Oct 23, 2019: Incense in a coffee shop. I like it.

Oct 22, 2019: Being Busy Is Eliminating the Joys of Shared Free Time To make the most efficient use of their scant time at home, some parents have resorted to …

Oct 22, 2019: I saw a lady wearing a taped-up cardboard box on her head. In the library. Using a computer. Life is interesting.

Oct 22, 2019: Inktober Day 22: Ghost.

Oct 22, 2019: In the blogging world, this month is Inktober. I am thinking I might challenge myself to make November, Blogvember. August as Blogust would sound …

Oct 22, 2019: My mind keeps circling back to Dave Winer’s blog. I like how he maintains a pithy flow of commentary through the day. I like that he blogs using an …

Oct 21, 2019: Inktober Day 21: Treasure

Oct 21, 2019: WhenWorks, the calendar scheduling service that has been brilliant for me and my clients over the past two years, is closing down. It seems …

Oct 20, 2019: My kid is getting in to Pokemon. This has led to my wife and I watching YouTube videos explaining how to play Pokemon: Trading Card Game. Life takes …

Oct 20, 2019: Inktober Day 20: Tread.

Oct 20, 2019: I appreciate @beck and @tjluoma bringing my attention to a Keyboard Maestro script to allow “Edit Text in an Alternative App” functionality to …

Oct 19, 2019: Inktober Day 19: Sling.

Oct 19, 2019: Inktober Day 18: Misfit.

Oct 17, 2019: Inktober Day 17: Ornament.

Oct 16, 2019: Inktober Day 16: Wild.

Oct 16, 2019: I’ve been entirely swamped with work. 🙇🏼‍♂️

Oct 15, 2019: Inktober Day 15m Legend.

Oct 14, 2019: Inktober Day 14: Overgrown.

Oct 13, 2019: Inktober Day 13: Ash.

Oct 12, 2019: Inktober Day 12: Dragon.

Oct 11, 2019: Inktober Day 11: Snow.

Oct 10, 2019: Inktober Day 10: Pattern.

Oct 9, 2019: Inktober Day 9: Swing.

Oct 9, 2019: I bought some NFC stickers to use with HomeKit devices. Now I need tot honk of some clever applications.

Oct 8, 2019: Fastmail does Snooze Not all emails arrive when you’re ready. Hit snooze in Fastmail to bring it back at a better time for you. With iOS 13’s Mail …

Oct 8, 2019: Inktober Day 8: Frail.

Oct 7, 2019: Over the last couple of days I’ve gone geocaching with the kids and by myself. It’s fun; it makes me feel like I’m on Survivor …

Oct 7, 2019: Inktober Day 7: Enchanted.

Oct 6, 2019: Inktober Day 6: Husky.

Oct 6, 2019: Inktober Day 5: Build.

Oct 4, 2019: Inktober Day 4: Freeze.

Oct 3, 2019: Inktober Day 3: Bait

Oct 3, 2019: I’ve re-engaged with Curio for some work projects, and I like it so much. It’s incredibly versatile software.

Oct 2, 2019: Inktober Day 2: Mindless.

Oct 2, 2019: I’m not an artist, but I’ve had a crack at the Inktober day one challenge: ring.

Oct 2, 2019: My Cortex merch arrived - will it replace my existing mind map system? The Theme System

Sep 30, 2019: I’m enjoying the native swipe keyboard in iOS 13. I also like the mini keyboard available for iPadOS.

Sep 30, 2019: I’ve not had Dropbox installed for months, and haven’t missed it at all. In an earlier time it was indispensable.

Sep 30, 2019: How to ‘Grease the Groove’ and Exercise Easy - The Atlantic: One way to grease the groove is to just do the exercise whenever you think …

Sep 29, 2019: These guys make life fun.

Sep 28, 2019: Is WeWork A Fraud? | Zero Hedge A lot of people could have done what Adam Nuemann & Miguel McKelvey did, they don’t because they’re not prepared …

Sep 28, 2019: Card of Darkness on Apple Arcade is fun and the drawing and animation is delightful. 🕹

Sep 27, 2019: It seems the stock calendar app in iOS 13 might finally be good enough for me.

Sep 26, 2019: Grindstone on Apple Arcade is fun. These games are killing my battery, though. 🕹

Sep 26, 2019: I’m walking through Bulding 402 at Curtin Uni for the first time in about 25 years. Where’s the window from where I used to pick up my …

Sep 25, 2019: With iOS 13.1 out I’ve taken the plunge. I’ve also started an Apple Arcade trial, with the micro game reviews from @manton as my guide.

Sep 24, 2019: I made a “Piggy’s got the conch” reference in a meeting today and nobody got it. What is the world becoming?

Sep 22, 2019: After months of enjoyment I’ve now completed Zelda Breath of the Wild. What an amazing game. Possibly the best game I’ve ever played. 🕹

Sep 22, 2019: My superpower: ability to get sunburn on a 22 degree day.

Sep 22, 2019: I’ve been experimenting with pCloud for online storage. It seems fine. Yet between iCloud and Resilio Sync to my NAS, maybe storage is a solved …

Sep 21, 2019: This TED talk does a great job of breaking down why neoliberalism is wrong, and what is needed to build a new theory of economics that benefits all.

Sep 21, 2019: I bought Untitled Goose Game for Switch today. I knew it was published by Panic, but didn’t know it was Australian made. Good to have supported the …

Sep 21, 2019: I’m showing tremendous restraint by avoiding iOS 13.0 and waiting for 13.1. It’s like I’m a different person!

Sep 19, 2019: I’m home again after my three-day work sojourn to Canberra which took 9 hours of flight time. Australia is big. ✈️

Sep 19, 2019: My Apple Watch Series 1 battery has suddenly become incapable of holding a day’s worth of charge. It’s like it knows the Series 5 has been released. …

Sep 16, 2019: Is The Far Side making a comeback? I was obsessed with these comics as a young teen growing up in the early nineties. Our science teacher would stick …

Sep 15, 2019: Great spring weather for a street walk.

Sep 14, 2019: First time at the beach for this season. First sunburn too. 🥵 It’s no fun being a complete whitey. 🏄🏼‍♂️ 🏖

Sep 13, 2019: The Australia v Spain 🏀 game was epic. Double overtime. Aussies with one day less rest combined with some interesting refereeing did them in. So no …

Sep 12, 2019: How Elon Musk Gambled Tesla to Save SolarCity | Vanity Fair …many skeptics have come to see Musk’s stunts—from smoking pot during an interview …

Sep 11, 2019: I forgot there was an Apple event today. That’s a new experience for me. Now having caught up, I wouldn’t mind upgrading from my Series 1 Watch. …

Sep 9, 2019: I’m going crazy adding emoji as the first character in my calendar events. Send help!‼️

Sep 9, 2019: Heading into wildflower season. The canola fields were a vibrant yellow but didn’t get a photo of those.

Sep 8, 2019: The boy and I took a weekend road trip to Hyden, Western Australia to see Wave Rock.

Sep 5, 2019: Police hunt for gang of six men rob Perth’s two Apple stores Police are on the hunt for a gang of six men wanted over daring smash and grab …

Sep 3, 2019: The USA v Turkey 🏀 was bonkers. Turkey missed their opportunities and the US can breathe a sign of relief. Previously, the Brazil v Greece game was …

Sep 1, 2019: A fun night at EPW wrestling my 8 year old son. Compared with a year ago, he gets into it so much more now! He even started a chant. But he still …

Sep 1, 2019: What does America have against vacation? - The Washington Post The United States, on the other hand […] mandates no paid vacation or paid holidays. …

Aug 31, 2019: Living my best life. 🏀📺🏀📺🏀📺

Aug 31, 2019: The corrupting of democracy - The Economist Politics used to behave like a pendulum. When the right made mistakes the left won its turn, before power …

Aug 30, 2019: Just one day until the basketball 🏀 World Cup commences. I’m excited! Two weeks of my favourite sport. I want the Aussies to do well, but …

Aug 29, 2019: Basecamp now offers a free plan, but it’s restricted to 3 projects. I’m excited, but how to ration my projects? And since it’s team-focused, how do I …

Aug 29, 2019: TV manufacturers unite to tackle the scourge of motion smoothing - The Verge: Vizio’s Director of Product Marketing said that 85 percent of customers …

Aug 27, 2019: Tokyo’s Famous Capsule Tower May Not Be Doomed - CityLab In the densely packed Tokyo neighborhood of Shinbashi, one building stands out from …

Aug 25, 2019: My current home screen. I don’t love it, but it’s serving the purpose.

Aug 24, 2019: Oh my! The Australian Boomers beat the USA! 🏀

Aug 23, 2019: The more I see of fintech product offerings, the more convinced I am the gap they are exploiting is a lack of basic financial education together with …

Aug 22, 2019: Fun game of 🏀 between Australia and USA tonight. Good sportsmanship all around. But where has Joe Ingles' jump shot gone?

Aug 22, 2019: MailMate Review I have bought a license for MailMate - a mail application for the Mac. This cost me AU$84. Why pay that kind of money for a mail app, when Apple …

Aug 22, 2019: Inhaling the beautiful aroma of this giant lemon-scented eucalyptus before it is cut down in the name of “development”.

Aug 21, 2019: WeWork's IPO: The Triumph Of Hype Over Fundamentals WeWork’s IPO: The Triumph Of Hype Over Fundamentals: “We Dedicate This To The Energy Of We – Greater Than Any One Of Us But Inside Each Of Us,” …

Aug 16, 2019: Work just provided me with an iPhone XR. Which means I’m on the Animoji bandwagon now. Watch out!

Aug 11, 2019: There’s a sense of spring in the air. Birds are chirping and we have a blue sky and a gentle breeze.

Aug 10, 2019: My wife’s iPhone XR was lost/stolen. Somehow Find My iPhone was disabled. How was this done with FaceID and passcode required for access? Carrier has …

Aug 9, 2019: The Economist: America’s social-media addiction is getting worse: FACEBOOK users in America spend about 42 minutes a day on the social-media …

Aug 7, 2019: The Boys on Prime Video is worth watching. Funny, gruesome and thought-provoking all in one.

Aug 7, 2019: Stoicism It seems I can’t spend any time on the Internet at the moment without coming across insights, thoughts and video on the philosophy of stoicism. …

Aug 5, 2019: My thanks to the flu which has enabled me to sleep night and day for the past three days. 😷

Jul 31, 2019: OmniGroup Adopting Apple’s Standard iOS Document Browser And the people rejoiced!

Jul 31, 2019: I’ve just bought and installed Better on macOS and iOS. I’ve used 1BlockerX until now, but I’m interested to see if this other app is, …

Jul 30, 2019: I’m nearing the end of my MailMate trial, and I think it’s going to be a case of “take my money”. It’s really good.

Jul 28, 2019: I’m experimenting with disabling Fastmail spam filtering, and instead using SpamSieve on my Mac.

Jul 28, 2019: This game was a lot of fun.

Jul 25, 2019: There are a few things I don’t like about MailMate but there are many things I do. I imagine I will end up buying a license at the end of my trial …

Jul 24, 2019: Day One has embedded itself into my life. I’ve been writing in it since November 2011 and have over 1,500 entries. That must be the longest …

Jul 23, 2019: Into the Personal-Website-Verse · Matthias Ott: Whenever you stumble upon an interesting thought on another site, write about it and link to it. I …

Jul 23, 2019: Achieve a state of flow. Nek minnit, have to stop to go to a meeting.

Jul 20, 2019: My iPad has been hit by that weird bug where Spotlight search slows to a crawl. After attempting random voodoo solutions, I’ve now gone for the …

Jul 16, 2019: I’m experimenting with the iOS app, Secure Shellfish, for SSH/SFTP. It works great, but I don’t really have a need for it.

Jul 16, 2019: Early morning park play.

Jul 15, 2019: I have upgraded my micro.blog account from monthly to annual payments. A no brainer deal!

Jul 11, 2019: I’ve bought Calendar Paste for iOS to see if it will help with time blocking. First downside - no iCloud sync, which feels like table stakes …

Jul 11, 2019: A Guide to Using YNAB to Support NDIS Self-Managed Budgeting As a self-managed user of Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) it is necessary to budget, account for, and forecast …

Jul 10, 2019: I bought Working Copy for iOS tonight. I only use git for Blot publishing but the app is so good it deserves all the support it can get.

Jul 9, 2019: I watched the first two episodes of Black Mirror season 5 tonight. I enjoyed them both. They seem more focused on people and relationships than some …

Jul 8, 2019: Hello gastro, my old friend. 🤮

Jul 7, 2019: The Economist: The global crisis in conservatism At its best conservatism can be a steadying influence. It is reasonable and wise; it values …

Jul 5, 2019: Rainy Day Escapades

Jul 5, 2019: Lunchbox motivation.

Jul 2, 2019: Not a bad place to stop for a coffee meeting. Good weather for mid-winter, too.

Jul 1, 2019: Kerry O’Brien’s powerful Logies speech 2019 - YouTube Kerry O’Brien’s powerful Logies speech 2019 - YouTube

Jun 29, 2019: NetNewsWire is such a great app. Fast, responsive and nice to look at. Syncing with Inoreader can’t come fast enough. @brentsimmons

Jun 29, 2019: This is the first time I have ever put a sticker on one of my devices. @burk

Jun 28, 2019: James Shelley on Busyness I have both written about and noted upon the false value of busyness within our societal norms. One of my favourite independent writers, James Shelley …

Jun 27, 2019: Big thanks to Jason @burk for sending micro.blog shwag all the way to Australia.

Jun 27, 2019: Thanks to David’s help at @blot I now have a cool tags view of my posts on that site.

Jun 25, 2019: A new look, logo, and website for Fastmail Today, we launched a refreshed look for Fastmail, with a new logo, app icon, colors, and website. I like …

Jun 25, 2019: Micro.blog successfully imported my Instagram archive. This site is fast becoming my life stream. I’m owning my content.

Jun 25, 2019: Nobody Wants to Buy Vocus Vocus’ share performance over 3 years Poor Vocus, it must be in bad shape. From Bill Bennett: Last week Australian energy company AGL withdrew …

Jun 24, 2019: I’m experiencing the existential crisis that is all too familiar to many a blogger… what goes on this blog of mine and what goes on the …

Jun 21, 2019: Atlassian declares 'The M&A process is broken' Atlassian is an interesting company that possibly doesn’t get the kudos it might deserve. As an Australian, I have admiration for seeing one of …

Jun 20, 2019: Thanks for your kind words, micro.bloggers. On a day when our dear pet left us, it’s nice to have positive responses. So different - and so much …

Jun 20, 2019: Today we said goodbye to our gorgeous Airedale Terrier, Indi. Loyal friend for 14 years. She will be missed.

Jun 19, 2019: I’ve decided that I’m not going to renew my Lightroom subscription when it comes due. I’ve just gone through and brought all the …

Jun 19, 2019: He’s almost over the flu now.

Jun 19, 2019: OpenDNS & Dynamic IPs I have changed my DNS provider to OpenDNS. I have been using CloudFlare DNS and have nothing but praise for its speed and stability. However, with …

Jun 18, 2019: Well, this is a good reason to completely leave Google. It’s not sending me 2FA codes to my devices, and my attempt at recovery failed. So, I …

Jun 18, 2019: Thanks @cleverdevil for your “On This Day” extension for micro.blog.

Jun 18, 2019: Slaughterhouse-Five Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut My rating: 4 of 5 stars I read this because it seems one of those books that should be read before one dies. So …

Jun 18, 2019: Yes! I got my Hugo/Netlify site up and running. I’ll go run my victory lap now.

Jun 17, 2019: I was defeated by the combination of Hugo, git and Netlify. C’est la vie.

Jun 17, 2019: I’ve discovered this site by Bryce Wray. I have no idea if it’s already widely known, but it’s new to me. I like the writing.

Jun 16, 2019: I succumbed and bought iA Writer for macOS.

Jun 16, 2019: So Many Markdown Editor Options The search for the right Mac Markdown editor is like a quest for the Holy Grail. There are many options, but finding the ideal fit is a challenge. It …

Jun 16, 2019: Hey micro.blog friends, you’re a coercive bunch! I think I’m going to have to run with iA Writer! Is there a way to get x-callback URLs to render as …

Jun 16, 2019: I’m getting the hang of using git from the terminal now.

Jun 15, 2019: I’m really in the mood for shaking up my apps. Now I’m looking at Mailmate for email. It’s an app I’ve known about for years, …

Jun 15, 2019: 42: The Meaning of Life “The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is 42.” – Douglas Adams In that case, I’m looking …

Jun 15, 2019: 1Writer & Working Copy This is a post written in 1Writer and to be published via Working Copy on iOS. Files Integration Is Great! Now I’m editing this file in iA …

Jun 15, 2019: Will I End up Buying BBEdit? I’ve always had a version of BBEdit on my Mac. For a while it was TextWrangler, but now it’s back to BBEdit (unregistered). It’s …

Jun 15, 2019: Cloned to GitHub So now I have cloned my Blot repository into Github and am using Github desktop on the Mac. As this is editing via Github I have no idea how or if my …

Jun 14, 2019: Git Test 2 I’m going to try to share it over to Working Copy for publishing via Git. Wish me luck. iOS Integration I’ve opened this file in iA …

Jun 14, 2019: Dropbox Is Bloating, So Move to Git This is literally a test post using Git instead of Dropbox. I have no idea what I’m doing with Git, but what could go wrong?

Jun 14, 2019: Some time ago I purchased a license for Resilio Sync. I use it only occasionally but it also could make a fine replacement for Dropbox.

Jun 14, 2019: I ain’t got no time for this new bloated Dropbox garbage. I don’t use Dropbox for that much already - might be time to let it go. The one thing …

Jun 14, 2019: I feel emotionally drained after watching Bob Hawke’s memorial service. What a magnificent Prime Minister he was for our nation. I’m …

Jun 13, 2019: I’ve borrowed a book from the public library, this copy of which has not been borrowed by anybody before me. It feels wonderfully decadent to …

Jun 13, 2019: Hanging out with the kid.

Jun 12, 2019: I’m trialling DevonThink 3 beta, and the side bar workflow is weird. I know what they were trying to do in terms of making it more like Mail, but the …

Jun 12, 2019: Getting SSL encryption on micro.blog was a heck of lot easier than with my previous hosting provider. I’m feeling pretty good about this …

Jun 11, 2019: It seems like my reconfigured web services are working. Homepage at andrewcanion.com and blog with micro.blog. Micro.blog for the win!

Jun 10, 2019: I’ve just signed up for a paid micro.blog account and this is my first post to it. I think this could be the way out of my Wordpress quagmire.

Jun 10, 2019: DNS reconfiguration tasks are the purgatory of the Internet.

Jun 10, 2019: @brentsimmons NetNewsWire is great, thanks for bringing it back to life. I understand why Feedly is next on the sync list, but can I request Inoreader …

Jun 10, 2019: I’m proud of myself - I just debugged somebody else’s Javascript code, and I’m not even a programmer. Now it works as intended.

Jun 9, 2019: @jamesshelley I am checking in with you as I have enjoyed your writing in the past. Your website now seems in some bit of disrepair. I hope you are …

Jun 9, 2019: @joejenett I think I fixed it with the help of this resource - so this post is a test!

Jun 8, 2019: Uber’s Path of Destruction - American Affairs Journal Uber’s Path of Destruction - American Affairs Journal: Since it began operations in 2010, Uber has grown to the point where it now collects over $45 …

Jun 7, 2019: I think I might try ditching Fantastical in favour of the stock calendar app on iOS. I’m fed up with Fantastical not supporting travel time, and by …

Jun 7, 2019: I’m having to upgrade to the 2Tb iCloud tier for our family. My wife takes too many photos!

Jun 7, 2019: Read-it-Later with... I’ve used Instapaper relatively consistently since Marco Arment introduced it. Was that a decade ago now? Occasionally I’ve stopped …

Jun 7, 2019: Ctrl-Cmd-G has to be about the best feature in the new version 3 of DEVONthink. It’s the equivalent of Cmd-O in OmniFocus.

Jun 7, 2019: I updated the details of my technology stack.

Jun 6, 2019: I was just able to successfully extract over 2000 articles from Instapaper into DevonThink using an AppleScript. Now I can search and leverage my …

Jun 6, 2019: Microsoft says mandatory password changing is “ancient and obsolete” Via Ars Technica: Microsoft said it was removing periodic password changes from the security baseline settings it recommends for customers and …

Jun 5, 2019: I have ploughed hours of time into Zelda and I still feel that I’m only just scratching the surface.

Jun 4, 2019: Getting Back in the Swing It’s not particularly easy getting into the swing of work after an extended absence. Today is my first day with my legs back under the desk …

Jun 2, 2019: I dislike my current home screen.

Jun 2, 2019: Beautiful weather for my first time at Perth’s new stadium. This place is magnificent.

Jun 1, 2019: Discovering the thrill of books.

Jun 1, 2019: How Differential Gears Work Watching things like this remind how little I know.

Jun 1, 2019: Drafts for Link Posts canion.me I’ve been noodling around trying to figure out the most effective way to write and publish onto this Blot-powered page, especially …

Jun 1, 2019: Link Posts and Blot I’ve been noodling around trying to figure out the most effective way to write and publish onto this Blot-powered page, especially from iOS, …

May 31, 2019: The Steep Drop in Britain’s Coal Usage The Steep Drop in Britain’s Coal Usage: In Britain, the birthplace of the industrial revolution, no coal has been used to produce power for the last …

May 28, 2019: Seven West Media Buys Remaining Stake in Community Newspaper Group in Wa ➜ Print and television giant Seven West Media has taken control of Community Newspaper Group in a deal that gives the company increased control over the …

May 26, 2019: I’ve spent the last few days in Albany, in the southwest of Western Australia. I haven’t been here for years. I had a memory of loving it, …

May 23, 2019: Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction: Horizontal reading rules the day. What I do when I look at Twitter is less akin to reading a book than to …

May 22, 2019: Misanthropic Me How can so many watch and enjoy inane, superficial television shows? Why does the population focus more on sporting events than geopolitical …

May 22, 2019: I’m enjoying having MarsEdit available on Setapp.

May 22, 2019: Keyboard Maestro Field Guide Keyboard Maestro Field Guide | MacSparky Field Guides: With Keyboard Maestro, you can automate just about anything. In addition to teaching you all of …

May 20, 2019: MarsEdit on Setapp I have previously written about trialling MarsEdit but ultimately the app didn’t stick. Now MarsEdit has been made available as part of my …

May 1, 2019: Monthly Review April 2019 What Went Well at Home? Not having to go to work each day has allowed me to really find a rhythm in terms of household management. I could really get …

May 1, 2019: Zelda Breath of the Wild is addictive!

Apr 26, 2019: I met some new people today who were just brilliant folk. Hit it off with them immediately. It’s not often that you get to make ‘new friends' through …

Apr 21, 2019: My Easter bunny related news: I finished Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. What a great game.

Apr 21, 2019: Easter treats.

Apr 15, 2019: My Apple Store visit was a huge success today. My capable Genius confirmed my iPad discolouration patch, and replaced the iPad with a new one on the …

Apr 12, 2019: Adobe Rush for iOS is good. Some bugs in places, but it’s helping me to edit together video successfully.

Apr 12, 2019: @martinfeld You’ve been fireballed!

Apr 11, 2019: My iPad Pro has developed a ‘lighter’ splotch on the screen, just a bit above the home button. I keep thinking it’s a smudge, but it’s definitely the …

Apr 10, 2019: I think @martinfeld really knocked it out of the park with this post. Apple and the Craftsmen – Lounge Ruminator

Apr 10, 2019: RSS reader update: Reeder is too ancient, its panels don’t look nice on a portrait iPad and it has slow sync. Unread is pretty but there is so much …

Apr 10, 2019: @martinfeld i just saw that John Siracusa has faved your rumination in Instapaper. A brush with nerd fame!

Apr 9, 2019: After using Fiery Feeds for some time, I’m doing an audit and testing other RSS apps again. Fiery Feeds seemed to be using a lot of battery. So far, …

Apr 8, 2019: That was fun, spending $672 on car maintenance, with news of more expenses to come soon.

Apr 6, 2019: It was great to be out in the bush with our old girl Indi.

Apr 6, 2019: Monthly Review March 2019 The third entry in this series, reviewing my month that was. What Went Well at Home? I started Long Service Leave, which is a benefit that becomes …

Apr 3, 2019: Further investigations into my missing wedding ring are leading to the unfortunate conclusion that my 3-year old boy flushed it down the toilet. He …

Apr 3, 2019: I seem to have lost my wedding ring. Oh no.

Apr 2, 2019: World Autism Awareness Day Today, 2 April, is World Autism Awareness Day. Wear light blue to show your support and understanding.

Mar 28, 2019: @martinfeld Your latest rumination on travel as work resonated with me. Not that I do it, but that I also think it’s a trap. Wage growth is already …

Mar 28, 2019: As of today I’ve been off Twitter for one year. My life is better for it!

Mar 25, 2019: I shaved off the beard I had been growing for months and now have regrets.

Mar 25, 2019: OmniOutliner as a Daybook I’ve recently taken to using OmniOutliner as a daybook/Bullet Journal. I don’t actively follow the bullet journal methodology, although …

Mar 25, 2019: On iOS, iA Writer may look better, Ulysses may seem better, but 1Writer actually is better!

Mar 25, 2019: Somebody needs to tell the tightly-wound petrol station guy that if I reverse into the spot, I am not entering the station from the wrong direction. …

Mar 25, 2019: This is a post purely to test whether my Inoreader rule matching is working. If it is, certain others will receive this post by email.

Mar 25, 2019: You are not supposed to get locked out of your own car with a keyless entry fob…

Mar 23, 2019: democratic capitalism’s future : democracy journal democratic capitalism’s future : democracy journal

Mar 22, 2019: Thanks to @joshsullivan for reminding me about CloudMounter on Setapp I had given up on OneDrive for sync because of its poor performance on Mac, but …

Mar 21, 2019: Carrot on the pulse with Apple’s strategy. CARROT Weather's forecast for today 😝

Mar 20, 2019: I hit a roadblock with my v7 of Keyboard Maestro. I needed a feature from v8 so pulled the trigger on an upgrade. I live just a couple of minutes away …

Mar 19, 2019: Today is our 14th wedding anniversary! Time flies! 💏💍🎊

Mar 19, 2019: I love annual leave. Second day in a row at the beach with no guilt.

Mar 18, 2019: I spent the morning at the beach with only myself for company. It was glorious. Floating in flat water, looking up at an azure sky.

Mar 16, 2019: I continue to watch and hope that Voodoopad will rise from the dead. Development seems glacial and communication to users is not great on their forum, …

Mar 15, 2019: I previously bought Postbox v3 and have been offered a discount to upgrade. They’re now on version 6 and offering a ‘lifetime license' upgrade. …

Mar 15, 2019: Boeing 737 MAX I’ve been brought up on the phrase, ‘If it’s not Boeing, I’m not going’. The 737 MAX situation puts a real dent in …

Mar 14, 2019: It seems I might be drifting back to Ulysses for my writing, despite its Markdown foibles. The ability to publish to Wordpress and have an External …

Mar 14, 2019: @twelvety Is there a way I can get your email address? I would like to reach out to you about something.

Mar 14, 2019: ‘I’m Busy’ Isn’t a Badge of Honour It’s common within Australian business culture for people, when asked the question of ‘How are you going?’, to respond with something along the lines …

Mar 14, 2019: I put my name down to volunteer at the school canteen this morning. I’m breaking down the gender norms - I was the only guy on the list.

Mar 13, 2019: When reconstructing a soup your wife has previously made, don’t get the ratios wrong. Using too much broth, thereby not leaving enough for …

Mar 13, 2019: I cannot sleep. So frustrating.

Mar 11, 2019: The more I use Notebooks app, the more impressed I am. It destroyed Agenda in my head-to-head test. It’s much nicer on iOS than DEVONthink is. Very …

Mar 11, 2019: The Modern Trap of Feeling Obligated to Turn Hobbies Into Hustles The cult of busyness is one of the most toxic aspects of our culture, but it’s also …

Mar 10, 2019: @martinfeld I enjoyed your latest rumination on hyphens. I don’t always get it right, but I try.

Mar 8, 2019: My holiday plan sounds like a Tinder profile: long walks on the beach, exercise, reading…

Mar 7, 2019: “Tim Apple”. Carrot is up with the latest Trump news! CARROT Weather's forecast 🤣

Mar 6, 2019: Dice Roll: The Phantom Gambler And just like that, the man won over $1.5 million. He calmly filled the empty suitcase with his winnings, exited …

Mar 6, 2019: Park Within the Lines Park within the lines.

Mar 5, 2019: Knowing Mark, this doesn’t surprise me, but it does impress me! Off-duty Premier Mark McGowan becomes unexpected hero in stingray accident

Mar 5, 2019: That moment when you show up to the event you are hosting… only to realise it’s on tomorrow.

Mar 4, 2019: Gingerbread House Cubicle Roaming through my Flickr history, I came across this gem. We really smashed the Christmas decorating out of the park this year, as my cubicle was …

Mar 4, 2019: Just found this photo of my desk from 2008! I am still using the keyboard today. Apple used to have the ability to make long-lived keyboards.

Mar 4, 2019: One last visit to Wikitown, then off to bed. It’s past midnight!

Mar 3, 2019: I’ve been typing away on the keyboard form my 2013 MacBook Pro tonight. I love this keyboard. No failing keys to be found on this workhorse.

Mar 3, 2019: Bluey One of the joys of parenting is being exposed to children’s television. Much of it is as you would expect, which is to say, execrable. A new …

Mar 3, 2019: Testing Flickr Just trialing an embed from Flickr, as I determine whether to re-activate my Pro account. _DSC0038.jpg

Mar 3, 2019: This video shows a dramatic difference in rainfall coverage in Broome, WA. www.abc.net.au/news/2019…

Mar 3, 2019: Jason Kottke runs about the best and most popular link blog on the web. This one featuring Freddy Mercury’s vocal doppelgänger, however, …

Mar 2, 2019: Many years ago I was right into photography. I shot RAW, edited carefully, and posted to Flickr as a Pro member. Now I’m trying to decide if I should …

Mar 1, 2019: Monthly Review — February 2019 The second entry in a series, reviewing my month that was. What Went Well at Home? I am still aware of my Year of Fun and applying the philosophy to …

Feb 28, 2019: In Western Australia, our swans come in black.

Feb 28, 2019: @joshsullivan What did the iA Writer folk say that sent you looking at alternatives?

Feb 28, 2019: “We had some options, but at this time we decided not to do any of the options,” Trump said. I love it when the US President talks proper. …

Feb 27, 2019: If you wanted to keep generalised daily work notes, would you choose OmniOutliner, Day One, or something else entirely? #askmicroblog

Feb 26, 2019: It’s a building!

Feb 25, 2019: Our Studio Neat Mark One pens arrived today. The knock mechanism is rougher than I hoped but the ink flow is superb and it feels nice in the hand.

Feb 25, 2019: Point Walter sandbar.

Feb 25, 2019: 👍🏻 evening.

Feb 23, 2019: Spending Annual Leave Wisely I’ve got some annual leave time from work coming up. I’m not going away on a holiday. It’s going to be time spent at home supporting …

Feb 22, 2019: I mean, come on!

Feb 21, 2019: Selfie time!

Feb 20, 2019: Imposter Syndrome I have a tendency to suffer Imposter Syndrome. At times when it strikes, it’s important to remember that while your own knowledge seems …

Feb 20, 2019: @joshsullivan @jack Do you guys cut and paste your wttr weather updates into TiddlyWiki, or does it run within the page itself?

Feb 18, 2019: This episode of Reply All - The Founder - about Paul Le Roux is incredible. overcast.fm

Feb 18, 2019: Kids Grow Fast I’ve been cleaning up my hard drive, and came across this meme I generated a couple of years ago. This was my boy then. Now he’s 3 years …

Feb 16, 2019: Nice day to shoot some hoops. 🏀

Feb 16, 2019: I hit the basketball court today, after about 6 months of not even touching a ball. I actually had good shooting touch, but man, my back is sore! 🏀

Feb 15, 2019: Digging into Notebooks app and discovering that it might be an excellent replacement for read it later services like Instapaper and Pocket. Being able …

Feb 15, 2019: @joshsullivan I bought Notebooks for iOS today which you recommended earlier. Now I need to figure out a workflow/use case between it, Devonthink and …

Feb 15, 2019: I discovered this podcast from 2016 featuring macdrifter talking DevonThink and a bit of Tinderbox.

Feb 14, 2019: I’m enjoying Travelers on Netflix. 🍿📺

Feb 14, 2019: Welcome @beck (Beck Tench) to micro.blog! It’s awesome to see you here. cc: @twelvety

Feb 12, 2019: This has been a great evening of futzing around with my computer and, of course, updating my wiki.

Feb 12, 2019: Further to my question about app options for taking quick jots, I’ve compiled a summary of findings to date. Thanks to @cm @kaa @teisam …

Feb 12, 2019: What’s the best method to simulate “grab a scrap of paper and start writing” (such as jotting a number on a phone call, etc.) using a Mac? I …

Feb 12, 2019: I’m in my happy place.

Feb 11, 2019: Zettelkasten Putting this here as a method of recording the fact that the concept of zettelkasten and leveraging software to create an effective collection of …

Feb 10, 2019: A winning situation: the family down the street have a kid the same age as ours. The kids now go to the same school and are becoming friends. The Dad …

Feb 10, 2019: @twelvety Can you convince me that I don’t need to start investigating Tinderbox?

Feb 10, 2019: I’m in a quandry about the beard I have grown. I’m getting slightly annoyed by it, but it represents months of investment that I will …

Feb 9, 2019: It was an interesting thing to be doing some research, and then think, “Hmm, I’m sure @twelvety has written on that. Let me check his wiki.” And …

Feb 6, 2019: Working from my second public library in one day. I love community resources.

Feb 5, 2019: Office Space 20th anniversary: Behind the scenes of the cult classic The oral history of Office Space: Behind the scenes of the cult classic I have …

Feb 5, 2019: Adam Tinworth savages Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook anniversary post. And what's important to us? Your data. Which we can monetize. Dumb fucks. …

Feb 4, 2019: A pathetic zero content post because I can’t think of anything to say but want to keep my streak alive. 🤔

Feb 4, 2019: @jack I’ve had pi-hole running on my network for about 6 months. I love it!

Feb 3, 2019: Let Year 2 begin. #firstdayofschool

Feb 3, 2019: Roald Dahl's Work Environment Roald Dahl’s books brought me hours of enjoyment when I was a child. There was little that could top the excitement of reading one of his books that …

Feb 2, 2019: When you go to the wrestling, it’s important to embrace the experience.

Feb 2, 2019: I bought Castro, but I think I’m going to be heading back to Overcast.

Feb 2, 2019: @twelvety If it’s a hobby that you enjoy, don’t beat yourself up about it.

Feb 2, 2019: I’m about two-thirds through the audiobook of Educated by Tara Westover. It is such an amazing, but heart-wrenching story. Incredible to think it is a …

Feb 1, 2019: Writing on a wiki seems easier than publishing a blog post. I feel a latent pressure for a blog post to be of a certain quality and style. A wiki is …

Jan 31, 2019: Owning Your Content Social media is a vacuum, sucking up content by others and monetising it for themselves. We don’t have to play that game. This is what the …

Jan 31, 2019: For the millions (and millions!) of fans tracking development of my wiki… I present to you… an RSS feed! 🙏

Jan 30, 2019: Monthly Review — January 2019 In the first of what may — or may not — be a regular series, this is a review of my past month. What Went Well at Home? The first month …

Jan 30, 2019: I keep checking my friends’ Wikis to look for the latest updates. I think I’m addicted.

Jan 30, 2019: I’m a sucker for some visible infrastructure. I’m a sucker for some visible infrastructure.

Jan 29, 2019: @twelvety I love your most recent wiki journal. Some cracking one-liners within!

Jan 29, 2019: After enjoying Vegemite for 40 years, the new ownership group have destroyed it by changing the texture. Today I bought the ripoff OzEmite and …

Jan 29, 2019: Journaling Derek Sivers has published a post about journaling. This is a timely insight as I have been on a bent exploring tools for capturing my own thoughts, …

Jan 28, 2019: Now we’re talking!

Jan 27, 2019: @twelvety You bought Tinderbox? Man, you are in deep. I look forward to hearing more about it. That is one app I’ve never quite understood.

Jan 26, 2019: This season of Star Trek: Discovery is already better than the last.

Jan 25, 2019: I’ve spent a little time delving into a bit of economic theory today. It’s been so long since I’ve involved myself in that, it’s hard to believe that …

Jan 25, 2019: I am grateful for micro.blog. It’s hard to find people that share with me a similar Venn Diagram of interests, but through micro.blog I’ve …

Jan 25, 2019: I love this quote from @twelvety about the benefits of using a wiki: […]it’s like swirling hot chocolate around in a mug: By keeping everything …

Jan 23, 2019: Reassurances She looks out of the window, into the evening grey, and wonders where he went. The wind was blowing. It added to her sense of foreboding, as she …

Jan 22, 2019: It appears that Fastmail have fixed my problem with Google Calendar invitations. It would be nice if they would reply to/close my support ticket. 🤷‍♂️

Jan 22, 2019: I had the opportunity to visit Perth Observatory last night and look at stars, nebulae, the moon and other celestial bodies. I was taken by this …

Jan 20, 2019: I had no idea about this aspect of Nepalese culture: She became a goddess at three years old, but when puberty hit, it was back to an anonymous life …

Jan 20, 2019: Scouts Australia have rebranded. I like the story driving the brand redesign but I’m not completely convinced about the standalone logo.

Jan 20, 2019: The Productivity Nerd’s Dilemma This is the problem with being slightly obsessive about productivity and writing apps. Which one of the many similar apps is the best? Never mind that …

Jan 19, 2019: Summer It feels like summer has finally arrived. This morning was spent at Point Walter on the banks of the Swan River. We met with some old friends and ate …

Jan 19, 2019: Yuzool Themes updated their Feed Stack for Rapidweaver. Now the RSS feed on my home page that shows my recent posts works once more. Goodo!

Jan 19, 2019: Just another day in Perth.

Jan 19, 2019: Loving the work of @fhlostonparadiseduo with @hannahbeazley4swan at @the_belmont_tavern

Jan 17, 2019: To all those who told me to just suck it up and buy iA Writer on the Mac, I think you are right. I’ve used the demo for a couple of hours and it has …

Jan 15, 2019: Australian Politics Is the Best A fish kill of this scale from algal bloom is a serious issue. I give full credit to Jeremy Buckingham for bringing it to our attention in this way.

Jan 15, 2019: 2009 v 2019: Italy v Staycation. #10yearchallenge #2009vs2019

Jan 14, 2019: My Fastmail Account is not receiving calendar invitations sent to my custom domain from Google or iCloud. Office 365 invitations work. So far, I’ve …

Jan 14, 2019: I convinced my wife to use DEVONthink. 😳

Jan 13, 2019: Pi-Hole Really Is Fantastic I’ve had Pi-Hole running on our home network for several months. It has been so reliable over this time that I have reached a point where I …

Jan 12, 2019: Phil Nunnally’s “Hotbrain” ➜ Sometimes, in meetings, I have to scribble down a non-work-related thought or question to hunt down later just to get it out of my head so I can pay …

Jan 12, 2019: Ask Micro.blog: Does anybody know of text editors that support the Dokuwiki syntax? I’ve found Textastic and nothing else - not even BBEdit or …

Jan 10, 2019: Pursuant to my theme of fun I am having a great time mucking about with my wiki!

Jan 10, 2019: @twelvety Regarding your Plex server on Raspberry Pi, does yours connect to a NAS for the media? I’ve got a 3B+, but all my media is on an old QNAP …

Jan 10, 2019: 2019 - Looking Ahead I enjoy listening to the podcast, Cortex. CGP Grey approaches topics in a thoughtful way and Myke Hurley is a wonderful conversationalist. One of …

Jan 9, 2019: It has been interesting to experiment with a constructing a personal wiki but I am sure that as a single user I am better served putting this …

Jan 9, 2019: After earlier discussion here on micro.blog I can report that I have paid for and switched to Castro for podcasts. I like its queue, but I don’t think …

Jan 8, 2019: Listening to @jack talk on the Micro Monday podcast about avoiding snow to date, while I sit by the resort pool. 😝

Jan 6, 2019: I got a couple of levels into Mario & Rabbids on the switch, before my son decided he needed to play.

Jan 6, 2019: Jack Baty's Wiki Jack Baty is a great member of the Indieweb community. He continually tinkers with online tools and services. His latest experiment is in publishing a …

Jan 5, 2019: Federated Wiki Is a Strange Beast ➜ After seeing a micro.blog post by Frank McPherson about the Federated Wiki, I took a look at it. Created by Ward Cunningham, who happens to be the …

Jan 3, 2019: Summer sunshine. Out with @hannahbeazley4swan. Thanks for the hat, @yasmin_ivie

Jan 2, 2019: A quick test to ensure that in-line micro.blog names are working, thanks to @smokey.

Jan 2, 2019: I’m on a bit of a spirit quest to find my ideal Markdown editor on Mac. I’ve tried BBEdit, Typora, Multimarkdown Composer and Atom with plugins. …

Jan 1, 2019: I had a WordPress plugin or some other customisation that parsed micro.blog usernames. It now appears not to be working, but I can’t remember what it …

Jan 1, 2019: My thanks to @amit for helping me get @blot webmentions sorted.

Dec 31, 2018: I keep forgetting to appropriately time stamp my Blot posts so they play nice in the micro.blog timeline. My 2018 Review - canion.me

Dec 31, 2018: My 2018 Review In recognition of the end of another year — 2018 being my 41st on our good planet Earth — this is a short retrospective on the major …

Dec 29, 2018: I just overheard my 7 year old boy explaining how a payday loan company that is advertising on TV is a bad thing. He said they give you money but then …

Dec 28, 2018:

Dec 26, 2018: The boy received a Nintendo Switch for Christmas. Dad approves of Super Mario Odyssey.

Dec 26, 2018: Boxing Day in Western Australia and it’s overcast and not hot. What an outrage. I want my money back.

Dec 25, 2018: Merry Christmas micro.blog friends!

Dec 24, 2018: 10:30am. Already tuckered out.

Dec 24, 2018: This is frightening. Even should the tower be declared safe (and I don’t think it will be) who would live in it now? Sydney Opal Tower apartment …

Dec 24, 2018: I’ve been an Overcast user since it launched, but feeling a little bored by it. Wondering if Castro might be worth a try. Do people have thoughts?

Dec 23, 2018: Living the holiday dream.

Dec 22, 2018: Onward!

Dec 22, 2018: Not a bad place to be.

Dec 21, 2018: I miss playing basketball 🏀. I was good at it and now I’m just old and decrepit.

Dec 21, 2018: I’m getting itchy to restructure my web properties. Trying to sort out how best to use my website, Wordpress blog, Blot blog and Micro.blog in a …

Dec 21, 2018: V8 Day V8day It’s difficult to be a fast driver when it’s been a decade since the last time you’ve driven a manual transmission car. …

Dec 20, 2018: In Customer Service, Genuine Interactions Matter Our family recently travelled to Bali for a holiday break. It was a week of relaxation at the tail end of a year that has been pretty crazy, and a …

Dec 19, 2018: With the help of Be Focused I cranked out the Pomodoro sessions today. Achieved everything I wanted to, and more. It’s satisfying to end the day with …

Dec 18, 2018: Best Santa ever.

Dec 15, 2018: I’m experimenting to see if I can eliminate my use of Bear, moving its notes into DEVONthink Pro. This would save me a subscription charge and …

Dec 12, 2018: I would love for one of my micro.blog followers to take advantage of my Backblaze coupon. You get a month free. I’ve been a happy customer for a …

Dec 4, 2018: Trevor Noah is one funny man. His “Son of Patricia” show on Netflix is great.

Dec 1, 2018: I’ve done my bit for quality journalism: I bought an annual subscription to Crikey plus their bonus offering at the moment: 3-month subscriptions to …

Nov 24, 2018:

Nov 22, 2018: Work has generously provided me with a Linkedin Learning (formerly Lynda) account. So now, on what should I educate myself?

Nov 13, 2018: When your kid gets hold of your phone.

Nov 11, 2018: Workout complete. #fatfit

Nov 10, 2018: Durham’s $1 Million Plan to ‘Nudge’ Drivers Out of Cars “This is simply giving you the opportunity to make a different choice,” he said. “Feel free …

Nov 8, 2018: I had the opportunity to tour Google’s Sydney HQ today. An interesting environment, but not one I’d enjoy working in day in, day out.

Nov 8, 2018: A nice place to have a beer today.

Nov 6, 2018: I ran the thought experiment as to which new Apple computer I would buy to replace my 2013 MacBook Pro. End result: wait for the next release of the …

Nov 3, 2018: EPW Wrestling! Let’s go!

Nov 2, 2018: Using my iPhone 8+ with a Microsoft foldable keyboard at a coffee shop, writing in Ulysses, is an extremely pleasant way of working.

Nov 1, 2018: Pi-Hole is doing good work blocking ads on my home network.

Oct 31, 2018: Zombie!

Oct 31, 2018: Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton was outstanding. I listened on Audible and both the story and the performance were brilliant. A must read.

Oct 30, 2018: My first Raspberry Pi project has been successful. I’ve got Pi-Hole running as a network-level ad blocker benefiting every device on my network while …

Oct 30, 2018: One of the joys of having a good ol’ southern boy with us - he makes a mean sweet tea!

Oct 29, 2018: It’s Raspberry Pi night. Mine arrived today. Soon as the kids are in bed, I get to have a play.

Oct 25, 2018: I’ve finally got my CV on my website displayed in a timeline format that I have long wanted.

Oct 25, 2018: Today I simplified my home page on the Internet. These changes always take more time to complete than anticipated.

Oct 23, 2018: Seeya Bali. Benji out!

Oct 22, 2018: Just managing to cope.

Oct 21, 2018: I took the boy jet skiing today. I thought we would be driven around, right up until the driver got off and told me how to start it. 15 minutes later …

Oct 20, 2018: This Bali holiday is just what I needed. Relaxation, swimming, massage, sleep. All things I’ve been short on in my real life.

Oct 20, 2018: The face of a champion.

Oct 20, 2018: Another day, another pizza.

Oct 18, 2018: Yesterday we met a lovely family who also had two boys of similar ages to ours. The four kids played for hours. They were nice enough to take a photo …

Oct 17, 2018: Apple Juice is “delicious”.

Oct 17, 2018: Not bad at all.

Oct 16, 2018: Travelling in Indonesia so I’ve got the TunnelBear VPN cranking. It’s a solid product.

Oct 15, 2018: Travelling companion.

Oct 14, 2018: Springtime has arrived.

Oct 13, 2018: I’ve just got my Indieweb on and got OwnYourGram set up, so Instagram posts now get cross-posted to my website.

Oct 13, 2018: This is a post being made through Quill, after signing in via an Indieweb authorisation.

Oct 13, 2018: Investors’ cash drained for big Bux lifestyles | The West Australian Withdrawal after withdrawal of other people’s investments channelled from a pool …

Oct 12, 2018: Klaus has done it again at his new Productivity Tips site - this one is an amazing Workflow to help fling files into DEVONthink.

Oct 12, 2018: I have successfully guided myself into 2 weeks of holiday time with nothing appearing in my OmniFocus forecast for the entire period of my break. …

Oct 11, 2018: It’s great to have NBL basketball back. 🏀

Oct 10, 2018: Lunch. #straya

Oct 10, 2018: I’m Qi-charge enabled now.

Oct 9, 2018: The Blot/Microblog Community This website is powered by Blot.im. I also have an account at micro.blog. Those posts originate from my Wordpress instance running on my …

Oct 8, 2018: Ask Micro.blog: Is there an effective way to find sites running on blot.im infrastructure?

Oct 7, 2018: getting paperless in sales part one An interesting combination of Siri Shortcuts with DEVONthink and Airmail.

Oct 5, 2018: I watched Baby Driver. I didn’t love it.

Oct 1, 2018: In macOS Mojave I’ve built a macro using Keyboard Maestro to automatically switch between Light and Dark modes for day and night, respectively, …

Sep 29, 2018: Matt Langford - Shortcut for micro.blog link posts here is a shortcut that will help in sharing link posts to micro.blog Running this Shortcut …

Sep 25, 2018: I’m looking forward to the NBL v NBA games coming up this week. Such a shame my Perth Wildcats will be without their starting centre, Angus Brandt. We …

Sep 22, 2018: Royal Show!

Sep 19, 2018: A Successful Day at the Office It was great to be able to provide business advice and support to an iconic Perth business - Scott Print, as part of my work as a Business Adviser …

Sep 19, 2018: Success at the Day Job It was great to be able to provide business advice and support to an iconic Perth business - Scott Print, as part of my day job. An article about the …

Sep 18, 2018: I love operating system update day. Beforehand, I’m all like, “I’ll wait a few days to avoid any zero-day risks”. Then on release morning I rush …

Sep 16, 2018: Beer at Petition, Perth.

Sep 13, 2018: Ben Thompson really smashes it out of the park with this analysis at stratechery.com. So well written, and so accurate. It’s always more profitable to …

Sep 13, 2018: My iPhone 8 Plus Product(Red) is still nice and new to me. I have no desire or need to upgrade to an iPhone X variant. My wife, on the other hand, who …

Sep 6, 2018: I’m addicted to Hearthstone. Are there any players in the micro.blog community?

Sep 3, 2018: I have bought a licence for BusyContacts, so I expect it will now be made available on Setapp any moment now…

Sep 1, 2018: I played a few levels of Starcraft tonight. Been about 20 years since my last game and I still remembered it perfectly. Took me back to the days of …

Aug 29, 2018: I have to give credit to @manton and @macgenie - I think micro.blog is the nicest, most value-additive internet community I’ve ever been a part of. …

Aug 29, 2018: I’ve hardly used Lightroom this year, but after trialling the photo apps in Setapp, I think I’m going to stick with it Creative Cloud for …

Aug 29, 2018: Design is everywhere. www.washingtonpost.com The Washington Post: Why your favorite bench might be there to thwart a terrorist attack

Aug 28, 2018: I can’t get a good Dropbox workflow for writing in iA Writer. I keep going back to Byword because of its simple integration with Dropbox. The iA …

Aug 28, 2018: Allowance for Ynab ➜ This iOS app, Allowance, is the first application I have seen using the new YNAB API. It’s quite a helpful little app, just bringing front and …

Aug 28, 2018: Don’t Be an Ugly Parent I am impressed with Mark Dickel’s take on how parents should behave when engaging with their children’s sport. “I love watching …

Aug 24, 2018: Mission Impossible: Fallout ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ boxd.it

Aug 24, 2018: Mission Impossible: Fallout is a great movie. So much fun.

Aug 24, 2018: library guy library guy Props to this guy who showed up at the library this morning and ripped out a thermos, coffee mug, an old laptop and - best of all - a huge …

Aug 24, 2018: Mission Impossible: Fallout was awesome. Now enjoying a post movie 🍺

Aug 23, 2018: The other day I signed up for Audible. 25 years ago while delivering pizza for a job, books on cassette tape were my sanity. Now I’m going to …

Aug 23, 2018: I’m having some fun on Mastodon. Interacting with people I would never have come across on any other social network.

Aug 23, 2018: This dude has brought a thermos, an old laptop and a giant external clacky keyboard to the library. He is ready to rock and roll.

Aug 23, 2018: Two peas in a pod.

Aug 22, 2018: Hi @potatowire! Great to see you here.

Aug 22, 2018: I’ve just set up an account on a Mastodon instance. It feels much more like Twitter than micro.blog. That’s not a knock on micro.blog …

Aug 21, 2018: I just finished the book Changer by @mattgemmell. A really fun read!

Aug 20, 2018: Personal Finance Should be Part of Core Education I believe personal finance should be a core subject taught to our children at school. We should teach how to manage and budget money, the concepts of …

Aug 19, 2018: I’ve added a page detailing some of my most important software tools. Tools - canion.me

Aug 17, 2018: Much gnashing of teeth about Twitter knobbling 3rd party apps. While I think Twitter is nuts to do that, I don’t care since I quit the service months …

Aug 17, 2018: I had to stop the car to let these guys cross the road today.

Aug 17, 2018: I went to bed earlier and had a solid night’s sleep. My mother will be pleased to hear this. 🤣

Aug 16, 2018: Why I’m Giving up on Ulysses ➜ Seems I’m not the only one having similar thoughts about Markdown editing, and the place that Ulysses does or does not have in the workflow. …

Aug 16, 2018: Finding the Right Markdown Editor Is Hard I thought Ulysses would be the best. It has a beautiful appearance, is full-featured, gets many positive reviews, and I already have ownership (or at …

Aug 14, 2018: Value Curve of Service Delivery It was recently reported and brought to my attention that Elon Musk had issued a memo to the staff of Tesla. I’m no Musk acolyte, but within his …

Aug 14, 2018: @vasta Not sure if you have been otherwise notified, but I reflected on your blogging experience.

Aug 14, 2018: @danielpunkass Does Black Ink support crosswords from the Washington Post? I can’t figure out a valid subscription URL.

Aug 14, 2018: This morning required a coffee pick-me-up.

Aug 14, 2018: Blogging As an Exercise in Thought Micro.blog has introduced me to a number of new bloggers I would never have otherwise discovered. These are smart, intelligent people going about …

Aug 14, 2018: Use of Mental Models in Parenting ➜ This is where mental models can help. As in any other area of your life, developing some principles or models that help you see how the world works …

Aug 14, 2018: franklin day franklin day

Aug 14, 2018: I know Ulysses is the markdown darling but the way it handles markdown links is a pain in the butt. I just want a simple inline view that is …

Aug 13, 2018: @jack Quick question if I may: how do you get YouTube video embeds to work on Blot.im? I see you’ve done it - I must be missing something …

Aug 13, 2018: I’ve just had a cortisone injection into my hip. After suffering a labral tear and having pain for a few months I really hope this will help. After …

Aug 13, 2018: kids kids

Aug 13, 2018: This is such a handy use for TextExpander. This is such a handy use for TextExpander. It’s these simple but delightful elements related to using a Mac that make it so much fun, and …

Aug 12, 2018: What’s better than one website? Two websites! So now I can be found at andrewcanion.com and at canion.me. I’ve doubled my nerd.

Aug 12, 2018: I couldn’t resist the lure of a new domain name; canion.me is mine. Now what to do with it?

Aug 12, 2018: Hello World I created a new domain, canion.me and now I’ve scratched another curiosity itch by setting up a Blot instance. Blogging by putting stuff into a …

Aug 12, 2018: Teens Racking up Thousands in Debt While Parents Unaware Thirteen per cent of families even had to delay paying a bill or cut back spending on necessities to compensate for children’s purchases. — …

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Aug 11, 2018: I’m not a gamer by any means but I just got hooked playing Marvel Strike Force on iOS for far too long.

Aug 9, 2018: After listening to the latest episode of The Omni Show, I’m now researching every tiki bar in Perth. I’ve only ever been to one and that was about 9 …

Aug 6, 2018: Calendar Management for Productivity & Sanity I lean heavily on my diary to plan ahead, guide me through my days, and establish a rhythm to my life. The type of work I do has a tendency to drift …

Aug 4, 2018: Just found this archived screenshot from my Google Reader account before it shut down.

Aug 3, 2018: @amit Your work on Micro.threads is amazing!

Aug 3, 2018: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Searching for hobbies

Aug 3, 2018: Searching for Hobbies All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. It’s very easy to spend time focusing on work. It has a tangible reward - income! It provides an …

Aug 3, 2018: A great quote from a post about web bloat: You know how building wider roads doesn’t improve commute times, as it simply encourages people to drive …

Aug 3, 2018: Boojamin.

Aug 2, 2018: I’ve bought an annual subscription for WhenWorks. Already today my meeting scheduling has been so much easier. They just need to support UTC …

Aug 2, 2018: I’ve just updated my /now page.

Aug 2, 2018: @smokey I just added your script to my functions.php file. Let’s see if this message reaches you…

Aug 2, 2018: @manton Do micro.blog hosted blogs offer ‘pages’ as well, that aren’t specifically a blog? It seems like your page has them - is …

Jul 31, 2018: My next adventure in workflow optimisation: I’ve installed SaneBox. I don’t get copious email so not sure I need it, but that’s what trials are for, …

Jul 31, 2018: After hearing from my micro.blog friends, I’ve decided to go ahead and upgrade to the TextExpander subscription service.

Jul 30, 2018: Back on board with TextExpander. I’m still running the non-subscription version, and I see no compelling reason to “upgrade”.

Jul 24, 2018: ✈️ time. From Perth to Canberra. From mild to freezing cold. Here we go!

Jul 23, 2018: I have a hip labral injury. Physio and strength conditioning underway; and I’m back at the standing desk.

Jul 21, 2018: It’s go time.

Jul 18, 2018: This is insightful, and again Jobs was well ahead of the curve. daringfireball.net

Jul 17, 2018: I’ve been trialing WhenWorks for scheduling meetings and have been quite impressed. I think I prefer it over Calendly. Now I just need to convince my …

Jul 17, 2018: I’m falling into the trap of spending more time figuring out how best to automate OmniFocus - using Workflow, Drafts, Taskpaper, scripting, etc …

Jul 15, 2018: I’m impressed with my wife’s ability to make this “zombie” birthday cake for our boy’s 7th. It was a hit with all the kids.

Jul 13, 2018: I just got my first Internet connected LIFX lightbulbs. I’m addicted. 💡

Jul 12, 2018: I had my first CarPlay experience today, driving a hire car. I definitely want it in the next car I own. Although Apple Maps in regional areas 👎🏻. …

Jul 12, 2018: Western Australian desert from the air.

Jul 11, 2018: The Burrup Peninsula is really quite beautiful.

Jul 8, 2018: Rest In Peace, Bill. You were a top bloke and I will always remember our Jacobs Ladder climbs together. You set a cracking pace! 🍻 Police find body …

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Jul 6, 2018: That moment when you read an old forum post, think that the question is interesting, and then realise it was yours from years earlier. User Forum — …

Jul 5, 2018: I’ve been digging into DevonThink tonight. There’s so much that piece of software can do, it’s easy to forget how it can be used. It’s been a nice …

Jul 5, 2018: Credit to Tim Nahumck’s iOS Home Screens post for motivating me to rethink my setup.

Jul 4, 2018: It’s an interesting combination of art and science, thinking about how to layout a new iPad home screen. I’m still not leveraging the iOS 11 dock and …

Jul 2, 2018: I just watched the most insane 🏀 brawl. Australian Boomers @ Philippines. Had been getting chippy, then a hard foul suddenly escalated to the …

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Jun 29, 2018: In Flow Some days the work just flows. Tasks feels easy, decisions are made, words transfer from the brain to the keyboard with nary a pause; and engaging …

Jun 28, 2018: I just received some quality support from Fastmail. Makes me happy to be a paying customer.

Jun 28, 2018: I seem to be perpetually organising.

Jun 28, 2018: Loafy.

Jun 24, 2018: Very cool that my brother has written a book, More Than Money. I’m enjoying the read.

Jun 24, 2018: Flaked out.

Jun 23, 2018: We decided the cat was named Steven.

Jun 22, 2018: Earaches all throughout the house. Isn’t the combination of winter and kid germs fun?

Jun 19, 2018: Drink time. Sure it’s weird and green, but she seems happy!

Jun 18, 2018: When your birthday dinner finishes with cups of tea all round, you know you’re getting old.

Jun 17, 2018: Last night we were out for dinner and ended up at the casino playing roulette. For the heck of it my wife and friend put chips on the date of my birth …

Jun 16, 2018: For my birthday my wife upgraded me from my work-issued iPhone SE to an iPhone 8 Plus Product (Red). What an upgrade; finally I’m using iPhone apps as …

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Jun 15, 2018: Happy birthday me. I made it through another year. 41 years young.

Jun 11, 2018: I’d typed a huge note into Agenda for iOS, when the app crashed and lost everything. I’m likely heading back to Bear sooner than anticipated with that …

Jun 11, 2018: It was fun to put the kids to bed tonight with a couple of “telling stories”. Of course, they were the main characters in the stories and accomplished …

Jun 10, 2018: It’s easy to go down the rabbit hole following guidance documents on the Australian Tax Office website. What starts as a simple administrative …

Jun 10, 2018: My next software experiment is Agenda. Might it find a place somewhere between DevonThink, Bear, OmniFocus and BusyCal - or will it wither on the …

Jun 9, 2018: My kid is best friends with my best friend’s kid. That makes for good times!

Jun 9, 2018: Had a great basketball fitness session today. Really got the blood pumping!

Jun 8, 2018: That mode where you are doing every other bit of work except for that one thing you really should be doing.

Jun 7, 2018: Trying out the app uBar which was just added to Setapp. I’m conflicted as it seems useful, but makes my Mac feel a bit too much like Windows for …

Jun 5, 2018: Has Overcast been Sherlocked? Apple’s Podcasts app continues to demonstrate integration benefits, but until they enhance their app and can compete …

Jun 2, 2018: I played basketball today. I couldn’t makes midrange shot to save myself, but I was about 45% from 3 metres beyond the three-point line. Go figure.

May 31, 2018: What winter?

May 31, 2018: Driving through Bassendean where we owned our first home and being reminded how pretty this area is. Our kids, who never knew this area, would …

May 26, 2018: The kid doesn’t mind a lollipop.

May 22, 2018: My 6 year old is into Roblox. Should I be concerned?

May 17, 2018: I’m loving Cobra Kai. Hannah is not convinced.

May 16, 2018: I just suggested to the owner of this Mercedes who parked on Hackett Drive that it might be an idea to pull forward and allow room for another whole …

May 13, 2018: I notice that VoodooPad has recently been updated. This was such a great app many years ago, and then was left to wither on the vine when Plausible …

May 11, 2018: On my flight home, I watched The Shape of Water.

May 9, 2018: I watched Lady Bird and liked it.

May 9, 2018: Airports. Where alternative economies exist.

May 9, 2018: I’m off to Brisbane today. There’s nothing quite like a 5-hour cross-continent flight in economy class to make you question your life choices.

May 8, 2018: Our front room is really starting to transition into a great adult space. Tonight I discovered we had a decanter, which is perfect for scotch. A glass …

May 7, 2018: The Challenge of Social Engagement on the Indie Web An Independent Web that is More Social than ‘Social Media’ James Shelley: "When Riley posts something on Facebook, there is almost always feedback. …

May 5, 2018: Exercise fail. I pulled a hamstring.

May 4, 2018: Fruit smoothie time.

May 3, 2018: The fortnightly YNAB is done. Dollars have been given their jobs.

May 2, 2018: Congratulations Governor Kim Beazley The Honourable Kim Beazley AC sworn-in as 33rd Governor of Western Australia It was an absolute honour to attend the official swearing in ceremony of …

May 1, 2018: Not something you get to experience every day - your Poppy being sworn in as Governor of Western Australia. Although David was more interested in …

Apr 30, 2018: Now being the proud owner of a HomePod, I’ve been giving the native Podcasts app another try. Its UI/UX is a mess and I miss Smart Speed and gradual …

Apr 30, 2018: At the local bush forever site.

Apr 28, 2018: The HomePod has received a bad rap based on Siri/smart home stuff. But if you want a voice controlled speaker that sounds great, it’s hard to …

Apr 28, 2018: The boys made some new friends at the park this evening, and did not want to come home!

Apr 27, 2018: Okay, so I succumbed and bought an Apple HomePod. So far, I’m loving it. Sound is awesome and Siri has been fine for what I need. Its ability to …

Apr 27, 2018: I’ve never received mail from Ukraine 🇺🇦 before! Happy birthday Setapp!

Apr 26, 2018: “Dad and David’s bus adventure” from CanionCast on Anchor

Apr 26, 2018: Elizabeth Quay selfie.

Apr 26, 2018: He had to call his broker. More bad news about AMP led to an arbitrage opportunity.

Apr 25, 2018: Legacy Bear enjoying a day out with his owner.

Apr 25, 2018: I didn’t make it to an ANZAC Day dawn service, but I just heard an Air Force fly-by from home. Lest we forget.

Apr 24, 2018: Loaded up. David doing the photography.

Apr 24, 2018: I finished reading Thinking, Fast and Slow. It’s clearly the benchmark book about behavioural economics and is more interesting than the …

Apr 23, 2018: Still thinking about Wild Wild Country. I’d love to know what happened to some of the people who were on the ranch. Did they become Grandparents? Did …

Apr 22, 2018: Wow, Wild Wild Country is a tour de force of documentary production. I remember Bhagwan and Sheela from TV reports as a kid, but this told the larger …

Apr 22, 2018: I hate that feeling of knowing there was something you wanted to say to somebody, but can’t for the life of you remember what it was. So it just …

Apr 19, 2018: Had an awesome day in the city with Mr. 6 year old. We followed our noses all day, which led to a series of great experiences. With no pressure to …

Apr 19, 2018: In Apple Store Perth and even the demo MacBook Pro has a dodgy ‘n’ on its keyboard.

Apr 18, 2018: Firefox for iOS seems really fast and I like its tracking protection. But not being able to set is as a default browser is such a pain (iOS issue; not …

Apr 17, 2018: I’m no artist, that’s for sure.

Apr 16, 2018: Don’t anticipate the worst; it might just work out better than that.

Apr 14, 2018: It was fun to volunteer to hit a free throw in a ‘triple or nothing’ scenario at basketball fitness training today. Nothing but net; saved everybody …

Apr 12, 2018: 3 years ago today I was at the Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee. I want to go back!

Apr 12, 2018: Tried using the native Apple Podcast app again, mainly because of its Apple TV app. The experiment lasted less than 24 hours. Skip controls in-car …

Apr 12, 2018: I knocked my presentation out of the park! Thanks for the well-wishes from the micro.blog community!

Apr 11, 2018: Micro.blog is building something special, and I’m happy to be a part of the community. A Guide to Micro.blog For People Who Have A Love/Hate …

Apr 11, 2018: I’ve done two practice runs of a 30 minute talk I’m delivering tomorrow. Each run through has been very different, but both have finished …

Apr 9, 2018: So happy to be back into reading, and out from social media. This afternoon I had an unexpected wait. I didn’t read Twitter. I opened the Kindle app …

Apr 9, 2018: Argh, kernel panic crash.

Apr 8, 2018: My boy is having fun with the say command in Terminal, and learning some text editing principles at the same time.

Apr 7, 2018: My boy made me a bookmark. It makes me smile each time I start to read.

Apr 7, 2018: Finished another session of Full Court Fitness. Not as ruined as last time, but I still worked really hard. Despite the physical exertion, there’s …

Apr 7, 2018: Seems like I picked a good time to delete Twitter. I was never a fan of their native app, and now third party apps are being hobbled. The looming end …

Apr 3, 2018: Replacing Social Media I joined both Facebook and Twitter many years ago, when they were technical ideas, as opposed to advertising machines driven by algorithms. Part of …

Apr 3, 2018: Very proud of my father-in-law; being named Governor of WA is a tremendous honour and caps a great career. Kim Beazley named new governor of WA, …

Apr 3, 2018: I’ve just set up my router to use Cloudflare’s new DNS service 1.1.1.1. It will be interesting to see if I notice any speed improvement over my ISPs …

Apr 3, 2018: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ boxd.it

Apr 1, 2018: Hello Internet is the best podcast. I love all the lore that has built up around it; from Tims to flags to tennis balls to postcards. So great.

Apr 1, 2018: So good that the latest update for Apple TV supports frequency switching. I’ve been waiting a long time for that improvement.

Mar 31, 2018: I’ve never stopped loving (and using) RSS. It’s the best, and I use Inoreader. RSS Readers Are Due for a Comeback | WIRED

Mar 31, 2018: In exchange for quitting Facebook and Twitter, I’ve decided to put that time to more productive reading. Today I’ve started reading Triggers by …

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Mar 30, 2018: Knocked out 18 holes of golf with my brother this morning. Not a bad way to start the Easter break.

Mar 29, 2018: This article presents, using mathematical principles, the role of luck in determining success. I’ve had my share of luck so I’m not complaining, but …

Mar 29, 2018: Exercise session complete. I hate Turkish Getups.

Mar 23, 2018: 26 degrees, no wind, and kookaburras laughing. Environmental perfection.

Mar 21, 2018: I’ve just disabled micro.blog cross-posting to Facebook. I don’t even want them getting my second-hand content.

Mar 21, 2018: I’ve created mail rules that filter bulk and computer-sent email into a “Machine Mail” folder. My inbox is seeing a lot less action now, which is for …

Mar 20, 2018: Deprioritising Facebook A few months ago I stopped using Facebook. I deactivated my account, deleted the Facebook apps from my iOS devices, and went cold-turkey. I have …

Mar 20, 2018: I enjoyed the micro.blog podcast featuring @modernlittleme overcast.fm

Mar 19, 2018: 13 years married today. Still just as happy as the day we wed.

Mar 16, 2018: I like playing music through Apple TV because I can visually choose songs and playlists. For me, this is a key weakness of voice controlled speakers, …

Mar 15, 2018: I enjoyed my morning gym workout! What am I becoming? I still have Kermit arms though.

Mar 14, 2018: Two exercise sessions today - gym and then basketball. Tomorrow morning I’m at the gym again - but it’s at 6:30am. Yikes!

Mar 13, 2018: I really like being a Fastmail customer, but it’s frustrating to miss out on third party service integrations that are available for Office 365 and …

Mar 12, 2018: I fell asleep on the couch earlier tonight. Now I can’t fall asleep in bed. I got the process wrong.

Mar 12, 2018: 5:40pm, it’s 32 degrees, chicken kebabs on the barbie and a beer in hand. Things could be worse. 🇦🇺

Mar 7, 2018: It feels good to be back on the fitness train with a combination of strength, cardio and basketball workouts. Nice to give my endorphins something to …

Mar 7, 2018: My new Steelcase Gesture chair has arrived. Oh my, luxury seating. 💺

Mar 5, 2018: The one time I forget to save while playing XCOM, is exactly the time the game chooses to crash. Bah!

Feb 28, 2018: Working at the local library today. Really trying to lock down into some deep work, but it’s a struggle at the moment.

Feb 26, 2018: Micro.blog has enabled me to find (and follow and subscribe) to so many great, new (to me) voices.

Feb 26, 2018: Two charity organisation door knockers in one day. I have a policy of never signing up to unsolicited offers. At least the second lot were nice …

Feb 26, 2018: I’m in the midst of an RSS service showdown: Feedly v Inoreader. Leaning towards Inoreader despite being able to access Feedly for free on a …

Feb 25, 2018: Book Review: The Organised Mind, Levitan, Daniel J. 📚 Is it a summation of basic physiological facts, repetition of productivity methods from …

Feb 25, 2018: XCOM: Enemy Unknown 🕹 I bought XCOM: Enemy Unknown last night on a recommendation from a friend. I’m not a gamer, and I know this is an old game. I also know my late 2013 …

Feb 23, 2018: So I went ahead and recorded a little trial podcast. “First Podcast Friday” from CanionCast on Anchor:

Feb 23, 2018: Writing versus Speaking. I have a predeliction for writing, but have an urge to at least try to record a podcast. What to do?

Feb 23, 2018: Writing versus Speaking If I have the option to communicate through text or voice, I’m choosing text every time. I don’t love writing; it’s not a passion. I’m more happy …

Feb 22, 2018: I really do not understand Omni Automation. This is why I’m not a programmer. I can’t even get it to work when I follow the documented …

Feb 20, 2018: Choosing an RSS Sync Service I’m reviewing my RSS service options to make sure I’m using the right one for me. I was a customer of Feedwrangler for a couple of years, and for the …

Feb 20, 2018: This morning I had a gym session with Kate at The Endurance Movement. It’s been a long time since I have done serious exercise, and the sled …

Feb 18, 2018: I just discovered our Google Home was running a timer with 10 weeks and 2 days remaining. Our 6 year old kid has been experimenting, clearly.

Feb 18, 2018: Public Service Announcement: The Wood Brothers have released a new album

Feb 17, 2018: Quickly listened to a HomePod at an Apple Store today. Only had about a minute of listening because my 2 year old was not as interested, but it really …

Feb 14, 2018: Sonos One is $299. HomePod is $499. Sonos offers multiple integrations; HomePod is Apple Music or nothing. Reports suggest there is little between the …

Feb 14, 2018: It’s not the speed that matters, it’s the energy. Brady Haran’s Numberphile video explains, through easy and elegant math, why speed kills.

Feb 11, 2018: I went for a bike ride this morning after a long time out. Was great to just get some relaxing exercise. Must do it more often.

Feb 10, 2018: I’m backyard camping with the boy tonight. A beautiful still night, currently 20 degrees, and I can hear his gentle breathing as he sleeps. This is a …

Feb 10, 2018: Saw the HomePod in the flesh today. It sounds great, and is satisfyingly heavy. But I am still aware of all the cons, notably Siri’s incompetence. I …

Feb 9, 2018: Those who fancy themselves leaders should welcome counterpoint views, as debate leads to better outcomes. Having a room of ‘yes folk’ does …

Feb 9, 2018: I love Overcast but I am being tempted by Apple’s basic Podcasts app because of Siri integration and its ubiquity across devices. I really hope Apple …

Feb 8, 2018: This xkcd is the truth. The bag struggle is real.

Feb 6, 2018: Oh no! My employer is moving us to Android phones. Guess I’m buying an iPhone and will be carrying two handsets now. My entire workflow is constructed …

Feb 5, 2018: I had glandular fever months ago. Even now, on some days the fatigue and my throat glands flare up and kick my butt. Today has been one of those days. …

Feb 3, 2018: The kid is leaving home.

Feb 3, 2018: iPad Home Screen, 3 February 2018 I always find it interesting to see what apps people have on their iPad home screens, and how they have things arranged. So in the spirit of …

Feb 3, 2018: Just updated my /now page

Feb 2, 2018: I had to buy a new printer today. There’s never any joy in buying a printer. The only good thing is that I no longer have to deal with the hassle of …

Feb 2, 2018: What a wonderful post by Brent Simmons, that eloquently sums up why I like the open web, and why I miss the way it used to work. inessential: Why …

Feb 1, 2018: Sisyphus’ Notetaking App I am always searching for the perfect notes app, and the best way to integrate that into my workflow. I’m not sure I have found the former and I …

Feb 1, 2018: I’m awake earlier than usual and the house is quiet. That is a rare treat.

Jan 31, 2018: Currently in the midst of a blue blood super moon with an eclipse. That could double as a pretty cool sounding drink order. 🍸

Jan 29, 2018: I love my kids, but the fact that there is just one more day left of summer school holidays fills me with pure, unadulterated joy.

Jan 27, 2018: Personal CRM Software I’ve been experimenting with CRM software, as much to help manage my personal life and friendship groups as my work. Cloze seems the best option I’ve …

Jan 26, 2018: Australia Day evening with family. 🇦🇺

Jan 26, 2018: 🇦🇺 Happy Australia Day. 🇦🇺

Jan 26, 2018: I really want to like and be excited by the Apple HomePod, but it’s not doing it for me. I already have an AppleTV connected to great Energy speakers …

Jan 22, 2018: Despite this being the era of peak TV, I’ve never been less interested in watching TV.

Jan 19, 2018: Question: Herman Miller Embody or Steelcase Gesture for only 2/3rd of the price of the Embody?

Jan 19, 2018: LED desk backlighting installed.

Jan 18, 2018: I was at the library with my kid today, and serendipitously saw The Organized Mind on the shelf, so picked it up. I wonder if it will be any good? 📚

Jan 17, 2018: I wrote the first draft of this blog post in my notebook this morning, sitting on the bank of the Swan River. I think that’s what pushed my mind in …

Jan 17, 2018: Take Time to Breathe Life can get overwhelming. Work to do, dinners to cook, kids to care for, relationships to tend. Trying to do it all can be fatiguing. I have found …

Jan 17, 2018: Not quite the perfect crime.

Jan 16, 2018: I’m being tempted by another productivity app, Agenda, despite having a pretty solid workflow at this stage. I like its premise of linking tasks, …

Jan 14, 2018: When I was younger I used to devour 📚. Now it has taken forever to work my way through this short one. I blame kids (and iPad). My library wants it …

Jan 13, 2018: I am so over my cheap office chair that must be near its 10th birthday. Very tempted to have a massive upgrade to a Herman Miller Embody Chair

Jan 11, 2018: The pressure to make the first page of my new Panobook count… 😰

Jan 11, 2018: I tried to take a standard photo of Booj but he insisted on the selfie!

Jan 6, 2018: I’m curious how many micro.blog users know one another in real life? Is that a thing?

Jan 4, 2018: When a camel thinks your hairy leg is a salt lick. Goober calf.

Jan 4, 2018: I recently bought a 3-pack of Google Wifi devices to upgrade improve my failing home WiFi. After installing and using for a while, I have some …

Jan 4, 2018: Google Wifi For months my home WiFi has been less than satisfactory. Dropouts, slow connections, complete failures to connect, router reboots required, and so on. …

Jan 4, 2018: It’s been fun to find some great new (to me) voices on micro.blog. My RSS reader has a bunch of new blog subscriptions to track. It’s …

Jan 3, 2018: I’ve updated my /now page

Jan 3, 2018: A great tip in here about using Workflow to create a site specific brower for iOS apps. Now I have Instagram for iPad! Using Workflow as a …

Jan 3, 2018: Took the kid and Sensei Wu for a coffee today. #latergram

Jan 2, 2018: Okay, I’m giving Drafts another chance in my workflow. Maybe it will stick this time…

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Dec 27, 2017: Lunch at the Lobster Shack.

Dec 25, 2017: Having a slow boxing day

Dec 25, 2017: Not a bad Christmas when you can finish the evening with views liked this.

Dec 24, 2017: Sudoku has become my holiday pastime of choice after it was explained to me how to play. Last summer was crosswords; now it’s all about the numbers.

Dec 23, 2017: @cdevroe Thanks for the link reference. Does us both remembering Adam Curry and Senseo (and maybe Roger Smalls?) mean we have to go sit in the old man …

Dec 21, 2017: My Mac Apps of the Year With a hat tip to Gabe Weatherhead at MacDrifter who put together his list of favourite Mac applications for 2017, I am following suit. Third party …

Dec 20, 2017: I’ve had a play with MarsEdit, but I don’t think that it is right for me. I’ve written a quick overview of my experience.

Dec 20, 2017: Trialling MarsEdit I am writing this post in MarsEdit. MarsEdit is an app that I have always wanted to use, but never really have found a place for it. Now, with the new …

Dec 18, 2017: How did you spend your Monday night? I spent mine reorganising cables in the TV cabinet. Living large.

Dec 18, 2017: Back working at the library today. My crappy work-supplied Microsoft Surface lasted about an hour before the battery died. Meanwhile, my iPad and …

Dec 16, 2017: Considering an upgrade to Google Wifi. Currently I’m relying on an AirPort Extreme and a second AirPort Time Capsule. I have Ethernet backbone but the …

Dec 12, 2017: I only gave up on Facebook last week but I’ve missed it not a bit and have recovered time that is being put to better use. www.theverge.com

Dec 9, 2017: Man about town.

Dec 7, 2017: “If they hadn’t provided me with a ☕️ stat, I was prepared to blow the joint up.”

Dec 7, 2017: Just updated my /now page.

Dec 7, 2017: Selfie fun in the city.

Dec 6, 2017: Makers vs. Managers discussed at Farnam Street Blog. I’m predominantly a maker, and those long time blocks needed to reach deep focus are critical and …

Dec 5, 2017: I’ve bought Braintoss for iOS as an adjunct to OmniFocus. I just discovered the ISBN search it offers: take a photo of an ISBN and it provides you an …

Dec 5, 2017: I just deactivated my Facebook account. Just so sick of the combination of junk and negativity. I don’t need that.

Dec 4, 2017: I’ve been a FastMail customer for almost a year. Now I’m finally transferring contacts sync to them and shutting down iCloud contacts …

Dec 4, 2017: I had a sandwich for breakfast, a steak for lunch, and now I’m eating cereal for dinner. The whole world has gone topsy-turvy.

Dec 3, 2017: Date night so we went to see Thor Ragnarok. I had no expectations going in and knew nothing of it having not seen any Marvel movies for a while. But …

Dec 2, 2017: Early into this book recommended by @manton but so far I’m enjoying the thought exercise.

Nov 29, 2017: I think it might be time for Apple to implement something akin to Microsoft’s old ‘trustworthy computing’. This High Sierra security flaw is an …

Nov 29, 2017: I just got a Google Home Mini as a reward for shopping at Woolworths. The Google Assistant really kicks Siri’s butt. This is where ecosystem lock-in …

Nov 27, 2017: Australia.

Nov 26, 2017: I’ve discovered a number of new (to me) independent voices through micro.blog. It’s good to find and follow new blogs.

Nov 26, 2017: Happy Booj from above.

Nov 26, 2017: All Jeff, all the time.

Nov 25, 2017: Podcast Addiction I listen to a lot of podcasts. I’ve been listening to podcasts for more than 10 years, way before they were mainstream. I used to load podcasts onto …

Nov 25, 2017: I succumbed to one Black Friday offering, but only because I’ve had this on my wish list for about a year: the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker (with …

Nov 24, 2017: I’ve used Scrivener for a number of years to write work reports, but as an experiment I’m going to transition to Ulysses. The weird treatment of …

Nov 24, 2017: Dealing with Illness A few months ago I was unfortunate enough to contract Glandular fever and I am still suffering the effects of it now. The virus started out as what …

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Nov 22, 2017: Working from the public library today. Makes me feel like a student again. Nice to be around people but know I’m not going to be interrupted as may …

Nov 20, 2017: What takes visual precedence; the jacarandas or the pile of junk?

Nov 19, 2017: Just pulled the pin and subscribed to Adobe Lightroom. No excuse not to start using the DSLR again now. Gotta get my money’s worth!

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Nov 15, 2017: Glandular fever has really knocked me around today. The brain and body have out been really lethargic. Can’t wait to see the back of this lingering …

Nov 15, 2017: I’m trying the new version of Firefox. I haven’t used Firefox in years. It seems pretty good and perhaps might surpass Chrome as my secondary browser. …

Nov 12, 2017: Busy updating my website because what else am I meant to do on a Sunday night?

Nov 10, 2017: hbear and @billshortenmp at Bert Hawke dinner 🍴

Nov 9, 2017: I’ve just set up my own ‘/now’ page.

Nov 6, 2017: Home Network Architecture Tonight I’ve sketched out my basic IT storage system and the cloud services I use on a regular basis. Ensuring that my storage network all hangs …

Nov 6, 2017: Nothing beats an afternoon snooze. 💤

Nov 4, 2017: I cannot get Mac OS 10.13.1 to successfully install. I’ve tried the direct download, I’ve cleared out failed/empty APFS snapshots, and no matter what …

Nov 3, 2017: Horrorgram. #halloweencostume #latergram

Oct 30, 2017: A Place for Everything Over the past five years I’ve spent a lot of time learning the fundamental philosophies of a production system known as lean. I’ve read books and …

Oct 25, 2017: According to my 6 year old son, the angels ‘respawned’ Jesus after he died on the cross. Too much Minecraft?

Oct 24, 2017: Little photographer.

Oct 24, 2017: Seriously contemplating buying a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud for Photographers. New products may have put most people off but it built …

Oct 23, 2017: Micro Blogging Twitter continues to descend into a morass of bad behaviour while simultaneously floundering in search of a viable business model that might deliver a …

Oct 22, 2017: Just hanging out.

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Oct 21, 2017: I just had to visit the Coca Cola Australia website to understand all the variants of Coke. Surely if that’s necessary, your product marketing is a …

Oct 21, 2017: Part 3: My Business Philosophy This is the final of a three-part series focused on explaining my business philosophy. Parts One and Two are also available. On my home page I call …

Oct 20, 2017: I just taught the Apple Store staff that you can fold an iPad Smart Keyboard such that the keyboard isn’t visible. I could get a job!

Oct 16, 2017: Tesla is apparently struggling to get lean manufacturing working. Doesn’t matter how good the product is if the company can’t make it.

Oct 13, 2017: This is a great resource to discover the true relative size of different countries The True Size.

Oct 9, 2017: Part 2: My Business Philosophy This is the second of a three-part series focused on explaining my business philosophy. Part One is also available. On my home page I call out my …

Oct 9, 2017: 🤓

Oct 8, 2017: Front garden. #spring #bluesky #nofilter

Oct 5, 2017: This is a really great video about human psychology and imposter syndrome. youtu.be/ypXwioZXU…

Oct 1, 2017: It’s the final Bintang. #bali

Sep 30, 2017: Chair chill. #booj

Sep 30, 2017: On a hot date with this chick. #bali #envy

Sep 29, 2017: Just one day left. 😩

Sep 29, 2017: Still relaxing.

Sep 28, 2017: On this holiday I’ve been reading Deeprak Chopra’s Life After Death. A very thought-provoking read which I recommend to all. We are all going to go …

Sep 26, 2017: I’m on holiday, enjoying this location all the while hoping that the volcano of Mt Agung doesn’t blow…

Sep 22, 2017: Building maps based on time needed to get there. Mapbox Blog. The live interactive map is great.

Sep 18, 2017: My MacBook/iPhone/iPad setup has just been featured at The Sweet Setup. My thanks to them for allowing my setup to grace their site.

Sep 18, 2017: This article by Riccardo Mori provides a fantastic representation of my own thoughts on iPhones 8 and X. I like that he doesn’t take the …

Sep 18, 2017: As somebody with super white skin, I love Spring. It’s my summer; I can enjoy the warmth of the sun without suffering 3rd degree burns.

Sep 14, 2017: I’m not loving the iPhone X. If I was going to buy a new iPhone, I think I would choose the iPhone 8 Plus. As it stands in reality, I’m …

Sep 14, 2017: Part 1: My Business Philosophy This is the first of a three-part series focused on explaining my business philosophy. On my home page I call out my personal business philosophy: …

Sep 11, 2017: I’ve been actively avoiding the Mac rumour sites because I don’t want to spoil my own surprise for the iPhone event. I wouldn’t want …

Sep 10, 2017: I’ve been in the flow of writing. I look at the clock and realise that two hours has passed by.

Sep 10, 2017: Gave up on the cruddy D-Link DVA-2800 router. Demoted it to bridge status and brought my AirPort Extreme back into service.

Sep 10, 2017: Just added JSON feed to my blog, despite the fact that I don’t think I have any RSS subscribers. But I must be ready for the impending hordes.

Sep 9, 2017: Spring appears to be arriving in my front garden.

Sep 8, 2017: Seems like spring may have arrived.

Sep 8, 2017: I’m mucking around with blog template themes again. Trying to find a nice clean format that will look good for longer posts and micro blogs …

Sep 8, 2017: It’s been fun to discover some new (to me) bloggers through micro.blog and in so doing, revitalise my RSS reader.

Sep 6, 2017: The Business of Glengarry Glen Ross I love the movie Glengarry Glen Ross. I’ve never seen the stage play, but the movie seems to be a faithful translation and its actors are all top …

Sep 6, 2017: Ice cream, check. Blanket, check. Bunny, check. Okay, we’re good to go.

Sep 5, 2017: Diving deep into website development minutiae now: favicon generation.

Sep 4, 2017: Internet Services Worth Paying For On the Internet there is a weird user expectation that everything should be free. Over the past couple of years I’ve been bucking this trend and …

Sep 4, 2017: In preparation for the deluge of web traffic I will no doubt achieve, I’ve just successfully connected my site to Cloudflare and Railgun. …

Sep 4, 2017: It’s a hard luck life.

Sep 4, 2017: Starting to enjoy the concept of micro blogging. Even created a simple URL at micro.andrewcanion.com

Sep 3, 2017: Father’s Day; here featuring The Booj.

Sep 2, 2017: @manton Does a username have to be at the beginning of a post for the user to be notified, or can it be within the text of a micro.blog post?

Sep 2, 2017: @matthew Thanks for the MicroBlog for Mac app. I’m interested to watch as it develops.

Sep 2, 2017: Going to Bunnings with a 21 month old kid is a challenge. Not once did Benjamin want to go where I needed to go.

Sep 1, 2017: Father’s Day breakfast at school with obligatory selfie. Loved my bow tie!

Sep 1, 2017: Going to Bunnings with a 21 month old kid is a challenge. Not once did Benjamin want to go where I needed to go.

Aug 31, 2017: Getting a pair of custom made RM Williams boots really softens the blow of turning 40.

Aug 29, 2017: Hello world! My first micro.blog post. I’m on the cutting edge of social networking on the open web.

Aug 27, 2017: DNS Drama The internet relies on DNS servers that do the dirty work of translating human readable domain names to something that makes sense to a device on a …

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Aug 22, 2017: Mindfulness Meditation I’m not one for new year’s resolutions but at the beginning of this year I decided to try incorporating mindfulness meditation into my life. This was …

Aug 19, 2017: Love of the Open Web While I’ve grown up on the Internet, I also remember the pre-internet era well and spent most of my formative years there. I was a kid who was able to …

Aug 16, 2017: On Charlottesville, VA I am not an American, but my father and my siblings were born and lived in the USA. I have visited the country a number of times. I have spent time in …

Aug 14, 2017: It’s Daddy and the Booj.

Aug 12, 2017: Subscription Pricing for Apps The corner of the internet that I inhabit has been up in arms about yet another app, Ulysses, switching to a subscription-based pricing model. From …

Aug 12, 2017: Opened my Lego case for the first time in 30 years. Last thing I built still in there. #timecapsule #lego #masterbuilder

Aug 12, 2017: Wouldn’t eat lasagne but was happy to smash the yoghurt himself.

Aug 7, 2017: The Business Speedometer Trying to run a business without useful and accurate performance information is like trying to drive a car without a speedometer. Sure, you will be …

Aug 5, 2017: Spotted the office plaque of my old school friend.

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Jul 31, 2017: Haircut, check. 18 month vaccination, check. Not one cry during the jabs. Check!

Jul 20, 2017: Brrrr. Canberra!

Jul 12, 2017: Entropy in Business Entropy is the loss of energy in a system to the point that it is no longer available for doing mechanical work. It is the reversion to mean; nature’s …

Jul 3, 2017: Comments are Enabled So as an experiment, I have enabled comments for the site. I’m not totally convinced that it’s a good idea, and fear that managing spam …

Jul 3, 2017: Turning my Kid into a Meme My lovely wife took a humorous photo of our son having a babyccino, a classic drink in Australian coffee shops these days, purpose designed for the …

Jul 2, 2017: Now You CV Me In a further effort to establish andrewcanion.com as a genuinely useful resource for all things pertaining to me, I have now included a page dedicated …

Jun 29, 2017: Day One Goes Subscription So Day One has become the next software application to adopt a subscription pricing model. This app developer has monkeyed around with its …

Jun 26, 2017: The Weekly Plan I consider the two fundamental resources in work planning to be: The calendar The to-do list The calendar represents the hard landscape: events that …

Jun 25, 2017: Moving to Ulysses I’ve decided to go all-in with Ulysses for my writing. I’ve been a Scrivener user for the longest time, but writing in Markdown is now …

Jun 20, 2017: Hardware Decisions are Hard In the aftermath of Apple’s WWDC conference and an almost unprecedented number of new pieces of hardware have been released at what is …

Jun 19, 2017: More Productive on a Mac A good tradesman values his tools, and generally has a preference for one piece of equipment over another. In my trade, the computer I use is my …

Jun 13, 2017: That way!

Jun 12, 2017: Personal Kanban What is Kanban? Traditional Kanban boards are used in manufacturing and other production environments to help visualise the flow of work and bring to …

Jun 9, 2017: Friday afternoon in the park.

Jun 2, 2017: Budgeting and YNAB I’ve always been a money tracker. I still have ledger books from when I was 14 years old, with my handwriting tracking my money in and out. I would …

Jun 1, 2017: A Recent Customer Story I recently worked with Asterisk Information Security on their Entrepreneurs' Programme Business Evaluation. Asterisk provide information security …

May 31, 2017: Park contemplation.

May 31, 2017: Canion’s everywhere The Canion family’s website game is strong. My brother has launched his new website at http://patrickcanion.com/. If you’re looking for a Canion on …

May 20, 2017: Fastmail I was one of the first on the Gmail bandwagon. Back when the only way to get an account on the service was to receive an invitation code from somebody …

May 17, 2017: What happens when Dad does the washing. Sorry @hbear - honest mistake. #cashmereshrinks

May 12, 2017: Loving the latest Lego. Good things happen when you eat lots of vegetables.

May 11, 2017: OmniFocus I have a vision of myself without the support of OmniFocus. I’d be wandering around in a semi-permanent state of confusion, wondering what the heck I …

May 2, 2017: First ever babycino was a hit. Thanks @little_olive_leaf_cafe #latergram

May 2, 2017: Hanging out.

Apr 29, 2017: The challenge of choice Following on from my thoughts about Setapp, and now having all this extra software choice in my life, is that I now have to confront the challenge of …

Apr 28, 2017: Setapp Tonight I installed Setapp on my Mac. This service provides a wide range of full version software in exchange for US$9.99 per month. There is no …

Apr 27, 2017: Back on the website wagon? Many years ago I started a Movable Type blog when the web was young, and doing such things was hard. Then a young upstart named Wordpress arrived, and …

Apr 21, 2017: Jeff!

Apr 15, 2017: Can’t believe we are kidless. Enjoying the North-Canion wedding. #northcanion

Apr 11, 2017: Pumped to be collecting the car after its scheduled service.

Apr 7, 2017: Just your typical Friday night in the couch.

Apr 5, 2017: Benji and I enjoyed a bike ride yesterday, and we had time for a pit stop at @little_olive_leaf_cafe #chif #booj #latergram

Apr 2, 2017: Do you remember when you used to make “holiday friends”? #moopers #holiday #swimmingpool

Mar 24, 2017: Having kids is really starting to pay off with the housework. #outsourcing #chif #booj

Mar 17, 2017: Successfully offloaded another job. #moopers #airedaleterrier

Mar 15, 2017: End of day chill out time.

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Mar 4, 2017: Morning caffeine hit.

Feb 4, 2017: “Hey Dad, thanks for taking me out to get a coffee and a stop at the park, but I’d really just prefer a nap right now.”

Nov 26, 2016: Park time.

Nov 17, 2016: Sugar rush. Puffin Fresh donuts are still better, though. #krispykreme

Nov 17, 2016: Way to a kid’s heart. #krispykreme

Nov 13, 2016: Mojito o’clock.

Oct 11, 2016: Lunchtime at the office.

Sep 25, 2016: Half way point of today’s ride.

Sep 2, 2016: Burning time at the chemist. #moopers

Aug 30, 2016: Two different lifestyle choices.

Aug 28, 2016: Brothers in arms.

Aug 16, 2016: All hail the ascension. David will be surprised in the morning.

Aug 16, 2016: Park life. I think Benji is now entering his “big head” phase of growth!

Aug 7, 2016: Besties throwing back to the 80’s. @fitfuelwa

Aug 2, 2016: Pretty sky this morning. #nofilter

Aug 2, 2016: I don’t always sit on a chair… But when I do, I lounge. #chif

Jul 31, 2016: Just a touch chilly for those of us at the playground not running around. #chif

Jul 26, 2016: Celebrating the haircut with a biscuit. David won over his barber Frank Barbarich with his great behaviour in the chair.

Jul 11, 2016: Banana!

Jul 9, 2016: Where’s my Uber?

Jun 1, 2016: Park life.

May 24, 2016: Being the teacher.

May 10, 2016: Nightie night #Chif #gumnut

May 10, 2016: Playtime in the park after a haircut. #daddyday #moopers

May 10, 2016: Doin' work, complete with (pretend) security badge.

Apr 30, 2016: Major cheese from Moopers.

Apr 23, 2016: Lamo time on a random excursion with Daddy.

Apr 15, 2016: Building at the Lego Brickman Experience #lego #brickman

Apr 8, 2016: Morning ride coffee break. #trek #coffee

Mar 19, 2016: Light sabre mayhem!

Mar 8, 2016: Unsettled sleep tonight. 😔

Mar 5, 2016: Morning tea break at the local.

Feb 10, 2016: Car wash.

Jan 19, 2016: And… He’s out.

Jan 9, 2016: Took my boy to golf today.

Jan 8, 2016: Park treasure hunt complete with #Tennessee cowboy hat.

Dec 12, 2015: Proud moment seeing my boy stay with his sick friend for about 20 minutes at a park party today. #lovemyboy

Dec 11, 2015: Puter the elf has decided to do a little toy dumpster diving tonight. #elfontheshelf #dadisonit @hbear

Nov 23, 2015: Sunset drink at Matso’s.

Nov 7, 2015: Afternoon parking.

Oct 30, 2015: It’s wet! #fleetwoodmac

Oct 2, 2015: Seen whales? Check. Driven the boat? Check.

Sep 19, 2015: Summer is coming! Despite it being windy today David couldn’t resist the beach.

Sep 11, 2015: David still loving the hat he got from Stages West at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. @ipaulgram @hbear

Sep 6, 2015: Father’s Day fun at daycare.

Sep 6, 2015: My special Father’s Day treat. A round of golf followed by a beer at the 19th.

Aug 29, 2015: Football Head.

Aug 20, 2015: Dog or kid. Either way, our lounge is a mess.

Aug 14, 2015: Exploring.

Aug 14, 2015: A perfect blue sky. #nofilter

Aug 2, 2015: Gnomeville

Jul 3, 2015: It’s Captain Hook!

Jul 1, 2015: Just wandering past this Melbourne icon. #lunapark

Jun 26, 2015: alexcanionmusic is bringing it at Travelodge East Perth.

Jun 6, 2015: Watch out!

Jun 1, 2015: The things you find in your kid’s school bag. #precioustreasures

May 31, 2015: Hey, I’m workin' here. #9to5 #whitecollar

May 27, 2015: I’ve gone FULL AMERICAN for my coffee this morning. My Nespresso machine is looking at me with a “what the F$&@?” look on its …

May 23, 2015: Ladder spin.

May 21, 2015: Telephone graveyard.

May 7, 2015: Bigfoot.

May 7, 2015: Sleepy travelling.

May 7, 2015: Travelling in style with a stop in the Qantas First Lounge at LAX. Unfortunately, not flying First as well!

May 5, 2015: Feet in the fountain.

May 2, 2015: There’s a boy out there. Not a bad view from the front porch.

Apr 29, 2015: The battle of Buzz v Zerg.

Apr 29, 2015: Walking the corridors

Apr 29, 2015: Riding the car seat at luggage check in time.

Apr 26, 2015: David loves the ferry boat that provides transport between our hotel and the Downtown Disney area. #nofilter

Apr 25, 2015: Bowling up a storm at Splitsville. #dadwon

Apr 25, 2015: David rings the Surrey Bike bell as Mum and Dad do the peddling!

Apr 24, 2015: Just waking up. #mickeymouse

Apr 21, 2015: Prepping for the Disney night parade and fireworks show. #longday #secondwind #posttantrum

Apr 11, 2015: Dixie Stampeding in Pigeon Forge

Apr 8, 2015: Panera Bread and superheroes in Baltimore. On the lookout for Bunk. #thewire

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Apr 5, 2015: The end of a long Easter Sunday sees David pass out at the dinner table. He was laughing and talking 30 seconds earlier.

Apr 2, 2015: Another night, another hotel on our much longer than anticipated journey to Washington DC. Tonight we are staying in luxury at the Grand Hyatt at …

Apr 2, 2015: Story time at the airport. Coming to the end of an unscheduled 9 hour layover in Sydney after our connecting plane was delayed. David has been super!

Mar 15, 2015: Swimming in the river, lagoon style.

Mar 15, 2015: A boy and his dog. Both love a swim.

Mar 13, 2015: Giant jellyfish!

Mar 8, 2015: The boy still has some basic hairdressing techniques to sort out yet. #VSCOcam

Mar 7, 2015: “Now, here’s my point of view on the issue.”

Mar 2, 2015: Evening bubble time.

Feb 28, 2015: Inspecting the spiders that have taken up residence in Lord Forrest’s robes, while the moon shines down.

Feb 28, 2015: Just a little bit excited.

Feb 28, 2015: Daddy and David went to the “morial” at Kings Park today.

Feb 25, 2015: Freshly groomed. #airedale

Feb 22, 2015: Evening vino. Love the trees in my suburb. #nofilter #dusk

Feb 22, 2015: That chair looks like an egg! #interiordesign #nanunanu

Feb 22, 2015: David watching the traffic. Daddy watching Parliament House and remembering the old days. #cv

Feb 21, 2015: David’s current favourite toy is one I think @alexcanionmusic would approve of. A “Metal Tours” bus. #rockon #futureroadie

Feb 21, 2015: There is nothing more fun than playing in the Poppy Car.

Feb 19, 2015: Pirate Captain David with his trusty parrot sailing the seven seas. #VSCOcam #kingspark

Feb 17, 2015: The little artiste at work.

Feb 10, 2015: My #bluecollar boy keeping it real and leading with his chin. #bluey

Feb 6, 2015: Just a boy and his stingray.

Feb 5, 2015: Loving the exercise ball.

Jan 26, 2015: If anybody’s cooking a lamb roast, I can provide the rosemary. #australiaday #gardening

Jan 25, 2015: Australia Day watchdogs. #australiaday #beach #park

Jan 14, 2015: Desk jockey.

Jan 10, 2015: Evening garden work. #lovesummer

Dec 26, 2014: Worn out puppies.

Dec 22, 2014: Passed out mid-sandwich.

Dec 20, 2014: Indoctrination

Dec 19, 2014: Rancho relaxo in Poppy’s car

Dec 19, 2014: David loves playing in Poppy’s car.

Dec 17, 2014: Chillaxing while Mum exercises. @hbear

Dec 13, 2014: Trying to see out into the night from a lot train carriage is a challenge.

Dec 1, 2014: The empty streetscape view from my Sydney dinner location. #tableforone

Nov 22, 2014: Backyard Saturday.

Nov 17, 2014: Hey, I’m workin' here.

Nov 17, 2014: At the station.

Nov 15, 2014: Puffed out.

Nov 15, 2014: Just a dot on the grass.

Nov 10, 2014: Our boy loves Dolly Parton, and especially the song Old Friends with Kenny Rogers. Eating Vegemite on toast while watching. #countryftw @hbear

Nov 7, 2014: Inspecting the work.

Oct 24, 2014: Post game with the championship banners. #redarmy. #needmorewilbur

Oct 15, 2014:

Oct 11, 2014: Curtain of doom.

Oct 3, 2014: 3 kids, 3 dogs. What could go wrong?

Sep 19, 2014: Getting my sandgroper on. #wa #stubby

Sep 16, 2014: Jeffenhausensteinenberg.

Sep 15, 2014: Who needs an Watch when I’ve got this old favourite back on my wrist.

Sep 11, 2014: At the vet. Possible broken toe. :-(

Sep 6, 2014: Feeding the pony

Sep 1, 2014: David was excited to find flowers that were Mummy’s @hbear favourite colour.

Aug 27, 2014: Growing up fast.

Aug 21, 2014: Rainy adventure.

Aug 18, 2014: Muddy puddles (and a few weeds)

Aug 15, 2014: Park time.

Aug 9, 2014: Bookends to my Saturday

Aug 5, 2014: Cheezels are just the best!

Jul 30, 2014:

Jul 30, 2014: More insomnia.

Jul 28, 2014: It be pirating time.

Jul 25, 2014: Happily wearing pyjamas and doggie slippers while visiting cousins.

Jul 22, 2014: Sitting on Mrs Macquarie’s Chair.

Jul 15, 2014: I’ve got mail.

Jul 7, 2014: I think I might be a little busy for a while.

Jul 5, 2014: Beach fun

Jul 4, 2014: Freedom!

Jul 2, 2014: #vscocam

Jun 30, 2014: At least we won the basketball Grand Final.

Jun 25, 2014: Nutella time

Jun 19, 2014: Pirate magnets

Jun 17, 2014: Two rocky Rotto boat rides in one day!

Jun 14, 2014: In front of the heater.

May 31, 2014: Meccano!

May 31, 2014: Nature play!

May 30, 2014: Guard dog.

May 18, 2014: I found some good Italian coffee in Shinegawa.

May 14, 2014:

Apr 26, 2014: Oh yeah. Vital camping gear has arrived! #survivor

Apr 23, 2014: David watching a video of himself playing, as opposed to playing. #meta

Apr 22, 2014: Chops

Apr 22, 2014: Freshly groomed with teddy bear ears.

Apr 22, 2014: Groomed with bows

Apr 21, 2014:

Apr 19, 2014: Our 2.75 year old may have OCD. he didn’t just collect his eggs, he organised them.

Apr 11, 2014: We are geared up for Championship #6! #redarmy #28straight #nblfinals

Apr 6, 2014:

Apr 2, 2014: Dad is cooking dinner for the boy tonight. #balanceddiet #protein

Mar 30, 2014: Grown-up trampolining.

Mar 29, 2014: Old school dinner. Shepherd’s pie. #thermomix

Mar 19, 2014: Fun in Freo

Mar 17, 2014: Roar!

Mar 16, 2014: Ready for St Patrick’s Day!

Mar 14, 2014: 30 holes of golf at Kalgoorlie in one day.

Mar 3, 2014: Yeah… So if you could just go ahead and print that, that would be great. #officespace

Feb 17, 2014: Morning moon

Feb 9, 2014: Breakfast time

Jan 31, 2014: I think she’s trying to tell me something…

Jan 29, 2014: Toy Story

Jan 27, 2014: Today’s drink is a Moscow Mule, served by our good friend Penguin. @hbear

Jan 23, 2014:

Jan 23, 2014: Lunch at a place I’ve never been before.

Jan 23, 2014: David very happy about his exciting day.

Jan 21, 2014: The office calendar is up, complete with office style bulldog clip/paper clip hanging mechanism.

Jan 18, 2014: Morning coffee on the back lawn.

Jan 16, 2014: Carrying the weight of the world.

Jan 15, 2014: Free the bears, @hbear! #teddyzoo or #teddyprison

Jan 14, 2014: Oh no, I melted the Varoma… #thermomix #thermofail

Jan 13, 2014: Cleaning out the study and found this. Not too much use these days.

Jan 10, 2014: Summer has its benefits

Jan 8, 2014: Back into summer fun.

Jan 6, 2014: Beer and liquorice all sorts at Qantas Club Sydney. Just what is needed after 3 legs of flight with a fourth to come.

Jan 5, 2014:

Jan 3, 2014: It might be a version of the Blue Oyster, but I’m enjoying the music with @hbear

Jan 3, 2014: Stop it Santa, you’re drunk.

Jan 3, 2014: About 3 inches.

Jan 2, 2014: Beautiful snow. @hbear and I went for an evening stroll.

Jan 2, 2014: Let it snow…

Jan 2, 2014: Chillin'

Jan 1, 2014: Mini Boom

Jul 3, 2012: Here I come!

May 6, 2012: Dog walk time II

May 6, 2012: Dog walk time II

May 6, 2012: Dog walk time!

Apr 27, 2012: Chillin'

Apr 13, 2012: Andrew

Apr 13, 2012: David

Apr 13, 2012: Indi

Apr 13, 2012: Jeff

Apr 11, 2012: Media lockdown notification

Apr 8, 2012: Quarter past 7

Mar 29, 2012: End of a big day

Mar 27, 2012: Happy!

Mar 12, 2012: My name is Andrew so I got a free Boost

Mar 12, 2012: Runny nose, but still happy!

Feb 27, 2012: Lovely day for a swing

Feb 24, 2012: Dream feed

Feb 12, 2012: Milk Drunk

Feb 10, 2012: Queuing for Little Roy

Feb 7, 2012: Jeff by Night

Jan 2, 2012: San Fran beer

Dec 25, 2011: Oranges; juicy and delicious

Dec 22, 2011: My little man

Dec 18, 2011: Sleepy baby

Dec 18, 2011: Amtrak waiting…

Dec 14, 2011: The Starry Night

Dec 1, 2011: Preparing for bath time

Nov 18, 2011: Day before David’s baptism and Dad gets a sunburnt face

Nov 10, 2011: David in his big boy seat

Nov 5, 2011: Off to watch the Wildcats