Derek Peden

It’s disheartening to still see restaurants direct you not a web page but a facebook page, without any concept by the owner/operator of the problems and concerns this presents.

On Friday evening I finally finished for a summer vacation. A chance to reset my body and my brain after a busy first “half” of the year and chaotic few weeks in July and August.

Focussed without FoMO

I’m (still) not using any Safari Tab Groups or Focus modes on iOS or macOS and with no fear of missing out. I appreciate the addition of these tools but the current and future implementation doesn’t seem to solve any challenges I have with using my devices. I’d need to lay out the content and then someone maintain a mental model, mind map or text document of the set-up until it becomes second nature. This all sounds like additional work, far beyond any potential benefit.

The end is in sight, but Boris shouldn’t be hanging around. This “mandate” claim is nonsense: it’s not that Johnson was good it was that Corbyn was terrible. BREXIT’s been the disaster is was predicted to be and this mess is going to last decades.

It should be a mandatory requirement for software developers to actually use their own software “solutions” then they would see the struggle for themselves.

Looking at my blog and realising that what used to be regular content, not daily but reasonably frequent, has descended to 1 post per month, sometimes as little as 2 sentences. So on the 29th day of June I suppose I’d better get me content in for this month before we make to July.

I should have posted this yesterday, cause it really did make me laugh. They know me well.

Really looking forward to some time off next week. I really need a break.

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Coming to realisation that my future Mac use needs to be based on a buy then sell model, not buy and keep until they break. Simply because other than batter life they don’t break. Which is why I’m still using a Late 2013 non-5K 27” iMac and entire generation of Mac hardware has passed by.

After a month of using Window 10 for work I’ve determined that Microsoft have innovated from the blue screen of death to the spinning blue circle of doom. Otherwise unchanged since in 20 years.

I was very glad to get out in the fresh air at the weekend, and fortunate to have scenery like this so close.

Operating with one hand tied behind my back, with one eye covered, and in thick fog.

Using a Windows PC for work for the first time is 7 years. It’s just as horrible an experience as it was in 2015. Modal windows, ghastly UI, cluttered UX.

A lovely Sunday morning. It looks cold but fresh and crisp outside. I’ll need to make the best of it.

Yes, it’s true. This really only is week 01. The holidays are but a distant memory.

45 minutes of daylight left before another 17 hours of night. I really hate this time of year.

Considering goals for 2022. Making more time for myself, including writing more to my blog has to be on the list. Work over the last few months has been intense, almost all consuming, but that’s no reason not to make the time anything which gives me joy.

Finally got round to looking at “Focus Modes” in iOS15 & realised I need another hour or more to focus on setting this up. The limited options for automotive activation make this just another gimmick I need to work around rather than a benefit of using the software.

Greta, to measure the result of any action you must first determine the preferred specific and reasonable outcomes you can hope to achieve, and methods by which “success” can be measured…

There’s something indescribable in watching Biden and other world leaders planes landing in Scotland and heading to Glasgow for COPS26. I’ll just do my best to stay clear of the city and surrounding roads for a while.

There are 90 days left in 2021. It’s worth considering how to get the best from them.

I wonder if tonight’s the night where I manage to sleep past 6am

DHL kept my iPhone delivery hostage yesterday as they crawled towards my delivery slot and I ran out of time. Reluctantly had it defer delivery to Tuesday when I know I can receive it.

On a 4 day week, so the end is in sight…