Derek Peden

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…

Of all the spec bumps given to recent Apple products l find it curious that the maximum display brightness is now a headline feature. l don’t think I’ve ever had the need for maximum, in fact usually preferring to use accessibility settings to reduce the white point.

Repeat after me,

Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager managing an imaginary menagerie…

If at first you don’t succeed…

The say the definition of insanity is doing repeating the same thing but expecting a different result. Belkin consumed an hour of my time yesterday and are taking more of my time this evening with a replacement unit.

The Belkin Soundform Connect is a great fidget toy. You too could spend $99 to watch a white LED fade off and on and eventually turn red. The clue is in the name Belkin.