After a day clearing up my desk and not doing task, calendar or financial management I’ve rediscovered the joy and the efficiency of macOS. My set-up maybe old, some nearing a decade and some even older, but it still has enormous utility. If only the market/API’s enabled developers to continue to support older OS versions rather having to abandon them in order to survive.

Today is another reminder that “no good deed goes unpunished”. Any offer will ultimately come back to bit you, so it’s better to think again on making any such offer.

Love the look of this place

High ceiling, Brick wall with a large clock

I’ve picked up a used Remarkable 2 e-ink tablet from eBay. I’ve started using it for meeting notes, project planning and I’m impressed. There’s no latency and it does actually look like my handwriting. Now all I have to do is resist making notes “perfect” by re-writing or reordering words.

I’m genuinely annoyed that I catch myself being interested in the Apple “Video Player” despite having no need or use for it. The marketing machine works its magic once more.

New policy for email: unless this is essential for me to be notified every marketing email will be actioned as unsubscribe and delete. Enough is enough.

Nice evening walk. However just after taking these I was unexpectedley testimg Apple Watdh fall detection.

Apple releases iOS 17.3.

I’m not updating yet I’ll wait for a bit as usual.

Storm Isha looks to be a bit rough.

  • Widespread warnings are in place across the UK as Storm Isha brings rain and gusts of wind of up to 90mph (145km/h)
  • Amber weather warnings for wind are in force for much of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Yellow rain warnings are also in place in most areas
  • The storm’s strongest winds are due this evening and tomorrow morning

Stunning view of the Ben.

Loch with snow capped mountain in the background

Planning for more content to be generated and shared this year.

True that’s been the case the last couple of years but it’s life first and blogging second.

Watched Dune (2021), or tried to. Managed about an hour and then had to give up. 🍿

One of the central use cases for the Apple vision, pro is watching video. So I fully expect a range of no-name subbrand clones, which enable the video function and only that function without the overhead of a full OS. In fact they probably already exist, however I have no interest in either.

Binge watching Yellowstone. Now deep in Series 2.

Another one.

A winter wonderland

Snow falling, lying on trees and rooftops

Spent a couple of hours catching up on my DayOne journal, recalling key moments from the last few month. Journalling and blogging need to be in my goals (not resolutions) for 2024.

Highlight from a Boxing Day stroll

Reached the time of my life where I need physiotherapy and suffer the pain from the resulting exercises

Gorgeous Day

Evernote free users could be limited to just 50 notes, as plan tested. I’m honestly surprised Evernote is still in business.

An easy mistake to make

You can only check for so much when you buy a new home. However no amount of diligence will be able to tell you that the previous owners were morons. I feel like I’m going to be fixing there mistakes for the rest of the decade.

Yet another game of “Oh that’s… ‘whatshisface’…. Oh what were they in… it’s….”, reached for Callsheet