March 2019

A week ago I’d never heard of New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, but wow has she been impressive, in simultaneously demonstrating both empathy and leadership.

I think possibly the first time I’ve agreed with George W Bush:

Immigration is a blessing and a strength

After years of using Day One for digital journaling I’m tempted to look at alternatives. Any app which claims to support Markdown but then tried to clever about how the simplest of Markdown text is formatted and presented is actually more of a hinderance than a help.

3 months into the iPad Pro and every time I open an image full screen I still recoil at the sight of those rounded corners. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

Microsoft should implement a pay-per-click business model on Office. There’s between 3 and 8 clicks to drill down to every menu in the formatting ribbon and panes, then it resets and you do the same the next time. It’s an exercise is frustration (and a hardware test for mice & trackpads).

I’d hoped 2019 would be the year of improving my indie-web presence, but instead so far it’s been the year of everything but that. I’ve much more to say on this but (as has been evident over the last 10 weeks) I’ve no time to write it. Hopefully later.