I really enjoy my Swiss Micros DM42 calculator. It’s RPN (of course!) and I can upload my own OFF screens in glorious 1-bit art. That’s me in the caffeine molecule t-shirt.
📚 I’m currently reading ‘It Can’t Happen Here’ by Sinclair Lewis. The tale of the rise to power of a vain, outlandish, anti-immigrant, fear-mongering, populist President of the USA is a bit of a slog but spookily prescient.
It occurs to me I’ve never linked to this page about me from my main website. It’s a much longer version of whatever by bio says here.
I’m really pleased I managed to get my wife’s iCloud calendars syncing with her Android phone. It’s not the prettiest arrangement but seems to work quite well despite that.
I think I was one of many people breaking the Field Notes website for a while there.
I love the idea of sleep as a physical thing—a noun rather than a verb. I wonder how many generations have called that build-up of gunk in the corner of your eye ‘sleep’?
I’m seriously considering a change of to-do system once again! Things 3.x is lovely but the inability to complete recurring tasks early makes no sense to me and I don’t see it on their roadmap.
Todoist is a bit weird looking but seems to work well.
Things 3 also gets a big update but it’s still not possible to complete a recurring task early!
I think I need to recognise this is never going to happen and find an alternative.
Drafts 5 release is good news for my iPhone. I’ve gradually moved over to the beta versions and found it very useful and rather more polished than v4.
Tonight’s beer is that rare thing, a lovely straightforward bitter from Lancashire. Rather than one of those heavy, cloudy, hop monster IPAs that needs to spooned from the glass, this is refreshing and marvellous.
That’s tonight’s meal taken care of. I just made a big jar of wild garlic pesto with pecorino and hazelnuts.
We may need a bulk order of Gaviscon tonight!
I just received s box of ‘excuisite corpse’ pencils. Surprisingly nice colours and already 50% of the stolen by the heirs.
I like Wera hand tools. Great quality and great graphics.
Seen while out and about in Edinburgh.
On the subject of iconography, I wonder if we’ll ever get past floppy discs for ‘save’ and envelopes and stamps for emails.
I’m really enjoying this podcast on icon design, particularly as it relates to interpretation in different regional cultures.