2019-08-21: I watched Rams: Principles of Good Design on the BBC last night. There was lots of lovely stuff to …

2019-08-14: This candid photo captures the reaction of children across Britain to the news that the UK is …

2019-08-13: Seen at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and shot with Tri-X film using a Mamiya RZ67 Pro II camera.

2019-08-10: Waiting to see Neneh Cherry at the Edinburgh Festival tonight.

2019-08-09: Bit of a contrast between today’s two cameras.

2019-08-08: The artist in our family has been at work again.

2019-08-07: Just pre-ordered my MARK + FOLD diary for 2020 which is exciting to look forward to as it’s proving …

2019-08-06: 🔗 New blog post following-up on my [search for the perfect messenger …

2019-08-03: As well as their travel bags, I really like Red Oxx’s shopping bags. Truly a bag for life!

2019-08-01: 🔗 Over on my main website, a long post about bags and luggage.

2019-07-30: 📚 I’ve just finished reading a couple of history books about project Apollo in the 1960s. I think my …

2019-07-28: I really like this music. Playing the record for the second time tonight while finishing a good …

2019-07-28: All the pencils used by my daughter over the course of a year at secondary school

2019-07-27: We went to paint some pottery last weekend and for most of us that meant patterns and little …

2019-07-26: I was delighted to learn there’s a Flickr group called Misanthropic planning about urban planning …

2019-07-25: New blog post. Using my new RZ67 medium format camera.

2019-07-23: Just received my little 3D printed Apollo Guidance Computer DSKY. The nerd in me rejoices that it is …

2019-07-19: Any other Mac users here use ‘older’ ScanSnap scanners? I’m wondering what I can do about the lack …

2019-07-19: A timely book review - Moon dust by Andrew Smith.

2019-07-13: I could not resist the idea of getting on of these for the big 50th anniversary next week. …

2019-07-12: A lovely walk around the southern end of Bute today.

2019-07-10: 🥃 Relaxing on holiday with family, scenery, board games, rain and the finest of malt whisky.

2019-07-08: We now have the pleasure of this shabby little spot on the west coast of Scotland for a few days.

2019-07-08: Due to a delightful lack of signal I failed to share our out-of-the-way holiday rental in …

2019-07-06: Last couple of nights in our out-of-the-way holiday rental curtesy of The Landmark Trust. West Coast …

2019-06-21: There was no way my existing Peli case would accommodate the new boy¹ among the cameras! Actually, …

2019-06-21: I’ve been Peli plucking this afternoon, rearranging the case I use to pack my cameras for travel.

2019-06-18: Even as a space nerd I’m really impressed with how the BBC World Services 13 Minutes to The Moon …

2019-06-18: Even tough it’s not the weekend―my traditional time for spontaneous purchase―I’ve just bought a …

2019-06-15: Saw these lovely old things yesterday. Perhaps modern cars should come with a brake efficiency …

2019-06-15: Is this Norwegian Red dead or just pining for the fjords?

2019-06-11: I don’t like the sentiment of the song Que Sera Sera. When a mother is asked by her child, will I be …

2019-06-11: My pen rotation today brought together three pens with unusual nibs. From right to left - Naginata …

2019-06-09: My girls would consider this very ‘basic’ behaviour but tonight’s chicken and pistachio curry was …

2019-06-09: Part of me 😇 thinks that I have a problem with too many cameras. The other part of me 😈 thinks I …

2019-06-09: 🔗 Music that just blew me away on the first hearing. Also at Just Good Music too.

2019-06-07: I wish I understood Apple Music. I keep trying it but something about it always confuses or alarms …

2019-06-03: Apologies for my English, Italian, American and Australian friends for whom the language in the …

2019-05-30: Tonight I’m off to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society with some friends and off work tomorrow (pure …

2019-05-28: 🔗 Some reflections on choosing this year’s paper planner.

2019-05-23: 📚 My review of Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy (Also by first proper blog post from Drafts App …

2019-05-22: 🔗 Over on my main blog. The idea factory and Claude Shannon

2019-05-22: I’m listening to Erland Cooper’s Sule Kerry for the first time. It’s not immediately as good an …

2019-05-20: The BBC’s new podcast about Apollo 11, 13 Minutes to the Moon is excellent. As someone who’s read a …

2019-05-19: I was out this morning photographing daughter no.1 and her Advanced Higher Design outfit after she …

2019-05-17: Every week I get the pleasure of parking in this lovely spot and wish I could have seen it back in …

2019-05-16: I’m looking forward to this as my next book to recover from learning about the Chernobyl disaster.

2019-05-15: I was happily using MS Visual Code for my markdown needs on Windows (work life) because availability …

2019-05-14: I’ve just been watching bats hunting in front of the house. I love bats!

2019-05-14: Listening to some music and I reckon 2019 has already been outstanding for new music. I think my …

2019-05-13: Is there a free service that allows a group of people to operate as a forum similar to Google Groups …

2019-05-12: Today’s super flexible Pilot Falcon nib. Tuned for Spencerian writing that I can’t do!

2019-05-11: I think this article on the cost vs. utility of the Tinderbox app pretty much nails it value to me. …

2019-05-11: I have really enjoyed reading all the James Bond books in the order they were published and wrote …

2019-05-06: At work I always have my Outlook calendar visible and wish more of my colleagues did too.

2019-05-05: I’m enjoying the delights of Congolese rapper Youssoupha. The PARENTAL ADVISORY is lost on me for at …

2019-05-03: Daughter no. 1 and I just avoided looking inside Schrödinger’s dishwasher. If you don’t look, you …

2019-05-02: I miss using Divvy on my Mac to manage window positions. Sadly it became rather flaky so it was time …

2019-05-02: I’m working through the entire series of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels as audio books. It was a …

2019-04-30: My moratorium (with loopholes) on buying new fountain pens has come to an end after about 18 months. …

2019-04-29: Anyone here trying the DEVONthink 3.0 public beta? I think I’m tempted but feeling the need to be …

2019-04-28: ARE YOU MY MUMMY? Actually Pioneers of Leningrad in a defence drill, 1937

2019-04-28: I enjoy using pencils, especially old-fashioned wooden ones, so I decided to treat them to a nicer …

2019-04-27: Some thoughts on being a member of a book group.

2019-04-26: One benefit of having my debit card cloned is being reminded just where my subscriptions are.

2019-04-23: 📚 I finally read _The Crimson Petal and The White and thoroughly enjoyed it. Like all Michel Faber’s …

2019-04-22: Two very good record purchases this Easter weekend. The ‘recomposed’ version of Vivaldi’s Four …

2019-04-21: Not done one of these for a while. Today’s craft beer is an unbelievably unctuous Canadian Breakfast …

2019-04-21: Drafts app is proving to be vastly more valuable and interesting now that there is a connected …

2019-04-18: It turns out a Drafts app action to publish to @blot is pretty straightforward to do.

2019-04-18: Chatting with my daughter we decided to see what text we would get by just clicking the middle …

2019-04-17: One of my secret pleasures is how much I enjoy using Leuchtturm A5 notebooks with the leather …

2019-04-17: Has anyone created Drafts actions to publish to @blot? It strikes me it would be an elegant solution …

2019-04-16: I’m really enjoying Damien Jurado’s new album. It’s very simple and pared-down in style compared to …

2019-04-15: Received a small Usagi Heavyweight cocktail shaker today and I think it’s going to be a joy to use …

2019-04-13: I was recently in touch with the Developer of Tinderbox and he said he was a little busy with a …

2019-04-12: I remember watching a German colleague using Total Commander years ago and marvelling at his …

2019-04-11: A remark in a podcast and a custom t-shirt voucher led to me creating a somewhat nerdy shirt …

2019-04-10: Thanks to my print room, I may actually learn more about how to use Tinderbox better rather than …

2019-04-07: I’m suffering the ultimate first world problem. My cocktail shaker is jammed shut and no cleverness …

2019-04-06: After tonight’s taste test, Campbeltown whisky remains undisputed world champion.

2019-04-06: My daughter was dropping off her portfolio at Dundee art school so I went for a wander… The …

2019-03-30: Whenever I hear the start of the Jess Glynne dong ‘No One’ there’s a point where I expect her to …

2019-03-28: I am loving Cardhop for iOS even more than the Mac app. It’s the missing contact manager for my …

2019-03-25: Can the Draft app for iOS only export notes into its own folder on iCloud drive? Could I use it to …

2019-03-18: I’ve been scanning some very old photographs for a school reunion. When I saw this one I thought the …

2019-03-15: This month’s audio book is Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Sunset Song, a book I was forced to read at school …

2019-03-14: Good to see the Rego travel app finally getting a bit of love under a new owner.

2019-03-10: I’ve just pressed the button on the first big purchase of 2019; a Ricoh GR III camera.

2019-03-06: I started using Better Touch Tool to replace the functionality Apple robbed me of through their …

2019-03-03: After waiting patiently far too long for Apple and third parties to take advantage of the TouchBar, …

2019-03-03: Another object in my ‘spark joy’ blog posts. My Kyocera ceramic cooking knife. sulluzzu.com

2019-02-21: I’m enjoying listening to audiobooks of the James Bond novels in the order that they were originally …

2019-02-20: I always enjoy the distressed type in this sign whenever I see it.

2019-02-14: Just a thought that’s bothering me. What are the iOS apps that fill the space of apps such as …

2019-02-03: A new theme for posts on sulluzzu.com. Why there are certain things I really enjoy using.

2019-02-01: The temperature inside the house in our so-called ‘pantry’ tonight. Hopefully the beer won’t freeze! …

2019-01-31: It always delights me that people getting off buses in Edinburgh generally thank the driver.

2019-01-28: I was reading Don McCullin’s autobiography and he said that when he was a boy people looked out from …

2019-01-28: One of the highlights of the weekend was the chance to see the Moon in St Giles Cathedral.

2019-01-28: After hearing a podcast ad, I took a quick look at the Blinkist service. I got as far as one of my …

2019-01-27: I just realised I hadn’t archived last year’s email in MailSteward. Even though I am confident …

2019-01-26: I received my Studio Neat pen yesterday. It’s lovely but unexpectedly the packaging revealed my …

2019-01-23: I’m reading (listening to) HG Wells’ War of The Worlds and marvelling at his prescience.

2019-01-16: I find it interesting to note that I can write in Markdown and no-one comments about what’s on my …

2019-01-12: Over on the main blog I demonstrate that I need to get a life…

2019-01-10: New post on the main blog about why I find it valuable to publish a blog.

2019-01-10: ‘Merrie Land’ by The Good, the Bad and the Queen is seriously depressing but feels like a good …

2019-01-09: I’m more excited than I should be over my refreshed Moka coffee pot. Roll on the weekend!

2019-01-09: Enjoying a chilled moment reading Patricia Highsmith and enjoying a glass of Bunnahabhain.

2019-01-07: I’ve owned and used every edition of this book from university right through work. It has never been …

2019-01-02: Waiting for the start of the 132nd annual performance of Handel’s Messiah in Edinburgh. It was …

2019-01-01: Today more than ever conscious “how quickly the days slide away into where they came from.”

2018-12-30: Lots of end of year posts on my my main blog covering health, the books I read in 2018 and my final …

2018-12-28: On OS X Mojave with desktop stacks enabled it really annoys me that the icons move ever so slightly …

2018-12-22: 📚 I’m really enjoying reading The Silence of The Girls by Pat Barker.

2018-12-21: I do love the strange and wonderful results from using my pinhole camera.

2018-12-20: Poise and balance - that’s my daughter!

2018-12-20: Kissing trees

2018-12-20: I’ve been starting most days right with this kettle for years.

2018-12-19: I was off for my traditional winter photography walk today. I decided it was mostly a ‘film’ day so …

2018-12-18: I updated my ‘about’ page and added back the ‘currently reading’ page onto my website.

2018-12-16: Wandering around, I’m seeing lots of themed Christmas trees or minimal ones. We’re at the other end …

2018-12-14: I’ve enjoyed learning a little more about 3D printing over the last two days.

2018-12-09: Disappointed to see that things that used to just work on Apple computers have been taken away. * No …

2018-12-08: A few years ago I photographed many of the little things I like to keep near me on desks I use. I …

2018-12-05: I’ve really enjoyed CJ Samsom’s latest Shardlake book, Tombland.

2018-12-05: I loved this description of a set of cheese knives on Amazon. Straight out of Private Eye’s Pseuds …

2018-11-30: New blog post: 11 down and 1 to go! Three for November with my music, film and book favourites for …

2018-11-30: That’s this year’s Christmas puddings complete. Last year I thought basing the label around various …

2018-11-30: I’ve treated myself to three records so I’m looking forward to listening to some favourite and new …

2018-11-28: New blog post: The repetitive nature of tradition is comforting

2018-11-23: I’ve been fascinated listening to the Grenfell Tower Enquiry podcast for the last few months. …

2018-11-22: New blog post: Basically just a pocket dump but my first post using Blot too! …

2018-11-22: I’ve just seen my first Christmas tree of the year in a private home. 😡 Edinburgh, you should be …

2018-11-20: I’m listening to Paloma Faith talking about her song writing. She’s an absolute hoot! …

2018-11-14: Moving to blot rather takes me back to when I used a previous Dropbox blogging solution to move from …

2018-11-14: All this talk about @blot convinced me to give it a try and I blame @jack I like Pelican but the …

2018-11-13: I’ve de-eyedroppered my Edison Collier pen and this is the first day using it. While I miss the huge …

2018-11-12: At this time of year it strikes me that one of the big advantages of Siri shortcuts is I can still …

2018-11-11: I completed my hi-fi this weekend, adding a separate phono preamp. Apparently I was the first person …

2018-11-08: Why did ‘War & Peace’ become the international standard to refer to when apologising for a big …

2018-11-07: My first week cycling home in the dark and I see the Nukem®︎ Gamma-Ray™ 2000 is still a popular bike …

2018-11-06: My daughter needs survey responses on logo design and Comic Con for her Advanced Higher Design …

2018-11-02: Daughter no. 1 and I are off to Aberdeen for a university open day. I finally get to use the line …

2018-11-02: Just for fun, and to settle a long disagreement with daughter no. 2, I’ve crested a ONE QUESTION …

2018-10-28: New blog post: sulluzzu.com/three-act…

2018-10-28: I’m looking forward to reading the latest book in The Shardlake series by CJ Samson. The last one …

2018-10-22: I’m reading a book where the paper is cheap, the type is small and the ink has feathered. My old man …

2018-10-20: I’m looking forward to listening to ‘Dead bees on a cake’ on vinyl. One of my favourite David …

2018-10-19: Since last Saturday I’ve been mulling over the first appearance of the TARDIS in the rebooted Dr …

2018-10-19: I’m finding that Feedbin’s web interface pretty much removes the need for dedicated apps on my main …

2018-10-19: Another egregious example of Adobe losing the plot! A blue button that effectively does the same as …

2018-10-18: 📚I’m currently reading a hardback copy of Killing Commendatore and loving it so far. All the usual …

2018-10-09: I wonder why Apple decided to make the two Dock dividers in Mojave slightly different widths. I …

2018-10-08: I’ve just started the @macsparky OmniFocus third edition field guide having moved back to it. …

2018-10-06: I’m starting to fill in my 2019 diary (it actually starts from 19-Nov) and that’s both scary and …

2018-10-04: I wish I could find another iOS Markdown notes app with search that’s as good as Simplenote - a …

2018-10-04: 📚 I’ve just finished reading John Buchan’s ‘Witch Wood’ and thoroughly enjoyed it. Up till now I’ve …

2018-10-03: Being the only man in a household of women has taught me many things. One of the most important is …

2018-09-29: New monthly blog post on my book, film and music of the month. I couldn’t decide on just one album …

2018-09-28: I’m back using LaunchBar with Mac OS Mojave. Anything else (including the one with the bowler hat) …

2018-09-26: I find it deliciously ironic that the Edinburgh Coeliac group met for lunch at a hotel in Bread …

2018-09-26: I’ve been using a trio of lovely Pilot pens this week.

2018-09-22: The current film camera is a lovely little Ricoh GR1s loaded with Kodak Tri-X

2018-09-21: After a few weeks of reading real books, going back to my Kindle seems a little strange. It’s …

2018-09-10: The weekend was very busy but great fun. I’m on my daughters’ school’s Parent Council and we put on …

2018-09-09: It’s been a while. Tonight’s craft beer is a porter from the beautiful Orkney islands. Barrel-aged …

2018-09-06: I’m listening to my Beatles albums on shuffle. It’s impressive just how consistently good each song …

2018-09-04: Im thoroughly enjoying Margaret Atwood’s retelling of Shakespeare’s ‘Tempest’. It’s ingenious and so …

2018-09-01: A couple of ‘proper’ blog posts today. My music, book and film for August and I seem to be …

2018-09-01: Lunch today included three of these enormous scallops. They needed to be shelled first and were …

2018-09-01: Well that’s this year’s order from the Hobonichi store all sorted. Buying next year’s planners on …

2018-08-31: I am now starting to get seriously pissed-off with this notification!

2018-08-30: This has been quite a retro week. I’m back to using Omnifocus now that the cruel Context overlord …

2018-08-30: I like the idea that a ritual is a break in our daily lives.

2018-08-30: These sort of choices annoy me. I never know which one to choose and on what criteria. I don’t blame …

2018-08-23: Do Omnifocus 3.0 perspectives allow tag searches for a tag that is NOT present?

2018-08-20: I remember when Adobe software used to be more elegant. This mess of fonts and alignments in Adobe …

2018-08-19: As an EU-user, I’m trying to recover some faith with @instapaper. As far as text layout on an iPhone …

2018-08-15: I’m back from holiday and struggling to sort through far too many photographs. Digital cameras are …

2018-08-13: Just a quick photo of my wife’s ‘EDC’ pepper mill. That’s all…

2018-08-04: Someone appears to have dumped a large chess piece on the north east coast of Scotland.

2018-07-30: This may be my favourite little free library ever.

2018-07-28: Is there an easy way to find old CDs I ripped in iTunes? I can see the ‘encoded with’ data is …

2018-07-25: New blog post: Three for July. This month it’s Kamasi Washington, Moonlight and a book on …

2018-07-20: Tonight I’ve been dragged to a Bananarama gig. Altered Images were a really good support act.

2018-07-20: There goes that interfering European Union again — adding nasty unhealthy chemicals to their lists …

2018-07-14: Tonight’s super-refreshing beer. Brewed with a Leith gin. Lovely!

2018-07-12: Layers of York railway station.

2018-07-10: The thing I find interesting with this article on 10 years of the App store is that as phone screens …

2018-07-09: I’ve reluctantly accepted most of the changes in how my kids are taught to do maths. However the way …

2018-07-06: My favourite product review today: “★★★★☆ Not yet needed to use this product”

2018-06-30: Tonight’s craft beer is Luponic Plague 2.0, a super on-trend New England IPA. I’m really fed up with …

2018-06-29: I’m finding that my small Goruck is the perfect size day bag for carrying a few things. The …

2018-06-26: New blog post: Half way through my target to write about a book, film and album each month. …

2018-06-26: Did micro.blog stickers ever ship to Kickstarter backers?

2018-06-25: The latest Field Notes subscription edition would appear to be completely perfect for me. …

2018-06-21: I had planned to wait till the 4th July to buy a Goruck Echo but decided to go for it now. My choice …

2018-06-16: Tonight’s beer was chosen because I was thinking of Glasgow School of Art burning down. ☹️

2018-06-16: I can’t overemphasise just how powerful and moving the New York Times ‘Caliphate’ podcast has been. …

2018-06-15: Tonight’s beer. 10.5% imperial stout, brewed with molasses, liquorice and oatmeal, and aged in côtes …

2018-06-14: I sometimes wonder how much better the Internet would be if I could automatically hide all content …

2018-06-14: Thinking of my list of old things that my kids wouldn’t understand…

2018-06-13: I’m working the The Caliphate podcast and it is really gripping. www.nytimes.com/interacti…

2018-06-13: I’ve just fired-up Calca for iOS for the first time in a while. It’s looking a bit long-in-the-tooth …

2018-06-12: The DM42 is great fun @helgeg. I’ve enjoyed using it, keeping it up-to-date and creating 1-bit …

2018-06-11: I’m seriously contemplating updating my digital camera, switching from an X100T to another Fuji and …

2018-06-10: We tried to watch the Pixar movie ‘Coco’ last night. I have to say I thought it was really poor, …

2018-06-09: New blog post: The ‘butterfly’ bowl.

2018-06-08: Two big chunky craft beers tonight. Both lovely!

2018-05-31: My wife is starting the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale. We’re wondering if it’s crossed the …

2018-05-31: I’ve added a ‘stuff’ page to my website, something I’ve also seen called a life stack. …

2018-05-31: I was listening to Paul Simon’s Graceland album yesterday. Amazingly, it still sounds as fres as …

2018-05-30: A photo from wandering about last Friday.

2018-05-29: Back in mid-January 2009 I bought an app called “Instapaper Pro, v1.3, Seller: Marco Arment” for …

2018-05-29: Thinking more about archaic telephone practices today, my daughter was totally confused by the …

2018-05-28: …and a short list of things from the olden days my kids could not comprehend. …

2018-05-28: Unusually, two post in one night to my main blog. Starting with the book, film and music I’ve …

2018-05-27: Are there any music review sites that cover a broad range of styles AND have a good RSS feed …

2018-05-25: That’s Instapaper gone temporarily because it didn’t comply with GDPR. It’s worrying on two …

2018-05-24: I never use anything else! Taken in that shop in Stockbridge that still sells and repairs oil lamps.

2018-05-19: These Mike Dudek Retro 51 pens inspired by the solar system are simply glorious! I’ve lost one to …

2018-05-17: Breaking my journey down to a family funeral in The Lakes, I appear to have landed on my feet. I may …

2018-05-16: I’m debating whether to move from Things 3 to Omnifocus 3 for better handling of recurring tasks. It …

2018-05-15: I have a short road trip to make at the end of this week. I might be perpetually mucking about with …

2018-05-15: 2018 has been my year of experimenting with the format of my paper planners. After many changes and …

2018-05-14: This is a wonderful new album from Damien Jurado!

2018-05-11: I’m working through a radical tidy of my RSS feeds. Some pruning of dead feeds but also …

2018-05-09: Trying Icro for micro.blog and first impressions are very good.

2018-05-05: My wife and younger daughter are off to Malta for a couple of days so daughter no. 1 and I are …

2018-05-05: I really like this packaging. It also helps that I’m immune to the contents too―I love anchovies!

2018-05-03: Battling some hosting issues to update my blog with my choice of film, book and music of the month. …

2018-05-02: Relaxing with a book and a small(ish) glass of Springbank.

2018-05-02: Talk about going down rat holes. This photo of Franklin D. Roosevelt lead to me looking up the …

2018-05-01: I know there are at least a couple of Curio users in this timeline. I’d be interested to learn just …

2018-04-30: A couple of classic finials on today’s fountain pens.

2018-04-27: The cityscape of a Landrover tyre

2018-04-27: A ritual rather than a chore. I’m not a fan of the necessity to shave but I do like to take the time …

2018-04-26: I really enjoy my Swiss Micros DM42 calculator. It’s RPN (of course!) and I can upload my own OFF …

2018-04-26: 📚 I’m currently reading ‘It Can’t Happen Here’ by Sinclair Lewis. The tale of the rise to power of a …

2018-04-25: It occurs to me I’ve never linked to this page about me from my main website. It’s a much longer …

2018-04-25: I’m really pleased I managed to get my wife’s iCloud calendars syncing with her Android phone. It’s …

2018-04-24: I think I was one of many people breaking the Field Notes website for a while there.

2018-04-24: I love the idea of sleep as a physical thing—a noun rather than a verb. I wonder how many …

2018-04-23: I’m seriously considering a change of to-do system once again! Things 3.x is lovely but the …

2018-04-18: Things 3 also gets a big update but it’s still not possible to complete a recurring task early! I …

2018-04-18: Drafts 5 release is good news for my iPhone. I’ve gradually moved over to the beta versions and …

2018-04-17: The charm of mechanical keyboards.

2018-04-14: Tonight’s beer is that rare thing, a lovely straightforward bitter from Lancashire. Rather than one …

2018-04-14: That’s tonight’s meal taken care of. I just made a big jar of wild garlic pesto with pecorino and …

2018-04-14: I just received s box of ‘excuisite corpse’ pencils. Surprisingly nice colours and already 50% of …

2018-04-13: I like Wera hand tools. Great quality and great graphics.

2018-04-10: Seen while out and about in Edinburgh.

2018-04-10: On the subject of iconography, I wonder if we’ll ever get past floppy discs for ‘save’ and envelopes …

2018-04-10: I’m really enjoying this podcast on icon design, particularly as it relates to interpretation in …

2018-04-09: I’m continuing my experiments to try to get more use out my Hobonichi planner(s) …

2018-04-08: We’ve been cooking what we call Art Malik’s curry for so many years. We’ve never tired of it and now …

2018-04-07: A rooftop party in Edinburgh this evening.

2018-04-06: Even my kids are now saying Instagram used to be so much better in the old days and why are they …

2018-04-06: I find it interesting that the Kindle standby screen shows images about writing and printing focused …

2018-04-05: I’m still experimenting with my Hobonichi planner setups. I’ve ordered a Weeks planner to complement …

2018-04-05: I’m playing with RSS feed readers on my phone again. Unread gets lots of points for going straight …

2018-04-04: Bug Out Bag: I found this in parts equally fascinating and weird. To me in the UK the idea of a …

2018-04-01: Daughter no. 1 and I had fun cataloguing my fountain pen inks on little white stickers. We’re as bad …

2018-03-30: Tonight’s wonderful beer is all the way from Colorado. Ten Fidy by Oskar Blues. It’s rare to get a …

2018-03-30: Death Knocking, Encounters - BBC Radio 4 What a powerful radio programme in only 15 minutes. Seek it …

2018-03-28: “this is a keyboard for the typing hipster: for someone who really appreciates the Topre switches, …

2018-03-28: I’m very impressed with the Spoke pencil I just bought. It feels fantastic in the hand and the …

2018-03-27: I managed to complete my monthly blog post on my book, film and month of the month early. …

2018-03-25: Fantastic Belle & Sebastian gig at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh tonight. I enjoyed it enormously!

2018-03-24: I only just learned that this spot is mentioned in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

2018-03-24: It was great to have the time to start the day with a delicious breakfast, shared with daughter no. …

2018-03-23: Enjoying the new Decemberists album enormously. No great surprise there (in both senses).

2018-03-19: As it’s been a thing on micro.blog recently, I thought I would just share my present iPhone home …

2018-03-19: I’m very impressed with the design of the latest Field Notes subscribers edition. Absolutely perfect …

2018-03-18: I’ve finally managed to watch some movies! At the moment I’m battling through ‘Mr Turner’ but I’m …

2018-03-15: My lovely hosting provider has been acquired and suddenly my email forwarding to Fastmail no longer …

2018-03-14: I decided that I should use this 200th anniversary year as an opportunity to re-read Mary Shelley’s …

2018-03-13: A new post over on my blog inspired by reading Ali Smith’s excellent book on public libraries. …

2018-03-13: I bought a new (old) lens for my Nikon film cameras. I love that massive front element on a 50mm …

2018-03-11: I’m really enjoying this remixed version of a favourite classic album. Aqualung has always been …

2018-03-10: More quirky Edinburgh but no 35mm film involved this time.

2018-03-10: A lovely old retro bike that never seems to move from its stand in the Dean Village in Edinburgh. …

2018-03-07: This posted really annoys me. Clearly Lara isn’t anywhere cold so why is she carrying an ice axe?

2018-03-07: Everything I’m reading so far about OmniFocus 3 is tempting. I can finally free myself from the …

2018-03-03: In these weather conditions my old well-worn Snowsled Ventile hillwalking jacket is proving …

2018-03-01: Had fun this afternoon making snowmen with daughter #2 out in the back yard.

2018-03-01: I find it deeply ironic when Facebook suggests a post linking to a search engine that doesn’t …

2018-02-28: I’m managing to keep up my self-imposed schedule of posting about my book, film and music of …

2018-02-27: Thinking of our summer holiday we’re weighing up the relative importance of nice food and drink vs. …

2018-02-24: The bought a Victorinox Swiss Tool Spirit & Ratchet set to replace a very old Leathermsn Wave. …

2018-02-23: I’m back to trying Duck Duck Go for search, but struggle with the results simply being less relevant …

2018-02-18: I was very impressed with one of my daughter’s drawing for her art folio.

2018-02-10: New phone day We operate a pretty strict food chain of phones here and my daughter’s iPhone had started to become …

2018-02-06: I’m not having much luck in my cunning plan to persuade my offspring my first grandchild should be …

2018-02-05: The recent news about the ‘death’ of Tinky Winky reminded me that the Teletubbies episode I most …

2018-02-02: Reading about RSS this morning I was reflecting on that period when I tried all the replacements for …

2018-02-02: Winners of the 2018 Black + White Photographer of the Year Competition. Every finalist seems to have …

2018-01-31: It was good to read of someone else withdrawing from social media consumption via the phone. For me …

2018-01-31: It strikes me BBC Radio 4 comedy is liking kissing frogs. You’ve got to do it a *lot* before you …

2018-01-29: Of all the 2018 plans from the @OmniGroup I think I’m most looking forward to the new version of …

2018-01-29: Today I’m enjoying the more measured, thoughtful style of writing that comes with using a pen filled …

2018-01-27: Enjoying the typing feel of my upgraded HHKB mechanical keyboard. There’s s subtle little clue here …

2018-01-27: I’ve been trying Apple Music for the last week or so. It’s disappointing that, although I’ve bought …

2018-01-24: Yesterday I finished reading 📚 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. There were no …

2018-01-23: I frequently find Microsoft Windows dialogues to be sloppy and poorly thought through. With this one …

2018-01-22: I do love be this time of year for the strange silent beauty of snow.

2018-01-18: I’m starting to thing this was a good time to browse Instagram les often. …

2018-01-17: Joining the trend and stepping back from certain social media channels a little, at least on my …

2018-01-12: Tonight’s beer crafty is a lovely local winter stout with locally foraged ingredients. Liquorice …

2018-01-11: I keep thinking would should use Signal instead of WhatsApp for messaging but there’s just too much …

2018-01-09: On the subject of 📚 I’ve just switched from The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig to Munich by …

2018-01-02: My first shave in three weeks did not go well… When we next meet, I may refer to the duelling …

2018-01-01: There’s something magical about the way Laphroaig traps smoke and earth inside a liquid.

2017-12-25: My Christmas present to myself is a hardware emulation of a classic (obsolete) HP calculator. Some …

2017-12-17: Damn it! I’ve had to change my resolution from ‘buying no more fountain pens’ to ‘buying no more …

2017-12-16: Well, our decorations are old, they don’t match or they were made at nursery or primary school but …

2017-12-13: My Christmas gift to myself this year is something of a nerd indulgence. …

2017-12-10: Loving my Swedish frost scraper this morning!

2017-12-10: It’s that time of year again… Time to note the inside temperature in what we call our …

2017-12-08: My daughter and I went to see the band LAU again tonight. It was brilliant, and very much a gig of …

2017-12-05: MarsEdit is one of the Apps that seems to have been on my Mac *forever* along with BBEdit. I use to …

2017-12-04: The Apple pleather iPad case finally annoyed me enough to do something about it. In my experience …

2017-11-27: I feel there’s a better iOS email app somewhere close by that would work for me. Not Spark or …

2017-11-27: Apropos of nothing, the Apple leather sleeve for the 10.5‑inch iPad Pro feels like the very worst …

2017-11-26: This weekend’s craft beer was a real #drinklocal treat. Barney’s Beer Sorachi Ace IPA

2017-11-26: Slowly filling in my Hobonichi planners for 2018. I say planners because I’m planning to separate …

2017-11-23: The Lady Mondegreen strikes again! Whenever I listen to a trailer for the Radio 4 show ‘Crossing …

2017-11-18: When your bank shuts nearly all their branches. And only a few open on a Saturday. And the branch …

2017-11-18: It always annoys me that 20 years ago my barber asked if he should thin out my hair when cutting it. …

2017-11-17: Does my daughter want a new phone because: (a) bring unable to update to the latest software makes …

2017-11-16: Anyone know if it’s possible use the Whitney font old style numbers in OS X apps like Nisus Writer …

2017-11-12: Daughter no. 1 is telling off her mother for typing out a document in Comic Sans. My work is done!

2017-11-11: Time to kick back, listen to some music, sip a glass of craft beer and read more of my book.

2017-11-11: In news that will be of interest to few… I’ve switched back to Alfred as the launcher …

2017-11-11: A new blog post inspired by this being remembrance day in the UK and seeing the memorial in my …

2017-11-10: I’ve just learned 21st November is UN World Television day. I think I need to book a holiday to …

2017-11-04: Out of my natural habitat. The dance supplies shop!

2017-11-02: Business people writing email we need to have a chat. ‘Revert’ does not mean the same as ‘reply’. …

2017-10-31: Disappointed that my new kindle is delayed. I specifically went for the model that would be …

2017-10-30: Back to using Noodlers Apache Sunset in my pen today. The anti-climb paint of the fountain pen …

2017-10-28: … and slowly, and surely, they drew their plans against us …

2017-10-27: Well it’s that season again. My fellow cyclists on the well lit, quiet and safe cycle path have …

2017-10-25: Can anyone recommend a good 2FA iOS app? I was using Lockdown but it’s starting to look frayed …

2017-10-24: I made a little lanyard for a pocket knife and I’m really pleased with it.

2017-10-18: Don’t pick the prickly pear by the paw. When you pick a pear Try to use the claw

2017-10-18: Today’s swim in the Mediterranean was from Għ︎ajn Tuffieħ︎a (one translation would be ‘Eye of the …

2017-10-17: We walked for too long in the blazing sun for these bad boys. Maltese cheesecakes or pastizzi. A …

2017-10-16: A brief visit to Mdina Glass today.

2017-10-13: A short new blog post and it’s not entirely serious although there’s some truth in there. My …

2017-10-13: Tonight’s lovely craft beer. A very seasonal brown ale from Tempest in the Scottish Borders.

2017-10-12: I remember when Apple’s application icon was made up from real tools rather than three lollipop …

2017-10-04: Other dime novels are also available

2017-10-04: The intention for Hobonichi planners for 2018 is to leave the big one at work and use the small …

2017-10-04: A bumper stationery day with the last of the Hobonichi planners arriving and a new Field Notes …

2017-10-02: The cycle to work was a bit more of a challenge than usual today.

2017-09-30: While my IWC Pilot Watch is away for service I’m missing it. The stealthy Casio G shock GW-5000-1JF …

2017-09-30: As the micro.blog app only does square photos, here’s a weird shot of the completed Lego Project …

2017-09-28: An interesting choice for 2018. The classic A6 Hobonichi or switching to the bigger A5 cousin size.

2017-09-24: We just finished watching the movie Son of Saul tonight. Undoubtedly a ★★★★★ film but very …

2017-09-24: New blog post reflecting on my fifth year using a Hobonichi planner. sulluzzu.com/hobonichi…

2017-09-24: Stage eleven of Project Apollo complete and the Saturn V is getting seriously tall. Only one stage …

2017-09-23: For everyone who has been asking (no-one 😀) here are stages 9 & 10 of Project Apollo. Stage 9 …

2017-09-23: I’m not sure living in the future is so fantastic when even a weather forecasting app has augmented …

2017-09-19: Enjoying that Topre keyboard experience at work and home now

2017-09-19: Another ‘no brainwr’ software update. Sublime Text 3 is finally available

2017-09-19: There are certain applications on my Mac I just update without a second thought. Keyboard Maestro is …

2017-09-10: Stage 4 of Project Apollo is now complete. A critical part was not fitted at one stage but spotted …

2017-09-08: Re-found an old article by @jack about the joys of old technology. So much of it mirrors my own …

2017-09-04: The growth of microblogging and ubiquity of tools like Ulysses, this micro.blog app and MarsEdit are …

2017-09-04: Stage two of Project Apollo complete

2017-09-03: Project Apollo is underway!

2017-09-02: I stumbled across an old link to the VoodooPad app for the Mac. That was a fantastic personal wiki …

2017-08-31: I really like Noodler’s Apache Sunset ink for its glorious colour. On the other hand―like …

2017-08-30: One of those increasingly rare blog posts. Reasons for choosing a new fountain pen. …

2017-08-30: Just as I’m getting my head round which Hobonichi planner to order on Friday, they throw a 5-year …

2017-08-24: I’m enjoying a preloved fountain I’ve bought. It could well be the perfect pen fopr travelling.

2017-08-17: I’ve traded up my old heavy iPad 4 for a 10.5” iPad Pro. I am amazed just how much lighter it …

2017-08-17: Cycling home from work tonight I swallowed a fly. I wonder if my GP will give me a spider on …

2017-08-13: My genius idea today is a YouTube channel where old folks sing the sort of pop songs my daughter …

2017-08-12: We watched the movie Trumbo tonight. Thoroughly enjoyable and a clear ★★★★☆

2017-08-12: A very pleasant beer for a summer evening and one I had never heard of before. Loverly

2017-08-12: Just a couple of weeks until it’s Hobonichi planner ordering day for 2018. This year I’m seriously …

2017-08-12: Well-used pencils

2017-08-12: My very geeky Kickstarter arrived. A facsimile copy of Isaac Newton’s Principia.

2017-08-11: I have used HP calculators, and RPN exclusively, longer than I care to think about. For that reason …

2017-08-11: I switched to the new Ulysses subscription model last night. When I used Simplenote I was happy to …

2017-08-09: Today I was told that polymorphism is my friend. It’s a phrase I’ve subsequently tried to use with …

2017-08-09: A red letter day yesterday. Daughter no. 1 gets 5 As and a B in her Nat 5s and I get new felt …

2017-08-04: Dandelion seed head on wet ground

2017-08-01: I think I need to diversify my micro.blog timeline but there doesn’t seem to be any easy way …

2017-06-24: If ever there were proof of plants thriving on neglect it’s this one!

2017-06-17: Enjoying a Margarita and Dr Who!

2017-06-09: I decided to pimp my work calculator with maximum storage at great expense. The irony you could have …

2017-06-05: Whenever I try to setup two factor authentication on iCloud it always ends up in a mess waiting for …

2017-06-03: My head thinks the HP50 is a more capable machine. My heart knows the HP48 is a better machine.

2017-06-02: Tonight’s craft beer: Omni Pollo Hypno Pompa Imperial stout brewed with marshmallows and vanilla …

2017-05-28: I love those moments where I am enjoying reading a story do much I have to slow right down to savour …

2017-05-27: I saw this painting on my Saturday afternoon wander. I find it slightly disturbing but I like it.

2017-05-24: Loving the sound quality of my little Mojo DAC. So much better than the phone’s headphone socket.

2017-05-24: I remember having these in our house when growing-up and receiving s new year book from them …

2017-05-22: I’ve got to say, life as a coeliac is much easier than it was 20+ years ago!

2017-05-18: Trying Cultured Code’s Things again for the first time in over three years. Compared with OmniFocus …

2017-05-15: Time for a battery change for this venerable old chap. Will swap for another Hewlett Packard RPN …

2017-05-11: Changes to long lasting apps on the home screen with perhaps more to follow next week. Hadn’t …

2017-05-10: A rather lovely whisky to go with books and taking time to read.

2017-05-09: Looking forward to these. Always good to top-up the unread books pile.

2017-05-05: Daughter no. 1 and I enjoyed the latest release in this series of these inventive comic books

2017-05-05: Tonight’s crafty beer is another stoater. 15ABV but very balanced with lots of bourbon flavours, …

2017-05-05: Just look at that wonderful colour! République Anazone by Les Amazones d’Afrique.

2017-05-05: Lesson learned: The cost of Amazon S3 storage does not have to creep up. In my case a backup app …

2017-05-04: I should have a go at this as I used to write FORTRAN . It was at secondary school and we got …

2017-05-03: Enjoying using the big nib fountain pen today

2017-04-30: We had a friend staying with us last night, so had to relocate poor old Sebastian

2017-04-29: A second batch of wild garlic pesto fresh from the food processor.

2017-04-29: Over on the big blog some thoughts on music, inspired by Britney (really!), Richard Thompson and …

2017-04-29: This may, just may, be the best beer I’ve ever had. Wonderful flavours of orange, ginger and malty …

2017-04-29: Over on the big blog some thoughts on music, inspired by Britney (really!), Richard Thompson and …

2017-04-26: Local produce is always better. Right?

2017-04-26: I completed my sign-up for micro.blog this morning. I’m also BestofTimes there and really excited to …