• I really like the re-design of kottke.org.

    Monday March 4, 2024
  • I finished flooring the last of the rooms yesterday. The wee yin is chuffed to bits with his bigger room. No more major home projects now until late autumn. Weekends are for golf now!

    Monday February 26, 2024
  • Back to Ikea this afternoon for the second time in a month. Picking up some furniture for the big yin’s room.

    Saturday February 24, 2024
  • I like the Basecamp home screen updates, but it would nice to see logos on individual projects as well.

    Saturday February 24, 2024
  • This post by Nikita Prokopov on JavaScript bloat in 2024 is interesting. Here are a few others that can be added to the list - Hey’s Imbox page (744 KB), Feedbin’s Unread page (1.67 MB), Basecamp’s logged-in home page (1.16 MB) and my own homepage (1.17 MB). Clearly, I can do better.

    Friday February 23, 2024
  • I picked the wrong time of year to do a major home project. I had to rest for a few days between flooring our three rooms as the lurgy had taken old. I returned to it last night and almost finished the second and largest of the three rooms. The final room will be done at the weekend.

    Friday February 23, 2024
  • First stage of our changing of rooms complete. My office is now upstairs and ready to go.

    Going to floor the big yin’s new room over the next few days and then finish off the wee yin’s new room a few days after. Better rooms for everyone with more space for the boys.

    Sunday February 18, 2024
  • Made a red velvet cake tonight using this BBC recipe. Disappointed that it looks more like a chocolate sponge than a red sponge.

    Friday February 9, 2024
  • I feel like I am in the minority on the influence of the Apple Vision Pro. While the technology is certainly a game changer, I can’t help think that this new generation of devices will close us off from the world even more. Well at least until they reduce the device to a simple pair of glasses.

    Tuesday February 6, 2024
  • It looks like YouTube is dropping RSS feed support. I have tried to access a couple of channels I am subscribed to, and they are also returning a 404 for their channel’s feeds.

    Monday January 29, 2024
  • Last Sunday of the season, when an NFL game is broadcast at a watchable hour here in the UK. I’m watching the Chiefs at the Ravens tonight and hoping for a win for the Ravens. I’ll need to fill my Sunday night with some golf until the new NFL season begins!

    Sunday January 28, 2024
  • I’ve been giving Airshow a spin over the last couple of days, and I quite like it. I haven’t signed up for the remote sync yet, but I think I will, as it will sync up with my Feedbin account.

    Thursday January 25, 2024
  • After a few minutes of keeping a log in Obsidian for my work day, I’ve decided to switch back to bullet journaling. I find it a lot easier to keep a bullet journal updated. Also, it’s a welcome break from the screen for my eyes.

    Tuesday January 16, 2024
  • Added to “Things I will never buy”.

    A travel mug that lets you control the temperature of your drink and find said mug if you lose it. My coffee is too important to leave the mug it comes in standing any longer than one hour or even lose my mug, to begin with. Thanks, but no thanks.

    Monday January 15, 2024
  • Skipping the golf today as I’m feeling a bit under the weather. I’ve got plenty to be getting on with indoors, though, where it’s nice and warm.

    Sunday January 14, 2024
  • Hey Calendar is now in the App Store!

    Wednesday January 10, 2024
  • Sad to see that YNOT in Toronto is closing its doors.

    I have several of their products, including two pairs of pedal straps (still going strong) and two backpacks. I’m disappointed I couldn’t pick up another backpack, but it’s good that they’ll continue selling the pedal straps.

    Wednesday January 10, 2024
  • I have my fingers crossed that 37 Signals release updated versions of their older products like Tada List and Backpack under their Once approach.

    Monday January 8, 2024
  • Wooo! Got my Hey Calendar invite! 👍🏻

    Sunday January 7, 2024
  • Great afternoon of golf with the wee guy. Already working on some changes to his grip and swing and getting ready for the start of the season. He’ll be taking money off his brother soon!

    A boy playing golf with the sun behind him.Frosted weeds and grass growing over a wall.A portrait of a man and his son.

    Sunday January 7, 2024
  • Still waiting to be added to the rollout of Hey’s new calendar app. It will be nice to have my email and calendar side by side.

    Friday January 5, 2024
  • I’ve read differing opinions on the Clicks for iPhone keyboard. I’m divided on the device. I can’t see it lasting long, given that iPhone sizes and shapes usually change. As a user of the Google G1 smartphone, though, I like the idea of a physical keyboard.

    Friday January 5, 2024
  • Having one of those weeks at work, I’m still stuck on the same issue I started the week with. Made some progress with other tasks, but not this one in particular.

    Friday January 5, 2024
  • This is a good reminder by Nicholas Bate of the power of a list.

    The list remains the most powerful task management tool: a simple, accessible and visible flight deck. One thing: use it not only to capture what you have to do but also what you wish to do. Don’t simply be reactive; be proactive.

    Nicholas Bate

    Friday January 5, 2024
  • Terry Pratchett’s “A Stroke of the Pen: The Lost Stories”, is a hilarious read so far. Also a good book to kick start my reading for 2024. Starting the year with a couple of shorter books just to get going.

    Wednesday January 3, 2024