The Old Designer

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Join me in my excursions round the world wide web thingy looking at Apple tech, reviewing software and hardware and sometimes just rambling on, but always from an older viewpoint.

Technical SEO Journeys

These last few weeks I have been trying to up my technical SEO chops, something I have neglected for quite a while and something I have discovered I actually enjoy doing.

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Contexts and Tags The Omnifocus Dilemma

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Like many people I have struggled with meaningful contexts over the years trying to find a system that both works, the easy part, and is relevent to me, the hard part.

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My Home Screens

This week I thoughtI would take a leaf out of others book and post about my home screens. There have been a rash of posts recently with some very inventive ideas from using emoji to name folders to colour blocking apps either in folders or on the screen, so without further ado..

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An experiment in time

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This week (well maybe next) I am planning on starting a project to track how much time I actually spend on certain areas of work. 

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Spotify and Spotty Service

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So this is a bit of rant, lets get this out of the way but it does sort of highlight the difference between Apple Music and Spotify the two largest players is music streaming.

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A CRM for One

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I always like to review what I do and how I do things over the Christmas - New Year break and this year has been all about switching to an iPad first workflow, at least where possible.

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Task Management moves

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I wanted this time to post a little reviewing my previous post (inception anyone?) about task management, I have moved on again, I back on Omnifocus and completely reorganised so join me on the latest part of my task management journey.

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IPad Coding a babtism of fire

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Ah now it gets interesting! This more than anything else was the worry and it is what pays the bills, even though its less than 50% of what I do everyday (I probably need to look into that) and it is this aspect of my work I have planned for then avoided facing.

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My first 2 weeks on mostly an iPad

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As I wrote last time we have moved most of our day to day work to two iPad Pros, connecting into a Mac Mini when we need to compile code and a few other jobs, so I thought I would report back on how it has been.

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iPad first (nearly)

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My lovely partner and I are off on our travels and we have had to rethink nearly everything we do on computers to make sure we stay as efficient and as flexible as possible.

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My Workflow Thoughts

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It's Sunday morning and I am writing this on my iPad pro sitting on a train heading into London for a meeting with a client, so I thought this week I would write a little about how the iPad pro has changed the way I work, its pleasures and frustrations in day to day use as a developer/designer.

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The Thing about Things

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It’s been a week in a section of the the tech world with the release of Things 3 a task management app some four years in the updating. No, this is not just another review, there are enough of them on the inteweb already, this is just a quick reflection on how easy it is to be seduced by design and hype on the web these days.

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