You’ve got mail

You’ve got mail. I’ve got mail. We’ve all got mail. Specifically, email.

On previous incarnations of this blog I’ve written multiple times about my frustrations with modern email software and this is yet another occasion. I’ve had a startling change of heart in the last week and I thought it was time, once again, to air my grievances and this time explain why I’ve gone back into a fold I swore I’d leave behind forever.


Lightroom to Photos in one easy step

I was recently taking part in a discussion about the relative merits of different software packages in a photography forum when one of the other Mac users said he managed his images in Aperture (for now) and then manually moved selected photos to the new Photos app for sharing.

Given Aperture is on death row, I have long since moved to Lightroom and I wondered whether I could automate the moving of selected images from Lightroom to Photos. It only took me 10 minutes and one extra piece of software.


Inattention

TV3’s current affairs/magazine program Story tonight aired yet another piece about pedestrians walking around distracted by mobile phones. Leaving aside the fact that someone walking around in a furry suit is hardly a reason for attention in Wellington, once again, the focus was on the wrong side of the equation.


Apple vs FBI – The Siracusa Monologue

I was listening to Accidental Tech Podcast (ATP) episode 158 on my commute home and was not in the least surprised that the Apple vs FBI topic came up, nor by how the hosts covered it with their usual deep thinking.

But what did surprise me was a monologue by John Siracusa which, I think, really hit at the biggest, most important point of this debate. The point being that it isn’t just about this single debate, but something far, far bigger.


Dare to care

This is a post I’ve been meaning, wanting, to write for a long time. Years. I’ve often shied away from it because… well… I think it might be controversial. Maybe controversial is not the right word. Maybe I think people will think I’m nuts. Oh well, here goes…


About fitness tracking on Apple Watch.

Today, I nailed it. Again.

My goals were 12 hours in which I stood up (for a minute or more), 30 minutes of vigorous exercise, and 600 active calories expended. My actual totals were 15 hours standing, 98 minutes of vigorous exercise and as at the time of writing, 868 active calories.

And it was easy!


Deciding on iMac Retina 5K

On January 13th, 2016, nine years to the day after my first iMac, I purchased a 27″ Retina 5K iMac with 3.3 GHz Core i5. I’d been eyeing up a 27″ iMac to replace the MacBook Pro for a while and when the Retina model first appeared, I moved from eyeing to lusting after. When the time finally came, it was merely a choice of the precise model.