The Brexit debacle limps on for another day. It would be hilarious, were the potential consequences not so dire…

Needless to say, I pretty much ignored all the Apple announcements yesterday. None of them interest me, and I’ve got other things on my mind.

Just had a 50-minute meditation session. Was feeling down earlier. Could really use some more hope in the world.

I’m researching alternatives to Amazon for various things I might want to purchase. Not just for ethical reasons, but because Amazon just isn’t that good these days at helping me find the product that best fits my needs.

You Are What You Read

Guest Blog: Jodie Jackson, author of “You Are What You Read” | Hacked Off

We are all familiar with the saying ‘you are what you eat’: it’s a very simple but effective summary that has made us increasingly aware that the way in which food is produced, and the way it is consumed will affect our physical health. Well, food is to the body what information is to the mind. The way it is produced, and the way it is consumed will affect our mental health.

I’m glad I have a private journal I can write in. That way, I can dump my emotions into it, then exhale and relax. I needed to do that, after another week of Brexit WTF.


Am amused to see that the new iPad Mini still has a 3.5mm headphone jack. As does the new iPad Air, and last year’s (just plain) iPad.

Its seem pretty obvious to me that Apple ditched the jacks on the iPad Pros and iPhone X range out of a fetish and obsession with being thinner.

iAnorexia? I think so.

Call me old-fashioned, but I’d take a thicker device, more ports and more battery capacity any day.

Today is going to be a writing day, I feel. Avoiding listening to or watching the news. Majority of it is either bad, depressing, or liable to give me high blood pressure. In the case of Brexit, all of the above.

A week on from closing my Facebook account. No regrets. Thankfully, I’d already pulled back my usage considerably prior to making my decision, so I’m not suffering any withdrawal symptoms.

Hated and hunted - BBC News

This guy ‘Fabian’ cracks ransomware for a living. He has helped a lot of people, but also made a lot of enemies in the process…

(I just wish the BBC hadn’t been so clever with the article—I’m unable to user Reading Mode on it in Safari.)

Pondering the new iPad Mini. I’ve had my Mini 4 for two years (refurb from Apple) and I use it constantly. Apple Pencil would be nice, but not a must-have. And l’m loathe to replace something that’s still working well enough. Still, I’m glad it still matters to Apple.

One of the nicest things about a text editor like Sublime Text is that you can customise and extend it to fit your needs. Yes, it can be a bit fiddly to set up. But I prefer that to the our-way-is-best approach that a lot of writing apps take.

I’ve been using Brainwave Studio on the Mac for a while now, but realised that I’ve also got it on my iPad mini 4. It would make more sense to use it there, as i can more easily control it without distracting from other tasks.