So good. Go get it. Thanks, @darkwark for saving my hair.
7 May 2013 / 0 notes
I’ve had a lot of ideas recently. They’ve been grand, small, complicated, abstract. All of them hard to explain. All of them forming a huge barrier of performance anxiety.
The urge to write, to concretise, is making my hands itch and my head hurt. This meta-writing won’t stop that but it’s a start. Now there’re some words put down on the surface of the internet; something for me to latch on to.
Defining a clear starting point is essential to even begin – At least that’s the idea. I hope it works. Fingers crossed, except when I’m typing.
3 May 2013 / 0 notes
Scratch is a brilliant application tailored for quick text capture. It does it better, faster and more well thought through than any other note taking app I’ve seen. “Append to Dropbox file”: sick.
If this was a review site I’d give it 4/5. Would have been 5 if they didn’t infect both the interface and the icon with this horrible turquoise gradient.
See the website.
12 Oct 2012 / 0 notes
11 Oct 2012 / 0 notes
I got a present from my brother a few days ago. It’s a pen, made for writing and not drawing. The last object I was this excited about was the toy revolver I got when I was six.
6 Oct 2012 / 0 notes
Way too much of my life seem to be passing me by as a blurry background behind the sharp, black edges of my iPhone.
A lot of people seem to have lost all of their respect for conversation or physical presence. People that begin to compose a new text message while I’m in the middle of a sentence throws me off. It makes me want to say something that hurts their feelings.
I’m not afraid to become that careless. But the gaps. Those darn gaps. In the queue at the grocery store, in the park, at the airport, in the car, by the bus stop, on the underground, on the overground, waiting for a loading bar, waiting for food, waiting for a friend. I fill in the gaps.
In these situations my body instinctively executes the oh-too-well practised manoeuvre of pulling up the phone out of my left pocket while pressing the home button and letting the feedback catapult my thumb into a slide across the bottom of the screen. My eyes stick.
This isn’t as much of a problems as it is a suspicion. A suspicion that there is more. More peace, more thought and little bit more life in leaving these gaps alone. To do nothing about them. Not to be bored (that’s overrated) but to find something interesting in your own head. That’s why we retreat to the screens in our pockets in the first place, isn’t it? To be amused. Dance monkey, dance.
If I go to the bathroom and I don’t find you staring down the eternal universe of a smartphone, you shall be asked: Are you out of batteries or are you in it for the extra life?
28 Sep 2012 / 1 note
Such a depressing ad.
26 Sep 2012 / 0 notes
I want to write a book. Just a short one but enough pages to mean something. Enough pages to hurt someone if my book was used as a weapon in a fight.
I’ll skip the years of patience, pain, laughs and experience required to write such a thing.
Jotting this down makes me realise that this will never happen unless I pursue this in my native language. It probably won’t happen anyway but why intentionally decrease the odds.
Turns out this wasn’t the beginning of a book but a blog post instead.
17 Sep 2012 / 0 notes
Today we are happy to announce the release of Things 2 for Mac, iPad, and iPhone – a free update for all existing users. And we are introducing a new service, Things Cloud, which keeps your to-dos updated across all your devices – also for free.
Took some time. Very good software, very good developers.
9 Aug 2012 / 0 notes