Some of you asked me for a wallpaper of my recent shot of the Q22 “skyscraper” in Warsaw, Poland — you can find it below in three different flavours, for the desktop, tablet and smartphone.
Cultured Code has finally released Things 3 for iOS and macOS — the next edition, rewritten from the ground up, of one of the most popular GTD systems for iPhone, iPad and Mac. I have been using it for the past day or so, hence I cannot make any solid statements at this point in time, but I was a long-time Things 1.0 user, right up until my tasks overwhelmed me and it was easier to delete the app than to actually complete everything that I had jotted down in it. I’m hoping that this time I’ll make it work — Cultured Code really seems to have the UI down pat and while not perfect, it fits my needs. I do have a few niggles that I will address in the future, but nothing truly major. Having said that, Things 3 is not cheap, but they do have a launch sale going currently — each app is 20% cheaper and there are a few days left to pull the trigger. I can’t say that I’m a fan of their pricing methods (I would prefer a single, universal iOS app, even if it cost more), but if you need a well thought out GTD system for a single user, give Things a try (there’s a trial of the Mac version of the app).
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Sometimes, once every few weeks, when night falls and the world goes to sleep, I love to put my headphones on, select a few great songs, and get transported to another dimension.
Tonight, one of those songs is Clubbed to Death.
We’re binge watching Mad Men and things have been a bit slow recently, as my wife noted today (we’re on season 3), so naturally one of Sterling Cooper’s employees had a meeting with a lawnmower.
Love this show.
Surprising morning — Twitter appears to be down from my location, but fine when I VPNed myself to the UK. This hasn’t happened in a long time. I went to Micro.blog instead, but found that my timeline is a bit short. Discovered a cool iOS trick while editing this post though!
Vanilla for Mac is a small utility, which enables you to hide your unused or unwanted menu bar icons. Basic functionality is free, but you can unlock a Pro version, which includes the ability to automatically launch the app upon login, completely remove icons from the menu bar, and automatic icon hiding after 5 seconds.
I backed Manton’s Reece Micro.blog Kickstarted campaign a few months ago. His goal was to get all of us to have more control over the content that we publish. This is especially important in times such as these when you’re never sure when someone will shut down or change their goals.
I’ve been paying more and more attention recently to the elegant and beautiful Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio. Alfa is finally doing what’s right and what I’ve always wanted in a car — great style and rear wheel drive (AWD optionally).
OK, so here’s a quick summary of what I did: instead of using WordPress as my back-end, I set up a plugin called WPeMatico which pulls posts from my moridin.micro.blog feed and then posts everything as new posts on my site. Automatically.
Hmm… seems that I forgot about cross-posting from moridin.micro.blog to Twitter. Easily rectified.
I felt I wasn’t getting everything out of Micro.blog when using it in conjunction with WordPress as its back-end. Decided to try out the experience that Manton Reece envisioned, so here I am… testing everything.
I spent an interesting day today, seeing things I wasn’t expecting. More on My Story on Instagram — https://instagram.com/moridin.
I’m still trying to figure out all the Micro.blog stuff needed to correctly configure it for WordPress as its back-end. Currently trying to decide if I need cross-posting or not, since WordPress can do that for me.