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The verdict on some stuff I've bought

I wanted to share a quick verdict on some of the stuff I've bought over the past couple of years. I've split this into two sections: stuff I would recommend and stuff I wouldn't.

I'm not a big fan of consumerism or buying (and owning) lots of stuff, so I …


Reading up on iOS testing

I'm about to start writing my first programming tests in Exist's iOS app. I've heard about tests before, and I like the idea of them, but I've never been able to really understand how to get started with testing.

My app is big enough now (and brittle enough, if …


How I used my Jibun Techo in 2017

Jibun Techo mini

I used a Jibun Techo on and off throughout 2017 and have ordered a new one for 2018. I tried a variety of ways of using the Jibun, until finally settling on one I like a lot. Here's a quick look at some of the ways I've used my Jibun …


2018 planner setup

Planners

I recently wrote about my struggle to choose a planner setup for 2018. Since then I've tried a few 2017 planners I had laying around and considered various options I didn't mention in that post.

I've finally come to a decision that I think I'm happy with. My main aim …


2017 Planner recap

Adjusting my planner setup, yet again. #midoritravelersnotebook #jibuntecho

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In January this year I wrote a post detailing the various planner/journal setups I tried throughout 2016 and why each did or didn't work for …


Numi calculator

Numi conversions

I've been using a cool calculator on my Mac recently that I want to share with you. It's called Numi. Numi can do lots of really awesome things, and personally I'm barely scratching the surface, but I'll just share with you some of the reasons I love it and let …


Choosing a planner for 2018

Traveler's Notebook

2017 has been a mess, planner-wise. I've tried so many variants, and often only for a day or so before I change my mind. (Here's the setup I started the year with.) I've spent far too much time thinking about planners and journals and stationery, and I've annoyed myself at …


Caret 3

I've been using Caret on and off as my Mac Markdown editor. I sometimes switched back to iA Writer for features Caret hadn't implemented yet, or to Ulysses for more control over the style.

But in the past few weeks I've taken to writing almost everything in Caret. It's gained …


Things 3

Things 3

I'm kind of amazed Things 3 is actually in the world. It was in beta for so long I'd given up on it ever being released. But now that it's here I've tried it out of curiosity and been happy to find it's the best fit for the way I …


Today is Josh Sharp's birthday. He's a fun guy who helps me make cool stuff like Exist, Larder, and Changemap. I'm lucky to spend time with him every day.

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