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Must-have apps 2016

At the end of each year (or three months into the following one) I like to reflect on my favourite apps from the past twelve months. I recently switched from an iPhone to a Google Pixel, so the mobile section of this post will be about Android apps instead of ...

Reflecting on diversity at Playgrounds Con 2017

Playgrounds Day 2

I recently attended my first ever conference, Playgrounds. It was quite a technical-focused conference about Swift and Apple development.

I noticed a bunch of good and bad things relating to diversity and inclusion at Playgrounds, and wanted to take some time to reflect on them and what we can learn ...

Monthly Review: February 2017


Last month's review. All monthly reviews.

What went well this month

Exist revenue. Thanks to the press we got in January, which I mentioned in my last monthly review, our revenue has been much better this month. We're still a long way from paying two salaries, but it ...

Monthly Review: January 2017

sun in field

Last month's review. All monthly reviews.

What went well this month

  • Exist year in review user reports. We launched annual reviews for all Exist users and they went down really well. We'll definitely continue these in future years.
  • Working weekday mornings at RescueTime. I started out working 2 ...

2017 planner setup update


I published my 2017 planner setup post at the end of November but in December I was lucky enough to receive an offer to join the team at RescueTime. I spent December wrapping up my final freelance writing projects and getting set up for my new role.

Changing from freelancing ...

Thoughts on switching to Android

A while ago I wrote about my experience testing out Android as I'd started thinking about switching over from iOS.

When the Google Pixel phones were released in October I did end up making the switch to Android. Since I'm using Android full-time now, and I have a ...

2016 fountain pen recap


I recently wrote about the planners and notebooks I tried throughout 2016. Not long after I got my regular Traveler's Notebook I decided to try fountain pens. I'd always been turned off by fountain pens, thinking they were too fancy and corporate for me. But I'd come ...

Quick reminder: if you're using the word "for," use a while (two words); if you're omitting "for," use "awhile" (one word). E.g. "stand here awhile" vs. "stand here for a while".

Quite enjoyed this video on active reading methods.

Monthly Review: December 2016


Last month's review. All monthly reviews.

What went well this month

  • Christmas. I'm not actually a fan of Christmas, or of driving to the country, but since we went away for a few days over Christmas I did enjoy the forced break from work and other responsibilities. It ...

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