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iOS 11 Wishlist

Here’s the best podcast I’ve heard on this topic. My top three wishes: Dark mode A better way to find the app you want in split view Markdown support for Apple Notes If we get all three, I’m doing an end zone dance on Monday. The last one is the least likely, dark mode seems […]

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My Two Notetaking Apps

I’d probably long ago have gone seven kinds of crazy, one for each day of the week, if I didn’t simplify my life in every area where I do have some control. – > Odd Thomas When I worked as an English tutor, I would regulary read that book with students who were struggling with […]

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Reading & Digital Notetaking

I’ve read with paper and pen, but these days if I am taking notes while reading, I use GoodNotes and a 9.7” iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil. I don’t know how many times I’ve been working with someone and wanted to check my notes but didn’t have the right little notebook with me. That’s […]

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The Best Blogging Platform

I’m still searching for it. Squarespace can’t be the best option. The OK For someone like me, a CSS and HTML novice, Squarespace is easier to customize than WordPress. You have to customize because an elegant, simple, blogging template doesn’t exist, in my opinion. As long as you are writing text-only posts, Squarespace’s iOS app […]

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Dock Preferences

I think it is important, if you you do have the Dock showing at all times, to have this box checked in the Dock system preferences: Checking this box will help keep your workflow streamlined, even in the middle of the day when you are running from task to task with 5-10 apps open. You […]

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The Dock: For Apps You Love

I’m still thinking about the reasoning behind Michael Williams’ TED talk and the idea of “Calm by Design.” What about our laptops? Sure, we could use a calming picture as our desktop background, and of course we all keep our laptop homescreen free of files and folders because it’s 2017 and no rational human being […]

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“Calm by Design”

Over the weekend Renshaw tweeted a TED talk that caused me to rearrange my iPhone home screen. Mike Williams’ talk goes something like this: Problem: You are distracted by design. You are constantly pulled towards your phone, and this hampers your abilty to enjoy life. Comfort: You aren’t alone. We are all in this together. […]

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More/Better Writing

Brian Renshaw’s post on writer’s block reminded me of a quip I heard from one of my favorite college professors: Perfectionism leads to procrastination. In enneagram speak, I’m a 1/9 so I can relate. I’ve been wanting for months to write a post about how I use GoodNotes while reading Greek and Hebrew, but the […]

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AirPods

I’ve been using AirPods for a couple months now, and they are also my favorite headphones. Here’s a few reasons why: They are always charged. This is the best part. It seems like I never charge the things because when I do it is some random time during the week when I happen to think […]

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Raging against the Machine

After an hour of “PC Load Letter” moments, the students marched in and the classes began. I had successfully exorcized a couple of the demons and was able to extract copies of two Greek quizzes, but the Logic test copy/print job was firmly in the clutches of Legion. So I wrote the test on the […]