Things I Like: 2016

The annual list of keeping my flow in check Overview I cannot put into words how happy I am that 2016 is finally over. This has been one crazy year (which seemed to start when David Bowie passed away) — the universe appeared to go into a complete backspin the last 12 months, and I’m just glad 2017 … Continue reading Things I Like: 2016

Embracing The Suck

Nice morning to get kicked in the face, punched and swam over. Let’s do this. How far are you willing to push yourself? I have never thought of myself as an athlete. Heck — throughout high school, my parents would have considered it odd if I even went outside to mow the lawn, let alone seeing me crack … Continue reading Embracing The Suck

A Simple Test

What it felt like lugging a laptop around again. Like a trip to the past. This week I decided to run a quick litmus test while on a quick business trip: leave the iPad at home, and bring the laptop (12″ Macbook) instead. Of course, the iPhone always is with me, but this was going back … Continue reading A Simple Test

I’m From the Future

162 Days Later Hello, friend. When we last talked, I was at a crossroads. I was still trying to make a mental leap on workflow that involved a MacBook 12″ for my day to day computing and using only an iPad Pro 9.7″ and the iPhone 7Plus. The experiment as a whole has been rather facinating … Continue reading I’m From the Future

Be a Geek Again

Touch Me While not entirely unexpected, my social feeds lit up this week like a Christmas tree with anger around Apple’s new Macbook Pro and how non-pro a “pro” laptop felt, and how folks felt betrayed by Apple. People have interesting expectations: what exactly did you expect Apple to launch? I’ll say it (and im … Continue reading Be a Geek Again

Crossroads

“The future is all around us, waiting, in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation.” It’s happening again: in less than one month, I have already begun to question the iPad Pro experiment. While I’ve been getting by just fine answering emails, writing documents, attending meetings and taking notes, there just seems … Continue reading Crossroads

The Evernote Exodus

One of the most important, yet simplest, tasks that do every day is to take notes. While this probably isn’t the right post to discuss exactly how many hours of my life is spent in meetings, note-taking has easily become one of the single most critical tasks for my computing needs. This need is ubiquitous … Continue reading The Evernote Exodus