Man can this guy croon with the best of them. One of my favourite songs, and a reminder that life’s too short not to enjoy it.

Smile, by Tony Bennett

Cover art for the song Smile, by Tony Bennett.

I’m a bit miffed Lookup didn’t use my picture for this.

A definition image from the Lookup app for the word “knackered”, meaning very tired or exhausted. There’s a silhouette of a person hunched over in fatigue, and it should be my face instead.

Really enjoyed today’s Micro Camp! Can’t think of a better welcome than listening to Om Malik’s words of wisdom, and I gleaned some great insights from the and photography discussions. Best of all, sharing some great conversations with some familiar and new faces along the way.


Life is just a series of obstacles preventing me from reading books.

I feel seen.

Why are Mac users so unhappy with their Mac?

I’ve written here many times about my gradual transition to being a full time iPad user. It was gradual and complete. I learned iPadOS and became comfortable with it… But throughout that time I’ve generally been satisfied, no, delighted by the iPad. I don’t spend my time longing for the iPad to have Mac features or to have it be a Mac.

Denny is spot on with this analysis of the seemingly never-ending criticism of the iPad. There’s literally a device for everyone; this doesn’t mean one’s inferior because it doesn’t fit an individual’s workflow.

My neologism for today is ninfluenced: to be negatively influenced to do, think, or feel something. We can be ninfluenced by other people (directly or via algorithms) and we can also ninfluence others.

This was an insta-bookmark for me.

Beyond exciting to see Apple announce Final Cut and Logic Pro apps are coming to the iPad. It’s finally happening; the platform is joining the ranks of the big boys in town. The fact we’re living in a time when this calibre of app can run on a slab of glass is truly incredible. Using the iPad still feels like a joy to this very day. Tony Stark would be envious watching apps, files, and other elements being dragged around, but this is next level. Arguably these two apps are the crème de la crème of Apple’s ecosystem.

I’ll be very interested to see what else is unveiled at WWDC. With any luck they will bring multitrack audio handling and recording to the device. This would be a huge boon to podcasters, and is honestly the last “holdout” feature I’m looking for. I use that term loosely, of course, as the iPad is already my dream computer, but what’s one more spoonful of icing on the cake…

Bravo, Apple, and well played.

Recently I found out I’m a year and a half away from being able to join our senior centre at age 50. Haven’t yet figured out if I’m more terrified or insulted by this.

Now, witness the firepower of this armed, and fully operational blog.

In a desperate bid to downplay the epic failure of Starship, Elon & co. lit up the interwebz with this tidbit:

“…rapid, unscheduled disassembly.”

Nice try Sherlock, it exploded.