First (and only second) update to Soundcloud in 2 years

I've recorded something. It's a work in progress of a finger picked piece I wrote about 15 years ago. It's a little slower than I'd normally play but, in the interest of recording more of my music this year, I'm going to start sharing more of these rough recordings.

Posted: 26 Feb 2015


3 examples of where procrastination leads you

On a merry dance that's where. I'm very good at procrastination. In fact, I say I'm the world's foremost practitioner on the subject (the procrastinator's procrastinator if you will) which is why I'm so dependent on GTD, Personal Kanban et al to keep me honest. But, I can, on occasion, regress to my more natural, procrastinating state. One of my favourite procrastination techniques (see, I'm so...

Posted: 24 Feb 2015


Preserving dates when exporting photos and videos from iPhoto

I'm preparing my photo library ready for the release of Photos for Mac or some, as yet unnamed, replacement for the alarmingly slow iPhoto. Hat tip to Gabe Macdrifter for this excellent article on how to use Hazel to sort files by year and month. Exporting photos as originals works because iPhoto preserves date, location etc. but it doesn't do this for movies. Annoying. After deleting ~1000 v...

Posted: 23 Feb 2015


Annotating screenshots via Alfred

I love Alfred. I'm sad if I'm using another computer and pressing ⌘-space shows: instead of: I wrote a very quick workflow that has left me deliriously happy. It searches my screen shots folder for the last modified file and then opens it in Glui so that I can add a quick annotation (hey! it's what I do...). Yes, I know that I can do this directly from Glui but I don't always have it runn...

Posted: 15 Jan 2015


New MacBook Pro? Why, thank you sir...

I picked up my new MacBook Pro yesterday. It's the 15-inch, 2.5GHz with Retina display with the storage bumped up to 1TB. It is nice and shiny. My notes on how I set the blighter up... Applications considered essential Install these: Dropbox 1Password (works straightaway thanks to settings in Dropbox) Alfred (ditto - settings in Dropbox) Bartender BetterTouchTool iTerm2 Glui OmniFocus 2 O...

Posted: 14 Aug 2014