: Finally got a replacement television for the family. We’ve been using a pretty old Sony Bravia for …

: 🍦 Yesterday was the first ice cream of the season from Zuzu’s. They’ve changed the menu for the year …

: ⚽️ Serbia is a very physical team. Making England work pretty hard.

: Today I leant that the single best thing about a Shake Shack burger (the bun) is a Martin’s potato …

: Finished reading: Kali by Daniel Freedman 📚. It’s been ages since I read a comic book like this. One …

: I swear flu’s didn’t use to hit me as hard as they do now. It takes my body over five days to fully …

: 🤒 Day five of this stupid flu. So pedestrian. Blocked nose, but at least no headache and therefore …

: 📚 Just finished the second volume of A Distant Neighbourhood. I always knew that the work of Jiro …

: ⚽️ Shame Scotland has gotten a proper battering tonight. Really want them to get to the next stage …

: 🤒 Day 3 of this bloody flu. Honestly I’ve been more ill in Toronto than I’ve been in a decade. …

: ⚽️ Ten Hag stays! This actually was totally the right choice. All those in the British media that …

: ⚽ France vs. Canada. As my latest adopted nation, I’m pretty happy with the result on this …

: The previous experiment failed. I tried having a separate status site for short posts but the flow …

: Finished reading: Saga Volume 11 by Brian K. Vaughan 📚. Finally fully up to speed with this series. …

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: Read Saga (2012), Volume 7 by Brian K. Vaughan How to Live by Derek Sivers Saga Vol. 3 by Brian K. …

: No idea why but decided to start watching House. I love Hugh Laurie in this show and while it’s not …

: 🍻 It is definitely beer o’clock. Been one of those weeks which didn’t start great but slowly grew …

: 🪁 Kite flying.

: 🪁 Took the kids kite flying yesterday and it was something that really brought me joy to watch (not …

: Finished reading: Reborn by Mark Millar 📚. This wasn’t that good. A combination of Millar and …

: Finished reading: A Distant Neighborhood by Jiro Taniguchi 📚. There are certain books that resonate …

: Zane’s early morning birthday party. I guess it’s good because it doesn’t disrupt people’s weekend …

: The Bear, Season 3 Official Trailer. Cannot wait for this.

: 🚗 It’s been a while since I drove for 3 hours. Took a trip to Guelph and saw family and the latest …

: I look at my two boys, one just turned 10 and the other 6 (and change) and I’m reminded how quickly …

: 🇨🇦 Meeting good people in Canada has been my favourite part of moving here. So many good people.

: Somehow, 6,666.

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: ⚽️ ‘Every time Manchester City loose, football wins’.

: ⚽️ Can’t wait for Ten Hag’s ‘Summer Fuck You Tour’ to begin after he comes back from holiday.

: MÄNNKITCHEN Pepper Cannon. $280 for a pepper grinder is steep!

: Matty Matheson is the cooking equivalent of Aaron Draplin! I would not be surprised if they were …

: I Want You Back (The Dropbox Remix). Finally. With this feature I might now have all my notes back …

: 🚂 FFS. Why am I always stuck on the train next to the guys who genuinely cannot shut up.

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: So walking around Montreal, at least the centre and I understand why this city was the ‘capital’. …

: First time on a train in Canada since visiting 2 years ago. First time all the way to Montreal, so a …

: Finished reading: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 📚. The book begins life in Toronto, and …

: How often do you read two completely different things within a few hours and one cross references …

: Bayer Leverkusen vs. FC Augsburg. Unbeaten across an entire season. Super impressive campaign.

: Long May weekend. Thankfully the weather has been amazing. What am I planning? Cooking. Reading. …

: Japan’s Lost Decade - An Economic Disaster. Great documentary and something I have always …

: 📚 Currently reading Station Eleven. It’s a little odd because I keep expecting zombies to jump into …

: Today was all about the spring asparagus risotto.

: Spending some time with different iPhone camera apps to see different features. I will say that …

: Finished reading: Saga vol. 10 by Brian K. Vaughan 📚. Loved the pirate ship. Loved Alana’s evolving …

: Finished reading: A Zoo in Winter by Jiro Taniguchi 📚 . Taniguchi’s work always transports me to …

: Finished reading: Saga Vol. 9 by Brian K. Vaughan 📚. Twists and turns that are perfectly suited to …

: Ben Elton on his novel Two Brothers. Also gotta love the internet, an interview with Ben Elton from …

: Finished reading: Two Brothers by Ben Elton 📚. A truly difficult book to get through, mainly because …

: Wish I had something like this growing up!

: All the flowers.

: One of the great things about sampling books from the library is seeing if they are for you. Joshua …

: I ultimately gave up on What’s Our Problem by Tim Urban. I bought the book on iBooks when it first …

: It’s been such a long time that I’ve really gotten into a novel. Silo was great, and only got better …

: Finished reading: The Moomins and the Great Flood by Tove Jansson 📚

: I may have gone a little bit overboard at the library this week, but OMG, I am absolutely loving …

: Travel Book Series by Louis Vuitton. Didn’t know these were a thing, but they look …

: A Journal of My Father Jiro Taniguchi on Mangasplaining. Rarely do you find something as …

: Finished reading: A Journal of My Father by Jiro Taniguchi 📚. I haven’t read a great manga in a long …

: I get it now. The reason for Toronto’s limited bookstore culture is because the Public Library …

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: TCAF 2024’s poster #2 is a more apt addition to the pantheon of posters for this event.

: Took 6 kids to the library and got them all excited about books. One of my favourite Saturday …

: Finished reading: Saga volume 8 by Brian K. Vaughan 📚

: ☕️ Finally got my CoffeeJack gear. Got a whole bunch of stuff that make the coffee making experience …

: Well that’s a shame. My new favourite weather app Overlook Weather was removed from the App Store …

: New Pearl Jam album, Dark Matter came out 2 days ago. Their 12th studio album. For me Ten is one of …

: 📚 Finished reading: Saga (2012), Volume 7 by Brian K. Vaughan

: Couple of things I am really indulging in is cookbooks. On the docket is Yotam Ottolenghi’s …

: One of my new routines is going to the library on a Saturday morning. Browse some books, do some …

: The Self-Sufficiency Garden: Feed Your Family and Save Money. This is the sort of thing that I wish …

: I’ve started writing a single post on LinkedIn every week. It’s an experiment in …

: I have two setups. One for the workweek and one for the weekend.

: 📚Finished reading: How to Live by Derek Sivers

: I have three apps in my iPhone doc, Drafts, Safari and Soulver. Version 3 for the iPhone dropped. …

: Action shot!

: ⚽ Having said that I could not be happier for Unami Emery. Go back to the Emirates and spank them …

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: ⚽ What the hell happened to both Liverpool and Arsenal? I mean, United is one thing, but …

: Finished reading: Saga Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughan 📚

: Finished reading: Saga Vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughan 📚

: Finished reading: Opus by Barry Windsor-Smith 📚

: Finished reading: Saga Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan 📚 Tearing through these at the moment. With the …

: Currently listening to Derek Sivers How to Live. Fascinating book that is essentially a modern day …

: Surreal sitting here on a sunny day in Toronto (after rain and more rain). A conflict is about to …

: ⚽ That was not good. Willy and Mainoo not having a vintage time…

: I know I keep harping on about the public library, but understand that I have never had such an …

: 📷 Took a while but I finally got the Fjorden package today. Been waiting on this for months. First …

: 🥘 Last night was a full butter chicken curry with fresh garlic butter naans .I can already see a few …

: State of the Projects I am currently struggling with the selection of my next project. Liberally speaking, I have around …

: I have the same issue with Chris Ware. I can totally acknowledge the craft and design excellence …

: Also I am not a big fan of the massive tome that collects 400 pages of work under a cover. …

: In smashing through 12 issues of Saga in an afternoon, and reading through BWS’s Opus, it …

: Saga Merch. Not that interested in the t-shirts (slapping a cover, even though beautiful, onto a …

: 🌧️ I guess you can’t have it all. Last few days have been gloriously sunny. Today is a total …

: Honestly, getting a library card has just opened a floodgate of printed material at my finger tips. …

: Finished reading: Saga Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan 📚. And the rest of the afternoon was spent …

: Finished reading: Saga Volume 2 by Brian K Vaughan 📚. That was pretty quick. I’ve had this in …

: The latest instalment of The War on Gaza, from Joe Sacco, is totally on point.

: An easy example of what makes me in awe of the work of BWS. His narratives however are harder to …

: Finally got my library card. Only took 18 months to sort out, but what a pleasant experience. Got to …

: MILESHIPS - A narrative art book by Ian McQue, is now on Kickstarter. Big fan of Ian’s work, so it’s …

: First day of my staycation. Nothing too crazy as the kids were home (PA day combined with Eclipse …

: While listening to Cal Newport’s latest podcast episode, he mentioned Jonathan Haidt’s …

: First signs of spring are beginning to sprout.

: 🌞🕶️ Honestly, throughout the day it was totally overcast here in Toronto. Come 5:30, sun is out and …

: 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Broadcast from NASA. Its hit Mexico, so a few hours to go before it hits …

: Can’t remember when I bought The 99% Invisible City, but this week away from work I started reading …

: A metric ton of spring cleaning happening at the moment. I have to get rid of so much stuff, but …

: 😎 Today was an incredible day of sunshine in Toronto. Spring is definitely nearly here.

: ustwo games is rightfully celebrating 10 years of Monument Valley. It was an important game for me, …

: So I’m at Dark Horse Espresso Bar in Toronto. Barista, really not great. Coffee is from a company …

: Been binge watching Come Dine With Me Canada. Really have missed this show and seeing a window into …

: This Definitely Maybe print made me look. Keep seeing it behind Ste on his videos. It’s a cool …

: Love this Seiko Kitchen Timer. Definitely in black.

: The Overlook Weather app is a super simple but effective way of visualising the weather across the …

: Where Are You From? A Flag for Me Emigrant: a person who leaves their own country in order to settle permanently in …

: Infinity Pro Magnetic iPad Stand & Holder has certainly caught my attention. Over 5 years after …

: Took the kids for their first lessons at the YMCA today. Swimming and basketball. Every start is …

: 🍳 Finally got a non-stick pan after nearly 10 years of using a stainless steel pan exclusively. This …

: Oona and Gage Brown ice dancers, to Nothing Else Matters is an absolute experience. The camera work …

: The best camera is the one you have on you.

: 🎬 Just finished watching Ford vs Ferrari. Great movie.

: Slow evolution of the flag. I put this one through the kids filter and seeing the compass was an …

: This river I step in is not the river I stand.

: I’m sure I’ve posted this acapella version of the Game of Thrones theme song previously. Love this …

: Really loving Flags for Good, which has a ton of stuff that I want to support as well.

: ⚽️ Vini Jr. What a player.

: Anders Erickson merch. Big fan of Anders and his style of video and learning about drinks. The bear …

: Weekend is finally here. I don’t typically live for the weekend, but this week has been pretty …

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: First Espresso in Space. This is soo stupid it goes all the way around to being brilliant.

: Sector Dive GMT, The Pen Addict Edition. Didn’t see this coming. I like the poker chip bezel and the …

: Proton Mail App for the Mac. Oh hello, this actually a thing!

: Really enjoying The Installer newsletter on The Verge. Kind of a tech version of Recommendo.

: ⚽️ What a great game of football. I mean seriously, everything you could want in a game like this.

: ⚽️ Fuck.

: ⚽️ Dialo is a big winging baby…

: ⚽️ Liking the non turtle neck look from EtH.

: ⚽️ Rashford missing a complete sitter. I mean c’mon. Should have totally gone in.

: ⚽️ Oh my gawd. The total flop has finally found the back of the net!

: ⚽️ Ok we got all the B team on this now. Fucking awesome. Final score prediction 3:1.

: ⚽️ Anthony. What a colossal waste of money.

: ⚽️ Wan Bissaka easily one of the better players. Pocketed our Salah…but it’s his first game in a …

: ⚽️ Something has to happen in the next 25min to change things. Don’t see anything the manager can do …

: Left my seat for 5 min and come back and 2 goals have been scored in a matter of minutes. Pfff. …

: Diaz man just totally owned the team on the left. He’s a real problem.

: ⚽️ Wan-Bissaka currently has Salah on lock down. Loving that.

: Finished reading: Wool by Hugh Howey 📚

: Although pretty expensive, at $300, the Apollo Flashlight from Tactile Turn is like a buy it once …

: For a while now I have been claiming that I am an atheist…but maybe that’s not right. …

: Can’t decide which one of these prints from Francisco Fonsca I’m going to get. They’re all amazing.

: A Flag for those who Emigrate --

: Working on something that’s been on my mind for years now.

: 🎵 Help in inhale. Mend it with you. Then we’ll come down. Have a hangover. I think I’m …

: This Hanhart Pioneer One looks amazing. My only issue with it is that there is no option to add a …

: 🦷 Fuck me. Had my tooth extracted because it got infected…what an experience. Highly recommended! …

: 😎 18°C in Toronto today (forecast). In March.

: I am really struggling with this whole changing of the clock thing. Maybe because my internal body …

: The weather in Canada is proper crazy. Snowing today (and -9°C). By Wednesday it will be sunny and …

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: Oh daylight savings. How I’ve missed you stealing an hour of my life. So stupid.

: Running out of space for stickers. Might need to get a new machine just to put new stickers on. 😂

: I have absolutely missed writing articles. Formulating a series of thoughts and working through …

: Took the kids to jump their hearts out at an indoor trampoline park. It’s a rainy day and they need …

: Been writing my weekly article, which has reminded me of what I have enjoyed in the past of crafting …

: ⚽ Worst win ever 🤣.

: ⚽ Pretty uneventful game tbh. Routine, but at least just done.

: ⚽️ I know shouldn’t complain but apart from the Bruno free kick, not all that exciting a game.

: ⚽️ Sluggish game but two penalties…it’s going to happen sometimes right.

: Got to play a little football (soccer) with the kids today. I was ‘coaching’ the underdogs, but …

: Got into an Uber this week. Was asked the same question I am asked every single journey I take, …

: It had a good run, but I am sooo over being precious of TLDs.

: Bit the bullet and got a new domain name to replace my Stet.Build domain name. I’ve always …

: Using the Astropad setup for the first time. One of the nice things is that there is an element of …

: Taking a much needed day off. It’s March break next week so might take some time off then as …

: I’ve got a couple of orders in for products that are in manufacture at the moment. What this tells …

: Solskjaer interview doesn’t really give much away…I was hoping for a little more tbh, …

: Clear was updated to version 2.0 a month ago (haven’t used the app in ages) and now it’s free. And …

: New iPhone 15 Pro Silicone Case. The sunshine one looks perfect for the summer.

: From next week I think I’m going to concentrate on writing one article per week about a topic which …

: Nearly forgot. Winter is over. Happy Unlocking everyone.

: Been reading Silo very slowly but 2/3 of the way through the first book and it’s caught up with the …

: People in Toronto are slowly coming out of hiding. The weather is a little more forgiving so there …

: So many dogs with docked tails. A real shame.

: Stupid celebration as well. Idiot with a gun…that’s not really gun. Ah man Onana could …

: That is sooo annoying. Seriously.

: Fucking Foden.

: What? Why is Antony coming on….for Rashford? That seems ridiculous….

: Halland’s face after missing that sitter was priceless. I’m sure he’ll have more …

: Pep flirting with the officials!

: It’s handed over to City far too easily. Far too easily.

: Great save from Onana. Solid bloody performance so far.

: Halland pretty quiet at the moment.

: Bruno has been good. That was a great ball for Rashford.

: Massive save Onana!

: Jonny Evans doing really well at the moment.

: Good pressure Bruno!

: What a fucking goal! That was probably one of the best looking goals I’ve seen by this team.

: Please tell me this is not going to be 90min of defence from MU…that would suck so hard.

: That is some serious pressure in the first few minutes.

: Here we go! MU will likely get slapped.

: 🔴🔵. All systems go.

: Pilot Coffee Roasters is allowing me to really get into different types of coffee from this part of …

: It is not going well for Brighton. Fulham on the other hand are looking pretty strong.

: Liverpool with a smash and grab :). Gotta get those to keep on top.

: MW75 by Master & Dynamic. And here I thought the Apple Pro Max (or whatever they call them) were …

: Roast Magazine is clearly a magazine that is what I would love to have created myself.

: Supernote. Oh my word. What the hell is this? I don’t think I’ve seen this before but it now …

: Maybe it’s the changeable weather but I’m sick again. Soo stupid.

: KUKU Maker uses a novel way to make coffee. Still on Kickstarter, 50% off. Tempting but for the $700 …

: PITZMANN II is an interesting looking watch from Korea. I would go for the blue dial, but tbh I …

: World’s Fastest Camera Drone Vs F1 Car (ft. Max Verstappen). What a great project, one year in …

: 🤒 It’s the third time in as many months that I feel ill. This is so stupid.

: Simple Scan is a new(?) app from Agile Tortoise. The icon isn’t great but looks like another solidly …

: Blogging in Two Modes When I joined Micro.blog, over 7 years ago now, I rediscovered my love for writing on the web again. …

: I get one notification on my phone. It tells me how much more sunlight we’re getting in the day. I …

: Jose’s Football Round Up. I wish Connor did this on a weekly basis. Someone needs to pay him …

: $22/month CAD for the new Atoms app by James Clear. What a joke. Totally out of touch with value. …

: Back to walking to and from work. It was hard-ish this week (in that I felt it) so hoping that this …

: 🐶 Maybe it’s because I tend to take the bus to work, and today I’m walking, but ALL the dogs are out …

: 🌞 Genuinely glorious day in Toronto this morning.

: Alright. Winter is ‘officially’ over, at least in my mind. Time to get more activity and less food. …

: Season 2 of Mr.Robot started slow for me but by episode 7 it was showing its genius. Great show that …

: An internet star is born. Zane’s start to making videos (2 more than his old man ever did).

: Been a while since I’ve listened to an episode of Pod Save the World - easily my favourite news …

: What the hell is the FN Pen 2.0 by Stabby Labs. Deeper dive needed…

: That took a while to get a goal. Chelsea could have buttoned this up ages ago, but they certainly …

: Extra time. How is that possible with so many sitters. Crazy.

: Gallagher has all the chances in the last few minutes.

: Maybe I spoke too soon on the score. Penalties anyone?

: ⚽️ Chelsea vs Liverpool. I’m going with Liverpool on this one. 3-2. Really hope it’s not a snooze …

: Yesterday was brutally cold. Took the kids out to get a pastry from Le Beau and could not make it …

: There is something liberating about having a dumping ground of a site. Where the posts can be …

: The Farer Foxe (World Timer) looks amazing. Although not in the market for a green watch dial, this …

: 🍳 Sunday means eggs for breakfast.

: Ok but of internet-ing done this morning. Shiney new status log that I can capture randomness.

: That’s not great. Just noticed that the price of the Stet domain has gone up in price. I was already …

: ⚽️ One all. 9 minutes to go. Waited long enough boys.

: I seem to have missed this announcement entirely. They had me at Cousin. Also not heard of Wesley …

: The last 6 months have been dedicated to a major project at work. It’s been both satisfying and …

: Of course someone like Joe Sacco would be able to deliver something meaningful about The War on …

: Logo Rhythm by Jamie Ellul. Haven’t backed a Kickstarter in years. This might get me out of …

: Astropad have released version 2 of their Rock Paper Pencil iPad Screen Protector and Apple Pencil …

: The BIRD Brewer The BIRD1 brewer costs a cool $360 (US) and introduces the world to a unique brewing mechanism. It …

: Even the birds are confused by the weather. It’s the middle of February and I can hear a bunch of …

: Apparently Sprudge is one of the big websites surrounding coffee. It’s not the best put together web …

: Spent a little time this morning exploring the coffee industry websites. Fascinating to me that …

: Always leave the house, no matter what the weather is like and try and clear my mind. Got outside …

: Hover bill just got paid and I was reminded that this site is 7 years old, which is pretty wild to …

: Signs of my age I’m sure, but while I’ve heard of Taylor Swift, and keep hearing how she’s ruining …

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: Moon Racket! February 2024.

: Not sure when this happened, but the addition of page assist to Procreate is such a natural way to …

: Working on the February strip. I am looking to add some backgrounds, so will try a few options to …

: Have heard a lot of great things about Mr.Robot, so checking out the first few episodes and it …

: Toni Cornell Performs Stunning Rendition of Peal Jam’s “Black”. That is a hard song.

: Every year in February I watch Groundhog Day. And every year Yasmine asks me why. Its such a great …

: It took a while but finally got the kids Nintendo Switch repaired (the HDMI output was not working …

: On further consideration the Fjorden Pro actually might be a better call because it works like a …

: Seriously eyeing the SnapGrip. What I like about it is that it has about three functions (battery, …

: Year of Health Although not written about this, until now, 2024 is my year of health. I’m in my 40s …

: Vitesse Brief by WaterField Designs has jumped up on my list of briefcases I must get in 2024. I am …

: Listening to Toni Cornell’s Far Away Places. The girl gets soo much rope from me, but legitimately …

: Testing LinkedIn Crossposting. Failed.

: 🎨 Just chilling out with Zane on the couch watching Bob Ross doing his thing.

: The first casualty when war comes is truth. — Hiram W Johnson

: Cooking points unlocked. Took me all week.

: It’s subtle and you can barely tell at the moment, but look closely and you can see the sun is …

: 🔫🌹🌹🔫 Chinese Democracy is by far Guns’n’Roses best album. Even though released in 2008, the sound …

: While it’s easy to be down on humanity, think of all the music, the art, the writing, the comics, …

: Meal prep for the week. I’m really loving creating a whole slew of dishes and sneaking a few …

: Been getting into a bunch of curries at the moment. Did a West African beef curry yesterday and a …

: Looking to get Zane into game development…but where to start? Any suggestions that have worked and …

: I absolutely love Barry Windsor Smith. His art takes me back to my early teens and discovering …

: Finished reading: Love & Vermin by Will McPhail 📚

: Currently reading: What’s Our Problem?: A Self-Help Book for Societies by Tim Urban 📚.

: The Antidote is an interesting book, but only when the author is writing about his experiences with …

: Finished reading: The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman 📚

: Airshow is my favourite podcast app. It’s lightweight. Supports notes/chapters (if they are …

: Ever since watching The Bear I have been on a mad R.E.M kick. Out of Time being top of the list. …

: Now that Ryan is growing older, some of his new interests are coming through. Clearly the boy loves …

: Ready Chef!

: 😷 This cough is not going away. It’s been with me for 5 days now. Today was the worst day overall…

: 🏂🏻 First proper snow in Toronto. Maybe this means the kids will get a chance to go tobogganing down …

: First tech purchase of 2024, a smart scale. Tons of data to wade through. Interestingly my overall …

: At the tender age of 44, having completed GCSEs, A-levels, a University Masters degree in …

: Nice overview of all the stationery People ACTUALLY Bought in 2023 from Jetpens. For myself, my …

: Watching The Bear. What a fantastic show. You do need to get through the first 10min in episode 01, …

: There was diligence to his method, which resulted in a pretty uniform shaped sphere.

: Currently reading: The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman 📚. I’ve tried reading this book before. The first …

: If ever there was a way to reinforce the 6 seasons, we woke up today with a light dusting of snow …

: Final post of 2023, also 1 more post than my most posts in a year (462). Wishing everyone a happy …

: A very anaemic amount of books this year. I am in the middle of several books at the moment, but my …

: Testing digital inking only.

: It’s been a while since I last played.

: I think those geniuses at IKEA have finally cracked the loose tea steeper puzzle. How to make one …

: 2024 Reading List While I only just scraped by 2023 reading goals, I’ve decided to go down a very different route for …

: My new favourite beer, the triple NEIPA from Collective Arts, Fuzzy Face. One beer and you can feel …

: ⚽️ This is a terrible game for Manchester United. I mean, seriously this is going to be …

: 2023, in 7 minutes from Vox. Still processing.

: Father points unlocked. Kids (Zane mostly) watched A New Hope for the first time and followed along …

: 🎄 Merry Christmas everyone. Time for the annual ritual of tricking my kids that a fat man with a …

: First strip in 6 years maybe? Experimenting with a bunch of stuff at the moment, including hand …

: Trying something different. Digital ink. A completely stress free way of moving from my pencils into …

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: Watched The Creator. Visually, one of the most stunning sci-fi movies I’ve seen in a while. The …

: ☕️ Just when you think you know most of the possible ways to brew a cup of coffee you find out about …

: 🎄 The holidays begin now. It’s been a long time coming (since the start of August) and I am properly …

: 🗑️ It’s garbage day again! I hate garbage day. I just took you out. Seriously.

: ☃️ Nope, didn’t imagine things. This time last year there was snow on the grown over a week ago and …

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: Lego season has begun in the house. First up was the Lego Luigi starter set with the kids. Plenty …

: 🎄 It started 4 years ago. After leaving the Gulf I decided to start making White Russians in the …

: Been watching Pluto TV all week. Really love what they have going on here. First show on the list, …

: It’s been a pretty mentally and physically challenging period of time. I guess not having a break …

: I am soo done with machined pens. Total waste of money. 10 years of hunting for the ideal holder for …

: Ambient Hum Introduction I wrote this introduction while in Tampa this summer and its great to finally share it because it …

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: The project for 2023 was the Moon Racket! collection, Ambient Hum. This one has been long in …

: After a little over a year in Canada, I can definitely say that I honestly believe that Toronto has …

: ☕️ It took me a while, but I finally found my coffee beans purveyor of choice in Toronto, Pilot …

: It takes an incredible amount of effort to put a book together. My plan is to release one a year …

: Things have to move around a little once the final trade dress constraints come in. Book has been …

: The cover is finally done! Lots to talk about, but just super happy that all the pieces of the book …

: Trade dress coming along…

: Inside Real Madrid’s $1BN Stadium Upgrade. Great overview of a stadium that looks completely …

: Cover is coming together.

: 🥃 White Russian season has begun. Normally the month before Christmas I get myself a bottle of vodka …

: Eco House designed to Passivehaus premium. Since putting a pause in the work around Stet, as I …

: I came home yesterday and the kids had done some remodelling of our living room. A household with …

: Finished reading: The Art and Business of Online Writing by Nicolas Cole 📚

: James O’Brien Vs The Government Part 2. Great take by O’Brien who has such an incredibly calm …

: The first two chapters of my long gestating story Colours is out. Conceived some 25 years ago, I …

: Onyx stood at the entrance of the chamber, he could see her a little better. The candles offered …

: At first I was a little disappointed in the scroll wheel of my Anywhere MX 3S mouse. It didn’t have …

: 🍗 At Chick-Fil-A because that’s what Ryan wanted all week. It’s easy food with little fuss for the …

: It must have been in the Uber, last week I lost a close companion, my Anywhere MX mouse which I’ve …

: Onyx was standing in front of an incredibly tall and ornate gate that stretched high into the sky. …

: So Zane did this yesterday and I am absolutely floored by what he’s created! The thing I am most …

: 🥘 Mega day for cooking. Got an amazing chilli con carne done (but with butternut squash, chorizo, …

: Onyx knew that he had to react quickly. His consciousness instantly reverted back to his body, he …

: 🍳 I’m sure there is an app or website out there that does this already but I wouldn’t mind something …

: Trying to separate the signal from the noise was where Onyx’s wings came into their own. From above …

: The Decay covers an immense urban expanse, tied together through a network of makeshift huts, small …

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: The hilltop he was sitting on seemed a little less faded than the rest of the expanse around him. …

: Onyx decided to sit down. The terrain was different here as the ground fell gradually away him. He …

: First proper trick or treating since Dubai?!

: The first of November is when I like to write my short story of the year. This year I’m finishing …

: Yesterday made an awesome sheet pan pizza. Today I promised Ryan I would make some sweet and sour …

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: 💥🎧 So loud. Toronto is so loud. Mainly the stupid vehicles that roam the streets blurting out …

: Lock Screen for autumn 2023.

: Not Playing the Internet Game Fuuuucccckkkk. I’ve been doing it all wrong. Picked up a book today that makes so much sense and has …

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: I’ve been avoiding the news media because I genuinely don’t believe they are being objective, rather …

: Finished reading: How to make the best coffee at home by James Hoffmann 📚

: Finished reading: Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior by Cube Kid 📚 This wasn’t actually read by me as this …

: Let the festivities begin.

: As a big fan of field watches, the 02SERIES Field from Studio Underd0g is a real looker and …

: I’ve been on a serious food nostalgia trip this weekend. Made Lebanese rice pudding. The only …

: When shit gets bad, I tend to fall back onto these characters for support. The process is key.

: 2024 Total Eclipse Map by The Eclipse Company is a great visual of where the next total eclipse is …

: Broken World I can’t do it. I can’t bring myself to follow what is unfolding in the Middle East. I …

: Spanakopita turned out pretty good.

: Not going to lie, I’m really, really happy that the bird site is dead. I will say that Instagram has …

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: Happy 🇨🇦 Thanksgiving. Today was the first dinner party we’ve thrown in a looong while. All Greek …

: Been watching the Beckham documentary. Obviously going for the ‘Last Dance’ kind of …

: Real shame that Bryan’s MacOS Today Widget for posting to Micro.blog isn’t supported …

: Saturday afternoon studio.

: New microbrand Erebus has launched their first watch, the Origin. Still wondering if this is for me …

: Sensible Defaults Chapter 03 Varieties I’ve increasingly been noticing the varieties that exist in the world around …

: A reasonably tough start to the week on the kids side. Both going through their own issues. Both …

: Great video explaining some of the wild ambitions by Japanese architects in the 60s to reclaim (in …

: On the boat.

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: A different view of Toronto.

: Not sure where he saw this, but on the way to school Zane asked me if he could buy a VR headset. To …

: New iPhone, means new case. My Horween leather case from Nomad on my iPhone 11 lasted me nearly 4 …

: 📱 I’m on a four year upgrade cycle. The thing is this year might be a phone that will stay …

: 🍂 It’s hoodie season. To celebrate got myself a brown/hazel coloured one for 2023. Maybe this …

: Politics On the Edge by Rory Stewart. I stumbled on Rory several years ago and in him found a …

: 🍻 Usually come Friday I am totally smashed and feel like I need a beer. Today, even though it’s been …

: Just me an Zane in the house this week. It’s amazing the chaos that is inflicted on a house with …

: 🌻 Sunflower Surprises The blistering sunshine begins to subside. The days of sweltering heat slowly …

: Micro.blog has been pretty sketchy for publishing today. Maybe needs an MOT.

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: Ah, Le Beau!

: 36 Click Pen Over the last year I have really leaned into the Pentel Energel as my go to pen of choice. As was …

: Procreate Dreams. Between Procreate ans Affinity they have totally transformed what is even possible …

: One of the things that I have recently taken to is sketching idyll whenever I have a free moment. …

: The new Santiago Bernabéu stadium opened this weekend. What an incredible project that is truly a …

: It’s done, at least all the interior pages of the Moon Racket! collection is done. All …

: 🍟 My kingdom for a full proof way to make decent oven fries. I know I’ve been doing it wrong, but my …

: Summer is nearly and truly over.

: Onomatopia I’m really loving how these chapter break pages came together for the Moon Racket! collection. …

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: Publishing is making public your own enthusiasm. — Robert Gottlieb I really love this (via Austin …

: The book arrived! Super fast printing and delivery. I’m not a big fan of the glossy cover. The …

: The most Toronto picture I could take.

: Ordered the copy today. The cover needs to be sorted but great to see 120 pages of Moon Racket! …

: Just came out of Banksyland in Toronto. 5/10. Tiny venue. Sparse collection. This statue was my …

: Crispy, fresh air with a little bite. Summer is very slowly coming to an end. September and May have …

: Stationary / 2023 Edition For a while now I have been going through my stash of stationary, using all the things that I have …

: I could spend hours looking at the Made In website. It’s been nearly a decade since we bought our …

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: Cooking / 2023 Edition We didn’t go out very often to eat at restaurants while on holiday - I can count 4 times on the …

: Coffee / 2023 Edition

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the ability to lean into several of my hobbies. I bought Jame …

: This is one of the best takes on Twitter’s Rebrand to X. It’s so fundamentally stupid, …

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: Absolutely loving the subscription to The Athletic. Great coverage. Great reading experience. The …

: Work on Moon Racket! continues. The first draft of all the text is now in. I should have the …

: It’s a Moon Racket! kinda morning.

: ♟️ Played chess with Zane yesterday and he legit beat me - up until now it’s been a question of …

: Amazingly full day. Wrote a super important few pages in my notebook for Stet. I need to flesh it …

: My America haul so far.

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: Alright. Found my Florida DIPA. Smooth, with the right amount of kick at the end.

: Someone from Florida has to explain this to me. What’s the deal with the scales as you enter and …

: 📚 Finished reading: Deep Work by Cal Newport. Most of which I already knew from his podcast, but …

: That’s what I’m talking about.

: I remember reading about Snapdrop on Dense Discovery as a means of sharing files across platforms …

: I sat down in front of iPad this morning to write the Moon Racket! introduction. I was looking at …

: I’m currently reading ‘Deep Work’ and while I have heard all of this before on Cal Newports podcast, …

: I am always amazed by the shapes and colours of the clouds here in Florida. They really are unlike …

: Editing mode.

: A Question of Home ‘Where is home?’ I hate that question. It sometimes comes as a comments. It’s sometimes a question. …

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: The Hakeem of Saida I lost my uncle Moueen yesterday. My mother broke the news to me and I didn’t understand it at …

: Over the last few days I have got to hang out with many more parents around the parks near the …

: Started the holiday prep. Suitcases are out and the clothes we’re going to be taking are starting to …

: I’ve been reading BlogTO for a couple of months now in an attempt to get a high level feel of what’s …

: Really great video about Rob Liefeld. This takes me back to my early teens instantly as I was there …

: ♟️Been playing chess a lot on my mobile. I definitely get it now. Damn is my endgame shocking. So, …

: Been practicing my chess using the wonderful Chessmate. It’s like the iA Writer of chess games.

: Feels really great getting back into writing about the built environment. I am exercising a …

: The Boy and the Heron, was released on Friday in Japan and is Miyazaki coming out of retirement. …

: Absolutely fascinating video about the cost of lithium mining in both Chile and Bolivia. The last …

: When we arrived from Florida, the temperature was starting to turn. Ryan was adamant that he wanted …

: Huh. HST (Tax) is now applicable on personal purchases made from private buyers on eBay. What a load …

: Been thinking really hard about my next phone. I’ve been on the iPhone exclusively since the iPhone …

: It’s photos like this that make me lament not having a better camera on me. I am ‘due’ an upgrade …

: Clearly it rained last night. The patio furniture is wet. Thankfully I had moved the cushions under …

: Present from Peter and Carlos.

: Two little dudes.

: Basil grown by the kids. Oh yeah.

: I downloaded Threads. It’s fine. When it gets ActivityPub it will be of some use to me. Right now …

: 🏀 Ok. I’m feeling it today. Just 30min of a proper sweat and I’m totally feeling it today.

: Hello old friend.

: My resident beer guy recommended Beau’s Juiced AF, and he nailed it once again. Love a guy that …

: Publishing Schedule Over the last couple of days I have felt a little restless. Recently I’ve felt the need to put …

: Demons hate fresh air. It’s been a miserable Sunday. Dreary. Rainy. We’ve been cooped up all day. …

: Started watching Silo yesterday. The mystery element gives me strong Lost vibes, with the production …

: Mclaren are now into the scooter business? For $2000…steep for my liking, but it does look …

: The Family Crest. My favourite ‘new’ band. A ‘new’ band being anything I discovered and loved post …

: WTF Canada…I know it’s not your fault, but these forest fires are really, really bad. Can’t really …

: Long weekend start now! It’s been a slog these last few weeks, but I finally feel like I am actually …

: NEVS Emily GT. Great overview of what SAAB could have been. Great use of technology that I used for …

: Too much juice in the glazing. Top tip next time is drizzle it in slowly.

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: 🛝 As parks go, Regent Park in Toronto is extremely kid friendly. Can see I will be spending a decent …

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: Every weekend I like to try cooking something new. Throughout the week my attention and energy …

: We always said we would wait until there was a shitty rainy day before we take the kids to the …

: I always have a serious calm when I am pulling something together. My brain stops whirring around …

: Somehow we’re at the end of June. Slowly but surely I will have been in Canada for an entire year. …

: Another vegan meal.

: The puppy industry in Canada is truly far reaching. Today I was reminded when I saw a dude carry two …

: The phone I had before this was an iPhone 6S. It had a button. It also had an aquamarine blue soft …

: Sunday evening Pimms. Can totally get used to that.

: Father’s Day banana bread.

: After +4 years, I was forced to get a replacement cover for my phone. Feels strange considering I …

: The hardest thing for me as a parent is trying to teach a kid when then absolutely, positively have …

: Patio coffee time.

: Spent the afternoon with Ryan pottering around the garage (fixing bikes, recycling for the week, …

: This Jamie Tartt montage of his character arc is amazing. The music selection is masterful as well. …

: 🍦 Top Toronto Tip: Ice cream cone from Zuzus.

: One of the simple pleasures that I was hoping to have when we moved to Toronto was the ability to …

: So. Much. Fun.

: The editing process begins.

: Finished reading: The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante 📚

: Vision Pro. Super interesting technologies and ideas. Totally unmoved at even considering it or …

: It’s been a seriously long time since I was super excited to pick up a pencil and sketch. They are …

: It feels great stepping away from the internet for a while. I’ve been devouring a book and …

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: Feeling inspired to revisit these characters. I’ve not drawn them in years.

: This latest video on Sony phones by MKBHD is really on point. I’ve always been a big fan of …

: 🎸 One of my favourite album cover artwork in a loooong time.

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: I bought a KVM switch that looked great but effectively didn’t work properly. I replaced it with …

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: In the 4½ years since I got my iPad Pro, I have never felt it struggle with anything that I have …

: I’ve been putting together my next book, a collection of everything related to my comic strip Moon …

: Where I’ve been 🇱🇧 Lebanon 🇬🇷 Greece 🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates 🇩🇰 Denmark 🇶🇦 Qatar 🇹🇷 Turkey 🇯🇵 Japan 🇲🇾 Malaysia 🇮🇹 …

: 🔌 Power cut in the house today….looks like it’s something we can look forward to till the end of the …

: A few weeks back I decided to go ‘cheap’ and got an HDMI switcher and a couple of Amazon basic HDMI …

: I am really loving the 3D analysis videos of lap comparisons in an F1 race. They offer a view of …

: I’ve always loved the sentiment.

: Trying to explain the concept to the kids was fun.

: Good riddance.

: Some how this Baby Einstein shot for 8 years ago, on Dribbble has garnered 5300 views. Think I’ll …

: ⚡️ It’s not every day that you get one of these - but I think I have the next phase of Stet in a …

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: I have to say that the news out of Spain and La Liga around the Vini Jr racism incident, is just so …

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: Great day out in the countryside for Stephanie and Tim’s wedding. First long drive in Canada …

: Some how I totally missed that this Toronto specific site exists - even though I was told about this …

: Variety is the spice of life Life can be like a massive shopping carts. We fill it with experiences, products, people, memories, …

: 🚗 Long weekend begins soon…however just got our rental for the weekend. Really looking forward to …

: Looking forward to Micro Camp 2023. I had a lot of fun contributing to the event last year and …

: I play the NY Times Mini Crossword Puzzle every day. Unlike Wordle which can frustrate me this 2min …

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: 🍻 Great Lakes Brewery Saltana Solero is another great find.

: 🏕️ First time I drop the kids off for their Cubs Scouts and Beaver…what do you call these, meets? …

: 💪 Alright, remember how I said having no breakfast was surprisingly easy? A week in and it is …

: The animals around me always remind me that I’m not in Europe or the Middle East any more. The …

: Moments I’ve always, always, look at me, always, had a dislike of the word ‘blog’. It’s like one extra …

: Why isn’t Bard available in Canada or the EU? I thought I had messed up a setting in my Google …

: Today was pretty tiring…but good fun with the kids.

: JPL’s New Snake Robot is such an innovative approach to terrain exploration. Just couldn’t help …

: It is shocking to me how quickly your body can get used to less food. For years breakfast has been …

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: I remember when I was a Cub Scout, I loved it. Loved collecting the badges, I loved the manual, the …

: Zane’s having a tough time at school. A few months ago we decided that he was becoming obsessed with …

: My overall health has stagnated, so I’m trying something a little different with my diet. No …

: ☕️ I hate running out of coffee. My issue is that I now have access to good quality stuff from Latin …

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: ⚽️ A great Ted Lasso episode. This year has been a little miss more than hit, but hopefully going to …

: Have fallen out of so many habits at the moment. Some of them like journaling, reading and gratitude …

: Witnessed the most, un-Canadian thing today. On the intersection in front of our house a man in his …

: Tuna samich on a ridiculously fresh baguette.

: Aqueux are high quality dynamic wallpapers based on a classic Mac images. Currently loving Ventura …

: There’s now going to be a Gran Turismo Movie? First the Mario movie, then Tetris, now this. What …

: Last week I noticed my relatively new Apple keyboard had a sticky ‘0’ button. I yanked it out like …

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: ☕ Didn’t know that there was a Specialty Coffee Expo (in hindsight, of course there is). Good excuse …

: 🥘 After several years now of cooking regularly, I have only now begun mixing things up a little and …

: Pressure can burst a pipe, or pressure can make a diamond. — Robert Horry

: I’m pretty sure I did TCAF wrong. Even though a massive comic fan for years, while I have been out …

: TCAF 2023. Soo packed. Can’t say it was an elegant experience (not that I was expecting one), but …

: Somehow I have ended up putting my dropbox folder of notes on the side and concentrating my efforts …

: So not on Toronto. Just not right.

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: I have to hand it to the DayOne development team. Once you get all your entries into the app, it is …

: Stop Using Custom Web Fonts. Needless to say I don’t agree with Brian at all on this point. There …

: Really looking forward to my first TCAF this weekend.

: On my way to work I occasionally walk past a young woman with a Tim’s cup of coffee. It’s always on …

: I get out of the house and hear a bird. Looked everywhere but couldn’t see where it was coming from. …

: Tucker Carlson Is Dismissed From Fox News. See now that is funny. Fox getting taken down by a voting …

: Never has there been a better example of unlocking than today. Rain. Hail. Sunshine. All in one day. …

: Well that is mega annoying. I totally messed up my website design by pressing the wrong button. I’ve …

: Went to arguably one of the worst stores in Canada, The Beer Store. The logo is awful. It’s a …

: That was fast. Moving all my articles and drawings into Pages for the new BEC Volume was super …

: Easily one of the things that I have missed the most in my wilderness away from the Mac is the use …

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: Cluny at the Distillery District. Wonderful ambiance. Food was decidedly meh. Post pandemic I am …

: Kapow! IPA by Rainhard Brewing Co. is my favourite Canadian beer. It would have been pretty freaky …

: It’s that time of the year when Pages becomes my most used app. Love this thing app. Should be done …

: First signs.

: For the last year I have been following Eric ten Hag (the manager at Manchester United), take over a …

: 🍕 Pizza night tonight. Nailed it!

: Jack Black sings Peaches. Easily one of the highlights of the Mario movie and I’m glad it also …

: Sindre Sorhus is an Mac/iOS open source app fiend. So much goodness to try over there.

: Seeing things in large (and not on iOS) is actually a little jarring. For all those wishing for the …

: 🍣 Major cooking hack I just discovered. When frying salmon (if using a metal frying pan) is a little …

: Visiting The Cinema The last time I went to the cinema was probably seven years ago (I watched Once Upon a Time in …

: WaaHoo!

: What’s this? I got a message in my inbox this week that my Coffeejack is making its way from China? …

: Good day off. Didn’t achieve very much, but that’s ok sometimes. Made some calls. Cooked some food. …

: This Ambessa Play is a DIY flashlight on Kickstarter. I like the concept behind this product (even …

: Champions of Europe. You’ll never sing that. Champions of Europe. You weren’t even born. Champions …

: How to use the Global MinoSharp Ceramic Water Sharpener. Not going to lie, these ‘vintage’ videos on …

: How was it made? Donatello’s marble carving technique. I love watching videos that showcase …

: Wordle 652 2/6 🟩⬛⬛🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Been playing recently. First time in a while I get a two.

: That was unexpected. My 2021 watch purchase (and my everyday beater watch) is my Vaer field watch. I …

: 🍔 Tried a burger place close to the house, The Burger’s Priest. Not a great burger. It always …

:  I finally went and did it. After nearly 4 years, a Mac is making its way back into my life. An M2 …

: David Guetta & Bebe Rexha - I’m Good (Blue). Somehow this song broke through my Spotify …

: Incredible wood carving on a scale I have never imagined possible, Hulk vs Wolverine. Definitely …

: The Act of Creating I don’t know how else to be. On my latest trip Florida it dawned on me that I generally am genuinely …

: Totally inspired by Mendo’s post, finished off the KAA typeface and did a little comic about it.

: Its taken a really long time but very nearly there with KAA-regular (and KAA-bold).

: As much as flying and travelling let’s you break routines we lost for the pandemic, there’s no place …

: Importing SVG Files from Affinity Designer into iFontMaker. Yup will be using this at some point in …

: 🏖️ One of the important aspects of a break is the mental reset. It’s the whole reason for the break …

: Bye bye Florida.

: Ah makes sense. So In was up against Barry Windsor Smith’s Monsters. That’s a tough one to go up …

: 📚 Finished reading: In: the Graphic Novel by Will McPhail. What an incredible book. I’m surprised it …

: Writing my newsletter on a Sunday can be a pretty relaxed affair. Once I have the idea ready to go, …

: 📚 Finished reading: Over the Edge of the World by Laurence Bergreen

: Following the last post, Calligraphr, let’s you create your font based on your handwriting with some …

: An advise / idea for comic artists: make your handwriting and font. I created my own font family …

: Watched Downton Abbey: A New Era. This movie is purely for the fans. Get to spend a little bit more …

: The joys of going into an actual book store is the ability to browse and serendipitously stumble on …

: As a hobbyist author, the Pages app for iOS really is an amazing tool in your arsenal. Low stress …

: Watched the Banshees of Inisherin on the flight over to Florida - great movie although I guess I …

: 43,000 posts. Across 25 years. That’s the equivalent of 1700 posts average per year or 140 posts per …

: New typeface by TipoType Axios Pro looks amazing. I’m a real fan of their extras and their italics …

: The Final Curtain Call on pirating the Oscars is a fascinating view on how to solve a problem by …

: And so the work on the BEC Volume 2 begins.

: An unfortunate effect of moving countries and the pandemic is that my kids have never experienced …

: Haven’t heard a Daring Fireball show in a while. I wish all my podcasts had the same approach to …

: ⚽️ Really enjoyable game. All big to small teams should have a player advantage. Makes the game so …

: Navigating Channels Modern life is increasingly a struggle of managing multiple channels. Work channels. Home channels. …

: reMarkable is a really interesting product, that probably costs x2 what I would be willing to pay. …

: ⛑️ I’ve recently noticed that I’m getting out of breathe walking up and down stairs. Clearly …

: Our Time. This Ford commercial announcing its back in F1 is amazingly well done.

: Something is very, very different with these beans. Good times ahead.

: ☕️ Oh man I was not wrong. I’ve always felt that Costa Rica had something special when it comes to …

: Medium’s me.dm Mastodon Server Opens Up. Same price as Micro.blog. I think I would pay …

: As much as I love Status.lol, it has some serious flakiness to it.

: Issue 003 of my newsletter Stet, is now out. This issue looks at the opening of the Grand Egyptian …

: The thing about stationary is that it doesn’t generally go bad. You might not use it for a year or …

: Reconnecting with some old friends.

: ❄️ Apparently it’s called thunder snow. Damn that’s a raging storm out there.

: Feedbin 10th Anniversary Tee. So totally there. Need a Micro.blog one as well.

: Sometimes starting in the digital space is just not the right move. Back to paper and pencil and my …

: Working on something…

: 🚇 Public transport in Toronto is interesting. If I choose to walk from my house, I get to work in …

: Yesterday was tough work walking home. Times it perfectly to be hit by the storm. Wasn’t …

: ✏️ Drawing with the kids today. Also have a fun drawing side project that I can’t wait to get going.

: By far one of the most awesome displays at the match was the black and white flags from the …

: ☕️ Quiet Sunday morning to reflect on the week that passed and maybe start to mentally prepare for …

: Beware of poisonous internet worms. The Scott Adams (Dilbert comic creator) controversy is at best, …

: 🛟 So much life happening this year. So. Much. Life.

: Fun metric. Sometime this year I turn 16,000 days old.

: Speaking of Mo Willems, his site, Pigeon Presents, is actually a celebration of his work. More …

: Mis-en-place.

: 🍳 Will do some cooking later on this afternoon. It’s the weekend and I’m looking forward to a great …

: 🍻 First beer of February. It’s been a long week. Lots of ups and downs emotionally.

: The kids absolutely loved it. Zane as the mega fan was soo happy.

: 🐘 Off to see Elephant and Piggie. Been on the cards for weeks now.

: Watching Eric Ten Hag take on a struggling team and mould them into winners has been a real …

: Finished reading: Peanut Jones And The Illustrated City by Rob Biddulph 📚

: 🧠 It’s been a mental rollercoaster these last few weeks. I really need to settle myself and brain.

: 😶‍🌫️ Waking up routine.

: Walking back home was tough today. The silent crunch of fresh snow was satisfying though.

: 🌄 Every morning it’s a struggle getting the family ready to school. It’s got to get better some day …

: 🏦 Banking items done on this fine family day in Canada.

: So decided to take another stab at writing all my tasks down and using it as a bullet journal. It’s …

: 👓 Love is Blind is a weird show. Is it real or totally made up?

: Great article over at Our Built Environment newsletter which looks at the magic that has seemingly …

: The new iOS app for Micro.blog (currently in beta), finally addresses the poor and clunky interface …

: Issue 002 of my newsletter Stet, is now out.

: It’s been a while since I worked on some artwork. A little rusty but nice to finally have this …

: ⚽ Alright. MUN against LEI. Looking forward to seeing what happens in this insane group of fixtures. …

: EVERY Mac McClung Dunk in the 2023 NBA Dunk Contest. Been a while since I was super impressed with a …

: 🥐 Got a bunch of baked goods for a fat Saturday morning. Feeling the weight but hey, it’s Saturday.

: 🖋️ I spoke to soo. In the end I won’t be getting an Ivory Sailor Pro Gear. They seemingly don’t …

: A Short History of My Last Six Years. Can’t wait for this book. Apple Books it is.

: I love comeback stories. A sportsball team rebuilding and improving an existing crop of players. …

: How fucking good is the Tetris movie trailer? So, sooo fucking good. Music is also on point.

: 🪫 Energy levels are not great at the moment. Maybe I need to get some vitamins..

: Man that was rough. Went to the dentist. Chipped tooth from last year. Needed to get work done to …

: Good weekend. Got some life stuff done. Got family stuff done. Got some cooking done for the week. …

: ✈️ We’re booked for March. That was stressful, but now that a decision is made can look forward to …

: ⚽ Not a great game. So frantic but no real quality from either side.

: Looking to buy some airplane tickets. Maybe it’s a North American thing, but the fees and charges …

: Ted Lasso Season3!

: 💰 Spent the morning reviewing our budget. Clarity is good, but settling into a country takes time.

: Visiting a new city is always a fun thing. Montreal has been on my list of places to go since I was …

: 🌞 Glorious day in Toronto. Little bit nippy but oh so sunny.

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: 🥯 Montreal bagels. Am I right?

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: My very first poutine.

: ✈️ Flying out to Montreal tomorrow for the first time.

: It’s so, so sad what has happened in Turkey. Humanity is not doing great at the moment. Between a …

: ♻️ Bins are out for the week. Last week I got it wrong and put the wrong bags out.

: 😎 7°C. In February. In Toronto. Welcome to global warming.

: ☕ Damn that’s a good cup of coffee. Every once in a while you nail it.

: Never heard of Legible.com, but they are going to be publishing Tim Urban’s new book - as a digital …

: 🍬 Messed up my no s-diet today. Just couldn’t help myself. Had some crisps and salty snacks in the …

: Every year in February I watch Groundhog Day. And every year Yasmine asks me why.

: 🌬️ Kinda feeling deflated today. Got some pretty important things done at work but still.

: Such little dudes. Taking the boys to school can be a real highlight of my day when it’s not a rush …

: 🦫 Nope not early! Late. Groundhog Day was a few days ago! 6 weeks till spring?

: Really looking forward to Tim Urban’s book, What’s Our Problem?: A Self-Help Book for …

: 🦫 Think I’m going to watch Groundhog Day a little earlier this year.

: 🍔 Today was burger day. Been a while since I’ve done that. Buns were ok, but nothing on my sweet …

: 🧹 Cleaning day. Then it will be organisation day as well.

: 📬 Stet newsletter has now finally dropped. Feels good to have this as part of my routine again.

: Stet Newletter If you’ve missed my newsletter In Abeyance, sad news, I’ve decided to stop publishing …

: 🌙 Late one tonight.

: 🍛 Made Aloo Gobi tonight. Been a while. Love this dish.

: 🚸 Lego time with the kids this afternoon. Been a while.

: 🛋️ Lazy Saturday afternoon. Nap time maybe.

: What’s great about Status.lol is that it ‘gets’ it. It’s not a ‘blogging’ platform rather it’s a …

: 😬 That was tight but Manchester United got it over the line. I’m actually enjoying watching them (I …

: 🏟️ Man these guys would have been totally dominated with a full team. 3 minutes to go.

: ⏰ 7 more minutes! C’mon! This is going to be a ROUGH ending.

: 🦸‍♂️ What a hero Martinez is!

: ⚽ There is no way that was a red card. Fine, wrong location of hands. So stupid

: Really digging these Financial Times guides for Toronto. Once the weather starts heating up a little …

: I am soo done with Kickstarter. My biggest gripe isn’t the wait. It’s poor communication from the …

: ☃️ Alright. This I can get behind. It’s freezing outside but at least there is some snow falling …

: 🧠 Smashing through _Things_ at the moment and working out what’s on the plate across life and projects.. 🧠 Smashing through Things at the moment and working out what’s on the plate across life and …

: 🦄 Weekend begins now. Need to start planning my thoughts.

: I am now using three different blogging tools. Each uniquely suited for it intended use. Status.lol …

: 🐋 Feel pretty bloated (like a whale) after that pizza. Chamomile time.

: Been reading Peanut Jones to the kids. Been a while since both kids have been really into a book …

: ☕️ Definitely didn’t get my quota of coffee today.

: 🥂 It’s works from drafts now!

: 🥶 You know shit has hit the fan when you read the words ‘Polar Vortex’, ‘Frostbite’, ‘Frostnip(?)’ …

: 🥳 Get over Twitter. So much better things out there.

: The Status.lol app is what I have been looking for to post random thoughts to status.lol. Sadly …

: 🥶 Oh my it’s going to drop to -23°C overnight!

: Moving to Substack It did pain me to do it but I moved my In Abeyance newsletter over to Substack from Buttondown. My …

: You can literally spend hours looking at Jonathon Hoefler’s AI generated series of products that …

: Kids going tobogganing for the first time.

: Toronto by night.

: One of the joys of Twitter imploding is the plethora of apps being developed for Mastodon. My new …

: The boys had their first concert.

: Shovelled my first bit of snow yesterday. It was a token gesture (there really wasn’t that much …

: Actions Calendar 2023 This one is a little late but there is a story there. I knew I needed to have something ready to go …

: 📷 I stumbled on this video that was talking about trying to come up with a cheaper version of an …

: So I ended up buying Toot! This little detail highlighting interactions is wonderful. If you replied …

: I was wrong. The best Mastodon app, by a country mile is a web app. Elk is the way. For the the …

: By far one of the funnest app icon selection ever. Ice Cubes for Mastodon kills it in this aspect. A …

: The only aspect of Twitter I ‘miss’ is the feature to have a link in the text get supplemented with …

: Finally the new Mac mini is out. After going on nearly 3 years without a Mac, can’t wait to be back.

: 🖋️ I received my Sailor pen today. Greedily I tore the box open, expecting to see a gleaming ivory …

: Six Every year now I am reminded of when I rediscovered my love for writing on the web again. On the web …

: It’s really nice to see a bunch of people I would usually not follow on Twitter making their way …

: The new Sony Walkman music player looks amazing. Digital music has somewhat ruined my appreciation …

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: Some weird-ass sculptures here in Toronto. Ah-thank-you. I’m here all week.

: A short walk to the bakery this afternoon. Sun outside. Snow on the ground. No need for the snow …

: It’s been soo damn long that something in the theatre space has gotten through to me, but this …

: I’ve never watch a game of ‘football’ in my life, but this acapella NFL theme has certainly piqued …

: This post about how to use ChatGPT for lazy parents is the first really practical use I have found …

: I have been eying up my grail pen, the Ivory Sailor Pro Gear Classic, for years now. My black Sailor …

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: The running joke is that I have had harder summers in Denmark than what is currently passing for …

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: First proper week on my No S-diet. The hardest part for me has always been the evenings. …

: Fantastic trailer of the new Jonah Hill and Eddie Murphy movie, You People. Loved the music, love …

: Since I arrived in Canada, I have heard whispers. Wait for winter to set in. Starts around the end …

: Saw an elderly gentleman, walking down the street. Fedora, raincoat, long umbrella. Saw litter on …

: Planning & Recording This winter break has been about letting my mind wander around. For the …

: 📚 Currently reading: Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark

: Whenever you’re feeling a little blue…then you should definitely spend 2 minutes watching Mufasa …

: About to embark on some classic Miyazaki.

: Falling In & Out of Habits Falling out of habits is very easy. Falling back into the habit is harder. Micro habits are the …

: It was inevitable really. Once a virus gets in the house, its hard to avoid it. Zane gave it to …

: So I finally broke down and got myself one of these @kaa. I have no idea what to do with it at this …

: This year I have been preparing myself for the coming year by writing about all the things. Turns …

: Finished reading: The Manual by Sam Torode 📚

: Year in books for 2022 Here are the books I finished reading in 2022.

: Finished reading: The World As It Is: Inside the Obama White House by Ben Rhodes 📚

: Finished reading: The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason 📚

: Finished reading: Berlin by Jason Lutes 📚

: Finished reading: The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers 📚

: Finished reading: Enough by Patrick Rhone 📚

: Santa got the kids this Muji pencil sharpener. I don’t know why I’m surprised by just how good it …

: The ADPT Series 1 is a really well executed, colourful addition to the field-watch-inspired-style on …

: I remember reading The Man in the High Castle while in London over 15 years ago. I loved the …

: This Vox video capturing 2022, in 7 minutes is very well done. Didn’t cover nuclear fusion, which …

: It’s a soft crunch under your feet. The streets are empty. No cars in sight. A new park near your …

: Love the humour in the Civivi lifetime warranty.

: 🎄End of the day detox.

: It’s not supposed to be this way Apple. I’m supposed to pay a premium for your products. They should …

: ☕️ I first experienced this tiny little creamer on a visit to Micheal Graves architects over a …

: I used to post regularly about things that captured my attention. For years now I have concentrated …

: ☕️ The Alessi Moka Pot, by David Chipperfield, is a wonderful update to a design classic. At the …

: 🎄 Finally! 10 days of actual down time begins now. It’s been an incredible 12 months for us as a …

: Even though I really like the ‘new’ weather app in iOS16, Weatherstrip is such an amazing way to …

: 🥶 Today is the day that we finally see what Canadian weather is all about. I will admit that so far …

: It happens every time. Whenever I’m wrapping a present (a White Elephant for work), I’m reminded how …

: Dear Zane. Dear Ryan. Around the time that Zane was born Google released an ad for Gmail called ‘Dear Sophie’. It was fun …

: 📚 It’s taken me ages, but finally finished reading the masterpiece that is Berlin by Jason …

: The Missing Micro.blog App I’ve been using Micro.blog as my default web site hosting for this site for just under 5 years. I’ve …

: Greektown.

: The Laws of Creativity is definitely on the list for 2023.

: First update to the monogram in 5 years.

: The Act of Writing I sent out my last newsletter around the time I was starting to make an exit from Denmark. It was …

: Wish there was a super simple way to extract what I have posted across an entire year and printed …

: What is the point of having health related data if you don’t use it to better yourself and make …

: Last week I bought some index cards. It’s been years since I’ve used these and was quickly reminded …

: It finally happened. I finally changed the cover to my 2018 iPad Pro. The Apple one I bought was …

: My favourite Spider-Man (easily) movie gets a sequel. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

: Nuclear scientist Marv Adams explains what happened in the successful fusion experiment. A pretty …

: Christmas mug is out.

: I rarely repost something I wrote a while back, but my post Two Gifts, from 3 years ago, on why you …

: 2023 Peachy Pink Colourway A little earlier than usual, but its time for my annual colour change. 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 …

: First time out with the winter boots. Novelty I’m sure will wear off, but there is something serene …

: The Year of Less I’ve been meandering for the last month or so thinking about my theme for 2023 will …

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: December 9th is Journal Day. Fully agree. I’ll be organizing my space to do this in the morning and …

: ⚽️ Mad footballing prediction. Both South American teams go through today. C’mon 🇧🇷 & 🇦🇷.

: Projects for 2023 I don’t tend to talk very much at what I am planning to do throughout the coming year, having said …

: Its coming back after a 4 year hiatus.

: One of my favourite pages on my site has become the projects page. It’s been growing incrementally …

: For the month of November, I wrote a story. This is not the first time I have attempted this, …

: Big fan of Wendover. This latest video on How Florida Got So Weird is truly incredible. Great …

: 30 / The Summer of Disruption It was a summer like no other. One we would never forget, for all the …

: 29 / The Summer of Disruption I woke up early on the Tuesday. Quickly checked the news to see where …

: 28 / The Summer of Disruption Yasmine woke me up around midnight. ‘Quickly, get onto the website, …

: The Summer of Disruption has been both the easiest thing that I have written and the hardest. When I …

: 27 / The Summer of Disruption The rest of the weekend felt like an eternity. We started looking at …

: 26 / The Summer of Disruption The news about Hurricane Ian began making the rounds on Thursday. For …

: 25 / The Summer of Disruption We had to fill in a bunch of forms and pay for a sticker to be put in …

: 24 / The Summer of Disruption As the weekend approached we were edging closer and closer to very …

: 23 / The Summer of Disruption I took time off and tried to enjoy Toronto with the kids. We went to …

: ☕️ Quick follow up on yesterday’s post, this new V60 technique really does provide a pretty …

: I have been using Hoffman’s (or more accurately a smaller version) v60 technique since it …

: 22 / The Summer of Disruption Yasmine’s frustration with her situation was amplified further …

: 21 / The Summer of Disruption The family had fully boarded an emotional rollercoaster. I gathered …

: 20 / The Summer of Disruption I was’t sure how to approach the subject with Yasmine. When her aunt …

: I totally procrastinated about getting a gooseneck kettle. Big mistake. Along with the scales an …

: 19 / The Summer of Disruption As September started and it was clear that the kids were not going to …

: 18 / The Summer of Disruption After a couple of weeks I really began to miss my family. A good sign …

: Let Twitter Burn to the Ground The world will be fine without Twitter. In fact I would say that the world will be better off in …

: 17 / The Summer of Disruption It’s around this time that I began looking more closely at the …

: 16 / The Summer of Disruption I don’t remember when the panic started. Was it at midnight? Was it …

: 15 / The Summer of Disruption Unlike in Copenhagen, the summer in Toronto was hot and humid but not …

: 14 / The Summer of Disruption The world is vast and we have developed seemingly countless ways to do …

: This year has not been very artistic. I am really looking forward to drawing the cover to my short …

: 13 / The Summer of Disruption As the summer continued, I felt that I was ready to go back to work. …

: Not going to lie, not really sure what my Mastodon account from Micro.blog actually does? It doesn’t …

: Syndication Over the last 4-5 years I have tried to keep my site as minimal as possible and use it as a way to …

: 12 / The Summer of Disruption Sadly the world continues to create a shared reality for millions …

: 11 / The Summer of Disruption Several months earlier Vladimir Putin’s mental health completely …

: I dislike Twitter because I suck at it and because it sucked the air out of blogging back in the …

: 10 / The Summer of Disruption The family had a period of relative calm after the chaos of these few …

: Version 2 of Affinity is out. Thats all three apps on three platforms for $100. I mean, you’d be …

: 09 / The Summer of Disruption Our journey with Canada’s immigration authority would begin at the end …

: Because of strikes across Ontario, schools were closed yesterday. The school supplied us with …

: 08 / The Summer of Disruption It started off with a dull pain at night. By morning it had become …

: 07 / The Summer of Disruption The mood at the house was understandably sobering and reflective. …

: 06 / The Summer of Disruption All we needed was one hotel room for the family to sleep in before …

: Euro News has a ‘No Comment’ series of clips. This video of twenty years of Putin playing the west …

: I am sooo stuffed. First time in Greektown, I went a little crazy at the restaurant and totally over …

: 05 / The Summer of Disruption 12 days. Our original plan was to go to Greece for 10 days, see my …

: It’s not every day that Affinity releases a marketing promo promising stuff. I imagine Publisher for …

: 04 / The Summer of Disruption 15 minutes ago. We were in a rush to get out the door. To get into a …

: 03 / The Summer of Disruption 5:26am. There are moments in your life that take you completely by …

: Really looking forward to the new Smashing Pumpkins album Atum. Being a follow-up to my favourite …

: 02 / The Summer of Disruption 5:25am. The phone rings. It’s Sharron. I pick it up half asleep …

: 01 / The Summer of Disruption 5:10am. Wake up. Groggy. We were up till past midnight sorting our …

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: 🪡 Yesterday I found my seamstress and couldn’t be happier. It’s a skill I really appreciate. Find …

: I really love the ‘micro-story’ format. Roughly 50 words a day for 30 days. I did this in 2019 and …

: 🐐 Goats chillin'.

: It’s been a while since I heard an Obama speech. Nothing this man does has a direct impact on …

: 🍿 Watched 1917 which I thought was excellent. While there are some plot holes, I do enjoy this genre …

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: The move clearly weakened my immunity and I’ve been battered by a flu. Took a small walk in …

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: A Pleasant Start Today was the first day of Canadian school for Zane. He’s been outside the school environment for a …

: Wonderful story (so far) out of the revolution in Iran. Keep up the pressure. You will succeed.

: It’s moving in day today. I know I am going to be smashed by the end of the day - and I …

: I don’t think it’s prudent to get one of these just before the start of the winter (pointless in …

: One seemingly random post led to a slight rabbit hole complete with my annual email to Manton asking …

: Gifts from our awesome new landlords. Amazing.

: From the latest Core Intuition podcast was the discussion about friction. For me, the reason why I …

: 🍁 All the colours.

: Here in Canada, you can definitely hear the Game of Thrones whispers: Winter is coming. I for one …

: I took the kids with me to the supermarket. On the way there Ryan really wanted to go to his new …

: 🦃 Happy Canadian Thanks Giving! In another example that further highlights that Canadians offer a …

: Things are slowly settling down. Got my driving license. We’ve finally (!) got our house. Was …

: Graphically speaking I really don’t find the city of Toronto to generally have its sh!t together. I …

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: 🚗 Part of the joys of moving to a new country means that I seem to always need to constantly sort …

: Rory Stewart is easily my favourite politician (even though I really like Obama). This video is an …

: The Summer of Disruption It started off with Jamal’s death. Our holiday to Greece was cancelled. As a result I have not seen …

: Otavio Cordeiro‘s Micro.publish plugin for Obsidian is coming soon. Obsidian makes my windows …

: 🌀 You cannot make this shit up. Yasmine got her passport at 11am today. Which is great. She is …

: I’m sure others share the same frustration.

: Amanda Gorman at the United Nations I only ask that you care before it’s too late, That you live …

: It’s not every day that the boys and I spend the evening watching Spider-man Into the Spider-verse. …

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: 🇨🇦 Finally! Wife’s visa came through yesterday, after waiting for 73 days. It’s been a colossal …

: Talking about Homelessness with an Eight year old On our way back home tonight, Zane noticed a man sleeping on the floor. His first thought was to ask …

: I have been unusually quiet recently. That’s because I don’t want to complain. We find …

: As if he knew I was cheating on him with another book The Hoff publishes his own How To Make The …

: 📚 Currently reading Craft Coffee: a Manual by Jessica Easto. I typically hate books on cooking …

: September has brought with it the weather change I was expecting. It’s slightly cooler. Got a couple …

: The Stuart & Lau Cary Briefcase single is a real beauty. The only ding against it is that is …

: Midjourney is a NAI (Narrow Artificial Intelligence) that generates artwork. Its biggest claim to …

: Drivetest centres in Canada are easily one of the worst institution I have ever had to deal with. …

: 🇨🇦 It’s been an incredibly difficult start to life in Canada. Difficult is a mild way to put it …

: The first piece of writing that I have done in months. Feels fucking great. I really, really missed …

: 📚 Currently reading A Short History of Canada: Sixth Edition by Desmond Morton. I gave up on waiting …

: Have I reached peak Kindle? At the moment I am finding it difficult to get engaged with the books …

: 📚 Just finished reading The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason. This is a book that was …

: 🐈🐩🐹 Just at the local Pet Smart. It’s a world I didn’t know even existed. The industry behind pets …

: Bullet journalling was introduced 9 years ago. I know because I remember the very first website and …

: Toronto It’s been an entire month in the city of Toronto. A month in I can definitely say that I am starting …

: Fear of the Different I have been patiently waiting for a book. A book that was released some 10 years ago, with a second …

: ⚾️ Softball in the park. At some point it will feel normal, for now it feels incredibly quaint.

: Ok Hyundai, what is the point of spending advertising dollars on a car you are not selling for three …

: 🔋🚗🪫Well that didn’t go as planned. Waiting list for the Ioniq 5 in Canada is 3 years! You’re putting …

: First burger in Toronto. Seriously excellent. Gonna definitely try all the different options.

: Based on the trailer, the new George Miller movie, Three Thousand Years Of Longing looks amazing.

: Another Russia is a new podcast (2 episodes out so far) that helps make sense of why a country is …

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: See a guy eating a croissant and carrying a no descript cup. Investigate where he came from and find …

: Read the plaque.

: Toronto does murals really well. Much more inviting than random rubbish graffiti.

: Lamb burger topped with tzatziki, spinach, tomato & onions.

: Toronto is really growing on me. Sun was shining. Blue skies. Short walk up to Koreatown. Peach …

: 🍁 This week has flown by. Every day I try and move the needle a little bit, whether it’s in trying …

: Just had a couple of pizza slices at Eataly. I need to up my pizza game ‘bigly’. Their dough is …

: The one thing I am not loving in Canada is the constant smell of weed everywhere. Its like I’m back …

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: There are many great commencement speeches, this one for the University of Texas by Admiral William …

: In a series of ‘Hey, pretty cool' moments, I saw a guy holding Lives of the Stoics by Ryan Holiday …

: First purchase in Canada. You do not go to The Beguiling and leave empty handed. No you do not.

: 🇨🇦 Good Morning Toronto! Alright, alright, alright. Time to explore this city…actually probably …

: Saying goodbye to the family today as I head up to Canada on my own. Zane quickly came to terms with …

: Last day in Florida. It’s been 4 weeks and have really been able to reset my mind after a looong few …

: I’ve been looking for the Canadian equivalent of NPR and found CBC. Down the little rabbit hole and …

: Ryan’s attention to detail does not fail to surprise me, “Daddy, why is there a sign for girls, boys …

: 🎸 Morning Blue by Giant Rooks was released a few days ago and it’s quickly become the song of the …

: Easily the most American thing I have ever seen 😂.

: That’s not a duck…

: Landing Page It took a while to get there (over 5 months), but I finally updated the landing page for my book. I …

: Form Factor Since my digital detox from 2 years ago, I have been looking for a good source of ‘news’. Most news …

: A Florida Man comes into a local grocery store wearing nothing but some khaki shorts (no shirt, not …

: I typically don’t swoon over luxury watches but OMG does this TUDOR Ranger watch tick all my sensory …

: I had no idea this existed. It never came through my vision of the comic book world. Barry …

: Clerks III trailer - going back to the well. Dunno how to feel about this, but likely will watch it.

: Summertime.

: Based on a semi deep dive into the articles published by @jasraj, I discovered the missing software …

: Easily one of my favourite little packages this trip. It’s small. It’s memorable. And it’s a little …

: To all the crazy Americans celebrating their Independence from the clutches of the British Empire, …

: Welcome to Florida! The new California. — Overheard at the counter at Walmart

: Turned out really good. The ingredients in North America are a little different to what we got in …

: Being An Indie Publisher Now that I have completed putting my book up for sale (in all the places I intend to sell it in) …

: 🇩🇰💥🔫 I’m actually at a bit of a loss at the event in Denmark. I’m not going to say the event is …

: Today I paid my yearly subscription to Feedbin for the 10th year in a row. Easily one of my …

: ‘Florida Man’ IPA by Cigar City Brewing.

: 🔪 Alright. My exploration of an EDC knife is now put on ice until we get to Canada. Not going to …

: Amazon Kindle Create Spent the entire day formatting my book using Kindle Create. What a collosal pain in the ass of a …

: Have been looking to add a small knife to my EDC for a while - the majority of the time it will be …

: The clouds in Florida have been nothing short of spectacular. Coming from a pretty grey city like …

: Being in the U.S. means you have to sample some of the things that are decidedly American. I decided …

: 🇺🇸 Surreal. Went to Walmart and picked up a pack of Lagunitas - this is part of my beer exploration …

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: It’s About Salad Dressing What a ride. It’s been just shy of 3 years in Denmark. We arrived in the autumn of 2019, filled with …

: ⛱ First ‘official’ day of the holiday. First proper one since the pandemic began, seemingly a …

: Channeling a bit of Pearl Jam.

: Writing one sentence per line I’ve been writing for years now but this concept by Derek Sivers …

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: Last night in a completely empty house. The boys channeling their inner Steve Jobs.

: ✈️ Ok that was mega stressful. Got to the airport 2 hours before and effectively waited for a little …

: My last To Øl in Denmark.

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: 🚚 Moving day. Mostly there. There are always last minute things to take care of but I think we have …

: Last day in the office. Pretty emotional saying goodbye to everyone. It does feel bittersweet but I …

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: Mondaine Helvetica GMT Turns out I like creating my own yearly traditions. Every year, for the last 6, I have changed the …

: Dropped off the modem at the store then decided to take a short stroll back to work take in the …

: 🦷 Never heard of EuroPerio10 but this dental conference has basically meant every hotel room in …

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: Its clear that I can do a better job with promoting my book. It’s been amazing to see the idea …

: ♻️ It incredibly myopic, lazy and immature that the majority of products we buy do not have a …

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: 🌧 Haven’t been caught in the rain in a good long while. Yeah it sucks as hard as the last time. …

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: Last days in Copenhagen.

: Plans have all changed and now we officially have 1 week in Copenhagen before we make our move to …

: Jamal El Labban I wake up. It’s 5:10am. I’m a little late in getting up but know that we’ve done most of what needs …

: The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And like that. …

: 📚 This is a relatively ambitious list but would love to get through as many of these books across …

: ⛱ Summer is here (well not in Denmark, not fully yet at least), and we’re getting ready to go on our …

: On Seasons I write and draw because I absolutely love it. I do it because I find tremendous value in the …

: Paperback & Pricing Changes The Built Environment Compendium, while the work of three years, is actually the very start of the …

: Its not every day that two of my favourite interests are combined, watches and coffee. This Brew …

: ‘Operation Cortés’ is now in full swing. In the most sensible way possible, I am sorting …

: Making is difficult. At some point in life you realise whether you are going to continue to be a …

: With news of DuckDuckGo being a Microsoft spy, good reminder of the existence of Ecosia, the search …

: 🍱 The single most important tool in my kitchen is my digital scales. The thing is I have been …

: Totally missed the Bellroy range of sling & cross-body bags. For years I have mainly relied on …

: Several years in the making. Super excited to finally have some copies in my hand. Will go on sale …

: 🎪 I am honestly hoping for a mega spring and summer. Something to make up for the past 2½ years of …

: 🦠 It was inevitable really. Everyone is going to get it at some point. Our family held out 2½ years …

: Seems fitting to be leaving Canada while listening to the new Arcade Fire album.

: That went by fast. 5 days in Canada flew by very quickly. Yonge street is definitely not my idea of …

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: Insane vision. Watched Dune on the plane. It’s been so long since I’ve seen something as magically …

: I am enjoying about Canada is the dedication to presenting both English and French in all their …

: It took three attempts at different stages of my life but finally made it to Canada. Maybe it was a …

: I went into WHSmiths (no idea why this exists in the airport when it doesn’t anywhere else in CPH). …

: Proxima Sera is the serif font pairing for Proxima Nova. That ‘x’ has got to be my favourite detail …

: Magic. There is no better way to describe the self check-out process at Uniqlo. My experience is …

: It’s been over 2½ years since I got onto a plane. My time in the Middle East, meant I was on a plane …

: Gonna miss this little guy, can’t see us needing/taking this to Toronto.

: Been watching Workin’ Moms, mainly to get a feel for Toronto as a city. Turns out this is a really …

: Issue 061 of my newsletter In Abeyance is now out. Been on a roll with the new format and schedule …

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: An Affordable LifeBook The Hobonichi Techo is marketed as a ‘LifeBook’ and for several years I bought into the marketing. …

: Really love the Bookshelves feature in Micro.blog. One addition that I would like to see is the …

: 📚 Currently reading Over the Edge of the World by Laurence Bergreen, recommended from the always …

: Spring took its merry bloody time getting to Copenhagen, but it has officially arrived and it is …

: 📚Just finished reading Enough by @patrickrhone. Been on my list for a while. Favourite idea is the …

: We’ve been watching Love Is Blind Japan and OMG what a window into Japanese mannerisms, fashion, …

: First spotted blossoms of the year.

: I got my second Wordle birdie ever! Haven’t gotten a hole in one yet, mostly I hover around par or a …

: Just stumbled on Cusdis, a lightweight, privacy-first, open-source comment system that is exactly …

: Love this graphic on languages.

: First Greek style Xoriatiki I’ve ever made. 5 ingredients (flour, water, yeast, salt & olive …

: Canada So our Denmark adventure is coming to an end this summer and we look towards a new home and …

: This week was the 4th issue of the new format for In Abeyance. I am actually really enjoy the …

: Printing Defects That was disappointing. Just got a printed copy of my book from Lulu.com. A little over a year ago I …

: Just putting this here for the moment.

: We had a mindfulness workshop at work last week. My biggest take away was maintaining a daily …

: And like that I finally reached 2000 posts. Based on my current pace it will take 2-3 years to get …

: Also while we are on the subject of YouTube videos, my brother made his video debut (I think) and …

: My presentation for Micro Camp 2022 is now live. Had a lot of fun doing this and actually I intend …

: Just discovered this tiny guide to adulting by Mike Crittenden. Some very useful sensible defaults …

: Sensible Defaults Chapter 02 Understanding Collecting As human beings we are constantly accumulating and collecting - …

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: This is the second week that I have sent out my In Abeyance newsletter using the new format. What I …

: Putin is so far displaced from reality its incredibly disconcerting. Two years ago I had hoped that …

: The Hard Road Building something is difficult. It take incredible patience. It takes conviction. And it takes …

: A follow-up on my presentation, another great indie typographer that I love and follow is Mika …

: The full version of issue 053 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out, Extreme Environmental Design. …

: 🍿 Just finished watching Turning Red. We’ve not had a family movie in a good long while. This was …

: My presentation for Micro Camp is out and can be seen here. Thought it would be useful to share some …

: Micro Camp: a virtual gathering of the Micro.blog community. I’m presenting in the ‘morning’ of day …

: Really appreciate this Vox video analysing Volodymyr Zelenskyy in 8 moments. The crescendo being the …

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: Not been writing much on the site. Mentally I like my small piece of the internet to be filled with …

: This speech by the Kenyan U.N. ambassador is an excellent example in how nations in peace should …

: It has been a long winter. Long and dark. The darkness is now receding away and the weather, while …

: 🇺🇦 Watching war unfold in front of your eyes in slow motion and at scale is something I (everyone?) …

: Issue 053 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out. No link to the issue yet (but you can sign up), …

: All the colour palettes I’ve used for my newsletter In Abeyance along with the latest colour for …

: BEC Vol.01 Available Now You can grab a freshly minted copy of my first book the Built Environment Compendium Vol.01. If you …

: Knowing her current story, you can’t help but cry with Kamila Valieva and her latest performance. …

: Creating a book for the digital age brings with it a different set of parameters to consider. The …

: Day before releasing my book. Everything is nearly ready to go. Just need to do final, final, final …

: This video on London basements is really eye opening - considering I worked on one of these projects …

: Although Chef Jack is the top food teacher, I am really enjoying Food Impromptu with her simple …

: Currently listening to Eddie Vedder’s Earthling. The man still keeps me smiling. Update: Wait new …

: For prosperity. My Wordle stats for an entire month of play. Had created a bookmark on my Home …

: Amazing service for CSS development. CSS Scan Pro certainly approaches web development in a way that …

: This weekend was centred around food. Cooked the kids souvlaki yesterday (home made pita, tzatziki …

: ☕️ All this for a cup of coffee…

: While I am on this coffee kick at the moment, ordered my first physical book in probably over a …

: If you want the short, short version of the story. That photo with the farmers and all the red …

: 📚 Just finished reading The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers. Great book that was both a great read and …

: When I have a stressful period in my life I typically have a few days after the fact to pay for it …

: You Call That A Knife? We were in Italy and my dad got me my Swiss army knife. It was part of being a Cub Scout. Fast …

: Bookmark Trigger I have heavily relied on things like Feedbin for my staring of important links I stumble across …

: The Book of Boba Fett started off really slowly. I just don’t think an older Boba Fett is all that …

: I know I am decades (?) behind on the genius that is Seinfeld, but these lyrics are going to stick …

: Gawd! Is it still bloody January? When will this month end already?

: One of the things I wanted to add into our life was weekly adventures with the kids. The intent …

: When I did my major cull during my digital minimalism days my RSS reader took a battering that it …

: I am now thoroughly in the dip phase with the thing I’ve built. Has the newsletter reached the …

: No idea what it is with the name Russell. First Brand, then Peters now Howard. I guess everyone …

: Wild Today marks four years on Micro.blog today. One of the best internet services that I subscribe to. …

: Web Inspector for iOS should be integrated and part of Safari proper. Zhenyi Tan does great work.

: I picked up The Monk of Mokha on the back of learning more about coffee. Latest chapter about the …

: Two is a movement right? First we got Wordle, now Minimator a web-app that is a first class citizen …

: My overall energy levels have been pretty low since coming back from ‘holiday’. In speaking with …

: Little strokes fell great oaks. Milestone today. Finished all the edits from my editor. Have a …

: Hardest one by far. My brain just really didn’t click today. Wordle 207 6/6. ⬛⬛🟨🟨⬛ ⬛🟨🟨⬛⬛ ⬛🟨🟨🟨⬛ 🟨🟨🟨⬛⬛ …

: Symmetry.

: Currently going through the final edits of my book, Built Environment Compendium and this comment …

: ♟I thought (and hoped) that he would like it. I could not have predicted how much. Zane expects and …

: Made for the internet. No adverts anywhere to be found. Grabs and holds your attention for about …

: 📚 Two incredible books found in the same week. The Managers Handbook and $100M Offers. These are …

: This video for the restoration of a burnt Omega watch is nothing short of jaw dropping. This skill …

: First day back in the ‘office’. Played a ton of Lego. Played a ton of chess. Cooked a ton of good …

: A ‘postcard’ of all the covers from my newsletter In Abeyance for 2021. Complete archive …

: Issue 052 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out, ‘White Elephants’. This is the second …

: News Years in Denmark is probably the single most uncivilised evening in an otherwise a generally …

: 🦠 First time ambulance (with hazmat suits) come to our community to take someone with covid. Signs …

: I’m not going to lie this thing turned out great. The secret (that I have somewhat avoided, …

: As has become a bit of a tradition on this site, slightly new colour scheme for 2022. I’ve now …

: Year of Momentum 2021 was the year of learning. What I have learnt is that in fact I want this to be a constant part …

: Every 2 years I crack open a new Nanami Cafe Note. 2021 has not been great year for the daily …

: ♟Game on.

: Version 2 of Amit’s stat’s plugin just dropped and it really is an important window into your site …

: Super fog just came down across Copenhagen. I’ve not seen fog since Dubai. Very different weather …

: Christmas is in full swing. Kids in bed. Presents wrapped. This year was harder to keep hidden from …

: We now know what iA were referring for their 1st physical product. Craig Mod leaked the project …

: Where have all these young chefs been hiding all this time. Following on from Chef Jack, I have …

: Some baking just before Christmas. This thing turned out perfectly. Hats off to Chef Jack - the man …

: Procreate has an amazing feature which tracks how a piece of art is made. The cover to the Built …

: Now I find out about Tailwind CSS? Looks amazing, although based on my needs, I think Skeleton is …

: Purchases for 2021 I don’t typically do this, but I thought it would be useful to consider the major items I bought …

: Super excited that I can finally say that the digital edition of the Built Environment Compendium …

: In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship …

: It’s a small change but one that leans into the whole publish on your own site, syndicate elsewhere, …

: Stet.Build v2.0 It has been years since I designed a completely new website. My toolbox of tricks has remained …

: Totally not worth it. Just cooked Mexican rice. Used a habanero chilli and now my left hand is …

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: Free trail for Music meant an education in mid 90s alternative for the boys. It was loud and it was …

: For Ryan’s birthday we focused around a Super Mario theme. The centrepiece was the Mario Lego set. I …

: Sleep Techniques Its like having a super power. For my entire life I have been one of those really annoying people …

: A fun little logo I worked on last night for the upcoming Micro.blog baked-in newsletter for this …

: Jeff Harvey reminds me of Skottie Young’s hyper-stylised artwork. Love the Mega Man and Spidey …

: Got an email this morning that amCharts is shutting down its live website in the coming 6 months. …

: Winter has truly arrived in Denmark. I will say that 2 years in, my body has become accustomed to …

: Sahil Lavingia is someone I have been following for a while. This Spotify playlist is an easy way to …

: The Sonic Colors game (which came out in September) looks incredible. Christmas is going to be fun …

: Absolutely love these iPhone 13 Schematic Wallpapers. Basic Apple Guy really does great work that …

: Truly glorious day in the middle of November in Copenhagen. We often go for days (weeks?) without …

: In Abeyance Vol.3 No.051 Latest issue of my newsletter In Abeyance is finally out. Over the last year I have fallen out of my …

: Got my Soundcore Q30s today and you can colour me super impressed. For 1/3 the price of what I paid …

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: Last week my noise cancelling cans (Sony 1000x mark I) broke (plastic just snapped), so am patiently …

: 09 / Prelude Nothingness and everything, in a space that is both completely dark and bright at the …

: 08 / Prelude Recognising their stalemate, out of desperation the energies begin to devour each …

: How to make a map of your mind. I think I am going to start doing this to get stuff out of my head.

: 07 / Prelude As the battles continues the two energies manifest further as two distinct entities. …

: 06 / Prelude It doesn’t take very long for the first signs of a struggle to begin. The attacks …

: Sylvane was right. It is pretty easy to make good Asian food. You just need a great teacher (Chef …

: 05 / Prelude Recognising that this dance cannot continue forever, they shift their strategies. It is …

: 📚 Currently reading The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers. This seems like the perfect way to continue …

: 04 / Prelude The energies remain distinct but futilely try and achieve a balance in each other’s …

: 03 / Prelude Like two different seas they gently collide. At first the push and pull is gentle, …

: COP26 is now in full swing and honestly I think its going to be a summit of more empty promises. We …

: 02 / Prelude The Iyes grow at a speed that stretches through an eternity. They mature in tandem with …

: My coffee education continues. This time at Impact Roasters, an Ethiopian micro-roaster 10 min from …

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: 01 / Prelude In the stillness of infinity and at the edge of chaos, they manifest simultaneously. …

: First time I carve a pumpkin. Happy Halloween everyone.

: November is nearly upon us. For two years now I have been writing a short story every November. 50 …

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: Jul (Christmas in Danish) tea season is upon us. A little early? Sure, but I’m not fussed …

: Fallen off the S-Wagon I have fallen off the S-diet wagon these last few months. It has been the …

: 🍳 Chef Jack Ovens has become an staple in my house. I love his videos because they are incredibly …

: When you are currently lost for words, might as well upload photos.

: After raining all week we finally got some blue skies and a bit of sun. Shame about the wind.

: Currently doing a major overhaul on the Stet.Build website (first time I do a complete update the …

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: In this online meetings heavy world, the Camera Offset Project reminds you that everything comes at …

: Going Electric Been recently moving around the city on my electric powered Babboe and it has been …

: What was meant to be a glorious day out began in abject disaster. A flat tyre. Apparently pretty …

: Nick Mohammed on Ted Lasso finale. CONTAINS SPOILERS. If you are a Ted Lasso fan, this is a super …

: Issue 050 of my newsletter In Abeyance is now out. Special issue as it doesn’t dive into a specific …

: Writing In Abeyance for nearly 3 years I have learnt to be a little more chilled about deadlines, if …

: 🚲 I believe this makes us officially Danish (even though it’s a Dutch product).

: I like Arun and what he does. His latest post on choosing a static site generator for a personal …

: The new weather app for the iPhone is exactly what you want from such an app. Completely best in …

: 🌂 The rainy season has begun. Prepping myself up for our third winter in Copenhagen. While I don’t …

: Amazingly my Kindle still works, although the battery is not in great shape. Every new Kindle that …

: Harvest festival at Zane’s school today. Been doing a lot more thoughtful cooking this last few …

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: 🕹 I don’t normally get excited about video games, but I have been wanting Wipeout for the iPhone for …

: I have never bought a Nightwing comic. The character has just never appealed. However the current …

: Watched the Apple event foolishly hoping for M2 news. Maybe I am getting desensitised by the yearly …

: Just finished my first HIIT workout in nearly a year. Felt pretty rough after it, but as always with …

: Tried to watch Bird Box. Can’t finish it. Too intense for me. Maybe it’s because I’m a father and my …

: It’s probably been over a decade since I spent any meaningful time inside a vector tool designing a …

: Mela is an incredibly thoughtful app for collecting and using recipes. As a regular home cook, this …

: Just listened to an episode of Deep Questions and was surprised by a reality that I have not been …

: Issue 049 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out, and focuses on biomimicry. This one was harder to …

: 📺 While I continue to enjoy Ted Lasso, the gratuitous Apple product placement is nothing short of …

: ☕️ One of the biggest reasons to avoid going back to the office? The coffee sucks. In every office …

: Went to the comic book store(s) over the weekend. It’s been over a year and a half since I had done …

: ☕ Recently I had not been enjoying my V60 coffee. Then it dawned on me that I have been using a fine …

: Sensible Defaults I have a new form of obsession, finding my own sensible defaults. I am tantalisingly close to …

: 🦠 Life is so strange right now. Kids get to go to school and then get to catch some virus, but …

: I have really come to appreciate the Mikkeller brand of beer. Pricey but buttery smooth.

: 📺 Recommended by my brother, watching ‘The Untold History of the United States’ by Oliver Stone. …

: 42 As of today I am a 42 year old stoic believer (I have much road to travel on this road). I have also …

: 📚 Currently reading The World As It Is by Ben Rhodes. I bought this book when it first came out in …

: 🖋 About once a year I finish off an A5 notebook dedicated to all my creative projects (in this …

: While I have so much to say about Obsidian, for now I will only point you to the Kindle Highlighter …

: 📺 Fascinating documentary about a school that creates the perfect ‘housewife’. I feel that everyone …

: 📺 Totally binge watched Narcos: Mexico. Such a great show. Probably one of the best shows I’ve …

: Cargo Bike I thought it would be fine. We would take it nice and slow. It’s a straight line, soft downhill with …

: First day of school for Zane. He was so excited to get there and be part of this new world. His …

: Love the very start of a new issue for In Abeyance. There is so much opportunity, so much to learn …

: You know things are stupid with the weather when all day it’s been sunny with scattered showers…at …

: Mise En Place These last few days have been exhausting. I decided to tackle the house in every single manner. When …

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: 🍻 Met up with Nicolo and Valya today. Had a few No.5 from Bootleggers. Way back home was through a …

: 🖋 Back to school prep.

: 📚 Just finished Final Incal by Alexandro Jodorowsky and José Ladrönn. It’s been a while since I …

: Last few days has been about discovering Copenhagen. Today was about sorting out the house. We …

: Perfect day out at the zoo.

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: Day 2 of our staycation. We decided to forsake the air travel this year and try and enjoy Copenhagen …

: Remiseparken.

: Took the kids for ice cream today. Noticed a nice little place not to far from the house. It was a …

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: While there are no native Windows apps for Micro.Blog, I would be happy with an Obsidian plugin that …

: This post by Austin Kleon about the ‘twisters’ and ‘yips’ is great. I have been finding it more …

: 📚 Been meaning to dive into David Epstein’s book Range for a while. I feel like my personal …

: 📺 Great way to celebrate the return of Ted Lasso, with an excellent set of wallpapers from The …

: Some thought on Tokyo ‘2020’ opening ceremony: It was no where near as extravagant as I know the …

: Issue 048 of In Abeyance is out. This issue is late, a first in the 2½ years of publishing. It’s …

: The latest Google Doodle, Doodle Champion Island Games, is next level…literally. Just a …

: For the last year I have been trying to work out a ‘capture-configure-control’ setup. For those …

: Took a forced month off from publishing In Abeyance - because of computing issues that knocked me …

: Finished reading: The Story Of The Lost Child by Elena Ferrante 📚. This one I absolutely devoured. I …

: Zane street art.

: I have been on a massive Elena Ferrante binge at the moment. Torn through the 2nd and 3rd Neapolitan …

: 💉 2nd Vaccine day. Yay! One month apart exactly. Oh sure, keep hearing that Delta is coming, but …

: It took me a year and a half of working at home before I decided to invest bigly in a screen for my …

: What a great string of novels I have read so far this year. The Story of a New Name has been the …

: Sunday morning reading view.

: I spoke too soon. The seven levels of hell that is Apple support continues. It has gotten soo bad at …

: I think, maybe, just maybe that after 3 weeks of painful (nay, tortuous) back and forth with Apple …

: June is the first time that I missed publishing an issue of In Abeyance on time. Part of the reason …

: Today marks one month back on the No-S Diet. I was doing really well for most of last year but …

: A little over a year after COVID began and things are beginning to open up here in Copenhagen. Of …

: Heliotrope is the latest release from one of my favourite type designers. While I am not in the …

: It’s been nearly 2 years without MacOS. iOS has served me reasonably well, although somethings …

: Random and surprising.

: 📚Humankind by Rutger Bregman is probably the best book I have read in the last 10 years. Part of the …

: Started working on a typeface based on my handwriting 2 years ago. Its not baked yet - because it …

: I am really loving the look of these Dan Cederholm books. While my brain is telling me to just buy …

: ⚽️ It’s great to have the Euros on while living in Europe. All the matches are at the perfect time. …

: The new ‘Reading Ruler’ setting on the Kindle app is a subtle but wonderful addition to a reading …

: 💉=🖕🦠 I know, very childish, but I feel in that mood following my first shot! Can’t get this …

: My yearly iPad issue continues. Seems the USB-C connector is busted (it works in only one direction) …

: Slowly been amassing this beautiful range of freely available printed material across a wide range …

: ⌚ Today is definitely a watch related day. Got a 60th Anniversary catalogue from Sinn and then this …

: On Email Pixels And like that war on the email pixel has been declared. I’m not going to say I will miss it. The …

: 🍎 I had completely forgotten that WWDC starts today. Nothing earth-shattering, just solid …

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: I’ve linked to the Poetry Foundation before, but I just stubbled across this site again and took a …

: 💉 Vaccine-booking-day finally arrived in Denmark. Like everyone else around the world I have been …

: I was given access to a beta version of one of my favourite iOS editors. An already great editor …

: 📚 Currently reading Human Kind. A Hopeful History. Just got to this amazing parable (apparently from …

: Its not every day that I decide upon next month’s subject and instantly have the image of the cover …

: I’m doing a ton of fun research at the moment about various paper products (will be sharing soon), …

: Issue 047 of In Abeyance is out. This issue is about Brutalism, a subject with seemingly infinite …

: Be A Man had me stitches. The Boston accent is just icing on the cake.

: Not sure how this happened, but apparently I have read on my kindle every single week for a little …

: I don’t normally talk about the weather, because I live in Northern Europe and the weather here is …

: Summertime and start to the weekend.

: Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. — Winston Churchill

: I have been on and off on the No-S Diet for the last year. I have since decided to jump back into it …

: I walk out my front door. The lift is to my right. Press the button. While waiting I fumble in my …

: For the last month there has been a steady number of new subscribers to my newsletter. It ranged …

: It really is incredible what my parents had to go through when they moved to Greece in the 80s. …

: So been looking for some Middle Eastern ingredients (you won’t find much of this stuff at the …

: 2 Micro Brand Watch Releases As I dip my toes into the world of watches, I have decided to play around in the micro brand side of …

: Even though I follow Frere-Jones on Twitter, I completely missed that they worked on a new typeface. …

: Pre-order the Built Environment Compendium Vol.1 When I set to work on Stet.Build, I knew that this was a longterm project. That the many pieces that …

: All the greens.

: Spring has finally sprung in Denmark. It feels completely overdue but totally welcome.

: Can’t wait for Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and the other networks to send me some stickers and a …

: More WIP details.

: It’s always a ton of fun when work starts on the next issue. All the possibilities of a topic I know …

: It’s been years since I worked on a website design in vector format (why waste my time when I can …

: Super interesting concept from Cal Newport about reading. The goal is to read two chapters a day. …

: Zane has recently discovered the work of Sir David Attenborough and is a new mega-fan. Drew him a …

: Its always a great boost when there is a huge influx of new readers to the newsletter. I then …

: Been wanting a photo that I can use online for a while now. Thanks to my wife and a lot of patience, …

: Issue 046 of In Abeyance is out. This issue is about Shipping Container Architecture. Also features …

: Obsidian on iOS & Android is now closed beta. Super excited about this development. One of my …

: 🧩 Puzzle time with the kids. Was never a puzzle fan, but there is therapy in a 200 piece.

: Now that the manuscript is done, time to turn my attention onto the Stet.Build website. In dire need …

: It took 3 years, but I finally submitted my draft of the BEC to my editor. Incredibly I was only 23 …

: I will say creating an index by hand is the biggest ball ache ever. Pages has to automate this …

: That is annoying. There is a flaw in my book at the moment. No old style numerals. No idea how I …

: Publishing Streams It took a while but I finally reached an understanding of how to go about the self-publishing route. …

: Park bench & journal on a crisp unlocking day. Spring is nearly here.

: Pages on iOS I have been using Pages for iOS for the last year putting together several books and documents. In a …

: Been testing out Descript for editing podcasts. There is a way to do this right and a way not to. …

: So finally got an upgrade to my Swatch. While I do love that little thing, this watch from Vaer …

: So I have not had the misfortune of having to rely very much on FedEx for packages and deliveries, …

: Today is one day (to the day) that I started working on compiling my first book, the Built …

: He finally went ahead and did one, James Hoffmann on The AeroPress - episode 1 of course.

: Great short post by Josh Spector, Simple = Sustainable. I can definitely attest to this ideal. …

: Analogue Rabbit Hole In the spring of 2020, the world was going through unprecedented upheaval. Many across the world …

: Tone 100th episode of the Micro Monday podcast is up. Great overview of the short past and hopefully long …

: Easter weekend is over. I’m not going to lie, it went by way to quickly for me. I honestly could …

: Considering the insane weather we had today (sunshine, snow, sleet and crazy degrees of rain) …

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: I had this idea nearly a year ago. I tinkered with something on this last year. Today I finally …

: 1st of April ‘jokes’ are such bullshit. The next time you think doing one would be a great idea, it …

: Hoping to finishing the book this Easter weekend. Release is on target for end of May.

: Advise for those struggling to write on the web. Written 3 years ago and honestly could have written …

: Issue 045 of In Abeyance is out. This issue is about Seismic Design. Also features Vortex Bladeless …

: The year of learning continues - at least in so much as I can see what the next thing that I want to …

: The March issue of In Abeyance is in the can. Just need to draw the cover, which I have a pretty …

: Coffee is so difficult to nail consistently, which is down to the number of variables. It starts off …

: Been reading Zane his first proper book. Decided to go for some classics (on account that they are …

: First day of spring. Also, Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. Also happy Na Ruz to all …

: It is all a little behind schedule, but it is getting very real now. Polish, polish, polish.

: It strikes me as odd that we have not considered where things are meant to go after they have served …

: 🎤 Let’s record some audio.

: Sensible Defaults Chapter 01 Introduction We all need a system that aims to reduce the noise and clutter that …

: In the truest spirit of the term, unlocking is in full swing in Denmark. Outside it is snowing, with …

: While it may seem that I am on a mission to collect all the iOS text apps, Quick Draft by giddyapp …

: One of the things that I have learnt much later on in my life is the power of iteration. When I was …

: I’m sure this was on Ngoc’s list for a while however by chance I dropped him an email a few days ago …

: It took me a lifetime but I finally learnt how to sew a button. Growing up my mother had an …

: I get it now. Yesterday after having discovered the recently added broadcast feature for Goodnotes, …

: All You Need Is 1 rather than 1000. I can totally get behind this type of thinking.

: 🍕 Sunday pizza.

: This post from Arun about the Art of the Desk Setup is pretty inspiring. Following this I took a …

: I will say that Jason Snell’s hunt for the perfect iOS Markdown writing tool is a fools errand. I …

: Just when I was about to drop Disney+ they go ahead and add Star to the service. I can now catch up …

: 🍺 The Danes really do make excellent beer.

: The last time I bought a Humble Comics Bundle was years ago. This Moebius & Humanoids bundle …

: Issue 044 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out.This issue focuses on the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, …

: The tabs group feature for Google Chrome is a total game changer. It was in beta for nearly a year …

: Winters in Scandinavia are long affairs. Yesterday was the first signs of unlocking. Today we are …

: Finally finished red marking my copy of the BEC Vol.1. This is the first step before I submit it to …

: One more week of winter and you can start to see the first signs of unlocking. The birds have …

: Although not always discussed but my favourite piece of software this year has been the Merriweather …

: Since around November I have not really been following my no s-diet in the evenings. Breakfast and …

: 🍞Homemade focaccia this weekend.

: Yesterday I was reminded just how powerful Drafts is as an app on any platform. My only criticism is …

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: New album by Steven Wilson, The Future Bites. February just got a little better.

: When I first landed in Copenhagen a little over a year ago and stepped outside for the first time, …

: I know this site is turning into a food log at the moment but when you dare to experiment and …

: On Marketing I have struggled mightily with working out how best to use Twitter. It is a tool with infinite …

: Garlic Lemon Chicken Greek style. I have Akis to thank for this. Just reminded me of what was always …

: Affinity 1.9. Arguably one of the best videos for a point release of an indie app. Love the music. …

: You’re sitting in the back of a tiny Fiat Cinquecento. Your then best bud in the back with …

: 🍞 First attempt at ciabatta.

: Super indepth analysis of running a Successful Membership / Subscription Program, by Craig Mod. One …

: Issue 043 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out. This issue considers carbon capture and …

: Just really like the way this hippo is looking at me.

: Coffee I always knew there was an entire universe surrounding coffee. A bunch of coffee nerds talking about …

: 📚 The Spy Who came in from the Cold by John Le Carré is the first book of 2021. Excellent novel, …

: Also what are all the late night hosts going to talk about every day? Seriously. I think I just got …

: I think I just fell in love with Amanda Gorman. What a great poem and a great delivery and only 22 …

: Been looking for some easy wins for the morning. These five overnight oats recipes have been a real …

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: Last one for today. Incredible poem. Good Bones by Maggie Smith - Poetry Foundation. Definitely …

: Time seriously flies by. Today marks three (!) years on Micro.blog. The last year being the most I …

: The first issue In Abeyance for 2021 is now out. Issue 042 is now out. The issue looks ferrock, …

: Hasta la Vista, America: Trump’s Farewell Address. A deranged finale for a deranged era. 99 cents. …

: Naturally, living in the upper northern hemisphere, the winter offers a unique challenge for us. …

: First chocolate chip cookies. These things turned out perfect. Crispy on the outside, soft and chewy …

: Fall of Democracy On a personal level, nothing that happens in American politics has any direct effect on my life. Not …

: I know its only snow, but can’t help be feel super excited about this development. I have not …

: Very first attempt at a snowman in probably over 20 years. Will make an even better one next time.

: We have been in Scandinavia for a little over a year now. Today is the first day that my kids …

: Sometime last year I fell out of love with science fiction. I know anathema! The truth is that maybe …

: Maybe its because 2020 was such a basket case of a year that the Danes have saw sense but I feel …

: For prosperity, those sweet potato buns are on point.

: Year of Learning Having released a number of projects in 2019 (it was after all the year of release), the focus of …

: The last few months have been a bit of a whirlwind for my newsletter. I felt like I was not giving …

: Issue 041 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out. This is the last issue of 2020 and volume 2, the …

: As has become a bit of a tradition on this site, new colour scheme for 2021. 2019 2020 2021

: For 2½ years I have been working on Stet.Build. It has been some of the most enjoyable work I have …

: Diving into print on demand publishing, ISBN numbers, Ingramspark, KDP, Lulu and everything in …

: Following on my original statement about print quality from Lulu, I can confirm that the overall …

: First copy of the Built Environment Compendium Vol.1. 2 ½ years in the making. I’m still mulling …

: Spent the entire day building the kids first bunk beds. Mammoth undertaking (took me about 6 hours …

: Certainly not a protectionist view (I’ve never been to Estonia) and I feel patriotic for the nation …

: I’ve been looking around me and have realised that overall there seems to be an accumulation …

: 2021 is already looking better than this bitch of a year. Then you have season 3 of Cobra Kai as the …

: So we are not able to go to a bar, so we had the bar sent to us. Great evening of making 3 cocktails …

: Issue 040 of my email newsletter, In Abeyance is now out. Always feels good to get an issue done. …

: I’ve been looking for a Fracture equivalent in Europe and stumbled onto this Finnish company …

: This post from Derek Sivers captures how I feel about arbitrary celebration dates. When did my year …

: I honestly didn’t know that this was missing from my life, Korean-style egg sandwich with cheese and …

: Story Exploder This is now becoming a bit of a tradition on this site. During the month of November …

: 30 of 30 As I stared outside I wondered how many others had made the switch back. Was I alone in the …

: 29 of 30 I switched back. Silence. Inside the alert module was not exploding around me, the …

: Yesterday we put up the Christmas tree. Yasmine tells me to get a smaller tree. So that is what I …

: 28 of 30 Humanity had reached its zenith and had succeeded in destroying itself. We couldn’t talk, …

: 27 of 30 At first the plan looked to be working. For a brief moment in time, humanity had the better …

: This years short story has been an interesting exercise of something not quiet going my way, until I …

: 26 of 30 What we also noticed was that after someone did manage to return from the Spectrum, this …

: The fall set of wallpapers by the Icon Factory is both amazing and free.

: 25 of 30 / Call Generations were lost in our pursuit of finding a way to stopping a our own …

: 24 of 30 / Provision To discover the thing that hunts you is also a part of you was existential …

: 23 of 30 / Capture An idea can be forgotten, remembered, captured, buried but never destroyed. We …

: 22 of 30 We had sent multiple skyminders into the Spectrum before. What made this time different was …

: Issue 039 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out, The Shinkansen. This is one of those topics that …

: 21 of 30 / Winter ‘We are deep in humanity’s longest and maybe last winter. We’ve been here before, …

: Productivity Methods Since I read Digital Minimalism earlier this year, I have been on a bit of a journey into more …

: 20 of 30 / Fade While she had faded from existence, her presences would be known in this place. The …

: 19 of 30 / Possible The Spectrum was a hard concept for humans to conceive of such a place, like …

: 18 of 30 / Dependence ‘Always remember that you have nothing to fear. Your dependence has been …

: In case you missed this, but iA announced they are releasing a new app Companies, like us, that are …

: 17 of 30 / Train Luciana peered at the glasses of golden liquid. ‘Time. What we need is time. We are …

: 30 day photo challenge complete (only showing 27 here). Will be good to post in colour again.

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: 16 of 30 / Memory ‘Your memory might be young, Lieutenant Luciana, but your actions mask the fact …

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: 15 of 30 / Far ‘The decision to put the fate of humanity in the hands of our children was not taken …

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: 12 of 30 / Wear On the table was a decanter and two large wine glasses. Luciana took her seat at the …

: Currently listening to Simple Song by The Shins. Song of the autumn for me.

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: 11 of 30 / Say The eyes belonged to an old lady who was looking down with focused intention. She …

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: My coffee has been weak sauce for about 2 weeks now. I chalked this up to the coffee beans …

: Sporting a new haircut.

: Actually excited for the announcements later on today from Apple. It’s been a little over a year …

: 9 of 30 / Force The puzzling was distinct in that you were always doing the chasing. This was a …

: Issue 038 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out. This one covers one of my favourite architectural and …

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: 5 of 30 / Stoop In the suspended state your mind wanders; meanders. While your physical body floats …

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: 4 of 30 / Near This particular attack was devastating in scale. Reaction was led by instinct, if you …

: Robert Fisk dies at 74. I saw him speak in Beirut with my brother 10 years ago. His work will live …

: I’ve not felt this anxious about an American election since 2008. I remember waking up in the …

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: 3 of 30 / Astonish The exact nature of the attack was never the same. It just happened and it was …

: Hard to imagine but this is the first physical book I have bought this year, having made my …

: 2 of 30 / Concentrate We quickly learned that being in this state quickly brings about exhaustion. …

: 1 of 30 / Dreary Although confined to an aerial bunker, there was an ever present view of the world …

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: Reading & Interacting Earlier this year I semi stepped away from the Micro.blog community. It certainly wasn’t anything …

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: Had to take my iPad Pro to the shop. I couldn’t take the battery drain any more. Realising that this …

: Got an awesome email this morning from my ISP. They’ve bumped our internet speed from 50Mbit/s …

: Saw this in my RSS feed this morning and I am in the ‘Neutral Good’ category. However I …

: Experiments with pencils and a bag of water. #adayinthelife

: So annoyed. I really wanted to finally buy a new Kindle after using my current one for the last 7 …

: Typed Writing Modes Spent some time sorting out through my various text editors and how I want to organise my typed …

: You write. You draw. As you move your hand, the lines start running. With the running lines, our …

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: There’s a notebook for that. Its taken a really long time but I have finally settled on my physical notebook situation that I use …

: Issue 036 of my newsletter In Abeyance is now out. This issue concentrates on adaptive façade, David …

: Outlook you are the worst. Sent out the latest issue of my newsletter (post coming) and some of the …

: I finally found a good place for stationary in Scandinavia, the Pen Store out in Stockholm. Ordered …

: Just finished watching David Attenborough’s A Life On Our Planet. As always the man is a treasure …

: A lesson in Wabi-sabi One of my many flaws, and one that I have struggled with the most, is my general nature to maintain …

: Conker Season continues.

: 🎨 002 / Doodlober

: 🎨 001 / Doodlober I’m certainly not partaking in ‘Inktober’ this year (because Jake Parker) but will …

: It’s been a real pleasure seeing the evolution of Micro.blog over these last few years. Slow and …

: For years I have always thought that a habit tracker is a very powerful motivator. So much so I even …

: Ted Lasso has been a great find these last few weeks. Just a really great way of starting the …

: Issue 035 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out. Leader topic for this week is submerged floating …

: Conker season.

: Two things that were reinforced today about something you create. The first is that the best …

: A year without a MacBook Since around 2007, nearly 12 years, I have relied on a Mac to get me through my projects. During …

: First scratch on the swatch. Totally forgot that this was a thing for watch wearers. Quick search …

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: 🎬 Finally finished Roma. I barely watch any television these days, so when I do I want to make sure …

: Taking long walks on a Sunday has become a bit of a thing for me. It lets my mind wander a little. …

: 📚 I don’t typically like to give up on a book but Essentialism by just could not keep my attention. …

: This one is a day late but issue 034 ‘On Bridges’ of my newsletter In Abeyance is out. This issue …

: So let me get this straight. The UAE no longer has diplomatic ties with Qatar, yet it is …

: 📚 Currently reading Essentialism by Greg McKeown. While the thesis found inside is fine (although …

: It took me weeks. It got to the point that Yasmine was sick and tired of me looking at watch …

: A life worth living. That is the ultimate goal that everyone aims for. A life they can look back on …

: All the trees.

: For the last few weeks I have been spending a stupid amount of time trying to choose a practical …

: Over the last 3 months it happened. The thing that I have been wanting to do for years. Recognise …

: It doesn’t happen very often, once every few years probably, but new Smashing Pumpkins songs …

: Jake Parker Plagiarized My Book. This is heartbreaking. I have participated in Inktober several …

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: In the latest issue of my newsletter I shared the almost complete cover for my upcoming book, the …

: I did not expect to like Ted Lasso as much as I have. Great writing, very clever in many little …

: Newsletter Dos & Donts So you want to write and publish a newsletter? Based on my admittedly limited experience (when …

: Issue 033 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out. This issue has a decidedly Japanese flavour and …

: I barely watch any movies anymore (the thing has to be pretty spectacular to get onto my radar these …

: For nearly 6 years I used a bullet journal for my entire professional life. I found it provided me …

: 41 Took a long walk this morning to take stock and review the year that just passed. It has been a real …

: Around 10 months ago my MacBook failed after a healthy 2 year run. At the time I lamented this fact, …

: The Switch It turns out that one of the things that I have struggled with over the last few years is called …

: It’s humid and muggy in Copenhagen tonight. One of my fondest memories growing up in Greece, …

: Our neighbours packed their house today and left Copenhagen for good. They have decided for a more …

: It has been several years since I worked so long on a single piece. The features available to me in …

: For all the time that I have had my iPad it has worked flawlessly. I have mothered this thing, …

: 📚 Just finished reading Fortunately, The Milk (the Scottie Young edition). This interview is a great …

: 📚 Really looking forward to reading Talking to My Daughter About the Economy by Yanis Varoufakis. I …

: Not every day you see a bunch of balloons gliding above your head.

: First days of school and my heart is in my mouth. In a country he knows little about, with a …

: Issue 032 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out now. This issue we talk about hydrogen energy, the …

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: Sometimes you need things to focus your attention on to keep you centred.

: Since the blast, I’ve not really spoken very much. Yasmine has obviously taken it particularly hard, …

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: Every year on the 1st of August, the peeps over at Hobonichi start their month long ‘festival’ …

: Daily Lynchpin Tasks Following reading Digital Minimalism, I’ve found myself circling around Cal Newport and his way of …

: Issue 031 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out. This is an important issue for me as I am changing …

: Ditching Mailerlite For 26 issues I have been using Mailerlite to publish my newsletter. For the most part the …

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: I could have given him my old iPhone 6, but I decided to go a little less digital. Zane is …

: Sometimes you need a good old think, a piece of paper and a pen to solve the difficult problems. …

: On our bicycle ride to Valby park, Zane asks me ‘Dad, what is the M-sign for?’. That son is for …

: Dino Park

: One of the things that I have not managed to re-introduce to my life is the act of reading comics. …

: Issue 030 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out. This one has empathetic leadership, world energy and …

: Squaring a Round Peg Today I ventured into the office for the first time since the 1st week of March. A little over 4 …

: Micro Constraints Its funny how things click into place. 2½ years ago, I’d all but given up on having an online …

: 1500 I must have imported around 500 photos and posts from Instagram and Tumblr, which leaves around 1000 …

: In Denmark, kids draw things as big as their imaginations allows them, with massive sticks of chalk. …

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: Kinda annoyed by the smudge…but only just. It’s the sort of thing that doesn’t …

: A small update about Affinity Publisher for iPad right at the end of this article. They cannot make …

: From earlier today. I’ve missed playing with watercolours.

: For years I have been buying art supplies and notebooks and all manner of stationary. Over the last …

: Danish summers. First you give me glorious sun. Sun like I’ve never seen before. Crisp. Pure. …

: Shapr3D looks incredible. I was looking for something like this a few years ago when I was …

: Also working on something else which has been burning a hole in my head for years. The year of …

: Working on something which has been burning a hole in my brain for a few months now.

: I have wondered about whether to use stock photography in my articles on Stet.Build and have decided …

: Issue 029 of my newsletter In Abeyance tackles architectural glass. This issue marks the halfway …

: Not sure if he’s too young (he’s six), but I started reading The Hobbit to Zane as a bedtime story. …

: After nearly 4 years (maybe more?) on my Kindle, I finally finished The Shape of Design by Frank …

: Love this post by Justin Duke (of Buttondown fame), The luxury of atypical success. This is kinda of …

: In September iA Writer turns 10 years. Easily one of my favourite tools (digital or otherwise). …

: Out of Corona There was much said and discussed as the world gradually went into lockdown. The one idea that …

: On the road towards the culmination of 2 years work. Super excited.

: The Flying Gherkin is a series of children’s books by Fosters & Partners. It’s funny to see a …

: Dribbble has been a source of inspiration for a while now. More importantly however is that I enjoy …

: Sunday afternoon sketch while the kids play.

: These Dieter Rams Wallpapers from Arun are so great.

: Un-hijacked It’s now been 4 weeks into my digital detox, so its time to review how that’s been going. The …

: I know I am very, very late to the party but I can’t get enough of Wait But Why. So much …

: Daily Sketch.

: I have wanted to keep a sketchbook that I actually use on a daily basis for years. I would keep …

: Re-seeing the Tree Something felt off. I put the final touches on the latest issue and then we went downstairs for the …

: Issue 028 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out. This one was different. The tock issues are usually a …

: Week 3 of digital declutter…and it has been properly quiet. Both in my head and in my online …

: Every day after work we take the kids downstairs to the various parks around our house. It is one of …

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: The last pieces of the puzzle finally fell into place. I was following around 280 people on …

: Having the mental space to do other things than wasting it on the internet introduces previously …

: Not sure when it happened, but the best way to read and experience The Economist is on the Kindle. …

: Reading the indepth interview that Miyazaki gave for My neighbour Totoro and today was transported …

: One of the things that my digital declutter has allowed me to do is re-evaluate how I consume and …

: Writing is often messy business. At least in those initial stages when a piece is not fully formed. …

: Two weeks into my digital declutter and this is what my mornings are now starting to look like. …

: We were talking about sleep yesterday (something we have talked about regularly for 6 years now …

: Issue 027 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out. This one is all about wind turbines and easily the …

: That was the most captivating 40 minutes we as a family have had in a long time. I wasn’t alive when …

: One of the things about being hyper aware of where your time goes on your machine (because it’s not …

: Really looking forward to this SpaceX launch on Saturday. Hopefully we will also see the ‘worm’.

: It’s very strange to have any colour in iA Writer but the new highlight feature is a really welcome …

: While many swear by Marcus Aurelius and his Meditations. My favourite philosopher is Seneca. …

: I used to be a voracious reader. That seems to have been at least 10 years ago. Before my attention …

: As much as I love Ben Elton’s books, they have such shit covers. I mean, don’t judge a book by its …

: For over a year now I have written my bi-monthly newsletter exclusively on a computer. On the odd …

: Following on from theme this week, Don’t Be Evil by Rana Foroohar has jumped up my list of reading. …

: Looking outside my window is a reasonably busy road (by Danish standards), I think there might be at …

: For over a year now I have watched Seth Godin publish to his blog every single day. What struck me …

: Everyone gets 24 hours. My general perception was that we chose how to use those 24 hours. Sadly for …

: I’ve had my Kindle for 6½ years and today is the first time I came across the email your notes …

: Conversations vs Connections At the time I genuinely thought that I was lucky. Leaving the UK in 2009, coincided with Facebook …

: Digital Declutter I’m going on a digital declutter for a month. When I come out of this month, hopefully I’ll have …

: The plot thickens. nvUltra for iOS. Dammit and I had my text editor situation totally sorted this …

: Issue 026 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out. This issue is about 3D printing, the true cost of …

: YouTube algorithm worked this time. Why people believe they can’t draw - and how to prove they can.

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: Incredible photos for the winners of the 2020 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition

: 01 / Daily Sketch Trying to introduce sketching into my day.

: Incredible analysis of the general cost of solar and how all previous predictions (including the …

: Obviously there is much to love about the latest update to iA Writer. I’ve been on the beta for a …

: Since moving to Scandinavia, one of the weirdest things I am still learning to live with (in a good …

: I now understand why Google can ‘afford’ to give much of its stuff away while Apple continues to …

: A couple of interesting facts from the issue 025 of In Abeyance. Firstly Google uses nearly 5 times …

: Not sure if I’ve linked to this before, but the Simple Icons project offers an incredible …

: Pearls of water.

: If Apple release Xcode on the iPad I’m going to learn Swift and release an app.

: I’ve been having fun discovering the simple jobs of things I bought years ago and now I have the …

: Went on a bit of an ebook shopping spree. Top of my list was Drawdown, which ‘describes the 100 most …

: Posting to my site and having full control of everything has been one of the most rewarding things …

: 🥖 Look, it took me about two months but I’m now on team bread making.

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: We have a three day weekend ahead of us. Good time to reset my brain a little bit as it has running …

: If you’re looking for some more draw along with kids videos, DRAW with Jim Field are also excellent. …

: So it’s been an entire week on the No S diet. The first few days were relatively easy as I was …

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: Issue 025 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out. This one is all about data centres and marries my …

: The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The work of life is to develop it. The meaning of life …

: I now have no excuse. I used the last iteration of the MacBook for 6 years and loved that machine. …

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: Doing some research for the next issue of my newsletter, I saw this table. Obviously blogging …

: A Five-Day Plan To Grow Your Newsletter. Josh has been nailing this for a while now. In looking at …

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: I was looking for an online habit tracker (phone based tracking just doesn’t work). I …

: Drafts for iOS Some people bake bread. Others collect watches. Some watch birds. I collect iOS text editors. …

: Finally got something Danish that isn’t groceries. I know it’s only a box of pencils but like Frank …

: Art is when a human being does something off-the-map, that changes somebody else for the better. …

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: This report by The Economist on why America’s COVID-19 death toll so high? highlights a number of …

: It took two months but I finally decided to go the pro route for Drafts. I started tinkering with …

: This collaboration between Viking and Caran D’ache has definitely been added to my want list.

: 001 / Missing the Green Planet First episode of the podcast, where Zane talks about what he misses the most about Dubai. The Green …

: The thinnest of moons in the distance.

: Nailed it.

: It’s now been 6 months in Denmark. The first month was a whirlwind to try and get everyone …

: As sensational as Michael Moore can be, his movies bring the mic to topics people either don’t know …

: Awesome breakdown of the New York Times front pages during COVID-19.

: Ladybird.

: Over 100 short films that each look at a different piece of architecture in the UK. If you’re …

: Issue 024 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out. This one looks at the construction industry’s …

: Coffee time.

: These videos for Midori MD are awesome. All the more for featuring one of my favourite Polish …

: In light of other stationary porn being shared, thought I would share my favourite pairings. Muji …

: Ok finally gave in and started watching Tiger King. It’s like an accident on the side of the road. …

: Zane following along with Rob Biddulph and #drawwithrob - easily his favourite thing at the moment.

: I’ve been a little quieter than usual. I’ve actually been keeping real busy working on two projects …

: Oh my, when did this happen. Pages for iOS is actually a legitimately good app for setting up a …

: Today was the first time we took the kids out in 4 days. My mind has been seriously preoccupied so …

: ‘It will all be good again.’

: Routines Everyone is going through a number of changes in their lives and trying to adapt. It’s now …

: Issue 023 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out. This one was more difficult than usual to write, as …

: End of week four of living & working in the house. As we settle into our new reality, my old …

: Life is happening when you look for it.

: Fluffy clouds.

: In case you are on the latest iOS and your spell check stops working because you’ve linked an …

: Man, I can’t wait to be done with having to use the fucking iPad as a primary machine. iOS …

: Yesterday I was reminded of the single best trick from Atomic Habits, which is to stack your habits. …

: Carl De Keyzer spent 60 days in North Korea, where he was given unprecedented access to one of the …

: Cuba Sends Doctor Brigade to Italy. There is no other way to put it, heroes. As I was reading this I …

: If you’re wondering what the next few weeks are going to look like for your countries, these …

: One of the most important pieces of technology I’ve been using to really allow me to get …

: First days of spring.

: No idea if its the hand soap we are using or the combination of hand sanitizer and frequent washing …

: Years ago, when I was in University, Dan introduced me to the Iranian new year, Nowruz. He spoke …

: This last week has been physiologically brutal. A lot of thoughts and ideas in my head (just like …

: I don’t know what you’re thinking. — Head of a visiting Chinese Red Cross delegation Utterly …

: Shawn Blanc is giving away free access to his Time Management course. You need to use a coupon code. …

: We need some happiness and brightness in a world that is absolutely heading towards some real …

: This season of Better Call Saul is finally hitting it’s stride and showing us what makes Saul …

: Top working at home tip: You can use your iPad as a second display, even if you’re on a …

: Humans Build Like many I am currently grappling with what is going on around the world. Trying desperately not to …

: ‘This malignant shit funnel.’

: Like many around the world we are effectively locked in and self isolating. Family of four confined …

: #StayTheFuckHome. Title says it all.

: These social distancing posters by Bix are great. I had never even heard of the term till a few …

: Look no further than Our World in Data for the best internet coverage on the Coronavirus. They have …

: Incredible detail for the work that went into localising the deceptively simple and elegant app …

: That is some of the trippiest weather I’ve experienced in a really long time. Sunny, overcast, hail, …

: Sometimes the simplest apps hold the most power. Edit for iOS is one of those apps. Was reminded of …

: Issue 022 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out. This issue focuses on Energy Vaults, Microlino, …

: Dutch PM tells nation not to shake hands — then does. Nobody/nothing is laughing harder than the …

: Excellent introduction on how the use of colour within a space has a direct impact on how we …

: COVID-19 Real Time Counter

: Cardhop has got to be one of the most impressive apps on iOS, it’s actually let me take …

: I’ve just realised why I’ve found it hard to keep in contact with a bunch of people, my …

: I finally sat down and really thought about how I want to use my iPhone & iPad. Turns out …

: Great video by Vox explaining why new diseases keep appearing in China and why these may continue to …

: The most dangerous app on my phone, for allowing me to waste my time, is Safari. The most important …

: One of the main areas that I feel like I have lost total control over in recent years are my 100s of …

: Finally, my credit nightmare is officially over. That took a month to get sorted out. I was able to …

: One of my favourite typefaces, Merriweather, has recently (3 months ago is recent in the typeface …

: Just finished the cover gallery for my newsletter In Abeyance. Writing and drawing this newsletter …

: First day of Unlocking. No better way to celebrate than getting home with the sun blazing brightly …

: What can you say with 2 lines? Turns out, a great deal. Artist Olivia de Recat Perfectly Illustrates …

: This thread on Twitter, regarding the future of the Editorial app for iOS is bittersweet. Even …

: I’ve been really enjoying CJ Chilver’s recent series of posts on one of my favourite …

: All the pictograms for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics move. So. So. Great.

: The new Tot app is a quintessentially Icon Factory app. It’s opinionated software of the …

: iPad Revelations & Misery I really miss my MacBook. I’m a firm believer that using the right tool makes you happier and …

: After 10 years without access to formula one, living in Europe opens this possibility up again with …

: Having Drafts act as my conduit into Micro.blog makes me wonder if there is a way for it to act as a …

: In another ding against iCloud, if you find that files you created in iAWriter on your iPhone are …

: Issue 021 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out now and shines the spotlight on drones. This one was …

: So my daily photo posting (part of the Micro.blog February challenge) came to an end one week before …

: The latest issue of In Abeyance is totally kicking my ass this weekend. I’m nearly there, but …

: Zane’s drawings are getting increasingly more elaborate.

: I have found that deciding what to read next usually kills my reading momentum. It’s not for …

: I orginally didn’t really give Drafts a fair shake. It wasn’t until I tried it on the …

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: This drone footage of Wuhan is soo eerie…even without the music (via Subtraction)

: ✏️ Somehow I completely missed the Musgrave Pencil Company rebranding. Total transformation by …

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: 📚 Finally finished reading Binti yesterday night. It’s been a really long time since I’ve not been …

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: Big day when sunrise is before 8am and sunset is after 5pm. Can you feel it? Winter is nearly over …

: Issue 020 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out. This issue is about blade graveyards, cities and …

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: Truly fascinating episode of Hidden Brain, regarding the use of clickers to teach humans. I’ve …

: It was pretty cold and windy, but that didn’t stop Ryan from enjoying the magic of a flower.

: Every once in a while you need a reset day. Just take stock of everything. Clean up the house. Make …

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: Like many, I am following the Coronavirus. This is sadly only the start of humanity bearing its …

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: A big 🖕 to the Chinese government for trying to put political pressure on other nations to …

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: We are only at the very start of the tragedy that is the Coronavirus. The response by the Chinese …

: It’s the bun One of the clearest data points in our transition to Denmark is the nearly complete shift from …

: Isssue 019 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out, The Circular Economy. This one has a lot of noise …

: I’ve been wanting to capture our nomadic lifestyle in a series of maps on our wall. This might be …

: One of the things that I have been enjoying observing are all the winter costumes that people wear. …

: 🧁 So today the guys introduced me to the most ridiculously decadent pastry, even by Danish …

: Oh. Hello.

: 🍵 Finally got myself some Kukicha and Hojicha tea. Slightly more expensive than what I’m use to but …

: We needed something light and uplifting, so we decided to watch The Durrells. Still making our way …

: ☕️ I know Christmas is over but I have a few cups left of my Christmas tea blend left - you know the …

: Maybe it’s the free access to Spotify again (even though I used to pay for Apple Music) and …

: The research period of an article is always a series of rabbit holes and dead ends. Every once in a …

: Two Back in 2014, feeling that Facebook was not making me happy and after the initial euphoria of …

: Love these ‘chilled out’ lamps.

: Fresh smoothie in the morning by the wife? Win. Nearly 40% off the commuter pass when compared to …

: For a long while now the length of day mattered very little to me. Day Length puts a small smile on …

: When we first moved to Denmark, we ended up buying a few books on the iPad as it was easily …

: Finally getting to read the masterpiece that is Berlin. 20 years in the making.

: 13 places to find Beautiful Free Illustrations (via the excellent For the Interested newsletter).

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: Issue 018 of my In Abeyance newsletter is out. For Volume 2, I’ve gone for purple.

: Finally reading The Art of Noticing: 131 Ways to Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover …

: Completely childish I know but the current POTUS (President of the United States) is totally one. Or …

: As I put the finishing touches (still need to draw the cover) for issue 018 for In Abeyance, I was …

: It’s funny how you can quickly and effortlessly get used to something. Case in point is the use of a …

: For all of the criticism laid on Twitter, yesterday I was reminded of its reach and network effect. …

: I’ve been meaning to do some Asian cooking at home. These videos by Adam Liaw are the perfect …

: You know when it snows a little and then this happens.

: The single biggest change anyone can make to their site is sorting out the typography. There are …

: Saving this to be devoured later. Guide to Internal Communication, the Basecamp Way

: “Explain this to me Martin. Why is the cheese in Denmark so soft? Every time I go to slice it …

: Woke up this morning to the news of the death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. I fear that shit …

: This report from Arup presenting four plausible futures scenarios of the world in 2050 is a great …

: 2020 Theme Following the Cortex podcast idea of yearly themes, 2019 was my year of Release. I think overall the …

: 🧨 Happy New Year everyone. P.S To all the Danes that have gone absolutely batshit crazy with the …

: The journal on the left is for 2018 & 2019. The journal on the right is for 2020 & 2021.

: I noticed that my wife was spending time on WhatsApp sharing thoughts, ideas and links. So for …

: Ah FFS. A few days before Christmas the internet turned off (hopefully getting fixed tomorrow). …

: Bringing in 2020 with a new Incredible Hulk inspired colour scheme. 2019 2020

: Locking season is definitely over and we have finally entered Winter in Denmark. Today was insane …

: I cannot get over that blue sky. We’ve not seen it very often in recent weeks but it really is …

: Issue 017 and the last issue of the year (and volume one) of my newsletter In Abeyance is now out. …

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: Sketch of Zane ‘showing off’.

: 🎄 Merry Christmas everyone.

: I used to have a Spotify account 10 years ago. I’m giving it a go again instead of music. The …

: Off I went to the different hardware stores in Copenhagen, in search of drills, drill bits, fixings …

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: If you’re into coffee and want something that can really bring some more flavour to your brew, you …

: I’ve left the digital garden go completely unattended while I try to sort out my real life. …

: As Sean said, ‘Closest we’ll get to eating at Noma.’

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: TENET trailer, you had me at Syncopy. This looks like a mix between The Matrix and Memento. Can’t …

: Ok pretty annoyed I didn’t get a pic of the dude roller-skiing on the bridge in front of me. Never …

: My first authentic Danish meal. All the ingredients are known and familiar to me, however certainly …

: 11 No idea why I keep doing this to myself. I’ve finally upgraded my phone from a 6S, which served me …

: Sometimes you have to look at things from a slightly different angle to make them work for you. My …

: Setting up a house is pretty hard work. Setting up a home is even more difficult. Each steps brings …

: If you publish on the internet you should watch Sacha Baron Cohen’s keynote address at …

: I’m not going to try and hide my disappointment with how the British people chose to vote. Make no …

: I’ve toyed with writing a book called Parent Like A Librarian, which would have a very simple …

: Two Gifts I’ve seen a great number of people struggling with finding their voice online. They clearly …

: Ryan, Age 2 It’s Ryan’s birthday today. He’s turned 2. I realised that I may not have written how he was born. …

: I finally get what the fuss over Chai Lattes is all about. Thesethingsgoooood.

: While in Singapore this year I tried Mazamen noodles and they blew my mind. Definitely recommend …

: My Mac died on me a couple of months ago. I’ve been iPad only since then. The thing is if it was …

: It only dawned on me after seeing a couple ‘best of the decade’ lists that we are saying goodbye to …

: I lambasted Google for tracking and advertising…turns out the culprit was likely Apple. iOS …

: 💤 I’m soo exhausted. Can’t honestly remember the last time I was this tired from the top of my head …

: Today is moving day. After 3½ months of disruption we finally have a place with all our creature …

: Issue 016 of my newsletter In Abeyance is out. I have found that I am oftentimes looking to the …

: I ❤️ Copenhagen. Back home.

: Great evening today between 3 dads, with very different stories to tell, comparing ideas and …

: Took the wrong bloody train to the hotel didn’t I. Luckily it wasn’t so bad. I will say that I am …

: On my way to Amsterdam for the first time. They confiscated my razor blades, I kinda anticipated …

: Been listening to the The Happiness Lab this weekend. Love the topic, love the music (which has an …

: Micro Fiction Writing The Mark was a really interesting and unfamiliar process to me. First of all it was written …

: Throughout November I have been writing a story daily (a micro version of NaNoWriMo). It’s called …

: Stepping back into the world Odysseus looked around for a suitable host. Ah, yes that one will do …

: The Dezeen gift guide for architects and designers is on point. Plenty of really great (and …

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: Took my MacBook to the store to get fixed. Fingers crossed it’s a simple thing and not the …

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: This article, The Secret to Enjoying a Long Winter, by Jason Kottke couldn’t come at a better time …

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: No idea what this anime face is for on a train ticket but I love it.

: So today I finally moved all my site analytics to Plausible. Another small step to supporting the …

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: Definitely feel like my mental health is better when I get to sit down and write for an hour or so …

: Everyone has one life to live. Except spectres. They have been afforded a second. Helen had …

: The Mark existed as a haven for the very best, and absolute worst, that humanity had ever produced. …

: Basecamp Personal launched. I used the old personal version 8 years ago. Really excited about this …

: Actually finding it hard to wake up at my usual time early in the morning - probably because it’s …

: See I would actually trade my beloved K380 for this one. You had me at backlit keys…

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: ‘That’s good. I’m not interested in the how. I’m interested in the where,’ responded Asteer. The …

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: She sat next to him on the bench and gave a hesitant smile. ‘Not sure how much assistance I can be,' …

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: The flight felt long. Likely because he was feeling anxious. The weather was fair. This gave him a …

: Got stopped on the way home by two guys who turn out they were from a local church. By the end of …

: I’ve been spending my walking time listening to Pimsleur Danish. It’s taken a real hit on my podcast …

: 📚 Just finished reading Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday. Glad I made it all the way to the end but …

: This really hit home for me. ‘Some of that $3.8 billion should go right now into humanitarian aid in …

: I’d completely forgotten about this graphic representation of my RSS feed on Feedbin. It’s the kind …

: Add Citationsy as another one of those micro-businesses that deserve some attention. Definitely …

: 3°C. That is what Siri told me after I asked what the weather was like. As a tourist that just put a …

: Got duped into cycling for 12km (there and back). Going there I definitely felt this was a bad idea …

: Shhhhhhhh. Be veeewwwy quiet!

: First pic in Copenhagen.

: I didn’t want to update my about page with our new location as a family, until they were with …

: Yes is More. is an architectural manifesto by Bjarke Ingels (BIG), done in the form of a comic book. …

: Also, after 10 years of not being particularly critical about a place, it’s nice to be able to …

: Today I had my first disappointment in Copenhagen. I’ve been collecting my paper, cans, plastic and …

: It’s official, family will be arriving in Copenhagen tomorrow. Super excited for them to see the …

: So that’s it for me and #inktober this year.

: Just finished watching the first episode of Our Planet. David Attenborough could read his shopping …

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: I’ve fallen out of a really important habit recently that I absolutely need to embrace again. While …

: Copenhagen I’ve now been in Copenhagen for a week and have had a tiny bit of time to get a feel for the city. …

: In honour of my first time on an electric scooter.

: I loved these security deterrent balls in front of the parliament building (at least I think it is …

: So I finally tried a bicycle today (courtesy of Donkey Republic). I don’t want to recall how long …

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: First pic of Copenhagen during the day. I’ve seen this bridge multiple times in our YouTube …

: The first thing I saw flying into Denmark that put a real smile on my face was the wind turbines …

: Moving from the deserts of Dubai to the coldness of Northern Europe means most of my clothes don’t …

: Off to Copenhagen today. Sadly I’m not going with my entire family as the wife’s visa has not been …

: Day 7 of #Inktober #micromobility #toyota #i-road

: The original mobility warrior. #Inktober #micromobility

: I’m really enjoying @timswast Inktober pixel art. This is just a fun month for art.

: Inktober Day 5. It’s all about the trike.

: Issue 013 of my newsletter In Abeyance is now live. This one was a lot of fun to research and write …

: Inktober. This is the most fun I’ve had drawing something on my iPad since I got it.

: Inktober continues to roll on for me. The big difference for me is the use of the iPad. Makes it …

: So I’m taking inspiration from @jakeparker for this series (in that he creates one large …

: Ok, I lied. I couldn’t help myself. Here’s my first sketch for Inktober 2019, inspired by our future …

: It’s been a while since I visited CNN Lite. It’s minimal nature is perfect for getting the main …

: iPadOS is terrible for mouse and keyboard support. Sometimes the mouse wheel works, sometimes it …

: Procreate 5 has a few features that I’m actually really looking forward to. Specifically the …

: I won’t be contributing to Inktober this year either (on account that I have my own projects to …

: Daaaammmmnnnn. Mini Motorways is sucking way to much time from me. But I can’t help it. It’s …

: It’s a weird thing but I’ve been to several bookstores this trip and I literally have no interest in …

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: @manton I guess Frank has never heard of Micro.blog :)

: You know what I miss? Long magazine articles spanning multiple pages, with a number of asides about …

: Awesome hashtag over on Twitter for Climate Action. If this much positive action doesn’t put a smile …

: One of the things that I’ve missed while living in the Gulf is real blue skies under a tree.

: Forced iPad Lifestyle This is interesting. I’m now being forced into living the iPad lifestyle as my main computing device …

: One of the things that I do when I’m on holiday is to buy a couple of magazines that I devour over …

: Last breakfast in Dubai. I have a nice and long post to write about what my thoughts on the place …

: So it’s clear that my MacBook is officially dead. Took it to the Apple store, tried a new adapter, …

: 🌚 It was a full moon a few days ago. The significance being that over the summer, my favourite thing …

: 💻 Oh no. I think my laptop has given up the ghost. Orange light in maglite adaptor is on but the …

: Finally get to start thinking a little bit about our new life in Copenhagen. Both excited and …

: Living from a suitcase for the last week has been interesting. Especially the food side of things. …

: 🎥 Just came out of Once Upon a time in Hollywood. Seriously, someone tell me what the hell I just …

: After 5 years I get to go to movies :). Tarantino no less. Such a treat.

: You’ve stacked all the things that need to be done. People to pay, things to sell and collect. …

: Last few days in Dubai. Have another mammoth day today for doing a bunch of stuff, fingers crossed …

: You had me at iPhone 11 Pro. I was honestly planning on getting a new camera, but the funds there …

: Moving out day. The house I’ve managed to live in for nearly 2 years! Considering my stupid record …

: I managed to get issue 011 of my bi-monthly newsletter In Abeyance out. Wasn’t sure if I was …

: Yasmine took this photo and it absolutely hit a real nerve with me. The way he’s holding the …

: And like that…it’s gone. It’s been our faithful companion for our 4 years in the …

: Family away for the next couple of weeks while I sort out the house and get into my best Lenny …

: I sold my desk today. When I first moved to Dubai I decided to treat myself. I got myself a big ass …

: That’s 2 for 2 from Logitech. Combined with my K380 keyboard, the MX Anywhere 2S mouse is arguably …

: Just finished listening to episode 361 of 99% Invisible. I found myself enjoying it even more as the …

: The more I read about plastic the more upset I get. Thankfully there are organisations like the …

: Yup, I’ll be getting a copy of this book I think before I head of to Denmark. We’ve been meaning to …

: As someone moving to Copenhagen soon, I read these stories, and consider whether or not my future is …

: It’s all getting serious now. Selling a whole bunch of stuff that we’ve loved and used as we …

: Because it’s always good to give stuff on your birthday, here’s issue 010 of my …

: 40 40 today. I spent the first 20 years riding my bike. Listening to grunge. Learning how to draw. …

: One of the happier occurrences that has happened, in spite of all the disruption a move brings, is …

: Honestly, if you ever needed a reason to switch to Feedbin, then the recent set of updates to the …

: Denmark It’s official, we’re moving to Copenhagen in October. Living in the Gulf has provided us …

: Mini So x Marvel

: It took a while but Zane finally has really gotten into drawing. For years it was an exercise of …

: All the feels in this video around the bystander effect. The one that completely caught my breath …

: While on the topic of Ecosia, their shop also adds to the tree planting directive. Buy a t-shirt, …

: I only found out about Ecosia a couple of days ago. I’ve more or less successfully made the jump …

: While I have all but officially given up on buying Hobonichi Techo’s, I’m always excited at this …

: Old Notebooks I’ve amassed over 60 Field Notes sized books, 15 Muji/Midori A5 notebooks and several A6 …

: Plain emails. As someone who has struggled with email newsletter design for the first half of this …

: Love me some Atisuto.

: I’ll just put this here for now…

: Spent some time sprucing up the success message when you subscribe to my newsletter.

: Yesterday I learnt a great new word, turgid (excessively ornate or complex in style or language). It …

: 11 years. That really gave me pause. Seth’s been writing to his site, every single day for 11 …

: I hope everyone is having a great summer so far. If you live in the northern hemisphere, chances are …

: This month’s topic for my newsletter is really, really kicking my ass. I guess it swings both ways. …

: So with our children, their growing up brings wider fruits but their infancy was sweeter. — Seneca …

: Just to follow up on my previous post on my carbon footprint. I just had my car registered and the …

: Pangolin. I didn’t know what this was and neither did anyone else. Zane knew and he wanted one. All. …

: I’d never considered my carbon footprint. The real culprit seems to be the food that we eat. …

: I think I may have found my new favourite website on the internet. It’s called Our World in …

: The United Nations Carbon Offset platform is something new to me. Choose a project, pay some money …

: Seriously useful set of tips and tricks of becoming a better writer. There is something for everyone …

: A view from inside Tokyu Hands. All the colours.

: Wait, what? Nick Clegg is Facebook’s head of global affairs? What is this bizarro world we’re living …

: These 7 reconstructed ancient ruins are pretty awesome. Obviously the Parthenon being my favourite. …

: Funny place to be in at the moment. So we cancelled our holidays last week. Park of it is work …

: One of my favourite reads in the morning has been my very own site. Using the ’On this day’ plugin …

: Panic have my attention…even though I’m good for text editors.

: I’m super impressed by Rory Stewart and his take on politics. It’s a shame that he appears to be …

: It is somewhat late this week, but issue 008 of my bi-monthly newsletter, In Abeyance is out.

: It’s Comicon weekend. There used to be a time when this weekend was the most exciting time for …

: It’s Prime day and I’m actually in a little bit of a dilemma. My 6 year old Kindle Paperwhite is …

: The Moon Yesterday my youngest and I turned off the lights and looked up into the sky at the moon. Ryan is …

: Try as I might, the Hobonichi planner has never clicked with me - it’s a combination of the …

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: Advertising is the tax you pay for being unremarkable. — Robert Stephens

: On Orchard street. Couldn’t help myself. Found a nice little Chinese place for some food and beers …

: Skyscrapers in the jungle.

: I spent a year in Doha discussing green facades. This however is the real deal in Singapore.

: Travelling on your own has seriously become a pretty smooth experience - especially when you are not …

: Not sure how I’ve not stumbled on Alex Denk’s website before now. I own Dark Mode for Safari, but …

: It’s a curious thing. I’ve noticed that the day after I send out my newsletter is usually a day that …

: So I’m off to Singapore for a few days. In an effort to avoid checking in any baggage, I decided to …

: I really don’t get Reddit. In fact, the truth of the matter is I’ve never gotten along with online …

: My brother mentioned to me that Malcom Gladwell has a Masterclass on writing. That’s $100 gone from …

: Issue 007 of my bi-monthly newsletter about the built environment, In Abeyance, is out. This issue …

: I’ve had a car loan for the last 10 years, across three countries. I’ve always had to …

: Federate or Connect 6 years ago I wrote a post, There was a time. At the time the web was looking like it lost something …

: Abu Dhabi

: Widow’s Weeds from Silversun Pickups is easily the album of the summer for me. Just great from …

: Sometimes the digital is vastly inferior to the analogue. It’s not always the case, but I can …

: Bit of Mari Kondo this afternoon. Started off with my room. The hardest items are the ones that I …

: John’s usually pretty astute, however this line really stuck out at me: Fifth: Fuck this “sir” …

: Time can slip through your fingers at incredible speed. This time one year ago we were all on a …

: Well played Mr.Gladwell. Well played. The first two episodes of Season 4 of Revisionist History are …

: Happy to report that Justified is in fact excellent. That being said the first few episodes were not …

: I spent ages trying to sort out a dark version of my website. I finally sorted it out using this …

: WTF is up with these pen pals? Rather than tackling the issues, they’re busy sending letters to each …

: Fascinating survey conducted across the Arab world. In a region where this type of survey isn’t …

: 1000 I consider my life online across three distinct stints. The first ran been 2004 to around 2010. In …

: Powered By I’ve been writing online in some form or another since 2001. Around 2004, blogging really took …

: Big fan of Tom & Serge in Dubai.

: I’ve really gotten into a groove for what I use my iPad for. Mainly for drawing (on Procreate) and …

: Issue 006 of my bi-monthly newsletter, In Abeyance, about the built environment is out. With this …

: Nearly 10 years ago I left the UK. A lot can happen in a decade. Keeping in touch with friends has …

: Just watched the first episode of Justified. I’d give it a solid 6/10. I’ll give it a few more …

: Ryan checking out what he wants to drink.

: The System 5 months and 2 weeks into the year and I’ve just completed 16,000, written and edited, words. I’ve …

: One for @macgenie :)

: Finally after 8 years in the Middle East, I’m finally living in a country that has Amazon …

: Couldn’t help myself. Twitter had Ollie. We can have…wait for it Molly. @macgenie …

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: Great article about the Mac Pro by Arun. Arun’s website is one of the few that I seriously admire …

: Looking to make a meaningful change to your website? Go and check out Beautiful Web Type. If I was …

: Awesome work by Alpay Efe. His exceptional Bodies series really stood out for met.

: If you’ve got kids, and you’re done with the Donaldson library of books, then might I …

: I dare you to watch the second video for the Black Fly and not smile.

: Happy that we’ll be hearing more from this awesome couple. Sad that it’s via Spotify…

: Issue 005, of my ‘monthly’ (it’s moving to a bi-monthly schedule) newsletter In …

: Sneak peak from tomorrow’s issue of In Abeyance. Subscribe now over at www.stet.build/ia

: I’m not going to lie, I’m a little underwhelmed by the WWDC announcements. Maybe it’s because …

: The boys had a proper nature lesson this morning at the park. Tons of birds in the trees, a few …

: Seth Godin’s instagram is completely on point. He’s basically used instagram in two creative ways …

: Green Planet

: Haven’t bought and read an issue of Edge in decades(?), certainly 15 years.

: Like something out of Nausicaa

: Atlantis

: 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest, wallpapers. There goes several hours of my life. Who needs a …

: Jamie Oliver’s empire collapses as 22 UK restaurants close. Sad news. Over the years I’ve …

: Coding your own newsletter is a total mugs game. I know since I’ve been playing it for a few months …

: While on the subject of good newsletters, James Clears latest, Martha Graham on the Hidden Danger of …

: Season two of Paul Jarvis’s Company of One podcast (which is a companion to his book). Man, I’ve got …

: After a solid year of wearing a fitness tracker, I’ve finally decided to give up on the practice. …

: I’ve been on a 90s music trip. Listening to Buz Luhrmann’s Everyone’s Free to Wear Sunscreen takes …

: Finished off this piece that I started earlier this year. Even found a permenant home on my about …

: One of the things I’ve realised this last year is that since around 2007 the web evolved into …

: A discussion between Michael Lewis and Malcolm Gladwell. These two have such great chemistry …

: While looking for some icons to use on my site, I stumbled across Feather. Fantastic project if …

: After watching the ending of Game of Thrones, go read The New Yorker interview with Emilia Clarke.

: If you’ve not had the chance to listen to 13 Minutes to the Moon from the BBC World Service, I …

: The more I use my site the more I see it as a digital notebook with a very specific task. It’s meant …

: So I just read This is Marketing by Seth Godin. I stumbled onto Seth’s work just last year, this is …

: I’ve had my Kindle Paperwhite for 6 years now. A couple of days ago I noticed a new interaction for …

: Things I’m reading: Time and Time Again by Ben Elton This is Marketing by Seth Godin Messy by Tim …

: The world needs this receipt design.

: The Pithos looks incredible. You also get a nice print to go with that pre-order.

: 🍿 Just finished the 2nd season of Cobra Kai. Takes everything I loved about the movie and makes it …

: Another awesome parenting moment. Today was Zane’s first ride on the bike, no stabilisers. That boy …

: Ramadan hours means I can spend a little more time with the kids. I honestly never take this for …

: I know I just put the latest issue of In Abeyance (read it here) to bed a few days ago, but the idea …

: New (and last) Cranberries album is something to savour. That voice takes be back to when I was 16 …

: Seems [this …

: It’s been a pretty stressful weekend that’s ended in a positive way. Being a father is definitely …

: The kids could not resist the colours at ELC today.

: Last quote by Milton Glaser (at least for this week): Here is the test: You have spent some time …

: The Arup annual report is out. Last year’s edition was such a revelation to me when I saw it. …

: Issue 004 of my monthly newsletter In Abeyance. This is the second part of my series on Hyperloop, …

: We had a little visitor who fell out of his nest earlier today. Kids loved it. Thankfully she was …

: I’ve been writing a journal every day for the last few months. It’s a small exercise that clears my …

: Cover artwork for issue 004 of my monthly newsletter In Abeyance. This issue was a lot of fun to put …

: One thing that I’ve noticed is that Wednesdays definitely feels like podcast release day. …

: This quote from Frank Chimero really resonated with me: Art is anything that’s better than it needs …

: With only 281 posts, Arley Leal Mendoza’s Instagram is a must follow for anyone interested in …

: I will try and put a concise guide for those wanting to spruce up their email newsletters. All I can …

: Grass stained green.

: A Year of Stet.Build A year ago today, while fighting my own demons from a professional disappointment earlier in the …

: Cobra Kai is back! Easily one of my favourite fun shows of last year. If you were a product of the …

: Great resource of ethical alternatives and resources. Covers the range from browsers through to …

: If you’re looking for elegant analytics for your site, suggest you take a look at Fathom. …

: Every electric car apart from Tesla’s offerings and the occasional BMW prototype has left me cold. …

: Every once in a while I’m reminded of how cool the internet can be. I’ve been trying to …

: Soo glad JJ’s back in the saddle for the last Star Wars movie. The teaser trailer has left me …

: It’s been several years since we came out to the Ripe Market. Good day out for the family.

: Super impressed with how straight forward it is to add good looking charts using Chartist.js I’ve …

: 🏖 And now it’s Ryan’s turn.

: 🏖 Zane’s beaching it up today.

: I’ve only ever bought a single box of Blackwings, specifically the 344s. Today I rectified …

: Coding for a newsletter is an exercise in frustration. The number of variables (that are completely …

: Now that I’ve finally sorted out the Stet.Build website (it was the easiest to resolve), I can turn …

: Ok heard Kings of Leon in the background at the restaurant today and remembered how much I liked …

: Finally got a chance to finish a comic. It’s been way too long since I got into something this …

: Finally got the latest issue of In Abeyance out. Issue 003 is all about Hyperloop. This was a really …

: I’m totally onboard the new Joker trailer. My only comment is the color of the suit. I …

: Here’s the cover to issue 003 of my newsletter In Abeyance (comes out tomorrow). This will be …

: Last post about typefaces (at least for today). From one of my favourite type foundaries, TipoType …

: I stand corrected. Source Serif Pro does have old style figures & ligatures. Frank also says …

: On a related note to my previous post, Source Serif Pro now also comes with italics. Only came out 7 …

: I’ve recently updated my websites, kaa.bz and stet.build with some proper typographic love and …

: The Qatar National Museum has finally opened to the public. On a personal level, I’ve devoted …

: It’s all about type this weekend. Really diving into the weeds here.

: I’ve been spending way to much time looking at Matthew Butterick’s fonts. Valkyrie is perfect for …

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: What an incredible view of the people’s Vote march to Westminster. Hopefully this will have …

: Stay Micro One of the things that I’ve done regularly (and seen other do themselves) is trying the macro …

: Awesome little feature in iAWriter. Commented text (using <!-- --> ) does not contribute to …

: New picture book, Tomorrow I’ll be brave, by Jessica Hische looks great (I’m in it for the …

: I’ve missed Tarantino. The latest trailer for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood instantly gave me …

: After listening to the latest episode of Hurry Slowly on the way back home today, I’ve decided …

: So far building & maintaining a new habit has absolutely clicked with my brain. As I see it my …

: The world continues to go to shit. I’ve heard prime ministers and presidents all over the …

: 📚 Finally finished Atomic Habits. Great book that I’m actually running through again to try and see …

: Barak Obama never affected my life directly, however he existed in a world I understood politically. …

: K380 I recently bought the K380 keyboard from Logitech. Originally intended to be used as a replacement …

: Witch Hat Atelier from Kodansha Comics looks AMAZING. Coming out on the 2nd of April, think I’ll be …

: Actually love the new DXB logo.

: New issue of my monthly newsletter, In Abeyance, is out. Issue 002 is all about Photovoltaics. If …

: Nearly had a relapse today by reinstalling email onto my phone. I’ve been ‘clean’ …

: It’s letters like this, from Emmanuel Macron to the people of Europe, that upsets me the most about …

: Hey Baron Fig turns 5 today. My favourite product of theirs (which I own) remains the Three-legged …

: Picked this book from Ben Crothers, Draw in 4! Seems like a fun way of sketching little doodles …

: Been reading Atomic Habits. Really practical book to read if you’re trying to make changes in …

: Next week issue 002 of my monthly newsletter, In Abeyance , comes out. Here’s the cover for …

: On a continued high to recapture my time to allow me to do other things, I finally dropped the cash …

: Disconnect Disconnecting from the internet until such time as it suits you is empowering. Just because we can …

: Feedbin has a great built in feature that I’ve not used very often. Click on the name of the …

: Finally tried oat milk. Happy to report it not only tastes pretty good, but all the gunky stuff …

: Tool Phone Yesterday was the first day that I put my phone in tool mode. Effectively everything that is a …

: Following on from my previous post, I’ve coupled RescueTime with some of the things I’ve …

: ⏰ I’ve downloaded RescueTime for my Mac, iPad and iPhone (tomorrow I’ll install if for …

: ☕ Almond milk in coffee looks disgusting …but it tastes pretty good. Ran out of normal milk…could …

: First bit of exercise I’ve had in months. No idea what’s happened to me recently but physical …

: 🚸 I guess this is part of the joy of parenting. Being there to see your two young boys play lego …

: 📷 Every last drop of that ice cream 🍦.

: This winter has been a pretty poor example of healthy living for me. Too many sweets. No exercise …

: Oh man not been into Instagram in a while. What a shit show. Ads every 3rd or 4th image. Likes! …

: There has been a ton of noise in my office about coding. I’m really liking what I’m seeing at …

: Tachyons is a pretty awesome way of creating layouts and prototyping. Certainly one to consider for …

: 📷 Clear blue skies at the office.

: My theme for the year is based around release. Last year was a year where I laid the foundations to …

: ✉️ The first issue of my newsletter, In Abeyance, is finally out! Go have a read and subscribe if …

: ✉️ If you’ve not subscribed to my newsletter, now is a great time to do it. Subscribe over at …

: Out with the old and in with the new. My yearly shaving cream switch.

: Oh yes. Today is Groundhog Day. Bonus: If you don’t feel like watching that film, then you can …

: You know that feeling when you wake up and think you’ve got school, but then your dad tells you that …

: I like Austin’s thoughts on February resolutions.

: ⭐ Like many, I’m still dizzy after the firehose of Micro.blog customisation goodies that @manton …

: 006 / Glides

: 🎙️ Really enjoyed the On Margins episode with Lisa Brennan-Jobs.

: 📚 Ikigai - The Japanese Secret to a long and Happy Life is the first book I’ve read in 2019. …

: Zane and the Diplodocus.

: F01 WIP

: I have eyed iFontMaker with a considerable amount of envy over the years. I even considered buying …

: David Attenborough is an international treasure. This clip of Prince William interviewing him gives …

: 🗞️ Excellent article on the New York Times, summarising the Arab League summit. The whole thing …

: I really hate being awake during the hour of the wolf. My mind gets filled with thoughts and getting …

: 🖖🏼Time to settle in and start watching Star Trek Discovery Season 2. It’s been a while.

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: I really wish Feedbin also had the feature to convert Instagram user feeds into RSS in the same way …

: Jean’s goodbye to Facebook is how you should say goodbye online to a platform. If I did something …

: Really looking forward to the Spoke Design/Penaddict collaboration pen. Housing a Uni Signo DX …

: On This Day, One Year Ago ⭐ A year ago, on the 16th of January 2018, I wrote: It’s always hard to start something new. The …

: Like many Brits, I’m glued to my screen watching the circus that is Brexit. My hope is that this …

: My 2019 Actions Calendar is now ready to be downloaded. This is the 3rd time I’ve created one …

: Working on something to share. It’s 12 days too late (and likely a few more before it’s …

: This is as wintery as it gets in Dubai. A mild 18°C. Have the window open and feeling the cold …

: Sooo annoyed. My iPad is getting noticably hot on one part of the screen. Gone ahead and booked …

: I will be talking about my new project, Stet.Build. For now, if you work in the construction …

: Ryan is at another milestone again. Yesterday he began to stand up on his own. The whole thing …

: Been pretty quiet on the site, but that usually means I’m working on something. Should be …

: 004 / Let’s Dive

: 003 / Tickets Please

: 002 / Flowers

: I did a few of these images back in the summer as I was learning and developing my new style. With …

: Although I have a ton of thoughts about the iPad not being a Mac, this keyboard by Brydge really …

: Pretty sure you can’t upload a video to Micro.blog, but here’s a gif of the previous …

: Haven’t drawn Corgan in over a year.

: Great set of questions to work through and really help dissect your year that passed - via the …

: 🍿 Finally got around to watching The Incredibles 2. Maybe the fact that I am now a father with 2 …

: My mind has been completely blown away by how great (and complete) Procreate on the iPad is. I only …

: Ok I get the whole iPad Pro thing now. Thankfully I saw sense and got the 12.9" version. …

: La Mer

: 🎄 It’s Christmas Eve and the boys are in bed. Time to finish most of this truely excellent …

: Editing In 2019 I plan to finally start sending out a newsletter that I’ve been working on for around …

: The full moon is pretty spectacular tonight. Soo bright it looks like someone left on the lights …

: You know how for years the tech media proclaimed to have found the iPhone killer? Well, I have …

: Ok, I got myself an iPad Pro (12.9") for Christmas. I fear for the future of my art supplies. …

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: Been doing a ton of research on photovoltaic technology. What I hadn’t realised is that it really is …

: Punkt is a company that I’m fascinated by. Certainly not for everyone. Their new MP02 mobile phone …

: Abu Dhabi

: Street art.

: This post here is what I love about iA and iA Writer. Their priorities are clear. Their …

: I am the mosquitos-killer 🦟 ! 2 in one night as they try to feed of the kids as they sleep. Not …

: Creating something meaningful is difficult. It takes patience and perseverance. I’ve been working on …

: Having a tough time with the piece I’m writing at the moment. However I’ve developed a very clear …

: Can’t believe it’s been an entire year since my youngest was born. I guess the first one paves the …

: It was great fun being on Micro Monday. @macgenie was a truly gracious host and may have put the …

: Imagine needing to charge your iPhone, laptop or car every 10 days rather than every day! Really …

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: Around town.

: Snowflakes.

: Partially unused image for my upcoming project, hopefully launching in 2019.

: I found out about Food Tube when I was looking how to make eggs. After Jamie blew my mind I’ve …

: It’s all about throwing rocks.

: Having cut the cord on cable TV, there are two things I miss. Live sports and great adverts (I …

: 🍿 I hardly ever get the chance to watch movies but on the latest Recomendo issue, I was gifted a …

: When I started using Micro.blog I decided to keep syndicating my words over to Twitter. Over this …

: Usually I love it when both boys are fast asleep in their beds, this evening is very different. Zane …

: So it’s been three long years since we moved to Dubai. At the time I’d just read Marie …

: Drove for 5min this morning and a dreaded yellow warning signal comes up that oil is low. On the …

: No internet based network is whole. What I miss from Instagram is the output from visual artists. …

: Exceptionally fun pixelated tower from Ole Scheeren in Bangkok. I love when an idea is executed …

: Top tips all parent can agree on. The Yoyo stroller is the only one you actually need. Make sure …

: I’ve not specifically sought out any Black Friday deals, but I did benefit from the 50% offer …

: Now that one of my most requested features for Micro.blog has been made (a gallery of photos), I can …

: Depressing but astute assessment of the current state of Brexit. The surprising stat is the 700,000 …

: Missing from Micro.blog I don’t like to write about the system I’m using but I thought it would be good to check in a couple …

: The new Smashing Pumpkins album is such a treat for us fans. Solara, Alienation and Marchin’ On …

: Years ago, while in London, I would often turn to the movie Amelie in an attempt to help me relax, …

: I’m kinda over stationary. Once you’ve tried a bunch of things and realised that you …

: I always end up surfing the web looking at a bunch of awesome t-shirts. Then I realise that …

: The John Lewis Christmas adverts are an institution. The latest one is by far one of my absolute …

: Totally underwhelmed by the new Field Notes Winter release, Clandestine. The video though has got …

: Great trailer for Toy Story 4. I only found out that this was happening earlier this morning. Had …

: He had a great run, but alas Stan Lee has died.

: First rain have come with thunder and lightning. It’s been such a long time since we’ve …

: The Crescent.

: Awesome analysis of why tech companies are making custom typefaces.

: Podcasts for November 🎙️ Seeing as I’m in the car for many hours of the day (travelling up and down to Abu Dhabi), …

: Park season is upon us.

: The weekend is finally upon us and as always I’m hopeful of filling it with good activities …

: It’s been an exceptionally tough week, which is to be expected as everyone is working on …

: Finding your niche can feel like a life long struggle. Some discover it early on and continue to …

: This weekend’s mini project was making an adjustable snake knot camera strap. Went for some …

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: All of my writing happens in iAWriter. All of my editing is happening in the Hemingway app. If …

: As much as I love October, really glad it’s finally over and can look forward to what November …

: First proper halloween experience for Zane, which he absolutely loved. Got dressed as a pterodactyl, …

: This new iPad Pro is a great way to finally get into the iPad lifestyle. Glad I waited out for this …

: If you’re looking for a great alternative to the standard Apple case for your iPhone 6, 6s, 7 and 8, …

: If you’re struggling to write on your site, then consider a trick I’ve been using this …

: Inktober #005 continues.

: Inktober is nearly over. This one was done while I was on the phone.

: Went to the Big Bad Wold book fair (the biggest of it’s kind in the world). It’s so …

: 📚 Autumn reading. Second Ryan Holiday book this year. I still need to write the notes from my …

: You’re testing me Apple. I’ve abstained from your iPhone ploy this year (even though …

: If you’re looking to create something, anything really, then I seriously encourage you to …

: Operation start using your iPhone less and take your Sony mirrorless camera everywhere is beginning …

: Discovered Burro Blanco in Abu Dhabi a couple of weeks ago. By far my favourite Mexican restaurant …

: Definitely considering backing this chopstick set. The straw might now be as useful for me, but I …

: Jan Middendorp’s Dutch Type is truly a magnificent book. I would go so far as to call it the …

: Final Inktober image for today.

: The constraint for Inktober this year is the number of pens I’m using and the size of paper, which …

: I know I’m super late to Inktober this year, but better late than never.

: I can finally declare Autumn/Winter has begun here in Dubai. It’s been a really long summer so …

: My wife is forever loosing her iPhone. Top tip. If you login from another device on iCloud (and …

: Phones and Cameras After listen to The Minimalists on the Kevin Rose show, I came to a realisation. In my persuit to …

: Netflix has seriously changed how I consume some of my entertainment. Thankfully Better Call Saul …

: I stumbled upon a truly incredible graph today that showed all the various types of Photovoltaic …

: Happy Inktober everyone. I’m hoping to dip my toe this year and have an idea of what to do, …

: Everything old is new again. New faces in the office as our team slowly continues it’s …

: Finally got the bluetooth in my car sorted out. It’s only taken a couple of years and $100 to …

: It’s getting easier to draw these scenes. The funny thing being that once I gave up on drawing …

: Ok I’ve not bought any new Field Notes in a year. I still have a healthy stash and could …

: These three F1 2021 concepts as revealed on the F1 website show a future of motosport that looks …

: Rough couple of days. Zane caught something from school, which he gave to me, which I gave to the …

: Not one but two great additions to iAWriter. Which reminds me that I need to take a deep dive into …

: Complet-ish but un-used art for my upcoming project. It was too busy for what I’m going for.

: My favourite feeling these days is that moment I step into the house, after work, and my boy Ryan is …

: Was hoping to get the Hobonichi Weeks Mega this year. Sadly out of stock, 17 days after launch!

: So when we bought the Q5 2 1/2 years ago what I didn’t realise was that although bluetooth was …

: Following up from my previous post, sometimes you need some bad sleep for you to work out …

: Well that didn’t go as planned. I’ve been working on a piece of art for my new project …

: Because one sketch deserves another…

: More sketches.

: It’s iPhone X, or iPhone XS day! After 4 years I think I’m finally due for an upgrade.

: First attempt at using my new style with architectural style backgrounds - always the intention …

: Learning how to draw and sketch in ways different to what I’m used to. First up, cars!

: Fell down a massive hole that is Udemy. Never heard of it before and stumbled on it by accident …

: 🎥 So the wife and I finally watched a movie together. We settled on Tully. Great movie. It will hit …

: 🇯🇵 Hadn’t realised the extent of the destruction on Japan this summer. I have a huge soft spot …

: So the new upload function on Micro.blog is pretty awesome. Especially considering it works for gifs …

: So I discovered Tadama today. Probably the most elegant and simple pomodoro app on the Mac.

: 🏀 A month ago I went to the basketball court and nearly died from the humidity. Which idiot decides …

: Ok someone tell me why it’s taken this long for someone (thanks bro) to tell me about The Weeknd and …

: Use the negative energy you have to build something rather than mope around.

: Everything is a remix. This article on the inspiration behind Monument Valley’s levels is a …

: So now that Sunlit 2.2 has been released, I’m considering jettisoning myself from Instagram. …

: I just read Khaled Hosseini’s Sea Prayer, and honestly haven’t cried this much since …

: UGhhh. Came back to my car, parking sensor in the rear had popped in. Need to find a way to pull …

: Yesterday I asked for an alternative to Tinyletter and Buttondown was recommended. Having spent a …

: Does anyone have a suggestion for a good alternative to Tinyletter, that is similar in minimal …

: Affinity Publisher Beta is out today! I’ve been waiting for a long time for this. With both …

: Finally pressed the trigger on a particular part of my latest project - this is a long term …

: Paul turned me onto Russell Brand’s podcast Under The Skin. I’m halfway through episode 03 with Adam …

: Plastic The plastic I use in my life is really starting to grate on me in a bad way. To me it signals a lack …

: The full Hobonichi Techo 2019 lineup is now live. I’m going for the Weeks Mega (for work) and …

: It’s always a joy when I receive an email from Matthew Butterick - go subscribe if type is …

: After declaring tidy office bankrupcy, I’ve managed to get back on track. I realised that I …

: Publii is a static-website-building tool. Scary rabbit hole to fall into. Looks exceptionally well …

: I started wearing the Mi Band 2, 4 months ago and found it to be one of the best fitness trackers …

: We are now well and truly back in Dubai. It’s funny travelling around town yesterday you could …

: I genuinely thought I’d watched all of Chef’s Table. Somehow I’d missed the one …

: Oh man that was fast. So today I went to buy some vitamins (wife’s been hounding me to get New …

: 39 years old today. Where did the time go? On this day I always mentally taken stock of where I am …

: Trump’s Fall - My favourite part of this was definitely the Ernest Hemingway quote. I do think …

: What really happens to the plastic you throw away is both depressing and the necessary jolt many of …

: Being raised in Greece, I obviously have an affinity to the place. Varoufakis has been an …

: Its been five whole years since Ryder released his Bullet Journal idea to the world and solved …

: 🎨 006 - Crowd Trying something a little different with the feet, as the style continues to evolve.

: Still deciding whether the whole web-ring is a good idea or just currently badly executed. I like …

: My son has two modes, total fucking meltdown and an angel. Currently he’s melting down in the …

: Love this little olive tree.

: Been looking for a replacement calculator for a while now. This simple Digit Calculator might be …

: View for the next few days.

: A holiday is a time to get your house in order. With less demands on your attention, you can afford …

: Bar Tartine in Zaytouna Bay was actually a really great spot for food.

: Shouf Biosphere Reserve On the weekend we drove up to the Shouf Biosphere Reserve. The only regret I have is that we …

: Sun has just come up. The city is starting to fully wake up. I’m on my second cup of coffee and I’ve …

: For yourself While it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you’re writing on your website …

: Part 2 of the summer holidays begins. Breaking things up in this manner has been an interesting …

: The James Bond museum, at the summit of an Austrian mountain, is the most elaborate fan project …

: With a whole 10 minutes of using iOS 12, I can already tell it’s a Snow Leapard type of …

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: Yes it’s ridiculously hot and I’m an idiot but damn if this isn’t the best work out I’ve had in …

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: I’ve been waiting for Mateusz Urbanowicz’s comic work to drop. The wait if finally over with his 78 …

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: It’s been a great long while since I’ve drawn anything. I’ve effectively given up on creating comics …

: I haven’t laughed this hard at something in a long, long while. John Oliver’s take on Facebook is an …

: The Hobonichi Techo 2019 Preview Festival is live. This was the first year that I didn’t get a …

: An Ode to iAWriter Since April I have been working silently and diligently on my little project. I’ve still got a …

: In other news, really looking forward to the lunar eclipse that’s happening later on this …

: The Sons of El Topo is a sequel to the movie El Topo, by the genius that is Alejandro Jodorowsky. …

: Consistent & Incremental One of the single most powerful things that I hope to teach my kids, is to understand and appreciate …

: 🎥 Just watched Logan. It’s obviously not as a great as the comic Old Man Logan, which for …

: A story of two tickets. On the left is a ticket left under the windscreen of a car with 30% tinting. …

: Really excellent article on common webpage design mistakes. I’m guilty as sin of vertical spacing …

: One of the nicest things about using Micro.blog is the fact that you get to see the regular progress …

: I truly miss the excitement and wonder that comes with moving to a new place. The discoveries that …

: I didn’t know The Economist is also available for the Kindle (US, UK and Germany only). First month …

: The Comics Journal is coming back to print. That’s probably the best news I’ve heard in a good long …

: Watching Obama’s speech for the Nelson Mandela annual lecture. I truly miss the eloquence of a man …

: While the Amazon web interface for your reading/editing your highlights and notes for your Kindle is …

: Last few days have been a bit all over the place, which was not helped by the world cup final, but …

: Back in Dubai without the kids and wife is weird. This is the first time since the kids were born …

: Also using wifi from within the airplane is crazy…I guess technology is bound to move forward …

: 🎥 Finally watched Thor: Ragnarok. It’s everything you can expect and so much more (characters, …

: Action shot!

: An example of what’s great about Lebanon…

: Last day of my holidays (tomorrow is a travel day so doesn’t really count). It’s been a …

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: Who's Next? It’s been 3½ years since I came to Lebanon. I’d like to say that things have changed …

: I’ve been decompressing these last two weeks. Part of my brain is getting a little antsy but …

: Years from now, when you’re older (and likely taller than me), I’ll remind you how tiny you actually …

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: Every 3rd of July my Feedbin subscription is up for renewal. Since July 2013, I have relied on this …

: 🐢 Turtle on turtle.

: For me the unmistakable sound of Beirut is the car horn which begins to propagate throughout the …

: Finished reading: Purple Cow, New Edition: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth …

: One of the things that characterise holidays for me, is the ability to catch up on my reading. Top …

: Went to a few of my old stationary haunting grounds. I came away with literally nothing. Either I’ve …

: Sitting. Slumped. Forward. His arms crossed over the back of a yellow plastic chair. His head buried …

: Current view.

: I noticed something on Instagram today which signalled the beginning of the end. Endless account …

: There are views and then there are colours #nofilter

: Yup we’re finally on holiday!

: ⚽ Really looking forward to the Argentina vs Nigeria game. Has all the ingredients to be one of the …

: Awesome write up from @cm on how to use Blot with Micro.blog. I have a lot more to write about this …

: ✈️ I remember when we used to travel as a family, my dad would get properly stressed out and …

: Been on a bit of a deep dive with Seth Godin. This Ship It journal looks like a great way of …

: Fitness I’ve now been wearing the Mi Band 2 for a couple of months. The data has given me the agency to try …

: The latest version of iA Writer for iOS is out. The two new features of note are changing the icon …

: That quote from Seth Godin is possibly the single best description of why you should blog every day. …

: ⚽ Notes on the Iceland vs Nigeria game: Hoping Iceland pull an equaliser against Nigeria, along …

: I’ve never been one to look up to people as role models and yet this quote, from Seneca, has …

: I stopped understanding this world back in 2016. The world’s tolerance to each other is exceedingly …

: I have a ton of books to get through this summer. One that has catapulted up the list is Ben Rhode’s …

: ⌚ The latest iteration of Mondaine’s smart watch concept is a solid design iteration on the previous …

: Bookending my black and white series of photos with Ryan in his feeding chair.

: Reading ‘Intergalactic Ed’ with the boys.

: A new edition of Blackwing volumes was just released, Vol.10001. Love the story behind it, but not …

: 💬 I’ve been going through my Twitter archive, to determine what I should ultimately import and keep. …

: 💬 I’ve struggled to define how I would use emoji on Micro.blog. I’ve decided that when I …

: ⚽ This match is turning out to be a complete classico. This is what the world cup is all about. …

: ⚽ After some pretty heartbreaking matches for Egypt and Morocco, we’ve got the very first …

: Manhood for Amateurs 📚 I finally finished a book this year, Michael Chabon’s Manhood for Amateurs. The book was …

: When I was a child, I used to be in complete awe of the thundering father clap 👏. The kind that only …

: ⚽ As we approach just 4 days before the start of the World Cup, these handy charts will be nice to …

: So the heat 🔥 has officially kicked into overdrive in Dubai, with the temperature hitting 45°C. No …

: Vertigo relaunches under Mark Doyle with seven new series. The three series that jumped out at me …

: My enjoyment of images is linked to presentation. A simple grid of thumbnails, not too small or …

: ⚽ This World Cup guide to all 736 players on the Guardian website is nothing short of astounding. …

: This episode of Revisionist History reminded me exactly why Malcolm Gladwell remains as one of my …

: This is the first time that I get to watch WWDC on my Apple TV.

: We made Zane’s first robot 🤖 that he could actually wear. It was all a bit last minute but I …

: I may have gone a bit overboard at Daiso today.

: Kickstarter & Me I thought it would be interesting to run some numbers on all the Kickstarter projects that I have …

: It’s been an entire year since I’ve had my messages on my phone connecting to my Mac. …

: Today is Zane’s 4th birthday. After Ryan was born late last year, I have gotten to know Zane and …

: Poochytown is coming out in July. If you’ve never experienced a Jim Woodring story you are doing …

: So many excellent thoughts and ideas to consider in this article by Ryan Holiday about how to write …

: Does anyone know how to show the real return symbol on iOS? It currently outputs this monstrosity …

: Currently listening to Fatoumata Diawara’s new Fenfo album. Highly recommended.

: Ryan is absolutely fascinated by music. I stumbled onto this fact by mistake (it feels that …

: I’ve spent all of 5 min with the new Obscura 2 app, but coloured impressed with what’s been created. …

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: To say that I am excited about the new iA Writer 5 is a complete understatement. Thankfully the wait …

: My inbox has been absolutely hammered these last few weeks in the lead up to some email privacy law …

: My wife (every wife?) has been complaining that I spend too much time on my iPhone (she’s probably …

: I’m so deflated right now. Got a lot of shit going on inside and outside work. Saw this quote …

: Gulf Summer reading list.

: After nearly 1½ years, I finally posted onto my Dribbble account. I like that it’s dedicated to the …

: This article by Ryan Holiday has seriously hit home at the moment as I move through my current …

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: Finally! Ever since moving over to the UAE, I’ve sorely missed having FaceTime on my iPhones …

: Although Dropbox Paper is exceptionally well designed and is receives updates regularly, it’s …

: One of the prices you pay for living in the Gulf are dust storms. This is by far the worst …

: My engineering brain is thoroughly blown away by the Morpholio Trace app. I’ve been meaning to find …

: These yellow Kaweco special editions (Sunrise and Sunset) are pretty amazing. Just as good looking …

: Bought the Mi Band 2 today. The main reasons being the price, 20 day battery life and limited …

: We really do live in a world with a cornucopia of excellent text editors available on the Mac. My …

: Now that the initial euphoria is over and I’m knee deep in the production side of things on the …

: Seven. No, not the admittedly awesome David Fincher movie rather the number of years I’ve been …

: Yes I am watching the new Cobra Kai series; and yes, it is actually pretty good so far…

: I’ve been thinking about why something like Micro.blog has caught on with me, when Twitter …

: Importing my data from the various edges of the internet continues. Tumblr fell pretty quickly, …

: Little strokes fell great oaks. — Benjamin Franklin Showing up every day and moving the needle …

: I have been using the Bullet Journal Method for over 4 years (I know because I’ve kept them all). …

: It appears that my hunt for a Gel ink refill capable of fitting into a Rotring 600 is …

: Of all the things that I’ve learnt this year, the power of creating a project by building a …

: The modest guide to productivity by Frank Chimero has come at the perfect time for me. I’ve also …

: Oddmar for iOS is easily the most stunning platformer on the iPhone…ever? If you’ve not …

: Absolutely love this time in a project’s life. The very start, where the battleground is being …

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: I’ve not been this excited about a singular idea in many years and I keep thinking about this …

: Every month the Dropbox team have been adding new features to Paper. The new templates feature is a …

: After listening to the Kevin Kelly episode of Craig Mod’s podcast On Margins you might find yourself …

: Can someone please explain to me why Dropbox in iA Writer doesn’t work like it used to (i.e file …

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: Time for an evening walk. Need to chase away these demons. Plus I ate too much crap this year and …

: Every day I put the oldest to bed, I look at the clock and I’ve got a few hours to myself…or so I …

: This concept of six seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Locking, Winter & Unlocking) by Kurt …

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: Looking at getting a 3D printer, either the Prusa i3 MK3 or the Robo R2. The issue is you’ve …

: The Gimlet Media website is how a podcast network should be displayed, all about the art (along with …

: Finally wrote my third article on RMO, Physical, Digital & Mind. I’m mindful of sharing this at …

: For my short strings of words on the internet, I’ve consolidated to using Micro.blog. For all …

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: Cuba After the Castros is an incredible photo essay on the BBC. In my 20s I spent a lot of time …

: Struggling with the Sunlit app. The app allows me to post multiple photos & add text. With the …

: Related to the previous post, this article by David Harper is essential reading for anyone …

: Just finished listening to the Todd Mcfarlane episode on the Off Panel podcast. I’d never …

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: So the new Oman airport is actually pretty nice. They’ve got some nice touches, except as someone in …

: The latest issue of Kottke’s Noticing newsletter is an ode to bloggers and blogging. Definitely …

: Perspective You may have noticed discontent amongst some Micro.blog users, in reaction to the latest iOS app …

: Notational Velocity remains my favourite apps ever. It was last updated 6 years ago. The Archive …

: I hesitanted to get the first issue of the Full Bleed ‘magazine’ from IDW, and regretted it. Issue …

: Zane’s first coherent drawing! Every ‘drawing’ before this has been a scribble. You have to start …

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: Tree is looking good. Started off as a stub of the tree has really transformed in 6 short months.

: In a different time, I’d totally be going to MEFCC this weekend. As I’ve grown older, …

: Art is for life (not the other way around)

: Ok, I have no idea what I’m doing here. Somehow stumbled onto Netflix and I’m 5 episodes …

: Inking complete. Loving the speed of creation on this one.

: Turtle sanctuary

: Anyone have any idea how to import all of my Instagram feed in to Mb? Ownmygram imported the last 20 …

: Haven’t drawn these dudes in a while. Actually really missed them.

: I’ve not read a Spawn comic since #75, but the 6th variant of Spawn #286 reminded me of the power …

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: Didn’t think I could find a better file manager than Finder on the Mac. I was wrong. Marta is …

: One of the things I really envy Last Week Tonight is their ability to come up with a wacky idea and …

: Do yourself a favour and listen to the first episode of Craig Mod’s On Margins podcast with Jan …

: Consolidate I feel like I need to quantify that previous statement, because I might not be alone. Over the last …

: In Micro.blog I feel like I’ve been given an opportunity, a second attempt at focusing my …

: Writing on the web While going through my Twitter archive, I realised several things which are going to greatly inform …

: It’s pretty miserable in our household at the moment. The colds/virus/fever cycle has gripped every …

: That was amazing. A 25 minute walk can really chang your mood completely. It started with a clear …

: How to keep going I’ve been struggling with thoughts and issues on how to keep going (for a number of aspects in …

: Things coming together for the site. Going down the hosted Micro.blog route, I’m actually …

: After a failed experiment in importing my Twitter archive, I had to individually delete them all …

: I decided to import my twitter achive, which I now realise it’s littered with t.co links. …

: I think I’ve broken my micro.blog account. Imported 1800 tweets has wreched all havoc. …

: My experience with Tumblr fell short when it came to community. The service does get a few things …

: This story of older Japanese women are shoplifting to find community in jail is heartbreaking. As my …

: These Atlas guides from Stripe should will come in useful one day — via my favourite newsletters, …

: While searching for a pic of Michael Chabon’s Murse (man purse), I stumbled across this interview …

: My current reading pile: Letters from a Stoic — Seneca Ego is the Enemy — Ryan Holiday Ikigai — …

: I decided to clean up my often abandoned Kindle (from general clutter). Of course sneaky Amazon …

: There was a time when I would look at Formula 1 as the pinacle of technology mixed with motorsport. …

: Consistency and focus are the missing ingredients in my creative endeavours as of late. Pick a …

: One of my favourite things about the series Love is the effective love letter the series gives to …

: The Posh Pen Paradox: when writers and artists fear their tools - I can absolutely relate to this. …

: I haven’t checked out Panel Syndicate in a long time. In addition to The Private Eye, there’s …

: Schon Design splatter pens - Going to become available online. Finally!

: Hermetica - This kickstarter looks great. Already funded. Would not mind the book that gives the …

: One of my favourite things about Mb is the lack of friction in posting. There may or may not be …

: Slowly getting my creative juices 🥤 flowing again. Also I have an unwritten rule, if iOS shows me an …

: Mother’s Day in the Arab world coincides with the first day of spring and Iranian new year (which …

: First day of waking up at 5am again since January. Get some coffee made and get down to it before …

: Atari VCS - I didn’t even know that this was a thing. I saw a Mega Drive in the store the …

: Just marking today as the day that I start exercising and eating healthy again. Been meandering for …

: BIG day for the stationary world. Mark One pens released from Studio Neat and new Field Notes. Both …

: And while I’m here, this Brass Hovel sharpener from Brahman Design really does hit the sweet …

: This pencil sharpener, extender and transporter, looks pretty interesting. I don’t think …

: Last day of my kickstarter subscription ok Mb. You’ve done your job well @manton will be a continued …

: New pens coming from the Studio Neat boys. It was only a matter of time before they ventured into …

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: Only Slightly Exaggerated - a Studio Ghibli-style animation for Travel Oregon.

: Don’t ask me how I went for this long on the internet without subscribing to Cool Tools.

: Yup needed that. Netflix’s Love, is actually a pretty good show that’s just weirdly …

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: Start of the weekend. Going to definitely get into my project for the year after it got totally …

: Things are ok. Initial shock is over and I can concentrate on other things put some effort into …

: Also related to the above, did not know about The Good News podcast.

: Really great interview on Thoroughly Considered, with Max Temkin. Got me interested in actually …

: Lost in Space - Amazing what Netflix is doing these days with their series. It makes the reboot from …

: Top tip to all you kids out there. If you’ve got a young family, make sure to invest in some decent …

: It’s time to focus my energies on something positive. As a family we’ve had a rough few …

: Woke up in a much better mood than yesterday, but after our supermarket run, Zane felt …

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: The day after is always more difficult. Funks don’t disappear on their own.

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: Soundgarden & Kids Last night was the first moment shared by myself and my two boys. And a glorious moment it was. …

: In case anyone is into Crypto, my brother runs a weekly publication over at diar.co Definitely go …

: Here is my Microblog wish list: Drafts - jot down a thought now & finish it off later. Faster …

: Micro Monday : Easy one for this week. Go check out Marcelo, @mmarfil Thoughtful and pleasant.

: Man, I can’t keep my eyes open today. Hurricaine Zane (my 3YO) woke me up at 5am and …

: Krama Studio Rollerball The Krama pen I mentioned 10 days ago, arrived today. I’ve not had much time to play with it …

: On the iOS app for Mb, I keep activating the ‘menu bar’ while scrolling. Wish there was …

: One of my absolute favourite tools for work is Dropbox Paper. Love the implementation and the …

: Gotta say that I have been really enjoying Star Trek Discovery. Don’t particularly like the costumes …

: Good to know there is a place nearby with Moroccan tea.

: So I can definitely say that apps like Flowstate actually work in making you writing things down. …

: A new shipping company for independent artists, from the creators of Cards Against Humanity. …

: Hoban Cards produces elegant, minimal and affordable letterpress printed calling cards and …

: Five stationary stores not to be missed in Taipei. Discovering stationary from a different place is …

: It’s actually raining in Dubai tonight, which is a thing since it only happens a couple of times …

: Awesome. Zane dropped my 💻 and I think the screen is frakked. To be fair it is 4½ years old, but it …

: Down a Rabbit Hole Seriously fell down a rabbit hole yesterday. First was buying FlowState. This then led me to …

: Internet Lizard Brain It does feel refreshing to be back online and actually enjoying the process. I’m enjoying …

: Ralph Breaks the Internet trailer - although this move is from Disney, it’s always felt like a …

: Although I felt that yesterday was a washout, I was about to convert my CSS to variables and damn …

: Ok, the boy is officially ill, we’re wondering if the baby’s going to catch it as well. Kids man. …

: Yup. Wasted the whole evening. Hopefully I’ll do better tomorrow.

: Finally. Does this mean I might actually start watching F1 again. It’s been years since I did.

: It’s that time of the evening where I decide to procrastinate for a little bit more than I …

: Great little resource for CSS snippets. My Mb site already uses a few of these, although I really …

: Excellent post from Brent on why Mb is different. Completely agree on the timeline (2005) and that …

: If I had an iPad, I’d also have an Apple Pencil. If I had an Apple Pencil, I’d also have …

: Found this via Josh Ginter.

: Published nearly 3 1/2 years ago, Jason Santa Maria’s On Web Typography has been sitting on my shelf …

: I’m sitting here at the end of the day wondering what to do with myself. I’ve absolutely …

: Finally got my notification for the Krama pen. That’s the thing with Kickstarter, they are presents …

: Considering it’s the shortest month of the year, the month of February has dragged on for me for a …

: Walking definitely kept the demons at bay. It’s been a rough emotional week. It’s always the case …

: Walking definitely kept the demons at bay. It’s been a rough emotional week. It’s always …

: Actually the series that jumped out at me are: Death or Glory Farmhand Echolands Jook Joint Proxima …

: Image Expo 2018 - this thing has gotten serious. Some pretty incredible looking comics coming out. …

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: Really enjoyed the latest episode of the Unmade podcast. Favourite part was learning about this - ok …

: Feedbin Upgrades - I feel very lucky to have Ben create and manage Feedbin’s future with such …

: I’ll tell you what the most annoying thing about Mb is? I go to bed and the rest of America …

: Great little post and photo from Billy Corgan, on the two little girls (now women) from Siamese …

: Oh, just found out that Feedbin supports Mb! If only the Today Poster worked - it seems to be …

: So I’ve written the second chapter in my online book RMO. This sketch was the first attempt at …

: Also BIG’s website is super fun in that each project gets a pixelated icon, which I’ve …

: Had an awesome talk by one of the architects from BIG, reminded me of what I’m missing out on …

: The Blot.im website has been updated. Love the consistency with the updates. Between David and …

: Music of the evening is ‘Away we Go’ soundtrack. Such good listening for this …

: “How did you go bankrupt?" Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.” ― Ernest Hemingway,

: Micro Monday @amit simply one of the good eggs on MB. Go follow him.

: I am liking the new livery on the RB14. Matt pixel camouflage has got to be a first on an F1 car …

: Design is the process of going from an existing condition to a preferred one. — Milton Glaser Heard …

: Descript is the world’s first audio word processor, letting you view and edit audio as text. …

: I missed out on the Picasso exhibition in Dubai last year, I’m certainly not going to do the …

: Honestly don’t know what to say to you 🇺🇸. Speaking as a father of 2, who’s about to …

: This is the download of the San Francisco font from Apple. Didn’t realise you could download …

: I knew of the Courier Prime font, as all my comic work is written in the Highland app. What I didn’t …

: Finally! After years of depending on Notational Velocity it finally stopped working. Thankfully FS …

: Range of tiny pixel fonts that can be used.

: Absolutely amazing weather this evening in Dubai. Wish it was always like this.

: Awesome dude on the saxophone in front of the restaurant we’re at.

: 🙇 @manton github integration went through perfectly. Nailing the basic features dude, nailing them.

: The aim this year is to try and complete at least 2 projects this year for RMO. One digital and one …

: Unless this is just a warm snap, winter appears to be officially over in the UAE…

: Just discovered that then fountain pen emoji 🖋 has not been used on micro.blog - well apart from …

: Every subject has it’s own niche of enthusiasts that rally behind it. How much of say the …

: Also, Google Reader being killed off was GREAT! I get to use the amazing Feedbin instead. This is …

: I think people like Kottke and @Gruber are missing something fundamental about the state of …

: While I’m on this Dyson kick, he’s got a new book coming out later this year called …

: Oh did you know Matthew Butterick has a newsletter? Go subscribe. He’s also he’s got a …

: Just finished listening to James Dyson’s interview on How I built this (excellent episode …

: Every country has the government it deserves. — Joseph de Maistre

: What I’m really appreciating about Mb is how much better it is than blogging back in 2004. …

: After listening to @manton on Mac Power Users, trying out 🚀 app. Yeah I can certainly get behind …

: Welcome to RMO One of the fundamental challenges I faced towards the twilight years of my original stint of writing …

: Really enjoyed Kevin Rose’s interview with Rocksteady over on Block Zero podcast about …

: Obviously really looking forward to Alto’s Odyssey. Surprisingly my favourite part of the …

: A lot has happened in the open web since I last checked - as you’d expect. What I find curious …

: Online services I’m currently paying for: Service Yearly Cost Feedbin.com $20 Micro.blog …

: You know when you live in a large city, things happen around you and you have no idea about them, …

: Maybe I’m going to need to drop some hard cash for Marsedit now that I have a site again. Maybe, …

: Oh man, what have I been doing? 176 services I’m not using. This is going to take a long time.

: Finally using Deseatme to get rid of all of these blasted accounts! I’m everywhere….and using …

: Awake every night with the baby’s first feed. Problem I’m having is I don’t know how to go back to …

: Congrats to the iA team on their successful Kickstarter to bring the app to Windows. Can’t …

: Micro.blog Initial Thoughts Now that I’ve kicked the micro.blog tires for a few days, I can safely say a couple of things: …

: Currently trying to finish off Michael Chabon’s Manhood for Amateurs - bought it at my …

: I’m thinking about using Pollen to publish the final outputs made on RMO. In a weird way, I’m …

: Here’s what my home screen looks like. Trying the blank app hack to see if the lowered icons stick. …

: I tried reading Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, but the format didn’t click (although many of the …

: Internet Life It’s been a super interesting week for my internet life. After pulling away from it all for a …

: My knee is absolutely killing me at the moment. It’s progressively gotten worse over the last …

: Pinboard as Linklog As I start to rekindle my love for writing and publishing online again (I’m still trying to decide …

: Supply Shaving I finally got my Kickstarter backed ‘Single Edge’ razor handle from Supply today. This is actually …

: Apple Over the years I have bought a slew of Apple related products (for both myself and my wife). We are …

: Can’t help but be completely excited by the Falcon Heavy’s success (so far). I wasn’t born during …

: It’s that time of the year again. New Kickstarter for the Pen Addict live show. Quick …

: So I’ve been wanting a place to call my own for a long while now. The problem was I let the …

: In case anyone is wondering I’ve restarted writing. Starting very slowly and hopefully building some …

: Absolutely love this print and Max’s style in general.

: It’s always hard to start something new. The main question is whether or not you’ll see …

: Yeah second weekend in a row and it’s all about the burger 🍔

: About to destroy a Totoro like you wouldn’t believe!

: Zane’s home away from home - now all cleaned up. Maintenance work here is pretty rock solid.

: My Grandmother My earliest memory of my grandmother must have been when I was a little older than Zane (my eldest), …

: Crisp cool winter evening Dubai and my best friend and oldest son Zane

: Little Ryan (Rayan in Arabic) was born on the 10th of December. Zane now has a brother to torment, …

: Coming along just nicely I’d say. #nature #trees #garden

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: I know I’m late and likely not going to achieve 31 drawings, still this exercise has been liberating …

: Never seen a tree come back to life before. This one was left from the previous tenant. 1 week later …

: Just catching up #inktober #inktober2017 #inktober2017day16

: You tell em Socrates! #inktober #inktober2017 #inktober2017day15

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: I know I’m late but I’ve been moving houses and work has been pretty crazy still #inktober …

: And another one #inktober #inktober2017 #inktober2017day10

: I know I’ve missed a bunch of days but I’ll catch up soon. Here’s the first one. #inktober …

: Can’t wait to tuck into these - once I’ve finished meditations #marcusaurelius #stoicism …

: The real Rocketman! #inktober2017day8 #inktober2017 #inktober #rocketman

: All caught up! #inktober #inktober2017 #inktober2017day7

: So 5 minutes before I drew this I was like - I’m done all my ideas are gone, and then pencil hit …

: Bit late for this one - but will catch up shortly. #inktober #inktober2017 #inktober2017day5

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: No idea where these are now coming from. I’m just letting my pencil move, where it takes me I’m …

: Definitely didn’t start out with image in mind. #inktober2017 #inktober #inktoberday2

: Got off to a couple of false starts this year, but actually think I’ll follow through. Plan is to do …

: Love it when the fog rolls in - reminds me that winter is NEARLY here :)

: Stoicism Every once in a while you stumble upon an idea that resonates with you. An idea that captures your …

: Then and Now The truth is that I can’t help myself and keep coming back to these characters. I’ve honestly tried …

: Hamzi Abou Alfa At 7am, on Thursday, 27th of July 2017, one of my father’s uncles died. You see my father’s uncles …

: Summer reading. What’s on everyone’s list? #reading #summerlist #drawnandquarterly …

: Probably one of the fastest idea to complete image. #moonracket #lunarport #lunar

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: Notable part of this installation is the use of the newly minted #Philips #DubaiLamps - along with …

: Using the Insta part of Instagram a little more

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: DXB bound for Athens after nearly …. 4 years?! Damn.

: #wip #affinityphoto #comics #moonracket #comicstrip

: Testing my rusty as hell water colouring chops. When you start at the bottom there is no place but …

: It’s all happening on my desk today. #watercolour #fieldnotesbrand #comics #characters …

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: #beachcanteen Dubai

: My first #RMO project finally has come to life. Limited to an initial print run of 50 - moo.co.uk …

: You don’t need very much to create. Paper, an @fieldnotesbrand pencil and the best mechanical …

: A great looking pin and a personalised thank you note - good mail call today @melvastype pin looks …

: Desk snap. Been a while since I’ve done one of these. #monoclemagazine #alphonsodunn …

: Hmmm cake

: #dubai yes you’ll find all sorts here one year after moving - every weekend

: When you’re much older I’ll look down at that corner of the desk with your teeth marks …

: My thoughts on Brexit So I honestly didn’t think that the first series that I would be writing about is Brexit. I thought …

: Someone REALLY didn’t want to wear the hat and poncho. #mexican

: Newest of photos. A collection of well worn (otherwise destroyed) toys from Zane’s collection. …

: Tofugu is a Japanese culture & language site. Every once in a while you stumble on something on …

: I’m not really in the market for a notebook sleeve (got one a couple of years ago, which works ok), …

: I definitely want a copy of this AuthaGraph World Map on my wall.

: Excellent find today - Taste of Italy. That’s the beauty of Dubai, you can live here for a …

: Perfect winter morning in #dubai

: The pencil tower - time to start taking photos around Dubai now that the weather is ok

: #sarajevo

: Bosnian Food - seriously somebody come and wheel me out #food #eat #stuffed

: 10 points if you can guess where I am headed to today - it begins with Sa and ends with …

: Dubai sun. Summer is slowly coming to an end (another month or so if we are lucky). Got to come up …

: You don’t see one these very often….especially in Dubai. Go @thechangeinitiative …

: Hmmmmmm, KEO….

: You don’t see one of these bad boys roaming over your head every day #dubaimall #dubaiaquarium

: That moment just before you demolish a plate of octopus - so great #limassol #marina #cyprus #fish …

: Although the food was abysmal the setting was pretty traditional #cyprus

: #notdubai #notdoha

: Love this little guy #zane

: Summer - in a plate #greeksalad

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: Breaking away from the black and white version for a bit

: It’s been a while since I read a paperback - the Kindle has all but removed the need for that, …

: Qatar Airways lounge - serious Bond villain lair aesthetics

: Starts You have to start somewhere. Creativity is borne oftentimes of constraint. While this is something …

: It’s Lego time

: Everything Else Enhancement Kit looks amazing. Still struggling to think whether or not I want this …

: Giving Up I’m not sure when it happened exactly, but somewhere along the way, I just gave up creating and …

: Trying something different with the inking for Moon Racket! #nocrosshatching

: Doodling some postcards. Who knows might run some form of competition to get these in the mail. #moo …

: Reason #150 for moving to #Dubai - I get to enjoy walking around a lake with the boy

: View from the office. It’ve been here for 3 months and the view still doesn’t get old. …

: I have to say that the pomodoro technique is working wonders for me and my creativity - seriously …

: Quick close up of the final panel - Corgan channels some Fonz….eeeehhhh

: What’s this you ask? More Moon Racket! Good to be back

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: It’s the little touches that you remember when staying at a nice hotel. Elephant towel was a …

: Love it when mundane objects put a smile on your face #JBR

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: Sometimes the hidden gems are found when you’re looking for something else. Ripe Night Market …

: The best way to experience #burjkhalifa is not from the top but looking at it from all angles.

: Very proud of this little guy. #muji gel ink pen with a @nockco dotdash index card.

: #MOE baby No not the Ministry of Environment (looking at you #Qatar) no I’m talking Mall of …

: View from the hotel. Goodnight people and may you all have a 2016 with more ups than downs - and may …

: 2016 5 months. That’s a really long time between updates. The truth is that I was creating things until …

: Doha International airport - so soon old friend? See you tomorrow… Arghhh my carbon footprint …

: Adventure in Stationary For years I’ve been exceptionally content with my choice of pen, the Muji 0.38mm gel ink pen, …

: I’ve not published any Moon Racket! In a while, but couldn’t help myself. …

: The boy’s first geek t-shirt. 1980s #Batman

: Panel #3 of my new series. This is going to be decidedly different to my previous series. …

: Hobonichi Techo 2016 It’s been a year already? The latest lineup for the Hobonichi Techo 2016 (in Japanese for now) is …

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: It’s all about the Japanese stationary #midoritravelersnotebook #sailorink #midori

: In the most over the top Mall in Qatar. Still though liked the colours

: Working on tomorrow’s strip #blackandwhite #ink #inked #moonracket #webcomic #panels

: Super excited to finally get some #boulet - sure it’s in French but I’m not even letting …

: I just published the first full colour Moon Racket! strip, Taking a Minute. I’ll be getting into my …

: I know it’s been a while, but I’ve been working my ass off at the moment, putting finishing touches …

: I’m considering using colour in all future Moon Racket! Strips. This is actually the second …

: Latest episode of my comic strip is online (4th week in a row). Link in my profile.

: 6 Bullet Points I’ve been following the Greek situation with keen interest - being the country in which I grew …

: So we got some take out today (Briyani) and it came in these awesome glass pots (completely OTT) but …

: All of my used #fieldnotes #moleskinecahier #baronfigapprentice notebooks 15 so far

: Yay for homemade #pizza it’s been years since I attempted one - the kicker on this one, veal …

: One of the few landmarks in Doha - also an #Arup project #qatar #aspirezone

: Four Dials Recently I’ve started listening to the podcast Hello Internet - if you’ve not had a …

: Moon Racket! on Medium I’ve decided to use Medium as an additional platform from which I publish the new season of my …

: I’m super excited to announce that the first installment of my web comic (now in it’s second season) …

: I’m super excited to announce that the first episode of my web comic Moon Racket! (now in its …

: I got a bunch of Shinhan Art pens last week. I was so excited to use them that this little image …

: Love the colours you get in a well organised supermarket- this is #eatopiaqatar #qatar

: Been on a kick with these pens recently. Just trying out a bunch of options and colours - one of …

: Woz thinking about what he would like to stamp next #characterdesign #moonracket #characters #woz …

: Quick doodle to test out my new Shinhan Art pens - so good. #shinhanart #stationary #doodle …

: Moon Racket Website Update Ever since I ‘relaunched’ the Moon Racket! website I’ve not been particularly happy with the footer. …

: Hmmmmm Nutella bar #nutella #dubai #nutellabar

: I’m always passing this fucking teddy bear at Doha airport thought I’d finally take a …

: First in the series. A set of images I’m working on for the website.Reminds me of the Brady Bunch.

: Routine &amp; Constraint Routine is everything when you’re trying to develop and build something. To aid the routine …

: Not sure how the idea came about, but this is effectively Alfie’s first appearance. I needed a …

: One of the things that has been completely invaluable to us this first year of Zane’s life has been …

: Zane’s first birthday cake. It’s all about Baby Einstein #babyeinstein #birthday #cake

: Logo for a mystery project I’ve been working on for several months now. It’s early days still, but …

: Since I did Corgan, thought I’d try a new pose for Alfie as well #moonracket #comics …

: Practicing in the dying days of May. Unlike #Westeros winter never comes in Doha. Summer is …

: As a comparison to my previous post and to showcase the character’s progression I quickly whipped up …

: Marketing What kind of audience do I think Moon Racket! is intended for and how do I reach them? I’ve …

: Continuing this series of posts on the evolution of characters from Moon Racket!, this is first full …

: The image that started Moon Racket. The incredible part (when you consider the physical and hardware …

: Traditionally I’ve been a huge tinkerer of my websites. Thankfully I turned a leaf last year and …

: As this is a process site after all, I’ll be posting many more of these collections as I start to …

: Good Citizens There is much to like about Tumblr and publishing on Tumblr. There are however some constraints that …

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: Currently in inking mode on Season 2. Super excited to start publishing this soon.

: Inking for season 2 moving at a reasonable clip. Got tons more to do but this is actually one of the …

: Ephemeral Life Diaries You know what I miss? I miss daily blogging. 5 years ago, the last time I was blogging on any …

: The boy learning how to stand.

: FINALLY! #bulletjournal #notebook #leuchtturm #leuchtturm1917

: The inking has begun on season two. This is my favorite part of the drawing process. Where the art …

: The inking she has begun. Probably my favorite part of the drawing process when everything starts …

: A whole bunch of awesomeness came in the post today. #midorimd #midori #fieldnotes #leather …

: Just released, my Moon Racket! Newsletter. Subscribe at www.tinyletter.com/moonracket . Link in my …

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: Momentum I’ve been drawing Moon Racket for several years now. You wouldn’t know it, as I’ve …

: Trying something new in the run up to Season 2. Those strips are taking a long time, while these one …

: Coffee time!

: Was inspired after the binge watching. By far my favourite comic book character. Show lives up to my …

: It’s been a while since I’ve done some digital artwork. This is a work in progress shot of a print …

: And the other part of the doodle. First time I put all these characters together. #moonracket …

: Doodles and sketches on a Friday. #fabercastell #ink #comics #moonracket #unipin #uniball #midori …

: Something I’ve been working on for Zane. First piece of digital art I’ve done in a real …

: We’ve had the worst dust storm in #doha so it’s kinda nice seeing the car cleaned up. I …

: My new obsession- blue lead. Man I wish I’d discovered the joys of this simple addition to my …

: The #nexus pen finally arrived today. Initial thoughts. The pen is much larger than I thought it …

: Breakfast of champions. Happy Mother’s Day, Happy No Ruz, Happy first day of spring #noruz …

: It’s getting much easier to draw these guys. #moonracket #inking #colour #cartoon #funnyanimal

: Corgan’s been through some tweaks ahead of the release of Season 2 of Moon Racket. Super …

: Some @pearlqatar action from earlier today

: Love customising my memo books. First time I do something to a Fieldnotes #fieldnotes #memobook …

: Best shave I’ve ever had - courtesy of my care package of @faboualfa that shaving cream is a …

: More pics from LA

: In LA for 2 days - craziest business trip ever.

: Amazon Comment How often do you read a comment to a review on Amazon and can’t stop laugh? This comment for …

: A few things about this pen holder from @clickypost : The smell of the wood is incredible The …

: These Touch markers from ShinHan Art are AMAZING. #shinhanart #markers #moonracket

: 10 minute sketch of Corgan to just unwind a bit last night. Inks and colours coming soon #inking …

: Progress Report #1 It’s been a while since I checked in on progress for Moon Racket Season 2. My original deadline for …

: Fog this morning was insane going to work. Never seen anything like it

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: Hey I live in the gulf so you might as well get a photo of a palm tree at sunset.

: View of the compound clubhouse at night.

: I absolutely love these Oryx sculptures at the Qatar international airport. These should become mini …

: First sketch I’ve done of my son. First of many I’m sure - just warming up. #hobonichi …

: Tools used this holiday break. Was able to draw 10 strips for season 2 of Moon Racket - and have …

: The Wind The wind outside is howling. It’s 4am in the morning and I can’t sleep. Having a new …

: Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding - Khalil Gibran

: Distractions I’m currently on holiday, which typically means that I have enough time to consider various …

: Seaside views and walks in Beirut.

: I’ve waited a long time to finally use my hobonichi techo let the journaling begin. #journal …

: Can’t wait to crack this open. Great presentation. #logos #christmas

: I’ve eaten a lot of great burgers - you could argue that you can easily find a …

: Been nursing a terrible cold since the night before landing into Beirut - reading material while I …

: Examples of cultural heritage that is being lost in the name of bullshit residential …

: In Beirut for the next few weeks. Trying hard to fall back in love with the place. Three years ago …

: Stuff I’m working on right now. All #moonracket related. Season 2 baby. #comics #pencil …

: Been waiting a long time to try out these bad boys. My first foray into Gee Urban aka #jherbin

: Twinkles Sometimes you need to spend some time on a particular character, over and over and over …

: Got myself some #baronfig notebooks for Christmas. Shipped them in via #Shopandship - got some …

: Meet the Twinkles for me series www.moonracket.com no two expressions are the same. An exercise to …

: My new mobile studio. #midori notebook all the way.

: Received my Takumi pen. Best thing about it is this photo:(. Pen doesn’t fully meet my …

: Mini session while Yasmine and the boy do some shopping. Working out something’s for Moon …

: We didn’t originally hit it off (that’s me and this Sailor Procolor 500) but after a bit …

: My first Retro 51 pen - the black stealth model. #pens #retro51

: Inkaday #3 - More Jetpacks Because it’s clear I can’t get enough of Corgan with a Jetpack here’s a …

: Inkaday #2 - All the Cheese My favourite part of this exercise is sketching and inking something …

: Inkaday #1 - Where Am I? Inktober is over, but like I said, it was fun to do and actually pretty …

: Moon Racket t-shirts finally arrived. There really isn’t anything quite like creating something in …

: Inktober #7 - Flying High I know it’s not October anymore, but I had 2 more sketches that I managed …

: Getting back into Instagram. It’s all about Moon Racket www.moonracket.com

: Inktober #6 - Take Off This was super fun. No idea where it was going until it finished. Sometimes …

: Inktober #5 - Retro Signs Something a little different for today. I’m working on the logo for …

: Inktober #4 - Walk with purpose.

: Inktober #3 - Loose yourself in the music The liberating thing about this exercise is the speed with …

: Inktober #2 - Me and my buddies Inktober sketches continue. I’m actually trying to work my way …

: Inktober #1 - Eastman Sketch of the new and improved Eastman (the character formerly known as Stan).

: Opens Flat If you enjoyed my last couple of posts, then you’ll love my new tumblr, Opens Flat, dedicated …

: Where the magic happens. Everything (apart from my computer) that I use in the creation of Moon …

: Super excited to finally have received these in the mail yesterday. I did also have one third …

: Podcasts When I moved to the Middle East at the start of 2010 I used to listen to podcasts usually in the …

: Hobonichi Planner I didn’t even know that this was a thing until recently. It’s not only a thing, …

: iPhone 4 Without a doubt my single most favourite piece of technology of the last 10 years has been my …

: There has been a lot of internet chatter about these pencils, enough to have coloured me completely …

: I have been working for Arup for a combined 10 years (my 10 year anniversary is in September). It’s …

: Greetings with a smile A while back (must be over 6 years ago), I remember asking Christos how things were going with his …

: Redesign Sometimes a design comes from behind you and actually surprises you. I knew that I wanted to have a …

: A Lesson It’s not every day that you get a lesson handed down to you via the internet, while …

: Pencils I posted this image on the Moon Racket! twitter account (you should follow the account, I talk all …

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: I’ve launched a campaign for the 1st edition t-shirt of my comic book series Moon Racket!. Head on …

: Own a part of history with the very first official T-shirt for my comic strip Moon Racket! …

: Typography Although many will claim that there is still a great deal of work to be done to bring the level of …

: Website Relaunch When I released Moon Racket! I was never happy with the website, as I felt it wasn’t a …

: Concerto During the last 9 months leading up to Zane’s arrival, Yasmine decided it was good necessary …

: Zane 1 week ago today that’s Thursday 29th of May, I arrived home and Yasmine is faffing around …

: Get Organised It’s the quiet before the imminent arrival of little Zane. We’ve bought all the gear, …

: I absolutely adore these adverts created by AMC as their markers for the upcoming Emmy awards - see …

: Changes There was a time in my life where I remember that I resented change. It was something that I later …

: The best thing to happen to Google Reader is it’s death and the creation of Feedbin. Such a …

: Focus and Freedom I missed this. For 10 years I’ve published to the internet through Broken Kode. These last few …

: Two things I take from the cast photo for the new Star Wars movie: That’s a real interesting …

: Process A few months after publishing the last episode of Moon Racket Season One, I’ve now finished …

: Panel Sizes Moon Racket started out life on my iPhone 4. It was a method for me to actually use my latest …

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: Fresh Starts Earlier this year I contemplated shutting down Broken Kode, a site that has been part of the …

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: Weight Since I got married (nearly 3 years ago) I’ve put on around 10kg (around 1.5 stone or 22 …

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: Moon Racket, Episode 01 - Beginnings The first episode of my weekly comic strip, Moon Racket - I am …

: At Berts in Lagoona Mall doing a session. Writing, drawing, chilling with my Moroccan tea.

: At Landmark

: Different black pens on my desk.

: Look what I got for my birthday, now on my drawing table. I also got the amazing Sigma 30mm F2.8 …

: Muji Stationary - Sometimes the best stationary is also the most affordable. The A5 notebook, and …

: Bullet Journal - It’s not very often that something comes along and blows my mind. I’ve been …

: Type Hunting What a truly wonderful resource this website is. You could honestly spend hours looking …

: Finally completed the ‘Coming Soon’ page for Moon Racket (my online comic strip going live sometime …

: The Olympic City The Olympic City is an ongoing photography project by Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit …

: Hyperloop We’ve been waiting a long time for Elon Musk to reveal his idea for the future of public …

: And then follow this up with Dieter Rams As Little Design as Possible.

: One of my absolute favourite artists, Hiroaki Samura draws Manji from his manga series ‘Blade …

: While I’m down this rabbit hole. Otomo senior (that’s Katsuhiro Otomo) is releasing an omnibus of 4 …

: And a short film of how Shohei Otomo goes about creating his art. The most interesting part for me …

: Super excited about watching this documentary which follows 5 star architects through the process of …

: Tinker Hatfield interview Tinker Hatfield is Nike’s vice president of design and special projects. …

: I hadn’t realised that Tom Gauld has a Tumblr. You really should follow him.

: Omega Co-Axial Chronometer Advert Possibly one of the most enchanting ‘movie’ adverts you’ll likely see. The song is …

: The new Instapaper web beta When the betaworks team sat down with Instapaper’s creator, Marco Arment, back in April to get a …

: Every One Second on the Internet Incredible visual of the volume of actions on various sites relative to each other. Every One Second …

: Priorities The main function of a website such as mine is for me to collect things and share them with like …

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: Sticker Mule - Custom Stickers, Die Cut Stickers and Laptop Skins. This is all good research for …

: Bound Bound is a service that lets you create custom journals. Personally I have finally found my …

: Shiori Is a Pinboard and Delicious OS X client. It’s free and it’s pretty amazing. There are …

: And here is a 10 page preview of Paul Pope’s Battling Boy on Boing Boing.

: The Black Beetle, Anatomy of a Font I love Nate Piekos and his Blambot website has always been a great resource of comic book fonts and …

: A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary While listening to the latest episode of the New Disruptors (one of the best podcasts if …

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: I’d never heard of Ilya Birman until this weekend. Forebruary is his latest project, however any of …

: Absolutely love this image.

: Tumbling Tips - As I continue down the Tumblr rabbit hole, these tips are a good collection to start …

: Back So the hiatus lasted about a month. I’ve had some ideas on what I want to do with the site. …

: The Toyota efficiency story on Kottke, really made me smile. I remember going to a Toyota talk in …

: Interface Animations and Transitions In preparation of our new iOS app (hopefully to be released along with iOS7), this is a really handy …

: The Fifth Mode Always start with a name. A good name. We have planes, trains, automobiles and boats. What if there …

: Hiatus I’ve been thinking that it’s important to take a step back from the site. There is a …

: Jony Ive Redesigns Things I laughed so hard at some of these. Unfortunately (or fortunately) what Tumblr is best at. Jony Ive …

: Chris Moneymaker Several years ago when I went to Japan, Gordon would spend a great deal of any free time we had …

: GrabLinks While I love me some Terpstra, I typically can’t use much of the things that he creates and …

: I’d never heard of Limbo until today (strange since it won an Apple Award last year at WWDC). In any …

: Own your Digital Image Comics Image Comics is now allowing you to keep the digital copies of the comics you buy from them - about …

: Write under the influence Sober writers love to use fancy shit like semicolons. Nobody likes to see a semicolon. I see …

: The New Vertigo Comics When Karen Berger left Vertigo comics it honestly felt like the imprint was in the process of being …

: Sabine Pearlman’s site has a massive collection of the cross section of bullets. (via Kottke)

: There Was A Time There was a time in the early 2000s, before Twitter was a thing, before Facebook was open to anyone …

: Readers Google has officially killed off it’s Reader product. Like many others, I have been using Google …

: Fantagraphics Co-Publisher Kim Thompson Passes Away If you have any interest in sequential art (in all it’s forms, regardless of country …

: When I was a kid, I used to take my toys apart as I tried to understand what made them work. The …

: The Road is Long Having not had a chance to play with iOS7 (yet), I can only go on what others who have tried it are …

: Byword 2 The latest version of Byword 2 was released yesterday for all devices. The most exciting addition …

: It's me, not you This week I learnt a very clear lesson in what appears to work on Tumblr. I ‘relaunched’ …

: Comparisons Coda Automotive filed for bankruptcy. Don’t feel bad, I didn’t know who they were …

: One of my favourite artists, Ralph Steadman is having an exhibition at the Cartoon Museum in London …

: 10 Minutes Per Year Fascinating post by James Allen which gives more details on how the Formula E series (debuting in …

: Tesla refines their finance markerting They were right, so we are fixing it and, moreover, upping the ante by providing the best resale …

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