Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Blog Workflow: Offline editing brings greater productivity

Using an offline editor for posting to Wordpress encourages more productivity

iCloud Drive: The danger with Optimised Storage file placeholders

iCloud Drive works seamlessly, but did you know that it is easy to lose your data forever if you move files to an another location, such as Dropbox?

Typewriters and the Mueller touch

Did Mueller himself type his report? The two-space-after-stop convention leads to suspicion....

Paperless Office: Is it (nearly) here at long last?

Where are we it the much heralded paperless office? It isn’t here yet (not quite), but an efficient sheet-feed scanner and an intelligent digital storage system can turn you into a 95% paperless paragon

Workflow: The humble typewriter through rose-coloured glasses

Notebooks, typewriters, fountain pens: All should by rights be dead, foully killed off by the computer. But they live on.....

Berlin: Leuchtturm notebooks, Lamy and Kaweco pens at KaDeWe

Mike has been obsessing about notebooks and pens again. Here he has been scouring the ample shelves of Berlin’s KaDeWe department store.

Things 3.0: At last I found my organisational soul mate

I have a new best friend and helpmate. It is called Things. In a few months it has become the focal point of my workflow. I feel decidedly better organised and on top of things. But this was not always so…..

Bullet Journalling: A new productivity concept for notebook fans

Mike examines the new analog productivity craze called Bullet Journalling. And takes up his fountain pen to rediscover lost talents.....

Subscriptions: Ulysses joins the growing band of drip-feeders

Are you becoming irritated by the trend to subscription pricing for software? It is beginning to become a nuisance, with dozens of suppliers drip feeding on our bank accounts. Mike wonders if enough is enough following yesterday's news from Ulysses.....

Life without Instapaper: A real pain in the newsfeed

Life goes on smoothly as long as our systems keen on working. But when something goes wrong we begin to ponder the prospect of a Stone Age existence. Mike ponders on.....