Resetting Apple’s Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad

My Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad have been gathering dust in the office recently after I changed from using my MacBook in clamshell mode connected to an external monitor to using in front of the monitor, so I decided to setup them up on my iPad Mini. Trouble is they were paired to my MacBook so didn’t show up in Bluetooth settings on the iPad to pair them and I couldn’t remember how to reset them.
Read full post gblog_arrow_right

Managing Trackpad on MacOS when using external mouse

Following my desk space re-organisation this weekend I am back to using my MacBook keyboard again for the first time in quite a while. Having worked predominantly with an external mouse and keyboard with my MacBook in clamshell mode in a vertical stand I decided I would like to disable the MacBook trackpad. Simple you would think? Apple do kindly offer a setting in the Mouse & Trackpad Accessibility preferences to do this very thing, however after switching on the option I found my trackpad was still fully operation even with my Logitech MX Master connected.
Read full post gblog_arrow_right

Microsoft Edge to incorporate Adobe Acrobat

Does anyone really think that building Acrobat Reader into Microsoft Edge is being done to benefit end users ? Who do they ( Adobe/Microsoft ) think they are kidding ? Microsoft Edge and Adobe partner to improve the PDF experience

Pre-Xmas Post

So its Christmas eve-eve and nearly the end of 2022. Six months into the new job and things are starting to get pretty busy and I am certainly past the honeymoon period and into the time when people around the organisation know who I am. That’s both nice but also means free time to develop knowledge and do things how you would ideally want to do them starts to become a rarity.
Read full post gblog_arrow_right

Feeling grotty and the sun is shining

Its been a while since I posted here. Today finds me at home still full of cold after more than a week with a beautiful sunny day outside that would have been perfect for an Autumn bike ride. Gutted and grumpy. It’s also been three months since I left CVT and therefore six months since I handed in my notice and they still haven’t recruited a replacement to my position. The two guys who worked for me have been struggling along and I think are starting to drown under the weight of tickets in the helpdesk and other work that they are now picking up that they didn’t previously have to worry about (because I did it).
Read full post gblog_arrow_right

New Zwift Hub Smart Trainer Announced

This looks interesting. The Zwift Hub smart trainer has just been announced and looks like it will be a popular choice as an entry level option for joining the Zwift community. Just £449 in the UK with 24 months interest free credit to boot ! May be tempted myself Link Description Zwift Hub £449 for a nice looking direct drive smart trainer

Sunday Morning Ride

Muxton to Cheswardine Starting an early ride in late August in the UK can be tricky when making decisions about clothing, too much and by the time you get going you are cooking and too little and the early part of your ride can be on the chilly side. This morning I went for a thin base layer, short sleeve jersey and shorts which turned out to be a wise choice.
Read full post gblog_arrow_right

Tangerine Dream Live recommendations

Against The Clock Against The Clock is a series by Fact Magazine where artists are given 10 minutes in the studio and see what they come up with. Fascinating. Daily Links Link Description Tangerine Dream - YouTube My YouTube playlist of Tangerine Dream, mostly live concerts.