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2021

Blurred app Permalink

GitHub - dwarvesf/blurred: A macOS utility that helps reduce distraction by dimming your inactive noise

Sunny Sunday Ride

Living in England you learn to take advantage of the good weather when it presents itself. Today is Bank Holiday Monday and as usual it’s pouring with rain. ...

New office…

Very pleased with my new office layout. Like everyone I am spending a lot of time in here these days so it makes sense to get it how I want it.

Signal uncovers Cellebrite flaws

This blog article on the Signal web site is fascinating and well worth a read. I find it a little hard to believe that Moxie Marlinspike just happened to com...

Clever Permalink

Clever way to use Apple Watch as a viewfinder for camera apps on iPhones.

Moving to Signal

So you make the decision to abandon Whatsapp and want to move to Signal, but how do you convince family and friends (who perhaps aren’t as concerned about Fa...

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2020

Hidden Bar - menu bar management for macOS

Mac menu bar utiities are great for quick access to apps that perform simple tasks and that don’t need to sit in the dock or occupy space on your desktop how...

Boxing Day Or Is It

A belated Happy Christmas greeting to anyone unfortunate enough to be reading this blog, hope yours went as well as could be given the world in which we find...

Strava Artist Permalink

I have seen this guys Strava rides online before and am amazed at how he manages to “paint” pictures by cycling routes on Strava. Very cool.

New MacBooks…

I haven’t had a MacBook now for the last couple of years (after I selflessly handed my 13” MacBook Pro onto my eldest daughter…). My Mac computing needs have...

Microsoft Edge history and tab sync

I converted to the new Microsoft Edge browser what seems like an age ago now and one of the things I was eager to see rolled out was the history and open tab...

Daily Post - 02/11/2020

Probably doomed to failure before I start but I am going to try and start a daily blog post again ( I know seen it before ! ).

Re-scheduling my sponsored ride

So last nights announcement by Boris of Thursdays national lockdown has probably scuppered our chance of re-scheduling the sponsored bike ride for next weeke...

Sponsored bike ride - Cancelled

This weekend I was supposed to be taking part in a 65 mile sponsored bike ride from Stourbridge to Lydney in Gloucestershire as part of the 65th anniversary ...

Updating Jekyll from iPad with Prose.io

So I setup this Jekyll blog a few months ago and as usual after getting it going I promptly let it languish. One of the issues I guess is that unlike Wordpre...

A 50k Loop around Newport

Today I took a break from Zwift and headed out early to do a ride round the lanes near to home. I had planned a 50 loop on Komoot parts of which we familiar ...

Zwift Planning - Route Achievements

Over the last few weeks I have been working my way through the Zwift Achievements and so far have managed to complete 61% of the routes ( 46 out of 76 ), obv...

Zwift Tron Bike at last !

Yesterday was a big day on Zwift for me. Finally after about 18 months of rides I passed the 50,000m climbing needed to be awarded the Zwift Concept Z1 bette...

RSS Struggles

As is often the case when learning something new I have run into a problem and the fix for it is alluding me at the moment. In this case it is RSS feeds in J...

Minimal Mistakes Blogs

Now I have got a barebones Jekyll site running, DNS sorted and old Wordpress posts migrated its time to do a bit of personalisation. Like a lot of Jekyll blo...

Moving to Jekyll!

After many years of on and off dabbling with Wordpress blogs I have decided to make the move to Jekyll and Github Pages for hosting. Jekyll is very different...

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2019

ROFL

Shootout: Best Wireless In-Ear Charging Case Lid Sound Competition

What about Win 10 Pro ?

So I just came across another one of Microsofts seemingly arbitrary limitations in using policies to manage Windows 10. This one is another example where the...

Edge Insider - New Tab for Enterprise

The latest Edge Insider release includes a new feature for users to configure the default new tab to include the Recommended and Recent sections from the def...

Setting Lock Screen Wallpaper with InTune

Just found this article on the Lazy Administrator that describes how to enforce a Windows lock screen wallpaper on Windows 10 for all editions ( not just E...

Microsoft blogs of note

A quick list of some of the blogs I have used recently for guides and how to’s on Microsoft products.

Creating desktop shortcuts with Intune

I have previously setup a script to push simple shortcuts to Desktop with Intune but this guide from Nicolonsky Tech is much better. Will re-create mine usi...

Powershell connection from MFA Account

This is a Microsoft guide I need to use fairly regularly ! Wish connection to Exchange Online and Sharepoint Online from Powershell was a little easier to co...

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2018

iCloud Upgrade Day..

A long time coming but I have finally had to make the jump to the next level of iCloud storage ( 2TB ). The 200Mb subscription has lasted a while but has fin...

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2016

CassetteBoy Vs The Snooper’s Charter

Not directly Apple related but when I saw this excellent @CassetteBoy video cut to the music of the Police and Every Breath You Take I couldn’t resist sha...

Kickstarter - Pixo magnetic Tablet Mount

The Pixo is an interesting looking Kickstarter project to create a magnetic mounting for iPads/tablets to attach to the side or top of your desktop screen/i...

Game of the day - 2 Cars

One of my favourite quick-fix games at the moment is 2 Cars from Ketchapp. It is a very simple top to bottom scroller where the objective is to steer your ...

Free Markdown Video Tutorial Series

Markdown is the plain text markup syntax developed by John Gruber of Daring Fireball over 10 years ago to help bloggers write in a readable format that cou...

More Problems with iOS 9.3 ?

It seems the recent reported problems with iOS 9.3 and older iPads isn’t the only issue with the latest release.

Fresh Background Wallpapers for your Mac

FreshBackMac is a small utility written by Arkanath Pathak, a Computer Science student from eastern India, that refreshes your Mac desktop wallpaper at regul...

Nordic Workspace

Todays featured Mac Setup is another simple minimalist style workspace in a Nordic style and comes complete with instructions on how to Do It Yourself ! The ...

Using Duet Display As A Primary Monitor

Duet Display is a slick app developed by ex-Apple employees designed to allow your iPad to function as a second monitor on your laptop or iMac using a lightn...

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2015

ISS Celebrates 15 Years Orbiting The Earth

Today the crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) held a press conference to celebrate 15 years that the satellite has been orbiting the earth. An ...

Animated History Of Steve Jobs

The team in the marketing department at Quartsoft have produced this lovely animated video timeline of Steve Jobs life. Click on this link to go to the Qua...

Amazon Removes Apple TV From Store

It seems that Amazon was serious with recent threats to pull ads for media streaming devices that don’t support their own Prime Video service from the Amazo...

Too Many Podcasts, Not Enough Time

This article ( the coming podcast surplus ) by Seth Godin describes a problem ( of the third world variety ) that I have experienced for some time and I sus...

Dual Screen Wallpapers for Macs

Twelve South are a brand well known to Mac users for their laptop and iPhone/iPad stands amongst other products.

Stunning Minimal Loft Space

This is a lovely clean and minimal Mac setup clearly setup for a small group of designers. Plenty of light and wooden surfaces give this a Scandinavian look ...

New Apple TV Starts Shipping Next Week

The new Apple TV announced at last months iPhone and iPad Pro event is due to start shipping next week. UK pricing is still not available on the Apple site ...

Facebook App Draining iPhone Batteries

According to this articleon TechCrunch Facebook have confirmed that they are aware of a problem with their iOS app causing excessive battery drain even when...

How do you backup your digital data ?

Unless you have a background in IT the chances are that the only time you have ever considered backups of your information was just after you found out you h...

How to Access Magazines on Zinio for Free

In the days before the Internet I was a regular magazine subscriber and the shelves in my home office used to groan under the weight of all those glossy page...

For Sales…

I am currently advertising my Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and Apple Trackpad on eBay if anyone is interested. Both in good working order.

A Minimal Desk With A View

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