I’m going to give the Apple β€˜Focus’ modes another whirl, I think. πŸ’»

    I have high hopes for NaNoWriMo this year. Maybe I’m a naive fool, but this time it feels different. πŸ“πŸ’»

    Any Aeon Timeline users here? I’ve had it a little while, but thinking of diving in for fine-tuning NaNoWriMo. πŸ’»πŸ“

    Although I’m trying to minimise the amount of social media I’m on, I am intrigued by the new Ulysses message board and have joined up. πŸ’»

    I’m going to tinker with my blog this coming week, make the info more informative and posts more posty. πŸ’»

    I haven’t forgotten about Micro.blog, I’m just distracted by squirrels again. πŸ’»

    The Stream Deck iPad app is great fun. πŸ’»

    A MacBook Air sits beside a raised iPad Mini. Behind a TARDIS police-box and sasquatch are illuminated in blue and mauve.

    I am ruminating on cross-posting once again. I wish there was some simple solution, I know the Fediverse makes it β€˜easier’ but it by no means means makes it β€˜easy’. πŸ’»πŸ˜

    Just decluttered my dongle drawer. πŸ’»πŸ˜

    I love Apple’s Focus modes, but wish they were a bit more intuitive. πŸ’»πŸ˜

    Managed to do the β€˜Kudos’ button all on my lonesome. I’m a computerer genius and plan on hacking into the pentagon after lunch. πŸ’»

    The cable tidy box has arrived. It makes the MacBook stand a little cramped, so I’ll do away with it for a while. Patty the Sasquatch and the yeti look great illuminated against the Nanoleaf hexagons. πŸ’»πŸ˜πŸ“

    A MacBook computer sits below a wooden box, perched on which is a Sasquatch and yeti figure illuminated against lights. Circular HomePods sit each side of the box.

    Stand down, I’ve ordered a cable tidy box. πŸ˜πŸ’»

    I’m overthinking cable management again. πŸ˜πŸ’»

    Micro.blog seems like the right place to ask about cable management (filth!). Despite being a small space, my writing area is getting untidy looking with cables and it’s doing my head in. πŸ’»

    Well I finally got all my Apple devices syncing in Safari, but lost a load of research and ideas that were on my iPad. I swapped from Google WiFi to Sky and they synced almost immediately after restarts and suchlike. Gutted about the deleted stuff, but will check iCloud to see if they’re there. πŸ’»

    I tried to get clever with Focus modes and ended up overcomplicating matters, missing calls from a number I didn’t allow access, but not seeing the attempted contact until later. Will have to have a rethink (and any advice is welcomed). πŸ’»

    I’ve tried every bit of advice to try and get my Safari reading list and bookmarks to sync, but have now given up. iPad Mini refuses to sync with iPhone and MacBook, the latter two maintaining the same saved information and the Mini refusing to share. I have the majority of info on the Mini. πŸ’»

    Had quite a productive day. Learned that not all quotation marks are the same, cleared out DEVONThink, tidied up Notes and redownloaded Native Instruments plug-ins. πŸ’»πŸ˜

    That’s DEVONThink emptied, with hundreds of bits of information split between Notes, Safari (Bookmarks & Reading List) and photos in the Apple ecosystem. It’s a great piece of kit, but as I use my iPhone and iPad mostly, I can’t afford to renew DEVONThink To Go. πŸ’»πŸ“πŸ˜

    I’m going through my long abandoned DEVONThink and deleting/distributing everything I dumped in there over a couple of years. It’s mostly ideas and research for all the books I plan on writing, but always put off. πŸ’»πŸ“

    Readwise and Reader - Irreplacable?

    After cancelling almost every subscription in favour of the Apple ecosystem, I’m struggling to find a workflow to replicate the majesty of Readwise and Reader. I’ve almost, but not quite, got Notes to try and keep things in place, but it’s not the same. I know Notes has its place in my workflow, but it can’t do the things Readwise and Reader can in bringing those long forgotten pieces of text to the forefront and doing it so unintrusively.

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    I think I’m on the cusp of finally streamlining my bits, bobs and email within the Apple ecosystem. Also, the farmer has been spreading slurry. πŸ’»

    Ordered a load of geeky stickers for my MacBook Air. πŸ’»

    β€˜If everyone on Micro.blog installed IOS17 Beta, then jumped off a mountain - would you do it too?’ β€˜Yes. Yes I would.β€™πŸ’»

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