Kids and technology

In 1986, the older of my sisters, then 3 years old loved to play Barbie on the Commodore 64. She would load the game floppy disc into the drive, turn on the computer and drive and enter the appropriate text on the keyboard to load, followed by the sys code to begin execution. I was... Continue Reading →

MagSafe Car Mount

After purchasing my iPhone 12 Pro Max last month I went on the hunt for a MagSafe compatible car mount. My search started on the Apple store where only one product was listed, a Belkin mount that didn’t power the phone, only mounted it. It did have means for keeping the USB cable in-check, however... Continue Reading →

Gym, you’re not my thing

I’d love to blame COVID for my not going to the gym, however it reopened back in June or July I think, I’ve been once in all that time. They’re seriously not my thing, I kept hoping if I paid my fortnightly fee it might inspire my sorry arse to go, I rarely did but... Continue Reading →

Rethinking training materials

When I joined our team they had ceased offering face-to-face training for our research systems as take up was apparently not that great. Instead, training was offered in the form of guides and cheat sheets. My contribution to this was to divide and conquer. I noticed the same content was appearing across multiple of these... Continue Reading →

Creative Block

As with any recent update to a new operating system, there's always bound to be issues, and macOS Big Sur is no different. Combine this with an upgrade to my Kaspersky Internet Security and Adobe Creative Suite not being ready for the new OS just yet, and it's an interesting melange. Yesterday, one of my... Continue Reading →

Keyboard enhances iPad

I resisted getting a keyboard for my iPad Pro for a long time, and probably would continue to have resisted were I not commenting a Masters degree next year. My desire not to lug around a heavy, bulky laptop inspired the search for keyboard options. Ultimately I was driven towards Apple’s options, the Smart Keyboard... Continue Reading →

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