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 →

Discussing priorities

An interesting discussion this afternoon within my team at work on prioritisation, and how some handle it better than others. I remember when first starting my working life the word “No” just didn’t come naturally to me, I felt a need to please and would always do what was set before me, often to my... 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 →

“Hey Siri” I never said

Do you have an iPhone, iPad or perhaps HomePod that responds to “Hey Siri”? Or perhaps you’re sitting there and all of a sudden your device just out of the blue starts talking to you without said command. Seems to me that Siri is in need of some tweaking as she’s a tad overly sensitive,... Continue Reading →

Study Smart

Do I buy a new MacBook Pro with M1? Or do I wait and see where Apple takes future releases of their Apple Silicon chips? My current MacBook Pro (late-2016) is still rather zippy, however its storage capacity is somewhat lacking as I only bought the 512GB version. It is tempting to upgrade as the... Continue Reading →

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