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2020-11-24: I would love to give you all a lengthy and insightful update on my M1 Mac mini, telling you how I’d …

2020-11-24: Every now and then I look at the screen on my iPhone 11 Pro Max and think what an absolute wonder …

2020-11-18: This is a huge jump in performance, and shows what dedicated processing units for machine learning …

2020-11-14: What is “British culture“? I’m genuinely curious about this. Ignoring the cliches - fish and chips, …

2020-11-13: That Safari 14 FINALLY supports both WebP and the VP9 codec makes me nerdishly happy.

2020-10-30: apple.news Labour surges to five-point poll lead in boost to Keir Starmer as Boris Johnson stumbles …

2020-10-17: Memo to self: eating and entire tub of marmite houmous is not a good idea.

2020-10-13: I moved my desk over the weekend, setting it up so I look over the garden while working. I also got …

2020-10-09: On the road.

2020-10-07: You sit down for a minute to take a call and the cat decides this is her perfect opportunity to have …

2020-10-06: Micro.blog 2.0 is out and it’s pretty awesome.

2020-09-26: Paul Dacre heading Ofcom would be absolutely criminal Hardline BBC critics reportedly offered top …

2020-09-26: From a 26 point lead to four points behind is pretty spectacularLabour takes poll lead as parties …

2020-09-22: I just heard someone refer to 2020 as “the year of the pencil” - because so many plans got erased - …

2020-09-20: This is just such a cracking interview with Jaron Lanier www.youtube.com/watch

2020-09-20: There’s an interesting alternative history where, instead of buying NeXT, Apple decided to base the …

2020-09-17: I think YouTube’s iOS developers have exactly the right idea.

2020-09-08: It may be the autumn now, and the cold is creeping into the air, but there is still joy in working …

2020-09-06: Purrrrr!

2020-08-30: Open app stores, open source I started writing (and may complete) a long post about the current Apple App Store arguments. I …

2020-08-30: I think that macOS Big Sur is a big step forward for the design and usability of the Mac, but BOY is …

2020-08-27: If you only read one thing today, make it this www.theguardian.com

2020-08-26: About to see Tenet. Wish me luck…

2020-08-01: Absolutely guarantee that if Apple did this, there would be 10x the coverage: Google accused of …

2020-07-25: The Wiley stuff proves, as if much more proof were needed, that Twitter’s community management …

2020-07-20: Such lovely skies on Saturday. I had actually forgotten I had taken this picture.

2020-07-19: I think I joined Twitter not that long after Om. According to Twitter Join Date, it was December 3 …

2020-07-16: George is unimpressed with this turn of events

2020-07-16: Thank you @macgenie !

2020-07-16: YouTube has the best release notes.

2020-07-15: When you look at Google’s hardware designs all together, you can see why - in aesthetic terms …

2020-07-15: No, @macgenie, thank you!

2020-07-15: No face unlock on the flagship Pixel phone this year would be a hard pass from me. Face unlock is …

2020-07-13: On holiday for the first time this year so obviously I’m lying around listening to …

2020-06-26: When I bring nuts out for William the squirrel, he lets me get within a couple of meters now before …

2020-06-21: The Old Spice Man advert just appeared on TV and now I’m back in happier better times.

2020-06-21: I’m using my Pixelbook for the first time in a while and it’s still an awesome device. …

2020-06-15: Elderly cats are possibly the craziest of creatures. Ours is 18, and wonky is many ways, but …

2020-06-14: Jaiku and Twitter. This one will be lost in the mists of time for many people, but back in the mid-noughties Twitter …

2020-06-13: There are some apps which other Mac/iPad people rave about that I just do not get the attraction of. …

2020-06-07: The standard afternoon view.

2020-05-17: Perhaps unsurprisingly, FaceID does not work under these conditions

2020-05-16: It’s been a while since I took a look at IA Writer, and it turns out that it’s improved a lot.

2020-05-14: One positive side of the lockdown: working from home has saved me £700 a month in commuting costs. …

2020-05-07: Always worth remembering when comparing iPadOS to macOS: macOS now has 36 years of iterative …

2020-05-04: “The greatest wisdom not applied to action and behaviour is meaningless data.” - Peter Drucker …

2020-05-03: So it turns out that cake gives me a bad stomach. This may be a disaster.

2020-05-03: The old car needed a little hand to get up on the windowsill. But once she was there she made the …

2020-05-03: Had the sudden realisation that putting the Smart Connector on the back of the iPad is what allowed …

2020-05-01: Absolutely spellbinding interview with a young Ian McKellan, talking about acting. “And so …

2020-04-27: Can someone explain why Fantastical gets raved about when it’s so slow? On iOS/iPadOS, my experience …

2020-04-26: Don’t tinker unless you’re a tinkerer. Tim Bray (who is a god amongst men) had some really fun getting a new Mac running from a backup. …

2020-04-26: Today I learned by accident: The Apple Watch will speak the time if you hold two fingers on the …

2020-04-22: One hilarious thing about the iPad Pro magic keyboard: I keep forgetting there’s a trackpad there …

2020-04-21: Here’s the thing: there have NEVER been so many good and different options for computing devices. …

2020-04-21: Apple is the only company in the world that could get half the websites in the world to devote time …

2020-04-21: Microsoft’s work on the web version of Outlook is so so good. You can install it as a web app on iOS …

2020-04-21: Garden rabbit

2020-04-21: All she wants is to snuggle up next to me while I work.

2020-04-13: Tiny bunny time. As if he knows it’s Easter.

2020-04-13: As more and more people fall into the category of “recovered from coronavirus”, …

2020-04-12: I would post a picture of the delicious dinner that Kim cooked earlier, but I ate it too quickly so …

2020-04-12: One area where the Pixel 4 absolutely destroys every other phone I’ve used: the computational …

2020-03-28: I don’t think I’ve ever seen a government information piece in an App Store before.

2020-03-22: Angry Chef is rightfully angry - Going Viral

2020-03-22: Apple’s “How to correctly use a computer” video reminds me of something Wes Anderson would make.

2020-03-21: Everyone needs a little bit of stoicism now, and I would absolutely recommend this to you as a good …

2020-03-20: Yes, I’ve been sick You’ll have noticed that I’ve been a little quiet lately. Oh what, you didn’t notice? Damn. Anyway, …

2020-03-17: I think we got this isolation thing down.

2020-03-17: Some advice about Twitter and reading in a crisis Hello! If you’re reading this on Twitter, it’s because I have another service …

2020-03-10: Reading Ronan Farrow’s “Catch and Kill” and my god he deserved that Pulitzer.

2020-03-09: Pondering - and not getting very far with - a post on the Pixelbook Go, which I think is my absolute …

2020-03-08: “Here Alun Wyn, let me just adjust those for you”

2020-03-03: If apple does come out with a 12-13in pro iPad with keyboard and trackpad I will be all over that …

2020-02-29: I’m going to say it again, because it’s worth saying again: The Pixelbook Go is an …

2020-02-29: I’m going to say it again, because it’s worth saying again: The Pixelbook Go is an …

2020-02-29: I’m really happy to pay to support @instapaper, which is a service that I’ve loved for a …

2020-02-22: George could well be a Wales fan

2020-02-19: It’s pretty cool that Outlook’s web version works really well on ChromeOS, thanks to …

2020-02-18: The Pixelbook Go’s keyboard puts every Apple laptop at any price to shame. In fact, this, …

2020-02-18: Can we just accept that folding screen technology just isn’t ready to be widely deployed? …

2020-02-08: Pixel 4 XL I’ve been using the Pixel 4 XL as my phone for the past week, replacing an iPhone 11 Pro Max. …

2020-02-02: Two things that the Pixel Slate really did well: Screen and speakers. I don’t think I have any …

2020-02-02: There’s some pretty tasty discounts on the Microsoft Surface Book 2 at the moment… …

2020-01-15: I just got my Pixel Slate out of storage and put it side by side with my Surface Pro X… it …

2020-01-05: In non-tech or politics-related news, saw a grey wagtail in the garden! They’re very rare garden …

2020-01-05: Of course, if you look outside the US, ChromeOS’ position is even worse: in Europe, it’s less than …

2020-01-05: I agree with quite a chunk of this, but it’s funny one of his examples is Microsoft Office, because …

2019-12-30: This is very much my experience too Microsoft Surface Pro X review: Desirable but expensive …

2019-12-30: The HP Way Doing some research for my course, I found this amazing 1980 booklet from HP, for employees, …

2019-12-28: Would you like another pillow, George? Perhaps a small bowl of tasty treats?

2019-12-27: Yet another free Home Mini. I think this is the third I’ve had from various giveaways (Google One, …

2019-12-27: Pretty much perfect winter listening

2019-12-26: Oh lord, who do I have to bribe to get a tour round this? youtu.be/x7CTHjpdx…

2019-12-24: Hey big bender!

2019-12-24: American healthcare is just so broken. How can anyone justify this? For Her Head Cold, Insurer …

2019-12-23: Retro nerd reading. The technology world was a very different place in 1996!

2019-12-18: Listening to her another device review that obsesses over Photoshop. Seriously people, do you every …

2019-12-11: Christ this is depressing. Who’s Spreading Disinformation in U.K. Election? You Might Be Surprised - …

2019-10-28: Good morning!

2019-10-26: It was quite wet.

2019-10-23: Trainsun

2019-10-23: Yeah I had a pizza with burger sauce and dill pickles and what of it?

2019-10-21: Sleepy kitty

2019-10-15: Snooze cat

2019-10-12: Bearpost

2019-10-12: I’m growing ever more deeply uncomfortable with Apple’s relationship with China. I wonder what their …

2019-10-11: Wall/Sky

2019-10-11: Sorted, processed, recorded, filed. The efficiency of documentation was so important to the …

2019-10-11: Go kids, save the world.

2019-10-10: Maskworld. And why not?

2019-10-10: Idiots on a plane

2019-10-10: Berlin beer.

2019-10-09: There is precisely zero chance that we can stop climate change making the planet uninhabitable …

2019-10-09: Microsoft is using its Android launcher to recreate the eco-system advantages that you get from …

2019-10-09: Something about Brexit that I just don’t understand: the motivations of the DUP. The biggest …

2019-10-07: It’s a really weird feeling when you’ve been on a beta release of an OS for a while when …

2019-10-03: I mean, this has to be straight up treachery and illegal in half a dozen ways, right? …

2019-10-03: Microsoft is very smart to go for a double-screen approach rather than folding screens. Flexible …

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2019-09-28: Margate is going up in the world

2019-09-28: Art Car Boot Fair

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2019-09-15: Oh boy, some of the takes on the new iPhones not having 5G are so, so bad. Heard one which suggested …

2019-09-07: Brave birdies

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2019-09-03: Well Hamburg gets a ✅ from me

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2019-08-29: Gosh this is a cracking piece unherd.com/2019/08/d…

2019-08-27: The “literature of the future” so often is a clutching at straws from the past…

2019-08-26: If you get chance, this documentary on the BauHaus is really good. BBC iPlayer - Bauhaus 100

2019-08-25: Pixel 3XL’s camera just isn’t as good as the iPhone. Too much smoothing on faces and …

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2019-08-23: If you like strange short stories, you are going to absolutely love Julia Armfield’s “Salt Slow” …

2019-08-18: Respect your chips!

2019-08-18: Possibly the most truthful advertising in history

2019-08-17: I approve of this soft drink.

2019-08-17: I approve of this soft drink

2019-08-11: Edge is getting closer to being the one browser that I can use happily across all my devices. Once …

2019-08-11: Is “being angry on the internet” a career option now?

2019-08-09: Of course they do. Of course they do.

2019-08-07: Morph appears on my desk.

2019-08-05: I jump around platforms a lot. Lots of days, I end up using Windows, MacOS, ChromeOS, and of course …

2019-08-02: Everyone (I’m looking at you, everyone on The Verge) dumps on the Catalyst apps for Mac. Seriously …

2019-07-28: It’s only slightly ironic that Google Fit is working perfectly on the beta of iOS 13 but utterly …

2019-07-27: Sticker collection coming along nicely

2019-07-27: The PixelBook was, indeed, stupidly expensive when I bought it. But it’s also the computer …

2019-07-26: Yup.

2019-07-25: There’s one very good but often ignored reason why Cortana failed to take off: the majority of …

2019-07-21: We popped down to the Hayward Gallery to see the “Kiss my genders” exhibition and predictably my …

2019-07-21: “My god - it’s full of stars”

2019-07-21: 50 years is almost as long as this took to complete.

2019-07-17: Kim’s efforts to turn all food into bears may be getting out of hand.

2019-07-17: When the last High Speed Train - otherwise known as the InterCity 125 - is scrapped in a few years, …

2019-07-17: If you’re not reading Julia Armfield’s Salt Slow, you should be.

2019-07-16: Typically, I bought some Surface Headphones despite reading all the slightly “meh” …

2019-07-16: There’s a couple of really nice small updates in iOS 13 listed here. www.youtube.com/watch

2019-07-15: This article from four years ago basically includes all the clues you needed that Ive was going to …

2019-07-14: Socialism is about justice, not revenge. When you confuse the two, you’re indulging in childish …

2019-07-13: How the biggest decentralized social network is dealing with its Nazi problem - The Verge Mastodon was built to be a kinder, more decentralized version of Twitter — then Gab showed up And …

2019-07-13: Bear faced food

2019-07-13: I’ve spent much of the day reorganising little bits of blog stuff. You can find my main blog (still) …

2019-07-13: Currently trying to work out some cross-posting stuff in Micro.blog.

2019-07-13: A hedgehog, less than three meters away.

2019-07-13: Currently reading: Exhalation by Ted Chiang 📚

2019-07-13: Three things you ought to read when getting started with Micro.blog Start with The web is the social network. For people who have grown up in the era where the web is …

2019-07-13: Reading Ted Chiang’s new story collection.

2019-06-20: No, I have the sweetest cat.

2019-06-15: Utterly tasty beetroot and bean thing.

2019-05-25: My birthday present (from last year)

2019-05-25: Bears

2019-05-18: Cat’s rat strike rat today: zero from two.

2019-05-18: Spot the rat. It’s being very, very still because our cat is hunting in the garden.

2019-05-12: My week with the Pixel 3 XL Never let a bunch of people decide anything that you have to do via a Twitter poll. In my case, very …

2019-05-11: Bakewell boobies?

2019-05-05: Today’s contribution to the Kimstream

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2019-05-03: Bloody good food that you would probably like.

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2019-04-28: “What even is that?” “It’s an anti-snoring device.” “Do I want …

2019-04-28: She’s happy Kim is home.

2019-04-28: Pigeons round here are fat.

2019-04-28: The Pixel 3 XL experiment Here’s a lesson for you: never, ever ask your Twitter followers whether or not you should use …

2019-04-23: Moar cat

2019-04-22: Ice cream

2019-04-20: Kim’s curry

2019-04-18: Cat

2019-04-12: Kim is unsure of this strong beerpp

2019-04-12: Kim rocking the Alkerpops sweatshirt and super high haor

2019-04-05: A little cat

2019-03-05: Learning to love silence I’ve always been someone who has background noise around them. Growing up, the TV was always on, and …

2019-03-04: You've got to know when to fold 'em Lots to agree with in Owen Williams piece on “Foldable phones: right tech, wrong place?”, starting …

2019-03-03: Becoming a creator OK, this sounds trite. But… The difference between you and the creators you follow is simply …

2019-02-03: My sunlight. Mine.

2019-01-20: Land of the gianta

2019-01-20: Seaside

2019-01-20: You just don’t get luncheons anymore. Except here.

2019-01-20: Arts and stuff

2019-01-20: My chair. Mine.

2019-01-20: My sun. Mine.

2019-01-19: Happy cat

2019-01-05: Disappointing MiniMilk.

2018-12-31: “No Mr Bond, I expect you to die”

2018-12-30: Yes.

2018-12-28: Bloody great to get away, bloody great to get home

2018-12-27: #nofilter

2018-12-25: Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you… The cold roast potato sandwich.

2018-12-25: There are two of us.

2018-12-23: Road trip!

2018-12-23: Merry Christmas

2018-12-22: Night Sight on the Pixel 3 XL is well into uncanny valley photography.

2018-12-21: Does what it says on the plate.

2018-10-29: Fair sailing, sweet MacBook! So tomorrow, my dear three year old MacBook – the first of the teeny tiny ones – goes in to get its …

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2018-10-11: Tate. Britain.

2018-10-05: You can’t complain too much about a world that has this view in it #nofilter

2018-09-29: Cat and Kim

2018-09-25: Well that’s some sky #nofilter

2018-09-23: Downstairs in the amazing second hand bookshop in Whitstable, the walls are partly covered in old …

2018-09-23: Sunday roast at revival. I may never move again.

2018-09-23: I am against this.

2018-09-21: I don’t deserve this woman.

2018-09-16: Ightham Mote

2018-09-16: Camden stoner bear.

2018-08-28: Idiots.

2018-08-28: haircut. Shave impending.

2018-08-08: Happy Kim

2018-08-08: Well that really is quite some notch

2018-08-07: I’m super happy that not only is Instapaper available again for European customers, but it’s back as …

2018-07-30: I'm hoping that Paul Thurrott is wrong about the Pixelbook 2 If this is right then I think Google is making a big mistake. The first Pixelbook is my current …

2018-07-19: Much as I love my iPad and Mac, my favourite computer of the moment just has to be the Pixelbook.

2018-07-15: The cherry eating was very tiring.

2018-07-15: This was quite yummy

2018-07-15: Kite

2018-07-15: Apples #nofilter

2018-07-15: Happy

2018-07-15: Stone baked pizza

2018-07-15: Snake! Snake!

2018-07-15: Happy pizza face

2018-07-06: Pretty green

2018-07-06: Pretty green

2018-07-06: my ideal job - canal weed cleaner.

2018-07-05: Kim has discovered cosmic anti-dust. Should we let physicists know?

2018-06-27: African violets

2018-04-30: A quick review of the Brydge Keyboard for iPad Sometimes, the form of the laptop is exactly what you need. And for those times, if you have an …

2018-04-29: The joy of USB-C: I now have a desk setup where I can swap my MacBook for my Pixelbook and only have …

2018-04-28: A UK bank’s IT systems have basically melted down. I’m not at all surprised: banking systems are …

2018-04-28: Kim was not impressed with “Avengers: Infinity War”. The most depressing film I’ve ever seen, she …

2018-04-22: amzn.eu “What he wanted was the truth, observed Loftus, and if somebody didn’t know …

2018-04-22: Kim, smiling

2018-04-22: Revival Ice Cream Revival Ice Cream. We didn’t have ice cream.

2018-04-22: And she finds the perfect cat-sized square of sun

2018-04-03: Remembering Project Marklar Nick Wingfield mentioned something which took me back a long way: Ok, reading this report about …

2018-04-02: Rebuilding Back in 2002 (or thereabouts), I started writing up my thoughts on technology at a site that I …

2018-03-31: The cat has made a nest

2018-03-18: Sonos One or Apple HomePod? I’ve been using a Sonos One with Alexa and a HomePod with Siri since the HomePod came out, and …

2018-03-11: Yeah, you know what? That HomePod ad - The Verge is really good. Really, really good.

2018-03-11: Outstanding writing from William Davies on the Tory vision of Brexit.

2018-03-05: Well now. Russia moving from cyber ops to poisoning people in Britain’s streets, it seems

2018-03-03: I am inordinately excited about the upcoming release of Omnifocus. Although I’ve been using …

2018-03-01: Things people don’t understand about Kent: in winter, North Kent can be very, very cold. A north …

2018-02-28: It looks super pretty, but…

2018-02-27: The snow hit Kent today.

2018-02-26: Goddamnit “Halfway Home” remains an utterly amazing song itunes linky

2018-02-25: The perils of professional writing I realised today that writing professionally (for 23 years!) has, in some ways, stunted my writing. …

2018-02-23: In a free democracy, you are entitled to change your mind #brexit

2018-02-22: I still don’t see why everyone’s gushing about progressive web apps as a “write …

2018-02-22: “Hey, Siri” is the number one thing that I’d like AirPods to do, so it’s no surprise …

2018-02-22: AirPods don't fit me well, but I still love them I’ve been using AirPods since the first pre-production units went out to reviews (and were …

2018-02-19: Folkestone sky

2018-02-09: Lord, the HomePod sounds good.

2018-02-08: Listening to the Windows Weekly Podcast, and there’s a lot of enthusiasm for PWA. To me, it just …

2018-02-08: This is just evil. Don’t they know I’m dieting?

2018-02-08: Although I have been on a Twitter break for a couple of weeks, this article was the inspiration both …

2018-02-08: I met John Perry Barlow at the launch party for gay.com in SF in maybe 1998 or 1999. Owen Thomas …

2018-02-08: I’m on a Twitter break (which I suspect will become permanent so of course I’m trying out …