productivity

Moving to iOS: an experiment in creative restraint

April 10, 2016 Uncategorized

On Monday I’m receiving a company laptop. I have mixed feelings about this – it inevitably and subliminally will have me working more on trains and on weekends, but I’ll be able to do so much faster than I currently do via Microsoft Remote Desktop. Why do I bring this up? I bring this up because I have a beautiful, expensive Retina MacBook Pro that I’ve been using for the bulk of all my work for almost 3 years. It’sRead More

A small set of apps to keep me creative

March 17, 2016 Uncategorized

There’s something I keep having to remind myself: no matter how little time I have to put into art, I’m still an artist. Still an artist, still making art. Music’s my medium of choice. Finding time to work on it is hard though, between wedding planning, an increasingly-demanding day job, other side projects – when can I play or write some music, dammit? Short, obvious answer: block my time like nobody’s business. That at least gets me time dedicated toRead More

On Macs and focus

January 27, 2016 Uncategorized

I own an iPad, but I really only use it to watch Netflix in bed with my fiancée since my iPhone 6s Plus is just too small enough for both of us to watch simultaneously. Outside of this pretty obvious use case, I’ve struggled to find a purpose for the gorgeous device in my life. Everywhere I turn, though, I read about another person finding the iPad completely invaluable in their daily lives. It now exceeds the processing power ofRead More

The problem of task managers

November 9, 2015 Uncategorized

Wunderlist, Trello, Todoist, OmniFocus. 2do. Things. I have to imagine that most smartphone users haven’t even heard of these apps. That's probably why there's such an apparent subculture around each one. The average person will never break into the most beloved apps, and those who do will defend it to no end. So why don’t so many people, who presumably have things they need to do in their lives, use one of these tools? For all the people that doRead More