Why I didn't buy AppleCare

Posted on Thu 14 September 2017 in Articles • Tagged with AppleCare, MacBook, iMac, iPad • 3 min read

I let my MacBook Air's warranty expire without buying AppleCare and contemplate a shift from laptops to an iMac and iPad combination


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Portable Writing Nook

Posted on Thu 17 August 2017 in Articles • Tagged with Brydge, iPad, review, writing • 4 min read

After almost 15 years, I finally find the right combination of hardware and software to create my (almost) perfect portable writing nook.


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A surface for your creativity

Posted on Fri 26 May 2017 in Articles • Tagged with iPad, Windows, Surface Pro, macOS, iOS • 4 min read

Tablets should be a surface for our creativity. I contemplate an old debate in light of the release of the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 and why I want the iPad Pro to take a leaf from my MacBook.


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Screen size, ratio and focus

Posted on Wed 24 May 2017 in Articles • Tagged with iPad, MacBook, UI, UX, focus, writing, screens • 3 min read

I consider how something as mundane as screen size and aspect ratio can improve focus and why iPads may offer some slight advantage over widescreen laptops


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A lot of love for a little mini

Posted on Sun 21 May 2017 in Articles • Tagged with iPad, iOS, Scrivener, Android, Nexus, Hardware • 5 min read

I contemplate the end of the iPad mini and what that means for me as someone who uses it for both consumption and writing.


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Coming home

Posted on Thu 15 September 2016 in Articles • Tagged with MacBook Air, Linux, Acer C270, Scrivener, iPad • 3 min read

Two years ago I gave away my MacBook Air to my wife and bought an Acer C720 with the intention of switching away from OS X to Linux. I did so because of performance problems I was experiencing with OS X. I was using Linux for work (I still do …


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What Scrivener on iOS means to me

Posted on Sat 16 July 2016 in Articles • Tagged with writing, iPad, Scrivener, MacBook Air, iOS, Linux • 6 min read

Tl;Dr: it's about convenience and getting the job done!

It feels like my (creative) life's been on hold and oddly that's spilled over into other avenues: notably my choice of computer platform. Lately, I've been writing more and that writing's been in Scrivener again. Currently that means I have …


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