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Reboot

11 Sep 2020 in Podcast

After a year-long hiatus, I decide it's long past time I rebooted my podcast. I've got a new theme, cover art and purpose. Was lots of fun getting back in front of the mic, though I am rather rusty!

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news

13 Sep 2020

Okay, I broke the build

A new theme breaks the build on Netlify and I can't fix it. After using a static-site generator since 2013, I admit it's finally time I moved on.

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Podcast

11 Sep 2020

Reboot

After a year-long hiatus, I decide it's long past time I rebooted my podcast. I've got a new theme, cover art and purpose. Was lots of fun getting back in front of the mic, though I am rather rusty!

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News

10 Sep 2020

September 2020 Update

With an end to lockdown on the horizon, I reveal a new site design, and share some news about my books, podcast and more.

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Journal

5 Sep 2020

Fixing Steinberg UR12 dropouts on macOS

Digging around in the macOS system logs reveals my Mac may not be dying after all. Instead, I lay the blame for my Steinberg UR12 woes at the feet of Yamaha's buggy USB Audio Driver.

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Tutorial

28 Aug 2020

Fantasy cartography using the Stockholm method

To kickstart a fantasy map, I look to the islands of Stockholm for inspiration, then apply a little magic with Pixelmator Pro, my favourite raster image editor.

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Journal

25 Aug 2020

Broken ports in a storm

When the USB ports of my MacBook Air fail during a game of DnD, I contemplate the merits of upgrading my Mac or switching to iOS. But with the Apple Silicon transition, that's not as easy a decision as I thought.

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App Review

23 Jul 2020

Apps for mobile writers

After a reader asks me to focus on mobile writing setups, I review my favourite writing apps for iPad.

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App Review

17 Jul 2020

iA Writer 5.6 review

Comments by two readers prompt me to revisit iA Writer. In this review of iA Writer 5.6, I explore the amazing new style checker and conclude it's finally my time to buy the app.

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App Review

16 Jul 2020

Two years with Ulysses

My two years using Ulysses coincides with the release of Ulysses 20, so I review the update and reflect on my time with the app.

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App Review

12 Jun 2020

WWB #9 - Campfire Review

On day 9 of my 30 days of world-building, I review Campfire, a desktop world-building app for macOS and Windows

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Journal

9 Jun 2020

WWB #8: Medieval Houses

On day 8 of my 30 days of world-building, I look at two medieval houses and use them as models for my fantasy setting.

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News

7 Jun 2020

A recipe for burnout

After writing 7 posts in 7 days, I decide I need to slow and take care of the other domains in my life lest I burnout. Don't worry though, the show will go on!

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