October 9, 2018

The Blot/Microblog community

This website is powered by Blot.im.

I also have an account at micro.blog. Those posts originate from my Wordpress instance running on my main” site, andrewcanion.com.

I like having this blot site, with my thinking being that it’s for random ephemera and other bits and bobs that aren’t as important” as those posted on my proper” blog.1

On a whim, I reached out to the Micro.blog community (at least that part of the community that I have connections with) in an attempt to find others who also have Blot-hosted sites. I wanted to see what others are doing with theirs.

This led to an interesting conversation, with some great nuggets of information shared around. The award, however, has to go to John Philpin for his compiled list of users and their sites.

It’s this kind of co-operation amongst strangers that makes the internet fun again.

  1. All these air quotes are a bit ridiculous, really.

September 19, 2018

Success at the Day Job

It was great to be able to provide business advice and support to an iconic Perth business - Scott Print, as part of my day job.

An article about the work we did together as part of the Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme is also available.

August 28, 2018

Allowance for YNAB

This iOS app, Allowance, is the first application I have seen using the new YNAB API. It’s quite a helpful little app, just bringing front and centre a small selection of budget categories.

August 28, 2018

Don’t be an ugly parent

I am impressed with Mark Dickel’s take on how parents should behave when engaging with their children’s sport.

I love watching you play.”

This is what I now say to my kids after every game I watch them play.

I do not critique their play or discuss the game with them. Or talk with them about who played well or how many points they scored. Only I love watching you play”.

When I was taking my boy to Aussie Hoops - a basketball skills program for little kids starting out - there were already parents coaching” from the sidelines.

Just let kids have fun.

August 24, 2018

library guylibrary guy

Props to this guy who showed up at the library this morning and ripped out a thermos, coffee mug, an old laptop and - best of all - a huge external clacky keyboard.

August 15, 2018

Why I’m giving up on Ulysses ➜

Seems I’m not the only one having similar thoughts about Markdown editing, and the place that Ulysses does or does not have in the workflow.

Chuq von Rospach reflects on his own experience.

I also had no idea that Jason Snell had also raised this Markdown obfuscation issue, but now it makes me feel smart.