Musikmesse, that was fun


Musikmesse was awesome to go to this year. For so many reasons. I had a great time and saw so many cool new toys. I’m so glad I couldn’t buy anything!

Blake’s 7: Battleground

Battleground cover

I really should have subscribed to the latest Blake’s 7 series. It is excellent. I love that it’s a full cast drama rather than a narration. These stories are so like the original TV series that they’re a joy to listen to.

littleBits going to the cloud


This is a really exciting development in the littleBits world and will hopefully open up loads of possibilities. It’s just a shame that it won’t be available until Q3 this year. I just hope it lives up to my expectations.

Where I am with iOS automation now

I’ve been talking about this a lot over the last few months and probably one of the biggest issues I’ve had with automating things is actually finding things that I need to automate.

That might sound a little strange but in many ways it has been a solution in search of a problem for me rather than the other way around. Of course when you start to find things that need automating the solutions become more obvious and you start to wonder why you could see them before. Or at least that’s how it feels to me.

Anyway I thought I’d write about a few of the things I’m starting to find that warrant some form of automation. They’ll sound obvious no doubt, but it’s taken me a while to get around to sorting them out.

The first thing I’ve started doing is using drafts a lot. That sounds obvious. I said that it would. I’m writing this using drafts. It’s such a simple app for just getting ideas down and writing wherever I am. I probably should have started using it before. So for notes and that sort of thing I’m using it more and more. It’s great. So far so good. But what of the automation stuff. Yep, that’s a good question. We’ll with some very simple actions I can send articles posts etc wherever I want. No problem. One app, multiple destinations and no issues. I can write things for here or for palm sounds or wherever, easy!

So that’s my start for automation. I’m sure I’ll do more over time, and when I do I’ll explain. I also hope to be able to share some useful stuff too. At some point.