The Good and Geeky Week

Learning how to code During this last week I have continued learning how to code in JavaScript. I have to admit on a couple of occasions with the lessons I’m working on at freeCodeCamp, I have struggled mentally. It’s been a bit of a job to get my head around the flow of the code. I’ve had to go over a couple of the lessons more than once until I Read More …

iOS Dictation – Transcription Options

Dictation and Transcription Options for iOS. I find typing to be incredibly slow compared with dictation. It’s not that I am a slow typist, it’s just that dictation really is much faster. If you have good software like the Nuance Dragon dictation software you’ll be able to easily write thousands of words per day. The big benefit is that at the end of the day you won’t have sore wrists Read More …

First Look – eBook Creator Software Kotobee

I’ve been trying out a new application which is for creating electronic books. The application eBook Creator Software Kotobee and it would be a competitor to Ulysses, Scrivener and iBooks author. It has the advantage of, like Scrivener, you are able to export out to the Kindle format. The application also gives you a proprietary format which can be accessed from a native application on Android, iOS and even on Windows Read More …

Using a Fully Featured Email App on the Mac

I’ve been looking for an application to use for my email and provide integrated encryption. I was using the Apple mail application which was great except it didn’t do the GPG after the update to macOS Sierra. I was using Postbox for a while, but it’s not reliable. Too many bugs! Then I moved on to using the application called Spark. Spark doesn’t do encryption at all and now I Read More …

Apple – It Just Works – Kind of…

It Just Works – Kind of! One of the big things about using an Apple computer, whether it be an iMac or your iPad or iPhone is that it just works. You don’t need to do any messing around with arcane settings of any sort, you plug things in and they work. For the most part this is still true. There are occasions though where you can get just as Read More …

Not too Old to learn to Code

The geekiness of learning to code The height of being good and geeky is using code or programming to get things done. I can remember way back when, I had a book about how to construct webpages. I specifically remember reading through this book while lying on a beach in the sunshine. These days I would do that reading on my iPad and I’d be using an e-book or maybe Read More …

Home Automation Systems – Which One?

Using Home Automation Systems My preference for home automation is always going to be with HomeKit due to my liking for Apple and the components/accessories that will work with it. My experience so far with HomeKit accessories is that it’s been very easy to setup and use. The whole thing of – It just works! I have HomeKit accessories for my home automation from two sources at present. These are Read More …

Affinity Photo Is Nothing Short of Black Magic

If you’ve been following this blog for some time now, you’ll know that I’m heavily into photography. My photographic interests are wide and varied, but in the main would go in the direction of street photography and art photography. The street photography side of things is to create portraits of people. I’ll also make images without people, but are nevertheless interesting in another way. I have a preference to use Read More …

Good and Geeky How to Use SwarmApp

I’ve just got back from a trip to Ireland and I used my mobile tech devices as per usual. Obviously I had my iPhone with me and I also carried my iPad Pro with me even though I didn’t have so much time to use it. I took the Mac keyboard with me so I could do some typing and I never used it once. This was partly due to Read More …

HomeKit Eve Energy Switch & Power Automation

For all of us good and geeky people we like the idea that we can live smarter by making full use of technology. You’ve got the excellent Philips Hue light bulbs which you can connect to Wi-Fi and control from your Siri enabled devices. There are the smart thermostats such as the Nest and the one from Ecobee and these learn your behaviour in the house and adjust your heating Read More …