Good and Geeky Wexting – Walking and Texting

A Good And Geeky start to the day Every day, almost without fail I have to walk the dog before I can really do anything else. Usually I use this time for listening to podcasts or audiobooks and that’s a fun thing to do. The great thing about listening to stuff while you’re walking is that generally you will walk further because you’re quite happy with your walking and not Read More …

Learning to code on Mac and iOS

Code and text editors Enjoying a couple of hours working to get the best text/code editor. I have been using Byword for my text / markdown editor and it works great, just the job and no need to look elsewhere. Then last week I got a Raspberry Pi and I need to do more coding. When writing code you want to make it easier and less likely that you’ll make Read More …

Levels of Creativity in iPad Art Applications

I’m just thinking it would be a good idea to have some sort of rating system for the applications I review in the book. The writing would assess their creativity quotient. So applications that you can use to be more creative with would get a higher rating. Applications like Pixelmator for iPad and Procreate would have the highest rating and applications such as any of the apps which just allow Read More …

Use Good and Geeky ways to Track your Time

Time tracking I got my hands on the application called Hours. I saw it because someone was looking for recommendations for applications to track time. This application is from a developer that also produces invoicing software (FreshBooks) and this app is to help people who charge by the hour. I have only used it for a short while, but it looks like it could be quite useful to help me Read More …

Always updating Apps and operating systems – iOS 9.1 Watch OS 2.0.1 and more

It is a good idea to keep everything updated, especially the operating systems. This is because of the ever present security threat. I had a year and a half with Android and I could wait to get back to Apple in the end because of the timely updates to the operating system. Whenever there is a problem you can get an update from Apple to have the latest updates as Read More …

iPad Travelling man in France

I didn’t just have my iPad with me, I also had other technology which deserves a good and geeky mention too. Of course I had my iPhone, I had an extra battery and I often use the Ravpower 14,000 mA hour battery for charging my devices. It has two USB 5V outlets, one is 1amp and the other 2 amp. I had my Apple Watch because that’s a personal device Read More …

Subtitles onto a film with Handbrake

It took me a few goes yesterday to work out how to add subtitles onto a film. I tried using ScreenFlow to do the job and although it is supposed to work it didn’t. In the end I found that the only way I could do it was with Handbrake. That’s a handy application to keep around even though I am not using it up a lot lately. I’ve been Read More …

Scientists talking about comets and planets

Space-time with the dog While I was out walking this morning with the dog I started off by listening to some podcasts and they were talking about Apple. It didn’t take long for me to get bored because it is the same old rubbish they are talking about. So I scrubbed to the end of them to delete them and change to the Guardian Science Podcast in which there were Read More …

Becoming the Million Dollar Good and Geeky Man

Bears, Cyborgs and your External Brain The cyborg anthropologist mentioned the guy walking down the street only paying attention to his phone, who walked directly into a bear. It could be dangerous to divorce yourself from the real world by getting too much screen time. If you’re not walking into a bear which is a bit more improbable you could walk into a hole in the street or into lamp Read More …

Record a Life the Good and Geeky Way

Good and Geeky digital journalling The book is now available on Amazon. It was released on 8 September. The book covers the how and why concerning journalling and recording your life. No more scribbling on paper-based books, do it all digitally and with audio, video and pictures as well as all those important words. Day One  is my preferred Mac and iOS journalling software. It is brilliant and does just Read More …