Autumn light on the stairs

I like how the Autumn sunlight streams in the window in this staircase. I thought I’d try capture it in between work shifts.

Colourful computer history

I love James Ball’s colourful photographic history of computers.

These machines are grossly under-powered compared to the devices we use today. Still, they’re a wonderful reminder of how far we’ve come, and what lies ahead for us in technological terms. This Telefunken RA770 (circa 1970) is one of my favourites:

Via The Stylish & Colorful Computing Machines of Yesteryear by Jason Kottke

See Spot get down

This is possibly one of the best things I’ve seen this week!

If you like the song, here it is:

“I need to pee so badly …”

Why do people say this?

I need to pee so badly …

When I hear that, I find myself thinking:

Why “badly”? Why don’t you pee well?

(#dadjoke 😅)

Some random chair

I have no idea how this chair arrived here, in a nearby park, but I had to capture it before it moved on.

Just another random item that makes life a little more interesting …

Modiin-Maccabim-Reut, Center District, Israel

Flower bed

This is a pretty good Dad joke, I think. 😂

Modiin-Maccabim-Reut, Center District, Israel

Something

You know those times when you feel you want to publish something, but just can’t think what to say?

My first Field Notes notebooks

Reading about how big a fan of Field Notes notebooks Jamie Rubin is, got me thinking about trying these versatile paper capture devices out. I eventually ordered a pair of Pitch Black Dot-Graph notebooks in late April, to be delivered to me by post.

I picked them up from the post office this morning, and I really like them!

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I love the inner covers!

Even though I prefer digital over paper, I still like taking some notes with pen and paper. It helps keep me focused on what I’m doing, largely because there aren’t any notifications, pop-ups, and other windows to switch to when you’re writing in a paper notebook.

What I typically do after I’ve taken my notes is scan them into Evernote (usually with the Evernote app). That way I have the best of both worlds: paper and pen for more focused notetaking, and a searchable digital record afterwards.

I chose dot-graph paper because it seems like a great compromise between lined and graph paper. I don’t usually take notes in a linear fashion. I like drawing, adding annotations, and so on. Dot-graph paper seems like a good fit for that. Just enough visual structure for my notes.

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The HumanWrites Writable

Another notebook that I’m interested in is the HumanWrites Writable, although I haven’t bought one yet. I love the dot-graph paper, and the HumanWrites mission to help further children’s education.

For the time being, though, I’m looking forward to using my Field Notes notebooks, hopefully in really productive, and creative ways.