A new, open source font designed for aircraft cockpit screens

I get a kick out of stuff like this: In 2010, Airbus initiated a research collaboration with ENAC and Université de Toulouse III on a prospective study to define and validate an “Aeronautical Font”: the challenge was to improve the display of information on the cockpit screens, in particular in terms of legibility and comfort […]

A vague Notion of a more productive system

I spent a little time in my Pocket recommendations, and found this great post by Marie Poulin titled “One Tool To Rule Them All” and her, and her partner’s search for a more effective, more complete productivity solution. Along the way, she considered Bullet Journals. I wanted to get on the bullet journal bandwagon, but […]

A desperate plea to MS Office lovers everywhere

Dear MS Office lover Although I don’t see the appeal*, I understand that you love using Microsoft Office for your daily tasks. It seems like pretty good software, and if it helps you become more efficient, then that’s terrific. Anyhoo, I’ve noticed that many of you have a tendency to do some interesting things with […]

Watch this if you’re still on the fence about the new WordPress Editor (aka Gutenberg)

If you’re still unsure about the new WordPress Editor (aka Gutenberg), it’s worth watching Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word keynote at the recent WordCamp US 2018 event in Nashville. You can find links to parts of the talk, along with slides, and commentary in Matt’s post, here: I’ve been using the new Editor almost […]

MarsEdit + WordPress 5.0

MarsEdit is my favourite blog editor for my laptop. I use it daily, mostly for work-related posts that I publish. It makes it so much easier for me to publish to a variety of blogs (we have a lot of internal blogs at Automattic). The new WordPress Editor has changed how we write blog posts […]

The tragedy of women’s pockets (or the lack thereof)

My wife has frequently explained just how little modern women’s fashion caters for a basic need: decent pockets! It made no sense to me (or women everywhere), at least not until I watched this video: unsplash-logoFeatured image by Mikaela Shannon

My new Rams Field Notes notebooks

I finally received my latest order from Field Notes: the Rams notebooks with dot graph paper. They also arrived just in time, I’m about to finish one of my Three Missions notebooks, and was debating which one to use next. The Three Missions notebooks use graph paper, which is fine for what I do, but […]

Building a computer with my daughter and Hello Ruby

I bought the Hello Ruby books for my daughter a couple months ago. She was interested in learning to code, and I had recently watched Linda Liukas’ wonderful TED talk about how she came to write her books. So I bought both of the Hello Ruby books: one about programming, and the other about computer […]

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