Watch the new trailer for Star Wars Episode VII, full marks for the way they’re building excitement. I’m excited.
I was going to add this post to Sunday’s edition of The Week in Links, but felt it deserved a link of it’s own. Bradley Wiggins finished his road cycling career with Team Sky in this year’s Paris-Roubaix, or The Hell of The North, and embarked on his run in to winning his sixth gold medal at the Rio Olympics. Sponsor and producer of the kit for Team Sky, Rapha, conducted this interview prior to the race.
Chapeau Sir Brad.
This weeks edition arrives a bit later than normal. A combination of catching up on a little work this afternoon, watching my favourite cycling race (apart from Le Tour) and then being engrossed in final round of The Masters after church this evening has been the cause. If it’s a bit late in the day for you, you might have to make it these links your reading material for your Monday morning coffee.
This weeks edition has only four links, but they are packed with interest. There’s a short post to get that started that will of particular interest to those who run their own business, followed by a series of posts giving a few details into the behind the scenes of starting a new company (they make my favourite notebooks). Following my trend in recent weeks of looking into notebooks, there’s a review of the latest Field Notes colours edition, and then an in-depth article into the beginnings of the Apple Watch.
Sit back with a coffee and enjoy.
- The selfish truth about word of mouth (why referrals don’t happen) by Seth Godin
- Founding Baron Fig
- Field Notes Colors: Two Rivers on Three Staples
- iPhone Killer: The Secret History of the Apple Watch by David Pierce for Wired
Most of the interest has been on my iPad this month since there are a few additions there and only one change on my iPhone.
- BBC Sport
- Day One
Scanbot — I’ve recently begun using my iPhone to scan my shopping receipts and consequently Scanbot has found itself promoted to my homescreen in place of the no longer needed Rightmove app from last month.
- Billings Pro
- Day One
- BBC Sport
Tweetbot — Despite the fact that it’s still not been updated to the iOS7/8 aesthetic, it’s ability to sync with my Mac and iPhone has forced me to bring it back to my iPad. I simply have too any hashtags muted in Tweetbot on my iPhone that not having it on my iPad was driving me nuts.
Adobe Comp — Adobe have been busy lately and have updated and introduced a new app. Leading the way is this new one, which seems to finally bring the kind of functionality to the iPad that I’ve been looking for. Since Adobe updated InDesign CC a couple of months back to introduce Creative Cloud Libraries I’ve begun use the extensively and I expect this new apps role in my design process to grow as a result of that.
Adobe Color — I’ve had this on my phone for a while, but a recent project had me sitting back in my chair with a cup of tea creating some possible colour schemes on my iPad. Again it’s integration with the other Creative Cloud apps is the killer feature.
CreativeCloud — Since I started my Creative Cloud license I’ve been making use of the 20GB of space I paid for to house my projects. The iOS app was always lacking though, but a recent update has improved it and joy of joys, I can now view multipage documents in the app.
When Creative Cloud was announced I was annoyed, I liked owning my software, especially when my livelihood is dependant on it, but I’ve been really impressed with the recent updates. Adobe have really stepped up their game in this regard and there’s no greater proof of that than the growing use of their apps beyond the Mac in my design process.
This week’s edition highlights just four things I think are worth looking at. The first is something I’ve never really thought about, but on reflection and with my interest in typography, should’ve been high up on the list. Following that is a valuable resource for anyone with an interest in in typography, an insightful look into a cycle for generating meaningful content before ending with an imaginative glimpse into what impact the Apple Watch could have on people’s lives. Enjoy your Sunday evening reading.
I read the official Steve Jobs biography with a great deal of interest. I enjoyed it, but it came in for a lot of criticism from some quarters. By all accounts Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender sets that criticism straight and it’s out now. I’ll be adding it to my list of books to read.
Having missed the last couple of weeks due to being away and then ill this weeks Week in Links has a few more than normal. There’s no real theme to this weeks, other than a continuation to some of the ongoing themes in this weekly post. Anyway, enjoy your Sunday evening with a glass of wine and have a read.
- Living proof that focus and diligence are moving targets by Shawn Blanc
- iPad Air 2 Review: Why the iPad Became My Main Computer by Ben Brooks
- Spring Cleaning, or How I Fell in Love with 1Password Vaults on Macstories
- Time, Spent Wisely by Chris Bowler
- Goals are Good by Shawn Blanc in his weekly newsletter The Fight Spot
- 10 Under Appreciated Leadership Qualities by Sean Sperte
- Interview with Jeff Sheldon on The Great Discontent
- How The iPad Empowered My Grandparents by Kevin Wild
- Our Favorite Typefaces of 2014 on Typographica
This post is a bit of a rarity, it’s the first link post I’ve posted since the reboot of this blog and I think it’s a fitting one.
I’m a big fan of my bible being a paper one, it’s great to be cut off and focused from the world while I’m reading it. I do however, like the utility of having the Bible on my phone and this new app called NeuBible looks absolutely stunning. It doesn’t yet include my preferred translation (ESV for those interested) but I will be certainly giving it a try. If you’ve never read the bible, this seems like a beautiful place to start.
I only have four links to share with you this week, they’re all loosely connected and perhaps show you a bit of an insight into my thinking at the moment.
Journaling and my daily schedule are something which I seem to be considering a lot at the moment. Journaling is something which I’ve long had a fascination with and have dabbled and used as a tool at various points in my life. At the moment, I’ve been doing a spot of journaling, but not with any consistency and it’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot. Consequently it was with great interest that I read Joshua Ginter’s post on his approach to his diary/journal and I may begin to adopt some of his practises, I already have a Baron Fig Apprentice in my back pocket that I use as a scratch pad.