Over the years I’ve amassed a number of domains for various websites I’ve wanted to create. A few of those are related to my former freelance business, and two relates to blogs. This week I got a notification that 3 of them are up for renewal in January, it’s left me questioning if should renew them all or if it’s time to let some go.
I have the domain for this blog, philbowell.com, which I will definitely renew. I have philbowell.blog, which I used briefly for this site, and I have philbowell.design, which is what I used for the last couple of years of working for myself.
Since I started working as part of an in-house UX team, I’ve been intending to consolidate my portfolio into my personal site. One domain for both places. What I hadn’t thought of was how to handle the domains. A redirect seems to make the most sense, but the cost of renewing them is much higher than I expected it to be. Letting go of domain names is something that I don’t like doing and I’m trying to work out the impact of doing that. It’s a tricky conundrum.
Today is Thanksgiving in America, and despite being a Brit I thought it would be good to try and post something I’m thankful for this year. I started to write this post at lunchtime, and struggled, I couldn’t zero in on something. This evening after my counselling session I realised what it is I’m thankful for this year. I’m thankful for all the people who have helped my family navigate through the year. The members of their church, some old friends from previous churches, some new friends, some new colleagues who have become friends. Some people who were friends and I’ve discovered are now very good friends. For all of them I am thankful, we couldn’t have done it without you.
Anyone know of a mouse that can be paired with both a Mac and an iPad? I’m in need of a new mouse, my wrist is beginning to suffer after years of using a Magic Mouse and I want one that works with both my Mac for work and iPad for personal stuff. I’ve my eye on the MX3 but I can’t tell if it can pair with both devices…
Looking to simplify all my websites. Since I’m no longer freelancing and don’t need a portfolio online at the moment, I’m thinking to move away to something lighter than WordPress. Trouble is I don’t know what. I don’t want to maintain everything other than the design and want to reduce costs.
Started playing around with Notion a bit today. I’ve heard so many people talking about it I figured it was time to give it a go. Not quite sure where it fits yet. Initially I’ve set up a Watch List using one of their existing templates and a Weekly Review template to try and get in the habit of that.
I’m trying to find some exercise that I can do easily and slowly build up in to a habit. It occurred to me last night I could probably find some free Pilates videos on YouTube to try. A small searched revealed some beginner videos for men, so given one of those a try this morning.
An interesting Twitter thread about how a purely remote team works to bring products to life. Working in a UX team at a business that is going through change I find these things really interesting. Given the current Covid-19 situation, a bit of insight from seasoned remote workers is even more poignant at the moment.
It’s now been a week since I ran out of coffee beans. More are on the way, but I miss the morning ritual of brewing myself a coffee.
Finally sorting my road bike out, cleaned and oiled up. Time to start using her as my daily exercise time and chance to get out the flat.