I have used Byword for all my long form writing for years now. It’s an excellent plain text editor with a beautiful, minimal interface. Unfortunately it has relatively little development support and I’ve been noticing bugs so it's time for something new.

Digital Minimalism

Most people are familiar with the principles of minimalism; digital minimalism can be pretty easily summarised as the simplification of your digital tools to remove distraction, friction, and noise from their use.

ARM Macs

A recent report suggests that Apple is building it's own chips to reduce it's reliance on Intel by 2020. The speculation is of course that this hints at some kind of merge between iOS and macOS but I have a few thoughts on this.

Everyday Carry

I’ll be starting a new job in a few weeks time and this has lead me to think about my everyday carry again. I’m a bit of a carry nerd, and I like to have all the things I’m likely to want during the day available and conveniently transported.

Elgato Eve

I've written previously about our recent delve into home automation. The real star of this endeavour has been a company called Elgato, who you may have heard of if you're into realtime video capture and gaming accessories but otherwise likely haven't really come across.


I am resigning from my job at a company where I have worked for almost thirteen years. I started as a software tester, following the only real job interview I have ever had, and I've held a couple of roles during my time here.