Using Notion Web-Clipper

There aren’t many things that get me invested in a whole new platform, but reading offline and web clipping is one issue I come up against all the time. It’s not everyones bag, but when I write online or save things on a professional level, I like having everything in one place. Some services do web clipping ok, some do it poorly and until now only Evernote did it well. Colour me surprised when Notion, the database disguised as a workspace, cracked it and now I’m all in!
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How To To Use Rodecaster Pro Multi Track With Audio Hijack

It has only been a few days since Rode updated its Rodecaster Pro to utilise Muti track but it has already proved to be a brilliant upgrade. The ability to output upto 14 tracks simultaneously for post editing is quite frankly a ridiculous feat, but may take a little time to get your head around. Here’s how to take advantage of the update and record using Audio Hijack - which is my podcast recording software of choice.
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Rodecaster Pro Gets Multi Track

On the very last day of the month Rode released software version 1.1.0 for its podcast mixer the Rodecaster Pro. No big deal you might think, software updates come out all the time, but this one enables the hardware to output multiple tracks via USB and makes recording and editing a podcaster even easier. This was one of the biggest push backs against the unit when first released, that many producers much prefer to edit their audio in post and add in all of the extra sounds as well as cut out any issues.
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It's Not My Job

Today started off very strangely. While in a supermarket at just after 9am I observed what might look like a normal transaction that really got me thinking. A gentleman who was in his 60’s was purchasing a number of cheap cider bottles and a bottle of cheap vodka. He completed his transaction and went on his merry way. Not to make too many judgements it was reasonably obvious his intentions were to consume them in the near future, he appeared to do this quite often.
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January

For almost the entirety of this month I’ve been playing catch up. Both personally, professionally and also with podcasts. Delays in guests and the holidays meant I took an extended hiatus but came back with a bang. There are already episode recorded for the next 5 weeks and more scheduled going forwards. I have had some great guests on already and feel humble that the listening numbers are climbing rapidly.
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Moving To The Bigger iPad

For as long as I’ve been using an iPad as my computer I’ve used it because it was the most portable option I could find. I’ve hovered around the 10” mark since there were options in size and been perfectly happy doing so. It gave me a screen big enough do what I needed on the go and could also be used to relax and read my Pocket feed. I partly blame it on Daryl Baxter, but I’ve upgraded to the 12.
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Homescreen In 2019

Since sharing my homescreen and a few recommended apps in October last year I have been unsatisfied with my phone. I have spoken before about my love hate relationship with using a smartphone, I tried to remove loads of apps and almost turn it dumb - but I realised I loved having a computer in my pocket so this is the result. I have moved everything onto a single screen and found this much better for my usage.
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Shortcut: Micropost To Jekyll Blog

You may remember me trying to quit Twitter (well in fact I’ve tried several times) and start using micro.blog. This didn’t work, for various reasons, so I have resurrected my project to try and build a version on my own blog. This is pretty easy to get off the ground but I never got it to a stage I was happy with. So after searching the web, and a bit of inspiration from Jordan Merrick I set to work on completing the project.
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Working With Footnotes In Jekyll And CSS

Whilst spending far too long redesigning this blog, I’ve come to the conclusion that it look fine the way it is and I couldn’t be bothered with a huge change. So instead I’ve been looking into changing some of the small things. Many of these were pretty easy, but my biggest one was the styling of footnotes. Whilst trying to get to the bottom of exactly how I change the styling, there wasn’t a great deal of help out there to help.
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Being More Productive By Doing Less

For years of my life I have been consuming the worst kind of blog posts. You know the ones - “successful people do this” or “10 task manager tricks to make you better”. I’ve read so many of these that Pocket surfaces what seems like every version of them on the planet. I’ve watched hundreds of videos on the subject, spent loads of money on apps, and caused my self so much stress.
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One Journal Snippet

I have never shared anything like this before. Admittedly I share quite a lot but my journal entries 1 are deeply private and actually embarrassing in some instances. Yet I wrote this short snippet in today and wanted to share it with whoever reads my blog. I’m writing these things for future me to read and understand this is where you made your stand. This is the lowest point that you will build from, no more stress, no more worry.
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Loosing Connection - And My Mind

Last week we moved house. I’m not sure what possessed us to do this a week before Christmas, but we didn’t have much choice in the matter. The general belief is that this is one of the most stressful things to do, yet we project managed our way though it and it went brilliantly. Apart from one small detail - we had no internet connection or TV for a whole week.
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iPad Pro Thoughts

Once upon a time I would ‘review’ all of my tech purchases, post several hundred if not thousand words of my thoughts and a dive into the device. For the last two models of iPad I have simply shared my thoughts through text and also podcast. There are enough reviews out there for you to find out the specs and technology publication opinions - but now more than ever its important to find out the thoughts of people that actually use the device in question.
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