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Noizio – your subtle companion

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I’m am very much a lazy music lover. I stick to curated playlists on Spotify, or playlists I made many moons ago when I had more time for such things. I have to be careful with what I listen to during the day, otherwise I find myself listening to the lyrics of songs, trying to work out what they *actually* mean, or just singing along at the top of my lungs.

Today, I found Noizio. A subtle mix of white-noise sounds to help you de-stress and focus.

I’m hooked.
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Keeping Me Busy Today

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I’m just putting the finishing touches to this blog post before running out of work and heading to the School of Visual Arts, NYC – to speak to some students tonight. Very honoured. I love speaking to students.

Here’s a short run-down of what’s been keeping me busy today, aside from stepping into my first encounter with designing for the Apple Watch.

Reading: 
How my app ended up in an Apple Ad and what happened next
Sustain your Energy with Bulletproof Coffee
Shipping Side Projects
To the Young Designer

 The Creators – Official Documentary 
Hat tip to @Melkirk

Monodraw – 
I love when I “view source” and see this kind of art. I’ve always wondered how it was done. Monodraw looks interesting all round. Worth a peek.

Monodraw

 

 

Skala Colour – 
An extraordinary colour picker for designers and developers.
If you’re a designer, of any sort, this is a must.

 

Skala Color

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March Apple Event 2015

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For reference, I have the 15″ Retina Macbook Pro, 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB ram + 1tB hard drive. It’s hard for me to compare Apples to Apples (quite literally) when you have a high specification machine like that.

My good friend Jessica Hische convinced me back in 2013 to stop working between an iMac and a laptop, and instead get a high-spec laptop and a display. She was right, I haven’t looked back since.

The portability (read: weight) of the Retina Macbook Pro, for someone who travels a lot, is the main issue for me. It’s heavy, it doesn’t fit well in any constrained space like airplanes or train tables, and I spend my entire time on a plane, worried the person in front of me is going to recline their chair and break my screen. Battery life runs at about 3 hours for me, and always has, even if I’ve only got a lightweight code editor open. Continue Reading

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International Women’s Day

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I’ve spent a lot of my week bothered by the treatment of women in business, not just the web industry, business as a whole. I’ve had some pretty horrendous things happen recently; enough to firmly know that I cannot be alone in this. There must be a lot of silenced and fearful females out there right now.

For those of you know have followed me for a while, you’ll know I’m not backwards in coming forwards about articles of this nature. I also pride myself on the fact I think I’m quite balanced. I don’t think we should have any special rights, be treated differently or be above men. I think it’s actually more about being listened to with an understanding that it’s  a safe subject to talk about, right now. Anything more, is too much of a big hurdle. Small steps, greater gains.

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