Keep IT Simple
Apple Support is a fucking joke
You know, one thing that really irritates me is people not doing their jobs properly. And I'm sure you are the same. If someone came to your house and try to do some work and it wasn't done properly, you'd get annoyed and basically try to get them to do it properly. Or in fact, get someone else to do it because they've already showed their incompetence at at, as, you know, what you hired them for what they're supposed to help you with.
Sep 3, 2021
Revisiting an old friend: Daylite
Yesterday I spoke about being able to work when you're offline, when you don't have an internet connection, because I was on holiday, a lot of people that are on holiday and they can't always work without the internet. Things like Google Drive and Dropbox, stuff like that.
Sep 2, 2021
Working from home vs Remote work
You may or may not know that last week I wasn't around and I was on a road trip to Portugal and kind of Spain. It's a long story, I'll save that for another time. But one thing that got me thinking about doing this video, it was while I was away, I was actually working, doing some work with some clients and stuff. But there was a lot of times where I couldn't work because I didn't have an internet connection.
Sep 1, 2021
Apple is known to be the company that 'care' about privacy. However, they've gotten a lot of backlash for their new idea of scanning the images you upload to iCloud for child abuse.
Aug 15, 2021
The grass is just fine
With the work that I do, I have to go and find a software solutions, basically, any kind of solutions, for my clients. And what that entails is me using that software for a particular amount of time to make sure that I'm happy with how they work, how they function and whether it would work for any of my clients.
Aug 11, 2021
Giving value to time
I've been thinking past few days about giving value to time. Now we all talk about, our time... my time is valuable. Everyone's time is valuable, etc. But we don't actually really think about what that means. What this time mean to you. I know what it means to me. And I think I, after 50 odd years, I've kind of realised what time means to me.
Aug 10, 2021
It’s ok to be wrong
As business people people who run businesses, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, small businesses, etc. We tend to know our business and what we do, but there are times where we take decisions, make decisions that are not good for our business, but we hear these things so often from other people that we think that we should employ those ideas thoughts, processes, and so on.
Aug 9, 2021
So today, I have a great treat for you today. It's Friday, Friday Fury. I just, I don't know where to begin. I'm going to show you a few things on my Mac as well. And I'm simply amazed at the stupidity that this company, product, SaaS, whatever you want to call it, they call themselves any fucking thing under the sun right now.
Jul 23, 2021
This should scare you
Being in tech for as long as I have, I've seen so many, so many problems, everything from broken hard drives to lost data to stolen computers. And I'm still amazed to this day, after doing this for 30 years, why no one really takes care of their data.
Jul 16, 2021
Avoid the software trap
Things are starting to become more and more complicated with software and apps. And I've touched on this before, but what tends to happen is that apps and software companies tend to put in many features into the apps because they're constantly being asked for features.
Jul 15, 2021
How not to forget great ideas
If you're like me, you come up with a bunch of ideas. It doesn't matter where you are. You could be in the shower. You could be watching some weird Hollywood movie where you don't have to think about it. I do that all the time... walking your dog... I walk my dog all the time, and I'm constantly coming up with ideas.
Jul 14, 2021
Simplicity is hard
You and I, as professionals, know what we do. We know how to do it. We've worked so hard over the years to understand our clients and how we can help them. So we learn the craft, perfect the art, package it up, and offer our services to our clients. And that will work well.
Jul 13, 2021
You only need a Rolodex and some Post-its
If I told you there was a way to run your business with Rolodexes and Post-it notes, you'd think I was crazy. Right? Well, you'd be half right.
Jul 12, 2021
We learn from our mistakes
It's Friday, and one thing that's been going around in my mind this week has been failing. And how you can learn from our mistakes. Now I've been in business for a very, very, very long time.
Jul 9, 2021
Why I’m never busy
I talk about the importance of never being 'busy'. There are things that you need to do, and you're occupied in doing something, but using the word 'busy' and being busy all the time is never a good thing, especially when it comes to Tech Minimalism and your focus and everything that encompasses that.
Jul 8, 2021
Happiness is time without friction
I talk a lot about simplicity and Tech Minimalism and everything to do to make life easier for yourself in the tech realm. You know, your working realm. But what I don't talk about is happiness and what happiness means, what happiness means to me, to you to anyone who works with these technologies.
Jul 7, 2021
Be ruthless and say NO!
I have this love, hate relationship with social media. I hate it. But I do like it. Love is kind of a bit of a strong word. I do like it because I meet a lot of people there and I get my clients from there.
Jul 6, 2021
Time is your most valuable asset
So, if I asked you what your most valuable asset was while you were running your business, in your business, what would your answer be? I know what my answer is, and that's time. And I think a lot of people don't quite understand that.
Jul 5, 2021
How to use Apple's Mission Control to help you navigate your Mac apps easier
To make your Mac life easier, use Mission Control to view all your open windows. You can even create Desktops and assign apps to them for better focus.
Jun 17, 2021
After seeing one of Mary's posts and videos on LinkedIn, I know I had to make contact and have a Conversation with her!
Jun 16, 2021