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.
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 1 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.
Whilst scrolling through all the hate and outrage on Twitter I discovered a recent poll that surprised me. Presumably to find out where to publish to, a podcast was asking where people consume their podcasts. Quite normal, the surprising result was that the most popular answer was YouTube. But before all podcasts rush to create a channel this is worth thinking about. Where do you get your podcasts? — Off The Pill Podcast (@offthepill) January 26, 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.
There is a tendency amongst the people I follow on Twitter, and converse with online to get defensive. If you buy a certain product, or talk about a particular thing you are then forever labeled. Expected to defend or comment on everything that happens in that space, and quite often passively mocked. I use Apple products, I more or less like what they produce - but I couldn’t care less what they do as a company.