This week’s edition highlights just four things I think are worth looking at. The first is something I’ve never really thought about, but on reflection and with my interest in typography, should’ve been high up on the list. Following that is a valuable resource for anyone with an interest in in typography, an insightful look into a cycle for generating meaningful content before ending with an imaginative glimpse into what impact the Apple Watch could have on people’s lives. Enjoy your Sunday evening reading.
I read the official Steve Jobs biography with a great deal of interest. I enjoyed it, but it came in for a lot of criticism from some quarters. By all accounts Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender sets that criticism straight and it’s out now. I’ll be adding it to my list of books to read.
Having missed the last couple of weeks due to being away and then ill this weeks Week in Links has a few more than normal. There’s no real theme to this weeks, other than a continuation to some of the ongoing themes in this weekly post. Anyway, enjoy your Sunday evening with a glass of wine and have a read.
- Living proof that focus and diligence are moving targets by Shawn Blanc
- iPad Air 2 Review: Why the iPad Became My Main Computer by Ben Brooks
- Spring Cleaning, or How I Fell in Love with 1Password Vaults on Macstories
- Time, Spent Wisely by Chris Bowler
- Goals are Good by Shawn Blanc in his weekly newsletter The Fight Spot
- 10 Under Appreciated Leadership Qualities by Sean Sperte
- Interview with Jeff Sheldon on The Great Discontent
- How The iPad Empowered My Grandparents by Kevin Wild
- Our Favorite Typefaces of 2014 on Typographica
This post is a bit of a rarity, it’s the first link post I’ve posted since the reboot of this blog and I think it’s a fitting one.
I’m a big fan of my bible being a paper one, it’s great to be cut off and focused from the world while I’m reading it. I do however, like the utility of having the Bible on my phone and this new app called NeuBible looks absolutely stunning. It doesn’t yet include my preferred translation (ESV for those interested) but I will be certainly giving it a try. If you’ve never read the bible, this seems like a beautiful place to start.
I only have four links to share with you this week, they’re all loosely connected and perhaps show you a bit of an insight into my thinking at the moment.
Journaling and my daily schedule are something which I seem to be considering a lot at the moment. Journaling is something which I’ve long had a fascination with and have dabbled and used as a tool at various points in my life. At the moment, I’ve been doing a spot of journaling, but not with any consistency and it’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot. Consequently it was with great interest that I read Joshua Ginter’s post on his approach to his diary/journal and I may begin to adopt some of his practises, I already have a Baron Fig Apprentice in my back pocket that I use as a scratch pad.
The first of March presents a few changes to my homescreens over the last month, but the overall majority seems to have remained the same.
- BBC Sport
- Day One
Overcast – Having said at the start of last month that I was happy with Instacast, I’ve gone through a bit of a podcast splurge. I’ve found myself listening to more podcasts while I work and while going for a walk, consequently I found myself wanting a means of listening to them from my Mac and Overcasts web player has provided that. I’ve also realised I prefer the icon over Instacast.
HSBC – This app has been on my phone for a while, but a recent update has made it more capable and it is steadily becoming my primary means of personal banking, hence it’s new spot on my iPhone.
Rightmove – This one will only be here for the next month at the most, looking for a new flat to rent has meant the app has received a lot of use and it warranted a spot here because of it.
- Billings Pro
- Day One
- BBC Sport