Andy Nicolaides

November 29, 2021

Demands on Your Attention

Hey, World ๐Ÿ‘‹ A huge reason, perhaps the reason I've regularly dropped away from blogging has been done to just having nothing to write about. I often wonder how people find so many things to write about, and a drive to blog so frequently. I recently came across a great post from Matt Bircher that not only shared a very interesting top ...
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November 27, 2021

Year in Review 2021: Books

Hey, World ๐Ÿ‘‹ The year 2021 has been a weird one in many ways. As my work life has changed drastically, so has my home and relaxation time. Before COVID took a grip on us all, my day involved a 3-4 hour commute every day. Whilst this took a toll on my soul, not to mention my lower back, it wasnโ€™t all bad. One positive was that, after mo...
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November 24, 2021

Are You The Product?

Hey, World ๐Ÿ‘‹ As the big technology companies we know and lovetoday continue to grow, there are fewer and fewer facets of their businesses and models to differentiate them. Almost all of the huge technology companies today harvest us for our personal data (both knowingly and sometimes even unknowingly to help fund, and enhance, their of...
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November 22, 2021

Less Than 100% is Still Valuable

Hey, World ๐Ÿ‘‹ Whilst Iโ€™m on a bit of a streak right now, generally speaking my post writing is fairly limited and restricted. A large part of why that is, is because I constantly tell myself that I just donโ€™t have time. Fairly often this is the case. I have a daughter and dog to look after, a job that keeps me very busy and a household ...
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November 19, 2021

Cortado: Relaxed Reading To Your Inbox

Hey, World ๐Ÿ‘‹ These days, there are a multitude of apps and services to help you both control your email inbox. There is also a trend, currently, for everyone and their dog to put out regular newsletters. There are quite a lot that I love a great deal. Often, these two things are at odds with one another. On the one hand people like to ...
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November 17, 2021

Right To Repair: Be Careful What You Wish For?

Hey, World ๐Ÿ‘‹ Today Apple announced that they will be offering Self Serve Repair starting in the US early 2022 and rolling it out in other territories the following months. Speaking of the announcement, Apple COO Jeff Williams said: โ€œโ€œCreating greater access to Apple genuine parts gives our customers even more choice if a repair is need...
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November 15, 2021

Ghost Vs. HEY World

Hey, World ๐Ÿ‘‹ A few days ago I moved my TheDent.net domain over from Micro.Blog to a newly setup Ghost based blog. I did so after I told everyone I was just going to stick with my HEY World blog and the unsurety has continued. Setting up the Ghost blog was free and fairly painless, so I thought it was worth a bit of an experiment. Ghost...
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November 13, 2021

Blog Envy

Hey, World ๐Ÿ‘‹ I've just gone through yet another blog migration, moving from Micro.Blog to Ghost (again). I was happily posting to Ghost a year or so ago, saw a nice looking blog on Micro.blog and jumped ship. I then sat there, not posting for half a year, before I saw Greg Morris' updated site over on Ghost and my blog envy kicked off ...
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October 19, 2021

Apple Made a Gaming Console And You Missed It

Hey, World ๐Ÿ‘‹ For years now, people have questioned why Apple hasn't gone all in on gaming, and created a games console. Games are a big part of the Apple App Store, yet the games don't have a console to thrive on. The thing is, Apple do have a gaming console. They have a load of them in fact, but no ones seemed to notice. Much as Apple...
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October 16, 2021

How to Train Your AirPods

Hey, World ๐Ÿ‘‹ Apple has released many products over the years, with many of them quickly becoming a pop culture icon. The iPod, the iPhone and now the AirPods. Iโ€™m a huge fan of the AirPod range and have some AirPods Pro and AirPods Max and use them daily. A few months back, Apple launched the spatial audio feature on Apple Music. This ...
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