Kia Kamgar

Tech Minimalist •
November 21, 2023

Listen to the experts

I'm always saying that you should be listening to experts and their advice when you do something. If you need something done you don't know how to do it, listen to the experts because they've done it for years and they know how to do it. But I didn't heed my own advice. As you know I've been building my truck out and I'm on the road, I...
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November 20, 2023

Always zig when others zag

Earlier today I saw a Post on 𝕏 that stated: “A lack of call to action will decrease the number of those who reach out.” I disagree with this. Websites are and should be informational, not a quick way to get someone to contact you. Who are you? How can you help me? Why should I contact you? Having a CTA at the top without showing these...
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November 11, 2023

A few thoughts on 'web design'...

Below is a link to a great video by Ran Segall on how Webflow has tools to make animations to move things around on the page. However to dismantle, or should I say, butcher someone's website to show what you're capable of is not 'redesigning'. The ask I asked for the MacJunky website to be 'redesigned' when Ran Segall posted about it l...
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October 10, 2023

Good morning

Just saying ‘good morning’ can lighten someone’s moody and make their day. Kia.
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September 26, 2023

Get out of your comfort zone

Hey 👋 It’s great to having a comfort zone. But in a business having that place could be costly. Getting out of that zone should be your number one objective. Watch the video Kia.
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September 25, 2023

Becoming a pro

Hey there! Here's today's video... One of the best things you could ever do is to learn something new. The second is to hire a professional to that’s help you save time, money and headaches. Watch the video Kia.
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July 4, 2023

Don’t let this be your workflow

As you know, I've been talking about my truck for a while. I'm going to be rebuilding it so I can go on my road trip towards the end of August. The problem is it's not road legal at the moment and it's in Amsterdam so I wanted to find a transport company that could take it to the east of Holland where I'll be working on it. I searched ...
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July 3, 2023

Don’t overcomplicate your note-taking

I've recently seen a lot of posts on Twitter where people are ditching their third-party notes apps and going over to the regular Apple Notes app on their Mac. And it got me thinking about how I take notes. I never went to college or university, so I don't take notes in that specific way because I think they take notes in a special way...
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June 30, 2023

Friday Fury: Too much technology

In today's Friday at Fury, I want to talk about technology. Too much technology. This is my car. I love my car. Have a look at it. It's a great car. It's a Mercedes. It doesn't squeak. I love this thing. It's comfortable. I bought the longer version because I wanted my dog, Woof!, to be comfortable in the back. This car has taken me to...
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June 29, 2023

Getting more done with a single screen

I was listening to a podcast from 37 Signals, and Jason Fried, one of the founders of 37 Signals, was talking about how he only uses a 13-inch MacBook Pro and no external screens. Now I do the same and have been for years. In fact, I think since 2011, I started using just the MacBook Pro, I never wanted anything bigger. I didn't need a...
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June 28, 2023

You have to pay for it somehow

You know, it doesn't matter what you do in life. There are always pros and cons, there are pluses and minuses. You have to pay for it somehow, whether it's via money, sheep or time, you have to pay for it somehow. There was a Twitter conversation I was in. This guy had a bunch of meetings today with Zoom and Microsoft Teams and Google,...
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June 27, 2023

Working with the tools you have

If you've been following me for a while, you'll know that I'm rebuilding one of my cars to go on a trip, but I'm rebuilding it because it's been sitting in the garage for such a long time and it hasn't been starting. There were parts that I needed, and there were tools that I didn't have but one of the major issues was that it wasn't s...
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June 26, 2023

Don’t want it, need it

Not many people understand the difference between wanting and needing. Whenever I work with my MacJunky clients, they realise that they need someone to help them with their Mac. However, when I work with someone on the Tech Minimalism side, they tend to think that that's a luxury product and not a necessity product. But once we start w...
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June 23, 2023

Don’t live just for the weekend

I want to give Friday Fury a pause today and talk about not living for the weekend. I've seen a couple of posts recently about people waiting for the weekend, waiting to actually do what they want to do on the weekend rather than doing it during the week, rather than doing it whenever they feel like it. I think it's a bit sad to think ...
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June 22, 2023

Remove friction to get unstuck

I've been hired by many small businesses to help them remove the friction they have with their technology. What I found is that they get frustrated in the running of their business because they've been chasing 'the right tools', but they're neglecting their clients and their work. So their business hasn't been doing so well. Once we've...
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June 21, 2023

Here's a solid email system for you

I love email. I love sending emails. I love receiving emails. I like the format. I like the technology. It's simple, and it's just it just works. I received a message from Paul asking, "I'm looking into moving away from Google Workspace what do you recommend?" here's my reply... I only recommend what I use and what I've used in the pas...
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June 20, 2023

Seek discomfort

The problem with comfort zones is that we get comfortable. Since I moved out of my apartment, I've realised what I was doing back when I had my apartment was and being a bit too comfortable. I was getting my work done, I was seeing friends, and I was doing stuff that wasn't actually a problem, but I found myself in too much of a comfor...
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June 19, 2023

You’ll never remember everything

It doesn't matter how much strategy or forward-thinking you do when it comes to choosing the right tools for your business, you're always going to forget something. So it's always good to have a second opinion. The reason why today's video is late is because I thought I had every tool I needed to take this goddamn gas tank out of my tr...
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June 16, 2023

Friday Fury: The Internet

I love the internet and everything that it brings. It's brought me joy. I've learned a lot of things. It's brought me friends. It's brought me my best friend. It's brought me many girlfriends. It's brought me so much good stuff. It's even for my work, it's brought me an insane amount of business. It's brought me loads of great connecti...
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June 15, 2023

Having no ideas can be the idea

I was on the 10q Interview podcast a couple of days ago. And there were two questions that I didn't quite know how to answer. One of the two questions was how do you come up with your ideas all the time? Do you always have ideas? Now I thought about it at the time, as I'm always coming up with ideas, but there are times actually like t...
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June 14, 2023

Get yourself a Noid Light set

You know, I talk about getting the right tool for the right job all the time. If you don't know the process, you don't know what tool to get. If you get the wrong tool, you're basically chasing your tail, and you're just not going to get anywhere. I'm going to tell you a little story because it happened to me recently. As you know, I'm...
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June 13, 2023

My 10q Interview podcast with Chris

So today's email is actually going to be quite a short one because I'm going to hand the reins over to Chris. I was on Chris's podcast called the 10q Interview podcast. We spoke about the creator within me and how I make my videos and [other] creators in general. We also touched on a bunch of other topics as well. I watched the podcast...
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June 12, 2023

Monday Muse: Create art, not content

You know I'm privileged in being able to wake up pretty much at any time of the day and effectively do what I want on that day. I've never set myself rigid tasks throughout the day, the week or the month. I do have soft goals that I want to achieve but more than that, I do what I like, and I love it. Being able to do that has really fr...
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June 9, 2023

Friday Fury: Apple Vision Pro

My arms are crossed because it is Friday Fury. Today's topic, as you've obviously seen in the title, is Apple. At Apple's WWDC conference last week, they released new software and also new hardware and in particular, the Apple Vision Pro thing, which I think is a complete travesty! The reason I say it's a travesty is because I believe ...
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June 8, 2023

Working around app limitations

The reason I'm sitting in the car is because the sun's out and it's bright. And there are way too many mosquitoes, so I don't want to do the video outside right now. Firstly, I want to thank everybody who gave me feedback about the video I made a couple of days ago, 'A show about nothing'. I really appreciate it. Secondly, the whole po...
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June 7, 2023

Apple Notes wins with simplicity

So with Apple releasing the new operating system, they've also released a bunch of new quality-of-life updates. I think it was a bit lacklustre, but there was some good stuff in there as well. One is the journaling app, and the other is Apple Notes, for different reasons. The journaling app actually does look good. I'd be interested in...
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June 6, 2023

A show about nothing

Before I start today's topic, I just want to give you some advice. As you know, my eyes have been annoying me for the past week or so, but I couldn't figure out why. Someone mentioned something to me, and now I feel like an absolute idiot. So the advice is never to put mosquito repellent on your dog, pet him, and then rub your eyes bec...
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June 5, 2023

Monday Muse: Hit it with a hammer

If something doesn't work and you can't fix it by hitting it with a hammer, I'd suggest getting rid of it. That's what I want to do with the car I have, my small Mercedes. It's great, comfortable, it doesn't squeak, and I really like it. But it's so computerised, I hate it!! And this is from a guy that deals in computers! I hate it bec...
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June 2, 2023

Friday Fury: What do you do?

I've been following a lot of marketers, storytellers, and podcasters about business, and I've been listening recently to a guy called Sun Yi, I've listened to a few episodes of this, and he goes in on his community! He has people from his community come on to the podcast to talk about their business and learn about storytelling and how...
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June 1, 2023

The Apple WWDC buying frenzy

Every year Apple has a conference around this time, and I love the fact that they keep updating their operating systems and software with new features. I think it's fantastic as we need updates, specifically security updates. But what I am a little annoyed and sad about is the fact that they bring out new hardware, like new Macs, new i...
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