Happy Spring

Wow, this year is moving by so quickly already. Today marks the first day of spring. Today was a perfect day to sit outside and work, but couldn’t due to it be super smoky out.

In a nearby field they are burning dead trees, limbs, and other debris. Instead they should of marked the last night of winter to burn it and have a huge bonfire.

 

I do enjoy living in a rural area, but I do miss the city life sometimes.

Slack Style Emojis for macOS

I found this great little gem a while ago and finally installed it today. I use Slack a lot for work chats and like the way they do emojis. Rocket is a great little app that allows you to add emojis in any application on macOS. It works a lot better than tapping Control+Command+Space to bring up the characters window.

 

 

The story of the space grey MacBook

I decided long before the new MacBook pros were out I couldn’t wait any longer and just got the very best spec MacBook. Sure it isn’t a workhorse vs the MacBook Pro, but I really won’t be using it that much.  I have another dedicated machine I use for everyday work. I’ve had it for a couple of months now and I really have enjoyed it. I didn’t think I would like the keyboard, but it’s ok for browsing and doing light stuff… If I need to use the laptop to do work then I usually carry a bluetooth mouse and keyboard with me. I do mostly only coding work on it so the laptop actual fairs quite well for that.

I also like the portability of the computer as it’s super thin and light. I really don’t like the idea of all the dongles, but so far I haven’t had to use any. Though I would love to set it up with a monitor at some point to use it as a second machine for simple tasks at the office.