An article from smashing magazine about doodling reminded me of how much my own thinking is limited at times from having a laptop as my main way of taking notes. Sometimes I wonder if there are advantages to some kind of hybrid moleskin / laptop approach.
Being unwell for most of this weekend marked a slight change in my normal reading routine. Instead of reading some more reformation church history for my current college subject, I started reading Jabberwocky and The Hunting of the Snark (prior to this weekend, I’d only heard the latter as a musical). I can put this down […]
Really enjoyed this essay – Christianity and the Future of the Book. Looks at the history of Christianity in terms of the emerging forms of communication that have happened over the millennia: from scroll to codex to book to iPad. If you’re trying to make sense of the effect of smaller or larger screens has […]
A blog post about taking a screen free week still troubles me – I’m not sure how I would go about being screen-free for any period of time. I think I should at least know how to go about it.
This piece – Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her ‘Puffy’ Appearance summarises a lot of what is wrong with the media obsession with celebrity, and our increasingly visual culture. When I have gained weight, going from my usual size two/four to a six/eight after a lazy six months of not exercising, […]
It’s hard to imagine that the company that makes a free game with an ad-free $1.99 version can sell for $180M. But that’s what happened to OMGPOP, makers of Draw Something (see also the Draw Something Facebook page). If you haven’t played, it’s a multi-player pictionary-style game with a big-button, friendly interface. Using a basic […]
I was rostered on to read the bible at church this week. Even after years of preaching and leading church services, this is a responsibility that I take seriously – I pre-read the passage a couple of times, and brought my old NIV paper bible around to read from. This, combined with a post over […]
via Swiss Miss.
For almost two hours in the Sydney Town Hall, Matt and I sat listening to Ira Glass talk about how he uses radio to tell stories, and about how to interview people in a way that will make you “fascinating-er”. Here are a few notes I scribbled down, and my immediate thoughts on them. I’m […]
There’s more to think about in creating a good form than you’ll find in a simple checklist – formulate has great ideas on forms and how to make them work with your organisation.