I got an iPad Mini 6 recently. I’ve had iPads before but they never really got used apart from on holiday. This one was bought specifically to see if it can help me with note taking, diagram creation, and annotation of learning materials.
I was trying to make a decision between Good Notes 5 and Notability when Notability decided to move to a freemium model so that pushed me in their direction. However, I’ve since also tried Good Notes 5 and it seems really good. I haven’t settled on one or the other yet.
So far I’m impressed. I’m not sure if it’s going to suit marking up PDFs or not yet but time will tell.
Nick Cave wrote something lovely in his latest The Red Hand Files entry.
…the anger at the indifference and casual cruelty of this world can still burn bright, but it does not define us, for the oxygen that fuels that anger is love — love for the world and love for the people in it. Love becomes anger’s great animator, as it should, as it must.
🔥 Burn out update: Feeling a bit better, but also looking forward to some proper time off over the Christmas period. I am mindful that I need to make sure to take breaks more regularly in the future to stop being burnt out becoming something more serious.
I heard a few weeks ago that Mike Rogers had been involved in a serious accident. Mike is unfortunately no longer with us. I didn’t know Mike very well (our paths did cross when we were both working at the same place for a month or so, but we worked on different projects). He was extremely enthusiastic about the Ruby community and it’s clear from his mentions on Twitter that he meant a lot to many people. He will be greatly missed 😢