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πŸ•– Now (↑29Β°C-↓20Β°C-🌧️87%) β€” Mixed Feelings

  1. I've been testing iPadOS 18 since yesterday on my M4 iPad Pro and I must say that I have mixed feelings. On one end, nothing seems different. On the other end, Photos redesign alone was worth the upgrade. Oh, and autocorrect with multilanguage keyboard is a real game changer for me because I write as much in French than in English. Apple Intelligence is MIA, but that was expected. πŸ™‚
  2. I feel that I'm beating myself with my decision to quit Adobe ecosystem for my photo-editing needs. I must admit that as much as I like Photomator, the lack of a real catalog feature is frustrating and makes my workflow slower and more cumbersome. I'll have to live with my decision. πŸ˜’
  3. I'm feeling bad vibes about my creative hobby (writing, blogging, YouTube, mostly). This has been going on since before my vacations. At first, I thought it was because I was tired. But the vibe is still there since I came back from Europe. In summary, I see my work as being more or less worthless. It's not a good feeling. For example, I have a hard time finding a justification to do more YouTube videos about Craft. It seems that I've said everything that I have to say. I don't think I have more value to add to the community. That's really not a good vibe. 😞
  4. I'm leaving this here so that I can return to editing my travel photos and maybe get a different mindset. Have a great day. πŸ‘‹πŸ»

πŸ•– Now (↑30Β°C-↓20Β°C-🌧️47%) β€” I'm Back!

  1. After a three-week vacation, I'm back with the jet lag in full effect: woke up at 4AM this morning, again. For someone who does like mornings, I shouldn't complain, I guess. πŸŒ…
  2. I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to spend my hobby time this week. I'll resume the weekly creative summary newsletter for sure, but beyond that, I'm not so sure yet. πŸ˜Άβ€πŸŒ«οΈ
  3. I'm thinking of installing iPadOS 18 beta 3 on my M4 iPad Pro. Since this is not my main daily driver and now that I'm back from my trip to Croatia, I can take the risk of a more buggy and unstable experience. Some people tell me it's not worth it, but I'm really looking to try the redesigned Photos app. I might wait for beta 4 which should come out next week I guess. πŸ€”
  4. I painfully started processing my travel photos with Photomator, first on the iPad but after instabilities, now on my MacBook Air. I'm working with Pixelmator support to find the root cause of my issues. I bought this M4 iPad Pro to use Photomator on it to edit my RAW images, and it is barely working, so I have to revert to using my Mac instead. What a bummer. πŸ˜’
  5. Have a great day! πŸ‘‹πŸ»

πŸ•– Now (↑24Β°C-↓17Β°C-🌧️98%) β€” Departure Day

  • πŸ›« Well, it's departure day! Our first flight departure to Paris is late in the evening, leaving my full day for late preparations. Arrival at final destination is scheduled to be 4:00PM in Zagreb. It will be a long day.
  • 🌦️ Weather here is rain, while in Zagreb for most of the week is a mix bag: sunny with early showers or thunderstorms with high temperatures around 28Β°C. Looks pretty similar to what we get here in July.
  • πŸ”’ I asked on Micro.blog if people uses a VPN client when traveling abroad. To my surprise, many seems to use one and for many reasons, often related to securing a public Wi-Fi. Since I'm buying an eSIM for the whole trip, I won't need to use public Wi-Fi at all. I might not have a real use case for a VPN after all.
  • πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» This /now post is probably the last for a while. They will probably resume when my morning routine is settled.
  • See you on the other side! πŸ‘‹πŸ» πŸ˜ƒ

πŸ•– Now (↑33Β°C-↓21Β°C-🌧️52%) β€” Hot Day Ahead

  • I decided to postpone the writing of this blog post and instead went outside for a 20-minute walk while temperature and humidity are bearable. It's going to be a hot day, with feels like temperatures well above 40Β°C. Now I'm back.
  • My digital legacy management guide is nearly complete, and I'm close to releasing it on my Gumroad page. Now, I must decide how much money do I want to charge for this. I could start at an introductory price of 10 US$ but later increase it to 20 US$.
  • Also progressing well is my /nope page. I'm surprised that I don't have that many items on my list, just yet.
  • Have a great day.

πŸ•– Now (↑29Β°C-↓14Β°C-🌧️39%) β€” Misc

  • πŸ₯΅ Hot weather incoming. Very hot, actually. I might go working at the office as one of my AC at home is broken. A few days ago, I set up a different space in Arc Browser to group all weather-related websites that I use to learn about weather forecasts. It's pretty nice and handy.
  • 🚫 Work on my /nope page has started. I plan to gather as many items o the list as possible in the coming weeks. I find it hard to stay light and funny.
  • πŸ™ƒ This morning, I migrated this blog post and I found it funny how things can change over the course of three years. This blog post was about explaining my apps and services that I use for blogging. I should probably write a new version of this post to take into account my current setup.
  • Have a wonderful day! πŸ‘‹πŸ»
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