On This Day
CPLAY2air Wireless CarPlay Adaptor Review
Some weeks ago I bought a wireless CarPlay adaptor for my new 2021 Toyota Camry. The Camry support CarPlay but only when...
Today I pulled my old cameras out from storage. This was prompted by my trial of Glass, and the reminder that my Flickr...
The March of Electron: 1Password Edition
I despise Electron apps. What is the point of having a superior operating system (macOS) if every app that resides on it...
USA Lose Another Basketball Game
This is what Damian Lillard said after the USA lost to France in their first 🏀 game of the Tokyo Olympics: “I thi...
This article originally appeared in the May 2021 Hemispheric News as part of One Prime Plus for the Hemispheric Views po...
My Version of the MacSparky Status Board
Recently David Sparks has posted a number of blog entries about his status board creation1. This takes the form of a ka...
Hannah Beazley MLA
I am immensely proud of my wife, Hannah Beazley, who has been duly elected as a Member of the Western Australian Legisl...
My letter to Amiga Format
In the most recent episode of my podcast Hemispheric Views I mentioned the time I was featured in the Workbench section...
Outliners & Daily Notes
I’ve been considering whether my current DEVONthink daily note is the best system for rapid note taking. Of cours...
Containers for Change
Over the past two years my wife has been working at Containers for Change. This is a not-for-profit organisation enabled...
3 Cheers for Tech Support
Recently I came across an annoying calendaring problem. I have a number of domain names, with associated email aliases. ...
I’ve been a subscriber to Setapp since it launched. In fact, I participated in a pre-launch user interview to help...
My Last Day with CCI
Today marks the end of a personal era for me; it is the last day of my employment with the Chamber of Commerce and Indus...
The Mental Office
I’ve been trawling through some old text files of mine. I came across a note from 2012 that I initially thought wa...
Day 24 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. Many years ago I was employed as an Advisor to ...
Day 3 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available. It seems that part of the human condition is to ...
James Shelley on Busyness
I have both written about and noted upon the false value of busyness within our societal norms. One of my favourite inde...
Atlassian declares 'The M&A process is broken'
Atlassian is an interesting company that possibly doesn’t get the kudos it might deserve. As an Australian, I have...
Getting Back in the Swing
It’s not particularly easy getting into the swing of work after an extended absence. Today is my first day with my...
MarsEdit on Setapp
I have previously written about trialling MarsEdit but ultimately the app didn’t stick. Now MarsEdit has been made...
Spending Annual Leave Wisely
I’ve got some annual leave time from work coming up. I’m not going away on a holiday. It’s going to be...
Roald Dahl's Work Environment
Roald Dahl’s books brought me hours of enjoyment when I was a child. There was little that could top the excitement of r...
In Customer Service, Genuine Interactions Matter
Our family recently travelled to Bali for a holiday break. It was a week of relaxation at the tail end of a year that ha...
Personal Finance Should be Part of Core Education
I believe personal finance should be a core subject taught to our children at school. We should teach how to manage and ...
Value Curve of Service Delivery
It was recently reported and brought to my attention that Elon Musk had issued a memo to the staff of Tesla. I’m no Musk...
Calendar Management for Productivity & Sanity
I lean heavily on my diary to plan ahead, guide me through my days, and establish a rhythm to my life. The type of work ...
Searching for Hobbies
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. It’s very easy to spend time focusing on work. It has a tangible reward - ...
Some days the work just flows. Tasks feels easy, decisions are made, words transfer from the brain to the keyboard with ...
Replacing Social Media
I joined both Facebook and Twitter many years ago, when they were technical ideas, as opposed to advertising machines dr...
A few months ago I stopped using Facebook. I deactivated my account, deleted the Facebook apps from my iOS devices, and ...
Writing versus Speaking
If I have the option to communicate through text or voice, I’m choosing text every time. I don’t love writing; it’s not ...
Sisyphus’ Notetaking App
I am always searching for the perfect notes app, and the best way to integrate that into my workflow. I’m not sure I hav...
Take Time to Breathe
Life can get overwhelming. Work to do, dinners to cook, kids to care for, relationships to tend. Trying to do it all can...
For months my home WiFi has been less than satisfactory. Dropouts, slow connections, complete failures to connect, route...
My Mac Apps of the Year
With a hat tip to Gabe Weatherhead at MacDrifter who put together his list of favourite Mac applications for 2017, I am ...
I am writing this post in MarsEdit. MarsEdit is an app that I have always wanted to use, but never really have found a p...
I listen to a lot of podcasts. I’ve been listening to podcasts for more than 10 years, way before they were mainstream. ...
Dealing with Illness
A few months ago I was unfortunate enough to contract Glandular fever and I am still suffering the effects of it now. Th...
Home Network Architecture
Tonight I’ve sketched out my basic IT storage system and the cloud services I use on a regular basis. Ensuring that my s...
A Place for Everything
Over the past five years I’ve spent a lot of time learning the fundamental philosophies of a production system known as ...
Twitter continues to descend into a morass of bad behaviour while simultaneously floundering in search of a viable busin...
Part 3: My Business Philosophy
This is the final of a three-part series focused on explaining my business philosophy. Parts One and Two are also availa...
Part 2: My Business Philosophy
This is the second of a three-part series focused on explaining my business philosophy. Part One is also available. On m...
Part 1: My Business Philosophy
This is the first of a three-part series focused on explaining my business philosophy. On my home page I call out my per...
The Business of Glengarry Glen Ross
I love the movie Glengarry Glen Ross. I’ve never seen the stage play, but the movie seems to be a faithful translation a...
Internet Services Worth Paying For
On the Internet there is a weird user expectation that everything should be free. Over the past couple of years I’...
The internet relies on DNS servers that do the dirty work of translating human readable domain names to something that m...
I’m not one for new year’s resolutions but at the beginning of this year I decided to try incorporating mindfulness medi...
Love of the Open Web
While I’ve grown up on the Internet, I also remember the pre-internet era well and spent most of my formative years ther...
On Charlottesville, VA
I am not an American, but my father and my siblings were born and lived in the USA. I have visited the country a number ...
Subscription Pricing for Apps
The corner of the internet that I inhabit has been up in arms about yet another app, Ulysses, switching to a subscriptio...
The Business Speedometer
Trying to run a business without useful and accurate performance information is like trying to drive a car without a spe...
Entropy in Business
Entropy is the loss of energy in a system to the point that it is no longer available for doing mechanical work. It is t...
Now You CV Me
In a further effort to establish andrewcanion.com as a genuinely useful resource for all things pertaining to me, I have...
Day One Goes Subscription
So Day One has become the next software application to adopt a subscription pricing model. This app developer has monkey...
The Weekly Plan
I consider the two fundamental resources in work planning to be: The calendar The to-do list The calendar represents t...
Hardware Decisions are Hard
In the aftermath of Apple’s WWDC conference and an almost unprecedented number of new pieces of hardware have been...
More Productive on a Mac
A good tradesman values his tools, and generally has a preference for one piece of equipment over another. In my trade, ...
What is Kanban? Traditional Kanban boards are used in manufacturing and other production environments to help visualise ...
Budgeting and YNAB
I’ve always been a money tracker. I still have ledger books from when I was 14 years old, with my handwriting tracking m...
A Recent Customer Story
I recently worked with Asterisk Information Security on their Entrepreneurs’ Programme Business Evaluation. Asteri...
I was one of the first on the Gmail bandwagon. Back when the only way to get an account on the service was to receive an...
I have a vision of myself without the support of OmniFocus. I’d be wandering around in a semi-permanent state of confusi...
The challenge of choice
Following on from my thoughts about Setapp, and now having all this extra software choice in my life, is that I now have...
Tonight I installed Setapp on my Mac. This service provides a wide range of full version software in exchange for US$9.9...
Back on the website wagon?
Many years ago I started a Movable Type blog when the web was young, and doing such things was hard. Then a young upstar...