Meta stuff: overwhelmed

I’m so caught up meta stuff right now. Big projects are getting finished though:

  • Shifting and converting my music from FLAC to Apple Lossless is finished, and it’s all backed up to my external drive
  • My photos are all consolidated and I’m now just waiting on SpiderOak uploading the full directory do I can start syncing
  • I’ve watched D. Sparks’ OmniFocus screencasts for the second time and am ready to start using the darned thing
  • I’ve moved the Website from SquareSpace to WordPress. I just have a few pages to move from the old old site at Celtic Guitar Talk, something I never did when moving to SquareSpace
  • I finally learned Markdown!

Smaller tasks though, there are just so many of them!


It’s been a big season for upgrades:

  • Text Expander 4
  • Lightroom 4
  • Hazel 3

And for new software:

  • Reeder for iPad
  • MarsEdit
  • Launch Center Pro
  • Marked
  • Found
  • Fantastical


I’m getting through the paleo stuff too. The weight is coming off, but I’m getting in danger of getting into a rut again with the same food all the time. What makes it super hard is the kids. Hamish’s diet is extremely limited, and Freya won’t eat spicy food at all.


So OmniFocus is starting to seem more and more necessary for me to manage my life, but it is such an overwhelming app. I’m learning a lot from Merlin on his podcasts, and from D. Sparks too. I’m about to buy Kourosh Dini’s Creating Flow with OmniFocus book to delve a little deeper, but at some point I’m going to have to stop learning the system and actually do some stuff.

And speaking of doing stuff, I’ve had the idea of writing for the local paper on tech stuff. I want to practice writing more and, since I’m pretty up-to-date on what’s going on in the world of mobile tech and stuff, it could be a good move. But it will involve tweaking the system. NVAlt? A new iPad?


Does it work now?

I’ve changed the editor from Rich Text to HTML. Let’s see if Markdown will render now.


We had thunder and lightning today.


Will I get through my OmniFocus tutorials tonight I wonder. I’ve got to stop at the supermarket on the way home, cook the dinner then visit a friend with a book as a leaving gift. Oh, and write her card as well. Perhaps I should do that now instead of fucking about on the Internet.

Here’s another blog I enjoy: Daring Fireball

PS. Should Markdown be capitalised?

Testing Mars Edit

Does Mars Edit work with Markdown I wonder? 


I’m getting pretty overwhelmed with the amount of stuff I’ve got to do. The Internet seems to be changing right now, at least for me anyway. Learning Markdown, shifting my blog from Squarespace to Wordpess – yes, I know I’m going against the tide!


I’m subscribed to waaaay too many podcasts, but I can’t seem to let them go. I love them all! Damn you,!

  • Amplified
  • Hypercritical
  • Back to Work
  • and many, many more!Kids!


My Google Reader is full of interesting stuff that I have trouble keeping up with as well. I got a load of them from the “>Gridwriter, which is brill!


So it really is time for me finally to get to grips with OmniFocus and get some sort of review process scheduled into my life.