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2019-08-21: Honestly, if you ever needed a reason to switch to Feedbin, then the recent set of updates to the …

2019-08-19: Denmark It’s official, we’re moving to Copenhagen in October. Living in the Gulf has provided us …

2019-08-17: Mini So x Marvel

2019-08-16: It took a while but Zane finally has really gotten into drawing. For years it was an exercise of …

2019-08-14: All the feels in this video around the bystander effect. The one that completely caught my breath …

2019-08-13: While on the topic of Ecosia, their shop also adds to the tree planting directive. Buy a t-shirt, …

2019-08-13: I only found out about Ecosia a couple of days ago. I’ve more or less successfully made the jump …

2019-08-12: While I have all but officially given up on buying Hobonichi Techo’s, I’m always excited at this …

2019-08-12: Old Notebooks I’ve amassed over 60 Field Notes sized books, 15 Muji/Midori A5 notebooks and several A6 …

2019-08-12: Plain emails. As someone who has struggled with email newsletter design for the first half of this …

2019-08-12: Love me some Atisuto.

2019-08-11: I’ll just put this here for now…

2019-08-10: Spent some time sprucing up the success message when you subscribe to my newsletter.

2019-08-10: Yesterday I learnt a great new word, turgid (excessively ornate or complex in style or language). It …

2019-08-10: 11 years. That really gave me pause. Seth’s been writing to his site, every single day for 11 …

2019-08-09: I hope everyone is having a great summer so far. If you live in the northern hemisphere, chances are …

2019-08-07: This month’s topic for my newsletter is really, really kicking my ass. I guess it swings both ways. …

2019-08-06: So with our children, their growing up brings wider fruits but their infancy was sweeter. — Seneca …

2019-08-03: Just to follow up on my previous post on my carbon footprint. I just had my car registered and the …

2019-08-02: Pangolin. I didn’t know what this was and neither did anyone else. Zane knew and he wanted one. All. …

2019-08-01: I’d never considered my carbon footprint. The real culprit seems to be the food that we eat. …

2019-08-01: I think I may have found my new favourite website on the internet. It’s called Our World in …

2019-08-01: The United Nations Carbon Offset platform is something new to me. Choose a project, pay some money …

2019-07-29: Seriously useful set of tips and tricks of becoming a better writer. There is something for everyone …

2019-07-27: A view from inside Tokyu Hands. All the colours.

2019-07-26: Wait, what? Nick Clegg is Facebook’s head of global affairs? What is this bizarro world we’re living …

2019-07-26: These 7 reconstructed ancient ruins are pretty awesome. Obviously the Parthenon being my favourite. …

2019-07-25: Funny place to be in at the moment. So we cancelled our holidays last week. Park of it is work …

2019-07-25: One of my favourite reads in the morning has been my very own site. Using the ’On this day’ plugin …

2019-07-23: Panic have my attention…even though I’m good for text editors.

2019-07-22: I’m super impressed by Rory Stewart and his take on politics. It’s a shame that he appears to be …

2019-07-20: It is somewhat late this week, but issue 008 of my bi-monthly newsletter, In Abeyance is out.

2019-07-18: It’s Comicon weekend. There used to be a time when this weekend was the most exciting time for …

2019-07-15: It’s Prime day and I’m actually in a little bit of a dilemma. My 6 year old Kindle Paperwhite is …

2019-07-13: The Moon Yesterday my youngest and I turned off the lights and looked up into the sky at the moon. Ryan is …

2019-07-12: Try as I might, the Hobonichi planner has never clicked with me - it’s a combination of the …

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2019-07-10: One thing I will say about Singapore is that they definitely make things BIG. And I’m used to Dubai …

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2019-07-09: In a weird sort of way, Singapore is the closest I can experience Japan, but without living there. …

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2019-07-09: Advertising is the tax you pay for being unremarkable. — Robert Stephens

2019-07-08: On Orchard street. Couldn’t help myself. Found a nice little Chinese place for some food and beers …

2019-07-08: Skyscrapers in the jungle.

2019-07-08: I spent a year in Doha discussing green facades. This however is the real deal in Singapore.

2019-07-07: Travelling on your own has seriously become a pretty smooth experience - especially when you are not …

2019-07-06: Not sure how I’ve not stumbled on Alex Denk’s website before now. I own Dark Mode for Safari, but …

2019-07-06: It’s a curious thing. I’ve noticed that the day after I send out my newsletter is usually a day that …

2019-07-06: So I’m off to Singapore for a few days. In an effort to avoid checking in any baggage, I decided to …

2019-07-05: I really don’t get Reddit. In fact, the truth of the matter is I’ve never gotten along with online …

2019-07-05: My brother mentioned to me that Malcom Gladwell has a Masterclass on writing. That’s $100 gone from …

2019-07-04: Issue 007 of my bi-monthly newsletter about the built environment, In Abeyance, is out. This issue …

2019-07-03: I’ve had a car loan for the last 10 years, across three countries. I’ve always had to …

2019-07-01: Federate or Connect 6 years ago I wrote a post, There was a time. At the time the web was looking like it lost something …

2019-06-30: Abu Dhabi

2019-06-29: Widow’s Weeds from Silversun Pickups is easily the album of the summer for me. Just great from …

2019-06-29: Sometimes the digital is vastly inferior to the analogue. It’s not always the case, but I can …

2019-06-28: Bit of Mari Kondo this afternoon. Started off with my room. The hardest items are the ones that I …

2019-06-28: John’s usually pretty astute, however this line really stuck out at me: Fifth: Fuck this “sir” …

2019-06-27: Time can slip through your fingers at incredible speed. This time one year ago we were all on a …

2019-06-27: Well played Mr.Gladwell. Well played. The first two episodes of Season 4 of Revisionist History are …

2019-06-25: Happy to report that Justified is in fact excellent. That being said the first few episodes were not …

2019-06-24: I spent ages trying to sort out a dark version of my website. I finally sorted it out using this …

2019-06-24: WTF is up with these pen pals? Rather than tackling the issues, they’re busy sending letters to each …

2019-06-24: Fascinating survey conducted across the Arab world. In a region where this type of survey isn’t …

2019-06-22: 1000 I consider my life online across three distinct stints. The first ran been 2004 to around 2010. In …

2019-06-21: Powered By I’ve been writing online in some form or another since 2001. Around 2004, blogging really took …

2019-06-21: Big fan of Tom & Serge in Dubai.

2019-06-21: I’ve really gotten into a groove for what I use my iPad for. Mainly for drawing (on Procreate) and …

2019-06-20: Issue 006 of my bi-monthly newsletter, In Abeyance, about the built environment is out. With this …

2019-06-19: Nearly 10 years ago I left the UK. A lot can happen in a decade. Keeping in touch with friends has …

2019-06-16: Just watched the first episode of Justified. I’d give it a solid 6/10. I’ll give it a few more …

2019-06-16: Ryan checking out what he wants to drink.

2019-06-15: The System 5 months and 2 weeks into the year and I’ve just completed 16,000, written and edited, words. I’ve …

2019-06-15: One for @macgenie :)

2019-06-12: Finally after 8 years in the Middle East, I’m finally living in a country that has Amazon …

2019-06-12: Couldn’t help myself. Twitter had Ollie. We can have…wait for it Molly. @macgenie …

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2019-06-10: Great article about the Mac Pro by Arun. Arun’s website is one of the few that I seriously admire …

2019-06-10: Looking to make a meaningful change to your website? Go and check out Beautiful Web Type. If I was …

2019-06-09: Awesome work by Alpay Efe. His exceptional Bodies series really stood out for met.

2019-06-09: If you’ve got kids, and you’re done with the Donaldson library of books, then might I …

2019-06-08: I dare you to watch the second video for the Black Fly and not smile.

2019-06-07: Happy that we’ll be hearing more from this awesome couple. Sad that it’s via Spotify…

2019-06-06: Issue 005, of my ‘monthly’ (it’s moving to a bi-monthly schedule) newsletter In …

2019-06-06: Sneak peak from tomorrow’s issue of In Abeyance. Subscribe now over at www.stet.build/ia

2019-06-04: I’m not going to lie, I’m a little underwhelmed by the WWDC announcements. Maybe it’s because …

2019-06-03: The boys had a proper nature lesson this morning at the park. Tons of birds in the trees, a few …

2019-06-01: Seth Godin’s instagram is completely on point. He’s basically used instagram in two creative ways …

2019-06-01: Green Planet

2019-05-31: Haven’t bought and read an issue of Edge in decades(?), certainly 15 years.

2019-05-31: Like something out of Nausicaa

2019-05-31: Atlantis

2019-05-30: 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest, wallpapers. There goes several hours of my life. Who needs a …

2019-05-29: Jamie Oliver’s empire collapses as 22 UK restaurants close. Sad news. Over the years I’ve …

2019-05-28: Coding your own newsletter is a total mugs game. I know since I’ve been playing it for a few months …

2019-05-26: While on the subject of good newsletters, James Clears latest, Martha Graham on the Hidden Danger of …

2019-05-26: Season two of Paul Jarvis’s Company of One podcast (which is a companion to his book). Man, I’ve got …

2019-05-25: After a solid year of wearing a fitness tracker, I’ve finally decided to give up on the practice. …

2019-05-24: I’ve been on a 90s music trip. Listening to Buz Luhrmann’s Everyone’s Free to Wear Sunscreen takes …

2019-05-23: Finished off this piece that I started earlier this year. Even found a permenant home on my about …

2019-05-23: One of the things I’ve realised this last year is that since around 2007 the web evolved into …

2019-05-22: A discussion between Michael Lewis and Malcolm Gladwell. These two have such great chemistry …

2019-05-22: While looking for some icons to use on my site, I stumbled across Feather. Fantastic project if …

2019-05-20: After watching the ending of Game of Thrones, go read The New Yorker interview with Emilia Clarke.

2019-05-20: If you’ve not had the chance to listen to 13 Minutes to the Moon from the BBC World Service, I …

2019-05-20: The more I use my site the more I see it as a digital notebook with a very specific task. It’s meant …

2019-05-18: So I just read This is Marketing by Seth Godin. I stumbled onto Seth’s work just last year, this is …

2019-05-16: I’ve had my Kindle Paperwhite for 6 years now. A couple of days ago I noticed a new interaction for …

2019-05-14: Things I’m reading: Time and Time Again by Ben Elton This is Marketing by Seth Godin Messy by Tim …

2019-05-14: The world needs this receipt design.

2019-05-11: The Pithos looks incredible. You also get a nice print to go with that pre-order.

2019-05-09: 🍿 Just finished the 2nd season of Cobra Kai. Takes everything I loved about the movie and makes it …

2019-05-08: Another awesome parenting moment. Today was Zane’s first ride on the bike, no stabilisers. That boy …

2019-05-07: Ramadan hours means I can spend a little more time with the kids. I honestly never take this for …

2019-05-06: I know I just put the latest issue of In Abeyance (read it here) to bed a few days ago, but the idea …

2019-05-05: New (and last) Cranberries album is something to savour. That voice takes be back to when I was 16 …

2019-05-05: Seems this book Under the Influence is a good read while we wait for @manton to finish off his book …

2019-05-05: It’s been a pretty stressful weekend that’s ended in a positive way. Being a father is definitely …

2019-05-03: The kids could not resist the colours at ELC today.

2019-05-02: Last quote by Milton Glaser (at least for this week): Here is the test: You have spent some time …

2019-05-02: The Arup annual report is out. Last year’s edition was such a revelation to me when I saw it. …

2019-05-02: Issue 004 of my monthly newsletter In Abeyance. This is the second part of my series on Hyperloop, …

2019-05-01: We had a little visitor who fell out of his nest earlier today. Kids loved it. Thankfully she was …

2019-05-01: I’ve been writing a journal every day for the last few months. It’s a small exercise that clears my …

2019-05-01: Cover artwork for issue 004 of my monthly newsletter In Abeyance. This issue was a lot of fun to put …

2019-05-01: One thing that I’ve noticed is that Wednesdays definitely feels like podcast release day. …

2019-05-01: This quote from Frank Chimero really resonated with me: Art is anything that’s better than it needs …

2019-04-27: With only 281 posts, Arley Leal Mendoza’s Instagram is a must follow for anyone interested in …

2019-04-27: I will try and put a concise guide for those wanting to spruce up their email newsletters. All I can …

2019-04-27: Grass stained green.

2019-04-25: A Year of Stet.Build A year ago today, while fighting my own demons from a professional disappointment earlier in the …

2019-04-24: Cobra Kai is back! Easily one of my favourite fun shows of last year. If you were a product of the …

2019-04-23: Great resource of ethical alternatives and resources. Covers the range from browsers through to …

2019-04-21: If you’re looking for elegant analytics for your site, suggest you take a look at Fathom. …

2019-04-20: Every electric car apart from Tesla’s offerings and the occasional BMW prototype has left me cold. …

2019-04-17: Every once in a while I’m reminded of how cool the internet can be. I’ve been trying to …

2019-04-12: Soo glad JJ’s back in the saddle for the last Star Wars movie. The teaser trailer has left me …

2019-04-12: It’s been several years since we came out to the Ripe Market. Good day out for the family.

2019-04-11: Super impressed with how straight forward it is to add good looking charts using Chartist.js I’ve …

2019-04-11: 🏖 And now it’s Ryan’s turn.

2019-04-11: 🏖 Zane’s beaching it up today.

2019-04-09: I’ve only ever bought a single box of Blackwings, specifically the 344s. Today I rectified …

2019-04-08: Coding for a newsletter is an exercise in frustration. The number of variables (that are completely …

2019-04-06: Now that I’ve finally sorted out the Stet.Build website (it was the easiest to resolve), I can turn …

2019-04-05: Ok heard Kings of Leon in the background at the restaurant today and remembered how much I liked …

2019-04-05: Finally got a chance to finish a comic. It’s been way too long since I got into something this …

2019-04-04: Finally got the latest issue of In Abeyance out. Issue 003 is all about Hyperloop. This was a really …

2019-04-04: I’m totally onboard the new Joker trailer. My only comment is the color of the suit. I …

2019-04-03: Here’s the cover to issue 003 of my newsletter In Abeyance (comes out tomorrow). This will be …

2019-04-02: Last post about typefaces (at least for today). From one of my favourite type foundaries, TipoType …

2019-04-02: I stand corrected. Source Serif Pro does have old style figures & ligatures. Frank also says …

2019-04-02: On a related note to my previous post, Source Serif Pro now also comes with italics. Only came out 7 …

2019-04-02: I’ve recently updated my websites, kaa.bz and stet.build with some proper typographic love and …

2019-03-31: The Qatar National Museum has finally opened to the public. On a personal level, I’ve devoted …

2019-03-30: It’s all about type this weekend. Really diving into the weeds here.

2019-03-27: I’ve been spending way to much time looking at Matthew Butterick’s fonts. Valkyrie is perfect for …

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2019-03-24: What an incredible view of the people’s Vote march to Westminster. Hopefully this will have …

2019-03-23: Stay Micro One of the things that I’ve done regularly (and seen other do themselves) is trying the macro …

2019-03-23: Awesome little feature in iAWriter. Commented text (using <!-- --> ) does not contribute to …

2019-03-21: New picture book, Tomorrow I’ll be brave, by Jessica Hische looks great (I’m in it for the …

2019-03-20: I’ve missed Tarantino. The latest trailer for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood instantly gave me …

2019-03-19: After listening to the latest episode of Hurry Slowly on the way back home today, I’ve decided …

2019-03-19: So far building & maintaining a new habit has absolutely clicked with my brain. As I see it my …

2019-03-15: The world continues to go to shit. I’ve heard prime ministers and presidents all over the …

2019-03-12: 📚 Finally finished Atomic Habits. Great book that I’m actually running through again to try and see …

2019-03-10: Barak Obama never affected my life directly, however he existed in a world I understood politically. …

2019-03-08: K380 I recently bought the K380 keyboard from Logitech. Originally intended to be used as a replacement …

2019-03-08: Witch Hat Atelier from Kodansha Comics looks AMAZING. Coming out on the 2nd of April, think I’ll be …

2019-03-08: Actually love the new DXB logo.

2019-03-07: New issue of my monthly newsletter, In Abeyance, is out. Issue 002 is all about Photovoltaics. If …

2019-03-07: Nearly had a relapse today by reinstalling email onto my phone. I’ve been ‘clean’ …

2019-03-05: It’s letters like this, from Emmanuel Macron to the people of Europe, that upsets me the most about …

2019-03-05: Hey Baron Fig turns 5 today. My favourite product of theirs (which I own) remains the Three-legged …

2019-03-04: Picked this book from Ben Crothers, Draw in 4! Seems like a fun way of sketching little doodles …

2019-03-01: Been reading Atomic Habits. Really practical book to read if you’re trying to make changes in …

2019-02-28: Next week issue 002 of my monthly newsletter, In Abeyance , comes out. Here’s the cover for …

2019-02-24: On a continued high to recapture my time to allow me to do other things, I finally dropped the cash …

2019-02-23: Disconnect Disconnecting from the internet until such time as it suits you is empowering. Just because we can …

2019-02-22: Feedbin has a great built in feature that I’ve not used very often. Click on the name of the …

2019-02-22: Finally tried oat milk. Happy to report it not only tastes pretty good, but all the gunky stuff …

2019-02-20: Tool Phone Yesterday was the first day that I put my phone in tool mode. Effectively everything that is a …

2019-02-19: Following on from my previous post, I’ve coupled RescueTime with some of the things I’ve …

2019-02-18: ⏰ I’ve downloaded RescueTime for my Mac, iPad and iPhone (tomorrow I’ll install if for …

2019-02-18: ☕ Almond milk in coffee looks disgusting …but it tastes pretty good. Ran out of normal milk…could …

2019-02-17: First bit of exercise I’ve had in months. No idea what’s happened to me recently but physical …

2019-02-16: 🚸 I guess this is part of the joy of parenting. Being there to see your two young boys play lego …

2019-02-15: 📷 Every last drop of that ice cream 🍦.

2019-02-15: This winter has been a pretty poor example of healthy living for me. Too many sweets. No exercise …

2019-02-14: Oh man not been into Instagram in a while. What a shit show. Ads every 3rd or 4th image. Likes! …

2019-02-12: There has been a ton of noise in my office about coding. I’m really liking what I’m seeing at …

2019-02-11: Tachyons is a pretty awesome way of creating layouts and prototyping. Certainly one to consider for …

2019-02-09: 📷 Clear blue skies at the office.

2019-02-08: My theme for the year is based around release. Last year was a year where I laid the foundations to …

2019-02-07: ✉️ The first issue of my newsletter, In Abeyance, is finally out! Go have a read and subscribe if …

2019-02-05: ✉️ If you’ve not subscribed to my newsletter, now is a great time to do it. Subscribe over at …

2019-02-03: Out with the old and in with the new. My yearly shaving cream switch.

2019-02-02: Oh yes. Today is Groundhog Day. Bonus: If you don’t feel like watching that film, then you can …

2019-02-02: You know that feeling when you wake up and think you’ve got school, but then your dad tells you that …

2019-02-01: I like Austin’s thoughts on February resolutions.

2019-01-31: ⭐ Like many, I’m still dizzy after the firehose of Micro.blog customisation goodies that @manton …

2019-01-30: 006 / Glides

2019-01-28: 🎙️ Really enjoyed the On Margins episode with Lisa Brennan-Jobs.

2019-01-27: 📚 Ikigai - The Japanese Secret to a long and Happy Life is the first book I’ve read in 2019. …

2019-01-25: Zane and the Diplodocus.

2019-01-24: F01 WIP

2019-01-23: I have eyed iFontMaker with a considerable amount of envy over the years. I even considered buying …

2019-01-22: David Attenborough is an international treasure. This clip of Prince William interviewing him gives …

2019-01-22: 🗞️ Excellent article on the New York Times, summarising the Arab League summit. The whole thing …

2019-01-22: I really hate being awake during the hour of the wolf. My mind gets filled with thoughts and getting …

2019-01-18: 🖖🏼Time to settle in and start watching Star Trek Discovery Season 2. It’s been a while.

2019-01-18: 005 / Waiting

2019-01-18: I really wish Feedbin also had the feature to convert Instagram user feeds into RSS in the same way …

2019-01-17: Jean’s goodbye to Facebook is how you should say goodbye online to a platform. If I did something …

2019-01-16: Really looking forward to the Spoke Design/Penaddict collaboration pen. Housing a Uni Signo DX …

2019-01-16: On This Day, One Year Ago ⭐ A year ago, on the 16th of January 2018, I wrote: It’s always hard to start something new. The …

2019-01-15: Like many Brits, I’m glued to my screen watching the circus that is Brexit. My hope is that this …

2019-01-14: My 2019 Actions Calendar is now ready to be downloaded. This is the 3rd time I’ve created one …

2019-01-12: Working on something to share. It’s 12 days too late (and likely a few more before it’s …

2019-01-12: This is as wintery as it gets in Dubai. A mild 18°C. Have the window open and feeling the cold …

2019-01-10: Sooo annoyed. My iPad is getting noticably hot on one part of the screen. Gone ahead and booked …

2019-01-09: I will be talking about my new project, Stet.Build. For now, if you work in the construction …

2019-01-09: Ryan is at another milestone again. Yesterday he began to stand up on his own. The whole thing …

2019-01-08: Been pretty quiet on the site, but that usually means I’m working on something. Should be …

2019-01-05: 004 / Let’s Dive

2019-01-03: 003 / Tickets Please

2019-01-02: 002 / Flowers

2019-01-01: I did a few of these images back in the summer as I was learning and developing my new style. With …

2018-12-31: Although I have a ton of thoughts about the iPad not being a Mac, this keyboard by Brydge really …

2018-12-30: Pretty sure you can’t upload a video to Micro.blog, but here’s a gif of the previous …

2018-12-29: Haven’t drawn Corgan in over a year.

2018-12-29: Great set of questions to work through and really help dissect your year that passed - via the …

2018-12-28: 🍿 Finally got around to watching The Incredibles 2. Maybe the fact that I am now a father with 2 …

2018-12-26: My mind has been completely blown away by how great (and complete) Procreate on the iPad is. I only …

2018-12-25: Ok I get the whole iPad Pro thing now. Thankfully I saw sense and got the 12.9” version. …

2018-12-25: La Mer

2018-12-24: 🎄 It’s Christmas Eve and the boys are in bed. Time to finish most of this truely excellent …

2018-12-23: Editing In 2019 I plan to finally start sending out a newsletter that I’ve been working on for around …

2018-12-22: The full moon is pretty spectacular tonight. Soo bright it looks like someone left on the lights …

2018-12-22: You know how for years the tech media proclaimed to have found the iPhone killer? Well, I have …

2018-12-21: Ok, I got myself an iPad Pro (12.9”) for Christmas. I fear for the future of my art supplies. …

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2018-12-19: Been doing a ton of research on photovoltaic technology. What I hadn’t realised is that it really is …

2018-12-18: Punkt is a company that I’m fascinated by. Certainly not for everyone. Their new MP02 mobile phone …

2018-12-17: Abu Dhabi

2018-12-16: Street art.

2018-12-16: This post here is what I love about iA and iA Writer. Their priorities are clear. Their …

2018-12-15: I am the mosquitos-killer 🦟 ! 2 in one night as they try to feed of the kids as they sleep. Not …

2018-12-15: Creating something meaningful is difficult. It takes patience and perseverance. I’ve been working on …

2018-12-13: Having a tough time with the piece I’m writing at the moment. However I’ve developed a very clear …

2018-12-10: Can’t believe it’s been an entire year since my youngest was born. I guess the first one paves the …

2018-12-10: It was great fun being on Micro Monday. @macgenie was a truly gracious host and may have put the …

2018-12-09: Imagine needing to charge your iPhone, laptop or car every 10 days rather than every day! Really …

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2018-12-07: Around town.

2018-12-07: Snowflakes.

2018-12-05: Partially unused image for my upcoming project, hopefully launching in 2019.

2018-12-05: I found out about Food Tube when I was looking how to make eggs. After Jamie blew my mind I’ve …

2018-12-03: It’s all about throwing rocks.

2018-12-02: Having cut the cord on cable TV, there are two things I miss. Live sports and great adverts (I …

2018-12-02: 🍿 I hardly ever get the chance to watch movies but on the latest Recomendo issue, I was gifted a …

2018-12-01: When I started using Micro.blog I decided to keep syndicating my words over to Twitter. Over this …

2018-12-01: Usually I love it when both boys are fast asleep in their beds, this evening is very different. Zane …

2018-11-29: So it’s been three long years since we moved to Dubai. At the time I’d just read Marie …

2018-11-29: Drove for 5min this morning and a dreaded yellow warning signal comes up that oil is low. On the …

2018-11-27: No internet based network is whole. What I miss from Instagram is the output from visual artists. …

2018-11-26: Exceptionally fun pixelated tower from Ole Scheeren in Bangkok. I love when an idea is executed …

2018-11-24: Top tips all parent can agree on. The Yoyo stroller is the only one you actually need. Make sure …

2018-11-24: I’ve not specifically sought out any Black Friday deals, but I did benefit from the 50% offer …

2018-11-23: Now that one of my most requested features for Micro.blog has been made (a gallery of photos), I can …

2018-11-20: Depressing but astute assessment of the current state of Brexit. The surprising stat is the 700,000 …

2018-11-19: Missing from Micro.blog I don’t like to write about the system I’m using but I thought it would be good to check in a couple …

2018-11-18: The new Smashing Pumpkins album is such a treat for us fans. Solara, Alienation and Marchin’ On …

2018-11-17: Years ago, while in London, I would often turn to the movie Amelie in an attempt to help me relax, …

2018-11-17: I’m kinda over stationary. Once you’ve tried a bunch of things and realised that you …

2018-11-16: I always end up surfing the web looking at a bunch of awesome t-shirts. Then I realise that …

2018-11-15: The John Lewis Christmas adverts are an institution. The latest one is by far one of my absolute …

2018-11-13: Totally underwhelmed by the new Field Notes Winter release, Clandestine. The video though has got …

2018-11-13: Great trailer for Toy Story 4. I only found out that this was happening earlier this morning. Had …

2018-11-12: He had a great run, but alas Stan Lee has died.

2018-11-11: First rain have come with thunder and lightning. It’s been such a long time since we’ve …

2018-11-10: The Crescent.

2018-11-10: Awesome analysis of why tech companies are making custom typefaces.

2018-11-09: Podcasts for November 🎙️ Seeing as I’m in the car for many hours of the day (travelling up and down to Abu Dhabi), …

2018-11-09: Park season is upon us.

2018-11-08: The weekend is finally upon us and as always I’m hopeful of filling it with good activities …

2018-11-08: It’s been an exceptionally tough week, which is to be expected as everyone is working on …

2018-11-05: Finding your niche can feel like a life long struggle. Some discover it early on and continue to …

2018-11-03: This weekend’s mini project was making an adjustable snake knot camera strap. Went for some …

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2018-11-01: All of my writing happens in iAWriter. All of my editing is happening in the Hemingway app. If …

2018-11-01: As much as I love October, really glad it’s finally over and can look forward to what November …

2018-10-31: First proper halloween experience for Zane, which he absolutely loved. Got dressed as a pterodactyl, …

2018-10-30: This new iPad Pro is a great way to finally get into the iPad lifestyle. Glad I waited out for this …

2018-10-26: If you’re looking for a great alternative to the standard Apple case for your iPhone 6, 6s, 7 and 8, …

2018-10-24: If you’re struggling to write on your site, then consider a trick I’ve been using this …

2018-10-23: Inktober #005 continues.

2018-10-23: Inktober is nearly over. This one was done while I was on the phone.

2018-10-21: Went to the Big Bad Wold book fair (the biggest of it’s kind in the world). It’s so …

2018-10-20: 📚 Autumn reading. Second Ryan Holiday book this year. I still need to write the notes from my …

2018-10-18: You’re testing me Apple. I’ve abstained from your iPhone ploy this year (even though …

2018-10-18: If you’re looking to create something, anything really, then I seriously encourage you to …

2018-10-16: Operation start using your iPhone less and take your Sony mirrorless camera everywhere is beginning …

2018-10-15: Discovered Burro Blanco in Abu Dhabi a couple of weeks ago. By far my favourite Mexican restaurant …

2018-10-15: Definitely considering backing this chopstick set. The straw might now be as useful for me, but I …

2018-10-14: Jan Middendorp’s Dutch Type is truly a magnificent book. I would go so far as to call it the …

2018-10-13: Final Inktober image for today.

2018-10-13: The constraint for Inktober this year is the number of pens I’m using and the size of paper, which …

2018-10-13: I know I’m super late to Inktober this year, but better late than never.

2018-10-13: I can finally declare Autumn/Winter has begun here in Dubai. It’s been a really long summer so …

2018-10-12: My wife is forever loosing her iPhone. Top tip. If you login from another device on iCloud (and …

2018-10-10: Phones and Cameras After listen to The Minimalists on the Kevin Rose show, I came to a realisation. In my persuit to …

2018-10-08: Netflix has seriously changed how I consume some of my entertainment. Thankfully Better Call Saul …

2018-10-04: I stumbled upon a truly incredible graph today that showed all the various types of Photovoltaic …

2018-10-03: Happy Inktober everyone. I’m hoping to dip my toe this year and have an idea of what to do, …

2018-10-02: Everything old is new again. New faces in the office as our team slowly continues it’s …

2018-09-30: Finally got the bluetooth in my car sorted out. It’s only taken a couple of years and $100 to …

2018-09-27: It’s getting easier to draw these scenes. The funny thing being that once I gave up on drawing …

2018-09-24: Ok I’ve not bought any new Field Notes in a year. I still have a healthy stash and could …

2018-09-23: These three F1 2021 concepts as revealed on the F1 website show a future of motosport that looks …

2018-09-23: Rough couple of days. Zane caught something from school, which he gave to me, which I gave to the …

2018-09-21: Not one but two great additions to iAWriter. Which reminds me that I need to take a deep dive into …

2018-09-21: Complet-ish but un-used art for my upcoming project. It was too busy for what I’m going for.

2018-09-19: My favourite feeling these days is that moment I step into the house, after work, and my boy Ryan is …

2018-09-17: Was hoping to get the Hobonichi Weeks Mega this year. Sadly out of stock, 17 days after launch!

2018-09-17: So when we bought the Q5 2 ½ years ago what I didn’t realise was that although …

2018-09-16: Following up from my previous post, sometimes you need some bad sleep for you to work out …

2018-09-15: Well that didn’t go as planned. I’ve been working on a piece of art for my new project …

2018-09-13: Because one sketch deserves another…

2018-09-13: More sketches.

2018-09-12: It’s iPhone X, or iPhone XS day! After 4 years I think I’m finally due for an upgrade.

2018-09-12: First attempt at using my new style with architectural style backgrounds - always the intention …

2018-09-11: Learning how to draw and sketch in ways different to what I’m used to. First up, cars!

2018-09-11: Fell down a massive hole that is Udemy. Never heard of it before and stumbled on it by accident …

2018-09-08: 🎥 So the wife and I finally watched a movie together. We settled on Tully. Great movie. It will hit …

2018-09-07: 🇯🇵 Hadn’t realised the extent of the destruction on Japan this summer. I have a huge soft spot …

2018-09-06: So the new upload function on Micro.blog is pretty awesome. Especially considering it works for gifs …

2018-09-05: So I discovered Tadama today. Probably the most elegant and simple pomodoro app on the Mac.

2018-09-05: 🏀 A month ago I went to the basketball court and nearly died from the humidity. Which idiot decides …

2018-09-05: Ok someone tell me why it’s taken this long for someone (thanks bro) to tell me about The Weeknd and …

2018-09-05: Use the negative energy you have to build something rather than mope around.

2018-09-04: Everything is a remix. This article on the inspiration behind Monument Valley’s levels is a …

2018-09-03: So now that Sunlit 2.2 has been released, I’m considering jettisoning myself from Instagram. …

2018-09-01: I just read Khaled Hosseini’s Sea Prayer, and honestly haven’t cried this much since …

2018-09-01: UGhhh. Came back to my car, parking sensor in the rear had popped in. Need to find a way to pull …

2018-09-01: Yesterday I asked for an alternative to Tinyletter and Buttondown was recommended. Having spent a …

2018-08-30: Does anyone have a suggestion for a good alternative to Tinyletter, that is similar in minimal …

2018-08-30: Affinity Publisher Beta is out today! I’ve been waiting for a long time for this. With both …

2018-08-30: Finally pressed the trigger on a particular part of my latest project - this is a long term …

2018-08-29: Paul turned me onto Russell Brand’s podcast Under The Skin. I’m halfway through episode 03 with Adam …

2018-08-28: Plastic The plastic I use in my life is really starting to grate on me in a bad way. To me it signals a lack …

2018-08-28: The full Hobonichi Techo 2019 lineup is now live. I’m going for the Weeks Mega (for work) and …

2018-08-27: It’s always a joy when I receive an email from Matthew Butterick - go subscribe if type is …

2018-08-26: After declaring tidy office bankrupcy, I’ve managed to get back on track. I realised that I …

2018-08-25: Publii is a static-website-building tool. Scary rabbit hole to fall into. Looks exceptionally well …

2018-08-25: I started wearing the Mi Band 2, 4 months ago and found it to be one of the best fitness trackers …

2018-08-25: We are now well and truly back in Dubai. It’s funny travelling around town yesterday you could …

2018-08-24: I genuinely thought I’d watched all of Chef’s Table. Somehow I’d missed the one …

2018-08-24: Oh man that was fast. So today I went to buy some vitamins (wife’s been hounding me to get New …

2018-08-23: 39 years old today. Where did the time go? On this day I always mentally taken stock of where I am …

2018-08-22: Trump’s Fall - My favourite part of this was definitely the Ernest Hemingway quote. I do think …

2018-08-21: What really happens to the plastic you throw away is both depressing and the necessary jolt many of …

2018-08-21: Being raised in Greece, I obviously have an affinity to the place. Varoufakis has been an …

2018-08-20: Its been five whole years since Ryder released his Bullet Journal idea to the world and solved …

2018-08-20: 🎨 006 - Crowd Trying something a little different with the feet, as the style continues to evolve.

2018-08-18: Still deciding whether the whole web-ring is a good idea or just currently badly executed. I like …

2018-08-17: My son has two modes, total fucking meltdown and an angel. Currently he’s melting down in the …

2018-08-17: Love this little olive tree.

2018-08-15: Been looking for a replacement calculator for a while now. This simple Digit Calculator might be …

2018-08-15: View for the next few days.

2018-08-15: A holiday is a time to get your house in order. With less demands on your attention, you can afford …

2018-08-13: Bar Tartine in Zaytouna Bay was actually a really great spot for food.

2018-08-13: Shouf Biosphere Reserve On the weekend we drove up to the Shouf Biosphere Reserve. The only regret I have is that we …

2018-08-11: Sun has just come up. The city is starting to fully wake up. I’m on my second cup of coffee and I’ve …

2018-08-09: For yourself While it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you’re writing on your website …

2018-08-09: Part 2 of the summer holidays begins. Breaking things up in this manner has been an interesting …

2018-08-09: The James Bond museum, at the summit of an Austrian mountain, is the most elaborate fan project …

2018-08-08: With a whole 10 minutes of using iOS 12, I can already tell it’s a Snow Leapard type of …

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2018-08-06: Yes it’s ridiculously hot and I’m an idiot but damn if this isn’t the best work out I’ve had in …

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2018-08-04: I’ve been waiting for Mateusz Urbanowicz’s comic work to drop. The wait if finally over with his 78 …

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2018-08-03: It’s been a great long while since I’ve drawn anything. I’ve effectively given up on creating comics …

2018-08-03: I haven’t laughed this hard at something in a long, long while. John Oliver’s take on Facebook is an …

2018-08-01: The Hobonichi Techo 2019 Preview Festival is live. This was the first year that I didn’t get a …

2018-07-31: An Ode to iAWriter Since April I have been working silently and diligently on my little project. I’ve still got a …

2018-07-27: In other news, really looking forward to the lunar eclipse that’s happening later on this …

2018-07-27: The Sons of El Topo is a sequel to the movie El Topo, by the genius that is Alejandro Jodorowsky. …

2018-07-27: Consistent & Incremental One of the single most powerful things that I hope to teach my kids, is to understand and appreciate …

2018-07-26: 🎥 Just watched Logan. It’s obviously not as a great as the comic Old Man Logan, which for …

2018-07-26: A story of two tickets. On the left is a ticket left under the windscreen of a car with 30% tinting. …

2018-07-26: Really excellent article on common webpage design mistakes. I’m guilty as sin of vertical spacing …

2018-07-23: One of the nicest things about using Micro.blog is the fact that you get to see the regular progress …

2018-07-22: I truly miss the excitement and wonder that comes with moving to a new place. The discoveries that …

2018-07-18: I didn’t know The Economist is also available for the Kindle (US, UK and Germany only). First month …

2018-07-18: The Comics Journal is coming back to print. That’s probably the best news I’ve heard in a good long …

2018-07-17: Watching Obama’s speech for the Nelson Mandela annual lecture. I truly miss the eloquence of a man …

2018-07-16: While the Amazon web interface for your reading/editing your highlights and notes for your Kindle is …

2018-07-16: Last few days have been a bit all over the place, which was not helped by the world cup final, but …

2018-07-14: Back in Dubai without the kids and wife is weird. This is the first time since the kids were born …

2018-07-14: Also using wifi from within the airplane is crazy…I guess technology is bound to move forward …

2018-07-14: 🎥 Finally watched Thor: Ragnarok. It’s everything you can expect and so much more (characters, …

2018-07-13: Action shot!

2018-07-13: An example of what’s great about Lebanon…

2018-07-13: Last day of my holidays (tomorrow is a travel day so doesn’t really count). It’s been a …

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2018-07-11: Who's Next? It’s been 3½ years since I came to Lebanon. I’d like to say that things have changed …

2018-07-10: I’ve been decompressing these last two weeks. Part of my brain is getting a little antsy but …

2018-07-08: Years from now, when you’re older (and likely taller than me), I’ll remind you how tiny you actually …

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2018-07-07: Every 3rd of July my Feedbin subscription is up for renewal. Since July 2013, I have relied on this …

2018-07-07: 🐢 Turtle on turtle.

2018-07-07: For me the unmistakable sound of Beirut is the car horn which begins to propagate throughout the …

2018-07-05: Finished reading: Purple Cow, New Edition: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth …

2018-07-02: Currently reading: Purple Cow, New Edition: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth …

2018-07-01: One of the things that characterise holidays for me, is the ability to catch up on my reading. Top …

2018-07-01: Went to a few of my old stationary haunting grounds. I came away with literally nothing. Either I’ve …

2018-06-30: Sitting. Slumped. Forward. His arms crossed over the back of a yellow plastic chair. His head buried …

2018-06-29: Current view.

2018-06-29: I noticed something on Instagram today which signalled the beginning of the end. Endless account …

2018-06-29: There are views and then there are colours #nofilter

2018-06-27: Yup we’re finally on holiday!

2018-06-26: ⚽ Really looking forward to the Argentina vs Nigeria game. Has all the ingredients to be one of the …

2018-06-26: Awesome write up from @cm on how to use Blot with Micro.blog. I have a lot more to write about this …

2018-06-26: ✈️ I remember when we used to travel as a family, my dad would get properly stressed out and …

2018-06-25: Been on a bit of a deep dive with Seth Godin. This Ship It journal looks like a great way of …

2018-06-25: Fitness I’ve now been wearing the Mi Band 2 for a couple of months. The data has given me the agency to try …

2018-06-23: The latest version of iA Writer for iOS is out. The two new features of note are changing the icon …

2018-06-23: That quote from Seth Godin is possibly the single best description of why you should blog every day. …

2018-06-22: ⚽ Notes on the Iceland vs Nigeria game: - Hoping Iceland pull an equaliser against Nigeria, along …

2018-06-22: I’ve never been one to look up to people as role models and yet this quote, from Seneca, has …

2018-06-21: I stopped understanding this world back in 2016. The world’s tolerance to each other is exceedingly …

2018-06-20: I have a ton of books to get through this summer. One that has catapulted up the list is Ben Rhode’s …

2018-06-20: ⌚ The latest iteration of Mondaine’s smart watch concept is a solid design iteration on the previous …

2018-06-19: Bookending my black and white series of photos with Ryan in his feeding chair.

2018-06-18: Reading ‘Intergalactic Ed’ with the boys.

2018-06-18: A new edition of Blackwing volumes was just released, Vol.10001. Love the story behind it, but not …

2018-06-17: 💬 I’ve been going through my Twitter archive, to determine what I should ultimately import and keep. …

2018-06-16: 💬 I’ve struggled to define how I would use emoji on Micro.blog. I’ve decided that when I …

2018-06-15: ⚽ This match is turning out to be a complete classico. This is what the world cup is all about. …

2018-06-15: ⚽ After some pretty heartbreaking matches for Egypt and Morocco, we’ve got the very first …

2018-06-12: Manhood for Amateurs 📚 I finally finished a book this year, Michael Chabon’s Manhood for Amateurs. The book was …

2018-06-12: When I was a child, I used to be in complete awe of the thundering father clap 👏. The kind that only …

2018-06-11: ⚽ As we approach just 4 days before the start of the World Cup, these handy charts will be nice to …

2018-06-09: So the heat 🔥 has officially kicked into overdrive in Dubai, with the temperature hitting 45°C. No …

2018-06-08: Vertigo relaunches under Mark Doyle with seven new series. The three series that jumped out at me …

2018-06-08: My enjoyment of images is linked to presentation. A simple grid of thumbnails, not too small or …

2018-06-07: ⚽ This World Cup guide to all 736 players on the Guardian website is nothing short of astounding. …

2018-06-05: This episode of Revisionist History reminded me exactly why Malcolm Gladwell remains as one of my …

2018-06-04: This is the first time that I get to watch WWDC on my Apple TV.

2018-06-02: We made Zane’s first robot 🤖 that he could actually wear. It was all a bit last minute but I …

2018-06-01: I may have gone a bit overboard at Daiso today. #secretproject #pencils #ryanholiday …

2018-06-01: I may have gone a bit overboard at Daiso today.

2018-06-01: Kickstarter & Me I thought it would be interesting to run some numbers on all the Kickstarter projects that I have …

2018-05-30: It’s been an entire year since I’ve had my messages on my phone connecting to my Mac. …

2018-05-30: Today is Zane’s 4th birthday. After Ryan was born late last year, I have gotten to know Zane and …

2018-05-29: Poochytown is coming out in July. If you’ve never experienced a Jim Woodring story you are doing …

2018-05-28: So many excellent thoughts and ideas to consider in this article by Ryan Holiday about how to write …

2018-05-28: Does anyone know how to show the real return symbol on iOS? It currently outputs this monstrosity …

2018-05-25: Currently listening to Fatoumata Diawara’s new Fenfo album. Highly recommended.

2018-05-25: Ryan is absolutely fascinated by music. I stumbled onto this fact by mistake (it feels that …

2018-05-24: I’ve spent all of 5 min with the new Obscura 2 app, but coloured impressed with what’s been created. …

2018-05-23: You may have noticed that I’ve slowed down my posting on Instagram, likely not :). Either way my new …

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2018-05-23: To say that I am excited about the new iA Writer 5 is a complete understatement. Thankfully the wait …

2018-05-23: My inbox has been absolutely hammered these last few weeks in the lead up to some email privacy law …

2018-05-22: My wife (every wife?) has been complaining that I spend too much time on my iPhone (she’s probably …

2018-05-22: I’m so deflated right now. Got a lot of shit going on inside and outside work. Saw this quote …

2018-05-19: Gulf Summer reading list.

2018-05-18: After nearly 1½ years, I finally posted onto my Dribbble account. I like that it’s dedicated to the …

2018-05-18: This article by Ryan Holiday has seriously hit home at the moment as I move through my current …

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2018-05-17: Finally! Ever since moving over to the UAE, I’ve sorely missed having FaceTime on my iPhones …

2018-05-14: Although Dropbox Paper is exceptionally well designed and is receives updates regularly, it’s …

2018-05-13: One of the prices you pay for living in the Gulf are dust storms. This is by far the worst …

2018-05-12: My engineering brain is thoroughly blown away by the Morpholio Trace app. I’ve been meaning to find …

2018-05-11: These yellow Kaweco special editions (Sunrise and Sunset) are pretty amazing. Just as good looking …

2018-05-11: Bought the Mi Band 2 today. The main reasons being the price, 20 day battery life and limited …

2018-05-11: We really do live in a world with a cornucopia of excellent text editors available on the Mac. My …

2018-05-09: Now that the initial euphoria is over and I’m knee deep in the production side of things on the …

2018-05-07: Seven. No, not the admittedly awesome David Fincher movie rather the number of years I’ve been …

2018-05-04: Yes I am watching the new Cobra Kai series; and yes, it is actually pretty good so far…

2018-05-04: I’ve been thinking about why something like Micro.blog has caught on with me, when Twitter …

2018-05-04: Importing my data from the various edges of the internet continues. Tumblr fell pretty quickly, …

2018-05-01: Little strokes fell great oaks. — Benjamin Franklin Showing up every day and moving the needle …

2018-05-01: I have been using the Bullet Journal Method for over 4 years (I know because I’ve kept them all). …

2018-04-30: It appears that my hunt for a Gel ink refill capable of fitting into a Rotring 600 is …

2018-04-29: Of all the things that I’ve learnt this year, the power of creating a project by building a …

2018-04-27: The modest guide to productivity by Frank Chimero has come at the perfect time for me. I’ve also …

2018-04-27: Oddmar for iOS is easily the most stunning platformer on the iPhone…ever? If you’ve not …

2018-04-27: Absolutely love this time in a project’s life. The very start, where the battleground is being …

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2018-04-27: I’ve not been this excited about a singular idea in many years and I keep thinking about this …

2018-04-26: Every month the Dropbox team have been adding new features to Paper. The new templates feature is a …

2018-04-25: After listening to the Kevin Kelly episode of Craig Mod’s podcast On Margins you might find yourself …

2018-04-24: Can someone please explain to me why Dropbox in iA Writer doesn’t work like it used to (i.e file …

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2018-04-23: Time for an evening walk. Need to chase away these demons. Plus I ate too much crap this year and …

2018-04-22: Every day I put the oldest to bed, I look at the clock and I’ve got a few hours to myself…or so I …

2018-04-20: This concept of six seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Locking, Winter & Unlocking) by Kurt …

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2018-04-20: Looking at getting a 3D printer, either the Prusa i3 MK3 or the Robo R2. The issue is you’ve …

2018-04-20: The Gimlet Media website is how a podcast network should be displayed, all about the art (along with …

2018-04-19: Finally wrote my third article on RMO, Physical, Digital & Mind. I’m mindful of sharing this at …

2018-04-19: For my short strings of words on the internet, I’ve consolidated to using Micro.blog. For all …

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2018-04-18: Cuba After the Castros is an incredible photo essay on the BBC. In my 20s I spent a lot of time …

2018-04-17: Struggling with the Sunlit app. The app allows me to post multiple photos & add text. With the …

2018-04-17: Related to the previous post, this article by David Harper is essential reading for anyone …

2018-04-17: Just finished listening to the Todd Mcfarlane episode on the Off Panel podcast. I’d never …

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2018-04-15: So the new Oman airport is actually pretty nice. They’ve got some nice touches, except as someone in …

2018-04-13: The latest issue of Kottke’s Noticing newsletter is an ode to bloggers and blogging. Definitely …

2018-04-13: Perspective You may have noticed discontent amongst some Micro.blog users, in reaction to the latest iOS app …

2018-04-11: Notational Velocity remains my favourite apps ever. It was last updated 6 years ago. The Archive …

2018-04-11: I hesitanted to get the first issue of the Full Bleed ‘magazine’ from IDW, and regretted it. Issue …

2018-04-10: Zane’s first coherent drawing! Every ‘drawing’ before this has been a scribble. You have to start …

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2018-04-07: Tree is looking good. Started off as a stub of the tree has really transformed in 6 short months.

2018-04-07: In a different time, I’d totally be going to MEFCC this weekend. As I’ve grown older, …

2018-04-06: Art is for life (not the other way around)

2018-04-05: Ok, I have no idea what I’m doing here. Somehow stumbled onto Netflix and I’m 5 episodes …

2018-04-05: Inking complete. Loving the speed of creation on this one.

2018-04-05: Turtle sanctuary

2018-04-05: Anyone have any idea how to import all of my Instagram feed in to Mb? Ownmygram imported the last 20 …

2018-04-04: Haven’t drawn these dudes in a while. Actually really missed them.

2018-04-04: I’ve not read a Spawn comic since #75, but the 6th variant of Spawn #286 reminded me of the power …

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2018-04-03: Morning walk.

2018-04-02: Didn’t think I could find a better file manager than Finder on the Mac. I was wrong. Marta is …

2018-04-02: One of the things I really envy Last Week Tonight is their ability to come up with a wacky idea and …

2018-04-02: Do yourself a favour and listen to the first episode of Craig Mod’s On Margins podcast with Jan …

2018-04-02: Consolidate I feel like I need to quantify that previous statement, because I might not be alone. Over the last …

2018-04-01: In Micro.blog I feel like I’ve been given an opportunity, a second attempt at focusing my …

2018-03-31: Writing on the web While going through my Twitter archive, I realised several things which are going to greatly inform …

2018-03-31: It’s pretty miserable in our household at the moment. The colds/virus/fever cycle has gripped every …

2018-03-30: That was amazing. A 25 minute walk can really chang your mood completely. It started with a clear …

2018-03-30: How to keep going I’ve been struggling with thoughts and issues on how to keep going (for a number of aspects in …

2018-03-30: Things coming together for the site. Going down the hosted Micro.blog route, I’m actually …

2018-03-30: After a failed experiment in importing my Twitter archive, I had to individually delete them all …

2018-03-29: I decided to import my twitter achive, which I now realise it’s littered with t.co links. …

2018-03-29: I think I’ve broken my micro.blog account. Imported 1800 tweets has wreched all havoc. …

2018-03-27: My experience with Tumblr fell short when it came to community. The service does get a few things …

2018-03-27: This story of older Japanese women are shoplifting to find community in jail is heartbreaking. As my …

2018-03-27: These Atlas guides from Stripe should will come in useful one day — via my favourite newsletters, …

2018-03-26: While searching for a pic of Michael Chabon’s Murse (man purse), I stumbled across this interview …

2018-03-26: My current reading pile: Letters from a Stoic — Seneca Ego is the Enemy — Ryan Holiday Ikigai — …

2018-03-26: I decided to clean up my often abandoned Kindle (from general clutter). Of course sneaky Amazon …

2018-03-26: There was a time when I would look at Formula 1 as the pinacle of technology mixed with motorsport. …

2018-03-25: Consistency and focus are the missing ingredients in my creative endeavours as of late. Pick a …

2018-03-24: One of my favourite things about the series Love is the effective love letter the series gives to …

2018-03-23: The Posh Pen Paradox: when writers and artists fear their tools - I can absolutely relate to this. …

2018-03-23: I haven’t checked out Panel Syndicate in a long time. In addition to The Private Eye, there’s …

2018-03-23: Schon Design splatter pens - Going to become available online. Finally!

2018-03-23: Hermetica - This kickstarter looks great. Already funded. Would not mind the book that gives the …

2018-03-22: One of my favourite things about Mb is the lack of friction in posting. There may or may not be …

2018-03-22: Slowly getting my creative juices 🥤 flowing again. Also I have an unwritten rule, if iOS shows me an …

2018-03-21: Mother’s Day in the Arab world coincides with the first day of spring and Iranian new year (which …

2018-03-21: First day of waking up at 5am again since January. Get some coffee made and get down to it before …

2018-03-20: Atari VCS - I didn’t even know that this was a thing. I saw a Mega Drive in the store the …

2018-03-20: Just marking today as the day that I start exercising and eating healthy again. Been meandering for …

2018-03-19: BIG day for the stationary world. Mark One pens released from Studio Neat and new Field Notes. Both …

2018-03-18: And while I’m here, this Brass Hovel sharpener from Brahman Design really does hit the sweet …

2018-03-18: This pencil sharpener, extender and transporter, looks pretty interesting. I don’t think …

2018-03-18: Last day of my kickstarter subscription ok Mb. You’ve done your job well @manton will be a continued …

2018-03-17: New pens coming from the Studio Neat boys. It was only a matter of time before they ventured into …

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2018-03-16: Only Slightly Exaggerated - a Studio Ghibli-style animation for Travel Oregon.

2018-03-16: Don’t ask me how I went for this long on the internet without subscribing to Cool Tools.

2018-03-15: Yup needed that. Netflix’s Love, is actually a pretty good show that’s just weirdly …

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2018-03-15: Start of the weekend. Going to definitely get into my project for the year after it got totally …

2018-03-14: Things are ok. Initial shock is over and I can concentrate on other things put some effort into …

2018-03-13: Also related to the above, did not know about The Good News podcast.

2018-03-13: Really great interview on Thoroughly Considered, with Max Temkin. Got me interested in actually …

2018-03-13: Lost in Space - Amazing what Netflix is doing these days with their series. It makes the reboot from …

2018-03-12: Top tip to all you kids out there. If you’ve got a young family, make sure to invest in some decent …

2018-03-11: It’s time to focus my energies on something positive. As a family we’ve had a rough few …

2018-03-10: Woke up in a much better mood than yesterday, but after our supermarket run, Zane felt …

2018-03-10: Sierra Leone Just Held the World’s First Blockchain-Powered Election - I’ve heard this as an …

2018-03-09: The day after is always more difficult. Funks don’t disappear on their own.

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2018-03-08: I failed at something that I have been working towards most of my professional life. It’s a bitter …

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2018-03-08: Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. — Samuel Beckett

2018-03-07: Soundgarden & Kids Last night was the first moment shared by myself and my two boys. And a glorious moment it was. …

2018-03-06: In case anyone is into Crypto, my brother runs a weekly publication over at diar.co Definitely go …

2018-03-06: Here is my Microblog wish list: Drafts - jot down a thought now & finish it off later. Faster …

2018-03-05: Micro Monday : Easy one for this week. Go check out Marcelo, @mmarfil Thoughtful and pleasant.

2018-03-05: Man, I can’t keep my eyes open today. Hurricaine Zane (my 3YO) woke me up at 5am and …

2018-03-04: Krama Studio Rollerball The Krama pen I mentioned 10 days ago, arrived today. I’ve not had much time to play with it …

2018-03-04: On the iOS app for Mb, I keep activating the ‘menu bar’ while scrolling. Wish there was …

2018-03-04: One of my absolute favourite tools for work is Dropbox Paper. Love the implementation and the …

2018-03-03: Gotta say that I have been really enjoying Star Trek Discovery. Don’t particularly like the costumes …

2018-03-03: Good to know there is a place nearby with Moroccan tea.

2018-03-03: So I can definitely say that apps like Flowstate actually work in making you writing things down. …

2018-03-02: A new shipping company for independent artists, from the creators of Cards Against Humanity. …

2018-03-02: Hoban Cards produces elegant, minimal and affordable letterpress printed calling cards and …

2018-03-02: Five stationary stores not to be missed in Taipei. Discovering stationary from a different place is …

2018-03-02: It’s actually raining in Dubai tonight, which is a thing since it only happens a couple of times …

2018-03-02: Awesome. Zane dropped my 💻 and I think the screen is frakked. To be fair it is 4½ years old, but it …

2018-03-02: Down a Rabbit Hole Seriously fell down a rabbit hole yesterday. First was buying FlowState. This then led me to …

2018-03-01: Internet Lizard Brain It does feel refreshing to be back online and actually enjoying the process. I’m enjoying …

2018-02-28: Ralph Breaks the Internet trailer - although this move is from Disney, it’s always felt like a …

2018-02-28: Although I felt that yesterday was a washout, I was about to convert my CSS to variables and damn …

2018-02-28: Ok, the boy is officially ill, we’re wondering if the baby’s going to catch it as well. Kids man. …

2018-02-27: Yup. Wasted the whole evening. Hopefully I’ll do better tomorrow.

2018-02-27: Finally. Does this mean I might actually start watching F1 again. It’s been years since I did.

2018-02-27: It’s that time of the evening where I decide to procrastinate for a little bit more than I …

2018-02-26: Great little resource for CSS snippets. My Mb site already uses a few of these, although I really …

2018-02-26: Excellent post from Brent on why Mb is different. Completely agree on the timeline (2005) and that …

2018-02-26: If I had an iPad, I’d also have an Apple Pencil. If I had an Apple Pencil, I’d also have …

2018-02-25: Found this via Josh Ginter.

2018-02-25: Published nearly 3 ½ years ago, Jason Santa Maria’s On Web Typography has been sitting on my …

2018-02-23: I’m sitting here at the end of the day wondering what to do with myself. I’ve absolutely …

2018-02-23: Finally got my notification for the Krama pen. That’s the thing with Kickstarter, they are presents …

2018-02-23: Considering it’s the shortest month of the year, the month of February has dragged on for me for a …

2018-02-23: Walking definitely kept the demons at bay. It’s been a rough emotional week. It’s always the case …

2018-02-23: Walking definitely kept the demons at bay. It’s been a rough emotional week. It’s always …

2018-02-22: Actually the series that jumped out at me are: Death or Glory Farmhand Echolands Jook Joint Proxima …

2018-02-22: Image Expo 2018 - this thing has gotten serious. Some pretty incredible looking comics coming out. …

2018-02-21: So. Damn. Great.

2018-02-21: Really enjoyed the latest episode of the Unmade podcast. Favourite part was learning about this - ok …

2018-02-21: Feedbin Upgrades - I feel very lucky to have Ben create and manage Feedbin’s future with such …

2018-02-20: I’ll tell you what the most annoying thing about Mb is? I go to bed and the rest of America …

2018-02-20: Great little post and photo from Billy Corgan, on the two little girls (now women) from Siamese …

2018-02-20: Oh, just found out that Feedbin supports Mb! If only the Today Poster worked - it seems to be …

2018-02-20: So I’ve written the second chapter in my online book RMO. This sketch was the first attempt at …

2018-02-20: Also BIG’s website is super fun in that each project gets a pixelated icon, which I’ve …

2018-02-20: Had an awesome talk by one of the architects from BIG, reminded me of what I’m missing out on …

2018-02-20: The Blot.im website has been updated. Love the consistency with the updates. Between David and …

2018-02-19: Music of the evening is ‘Away we Go’ soundtrack. Such good listening for this …

2018-02-19: “How did you go bankrupt?” Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.” ― Ernest Hemingway,

2018-02-19: Micro Monday @amit simply one of the good eggs on MB. Go follow him.

2018-02-19: I am liking the new livery on the RB14. Matt pixel camouflage has got to be a first on an F1 car …

2018-02-18: Design is the process of going from an existing condition to a preferred one. — Milton Glaser Heard …

2018-02-18: Descript is the world’s first audio word processor, letting you view and edit audio as text. …

2018-02-18: I missed out on the Picasso exhibition in Dubai last year, I’m certainly not going to do the …

2018-02-17: Honestly don’t know what to say to you 🇺🇸. Speaking as a father of 2, who’s about to …

2018-02-17: This is the download of the San Francisco font from Apple. Didn’t realise you could download …

2018-02-17: I knew of the Courier Prime font, as all my comic work is written in the Highland app. What I didn’t …

2018-02-17: Finally! After years of depending on Notational Velocity it finally stopped working. Thankfully FS …

2018-02-16: Range of tiny pixel fonts that can be used.

2018-02-16: Absolutely amazing weather this evening in Dubai. Wish it was always like this.

2018-02-16: Awesome dude on the saxophone in front of the restaurant we’re at.

2018-02-16: 🙇 @manton github integration went through perfectly. Nailing the basic features dude, nailing them.

2018-02-16: The aim this year is to try and complete at least 2 projects this year for RMO. One digital and one …

2018-02-15: Unless this is just a warm snap, winter appears to be officially over in the UAE…

2018-02-15: Just discovered that then fountain pen emoji 🖋 has not been used on micro.blog - well apart from …

2018-02-15: Every subject has it’s own niche of enthusiasts that rally behind it. How much of say the …

2018-02-15: Also, Google Reader being killed off was GREAT! I get to use the amazing Feedbin instead. This is …

2018-02-15: I think people like Kottke and @Gruber are missing something fundamental about the state of …

2018-02-14: While I’m on this Dyson kick, he’s got a new book coming out later this year called …

2018-02-14: Oh did you know Matthew Butterick has a newsletter? Go subscribe. He’s also he’s got a …

2018-02-14: Just finished listening to James Dyson’s interview on How I built this (excellent episode …

2018-02-13: Every country has the government it deserves. — Joseph de Maistre

2018-02-13: What I’m really appreciating about Mb is how much better it is than blogging back in 2004. …

2018-02-13: After listening to @manton on Mac Power Users, trying out 🚀 app. Yeah I can certainly get behind …

2018-02-13: Welcome to RMO One of the fundamental challenges I faced towards the twilight years of my original stint of writing …

2018-02-12: Really enjoyed Kevin Rose’s interview with Rocksteady over on Block Zero podcast about …

2018-02-12: Obviously really looking forward to Alto’s Odyssey. Surprisingly my favourite part of the …

2018-02-12: A lot has happened in the open web since I last checked - as you’d expect. What I find curious …

2018-02-12: Online services I’m currently paying for: Service Yearly Cost Feedbin.com $20 Micro.blog …

2018-02-12: You know when you live in a large city, things happen around you and you have no idea about them, …

2018-02-11: Maybe I’m going to need to drop some hard cash for Marsedit now that I have a site again. Maybe, …

2018-02-10: Oh man, what have I been doing? 176 services I’m not using. This is going to take a long time.

2018-02-10: Finally using Deseatme to get rid of all of these blasted accounts! I’m everywhere….and using …

2018-02-10: Awake every night with the baby’s first feed. Problem I’m having is I don’t know how to go back to …

2018-02-09: Congrats to the iA team on their successful Kickstarter to bring the app to Windows. Can’t …

2018-02-09: Micro.blog Initial Thoughts Now that I’ve kicked the micro.blog tires for a few days, I can safely say a couple of things: …

2018-02-09: Currently trying to finish off Michael Chabon’s Manhood for Amateurs - bought it at my …

2018-02-08: I’m thinking about using Pollen to publish the final outputs made on RMO. In a weird way, I’m …

2018-02-08: Here’s what my home screen looks like. Trying the blank app hack to see if the lowered icons stick. …

2018-02-08: I tried reading Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, but the format didn’t click (although many of the …

2018-02-07: Internet Life It’s been a super interesting week for my internet life. After pulling away from it all for a …

2018-02-07: My knee is absolutely killing me at the moment. It’s progressively gotten worse over the last …

2018-02-07: Pinboard as Linklog As I start to rekindle my love for writing and publishing online again (I’m still trying to decide …

2018-02-07: Supply Shaving I finally got my Kickstarter backed ‘Single Edge’ razor handle from Supply today. This is actually …

2018-02-07: Apple Over the years I have bought a slew of Apple related products (for both myself and my wife). We are …

2018-02-07: Can’t help but be completely excited by the Falcon Heavy’s success (so far). I wasn’t born during …

2018-02-06: It’s that time of the year again. New Kickstarter for the Pen Addict live show. Quick …

2018-02-06: So I’ve been wanting a place to call my own for a long while now. The problem was I let the …

2018-01-26: In case anyone is wondering I’ve restarted writing. Starting very slowly and hopefully building some …

2018-01-19: Le Fabuleux Destin D'Amélie Poulin Absolutely love this print, and Max’s style in general. Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie …

2018-01-16: It’s always hard to start something new. The main question is whether or not you’ll see …

2018-01-12: Yeah second weekend in a row and it’s all about the burger 🍔

2017-12-30: About to destroy a Totoro like you wouldn’t believe!

2017-12-25: Zane’s home away from home - now all cleaned up. Maintenance work here is pretty rock solid.

2017-12-24: My Grandmother My earliest memory of my grandmother must have been when I was a little older than Zane (my eldest), …

2017-12-17: Crisp cool winter evening Dubai and my best friend and oldest son Zane

2017-12-11: Little Ryan (Rayan in Arabic) was born on the 10th of December. Zane now has a brother to torment, …

2017-11-02: Coming along just nicely I’d say. #nature #trees #garden

2017-10-28: #inktober #inktober2017

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2017-10-27: I know I’m late and likely not going to achieve 31 drawings, still this exercise has been liberating …

2017-10-21: Never seen a tree come back to life before. This one was left from the previous tenant. 1 week later …

2017-10-20: Just catching up #inktober #inktober2017 #inktober2017day16

2017-10-20: You tell em Socrates! #inktober #inktober2017 #inktober2017day15

2017-10-17: #inktober #inktober2017 #inktober2017day14

2017-10-17: #inktober #inktober2017day13 #inktober2017

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2017-10-16: I know I’m late but I’ve been moving houses and work has been pretty crazy still #inktober …

2017-10-14: And another one #inktober #inktober2017 #inktober2017day10

2017-10-14: I know I’ve missed a bunch of days but I’ll catch up soon. Here’s the first one. #inktober …

2017-10-10: Can’t wait to tuck into these - once I’ve finished meditations #marcusaurelius #stoicism …

2017-10-08: The real Rocketman! #inktober2017day8 #inktober2017 #inktober #rocketman

2017-10-07: All caught up! #inktober #inktober2017 #inktober2017day7

2017-10-06: So 5 minutes before I drew this I was like - I’m done all my ideas are gone, and then pencil hit …

2017-10-06: Bit late for this one - but will catch up shortly. #inktober #inktober2017 #inktober2017day5

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2017-10-03: No idea where these are now coming from. I’m just letting my pencil move, where it takes me I’m …

2017-10-02: Definitely didn’t start out with image in mind. #inktober2017 #inktober #inktoberday2

2017-10-02: Got off to a couple of false starts this year, but actually think I’ll follow through. Plan is to do …

2017-09-27: Love it when the fog rolls in - reminds me that winter is NEARLY here :)

2017-09-24: Stoicism Every once in a while you stumble upon an idea that resonates with you. An idea that captures your …

2017-08-09: Then and Now The truth is that I can’t help myself and keep coming back to these characters. I’ve honestly tried …

2017-08-07: Hamzi Abou Alfa At 7am, on Thursday, 27th of July 2017, one of my father’s uncles died. You see my father’s uncles …

2017-07-07: Summer reading. What’s on everyone’s list? #reading #summerlist #drawnandquarterly …

2017-07-01: Probably one of the fastest idea to complete image. #moonracket #lunarport #lunar

2017-06-30: WIP Moon Racket! It’s been a few months since I drew something fun. Sketched a bunch but no …

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2017-06-09: #dubai #atlantis checking out some fish on a Friday morning

2017-05-27: Notable part of this installation is the use of the newly minted #Philips #DubaiLamps - along with …

2017-05-26: Using the Insta part of Instagram a little more

2017-05-09: Bit of #dubai

2017-04-23: Decided I’m going to read all of my comics first before I even consider buying something new. …

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2017-04-01: How my youth was spent - some amazing works, along with some pure garbage. Will dig deeper #comics …

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2017-03-29: DXB bound for Athens after nearly …. 4 years?! Damn.

2017-03-25: #wip #affinityphoto #comics #moonracket #comicstrip

2017-03-24: Testing my rusty as hell water colouring chops. When you start at the bottom there is no place but …

2017-03-24: It’s all happening on my desk today. #watercolour #fieldnotesbrand #comics #characters …

2017-03-18: Picnics - Dubai style.

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2017-03-11: Definitely getting there. Next post will be for the inks #moonracket #drawing #comics #characters …

2017-03-10: #kitebeach

2017-03-10: #beachcanteen Dubai

2017-03-08: My first #RMO project finally has come to life. Limited to an initial print run of 50 - moo.co.uk …

2017-03-06: You don’t need very much to create. Paper, an @fieldnotesbrand pencil and the best mechanical …

2017-02-22: A great looking pin and a personalised thank you note - good mail call today @melvastype pin looks …

2017-02-15: Desk snap. Been a while since I’ve done one of these. #monoclemagazine #alphonsodunn …

2017-02-09: Hmmm cake

2017-01-21: #dubai yes you’ll find all sorts here one year after moving - every weekend

2017-01-14: When you’re much older I’ll look down at that corner of the desk with your teeth marks …

2017-01-04: My thoughts on Brexit So I honestly didn’t think that the first series that I would be writing about is Brexit. I thought …

2017-01-02: Someone REALLY didn’t want to wear the hat and poncho. #mexican

2017-01-01: Newest of photos. A collection of well worn (otherwise destroyed) toys from Zane’s collection. …

2016-12-24: Tofugu is a Japanese culture & language site. Every once in a while you stumble on something on …

2016-12-22: I’m not really in the market for a notebook sleeve (got one a couple of years ago, which works ok), …

2016-12-16: I definitely want a copy of this AuthaGraph World Map on my wall.

2016-12-11: Excellent find today - Taste of Italy. That’s the beauty of Dubai, you can live here for a …

2016-12-10: Perfect winter morning in #dubai

2016-10-26: The pencil tower - time to start taking photos around Dubai now that the weather is ok

2016-10-13: #sarajevo

2016-10-13: Bosnian Food - seriously somebody come and wheel me out #food #eat #stuffed

2016-10-11: 10 points if you can guess where I am headed to today - it begins with Sa and ends with …

2016-08-27: Dubai sun. Summer is slowly coming to an end (another month or so if we are lucky). Got to come up …

2016-08-26: You don’t see one these very often….especially in Dubai. Go @thechangeinitiative …

2016-08-24: Hmmmmmm, KEO….

2016-08-20: You don’t see one of these bad boys roaming over your head every day #dubaimall #dubaiaquarium

2016-07-29: That moment just before you demolish a plate of octopus - so great #limassol #marina #cyprus #fish …

2016-07-25: Although the food was abysmal the setting was pretty traditional #cyprus

2016-07-25: #notdubai #notdoha

2016-07-24: Love this little guy #zane

2016-07-24: Summer - in a plate #greeksalad

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2016-07-21: Breaking away from the black and white version for a bit

2016-07-07: It’s been a while since I read a paperback - the Kindle has all but removed the need for that, …

2016-06-26: Qatar Airways lounge - serious Bond villain lair aesthetics

2016-06-25: Starts You have to start somewhere. Creativity is borne oftentimes of constraint. While this is something …

2016-06-24: It’s Lego time

2016-05-19: Everything Else Enhancement Kit looks amazing. Still struggling to think whether or not I want this …

2016-05-02: Giving Up I’m not sure when it happened exactly, but somewhere along the way, I just gave up creating and …

2016-04-08: Trying something different with the inking for Moon Racket! #nocrosshatching

2016-04-04: Doodling some postcards. Who knows might run some form of competition to get these in the mail. #moo …

2016-04-04: Reason #150 for moving to #Dubai - I get to enjoy walking around a lake with the boy

2016-04-03: View from the office. It’ve been here for 3 months and the view still doesn’t get old. …

2016-04-01: I have to say that the pomodoro technique is working wonders for me and my creativity - seriously …

2016-03-26: Quick close up of the final panel - Corgan channels some Fonz….eeeehhhh

2016-03-26: What’s this you ask? More Moon Racket! Good to be back

2016-03-23: Symmetry

2016-03-23: It’s the little touches that you remember when staying at a nice hotel. Elephant towel was a …

2016-03-21: Love it when mundane objects put a smile on your face #JBR

2016-03-20: Sully approves :)

2016-03-19: Sometimes the hidden gems are found when you’re looking for something else. Ripe Night Market …

2016-01-30: The best way to experience #burjkhalifa is not from the top but looking at it from all angles.

2016-01-17: Very proud of this little guy. #muji gel ink pen with a @nockco dotdash index card.

2016-01-17: #MOE baby No not the Ministry of Environment (looking at you #Qatar) no I’m talking Mall of …

2015-12-31: View from the hotel. Goodnight people and may you all have a 2016 with more ups than downs - and may …

2015-12-20: 2016 5 months. That’s a really long time between updates. The truth is that I was creating things until …

2015-11-25: Doha International airport - so soon old friend? See you tomorrow… Arghhh my carbon footprint …

2015-10-30: Adventure in Stationary For years I’ve been exceptionally content with my choice of pen, the Muji 0.38mm gel ink pen, …

2015-09-28: I’ve not published any Moon Racket! In a while, but couldn’t help myself. …

2015-09-25: The boy’s first geek t-shirt. 1980s #Batman

2015-09-05: Panel #3 of my new series. This is going to be decidedly different to my previous series. …

2015-08-22: Hobonichi Techo 2016 It’s been a year already? The latest lineup for the Hobonichi Techo 2016 (in Japanese for now) is …

2015-08-01: Woz Character Sheet.

2015-07-30: It’s all about the Japanese stationary #midoritravelersnotebook #sailorink #midori

2015-07-24: In the most over the top Mall in Qatar. Still though liked the colours

2015-07-19: Working on tomorrow’s strip #blackandwhite #ink #inked #moonracket #webcomic #panels

2015-07-18: Super excited to finally get some #boulet - sure it’s in French but I’m not even letting …

2015-07-13: I just published the first full colour Moon Racket! strip, Taking a Minute. I’ll be getting into my …

2015-07-12: I know it’s been a while, but I’ve been working my ass off at the moment, putting finishing touches …

2015-07-12: I’m considering using colour in all future Moon Racket! Strips. This is actually the second …

2015-07-08: Latest episode of my comic strip is online (4th week in a row). Link in my profile.

2015-07-01: 6 Bullet Points I’ve been following the Greek situation with keen interest - being the country in which I grew …

2015-07-01: So we got some take out today (Briyani) and it came in these awesome glass pots (completely OTT) but …

2015-06-29: All of my used #fieldnotes #moleskinecahier #baronfigapprentice notebooks 15 so far

2015-06-27: Yay for homemade #pizza it’s been years since I attempted one - the kicker on this one, veal …

2015-06-26: One of the few landmarks in Doha - also an #Arup project #qatar #aspirezone

2015-06-23: Four Dials Recently I’ve started listening to the podcast Hello Internet - if you’ve not had a …

2015-06-22: Moon Racket! on Medium I’ve decided to use Medium as an additional platform from which I publish the new season of my …

2015-06-15: I’m super excited to announce that the first installment of my web comic (now in it’s second season) …

2015-06-15: I’m super excited to announce that the first episode of my web comic Moon Racket! (now in its …

2015-06-14: I got a bunch of Shinhan Art pens last week. I was so excited to use them that this little image …

2015-06-13: Love the colours you get in a well organised supermarket- this is #eatopiaqatar #qatar

2015-06-12: Been on a kick with these pens recently. Just trying out a bunch of options and colours - one of …

2015-06-12: Woz thinking about what he would like to stamp next #characterdesign #moonracket #characters #woz …

2015-06-11: Quick doodle to test out my new Shinhan Art pens - so good. #shinhanart #stationary #doodle …

2015-06-09: Moon Racket Website Update Ever since I ‘relaunched’ the Moon Racket! website I’ve not been particularly happy with the footer. …

2015-06-07: Hmmmmm Nutella bar #nutella #dubai #nutellabar

2015-06-06: I’m always passing this fucking teddy bear at Doha airport thought I’d finally take a …

2015-06-04: First in the series. A set of images I’m working on for the website.Reminds me of the Brady Bunch.

2015-06-03: Routine &amp; Constraint Routine is everything when you’re trying to develop and build something. To aid the routine …

2015-06-02: Not sure how the idea came about, but this is effectively Alfie’s first appearance. I needed a …

2015-06-01: One of the things that has been completely invaluable to us this first year of Zane’s life has been …

2015-05-29: Zane’s first birthday cake. It’s all about Baby Einstein #babyeinstein #birthday #cake

2015-05-29: Logo for a mystery project I’ve been working on for several months now. It’s early days still, but …

2015-05-28: Since I did Corgan, thought I’d try a new pose for Alfie as well #moonracket #comics …

2015-05-28: Practicing in the dying days of May. Unlike #Westeros winter never comes in Doha. Summer is …

2015-05-28: As a comparison to my previous post and to showcase the character’s progression I quickly whipped up …

2015-05-27: Marketing What kind of audience do I think Moon Racket! is intended for and how do I reach them? I’ve …

2015-05-26: Continuing this series of posts on the evolution of characters from Moon Racket!, this is first full …

2015-05-25: The image that started Moon Racket. The incredible part (when you consider the physical and hardware …

2015-05-22: Traditionally I’ve been a huge tinkerer of my websites. Thankfully I turned a leaf last year and …

2015-05-21: As this is a process site after all, I’ll be posting many more of these collections as I start to …

2015-05-20: Good Citizens There is much to like about Tumblr and publishing on Tumblr. There are however some constraints that …

2015-05-19: Hide and Seek

2015-05-19: Currently in inking mode on Season 2. Super excited to start publishing this soon.

2015-05-19: Inking for season 2 moving at a reasonable clip. Got tons more to do but this is actually one of the …

2015-05-18: Ephemeral Life Diaries You know what I miss? I miss daily blogging. 5 years ago, the last time I was blogging on any …

2015-05-18: The boy learning how to stand.

2015-05-07: FINALLY! #bulletjournal #notebook #leuchtturm #leuchtturm1917

2015-05-05: The inking has begun on season two. This is my favorite part of the drawing process. Where the art …

2015-05-04: The inking she has begun. Probably my favorite part of the drawing process when everything starts …

2015-04-27: A whole bunch of awesomeness came in the post today. #midorimd #midori #fieldnotes #leather …

2015-04-25: Just released, my Moon Racket! Newsletter. Subscribe at www.tinyletter.com/moonracket . Link in my …

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2015-04-23: Momentum I’ve been drawing Moon Racket for several years now. You wouldn’t know it, as I’ve …

2015-04-21: Trying something new in the run up to Season 2. Those strips are taking a long time, while these one …

2015-04-17: Coffee time!

2015-04-14: Was inspired after the binge watching. By far my favourite comic book character. Show lives up to my …

2015-04-11: It’s been a while since I’ve done some digital artwork. This is a work in progress shot of a print …

2015-04-10: And the other part of the doodle. First time I put all these characters together. #moonracket …

2015-04-10: Doodles and sketches on a Friday. #fabercastell #ink #comics #moonracket #unipin #uniball #midori …

2015-04-08: Something I’ve been working on for Zane. First piece of digital art I’ve done in a real …

2015-04-04: We’ve had the worst dust storm in #doha so it’s kinda nice seeing the car cleaned up. I …

2015-03-24: My new obsession- blue lead. Man I wish I’d discovered the joys of this simple addition to my …

2015-03-24: The #nexus pen finally arrived today. Initial thoughts. 1. The pen is much larger than I thought it …

2015-03-21: Breakfast of champions. Happy Mother’s Day, Happy No Ruz, Happy first day of spring #noruz …

2015-03-20: It’s getting much easier to draw these guys. #moonracket #inking #colour #cartoon #funnyanimal

2015-03-14: Corgan’s been through some tweaks ahead of the release of Season 2 of Moon Racket. Super …

2015-03-13: Some @pearlqatar action from earlier today

2015-03-12: Love customising my memo books. First time I do something to a Fieldnotes #fieldnotes #memobook …

2015-03-09: Best shave I’ve ever had - courtesy of my care package of @faboualfa that shaving cream is a …

2015-02-28: More pics from LA

2015-02-28: In LA for 2 days - craziest business trip ever.

2015-02-19: Amazon Comment How often do you read a comment to a review on Amazon and can’t stop laugh? This comment for …

2015-02-17: A few things about this pen holder from @clickypost : 1. The smell of the wood is incredible 2. The …

2015-02-09: These Touch markers from ShinHan Art are AMAZING. #shinhanart #markers #moonracket

2015-02-08: 10 minute sketch of Corgan to just unwind a bit last night. Inks and colours coming soon #inking …

2015-02-07: Progress Report #1 It’s been a while since I checked in on progress for Moon Racket Season 2. My original deadline for …

2015-01-27: Fog this morning was insane going to work. Never seen anything like it

2015-01-24: BWOP-BWOP!

2015-01-23: Hey I live in the gulf so you might as well get a photo of a palm tree at sunset.

2015-01-21: View of the compound clubhouse at night.

2015-01-14: I absolutely love these Oryx sculptures at the Qatar international airport. These should become mini …

2015-01-09: First sketch I’ve done of my son. First of many I’m sure - just warming up. #hobonichi …

2015-01-09: Tools used this holiday break. Was able to draw 10 strips for season 2 of Moon Racket - and have …

2015-01-06: The Wind The wind outside is howling. It’s 4am in the morning and I can’t sleep. Having a new …

2015-01-03: Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding - Khalil Gibran

2014-12-31: Distractions I’m currently on holiday, which typically means that I have enough time to consider various …

2014-12-26: Seaside views and walks in Beirut.

2014-12-25: I’ve waited a long time to finally use my hobonichi techo let the journaling begin. #journal …

2014-12-24: Can’t wait to crack this open. Great presentation. #logos #christmas

2014-12-23: I’ve eaten a lot of great burgers - you could argue that you can easily find a …

2014-12-22: Been nursing a terrible cold since the night before landing into Beirut - reading material while I …

2014-12-21: Examples of cultural heritage that is being lost in the name of bullshit residential …

2014-12-21: In Beirut for the next few weeks. Trying hard to fall back in love with the place. Three years ago …

2014-12-18: Stuff I’m working on right now. All #moonracket related. Season 2 baby. #comics #pencil …

2014-12-17: Been waiting a long time to try out these bad boys. My first foray into Gee Urban aka #jherbin

2014-12-14: Twinkles Sometimes you need to spend some time on a particular character, over and over and over …

2014-12-14: Got myself some #baronfig notebooks for Christmas. Shipped them in via #Shopandship - got some …

2014-12-13: Meet the Twinkles for me series www.moonracket.com no two expressions are the same. An exercise to …

2014-12-13: My new mobile studio. #midori notebook all the way.

2014-12-10: Received my Takumi pen. Best thing about it is this photo:(. Pen doesn’t fully meet my …

2014-12-05: Mini session while Yasmine and the boy do some shopping. Working out something’s for Moon …

2014-12-03: We didn’t originally hit it off (that’s me and this Sailor Procolor 500) but after a bit …

2014-11-27: My first Retro 51 pen - the black stealth model. #pens #retro51

2014-11-11: Inkaday #3 - More Jetpacks Because it’s clear I can’t get enough of Corgan with a Jetpack here’s a …

2014-11-10: Inkaday #2 - All the Cheese My favourite part of this exercise is sketching and inking something …

2014-11-10: Inkaday #1 - Where Am I? Inktober is over, but like I said, it was fun to do and actually pretty …

2014-11-07: Moon Racket t-shirts finally arrived. There really isn’t anything quite like creating something in …

2014-11-03: Inktober #7 - Flying High I know it’s not October anymore, but I had 2 more sketches that I managed …

2014-11-03: Getting back into Instagram. It’s all about Moon Racket www.moonracket.com

2014-10-26: Inktober #6 - Take Off This was super fun. No idea where it was going until it finished. Sometimes …

2014-10-18: Inktober #5 - Retro Signs Something a little different for today. I’m working on the logo for …

2014-10-17: Inktober #4 - Walk with purpose.

2014-10-17: Inktober #3 - Loose yourself in the music The liberating thing about this exercise is the speed with …

2014-10-15: Inktober #2 - Me and my buddies Inktober sketches continue. I’m actually trying to work my way …

2014-10-07: Inktober #1 - Eastman Sketch of the new and improved Eastman (the character formerly known as Stan).

2014-10-05: Opens Flat If you enjoyed my last couple of posts, then you’ll love my new tumblr, Opens Flat, dedicated …

2014-10-04: Where the magic happens. Everything (apart from my computer) that I use in the creation of Moon …

2014-10-02: Super excited to finally have received these in the mail yesterday. I did also have one third …

2014-09-30: Photoset: Incredible collection of photos. NatGeo 2014 Photo Contest Entries t.co/bNd2mYd1E…

2014-09-30: [gallery] Incredible collection of photos. NatGeo 2014 Photo Contest Entries

2014-09-12: [youtube www.youtube.com/watch I’d actually completely missed this trailer, but the wife and I …

2014-09-07: Podcasts When I moved to the Middle East at the start of 2010 I used to listen to podcasts usually in the …

2014-08-29: Hobonichi Planner I didn’t even know that this was a thing until recently. It’s not only a thing, …

2014-08-29: iPhone 4 Without a doubt my single most favourite piece of technology of the last 10 years has been my …

2014-08-22: [gallery] There has been a lot of internet chatter about these pencils, enough to have coloured me …

2014-08-22: [vimeo 86439745 w=500 h=281] I have been working for Arup for a combined 10 years (my 10 year …

2014-08-19: Greetings with a smile A while back (must be over 6 years ago), I remember asking Christos how things were going with his …

2014-08-19: Redesign Sometimes a design comes from behind you and actually surprises you. I knew that I wanted to have a …

2014-08-08: A Lesson It’s not every day that you get a lesson handed down to you via the internet, while …

2014-08-07: Pencils I posted this image on the Moon Racket! twitter account (you should follow the account, I talk all …

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2014-07-15: I’ve had a Pinboard account for several years now. I’ve used it reasonably diligently …

2014-07-13: [gallery] I’ve launched a campaign for the 1st edition t-shirt of my comic book series Moon …

2014-07-12: Own a part of history with the very first official T-shirt for my comic strip Moon Racket! …

2014-07-10: Typography Although many will claim that there is still a great deal of work to be done to bring the level of …

2014-06-30: Website Relaunch When I released Moon Racket! I was never happy with the website, as I felt it wasn’t a …

2014-06-06: Concerto During the last 9 months leading up to Zane’s arrival, Yasmine decided it was good necessary …

2014-06-05: Zane 1 week ago today that’s Thursday 29th of May, I arrived home and Yasmine is faffing around …

2014-05-23: Get Organised It’s the quiet before the imminent arrival of little Zane. We’ve bought all the gear, …

2014-05-19: [youtube www.youtube.com/watch For the last 2 years, I have been onsite on the Qatar National …

2014-05-19: I absolutely adore these adverts created by AMC as their markers for the upcoming Emmy awards - see …

2014-05-09: Changes There was a time in my life where I remember that I resented change. It was something that I later …

2014-05-07: The best thing to happen to Google Reader is it’s death and the creation of Feedbin. Such a …

2014-04-30: Focus and Freedom I missed this. For 10 years I’ve published to the internet through Broken Kode. These last few …

2014-04-30: Two things I take from the cast photo for the new Star Wars movie: That’s a real interesting …

2014-04-17: Process A few months after publishing the last episode of Moon Racket Season One, I’ve now finished …

2014-03-07: Panel Sizes Moon Racket started out life on my iPhone 4. It was a method for me to actually use my latest …

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2014-01-26: Season One Report Card Today marks 20 consecutive weeks that I’ve published a new episode for my online comic Moon …

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2014-01-13: Inking Tools In early 2012 I started work on my first iOS app with my cousin. The trip was long and meandering …

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2013-12-31: 2013 in Review When you reflect back on a year, the hope is always to find a number of moments that put a smile on …

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2013-12-13: Chroma Script Earlier this year I completed rewriting the script I have been working on for many years now. I …

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2013-12-03: Lettering In creating Moon Racket, it was very clear to me early on that the lettering would have to be a …

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2013-11-24: Codanauts In early 2012 I was working on an app for iOS with my cousin. The second company name we came up …

2013-11-20: Fresh Starts Earlier this year I contemplated shutting down Broken Kode, a site that has been part of the …

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2013-11-02: Weight Since I got married (nearly 3 years ago) I’ve put on around 10kg (around 1.5 stone or 22 …

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2013-10-25: Perseverance Maintaining focus with your side projects is a difficult task. Life doesn’t always give you all the …

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2013-09-15: Moon Racket, Episode 01 - Beginnings The first episode of my weekly comic strip, Moon Racket - I am …

2013-09-07: At Berts in Lagoona Mall doing a session. Writing, drawing, chilling with my Moroccan tea.

2013-09-06: At Landmark

2013-09-05: Different black pens on my desk.

2013-08-23: Look what I got for my birthday, now on my drawing table. I also got the amazing Sigma 30mm F2.8 …

2013-08-23: Muji Stationary - Sometimes the best stationary is also the most affordable. The A5 notebook, and …

2013-08-20: Bullet Journal - It’s not very often that something comes along and blows my mind. I’ve been …

2013-08-20: Type Hunting What a truly wonderful resource this website is. You could honestly spend hours looking …

2013-08-17: Finally completed the ‘Coming Soon’ page for Moon Racket (my online comic strip going live sometime …

2013-08-14: [youtube www.youtube.com/watch Grasshopper Divert I love these small incremental progress videos …

2013-08-13: The Olympic City The Olympic City is an ongoing photography project by Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit …

2013-08-13: Hyperloop We’ve been waiting a long time for Elon Musk to reveal his idea for the future of public …

2013-08-13: And then follow this up with Dieter Rams As Little Design as Possible.

2013-08-12: One of my absolute favourite artists, Hiroaki Samura draws Manji from his manga series ‘Blade …

2013-08-12: While I’m down this rabbit hole. Otomo senior (that’s Katsuhiro Otomo) is releasing an omnibus of 4 …

2013-08-12: And a short film of how Shohei Otomo goes about creating his art. The most interesting part for me …

2013-08-12: Super excited about watching this documentary which follows 5 star architects through the process of …

2013-08-11: Tinker Hatfield interview Tinker Hatfield is Nike’s vice president of design and special projects. …

2013-08-10: I hadn’t realised that Tom Gauld has a Tumblr. You really should follow him.

2013-08-10: Omega Co-Axial Chronometer Advert Possibly one of the most enchanting ‘movie’ adverts you’ll likely see. The song is …

2013-08-10: The new Instapaper web beta When the betaworks team sat down with Instapaper’s creator, Marco Arment, back in April to get a …

2013-08-10: Every One Second on the Internet Incredible visual of the volume of actions on various sites relative to each other. Every One Second …

2013-08-09: Priorities The main function of a website such as mine is for me to collect things and share them with like …

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2013-08-08: Sticker Mule Custom Stickers, Die Cut Stickers and Laptop Skins. This is all good research for future promotional …

2013-08-08: Bound Is a service that lets you create custom journals. Personally I have finally found my preferred …

2013-08-08: Shiori Is a Pinboard and Delicious OS X client. It’s free and it’s pretty amazing. There are …

2013-08-07: And here is a 10 page preview of Paul Pope’s Battling Boy on Boing Boing.

2013-08-06: The Black Beetle, Anatomy of a Font I love Nate Piekos and his Blambot website has always been a great resource of comic book fonts and …

2013-08-06: A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary While listening to the latest episode of the New Disruptors (one of the best podcasts if …

2013-08-05: In preparation for the release of my upcoming online comic ‘Moon Racket’, I’d …

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2013-08-04: I’d never heard of Ilya Birman until this weekend. Forebruary is his latest project, however any of …

2013-07-30: Absolutely love this image.

2013-07-30: Tumbling Tips - As I continue down the Tumblr rabbit hole, these tips are a good collection to start …

2013-07-30: Back So the hiatus lasted about a month. I’ve had some ideas on what I want to do with the site. …

2013-07-30: The Toyota efficiency story on Kottke, really made me smile. I remember going to a Toyota talk in …

2013-07-30: Interface Animations and Transitions In preparation of our new iOS app (hopefully to be released along with iOS7), this is a really handy …

2013-07-23: The Fifth Mode Always start with a name. A good name. We have planes, trains, automobiles and boats. What if there …

2013-07-04: Hiatus I’ve been thinking that it’s important to take a step back from the site. There is a …

2013-07-03: Jony Ive Redesigns Things I laughed so hard at some of these. Unfortunately (or fortunately) what Tumblr is best at. Jony Ive …

2013-07-03: Chris Moneymaker Several years ago when I went to Japan, Gordon would spend a great deal of any free time we had …

2013-07-03: GrabLinks While I love me some Terpstra, I typically can’t use much of the things that he creates and …

2013-07-03: I’d never heard of Limbo until today (strange since it won an Apple Award last year at WWDC). In any …

2013-07-03: Own your Digital Image Comics Image Comics is now allowing you to keep the digital copies of the comics you buy from them - about …

2013-07-02: Write under the influence Sober writers love to use fancy shit like semicolons. Nobody likes to see a semicolon. I see …

2013-07-02: The New Vertigo Comics When Karen Berger left Vertigo comics it honestly felt like the imprint was in the process of being …

2013-07-02: Sabine Pearlman’s site has a massive collection of the cross section of bullets. (via Kottke)

2013-07-01: There Was A Time There was a time in the early 2000s, before Twitter was a thing, before Facebook was open to anyone …

2013-07-01: Readers Google has officially killed off it’s Reader product. Like many others, I have been using Google …

2013-06-20: Fantagraphics Co-Publisher Kim Thompson Passes Away If you have any interest in sequential art (in all it’s forms, regardless of country …

2013-06-14: When I was a kid, I used to take my toys apart as I tried to understand what made them work. The …

2013-06-13: The Road is Long Having not had a chance to play with iOS7 (yet), I can only go on what others who have tried it are …

2013-06-06: Byword 2 The latest version of Byword was released yesterday for all devices. The most exciting addition …

2013-06-02: It's me, not you This week I learnt a very clear lesson in what appears to work on Tumblr. I ‘relaunched’ …

2013-05-31: Comparisons Coda Automotive filed for bankruptcy. Don’t feel bad, I didn’t know who they were …

2013-05-30: One of my favourite artists, Ralph Steadman is having an exhibition at the Cartoon Museum in London …

2013-05-29: D11 Schedule If you were still wondering who was the spiritual successor to Steve Jobs (no, not Tim Cook), the …

2013-05-29: Model S Display Font Nice catch on the font used in the Model S display (it’s based on Gotham). However I …

2013-05-19: 10 Minutes Per Year Fascinating post by James Allen which gives more details on how the Formula E series (debuting in …

2013-05-08: Autopilot From Musk’s twitter comment, it’s clear that any discussions relating to Autopilot …

2013-05-07: Chris Porritt While Tesla in general would probably rather forget about Henrik Fisker, the company clearly feels …

2013-05-06: Tesla refines their finance markerting They were right, so we are fixing it and, moreover, upping the ante by providing the best resale …

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2010-10-06: From my desk where I draw every morning