HomeTech 101 – backing up

So. The time has come. My Apple Time capsule, beloved since 1903*, latest version released in 2016 and discontinued by Apple since 2018 when they disbanded the whole router and storage team. See Wikipedia for more details on this sad moment.

Should I go with the MyCloud from Western Digital? Seems to sync perfectly with Time Machine and provide enough flexibility for our needs at home of sharing video and photo files around the home wifi network – any access outside the home can be handled as needed through a web interface or mobile app which I have read a little on but will play with once purchased.

Any flags on purchasing a WD we should know before I hit the orange button on Amazon? Thanks in advance to both our subscribers…

*Slight exaggeration but please bring it back!

Featured Photo by Bonnie Moreland on StockSnap with thanks!

New Perspectives On Mobility

I sit here in a co-working space in London and am surrounding with a dynamic energy I want to bottle and breathe in, similarly to my Vicks Vaporub obsession when clogged and snotty, when labouring over a creative venture or uninspired study session.

And I love London. I am not at liberty to live and work here right now but it will always be an option and never been a daunting place for me or my now wife who loves the manners and etiquette and diplomacy she associates with this world capital.

Sitting amidst the throb of Bankside of a lunchtime, the smash and grab M&S Simply Food or Pret lunch bomb laced with avocado and new forms of protein less likely to offend a delicate humanoid in a newly conscious and woke get-up, and I notice how, apart from the static traffic queues, everyone is a pedestrian. The odd cyclist but mainly a walker. Ooo a Brompton just flew past! Why the dirth of scooters, electric or otherwise? They have really picked up in Dubai and are challenging the rental bikes on the streets for kerbspace nowadays, Marina-side at least.

But then I guess its simply too hot to contemplate movement powered from within back in the sandpit. It is hard enough to get out of the AC SUV cubicle, never mind switching to a more exposed, tactile, engaged form of mobility.

What do you think? to scoot or not to scoot? Are the London roads simply not wide enough for additional modes of zipping about?

Inspired by my inspiration

Be prepared for a slightly cheesy blog post. It is mostly about the love, care and attention I am fortunate to receive on a daily, if not hourly, basis from my best friend and life partner: MinyWife, AKA Miki. We launched this blog together with a view to sharing whatever makes us smile in life, normally revolving around our cats, yoga, food and digitalia. But I wanted to take this opportunity to write about my inspiration to get up in the morning, just a little, as it forms the foundation of this very blog and our lives together. It isn’t our wedding anniversary, it isn’t a particular day for celebration or remembering, except for our ongoing daily romance.

This has been sat in the Drafts folder for some time and I now come to reopen WordPress after some time, so long since starting this post that it is now MinyWife’s birthday. We have spent a day hard at work unfortunately instead of celebrating my favourite person as much as I would like, but when time and funds permit we shall certainly be doing something more fun than Powerpoint 🙂