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Graphic designer. Photographer. Mac sysadmin. Fixer of things. Maker of stuff.

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BlackFridayUK, where some retailers offer a 3-5% discount and call it a bargain.Woo. It's almost Black Friday. You know, the day after thanksgiving... oh yeah, we don't have that. Black Friday!
11/26
2014
Just went outside for a smoke. That was a bad idea without a coat. #bitnippyYup. Just replaced the system font with San Fransisco. http://t.co/6XCSbB7Tuc
11/25
2014
Yes, you can have depth in flat design, but it will look dreadful.I had two pints of beer on Saturday evening and I still feel like shit. Why?!? I think a pig shat in my brain!3 degrees, frost on the car. That's winter, that is.@SarahKSilverman That's just the way young people look these days if they're not looking at an iPhone.Simple solution to city centre diesel pollution: don't drive to the city centre. I haven't been to central Bristol for years. Not much there
11/24
2014
“@dwell: This British barn was converted into a collaborative and creative space: http://t.co/orOhp5DnyO http://t.co/L9kM7gwVRl” stunning53+ of the Best Free Image Sources for Your Next Blogpost or Update: http://t.co/CefqEErRbj http://t.co/Wy5789idze
Retweeted by Grumpy TechnicianReal life coders annoyances: when writing something in (parenthesis) ios or Word doesn’t automatically close them. Why not?!You can wash your hands, but how do you know the last person to touch that toilet door isn't a dirty bastard that didn't? Oh the humanity.If you surround yourself with negative people, be prepared to get dragged down to their level. It’s time for change.Xerox. Oh Xerox. Why do you mess me about so? I give you toner, you report none available. I replace your fuser, you report the error still.I love the way Ubuntu has the ability to work daily for weeks, then pop! Suddenly it's got a problem with the SD card reader and won't boot.
11/21
2014
So @evernote for iPad doesn't work... Just crashes on launch, every time.. Delete reinstall. Same issue. Delete!
11/20
2014
What exactly does all this council tax get spent on?@JACKfmBristol I regret buying another lotto ticket. I had it all (£2) then lost the lot. Should have bought a coffee.So if you live in Dorset or Devon, you get a radon test for free, but live in Bristol, in an area high in radon, you have to pay. Great.My (Insanely Large) List of SEO Tools & Other Useful Resources http://t.co/Tce0GTKyDT@buffer works a treat. Thanks!Towards a More Collaborative Workspace: 4 Habits Your Team Should Adopt http://t.co/Jbl15mTa0I30 Genius Packaging Ideas http://t.co/oPUSUt3Vl0 http://t.co/XX9u1MdYap
11/19
2014
Some street art in Florence Italy http://t.co/F0PHkC8cGs
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11/18
2014
Brilliant👇 "@lmalls: One for you @bricklanecoffee http://t.co/tzFm3b1Zxv"
Retweeted by Grumpy TechnicianAnd because I am a hopeless caffeine addict, that second cup has put me behind already.Ah. 9 hours in bed... feel a lot better this morning after a wipe out weekend. Shame I have to now go and do it all again. Bring the coffee.
11/17
2014
@buffer will give that a try…@buffer you would be correct in the connecting an account...
11/16
2014
It would seem that the @buffer iPad app isn't ready for any input quite yet. http://t.co/o1H645KXaf
11/15
2014
Hello weekend. I have plans for you. Don’t look so downtrodden. They’re fun plans, involving making things. You’re looking better already
11/14
2014
Found a lav at work that’s got wifi coverage. #littlethingsthatpleaseme #helpsyouthroughtheday
11/11
2014
@AnotherEscape ah! Good. I thought I’d missed it. Happy days.What! Issue 4 of @AnotherEscape is out? How did I miss this news?I was surprised to hear Guns N Roses on @BBCr4today until I realised it was my radio playing silly buggers. Normality now resumed.What Made In Bristol TV is lacking... along with content is someone who knows how to record sound.Look! A 'smart' product that reduces the functinoality of your laptop. http://t.co/wklpf6FXcU
11/10
2014
@ustwogames I'm not happy about paying for updates to something I have already paid for, 'tis all.@ustwogames correct. Clear saw sense when they charged for the iPad version of the iPhone app everyone already paid for.Good news! @ustwogames announce new monument valley levels next week. Bad news! You’ll have to pay for them. #alreadypaid
11/9
2014
So the Moto G 2014 edition, isn't 4G, but the older model was? Eh? What?@IanAMartin but.... NOTHING!
11/6
2014
Googles new material design seriously makes me think about jumping ship, but I am too tied into apple. No iMessage or FaceTime. Can't do it.I hate eBay liars that call a 1.8ghz dual core a 3.6ghz machine. It doesn't work like that, and you f*^%ing well know it."Systemd... it makes people go "weeee, my system booted in 5 sec!!!" and it makes developers go "f**k it broke this this this and this...Should have left for work by now. Running all the way... #anothercoffee
11/5
2014
I'm a bit late in starting all my Yuletide projects. These things take time and materials I have yet to source.Hmm. I don't like it when my primary external drive says that it's unreadable. Do I want to Initialize, Eject of Ignore. I want it to WORK!
11/3
2014
Mum and dad conversation. Fugazi.Oh my god… #parentsvisiting #sevendays
11/1
2014
It's Friday night! I am going home for a cup of tea and a nice sit down. #exciting #yes #very #dontcare
10/31
2014
Bacon sarnie update: @ArnolfiniArts canteen must surely be the best in the west. Bacon super crisp. Tomato relish fantastic. Hard to beat.
10/30
2014
While it is possible to run #Yosemite with 2gb of RAM, unless you're a fan of waiting, don't.
10/26
2014
Should have left for work by now, but I got delayed because of coffee. #coffee
10/22
2014
Yosemite going on the primary MacBook... TRIM Enabler 3 best do it's thing and disable that whole kext signing nonsense.Well played that man. http://t.co/ioCk1xPIPQ
Retweeted by Grumpy Technician@Gordon_Keenan BASTARDS!@Gordon_Keenan Yeah... good isn't it? Just so they can sit on the profit for a few days and earn more money out of a refund.Yep. it's still in Alpha, and there's still quite a few things wrong with it, but #EvolveOS is great.So a shop can take money from my account in a few seconds, but a refund takes '2-3 working days'. Why? Why not refund it RIGHT NOW?
10/19
2014
@Gordon_Keenan appears at the centre of the screen now, not a drop down…@Gordon_Keenan was spotlight disabled before? You might have to re-enable, and not wanting to sound like an utter plank, the search box 1/2@Gordon_Keenan don’t think so… not seen that before! Was this an upgrade or a clean install?@Gordon_Keenan but you’ll have to google that because I can’t remember it. It involves modifying launcd.@Gordon_Keenan you’ll have to elaborate on high mouse? Are you trying to turn spotlight off? There’s a terminal command to disable.@Gordon_Keenan and connecting to AD with SMB2, still broken. Weekend project is install on 3rd party SSD with TRIM. Should be fun.#yosemite. I like it. I thought I didn’t, but I like the new UI. Still full of crap I’ll not use but generally, it’s good.It's not the fist time Apple stole something and passed it off as an invention. Alfred. Spotlight. Go fish.We think our Yosemite v1.0 looks pretty good @YosemiteNPS #California http://t.co/TU4dFSzot1
Retweeted by Grumpy TechnicianI'm just going to hard reboot this f***ing thing in a moment. I've got a backup...@Gordon_Keenan How much RAM you got in the MBP's? When I was testing the Betas, the 2GB required minimum was absolutely NOT enough. 4GB fine@Gordon_Keenan But my macbook that's running Beta 6 is flying along... no rhyme/reason. Yours are probably just spotlight indexing.@Gordon_Keenan You've managed to install it? Wow. Lucky you. My iMac has had a black progress bar showing half-done for about an hour now.Woo. Grey screen. half and black progress bar. Looking slick there #YosemiteClassic "less than a minute remaining"... been there at least 20 mins now. #YosemiteProblemsInstalling 10.10 on my main machine. I know this is probably a dumb idea. Always wait for the X.1. ALWAYS. Do I learn? No.It seems that Apple finally fixed iCal (or Calendar as they call it now). Day view is more or less like it was 5 years ago. Winning!Reading #YosemiteProblems feed. Looks like I'm not missing out on anything #Leave_It_A_WeekSo, if you're on Beta 3, you need to install beta 4,5,6... then maybe I can have the full #Yosemite?And I wonder if they fixed the bug with TRIM, well, it's not a bug per se, but will break your day if you have an SSD and install #YosemiteSo Apple launched some things. I wonder if they fixed all of the broken things, like SMB2? #10.10
10/17
2014
We launched a Kickstarter to print 3 wonderful decks of cards designed by @jessicahische @anotherny & @alonzofelix. https://t.co/MClvrTZANt
Retweeted by Grumpy TechnicianAbsolutely loving trying out the #EvolveOS alpha-4. Cannot wait for this thing to go deployment ready.Hmm. 10.10 Yosemite. If you've got less than 8GB RAM, don't bother. You need 8, but will be happy with 16.
10/15
2014
Is it me, or is the Design Observer makeover something of a retrograde step?
10/14
2014
Just as I was starting to feel better, I'm get dragged back into another forced marriage with the common cold.
10/11
2014
It's quite nice being back in the darkroom, especially as I have my own personal stash of Seagul FB - although it's getting a little thin😮Student: It's a bit dark in here... Me: Yes, it is. That's why they call it a "darkroom"...Mandaponium. That's manic pandemonium.
10/8
2014
I agreed with the experts 16 times out of 20 on the @FastCompany Design Sense Quiz. Can you beat me? http://t.co/MCTaW4VaR3
10/7
2014
Dear Twitter Friends… it is happening again. http://t.co/r0l9rhK4eB #damngoodcoffee
Retweeted by Grumpy TechnicianDear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style! #damngoodcoffee
Retweeted by Grumpy TechnicianJust how does the dentist get so behind by 10am. I have to get to work... Damnit!
10/6
2014
This. http://t.co/mbwWAPbYKD
Retweeted by Grumpy Technician@paper_smiths @offscreenmag happy days. I'll be in for a copy when you're open. Missed your pop up shop, sadly.Man alive. iOS 8 on a iPad mini (1st gen) is going from a MacBook Pro with an SSD to a G3 PowerBook. Everything is just so bastard slow!
10/5
2014
@FaberBooks @HUCKmagazine The LWL book is worth the RT alone, let alone all the rest.
10/3
2014
@offscreenmag I hope @paper_smiths will be stocking your magazine, but they're not open yet. (hands sweating in anticipation though).
10/2
2014
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