Dan Counsell

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2020-11-18: How to Change App Icons on macOS Big Sur Lots of macOS icons haven’t yet been updated to fit the style of macOS Big Sur. Thankfully …

2020-11-11: Such a nice mellow album. Sounds as though it could have been recorded back in the 60’s or 70’s. 🎵 …

2020-11-03: 📚 Rereading parts of The Transformational Power of Fasting by Stepen Harrod Buhner in preperation …

2020-11-02: 📷 Have been looking out for and trying to identify more mushrooms this season. They really are …

2020-10-14: Apple Events are losing what little soul they had. They get more soulless each year. At this point, …

2020-10-02: 📷 Been waiting months for this beauty to arrive. It’s the new V1.4 model of the Decent DE1 XL. …

2020-09-26: Excellent new album. Just in time for Autumn. 🎵Matt Berry - Phantom Birds

2019-08-09: 📷 Had a nice walk though the woods with the pup this morning.

2019-08-08: 📚 I’m only 20 pages in and I already know that Calypso by David Sedaris is going to be something …

2019-08-03: Twitterrific easter eggs In the latest version of Twitterrific for iOS (6.0.4) there’s a new easter egg. It’s a …

2019-08-02: 24 years on and this is still a good album. 🎵 Elastica - Elastica

2019-08-01: 📷 Near the old racecourse in Lewes.

2019-08-01: Just started using Notion this week, and wow it’s good. It’s got a lovely minimalistic …

2019-07-02: Excellent album, have listened to it on repeat for the last few days. 🎵 Palehound - Black Friday

2019-06-30: Giving up on social media definitely helps with cutting down on the amount of time I go without …

2019-06-22: Lovely folk album from the guy that did the theme tune for the Detectorists. 🎵 Johnny Flynn – …

2019-06-22: 📷 Feels like summer is finally here.

2019-06-20: I don’t have a Facebook account. I don’t have an Instagram account. I think it might be …

2019-06-20: The Light Phone 2 looks like a a great distraction free phone. It’s not shipping just yet, but …

2019-06-20: I refuse to believe this is the process to factory reset this “smart” light bulb. 🔗 How to: Reset C …

2019-06-18: 📚 After reading The Way Home by Mark Boyle it’s massively inspired me to cut down on my use of …

2019-06-12: 📷 As the mist rolled in tonight the landscape took on a more sinister appearance.

2019-06-12: I’ve been thinking about technology and how pervasive it is of late. This article really …

2019-06-07: Another excellent album from Foxygen. 🎵 Foxygen - Seeing Other People

2019-06-04: The Apple Tag is hiding in plain sight During the Keynote Apple announced a new app, “Find My” that can locate your Mac even if …

2019-06-03: All I want from WWDC 2019 is a new Mac Pro with support for full size Nvidia GPUs.

2019-06-03: Just found this out today and now wish all text input areas on iOS supported this feature: Flick …

2019-06-01: 📚 Currently reading The Way Home: Tales from a Life Without Technology by Mark Boyle.

2019-05-31: 📷 Beautiful spring evening

2019-05-31: MacBook Pro 8-core i9 Benchmarks I’ve just upgraded from a 2.5 GHz 4-core i7 15-inch Mid 2015 MacBook Pro to a top of the line …

2019-05-29: This album has been on repeat for most of the day. 🎵 Faye Webster - Atlanta Millionaires Club

2019-05-28: Another part of the Home Network setup has arrived!

2019-05-25: Curly Quotes I’m terrible at using curly quotes, I often just use the straight double mark (Shift + ‘). Naughty …

2019-05-24: A little disappointed the new album from Morrissey is an album of covers. 🎵 Morrissey - California …

2019-05-22: The most interesting announcements at WWDC this year look like they are going to be centred around …

2019-05-21: Nice to see the new MacBook Pros getting a speed upgrade, reminds me of the good old days when Apple …

2019-05-21: The HyperDrive iPad Pro USB-C Hub looks pretty nifty, especially for those trying to use the iPad as …

2019-05-21: Home Network Progress As the house is being renovated right now and needed totally rewiring I’ve taken the …

2018-11-30: Not one to play in front of the kids. 🎵 Idles - Mother

2018-11-21: 📷 Snowy morning.

2018-11-19: I backflush the group head on my coffee machine around once a week to wash away the old coffee …

2018-11-17: This is a tune. 🎵 Crystal Castles - Not In Love ft. Robert Smith

2018-11-17: 📷 This pup is growing up so fast.

2018-11-13: Such a good tune. Such a good video. 🎵 Crumb - Locket

2018-11-13: Apparently The Wave Pictures record albums so frequently Wikipedia has problems keeping up with …

2018-11-13: 📷 Beautiful blue sky today.

2018-11-12: 📷 Cleft fencing.

2018-11-12: There is a Japanese term: Mono no aware. It means basically, the sad beauty of seeing time pass — …

2018-11-10: Handy tip for text editing on the iPad: Use two fingers to highlight and move the text selection …

2018-11-09: Such a great acid folk album. 🎵 Fresh Maggots - Fresh Maggots

2018-11-08: 🎵 CocoRosie - Lemonade

2018-11-08: 📷 Visited a local-ish salvage yard today to look for sinks.

2018-11-08: Does the Belkin USB-C Ethernet Adapter (made for the MacBook Pro) work with the new 2018 iPad Pro? I …

2018-11-06: 📷 Even though the days are getting shorter, the sunsets are still magical around here.

2018-11-06: 📷 Misty morning.

2018-11-05: 📷 Autumn is here.

2018-11-05: Such a good album to start the week with. “Damaged goods” and “Anthrax” are both standout tracks. 🎵 …

2018-11-04: 📷 Only 13 weeks old and such a good pup.

2018-11-03: 🎵 Ian Brown - First World Problems

2018-11-03: 📷 Spent this afternoon building a makeshift fire pit. Already looking forward to many more nights …

2018-11-02: 🎵 Morrissey - Back on the Chain Gang

2018-11-02: Have listened to this album fairly regularly over the past 25 years and it’s still one of my …

2018-11-02: 📷 Beautiful but cold. Feels like winter is on the way.

2018-11-01: 🎵 The Chats - Smoko

2018-11-01: 📷 A wheelbarrow full of quince.

2017-11-06: Think Before you Grow your Business When you say you run your own company people always ask how many staff you have. The higher the …

2017-10-19: Setapp Thoughts & Numbers Every so often something comes along that tries to change, or shift the way things are done. Setapp …

2017-08-31: Early Setapp Revenue Report RapidWeaver and Squash are in Setapp, and while the revenue from the service is lower than I’d like, …

2017-07-27: Employees Will Leave. Don't Panic! When I first started hiring people it was all very new and exciting. The company was finally growing …

2017-07-06: Apple Should Release Bigger iPads If Apple wants the iPad to start making serious inroads into the pro market, and I believe they do, …

2017-06-28: I Still Prefer Paid Upgrades One of the things I wish Apple would implement on the App Store is paid upgrades. Yes, I know there …

2016-08-11: The Problem with iPad and why it's not a Mac Replacement The problem with the iPad is both hardware and software related. Anything work related you can do on …

2016-08-06: 3 Things Every Business Owner Should Know As a small business owner I’ve learnt a lot over the years. Some of the best things I’ve …

2016-03-11: A Wish List for the Mac App Store The Mac App Store may seem like the best option for indie developers, but it’s not. I remember when …

2015-08-07: Removing Distractions: Part 2 Late last year I was inspired to try and get back some focus and clarity in my life. I wrote an …

2015-08-07: Choosing the Right Pricing Model for Your App Choosing the right pricing model for an app is simple… pick anything other than freemium. Make your …

2015-05-07: Product Revenue Snapshot There’s been a fair amount of talk lately about whether it’s still sustainable to be an …

2015-01-29: Build a Great App but Don't Forget about Marketing Whatever type of product you decide to build, you need to make sure it’s something you’re interested …

2015-01-12: Removing Distractions: Part 1 A while ago I read an article on living a year with a distraction-free iPhone. I laughed when I read …

2015-01-02: The Benefits of Selling Software outside the Mac App Store When you get swept along in the shininess of the App Store it’s easy to forget that you no longer …

2014-08-27: Do you Suffer from Post Launch Depression? It’s Thursday evening, I’m feeling nervous, almost sick. I’m pacing around the kitchen staring …

2014-08-19: Are You Building an App or a Business? Running any kind of business is hard, and making a living from apps is no different. A commonly …

2014-07-22: Advice on Building a Press List It surprises me how many companies don’t keep a press list (also known as a media list). It’s …

2014-07-02: How to Produce an App Promo Video Planning and filming a promo video for an app is hard work; it’s an art form in it’s own right. If …