Zero Distraction / An Anthology of Examined Nerdy Things

Rethinking watchOS Apps

A majority of my interactions with Apple Watch are related to notifications. Siri should be the one app you need for most of the tasks you want to perform, but to realize that, Siri needs to get better; fast.

Read Post / December 3, 2017

The Mac Pro Is Not Dead

A lot of professionals and power users that love the Mac Pro, yours truly included, have been incredibly disappointed and distressed at its lack of updates since the 2013 “trash can” redesign. Scratch that. Mac Pro users are frothing at the mouth and have been screaming for the last three and half years for substantial hardware updates. On The Impromptu podcast, which I co-host with Michael Norton, we talked about it at length, just days before John Gruber on Daring Fireball reported that Apple has big plans for the product. Apple has finally acknowledged to the public that their initial compact design was flawed and did not serve enough of its customer’s needs.

Read Post / April 9, 2017

Where Have You Been?

If you’re putting cream and sugar in your coffee, not only are you doing it wrong, what you’re drinking is not coffee. I’ll elucidate on why this is the case in a moment. Vancouver is known for many things–its delicious and diverse array of foods from a virtual cornucopia of cultures, gorgeous sea-side cycling and […]

Read Post / January 18, 2016

Podcasting: Pitfalls And Lessons Learned

One of the things I treasure about podcasts, other than listening, performing, and producing them, is the tremendous community of amazing people surrounding the medium. I’ve cultivated great friendships with individuals who were complete strangers just a few short years ago. I’ve heard from others that they too share similar experiences. It’s been highly educational […]

Read Post / October 13, 2015