Journey Starts

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Since I moved to Dubai in October 1991,my personal computing have always been on Windows PCs. Starting with Compaq desktop with Windows 3.1 OS, I have had all sorts of desktops and a couple of laptops all the way up to Windows XP. I still recall those early

I have always been wanting to document about the start of my journey into Apple world and finally, here I'm. In writing this blog post, it took me two decades back when I got my hands on a computer for the very first time in life. It brought back memories to cherish.

Beautiful

I've been posting and exploring on this 10Cv5 quite a bit since I signed in last night. Though I did not have time this morning to post anything, no sooner I got back home I started posting. Haven't even bothered to check m.b time line.

I believe, it's all about the aesthetics. Look and feel is important as much as the functionality. At least for me. Then there's simplicity and ease of use, of course.

I am really hoping my inspiration and motivation to come and post here consistently will contiued to be so. Because, 10Cv5 is beautiful!

MacBook

OK. Before hit the bed, logged on from MacBook. Looked like though I had logged on earlier from MBA, it did not remember my log-in credentials on the browser. When tried logging in, first instance, it gave me a message to say "Could not log in" . It took a few minutes for me to figure out, I had omitted one letter in my email address in the log in field. I'd thought, why didn't it just say something like 'incorrect email address' ….?

Couch Post

Posting from the sitting in the couch at home, on iPad Pro portrait mode and using onscreen keyboard. Here the post window is clearly displayed and visible on the screen. Am actually using the onscreen keyboard first time for a long time. In fact, cannot recall the last time I used portrait orientation. I’ve been using the iPad either a keyboard or Apple Pencil. Even with the pencil, I tend to use it in landscape orientation.

Let's blog post from smartphone

Yep, you read it right. Here's a brief blog post from my Android smartphone sitting in the couch at home. Am still unsure whether 10Cv5 is primarily for mobile devices or not. Either way it looks great. On smartphone though, when the the G Board keyboard pops out it covers almost half of the post window. It's not a deal breaker, no. Perhaps that's way it ought to be. The other thing is I'm not sure whether geotags are visible along with the blog posts on the site. Then what about the character limits? I don't think there's one and that's a good thing.

https://hbr.org/2017/09/sgc-what-really-makes-mindfulness-work

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Mindfulness has become the corporate fad du jour, a practice widely touted as a fast-track to better leadership. But not all the benefits laid at its feet actually belong there. Research and analysis has revealed a complicated relationship between mindfulness to executive performance–one that highlights the role of emotional intelligence as the mechanism that makes mindfulness work. That’s important for leaders to understand as they seek to develop in their careers, because it reveals other approaches and tools they can use to grow as well. By focusing on mindfulness-as-corporate-fad, leaders run the risk of missing other opportunities to develop their critical emotional skills.

Another First...

What we've been longing for is finally here - 10Cv5. The latest innovation from Jason. This is my 1st blog post here. Am so pleased for being able to get this early access to play with it. Right now I'm on Safari on my MBA. I like the pure white, clean UI. Looks nice & simple - exactly I've been looking forward to really. Nice!

Out with Stephie

Out in the mall with the daughter. So far we've been to
. Apple Store
. Bershka
. Seattle's best coffee

Here's what's she's up to right now

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Revision Time

I’m sitting with iPad in my favorite spot at home - on the big sofa and typing this up, while I see Stephie is seated in her favorite study corner at home doing revision for her uni exams in May. I quickly captured this photo without her knowing 006345CA-A5FB-4E93-A335-A34E99BCEB3D.jpeg 7EA9EC4A-984F-4784-AFE0-BC28F1149E77.jpeg