Going MacBook

Over the last 18 months or so iPad Pro 12.9 has mostly been my primary computing device both at the day job as well as at home. Early this year in the day job, I requested for a replacement to my work notebook - Lenovo X460 and I was issued with a large HP notebook with a humongous screen. Whilst it came loaded with Windows 10 touch screen and has mostly been okay for the work I do, I always found it is too big and heavier to carry around than the Lenovo I had. Even the keyboard not as good as the Lenovo. This also resulted my increased usage of iPad in the day job. With all this, I also purchased a lovely little MacBook 12" towards the end of last year, as a replacement device to my MacBook Air mid-2011. Truth must be told - I've hardly been using my shiny new MacBook though. I realized the rare usage of MacBook has been a direct result of been used to and comfortable with iPad over the years, since iPad 9.7. There a few other reasons for my hands mostly been going to iPad, like, fast & easy powering up & being able access apps, my growing habit of note taking using Apple Pencil and somewhat easiness of lugging around, though it is actually little larger than the MacBook. That's being said, with Apple Smart Keyboard cover I had started to give problems, I had to attach the Logitech keyboard to iPad and as a result the whole iPad kit became too bulky and heavy, which made carrying around harder. So, I thought it's time to review my main personal computing device.

There is a belief that 1st of the year or month is a good way to kick off a new beginning or a habit. Though I am not a huge believer of such things, this time around I am thinking of giving it a go and start using this MacBook 1 for most of my personal computing tasks, whilst I keep iPad Pro exclusively for Note taking and perhaps emails and task management. So, here I go on June 1st, 2018…

  1. Yes, I am typing this post on that

The MC

The wife out performed her maiden MC role at a prestigious annual event in her organisation this morning. I was fortunate to being able to watch the proceedings on a live broadcast, sitting in the lounge at one the company buildings off HQ.She wasn't just the MC of the event, but also seemed the chief organizer , ensuring the order of the agenda, Q&A and not to mention making arrangements for a live broadcast for overseas colleagues to participate.From the accolades she has received after the event, I have to say I'm very pleased and proud of her.20180523_090411.jpg

The Psychology That Makes Japanese Trains Work

(www.citylab.com)
The nation’s remarkable rail system succeeds because of some subtle behavioral tricks.

Journey Starts

(emiratesmac.org)
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

(hbr.org)

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.