We now have an almost complete body after a lot of template building and routing (including some close calls with fingers)! Next up is getting the holes drilled for the bridge and tidying up around the neck pocket. From there it’ll be onto sanding, sealing and priming ready for paint! Can’t say I’m too excited at the prospect of so much sanding…
I’ve put together a little album on SmugMug to show each stage so far. Once I’ve added some more photos to the album, I’ll try and go through them all adding captions explaining each stage.
With 2019 just a day away I thought I’d round up my favourite albums of 2018!
1. Skinny Dipping – Stand Atlantic
Their debut album this year ended up being an absolute cracker! From start to finish it’s a fantastic listen and I can’t wait to go see them live in April.
2. Is This Thing Cursed? – Alkaline Trio
Yet more proof that Matt Skiba’s talents were wasted on the last blink album…
3. Love Monster – Amy Shark
A bit of a departure from the other two (although Mark Hoppus does feature on one of the songs 🤷♀️) but another great album from Australia!
Good Charlottes ‘Generation Rx‘ gets an honourable mention, it’s a pretty great album albeit with only 9 songs.
2019 should be another good year for music with the upcoming blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves albums.
Came across this fascinating blog post from Fraser Speirs who is a recently promoted head teacher at a school in the States, Fraser is making the Switch from Apple to the Chromebook (specifically, the Pixelbook) and he lays out some of the reasons why. I’ve highlighted some of my favourite points below, but I highly recommend you check out the full article here.
…although I could make a strong case that every change made to multitasking in iOS 11 worsened the experience in every way.
Bingo! I 100% agree with him here. This way of thinking seems to go completely against the usual grain if thinking in the tech/iPad user community, most people welcomed the changes made in iOS 11/12 with open arms and whilst yes, it was a step in the right direction, it definitely made a lot of stuff more difficult for me. For example, to open an app in split screen you’d simply have to select it from a list of all apps (this did need to be improved, the list made a terrible use of space) but now (and someone please correct me if I’m doing it wrong) you seem to only be able to choose from an app in the dock which is a pain in the ass!
It seems that as laptops get more tablet-y, tablets are getting more like laptops
Another spot on quote, and it was highlighted so much with this years iPads Pros. The prices are now competing with laptops (I.e. going the wrong way) and we are adding these hideous keyboard cases, basically making them a touchscreen laptop.
One other thing that hurts to say but I believe is true is this: ChromeOS is getting better faster than iOS on iPad.
I think this is an observation even the biggest Apple fans have been making recently. Apples schedule is all over the shop at the moment, not that they’ve ever been predicable, but we are now left guessing year-to-year whether we are going to get a new Mac mini or a new MacBook etc.
I think 2019 will be a very interesting year for software on the iPad, it’s like Apple has laid the groundwork with the Pro hardware in 2018 and the only thing holding it back now is iOS, which still feels like a larger version of the iPhone software.
Yesterday, the iMac turned 20 and we thought we’d dig out some of our collection and boot them up for the first time in a while.
From left to right: iMac G3 Ruby DV+, 2013 27″ iMac, iMac G4, 17″ iMac Intel Core 2 Duo.
20 years ago today, Steve introduced the world to iMac. It set Apple on a new course and forever changed the way people look at computers. pic.twitter.com/GbKno7YBHl
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) May 6, 2018
A little late this week but a new episode of ‘The Two Techies’s is out! We talk about online tracking being brought into the real world, Dropbox and it’s IPO along with some more Snapchat talk!
Geo-privacy with your smartphone, Dropbox officially files for IPO and the iPhone SE 2 could create further fragmentation.