Chris laying it down. #layingitdown #guitar #intuneaudio
After waiting a few weeks I was finally granted access to the Mailbox App for iOS. A few friends had been talking about it on Twitter and I was looking forward to taking it for a spin. Here are my initial thoughts.
Things I like:
I like the swiping actions. They’re intuitive, easily memorized and allow you to go through your inbox very quickly.
It’s fast and responsive. When you swipe there doesn’t seem to be any lag. It slides right away with your finger and seems to finish the task immediately.
It’s simple. No unecesary bells and whistles. It’s designed to help you clear your inbox and that’s exactly what it does
What I Don’t Like (Really only 1 thing)
I wish it integrated better with my existing gmail labels. You can only assign labels as lists in the app. You can create new lists/labels, which is what I’ve done.
I don’t use my email for keeping track of tasks. So having the same email in my inbox again at a later time is just more inbox clutter for me. I have trained myself to keep a dedicated to do list. Once I enter any tasks from emails onto my list I clear it from my inbox.
However I do store emails for keeping information. I am neurotic and have a detailed label system that I use in Gmail. I keep labels for all my active projects and archive them inside a nested folder when no longer active.
So what I’ve done for now is create a list for email that still need to be filed. Then when I’m at my desktop I can go through that label and file emails properly.
Making a Strat
Don’t feel like carrying extra guitars to rehearsal so I’ve got to pick one. Don’t think I can lose either way. :-)
I shouldn’t ever have my picture taken. Cause it always comes out creepy like this.
There’s something exciting about starting a new pad of paper. #endlessPossibility
In honour of the 2nd birthday of our 3rd kid here is a photo of him when he was a few weeks old. Look carefully.
What I’ll be working on for the next half hour. Dohnanyi. My favorite hand exercises. Anyone who thinks that looks easy, go and play it on a piano hands together, hold those whole notes properly and play it smooth and even. Oh and do it in every major and minor key.