On being on the computer

There’s a kind of a revelation moment that hits you when you suddenly realise that you experience the world in quite a different way to other people. Where you see things from their perspective just for a moment, and something that was baffling to you suddenly...

A different kind of success

One of the great things about being a researcher for a living is that simply ‘finding things out’ is the successful conclusion of an experiment. If I attempt something, and it’s a complete failure, then I have found out that it didn’t work, and...

First official day of Spring

Another quick video using iMovie on the iPad – this time with a few of the more advanced features (not that the video itself is any more sophisticated than before, particularly). I think this is something I’ll probably get better at with time. But...

The iPad experiment – day 2

So I messed around with the iPad some more. I recorded things and I blogged. I also did a bit of editing. Here’s a link to a video of the class I gave to my Music Programming students today – recorded on a Flip camera, and edited on the iPad. It’s...

The iPad experiment – day 1

Halfway through my first day using the iPad as my sole computer and seeing how that affects what I do and how I do it. Right now, I’m typing on the screen rather than using the Bluetooth keyboard, which is not ideal, but not a problem particularly. I was...

The iPad office

I’m toying with the idea of trying to do the work I do using only the iPad and an external keyboard. From the point of view of portability and convenience, it would be worth attempting. There are a few workarounds I’ll have to adopt and I’m sure...