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May 29, 2024: Android's Answer to AirTags is here. Time to switch! Wait, there’s another competitor. Who would have believed that Tile would pull such a card from its sleeve? If you go to the AirTag page on …

May 27, 2024: 🧰 I’ve been putting this off for a while, so I decided to stop and organize the information I share about all the tools I use. Even though there …

May 26, 2024: 🤯 My last week according to Voicenotes #AI. Yes, it got everything right. Based on my notes, of course.

May 24, 2024: A modern note-taking app that gets to the point | #Voicenotes What if you could take all your notes using only your voice? What if AI could transcribe your voice notes, find any information, and even help you …

May 23, 2024: New #Evernote Tasks: May 2024 walkthrough. Evernote Tasks has a new design and new features. So, let’s talk about them.

May 23, 2024: SKYlett.

May 21, 2024: Introduction to #Scrintal (how-to). On Scrintal, our notes and their connections are all in one place, where you can view or work on them. And there are plenty of features, like tags, …

May 18, 2024: Modern travel is weird. Half of my backpack has clothes. The other half has filming gear and dongles. A bunch of them. Thank you, Apple. At least, everything I travel with is …

May 18, 2024: No check-in, boarding or any other lines to wait in. Not even security check. Super quick boarding and deboarding. There is a lot of lag space, even …

May 16, 2024: What if organizing has become a waste of time? It has been a few years since I started thinking about how useful organizing actually is. Every time I see something like the AI automations for Gmail …

May 13, 2024: We now live in a world where knives can't have blades. I consider myself to be an optimist, but sometimes humanity makes me question the bright future I see ahead of us. When I saw the logo on that …

May 11, 2024: Hello #Spring 2024

May 10, 2024: On how #Bookmarks became the backbone of my #Obsidian system. I recently made an adjustment to the system I use on Obsidian to collect ideas and follow-up with my creator work. Bookmarks are now playing the main …

May 8, 2024: I’m learning #Scrintal by building a Scrintal board, which I’ll be using to produce a video to teach you Scrintal. This is so meta 🙃

May 7, 2024: 🤔 In summary, the new #iPads are even more powerful than my #MacBook Air M1, but the #iPadOS is still the same, making them lag behind.

May 7, 2024: Customizing #Evernote is a must-have option because everyone uses it differently. Every so often, I get the impression that Bending Spoons is following some of the same problematic routes that have already been attempted before …

May 6, 2024: Hey #Evernote, please allow us to personalize the new Home. Today’s video is an experiment. I always liked the chronology vibe of a vlog, and I wanted to add it to my channel. But instead of my daily …

May 4, 2024: 💚 I just finished moving all my tasks back to #Evernote. The new notebook tab is even better than I had expected. I’m keeping notebooks with …

May 3, 2024: 📝 New #Evernote Home for mobile. Did I like it? Well, I have some suggestions. The Evernote mobile apps for Android and iOS have changed a lot over time. But one thing all the versions have in common is the struggle to strike a …

May 3, 2024: I didn’t know #Fallout was a game, but the more I watched it, the more I realized that the story was part of a bigger universe. I thought it was …

May 2, 2024: VCP 5 - #Substack: is the honeymoon over? If someone is following you on Substack, there is no email address, and if you want to switch services, you won’t be able to take the followers with …

May 2, 2024: Now that I have access to the new #Evernote Home on my Android, there are many details I’m not happy with. A video about it is coming up …

May 1, 2024: I just finished recording the next podcast episode about why I’m leaving #Substack and how ironic it is that #Ghost is opening up by adopting …

Apr 30, 2024: I’ve been playing with #Scrintal for a few weeks, and when trying to learn more about the company, I came across the article below. I believe …

Apr 29, 2024: I am not sure if people are fully aware of the impact of Flipboard’s initiative to federate its content. The #Fediverse was completely unknown …

Apr 29, 2024: I am happy with the recent modifications made to #Evernote’s shared menu. It is now much clearer to the user what happens when creating a shared …

Apr 28, 2024: I use #Evernote, #Obsidian, and others. Why isn't one app good enough? Not all applications in my Toolbox are incorporated into my personal workflows. There are two groups of apps in my Toolbox. First, there are the ones …

Apr 28, 2024: There’s a tech adventure I’ve been thinking a lot about recently and wish to embark on sooner than later. It is something I would love to …

Apr 28, 2024: If, like me, you’re wondering why #Threads is adopting the #ActivityPub protocol and joining the #Fediverse, I suggest watching or listening to …

Apr 27, 2024: Are you seeing this? 👀 Yesterday, I started the migration process to move my followers from #Mastodon to the #fediverse account that I’ll be …

Apr 26, 2024: 📝 Time to say goodbye to #Substack. The whole point of having a newsletter is to control the distribution of content. I don’t know when this started, but I’m almost certain it wasn’t …

Apr 25, 2024: 🌺 It’s the 50th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution in #Portugal. Democracy and freedom in all their manifestations are values that should …

Apr 24, 2024: Heads up. I’m doing some experiments here and for the next few days (possibly weeks), I’ll be reading and replying to #Fediverse posts …

Apr 24, 2024: 🌞 Good morning from Porto. Just got access to #Evernote’s new Import menu. Time to have some fun!

Apr 23, 2024: 📝 I had to go back to #Evernote Tasks. I was pretty happy with my system running on Google Tasks, but there are so many new things happening to Evernote Tasks that I had to go back. Not too …

Apr 23, 2024: As an increasing number of businesses and organizations adopt the ActivityPub protocol, it will gain momentum and eventually reach a point where there …

Apr 22, 2024: Yesterday, my neighbor told my wife that her son came across one of my videos on YouTube and was surprised to find out that the person next door was a …

Apr 21, 2024: 📝 I have more thoughts on the latest Evernote update. A couple of days ago, I shared my initial thoughts on the new features in version 10.85.4, but there’s more to show you. Let’s start …

Apr 20, 2024: 📺 How to customize the Tiny Theme Archive page on Micro.blog In a recent episode of my podcast, I told Manton, the creator of Micro.blog, that I would prefer if the blog categories on the Archive page were …

Apr 19, 2024: When I shared my wishlist with @manton@manton.org, I wasn’t expecting a solution this quick. Thank you, @otaviocc@social.lol, for sending me the …

Apr 18, 2024: VCP 4 - Building a central hub to help you share your thoughts and ideas (with: Manton Reece) Manton Reece, the creator of Micro.blog, talks about the journey that led him to build a platform that enables users to apply the IndieWeb principle …

Apr 18, 2024: When someone asks me what the hardest part of my creator job is, I tell them right away: “titles”. Article titles and video titles. …

Apr 17, 2024: Early today, I had a wonderful conversation with @manton@manton.org about #Microblog, #IndieWeb, and #ActivityPub. It will be released in a couple of …

Apr 16, 2024: ✅ It looks like Bending Spoons goal is to check all the boxes on the long wishlist #Evernote users have created over the years. We’ll soon be …

Apr 16, 2024: I usually create an email for each service I subscribe to. That’s how I know that the fake #McAFee invoices I’ve been getting are from an …

Apr 15, 2024: When I began my Micro.blog journey, I was convinced that cross-posting was a bad idea. I’m thrilled to say that some of the features I’ve …

Apr 12, 2024: VCP 3 - Rambling about Evernote's new mobile Home I have no doubt that the proposed new Evernote Home will improve the app’s agility, but is that a good reason to ignore all those who have been …

Apr 9, 2024: VCP 2 - Google being Google I have decided to start the podcast, but we have to talk about Google being Google. There is a situation with Google Music and YouTube that I still …

Apr 7, 2024: The first time I used an e-Ink screen device to write an article. I’m torn. Part of me wants to make this work because that screen is so good, but at the same time, the writing experience is not as convenient as …

Apr 1, 2024: 📷 First note on my #Supernote. It doesn’t feel exactly like paper because, well, it’s not paper. But wow, the friction is similar to writing with a harder pencil, and …

Apr 1, 2024: VCP 1 - I don't think I have time for this right now. I needed an audio file to test Microblog’s podcast feature, and here I am. So, please let me know what you think about this idea. Related …

Mar 30, 2024: 📝 A Supernote is expected to arrive at my office on Monday. Some people keep journals, I jot notes down multiple times a day. Together, they form a digital timeline I’ve been crafting since 1999, when I …

Mar 26, 2024: Two Web Clipper solutions I use to send information to Obsidian. Collecting information is an important part of my learning process, but Obsidian doesn’t have something as powerful as the Evernote Web Clipper. To …

Mar 24, 2024: Focusing on content creation. As you may already be aware, I am passionate about learning and sharing what I have learned. What you may not know is how much work that is. It takes …

Mar 23, 2024: The new Obsidian Canvas is another step in the right direction. A couple of years ago, I tried Obsidian Canvas and was drawn to its simplicity and potential. Nonetheless, it had never been incorporated into my …

Mar 19, 2024: The best productivity and organization books in my library (not what you think) People often ask me for book recommendations on topics such as productivity and organization, but I can never think of anything to suggest. Instead, I …

Mar 17, 2024: Is Evernote becoming an everything app? There are many changes coming to Evernote. I don’t see any problem with the app becoming more feature-rich, but I do have concerns about how it is …

Mar 12, 2024: 📷 677 pages to go... …but every journey starts with the first step, right? Are you looking for inspiration for your next literary adventure? Check my library to see …

Mar 12, 2024: Warning! There's a swell of YouTube Shorts coming your way. I’m currently putting together a script for a long video explaining how I manage information, with examples of how it works on Evernote and …

Mar 8, 2024: Evernote will have a Files folder! Wow! Yesterday, Federico Simionato, the product lead at Evernote, posted a tweet that completely blew my mind. It was an image showing a new Files section …

Mar 5, 2024: What was the Local Notes feature on Evernote? Before the release of Evernote 10, it was possible to set a group of notes to remain unsynchronized with the Evernote servers. The Local Notes as they …

Mar 4, 2024: Stay tuned. I just had a great conversation with Federico about #Evernote's new phase. Did you notice that Federico Simionato, product lead at Evernote, has been tweeting non-stop about new features in development and some ideas for the …

Feb 28, 2024: I knew this day was coming. My studio is between two other offices that were the only ones empty on my floor. They’ve been vacant for the last 3 years, so it was only a …

Feb 27, 2024: Google Tasks is just too convenient not to use I had already moved my Evernote tasks to Obsidian with the help of the Tasks plugin, but I found out that Google Tasks was a better fit for my needs. …

Feb 27, 2024: Finding my perfect match: #Evernote or #Obsidian? After all the content I’ve published about Evernote, I’m sure many of you are wondering why the most recent shift towards Obsidian. The …

Feb 25, 2024: Thank you to all 5K of you! 🎉 A few days ago, my YouTube channel reached a milestone of 5K subscribers. That would never be possible without you. Thank you so much! My first …

Feb 23, 2024: Heads up! Evernote Legacy is no more. Are you still using Evernote legacy? I suggest you read this post on Evernote’s blog because all versions before 10 on macOS, Windows, and …

Feb 21, 2024: mental detour The other day, the YouTube algorithm led me into a rabbit hole about devices where we can only do one thing: type. Most of them have a small screen …

Feb 20, 2024: It took me some time, but I was able to create a system that automatically backs up my #blog articles and short posts (including this one!) on …

Feb 20, 2024: 🎁 My #birthday is in about a week, and you can give me a gift for free. If you like the experiments and experiences I share on my #YouTube channel, …

Feb 19, 2024: Good morning. I’m just posting this to screen capture it for a video I’m working on about Obsidian as my hub to publish content online. …

Feb 18, 2024: After a lot of digital archeology using the Way Back Machine, I found the first episode of my first podcast, published on May 10, 2005 😮. It was my …

Feb 16, 2024: After importing notes from #Evernote into #Obsidian, the typed portion of the notes will be placed in a folder, while the images and other files will …

Feb 14, 2024: I switched to Google Tasks I’ve recently switched to Google Tasks, and there are a few clues as to why in this article. But detailed information is coming soon. I’m …

Feb 11, 2024: How the Vision Pro caught my attention despite my skepticism It looks like Apple did it again! No, I haven’t purchased one and do not intend to do so anytime soon, but this is the first device of this type I …

Feb 8, 2024: He was very close to locking himself out of Evernote This is the story of how I helped him save his notes Evernote, like many other companies, lets us use two-factor authentication. This means that, once …

Feb 1, 2024: Will I be able to automatically save my Android photos to Apple Photos? Even though I adore Google Photos and the endless slideshows on the Google displays I have at home and work, I wouldn’t entrust my memories to …

Jan 29, 2024: Have I landed on a highway? Yesterday’s landing, deboarding, and departure from the Madeira airport were all pretty much the same as the many other airports I’ve been …

Jan 22, 2024: Why choose Evernote instead? Being good at something doesn’t mean it’s easy or that everyone will be able to do it. After helping clients for more than a decade, I can …

Jan 21, 2024: Plugins might be the missing link for Evernote’s success Over the years, I’ve heard CEOs say it’s tough to change things or add new features because we all use Evernote differently. In my opinion, Ian Small, …

Jan 20, 2024: This makes no sense at all I woke up this morning thinking about my post from yesterday. How absurd is it that we must rely on the Internet Archive to find out what we have …

Jan 19, 2024: Social media is destroying our personal history I often talk about how starting a YouTube channel meant the end of my podcast, but yesterday, while jogging, I realized that something similar had …

Jan 15, 2024: Goodbye, Maccast The news is from December 2023, but I’m still processing it. It is, honestly, more likely that I am in denial. The Maccast was the very first podcast …

Jan 12, 2024: The Large Action Model (LAM) running on #Rabbit OS is a fascinating use of #AI. But, if I’m being honest, I was really attracted by the retro …

Jan 11, 2024: Heads up! Starting with this post, I’m going to add a little mess to my online presence for a while. I’m trying out #Microblog’s …

Jan 11, 2024: There’s no such thing as the perfect App or a magical template Don’t get sucked into the online drama about productivity. Unfortunately, it’s not an App or other people’s methodology that will help you. This is …

Jan 7, 2024: Isn't it nice when technology makes things simpler? As I mentioned in yesterday’s article, there are still certain steps to take before I have Micro.blog set up the way I intend it to be. This is …

Jan 6, 2024: What inspired me to move from Obsidian Publish to Microblog? TL;DR: a gateway to a thriving online presence What if I told you there is a tool that can replace your blog, website, newsletter, podcast, bookshelf, …

Jan 3, 2024: Obsidian's new editor is a big step in the right direction As a user, I enjoy Markdown. However, as an instructor, I almost hate it. Most of my clients find it challenging to understand and use, especially in …

Jan 1, 2024: The first book of 2024 I still prefer #eBooks and my #Kindle for a multitude of reasons, but #bookstores and used bookstores are still the kings of discoverability. I found …

Dec 31, 2023: Will 2024 be my first year without Evernote? I think it’s fair to say that everyone was a bit astonished when the news broke on the third day of 2023. Bending Spoons, a company barely …

Dec 28, 2023: L'arbre des 3 Frontières Thanks to the Schengen Agreement, I started my day in Luxembourg, visited France for a while, and then had lunch in Germany. The fact that anyone in …

Dec 27, 2023: My travel coffee kit The AeroPress is part of a small kit 🫣 I always travel with to be able to brew my own coffee every day.

Dec 25, 2023: Back to the Source Weaving the Web by Tim Berners-Lee To give you a sense of how long ago I read the book Weaving the Web, I still had a Walkman lying around, and since …

Dec 23, 2023: Future-proofing my online presence My thoughts and opinions on ActivityPub and the Fediverse are numerous, and I am already working on an article to share them with you. For this one, …

Dec 18, 2023: Technology is neither good nor bad... It’s all about how we use it The year is 2012, and I brought a real camera to the Evernote Conference to make sure I would end up with good …

Aug 12, 2023: What went wrong with Evernote? How did we get here? I expect negative comments on every video or article I publish about Evernote now. Sadly, talking about it makes me feel anxious. I don’t think …

Aug 6, 2023: Building your brand out of a domain name TL;DR: Social media is a great space to become known, create authority, and grow your audience, but you need a home base that is yours. Buy a domain, …

Jul 28, 2023: This is the story of how I fixed a Disk II drive It may sound crazy, but there was a time when Apple computers and accessories could be repaired by the user. This is a story about how I fixed a Disk …

Jul 13, 2023: I cleaned the green phosphor monitor and repaired the crack Cleaning and repairing a frame crack took a lot of time, but I’m happy with the result. I also closely inspected the capacitors and …

Jul 12, 2023: The green phosphor monitor just arrived This was only a quick first test to make sure it was working. Now, there’s a lot of cleaning and a small crack to fix, but I already love that …

Jul 9, 2023: Cleaning the Apple IIe This Apple IIe arrived pretty dead, and even though I don’t have any training in electronics, soldering, or any of the many other skills, I …

Jul 2, 2023: Without experiencing the unknown variables, it’s impossible to organize efficiently The best way to organize things, whether they’re physical or digital, is to accept the mess for a while. That’s why my strategy for organizing …

Jun 25, 2023: ADTPro tutorial and how I fixed the 'transfer aborted' problem Back in the 70s and 80s, software was also sold on cassettes because files could be transferred to computers using sounds. It was a pretty ingenious …

Jun 16, 2023: Generations After helping me fix the issue with the ROM chips a few weeks ago, my son got to play Gremlins on the Apple IIe.

Jun 15, 2023: Is your computer truly yours? It is remarkable how contemporary technology is built around the loss of control over our devices. In contrast, the Apple IIe, which is considerably …

Jun 12, 2023: The Disk II arrived The case and cable were filthy, and the rubber feet were super sticky, as if they were melting constantly. I cleaned the case and cable with isopropyl …

Jun 5, 2023: Apple II 5.25 floppy disks specifications Although 5.25 floppy disks are still available for purchase, there are different specifications, and not all of them work with the Disk II drive. For …

Jun 4, 2023: How to use both sides of a floppy on a Apple Drive II The Apple Disk II drive is capable of reading only one side of a floppy disc. To use the other side of a Double Side (DS) disk, you need to flip it …

May 28, 2023: Understanding the Apple IIe keyboard mechanism It took me a while to understand the key mechanism because it was different from the one shown in the first video I watched about this topic. Anyway, …

Apr 28, 2023: A thoughtful gift for my father. Before smartphones, my father would always have a pen and notepad like this one in his shirt’s front pocket. Not only that, but he would use …

Apr 28, 2023: 👾 #Invaders #Pixelart

Apr 28, 2023: 👾 #Invaders #Pixelart

Apr 27, 2023: 👾 #Invaders #Pixelart

Jan 7, 2023: A captivating and enchanting language Dogs can’t speak like humans, but they know how to make themselves quite obvious. It is only a matter of paying attention. And we should always …

Jan 5, 2023: This is extremely embarrassing, I lost the Tile, not my keys. The app shows me the circle on the map, pointing me to the approximate position of where it is. I know I’m close to it because I can see the …

Jan 2, 2023: Maybe indirect revenue is not a thing Like most of us, I don’t know much about Twitter’s current situation, but I would like to share my thoughts on the recent shutdown of …

Dec 31, 2022: Evernote and other technologies I used when I was in Morocco When we entered the boarding area, my wife realized that she had forgotten her phone. In other words, gone were all the messages the travel agency had …

Nov 18, 2022: 😮 Oops, I didn’t take my watch off Remember my video about why I chose a Garmin instead of an Apple Watch? I was sending and painting for a while when I realized I had forgotten to take …

Aug 30, 2022: Why not an Apple Watch or Wear OS? Before the Apple Watch, there was the Pebble (image below). I loved that smartwatch, but the end was inevitable, the company eventually went bankrupt, …

Aug 24, 2022: A new old Apple IIe The Apple II was the first computer I ever used. This is a IIe I recently got on eBay, but unfortunately, it is not working. When I plugged it in, I …

Jun 7, 2022: Apple IIe keyboard layout To able to put all the keys back together, I took a picture of the Apple IIe keyboard before taking it apart to clean it up. I hope that the picture …

May 30, 2022: Apple IIe RIFA Capacitors There are two RIFA capacitors in the Apple II power supply unit, a.k.a. PSU, that are prone to blowing out and a fuse that may or may not need to be …

May 4, 2022: Human Driving I lived in this world where most of the cars were self-driving. So much so that I was one of hardly any people still actually driving. For some reason …

May 2, 2022: Getting away from the problem for a while often leads to new insights Taking a break is as important as getting into the flow It’s my belief most people come here for the free Wi-Fi. Not me. I have an office, that is …

May 1, 2022: Spring 2022 As in so many other countries, the first of May is Labor Day in Portugal. However, there’s also an old tradition linked to this date. It’s …

Apr 28, 2022: It feels like driving on a highway not wearing a seat belt. When I arrived at the checkout counter, all the other cashiers were teasing him. I only understood all that buzz when I looked up. He wasn’t …

Sep 6, 2021: 👾 #Invaders #Pixelart

Jul 15, 2021: Will the world ever get back to how it was before? Last month, after so many months in lockdown, I finally got fully vaccinated against the Corona-19, and now I’m gradually starting to enjoy simple …

Mar 29, 2016: Where is my red carpet? Back in the 80s when I was about 14 I boarded a Fokker F27 from TAM Airlines for the first time. The company was just another small regional airline …

Jan 16, 2016: It is time to go to Cuba The fact that President Obama is focusing on reestablishing diplomatic ties with Cuba is a significant development, but it also means that there is a …

Jul 11, 2015: Touching the Panama Canal

Jul 9, 2015: Evolution

Jun 12, 2015: Goodbye, Boston I initially planned to work from home, but it didn’t take long for me to start experimenting with different coffee shops. After a few weeks, I …

May 18, 2015: Baby Steps

Apr 15, 2015: T

Jan 9, 2015: First AeroPress Coffee

Jan 5, 2015: Enjoy!

Oct 7, 2014: Flipboard

Oct 6, 2014: Evernote HQ

Aug 25, 2012: 1 infinite loop

Aug 24, 2012: Evernote Trunk Conference 2012

Jan 17, 2010: MacGyvering a broken suitcase. The plan was to contrast two realities that couldn’t be more far apart, by spending a couple of days in Berlin after our long journey across …

Mar 18, 2007: The intricate task of replacing the iBook G4 hard disk. First, I connected the new disk to the Mac via USB, and with the help of Carbon Copy Cloner, I created a perfect copy of the old disk, which was still …

Jan 1, 2007: First 15K (using my Nike+iPod hack) Even though I don’t like Nike running shoes, I love running with my iPod, so it’s only natural that I wanted to try the Nike+iPod tracker. …

Aug 5, 2006: Nike+iPod

Oct 23, 2005: The Keyboard As far as I can recall, the Macintosh IIsi was my dad’s first home computer.

Sep 12, 2005: First iPod

Sep 25, 2001: Meeting Notes Using the ThinkOutside Stowaway Keyboard to take meeting notes on my Palm.