Wireless wonderland

Note: i wrote this during the week but never uploaded it…i have only just found it, but what the heck.

I was going to bemoan the fact that I’m back on the train to the office again but then I thought, no Stitch, Choose Life, remember? So instead today’s post is about my recent wanderings in tetchy-land and the places I have loved on the way tra la la.

So, since getting this new-fangled Ipad2 thingy what have I been up to? Well…

WordPress – defiantly easier to write posts than on my phone EXCEPT for photos. I snap away on my phone and it’s so easy to upload directly. I think I’ll be uploading using the phone and they’d ragging back down into my posts iyswim.

Zinio – home of digital magazines and I love it! So far I’ve got Nylon (yes, I am an American teen rather than a Brit frazzled mother), Martha Stewart Living (ah, that’s better, easing back into my demographic), Marie Claire Idees (oh, I love this mag and it’s about half price digital. Such good Idees and a way to practice my rubbish French) and a couple of freebies I’ve not got to yet. I’m probably going to stop my print subscription to Mollie Makes and swap. I tried to access Handmade Living but they don’t support iPads – blurgh. Anyway, in a bid to keep the clutter at bay I’m loving digital magazines, which surprises me but is very handy.

A word re costs, once I’d subscribed to Nylon, Zinio sent me a $25 voucher which was lovely and so Martha became mine. And I only bought one issue of MCI so I’m not a complete spendthrift. No, I’m not.

Work – not very exciting to most of you but life changing for me. I can now get my work email, diary and intranet on the iPad – brilliant. No more lugging heavy bags when I travel between offices. No more struggling with the tippy tippy blackberry keys. Parkinson’s makes those little keys a pain, quite literally, as my fingers seize up these days. Yes, the work app is the bomb.

Ravelry and other knitting sites – more pertinently the patterns. I can store them on ibooks and refer to them when I’m on the train for example without dragging bits of paper around with me. Brilliant.

Blurb – loving the ebook facility. I have The Recipe Book on both iPhone and iPad now. I’m also looking at making some more books so watch this space.

Twitter – yes, I know it’s pointless but hey it’s fun. I just natter a bit and then go. Rather like RL then.

Well, my commute is nearly done. I’d better go and put my work persona on. Wish me luck. I’m going in.


One response to “Wireless wonderland”

  1. Off you go….. be brave!


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