Seems like my iPad is terminally ill with battery problems. However, it will be replaced by a new unit, and I’ll just pay for the battery. Better than I had hoped for given that the warranty period expired a couple of months ago. The new unit carries a new 2 year warranty.

My iPad is in hospital, so I am finding myself using pen and paper a lot more. While I miss the iPad, it is nice to use analog tools more.

I have a strange relationship with coffee. I crave every cup, but very rarely do I get one that makes me think, “Oh this is good!”.

However, when I do, it is divine.

It is like a little lottery. Will I win today?

“My” football team, SK Brann, won the national championship in 1962, 1963 and 2007. They are currently on top of the league table. Still a long way to go, but there is the glimmer of hope for a fourth title.

You know a company has some way to go in the HR area when the first two reactions from management after you resign is 1) you can’t use your holiday days, and 2) can you extend your notice period by one month?

The less pleasant part of changing jobs is informing the current employer that you want to leave, particularly in a small company. That tricky part out of the way, I can now take a deep breath and prepare for the new one.

Since there seems to be quite a few pen geeks here, you might like to know that Cult Pens in the UK are offering free international shipping on orders over GBP 50.

Getting more and more tempted to get an AlphaSmart keyboard. In a way it feels like a step on the way to a typewriter.

Some months ago I spent a pretty penny on an iPad stand from Yohann. I thought at the time the purchase was a bit extravagant, but the stand has turned out to be a wonderful investment. I love it and use it all the time. At the desk, sitting in a chair, or in bed. Top marks!

For whatever reason I haven’t listened to David Sylvian in a long, long time. I am remedying that situation today.