D23: Marvel Studio’s full Phase 4 TV shows

entertainment, Movies, tv

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So at D23 we have the full slate of shows coming to Disney+ Over the next two years. The new additions are Ms Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk. Moon Knight is a pretty dark character (darker than Batman) so it’s going to be interesting to see how this one gets pitched. She-Hulk and Ms Marvel are both important characters to introduce so also looking forward to them.

My standouts are Falcon and Winter Soldier and WanderVision.

Disney+ cant launch soon enough.

Roll on movie announcements (keeps fingers crossed for Fantastic Four).

Another feature I’m missing from the Apple Watch

Apple Watch, Tech

I’m on a bit of a trial separation from my Apple Watch at the moment and having already written about how I missed the calendar I’ve come across another one.

I’m back to my trusty Casio F-91w, an absolute classic. It’s so light I forget I’m wearing it so this means it’s often on when I’m in bed but I’ve discovered that I’m missing raise to wake.

The light on the F-91w is pretty feeble and it only just about lights up the hour, let along the minutes and seconds.

Having the entire screen be able to light up using an Apple Watch is something that I’m definitely missing in this break from it.

Canon 70D appreciation (and an iPad workflow)

ipad, Photography, Tech

I love having my iPhone with me to take shots when I’m out and about but for me nothing beats my Canon 70D. I’m off work at the moment and out and about on day trips and been using it quite a lot. For me the thing I love the most about the Canon range is that for me they reproduce the colour that I remember seeing when I was there taking the shot.

We went to Cotswold Wildlife park yesterday and I did my normal iPad workflow. I took the SD card out of the camera and used the Apple SD Card dongle to impart the images onto my iPad Mini. These then get uploaded to iCloud Photo Library and I can access anywhere.

My editing app of choice is Darkroom. I edited the one above using my iPhone XS and exported as a fresh copy.

This combination of a great DSLR and a really portable iPad Mini works great for me. They both fit in my camera bag easily (Lowepro 22l hatchback) when I’m away on holiday and want to get images off the card for backup.

Do you manage photos via an iPad? What’s your workflow?

Quitting social media for 30 days

Social Media, Tech

I’ve done these kinds of little experiments before but never stuck with them. All I know from the past is when I stopped checking social networks I felt the better for it. I’ve got a very active mind and it’s too easy for me to get sucked into Twitter in a way that’s unhealthy. I compare myself to others, read thread comments that often end up in people fighting or get annoyed by the way these platforms are being run or promoting certain types of material.

When I’m talking about social networks I’m also including YouTube in this one, for me this makes sense but appreciate not everyone see’s it as a social network. I see it as somewhere that people share their views and opinions. Getting sucked into the recommendations are the worst and clearly shows that the algorithm is favouring extreme videos over more positive and beneficial ones. Again something I don’t want to be a part of.

I’m not on Facebook or Instagram so that’s not a problem.

So until the end of September (to begin with) I’m going to be quitting social networks and if I end up in YouTube it’ll be via a direct video like iPhone 11 hands on etc. I’m not actively logged into YouTube anywhere and haven’t been for a while.

I’ll report back on how I’ve gotten on and hopefully the benefits I’ve experienced.

Heads up

life stuff, Tech

It’s not until I stopped using all social media on my iPhone and tried to triage with my Apple Watch that I realised how many people around me have their heads down in a phone. Even at things like swimming lessons with my family I am realising how short some of our attention span have gotten.