This podcast episode was recorded as an accompanying audio version of the Dandy Newsletter that was published on April 07, 2020.
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There are some people I really like and, you know what, they deserve to be celebrated for being wonderful. So that’s exactly what’s going to happen today. I’ve got three people who you should really know more about. They’re all lovely and just kick butt at what they do. Check ‘em out!
There’s also a brand spankin’ new blog post waiting for you. It’s called, How To Take Advantage of the Incredible Cursor Support on iPad.
The iPad has a cursor now. Whoo! Seriously, I’m so stinking excited about this new feature. My iPad is already the device I want to do all my work on. This just brings me so much closer to the wonderful reality than I’ve ever been. Learn how to use it in your workflow by reading this post now.
We’re wrapping things up with what I’m watching, reading, and listening to this week. It’s a great assortment of media that’s worth your time.
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The Dandy Newsletter - 04/07/20
I hope you’re staying as safe as ever these days and are continuing to wash your hands, disinfect your surfaces, and wearing whatever protective gear you feel is appropriate when you go out amongst other people.
I think one of the greatest aspects about good people in the world is how, when everything feels chaotic and the future feels more unknown than usual, we can still come together and support each other. Whether it’s by donating much-needed items, offering up a supportive ear, or getting the word out about cool people that deserve all the best in the world.
I’m doing my best to do those first two things, whether by pitching in a few bucks to relief efforts whenever I can spare the money or listening to my mom’s frustrations about the not so good people in the world. That third thing is what I want to talk about in this week’s newsletter. When I was more active on Instagram, or rather before I had deactivated that account, I made a monthly post about the people who were inspiring me at the time. This is something I really enjoyed doing and I want to make it a regular part of my communication with you again.
So let’s bring this series back and kick it off with three people that I really like...
My friend, Lee, has been making extraordinary art for many years under the name Woodbody. I’m always amazed with how she sees the world and the way she’s able to transform the color and texture in her mind into something real, tangible, and affecting. I’ve known her for nearly a decade now and she’s always consistently been one of the most intelligent and caring people I’ve ever come across. In many ways, she’s far too good for this world, but I’m still so grateful that I’ve been gifted with the radiance of her presence and friendship.
For lovers of all art, her work is sure to spark conversation and appreciation. I know it’s improved how I see and talk about art considerably.
I’ve talked about Sammi several times before, but that’s just because I’m a big fan of hers. We went to the same school loads of years ago for film production and somehow ended up getting into Squarespace web design around the same time. Our paths may have diverged over the last several months—she’s focusing on helping beauty professionals kick butt on social media now—but she’s never stopped awesome work.
I think she’s found a great niche that seems to really fit her style, personality, and genuine care for all the people she meets and works with.
Ashlyn Carter certainly doesn’t need any of my help to get her name out and noticed by anybody—she’s doing a great job of that all by herself—but I’m still impressed with what she does. I have a particular affinity for anybody who works with words. Her ability to transform a handful of thoughts into a killer product that can not only sell, but also help other people learn how to sell their own services is second to none. She’s a real inspiration to me in my own creative and business endeavors.
She offers a blog with heaps of powerful information and really affordable products that can help anyone write themselves into a greater future.
...That’s about it for this entry into the People I Like category. I hope to make this a more regular thing because it’s important to me to support inspirational people. Giving back, in whatever small way you can, is what helps keep this crazy world a good one.
Look at that mouse go!
There’s a new blog post waiting for you. Huzzah! 🎉
I had one of my favorite days ever recently. On March 24, Apple officially released cursor support for iPad and, friend, it... is... amazing! I think the word “amazing” actually does a pretty great job of underselling just how transformative being able to use a trackpad or mouse with my iPad is for me.
A few years ago, I made the decision to move as much of my work over to an iPad as I could. It’s been a bit of a bumpy road. Not because my iPad wasn’t powerful enough to do it, in fact it’s kind of silly just how powerful iPads are these days. It was bumpy because it was missing some functionality that kept me from using it to its true full potential. Now that I can use a trackpad with it, nearly all my complaints are gone. Completely gone!
Click through the link above to learn how to turn your iPad (and yes, pretty much any iPad can be used with a trackpad or mouse now) into one of the most productive tools in your computer arsenal. Give it a read today!
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Until next time, stay dandy, cat.
WATCHING: The Shape of Water
LISTENING: Dead Man’s Party by Oingo Boingo
READING: The Stand by Stephen King
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