I spent the first half of the week failing to get Today’s Guardian working better on an iPhone and iPad. Well, I got it working better, but not working well. I dithered between different ways to move between articles with swipe gestures and looking at having on-screen next/previous buttons. Both proved difficult.
Using horizontal swiping to move between articles, while keeping vertical scrolling of the current article working smoothly, looks more complicated than I assumed. And the mobile version of Safari doesn’t easily let you keep elements — such as a couple of buttons — positioned permanently on screen. So next week I’ll try again, this time mentally prepared for what might be a more complicated job.
I spent all of Thursday continuing to move my photos from Aperture (where they recently stopped-off on their way from iPhoto) to Lightroom. Barring some further tidying of metadata, that tedious and overly-long process is complete. It’s not the kind of thing I would usually do during “work” hours, at the office, but it was dragging on and eating up all my free time, and so I treated myself to a day off from computing that I could conceivably call “work” to get it done and clear my head.
Friday was largely taken up with Pepys who has some long-form gossiping and worrying about the war coming up. About 4.5 hours spent on preparing that this week; it really does eat into time I could spend on new work, but I think it’s just about worthwhile.