Hey everyone, my apologies for the radio silence. I've been either too busy or too tired to really focus on posting since moving to Reno. I really love the area — it's a nice change from Oakland. Seeing my family more often has been fantastic, and I've made a few bucks playing at JA Nugget casino in Sparks. There have been quite a few big events around town this month, and next month — Air Races! Looking forward to seeing the F-22 demo.
I have created a few new things on my iPad and have been experimenting with art styles that I haven't practiced in years, but I'm not sure it's worth showing. I'm really looking forward to iOS8 and the new Mac OSX release. I'll definitely write about those.
For now, if you're into design stuff, check out Autodesk SketchBook Pro for desktop. The latest version has a ton of new features, some inspired perhaps by the incredible iPad app, Procreate. Adobe's new stylus/smart ruler combo are intriguing also; I just wish that their new companion apps were compatible with the Intuos or Pencil styluses.
I'm really looking forward to new iPads and iPhones (I'm still using iPad3), but I'm even more excited about getting enough rest and energy to update my websites and work on writing. My office isn't even fully unpacked and organized yet. When that's complete, I think other things will fall into place, and until then, it'll be hard to focus on things like moving from Squarespace 5 to SS6 or whatever.
[I'd love to chat with anyone familiar with SS6 or Bēhance Prosite — my goal is to get a portfolio up to put my design and illustration work all in one place, and use this (or perhaps Ghost) for things like iPad sketches and iPhone snapshots when I have them.]
All of these things will probably take awhile, but eventually I'll be back to reviewing apps and accessories. Thanks for the support — you know who you are — I really appreciate it. The past few years have been quite rough and I'm grateful (most of the time) to be (more or less) intact.
I wish I had some Swedish candy, though. Zoo (red) and hallonbatar. It's really good stuff, and my birthday nears so hopefully I'll get some.