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My Diary For 2023

Every year I write a blog post about which diary system or set up I am going to use for the following twelve months. In recent years, I have moved away from a Filofax (I trialled something earlier this year - more of that in a minute) and fallen in love with the Hobonichi printed diaries. For the last two years I have used a Hobonichi Weeks as my personal planner and I won't be deviating from that this year. I have tried a Hobonichi Techo A6 a couple of times but have never managed to feel comfortable with it size-wise.  I have always lusted after the Hobonichi Cousin A5 as a main work planner so, this year, I have bitten the bullet at launch time and invested in my very first one. Hobonichi Weeks The Hobonichi Weeks is a slim diary with a yearly, monthly and weekly layout. The main section is a "week to view with notes" and there are an additional 70 note pages at the back. This year (2022) I used the "Mega" version which comes with almost three times as m

Naming Ceremony

Do you name your gadgets?  If so, how you pick a name?  The other day I was reading Claire's blog and she mentioned that she called her Macbook Air "Doris".  I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon and name my beloved new Android tablet.  It is full of awesomeness, has been fawned over by everyone who I have allowed to touch it and I have already taken time out to write about the apps that I think every Android user should have.  But, short of a bit of inspiration, I opened it up to Twitter to help out.  Testament to my merry band of followers, the first two suggestions were:

Just in case you don't get the references straight away like me then a quick search on Wikipedia provides links to a science fiction novel and a list of names given to (fictional) robots and androids from literature, cinema and television.  Clever... 

android tablet, inanimate object, fusion 5,
But it's all a bit too clever and I can't be arsed explaining it every time... although that air of mystery is tempting.  I thought about acronyms or a bit of alliteration but my brain started hurting.  I tried to decide whether it was male or female (it's definitely a girl) and ended up going with my p0rn name (name of first pet, name of road you lived on as a child).

Ladies and Gentlemen,
please welcome to the world...
Cuddles Curzon The First.