Enthusiasms

A blog by a perennial enthusiast

YNAB revisited

You need a budget logo

I did not explore or cover YNAB ("You need a budget") when I was looking at personal finance apps recently. This was mainly due to my history with that company. I used to use YNAB, up to version 4, up until about 5 years ago…

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Personal Finance App

I’ve been looking for the best way to keep track of, and plan for, my personal finances using my Mac and iPad. I’ve already been doing this for many years, and have been using my current app for about eighteen months, but often have the…

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Real and Virtual 2

This issue keeps coming back to me. I was in the car, listening to a podcast about Stradivarius, the violin maker, and his unique instruments. (You can get the 20 thousand hertz podcast, and many other fascinating episodes, here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/stradivarius) There was a lot of…

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Time for a refresh

Baby Splashing

I've neglected this web site, or more accurately, I have neglected to put anything new on it. I have actually been writing articles for it, but the business of getting them from my writing environment (Ulysses), into the specific format that my web system Hugo…

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Weather Station updates

Blackfield Weather Website

I run a weather station. The hardware (Davis Vantage Vue) was a retirement gift from my colleagues and since I was able to set it up again after moving here (in February 2018) it has been connected to a PC running Weather Display software. This…

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Real and Virtual

Piano keyboard

I’d quite like a new piano. My not very good piano playing has reached the point where I am increasingly aware of the limitations of the beginner digital piano I’ve been using for seven years or so. I play the piano almost every day, love doing…

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