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Review: Peak Design Everyday Messenger

I’ve been a fan of Peak Design for a long time, and have previously reviewed both their Everyday Backpack, as well as their Travel Line, both of which I picked up through Kickstarter. I have been so impressed with the quality of the products that I also picked up their Everyday Messenger bag back in the late summer of 2019. The one I got was the updated version, and I used it on and off until I hit a few problems with it and contacted customer support.

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Review: Apple Watch Series 6

Back in 2018, I reviewed my Apple Watch Series 3. Three years post-purchase, everything I wrote in that review still holds true; the series 3 has served me well on a daily basis since I bought it, with very little in the way of issues, and a full day of usable battery power between charges – though use of GPS or exercise apps tends to drain the battery more quickly.

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Review: COBI Smartbike adapter

A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed my Yuba Supermarché transport bike. One of the things I noted that I was missing was some solution to offer phone and satnav integration. As it turns out – and as I knew full well when writing my review – there is a solution for this; the COBI Smartbike Adapter. The adapter replaces the Intuvia display. I got the universal version, which holds your phone with a spring-loaded clamp.

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Setting alternative ringing plans in Skype for Business

In the past few weeks, I’ve been spending a lot of time in meetings, and have missed incoming Skype calls because I didn’t bring my computer (I only bring my computer if it is relevant to do so, opting for pen and paper a fair bit of the time). I decided it was time to delve into the alternative ringing plans in Skype for Business. To get started, click the call forwarding icon in the bottom left of your Skype for Business window, and go to Call Forwarding Settings:

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Creating a safe working environment through information sharing

In my job, I use a number of collaboration tools. From email and instant messaging to browser-based collaboration platforms, they help me get information, generate information, and share information. My ambition is that the vast majority of questions any of my colleagues may have about the peculiarities of our customer-facing systems. Our documentation systems are open – at least to reading – by default. This way, anyone can look up information on any system.

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Review: Yuba Supermarché

About eighteen months ago, I realized that there was no way I could reasonably justify the costs of owning my much-loved Tesla Model S. Despite the freedom owning a car provided us, the truth was that I drove less than eight thousand kilometers per year, had annual costs for insurance, road tax, and maintenance to the tune of NOK 40’000, and that I defaulted to going by bike or public transport for the vast majority of my travels.

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