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Let’s write some notes! I plan to write a little note every day, a note about Design and Dev because they’re the things I know best.

I’m writing this first note at sunset on a train I forgot to get a ticket for, heading into the summer hum of London. It’s only about one-and-a-half horizons away now and there’s been no ticket inspectors so far.

I am using a notes app for iPhone called Bear. Bear is nice, it echos back your words in a sans-serif that’s slightly too light and wraps them in margins that are slightly too loose. The font is Avenir, which is the font the City of Amsterdam use for their corporate identity. The cursor is a firebrick red which fades rather than blinks, like a glowing red life-jacket in a calm grey sea.

The train has just pulled into Liverpool Street. People wave their ticket at the inspector then pass through the gate but the inspector isn’t really paying attention, plus it’s too late to get a ticket now anyway. Head down, pace steady, avoid eye-contact. Walk with purpose.