Work at The Beach

in steemit •  last year

Working more outside has been a huge goal for me for as long as I can remember. Today, I just might have realized that dream!

The iPad Pro 10.5, which was announced only a week ago, arrived at my door this morning.

There are a few noticeable features of this latest generation of iPad that quickly standout for me:

  1. The A10X processor is so fast, web browsing seems on par with my desktop, making it the best device I have ever used for casual surfing.

  2. The screen now refreshes up to 120 Hz, making scrolling, and every other motion on the screen, incredibly smooth. Touch responsiveness also feels improved (something I really struggle with on Android devices).

  3. The screen brightness is now rated at 600 nits. This makes it surprisingly readable, even in direct sunlight. No, it won’t beat my Kindle Paperwhite quite yet. But it comes close enough that I’m going to leave the Kindle at home, unless I’m planning to read for hours.

So what kind of work did I get up to?

I read a bunch of Steemit blogs, commented, and upvoted as necessary.

If you told me two weeks ago -- before I joined Steemit -- that I could do all that for real income, I would compare it to one of those scammy work-from-home ads you see at the bottom of CNN articles.

What can I say? My world has radically changed!

The iPad Pro 10.5 just may be the best way to use Steemit at the beach, or anywhere else.

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wow, great article, upvoted and resteeming it... followed you as well!

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Thanks, Hiro!

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I might just get myself an iPad pro based off your posts. :D Working on the beach is an extremely enticing proposition! I'm still looking to get my Steem off the ground. Really looking forward to become a digital nomad!

Cool! I was just telling myself yesterday that if i were to be more active here at steemit and earn more $$$ writing, I would by me a laptop/ipad for this purpose. 😉😉😉

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It's not a bad idea. You can use Steemit fine on any smartphone, but it's nice to have more screen space. And I like to multitask!

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u need to ddo it! post more! make friends! comment ALOt and upvote new posts in ur feed and on trending and new! find posts that seem good and upvote COMMNEt comment on all the $100 an $1000 posts in trending! comment with relevant images etc u will make $1 off each comment if u keep at it! thats whre thereal money is! curation! connect ur account to streemian.com and i know its a lil complex logging in an connect ing ur account giving them permission to ur account and they can then autopost u can auto curate u can just folow a "curation trail" to just autp upvote other people omg it will let u automate ur steemit experec and really start tp earn if u get a large followig going and conect all ur other soeicla media accounts (by making only steemit related posts on ur facebook and instagram frm now on so all ur frieends get the message that ur all abouttaht stemit now! i even changed my profile pic on faceboojgoog,e and instagram to steemit logo so everyoone knows im serious

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Great advice! Will try that out pretty soon.

Steemit looks GREAT on that thing!
Did you pay for it with profit froom steemit? Even if u didnt you COULD have right???
wow man hey lemme know If i can still take u up on that bitconnect offer ;) an also keep posting becaus i am gonna buy Voting power from neoxian and he rents out his steempower and his maxmimum upvte is like $8! So im be upvotng ALL of your posts aAN comments with like $8 then $7 and then eventualy like $4 upvtes but it will be glorious! Ima b able tp upvote all y friends posts and return the favor too alot of whales that way!

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It's nice to ditch the laptop for the iPad. I will try to help you out, but probably not with BCC, which should be for entertainment purposes only ;)

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its all good i just wanted to see if i could lifehack my way into a working pyramidscheme crypto currency lol i really do wonder how that whol emechanism works and how the alleged "trade bot"" even works, do u have any idea or know anyone who does? is it just supposed to be liek another store of value? what does BCC even do???

hey but ur upvotes are worth alot more, AND SInce I bought half a BCC, all i need is or BCC to keep going and hit $200 and i ccan do the loan thing with the half of BCC i have in there already lol is it still working tho? Should I put some bitcon in to" reinvest"? Or would that be like investing in a egold HYIP at the last inute just because they had like 20 good payouts in a row LOL

ya maybe u should get out of CC too! or did u already? anyway we dont even need BCC we have steemit! I just saw BCC on fuckin coinmarketcap tho and i was lie Damn WTF how is bitconnect price s high! its like BYTEbal
what do u know about byteball an? why is it like $800 now? its crazy! and fuckin firstblood and Internet of People antshares what are all these things hahah

theyre taking over bittrex!

anyway we should do a yotue video tomorro wjust a quick video explaining all the recent stuff incrypto world to talk about! an we can blast it out on steemit as a series and do a PODcast on STEEMIT but FOR stemit like NOT for youtube we reord it ON youtube but we make sure everyone on STEEMIt knows its for THEM

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Do it for pure gambling, or the lulz, but definitely don't count on being repaid in 299 days!
I would assume the worst for BCC, but that applies to 99% of crypto, really.

Steemit is one of the only legit projects around. You'll be getting my support for the foreseeable future. Don't worry about that.

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Nice! See how fast I responded??? and yeah steemit IS the best way t spend time ive seen, its where i go o make money out of othing to do a side hustel its the ultamite side hustle and u can profit off of other peoples actions, not even other peoples money i just mean otherpeoples upvites an comments and when a whale commeents onyour posts iits huge! when you as a dolphin go around getting attenton of ther dolphins and swim in a pack u can support a whole fuckinvillage in africa, thats my goal, to actually get steemit onbaoard inafrica and this guy @tj4real and his group of African (who i am ust lumping in together to ake it easier to remember all their nmes) and its better this way we just call it Steemit Africa or SteemAfrica like Team Africa an it will honestly triple Africans GDP I mean a country like Ghan where tj is it has like a 39 billion GDP we could tr iple that with crypto currency if we get africa a head start! I am talking camppaigns to buy cheap android smartphones and free months of Mobile Data like we pay for a monhth or two of free mobile data, and we get them steemit accounts an we get one person to share 1 smartphone between like 10 people give alll 10 people a few minutes a day to post a steemit post and make a few comments, we could really change lives! theres no reason we cant drag africca out f poverty yes a whole continent and their BEST BET is smartphones, mobile data, and just more internt! imagine hoe much more they will get ot of internt than ANy other industry or investment! its sad that they dont all have the ability to all just hop online like we do from our home laptops or desktops or ipads or talets or smartphonees haha we are starting to have so many devices we can affford to send old androids to africa with lots of cheap extra solar powered battery packs and i reallly believe we can do this man! i think we can finally afford to teach a whole contintt how to fish or rather give a man the keys to a fishing pole factory hahha

Still can't get past your username.

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I enjoy the scale shown in the last graphic.

God bless you!

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Too funny!!! Lmfao!

We need a whole lineup of beach products. I am looking for a device with a keyboard with a screen like this ipad. Any suggestions?

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Probably the MacBook Pro 13, with its class-leading screen brightness.

Somebody should make beach-friendly computers. I'd order something!

But make sure you do not open up this app ;):

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Damn!

I'll definitely attach a screen protector if I do that! XD

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Well then you're good to go for a whale hunt on Steemit ;)

@gigafart good post. Working outside is great especially during summer. It gives you the feeling of freedom and near to the benefits of nature. Good pictures and post, folowing you for more-lets keep in touch.

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Truly inspirational post. The Vancouver waterfront is a sanctuary to me, and my "trading desk" as well -- but on a fricken iPhone 7 (reg size) -- i'm going freaking blind!

Definitely going to check out the wares at the apple shop. Appreciate performance stats as well.
Cheers!

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I agree, wow. Welcome

Dude you honestly inspire me i live 500metres by the sea with beautful weather in southeast england and i sit in my f****** 8 squaremetre office instead of working at the sea. Thanks! 🌞

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I hope you can find a way. It improves my day 100%.

The main problem has been screen brightness (and reflectiveness), as well as ergonomics.

The iPad, even with all its limitations, makes it finally possible.

Cool! I like this device! And the mouse and the keyboard are included?

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There's no mouse capability, but you can get a stylus and keyboard. Sold separately. For a small fortune ;)

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I'm a fan of using the mouse :))

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They're hard to use on sand :)

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So it saddens me :(

Very cool! I live very close to one of the coolest beaches in the world (google: Jurerê Florianópolis) . There are some spots where I would love to work, but my laptop is just too bulky to take everywhere with me. Saving up for the Microsoft Surface now! You totally inspire me @gigafart ! Thanks!

Good stuff bro! Upvoted :]

I NEED me one of those :)

You are blessed! Good for you!

So cool...lucky you!

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I am definitely blessed! But I promise you, I worked hard for this!

Very good post :) I hope your new thing is fan :)

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Next up, a rainproof ipad pro.

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Thanks bro!

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you are welcome :)

I didn't know a new iPad had been launched, thanks for sharing, it looks pretty cool. The photos are also stunning.

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Photos just taken with my iPhone 7P. But thanks!

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I was guessing it's an iPhone. I'm a bit biased towards apple devices! :)

Lucky dude, don't forget to update us on the user experience!! Cheers and stay positive

EC

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What got me back on the iPad was the multitasking features promised for iOS 11.

It's gonna be awesome Steeming, crypto trading and chatting all at once!

That's the beach plans for this summer, anyway.

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Dang!

Each time I took gadgets to the sand beach, I got a scratches on it , even with all this Gorilla Glass. For pebbles it's OK ;-)

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You are exactly right!

I have sand scratched a bunch of things at the beach, and I've yet to put a case or screen protector on this iPad.

A case is coming tomorrow, but I'm unsure about putting a protector on top of the anti-reflective screen. It cuts glare so good, I don't want to diminish that effect, especially at the beach!

Honestly doing work on the iPad Pro is convenient, but at times frustrating. I've had the 12.9 model for a while now and I pretty much use it exclusively.

Okay that's a lie. I use it exclusively right now because I don't own a laptop (R.I.P.).

I'm going to follow you to see how you feel about it later.

I basically just want to know if I'm being a whiny bitch.

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I've had a few iPads in the past. I probably know what you mean!

I should mention that I also own an Surface Pro, but I can't even unlock it in direct sunlight, and I found the top heavy/kickstand design pretty terrible unless I'm at the desk..

Work on the iPad will probably be Steemit (heh), trading crypto, and reading. The other, less fun stuff, will probably always need a mouse and keyboard.

I was so tempted by the 12.9, but I'm not sure about it leaving the house.

What are your thoughts on iOS 11? That's the real reason I got an iPad again.

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I usually wait a couple weeks post hype to try a new version of iOS out.

I honestly just haven't had time to read about this one.

What are the features that made you buy it?

By the way, totally get the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard. It makes life a ton easier.

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The changes in iPad iOS 11 are many, but the big ones allow for better multitasking.

You get a flick-up macOS style icon dock, and left side split screen windows are now width adjustable just like the right side (finally).

Also, drag'n drop files between windows, and a file explorer app.

These could be game changers for me, as I typically work with at least 2 things going at once.

Either way, I've just sort of given up on laptops. It's either large screens and seated at a desk, or something I can use even when walking on the beach.

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So I saw you upvoted my t-shirt post.

I drew that with the Apple pencil.

If you're interested in toying with that sort of thing download Procreate.

It is the bomb dot com.

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I kinda suspect you work for Apple.

xD

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Lol I wish. I wouldn't be this broke.

I work two jobs.

One is a non-profit helping the disabled.

One doing house rehabs for extra money.

All hustle, no luck.

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Yeah I got you. I honestly need a more mobile solution to suit my nomadic lifestyle.

Whether that's an iPad or a laptop.

For casual web stuff I prefer the iPad any day. When it comes to editing not so much.

I'm glad they finally fixed the multi-tasking. They might as well have named the old way, "open a tiny useless box on the right side to look cooler than your friends with cheap android tablets mode".

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It's frustrating when it takes an entire year or two to get any progress with software. They tie new features to hardware releases, which boggles my mind... until I realize why I've just bought a new iPad!

After all these years, though, Android tablet apps are still nonexistent. And Windows is utter garbage without a pointing device...

The MacBook 12 inch was also on my list. But after the Surface Pro experience (thankfully purchased used), I had to give this a shot. So far, I'm not disappointed. I'll consider the accessories next.

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I do my little steemit comics with the pencil.

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Smart Keyboard > Apple Pencil.

Love both though.

Awesome post dude, instantly followed hope to see more of you. You will definitely get some great audience!

Hey gigafart! Ha! This is you too!

  • Man o man this platform is crazy

stack 'em up and steem on!

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Ipads are my favorite tablets. This new one looks beautiful too.

My world has radically changed!

I could not agree more. Mine changed completly.

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As an Apple consultant it is nice to read reallife purposes of the iPad. Actually after reading your post and using my MacBook Pro all the time I actually reconsider using an iPad more often as thois would be a lot more portable.

Seems like you like Apple a lot! :P

Btw if you like Apple, just like me; do read this and upvote: https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@shadmannnn/can-i-get-100-followers-in-steemit-can-i-really-get-100-or-more

Also follow me! I'll follow you back! :D

amazing, I use steemit on my phone as a field to make money. and I really hope someone will help me. thank you for posting you that made me determined to go forward

Wow, you are great,thank for sharing @gigafart

Wow, seems like this new iPad has really streamlined your work!

Yes. Your have busy day @giga

this is probably everyone's dream, @gigafart. working at the beach, dress in whatever style you are comfortable with, and enjoy the view and the breeze. What's more you can expect? thanks for sharing this.

Great post @gigafart thanks for sharing

Thank for sharing @gigafart
I like your post,,,world class

@gigafart good post dude shame about iPads outside screen does my head in