Vaccine part 1: done. 💪

Tip: Listen to all of Daft Punk. At least the studio albums.

All adults being offered the vaccine by August proves that centralised government still has an important role to play in our democracy. However, it’s more important than ever that every concerned citizen does more than just get angry on the internet about our collective failings.

I’m spending this weekend setting up a new system for using my computers. It’s time for me to both strip things down where needed and have an actual considered approach to this; with greater intention I believe I can finally lay the technology foundation for my healthier lifestyle.

We just think that surfing the web with a decent screen and physical keyboard is simply more productive and comfortable.

The folks at Mudita are saying the right things. The Pure phone looks promising but I’m definitely waiting for reviews before even considering it.

The Stages of Joining

  1. What even…
  2. Oh this is nice…
  3. But it’s missing this…
  4. Actually wow this is really nice…
  5. … turns out it doesn’t really need that. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

(much later: … wow where did all these hobbies come from)

My tech future

One day, in the future, I will have;

  • a basic phone;
  • an iPod;
  • maybe a laptop;
  • a few reliable notebooks;
  • a selection of analogue watches;
  • and a camera.

At this point I will have abandoned the world of personal branding and influencers and whatnot, and will likely post dispatches from my dusty old blog.

And I will be oh so happy.

(inspired by Jack’s astute observation)

Maique’s indecision regarding which photo service to use both makes me feel better about my own uncertainty and has me thinking about it seriously again.

I’m unsure if I want to post photos in more than one place, and if I want to see them in more than one place. 🤔

Yelling and lecturing at people to not use Facebook is about as useful as posting your political opinion.

Uh oh. Obsidian is now available on Windows 👀

That Revue acquisition by Twitter is a surprisingly slick move. Certainly adds food for thought when it comes to considering new projects that best suit the “largest audience possible” strategy.

Password security is far too important to me to be so easily swayed by how cheap the software might be. I also understand this is often not a simple choice; it wasn’t that long ago that we could never dream of even a single recurring subscription for anything.

If people could stop posting photos of their reMarkable tablet, that’d be great.

With the current freezing temperatures in mind; I don’t know if it will return but I was lucky enough to catch some of the snow from a few weeks ago.

(Link for timeline)

Cynicism in the Apple fan community

Listening to James Nestor talk about the importance of breathing well took my mind, again, to my unease at the behaviour of certain parts of the Apple fan community who like to make cynical jokes about the Breathe feature on the Apple Watch.

Maybe we would all feel better if we spent less energy on desperate attempts to look clever in public and more energy on embracing such basic ideas as literally learning to breathe well.

Each day I’m getting closer to having dedicated time set aside for blogging and project work. The three-month hiatus was necessary and I’m finally near where I was, from a mental and physical perspective, at this time last year. 💪

Hostile language might feel good to use in the moment. But it doesn’t convince anybody to do anything constructive.

If you’re going to make a point, why not do it well.

I hate how easily we excuse the shitty behaviour of other people.

The thing about living with pets; you never know where they’ll appear.

Cat lying on a dining chair, revealed by a lifted tablecloth.

Adverts in podcasts

There are two types:

  1. Invasive;
    • almost always delivered by somebody from outside of the show;
    • rarely ever relevant;
    • often appears within a pre-prepared section of the show, basically scripted;
    • commonly linked to attempts to track listening, for example “dynamic”.
  2. Curated;
    • almost always delivered by the hosts themselves;
    • often relevant, or at least interesting;
    • mostly worked into the show in an organic manner;
    • highly unusual if linked to any sort of creepy tracking.

I find myself more and more unsubscribing because of the first type, even if I like the show.

I’ve reached my limit on dealing with website pop-ups. The moment it appears, I leave the website and lose all interest in whatever was published.

This is for all types of pop-ups. Absolutely obnoxious nonsense.

Layers of joy.

Close-up on a jar of coffee beans.

I understand that Signal is safer than SMS. However, it is such a shame that they have yet to develop a way for you to keep your phone number hidden.

We’re relieved that she approves of the new furniture, in enough comfort to drape her paw thus.

Cat lying in a cat-bed, attached to a wall.