Jack Baty

Director of Unspecified Services

Nope

A list of things I don't like or don't want to do

Things I don't want to do

Here is a list of things I don't want to do, in no particular order. I'll update it as needed.

I don't want to:

  • ...decide where to put things
  • ...charge the battery
  • ...pair with my phone
  • ...update the firmware
  • ...pay to remove ads
  • ...upgrade to Premium
  • ...review our recent transaction
  • ...subscribe to receive updates
  • ...agree to your terms and conditions
  • ...allow notifications
  • ...review my contact information
  • ...add a Passkey
  • ...ask ChatGPT
  • ...connect on LinkedIn
  • ...share my contacts
  • ...fill out your stupid cookie form
  • ...see what's trending
  • ...install another app
  • ...send anonymous usage data

Words to avoid

Words and phrases I should try to avoid.

I collect these throughout each year and record them when they reach a threshold of overuse or annoyance.

2024

  • Colorway
  • Apple
  • Fediverse
  • Enshittification

2022

  • Content
  • Trump
  • Click Like and Subscribe

2021

  • don't get me wrong
  • content creator
  • suffice it to say
  • super excited
  • ideate
  • mindful
  • sublime
  • but I digress

2020

  • unprecedented times
  • Orthogonal
  • Roamcult
  • Heuristic
  • Hustle
  • Playbook
  • Journey
  • Super excited
  • Emergent
  • Suboptimal
  • Dunning-Kruger
  • Systems thinking
  • Second order effect
  • Unpack
  • Stoked
  • Trump (one can dream)

2019

  • dopamine
  • "walled garden"
  • Facebook
  • "you're the product"
  • silo
  • Trump
  • really
  • actually
  • "sparks joy"
  • just
  • pupper and doggo
  • stoked
  • journey
  • folk