Daily notes about everything

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

I need to try something different. To be something different. I have no idea what or whom that might be, but what I’ve been doing isn’t working.

Mastodon has become noticeably more negative recently. I’m still following basically the same people I followed a month or two ago, but suddenly it feels like Twitter all over again with so much pointing and yelling, “THAT’S BAD!”. I can’t explain it, but I don’t like it.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

I remain torn between keeping all of my posts in one place (e.g. here) and splitting off the journal posts into something more fun, like Tinderbox or Eleventy.

All I want is a way to do micro posts here and have them collected under a daily header on the Journal page. Don’t make me do this myself, WordPress!

I just received outstanding support from Daniel at RedSweater. Way over and above expectations. Just terrific.

And to demonstrate, I’m posting this to today’s journal entry using MarsEdit, because thanks to Daniel I can now see posts that are hidden on the home page.

Photography is no longer a repository of images plucked from the real but a combinatory and endlessly fluid medium of self-serving half-truths i.e. lies.


Saturday, March 18, 2023

Looking at all the new AI-centric startups such as, I’m starting to realize how vacuous many jobs must be. And how that is just going to get worse.

I'd like to see things from your point of view, but I can't seem to get my head that far up my ass.
The Snark Handbook
Lawrence Dorfman

It seems I’ve been “quitting” Twitter since 2008: I love you Twitter but I have to leave you.

I’m not like everyone else, and I don’t want to behave like everyone else.

I wish I could just go to Blockbuster, rent a couple of DVDs, and watch them tonight. Because that’s what I’d selected. Then, tomorrow, I’d return them.

Friday, March 17, 2023

Some days I wonder if I’m reaching that age where the world is moving faster than I am willing to travel. How long before I don’t have the energy to keep up?

I also wonder if I should become more like everyone else. Should I post “5 Tips to improve your workflow right now!” articles on Medium? Should I be “super excited” to humblebrag about myself on LinkedIn? Should I fire up my Instagram account and splash gaudy “stories” all over it throughout the day? Should I buy some neon background lights and work on an unnecessary 90-second musical intro to my upstart YouTube channel? No, I shouldn’t.

So I made it official: Everything is here now.

Friday, December 16, 2022

This post is an experiment. I’ve been writing daily notes somewhere for a long time, but never using WordPress. Lately, it’s been on my Tinderbox blog at What if I just did it here instead?

Can you tell that I’m nearly catatonic today over blogging platforms? I am unable to decide what goes where and how. Crazy-making!

I’m testing the Independent Publisher theme here. I used it years ago and have always liked its simplicity. But, is it too simple? Later: Turns out that yes, it was too simple.