I normally don’t get work stuff get to me. A long time ago I learned it’s better to be a little desensitized and just play the corporate game and play it well. Today though, seems it has gotten the best of me and it took a year for that to happen. Today I’ll stay alone in the office chill and do my work alone before I get in trouble.
Okay, I need to avoid Twitter at all cost until I can watch some movie everyone but me seems had watched already.
Ha! I don’t remember changing my Micro.blog theme at all in the past few days and somehow today it’s changed. Spooky!
I have been playing around with Blot for a few days now and it’s an amazing service and there are many many things I love about it but… Is it really for me? I gotta say, Micro.blog has spoiled me rotten, everything from hosting, to posting (with or without images) and “managing” the site it’s so so easy and worry-free in many ways. I got all my Drafts actions and Shortcuts set in a way that makes everything 100x easier to post. Whereas, Blot requieres a little bit more “tinkering”, and as I am sure there are ways to make everything easy and more automated, I am having a hard time with it. I do appreciate all the help I have gotten so far from different members of the community, specially @joshsullivan whom I have been bombarding with questions for days. But for some reason trying to make it work and some of the stuff that I am having difficult with, it’s causing me more anxiety than anything else. Perhaps I’m just getting a little frustrated by overcomplicating things for myself with something that seems like an easy fun thing. I might still try a few things before I decide to give up on it. Like I’ve said, I don’t want to feel anxious about something that should be fun.
Ha! I’ve never tought of this before.
Sally Mann, self-portrait, 1973
Why is that every time I get something new or learn something new, I don’t have anything to write about? Or at least nothing that will require me using my new stuff. For example, when I got my new 11” iPad Pro along with the keyboard, I was looking for any excuse to write and use my new toy. Nope! Got nothing — for a while!
Now, not only setup a Blot account (which I’m still playing and testing with) but also a sweet way to include images to my posts using my favourite app Drafts! I got nothing!
So I decided to just write this post, with no added value whatsoever, throwing random images simply because I want to test said workflow thing!
Puppies and porridges 🐶 🥣
Here are some tips on when to pee during #AvengersEndgame
It seems like I can make this blot thing work. I found, or rather, someone directed me to this combination of Drafts/Shortcuts actions created by Craig Mcclellan that let me add image links to my blog post and then I can post from Drafts to Blot (or even Micro.blog if I wanted to).
I’ll keep you updated…
Last night had setup a blot account and today I got pretty much every post exported to it. Everything went pretty smoothly I think except that some of my links are, not broken, but the formatting it’s wrong. I guess I can fix that somehow. I love the look of the default theme, I think was one of the reason I wanted to give blot a try, not the only reason though. Anyway now that’s done, now I’m thinking about how this move may affect my blogging workflow. For sure it seems like Ulysses pr iA Writer would be two good apps for writing and editing my blogposts since they integrate with Dropbox well. But I feel like I’m also adding more complexity to the way I blog. Right now the way Micro.blog handles my posts and images it’s super easy and convenient. Whereas with blot I’d have to create folders in Dropbox and add these images “manually” in ways I’m not used to. Also now I’m thinking that I’d have to upgrade my Dropbox account because eventually I’m going to run out of space and that would be another subscription I need to worry about. I’ll keep playing with it, see how I feel about it and the changes that will come.
I may or may not have just setup a @blot account. What have I done? el-oh-el
I have updated my about page. 😊
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Often times, a game will come out, sometimes for multiple systems and then I find myself debating. Do I buy it for the PlayStation 4 or for the Xbox One or for the Nintendo Switch? This is not taking into account graphics or performance, I could really care less for such intricacies these days, honestly. For example, I’ve never played Skyrim’s and I know, most people would advice to buy it for a console but is it really that important or necessary? Would it really change or matter than much the experience of the game? Would it entertain me any less if I play it on the Switch?
In one of the super secret channels where I hang with other nerds, someone mentioned something that resonated with me;
I want everything for Switch…There is an intimacy in playing with a screen a few inches from one’s face and good headphones that cannot be matched by a big-screen TV (as much as I love the big screen) and it really helps this game’s experience.
When I bought the remastered version of Darksiders (for a second time, the fist time being on the Xbox) I wasn’t sure why I did it. Now I think I know why. And not just that but the fact that I can play the a game anywhere and on the big-screen if I such desire, that to me it’s a very compelling reason to pick the Switch over the traditional console.