Game day

Marley Finds a pair for like the six time in a row

Annie: she has better memory than you and I

Me: that’s because she hasn’t killed as much neurons yet (sips on beer)

The HomePod, years later

I have had my HomePod since its release date which I don’t remember when nor I will look it up. But it has been boom-boom-ing my home ever since.

To me, this is not the greatest apple product ever but is the one that gets used every single day in this household. We are constantly playing music, while cooking, cleaning or just hanging at home. We use it for timers quite a lot too. It’s like part of the family, I wish I could name it and call it by its name whenever I have a request instead of the famous last words — Hey, Siri!

James Holland:

Stop everything for 26 seconds and watch this. Footage, with sound (!) from the surface of another planet. Just incredible.

🍿 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

I have owned this thing since probably 2017, and it’s not until today that I am seasoning it and getting it ready for proper use. 😅

I have been enjoying this Watchface

Day 20: Weather

The kind of weather that i am currently missing 🏝

Playing with writing my setup

In the past month or so, well, in my mind it has been about a month but who really knows, I have been playing with my writing setup.

Before and for the longest time it was always all over the place. Sometimes I would stick to using Drafts, but I always thought that using drafts to post to came with a lot of “hacks”. Ulysses has always been my favorite text editor, but it didn’t support posting to Then iA Writer came around with their latest update with support.

So, this was my setup since then. Short and quick posts were composed and published using Drafts and long format posts with images (or without) using iA Writer. This setup worked fine, for a while, until

Just like many other Micro.blogers, I have been bugging the Ulysses team for the longest time for support. I always got the same sort of respond, “We are working on it”. Well, let’s just say that there may or may not be a beta currently out there with support. And let us imagine that I may or may not have been using this beta. If all of that were true, well, 90% of my posts may or may not have been composed and published from Ulysses. Why Ulysses? I am a fan of their Revision mode, is like having a built-in Grammarly. Also, I like the way it handles links, it’s much cleaner.


IPad Pros are for pros 🤨

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🍺 Lovely Haze by Lumberbeard Brewing

Style: IPA - New England

ABV: 8.5

Rating: A


common tart:

“are you ok?” no but I’m funny

I’m going to start using this.

The Zelda hype

You know The Legend of Zelda, even if you have never played a single Zelda game, it is somehow embedded in our nerdy-pop-culture. Just like Batman, even if you don’t like superheroes, at least the name should ring a bell.

I like Zelda, it has a big place in our pop culture and gaming community, I am familiar with its lore and aware of every game out there. Believe me, I even have a triforce tattooed on my arm.

That being said, I think I have only played a small handful of Zelda games in my entire gaming life. I very much remember The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures on the GameCube, I think I’ve played Ocarina of time, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and Breath of the wild. Oh, and the one with the train 🚂 and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. So, not that many of them, and to be honest, I have probably finished all the way through, 2 of these.

But anytime Nintendo announces a Nintendo Direct, people go bonkers for Zelda stuff. They want all the Zeldas, all the remasters and all the new as well. That’s cool, I guess, but I guess the hype sometimes makes go meh!

Don’t get me wrong even if I go “meh!”, I get excited for new Zelda stuff. The last two Zelda games released on the Switch are in my wishlist, hoping that I will play them some day. And yet, they’re sitting there, and I’m not entirely sure why. Maybe I’m burned out off Zelda games?

Now I am sounding like a grumpy old gamer 😅

The one I am really eager to play though is Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, simply because I am a sucker for the Dynasty Warriors type of games. 😁

Pictures to Blot?

Since I have gotten rid of my Instagram account, I have been using Flickr again to share and store my photos, but I’d also like a dedicated website that I manage. Maybe I should use my Blot account for this. My only worry, is storage. I use my free-tier Dropbox account for Blot, and I’m sure one day I’ll hit my storage limit if I post many photos there.

I know there are services out there that offer a similar solution and perhaps way more storage available but, I am already paying for Blot, and it’s probably cheaper than said services.


🔗 Getting back on track

Two years ago, I posted about getting back on track.

Too many things in life, poor excuses and bad habits are the culprits of my current state. I think it’s time to change that!

A workout routine, I need to get serious about it, close those rings, be consistent and no excuses.

Two years later, I am having the same thought. I have fallen off the tracks. Part of me blames the pandemic. Even after gyms opened I was still, or am, hesitant to go back to it. Yes, we have a “vaccine”, yes cases may be going down a little, but I am way more conscious — and/or scared — about been out in somewhat crowded places. I know I will be careful, I know I will look after myself and others. But what about the other people?

I have tried numerous times to get into the healthy-active-lifestyle again and again the past few months and I keep failing at it. The motivation isn’t quite there, I may not have the tools or equipment I would like to have at home. I can make up thousands of excuses.

I would love to get back to an actual gym, where I have all the equipment accessible and have options. But, COVID is still out there and isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Apple fitness plus is cool, I enjoy it — I think. And still, sometimes I am like 10 minutes into it, and I’m already thinking, “I can’t wait for this to be over”. I think I miss having a room to play with my kettlebell, then do some rows and maybe so machine workouts.

I mean, I could just get by with my kettlebell, but I hate swinging that thing inside the house, and it is too cold outside still for outdoor workouts 😅

Maybe as two years ago today, I should just do something and go from there.

I have made some teaks and changes this morning. @mcg , I have cleaned up my inbox a bit 😅

@munish @maique @smithtimmytim @sku_b

🍿 The Yin-Yang Master: Dream Of Eternity” on Netflix

Home Screen changes



Day 18: at home

NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover:

Hello, world. My first look at my forever home. #CountdownToMars

NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover:

I’m safe on Mars. Perseverance will get you anywhere. #CountdownToMars