It still creeps me out when I was just talking with a coworker about a gym in town, I open instagram, the first add in my instagram stories is about that specific gym. 🤡
Sometimes my 2yo (almost 3) talks as if she was in a YouTube video of her own. “Let’s look at this guys” “what color is this guys?” “Thank you! Please like and subscribe!”
I truly suck at MK games, but I play them anyway!
my heart will go on pic.twitter.com/81C2rvESlR
Alright, this made me laugh a bit.
I feel like I have totally forgotten about my photo challenge ! I did well for the month of December, for the most part. Shooting only with my Olympus 17mm. January started with my Panasonic/Leica 25mm but haven’t been shooting much recently. I have been craving going out and shot but it’s been almost impossible these days.
Making my instagram account private it’s probably the worst thing I have done. It has become so annoying, getting requests from random accounts to either follow me or message me.
Instagram Caught Selling Ads to Follower-Buying Services It Banned: t.co/DZqFax4ve…
Perhaps I should just pull the trigger and close it too.
After having some thoughts this morning about whether or not I should go Googleless, I have taken some actions since. I have (or had) three gmail accounts and have closed two of them. These two are or were the least used ones. I still have the one I created probably about 10 years ago now. I was thinking maybe to keep yah one for nonessential things and maybe online orders and whatnot. For my personal email, just used my iCloud account and go from here.
Part of me thinks that go completely Googleless isn’t doable or realistic at this point but I might be wrong.
As part of my never ending ways to “improve” my digital life. One of the things I have been thinking about lately is to stop using Google services, specially for email. It has been in the back of my mind for awhile until this morning. I have listened to the latest episode of Micro Monday in which they sort of touched on this topic a little bit and that got me thinking about this again. So I started thinking about my options.
Option one: I can continue using my iCloud email exclusively.
Option two: A Fastmail account.
Option three: Don’t do a thing.
Option one is probably the easiest one as far as, it’s already on going and it’s free. Option two is maybe the most effective but it comes at a cost. Option three would be the laziest way, I think.
And also the more I think about it, option three sounds better in some ways. There are so many things in my life that are attached to gmail. I feel like if I were to get rid of my gmail account(s) it would be a huge pain in the buttness. I’m afraid of braking things up, that I will forget about important things or something. The whole idea sound like a nightmare in some ways.
I don’t know, I need to think about this in length. But the idea of detached myself from google it’s very appealing.
Hear me out. If Batman is canonically about 32 then he was born in 1986. And if his parents were killed leaving a movie theater when he was ten years old, then there is a very real possibility that they were seeing Space Jam.
🎥 Now Watching: Batman Returns
It’s has been a discussion in this household, for the past day or so, about whether or not it’s okay to share pictures of our kids on social media or online in general. It is a strange thing for me to think about, mainly because it is something I have been doing for years and never found an issue with it until now. The way I think of it (or thought of it) is/was, I have friends and family back home that would like to see, not just the kids but us too, how are we doing, how are the kids doing and see them grow. Friends as family that they don’t necessarily have the means or the chance to travel and visit us or we just don’t visit them as often. But yeah I have shared pictures of my daughter Marley before and gotten a like from a total stranger, which it’s, kind of weird. But that never bothered me, “as much”. I am well aware that my instagram account is not private — yet — so that means that browsing and looking through my pictures is fair game I guess. I no longer share things on Facebook (or at least not directly), if I post pictures of my kids it’s either here in Micro.blog which it used to cross post to Facebook and still cross posts to Twitter and Mastodon, hm!, that seems like a lot of sharing.
My wife was suggesting perhaps to post pictures of them where their faces aren’t showing? To share the more personal ones directly with immediate family? For now I’m restraining myself from posting pictures of them showing their faces until I figure out exactly how am I going to approach this issue.
In the meantime, here’s a picture of me and Marley wearing our “watches” 😅⌚️🐼
🎵 (Vinyl) Now playing Easy Skanking in Boston ‘78 (Live) by Bob Marley & The Wailers
🎥 Watching: Spectre
Now watching 🎥 Crazy Rich Asians
I feel like I fiddle too much with my homescreen when I put some thought into it. Organizing, putting though on what I use the most and what not. Thinking about what looks “aesthetically pleasing”. Sometimes to accomplish this aesthetically pleasing environment I also sacrifice apps that I may find myself using most frequent.
The times it’s a “mess”, it is a mess that works, that it makes sense in my head and I don’t fiddle around as much. Which is why I don’t like sharing and talking about my homescreen a lot of times. It is very variable and inconsistent. Only think that has stayed consistent is the empty row at the top, something about that gives me some kind of… _peace of mind _? I don’t know! I’m just rambling now.
IN OTHER NEWS:
I finally took down the Christmas tree!