When you’re finally down with one kid. And as soon as you think you can finally sit and relax for a little bit and maybe enjoy a movie before bed β€” is the other one! πŸ˜…

Highlights for January 11, 2019

- Day off

- Shopping with the girls

- Getting a proper notebook for journaling

- Finding a good bottle of wine for cheap.

Am I the only one who uses his kids as an excuse to go and look for toys at the store?

I believe my wife has been watching too much Netflix 😐😢

Tales of Vesperia.

Nintendo of America:

Tales of Vesperia has been remastered in HD and filled with new Mystic Artes, new characters, expanded story and more! Get Tales of Vesperia - Definitive Edition on #NintendoSwitch today!…

I need this in my life, very much.

Rage Quitting.

I haven’t rage quitted a game in a long long time, until, the other night! I am a huge Megaman junkie, I have been playing Megaman games for a long time and loved every single one of the games I’ve played. No matter how frustrating they can be at times, I love them all. I have recently acquired Megaman 11 for The Nintendo Switch, awesome fun game! It’s got that old school Megaman vibe that I know and love, at least to me, but with modern graphics. I have been enjoying this game so far until I got stuck! Yes stuck, can’t go any further, at all! Just can’t ! “You shall not pass!” kind of thing.

The mechanics of the stage are very frustrating, I tried for a good twenty minutes or so until I could take it anymore. Got frustrated and said Fuck it! It makes me sad because I was enjoying this game so much but the level of “difficulty” in this particular stage it’s taking all that fun away.

I may comeback at try again eventually, I am sure there is a plausible way to go through this particular stage but I just didn’t get to explore it in my frustration. I sometimes forgets that in games (or just like everything in life) I need to take a step back and think about it and then proceed.

However, we will see about that. I am currently knees deep into Diablo 3 and The Messenger. Both games are a lot of fun.

Anyway, here’s a screenshot of the stage I’m stuck at.

πŸŽ₯ Watching: GoldenEye

Highlights for Jan 10, 2019

- Quality time with coworkers during a power outage

- All Day by Girl Talk

- Delicious Guinness

- On to a three day weekend

- Hugs with the girls before taking Marley to bed.

I wish I was just as eloquent at writing official statements for work as I am writing bullshit for my “blog”

β€” Me.


BREAKING: Bungie and Activision are parting ways. Bungie will now assume full rights of the Destiny franchise.

What does it means!??

Sometimes things need to go on paper. πŸ“ πŸ™

Tim Nahumck:

Sounds like no matter how you slice it: you need a new iPad

Tim, and the voices in my head are totally right! And I hate when the voices in my head are right β€” sometimes.


Luna's Miracle Grow

With Baby Luna being a preemie, she needs special formula, for extra calories. This formula is mixed in with mama’s miracle milkies and it’s prepared every night, before bed. And we have it in the fridge at the ready for Luna at night. We call this miraculous beverage β€” Luna’s Miracle Grow. πŸŒ™ πŸ‘Ά 🐬 🍼


Highlights for Jan 9, 2019

  • Free pizza at work πŸ•
  • A walk during lunch break πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ
  • Album discovery, Tramp by Sharon Van Etten. 🎡
  • Making my Twitter timeline a little more enjoyable by following Alex Norris
  • Oh and getting in Twitterrific’s beta!

Here we go again!

The theme for this year is Simplify in many areas of my life as possible. One of this areas was around task managers.

Instead of struggling with finding the β€œbest” one or the most suitable. I basically went back to a simple system β€” Reminders. I have realized that I don’t need a complex system for the few tasks I have. I just need a place to capture things, that’d be Drafts and a place with lists and notifications. So reminders works fine, although I am using GoodTask 3 : To Do List to manage my tasks/reminders.

Well, maybe life is about to get a little complicated. I went back to the drawing board, downloaded all the task managers I have used in the past and thinking about which one would be the most suitable.

First one I downloaded was OmniFocus, this is probably the task manager I have used for the longest, also the most underused. There so much power in this app and I only use a small percentage of it. The main thing I love about this app it’s the location based tags, probably my most used feature that always draws me back to this app.

Second, I downloaded Things 3. I find this app to be the happy medium between a very powerful complicated app and a much less complicated one. Is not as intimidating as OmniFocus but it could be just as powerful. But if it gets “underused” I don’t feel as bad. The feature I love about this app is the Upcoming tab. I like it because it gives me a clear view of what’s coming up, in a nice clean timeline/list.

Third one, Todoist. As far as UI, Todoist is probably the most boring of the three and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, though. I love the simplicity, totally love the fact that I get the number of items by the project names, so I’m always aware of how many items/tasks are in each project or list, if any. Also natural language, that feature alone it’s what makes me use the app.

Other things to consider:

  • Both OmniFocus and Things 3 are apps that are bought and paid for, no subscription. Both of these apps are in both my Mac and iPhone.

  • Todoist, it’s subscription based, however, is the only one (at the moment) with web access. My current job it’s windows based so it’s probably the only one I can access, not from my phone.

All that being said, I think I will probably stick to Things 3, and it’s mainly because of the upcoming tab. I am always paranoid that I will oversee or miss something, having the upcoming tab/list it’s a way for me to have a glimpse of my feature β€” nothing will escape my sight!


Anyhow, if I could create the own unicorn task manager, first off it would be called Totodo. It would have the look of Things 3 with the upcoming tab, the location based tags from OmniFocus and the natural language (and the number of items in each project/list) of Todoist.


Cookie Monster:

Me don’t know who needs to hear dis, but go eat cookie.



Two Beers and a Marley has become Gabz/mL ,Gabz per milliliter ? Let me explain a bit, my name is Luis Gabriel Santiago, my friends call me Gaby, some call me Gabe but others just call me Gabz (not sure why but they do)! The mL, well, it does have that scientific reference. A reference to my degree and related jobs and it’s also a “pun”, the “m” is for Marley and “L” is for Luna. Marley is our first daughter (almost 3yo now) and Luna is our second and most recent addition to the family (she’s almost 2mo old).

Hopefully this will stick! I have been playing with many ideas about the identity of this blog for a long time now. Going back and forth, specially since it has taken an entirely different direction and meaning since I moved it to from WP. It is a whole different concept and idea from the one I had when I first started it almost two years ago.

So, yeah, Gabz/mL it is!

pizza and beer have not, as of yet, been sufficiently poisonous to get me to stop eating and/or drinking

Highlights for January 8, 2019

  • Chicken sandwich from Walmart πŸ₯ͺ

  • Discovering The Stalman Podcast πŸŽ™

  • Getting a new fancy Shortcut (by Federico Viticci) πŸ“±

  • Delicious food at home πŸ₯˜ 🏑

  • Completing things at work βœ…

I am not surprised πŸ˜…

Bad Bunny 🐰

🎡 Now listening Mad World by Jasmine Thompson

I like this rendition.

I aughed πŸ˜…

Highlights for Jan 7, 2019

Robert Downey Jr:

hey @MarkRuffalo looks like Cap needs a little tutoring from the science bros.

Twitter can be fun at times πŸ˜…

I have increased the text size in most of my apps by at least one point. This is how it’s starts? πŸ‘΄πŸΌ

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