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I’m telling ya, she’s a witch

Day off.

Jason Fried:

There’s no such thing as “best in class”. There’s only “best in context”.

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This is a fantastic idea!

I don't know anymore!

There is something that has been in my mind for the past day or two, maybe even longer. It is the whole Facebook shenanigans that have been going around, not only the most recent stuff, but in general. It is not like I didn’t know Facebook is the kind of company it is, and or the shady things they do. In fact not to long ago I closed my Facebook account for pretty much the same reasons. Then one day, I decided to open a new account (my current one), simply because I met new people when traveling for my new job at the time and wanted a way to keep in touch plus I was missing some of my long-time friends and whatnot. Also it’s a good way to stay in touch with friends and family back home (Puerto Rico) that otherwise I wouldn’t have any other way to be in contact with. In other words, I have always thought of Facebook as a necessary evil. Then again, the more and more things come out, the more grossed out I feel about having my account open and using the their platform.

So I have been thinking about closing it — again — but I also think, what does that change? What good would it do if I close it? Is not like it’s going to hurt them, is not like my data will “disappear” from their servers forever. Also, what will happen to all my friends and acquaintances? That is something I think about every time. Although, I have managed in the past not having direct access to my Facebook friends and acquaintances before.

Then there’s Instagram, probably my favorite social platform, besides Twitter and more recently (and probably my very favorite) Micro.blog. And as most of you know, I am some sort of aspiring photogr (I wouldn’t dare to refer myself as a photographer so photogr it is) and use this platform to share my pictures, get some exposure and maybe some discoverability (hope that’s the right term). Unfortunately Instagram it’s yet another form of Facebook. I don’t mind this from Instagram as much because in a lot of ways it seems different from Facebook but it is still Facebook’s. Maybe I should revisit other options I have tried in the past like Exposure or VSCO or, then again, use micro.blog for my photography as well.

Anyhow, lately I have moved more to the open-web, I have been “blogging” more often, here in micro.blog. Which to me is like the happy medium of a legit-honest-small social and blogging platform that I truly enjoy. I crosspost to twitter and of course to Facebook, one idea I have been toying with is to maybe keep Facebook open and just not interact with it as much. Just keep posting from my microblog in case someone cares about what’s going on with I and my “crazy life” or my second option would be maybe just kiss Facebook good-bye, for good?

Joyce Garcia made some good points that resonated with my own thoughts recently on her blog, somewhat related and of course it got me re-thinking this whole ordeal. I am yet undecided on how I’m going to proceed with this. Maybe I’m going with my first option, delete the Facebook app from my devices, maybe even put a restriction so I can’t even access it from the browser. Maybe just keep Facebook messenger in a folder in case someone needs to get a hold of me. Still not sure about Instagram though. I do like the platform and what I get from it but it also feels a little hypocritical keeping it and using it.(Also my wife and family have been spanning me recently by tagging me in give-aways that really I don’t care about!)

Anyway,

Thank you for coming to my TED talk.

Jason Fried

Productivity is for machines, not for people. There’s nothing meaningful about packing some number of work units into some amount of time, or squeezing more into less. Think about how effective you’re being, not how productive you’re being.

Something to think about.

Found this wall today in the Twitters, don’t know why but I felt compelled to use it. 🦄

A note I found today from 2012;

H2O/0.1%FA + 0.001%TFAi

5mg/ml

IGN:

The official Hellboy trailer has finally arrived! 🔥t.co/zW0VRKS5z… pic.twitter.com/UUj17U4UKj

Hm! 🤔

Zac Cichy:

Still believe Switch will wind up being Nintendo’s most successful console of all time, outstripping even the Wii. They’ll do this via console iteration, continued IP and third party momentum. They’ve carved a massive market segment they can own where no one else can follow.

I very much agree with this.

Now playing: The Messenger

Need a small break from Pokémon.

Today I liked

  • Secret Santa Shenanigans

We did Secret Santa at work today and I got a beer pint glass that says “I Drink and I know things” , my favourite beer to go with Dragon’s Milk and a huge Batman coffee mug.

I’m a happy camper.

I see dead chickens

— Me every time I’m hungry 🍗

Probably not the best album of 2018 but definitely the most listened. Here ya go, you’ll love it 😐

Challenge update.

About a week or so ago I had setup myself for a challenge. Which I have been following through to my surprise. So I have been using the Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm exclusively for all my shots lately. Unfortunately I haven’t been shooting much lately but the few times I have had the chance, I have been able to experiment more with this lens. So it’s been great so far. The main thing I have been experimenting with this lens, besides composition, is manual focus. With this lens manual focus can be activated simply by pulling the focusing ring back. I think this is the only one of my lenses that does that, where you can change from manual focus to auto on the actual lens.

Hopefully I’ll have more chances to go out and shot, specially since some holiday events are coming up.

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🎶 #mzuiko17mm

today is a very quiet day in this household — I like quiet

sia:

I love you, keep going.

💜

Now playing:

Watched: The Predator. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tonight we are watching The Predator. 😬

Marley watching My Neighbor Totoro for the first time.

Why play Baby Shark when you can be playing this instead! 😅🦈

Me: I need to shower

Voices in my head: but why?

Me: why indeed 🤔

Voices: … 😐

Me: … 😐

Me: oh yes! Because if I don’t, I won’t shower until Monday morning and I forgot to do so yesterday

I deleted my journal.

After five years or so and not sure how many entries, I have deleted my Day One account. Not before exporting everything to a JSON file of course. To be honest I had stopped making entries a while ago. I guess blogging (microblogging now) became my way of keeping a journal. It is a great app/service but not what I want to do right now.

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