I closed my Instagram account a while ago, however, I have found myself sort of missing it recently. Not so much about the posting side of it but the few people I followed that aren’t in any of my remaining social platforms (that’d be Twitter). I have been thinking of Instagram as the less Facebooky way to follow people of interest (other photographers and media peeps), friends and family.
I’m getting out of the shower when our 3yo Marley walks in, then she stairs at me.
“Los de abajo / Los de Arriba” (📸 por Ernesto Robles) pic.twitter.com/uADWOoHnU7
“The ones below / the ones above”
Politics explained in one photo. Photo by Ernesto Robles.
For the past few days I have been having these toughs of either closing my one remaining gmail account or to just delete every email in it and start “fresh” kind of thing. I guess this is also the reason why I have been looking at other services recently such as Fastmail or ProtonMail, in an attempt to break apart from Google. But I still keep coming back to the issue that, this gmail account it’s tied to so many things in my digital life that makes it almost virtually impossible to think of getting rid of it completely.
Well, guess I have some drinking, I mean, thinking to do over this.
IN OTHER NEWS:
Today I submitted my new-hire packet for the new job. Looks like my starting day will be August 26 and my last day at my current job is the 10th. So I’ll have about two weeks of staycation before starting.
The fact that TOOL has finally made it to Apple Music makes me so happy!
Earlier this week I had made a comment about maybe having to go back to a “full-on-task-manager”. (First off, I may be getting way ahead of myself on this one, I haven’t even started my new job and I am already complicating it.) After making my comment I started thinking. What should I use, Things 3, the good-old OmniFocus, Todoist, maybe even TickTick or just flat out Reminders? And then I found myaself re-downloading all these apps and with them, anxiety. Now I got too many choices, too many apps, too many different systems. So I have a hard time deciding what fits best, then again I am just complicating things way ahead. When it comes to these types of systems is always the fear of missing a deadline, an important task, whether it’s work related or personal it all comes down to… FOMO?. But also I feel like these apps are just as good or beneficial as I’m good at keeping organized and on top of things. In my mind all these apps have to do all the job for me at reminding me things and organizing things for me. The reality is that these systems need me as much as I need them and I am lazy and suck at that part, I think. I hate maintaining these systems, they give me mental anxiety, I feel like I am serving them more than they are serving me. I am good at entering stuff, throw all the things at it!, but I hate having to organize things afterwards under “projects” or areas and whatnot (tags…hm tags… I do love OmniFocus location based tags) and the weekly reviews, always forget that’s a thing I should do. Anyway, what I usually end up doing is picking up the system that needs the less work from me but its also effective. Past experience tells me probably OmniFocus would be the ideal system for me and I very much under use it but I have made it to work more for me than the other way around.
All that being said, as far as task-managers go and what I end up using, I’m going to put a pin on that one for now. Not gonna complicate my life just yet.
IN OTHER NEWS:
My workout today sucked, but is still did something. I very much dislike doing any type of physical activity on donation days. 🐳 💨
On this day in 1989 the original #GameBoy system released in North America, placing exciting Nintendo games right into the palm of your hand! Here’s to 30 years of playing with PORTABLE POWER!
My first handheld gaming device!
Ansel Elgort might be getting back in the driver’s seat for Baby Driver 2! 🚗 pic.twitter.com/Auq8vNApLG
😻 hashtag: vroom 🏎