🐱sitting on top of scratching post


I’m thankful I have to return to work today. I took a few days off to celebrate my birthday this weekend.

Thankfully, I will have something to focus on so that I will not be able to check the news all day every day.

Today’s Wisdom


The Week

One of the weirdest things about the internet today is that Brands send you emails and tweets wishing you a happy birthday.

Like, thank you jeans for wishing me a happy birthday, but shouldn’t you be focused on treating your workers better?

Cat paw. 🐈

Cat. 🐈

I make it a point to point out whenever anyone says “Clever, girl.” in a TV or movie.

Inbox, man. Think about your Inbox. Not your email, or RSS, or whatever, but your mental Inbox. Get it out of your head and into a trusted system.
Seesh, you can’t remember all the things.

Me to myself; channeling my inner Merlin Mann voice talking about David Allen.

I pushed a Tonx as one might say for the first time in a few months and, whoa boy, was the coffee way better than the K-cups I’ve been plugging into the Kuerig.

Mariah Carey’s Dreamlover was released in 1993.

Thanks to THE HOOD INTERNET I now remember that I am old.

Overdue for cleaning.

Vinyl Record Speculators

Nick Heer writing about “The Social Network”

I cannot think of a better pairing of score to standalone film in recent memory than the soundtrack to “The Social Network”. It is also a great standalone record. Speculators have pushed up its price for years, but it has just been reissued with its original cover art.

TIL there are vinyl record speculators.

Also, Nick completely forgets about any Chris Nolan film with a Hans Zimmer soundtrack.

Thanks to @mroutley @Gabz @gregmoore @TheDimPause @maique @AlanGMarz and @sku_b for responding to my post asking about your favorite micro.blog theme.

Results Kiko: 3
Marfa: 2
Typewriter: 1
Lanyon: 1

I will continue to work on the theme of my site, but for now I will use Lanyon.

Quick questions about the themes and blogs you follow:

What theme are you using for your micro.blog?
Have you customized it?
What’s your favorite micro.blog blog theme?

Steve Layman shares some “muddle” about complaining when you consult “The Oracle Google” if complaining is good for you.

It reminded me of the phrase
>Give me the strength to change the things that I can change. Give me the wisdom to know the things that I can not change.

Last year I had dreams of visiting Maine in the fall, right around this week or so, to spend a week driving around, hiking, and looking at the color change of the foliage. That didn’t happen because of Covid.

I’m hoping that sometime in the future, hopefully next year, that trip will be something that I can take.

I watched The Witcher series on Netflix over the course of a week or so. Two episodes a night so not a binge watch. It was … interesting.

I have no experience with the novels or the games (even though I have purchased both), I just haven’t gotten around to enjoying them yet.

Overall, I enjoyed the story. The timeline jumping was confusing at first, but once I knew what was happening in relation to the episodes already watched I liked that it made me think about where in the story the episode took place. I think it was a novel way to avoid the banner that most shows throw up, e.g. “10 years ago” or “Present Day”. Just tell the episode and let the viewer figure it out. It’s a nice way to tell people, “you’re smart enough to figure this out without having to be spoonfed everything”.

Looking forward to spending some time reading the books and playing the games to see what the source material is like.

Just removed all the channels I had active and deleted my IFTTT account. Now it’s time to trim the services I use to pretend I’m tracking my tasks and to do’s.

So many things that need to be done and no motivation to start doing them.

It is time to get planning.

I would totally buy a Pixel tablet from Google.

A 10 inch tablet with the same physical design as the Pixel 4 would feel fantastic in the the hand.

One thing that Apple could learn from Google is how to update their software faster. I received a new iPhone SE for my work phone yesterday and I’ve been on the Software Update for 10 minutes and the update hasn’t even started yet. With my Pixel phones updates take 2-5 minutes.

It’s September. Somehow. Even though it still feels like March.

That means it is Hobonichi buying time.

Just placed me yearly order.