Laser-swords and Force-chokes! Star Wars is a cultural force that I’m sure you’ve heard of. The world-building of George Lucas inspired a whole expanded universe. I’m reading part of that now in a Star Wars Legends novel. It got me thinking, what’s my take on the main canon of the 9-movie saga? Continue reading Star Wars Saga Sentiments
It feels great having a phone with a 3-day battery. I never worry about low power. I use my phone a lot, all day, and the thing just keeps going. GPS fitness tracking, light gaming, photos, Bluetooth streaming, and more. Throw it all at the moto g power; it still has battery to spare! Talk about reliable… Plus I’m still liking its loud Dolby stereo … Continue reading Moto G Power Lasts Forever
Yesterday, four big tech titans testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust. I was impressed by the cohesive and cogent focus, evidence, and arguments by congress members. The Atlantic has a great summary article you should check out. Apparently, these big tech companies are new kinds of monopolies, unchecked in their global scale and great power. It’s likely that Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google … Continue reading Big Tech Antitrust Hearing
Like many, you’re probably weary of Facebook and Twitter. They’ve taken their toll on society. I know I’ve felt it. Their cultural influence is more bad than good; they need transformation. So I was stoked to find a concise booklet on the subject that resonated with me. After reading the first chapter, I felt like deleting Twitter! Continue reading Social Media Upheaval
A simple alternative to the likes of Twitter, I tried micro.blog and found it…okay. My WordPress blog cross-posts there, but I’m not active otherwise. For that, there’s a monthly fee. But I’m not compelled to sign up, especially these days when I’m #socialmediadistancing. At least it’s nice to know about other options like micro.blog. Continue reading What About Micro Blog?
Do you remember shopping at Sears, K-Mart, Toys-R-Us, Hastings, or another recently bankrupt business? What happened? One answer is e-commerce. And what company represents that most? The prime example is Amazon. Because 2-day shipping!? Yeah, well, that’s part of it. But there’s much more. Read my 99.9% spoiler-free review of The Everything Store to find out! Continue reading The Everything Store
Lethargy feels like the mayonnaise that won’t squeeze out of the plastic bottle. To get unstuck, get movin’! So I’ve been ramping up my fitness. When the Summer sun isn’t trying to kill me in a Texas heatwave, I’ve been outside literally taking steps towards my exercise goals. Continue reading Moving With Google Fit
In case you missed it like I did, last month WordPress announced new and improved Block Editor updates. Some things are smoother and easier. Now’s a good time to try the Block Editor if you have been holding out. It takes time to adjust, but it’s worth it. Blog on! Continue reading Better Blogging Blockiness