I played a lot of Nintendo earlier this year. But lately I’ve given over to reading. Video games tell stories. So do books. But I’m reminded how simple and easy book reading is and also how wonderful and fulfilling it is to enjoy a good book! So game on, read on. If I had to choose just one..? Books. Continue reading Books Or Video Games? Yes.
New changes to Jason Journals, with goals being to simplify blog for reading, demote social media, and promote more direct conversation: Removed Twitter widget Added goodreads widget Removed Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram links and social icons Removed static homepage, making blog posts the home page Started updating Gallery photos Added mailto: buttons and links UPDATE: Removed social icons from post share menu Disconnected social cross-posting … Continue reading Tweaking The Blog
We bloggers need a rallying cry. My fellow WordPressers, we can promote blogging as an alternative to social media. The personal blog is a fine place to share with others. We can network together well this way, on the open web. Empty the silos. Share your photos to your blog. Your status updates. Press those words. Blog on! Continue reading Blog On!
Where do you write words in the Google domain? Docs, the word processor. And Keep, the notes app. They work together too, so words can easily go from one to the other. But what about Blogger? It’s been a Google product for like 16 years. Yet you must copy/paste text from Docs to the Blogger Editor like it’s still 2004. This must change. Docs and … Continue reading Places To Write On Google
Picked up my kindle to read the other day. It has a 6″ screen, which is smaller than my 6.4″ smartphone display. Yet it’s bigger! And, of course, better. I think. You see, my phone is tall and skinny, so it fits the hand. But the kindle is less rectangular and closer to a square-ish shape. That’s key. The aspect ratio makes the difference. The … Continue reading A Square-ish Screen
My speculation why Motorola dropped the “8” from the 8th gen. Moto G phones in the US only: to avoid any problems that tend to be labeled as a type of gate: Antennagate, Bendgate, Batterygate. “Gate” has a negative connotation. In the US, a “Motogate” (Moto G8) might not work. So we had the Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power. And the latest announcement … Continue reading No Moto G8 In The US
Notification dots are on Android phones – new to me! They’re optional. I tried them, to make my phone familiar like my old iPhone, but ditched them. No more ugly dots! I prefer the Android status bar notification icons. #nerd #geek Continue reading Notification Dots
So I’m giving YouTube Music a real try, living with it for one month (the free trial). Decided to dive in and not shrink away despite any differences or downsides. Actually found a surprising upside! Also, though, it’s missing some albums I have on Spotify – ouch! But I’ll give it the full 30 days. Note: I have not imported/uploaded any of my Google Play … Continue reading YouTube Music Trial
Have you seen the new Windows 10X operating system? To me, it looks and works a lot like Chrome OS on Chromebooks! I don’t think that’s a coincidence. Originally, it was designed for dual-screen devices, but now Microsoft has pivoted to first debut the new OS on single-screen gadgets. It’s all interesting to this tech nerd. But let me add that if Windows 10X is … Continue reading Windows 10X
Smartphone photography is a thing. Since leaving Windows and Lightroom, I’ve stuck with Google Photos to edit pictures, but now I’ve discovered Snapseed on my Android phone. It blew my mind! The advanced editing capabilities are great! And the app (by Google) is free! Continue reading Super Snapseed