Game On And Stress Less

Life, especially in 2020, is tough at times. Yeah, that might be the understatement of the year! People have different ways of dealing with stress. Some are common: plenty of sleep and exercise, for example. Then there’s escapism, and I realize not all have the same luxuries thereof. In any case, some people enjoy reading books. Others prefer watching movies. Still others lean towards video … Continue reading Game On And Stress Less

We Elected Big Tech

A thought provoking article on One Zero about Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, as the unelected monarch of billions of people. It asserts that leaders of Big Tech, who have great power and influence, were not voted into their offices. But they were. You and I voted them into power with our time and money, our attention and our dollars. When we choose their products … Continue reading We Elected Big Tech

The Google Spoon Feed

In my Zero Feeds Experiment, I extolled the efficacy of the Googe Feed. Surprisingly accurate and relevant in its ability to frequently show me articles to my tastes, I was fondly attached to swiping through its finite list. So after ignoring it for 30 days and finding web stuff in other ways, I turned it back on to once again enjoy it. But things changed. … Continue reading The Google Spoon Feed

Consuming Creativity

Hey blog friends, you can consume much creative content, or you can be consumed by creating content yourself. You can also do both but not at the same time. At least not much. I’ve been reading a lot of books lately, watching Mandalorian for the first time, viewing movies, and playing Pocket Frogs on my phone: escaping the narrative of our Covid times. I’m actively … Continue reading Consuming Creativity

My Anxiety Was Triggered

So, it had been a long time since my anxiety was near a debilitating level. But Thursday morning, after awakening with an upbeat song in my head and later feeling dance vibes with my headphones, things flip-flopped! A surreal concern about the Covid-19 situation quickly ballooned into the whack anxiety that plagued me a few years ago. I’d been “normal” and stable a long time. … Continue reading My Anxiety Was Triggered

Rethinking Aside Posts

I started using the Aside post-type back in April. Sometimes my thoughts are idea seeds or just incomplete or random. But they’re too long for 280 character Tweets. My concern with Asides is that they’re low quality and high frequency. That means if you get my posts via email or in the Reader, you might feel spammed. Not good. Then again, this an informal personal … Continue reading Rethinking Aside Posts

Moto G Power Lasts Forever

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

Big Tech Antitrust Hearing

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