Human nature is hard to escape… From a distance, grass looks dense, lush, and green. But up close, you see dirt, yellow patches, and stickers mixed in. So you look back to where you were and see greener ground from a distance. You return and find up close the same thing: dirt patches, thorns… So you look around…and sure enough, you see a greener pasture … Continue reading Greener Grass
The idea that your phone could be your sole computer is compelling. There’s talk in the tech-sphere that Apple is working on the iPhone so it has macOS along with iOS. This would allow a user to connect their iPhone to desktop peripherals, hopefully a laptop form factor, and essentially have an iMac or MacBook. If true, I’d switch from Android/Chromebook back to Apple in … Continue reading Continuum On Apple
Yesterday, I learned you can now pre-order the upcoming book, Ready Player 2. It’s set to release this November, just in time to take your mind off the post-election news cycle! Thanks to Good E Reader for the info. Check it out to learn where to reserve your copy. Continue reading Pre-Order Ready Player Two
Last year I discovered great wireless headphones that were crazy-affordable. They’re still working well. But now I’ve learned the same brand (MPOW) makes affordable wireless earbuds too. Their review ratings are great. So I plan to buy’em and give’em a shot to see which kind I prefer and also to let my wife try going wireless. Continue reading Headphones To Earbuds
Sincere question: why does Apple’s (consumer?) productivity suite – Pages/Numbers/Keynote – seem ignored? I’ve used them on Mac and iPad; they’re good. And they benefit as default with Apple’s system integration. But Microsoft Office (enterprise?) looks more popular on Mac. And Google Docs/Sheets (education?) appears to have more mind-share and market-share. Apple’s productivity apps look like a hole in the line-up. All things considered, I … Continue reading Is Apple’s Office Suite Sour?
Idea: if aggregated feeds are here to stay, I say abandon the algorithm. Social media algorithms curate content, so we’re not overwhelmed by disparate and disengaging posts. But we’re better without them. We can curate our own feeds. If there’s too much junk, then unfollow or unfriend. Choose only the most important or relevant accounts to follow. And realize you can’t keep up with everything. … Continue reading Abandon The Algorithm
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