July 28, 2018

Images can get lost between Blot and Micro.blog. The fix I’m trying is to disable the CDN and use full URLs in my image links. This is a test image.

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July 28, 2018

What, are we in college now?

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July 28, 2018

My favorite video game is Inside”

I love video games but I rarely play them. I’m terrible at games. My brain can’t handle complex controls using multiple buttons. I dislike managing an inventory” of any kind. I have a terrible sense of direction. I don’t learn from my mistakes. It’s a recipe for failure.

I bought a Nintendo Switch hoping it would rekindle my interest in gaming, and it did, for a while. Most games are too difficult for me to enjoy. I don’t have the patience or the skill and I quit playing in frustration.

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Based on positive reviews, I bought Inside by Playdead. I love this game. It has wonderful physics, beautiful design, simple controls, and is full of pleasant surprises. I’ve been saying Wow!” a lot. The puzzles are fun and clever. The ongoing sense of accomplishment is perfectly balanced against the beautiful but creepy environment.

Inside is a nearly perfect game for me.

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July 25, 2018

Getting Rid of Stuff

I’m about to list my house for sale. I’ll be moving into my fiancé’s place the minute mine sells. This is all very exciting, but it’s forcing me to consider what stuff” is important enough to keep.

I’ve lived alone for so long now that I don’t even notice how much crap I’ve accumulated. I basically have a room for every mood, and those rooms are filled with my stuff.

My preferred approach would be to get rid of everything I don’t need right this minute and just learn to live without all my usual options. The trouble is that my tendency is to hang on to everything just in case”. It’s a dilemma!

I feel like I’m doing well at splitting the difference so far. I’ve sold or given away a bunch of things I would have normally kept, but I’m also keeping a few things that I could easily live without.

The wearier I become of having to handle and make a decision about every single thing I own, the more likely I am to toss most of it.

It helps that Gail is part of the process and asks, Are you sure you need to keep that?” a lot. That helps.

July 24, 2018

The sad state of RSS on the Mac


There are not that many great feed readers for macOS right now that work with the Fever API and have the Look & Feel of a native Mac app

I spent years with NetNewsWire, then Reeder. I switched to Feedbin a few months ago and now I just use the web UI. That was unexpected.

Via Michael Tsai

July 24, 2018

Trent Reznor on boredom and creativity

Trent Reznor - NYT:

There weren’t a lot of things to distract you, so you’d end up turning inward. I can’t help but think about that lack of access. The side effect was that when you could get something, whether it be an album or a magazine that looked like a portal into a new world, you pored over it, because it wasn’t one Google search away all the time. I think I turned out the way I did because I was so bored.

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