No Idea

Shawn Blanc is the second person that I've seen who has written about having a blank home screen on their iPhone in the name of productivity.

Or at least the friction to wasting time on their iPhone.

I have a blank home screen on my PIxel 4. But, that is not for some productivity hack or friction to wasting time on my phone. It's simply because I love being able to see my background without a bunch of junk over it.

I find that the way Android handles app icons is far more ideal than iOS. Simply because if you install an app on Android you do not have to have an app icon on your home screen.

This wearable sleeping bag suit made me look.

Sometimes you're listening to a song that you've heard a few times before and you focus on the lyrics again and they hit you ... hard.

Sometimes you're listening to a song that you've heard a few times before and you focus on the music and it hits you... hard.

Sometimes those two things are the same song.

Sometimes it's the mood that you're in that triggers it.

Sometimes it's just the song that hits you ... hard.

This morning it was the last one.

So now I'm trying to recover from being hit over the head by a song that hasn't done that to me before.

Music and moods, man.

Advice is hard to give when you are speaking generally; not to a specific person on a specific issue. It's bold to say you should do this to achieve that; especially with little to no nuance.

I think that C.J. Chivlers falls into the generality trap when talking about scheduling time to avoid anxiety:

Sometimes you don’t have the agency to control all of your time. Again, this is not a calendar problem. Your calendar is just reflecting the truth of your agency – fix that.

If you don't have the time in the day to do what you want to do then you need to fix that is a great general idea. But, the specifics of that can vary greatly from person to person and situation to situation. There is no one way to fix that. There might not be a way to fix that.

But, the idea, the spark, that the advice springs from is a basic one: If you're not happy then change something.

Great advice in general. If you can use it.



aikaterynne:

Saltwater summer.

Seth Godin

Everything worth doing has a hard part. If it didn’t, it would have been done already.

Bingo.

You can't get more obvious than that.

Of course, the real fun begins when you start to work on the hard part.

Seth Godin

Everything worth doing has a hard part. If it didn’t, it would have been done already.

Bingo.

You can't get more obvious than that.

Of course, the real fun begins when you start to work on the hard part.

I sat down at my desk today to get my Pixelbook hooked up to my 27 inch Dell monitor. After getting all the cables I needed unplugged from my desktop PC and hooked up to theUSB-C dongle I bought for just this reason I turned on the monitor and it was

meh.

It looked like not what I thought it was going to look like.

The native resolution of the Pixelbook is 2400 x 1600 but the Dell only registered a 1920 x 1080 resolution.

And no I know why. Because that's the monitor that I bought. A 27 inch 1080 monitor on sale on Prime Day for $150. It seemed like a steal then. And honestly, it still is to me. It's just not what I thought I was getting because I had let this little project tat took all of 10 minutes to do sit for months.

Anyway, once Windows stops updating I'll probably do the whole connect everything and test it again.

I just wanted to come here and talk about how good the keypoard on the Pixelbook feels.

I don't know what kind of switches are it there.
And I don't care.
I don't know how much travel they have.
And I don't care.

The feel of the actual keys are slightly rubber and they ahve such a better feel than the clicky mechanical keys on my Razor keyboard. I might just find a way to push the Pixelbook screen to the monitor and still just the Pixelbook keyboard.

Honestly, I think Google should be making just a blue tooth version of this keyboard. Not the Pixel Slate one but this one because it feels so damned good.

"Haiku," from Ron Padgett’s Big Cabin

Man, I love Ron Padgett.

More Exercise

And more exercise.