I got sick. It ruined everything. I haven't worked out since Friday. I had less than HALF my goal calories yesterday. I also missed my Wednesday post time. I didn't get to splice together the video I wanted to make for this Column. I'm angry about it. I will not start another sentence in this post with the word "I". Let's talk for a second about photo backup and storage - First off, if you are storing your photos on your phone and nowhere else that's bad. Don't do that. Either pull them off your phone manually every couple of weeks or, better yet, install an app that backs them up for you. There are several services on Android and iOS that do that. Dropbox, iCloud, Google+, Flickr, and others all offer private, automatic photo upload of some sort. They all work, but I'm going to tell you about the two with which I have experience.
Dropbox is a great service. It is essentially just a folder on your computer that you can als…
Motto: A Place for Every Datum, and Every Datum in its Place
Last Column I briefly mentioned a blog I found called "Minding the Borderlands". That site, in addition to its value as a primary resource, was a valuable kicking off point for expanded research into some topics I'm going to write about today. I read the book "Getting Things Done". I read about a notetaking system called the "slip-box method", or "Zettelkasten" (it's German). I'm thinking about lot the information that we come across in life, how I've been managing it, and how I may want to tweak or further define those practices. Some of those tweaks may have implications to this blog.
For example, I've been tagging these posts all wrong. My entire approach to tagging was backwards. Tagging and sorting are not the same thing. I read a wonderful article about why tagging against a topic is ultimately much less useful than tagging against and object. The Labels (Blogge…
It's been a long time since I've had a legitimate column update. There's a good reason for that - everything has changed. Melissa's back. My room is all different. My free time is spent in a new, different, much less lonesome manner.
Work started taking more of my time, resources, and mental faculties.
Wedding plans are in the early stages.
Workouts have been two-tiered & double-sided.
My diet has changed.
I have to deal with a cat more often than I would like.
I've spent time with family; not so much my now family, but more of my soon family.
Many projects have been temporarily shelved.
Big plans are being formulated.
The amount of live music I listen to skyrocketed.
One of my best friends tied the knot.
I saw a group of some of my favorite people on the planet.
This is the 100th Column (on Blogger, at least).
There are still tons of things I want to write about.