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Enduring philosophies and favorite quotes

“in my opinion, we don’t devote nearly enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks.”

Playlist pieces

what can be spared does not belong

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When the world is crashing down, I will throw it on my back for you..
When you’re paralyzed and bound, I’ll be waging war, my love.

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Recent comments

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timshel.

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"Everything counts a little more than we think..."

01 January 2022 Saturday

Happy New Year!

The month January was named for the Roman god of doorways and beginnings. Cheers to a brilliant 2022 for all! <3

27 October 2021 Wednesday

Pixel 6 Pro thoughts

slated in consumed at 1:16 am

Some offhanded Google Pixel 6 Pro thoughts, before I have it in hand:

Finally ! respectable storage amount available. Seems a bit small for today’s day and age, yet four times better than last year, which was definitely at least 3 years out of date.

I’ve been excited about the camera, however not excited to hear that a lot of its abilities are dependent on specific shooting modes: you have to have that specific mode running while taking the picture. Grr. Other phones have excellent macro lenses these days; no such thing from Pixel. Grr. Sounds like the impressive low-light abilities still depend on long hold-steady-for-the-open-shutter times. Grr.

It will be interesting to adjust back to a big phone, after the small Pixel 5; I was a big-phone person always before — I like having lots of screen real estate. I also like being able to put my phone in my pocket. ::Sad about losing the latter.

22 October 2021 Friday

Comparing Spigen cases

slated in consumed at 9:04 pm

I’m deciding on a case for the Pixel 6 Pro, very probably a Spigen. In my experience, Spigen cases are very reliably form-fitting, thin, while providing fair protection given their slim size. I don’t need heavy/rugged protection, I prefer thin and lightweight, although I appreciate a bit of protection so that my phone can survive the occasional fall without incident.

Spigen Ruged Armor for Pixel 6 Pro: full coverage, thin, multiple textures, physically flexible material, feels protective, feels good and gripped well in hand
Spigen Liquid Air for Pixel 6 Pro: full coverage, thinnest, textured, physically flexible material
Spigen Ultra Hybrid for Pixel 6 Pro: full coverage, good firmness, thin while providing protection
Spigen Thin Fit for Pixel 5: full coverage, good firmness, thin while providing protection
Spigen Liquid Crystal for Pixel 3XL: full coverage, good firmness, good look though slightly thicker/plastic feel
Spigen Rugged Armor for Pixel 2XL: full coverage, good feel, thin while providing protection
Spigen Thin Fit for Pixel 2XL: limited coverage: many open gaps around buttons, rubbish protection, prone to breakage

01 May 2021 Saturday

slated in prose/poetry at 10:26 pm

My dear snow globe mind
flurries swirl I sit patient
my self becomes clear

10 March 2021 Wednesday

Playlist 02 - 05/2021,

slated in playlists at 12:22 am

Seven Billion DotsMaybe I
Rick and MortyDon’t Look Back (feat. Kotomi & Ryan Elder)
Said the WhaleUnamerican; Record Shop
KotomiA Good Thing; Free
Chaos ChaosDo You Feel It
Joywave – Tongues (RAC Remix)
Charlotte MartinThe Dance

26 October 2020 Monday

Comparing the Bose NC700 and the Sony WH-1000XM4

slated in mainstream, consumed at 7:50 pm

TL;DR The sound through either of these headphones is fine, solid noise-cancelling, fairly comfortable, the software has notable issues and my user experience with both has been frustrating; UX a bit worse with the Sony, call quality is bad with the Sony especially for the person on the other end of the call.

Update, seven months later: I’m definitely not happy with either of them, though I enjoy several parts of life much better with good noise-cancelling headphones on. If I had to do it over again, I would choose the Bose for slightly better UX and significantly better phone calls (particularly for the experience of the person on the other end, blocking out unwanted background noise on my end).

Update ~13 months later: Sony is an Awful experience I will definitely not put myself through this again. Noise-cancelling is great, experience is awful.

30 March 2020 Monday

Playlist 03 - 04/2020

slated in playlists at 12:02 am

WhethanGood Nights
AdemLooking At You (feat. Annie)
Dodie – Monster
Balmorhea – Dived, Limmat; 55; En Route; Night Squall; Candor
Jamie CullumAge of Anxiety

27 March 2020 Friday

slated in mused at 1:33 am

I don’t need answers the same way I used to. I still have all the questions. I’m okay with that. I still love to have answers and I still would rather know than not know. I still feel I’m an invasive species, however it’s very selective now; I’m disinclined to pry.

I still believe in truth and love the idea of it, though I know that truth and reality are not the same, and truths are subject to all the lenses — perspective and time and the beholder and the writer and the accompanying foundational truths and compounded truths.

Timshel

Timshel

26 March 2020 Thursday

Stew!

There is stew on the stove and I’m going to eat it.
::happy::

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