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Enduring philosophies and favorite quotes

“Ubuntu (I am because we are); how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?”

Playlist pieces

You’re a far cry from an empire at peace.

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Have the heart of a giant but know you’re a man.

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Syndicate

Syndication is available in RSS and Atom flavors. Flavors like ice cream. Ice cream like happiness.

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

12 April 2017 Wednesday

email game

I play the email game and my email wins 95% of the time. I don’t think it’s a strategy/tactic/approach thing—I have those— I think it’s a life and heart thing and it’s not in my genes to revolve around email.

I’ll keep playing on occasion and see what life lessons I continue to learn out of the whole experience.

*update four hours later: Ouch. That was a painful blow. Email is winning harder now.

05 April 2017 Wednesday

iTunes

I’m installing itunes again. Which I swore years ago I would never do again.
Please have mercy on my soul. And on my poor computer who does not deserve this mistreatment.
I just want my files safe.

slated in consumed at 2:58 am

Apple/iOS has been trying very hard to convince me to dislike and mistrust them, and the team behind the Concepts app have been trying hard, and increasingly succeeding, to convince me I can like and trust them (lost all my files/drawings/notes; still hoping, possible they’re there somewhere just disconnected). Conclusion at this point: I’m not tossing my ipad yet, though my next tablet will likely have to be an Android (with a pen; I love the Apple pencil (I’m still appalled by the limited design thinking though — am really fortunate my ipad case has a magnet I can stick the eraser cap onto while the pencil’s charging)).

With Android, I can set privacy, and set up backups, and access files of individual apps; very basic necessities for a personal/mobile/essential device.

P.S. I tried getting by without using Concepts for a few days, and all the substitute apps just frustrated me. (I use the others at various times, however Concepts is best for me for uniweldly and expansive notes/doodling / thinking-by-pen/through-hand. I’m glad the Concepts team has proven so dedicated and helpful, so I trust them and still hope to retrieve my files, so I can manually back them up (somehow) in the future and carry on using my lovely iPad with frustrating Appleness of it and good Concepts app with pen[cil].

20 November 2012 Tuesday

Nexus 10 Review

slated in consumed at 11:04 pm


Initial report: I LOVE the Nexus 10.
It is so buttery smooth, fast, lagless.. I went ahead and piled on a reasonable number of apps (reasonable amount for me — not too many by my standards and way too many by most of my friends’) and let a bunch of them keep running in background and had it running constantly for several hours straight and the only snag/slowdown I experienced was a few seconds where the system hung—which then made me realize the device had gotten quite warm and I hastened to stop overburdening it (poor thing, I never let it have a moments’ rest since it got unboxed and charged), and then it cooled down quickly and was perfect again and I haven’t experienced any heating or lag since. I’m going to have to run a factory reset on the Nexus 7 and see if I can get that back to running smoothly again, but I don’t think it ever managed as smoothly and quickly on larger tasks the way this one does… I played Transformers in full HD on the Nex10 and could jump around without any delays or sputtering of any kind. Every pixel lovely.

I need a cover for it asap.. I know exactly which cover I’m getting, but it’s not available yet.

Also, the latest beta version Swype is YAY (Android’s own swipe-style keyboard is a fantastic addition to the stock keyboard, but Swype still is much more practiced,efficient,intelligent).

14 November 2012 Wednesday

Android Jellybean 4.2

slated in consumed at 5:56 pm

My thoughts so far on 4.2 (running on Nexus 7): …

My Nexus 7 review

slated in consumed at 5:05 pm

I can highly recommend the Google Nexus 7; mine is much a part of my daily life.

21 August 2012 Tuesday

Alphas

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“You want me on your team! I’m awesome!”

She is awesome and they so should have her on the team.
The things this show gets right, it gets really right.

16 August 2012 Thursday

slated in consumed at 10:12 pm

O_O I’d forgotten the contents of the beginning of Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and started the audiobook and ohmigosh. So much ohmigosh.

27 July 2012 Friday

Step Up (in 3D)

slated in consumed at 7:12 am

I think I’m the only person I know who’s completely excited to see Step Up Revolution 3D, and that’s easily because I’m the only person I know who saw Step Up 3D in 3D. People, you don’t know have any idea what you missed and what you missed was aMAYzing with really large font — exactly what 3D film should be and has never been in any other 3D film ever so far (until hopefully this next one which I am completely excited to see). I will enjoy it enough for all of you.

  • Update, Step Up Revolution 3D was NO Step Up 3D _ I think they tried to push too many gimmicks (pretty much all of which were in the trailers). Where Step Up 3D was effective with simple scenes that really popped in 3D and were simply fun, Step Up Revolution instead built big complicated scenes with bungee cords, bouncing cars, bouncing stilts, trampolines, light shows… And way way too much Miami, bikinis, heavily-breathing bodies touching and lips close; too much, not endearing, not fun; not like the previous Step Up movies. The dance scene with the suits was stunningly beautiful; loved that one. The art gallery scene was very beautiful but didn’t quite make it to incredible for me where I would have expected it.. so many scenes in the previous movies were incredible to me. And the songs weren’t as catchy and the credits weren’t mesmerizing as the last one was. I think I need to see it again to appreciate the dance scenes better, but my impression was that they were too cluttered and gimmicky, where the dancers and their dancing should have stood on their own. :/ And the 3D didn’t pop! What happened? The last one was so awesome -_

24 July 2012 Tuesday

slated in consumed at 9:31 am

Where do I get the song Flii Stylz – Rush the Floor ? WHERE?! This is becoming irritating.

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