I dutifully changed the battery in the Apple Air Tag on my keychain. Confirmed it was working. And left my keys on my desk anyway.

The longer I’m on Micro.blog, the more I appreciate the philosophy and the execution and the happier I am with how well everything works.

Photography is hard. The camera doesn’t see how I see and certainly doesn’t show what I’m thinking or feeling—even though images can be powerfully expressive. I don’t think it’s an issue with the tools. I have a lot to learn.

I tried taking video of airborne leaves in the wind. Unsuccessfully.

Today I learned from experienced gamers. If you want it on release day, pre-order physical media from a store that will be open at midnight. Otherwise buy digital. So I cancelled one order and made a second. Downloading now, much to my surprise. Large online retailer had not yet shipped.

“I’m a sworn enemy of convention. I despise the conventional in anything, even the arts.”

Attributed to Hedy Lamarr

It's Probably Not Premium, Probably Not Really Hand-Crafted

Pruning my email inbox, I’m made aware again and again of how overuse of buzzwords and phrases really bothers me. It’s my special personal problem, I know. But the word “premium” and the phrase “hand crafted” really bother me. I hardly had to go more than a few messages before encountering them both. Premium is such a truly rare thing, and the things described as premium are not rare nor unusual.

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I don’t know what my deal is, but, in the aftermath of “Trick or Treat,” I’m really enjoying the sour candies this year.

Alex: Wherever you are, I owe you an apology. I’m 55 with a customized OLED Nintendo Switch. I’m sorry I laughed. At that point in my life I didn’t get it, and I was a judgemental asshole. I’m super excited for the Switch release of Hogwarts Legacy. I’m still low key an asshole.

Feeling sorry for myself, today.

I can’t manage sugar and carbs. I need to make dramatic changes because the meds only do so much. What I have been doing has not been enough.

A very Happy Halloween to all those who celebrate with Tricks and Treats.