Tomorrow would have been my father’s 80th birthday. And it is also the day when I’ll be hitting the ‘delete’ button on my Facebook profile.
This will actually be the second time that I’ve done so. I was originally on Facebook from 2007 to 2015, before deciding that I needed to get away from that place. I reluctantly rejoined in 2016 after it became clear that some of my friend just weren’t online anywhere else, and because I thought I should have a presence on there for work purposes.
But it has become apparent over the last year or so that not only had the causes of my earlier departure not been alleviated, but the rot ran even deeper than I could have imagined.Continue reading
This is the first part of a series of related posts I’ve decided to write about what technology I use in my daily life. Along the way, I will discuss the choices I’ve made and why I’ve done so.
Part 1 is where I’ll talk about the physical devices in my life. The rest of this series will be:
- Part 2—Services
- Part 3—Tools (macOS)
- Part 4—Tools (iOS)
- Part 5—Tools (Android)
OK, that’s a spoiler alert up-front; I’m a cross-platform person. 🙂 More on that later.Continue reading
The other day, a friend of mine asked if I could make her some charts she could print off and put into her bullet journal.
She was recently diagnosed as ‘pre-diabetic’. Meaning that she may have a form of diabetes but they’re not sure what sort and how serious it is.
So, right now, she’s using a blood-sugar record several times a day. For ‘use’ read ‘stab self in finger’. Yeah, not fun, but necessary.Continue reading
I’m no stranger to micro-blogging. I used to have a Tumblr blog for many years, but fell out of love with that place eventually. Not for lack of stuff to share, by any means. No, Tumblr lost me because it is actually quite hard work to do long-form blogging on there, and if you start a post in Markdown and save it as a draft, it gets converted to HTML. Fun! (Not.)
(And then Tumblr got gobbled up by Yahoo, which in turn got gobbled up by Verizon and stitched together with the remnants of AOL to form Oath. Possibly a reference to what passed a lot of people’s lips when they heard that news.)Continue reading
It dawned on me the other day that it is coming up for 30 years since I first got online.
Needless to say, the world was a lot different back then!Continue reading
So 2018 is now in the rear-view mirror—and good riddance to it. While I did make some progress on personal stuff last year, it was overshadowed by my Dad’s terminal illness and the stress and strain of caring for him.
He passed away peacefully in the early hours of the 22nd December, at home with his family around him, as he had wished.Continue reading
As you can probably tell, this blog has been very quiet.
The reason for this has been to do with my dad’s health.Continue reading
I decided it was time to start using this site again. 🙂