Random Thoughts 💭

  • I was listening to Pivot (one of my favorite podcasts) over my lunch and there was an exchange between the two hosts that’s stuck with me, enough that I’m actually posting about it. 😅 I think they’re both right, we need new words for masculine / feminine. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️

    Totally worth a listen. 🎤🎙️🔈

  • 🔗 So You Just Found Out Amazon Is Greedy

    There won’t be mass cancellations of Prime over ads in Prime Video because it is too integral to your life.

    I guess I’m one of the rare people who doesn’t have a Prime membership…? They try to hook me in with free trials from time to time but I always cancel it just before renewal. 🤷🏼‍♂️ We just don’t like the waste that is Amazon’s shipping practices… 😮‍💨

  • Random Thought: Does anyone know how fast new books will show up in Bookshelves feature of Micro.Blog after they’re added into Open Library? 📚

  • Random Thought: Yea, this sounds about right, once the price is outside of what most “normal” people would consider reasonable, piracy increases… 🏴‍☠️

    Screen grab of a Tweet from Tom Warren, with the following verbiage: if Apple TV, Netflix, and Disney+ keep raising prices then it will only force more people into piracy. It's already surprising how many in the UK use modified Fire TV sticks to access pirated TV shows and movies
  • Random Thought: I try to steer clear of politics online, as I really don’t want to deal with hateful comments but that said, if the US Government shuts down, I really don’t think members of Congress should get their paychecks, especially if the vast majority of regular workers aren’t paid.

  • Random Thought: Always fascinated by companies who take the “if you want to change your email, create a new account” approach. 😅 Who on earth decided that was a great user experience…and what software architect designed it? 🤣

  • Random Thought: With Twitter (aka “X”) talking about collecting even more data (link to Ars Technica), now seems like a good time to export my old Tweets, remove the Twitter apps from my devices, and import said data into Micro Blog.

  • Somebody paid for my order at Starbucks, first time that’s ever happened to me. 😀 I returned the favor for the person behind me in the line. #PayItForward

  • The Great Scattering / Fragmentation

    It’s been a hot minute since I last said anything here but goodness, it’s been a hot mess on the interwebs, right? Since I last committed anything to pen (or something, you get the idea) here, Twitter was purchased and…well…it’s been an epic disaster ever since (the … read more

  • Random Thought: Rather amazed at how fast things are falling apart on Twitter…it’s rather sad. My first account on there, I created it back when I was a junior dev at an ad agency, fresh out of college and the closet. Kinda crazy to think how I’ve changed, how the world has changed since then.

  • Random Thought: Three-day work weeks are always rough…and when you wake up to literal freezing weather but you’re all snuggly in bed, well, it’s very hard to get up and going.

    Clearly more coffee is required… ☕️

  • Is This Thing On?

    Hello World! It’s been a crazy long time since I wrote anything online…how’s everyone doing? Note: This post is from my old site and was ported over into Micro.Blog when I consolidated from two sites into one. All of the migrated posts can be found here. read more