Getting Away From Reality

I really need to get away from cable news. The election is over and perhaps more fiction and news from regular people would do me some good.

Right now I am doing some pretty heavy reading for my religious studies class so I don’t have it in me for more reading. Blogs are an exception to that rule though.

However, I am binging some sci-fi, fantasy and a little juicy romance on some streaming services so there is some balance there. I also watch stuff on regular TV. I guess anything you can do to provide a diversion in the days we live in at the moment.

Too Much Flash And Awe #Instagram #Twitter #WordPress #Facebook

Storytelling can be as basic as sharing a tale around a dinner table or in front of a roaring fire. It can be as complex as an app on your computer or phone with all its bells and whistles. It’s my philosophy that the more something does the less good it is at performing any one task well and that goes for websites and apps like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and even WordPress. Maybe the basics where its about text, images, videos and audio presented simply can get the point across. Innovation is great but when it makes sense and can be of help to the end user. You know, there is such a thing as too much flash and awe.

What I Want To Be True: A Commentary

YouTube is a great place on the web but like anything you see on the Web you have to take with a grain of salt. In this time of pandemic you have to do your research and not let a video tell you something that might require more information. What we want to be true might not be what is factual. Be wary my friends. Accuracy is the difference in life and death these days.

Stay Home, It’s Friday The 13th

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In the light of all the Coronavirus and COVID19 stuff, staying home is not a bad idea. Be safe if you are going out to do stuff today. Be well, my friends.

Enjoying Microsoft Windows 10, It’s Pretty Cool

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For years I used Microsoft Windows just like everyone else. I got tired of it and switched to Linux. Now that I have a new computer loaded with Windows 10 Professional I am really enjoying all the new things it’s bringing to the table. I like all the cool features built-in and the software store.

I have been able to get digitally organized and I have a few social apps running too. My computer is a refurbished Dell and there was a clean install of Windows 10 without a lot of bloat-ware. You can do a great deal with Win 10 without a lot of other software installed. As I mentioned before the software store allows you to download a lot of cool apps many of which cost you nothing. I am even enjoying the hybrid Edge-Chromium web browser.

All-in-all I am really enjoying. I am an old school desktop guy so this new system I have is agreeing with me. Blogging from a desktop is my favorite way to post. You can be geeky and rock it like Bill Gates. My view of Microsoft has indeed softened and I am warming up to it.