Jabber FTW!! \o/
JanKusanagi @i at 2017-02-15T20:53:29Z
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Ironic weather. Christmas and New Year's celebrations are over. Now, winter starts with a heavy snowfall... (Also testing image upload on AndStatus.)
Or almost, depending on where in the marble you are at the moment =)
Happy 2039!! \o/
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I keep thinking he won't be elected and there's still so much time for him to fall behind in the races. And yet here we are, just over 24 hours left and he could STILL win. Fml. It's honestly so scary. There just isn't another word for it. He's grossly unfit and downright dangerous. :/
>> Alex Jordan:
“I keep thinking he won't be elected and there's still so much time for him to fall behind in the races. And yet here we are, just over 24 hours left and he could STILL win. Fml. It's honestly so scary. There just isn't another word for it. He's grossly unfit and downright dangerous. :/”
You're young. 4 years is a lot shorter time than you might think. Presidents come and Presidents go but the bureaucracy is eternal.
Beautiful day today;Spring might finally have it's act together. Went for a run along the creek trail for the first time in a long time. Wetlands and creek are full of water and the Eastern Banjo frogs are having a party!
Many people looked at me like I was crazy when I said I'd be without a smart phone for a while. A friend even kindly offered to loan me one for the period :-)
So far, a few observations:
I have to plan some things a bit more. I can no longer check the bus route while walking to the bus stop, or check a store's opening times while traveling.
I noticed that I often used to pull out my phone at the slightest hint of boredom. Now I'm forced to let my mind wander instead, or e.g. observe life around me. Not that bad actually.
One thing that I observed is that on many bus rides, 95% of the people are staring at their phones, only occasionally looking up. Observing this gives me an eerie feeling, like everyone are zombies jacked into the Matrix or something :-)
@email@example.com I've heard the zombie thing before, but keep in mind that previously the zombies would be lost in books or newspapers. There was still a context switch when an outside event happened, such that there would be a slow reaction to it.
@Kevin Everets You're right, I guess it doesn't differ that much from being engulfed in a book, or other reading. On the other hand people do tend to get more addicted to smart phones. In particular the feeling that you have be up-to-date on everything happening instantly.
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@sazius I think you're right... though people used to read as much during extended break times it was rare to do it every time there was a 10 second break. That then leads to checking messages frequently, and then the expectation that everyone checks and responds to messages frequently.
That slippery slope is something that I've been caught on so I've become known as "bad at responding" due to being one of the few in my social circle that make a conscious choice to leave phones away from me and message during designated times.
@Kevin Everets I have also become conscious of this, and tried to manage expectations on message response times. In particular for email.
One example is when I worked as a teaching assistant for many years. If I replied very quickly to students' emails their threshold to ask questions got too low, and I got bombarded with questions that they could have figured out themselves if they had just tried. Instead, if they know they'll probably have to wait at least one working day for the answer, they will first try to solve the problem themselves before asking.
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