Now that all the posts have been imported into Micro.blog, working on cleaning up categories and titles.

🔗 I’ve been participating in The Greatest Product of All Time Bracket Challenge and it’s been fun to watch the results. Some of the products are clear winners, but a couple have really surprised me.

Starting the process of importing all my micro posts from my Blot.im blog to my Micro.blog blog. Going back to keeping long form posts on Blot and Micro posts in Micro.blog.

If the new AirPods design leak is real, I doubt I’ll buy them. The first and second gen fit, but I needed the wings to keep them secure while in motion. The AirPods Pro didn’t fit right even after I bought foam tips. These are a mixture of both, so definitely won’t fit right.

March 2021 Home Screen

In other news, my order of Girl Scout cookies came in, so I’m looking forward to those tonight. Thin mints are already in the freezer, because I’m not an animal.

Sometimes I want to burn vSphere down to the ground… Then a day later, when doing something else, I think “vSphere is great, I don’t know why anyone hates it.” 🤷‍♂️

All MS Exchange patches are finally installed. 2 hybrid servers for day job, and 18 client servers. Only three had evidence of patch scanning. Now to start the weekend. 🍻

Netflix is increasing their price to $17.99 a month, and for the first time, I’m actually debating whether it is worth it. Recently, most of what we watch is on Hulu, Amazon prime, HBO Max, and YouTube. 🤔

Does anyone have a preferred clear iPhone case or brand? I’m looking for one that is thin, and doesn’t have the awful magnet, like the official Apple one.

Reserved my iPhone 12 Pro Max, this will be the first year since the original iPhone that I will have a color other than black or Space Grey, I went with Pacific Blue.

TheBrain v12 beta just came out with backlinks and unlinked mentions and I’m all in. Was using Obsidian and linking to those files in TB, now, I think everything goes in TB. Content only mode is intriguing with no need to have the plex open, I’m exited to see how it develops.

Yesterday, I wasn’t feeling great so I watched the entire Conjuring series. Last night, I took some benadryl & my regular sleeping meds. Woke up around 10 to use the restroom and promptly scared myself badly due to a coat rack & mirror. I’m not one to get scared, and love horror films, all I can say is good horror movies and overloading sleeping/drowsy meds is a bad combination. 😂

Thinking I won’t be renewing TheBrain services. Last year I finally purchased it outright, and this year, due to Obsidian.md and Standard Notes, I’m using it less and less. I’m more concerned with getting my data out, and doing so is hard with TB.

I want to use Firefox, but it has weird issues with third party cookies. Even after allowing them, certain sites won’t work saying TPCs are blocked. I really don’t want to allow TPC, but FF doesn’t have wildcard support for them. It’s incredibly frustrating. Time to move on.

Looks like it’s time to switch to Firefox full time, which is a shame, because a lot of times, sites work better in Chromium based browsers: Privacy browser Brave under fire for violating users’ trust

I’m really enjoying the community around Obsidian. Friendly and helpful, reminds me of the Micro.blog community.

Seeing some exciting (at least to me and a few others) posts in the Standard Notes slack. I think 2020 will be a big year for SN, with 2021 being the biggest since it was created.

My issue with writing longer blog posts on a topic I am excited about is I inevitably go off on tangents that are better as separate posts. Therefore I end up with 7-8 paragraphs at the bottom of the post that have nothing to do with the current post and need to be removed. 🤪

Sometimes I wish I could go back to the 2011-2014 era where I trusted Evernote and didn’t realize the benefit of plain text.

Then someone sends a horribly formatted Word doc and I immediately cringe and go running for plain text.

Re-structured my notes in Standard Notes, I now only have two layers of tags. It’s so much easier to get to notes and know how to tag them.

I’m really enjoying the ability to listen to the The Daily Update in a podcast now. I usually read one or two Daily updates a week. Now, I can consume it everyday while commuting.

I’m really disliking this trend to turn country music into pop or rap. I’m listening to country because I don’t want to listen to pop/rap, please stop.

Installing elementary OS in VMWare to see if I could live with it. I’ve heard only great things about it.

The Plain Text Project:

Do you need big, feature-packed, and sometimes complex tool for your work, to stay organized, or keep track of your tasks?
Maybe not.
Maybe all you need is plain text.

Great resource on using plain text files.