Mark and I had confrontation this morning. It’s more of Mark trying to be knowing-it-all “bossy.” So I found myself buried deep in my own made-up tasks. And, I felt crying as another worthy task popped up, and I no longer know how to fit it.
How do creative people become creative?!? This is one of the biggest question I have! I want to be creative.
I work hard for it, but it seems that it needs more than working hard.
I chase it. But it’s like catching a smoke, it just slips however tight you hold onto it.
And, funny that when you thought you finally able to figure out, you’re too tired to pursue it.
A few friends are sharing posts from medium, and most of the time I would waste my time reading them. I thought medium was posthaven (long story). So I thought that I better pay posthaven so I could get those good reads.
But then I found out medium is not posthaven, and I got reminded that it’s twitter’s new blogging platform. If you’re following posterous, I guess we all know now why it’s killed.
Anyhoo, medium is still in beta stage, and by invitation. I think I did sign up for an invitation long time ago. But maybe I’m not too cool for them.
So it kind of made me think about their “getting-users” strategy?
I guess it was something like twitter before where the “cool geeks” loiter. You know how everyone wants to get invited inside the “cool geek”club.
But I guess more than that, they were able to control the quality of content. It kind of sends a message that you’re supposed to post in this standard.
(Pic from Katy Haynes post.)
Blogger has the worst built-in comment feature because of its anti-spam captcha step. It’s a sure way to kill someone’s enthusiasm to comment or join in the discussion.
This diagram was taken from the book, About Face 3 by Alan Cooper. I love the book. It’s kind of textbook-y but it’s a good read for someone starting in software designing. I read this when I had the delusion of becoming a UX designer. (Anyhoo, I have quite a few pdf books about
I randomly downloaded the Evernote app (iOS). I used it before, not so long time ago. But if you based it on iOS versions, it was very long time ago as the iPod gen 1 now is almost useless. I stopped using it because I’m really no-good at organizing notes — they’re everywhere.
Anyhoo, when I signed in to my newly downloaded Evernote, I was totally shocked how different the UI (interface) now from the one I used before at iPod gen 1. Then memories came rushing in. Oh, how I used to LOVE apps! I think I still love apps (software apps) nowadays except that it was not like before that I download every new one, then follow each version update they have, and use them madly, and even following the stories of the people behind it.
If other girls do impulsive buying of shoes and dresses, it was apps for me. Maybe because I married a software programmer, but then even before that, I could say I was really into it.
Anyhoo, I looked for my iPod gen 1 and checked the old Evernote to see the difference.
Then I checked the other old apps from the iPod gen 1, and following are some interesting finds.
|Tweetie / YouTube before|
Ain’t brightkite yummy?!?
And, I did take time to answer questions on Aardvark before. They’re bought by google, and as expected, killed it.
Like the youtube, google maps was also booted out by apple as the default map. If you’re a map user, you could say that old times were probably the better times.
But one thing has not change though, Robert Scoble still talks about the next-big thing.
I got lost at the start of the run, which is totally not unexpected. 🙂
In moments like this on a race, I kill the worry by putting my mind somewhere. And, relationships came into my mind.
When finding a partner, we can have a whole list of the strengths to find in someone — from physical, mental, financial, to spiritual. But we rarely think of the “weaknesses” we should find in a partner. Well, who wants to think about negatives.
But I think relationships can last long because we can endure the not-so-good sides of the another. My point is that maybe we should also have a list of what weaknesses we can accept / put up in anothee. Because it is given that we can right away love the positive factors. But dealing with the not-so-sunshiny part of each other is a whole different game.
Actually, I was thinking of the annoying things of Mark the husband, which kind of made me think that, “hey, i’m also annoying.”
Finally, he finished an ultra distanced race. 🙂 And, he hates how bad he was at it! So no need for congratulations. In this relationship, I’ll save that for #4.
I feel like deleting my #1 countdown because having a biography entitled, “A LIFE OF BREAKING LIMITS,” is too much to fulfill.
Maybe I can drop the “limits” from the title, and the new title will be “A LIFE OF BREAKING.”
Breaking what??? Maybe breaking myself over and over again. I guess we can only break our limits. We cannot break others’ limits. Duh.
I like that I always get disappointed myself. Aside from toughening me up, disappointment gives us reason to move on.
Next month will be my 32nd thirty-second treynta-e-dos birthday.
I’m really having a hard time as to how to go around my tasks for runroo.com/aktib.ph. I guess it gets to the point that I need to fully sit down on it, and give it my full attention. But since I look at it as just “part time” (though it takes too much of my time), then action follows.
But lately, I felt there’s a need for me to summon all my attention and concentration just so I can feel it move, like sensible forward progress.
So I’m deciding that come May, I will work on it like a slave for a month, and see if there will be some sensible positive outcome of it.
Because sometimes giving it a part-time effort is more tiring than attacking it full head-on!!!
Dear Universe, make May be nice to me for my birthday!