So I have been living a coffee-free life for two weeks now, and I must say it was a very easy process. I went cold-turkey to cut it out overnight and I must say it was fine. I feel good about and my blood pressure is down to normal 120/80 now. So I am toying with an idea of ordering Decaf Nespresso pods online. I miss the taste of coffee but not caffeinating myself for no reason. #coffee#decaflife
In The List, a new novel by journalist Yomi Adegoke, an anonymous list circulated on social media threatens to upend a flourishing relationship between a young It Couple. At the book's crux sit all the anxieties and toxicities that social apps can cultivate. And it's not the only work of fiction in recent years to put facets of modern technology under a microscope. https://mashable.com/article/tech-fiction-books-novels-sillicon-valley-startups
After trying Micro.blog for a month again I decided to stick with my self-hosted WordPress site and Mastodon / Pixelfed. You get a lot of more engagement through hashtags and interaction with lot more people and content, which the other platform doesn’t have. I may leave crossposting to MB for now.
🖋️Considering a fall ink colour for my Carène Contemporary plated in a deeply chiseled silver, gunmetal finish. I’ll refill it with Edelstein Smoky Quartz. It’s a deep brown, not quite chocolate colour. I love to coordinate my inks to seasons. There is no sheen or shimmer on Tomoe River paper. #ink
I love this software and app: Photomator’s ‘Smart Deband’ Removes Banding and Improves Color Depth
A US shop owner was shot dead after a dispute over a Pride flag displayed outside her business, police say. Laura Ann Carleton, 66, was found with a bullet wound at her Mag Pi shop in Cedar Glen, California, on Friday. A suspect - who fled the scene on foot - was killed by police when found nearby, allegedly still armed. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-66564605 #insane#lgbtq#news
Currently reading: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles 📚 On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table… https://micro.blog/books/9780670022694
Scientists were able to visualize the upper 1,000 feet of the moon's surface for the first time. Their results reveal billions of years of previously hidden lunar history.
It’s just you and the open roads… good morning Wednesday!
Love this 4-in-2 cable: It’s an Apple Watch charger, USB-C cable, Lightning cable and Micro USB cable on one end and 2-in-1 USB A/Type-C port which plugs into 20W wall changer. Perfect for travel when you don’t want to take too many cables.
Currently reading: The Venetian Affair by Helen Macinnes 📚 Fenner reports the findings of the $100,000 he found to NATO and the CIA and he’s recruited to go to Venice to try to quell a Communist attempt on the French President, Charles De Gaulle’s life. https://micro.blog/books/9781781164440
Substack now lets you follow writers, offering a way for you to keep tabs on what a writer is doing without subscribing to their newsletter. “You can stay up to date with what they’re reading, liking, publishing, and subscribing to — through the Notes feed and on their profiles” Substack says. https://on.substack.com/p/follow