- I want to blog whenever I just need to get my mind off of things.
- I want to stop using tags because my blog is growing a little too fast.
- In an effort to stop over-sharing, I still want to email posts to myself instead of publishing them. I want to at least keep them in my inbox for a week or two and then decide if I want to publish them. I may use note-taking apps to do something similar too.
I noticed my current theme, TwentyNineteen, doesn’t automatically show pages at the top on some screens. So I thought I might post links to some pages here:
Archive (needs updating)
It took me some time but I finally updated a blog post. Here it is: WorkFlowy vs. Simplenote (Updated 3-1-21).
If you see this post every time you go to my blog it’s because it’s a sticky post. Just look below for new posts.
So this morning, I got a notification about a software update for my Samsung Note8. At first I wanted to ignore it and thought it was an update from AT&T. Then I thought it was important and that maybe it was a security update. Later, I Googled something like “Note8 software update” and saw an interesting result from “9to5google .com” and then went on this little adventure…
2-19-21 How I decide to visit an unfamiliar site: check it out on WOT, search for the domain (sometimes with the term “review”), look up wikipedia (I don’t do that as much anymore), all signals go, visit the site, then I go to the bottom of the homepage or page I was interested in an look for a link to a TOS and a policy, even if I don’t click on them, and social media links, particularly Twitter to see if they’re popular enough to be verified. I just did most of that for “Crunchbase .com” because I wanted to know about “9to5google .com” and that was one of the search engines results Crunchbase came up while Googling 9to5google and like usual thought to myself “Why didn’t I just search for them on Twitter first?” I check Facebook too often. I found out 9to5google has 30K+ followers but I’m still not sure if I should trust the site. Well, all the Google result for that site said was Note8 is now going to receive quarterly software updates as opposed to monthly updates and that that was bad news for people holding on to the Note8 and the article was from last October (10-6-20).
— Notes from a Simplenote note of mine called “Purely Technical (” about Technology. At the end of the month, I’ll add “2021-02)” and then start a new note for March.
In case your wondering, I typed those web addresses like this, “site .com”, because I don’t want to link to sites when I’m not sure they are safe yet. You may have noticed that my last post, “2020 posts” includes a link to WorkFlowy.com instead of being a list of blog posts from 2020 the way “2019 posts” was a list of posts from 2019. If you’re unsure if WorkFlowy is a safe site, try the steps above. Feel free to research Simplenote too.
School Advisor 26 – 2019 posts
I tried a different format this time. I used WorkFlowy.
Chicken for lunch version 2
Version 2 of this post from September 2, 2018
I was sitting by the north-side basketball courts at lunch. I must have gotten out of fourth period, which was the period I was a library aid, early because I was able to walk to the cafeteria, grab my lunch and walk to my usual hang out spot all without seeing my friends. None of my friends were there yet. I sit down on a ledge and not long after I sit down I see Sarah R., my friend, walking towards me. She says “You’re sitting alone. I’ll sit with you.” She sits next to me. I said something like “I would love to talk but I’m really hungry.” Sarah says “Go ahead.” I grab my cold pack which was salad and I open it up. I grab my hot pack which was chicken nuggets and tear them to pieces and add them to my salad. Sarah says “You’re smart for doing that.” Nicest thing she ever said to me. That’s all I remember. This story is significant to me because when I thought about her in later years, I thought I could have married her.
I posted some of April 8th’s journal entry on WordPress in a post called “Today’s Top Five.” So AntonioWestley liked like two of my recent posts. I appreciate that. It’s crazy. The platform I know the least people on is the one I have the most followers on. That’s enough about me. Let me try to not write about myself for the rest of this entry. I basically have to stop saying “I”, “me”, and “my” like it’s a high school English paper. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 is one of the most loved and respected video games, let alone skateboarding or sports game, of all time. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 has a similar status but may fall a bit behind. As far as another installment in the series, Tony Hawk’s Underground (T.H.U.G.) is a game one reviewer had a problem with. He found it annoying that players had to complete each goal in a section of the game to move on. Another massively popular game is Spider-Man 2. There was at one point a petition to remake the game. The movie Spider-Man 2 which the game is loosely based on was, according to one reviewer, one that changed what a super-hero movie could be. If you’ve been to anyone’s house that had a large video game collection it’s possible they had at least one game-changing game. Maybe it was Tony Hawk 2, Golden Eye, Driver, Driver 2, NBA Jam, or Super Mario World. The games that were hits are the ones you may have easily come across.
On a completely different subject not every year of high school is hard. A high school graduate named Sam said freshman year is pretty easy and so is senior year. He said it’s sophomore and junior year that’s hard. He may have mentioned that if you pass all your classes you may have a lot of open periods your senior year. To continue on the subject of school, graduating from college takes planning. A college unit or credit is amounts to just about one hour spent in class a week. So if you take US History 11 and it’s three units you can expect to spend three hours in class per week. If you take and pass only six units a semester and need roughly 60 units to graduate it’ll take you ten semesters or five years to reach 60 units not including summer school. Summer school can help a lot. Simply put if you want to earn 60 units in two years at a community college you need to take an average of fifteen units a semester or thirty units a year. It sounds hard but you could save money and be that much closer to your dream career or university. You just may want to put down the video game controller if you want to succeed.
This post I wrote in May of 2018 didn’t do this story justice.
So here’s the the story behind what I talked about in the letter:
I had just got back to Fresno from my trip from Santa Barbara. I was standing on the dock if that’s what it’s called. I don’t know what was on my mind but I look to my left and see people. I look to my right and see people. For whatever reason I look right and back and see people including one special person, Kimberly from the sixth grade. I walk to up to her; she was standing on the train. I say “Hi!” and she says “Hi!” We just stand there looking at each other for a while and then I say “I’m really nervous right now” and she just stands there smiling like me. We don’t exchange contact info, hug or shake hands, or share any plans about what were going to do or where we were going to go. I just say “I guess I’ll see you later.” I think I thought if I saw her in town then I would see her again. I still haven’t.