I have to stop this. I get great ideass but absolutely zero follow-through. I was just going through my domain name list that I had already culled a fair bit but it seems it need more as there are a lot of domain names I have that are up for renewal that I am never going to use - despite my best intentions.
I had thought I would have used some of the domains I had bought by now, but despite my best intentions they go unused. Fron what was hundreds of dollars annully on domain renewals has now been bought down to under $200.
I am keeping this domain and 3 others and that’s it. I will work one one project at a time until I can get it to be profitable and then, and only them will I consider a domain name for my next project.
It just costs too much to keep all these domain names over the years for projects that never materialize.
Overkill? No doubt - but I’ve heard and read horror stories of people who lose all their photos with a click of the mouse.
Also, this is easy to do. The trickiest part for me was to find an app that would work reliably with my phone/computer/wifi and was easiest to use, but th rest was as simple as downloading the app and signing up.
Dropbox and OneDrive cost a few dollars and so does Google Drive but for the price of a few starbucks a month I know for sure that I have a backup.
My kiddo only grows up once and I don’t want to lose all my photos due to some hacker or server error.
This of course isn’t foolproof. I suppose all the online servers could go down or out of business and I could lose my local copies as well but I doubt it and it’s still a better system than relying on one online cloud system.
I guess I will find out in about 18 years or so whether my efforts the past few days have been worth it.
The reality: work, take care of child and get as much sleep as possible
I know I’m not the first person to have a blog and a newborn and others seem to be able to have kids and blogs so it must be me. The kicker is that I only work about 25 hours a week so one would think I have lots of time to write, yes?
It seems just when I sit down to write there’s a distraction that prevents me from even getting 100 words down.
Part of this is the way I think: I feel I have to have complete silence and the perfect writing evironment in my home office with the music and the lights just right. Perhaps pre-kid this was possible but now I just make a cup of coffee and do my best to sit hunched over a laptop at the kitchen table for twenty minutes in hopes I can get something written.
Part of the problem is me. It’s much more fun to screw around with blogging platforms and themes for me than it is to actually write - at least at first. Once I get into the “zone” I can write well.
I really need to change this. I want to write here every day, but I can’t seem to get my act together enough to juggle the responsiblities of being a parent annd finding time to write.
I’m currently on a simplification kick to get rid of stuff I don’t need and focus on the stuff that’s important to me - which of course, is family first.
I just need to prioritize better. So, the clock resets - It’s day 1 again.
As the title says, I’m giving Windows 10 a shot as my daily driver for a bit to see if I’m been missing anything.
Back when Windows was a disaster I was a die-hard Apple user, but as the Web progressed over the years I realized that for the most part any old computer would do for what I wanted to use it for
So, I started with ChromeOS and it works just great and really does all I need. In fact, I think it works too well. It doesn’t allow me to tinker with computers liek I could in the past and I miss a good tinker.
Then I found linux. Linux is awesome. It’s fast and once you get your mind wrapped around the command line it’s even better. But like ChromeOS, I have tried all the different distros and apps and again , I’m bored with technology.
I’m hoping Windows will entertain me rather than frustrate me, and I have an older notebook computer to try it on so I am in the midst of installing it and once I have the OS installed I will see how I make out in this brave new world of Windows.
I have never used it for any length of time because Vista was horrible and the earlier versions were even worse, so this will be a first. To be honest, all I need is a browser and text editor and I’m off to the races but thsi will be fun to see if I enjoy the Windows OS experience over some other OS.