The Board has been reset

So I’ve been living with my new productivity system for about a week and a half now. It’s been good but I still need to work some bugs out of the system. I wasn’t able to clear off everything from The Board last week. I think this was due to my ambition problem whenever I implement a new system. I try to put EVERY TASK EVER IN MY LIFE into it and I get overloaded and explode.

So I need to live with the system for a while before I really start seeing changes. This is why I haven’t really written in up yet, so that I can get it into a better state before explaining how it works. Or just drop it because it doesn’t work for me.

For now, I just have to keep trying, but The Board has been reset, and we’ll see where the rest of the week takes us.

Free Floating Hostility

I’m about to complain about a hyper-specific feature of Facebook, so if that’s not your thing, I’d suggest skipping this post.

I was just on Facebook – again, I know, big mistake – and they have a new feature that tells you when you are offline. I only know about this feature because I keep getting false positives from it when it goes off right after my computer wakes up from sleep. It would appear my computer reconnecting to the wifi from sleep mode is not fast enough for an already cached website and it feels the need to inform me.

Why on Earth does this exist? Why would you code in a system for your website to ping through a user’s browser and look at its connectivity to the Internet? There is no way that this is a requested feature. There is no user that cares to know from an individual website that their computer has lost web connectivity when all they are trying to do is scroll already cached data.

I can see it being mildly useful the site to do this check when the user tries to post something. That would be useful. “Hey, you can’t post this right now and I know the reason: your computer isn’t online.” But it throws up this notification while you are scrolling the front page.

This means they are doing to check too much. This means the information is be collected and returned to Facebook when the computer re-establishes connection with the web. Since there is no user who could want this kind of feature, chances are the data is not being collected for our benefit.

Just a thought. End rant. You may now return to your day. Thanks for reading.

More Comics

I have five huge deluxe edition comic collections sitting on my coffee table unread, mocking me. I’m still making my way through 100 Bullets and it’s still very good. There’s just a lot of it. There’s 100 issues because Brian Azzarello likes to be cute. I’ve read over 60 issues of it, which is where a lot of Vertigo series liked to end. This means that the story is feeling like it’s dragging just because it’s now outside of the normal rhythm.

And after that I have Y The Last Man lined up.

So Am I reading any of this? Fuck no, I’m on like looking at volumes of Judge Dredd. It’s a comic I’ve always lusted after as it’s hard to get here in the states. Or at least it was when I was a kid and really wanted to read it. Now they’ve collected it into huge volumes that I can go through in chronological order.

Because I need a bigger backlog.