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May 09, 2012

Is anyone still reading?

I am sort of back. Or rather, I kept thinking that it would be nice to have somewhere where I could document things -- you know, stuff I'm doing, stuff I'm cooking, plans, things I haven't tried yet but would like to, places I've been, places I'm going. If only there were some way to do that on the Internet.

I feel like there's been a massive splitting of my online experience. Many of my friends are on FB, which prioritises the trivial over the profound. No, really, it does; it gives greater weight to photos, so all those stupid memes that go round turn up on everyone's front page. More critically, it gives lower weight to status updates. But the status updates are the stuff I care about -- the posts where my friends tell me what they're doing. We're not the kind to post updates like 'I'm eating cereal Right Now'. Anyway, I too am on Facebook, and you can find me there if you like.

I've been cooking, and storing all my recipes in a lovely program called Paprika, which syncs in the cloud and is available for Mac (find and store recipes), iPhone (handy when shopping) and critically, iPad. I keep my iPad on a rack in the kitchen and cook from it all the time. I want to take notes of what I cook and when, but Paprika doesn't have a good interface for that at all.

I don't feel like I'm unemployed. But I have left my old job, and don't have a new one yet. Instead, I'm studying. For free and online, and that feels like a major thing to write about. Plus the inevitable lifestyle things. The Oatmeal is instructive here.

I still want to write about music, probably with Spotify or last.fm links. My old page of mp3 links feels very old-fashioned now that you can stream all sorts of stuff all the time.

Looking at the sidebar, I haven't been putting much on Flickr but I should do more of that; I'm still scrobbling the music I listen to, I stopped using delicious because it looked like it was circling the drain but didn't find anything much to replace it. The 1001 days ran out but I hadn't done all the 101 things.

I do stuff. I might write about it sometimes. Comment if you like.

Posted by Alison Scott at May 9, 2012 09:55 AM


Still reading, still via the LiveJournal RSS feed (though I'm considering adding a Dreamwidth one also/instead).

I agree about the uselessness for what I want of Facebook, so while I have an account I rarely log in. (I was for a little while, to keep track of whether my personal trainer had had her baby, and then of how things were going along there and when she'd be back to work. Which she is, so I don't need FB to tell me "Emilie is still short on sleep with the baby."

Posted by: Vicki at May 9, 2012 12:48 PM

Reading. But only via the LJ rss feed.

Posted by: Max at May 9, 2012 02:52 PM

Yes, still reading (through LJ).

Posted by: Nick Gibbins at May 9, 2012 03:05 PM

I am still reading, and I subscribe through your RSS feed and NetNewsWire (people who check LJ regularly enough to use it as an RSS reader genuinely confuse me).

Posted by: John Coxon at May 9, 2012 11:58 PM

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