I'm about to head to my first officers training for ToastMasters. I'm hoping that it will go alright. As the Sgt of Arms, I don't have many tasks assigned to me, but you never know sometimes if there might be something that I'm missing. Another thing is that I don't want to commit to much time to the task or it might scare future prospect from doing it.
Other than that, I've been thinking about what other tasks are waiting for me.
Working on being the best person that I can be. I know I'm flawed but I have a lot of strengths.
Years ago, I set up IFTTT to save my tweets and liked tweets to Day One. Unfortunately, I'm not a big fan of Day One, but I've had a hard time coming up with a reliable replacement. When they made the transition to a subscription model and moved to their own syncing solution, it was very difficult for me to see their point of view on things.
Neverthe less, I'm back to using it on a more regular basis.
This week, I got an email from IFTTT stating that the connection was broken and I have re-evaluated whether I want to continue saving these little bits of social interaction1.
As of this writing, I've got 1336 things being stored in my journal. I don't know if I'll go back and read stuff from years ago, but -like all journals and digital hoards- I don't want to get rid of it.
Why should big social media companies have all the fun/information? ↩
I think this goes hand in hand with my post from yesterday where I spent an hour updating other things tangental to my blog in the hopes that I'll be able to actually post something about my SwiftUI progress.
I really like that my children are going to see a Science Fiction movie. When I was a kid there weren't a lot of heroes that looked like me. Sure, there were black super heroes. But they were usually some buff side kick or characature; mostly muscle and charisma.
I like the fact that they are showing women in movies that are more than just a side character.
I've been listening to Core Intuition for years, because it was great to hear how independent developers go about making a living. When I'm sweating to make a living by working on someone else's schedule, I'd listen to how they are making ends meet while still enjoying life. I might not always agree with what they were saying but something about how they viewed themselves and their business gave me hope that you could follow your passions in life.
I've recently purchased MacSparky's OmniFocus Field Guide, so that I can master the tool. It's my hope that the tool will allow me to structure my day. I loose track of what is important sometimes and things have a tendency to get lost either through being too busy or just straight procrastination.
When I look back at my life, the times that I'm the best is when I have a structured system. I've got a brain and I can come up with ideas, but it's pointless if I can't remember what commitments that I've made or where I'm going with them.