Author: arandomselection

  • Process without production

    I’m amazed by how much I’m drawn to throwing myself onto the bed and just scrolling my phone. Not actually reading anything, although I definitely could on Omnivore or lire. Not even engaging with anything on Instagram. And not even looking at videos on TikTok. No, just brainless and braindead activity of jumping between apps,…

  • Tech and Love OR Love Tech

    The interesting thing about being single (again 😩) and into tech is that you get to explore that very intimate overlap of culture and technology: dating apps. Not only the UX/UI side of things but the existing contemporary culture of intimacy and its trends. For example, in Buenos Aires, where I’m currently physically and digitally…

  • On judging

    I judge too much. That’s not a good look. (See? There, I did it again: why is that a ‘look’?). It’s not nice. It’s not cool. I judge myself the harshest, of course. Anybody who judges themselves knows this. Anybody who judges anybody knows this. Maybe a good technique or exercise is for strive to…

  • She did text in the end. But the only thing that’s worse than them not texting is texting something that nicely agrees to your proposal but with no wording of real follow-up and then a typed emoji to signify the end of the conversation. Id est the end of the projected fantasy of a pure…

  • She’s just not that into you

    The omen that is the algorithm that dictates the presence and absence of everything we see, surfaced for me the famous clip from Sex and the City. At a girl’s dinner, Carrie, Charlotte, and Miranda discuss why Miranda’s date didn’t want to come up to her apartment the night before. Berger is there, the writer…

  • On living and other activities

    I’m designing a bit of a reading workflow. I find the morning more conducive to want to ingest a dangerous amount of material: diving into my RSS app (lire) and just saving articles like crazy to my read later app (Omnivore). Then queuing, i.e. downloading, podcast episodes onto my podcast app (surprisingly Castro after years…

  • Unknown Known

    I’ve been struggling with setting up this blog. I still think this looks ugly. The font isn’t as big on mobile… I don’t know. And I don’t have the time to study HTML or CSS. I just want to have some place to write and ‘challenge’ myself to do it publicly. In any case, I…

  • On Systems

    The best system is any system that works. The best system is any system you use. The best system is any system that works for you. And finally, there is no best system. I don’t know where I read that spending money on the tools you are going to use is a good idea. I…

  • First post syndrome

    I guess it’s only appropriate that my first post on micro.blog is about micro.blog. I think this recursive and solipsistic rhetoric device is common when you don’t know what to write about. Writing about writing is very adolescent thing one does, extending far beyond adolescence unfortunately. Then one gets into the “zone” and actually writes…

  • Brute Google Searches

    I’m a fan of what I can only call “brute google searches”. I say Google, but it could be any search engine. In the beginning, knowing the Google search operators gave you an undeniable advantage compared to normie internet users. But now the algorithm has changed so much that the best results are “brute google…

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