Fourteen More Reminders

  1. Delete your social media
  2. Cancel your television subscription
  3. Read books. Paper, digital or both.
  4. Learn something new with that free time earned back from media, social media.
  5. More creating, less consuming.
  6. Stop buying the shiny new toy and play with the ones you have first.
  7. Do something for someone else. Time and/or money.
  8. Breathe. This moment is just for you.
  9. Take care of your body with frequent fitness.
  10. Eat smarter. Fall & winter is here; load up on the comfort food. Find new recipes and experiment.
  11. Yes, life is hard but it is also difficult for your neighbor and your friend and most people out there.
  12. This can feel like it has been going on forever. But nothing lasts forever. Everything dies, including viruses.
  13. The stoic philosophers have much to teach us in that we can think, and prepare ourselves for the worst or when something is outside our control occurs, we are ready. We will be prepared to fix it quicker too.
  14. Acceptance doesn’t mean we give up. Make the best use of your time by enjoying it.

Goodbye Microsoft

Once again I have made the cleansing act of deleting another web service, this time it is Microsoft.

Microsoft is the latest service that follows Google, Amazon, Facebook and more.

This means that I am all-in for Apple hardware and it’s software.

Ahhh.

Migration Update

Eight days ago I began the process of switching from a self-hosted WordPress setup for my website to becoming hosted on WordPress’ own servers. The process was understandably delayed due to the chrisdenbow.com domain name switching over. That process has been completed and just about everything has been smooth.

My only concern has been my personal email records (MX) still being available. They were and still are going through my old server but will they still be available when I choose to renew it next month? As of now, I am still able to send/receive emails through the hello@chrisdenbow.com email account.

Readers and users should not see anything different except a new coat of paint when viewing the website. I’ve also added a comments section on each post as well as an RSS feed so you can subscribe and get these posts through your favorite RSS client. I personally recommend NetNewsWire. If anything looks off or is broken, please let me know in the comments.

The whole point of this migration was, as a friend is fond of saying, was “to de-bullshit my life.” With this switch to a hosted version of the WordPress platform was to take advantage of both their desktop and mobile apps. These integrate well with my writing software, Ulysses, and iA Writer (which I am writing this draft in now.)

With all of this behind me, I can focus on creating more content efficiently.