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  • Now


    Derek Sivers had a(nother) great idea recently: a /now page. You can see his here and mine by clicking on the menu on the right.

    30 Dec 2014, 2:57pm

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  • More 2014 retrospection

    WordPress puts together quite a nice ‘Your Blog in 2014’ package. You can see the one for sendaiben.org here:

    Year in 2014

    Next up, goals for 2015.


    So long, and thanks for all the likes

    facebook broken

    This isn’t the first time I have walked away from Facebook, or at least tried to. Unlike this essay, I don’t think the internet is the best place to live your life.

    There is a lot to like (ha ha) about Facebook. It does provide a community, something that is particularly important here in Japan as it can get lonely otherwise. It allows you to keep up with people that you don’t see often and probably wouldn’t think to call or email.

    In its pure form, I would probably have kept my account. However, Facebook has made a number of important changes recently that really degraded the experience for me:

    • not showing all my friends’ posts
    • not showing things in chronological order and bringing posts back to the top every time someone likes or comments on them
    • showing things my friends like or comment on
    • showing ads that have some tenuous link to a friend
    • not showing all posts from pages or communities
    • not sending posts from pages to more than 10% of the community without payment
    • co-operating with the NSA
    • the new microphone listen function on phones

    Facebook is also a time-suck, and was starting to get in the way of things I would rather be working on. At the end of the day I get much more pleasure out of writing something on this blog, or an article, or reading a book, or meeting someone for coffee than by hanging out on Facebook.

    I’m going to keep my account for now (for the pages) but I have unfriended everyone except my wife and don’t plan to use the account in a personal capacity again. We’ll see how long I last this time 😉

    How about you? How do you view your Facebook usage?

    2 May 2014, 8:00am
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  • 100,000


    In October, the blog reached 50,000 views.

    Last month, we hit 100,000. Thanks for reading!

    14 Jan 2014, 6:27pm
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  • Illness


    I dont always get sick

    I had a fearsome stomach ‘flu type bug this weekend. Back on Friday.

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