Seth Godin with the heat on the whole GPT3 thing:

If your work isn’t more useful or insightful or urgent than GPT can create in 12 seconds, don’t interrupt people with it.

Technology begins by making old work easier, but then it requires that new work be better.

If we can stop writing boring text and “good enough” copy to appease search engines, then we can get to writing better material.

We can write scripts for video, and emails to influential people to affect change. We can write insightful instructions to get everyone on the same page, and move things in new and efficient ways.


Finally re-found this quote from Joe Holder:

“sometimes, all the time, never”

don’t think of exercise as an “all the time” activity—key is just to not let “sometimes” become “never”

don’t think of “junk food” as a “never” occasion— key is to just to not let “sometimes” become “all the time”

it’s all in the dose

Joe Holder via Twitter


This quote rattles my bones:

‘I was working in film production and was responsible for what’s called “pulling focus” – as the character moves across the scene, the focus puller keeps them in focus. That’s what I did for 10 years, mostly for commercials. But commercials are the most transient things you can possibly make. It’s so much energy, but they last for 30 seconds and are gone from the world. I wanted to make something more permanent.

Adam McDermott of Linus Bikes


It’s a good thing we have “generative AI” now, so we can stop paying such high prices to those greedy designers, artists, photographers, and other creative folks who want things like a “living wage,” or “health insurance.”

Stock art is one thing, but now we’re gonna have computers help make it, too, so even more stock art can be out there in the world, thanks to Adobe, which tries to sell it as “Amplifying human creativity.”

Absolute trash. A race to the bottom and no one wins.

We had a vibrant, thriving blogosphere. Then came the greedy corporate bastards who bought everything up, drove down costs by paying writers shit, and quality suffered.

Now, years later, the common wisdom is “blogs are dead,” all without realizing that it was the tech-industry shit lords who turned blogs into “micro blogs” to funnel traffic to their bloated, ad soaked, tracker stuffed shit sites.

So for the past 10+ years we’ve been pouring our “content” like photos and writing and jokes and witty banter into these social media platforms, and once we stepped off the noisy train we realized the blog world is a wasteland. It’ll take years to get back to anything we used to have.

I’m done putting these rants on the very platforms I wish to destroy. Why should a single bit of my 20+ years of experience and wisdom make their distraction shines a penny more?

Oh, but more people will see it on socials!

Bull shit.

The open web is far grander and wider than a crap social media platform. Everyone needs an email address to sign up for a social media account, and every single smart phone comes with an email app already installed.

I’m done, so done with this social media nonsense.

And now we’re gonna fill with with “generative” art? And stories? And posts? And music?

We deserve the bland, monochrome future we’re getting.


Sunday evening walk, first “sort of” snow of December. Posting here instead of social media because I think we all need to start posting our “stuff” on our sites, otherwise how will we ever fully leave the social media food courts?

Why should a social media network get this cat photo, to simply monetize and use as one of millions of other photos on their networks today?

Sure, maybe all my friends won’t know about this great capture, but with the way algorithms work on the various platforms, like maybe 20% of my friends that follow me will see it anyways.


Against my better judgement I tried “boosting” a recent post on Twitter. I was guided through the process online, answered some prompts, hit OK and away we went.

In all I spent $15 and got 379 “extra” impressions, which led to zero new sign ups, clicks, or follows.

I know, I’m sure there’s 1000 things I could’ve done differently through the set up process, but hey, $15 for a few likes… eh. I just wanted to see how it’d go, and wow, I’m glad my day job doesn’t involve social media ad buys.

And well… I feel bad for putting any more money into this idiots pocket. Making sure to spend $15 on some bands later today on Bandcamp.


I’ve been watching a lot of these videos on YouTube on mute, and pairing them with various releases I find on Bandcamp. It’s a fun way to build some relaxing videos to watch, especially if you mess with the playback speed.

Now you’ve got some slow motion chill vibe video playing, with whatever music you want alongside. Good times.

And then like… if you find two that pair well together, you can share both of those with your friends, or embed them both on a blog (like this), or Tumblr, or social media (for now).


Who remembers quiet Fridays? When all the demands of the week regain momentum just to crash into your Friday afternoon like a dumptruck? Sure. Why not.

Been trying the Pomodoro method of time management, and time blocking, and whatever, but really the best for me is “I’m working on this one thing, all my notifications are off, I’ll tackle the next action item when this one is complete.”

Multi-tasking is a myth, and a brain drain.

Photo taken with my GoPro 8.


I am always more willing to give something a listen if it comes personally recommended, from someone I follow, or a close friend.

Steve shared a music recommendation to CB3, and this album that came out in August. Charlottas Burning Trio – what a great name and name mark.

I also appreciate this behind the scenes look here. Always a sucker for pink backgrounds and vibes.