Stumax 2

Digital Boogaloo

I’ve really been enjoying reading my timeline since I joined up months ago. It’s a high-signal, low-noise environment, with a lot of quality contributors.

But the way I’ve been writing for my stream over the past couple of weeks hasn’t sat right with me. I’ve been writing for an audience on Twitter, not for Which is weird, because normally I couldn’t care less about Twitter. But because I’ve been working on this conference, I’ve been using the motivation to promote the conference on Twitter to drive my motivation to post more here (and hopefully get my 30 day pin).

But the stuff I’ve posted is really marketing. It doesn’t sound like anything that’s of interest to the community here. It wouldn’t be interesting to me. And the tone isn’t personal, so it feels out of place.

So, I apologize.

I’ve been really wondering what I should write on Heck, l have a hard time figuring out generally what my personal publishing approach should be. I keep two different blogs for my personal interests ( and my professional interests ( Whether that’s the smartest thing in the world is a question for another day.

Currently, both blogs are set up to cross-post to, and my is set up to cross-post to Twitter. In the spirit of owning my own content, this feels right: all content starts on my own blog.

But in practice, writing stuff on my own blog that’s intended to promote something to a Twitter audience doesn’t seem necessary, especially when then becomes just an intermediary for the content.

So, I think what I’m going to do from now on is only post promotional content directly on Twitter. Which means I’ll have to come up with something more interesting to say on if I want my 30 day pin. Which feels better all around. In fact, I think I’m going to take a skip day tomorrow and start the clock over again on my 30 days. If I’m going to do this, I want to do it the right way.

No one has complained or anything, and I’m sure no one really cares about this but me. But I do care. So… there it is.

Micropost — January 27, 2018

I think I’m sold on SaneBox. I’m a week into my trial period and really appreciate how quiet and focused my inbox feels. I’d love to slowly undo the tons of rules I’ve been managing in Gmail and let the robots handle it all for me.

Micropost — January 14, 2018

Found a really weird bug in the “Post to WordPress” action in Workflow. If I try to post to my blog with a particular workflow, I end up blocked from accessing any website on my server from any device on the network. Don’t even know how to start troubleshooting that one.

Micropost — January 13, 2018

Lady Bird (2017)

At turns warm, heartbreaking, cringe-inducing, sweet, and really funny. The acting is great from top to bottom. Liked this one a lot.
Rating: 8/10

Micropost — January 6, 2018

The 2014 fire in the Glasgow School of Art was devastating, physically and spiritually. It’s heartwarming to see pieces of the school starting to be restored.

GSA hen run destroyed by fire

GSA restored hen run

Images from The Herald

Micropost — January 1, 2018

I watched App: The Human Story on the plane back home yesterday. I really liked it. It’s a thoughtful movie with beautiful photography. I noticed that it needs a few more ratings on IMDb. Hint, hint.