Yesterday I posted a picture of myself in Jedi robes, with a light saber and an Imperial storm trooper.seven steps to improve computer performance. Since technology and I have such a difficult relationship I only tried a few of these things. It was the result of a "spring cleaning" of my virtual world. I read, on Time.com,
One of them was "Zap Your Apps." I am a shameless collector of apps, well, sometimes I am a little ashamed. Most times I collect them with the zeal of a politician hustling delegates in a tight primary race. Obviously this seemed like a good place to start.
My addiction to photo and video apps is almost uncontrollable. A picture is worth a thousand words, and a video is at least 1250 words. With the right app I can squeeze 1103 and 1437 respectively.*
About a year ago I found this app that would allow me to take Star Wars inspired theme "selfies." Of course, it does other things. But it was the chance to have those "selfies" that inspired the download (I don't remember if it was free or not).
Unfortunately, technology and I are not friends. So, taking "selfies" is a feat I can only accomplish on rare occasions. I shake, or the phone moves, or the light is too bright, they almost never work. I am helpless when faced with the need for a steady hand and a steely gaze.
So, I decided either the app would work, or it would be deleted. After several attempts I had a decent photo, even my coworker said "Yeah, that is ok." High praise indeed.
So I kept the app. and will add several Star Wars pictures, and try a few other options. Plus, I will share them with you. So, you can glory in my technological wizardry. Won't that be fun?
I can always delete those productivity apps, after I am done taking pictures of myself, and a few friends.
*Only rough estimates, final numbers will be published on conclusion of scientific studies too complex to explain.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
An app from a galaxy far, far away.
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.