The Simple Truth Behind Reading 200 Books a Year

Here’s how much time a single American spends on social media and TV in a year:

  • 608 hours on social media

  • 1642 hours on TV

Wow. That’s 2250 hours a year spent on TRASH. If those hours were spent reading instead, you could be reading over 1000 books a year!

  

I just upped my yearly goal to 50, from 30, on Goodreads. 

As much as I try, I just can’t stick to an iPad only workflow

I always find myself jumping back onto my MacBook to do ‘trickier’ things that I just can’t do on an iPad. There’s probably a way to do those things on an iPad, but I feel like I’m having to jump through too many hoops, make too many compromises, etc. 

Starting today, right now in fact, I’m removing all the apps from my iPad Pro, and will just use it for gaming and watching Netflix, Foxtel, editing Photos, etc. It excels at all those things, and I don’t feel like I’m making any compromises.

Publishing my old photos

In a past life, I used to shoot a lot of live music. I’ve shot local acts from Newcastle, through to massive international acts. Some were fun to photograph, some less so, some were of bands I love, some less so.

With the deletion of my flickr account the other day, and that was where a lot of my photos lived, I decided that I should probably publish them somewhere else, and what better place than my own website.

Over the next few weeks / months, I’m planning on publishing as much of my old photos here as I possibly can, starting today, with The Veronicas. 

Web trends that shit me…

This is likely to be an open ended post that gets updated from time to time, as trends change and websites seemingly follow them;

  • Websites that paginate everything, i.e. instead of posting the full article on one page, each ‘step’ is a separate page that you have to click through, meaning that they get more and more page views, more page views means more advertising. 
  • Click bait headlines, e.g.  “He Changed His Name for a Horrible Reason. Now He’s Telling Us Why”
  • List posts, e.g. “14 Things That You Have to See to Believe” and for bonus hate, when they combo list posts with over the top pagination and click bait headlines
  • Sites with slideshows that inject an advertisement every 4th-5th slide, or even at all

There seems to be a bit of a theme here, advertising. Basically, I’m sick of all the damn advertising that is being injected into websites, time to reinstate Ad-Block.