Jared White
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Jared White

I tend to be very skeptical of any study, teaching, or philosophy that contains language like “women tend to be like this” or “women tend to want to do that” or “women will think like this rather than that”. Why? Because women have been so marginalized throughout history that many have internalized what societal expectations are for them, rather than who they really are. So don’t look at the average results. Look at the outliers. The women kicking butt and taking names. The women defying all expectations. Those women are far more indicative of the future of humanity!
#bigotry

Jared White

If all the people out there who complain about how “blogging/ RSS/websites/whatever” is dead and we’re all stuck with “Twitter/Facebook/whatever” — quit those services and used blogs, Mastodon, and other open web services, we’d be back to where we were before: a vibrant online content ecosystem free of aggressive corporate dominance and a data-sucking ad-tracking hellscape.

It all starts with us: we the people. Join the revolution!
#openweb

Jared White

First-world problem alert:

My freelance web agency has so much work right now, I’m sort of reeling trying to determine the best way to manage it all. I’ll have to bring all of my timeboxing and lifehacking skills to bear in order to avoid feeling like a trainwreck by Friday.

It’s a good problem to have right now with my business, but…boy oh boy do I have my work cut out for me! 🤪 Wish me luck…

#lifehacks #finance

Jared White

Google: We’re the king of services!

Amazon: We’re the king of commerce!

Netflix: We’re the king of entertainment!

#Apple: Hold my beer.

Jared White

📺 Episode 10 of Essential Life

I did something totally stupid…I accidentally erased my iMac hard drive which had a full edit of this video. Luckily I recovered the raw footage, so this is my SECOND attempt at putting a vlog episode together. I visited Bothell, WA — the place my mom wrote a piece of Celtic music for entitled “The Woods of Bothell” — as well as the way cool Gasworks Park in Seattle. Stay tuned for Part II of my road trip, coming very soon!

🎶 Listen to The Woods of Bothell:

#seattle #washingtonexplored #vlog

Jared White

So much of internet discourse ends up:

  • I believe in Position A! You people are wrong!
  • I believe in Position B! You people are wrong!
  • Well, I believe in the One True Position, which of course is C. You people are both wrong!

I wish more people would instead speak up and say:

  • I appreciate interesting observations from people who believe Positions A, B, C, and beyond. Let’s celebrate this conversation and sharing of ideas!

(And if you disagree with me, you are, of course, WRONG! 🤣)

Jared White

Well this year is shaping up to be one in which I use a Linux command line more than I have in any other year prior. Largely for practical reasons, yes, but I must admit I’m kind of turning into a Unix nerd and I’m not ashamed to admit it. 🤓

Jared White

If you’re like me and you spend a lot of time using digital devices to get work done and manage your routine (finances, job, creative projects, etc.), it’s important to take some time now and then to engage in “tidying up” your files, apps, and cloud services. Yes, the wisdom of Marie Kondo can apply not just to the stuff in your closet or on your desk, but the stuff in your computer or tablet or phone as well. That’s going to be a big focus for me this month, starting today! #lifehacks

Jared White

📺 Episode 9 of Essential Life

It’s a very, very wet day in Portland, but I’m here to brave the elements and tell you all about Forest Park, one of the crown jewels of the Portland, Oregon area. Don’t miss some of the epic waterfalls I saw on the hike!

#portland #oregonexplored #vlog

Jared White

First day of 2019 status:

Cleaning my home office/studio and listening to moody progressive house.

Yep, life is good. 😆👍

Jared White

Today’s the first day I’m wearing my new glasses (old ones broke!) while working on the computer…and it’s actually rather sunny out. The full effect is:

Major Happy Mood Time! 🤩

(which is a blessing because having to wear my prescription sunglasses everywhere, even indoors, was really making me feel depressed. So glad I can see normally once more!)

Jared White

I don’t have time to do a whole write up, so here’s the gist of it: since I’m no longer using #Facebook to share family photos, I wanted to find a way to create a password-protected photo gallery. After some research, I tried out SmugMug. It works great! For only a few dollars a month, I can upload and present photos far more beautifully than I ever could on social media, it’s secure, and it’s ad-free. Simply perfect and just in time for the holidays. Now I can email or text the link & password to family and friends, and we’re off to the races. 👍
#openweb #lifehacks

Jared White

Now I know why The Martian movie was made. I finally got around to reading the original book, and holy cow is this a fun read. Not to mention very cinematic (almost like reading a screenplay). Can’t wait to watch the movie once again! #movies #scifi

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