Thinking about the longevity of content

Maybe Mark Cuban is right about online content having a shelf life. Content could have a set expiration and disappear. Obviously, that is not something that I have ascribed to over the years. My digital footprint has always been a little out of control. Digital content sometimes takes off on social media. Some content has a much longer shelf-life. Thinking about the longevity of content is an important consideration. Huge streams of content exist. Even by conservation standards the stream of content has grown exponentially. The number of books that could be stored in a library has gone up dramatically. That number has grown faster than the number of library shelves.

A new year a new weblog theme

2017 snuck up on us pretty quickly. I realized something important today. I need to get back into the habit of daily writing. It has been a few days. Naturally, I elected to write about a weblog update. Consider for a moment that the act of switching weblog themes was pretty easy. The change pretty much involved a few clicks. I have used the Magazine Premium theme for the last few years. It worked well. The new 2017 theme looked pretty interesting. Configuring it took a bit of effort. The layout was pretty different.

On music streaming in 2017

It should have been harder to give up using my Pandora streaming music service. Years had been spent clicking up and down training stations to play a perfected collection of sonic awesomeness. Seamlessly the Amazon Music Unlimited service has replaced my usage of Pandora music streaming. It happened without any real fanfare or celebration. Access to unlimited music seems to be my prefered listening experience.

Surfing the web for guitars

I have been eyeing an Ibanez JS140 guitar online. It seems the advertising tracking algorithms have noticed my interest and are splashing up guitar sales on every website. That is not something that I mind to see from website to website, but it is rather interesting. This is probably the most focused advertising campaign I have seen since watching a few videos on the Casper mattress.

Watching some college football bowl games

College football bowl matchups should be catching my attention. For some reason they are not really catching my attention this year. John Paul has been talking about wanting to go to a Nuggets basketball game. That sounds like an exciting adventure. Weather in Colorado has turned bitterly cold. Walking into the game would be a bit of a challenge. Games at the Pepsi center are usually pretty warm.

A day of algorithms and vortexes

People keep talking about the polar vortex. It is very cold in Colorado. Even my morning cup of coffee is not enough to start the day. Amazon has started sending me emails about Chromebooks. The most recent one had a 50 dollar off deal. It appears that the algorithms being used for marketing have identified my interest in Chromebooks. I’m not sure owning more than one Chromebook at a time is something that needs to happen. It is probably not something that is going to happen anytime soon. Maybe I will end up trying out one of the laptop shells that are powered by your smartphone.

My thoughts on social networking live video services

Online video streaming seems to a ubiquitous application feature. Bandwidth limitations used to slow down video usage on mobile devices. That barrier seems to have disappeared. Today it seemed like a good idea to give the new Twitter Go Live feature a try. It seems like pretty much every service has a go live feature these days. Over one hundred folks viewed a video of Peppercorn the dog sitting on the floor. I’m sure it was a true highlight.

Words on a page can be powerful

Writing happens for a variety of reasons. Bringing prose to life can be reward enough to keep writing. Words on a page can be powerful. A good series of thoughts can be transformative. A few words can spark the imagination or bring forward unimaginable change. At the same time the turn of the page can be nothing more than a distraction to help pass the time between memorable events.

Writers write. We measure that time in front of the keyboard. If we are lucky enough to keep writing, then we may find ourselves drawn to the keyboard. My attempts to use dictation software failed miserably. It turns out that the simple act of typing is what keeps the process going. Sure I have been looking at purchasing a fountain pen. My switch to using Parker IM rollerball pens went well enough that buying a fountain pen seemed like the next logical step. Keyboards will probably be my main writing tool for the foreseeable future. Writing by hand is something that will still occur to sketch out ideas or take notes.