Dino’s Journal 📖


I find myself craving silence more and more. I don't listen to Spotify on the way to work some days and I stopped listening to podcasts a couple years ago. I realized that when I listened to podcasts, I wasn't relaxed. It was just too much talking going on in a world where people don't know when to shut up. Again, I say assault on my senses, because that's the way it truly feels to me. It's like my brain has reached a limit on how much intake it can take on any single day. – From The Quiet by Brandon's Journal

Cal Newport mentioned something similar in his books. Like when people take a break and go out for a walk or run. Most people I see put their earphones on. So, they're most likely listening to music or podcasts. I used to do the same thing. I was taking a break from what I was doing, but my mind was still draped in distraction. Whether that be from the music or podcast I'm listening to, my mind is not allowed a moment of rest. The point being, our brains could use a break too.

Again, I reference back to a blog post I made a few weeks ago about being Disconnected and I wonder if I need to scale back even more. – From The Quiet by Brandon's Journal

Not sure if you've read them already. But based on what I'm reading in your posts, I think you would enjoy reading Cal Newport's Digital Minimalism and Deep Work books.

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It's a game that has been on my radar for a couple of years now and that $14.99 price point was just too good to pass up.

I find myself in the same situation. I usually wait till a game's price drops to $20 and below before I buy them. That's how I bought XCOM 2, Sleeping Dogs and other video games.

The game is open ended MMO, but the galaxy can be explored off line as well. I like to do things at my own pace, so I'll be playing the game off-line at least for the foreseeable future.

Interesting, I might check this out then. Can it be paused at any time? One of the things I look for in games nowadays is if it can be paused at any point in the game. This is so I can respond to calls for milk and cookies from my little gremlins.


Loved this piece from Nate at Many Sparrows.

I am not saying I necessarily want to take one photo a day, but I do want to start documenting my days a bit more. Besides just writing, I want to take some pictures, too. MY day(s) may not be super exciting, but I think they are worth documenting for me, anyway. – From A Photo A Day by tmo

Interesting that I am contemplating the same thing; taking a photo of my day and posting it on here. In my case, this idea came to mind after reading this bit from Warren Ellis:

I have a particular set of wants for the isles of blogging. I want to know what you are seeing, doing, thinking. The /now page movement started by Derek Sivers is smart, but requires people to update their /now page on the regular, and, generally, they just don’t. I use a Status category on this site, which is actually linked in the footer of my emails, so, if people feel the need, they can click through to see how fucked I am on any given day. I like this to be primarily located here, even though it does pass through to social media...

The idea of sharing a photo as a status update is interesting to me, especially with the free photo hosting benefit you get as part of a Write.as Pro account. It kinda sounds like a Photo 365 or 365 Project kind of a thing, but it doesn't have to be. It could simply be a photo of your day documented and shared online.