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Balancing Being Informed & My Mental Health

I try to keep myself informed and apprised about what is going on in the world. I feel it’s important to be aware of the news and whatnot. The downside of this is that it oftentimes leaves me stressed out, angry, and anxious about the state of the world. Lately I’ve been struggling with not devolving into a state of perpetual despair.

Reading Log - April 29, 2024 (#74)

Centering content has never been easier! Also, a scathing review on Jonathan Haidt's new book on social media.

Reading Log - February 26, 2024 (#65)

Another landing on the moon, a good guide to CSS :has(), more dangerous news about KOSA, and more.

Reading Log - January 1, 2024 (#57)

A little light this week with the Christmas to New Year's holiday. Substack welcomes Nazis, JavaScript weirdness, and more are included.

Reading Log - September 11, 2023 (#43)

This week we look at privacy nightmares in new cars, updates to security in .NET, email development being awful, and more.

Goodbye Reddit!

Well, it’s official...I deleted my two Reddit accounts.

Further Thoughts on Reddit's API Changes

I mentioned in my last reading log that Reddit looked to be making changes to its API pricing and wanted to put down some more thoughts on the matter.

Reading Log - May 12, 2023 (#28)

This week I look at a new game that helps illuminate what the content moderators of sites like Twitter, Facebook and Reddit have to deal with. I’ve also read about writing better CSS, Bookshop.org’s rise, return to office shenanigans and more.

Reading Log - May 5, 2023 (#27)

Between a weekend trip and my site update, this has been 3 weeks in the making. This log we look at the passing of a folk legend, Microsoft reverting to its old ways, Microsoft facing a hurdle in its Activision acquisition, some chatty parrots, and more.

Reading List: May 21 - May 27

I unfortunately was dealing with COVID this week, so I didn't have a lot of energy to read.

Taking Control of Your Content

It's been almost 4 years since I got rid of my Instagram account which my last tie to the Facebook ecosystem. With the news of Elon Musk buying Twitter, I've rethought where my blog fits into my internet presence.

There Goes the Neighborhood...

There's been a lot of drama with Elon Musk purchasing Twitter, and overall, I don't think I'm happy with where things are likely to go on the platform.

Goodbye Facebook & Good Riddance

This past week, I finally pulled the trigger and completely removed Facebook from my life. I deleted my Facebook account in June or July, I forget which month, but I had kept my Instagram account. That ended this week when I downloaded my archive and deleted my Instagram account.

My Month Away from Social Media

In my last post, I was saying that I was going to attempt an experiment in how I got my news. I decided to turn off Twitter, Facebook and Reddit. Instead of them, I opted for utilizing my subscriptions to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and The Economist. I also ended up using RSS feeds as well.

Changing How I Get the News

A little while back, I read an article in the New York Times by Farhad Manjoo about how he switched to reading newspapers instead of getting his news from Social Media.

Adjusting My Social Media Presence

Recently, much has changed in regards to my presence on social media.