I got a blister from playing bass at the weekend and it looks like it’s just about okay to play guitar again. So tonight is learning to play jazz guitar night :)

Mission for today, buy an ugly Christmas sweater :D

Facebook's had a bad year, but the users are staying.

Looking Back on Facebook’s Murky 2018: Here’s Why Users Are Sticking Around (New Data)🔗

But with every new announcement and report, it seems that it isn’t quite enough for people to part ways with the social network for good. After many of these events, we ran surveys to determine if it they were enough for users to delete or deactivate their accounts, and every time, there was a consensus: “No, I’ll stay.”

This stuff depresses me and yet…I’m still technically on Facebook. There are a couple of groups I use there and I do some social media tasks for my church. I don’t really get value out it, certainly less than other places, and the value I do get out of it could be replaced by alternatives….and yet I’m still there.

A copywriting course I’ve been following is much more a general business course. It’s not bad, it’s just mis-advertised and only covers the basics of copywriting while spending more time on general business points (which is not what I need).

There’s one AR app I use and I don’t know why I do. It’s a football app that lets you see the team lineups in AR. I could just look on a screen but I like walking round the teams. It’s pointless but I like it.

Atomic habits has really helped me understand the value of certain GTD practices like the weekly review. James mentions that the people with the “strongest self-discipline” actually just have the right systems in place so they don’t need to exercise self-discipline.

The Guru Trap 🔗

I keep coming back to this post and thinking about it. My favourite Apple blogger’s/podcasters have other jobs because they give real examples (exception is Federicco Viticci).

Move Slow and Mend Things? 🔗

https://brooksreview.net/2018/11/building-technology-for-good/

I’m not sure there is a clear answer, however my gut says that Facebook is more net negative than iPhone. I wonder how much of that could have been avoided if more consideration was given while building out the Facebook, as was given when Apple built iPhone.

This is an interesting link and comment by @ben and I wanted to continue that thought by suggesting the opposite of Facebook’s approach. Move slow and Mend things. Take your time, consider the impact of your actions and the unintended negative side effects.

I wonder what this would also look like in my personal life. If I didn’t jump on the latest hype train but waited to let other -suckers- people test them out first and find the issues. If I were more critical of what I let impact my life than I currently am?