Ordered a protein shake on Amazon, and the product arrived semi-opened, and with 30% of the product gone. Called them right up, trying to get them to replace the product, but they simply issued me a refund. Good deal!
Snapchat IPO is a serious wake up call to me. I gotta wake up, like right now. I got my serious disadvantage of not being born here, but I can’t rely on that excuse for long. My execution skills need to be put to test, and they need to be refined. There is absolutely no reason why I couldn’t do better in the next decade.
2016 was supposed to be the year of the video, but it didn’t happen for me. It wasn’t all the way until 2017 that I started doing videos regularly. And Periscope was a perfect outlet, as it didn’t have a commitment of talking, and it did provide instant audience to my ramblings.
However, I’ve noticed that every time I scheduled a topic, I would limit my talks, so I’ve decided to go completely freestyle, and not keep any given format. Live element of the video is keeping it quite unpredictable and entertaining. Hence I wanna keep on doing it. If something turns out of it, I can always save it, post it to YouTube later.
What would you like me to talk about?
Evening over at the Starbucks in the laptop mode. Really didn’t feel like going home, as the hum of the people in the background actually feels quite good. You feel less alone. And I am just a junkie for that kind of atmosphere. The only thing left that makes me feel like I am still in Europe. The main reason why I’ve been buying Starbucks stock…
Starbucks isn’t only a coffee shop, it is more like America’s living room. I spent countless hours in it working, while I’ve shared the working space with the countless young Americans studying. We are all students in this life, even me, despite leaving school ages ago. At the end of the day, I still hit it, read, acquire and keep on pushing for more knowledge, more connections. And so should you. We don’t have the opportunity to drop out of the self development loop.
It’s good to come here, drop a few lines of text, and decompress. The constant instant messaging buzz is taxing my brain, but finally, I am still wired to typing. Just this time around it’s long form. And it helps me gain clarity, purify my thoughts, give them a structure and meaning. Something we all greatly yearn for in this era of endless distraction…
Just finished reading Jamie Tod Rubin’s X Box Experience, and I recognized my own pattern of “using” the console. Jamie spent over 2 hours setting up the console instead of playing. This is not as user friendly, as people would want it to be. There are far to many hoops to jump through. Definitively read the piece if you intend to buy the console. I am pretty much convinced though that PS or any other console for that matter is not going to be any better.
X Box is a great console, don’t get me wrong, love owning it. But these user experience kinks, especially when confronted as a first time user, can be very challenging, thus leaving a negative impression on the players.
After the first time kinks are ironed out, you will still get the frequent updates, that will impede your console usage. Updates that require you to leave more space on your console, and things of similar nature. At the end of the day, I definitively don’t regret owning it, just noticing that users need to be guided way more. Console experience shouldn’t feel like owning a desktop gaming machine. And Jamie being the old school PC geek was very versatile in solving all these problems. The next consumer might not be as good. Be prepared to spend 3–4 hours the first time you buy it, so you can get everything right.
Last year I’ve created a video where I was speaking about ways I will create exclusively on my own digital platform. However, I spent the majority of the year Tweeting, filling Twitter’s pockets with my hard work, with my own content.
I hope I will be able to reverse this trend in 2017. I forgot about the fight, a fight to which I must return to.
In case you wanted to check out this video, you can find it here: Digital Rome.
Doesn’t that make the Democrats incompetent of running the US democracy?
I might have not gotten this completely right, but I tried my best to depict this world the way I see it. I believe all of us can agree that we’ve had some trying times during this election season. Perhaps some learned that it’s not nice to mock others, and that it would be nice to report some real news, for once. And it seems that all of us learned that having a private position, and public position, is not a very good strategy for the politicians. And many will learn that now will be a good time to get our hands dirty, and quick, so all of us be a little bit happier.
This election personally took an unprecedented toll on my soul, despite that I was on the so called winning side. I am yet to see what is this, that we’ve won. I remain very optimistic, and I hope you will to. Good things are ahead of us!
I’ve seen first hand what it means to ignore the posterity of one people, and still shocked with the way American working class has been treated. Badly. Many seem surprised with Trump’s victory, but this person was the only person that took a stand, even a verbal one for them, in a world where they feel depressed, and confused with what happened with their jobs, with their opportunities, and the future that they once believed in.
Maybe these so called journalists could have reported on that? Or they could prevent these evil pharmaceutical industries to take advantage of people that lacked the opportunity to pursue education, and don’t understand that they shouldn’t Give Oxycotine to children . Or the government that enabled criminal cartels to poison their youth with drugs with their reckless open border policies. But instead they were to busy blaming white people for all the problems in this country.
These people didn’t have it good for a while, and these so called journalists were laughing about it, and celebrating it as some form of weird victory over false idols that they’ve created in their minds and their gender study majors. The morally bankrupt and intellectually dishonest academia is carrying its fair share of responsibility for the world that has gone wrong for so many. Once great true believer of science and intellectual authority, I have found myself in the disbelief of where the knowledge and the truth became so profoundly politicized. I always somewhat believed that science and politics had no correlation, but I guess I was completely wrong. This is why “scientific” fact-checks aren’t that important anymore, at least in my eyes. We’re living in a post-truth era. I hope it will change, and quick. I still hold my school, and education as important. I wish it to everyone I know.
This Wasn’t An Election, It Was A Trial
This election felt more like a trial to globalism, where American people were the jury, and Donald Trump was the messenger. How low did we go, when Donald-Build-That-Wall-Trump, was clearly a better candidate than soulless money grabbing Hillary-I-take-money-from-people-that-throw-other-people-from-the-top-of-the-buildings-Clinton. By the time it’s over, let’s hope that all of us will live a little bit better, and we restore some balance for the people who didn’t have a representation in a long time. They need to win too, right?
When so called social sciences engaged in the games of moral relativism, the same moral relativism that pushes them to say good thing about Fidel Castro, which is not a good human being by no moral standards of any decent human being with access to internet. This same media had him Praised for education and universal healthcare. Glad to see him gone, I won’t hold back. It is an end of one tragic era of a tyranny, and feel a little bit better that it is going behind us.
My Personal Business
I wish I could burry my head in the sand, and focus on my own business, but somehow, along all these lines, this America became my business. So as a good future citizen, I tend to take care of what’s going on in this country, and the well being of its all legal citizens. The rich, the poor, and all those in between. Hence this political piece, and anecdotal other thoughts will show up on this blog.
I’ve been in US of A for three years, and this country treated me nicely, and asked me to give back my all, and all I gave. My employers treated me kindly and with respect, and got their moneys worth. I lived in some bad areas with those before mentioned people, who lost their steel mills and reliable sources of income. And I’ve lived in some very nice areas, that turned my life into an artful experience that I glorify in my Instagram photography. So with some dose of realism, surrealism and experience I am leaving some trial of all these disjointed thoughts, photos & ideas for you, the people, to boggle your mind with.
I’ve been one of the people that came here with the dream of better life, but only to realize that life becomes better only if we ourselves become better. In this journey to America, as much as I’ve learned America, I’ve learned myself even more. And for this I was happy about on thanks giving, and I got many more things to be happy about down the road. I hope you do too.