I Am Still Unsure

There are so many things in life about which I am unsure, my feelings about the changes made by Apple for iOS 11 keeps moving up the list. At first I hated iOS 11, now I just strongly dislike it. Perhaps when all of the Apple-following websites spoil the features planned for iOS 12 next year I will have grown to like it.

Since June this blog has been nearly exclusively produced with an iPad, many times it’s been an iPad Mini 4 using a Zagg Portfolio Bluetooth keyboard. It has been extremely useful and incredibly mobile, but there are times I wonder if that I could just convert one or two iOS apps to macOS I’d be better off buying a MacBook or 11″ MacBook Air and giving up on the iPad lifestyle.

The Walking Experiment
Yesterday’s walk back the car was fine, but I was not inspired to take a single photo. I even attempted to spice things up by stopping into The Albert for a beer and a snack.

There were many happy people on the Beltline, unfortunately I was not one of them; I just can’t shake the cloud hanging over me. I tried listening to an audiobook for awhile before converting to playing music via Spotify. Want to guess to what I was listening?


My music of choice yesterday was “Der frühe Mozart: The Early Mozart” an album by Michael Martin Kofler.

I bet you didn’t see that coming!

I have always had tastes for nearly all types of music, with the exception of most rap / hip-hop, and songs by modern-day singers. In recent years I find myself turning a lot to jazz and classical chamber music, perhaps because I wasn’t inundated by these for the first fifty years of my life.

Will I attempt the “MARTA in / walk out” again? Sure, but only when the weather and my schedule permit me to do so.

ITP Flickr Pic
“There’s A Fungus Among Us” (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)

There’s A Fungus Among Us
Taken the day before yesterday as I walked around killing time before my German class. I am fascinated by fungi, and would have loved to have a macro lens for this shot.

Where Do The Nights Go?
As I have been toiling at “XYZ Corp” the past few weeks I have been scheming of the work that I will do when I get home at nights. But then I don’t get anything done!

Last night is a perfect example. By the time I got home, no later than 6:30pm, I had eaten dinner and had the night ahead of me. I watched perhaps thirty minutes of YouTube video, started reading a book that I want to have read by the time I go to LEAF in a few weeks, and then went into my bedroom to do some German homework.

I found out that the class notes for German had not been posted, so since I took no photo of this week’s assignment I had no clue what I was supposed to do. At this point I should have spent an hour or so learning vocabulary, but I didn’t do that. I could have started writing code at this point too, but didn’t do that either. Instead I started reading again, but not for long.

When I woke up it was a little past 12:30am, and I was probably awoken by the sound of one of my toilets refilling as it has acquired a leak recently.

I woke again around 2:30am, and then once more at 5:45am when my alarm clock sounded.

And that is how yet another night of my life was spent not doing the things that I wanted to do. Well, I did start reading a book, so that’s something I suppose.

Make it a good Thursday. ITP-Reader Steve, I will be at the eagle around noon, if you are able and interested in hoofing it a bit today please meet me then.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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12 Responses to I Am Still Unsure

  1. Oh yeah, for the second day in a row in the elevator a coworker at “XYZ Corp” had no idea that I worked for the same company. Six months in, I guess that I am not making much of an impact here?

  2. HamWithCam says:

    Apple is displaying the same “users/customers be damned” technical arrogance that made IBM so successful and ultimately lead to their downfall and the PC revolution.

    It always amazes me how thousands of Apple employees, development partners and industry affiliates can (thoroughly?) test a major Apple software release, then literally one week after release major bugs are “revealed”.

    Of course, the same goes for Microsoft Windows.

    Disclosure: I await the delivery today of a 27″ iMac.

    73 de JG/HamWithCam

  3. Steve says:

    I figured there would be a “rest stop” on the walk home. Once a bit more of the Beltline is completed on the East side, I’d like to ride back to the Marta station. I see the part right under the train is ready, but don’t know if that connects back to the Dekalb Ave part.

    There was mowing and more mowing last night. A part I don’t normally mow got the treatment which created plenty of dust because of shredding pine needles. The yard looks great and my sister appears to be progressing on the quarter round. She was working on it when I arrived. Maybe we can get rid of the place before the end of the year, as I have planned.

    In late today, as I have testing to do that begins at 6PM. VoIP problems, so we’re having a “vendor meet”. Oh. What. Fun.

    Noon at the eagle.


    • ITP Lurker says:

      Last I heard the Beltline won’t connect to Dekalb Avenue until 2019. It’s going to cut through an apartment complex sprouting out of the ground there, so no Beltline access until that complex is built. You can, however, walk a half-block from the present end of the Beltline to Krog Street, which has sidewalks all the way to DeKalb Avenue, which is certainly workable in the interim.

      I wish they’d just build the whole damn circle out and be done with it. Everything near the Beltline turns to gold as it expands. The city needs to get out of it’s own damn way on this.

      • Stacy says:

        If you ever get a chance to take the bus tour of the Beltline, I’d highly suggest it. There are going to be quite a few places where it will have to bend in strange places around things and it will be quite the jagged “circle” by time it’s done. Parts of the original rail lines had already been re-purposed into MARTA tracks and others (as mentioned) already have developments on it. That and, of course, it never all connected in the first place anyway.

        The bus tour is cool in that it takes you around the entire 22-mile “circle” and points out these things and how they’re working around them.

  4. Barb says:

    Hi from ,.Phoenix, I’ll comment more later

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