Social Media vs Reality

Ok, so I will admit that I am lowkey addicted to Twitter, however, lately, I’ve been getting tired of it.

I’ve been on twitter since 2011 and of course the site has changed a lot in the last decade. Twitter has allowed everyone to share their opinions on everything, and I think I’ve finally reached a point where its become obnoxious. There was a tweet that went viral last week that essentially said twitter doesn’t reflect real life, and I agree wholeheartedly. The “discourse” that happens on twitter may take inspiration from real life, but honestly, that is where it ends. So much of what people “discuss’ are regurgitated talking points brought up week after week, month after month. Its annoying.

When folks are not regurgitating tired talking points, they are mad about one thing or another and expect everyone else to be mad too. I don’t have the energy to be mad all the time. I have had to recalibrate my feed so much in the last year because I got tired of seeing the same shit day in and day out. I love Twitter, but good golly. Whatever you see trending or being talked about ad nauseum on Twitter may be hot on the site, but step out into the world for a second, and I assure you NOBODY is talking about that shit.

I will not deny how Twitter has allowed for us to express ourselves much like how Myspace did for me as a teen, but its now become a bit of an annoyance and I find myself needing to detach from the app for a bit. I’m not yet at the point where I want to delete the app entirely, but I am more cognizant of when I need to take a break.

Expanding My Thoughts

I just celebrated 8 years with WordPress. As I said in my last post, I will be working on posting more often. I am starting to feel a shift in the way I view things. I believe I can better express my expanding thoughts here in my blog versus on Twitter where nuance simply doesn’t exist. Much of how I view the world was destined to change especially once I got out of my old environment. Change is inevitable and should be welcomed. There has been so much discourse regarding various topics, some of which I’ve probably talked about on here in the past and some of which I am currently still learning about. I look forward to discussing these topics on this platform. Keep an eye out for new posts. There will also be some music and tv reviews sprinkled in the midst as well.

8 Years of WordPress

WordPress Anniversary notification

So, I have been on WordPress for 8 years!! I saw the notification when I logged in today. As I may have mentioned in my last post, I’ll be trying to post up here more. I’ve got to get back into the swing of it. I’m currently writing from my laptop. I bought this laptop back in March. I find it a bit easier to write on this than on my phone, of course. I had been using my phone from the time I registered my account. For some reason, typing on my laptop makes me feel professional lol. Only issue currently is I can’t put in emojis, but I can put in gifs. I like the new layout on WordPress too. I’m probably going to poke around the site for a bit to refamiliarize myself with the platform. So here’s to 8 years of WordPress!!

I’ll see you all later

Quick Update

Hi everyone! I’m still in the stock market. I’m learning more week by week. I enjoy watching the discourse around certain stocks. In the time since I last posted, I’ve picked up a new hobby. I’ve always loved to read books, but lately I haven’t had the attention span to keep up with a story. One day I was scrolling through YouTube and saw something about programming. I went through a whole bunch of videos about what language to learn, and they all kept recommending Python as a beginner programming language. I downloaded Python and an IDE called Visual Studio Code. I could have just used the IDE that came with Python, but I like VSC better. Both Python and Visual Studio Code are free. I used YouTube and Real Python to learn the essentials. I’ve only been doing this for about a month, so I’m no expert, but I’ve been having fun. I think its import to have fun when learning something new. I also think its good to learn stuff as hobbies instead of trying to monetize everything. I’ll provide some resources below for anyone interested in starting programming. There is a whole bunch of resources across the internet and honestly, getting information for free is super awesome!

Another quick note: Music has been a little slow the last few months, but we did get a new album from Demi Lovato. Dancing With The Devil/The Art of Starting Over is her first album since her near fatal overdose in 2018. Th album is really good and I enjoy it. You should go give it a listen.

Bye for now. Programming resources are below!

Programming Resources:

  1. YouTube
    1. Tech with Tim
    2. Real Python
    3. Clear Codes
    4. Neural Nine
    5. SimpliLearn
    6. Python Programmer
  2. Real Python
    1. https://realpython.com
  3. Automate the Boring Stuff with Python
    1. pdf book: ebooks-1/Automate the Boring Stuff with Python.pdf at master · timofonic-otherdevstuff/ebooks-1 · GitHub
  4. Reddit
    1. Python subreddit
    2. Programming subreddit
      1. all the programming languages have a reddit
  5. Free Code Camp
    1. http://www.freecodecamp.org
  6. Python Documentation/Download
    1. http://www.python.org
  7. Visual Studio Code IDE
    1. https://code.visualstudio.com
  8. Github
    1. Great resource for finding projects and the source code associated with the projects
  9. Google
    1. Google is definitely a top tier resource! anytime you are confused on a project or lesson, just hit google
    2. Stack Overflow
      1. beginners and experts use stack overflow b/c it is a valuable resource

Blog Announcement!

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