|Colorwash wrote: Jerry wrote:
Dragons trump zombies every time, it is known.
Dragons are elegant; zombies are not. I'm glad you opted for elegance.
It is true. I swear it by the old Gods and the new.
I swore off the news for about a year, figuring it was something really important, I'd find out. If it was something completely out of my control, then I didn't want to know. Lately, though, I've gone back to watching it, but it isn't news; it's people telling me I should believe what they believe. Sometimes I switch from one news channel to another just for laughs. It's great when they're all blabbering about the same supposed event. It's great! It's awful! It's the end of the world as we know it!
UROCK, the newsies are paid to tell you terrible tales. Don't buy into it.
I often have news on, partly because I'm trying to keep my mother entertained and it's the only thing she'll watch. But, that's not where I get my information. I read 4 or 5 hours a day. I don't read fiction. I get information every week from 30 to 40 different credible sources, with regular side trips to Wikipedia if I want to fill in details about people, countries or previous events. People who get all their information from TV news are a huge reason we're in this mess.
|Colorwash wrote: Quote:
Not sure what that says about me...
It's interesting to see the various responses. One person can't work when there's noise (me) and another can't work without it. I wonder if a study on this has ever been done. I mean, they do studies on everything else, right?
It IS interesting, huh? I can totally work to music, especially if it has a beat. But, I can't sleep a wink with ANY music playing, ESPECIALLY if it has a beat. (Most music I like does.)
My tinnitus sounds like the sprinklers are on outside or a hissing sound. Darned annoying. Fortunately I only have it occasionally.
My most productive work mode is a good series on Netflix or a streaming service. Something that keeps going and going and I never have to pick up a remote to get rid of commercials.
My latest is the last season of Orphan Black. I finished off The Crossings last night (in spite of the pesky commercials I had to keep fast forwarding through) but then I found out they cancelled it so now I'm mad. Back to Netflix.
Unfortunately, over the last year or two, I've fallen back down the rabbit hole of obsession with political news . . . an addiction of 35 years that I'd almost broken away from completely for nearly 10 years or so until recently. I'm currently so concerned with what's happening to our country that I've hardly worked at all for the last few months. I read several hours a day and am becoming a professional Tweeter. How productive is that, huh?
On the other hand, my followers have tripled in the last 2 months alone, so there's that. But, since I hardly create anything new and don't post products much at all anymore, the increase in followers is not especially helpful for sales. It just makes me feel less alone in my ballooning sense of panic.
I haven't deleted Facebook, though I've been considering it. But I have pages that I've run for 9 years and I don't really want to give them up. I don't post anything there anymore, and I've been thinking of replacing my FB headers with something that explains my pages are not currently active and the specific problems I have w/ FB and why I haven't decided if I'm staying. Do they kick you off for headers critical of the company? I've never liked them and had numerous beefs over the years, but I really dislike what we've learned the past year. Dunno . . .
Oh fudge . . . now I just saw a clip of the Parkland students singing at the Tony awards last night and I'm all weepy. Sugar peaches! Back to Netflix for me!
This has been happening a long time. I have a gadzillion screenshots of crazy statistics, some of which couldn't possibly be right because they contradict each other and some of which I know are off by years. I didn't notice if they changed with sort order choices, but I've noticed they can change several times in one session. I've had adjacent items from a quick create I did 3 weeks previously and one has the right date and 2 are dated 4 years earlier, long before I made the design. Many more goofy examples. I've stopped believing any of the stats.
This would be one of those items where it would be nice if the customer could choose at checkout. We could put a design or color on both sides but they would not have to pay the extra if don't want and prefer the one-sided printing. Otherwise we would have to make 2 of each if we wanted to give them the option, or hope we guess right and risk losing a sale. Seems like it wouldn't be too hard to let them choose. This would be really good for ties, also.