March 30, 2020


Excursions by Amit Gawande

Here’s Wall — a web-accessible text-editor over Dropbox, works nicely with Blot”.

This is a really nice little tool for quick posts to Blot (or at least that’s how I see it). I always like a good excuse to test editing and blogging tools. This is very nice!

March 28, 2020

Four Games that define me.

// Gabz:

4 games that define you

This was a fun one.

4 games that defined me. I took this as 4 games that defined my taste in years to come in video games.

I remember buying this game along with Metal Gear Solid 2 and the play station 2. This made me felt in love with the Musou games!

This game, it was like playing a movie! Espionage and mission impossible like story line, right up my alley.

Devil May Cry. This was around the time I got into anime and this game fitted right in. Daemons, blood and magic — sold! Still a a fan of this franchise.

Metal Gear! I can play any of these games anytime, from the first one to latest in this series. My favorite franchise ever!

March 28, 2020

Making Pandemic Decisions.

I am the worse, when it comes going to the grocery store. You send me out for milk and bread and I will come back with bread, donuts and beer. These days, has gotten even worse. Now the list goes kinda like, get al these things and see if you can find these others.

Today for example, all I needed was a milk and since I’m out, some beer too. Anyway, I have my job/mission, as I’m on my way where the milk is I encounter some fizzy water. For whatever reason (well, we all know the reason) we have been in short supplying of fizzy water. Today there was some, and even that we don’t really need it, at the moment, I grabbed a couple! Kind of thinking I don’t know when I’ll find these again!”

I grabbed some fizzy water and then the milk. As I was on my way to the beer area, I saw some of those mini-muffins the girls like. The last few times I went looking for them, they were out of them, not a single one. Today, they had some, so I grabbed a few. Again, because I don’t know when I’ll find them again”.

All these decision making is based on the whole pandemic situation. I have been to the store a couple of times in the past four weeks and it’s always a gamble on what you will or will not find. Obviously, tp is one of those I haven’t seen/found in weeks! Some other times is eggs, or bread. Luckily, there will always be beer!

March 26, 2020

Life From My Secret Bunker, (insert date here).

I have been doing the working from home, social distancing shenanigans for about a week or two. Today, was the first day I had the girls with me instead of taking them to the grandparents. Now that Idaho has made stay-at-home mandatory — fkn finally.

I need to figure this out. It’s kind of hard to juggle between having the girls and be dad and being an employee with many responsibilities at the same time. It might take me a day or two but I’m sure that eventually I/we will find my/our groove.

This also means, less Zelda BoW time (😅). Which is fine, now I’m really into the Animal Crossing fake life and it’s awesome. That I play at night.

Stay classy people. Stay safe and soapy. 🧼

March 25, 2020

There is No Case.

I normally don’t use cases on my phones but I still do have them around. There are a few instances where I like to have one. That is usually when I am at the gym or any outdoor activities like hiking or outdoor exercising. Today I got an iPhone 11, I had totally forgotten or disregarded the fact that this phone is bigger than my old iPhone XS, thus my current cases won’t work. Not having a case for the phone, or rather, knowing that I don’t have a working case at the moment, makes me a wee bit nervous.

March 24, 2020

New Toys!

We got new phones! Today we received two iPhone 11’s, one for me and one for zee lady. Mine was waiting at the doorstep this morning when I got back from dropping the girls off at the Grandparents (that is the only outing” I am allowed to do nowadays unless it’s for supplies, that is). The second one was delivered in the afternoon and the driver came to the door, we kept a distance, he asked for my last name and there went. It felt safe and weird at the same time. And of course, in both cases, I opened the package, left the outer packaging outside (either straight to the recycling bin or in the garage) and used disinfectant wipes for the phone boxes. I wonder if that was a little overkill? Meh! The paranoia is real! Also scary.

At this point, I have had pretty much all day to play a little bit and get some initial impressions. First off, I had totally forgot that this phone has a 6.1″ screen, I am coming from and iPhone XS which is 5.8″, I think. Even though the size difference is not that dramatic, yet, it is still noticeable to me. It kinda felt the same way it did when I went from the iPhone 5s to the iPhone 6, it will take me a day or two to get used to it. One of the things everyone raves about this new generation of phones is the camera. So far, I have only taken one or two pictures and there’s definitely some quality difference between the 11 and the now-old iPhone XS. More on that later I guess. Another thing I am gonna have to get used to now is no 3D Touch, I first noticed it when I was trying to activate the cursor by 3D touching (is 3D touching a verb? meh!) in the middle of the keyboard. Now, I have to long-press on the spacebar to activate the cursor thingy.

But yeah, the phone is pretty bitchin’.

That’s all for today’s tale, come back next week for more nonsense like this one. Same Gabz-time, same Gabz-channel.

March 23, 2020

When dedication becomes an obsession.

Yesterday one of the accounts I follow on the Instagrams, posted a story with the now-famous ask me anything”. This account belongs to a Crossfit athlete. Normally I would have tons of questions for these people except when they go Ask me anything”, then, I got nothing. And yet I asked the first thing that came to mind. Do you train/workout every single day or do you take days off with no activity whatsoever? I don’t have the exact response from her but it was somewhere along the lines of, yes I do take days off with no activity, I listen to my body”.

Lately, this is something I have been struggling with, knowing when to stop and take breaks. I have this mission” in my head. Or is it an obsession? That I need to workout every single day, whether is cardio, heavy lifting or some light activity. There are days that I can tell that my body needs a rest but I feel guilty if I don’t do anything. Then I get all these notifications on my watch from friends, so and so finished a workout! And that fuels the guiltiness of not doing anything. If I don’t do anything I am being lazy and won’t achieve my goal, whatever that is.

This one of my struggles, knowing when to stop, rest and not feel guilty about it.


I am, well, we are getting new iPhones tomorrow, I am excited.

March 23, 2020


I have been playing with my Blot site again. Over the weekend i ask Dave to run my export file, which he did, and then i saved into my Blot’s Dropbox folder. Now, my blot site it’s caught-up with every post i have published so far. I always liked the simplicity of Blot’s system, just a bunch of text files in my Dropbox. At the same time though, my blogging workflow it’s so, i guess i could say optimized, to work with the ecosystem. And starting to move again to blot might disrupt my blogging workflow a little bit.

That being said, even if i end up moving my blot to Blot, i would still keep my account and keep participating in the community. But then it feels like i will be having two different types of blogs, everything will be fragmented instead of one streamlined thing like it is right now. Short posts and full posts in one place.

I don’t want to create too much friction, it gets in the way of the creating” process.

March 23, 2020

I have this urge to go outside and take pictures around town. However, that is probably not the smartest and safest thing right now. I mean, it’s an unnecessary risk i think.

March 20, 2020

Today, I am grateful for being able to find eggs, ground beef, and beer!

March 20, 2020

🙌🏼 🎵‎ Every Bad by Porridge Radio

My thanks to @mattbirchler for sharing!

March 19, 2020

Life From My Secret Bunker, Day Three.

Today it was a little different. Had a little bit of trouble signing in to the VPN, not big deal, it was eventually resolved. Had to change my password since in one of my attempts to sign-in I accidentally typed my password into the work group-chat 🤦🏻‍♂️. But that’s not here nor there.

In the afternoon had to take Luna to the doctor. She have been a little fussy and touching her right ear a lot, so mama was worried it could be an ear infection. I was pretty sure it was the just fact that she’s teething but, me-lady insisted. Long story short, no ear infection, just a teething syndrome — as they call it.

More Zelda, I got to rescue’ one of the devine beats! So far so good, I don’t feel tired of it, yet. We shall see.

We played outside! Once we got back from the doctor’s office, it was nice enough outside for me and the girls to play outside in our backyard. We did have a lot of fun!


Marley re-decorated my workout space a little bit by adding more coworkers”

March 19, 2020

She’s a bad looser! 🤪😎

March 19, 2020

🙌🏼 🎮 The friends of Ringo Ishikawa for Nintendo Switch - Nintendo Game Details

March 19, 2020

🙌🏼 Nintendo Switch Wish List feature added to eShop website - My Nintendo News - Nintendo News