I read and commented on issues other bloggers have raised about app subscriptions. I just had a bit more to get off my chest. However, I really do need to work on reducing my list - now at £1300 per year. Ouch. https://www.sayitwiththelighton.blog/subscription-app-paradox/
I’ve started exporting my notes from Ulysses to iAWriter. Goodbye to another subscription. And speaking of subscriptions, here’s a fantastic (and very long) article from the iA blog on that very subject. https://ia.net/topics/subscription-or-no-subscription
Sometimes, I’m relieved my wife doesn’t read my blogs. I may have stretched myself a bit thin across Ghost, Write.as, Microblog and Mastodon, but where else could I rant about the church next door?
I'm afraid I have no sympathy whatsoever. #privacy
I love technology sites and could scroll for hours, missing out on life. But why do such sites feel the need to tell us how to do straightforward stuff?
Affiliate marketing in disguise? https://mashable.com/uk/shopping/amazon-prime-benefits-deals-uk/
The tree was watching them again.
Every night, recently, that they'd been out to the garden, the tree had been there, staring.
It wasn't even there a month ago, but now... unmissable. Huge, too. Intimidating. Its shadow covered the whole garden in a miserable permashade.
And yes, now it had turned its attention to them, the human residents. It didn't have eyes, or a face, but they knew. It was watching them.
What did it want?
It never left, but it never said.
Years ago, I loved the cinema. As a kid, I begged my parents to take me. Pre-COVID my view changed. The prices, messy floors, other guests slurping cola and munching overpriced polystyrene. Sorry, I mean popcorn. No wonder Chris Nolan’s new film failed to pull me in. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/oct/06/tenet-didnt-just-fail-to-save-cinema-it-may-well-have-killed-it-for-good
I need to find alternatives to the many products I pay a subscription to use. First on the hitlist was Pocket, the storage and read later bookmarking app.
Thanks to @maique, who inadvertently led me to Goodlinks. Not the same as Pocket, but close enough to avoid £35 per year.
If there’s one thing more costly than my list of subscriptions, it’s my shopping bill at Amazon.
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