To every web-based app that offers different the ability to have different user profiles, I really, really, REALLY wish that if there is only one profile set up, you would not force me to go through the profile picker every single time I log in.

I really just don’t care anymore how interesting or compelling or important someone’s tweet-thread is. I’m not reading it. It’s not worth the effort to scroll through the endless garbage of replies and retweets to try to figure out the actual chain of what they are trying to say.

There are about a million different options out there for posting stuff that is longer than 280 characters. If people can’t be bothered to put their thoughts into some sort of structured, coherent format because that is too much work, or because it involves too much “friction,” then I am not going to bother to read what they have to say. It is a sign of disrespect for the reader.

I like my new pencil.

Lately, my kids have been pretty into the cheapo mechanical pencils they got at the dollar store a while back. Feeling a little jealous, I went on JetPens last week to find one I might like.

After reading a bunch of reviews and watching some videos, I settled on this Kuru Toga 0.5mm pencil from Uni:

It arrived late last week, and I have been writing with it for the past few days. I have to say, it’s pretty great.

I will admit that, prior to using the pencil, I was a bit skeptical of the feature that slowly rotates the lead as you use it so as continuously provide a sharp point to write with. Having used it a bunch now, though, I really appreciate this mechanism.

I wish my watch would stop telling me that I have crushed my goals. I don’t really want to be crushing anything, and I feel like that sort of aggressive approach to life is a problem.

The easy response is to say these are just words, but the words we use to describe our world our what structure our experience of that world. The words we use are important.

If you walk around casually talking about crushing things that don’t actually need to be crushed, I’d say that’s going to affect your view of the world and how you live in it, and not for the better.