May is “Easy Mode” month

I’m exhausted. I think it’s because I haven’t been working in more than a month and my brain has had too much free time to “figure stuff out.” (Yes, I know how it sounds to complain about exhaustion while not having a job!)

As an experiment, I’m going to live the month of May in “Easy Mode”. This means I’m going to solve problems with quick, obvious, easy solutions. I’m going to use the easy-to-use tools. And I’m going to make various processes as easy as possible.

Examples? Sure!

  • Roam not Emacs
  • Lightroom CC not Photo Mechanic and Capture One
  • Things not Org mode
  • Day One not Org Journal
  • WordPress not Hugo
  • Streaming music not FLAC/MP3 files
  • Netflix not Plex
  • Books not Kindle
  • Walks not Workouts
  • Mac not Linux

It could be argued that some of these are backwards, but this is where I’m starting, and the gist is: nothing fancy for a while.