Instaspam is turning into Bookface

https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/02/01/instagram-facebook

But I still don’t see ads in my Instagram feed. Literally none. This might be because I don’t have a Facebook account, or might be because my Instagram account is flagged in some sort of hidden way because of my prominence from here at Daring Fireball, or might be a bug. This has been a years-long mystery to me (that I probably shouldn’t complain about).

~ John Gruber

https://www.wsj.com/articles/instagram-is-turning-into-facebook-and-thats-bad-1517422670

I understand why Instagram is adopting Facebook features: They work. But for years I logged into Instagram and enjoyed it more than Facebook. I fear a day when I wake up, open my phone and can no longer tell the difference between the two.

~ Katherine Bindley

Reminder: On social media, YOU are the product being sold to the advertisers.

I recently deleted my Instaspam account entirely. I used to enjoy posting and viewing, but it’s just a useless stream now (like Bookface.)

Meanwhile, way back in the beginning, I had the foresight — knowing Instaspam would get eaten, monetized and rot into junk — I used a plugin on my site which kept all my photography: They are still locatable here, with one of my favorite tags: #Instaspam

Day 100/100 – precision

(Part 103 of 104 in ~ 100 Days of Training)

one. hundred. days. (with one miss.) Worst part? …the photos. Shout out to Miguel on this one for catching me as I stuck a sequence of strides across the wall to a precision (on a wall, that’s not a flat-top box.)

Day 98/100 – commuting

(Part 101 of 104 in ~ 100 Days of Training)

It’s about two miles each way (it’s not a straight line) to my office. I can walk it in silence as a nice way to relax and unwind. But today I’m listening to podcasts, dictating notes, making calls and getting stuff done during my commute.

Day 97/100 – ring a’ ding ding

(Part 100 of 104 in ~ 100 Days of Training)

Variation of the 15 minute drill, on rings. Do about 15 seconds of effort every minute, for 15 minutes. Variations: Strict pushups with both hands in the rings; knee pushups both hands in rings; strict pushups with ONE hand on floor; static plank (high and low versions) with both hands in the rings; “clocking” where you move your hands symetically as far from the neutral position; good old pushups to failure on the ground to finish.

Day 95/100 – strollin’

(Part 98 of 104 in ~ 100 Days of Training)

Strollin’ around Philly (the Italian market) and then meeting an old friend from college for dinner. Not really a workout, but it’s all I got for day 95. (so ready to be done with ‘100 days’!)

Day 91/100 – walkin’

Walked 2.5 miles. Forgot– yes, agaian– to take a photo. Here have a cool shot of this awesome new sweatshirt!