Tag: rants

Second-World Alternatives to First-World Products

I have the dubious (dis)advantage of living betwixt the first and the second worlds. My ass is sitting on a second-world chair, but the first world is at my fingertips, […]

My Week on Instagram

Hey, I have some crappy photos on my Instagram, so why not slap them here? (That was a rhetorical question.) Each photo represents one day in the last week. (Be […]

Random Suggestions Poetry

I’ve been fascinated with the relatively recent feature of the WordPress Reader: the Suggestions that show at the top, just above the feed. What’s so curious about them is: I […]

The Dumbest Things to Tell a Person with Depression

I’m, so far, a depression survivor. It’s a mixture of depressing and hilarious. I’ve started to collect the weirdest, dumbest and most illogical things people tell me when I mention […]

I’m Procrastinating and I Know Why

Most of the time, I know exactly what to do. Much of the time, I do the exact opposite. I’ve been procrastinating a lot these last few days. I know […]

When Good Things Are Happening and You’re Pissed Off

I’m fucked up. Seriously. It confuses and saddens me because I’m a rational person and I don’t make sense to myself. My reactions to things are the opposite of what […]

Finding Everyday Inspiration: Why I Don’t Watch the News

Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration. I’m so inspired! I mean, I’m not inspired at all, therefore I asked actually inspired people for inspiration what to write about. This, […]

Finding Everyday Inspiration: Scathing Critique of My Blog

Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration. Today’s writing challenge caters for the opinionated individuals who always wanted to be art critics to have their subjective judgements validated in print, […]

Finding Everyday Inspiration: Arguing against Random Old Tweets

Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration. Today’s challenge relies on a sound concept—using a tweet as inspiration—but to an unsound effect—the sampling of tweets provided does inspire me, but […]

What I Hated the Least Today 190/365: functions.php

The following applies to self-hosted WordPress sites and is of zero interest to WordPress-hosted bloggers. Or simply, it’s of zero interest. It needs to be however recorded as a cautionary […]

What I Hated the Least Today 186/365: Loyalty Cards

Inspired by this Rebekah’s post, which was inspired by this my post (it’s complicated), here’s a follow-up on the (not so) thrilling subject of groceries and loyalty cards. I have […]

What I Hated the Least Today 178/365: Old WordPress Editor

I’m all for innovations and no adherent of If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I’m disappointed with myself that I still use the old WordPress editor because I can’t deal […]

What I Hated the Least Today 173/365: Orange Is the New Black

A whole new series of Orange Is the New Black has been released a few days ago. Since I act like I had no work to do and since I […]

What I Hated the Least Today 172/365: Not WYSIWYG

*Disclaimer: This post might give a misleading impression that it’s informed. It’s not.* I admit to writing this in the WordPress Visual Editor, which is a WYSIWYG editor. WYSIWYG is from What you […]

What I Hated the Least Today 150/365: Lifestyle

I’m scared of people who take a perfectly normal thing, like eating or exercising, and turn it into a whole lifestyle, so making it somewhat abnormal. The trouble is that […]

What I Hated the Least Today 139/365: Happy Endings (*Snort*)

*This is an unhappy post about happy endings.* I read an intriguing article the other day which I forgot about and remembered today. It’s a touching life story with a […]

What I Hated the Least Today 129/365: Not Not While the Giro

*The following is mildly depressing and largely confused.* This post takes its title from James Kelman’s early collection of short stories, Not Not While the Giro (1983). These were published a […]

WordPress Theme Rowling

My blog is using one of the latest WordPress themes, Rowling, the WP-hosted version (here is the self-hosted Rowling). From the start, the theme manifested a bunch of bugs, or, […]