I’m getting ready to move again, and am currently in the process of boxing up my things, slowly building my very own Wailing Wall right here in the living room. It’s been less than three years since last time I went through this ordeal, and let me tell you, it doesn’t really get better with more practice.
Once you’ve actually moved, it’s OK. Unpacking is never quite as exhausting as packing, because you’re, like, building your new life. That’s some pretty exciting shit, even if putting the cutlery in the correct drawer isn’t the epitome of rad.
But those weeks leading up to it. Oh, man. The logistics of it all. The horror. There’s just … all this stuff. Everywhere. Stuff you forgot you had, stuff you never knew you had, stuff that others forgot or left behind, stuff that seemingly appears out of nowhere (or at least from whichever dimension your socks disappear to) … the two common threads connecting the stuff being 1) that all of it has to be tagged and bagged, and 2) it rather starkly highlights your consumerist existence. It’s all rather exhausting.
Still, in the end it’ll all be worth it. Bigger, brighter and better digs to live and grow older, if not old. New faces. New places. And lots more room … for more stuff.
Why the hell do I have to keep updating apps on my iPhone all the time?
John McCain to Tim Cook.
Yahoo is expected to announce significant upgrades to [Flickr] on Monday as well, and one source who has seen the new version of Flickr described it as “stunning.”
Now this I'm excited about. (via ReadWrite)
Update: Hell, yes!
I can only speculate, but from what I’ve read elsewhere, Tumblr would’ve run out of funding money soon, so at some point, the cat-lovers and cutters would have had to grin and bear it or take their business elsewhere either way.
Rumor has it that running a service (especially one used by millions) costs money, and since I first joined Tumblr a few years ago, I’ve paid precisely fuck all, which is what I assume everyone else paid too.
Fear of change is natural, and sure, Flickr has definitely been mismanaged until fairly recently, but still – take heart, kink lovers: there’s loads of skeevy porn still to be found there, Yahoo! takeover or not.
Furthermore, provided these (so far, entirely) unsubstantiated rumors are true, Yahoo! has agreed to mostly leave Karp to his own devices for the next 3 or 4 years, at which point there’s a good chance Google will own and run everything everywhere anyway.
Update: It’s official!
Google got the design ethos exactly right. It’s a device that is designed for everyday use, but also an adornment that is designed to look good when worn as an accessory. [...] I think it looks good in the same way a merino wool Zegna sweater looks good. That in itself is a key narrative: Google has taken the ultimate in geekery and made it feel cool.
Yeah … not really.