Friday, September 27, 2013

Original posts are editable on Facebook now!!

Check it out, in case you haven't heard/read yet!!

We can edit our original posts/status updates on Facebook now!!

Even George Takei posted about it:

Pete Pachal wrote about it on Mashable yesterday, with different news for Android and iOS users:
The editing feature will roll out to Facebook users on the web and Android devices over the next day, Facebook confirmed to Mashable. The editing feature is not included in the latest iOS app, but will likely get pushed out in the next update. Users will see the option to "Edit Post" when they click on the drop-down arrow in the top-right corner of a post.
You can read the rest of the article here. Or see more news about it via this google search for "Facebook edit posts".

As you can see, all you have to do is click on the drop down menu in the upper right hand corner of your post, and now "Edit Post" has been added to your "Delete" & "Embed Post" options.

I'm sure this'll be of particular relief to all the grammar and word nazis who occasionally slip up with their own posts!! Just thought I'd share. TGIF!! :-D

Monday, September 16, 2013

10 things I've done more since Burning Man

So I went to Burning Man for the first time this year. Hit the road to head home from it two weeks ago today. And, honestly, Exodus was one of many highlights from my time there.
Photo op during pulsing at Exodus

And I noticed that my life has been a little bit more since I got back. No, this isn't the summation of all my experiences there. I think I could process and blog about it for the whole year and still not be able to completely communicate what happened in my time there.

But I thought I'd start with this, in no more particular order. Since I've returned from the playa, I've noticed I:
  • Say hello more
  • Stay hydrated more
  • Give of myself more
  • Take my time more
  • Say thank you more
  • Find myself in the moment more
  • Communicate honestly and openly more
  • Accept and understand my emotions more
  • Let go, in general but particularly of expectations, more
  • See the world as wonderful more
It was like being there for a week, for me, this year, gave me a chance to reset my personal humanity by  switching off my autopilot, all the mental things that I might do seemingly to save my time and energy, day to day, but at the expense of doing less of the things I just mentioned.

And this is not to say that there is no other ways to be more self-aware about things like this, it was just one way for me. A very unique way, I'd argue, for anyone. And as the word "more" would describe, these are things that I have done and try to do anyway, but a week at Black Rock City reinforced the foundation.

Anyway, just wanted to share. Definitely NOT a comprehensive list. If you've been to the playa, and you'd like to add to the list, please do so in a comment!!

JR aka Nexus

P.S. If you've never been, and even if you know friends who have, a good place to start would be by checking out the ten principles, if you haven't already heard of 'em.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Saturday Morning Cartoon: The TV Show

Hey there,

Just thought I'd share a cartoon, specifically an animated short.

I used to love watching cartoons as a kid. Saturday morning cartoons were a quintessential part of my weekend. In addition to reading, and other activities.

Anyway, just thought I'd start sharing some of my favorite cartoons that I come across or are shared with me. Specifically shorts because unless I'm committed to a show, that's all I have time for.

So thinking about doing this weekly, and here's the first one I wanted to share.

It was directed by Sugimoto Kousuke with music by Manabe Takayuki.

Let me know what you think,