Geekosaur Weekly #4: What's regret? Anime bingos, ditching RSS for emails, and more

Another weekly updates, thoughts, music and internet things!

Music

This weekend let’s groove to some Hayley Williams, Paramore’s singer who is doing some great songs in her solo career.

Watching

My wife started watching Start-Up, a Korean drama that ended recently, and it’s available on Netflix. I’ve bee watching most of it with her, and seems entertaining enough.


I’m not watching it yet, but Sisyphus: The Myth premiered on Netflix, with weekly episodes (2 per week). Im going to wait a bit, as I don’t do that well with ongoing shows. The drama has Park Shin-hye in it (The Call, Memories of Alhambra, Pinocchio), so of course I’m going to give it a try.

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Reading

This week I started the last book in the The Dragon Lords trilogy by Jon Hollins (Goodreads Link). But I didn’t read much, barely 1 hour. Probably compensating that last week I read a lot every day.

On the bright side, I read a little bit of Fire Force, a manga that I stopped a couple months ago. Lets see if I can make more time for manga starting from now.

Thought: What’s regret?

The profile Aliens About Humans has an interesting explanation about regret.

Ditching RSS feeds for emails

This week I saw this link and discussion on Hacker News: Kill the Newsletter – Convert email newsletters into Atom feeds. There’s a nice discussion of people going both ways: from RSS to email and from email to RSS. In the end, I decided to start switching from RSS to email.

The reasons are kinda simple:

  1. I forget to check my Feedly. Email is on my email, so as long as I create filters to put tem on a separate folder (easy by using myemail+blogs@domain.com), everything will be neatly organized;
  2. Less limiting for me: with Feedly, any features are only available for paid users. To be fair, I don’t need so many fancy things, but one thing that definitely makes a difference is that article only stay there for 30 days. While it’s true that I will probably not read articles that I didn’t read in 30 days, having it permanently in my inbox is less pressure.

Of course, I miss some good displaying for the articles, with featured images, but still, I think this might be good in the end.

Internet

John Spencer and Nabe-chan posted some cool anime bingos on Twitter. I didn’t complete them though. Am I a normie?

We also got to see Emma Stone as Cruella De Vil! I’m excited for it and I hope it’s good, as 101 Dalmatians was part of my childhood and I loved both live and animated versions.


That’s it for this week’s edition, wish everyone a great weekend!