The Sitting Log

A record of time spent on writing (while seated). Purpose: do not commit the sin of talking about writing more than actually writing.

  • Mother Prey (working title): 40mins

And then this entry here, which doesn’t count.


#sittinglog #archive2022Q3

P.S. Call me Ithaka. Everything I do is organized here.

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Late last night: * Search engine for blocking specific sources: 20mins

Today: * Mother Prey (working title): 60mins * Snap.as is beautiful!: 5mins * Kagi + the cost of searching: 30mins * I just used Facebook and I feel filthy: 60mins

And then this entry here, which doesn’t count.

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I simply do not know what alternative there is for the Korean-speaking world.

If the user base of anything not-mainstream is small in the English-speaking world, then it is infinitesimal in the Korean-speaking world.

And I don’t live in Korea. My passport doesn’t say “Citizen of South Korea.” I don’t even have a phone number in Korea, so I cannot make an account on the platforms available only in Korea.

Most importantly, all that is irrelevant, according to the Koreans I’ve talked to. Many Koreans feel that “everyone” uses Instagram, and by extension, Facebook.

Frankly, it seems that way to me too. (Looking from the outside.) And I have no alternative to offer. I cannot make money for people like Meta can. All I can tell them, in fact, is the opposite: I can tell them to spend money. (ex: Pay for write.as, it’s good! Pay for Fathom! Pay for blah and bleh and blih and bloh and bluh!)


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Matthew mentioned Kagi in a comment to my earlier post, “Search engine for blocking specific sources” and so I am trying it out.

It’s very cool. Each search result has a crystal ball next to it. When you click on it, there’s a block feature right there, under “Website ranking adjustment for xxx”:

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There’s none of the fluff of Instagram.

More and more, I’ve been feeling physically sick when visiting sites like Instagram and even Youtube, even though I’ve found Youtube so helpful over the years. (It’s my go-to how-to place.)

Those sites are becoming like over-greasy, fatty meals. Once or twice they tasted good, but after that, they made me feel bloated.

Now it’s time to eat lean and perhaps even fast.

#fasting #archive2022Q3

P.S. Call me Ithaka. Everything I do is organized here.

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If there is a search engine that allows me to do this, I would like to try it.

I don’t want to see another ancient Writer’s Digest article again, ever, especially when I’m searching anything publishing related. You know, like, digital publishing, in the era of this thing called the internet, where “New to Me” equals “New” and intellectual property doesn’t spoil like friggin’ kale or something. 🥬🥬🥬


#productivity #timemanagement #concentration #theyear2022 #archive2022Q3

P.S. Call me Ithaka. Everything I do is organized here.

P.S.2 I am pleased that kale has its own emoji. 😎

P.S.3 It seems that this blocking thing used to be a feature in 2011 for Google, but it doesn’t exist anymore.

https://searchengineland.com/google-brings-back-blocking-sites-in-search-results-67723

also

https://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/hide-sites-to-find-more-of-what-you.html

P.S.4 Extensions make this possible, sort of.

https://www.onesork.com/how-to-block-website-from-google-search/

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And then this entry here, which doesn’t count.

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  • Mother Prey (working title): 120mins

And then this entry here, which doesn’t count.

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  • 고막사람 (that new music-related newsletter): 80 mins

And then this entry here, which doesn’t count.


고막사람 will launch in July. I am happy that everything is on schedule. Half of the newsletters will be by me. The other half, by a friend.


#sittinglog #archive2022Q2

P.S. Call me Ithaka. Everything I do is organized here.

And then this entry here, which doesn’t count.

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