It's gotta be on the list!

Since my online to-do list I made on Labour Day weekend worked out so well, I started using Remember the Milk so I can have online to-do lists going all the time. I’m just getting the hang of the features, but I love checking things off as done. That satisfaction is helping me actually complete the tasks, which is making me want to do more stuff. I’m loving the Twitter integration – makes adding tasks to my list so easy while at work. Getting reminders to actually get the tasks done really help too.

One of the tasks I’ve decided to take on is that I need to get to know my new camera better. Therefore, I need to take more pictures. I’ve set myself a repeating task to take 100 pictures a day (minimum) to see what I get. On this inaugural day, I took 109 pictures, and ended up deleting almost half due to being out of focus. I’m sure as I review them more closely, I will delete some for other reasons. As long as I get a few good ones, and those few good ones increase with each passing day, this task will be worth it. Hopefully, this will also lead me out and about to capture interesting things.

This should be a really interesting experiment. I hope it works out.

Cell phones are for calling people? Who does that anymore?

My cell phone is becoming more and more useful. Not so much for calling people (although it’s capable of that too), but for sending text messages to get information and to update various websites.

I just learned about Google SMS today. Along with finding out restaurants and movie times, this will help with settling bets and questions while out and about. I also just discovered that Facebook and Virgin Mobile Canada now play nicely together so I can send text messages there too. Probably not incredibly useful without cameras and stuff, but could be fun. I’ve been using my cell phone to occasionally update my Twitter page for a while now.

I’ll continue to do most of my various updates from the web (cuz that’s free) versus paying to send a text, but it’s fun to text stuff as I think of it versus waiting until I am in front of a computer. I don’t have web browsing capability on my phone (it seems so expensive for what you get), but all this text messaging should be plenty for now.

I guess this is convergence

Thanks to Twittering and updating my status on Facebook, I’m beginning to find it difficult to write in paragraphs versus just a sentence or two. Twitter is great for sharing stuff that doesn’t really merit a longer post – no more padding out thoughts that don’t need it. Since Facebook’s status is more limiting thanks to every sentence needing to start with “melissa is…” it at least requires some thought to come up with an interesting sentence that doesn’t sound grammatically ridiculous.

Either way, if I start sounding like a PowerPoint presentation, I would appreciate it if someone would let me know. That would be terrible

I do like that all these sites seem to play nicely (or want to play nicely) with each other. My friends actually read my blog now since they can look at it on Facebook. Twittering seems more fun now that I can include it in the other social networking sites I use.

Crap, just used the phrase “social networking” and I don’t work in that industry, nor am I in the media. I think I just sounded like a PowerPoint. d’oh!

Just what I need, something else to update!

Now that Vox is talking about customizing sidebars, I’ve finally decided to try out this Twitter stuff. Then this badge can be in the sidebar all the time, making it worth updating.

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