When your unused app disappears from the app store.

Over the years I’ve had lots of failed attempts at organizing myself. I was raised in a manner that is at best described “eclectic” when it came to time. Time has since become a major point of conflict in my relationships with others and myself. I suspect that many of my problems are rooted in the fact that I don’t stay long enough with any one type of system to reap the benefits before jumping onto a new and improved system.

I am currently in the mood of re-examining my past successes. Digging through my digital tools, I have discovered that one of my favorite tools of yore, (God bless the yore,) has disappeared from the app store on iTunes. It was a little time management app that combined a task list and a timer in a simple yet beautiful layout. You could create repeating task lists, set the amount of time you wanted to spend, and color code it. I loved it. It worked for me. So naturally I abandoned using it. But, only so far as not using it everyday, but I kept it on my phone.

Well, in order to allow myself ample amount to snap photos & video’s of my nephews I’ve turned on this little feature in iOS that allows you to off load little used apps, then reinstall them if needed without losing your data. So, the 30/30 app was removed. Several days ago, I remembered that it existed and tried to launch it. Alas, I can not reinstall it. It is gone from the store. A review of their twitter feed does little to perk my hopes up that it will return. Thus, a danger of the SAS market place. When one can purchase and “own” a copy of an item, you are free to go back to that item and use it when you feel like it. A work of art, an old clock, a vinyl record, or any old item found in the proverbial attic can be dusted off and played with again. When we rely entirely on 3rd party “cloud” repository’s for our beloved yet abandoned toys, even when we pay for them, they are not ours. As a saying goes when it comes to owning silver and gold, if it’s not in your hands you don’t really own it.

So, unless the developer resurfaces, I’m off to sample an app recommended by a fellow forlorned 30/30 lover and other productivity apps. After all, they are all new and shiny and I do like playing with new apps.

Cruising

Wowsers, A LOT of things have happened over the past 6 months. I have a new nephew, licensed my business, grabbed a few clients, had several photoshoots, and all of that hasn’t been reflected at all here on my blog.

But that’s ok. Currently I’m slowly developing all that awesome business info over on my business’s website. Which, when it’s ready I’ll link to it from here.

In the mean time here’s a shot I got during the rainstorm after the Salt Lake Comic Con at City Creek.

City Creek Night Couple
A young couple stay dry in the rain.

Dreams

[Intro]


[Verse 1]
Now here you go again, you say you want your freedom
Well, who am I to keep you down?
It’s only right that you should play the way you feel it
But listen carefully to the sound of your loneliness


[Pre-Chorus]
Like a heartbeat drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering of what you had
And what you lost and what you had and what you lost


[Chorus]
Thunder only happens when it’s raining
Players only love you when they’re playing
Say women they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you’ll know, you’ll know


[Bridge]


[Verse 2]
Now here I go again, I see the crystal visions
I keep my visions to myself
It’s only me who wants to wrap around your dreams
And have you any dreams you’d like to sell?
Dreams of loneliness


x


[Pre-Chorus]
Like a heartbeat drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering of what you had
And what you lost and what you had and what you lost


[Chorus]
Thunder only happens when it’s raining
Players only love you when they’re playing
Women they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you’ll know


Oh, thunder only happens when it’s raining
Players only love you when they’re playing
Say women they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you’ll know, you’ll know
You will know, you’ll know

Operation Prison Break

We all have our own self created prisons. Sometimes they take the form of bad destructive habits. Other times they can be irrational fears, addictions, etc. My self created prison is a combination of all of the above and more.

The beginning of my plotted escape plan of my own short comings is strengthening my discipline.

Without discipline everything else in the works will be half assed.

The sick, it churns…

I’ve been meaning to write something for months now. Ever since I had time back in Dec. to resurrect my site. But things happen and to be honest this (web work) is a hobby, not a calling.

Currently, I’m in a state of flux.

Acid flux.

Well, more than that. I’m applying to a dual degree program at the University of Utah. Studying (pitiful attempts really) for the GRE. Assessing my life. Feeling like a constant failure. Eating ice cream. Playing with the cat.

Truly, I am winning.