Imagine my surprise when I woke up at 3am two nights in a row after months of blissful sleep. Consistently waking up completely alert in the middle of the night only happens when I feel a lot of anxiety, so of course I began to replay recent thoughts and actions. Today, I identified that it started from me lying about school.
Continue reading Anxiety and Lying
I have a pretty sedentary lifestyle. Besides the occasional ping pong at work and racquetball at the school gym, I spend most of the day sitting. Last week, I noticed my shoulders starting to bend forward. I get messages every day from one source or another stating how posture affects your life in the future, so I knew I had to pay more attention to my body and get those muscles working. Continue reading Being more Active
I forgot to bring my Gunnar computer glasses to work a few times this week. This episode of absent-mindedness gave me an opportunity to remember what it was like before having glasses and noticing some very subtle differences between wearing and not wearing them (besides the obvious experience of seeing everything with a yellow tint).
Continue reading Forgetting my Computer Glasses
Been using this mode for the past year, so I thought I had a pretty good handle on it. Normal or wide angle lense depending on how far or close I am to the object. To force or disable the flash, tap the lightning symbol. Turns out, I am still a beginner.
I tapped on the various icons at the top/left of the screen and tried out each option. To share what I see, I finally learned how to take a screenshot of my phone. Honestly, as a computer scientist and millennial, you would think I was more tech savvy than this.
The grid overlay is amazing! Normally, I have to take multiple photos because I rarely hold the phone level. With this overlay, I can immediately see if an object will stand up straight when I take the picture.
The icon of the old camera film allows me to change the filter of the image. I was wondering how people make black and white photos!
I always see photo submission sites specify a 16:9 aspect ratio. To me, it seemed like the rule was unnecessary. When you submit a photo, you would want the object to fill the entire view. Turns out, a user can change the ratio. Thanks to exploring this setting, I see why random gifs on the Internet don’t use the entire screen. Its possible, they might have forgotten which ratio they were on in the heat of the moment.
Here is a list of the other things I learned (or am about to learn) about the LG G5 camera.
I guess I was in a morose mood during class today. All the doodles I made had something to do with time. The tree and owl one were instances of time having ended for someone. The hourglass showed time slipping away.
On the bright side, the old tree drawing is the best one I have ever drawn!
I love looking at mandalas, but haven’t managed to create a good one myself. Recently, I found templates that help you divide your paper into symmetrical areas. Most of these templates you either print with faint colors so you can draw over them. Or you print them with bold lines and place your drawing sheet on top of the template. Continue reading Drawing on Graph Paper
My anxiety is accumulating again. This typically results in less sleep. I am lucky if I get more than 6 hours every night. Continue reading Deep Breaths