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Adding Ads

A lot of indie developers struggle to make sustainable income in the App Store.

Overcast trying ads
Sucks to have another great indie developer implement ads. I totally understand why, I just wish the financial reality of the App Store was different. I’ve always paid for Overcast, the one time unlock at the start and the patronage model in the second year. I’ve tried all the other apps but I always return to Overcast. It just feels the best, it fits how I think about managing my podcasts. Clean and Simple, all the right features and no unnecessary crap cluttering it up. My only minor complaint is the lack of a Mac App. We streaming just doesn’t cut it for me. I often end up listening to podcasts on my phone at my desk, since Messages on the Mac podcasts is really the only thing left only on my phone for my daily needs. 

I’ll still pay for premium in hopes that my little contribution can keep one of the best developers in the game! 


We all care about how we look, and our feelings about our appearance can vary depending on the day, our mood, and the Instagram post.

Look Your Personal Best –

All the BS “beauty is everywhere” IG posts aside, we do deep down care about how we look. It is to a great degree biologically a reflection of our health. We don’t need a shredded six pack but that is the furthest extent of that path.

Having come from a very unhealthy place, I too, on occasion, feel like shit about the way I look. I get down on the lingering, and permanent, signs of what a past me has done to my body. Some of it I can, can am working to, clean up. Some of it will never go away and I have to come to terms with that.

It doesn’t mean that in a down moment, when I’m feeling really shitty about the way I look, that I’m a good or bad person. It’s just how we are. I’m constantly going through phases of being ok with how I look, not being ok with it, and also having the gumption to do something about it, and not having any will power to.

The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic

Wheat harvest protocol in the United States is to drench the wheat fields with Roundup several days before the combine harvesters work through the fields as withered, dead wheat plants are less taxing on the farm equipment and allows for an earlier, easier and bigger harvest

The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic (it’s not the gluten)

Just Wrong

“Putting Students First” doesn’t mean putting teachers last | Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives:

One can’t hire a contractor, spend the money on something else, and then say, “Sorry, I can’t pay for that new kitchen.”

A teachers position is NOTHING like a contractor so this argument just isn’t valid.

Teachers can’t negotiate salaries, raises, or bonuses like many in the private sector can: these changes are non-negotiable.

You can’t have it both ways. Union negotiated contracts or do it yourself.

We teachers earned our banked sick days in the past through hard work. They are not a “frill” to be retroactively withdrawn. 

But they are SICK DAYS, If you’re not sick you don’t use them. Plus, you weren’t sick, you should be happy! Banking WAS a nice perk but I don’t get to bank my car insurance if I don’t get in an accident!


Still think the public education is broken, almost beyond repair. Starting to think about setting aside money now for my future children’s private education.