Aerial view of a town with buildings spread out, surrounded by greenery, under a cloudy sky with hints of a sunrise in the background, overlooking a body of water.

Another week spent mostly on the road. Not a lot to add to that.

  • πŸ—³οΈ Still going on the campaign trail. Plenty of photos have been shared. Feb 8, Feb 9, Feb 10, Feb 11, Feb 12, none from Feb 13 (day off, carnival day), Feb 14. We had an event in Lisbon (on the 11th), but the rest of the time was spent in the district, with visits to a few of the cities there. Still pre-campaigning, so mostly private visits to companies, warehouses, factories, no public events, except the visits to the Carnival parties.

  • πŸ‘ΈπŸ» Day Off on Tuesday. Girls went to the theater. movieStar’s actress friend got them, again, invites for the show (this time Sleeping Beauty, the musical), and that included pizza at the director’s office, with his granddaughters. How happy can a little girl be? This happy.

  • 🦠 I’ve been battling a cold for most of the week. It has been a while since I’ve had one, but it’s not surprising I’m feeling this way. We spend a lot of time outside, in the cold, and another lot inside, stuffier, with large groups of people. Easy to get a virus handed over by someone.

  • 🌐 Driving all over the place. I like it. This was also the week when I finally got my car’s side view mirror replaced. It took a while to find one and, in the end, a slightly different one was sourced. Don’t really care, and wasn’t expecting to find one for a 98 car anymore. Feels good to be able to properly see again.

  • πŸ“Ί A lot less tv this week. I have episodes of a few shows waiting in line, patiently. Managed a couple of mr&mrs smith episodes, to get to the end of it. A bit disappointed with this one.

  • πŸŽ™οΈ It’s Podcast Season! Many hours in the car = many hours of podcasts consumed. I’ve listened to the usual ones, tried a couple others, and even turned Broadcasts on! Listening to my RADAR radio, and some news. I don’t have the habit of news via radio anymore, but being on the campaign trail makes that almost mandatory.

  • ⌨️ I now have a Yes. A ~ account. And a ~ blog!

  • πŸ¦„ Guezota has an account, and a page now. Yeah, that too. My online properties are endless! Still have to figure out what I’m doing with it though.

  • πŸ“– Another trial of Reader, by Readwise. And I’m trying GoodLinks again, instead of Omnivore. The Reader part is just for fun, as I’m sure as hell not paying that much for it. GoodLinks has been promising highlights for a while, and they never arrive. On the other hand I’m not using them that much in Omnivore anyway. I wish I could still run GoodLinks on the laptop, as that is one of the reasons why I use Omnivore. I save stuff to it on the Air.

  • πŸ“ Speaking of trials, M.b has a new feature: notes. I wanted to try it, but gave up after a (little) while. Tried upgrading to test the new notes feature, and apps. Was charged a strange amount (around $30), and got an email with the whole math. It was not clear for how long I subscribed, but never mind, let’s test the app. Had issues with dark mode, notebook renaming, and notebook deleting. There’s always one Notebook, it seems, one that keeps respawning. If I renamed it, another one would show up and become default. Silly. Annoying. So I got a couple of screenshots, and wrote a post. When I tried to publish it, I got a warning saying my hosted blog has been canceled, I needed to subscribe. But I just upgraded! Or didn’t I? Wasn’t I charged? Check, I was! I found this all incredibly odd, and decided to just forget it, and “downgrade” by signing up again for a single blog. Got charged another $13, and another email arrived with the math. I don’t get the math again. It’s all too strange, but I’m not too bright either. Again I’m not sure until when I’m subscribed. My account was set to renew in May, I was charged almost $40, so I guess I’m good for another year? My blog seems to be ok again, but already a photo failed to show up on the timeline. It did everywhere else (blog, Mastodon, Bluesky), but not on the timeline. Notes felt very much like a 1.0, as it probably should. And not worth the extra $50 I’d have to pay. Others seem very excited, I’m happy for them.