I'm struggling. I removed Pocket from my phone right after my last post on the phone clean-up initiative, and I have developed full arguments (rationalisations) for why I really should just put it back on at least five times in these two weeks.
I really was using Pocket all the time when it was on my phone - it's a wonderful app, especially now that it integrates with native applications like Safari. The problem was just... that I was using it all the time. Because as much as I feel that I have good taste in web-based long-form content, it's really not what I'm "supposed" to be reading. And there is my poor, neglected kindle app, with its so-so interface, mouldering away even as I continue to add books to the library at a monthly expense that's nothing to sniff at.
So the moratorium continues, at least until I finish a couple of these kindle titles. No pocket for me! Or at least, I can only use it on larger devices, when I'm making the conscious decision to give myself the reward of some timely long-form prose (I have a rule that I'm allowed to read anything I want from the Poetry Foundation website* at any time, whether it's strictly related to my work or not, because, poetry.)
On other fronts, my self-control has run out completely. I forgot, when I undertook this project, that it is best-of season. And I have a deep, deep weakness for the best-ofs. So I've downloaded several useless things from iTunes. Many of them have already been deleted after a brief stay in the "try-outs" folder on the last page of apps.
Some, however, like the Themeboard app I snapped a shot of here, have got to stay. I want to type festively! Also pictured is Gneo, which I'm returning to, mainly for its ability to sync with Evernote, where my whole life is. This is also related to a realization that the to-do list on HabitRPG has to be an aspirational, not organizational, tool. I play with my sisters, and while there are things on there I really feel I should get points for when I accomplish them ("Finish Truth & Method"), the list doesn't really sort well, or give effective reminders.
*A note on the Poetry Foundation: For anyone who is interested, their website now works with Jstor, so pulling up pages from the magazine's century-long archive works seamlessly within the website. I'm sure this happened a while ago, and I just missed it, but when I realized this the other day, it was really a bright spot in my weekend.