Thursday, 15th December, 2022

Putting everything back into our kitchen makes me see how much stuff we have.

I had an inclining to setup a static blog for my main site. I then remember how much faff it actually is. In fact, doing anything with websites is a faff (except Tiddlywiki). So I’m just going to use this one as is and that’ll do for today. I still think I want a wordpress site, I just have to muster the energy to install it and then setup the theme and etc. Installing is probably the easy part.

I would like to use Tinderbox…but I don’t have a mac…

I’m thinking of doing a one month or maybe three months of “don’t buy anything” from January. Originally it was financially based but actually I think it’s material clutter. I also have a lot of things I’ve bought but not got round to doing whatever it is I was planning with it. Use what you have, or something like that.

I like the random tiddler button plugin. It’s like picking up a book and randomly flicking to a page. Sometimes you move on, other times you stop and read a bit and follow a trail. I sometimes miss having everything in tiddlywiki.

Our dryer broke last weekend and the repair man said he’s not a certified Beko repair engineer and therefore they won’t let him buy parts. So we have to get another to come out (who won’t take the other guy’s word for what’s wrong) and then they’ll order parts. Not hopeful that it’ll be working before christmas. Also how it is legal that only certified repairers can buy parts? No wonder people just buy new as it’s a hassle to get things repaired. Also it’s the control panel that’s broken, somehow it now automatically turns on the child lock when you turn it on so that nothing functions and the lock can’t be disabled. I did open it up and look but it’s just a chip and capacitors so not much to do. If only it ran linux.

I do really want to get rid of a lot of things. However, struggles include:

  • it might come in handy later
  • it’s perfectly functional so what am I going to do with it?
  • not remembering why I bought it in the first place

I have this pinned on my wiki

Stop buying the unnecessary. Toss half your stuff, learn contentedness. Reduce half again. List 4 essential things in your life, do these first, stop doing the non-essential. Clear distractions, focus on each moment. Let go of attachment to doing, having more. Fall in love with less.

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