First World Problems

Clicking through some photos on a real estate site and…


“Please sign in.”

“No, thanks.”

“Please sign in. You’ll get free stuff.”

“No, I’m good with it. Just looking at a few photos of some houses…”

“Please sign in. It’s free!”

“No. Really. I don’t want to. I don’t want an account.”

“Please sign in. You don’t want to miss out on free stuff!”

**clicks close**

I know what I want – and it doesn’t involve arguing with a poorly-designed, forced-marketing on a website. Sure, your data might be “free”, but I’m also free to just walk away.

Life as a Telecommuter

Living in a tiny space has its benefits and its drawbacks. One drawback is that when the weather outside is somewhat cool or rainy or windy, spreading the living/working space to the outdoors becomes more challenging and we find that we’re cooped up in the house.

Sometimes, for days and days (or even weeks) at a time.

Today, it’s finally the perfect temperature outside with no wind and not a chance of rain for days, so I grab my chair and portable desk and set up my telecommuting workstation outdoors…

Then a bloke starts up a leaf blower for an hour…

And another 75 feet away starts up a power washer.