So yesterday, I deleted the Instagram from my phone. It was the only social network where i was active. Most of my work was showcased there.
Why did I do it?
Well, i figured out i was using it as an excuse to waste my time. Before this step, i already deleted all the scroll inducing apps ( twitter, Facebook, news apps ) from my phone. Put a time limit of 30 min a day on social network sites on my desktop. Plus deleted all the MMO-Games from all the devices. ( Except one on my iPad ).
This excerpt from the Brain Pickings provided a perspective to me to look at the Story-telling in the field of design & coding or may be even in other fields.
“The fact that religions through the ages have spoken in images, parables, and paradoxes means simply that there are no other ways of grasping the reality to which they refer,” physicist and quantum mechanics pioneer Niels Bohr observed while contemplating the nature of reality five years after he received the Nobel Prize, adding: “But that does not mean that it is not a genuine reality. …
Have you seen your shadow lately ? or did you see your shades ?
I was walking along the well lit road, and all i saw was cold shades of different grades. Some were in greys, some were glassy & some just kept running around.
I remember the morning rays, the subtle touch on the wide corona of the eyes. Then as the shadow darkened beside me, i forgot about the shades and my shadow. Shadow disappeared into the dark alley, as it will come next morning. Tall at first, Dwarf at Noon & then back to a tall past.
All i am left with are the shades — cold, un-touched, void of any warmth.
And then the lights were out — and both the shades & shadow were forgotten when the pixels lit up bright.
A series on the painful UX of my Dish Tv set-top box.( Tata Sky — since i can only have one at home)
Note: the images are low quality since the setup at home allows me only this level of visual fidelity.
I have stopped watching TV, the above video is not the reason why.
That video is the reason for this series of posts. Now i will answer the WHY?
Because to me, it is ironic that i have a smart TV which remembers what channel or mode i was using even when the electricity gets cutoff and…