A tech spring clean 

Just turned my tablet on for the first time in a while, it was running like a reliant robin on ice, in other words slowly. 

I decided it was time for a tech spring clean and challenged my self to be honest so I used this…..

  1. No, it goes 
  2. Not sure, it’s got a week to be useful 
  3. Yes

I cleared a lot if space on my tablet but not so successful on my phone. 

But it made me think, what do I have running in my brain that needs shuttin down or deleting. 

I’ve spent a lot of time optimising my thought processes over the last few years and yes as my mentor points out, sometimes I slip, I’ve begun to recognise my negative pathways, and ‘re engage my intellect, but those old sub routines are still there waiting for my amygdala to take over again.

The chimp paradox speaks of gremlins and goblins and searching for them, but then Emma says negative introspection is a bad thing and she’s right, its someone elses job to find my gremlins and goblins if they continue to dog me,  so instead of looking for them I am actively engaging my intellect as much as possible 

  • Instead of spending all day listening to the radio, whilst I’m driving I listen to audio books, some self help and learning also most recently IT by Stephen king.
  • As I’ve detailed before TV has had its influence greatly reduced, along with the news programs, I do however enjoy the afternoon drama on BBC radio 4
  • I’m slowly learning to find solutions to problems instead of just the problem. 

So maybe we could all benefit from a mental spring clean from time to time defragging and deleting the mind 


Technology for better or worse 

In my almost 45 years,  we’ve seen the dawn of:

  • home computers, 
  • Mobile phones
  • Tablet computers 
  • Social media 
  • Drones 
  • Satellite navigation 

even fishing is benefitting from technology. 

But having started reading Emma Tripplet’s new book Stepping out of the clouds I as you if it’s such a good thing. 

Not only is everything done for us to the point we don’t hardly have to think, but it’s intrusive.

I was fishing a few years back when a fellow angler came over and said “mate I’m a ln emergency plumber and I’ve got a short call out, do you mind keeping an eye on my gear!” 

Not only does this show how trusting the fishing fraternity is, but it’s evidence of the intrusive nature of mobile phones. 

Whilst sat navs are a decent tool, that is solely what they are. You don’t learn your route any more,just rely on the navigator. 

I was working a few years back with a young Porter, who was also meant to navigate for me, well that day the electronics failed, he was panicking as he could not read a map. Thankfully I could. 

Technology is supposed to make life easier. But I ask you if it’s make it too easy?

Out of the blocks

It’s been a while, but a new phone has renewed my vigour. I’m annoyed in realising that my block was down to my old phone. 

However a 13minute mile is a good restart. Didn’t want to over do it, just see where I am,  which is not too far off my pace. 

Another run tomorrow,  work allowing,  will see what I can really do over my usual 3 miles. 

I’m still vexed by the fact that I allowed tech to get under my skin and effect my performance. 

But then I’ll learn by it,  because I CAN I CAN I CAN you just watch me!!!!!!!!!!