The Great Consolidation (Morning Coffee: January 9th, 2023)

There Is No Coffee Today. Just Protein Shakes. This Also Isn’t in the Morning. I’m Writing This in the Afternoon While Walking a Track, Right Before Playing Basketball at a Local Gym. Spent the Morning With Rose, Enjoying the Neighborhood Sidewalks and Parks. Let’s Begin.

The Box

Watching Chernobyl and Playing The Last of Us Part 1 Before This Upcoming Sunday, When The Last of Us Hbo Series Premieres. (The Director of the Last of Us Also Made Chernobyl.)

My Current Home Screen and My Current Weather App, Carrot.

Year of Depth: Update

We’re a week into the new year, and all of my goals are still going as planned. (I started them weeks prior, early in December, so the habits have already taken shape.)

Health & Fitness

Calory and Happy Scale are the apps I’m using to track my daily diet and weight. Happy Scale’s moving average” is the game changer. Our weight fluctuates each day, but the moving average gives me the number to focus on. The average of all those fluctuations.

The Great Consolidation

Turning Down the Volume


What was once Twitter, Substack, YouTube, Mastodon (and so many other places to keep up with), is now simply one app: Reeder.

Reeder is now my main app for all news and social media feeds. Because of this, the signal to noise ratio is much better. I no longer see the commotion that comes with a current event. Reeder keeps me informed without all the extra distractions.

Reeder is built on RSS, and I’ve learned that you can get an RSS feed for almost anything on the web.


  • Pasting a YouTube channel link into Reeder becomes a feed

  • Adding .rss” to the end of a Mastodon profile link becomes a feed

  • In Reeder, there’s a Twitter section that connects your feed to the app

The Great Consolidation is me shrinking down the web to something much more enjoyable. The internet is a very loud place, and yet I’ve taken all that noise and consolidated it into something that’s more like a library.

Roll the Credits

Things I’ve Finished


Previously, on Morning Coffee

Buy a Shirt, or Just Say Hello.

We Bought a New Car. Going Live a Few Times a Week. Rose Turned One. Writing a Weekly Newsletter Every Monday Morning. Bought a Camera. Got Married and Have a Video to Prove It. Lost Our Husky. Last Updated: December 17th, 2022.

Morning Coffee

Previously, Selective Sync (Morning Coffee: January 23rd, 2023)

Previously, Reader Request (Morning Coffee: January 16th, 2023)

Previously, The Great Consolidation (Morning Coffee: January 9th, 2023)

Previously, The Year of Depth (Morning Coffee: January 2nd, 2023)

Previously, The Story of 2022 (Morning Coffee: December 26th, 2022)

Previously, The Best of (Morning Coffee: December, 19th, 2022)

Previously, Omni (Morning Coffee: December 12th, 2022)

Previously, Easy Mode (Morning Coffee: December 5th, 2022)

Previously, The Partitions (Morning Coffee: November 28th, 2022)

Previously, What’s Holding All This Together (Morning Coffee: November 21st, 2022)

Previously, Rose Turns One (Morning Coffee: November 14th, 2022)

Previously, Showing up and Looking Forward (Morning Coffee: November 7th, 2022)

Previously, Robots Painted This (Morning Coffee: October 31st, 2022)

Previously, Sharing Sofa (Morning Coffee: October 24th, 2022)

Previously, Crates and Presets (Morning Coffee: October 17th, 2022)

Previously, Homecoming (Morning Coffee: October 10th, 2022)

Previously, The Traveling Drone (Morning Coffee: October 3rd, 2022)

Previously, System Thinking (Morning Coffee: September 26th)

Previously, On This Day (Morning Coffee: September 19th, 2022)

Previously, Dynamic Island (Morning Coffee: Sept. 12th, 2022)

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