Daily apps

Daily Apps


I… use a lot of them. Useage for each one used to be more clearly deliniated; now it’s just kind of whatever, to be honest.

These days my main browser is Microsoft Edge. When I [[ starting fresh|made a fresh Windows account ]] a month or two ago, I started playing with it just to, idk be silly/contrarian? because I assumed it was still essentially Internet Explorer, and ha, ha! What millenial uses Internet Explorer!?

But! Turns out Edge is basically just Chrome, with a couple different features, and it’s definitely not IE! You can even use the chrome store and install chrome extensions. I do occasionally use chrome too (for functionality or because of logins, etc) but not very often.

I still really only use Firefox for doing stuff with [[ my current blogs|my wordpress sites ]]. I don’t use Firefox for this for any reason in particular, just because it’s a different browser and thus can have a different bookmarks bar, and having a different browser for that more “worky” stuff, helps keep me from getting too distracted by the interwebs.

-> Chrome Store Extensions

Ones I** switch on and off** or am just starting to use:


I found the [[ note-taking ]] / Second Brain app, Obsidian a couple weeks ago, and I’m already using it for this Mind Garden, my notes for my research projects, and an ever-growing list of other purposes.

![Screencap of the Obsidian website that says A second brain for you, forever. Obsidian is a powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files. 550](https://i.imgur.com/vNVJr1S.png)

Here’s an example of my workspace on my medical “Vault” (as Obsidian calls their instances):

![screencap of my NerdyZebra Obsidian Vault 550](https://i.imgur.com/gbMKfKc.png)

Besides that vault, I have this one (the one I’m writing in, that pushes to Git & Jekyl/Netlifly), and another for my historical research. Actually a few of those, but I need to consolidate. Same with another private vault that can be combined with this one..

-> Plugins

I also use several Zotero plugins to get information into Obsidian (see Zotero section)

-> Theme:

Most of my vaults are customized versions of Moonlight ** with the bold & blockquote bits from **Obsidianite and using the colors from my cute & bright color palette.

**Atom **

I recently switched from Notepad++, to Atom because, well, 😍 ✨ s o ⭐ p r e t t y ✨ 😍

-> Theme:

! [[ fairyfloss-ui-img.png ]]

I also downloaded these for future possible use!:

(PS I found most of the above here: compute cuter - a guide to cute-ifying your computer)

-> Packages (plugins):

Atom has a LOT of packages (plugins) to choose from. Mine mostly relate to markdown, css & HTML, as I have been doing a lot of theme and plugin tweaking for Obsidian lately, as well as reconstructing my teenage websites.

–> General

**Related: **



I spent the early 2010s using IRC, but that petered out after a cross-country move upended my schedule and I went a few years without any chatroom homes. Then last year I started using Discord | Your Place to Talk and Hang Out, I think to join [[ Sims 4]] servers, as [[covid-19|LongCovid ]] & it’s subsequent trash brain ground all my research projects to a halt for almost a full year.

Besides Sims-related servers, I’m in (too) many servers about [[ productivity]] (including individual apps), some academic interests, some super cute servers where I get my daily dose of ✨ [[c u t e ✨ s t u f f ]].

You can find discord servers for your own interests here: [Public Discord Servers DISBOARD: Discord Server List](https://disboard.org/servers)



I just discovered Stylus •• add0n.com and I love being able to change the theme of the sites I go to!

  • [GitHub Dark by Bane Userstyles.org](https://userstyles.org/styles/190090/github-dark-by-bane)
  • [Google Carbon Theme Userstyles.org](https://userstyles.org/styles/192948/google-carbon-theme)
  • Minerva Neue + Wikipedia Material Dark + Material Dark Wikipedia
  • Youtube: [The Amazing World of Gumball Userstyles.org](https://userstyles.org/styles/169939/the-amazing-world-of-gumball-youtube-beta)
![screencap of a very purple and pink wikipedia page 550](https://i.imgur.com/m71CPwb.png)
![screencap of Facebook with a white, pink, and purple theme 550](https://i.imgur.com/yJFYQ1j.png)
![screencap of a google search for Queen Victoria, with a light green and salmon pink theme 550](https://i.imgur.com/Yp9tu2I.png)
![screencap of TweetDeck with multiple columns and with a pink, white, and almost-black theme 550](https://i.imgur.com/o2NpoKq.png)
![screencap of youtube playing “BTS (Hype Playlist) 2020” with a theme in light purple, dark purple, pink, and light blue 550](https://i.imgur.com/jB8hBIA.jpg)

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