Browser Wars

Apple advertises up to 9 hours of battery life for the MacBook Pro, yet I consistently clocked in around 5 hours. Lunchtime was determined the needs of my computer. Where I ate was dictated by whether or not there was an outlet available nearby. For months, I went through this routine, until I reformatted my computer at the start of the semester, only this time I neglected to reinstall Google Chrome. Chalk it up to extreme laziness I guess. Little did I know …

Unplugging

I quit Facebook today. More precisely: I installed a plugin to disable the news feed, deleted Facebook from my browser’s predictive suggestions, and cleared all related browser history. I doubt I’ll ever be totally free of Facebook’s grasp – the convenience of Facebook login and an easy way to contact the people I know via Messenger remain immensely powerful tools – but at least this is a step in the right direction.