Shaine Mata

Seeking Freedom

I Went Full Minds Pro

That alternative account that I was thinking of reviving on Minds last night is now a full Minds Pro account. I gave it some thought and decided that I would never really know if it could work unless I tried it. So, I paid for a full year of

Using the Right Tool for the Task

I spent some time re-exploring I was active on the platform about one year ago, before my commitment to Hive. The social media platform has changed a bit. As far as the audience that they cou

Flirting With Simplicity

The pandemic has undoubtedly changed the way the world operates. On the one hand, it has pushed technology that had already existed to the forefront. Video meetings are now the norm. Classes are now conducted online. Social distancing means

Retro: 2018-11-02 - Shaine Mata NaPodPoMo Day 2

This is a retro archive post as I slowly delete my account. National Podcast Post Month Day 2 Click here to listen

Regaining Control of Life

From time to time it is easy to get caught up in the daily routine of life. Each day is the same as the last. Same commute. Same work. Same coffee breaks. Same lunch. Over and over. Habits and routines can be great for achieving great things

COVID Contingency Planning

Tonight, Mrs. Mata and I sat down with our youngest to discuss the contingency plan in the likely event that we get sick. Most people will get a cold or flu. Mrs. Mata is a preschool teacher. I manage a facility. Dealing with people is our j

Going Into a Three Day Weekend

Credit Natura_Photos on Pixabay I have a three day weekend coming up. Two big jobs are pending for this time off. One is to work on the GMRS repeater w

Hive Disappointment

I was looking at my Hive stats. It appears that I have only earned 147.79 Steem/Hive

My Actifit Report Card: June 30 2020

Today consisted mostly of daily activity, which is administrative work. So, I spent a lot of time seated, including at the clinic where I

My Actifit Report Card: June 29 2020

Today’s step count is surprising. I thought it would be lower considering that I forgot my phone at my desk a couple of times. Tod

My Actifit Report Card: June 28 2020

Today was an absolutely lazy day. The most I did was drive my daughter to an appointment and pick up some groceries. The rest of the day was spent curating on Hive.This report was published via Actifit app (

My Actifit Report Card: June 27 2020

Today was a bit slow, as Saturdays should be. I got called to work to open doors. I also wanted to check on HVAC settings I had changed.