Are we already 7 days before HF21?

Does it mean we’d better stop shitposting from now as payout window is 7 days and from 27th we will start to have 2.5 free downvotes per day.

Although I’m an experienced SHPer, it can sometimes be tiring to SHP daily. BTW experienced SHPer is no joke, I started when I was 12 I believe in a local student forum, where I SHPed every day to reach a very high level, we sometimes did offline meetup too, pretty similar to Steem (my boring teenage time back in China lol).

So, so, what do you think?

Excited for HF21? Do you think things are going to change or rather stay the same? Do you think there will be random flagging wars more often? Do you think it will be easy to stay away from the war?

I guess those aren’t the most important, whether we can get new investors, or at least get the existing Steemians to power up more SP is more relevant. Do you think its gonna happen?

Hey let’s talk about it today!

Change thumbnail background within 30s on a phone

I’ve made a vlog about how you can edit videos and thumbnails with only your phone.

Lately I discovered some new functions with which you can even change background to any color and pattern, super easy!

Well, I’m never a fan of Meitu, a Chinese photo editing app. My impressions of this app remains some fake looking effects. So although I always have it on my phone, I don’t use it much.

But the other day I’ve discovered this function to change background of your photos.

Open a photo on Meitu, choose Mosaic, then choose more.

There are really a lot of patterns to choose from!

I love the portrait lock function, it locks automatically your face and body.

Then all you need to do is to paint the background!

Done!

Takes less than 1 minute, for someone lazy like me.

Random Seoul

Sometimes I like to take random photos on random streets like this.

Actually I love those travel pictures from my past travels better than those of me pretentiously posing in front of some touristic sites.

Crypto is low, but they say no bad things happen in summer, I hope you guys all find happiness besides crypto world, let’s take a short break, enjoy the summer for now.

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歐洲改變了我

晚上10點的時候,天還沒有黑,坐在廣場喝酒,看人來人往。時間過了那麼久,我都還記得當年剛來這裡的日子。

歐洲改變了我,這些年,我想明白很多事,更加放飛自我,勇敢做自己。

我一直是個極度推崇自我主義的人,所以也比較疏離,從不喜歡抱團,自小就比較孤立比較喜歡獨行。很久以前為此我也試圖改變,而這些年我反而越來越覺得這樣挺好的,不用跟人打交道。在這裡有一些朋友,但是我即使很閒也不太出門社交,因為總覺得沒比較,不如自己在家自己玩。

我也很反感學校教育,雖然沒有辦法當初來這裡的時候必須學習,所以勉強拿到學位,但是我自始至終都非常討厭學校教育,不管是國內的學校教育還是歐洲的學校教育。在國內的時候老實說我跟同學們關係一般,總覺得好像節奏不同玩不到一起。

我也痛恨國家政府制度,看不慣政客。

由於我的悲觀,我總覺得世界無望,還好這幾年亂入加密貨幣,讀了一些這方面的文章和書,給我內心建了一個烏托邦,反而樂觀了一些。

以前有段時間我一直覺得自己比較古怪,覺得這樣不太好,現在覺得管它呢,做自己最好。

其實我跟很多人一樣,很多年前就聽說過比特幣,我記得八九年前的一天晚上,跟朋友出門趴踢回到當時租的房子,睡不著,剛好看到一個朋友的新鮮事,聊到這個,當時覺得有點意思但是也沒怎麼深究。

而換成現在,如果有什麼覺得會感興趣的,我肯定會瘋狂谷歌一把,起碼找到一些該有的信息,做一些研究,而不是道聽途說。在國內,由於語言,信息來源,各種。縱容了第三方中間人的氾濫,大部分人的很多信息都是完全媒體控制,已經沒有習慣在自行搜索(提到這些又讓我覺得很悲觀)。像我一些朋友會問我聽說比利時螃蟹氾濫,你們天天吃嗎?這一看就是微博偽熱搜,我有時想,如果我現在還在國內應該也會相信吧,也許也不會,我從小就是個非常辯證思考的人,經常懷疑人生懷疑一些聽到的東西。

至少我現在聽到大部分新聞,尤其這種世界各地的奇葩事,就是不太會信,要麼會自己搜要麼會根本不會信。

當然也不是歐洲本身改變了我,世界所有地方都是傳統的人佔大多數,比利時這裡對世界毫不了解的人也多的是,荷蘭語裡有個詞叫做kerktorenmentaliteit,說的就是村裡人。

不管怎麼說吧,我自己是因為在歐洲的這些年得到了改變,而我覺得這些改變非常可貴。我再也不為自己的怪異覺得難過,而是覺得這樣做自己挺好,終於學會如何跟自己相處。