Looking Extra Douchey with AirPods


I’ve heard people saying that wearing a pair of AirPods makes you look like a douchebag. Well, I don’t know about that, but it fits my story.

A couple of years ago I bought myself one and actually I really like it. While working, I still use the regular wired EarPods because I wear them for several hours, and the AirPods’ battery doesn’t really last that long. But they are really handy for when I go to the gym or doing dishes or cooking, for example. Not having a wire on the way is great, and its Bluetooth works flawlessly.

Anyway, another day I was walking my dog and listening to a podcast with my AirPods when a lady approached me and started asking me something. I couldn’t hear a thing she was saying. So to pause my podcast, I double tapped the right AirPod with my finger. But she didn’t know I was pausing my podcast so I could hear her. She thought I was signaling her something like, “Hey, I can’t hear you” while not removing the AirPod from my ear to give her attention.

She thought I was being rude. I tried to explain to her that I was just pausing my podcast to help her out. But everything happened so fast, and she just walked away pissed off saying she just wanted some directions.

I guess the next time, I’ll just remove the AirPod from my ear.

Hello, World!

I’ve never been much of a writer, but since I started pursuing a Ph.D., you sort of not have a choice anymore. You gotta put the work and write a lot. That was one of the reasons why I started a blog about Python and Django a couple of years ago — to write more on a regular basis.

Without much expectation, after six months posting every week, the blog took off. And I gotta say, I’m very proud of the results so far. I still love publishing new articles and tutorials and engaging with the audience. In fact, I have big plans for the next semester.

In the very beginning, I sort of had more freedom on the content I published there. But as the blog started to grow and other sites started indexing its RSS feed, and people started subscribing via email, I felt some pressure regarding the quality of the content (and what) I publish there.

To write about anything else, long or short texts, with no commitments or a particular subject, I created this blog. Probably I will be writing about tech stuff for the most part, but I might also share some personal thoughts every now and then.

See you around!