On Sunday, 22 days after subscribing to Kagi, I hit the 300 search limit included in the $5/month plan. So I have upgraded to the $10/month plan for unlimited searches as I continue to evaluate.
I have a lot of search engine thoughts and not much time to put into writing them down or do the testing I want to do. Someday maybe. There's more to it than just Kagi. search.marginalia.nu and wiby are among the alternatives on my radar lately, although they don't meet the criteria of being a "daily driver" search engine.
Since I haven't switched my phone browser away from Safari yet, DuckDuckGo is still the default search engine on my phone. And so I can say that Kagi's results are often better than DuckDuckGo's, since now when DuckDuckGo doesn't deliver, I switch to Kagi instead of to Google.
Bubbles hasn't adjusted to the time change yet. She was sleeping past 6 am before the clocks switched, but now reliably wakes us up at 5 am. Most mornings I let her out for a potty break, then lay down on the couch with her for another hour or so.
My brain feels real full again. It's been about a year since my tab purge on my phone. I managed to keep the tab count low for a long time after that, but somehow in the past couple months it's ballooned to over 100 tabs again. And Firefox on my desktop, which I normally keep relatively uncluttered, is also somehow at 70+ open tabs.
JB and I have been playing a lot of Candyland the past few days. She's learning to be gracious in defeat, which feels real wholesome. Humility in victory still needs a little work, but that's OK. Her excitement is endearing.
Jamie keeps me grounded. Our inside jokes still make us laugh, even though some of them are nearly a decade old.
My playlist of music acquired in 2023 exceeds 16 hours in length, with a month and a half still left in the year. This pleases me. To contrast, the equivalent 2022 playlist clocked in at just 4 hours.