• 🔗 BOOX Palma

    I really want to try this device. I’m happy with my Kindle Scribe for reading, but having a phone sized device that I as an ereader and access to Android apps would be cool.

  • 🔗 Johnny.Decimal - Emerging from the Abyss

    I’ve often been tempted to try the Johnny Decimal system to organize files. In truth, I don’t have many files.

    Yet, every time I need to save or browse to a file I have no idea where I put it.

    This is a detailed article that demonstrates how it can work.

  • Finished reading: For You by Patrick Rhone 📚

    Worth reading slowly, thoughtfully, and on multiple occasions.

  • 🔗 For You - by Patrick Rhone

    “You are a full stack person. You have everything you need on the front end and back end to be who you are. And, if there’s anything you feel you are lacking on either side you have the power to accept it, embrace it, change it, or improve it using the universe of resources at your disposal. You are a complete solution.”

  • I just purchased an overpriced T-Shirt from the ATP podcast to show my support.

    It’s easy to forget how much effort goes into podcasts, newsletters, and other content that we consume for free.

  • 🔗 A simple search bar

    Garrit shows how to add a simple search form to your site that will redirect you to DuckDuckGo with your search terms. A great way to add search to your site.

  • 🔗 Publish Quote shortcut - HeyDingus // Jarrod Blundy // heydingus.net

    Use Apple Shortcuts to publish a copied blockquote, with or without commentary, to Micro.blog.

    Testing the Publish Quote shortcut to quickly post to Micro.blog.

  • What About Anonymous Blogging? | Kev Quirk

    Anyway, I’ve been thinking recently about blogging anonymously. I’m not thinking about doing it, but wondering why folk might want to do it, and whether any of my fellow site owners, who write under their real name, have considered the same?

    I thought about posting anonymously for a long time. I think I would post more of what’s on my mind if I did. As Kev points out, you have to go through quite a bit to be truly anonymous. It obviously wasn’t worth it for me. Or was it? Maybe I have another anonymous account out there nobody knows about.

  • 🍿 Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (2024) - ★★☆☆☆

    Unfortunately, the theater we happened to be at was tiny with bad sound which deteriorated the best parts of the movie, the monster fights.

    If I felt I could suffer through the dumb plot again i would go see it again in a good theater. Not likely.

  • Currently reading: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo 📚

  • 📷 We had an interesting visitor in our neighborhood yesterday. A cow in our neighborhood standing in the middle of the street.

  • 📷 We spent the afternoon kayaking on the lake today. It was a beautiful day for it. The water was ice-cold. Far too much pollen, though.

    Kayaking on the lake for the afternoon.

  • The Pomodoro Technique

    The Pomodoro Technique is a productivity hack where you set a timer for 25 minutes and then start a task and only work on that single task for 25 minutes. After the 25 minutes are up, you stop what you’re doing, take a 5-minute break, then start another 25-minute session. After 4 sessions, you take … read more

  • 📷 I want to start sitting outside more. It was one of the selling points of this house many years ago. It’s not a spectacular view, but nice.

    Getting sunlight first thing in the morning is supposed to help you sleep better that night.

  • Note to self: If your researching how other people are organizing they’re tasks and notes, then your doing it wrong. 

  • 🎮 Another Code™: Recollection

    I checked out the demo for this game and enjoyed it more than expected. I like these slow, story-driven games. I’m not going to purchase it right now (other games to finish) but I’m adding it to my queue.

  • Apple Is Not the Reason I’m Buying Apple Products - These People Are

    The things Apple makes and does isn’t the main reason I keep buying Apple products. It’s all the fantastic third-party developers, mostly indie, who make great software for the Apple platforms.

    This is a great point. When I switched to iPhone and Mac years ago, it was for the unique, high-quality apps that were missing on Windows and Android.

  • Finished reading: The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler 📚

    Humans find an octopus colony that appears to have culture and language, and are defending themselves from the outside world (humans). While it may sound far-fetched, the book was very grounded in a near future reality. The story dives into deep topics such as AI, Androids, what is consciousness, and what makes us human.

    This was a sci-fi book that felt real and made me think about these topics even when I wasn’t reading. I really enjoyed it.

  • My Inoreader subscription expires today. I didn’t auto-renew. I’ve grown to truly enjoy Inoreader in many ways. On the other hand, I’ve enjoyed Feedbin in the past, and it’s cheaper. I started a Feedbin 30-day trial to give it another go. The countdown begins.

  • A purpose for Obsidian

    I’ve had an off and on relationship with Obsidian for some time now. I want to love the app, but after using it for a period, I always end up frustrated, and I move to something else. I’ve started to use Obsidian in a way that works for me. More on that in a minute. First some venting. I don’t know … read more