Tag: blogging


  • A little housekeeping

    If — by some minor miracle — you’re still following this site in your favorite RSS reader, you might’ve noticed that I’ve been a busy little beaver over the last several days. What’ve I been up to? Well…

    • I migrated some archival content over from a couple of side projects that stalled out.
      • gomi no sensei, my early COVID-19 pandemic, Doctorow style, dailyish newsletter that I ran for a few weeks in early 2020.
      • blog.boogah.org, a more personal site where I didn’t have to worry about all the technical debt that I’d accumulated here.
    • I migrated all of my site’s content over to using blocks via the WP-CLI bulk converter added to 10up’s great Convert to Blocks plugin.
    • I updated about ninety posts in the Linked category to use the Bookmark Card block instead of Daring Fireball style links. This decision was made mainly because the plugin I was using hadn’t been updated in at least 11 years. 😅
    • Getting rid of that ancient plugin freed me from the technical debt that was holding me back from changing themes and embracing Full Site Editing in WordPress. I’m using Davis Blocks as my current theme, but will likely cycle through a few until I find one that feels like “home”.

    Does this mean that I’m going to start posting here again? Honestly, at this point, I’ve learned to not make promises that I don’t know if I can keep. So let’s just say maybe.

    Cool?


  • Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, 04.27.20

    This content was imported from gomi no sensei, a project I briefly did during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of maintaining yet another WordPress install, I’ve decided to shove this content into the everything bucket that is my long running personal blog. 🥴

    I wish weekends felt more like weekends and less like days where I’m not financially obligated to sit at my computer. I need something relaxing, but everything rn is stressful and weird.

    Usually, when I’m feeling stressed, I take a few days off, pack the dogs and Sarah into the Jeep, and head out to Palm Springs or Pismo Beach. Don’t really have that luxury right now.

    I guess I need to upend my routine or something. 🤔


    Mini vMac 3DS

    The total lack of documentation on the GitHub page for this project is very much a “You’re on your own, bro.” sort of statement. But if you can get it to work — and people have — you can run System 7 on a 3DS. 😍

    GoldenHour

    A macOS app that adds a translucent, color temperature adjustable overlay on your screen.

    Pretty handy! Especially since all of the key lights that are worth a shit are sold out rn. (via)

    Baphomet Pee-wee Herman Sticker

    I mean, it’s kind of all right there in the title, isn’t it? (via)

    The Cool Quarantine, Episode 2

    I missed this when it dropped last week, but Henry Rollins is back with another 4 hours of great freeform radio.

    “Expert Twitter” Only Goes So Far

    Twitter was optimized for links and short musings. It’s not well suited for complex discussions or nuanced analyses. As a result, the feeds of these newly emerged pandemic experts are often a messy jumble of re-ups, unrolled threads, and screenshot excerpts of articles. We can do better.

    TL;DR: Get a blog.

    I’ve already got one, so I’m sure you can understand how I might be bullish about them… 🤣


    Five is good for today, right?

    Until next time, friends!