November 2, 2021

01:10 PM ▸

Have been with Fastmail since 2004. Their service is and has been fantastic, but this will be my last month with the service. I have moved my email domain over to iCloud+ and it’s worked out to be… OK. The biggest missing feature for me with iCloud+ is robust server side rules. It has them but not near as flexible as what Fastmail provides. I can live with it tho and it’s worth the $40/year savings.

October 3, 2021

04:56 AM ▸

Picking up some plants yesterday and found this little one.

September 11, 2021

August 29, 2021

01:35 PM ▸

I may have purchased a new domain to try out iCloud email with custom domains.

01:44 PM ▸

Anyone tried Mela? A delight to use and has me considering a switch from my current recipe/grocery app. Also not the first time I’ve wished we had a file format/standard for recipes, that these types of apps could use for import/export. Somehow a single developer can build beautiful and fuctional native apps for macOS/iOS and yet a well funded team like AgileBits needs to resort to non-native toolkits.

August 15, 2021

01:28 PM ▸

Two Crows on the fence playing with something. Thought it was a butterfly but it was this Luna moth.

August 10, 2021

01:37 PM ▸

For almost as long as I’ve been in computing I’ve used Emacs. At first almost stock with a few customization, then shifting into Prelude, pulling Magit and org-mode into daily usage. Over time, work duties forced me into more and more Vim usage, due to frequent remote editing. I ended up bouncing between Emacs and Vim all the time, learning to love Vim’s model style and way of editing, but missing the power and kitchen sink of Emacs. This drove me to look for a compromise and landed me on Spacemacs, where I have been happily editing for a long time. But… times change and new tools come along, like VSCode.

I had dabbled in VSCode over the years and it never seemed like a good fit for me. Even with a good Vim mode it required too much mousing and lacked tooling I relied on. Then I discovered VSpaceCode and a little later VSCode added remote editing support. Finally, edamagit appeared. These take VSCode to something very close to how I used Spacemacs. Continuing to dabble with this setup, things improved, more of Spacemacs was implemented, until last week, a milestone for me, I spent a whole day in VSCode, happily editing, almost unaware I wasn’t using Spacemacs.

May 14, 2021

06:10 PM ▸

Picked up Sagan’s “Broca’s Brain” in a little library the other day. It’s been years since I last read it and had forgotten how good it was and what a gift Sagan was.

May 10, 2021

05:09 PM ▸


When I was a kid, one of my favorite escapes from the small southern town I lived in was, “Echoes” on public radio. This show introduced me to so many artists and genres of music I probably would have otherwise never heard. The show has been going for 30+ years and still airs daily. Recently, I discovered that the show has a long running podcast that’s mostly the interviews from the radio show. It’s been a great addition to my podcast subscriptions.

April 9, 2021

08:05 PM ▸

Ventured out for the first time in a very long time.

April 2, 2021

10:02 AM ▸

A House Finch pair made a nest outside my office window and now they have babies they are caring for. Love watching them feeding and hearing the chirps every so often.

March 31, 2021

12:33 PM ▸

I really need to get out more while the flowers are still at peak.

March 18, 2021

06:49 AM ▸

Maybe I should consider Overcast again.

Use Chartable or Podsights to measure your traffic? Overcast will no longer appear in your data: Marco Arment, the developer, has decided to skip those redirects entirely, after they have, he claims, become increasingly affected by ad-blocking DNS servers. “Most download links that would otherwise redirect through these widely-blocked domains will now try to skip that hop and go to whatever’s after them”, he says on Overcast’s Slack channel. “I keep getting emails and tweets from people whose downloads are being blocked at the network level by these DNS blocklists, and they’ve gotten frequent enough that I need to do something.” Podtrac is currently unaffected by this action, though.


March 7, 2021

07:22 AM ▸

Seems like is still having some trouble today? Is there an official status page anywhere?

February 1, 2021

01:09 PM ▸

It’s been a long time since an app has “surprised and delighted” as much as the 5.0 release of CARROT Weather. So good.

December 12, 2020

November 27, 2020

03:48 PM ▸

The Mandalorian S02E05 is excellent! Honestly, that single episode is better than most of the sequel trilogy.

October 22, 2020

October 17, 2020

01:26 PM ▸

Planned to cut the grass today. Probably one of the last cuts of the year. But… lots of wind that’s blowing most of the remaining leaves off the trees. Good excuse to put the cut off another day, when the mowing will pickup more leaves.

October 14, 2020

07:09 PM ▸

A nice “Day in the Life” bonus, seeing how many folks are on the fedverse(or at least cross-post) .

October 13, 2020

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