Notes

An experiment in adding the sort of short, freeform content I enjoy posting so much elsewhere (Mastodon, Twitter, Facebook, etc).

  • 12 days 5 hours 28 minutes to home

    12 days 5 hours 28 minutes to home

    Jul 8, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Drinking leftover coffee from yesterday’s wanderings. Not to worry, I’ll get more. Just needed something quick before I get lost on BART again.

  • I should be sleeping

    I should be sleeping

    Jul 6, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    — but I’m real curious to explore. This is my world the next couple of weeks, sleeping near the red dot on the right, and working by that star to the left: Coffee Meets Bagel headquarters.

  • Ugh

    Ugh

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Just getting to the good part of moving — the home office is almost all set up — and now I have to prep for a work trip.

    So annoying.

  • Chunky Bacon

    Chunky Bacon

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Outlining a post about my notes. Learned that _why coined tumblelog, which is sort of what the notes are. And then I wanted to make this note. With the foxes. But I couldn’t find a nice big version. So I made a nice big version. It’s Attribution-ShareAlike, just like the original. You can use it.

    Go read the Poignant Guide when you have time. I put CLOSURE on my list.

  • I Stole A Great Idea

    I Stole A Great Idea

    Jul 3, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Good artists copy; great artists steal.

    (probably not Picasso)

    I like this form better – from the article linked above.

    Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.

    TS Eliot, “The Sacred Woord: Essays on Poetry and Criticism”

    All this is besides the point. When jmac writes a blog post, he shares it on his Twitter account. Then he puts the tweet link in the blog post, encouraging folks to share or reply via the tweet.

    I stole that for here.

  • task add 'admit a mistake'

    Jul 3, 2019 at 9:18 am

    My glance at the Idea Bucket only worked by luck. The +LATEST virtual tag is for the latest task in the system, not just the latest in the filter. I want the newest report, which lists tasks by freshness, then limit: to control the number of tasks reported.

    $ task '(+idea or +learn)' newest limit:1
    
    ID  Created    Age Mod Project Tags     Description
    180 2019-07-02 19h 19h Site    idea ops automate permalink switches
                                              2019-07-02 for when I do a mass change, create aliases of old form
    
    54 tasks, 1 shown
    

    Okay right. I threw some new ideas in the last few days. Better set a higher limit.

    $ task '(+idea or +learn)' newest limit:3
    
    ID  Created    Age Mod Project Tags             Description
    180 2019-07-02 19h 19h Site    idea ops         automate permalink switches
                                                      2019-07-02 for when I do a mass change, create aliases of old form
    176 2019-06-28 4d  4d          db learn         json1 extension for sqlite
    175 2019-06-28 4d  4d          javascript learn set up entropic for Node
    
  • Seattle's Chinatown Gate

    Seattle's Chinatown Gate

    Jul 1, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    Colors are a lot brighter in my new neighborhood. The gate was dedicated in 2008 to celebrate the neighborhood’s history.

    That link also helps understand why “International District” and not just “Chinatown”:

    It is perhaps the only area in the continental United States where Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, African Americans, Vietnamese, Koreans, and Cambodians, settled together and built one neighborhood.

  • Checking in on my idea bucket

    Jun 29, 2019 at 12:52 pm (Updated Jul 3, 2019)

    $ task '(+learn or +idea)' count
    117
    

    I know I won't get to 90% of these, but I'm glad to have Taskwarrior for jotting them down.

    Curious about the latest? I want to try out the entropic package manager for (mostly) JavaScript.

    $ task '(+learn or +idea)' +LATEST ls
    
    ID  Tags             Description
    177 javascript learn set up entropic for Node
    
  • Chicken for lunch

    Chicken for lunch

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Okay mostly I’m testing a new cover image caption thing for posts and notes, but honestly lunch really was good.

  • Internet Connected!

    Internet Connected!

    Jun 25, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    We have Internet at the new apartment. That means we’re officially moved in.

    Furniture will come along in the next few days.

    But who cares, right? We have Internet.