the old ways die hard

Be proud of your blog site thing

It‘s tempting to think that The Thing of my career has been NetNewsWire. And that’s kinda true. But the thing I’ve done the longest, love the most, and am most proud of is this blog.

This Brent Simmons post is going around a lot in my RSS feed. Probably because many of us feel similar – or want to.

It took me a long time to admit that my site was a blog. I disliked the word and aspired to be more like the sprawling mass of Softpanorama. Content not a mere stream of distractions. This was before Twitter, mind you.

Eventually I settled down. Time is a factor for all content.

And if I was starting today I doubt Softpanorama would be my target. Maybe CSS-Tricks.

Yeah like I could ever be that focused.

I’m proud of my blog site thing. I’ve made friends through it. I’ve lost a couple. It’s all over the place, but very much represents the changes and consistencies in who I’ve been the last couple decades.

Start your own blog site thing if you haven’t already. Have fun!

I forgot how nice KDE can be

I forgot how nice KDE can be

Getting work done on one machine, trying Manjaro with KDE on the other. I got used to GNOME Shell, which also means I got used to how slow it is. KDE’s pretty heavy-weight too, but so much snappier.