So many posts! 36 is by far the most I ever added to my site in a single year. Drawing, knitting, crochet, wrestling with Disqus, exploring Emacs, then going back to Vim and the command line, with tools like Taskwarrior.
year → 2017
Dec 19, 2017
Last month I read an article about [duotone illustrations] and decided to try a version of the technique myself someday. Today was that day. [duotone illustrations]: https://muddycolors.blogspot.com/2012/08/duotone-illustrations.html
Dec 15, 2017
Nov 19, 2017
Took me less than a week. I like that. On the other hand, I established for certain that when I knit fast my gauge loosens up. The hat fits looser than it should. I like that less. On the other other hand, I already wear it most of the time. It feels nice.
Nov 7, 2017
Oct 1, 2017 (Updated Oct 2, 2017)
Jul 31, 2017 (Updated Aug 5, 2017)
I am setting up Emacs org mode to track how I use my money. This is a healthy habit, which I applied in the past with a little paper notebook. This needs to be as easy as that little notebook, or I will never use it.
I only want to see how I use my money. This can eventually become part of a budget, but all I want today is the ability to make quick money notes.
Stuff like that. Let’s see what I come up with.
Jul 9, 2017
Miguel Grenbergs’ Flask Mega-Tutorial and book helped me understand using Python’s Flask microframework. Well, somewhat. My understanding would improve if I used it more. Haven’t taken advantage of the opportunity yet. Anyways - of course I decided to back his Kickstarter for updating the Flask Mega-Tutorial.
Jun 3, 2017
Mar 17, 2017
Mar 13, 2017 (Updated Mar 15, 2017)
I dunno, folks. Over the years I have seen so much [outrage] - sincere or feigned - on social media. Then there’s the [echo chamber] problem. Yeah. Nice thing about an RSS feed is that I’m guaranteed to see everything I subscribe to, but there’s no personal insult in unsubscribing.
I think maybe I could spend less time on Twitter and Facebook. Not give them up. They remain a source of great conversation. But this nonsense takes up brain that I just can’t spare. Some of my online friends cut themselves out completely, and [they like it]. Perhaps I should follow their example. Besides, each of them that moves on means one less bit of signal in the noise.
There is so much noise. [outrage]: http://www.geekwire.com/2017/trump-supporters-voice-real-outrage-fake-resistanceradio-promoting-amazon-tv-series/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds [echo chamber]: https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/03/the-social-media-echo-chamber-is-real/ [they like it]: https://seeknuance.com/2017/03/07/im-happier-and-more-productive-without-twitter/
Feb 25, 2017
I have ignored my MacBook Pro for a few months. Now my iTunes and Rhythmbox music libraries are out of sync. The Rhythmbox library includes a handful of Ogg Vorbis files. Because iTunes does not support Ogg by default, I will use FFmpeg to convert those files to MP3. For the sake of novelty, Perl 6 is the glue language for the task.
Jan 8, 2017