Oh no I’m suddenly frustrated by how my blog pages load. Janky is the word. Whenever I blame WordPress for this I burn it all down and start using a static generator. Then I hate myself in two months.
I know video games are fun and all but I just discovered the ranger file browser on linux and I’m all set for a while, fun-on-a-computer wise.
There are like a million ways to set timers and if my fantastic-sounding speaker can only set one at a time I’ll be fine.
That crazy blue eye tho.
At least Apple knows the difference between a tech demo and an actual product. More critically, it knows to prioritize features where it can actually deliver something good, rather than something better at bad.
Joe describes exactly how I’ve been thinking about the HomePod vs Alexa devices, only with more and better words.
Source: Good vs. Better at Bad
In a way, finding your way through AWS documentation is not unlike being dropped into a library without a map, where the books are not ordered alphabetically, and the pages in the books are constantly being rewritten.
It’s good to know that I’m not alone in my struggles with AWS.
Source: Working with AWS · Vicki Boykis
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“But I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything.”
— Charles Darwin
Micro Monday time. This week, I’d like to suggest you follow @oyam for his thoughtful comments, interesting (slightly nerdy) topics, and lovely photos.
Also gone: This rice cooker. Superseded by the Instant Pot. I think I may have started a project…Project Gone. 🙂
Bought this fancy juicer the day after watching “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead”. Haven’t used it in years. It’s gotta go.
Scanning 8mm films this morning.
I’m halfway through season 3 of “Toast of London” and I never want it to end.
Now and Then
Another large format image of something I’m getting rid of.
I’ve been trying Pocket as my “read later” service for a week or two and it turns out I’m just as adept at ignoring stuff there as I was when using Pinboard.
“[new device] doesn’t do the one very specific thing I want it to so STUPID FAIL!”
Just went to plug my awesome new Grado headphones into my iPhone and remembered that I can’t without the dongle I don’t have with me. I hate the future.
Most of the time I pour through longer, more thorough or challenging articles from Aeon, Brain Pickings, 3QuarksDaily, etc and find them invigorating. Recently, though, I tend to skip them and jump right to the listicles. Hope this passes soon because junk food is bad for me.