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Colin Devroe

Reverse Engineer. Blogger.

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Repost: Annie Mueller on Creativity

👉 Annie Mueller:

Creativity is anyone making anything out of anything.

/via Micro.blog in Discover

Just donated to Wikimedia.

Finished Outbreak by Robin Cook. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Good: Fast paced, easy read, female heroine. Meh: Predictable, love subplot, a few overt racist terms.

I don’t have analytics on my blog. So I don’t know if one topic or post has done better than another. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. I blog for me.

Florida wildlife – November 2018

My big brother Derrick, my cousin Kelli and I went for a paddle off Weedon Island and also visited a local preserve. Florida’s flora and fauna are very different from what I’m used to in Pennsylvania. It was very cool to see a variety of things I don’t get to see often.

YETI Presents

YETI, the premium tumbler/cooler company, has one of my favorite YouTube channels at the moment.

We celebrate stories from the wild. From the off-road tracks of Baja Peninsula to the BBQ pits of Giddings, TX, we capture stories that speak to the wild side of life. If adventure and grit is at the heart of the story, then it’s a story that YETI will tell.

The videos are remarkably well made and the stories they tell are oftentimes breathtaking. I highly recommend you cherry pick a few.

Perhaps I can get you started with one or two suggestions? Chasing Light, Hungry Life: Yellowstone River, Offseason.

Still happy with how my image gallery works on my blog. I should post more often to it. Trying to catch up.

Seminole, Florida – November 2018

After Boca, Eliza and I drove to the St. Petersburg area to visit my brother and his family (and meet my new nephew). Eliza found us a cheap Airbnb in nearby Seminole (which was hit by a string of tornadoes the day before we arrived).

SubEthaEdit 5 – free, open

In the early 2000s, when I switched to the Mac from Windows (oh how times change), SubEthaEdit was an amazing leap in text editing. It allowed you to connect with other Macs to collaborate on the same document — something we take for granted these days.

Here is Dominik Wagner, one of the original authors and now maintainer of SubEthaEdit, on the inception of this particular feature:

Luckily one of us dug up an old Xerox Parc Paper that showed how latency free live collaboration can be done. At that time it fit perfectly with the newly released Bonjour technology to allow for networking without configuration between Macs. That was super exciting and we quickly got to a point where we could see this technology as viable and so we went on to build our application.

The latest version of SubEthaEdit is free and open source. It brings back a lot of memories seeing this.

1Password gave me a 1-year subscription that I was able to give away for free. This is such a nice way for paid services to spread to people that may never give them a try. Go beyond gifting and enable giving.