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Colin Devroe

Photographer. Podcaster. Blogger. Reverse Engineer.

Bought a cable release for a dollar at a thrift store and put it to use last night. It is going to come in very handy.

Business meetings always seem to go a bit better with delicious lattes.

I wish I could post to my blog from my phone as easily as I can tweet. The WordPress app just isn’t as simple. I almost want to build something myself.

Selfie.

I’m thinking of holding 1-on-1 video conferences to help people with their personal photo library back ups. I’d charge $200.00 for a consultation. The result would be that you can have confidence in your workflow and back ups. Contact me to schedule one.

I have a backlog of podcast episodes that will be coming soon. So please stay subscribed. Also, tons of film photos in the coming months. It is going to be an exciting 2020.

My initial reaction to the proposed updates to Twitter’s reply feature are positive. I think the options could be very good for the platform. But we’ll see.

Upon switching back to Mac a few days ago one of the first apps I set up was NetNewsWire. I’ve missed this app. It is so Mac and so, so good.

Brought back my Hire Me page for 2020. If you’re working on anything interesting, get in touch!

It’s 2020 and I’m back on the Mac! 😍

Star Wars – Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker 👍👍

Over two years in with using Firefox Containers and I cannot see how I could live without them on a desktop browser. If you haven’t tried Firefox on desktop for a while, give it a spin.

Unmark 2.0 is now running the hosted site. Tags with autocomplete! Don’t forget, it is free to sign up and use indefinitely. Just pay to support the project and unlock bookmark search, import/export, etc.

There hasn’t been a new episode of the podcast in a little while. This is because the subject I’m attempting to photograph is not cooperating with my schedule. But more are coming!

Looks like my site’s stats plugin stopped working sometime at the end of last month. I’m debating my need to even have it. I do like to know if my site was mentioned or linked to though.

Tonight at 6PM Eastern I’ll be going live on Instagram to discuss behind-the-scenes of some of these photo prints. Join me!

Made a few inexpensive prints just for fun.

Speaking of mixed reality experiences, a company that hasn’t delivered yet is Magic Leap. Coming up on 9 years and $2.6B in funding.

Since I still get link requests via email every single day, I’ve updated my post that I use to respond to those scammy spammy requests.

Links of the 2010s is so, so good. Via Andy Baio.

Alastair Humphreys is starting a podcast titled Living Adventurously. Subscribed.

Xavi Bou’s time-lapse bird path project is so cool. via Kottke.

Finished reading Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ A fast-paced read. Would make a great fun movie.

Finished reading Mutation by Robin Cook. ⭐⭐⭐ – Barely three stars, really. Interesting premise but predictable.

Brent Simmons on why he listens to podcasts at 1x. I’d quote some of it, but you should just read the entire thing. He echoes so many things I’ve covered here on the blog over the years.

I almost lost the majority of today’s work. Walked away for a bit. Came back and restored it in two clicks. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve done this over my career. Especially with programming challenges. Walking away is a pro tip.

Speaking of podcasts, I’m really enjoying BirdNote – a very short daily podcast about birds full of great bird sounds.

Yes! The episode of How I Built It with Joe Casabona that I’m featured in is now live! We recorded it in early-September and it was worth the wait. Well produced, tons of links. If you’re into blogging check it out.

After further study, what I photographed was an American Mink and not a Fisher. I’ll have to provide an update.