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Released an update to Stupid - my free daily word scramble game - this weekend. It now remembers the letters you've backspaced. A few other nips and tucks as well. This being about the 30th release of Stupid in 2022.

Monday, 12 September 2022

What I saw somewhat recently #96: September 9, 2022

Friday, 9 September 2022

I'm looking forward to iOS 16's new Focus features (where it is switchable with home screen/Lock Screen). But I think I'll be waiting for a dot release before upgrading. Also, when macOS Ventura ships I'll likely wait for - the very least - two dot releases.

Friday, 9 September 2022

Spring '83 - a fun internet protocol

Thursday, 8 September 2022

Have you ever scrolled down to the bottom of an article on a local news website? Thar be dragons!

Monday, 29 August 2022

The crazy summer of work is almost over. I am hoping for a less stressful fall.

Friday, 19 August 2022

Glass observations - an update

Thursday, 11 August 2022

My Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens, the kit lens that came with my original Canon DSLR from eons ago, finally gave up. The aperture is kaput. If anyone has one of these lenses just lying around and you no longer will ever use it, I'd be happy to take it off your hands.

Thursday, 11 August 2022

Montaigne - Blog with Apple Notes

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Accidentally wrote some code that did 360 billion lookups against a database. Oops. My Mac processed it in 7 seconds.

Computers are amazing.

Monday, 8 August 2022

Apple One's Family Plan should have more storage options. Currently you can purchase 200GB of extra storage for the entire family. Optionally, you can add additional iCloud+ Drive space for $9.99/month but that makes it more expensive than Apple One's Premier Plan. 200GB for a family was enough in 2005. Today plans should start at 1TB.

Friday, 5 August 2022

Moved all of my accounts from 1Password to, iCloud Passwords (is that what it is called? it isn't KeyChain, is it?). Now to move Eliza's and we'll be done.

Thursday, 4 August 2022

Does anyone use iCloud Drive exclusively? I’m currently using One Drive and it is… ok. But why pay for both? Considering moving to iCloud Drive.

Thursday, 4 August 2022

Photographers be aware, WordPress may convert your JPEGs to WebP soon

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

WordPress mobile apps to be simplified

Thursday, 28 July 2022

I haven’t set aside time exclusively to take photographs since April. I need to shake things up and get back to it.

Thursday, 28 July 2022

There needs to be a dry cleaning service for AirPods.

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Does everyone feel more, less, or as anxious as I do all the time?

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Even the Kardashians are mad at Instagram. How is Mosseri not fired yet?

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Trying to use PHP's in_array() on ~300,000 elements. Where I would expect there to be a huge number of elements found, I'm getting none. Is it just choking? Anyone have experience with this size of a lookup?

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

I haven't been blogging much. Work is super, super busy and that will likely continue through mid-August. And Stripe Transfer is busier than ever. No complaints! But I do miss my blog, shooting photographs, and making new projects. I shall return!

Thursday, 21 July 2022

I'm in a phase where I have an absolute ton of work to do and everything is working great on my computer. So, I don't want any software to be updated for 60 days or so. I seem to hit this sweet spot about once a year.

Monday, 18 July 2022

Twitter is down hard.

Thursday, 14 July 2022

I've been using Raindrop for several months. It is very good, aside from a glaring omission. But I think I'm going to export my bookmarks and go back to Unmark and start putting some time back into that project. I think I need to rebuild it from scratch though, the codebase is already 10 years old.

Wednesday, 31 December 1969

Davis Blocks

Thursday, 7 July 2022

Microsoft Teams has few laudable features but being able to pause animated GIFs is one of them.

Thursday, 7 July 2022

Haruki Murakami is incredible. I finished Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage and, although I have no clue how to rate the book, I can’t wait to start another Murakami book.

Wednesday, 6 July 2022

Old man peeve: when posts begin “this is going to be a long one” (or, similar) and are only a few short paragraphs. A Tolstoy novel is “a long one”. A blog post is probably not.

Saturday, 2 July 2022

Stupid featured in Webcurios 24/06/22

Monday, 27 June 2022

Humans, making things, and art

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

I just added the generative art music project I've been working off and on for 6 months – Infinite Posters – to my portfolio. I'll continue to add to it as the project progresses and I'm planning a behind-the-scenes blog post soon.

Friday, 17 June 2022

What I saw somewhat recently #95: June 16, 2022

Thursday, 16 June 2022

Like like - The pro way to browse Twitter

Thursday, 16 June 2022

I recently set my iPhone, iPad, and Mac to automatically switch to Dark Mode at sunset. Digging it so far. As a result, I've created a dark version of my website. So you Dark Mode people needn't fear blindness visiting any longer. More updates as I have time.

Thursday, 16 June 2022

Spring 2022: I'm super busy at the day job, six active customers for the side gig, a freelance project that could start any day, a ton of personal projects that I'd love to spend time on, our garden!, and a (much needed) short vacation coming up.

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Spoiler: Jurassic World 3 has CGI dinosaurs in it.

Sunday, 12 June 2022

Merlot lettuce from the garden.

Thursday, 9 June 2022

Deleting git repos on external USB hard drives via Finder... do not recommend. Use command line.

Thursday, 9 June 2022

Daily Stupid players will be happy to know an all-new wordlist is being deployed for tomorrow's game! Thank you for your patience and for playing!

Thursday, 9 June 2022

Sometimes I wish I had unlimited time to work on my personal projects – but then I realize that by limiting my time to an hour here and an hour there it forces me to be super productive.

Thursday, 9 June 2022

Trying to make my switch to Apple Maps result in better experience for all. So I'm jotting down notes to send to Apple. Adjusting locations and I sent in Feedback (née, Radar) FB10127605. Sharing a single location from a Guide results in sending the entire Guide.

Thursday, 9 June 2022

I'm considering the switch from Google Maps to Apple Maps. It looks like I found an iOS Shortcut to move my Saved Places (from a Google Takeout JSON), though it is going to take a considerable amount of time to do it.

Tuesday, 7 June 2022

New color film work in my portfolio.

Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Thinking of shooting some digital photos.

Friday, 3 June 2022

It saddens me when I find a great personal blog that has been abandoned only to find that the person has moved all their publishing onto a social media platform. Go back to your blog! Syndicate your posts!

Thursday, 2 June 2022

May have found a Finder bug in macOS 12.4. I use the bulk renaming feature a lot. And recently doing so restarts Finder. Unsure how to submit this bug though.

Thursday, 2 June 2022

Deployed a few small updates to Stupid this morning. Letters are now the same width, now 💯 SVG, and a few others. A new featured artist will be coming soon.

Thursday, 2 June 2022

What is a script? What is a program?

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Tom, owner of Bazaar Skateshop.

Wednesday, 31 December 1969

Wish list of improvements to macOS/iOS Passwords: shared list, multiple URLs, auto-fill hotkey for apps other than Safari, Watch authentication in clamshell mode, optional titles for entries.

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

A garden is the best anxiety med.

Sunday, 29 May 2022

Developing a few rolls of color and black and white film in the darkroom. Good way to spend a rainy day.

Saturday, 28 May 2022

How I track social media profile clicks

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Photograph everything.

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Has anyone switched from 1Password back to macOS Keychain?

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

History Book - an app by Zhenyi Tan

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

I recently ordered some replacement parts for our pool. Now the manufacturer is asking me to review those parts. How does one review a drain valve o-ring gasket? "Doesn't leak. 5-stars" or, "My pool didn't get any bigger. 1-star"?

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

The predatory communities of crypto

Monday, 23 May 2022

DeFi, Crypto, and NFT related podcasts seem to be publishing less frequently lately. Gee, I wonder why.

Monday, 23 May 2022

I am “I was going to make a TikTok video but couldn’t figure out how” years old.

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Apple VR headset wish list: The same as it was in 2019. I just want to have unlimited screens of any size at any time any where. All powered by my iPhone.

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Pushed an update to Stupid with several bug fixes and enhancements. Thanks to all the daily players and their feedback!

Thursday, 19 May 2022

The Attach of the Clones trailer uses music from Return of the Jedi (starting at 31:27) that never made it onto the soundtrack. Does anyone else know this? The internet doesn't seem to. Now it does.

Wednesday, 31 December 1969

Introducing the YouTube Channel RSS feed Bookmarklet

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Stupid tagline ideas:

  • Don't be an idiot.
  • Not nearly as fun as most games.
  • Smartness not required.
  • Irritating, frustrating, humiliating.
Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Poll: (be honest!) how often do you check…

  • Email
  • RSS
  • Micro.blog
  • Mastodon
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • TikTok
  • ___________

Responses and boosts appreciated.

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

I have written code that has saved my employer thousands of human hours and countless dollars. I wasn't hired as a programmer. You don't have to be a programmer to write code. Everyone should consider learning to code.

Monday, 16 May 2022

Yesterday.

Sunday, 15 May 2022

What I saw somewhat recently #94: May 12, 2022

Thursday, 12 May 2022

I've added Stupid to my portfolio. I'll be updating it as I release new featured artists designs. I'll be writing a blog post about its inception, development, and release soon. If you have any questions, please let me know!

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

🟩

Stupid 131 1/0/2

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Stupid bug fixes and something fun. Just pushed live for tomorrow’s players.

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

I'm beginning to think Tom Brady doesn't know what retiring means.

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

I would like to lose weight but I would also like to eat all of the desserts.

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

I would like to connect with more people that make stuff. Software, art, gadgets, blankets, music, it doesn't matter. Please recommend RSS feeds, Twitter, Mastodon, Flickr, YouTube, anything.

Monday, 9 May 2022

I know James Cameron hasn't uploaded a video to YouTube for 10 years but didn't anyone tell him that he can upload in better quality than 1080p? All kidding aside, looks like the facial capture (among other things) is taking a huge leap.

Monday, 9 May 2022

Developers: I hate apps that use Electron.

Also developers: Opens Slack, Discord, VS Code, Teams, Trello, Obsidian, 1Password, Spotify, WhatsApp at the same time.

Monday, 9 May 2022

Instagram is the most popular thumbnail image network ever.

Saturday, 7 May 2022

I’ve slowly rebuilt my social follows. Some old some new. Always inspiring.

Saturday, 7 May 2022

No one has color film in stock.

Saturday, 7 May 2022

Tulips bloomed a few weeks later this year. We are going to move these to a new spot for next year.

Friday, 6 May 2022

Nyasha Green on the issues within the WordPress community

Thursday, 5 May 2022

If we all just pivot and become dandelion farmers we will all be super successful.

Thursday, 5 May 2022

Helpful article to take advantage of 1Password's app autofill on Mac. Also great they are providing support via Twitter. I love when companies do that rather than email. Also, I like paying for software! Because you get support!

Thursday, 5 May 2022

safari.requestMIDIAccess()

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Just upgraded to the new 1Password for Mac. Excellent upgrade experience. I'm a happy 1Password customer.

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

🔙🔙🟥🟩

Stupid 123 2/2/2

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Stupid tip: Use backspaces first. When you’ve used two backspaces, use your guesses. This way you get 4 attempts each game.

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Watered the seedlings just before sunrise. The merlot lettuce are coming along nicely.

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

RSS.

Monday, 2 May 2022

🔙🟩

Stupid 121 1/1/2

Sunday, 1 May 2022

Working on a digital art project I started in December of 2021. Sometimes these things take time.

Saturday, 30 April 2022

🔙🔙🟥🟩

Stupid 120 2/2/2

Pretty proud of myself with this one.

Saturday, 30 April 2022

Watching Avatar.

Friday, 29 April 2022

Drinking and tooting. Friday night fun on Mastodon.

Friday, 29 April 2022

🔙🔙🟥🟩

Stupid 119 2/2/2

Today was tough.

Friday, 29 April 2022

Stupid only has 2 image files. Everything else is SVG. I'd like to make it zero.

Thursday, 28 April 2022

🔙🔙🟥🟥

Stupid 118 2/2/2

Even I fail. And I made the Stupid thing! Deployed several bug fixes this morning. Thanks to all for their feedback! Keep it coming.

Thursday, 28 April 2022

Stupid has no server-side component. It does not store any data on the server. And, it has no tracking or analytics. I have no idea how many people are playing. And I like that.

Wednesday, 27 April 2022

I wonder how long before I see Stupid scores popping up on Twitter or in my RSS feed subscriptions? Will someone with a ton of followers post it somewhere and I'll never know? So fun to wait and see.

Wednesday, 27 April 2022