Colin
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For the record, I am not OK with The NY Times hiring an editor for Wordle. I’ll continue to play, of course, but my fandom has decreased slightly. Reminder: my completely free word game Stupid does not have a human editor. You’re welcome.

December 1, 2022 2 Comments

I’ve made meaningful progress on my homegrown static site generator. I’ve named it Tuff – after the rock that forms from consolidating volcanic ash. It is my hope that I’ll use it to build my personal site but I doubt the code will ever see the light of day.

December 1, 2022 2 Comments

Spent about 90-minutes in the darkroom making this print. It is an 11×14 print from a 6×6 neg taken in 2020 at Keuka lake in New York State.

November 28, 2022 7 Comments

I must be out of my mind. I started building a static site generator.

November 28, 2022 1 Comments

Yesterday I took a stranger’s portrait. It was quick, likely poor lighting, and may not turn out at all. But I’m super happy that I worked up the courage to ask.

November 27, 2022 1 Comments

Cleaned and organized the darkroom for winter sessions.

November 26, 2022

My favorite ways to view photographs, in order: books, iPad (someone’s website, or in Flickr app), YouTube on TV.

November 25, 2022

On vacation days I spend a lot of time on my iPad rather than my Mac. Which limits me on what I share – particularly photographic work. I need to create a better workflow for publishing from iPad.

November 25, 2022

I have the whole day off and I have so much internet to do.

November 24, 2022 1 Comments

Why use 1 hashtag when 25 will do? 😊

November 23, 2022 1 Comments

Jeremy Keith’s post about Twitter from two days ago caused me look up the first time I mentioned Twitter here on my blog. It turns out is was exactly one day after Jeremy did on his blog16 years ago yesterday. I have been subscribed to Jeremy’s blog this entire time so I likely have him to blame for my Twitter, umm, issues.

November 23, 2022

WSL is no longer in preview mode. I wrote about WSL for a few years. It is an amazing addition to Windows and the team should be very proud for how good it is.

November 23, 2022

Copper Fox Distilling in Sperryville, Virginia makes a mighty fine whiskey.

November 22, 2022 2 Comments

Brent Stitcher on owning your audience

November 22, 2022

I don’t know if this collage by Mark Clennon of Mike Tyson is actually a film contact sheet or was a composite made in Photoshop to look like it is…

I don’t care. It is awesome.

November 22, 2022 1 Comments

What I saw somewhat recently #97: November 22, 2022

November 22, 2022 2 Comments

Recent Mastodon vibes

November 22, 2022 4 Comments

My Mastodon favorites script got a fair bit of traffic over the last day or so. So today I added a very simple cache (I want to be very nice to Mastodon’s servers!), some updated styling, and an indicator to show there are images in the post. More to come!

November 22, 2022

I’m committing to no longer asking for boosts. My intent was to bring attention to Mastodon features I thought useful. But it comes across as gross and a ploy to gain reach. Sorry about that y’all.

November 21, 2022

Imagine owning a domain name. Imagine you syndicate when appropriate to various other communities. Imagine being stress free about whether you should use Twitter, Tumblr, Mastodon, or something else. That is what it is like having your own blog.

November 21, 2022 2 Comments

Work-in-progress: I’ve created a page to show my most recent 50 favorites on Mastodon. Mastodon doesn’t currently allow a public favorites page, so I built my own. I’ll be slowly working on the script, caching, and styling. Feedback welcome as always.

November 21, 2022 4 Comments

The bricking of an iPhone in three waves

November 21, 2022

I took a nap. Can’t recommend it enough.

November 19, 2022 4 Comments

We’re going down down in an earlier round, and sugar we’re going down swinging. 🎶

November 17, 2022

TIL Vivaldi, in addition to building a browser chocked full of features like email, to do lists, contact management, and note taking, also has a blogging service and now a hosted Mastodon instance. Productive team!

November 15, 2022 1 Comments

Poll, of sorts: How do you balance creation vs consumption? I often wrestle with myself on how much I read or watch compared to how much I write or make or create. My desired ratio is 90/10. Unfortunately it is more like 10/90.

November 14, 2022 10 Comments

I’m at the age where I totally understand why Mister Rogers changed his sweater and shoes when entering his home.

November 3, 2022 1 Comments

I wish Apple would transition away from using photos from Yelp in Maps. First, license the photos in such a way that we no longer need to navigate out of the Maps app. Allow people to submit their own photos to locations. Slowly remove Yelp altogether.

November 2, 2022 3 Comments

I have to admit, I’m surprised that just a few tens of thousands of new users can make Mastodon underperform. It isn’t exactly a new codebase and much of the work is spread out across many instances. I wonder what the biggest bottleneck is currently.

November 2, 2022 7 Comments

Fall texture dreams – a new set of images I made while in a dreamlike state recovering from COVID-19.

October 31, 2022