Colin
Devroe

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I would like about 50% more money per year. I don’t need it. And, if I had that, I worry I’d want 50% more.

September 29, 2022

An upcoming addition to my photographic portfolio spans nearly 20 years of time. It is a simple project, and one that many other photographers have done, but I’m looking forward to putting mine out there.

September 29, 2022 2 Comments

NASA’s DART Mission was fun to watch last night. Waking up to impact observations from around the globe. So fun. Space stuff happens often now. It is great.

September 27, 2022

Unmark is now $10/year (down from $55/year). All current customers will be automatically adjusted. I want more people to be able to use it. If there are enough upgrades, I’m going to consider rebuilding it from scratch on a modern framework.

September 26, 2022

I’m imaging the slide decks of cryptocurrency-related startups. Slide 1: Not a scam. Slide 2: Not hacked. Slide 3: Web3. Slide 4: Profit!

September 26, 2022 6 Comments

The One Drive app eats a lot of resources and I don’t like that it can update itself without warning. If it wasn’t for work I think I’d switch off of One Drive completely.

September 26, 2022 1 Comments

Looking for something to read, watch, or listen to? Need inspiration? Don’t forget, I have 96 lists of awesome links. You’re sure to find something in there.

September 21, 2022

I keep jotting down notes to give an update on my thoughts on NFTs, Ethereum’s merge, and cryptocurrency in general only to save them as drafts or delete them. Not because my current opinions aren’t clearly defined, but more so because I’m having trouble making them coherent and concise.

September 21, 2022

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Stupid 263 2/0/2

I hope everyone who plays is enjoying the daily games.

September 20, 2022

Switching Stripe Transfer‘s email services from Hover to iCloud+. Too many messages ending up in spam folders using Hover.

September 15, 2022

Listening to a proper football (soccer) game live while at work. My grandfather would be proud.

September 13, 2022

Does anyone use SMS via Messages on their Mac? It has never worked reliably for me.

September 13, 2022 8 Comments

These “Week Notes” posts I see here and there are interesting. I wonder how everyone keeps track during the week.

September 12, 2022 2 Comments

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.

September 12, 2022 4 Comments

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.

September 9, 2022 3 Comments

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

August 29, 2022

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

August 19, 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.

August 11, 2022

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

Computers are amazing.

August 8, 2022 2 Comments

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.

August 5, 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.

August 4, 2022 25 Comments

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.

August 3, 2022 14 Comments

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

July 27, 2022 5 Comments

There needs to be a dry cleaning service for AirPods.

July 27, 2022 8 Comments

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

July 26, 2022 5 Comments

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

July 26, 2022 4 Comments

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?

July 25, 2022 1 Comments

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!

July 21, 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.

July 18, 2022

Twitter is down hard.

July 14, 2022 1 Comments