Colin
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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

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.

July 13, 2022

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

July 7, 2022 11 Comments

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.

July 5, 2022 7 Comments

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.

July 2, 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.

June 17, 2022 3 Comments

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.

June 16, 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.

June 15, 2022 1 Comments

Spoiler: Jurassic World 3 has CGI dinosaurs in it.

June 12, 2022 3 Comments

Merlot lettuce from the garden.

June 9, 2022

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

June 9, 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!

June 9, 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.

June 9, 2022 1 Comments

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.

June 9, 2022 1 Comments

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.

June 7, 2022 3 Comments

New color film work in my portfolio.

June 7, 2022

Thinking of shooting some digital photos.

June 3, 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!

June 2, 2022 2 Comments