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August 2019

  • 2019-08-13Keyboard Maestro v9 is out. Immediate purchase for me.
  • 2019-08-11As I go back to using TheBrain as my Commonplace book, I’ve also moved to using it as my reading list. DEVONthink has held this function for a while

July 2019

  • 2019-07-25iOS 13 has been very stable for me. I’m encountering bugs in Mail, but nothing that backing out then going back in doesn’t solve. Dark mode is
  • 2019-07-25We are 2 nights away from sleeping on our new Sleep Number bed, and I am shaking with excitement. 🛏
  • 2019-07-22☕️ Capital One Café has surprisingly great cold brew, with the added bonus of 50% off when you pay with a Capital One card. A great large 24oz cold
  • 2019-07-22I cannot wait for the price of SSDs to decrease. I’m right on the verge of purchasing a few 4TB SSDs for my various machines and they are just out
  • 2019-07-18Thanks to TheBrain Summer Sale I paid less than I would have for the discounted upgrade to the Pro Combo.
  • 2019-07-13We purchased a Sleep Number bed which will be delivered in 2 weeks. I’m extremely excited, and really wish they had an earlier delivery date.
  • 2019-07-09I may or may not be trying out OmniFocus again. Now that I’m on macOS at both work and at home I don’t need true cross platform service, and I love
  • 2019-07-03🎆 Rather excited for the 4th tomorrow. Parade, then swimming and cookout during the day, followed by three different town fireworks shows. Have a
  • 2019-07-01I wrote a post about my loss of motivation for writing during the end of the month due to personal loss in my life. One of the more personal things

June 2019

  • 2019-06-26Just purchased 64 GB memory upgrade for my Mac Pro. I’m also looking at dual 27-inch 4K displays, but haven’t done enough research yet to decide on
  • 2019-06-24In my on going obsession to privatize my data exposure, I’ve set up VPN Plus Server on my Synology router. Works great, and allows me to close
  • 2019-06-22I wrote some thoughts on Resilio Sync. TLDR: Still looking for a syncing solution.
  • 2019-06-22Time to update my main VPS, wiki, blog comments, and links may stop working for a little while. Should be back shortly though, nothing went wrong on
  • 2019-06-20I really need the new Synology Drive On-demand Sync to be added to the macOS client and I think I’ll be ready to drop Dropbox to the free tier.
  • 2019-06-20Somehow it escaped my attention that Slack now has full Dark mode support on iOS.
  • 2019-06-20Cleaned up my GitHub repos and made my Hugo site repo public.
  • 2019-06-20My brief trial of Syncthing was cut short due to the lack of an iOS app. I spent ~20 minutes testing on two Macs then went to install on iOS and
  • 2019-06-19AT&T Lays Off Thousands After Nabbing Billions In Tax Breaks And Regulatory Favors → The Trump tax cut resulted in AT&T getting billions in
  • 2019-06-19I’m using Dynalist as a cross platform bookmark syncing tool and it’s amazing. I can organize them by header categories and write notes under each
  • 2019-06-19Feedbin’s load full content is one of its greatest features and keeps me using the web UI. I’ve not found a site yet that it doesn’t work on, and it
  • 2019-06-17I’ve been fighting with Resilio for 3 days off and on trying to get it to use the Let’s Encrypt certificate that I use for my NAS. Every other
  • 2019-06-16Successful trip to Ikea today, got a dresser and two side tables. Now headed home to build them. 🔨
  • 2019-06-14Testing out Synology Drive and Resilio for private file syncing. Drive has more options, easier to use, and uses about a quarter of the resources
  • 2019-06-14It’s a gorgeous 62°F out this morning and sunny! Wish I was headed to the park instead of the office.
  • 2019-06-13My Mac Toolbox
  • 2019-06-11Micro.blog for macOS version 1.9 → Added new Open option when clicking a post to open it in your web browser. Useful for copying the link or
  • 2019-06-07For those who post link or like posts, meaning posts filled with links you’ve read over the past week, what do you use to keep track of those you
  • 2019-06-05I think it’s time for Tapbots to take a stab at a Micro.blog app. I remember they ported Tweetbot to an App.net app and was by far the best App.net
  • 2019-06-04Why does it take Google Drive 5-10 minutes to process a 30MB MP4 file but Dropbox is immediately viewable via shareable link?
  • 2019-06-02Thank you @blot for the new Archive Theme. I switched my Photos blog to Archive today and I love it! Definitely the best (IMH) photos template right
  • 2019-06-02Your Task Manager as a Read Later Service

May 2019

  • 2019-05-30Had drinks with coworkers that are definitely more friends than coworkers. It was a lot of fun and makes me glad I’ve made these relationships into
  • 2019-05-30Creating an NGinx Directory Index for Image and File Hosting
  • 2019-05-28Productive day so far: ✅ Town Parking Sticker ✅ Inspection Sticker ✅ Packages Mailed ✅ Key Fob Batteries Replaced
  • 2019-05-20I’m amazed at how much faster syncing DEVONthink databases to WebDAV on the Synology is compared to iCloud and Dropbox. It’s ridiculously faster
  • 2019-05-20Set up WebDav on my Synology and changed a couple of DEVONthink databases over to the WebDav for syncing. It’s ridiculously fast, and now I’m
  • 2019-05-18New Notes Editor in TheBrain 11 → This new editor will be a flagship feature in TheBrain 11… It’s internally written code, giving us far greater
  • 2019-05-17Monica CRM Experiment
  • 2019-05-15The only action I really need in Drafts for Mac ASAP is to export the current file with the Title (first line) as the name of the file and remove it
  • 2019-05-15Today I was finally able to switch to a Mac at work. The final application I used daily was migrated to a cloud app, everything else was already on
  • 2019-05-15Planning out the Adobe migration to Creative Cloud is horrible. With computers ranging in their deployment, we are resorting to Ghost deployment and
  • 2019-05-14I’ve switched to storing all software licenses in a DEVONthink database. It’s easier than creating a record in 1Password with all the information.
  • 2019-05-12I really want to get into Tinderbox but it’s a steep learning curve and some things in the UI and organizing the notes in the map view are very
  • 2019-05-11Started watching The Village. We quite like it, lots of different vibrant characters. Ever since Modern Family I like shows that follow different
  • 2019-05-08Beautiful morning today, 57ºF currently. Wish I was out on the water and not at work today.
  • 2019-05-08⚽ Liverpool played strong yesterday, hopefully able to reproduce the match play in the CL finals.
  • 2019-05-06Life has been far to hectic the last 2 weeks due to the end of the semester for both my job and my Masters program. Masters finished for the
  • 2019-05-02Thanks to this guide I got Monica CRM up and running within a half hour. I really like the look of it, and it offers an API. Now I need to install
  • 2019-05-01May 2019 Home Screen

April 2019

  • 2019-04-29Thanks to MacDrifters Moving Text Between Drafts and DEVONthink and DEVONthink Server 3 I can finally sync my blog drafts through DEVONthink and
  • 2019-04-26No idea what it is but I am exhausted today. I want to go home and sleep, hopefully leaving early today as long as no one schedules a meeting
  • 2019-04-26⚽ Champions League: Enjoy Ajax While You Still Can - WSJ “It is an illusion that we can keep this team together,” Ajax general manager Marc
  • 2019-04-26After a flirtation with Git as my Blot sync client I went back to Dropbox. It’s much easier to post to Dropbox than to Working Copy from Drafts.
  • 2019-04-26Brave sync completely botch my bookmarks, and due to iCloud on Windows, it destroyed them on all but one Apple device. On my MacBook Pro, I quickly
  • 2019-04-24I really love DEVONthink and I use the web server in Pro Office. I’m having a tough time swallowing the $399 upgrade price tag for two Server
  • 2019-04-23I’m removing the Previous and Next posts under the current post on my blog. I’ve never used them on anyone else’s site and I believe they are added
  • 2019-04-22Had to tape up another Field Notes binding. It’s how you know your getting heavy use out of it.
  • 2019-04-22I’ve created a new Blot.im site for my photos: photos.joshsullivan.io. I’ve decided it would be better to separate them out to a separate blog than
  • 2019-04-21We ordered from a new Chinese take away last night. It was great, so much better than our old place. The new one has been open for about a year, and
  • 2019-04-18Not happy looking at the forecast for the next week. Rain every day. 😒
  • 2019-04-18I’m starting to pare down the software I use. I’m trying to simplify my choices to 1-2 options per OS per task. For example, notes will be done in
  • 2019-04-17I love writing my posts in Drafts on iOS and macOS. Unfortunately Monday-Friday 7:45-15:45 I’m stuck on Windows and therefore when I go to work on a
  • 2019-04-15If iOS 13 only new feature was a new volume HUD I would be truly pleased. Full dark mode would be a great extra.
  • 2019-04-14I realized I’ve missed a few notifications for Micro.blog posts recently because I didn’t get the iOS notification. I guess it’s time to set a
  • 2019-04-14Browsing Privacy
  • 2019-04-12Spent the last couple hours making some blog changes. Biggest change for me was changing post tag to which fits better for what the posts are for.
  • 2019-04-11Got Isso Comments working for my blog. Glad to have an option for people who aren’t on Micro.blog or want to comment directly on the page.
  • 2019-04-09Is Stratechery worth the cost? I’m debating whether to purchase a year subscription, but wanted to see if anyone has an opinion on whether it’s
  • 2019-04-08BrainBox Shortcuts
  • 2019-04-07I wish more online developers and retailers took Apple Pay, it makes it so easy to confirm on the Apple Watch and pay, all information sent from
  • 2019-04-06✅ Taxes Now testing out Fork macOS Git client thanks to @dgold for telling me about it.
  • 2019-04-05With my move iCloud Drive, I was hoping Ulysses would have iCloud Drive support. Unfortunately, the Ulysses library does not show its folder. I
  • 2019-04-05BBEdit on the Mac App store along with Transmit is finally making me believe that Apple is serious about the Mac App Store. Also I am really looking
  • 2019-04-04Officially moved over to Git client for my Blot.im blog. I like it better than Dropbox because I can add the new post to the correct folder then
  • 2019-04-03I think tomorrow I’ll be moving Blot from Dropbox client to Git client. Between Drafts, Working Copy, and Sublime Text plugins I have a workflow
  • 2019-04-03I’m thinking about moving to Git on my server for storing my Blot.im files instead of Dropbox. Dropbox’s big draw for me was when I needed cross
  • 2019-04-02Rise and Fall of Evernote

March 2019

  • 2019-03-30Dinner tonight was ground turkey in red sauce over spaghetti squash. It was so good, definitely going to be in our rotation of easy dinners to cook.
  • 2019-03-30Now that AirPower is dead, I’m going to have to purchase the Nomad Base Station for charging AirPods, Apple Watch, and iPhone. Shipping delayed
  • 2019-03-30As the weather gets warmer, I spend more time outside getting ready for warm weather. Gaff hook is cleaned and ready, poles are strung with new
  • 2019-03-25I was not expecting to sign up for the Apple Card before the event today, but learning about it has changed my mind. I will now be signing up
  • 2019-03-25It’s always nice when 43°F feels like warm spring weather after a harsh cold winter.
  • 2019-03-24🍿 Watched: The Widow The Widow is an excellent show with a satisfying beginning, middle, and ending within one season. Lots of twists make for a
  • 2019-03-24Everyone else is getting notifications that their AirPods have shipped for delivery by Tuesday and I’m still stuck at “Preparing to Ship” with
  • 2019-03-24Keyboard Maestro and Drafts
  • 2019-03-24Pinboard is now searching full text again, and I finally feel comfortable in moving the articles saved in DEVONthink to Pinboard, but will continue
  • 2019-03-23Thinking of purchasing the Space Gray Magic Keyboard, does anyone have any experience with one? Any opinions one way or the other?
  • 2019-03-22Thanks to a mixture of Transmit and Hazel on macOS and FileBrowser for Business on iOS I now have a workflow for adding images to blog posts easily
  • 2019-03-20Thanks to @canion introducing me to the Cooling-Off Period. I have 4 purchases that I want to make but am going to wait until April to start
  • 2019-03-20Purchased the new AirPods immediately. Delivery between 3/27 and 3/29, last time they came a day early so hopefully the same this time.
  • 2019-03-19Since Maciej started working on Pinboard full time again, it’s received great improvements. My favorite improvement has been the ~1 minute
  • 2019-03-17Recently I’ve only visited Micro.blog in the mornings. It’s helped me read more and gives me time to plan out thoughtful responses. Nothing against
  • 2019-03-14Recently I’ve found myself more willing to ask people questions online or via email. I believe this change can be attributed to my active presence
  • 2019-03-12I was happy to see DEVONtechnologies move their forum to a discourse instance. Easier to keep track of threads and categories.
  • 2019-03-11@jack @canion I’m thinking about getting a camera and I saw Andrew has a Nikon, I found a Nikon D7500 on Amazon with a 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G lens, do
  • 2019-03-11Dropshare
  • 2019-03-10I’ve been watching Mock the Week all day on this snowy/rainy day. I love British TV it’s so much better than US TV.
  • 2019-03-09Glad to see @manton added yearly billing for Micro.blog hosting. I still have my Micro.blog hosting and switched to yearly billing immediately.
  • 2019-03-07I removed the Status posts from my blog’s entries page and created a new page to display them. I’m also considering changing the tag from Status to
  • 2019-03-07Return to Sublime Text
  • 2019-03-04Between TextExpander and Drafts, I have a great workflow for posting to Blot on iOS. On the Mac, I’m writing the posts in Drafts, then going to iOS
  • 2019-03-04UPS units are a great tool to have at home. Lost power for ~30 seconds this morning while I was working on my Mac and other than disrupting the
  • 2019-03-04Brad Enslen - DuckDuckGo site search box for Micro.blog → Just a re-reminder for Micro.blog users: you can get the customizable code for the

February 2019

  • 2019-02-28A project I’ve been working on for the last 3 months is going live Monday! 🎉
  • 2019-02-28Wttr.in is out of queries, I guess I won’t be added the weather to my journal yet. 😔
  • 2019-02-26I don’t think I would classify NCIS as Retro TV Netflix:
  • 2019-02-26Waiting for the boat in the 30°F with wind chill 16°F. Not a great way to end the day.
  • 2019-02-26I want to move to iA Writer everywhere, but the lack of TextExpander support on iOS is killing me. I thought I could get away without it on iOS, but
  • 2019-02-26Switched over to a JSON feed after seeing some issues with posting to Micro.blog. Now all posts are coming through.
  • 2019-02-26Glad to see Apple Music hopefully coming to Google Home. I understood keeping it within the Apple platform to force purchase of Apple devices, but
  • 2019-02-22Rebellion series 2 is out today. I know what I’ll be watching this weekend.
  • 2019-02-20Creating an Online TiddlyWiki on DigitalOcean
  • 2019-02-18I love the look of Carbonize shared code snippets and want to start using them. I also don’t want to force people to have to rewrite the code, so
  • 2019-02-18❄️ I didn’t check the weather forecast for today and woke up to ~3 inches of snow with drifts close to 3 feet due to the wind. Thankfully I have
  • 2019-02-17For anyone who has a single file journal for the day and time stamps entries: Do you time stamp in chronological or reverse order? I’m trying to set
  • 2019-02-16I wish TiddlyWiki was using something other than Google Groups for their user forum. I’d prefer a Discourse instance or almost anything else. GG
  • 2019-02-16TiddlyWiki now up at joshisms.io. It has most of the same content, the Changelog is different and the journal is new with it being easier to manage
  • 2019-02-09Keychron K1 Thoughts
  • 2019-02-07Twitter Goes Full Marie Kondo → When it comes to cleaning house, Twitter at least seems to have figured out what to toss and what to keep.
  • 2019-02-06🍿 Watched: Rebellion Rebellion is a five part serial drama about the birth of modern Ireland. The story is told from the perspectives of a group
  • 2019-02-05The amount of people who are in Boston for the Patriots parade who are already drunk is ridiculous. It is 8:30 A.M. and I’ve seen about 20 people
  • 2019-02-04FCC Accused Of Colluding With Big Carriers On 5G Policy → This week, the heads of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and the Subcommittee on
  • 2019-02-01Roger Goodell Vanished. Football Reappeared. And NFL Ratings Rose. - WSJ → As a Patriots fan, I’ve never been fond of Goodell, glad he took a step
  • 2019-02-01Maybe Only Tim Cook Can Fix Facebook’s Privacy Problem → Would punishing Facebook be an abuse of Apple’s power? Arguably, yes. I think it would
  • 2019-02-01February 2019 Home Screen
  • 2019-02-01Dropshare’s iOS app was updated to allow for shortening links on iOS. I think this is the year I stop using CloudApp. It’s overpriced for what it

January 2019

  • 2019-01-31On the one hand, I love how easy VDI environments are to manage. On the other, VMware is a cesspool of terribleness that should be burned to the
  • 2019-01-30The new customization options on Micro.blog hosted blogs look nice. Glad to see more options for greater customization along with categories.
  • 2019-01-29Writing with iA Writer
  • 2019-01-28I’m considering subscribing to The Economist. Does anyone on Micro.blog read it or previously subscribed? Do you have an opinion one way or another?
  • 2019-01-28🍿 Watched: Polar
  • 2019-01-28📖 Currently Reading: Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • 2019-01-23Purchased AirPods Wings and AirPods Waterproof Case. I’ll see how it goes, but I need something for the AirPods to keep them in my ear during heavy
  • 2019-01-23Micro.blog adding dark mode on the macOS app has moved my Micro.blog usage on the Mac completely to the app. Thanks @manton!
  • 2019-01-22With Apple Pay coming to Target, I’m down to Cumberland Farms as the only place I go regularly that still doesn’t accept Apple Pay. Hopefully it
  • 2019-01-19I usually go grocery shopping Saturday or Sunday morning, decided the previous weekend by which day I have breakfast with my grandmother. Last week
  • 2019-01-17Why Does Everyone Else Want To Stop Netflix Password Sharing, When Netflix Is Fine With It? → For a few years now, we’ve noted that Charter
  • 2019-01-16EU Copyright Directive to Turn Google into Ghost Town → Google’s search results will look like a deserted town, with no article titles, no images,
  • 2019-01-16I’m trying to find a writing app for Windows for blogging. Currently, I am using Notepad++, which I use for script/file editing. I sometimes use
  • 2019-01-13Weekly grocery shop done before 8:30 with about 15 other shoppers in the store. I call that a successful trip. ✅
  • 2019-01-12🍿 Watching: BirdBox
  • 2019-01-11Purchased a Mechanical Bluetooth Keyboard on a recommendation. I’ll also be buying a Pocket Tripod once the black version is in stock. Together
  • 2019-01-11Since mid-December, we’ve been unable to migrate accounts to Office 365 and been back and forth with Microsoft regarding the issue. Finally today we
  • 2019-01-11Debating to separate my short posts for Micro.blog out into a secondary Blot blog with a separate domain, then keep my regular domain/Blot site for
  • 2019-01-10The Bose QC 35II were the best purchase I’ve made in a while. They are amazing for noise canceling and sound quality is great.
  • 2019-01-10Finally getting around to archiving about 8GBs of email (~7 years) from my old Gmail account to DEVONthink. Takes a while for it to grab all of the
  • 2019-01-10The last friction I had using Blot is gone. Yesterday the summary metadata was fixed to show the first line when the title field was blank, if
  • 2019-01-08210-Foot Fatberg Blocks Sewers of English Seaside Town → But a monster lurks beneath the calm: a mass of fat, oil and wet wipes extending for at
  • 2019-01-07I didn’t realize you could set up the Micro.blog iOS app to post to a Micropub. Thanks to @mattfinlayson for pointing that out.
  • 2019-01-07Two losses in a row for Liverpool (one regular season loss) is going to be tough on moral. Hopefully they can get it together and keep first. ⚽️
  • 2019-01-07Recent posts from @manton regarding theme changes are exciting me. I’m looking forward to what the changes will be and hoping that tags are
  • 2019-01-05Webmentions and Discuss on Micro.blog
  • 2019-01-05Digital Hermit → Don’t know about you but I’m reaching peak levels of digital tiredness. Tired of the rhythm of digital communications, tired of
  • 2019-01-04The one thing I enjoy about the government shutdowns is how the post office has to explain they are separate from the government and the shutdown
  • 2019-01-03Just found out on Windows 10, the man shrugging emoji is actually coded as the female shrugging with the male gender symbol.
  • 2019-01-02January 2019 Home Screen
  • 2019-01-02My favorite coffee shop stopped selling Nitro Cold Brew. I’ve been going here for two years and getting Nitro every weekday. Unfortunately, it’s
  • 2019-01-02Back to work today after a week and half off. I’m already calling this week due to it starting on Wednesday. It will consist of catch up on email
  • 2019-01-01I realized the error in my original set up of my Blot post structures in Dropbox. Which was add all of the post files to the Post folder without

December 2018

  • 2018-12-31Late Christmas present to myself. Just in time for a fairly busy travel season.
  • 2018-12-30Cooking a couple of Kansas City Steaks I got for Christmas. Hope they are as delicious as they look.
  • 2018-12-29Liverpool really thrashed Arsenal today, with Tottenham falling to the Wolves that puts us 9 points clear on the board. Manchester City on Thursday.
  • 2018-12-29The only item on my wishlist for DEVONthink To Go is for the clipper to be expanded so that I don’t have to scroll to see the tags entry area. On a
  • 2018-12-28I’ll preface this with saying I am decidedly against likes on Micro.blog. I feel we should be interacting via conversations with other users instead
  • 2018-12-28Just changed my Apple ID password and it was far less of a hassle than last time. One sign in then confirm on other devices, most confirmations were
  • 2018-12-28I’m really liking the new Launch Center Pro. I’ve already moved a few apps off my home screen and am using 3D Touch to launch them with LCP instead,
  • 2018-12-27Letterkenny seasons 3-6 are now on Hulu, so I know what I’ll be watching for a while.
  • 2018-12-27Had some time yesterday and today to get a couple of items on my Blot wishlist done. Both web mentions and comments are now up and running, big
  • 2018-12-26We just finished watching Derry Girls on Netflix. It was pretty funny, while laying subtle references to the social climate around them throughout
  • 2018-12-26Liverpool is now 6 points up on the board. Arsenal on Saturday, should be a good match to watch. ⚽️
  • 2018-12-25Today will be filled with British comedy show Christmas specials after a French toast breakfast, looking like it’s going to be a great Christmas!
  • 2018-12-25Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it! 🎅🎁
  • 2018-12-24My last minute Christmas shopping is out of the way. As I was leaving, the grocery store was getting packed. Bought the last gift I needed, so I am
  • 2018-12-23After the migration to Blot
  • 2018-12-23Dynalist vs Workflowy
  • 2018-12-22Hello from Blot.im! I’m officially moved over and ready to start posting. Thank you to @amit and @Blot for their help and patience, they were both
  • 2018-12-21Looking forward to a relaxing break filled with downtime that will hopefully include reading a couple of books from a list I’ve been keeping for
  • 2018-12-20Trying to figure out the best solution for Micro.blog and Blot. I’m going back and forth between going all in on Blot or keeping Micro.blog, but
  • 2018-12-19TheBrain has been instrumental in keeping track of changes to make to Blot and keeping track of links with helpful CSS changes, JavaScript, and
  • 2018-12-18Just started a @blot site for a test to see if I should move over from a Micro.blog hosted account and my goodness is it fast to propogate. I’m
  • 2018-12-17Recently I’ve been taking the commuter rail instead of the boat for the late trains. People watching at South Station in Boston, MA at night has
  • 2018-12-17This versus That
  • 2018-12-16How Can I Just Write?
  • 2018-12-15I’ve been using Apple Music on my Echo all day, and I couldn’t be more pleased with it. It’s much easier than connecting an iPhone via Bluetooth,
  • 2018-12-14Still haven’t had a response from Pinboard about the archiving issue, it’s been 3 weeks of no archiving or accessing archived pages. I’m down to 76%
  • 2018-12-14Reached Intermediate in Todoist. When I first started using Todoist, I turned off Karma, but I’ve since turned it back on and am liking that it
  • 2018-12-13Push Notifications for Sync & More → DEVONthink 2.11 and DEVONthink To Go 2.7, released today, add push notifications to the synchronization.
  • 2018-12-13Gabe Weatherhead’s review on LiquidText finally pushed me to purchase it. I’ve been using it all week, and it has been fantastic, highly recommend
  • 2018-12-12Does Australia’s access and assistance law impact 1Password? → We do not, at this point, know whether it will be necessary or useful to place extra
  • 2018-12-11From OmniFocus to Todoist
  • 2018-12-10I think about switching to Blot or another self hosted blog but find that I like the ease of using Micro.blog for hosting and not having to worry
  • 2018-12-10True Post Preview on Micro.blog
  • 2018-12-09I’m back to using a Das Keyboard Model S Professional for Mac w/Blue switches. I had been using the Apple bluetooth keyboard for a little while so
  • 2018-12-09Quitting Instagram → “In the early days, you felt your post was seen by people who cared about you and that you cared about,” said Richardson, who
  • 2018-12-09Somehow I missed Liverpool taking first place yesterday and Man. City losing to Chelsea. Let’s hope we can keep it. YNWA!
  • 2018-12-09Using TheBrain
  • 2018-12-08My Currently Used Applications and Services
  • 2018-12-07Only because I haven’t received a response from Maciej by emailing Pinboard.in’s Support, I am wondering if anyone else is having an issue using the
  • 2018-12-07The Education of Huawei - WSJ → The U.S. has to enforce its laws or they’re meaningless, and China has to see there is a price for violating norms
  • 2018-12-06For as much as I have an issue with Symantec Ghost, the ability to capture an image of a machine then immediately put it back has saved me more than
  • 2018-12-05Trying out Todoist again, the Quick Entry just can’t be beat in speed.
  • 2018-12-04In November I read about @ron using Dropbox Paper to keep track of threads on Micro.blog and borrowed the idea. For a while I was using a file in
  • 2018-12-02Micro.blog Dark Theme Changes
  • 2018-12-01My Journey into CSS

November 2018

  • 2018-11-29Really starting to dig into CSS on Micro.blog, just today I’ve changed my theme twice and then created entirely different custom CSS based on that
  • 2018-11-24Just finished watching Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for something funny to watch.
  • 2018-11-20Cord Cutting Sets More Records, Yet Many Cable Giants Still Refuse To Compete On Price → Newsflash: it’s not stopping. The latest data from Kagan
  • 2018-11-05Finally started playing around with CSS on Micro.blog and so far I like the changes. Hope to learn more to make it a bit more customized.
  • 2018-11-03Started watching 9-1-1 and am really liking, very good casting thus far.
  • 2018-11-02I’m amazed the volume box on iOS is still around, it’s so obstructive. I think it is time to think about a new UI, I would suggest something like

October 2018

  • 2018-10-31I love TheBrain, but bookmarklets are not the way to add complex information. I’m tired of companies and developers leaving Safari behind and
  • 2018-10-30Tomorrow is both Halloween and the Red Sox World Series Champions Parade. The parade will be going right by my office building, should be an
  • 2018-10-30Installing iOS 12.1 on my iPad and iPhone took about 10 minutes for download, install, and restart. Install for macOS 10.14.1 took about 3 minutes
  • 2018-10-30I was really hoping to not have to buy the new iPad Pro, but unfortunately now I’m ending up with an iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and a Smart Keyboard.
  • 2018-10-26Since switching to Fastmail earlier this year I’ve found less reasons to use a client on the Mac. Their advanced search and ability to save searches
  • 2018-10-25In advance of my ScanSnap ix1500 arriving tomorrow, DEVONtechnologies released DEVONthink 2.10.2, which restores integration after the switch to
  • 2018-10-23Getting the new Fujitsu ScanSnap ix1500 Thursday, plus set up the Synology VPN Plus server = productive day. VPN has worked at the same speeds as
  • 2018-10-23I think my favorite part of Adobe is when they change their licensing model without accounting for Education settings, such as classrooms, labs, and
  • 2018-10-21Drinking coffee and watching @macsparky’s excellent OmniFocus Field Guide, Third Edition. Perfect way to spend a rainy Sunday morning.
  • 2018-10-19Every so often I think about canceling my Encrypt.me subscription, but then I end up at the dealership for a service appointment that lasts 2-3
  • 2018-10-18Today is already headed in a bad direction. Which has led to 2 Large Nitro Cold Brews at Ziggy’s Coffee Bar and so far 2 cups of Café Bustelo.

September 2018

  • 2018-09-25I’ve had the XS Max for a day now and found that the control center swipe target is a lot bigger than expected. All the reviews and comments online
  • 2018-09-25I think this is the last time I am going to do a clean install of iOS. Previously I enjoyed sitting down and starting anew, but this time I found
  • 2018-09-24The rumors regarding 3D touch going away in the next iPhone (based on the XR) are worrying me; I regularly use 3D touch to move the cursor. Though I
  • 2018-09-24So far this morning I’ve purchased OmniFocus 3 Upgrade, David Sparks OmniFocus 3 Field Guide, and started watching the Field Guide. Hopefully, this
  • 2018-09-21I lasted until today before purchasing the iPhone Xs Max. When a coworkers arrived I realized I’m on the upgrade yearly plan for a reason. So
  • 2018-09-19I find myself continuously using the Share Sheet for filling 1Password logins instead of using the new Autofill feature. It’s going to take a while
  • 2018-09-15Recently started using TheBrain for notes, it is incredibly powerful. Search is far better than most applications I’ve used, and the iOS app leaves

August 2018

  • 2018-08-15Revelation of a Liverpool Soccer Fan → The only religious commitment I have is to the Liverpool Football Club. Agreed.
  • 2018-08-12Inside Twitter’s Struggle Over What Gets Banned → Mr. Dorsey also said that while Twitter’s longtime guiding principle has been free expression,
  • 2018-08-10Took the plunge yesterday and deleted all my tweets, but ended up not deactivating it. I still find it’s the best way to reach out to some companies
  • 2018-08-06I’ve recently gone all in on Synology NAS and Router solutions. I just enabled the Let’s Encrypt cert on my NAS and found out there is no easy way
  • 2018-08-05Finally went through and trimmed my Fastmail aliases then re-organized them into broader categories. Already easier to know which email address to

July 2018

  • 2018-07-31Finally got around to importing a number of my Instagram photos. Import was very easy and I was very happy I could select which ones to import
  • 2018-07-31Private and Secure File Transfer with Dropshare Just started using Dropshare this weekend when I need to share a bunch of files. Started with a B2
  • 2018-07-28Of course Verizon is having a large network issue (in the Greater Boston area) affecting about 50% of the sites I need to use today.
  • 2018-07-27Finally getting around to cleaning out my Pinboard.in bookmarks, between this and the FileMaker excursion, this weekend should be fun.
  • 2018-07-27Due to my job shifting to an Enterprise Applications Administrator I’ve had to resort to using Windows. I mainly use DEVONthink Pro Office for my
  • 2018-07-21Just canceled my BackBlaze computer backup subscription and switched to Arq + BackBlaze B2 cloud backup. I had a file I lost and didn’t realize it
  • 2018-07-18Trying out a personal Discourse site as a note taking/reference app. It’s been working great so far.
  • 2018-07-14Cleaning up my BackBlaze B2 bucket I am using for backing up my Synology. Finally had the time to split the bucket into multiple buckets for

June 2018

  • 2018-06-28So far this has been a highly disappointing World Cup for me personally (due to my bracket), but overall a fascinating one with so many upsets. ⚽️
  • 2018-06-28Really need England and Panama to win today so that I get that Group perfect in my bracket.
  • 2018-06-22I think my favorite part of Office 365 administration is playing the game of chicken with the Hybrid server updates. For example, some critical
  • 2018-06-22Really hoping Germany doesn’t fall to the same issues as France, Italy, and Spain: What’s the German Word for ‘Cursed at the World Cup’?
  • 2018-06-20If you have a Wall Street Journal subscription you can get The Times of London for a year for free, didn’t even ask for my credit card during
  • 2018-06-18Been using Paperback almost everyday since I heard about it on Micro.blog, it’s allowed me to cut down my unread items by half. I forget who

May 2018

  • 2018-05-31Really hoping to see an iPad Pro with Face ID next week. If Apple doesn’t have it ready I hope they at least announce an estimated date or open
  • 2018-05-18I don’t think you are using the word “needs” correctly:
  • 2018-05-17Finding myself turning to Micro.blog instead of Twitter for leisure time, I guess it’s almost time to cut out Twitter completely.
  • 2018-05-15I think the worst part of PowerShell is finally fixing the tiny syntax error you made then looking back on it realizing if you had typed it
  • 2018-05-02Some days the Office 365 Admin portal allows you to create 5 migration batches in less than 10 minutes. Then other days you’re lucky if you’ve

April 2018

  • 2018-04-26Custom perspectives are really clicking for me with OmniFocus 3. Loving the conditions, especially the None of the following and has Defer date. I’m
  • 2018-04-22So do we all think that yesterday’s 8 hour maintenance fixed the notification issues in TestFlight?

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