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February 2019

20: Creating an Online TiddlyWiki on DigitalOcean 18: I 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 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 17: For 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 16: I wish TiddlyWiki was using something other than Google Groups for their user forum. I’d prefer a Discourse instance or almost anything else. GG 16: TiddlyWiki now up at It has most of the same content, the Changelog is different and the journal is new with it being easier to manage 15: My New Wiki 09: Keychron K1 Thoughts 07: Twitter 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. 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 05: The 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 04: FCC Accused Of Colluding With Big Carriers On 5G Policy → This week, the heads of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and the Subcommittee on 01: Roger 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 01: Maybe 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 01: February 2019 Home Screen 01: Dropshare’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

31: On 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 30: The new customization options on hosted blogs look nice. Glad to see more options for greater customization along with categories. 29: Writing with iA Writer 28: I’m considering subscribing to The Economist. Does anyone on read it or previously subscribed? Do you have an opinion one way or another? 28: 🍿 Watched: Polar 28: 📖 Currently Reading: Atomic Habits by James Clear 23: Purchased 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 23: adding dark mode on the macOS app has moved my usage on the Mac completely to the app. Thanks @manton! 22: With 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 19: I usually go grocery shopping Saturday or Sunday morning, decided the previous weekend by which day I have breakfast with my grandmother. Last week 17: Why 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 16: EU Copyright Directive to Turn Google into Ghost Town → Google’s search results will look like a deserted town, with no article titles, no images, 16: I’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 13: Weekly grocery shop done before 8:30 with about 15 other shoppers in the store. I call that a successful trip. ✅ 12: 🍿 Watching: BirdBox 11: Purchased a Mechanical Bluetooth Keyboard on a recommendation. I’ll also be buying a Pocket Tripod once the black version is in stock. Together 11: Since 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 11: Debating to separate my short posts for out into a secondary Blot blog with a separate domain, then keep my regular domain/Blot site for 10: The Bose QC 35II were the best purchase I’ve made in a while. They are amazing for noise canceling and sound quality is great. 10: Finally 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 10: The 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 08: 210-Foot Fatberg Blocks Sewers of English Seaside Town → 07: I didn’t realize you could set up the Micro. 07: Two losses in a row for Liverpool (one regular season loss) is going to be tough on moral. 07: Recent posts from @manton regarding theme changes are exciting me. 05: Webmentions and Discuss on 05: Digital Hermit → 04: The 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 has no affect on their day to day business. 03: Just found out on Windows 10, the man shrugging emoji is actually coded as the female shrugging with the male gender symbol. 02: January 2019 Home Screen 02: My favorite coffee shop stopped selling Nitro Cold Brew. 02: Back to work today after a week and half off. 01: I realized the error in my original set up of my Blot post structures in Dropbox.

December 2018

31: Late Christmas present to myself. 30: Cooking a couple of Kansas City Steaks I got for Christmas. 29: Liverpool really thrashed Arsenal today, with Tottenham falling to the Wolves that puts us 9 points clear on the board. 29: The 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. 28: I’ll preface this with saying I am decidedly against likes on Micro. 28: Just changed my Apple ID password and it was far less of a hassle than last time. 28: I’m really liking the new Launch Center Pro. 27: Letterkenny seasons 3-6 are now on Hulu, so I know what I’ll be watching for a while. 27: Had some time yesterday and today to get a couple of items on my Blot wishlist done. 26: We just finished watching Derry Girls on Netflix. 26: Liverpool is now 6 points up on the board. 25: Today will be filled with British comedy show Christmas specials after a French toast breakfast, looking like it’s going to be a great Christmas! 25: Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it! 24: My last minute Christmas shopping is out of the way. 23: After the migration to Blot 23: Dynalist vs Workflowy 22: Hello from Blot. 21: Looking 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 eight years. 20: Trying to figure out the best solution for Micro. 19: TheBrain has been instrumental in keeping track of changes to make to Blot and keeping track of links with helpful CSS changes, JavaScript, and reference documents. 18: Just started a @blot site for a test to see if I should move over from a Micro. 17: Recently I’ve been taking the commuter rail instead of the boat for the late trains. 17: This versus That 16: How Can I Just Write? 15: I’ve been using Apple Music on my Echo all day, and I couldn’t be more pleased with it. 14: Still haven’t had a response from Pinboard about the archiving issue, it’s been 3 weeks of no archiving or accessing archived pages. 14: Reached Intermediate in Todoist. 13: Push Notifications for Sync & More → 13: Gabe Weatherhead’s review on LiquidText finally pushed me to purchase it. 12: Does Australia’s access and assistance law impact 1Password? 11: From OmniFocus to Todoist 10: I think about switching to Blot or another self hosted blog but find that I like the ease of using Micro. 10: True Post Preview on 09: I’m back to using a Das Keyboard Model S Professional for Mac w/Blue switches. 09: Quitting Instagram → 09: Somehow I missed Liverpool taking first place yesterday and Man. 09: Using TheBrain 08: My Currently Used Applications and Services 07: Only because I haven’t received a response from Maciej by emailing Pinboard. 07: The Education of Huawei - WSJ → 06: For 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 once. 05: Trying out Todoist again, the Quick Entry just can’t be beat in speed. 04: In November I read about @ron using Dropbox Paper to keep track of threads on Micro. 03: Boston Harbor at Dusk 02: Dark Theme Changes 01: My Journey into CSS

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