2019-08-13: Keyboard Maestro v9 is out. Immediate purchase for me. 2019-08-11: As 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 2019-07-25: iOS 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 2019-07-25: We 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 2019-07-22: I 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 2019-07-18: Thanks to TheBrain Summer Sale I paid less than I would have for the discounted upgrade to the Pro Combo. 2019-07-13: We 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. 2019-07-09: I 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 2019-07-01: I 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 2019-06-26: Just 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 2019-06-24: In 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 2019-06-22: I wrote some thoughts on Resilio Sync. TLDR: Still looking for a syncing solution. 2019-06-22: Time 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 2019-06-20: I 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. 2019-06-20: Somehow it escaped my attention that Slack now has full Dark mode support on iOS. 2019-06-20: Cleaned up my GitHub repos and made my Hugo site repo public. 2019-06-20: My 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 2019-06-19: AT&T Lays Off Thousands After Nabbing Billions In Tax Breaks And Regulatory Favors →
The Trump tax cut resulted in AT&T getting billions in 2019-06-19: I’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 2019-06-19: Feedbin’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 2019-06-17: I’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 2019-06-16: Successful trip to Ikea today, got a dresser and two side tables. Now headed home to build them. 🔨 2019-06-14: Testing out Synology Drive and Resilio for private file syncing. Drive has more options, easier to use, and uses about a quarter of the resources 2019-06-14: It’s a gorgeous 62°F out this morning and sunny! Wish I was headed to the park instead of the office. 2019-06-11: Micro.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 2019-06-07: For 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 2019-06-05: I 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 2019-06-04: Why does it take Google Drive 5-10 minutes to process a 30MB MP4 file but Dropbox is immediately viewable via shareable link? 2019-06-02: Thank 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 2019-05-30: Had 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 2019-05-28: Productive day so far: ✅ Town Parking Sticker
✅ Inspection Sticker
✅ Packages Mailed
✅ Key Fob Batteries Replaced 2019-05-20: I’m amazed at how much faster syncing DEVONthink databases to WebDAV on the Synology is compared to iCloud and Dropbox. It’s ridiculously faster 2019-05-20: Set 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 2019-05-18: New 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 2019-05-15: The 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 2019-05-15: Today 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 2019-05-15: Planning out the Adobe migration to Creative Cloud is horrible. With computers ranging in their deployment, we are resorting to Ghost deployment and 2019-05-14: I’ve switched to storing all software licenses in a DEVONthink database. It’s easier than creating a record in 1Password with all the information. 2019-05-12: I 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 2019-05-11: Started watching The Village. We quite like it, lots of different vibrant characters. Ever since Modern Family I like shows that follow different 2019-05-08: Beautiful 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. 2019-05-06: Life 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 2019-05-02: Thanks 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 2019-05-01: May 2019 Home Screen 2019-04-29: Thanks to MacDrifters Moving Text Between Drafts and DEVONthink and DEVONthink Server 3 I can finally sync my blog drafts through DEVONthink and 2019-04-26: No 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 2019-04-26: After 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. 2019-04-26: Brave 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 2019-04-24: I 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 2019-04-23: I’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 2019-04-22: Had to tape up another Field Notes binding. It’s how you know your getting heavy use out of it. 2019-04-22: I’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 2019-04-21: We 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 2019-04-18: Not happy looking at the forecast for the next week. Rain every day. 😒 2019-04-18: I’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 2019-04-17: I 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 2019-04-15: If iOS 13 only new feature was a new volume HUD I would be truly pleased. Full dark mode would be a great extra. 2019-04-14: I 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 2019-04-12: Spent 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. 2019-04-11: Got 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. 2019-04-09: Is 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 2019-04-07: I 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. 2019-04-05: With my move iCloud Drive, I was hoping Ulysses would have iCloud Drive support. Unfortunately, the Ulysses library does not show its folder. I 2019-04-05: BBEdit 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 2019-04-04: Officially 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 2019-04-03: I 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 2019-04-03: I’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 2019-03-30: Dinner 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. 2019-03-30: Now that AirPower is dead, I’m going to have to purchase the Nomad Base Station for charging AirPods, Apple Watch, and iPhone. Shipping delayed 2019-03-30: As 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 2019-03-25: I 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 2019-03-25: It’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 2019-03-24: Everyone else is getting notifications that their AirPods have shipped for delivery by Tuesday and I’m still stuck at “Preparing to Ship” with 2019-03-24: Pinboard is now searching full text again, and I finally feel comfortable in moving the articles saved in DEVONthink to Pinboard, but will continue 2019-03-23: Thinking of purchasing the Space Gray Magic Keyboard, does anyone have any experience with one? Any opinions one way or the other? 2019-03-22: Thanks 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 2019-03-20: Thanks 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 2019-03-20: Purchased the new AirPods immediately. Delivery between 3/27 and 3/29, last time they came a day early so hopefully the same this time. 2019-03-19: Since Maciej started working on Pinboard full time again, it’s received great improvements. My favorite improvement has been the ~1 minute 2019-03-17: Recently 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 2019-03-14: Recently 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 2019-03-12: I 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 2019-03-10: I’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. 2019-03-09: Glad to see @manton added yearly billing for Micro.blog hosting. I still have my Micro.blog hosting and switched to yearly billing immediately. 2019-03-07: I 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 2019-03-04: Between 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 2019-03-04: UPS 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 2019-02-28: A project I’ve been working on for the last 3 months is going live Monday! 🎉 2019-02-28: Wttr.in is out of queries, I guess I won’t be added the weather to my journal yet. 😔 2019-02-26: I don’t think I would classify NCIS as Retro TV Netflix: 2019-02-26: Waiting for the boat in the 30°F with wind chill 16°F. Not a great way to end the day. 2019-02-26: I 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 2019-02-26: Switched over to a JSON feed after seeing some issues with posting to Micro.blog. Now all posts are coming through. 2019-02-26: Glad to see Apple Music hopefully coming to Google Home. I understood keeping it within the Apple platform to force purchase of Apple devices, but 2019-02-22: Rebellion series 2 is out today. I know what I’ll be watching this weekend. 2019-02-18: 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 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 2019-02-17: 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 2019-02-16: 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 2019-02-16: TiddlyWiki 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 2019-02-06: 🍿 Watched: Rebellion
Newsflash: it’s not stopping. The latest data from Kagan 2018-11-05: Finally 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. 2018-11-03: Started watching 9-1-1 and am really liking, very good casting thus far. 2018-11-02: I’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 2018-10-31: I love TheBrain, but bookmarklets are not the way to add complex information. I’m tired of companies and developers leaving Safari behind and 2018-10-30: Tomorrow is both Halloween and the Red Sox World Series Champions Parade. The parade will be going right by my office building, should be an 2018-10-30: Installing 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 2018-10-30: I 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. 2018-10-26: Since 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 2018-10-25: In advance of my ScanSnap ix1500 arriving tomorrow, DEVONtechnologies released DEVONthink 2.10.2, which restores integration after the switch to 2018-10-23: Getting the new Fujitsu ScanSnap ix1500 Thursday, plus set up the Synology VPN Plus server = productive day. VPN has worked at the same speeds as 2018-10-23: I think my favorite part of Adobe is when they change their licensing model without accounting for Education settings, such as classrooms, labs, and 2018-10-21: Drinking coffee and watching @macsparky’s excellent OmniFocus Field Guide, Third Edition. Perfect way to spend a rainy Sunday morning. 2018-10-19: Every 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 2018-10-18: Today 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. 2018-09-25: I’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 2018-09-25: I 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 2018-09-24: The 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 2018-09-24: So far this morning I’ve purchased OmniFocus 3 Upgrade, David Sparks OmniFocus 3 Field Guide, and started watching the Field Guide. Hopefully, this 2018-09-21: I 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 2018-09-19: I 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 2018-09-15: Recently started using TheBrain for notes, it is incredibly powerful. Search is far better than most applications I’ve used, and the iOS app leaves 2018-08-15: Revelation of a Liverpool Soccer Fan →
The only religious commitment I have is to the Liverpool Football Club.
Agreed. 2018-08-10: Took 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 2018-08-06: I’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 2018-08-05: Finally went through and trimmed my Fastmail aliases then re-organized them into broader categories. Already easier to know which email address to 2018-07-31: Finally 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 2018-07-31: Private 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 2018-07-28: Of course Verizon is having a large network issue (in the Greater Boston area) affecting about 50% of the sites I need to use today. 2018-07-27: Finally getting around to cleaning out my Pinboard.in bookmarks, between this and the FileMaker excursion, this weekend should be fun. 2018-07-21: Just 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 2018-07-18: Trying out a personal Discourse site as a note taking/reference app. It’s been working great so far. 2018-07-14: Cleaning 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 2018-06-28: So 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. ⚽️ 2018-06-28: Really need England and Panama to win today so that I get that Group perfect in my bracket. 2018-06-22: Really 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’? 2018-06-20: If 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 2018-06-18: Been 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 2018-05-31: Really 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 2018-05-18: I don’t think you are using the word “needs” correctly: 2018-05-17: Finding myself turning to Micro.blog instead of Twitter for leisure time, I guess it’s almost time to cut out Twitter completely. 2018-05-15: I 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 2018-05-02: Some 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 2018-04-26: Custom perspectives are really clicking for me with OmniFocus 3. Loving the conditions, especially the None of the following and has Defer date. I’m 2018-04-22: So do we all think that yesterday’s 8 hour maintenance fixed the notification issues in TestFlight?