New tries in the past 24 hours: Ivory for macOS (good so far), Kagi search trial (not sure yet, seems good), latest Quicken for Windows on my dad’s laptop (a vast improvement over Quicken 2015 that my dad was using), back to TunnelBear from ClearVPN, and there are probably more I don’t remember.
What goes? A lot of books donated to our public library. Extra furniture. All the CDs donated as well. Maple and walnut boards I’ve been saving. Woodworking tools. Snowblowers. Lawnmowers. Bicycles. The list is huge. Some sold mostly given away.
Ann and I saw Hamlet at the Guthrie Theater yesterday. Excellent!
This week I’m playing with the Zola static site generator. Maybe a new toy will get me blogging more often? That’s probably wishful thinking, but even if it doesn’t I’ll be brushing up on rudimentary CSS.
The creators of Smalltalk: Alan Kay, Dan Ingalls, Adele Goldberg, et. al. have my admiration. Simple, elegant, and useful in its time. I go to the Squeak implementation every so often and sigh.
I’ve never played a Mario game in my life but somehow this just seems right. It’s-a-me, Mario’s shoe: Red Wing makes boots inspired by video game character Mario - MPR News
How did I not find out about Standard ebooks until a week ago? I’ll be reading forever.
I’m trying to limit the number of apps I have bits and pieces of knowledge stored in, but there is no one true app. Some notes require diagrams, some require tables, some require databases that can be analyzed for patterns. Well-organized folders and tags help with the multiplicity of formats. I’m moving to plain text when its the right medium, but sometimes it is not.
For example, I had a scheme for moving all of my OmniFocus items that were not immediate to TaskPaper format and managing that separately, but found as I started moving stuff that I really like having all the project tasks in one spot. These were already arranged in a somewhat P.A.R.A. format (mostly the P.A. part). Between that and #obsidian (work) and #bear (personal for now), plus some well-organized folders for other artifacts, I should be able have a workable #pkm scheme.
It’s going to take some time and discipline.
At DeBine brewery in Palm Harbor next to the Pinellas Trail. Informal survey seems to be Half e-bike to regular bike. E-bikes have exploded in popularity over the past two years.
Found Pins for Pinboard. That should help a bit. I’ve been looking for a better way to get stuff into pinboard. This seems to be it. This should pair nicely with Omnivore.
Pinboard or Raindrop? Decided to stay with Pinboard for now, but it desperately needs some housecleaning.
Now using Omnivore to collect long form posts that need some time to digest. Such as this one: On ChatGPT – A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry.
Ripping through the feeds this morning. Followed a bunch of folks on Mastodon last night. Unfollowed some of them this morning. Just managing the firehose.
Lattés from 9th Bar coffee in Palm Harbor. Pretty dang good and a much shorter line than the Starbucks down the block.