I’m doing NaNoWriNo
I’m doing NaNoWriNo
I love how California are screwing over Uber and the rest of the gig economy assholes.
A 52mm lens is not telephoto.
I look forward to not seeing the Apple event followed by not listening to 40 hour of apple podcasts
It’s weird, but I feel more isolated after getting rid of all my podcasts than I did after deleting Facebook
After trying to like the Outlook app on iOS for months, I’ve decided to dump it for Mail.app + Fantastical. Mostly because the calendar in Outlook is buggy as hell.
Really Google? Boring Android branding from now on? Why not start with types of Pie and do that until you run out and then move over to cakes?
Okay, that’s it. I’m ditching elfeed-goodies. I think it improves elfeed in some great ways, but it screws up some of my ivy commands like C-x C-f and C-x C-b and it drove me NUTS.
Some notes on using Elfeed as a feed reader: - You probably won’t like it, unless you’re a emacs nut - It is great for processing your feeds fast, and sending the interesting stuff to a browser. - Syncing it will probably not work, so I don’t - Having your feeds in a org file is awesome
I’m very happy with using elfeed as my feed reader.
Fuck it, I’m voting Rødt.
I’m testing out Elfeed as my feedreader again.
NetNewsWire 5 is really great.
Just deleted Overcast.
I do like having my Emacs config as a org file, but it starts slower.
I have re-written my Emacs config to be a org file
I think we’re at a point where Apple need to figure out a way to allow any kind of software in their App stores if I’m going to take them seriously
An interesting change after I removed most of my podcast subscriptions is that I almost never listen to them when they show up
I think Bootstrap is one of the most important web open source projects in a long time. There are many issues with it, but having something that give what you need to get a web app up and running that looks fine is awesome. And after having built countless apps with it, it is still the thing I go with until I have the time to see if I want to design something myself.
When I see people complain about how bad OOP is, i always agree with them, but have a minor disagreement with their conclusion. OOP code can be horrible, but if you follow design patterns and SOLID principles you can make all of it really enjoyable and easy. But it requires you to follow them, write tests and not taking shortcuts.
I feel so old right now. Just had to cave and increase the size of everything on my 27” screen.
Just completed Inside, because @furstenberg. Wow that got weird at the end.
If you, like me write C# in Emacs or VIM or something else that use omnisharp-roslyn and require you to install it for yourself, and it doesn’t work or is a little bit funky, it usually solves everything to download the latest release.
If you’re sick of trying to get cron to work on recent versions of OS X https://wiki.hjertnes.blog/osx-cron/
I’ve only been messing around with SwiftUI for 5 minutes, but this makes a lot more sense to me than the whole Storyboards or the XIB shit before it.
Is Swift UI iOS only?
Watching the 90’s Classic Hackers with Ingri, and she don’t appreciate it
To avoid posting random org stuff to microblog I’ve extended my little microblog emacs function to export from org to md before posting. You can check it out here.
You need to copy the microblog function and the get-password function; then you need to make sure you have request installed; make sure you also include the first line in the file. Finally you need to add a line to your .authinfo file like this: “machine microblog login USERNAME password TOKEN port 80” just replace USERNAME and TOKEN.
The reason I want to do a lot of stuff in emacs that seems dumb to most people, like reading email or the two rabbit holes I just went into: browsing the web and reading rss is simple:
I’ve been adding a lot of emacs pages to my [[https://wiki.hjertnes.blog][lately]]
Welcome to Two Headed Girl, a new show about gender, mental illness, and all sorts of transitions made by a couple of married weirdos trying to figure themselves out.
The first podcast I’m excited about un a long time
I’d be perfectly happy by dying without being exposed to something called the Kardashian’s. And I though the Osborne’s was the dumbest to ever be sent on tv
I’m interested in seeing if the power dynamics between design and the rest of Apple will change affer Ive
Every subscription service should have a retry now / renew now button.
Yay! Thanks @burk
You need to use something else than Chrome if you care about a independent web: Why you need to give Firefox a chance - DEV Community 👩💻👨💻
I’m not as negative, after they replaced most of the hardware in my MacBook and it came with one of the newer versions of the keyboard. It’s not great, but more less as good as most laptop keyboards. And if they fix the reliability issues with them I’d not classify them as useless.
There are more “feedback” when you type and that means it feels better. But the main thing I notice is that it works better for me. With the old ones I had a lot of issues with the shift key not reliably registering. It’s not a faulty hardware thing but more that the hardware don’t work with where and how hard I pressed down.
The moment when you say fuck it and delete the library folder from your backup while setting up your Mac
I’m not sure if what ever comes after nvalt matters when we have Drafts for OS X
One of my favorite weird social situation is when two groups walking in opposite directions on a train looking for a seat meet each other slowly realizing they’ll have to stand or sit next to some stranger
The new gitkraken is awesome
Oh great Facebook and cryptocurrency are two things I don’t give a shit about. Now they’re conveniently packed together in a sexy package in a constant stream of boring posts until the turd launches in 2020
I’m buying no matter what it is , if Firefox launches a premium service. It’s a great thing for the internet to make sure Mozilla are sustainable without income from those assholes in Mountain View
Handed in my MacBook Escape for repair a week and a half ago on what looked like a drive problem, the result is that everything inside it will be replaced for free and I get to keep my stickers this time.
Apple got to have lost a good chunk of money on this purchase. I’ve already gotten a replacement unit back in early 2017 a few months after I bought it. And now they replace everything except the chassis and screen.
If you want great performance, you need the skill and patience to do it right, but there is no way to get arround that fact that you need to work with your database directly and redis directly. This is one the other hand the kind of performance that doesn’t matter that much in most situations
After taking a pause from the Apple Watch, I’ve only come across one thing that I really miss: being able to control playback from my watch. I should just get used to doing it from my DAC
It’s so weird when humans have what I consider to be a dog name
I did something radical about an hour ago, I took off my Apple Watch and put it away, before I found my old Seiko Quartz watch (featuring Saphire glass and titanium body; making it super light and scratch resistant), spent like 5 minutes fixing the date and the time before I put it on.
This might last a long time or not so much, only time can tell.
But the reason I did this is because at this point I see no value in using a Apple Watch, except for telling the time. And my Seiko can do that perfectly fine wihtout having to charge it.
In the past the Apple Watch had a very important role in motivating me to move more etc. But at this point not so much. It just collects data that I don’t use for anything. I’ve been feeling that I have been leaning a lot more on the health stuff as a proof of me doing good, rather than it enabling me to do more.
I’m not sure where this will go, but one of goals this year is to do all the heavy lifting to eventually get healthy. Getting into a solid yoga routine is one part of it, another part is to get a better relationship to food and eat better. But I probably don’t need to move more, if I can fix the two other things. *
New episode of Hardcore History Addendum today
This is where I first heard about Dr. John: Dr. John - Such a Night - YouTube, the first of too many times to count I watched The Last Waltz
I have written some version of this many times: Micro.blog have broken social media for me. I find it all very stressful and not enjoyable in any way. All the same feelings come up no matter if I check out Twitter or something like Mastadon. But I decided to take a look at Pixelfed, and that was the same infuriating experience that all federated social stuff are.
You go to their website, it looks good, then you click to join, and have to decide what list of servers you want to check out. Then you meet a ugly table with no context at all where you only see some domain and how many users. Without any more information. I just scrolled up and down until I found what looked like the offical one, clicked on that and new registrations was closed.
Then I rage quit and told myself I’d never take a look at any federated social network again.
I don’t think mastadon or any of that junk is that different from twitter. All the same problems are there. It is all instant. While Micro.blog is based on RSS, that means that it will be slower than anything that writes to an database that again are streamed out to clients. Becuase something has to crawl the feeds every X, and parse them etc. I think this slowness is what makes Micro.blog unique, in addition to everything is a proper blog. This slowness serves as cooldown mechanism. You don’t see the kind of super rapid stream of messages I’ve seen on all other social networks.
I did a full review of my 1Password database today. Deleted some old stuff, changed some duplicate passwords, updated some compromised passwords and added two factor authentication to all the stuff 1Password suggested. And I also moved all the work stuff to a seperate vault.
After using 1Password for close to 10 years, I think that the main value today ins’t the password management itself, but rather the analysis they do to show you things you should do differently; like duplicate, weak or compromised password.
SwiftUI looks interesting
What the hell is a “influencer”?
I’ve been re-organizing my homescreen today.
I’m not sure why but those bitcoin/blockchain morons really annoy me
When you are about to watch endgame and a trailer for a future marvel movie spoil the movie you’re about to watch 😂🤦♀️
Been coding C# in emacs all day, and I’m perfectly happy with it after some recent discoveries like fix-usings
I was poking around in omnisharp-emacs an hour or so ago, and found something interesting: M-x omnisharp-fix-usings. Omnisharp-emacs is a emacs package that enable you to do real .NET Core development using emacs (it might work with framework too, I’m not sure). It has code completion, shows warnings etc. Kind of like an IDE. It uses the same backend (omnisharp-roslyn) as VS Code, and most other editors use.
What the fix-usings function does is that it removes unused usings (import statements) and adds missing ones. This might be the last thing missing for me to do closer to everything in emacs at work. There will still be stuff, like legacy code bases or debugging. But I’m getting there
WWDC is around the corner and I don’t give a shit
ace-window is my current favourite newish emacs packages
There have been a lot of postive reviews and talk about Reeder 4 lately. And I do not like it. I prefer Unread and if that would not be an option I’d prefer something that looks a little bit less designed like ReadKit.
Updated my now page yesterday. now
The newest member of the family: Molly
New travel mug
Just inked up my Pilot Metal Falcon. Pens with flexible or really soft nibs are awesome.
The most annoying thing about books with bible in the title is blog posts with way too good seo about what the Bible has to say about the subject shows up before amazon
What the fuck is a influencer?
It really bothers me when people write MarkDown or SquareSpace
I think Microsoft just killed .NET Framework 🥳
I can’t believe my dumb comment about the expanse is still on the front page of MB
When I see people comparing Go and Java or .NET I think they’re missing the point. Yes you can write faster services in Go if you really know what you’re doing. I think most developers will get better results from .NET or Java because it’s more forgiving. But that forgiveness has its cost in pure performance if you have the time and skills to take advantage of that
It’s weird how different it is to change inks in fountain pens, some are really easy while others take a really long time before the new inks look right
New ink today: www.penaddict.com/shop/fire…
Sed is very powerful but really weird when you’re used to modern regular expressions
For all the C# fans who prefer to use OSX out there (probably just me and @furstenberg): the latest version of Rider supports generating test coverage on Linux and OS X.
How long will Tumblr last?
I think I’m beyond the point of no return with emacs
Watching the emoji movie and I love it
The Netflix and chill of podcast apps?
Started tracking sleep again, turns out I sleep surprisingly little
I’d love a watch face on my Apple Watch that was just a grid of apps
The Boeing disaster shows you what happens when you try to do something that usually takes at least a certain amount of time and push people really hard from a position of power to do it in a fraction of that time.
I’ve seen the same thing so many times in software projects, the consequences can’t be compared, but still shortcuts always bites you in the ass or blows up under you
As a former coffee snob it really drives me nuts and takes all of the self control in the world to not start a rant when people talk about how excellent French press coffee is
I was reading Elements of Clojure by Zachary Tellman [Leanpub PDF/iPad/Kindle] for the fifth time or something last night. It’s a great book, and I think everyone doing any kind of coding should read it. But every time I get annoyed when I read someone write about really influential philosophers like Frege or Wittgenstein as some logician or philosopher
I just read this: Learn perl6 in Y Minutes. And I think there are some interesting ideas in Perl 6. I see a lot of lisp and clojure in everything but syntax here. For everyone wondering why I care about this, the influence Perl had is hard to explain.
I think everyone not watching Game of thrones at work, here in Europe broke HBO
Mario + Rabbids is one weird game
Started a five year journal today.
Ingri: What band is that supposed to be? (Watching a ad for The Dirt) Me: Mötley Crue Ingri: Who? Me: What?! You don’t know who Mötley Crue is?!
When your better half are using a Qi charger like this 😑
When I complain about Windows (and a lot of other stuff) it doesn’t mean it’s bad, just that I don’t like it.
Because at least one person enjoyed my post about missing my Mac at work, I’m going to write about the things I think works better on my Mac, and why.
Managing network settings. This is not easy on any operating system, and I don’t think most users will understand more than picking the correct WiFi network.
When I open it on my Mac it’s fairly simple and one button and I can see everything I’d ever need to fix or debug something. In windows on the other hand I’m met with this wall of stuff, where it looks like some comité have tried to make it less technical without making it better for anyone.
Unless you can make it easier for someone, don’t make stuff less technical just because someone told you to do that.
I’ll write more about this at some point. But some thoughts about Powershell after being “forced” to use it at work. It is great for writing powerful scripts like a normal program. Makes a lot more sense in this regard than most shells. But I think it’s horrible as a shell.
I think Facebook just proved Senator Warren’s point
I just deleted my lightroom catalog
I feel a lot better after not listening to any tech podcasts
My mum had to let our family dog of 11 years go yesterday.
Tom Waits didn’t want to grow up, Nemi never did.
Peter Porker 😂
Testing out a new lightning to headphone dongle; the one from belkin with a mini jack and a lightning port for charging. I prefer it to the apple one, even though it’s a lot larger, the main thing for me is the charging, but also that the cable isn’t so thin that it can break at any point
After eight years of consuming all the podcasts I could find, I’ve deleted almost all of my subscriptions, and I enjoy primarily listening to other stuff like music and audiobooks; and spending more time watching movies and shows.
Twitter waited for too long and they don’t have a Churchill among their friends
The only things in redux you have to use is at least one reducer and pass it or them (with combine reducers) to createStore. How you subscribe, what to and how you pass events is up to you
Because of how much easier it is to manage a lot of projects in Emacs than anything else one of my goals of 2019 is to get into a workflow of using it as much as possible at work.
I’m going to try to not use Visual Studio at all at least until the end of the month and maybe longer if it works out.
When you realize you’re wearing a DF t-shirt and a DF hoodie
Me: What? Are there a Tinder app for the AppleTV? Ingri: What the ….?
There are many reasons to why I think Rider is a lot better than Visual Studio; like it starting much faster, being faster in general on most larger projects. But the killer feature is the C# REPL.
When you have to watch what’s going on, but too lazy
Quiche aka Chicago style pizza
New Year, new task management system; or kind of.
“Unix is unique in that it wasn’t designed as a commercial operating system meant to run application programs, but as a hacker’s toolset, by and for programmers.” from “Unix Power Tools” by Shelley Powers, Mike Loukides, Jerry Peek, Tim O’Reilly
Why do countries bother to expel and deport people?
The Walt Mossberg leaving Facebook thing would be a lot more interesting if he deleted his accounts and not just removed apps and deactivated them.
The latest TestFlight of iSH runs emacs
I’m not a fan of Gutenberg or any of the similar editors in Medium and Squarespace because what I want from a blogging interface is just a area to paste my Markdown. But I also think it is a must to introduce it for Wordpress to remain relevant.
I have two nice monitors at work, nothing to complain about. But I don’t love it like my 27” 4k USB-C monitor at home.
Some people prefer multiple monitors, while I prefer having a single large one.
Fellow commuters: if you get pissed off by the train having to delay continuing for ten minutes you need to calm the fuck down.
I think bears are onto something about sleeping through the winter
Anyone else playing Let’s go Pikachu or lets go evee?
When you buy a beer called Elvis Juice
That moment when you find something cool you’d like to subscribe to, but can’t because the only options are Facebook and Instagram
The moment when you hear about a blog on a podcast, and want to check it out, but realise that have been subscribed to it for years but have never heard anyone pronounce its name before.
I have become one of the people with Emacs keybindings in Visual Studio and Code…
Some guy pushes himself past me and 20 others people standing on the train to look for a place to sit. Do he think we’re standing here for fun?!?
Now that my life is a little bit more “sane”, I’m going to move back to Org-mode from OmniFocus.
Thanks, I know, I’m on that train.
How does IE use more memory than Visual Studio?