• My blogging has slowed down lately, mainly because I’m not finding anything in the news that moves me to comment. Perhaps it’s time to step back and write more personal pieces.

  • Mixmaster Morris - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 63 minute mix of just about every version of the song ever recorded. Not many songs make me emotional, but this is definitely one. β€οΈπŸŽ™πŸ’—πŸŽΌπŸ˜πŸ₯²

  • I don’t make use of the synching features of Vivaldi on the Mac, but the default persona icon was sat on the toolbar, so I decided to customise it. :) Makes me chuckle.

  • Considering giving the new Firefox a try, but at this point it’ll take a lot to make me switch from Vivaldi.

  • I just got an email offering me the opportunity to buy NFTs of original hand-drawn artwork from a game I supported on Kickstarter years ago, from someone claiming they have the rights to said artwork.

    I binned it, after unsubscribing from their mailing list.

  • Just a heads-up to WordPress users who’ve added IndieWeb to their sites - the IndieAuth plugin was updated recently, and has started giving an authorisation failure warning in Site Health Check. There’s a couple of open issues raised already on GitHub.

  • Slept better last night, where better means I woke up once and was able to get back to sleep again. But I feel like im getting less deep sleep despite overall sleeping for longer these days.

  • Had my first full-on nightmare in quite a while last night β€” people entering our house and attacking myself and my mother with knives. 😱😰😬😳 Did not need that! Eventually got back to sleep, ended up oversleeping, feel like crud. πŸ’©

  • I made my desktop browser pink, because reasons. :D

  • I just switched back to Overcast for my podcasts, after becoming more and more annoyed at Apple’s own app. I’ll post a full blog post soon about those annoyances.

  • It’s Ibuprofen O’Clock. πŸ’ŠπŸš°

  • Dev surprised his perfect vim/tmux/bash/xmonad setup doesn’t alleviate existential crisis

    Substitute Emacs for Vim, and that sounds an awful lot like our @jack

  • I’ve been having fun playing Townscaper, building little (and not-so-little) buildings on water. πŸ—πŸ πŸŒŠπŸ¦

  • This week has been the first time in years that I’ve felt mentally and physically ‘okay’. No niggling health issues, no black clouds in my mind. That’s something to celebrate. :) But now I need to put the work in to stop myself sliding backwards.

  • The Wired website really knows how to give me typographer eye-twitch. They’ve tried to be clever and reduce the letter spacing in their headline, but apparently didn’t think to test it with various frequent letter combinations, so first two letters of ‘fix’ have stuck together.

  • Had to turn off the radio β€” can’t face 24–48 hours or ‘reflective’ music just because Prince Philip is dead. (Can you tell I’m not a fan of the Royal Family?)

  • Just had my 2nd Covid-19 vaccine shot. πŸ’‰πŸ’ͺ

  • Yay, brain fog decided to pay me another visit. :(

  • Recent fractal exploration using Frax app on my iPad.

  • First lawn-mowing of the year completed, now having a well-earned rest.

  • Woohoo, 2nd Covid-19 vaccine shot is booked! πŸ’‰πŸ’ͺ

  • Yay, IDG decided to revamp the Macworld website. Sadly, that also means they changed the (still singular) RSS feed address, so I’ve had to update Inoreader, then add in the filter for just the posts by The Macalope. On the plus side, at least they still have an RSS feed.

  • I’ve reinstalled the Micro.blog app on my iPad, solely to get notification of mentions and send occasional short posts.

    In other news, I’m liking GoodTask so far, though I could do without the sound effects.

  • Trying out trial of GoodTask, following a positive review by @ChrisHannah β€” really liking it as a drop-in replacement for Apple’s Calendar and Reminders apps, and I think I’ll be purchasing both the Mac and iOS versions in the near future. :)

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