• 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 — 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. 💉💪

  • 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! 💉💪

  • 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 — 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. :)

  • IDG, the publishers of Macworld, only supply the one RSS feed, so I have to tell Inoreader to filter just The Macalope’s posts. But of course, the imported OPML just has the address for the Macworld homepage, so I’ve had to manually edit that. Dick move, IDG!

  • My blogroll page is now live. :) Still needs some descriptions added, but it’s a start. Pretty pleased with how it turned out.

  • I’ve started the process of synching my OPML list from Inoreader to my self-hosted WordPress blog. It’s a bit Heath-Robinson, but first pass worked. Unfortunately, it has also shown me that I follow a lot of blogs and sites! Some trimming needed. (Also, not viewable yet.)

  • Quick health update — throat is still sore, but at least I managed to get about seven hours of sleep last night. I remain in deficit, however. And I’m very glad our clock haven’t gone forward yet! (That’ll be on the 28th)

  • Follow-up to my most recent post over on my WordPress site — I’ve now switched over to 1Password from LastPass, and it went smoothly apart from needing to do the data import in the 1Password app on Mac. Now to dispose of my LastPass account.

  • FYI, I have Micro.blog set up as a web panel in Vivaldi on the Mac, and can have it open on the left with whatever I’m reading in the main browser window. Works really well, in fact I’m typing this post into it right now! :D

  • Derp, helps if I add the Micro.blog feed here so those three posts show up! :P

  • I also had a separate account for my Second Life avatar Spiffy Voxel for a time last year, but now I’m channeling both my Real Life and Second Life blogging through this account.

  • This is actually my 3rd time around with Micro.blog – first was as a Kickstarter backer, second was from late 2018 to early 2020, and I started this one end of 2020.

  • I’ve decided to reactivate my Micro.blog hosting – partly so I can mention folks here and point to useful posts, but mainly because it’s my way to giving back to this place. :)

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