ux is not optional

Apache OpemMeetings has been released, and just…look at the screenshots on the landing page. That’s just a single example. If all of them looked like this — objectively not good but consistently not good — that might be something. But of course, none of the other screenshots look like this. They’re all awful in completely… Continue reading ux is not optional

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nope, microsoft is still awful

Not to spoil it or anything, but now that my son’s tooth is finally taken care of, I can focus on the important things. Like how much Microsoft Teams sucks. Look, it’s got some good ideas. The integration with the calendar is great. The video calling is as good as I need it to be.… Continue reading nope, microsoft is still awful

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extraction needed

My 8yo went in for a tooth extraction — he couldn’t clean around his braces and one of his baby molars rotted. Turns out he’s too much like me, and the multiple injections of anesthetic he received didn’t completely do the job. Last report I got, he was in tears, refusing to open his mouth… Continue reading extraction needed

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gearing up

My first time trying both the Oasis Portfolio or any Red & Black notebooks.

It occurs to me that the last time I posted an “oh yeah gearing up for this new position” post — a post which is thankfully bitrotted away — that the position in question had a lifetime you could barely measure in days. But I suppose I’m a creature of habit, and so be advised:… Continue reading gearing up

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how is it almost august

Updates from the compound! This morning I’ve learned how to on-line rescan a virtual disk so that the Linux server picks up size changes, re-size the underlying partitions, and also tell the LVM setup to resize so that I can actually use the new capacity I added to the VM three days ago that was… Continue reading how is it almost august

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gotta go fast

Or, in my case, painfully slow. I haven’t actually been outside on a run in years, but I went out this morning. I think I jogged/walked maybe a tenth of a mile? My GPS tracking failed miserably, so I don’t actually know, but for my dilapidated body it was a decent workout. I gotta fix… Continue reading gotta go fast

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kamado diaries

Stayed up until the wee hours of the morning trying to stabilize temp on my big-ol’ Kamado so I can smoke a brisket up all night. I’ve never tried Brisket before, it’s typically pretty expensive and hard to manage, but my brother convinced me to give it a go. Of course the fire died, and… Continue reading kamado diaries

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wrong neighborhood

These geese are patrolling the neighborhood, just waiting to catch the wrong person in their territory. I’m not super street-smart or anything but I know enough to stay in my doorway and not cause these toughs any trouble.

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focus, shifting

So I probably won’t get back to streaming on Twitch anytime soon. I had a good clip going, but it’s hard to keep up sans interest, and when my routine’s been interrupted for so long it’s hard to get back into the swing of it. Streaming only really works if you’ve got folks who are… Continue reading focus, shifting

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streaming / trickling

I’ve been streaming software development stuff for a while now. I started just writing a meaningless Ruby app, but that wasn’t fun for anyone — even me. Then I pivoted to writing a Jackbox-style Jeopardy clone in Phoenix LiveView. Not only does this let me get some more experience in a language I haven’t used,… Continue reading streaming / trickling

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