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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boiled veg water

I had half a bag of frozen kitchen scraps, too much celery to reasonably eat, some carrots that were on their last legs, and some forgotten garlic cloves that weren’t going to get used. So, I plonked it all in my biggest stockpot — that conveniently had the built-in strainer — and covered it with… Continue reading boiled veg water

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covid birthdays

Earlier this year, my wife had her birthday. We celebrated as best we could — made a homemade cake, from scratch, with the kids. None of us had ever done that before! And presents were left on our porch by kind family members, which always helps. Later in the year my youngest son had his… Continue reading covid birthdays

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flavortown.tech

This morning I launched flavortown.tech, a discussion forum for Columbus OH tech folks. Or Central Ohio tech folks. Or Ohio tech folks. I’m tired of every single user group only having a Slack. Realtime chat is not the best way to build a community. Some of the Slack teams I’m on I can’t even follow… Continue reading flavortown.tech

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why do i still listen

NPR has someone on Morning Edition, I didn’t hear who, who has a “wonderful plan” for dealing with Confederate statues in the United States: leave them up, just with placards that tell us “the cause this person fought for was wrong.” Why the hell I turn NPR on still is beyond me. The interviewer, to… Continue reading why do i still listen

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fif. teen.

My eldest son is playing ChaseCraft on his iPad. It’s an infinite runner by the Unspeakable folks. My kid’s really into their stuff — mostly Minecraft streaming — and they seem to keep it clean enough that I don’t have a problem with them. But wow, this game is up there with the trashiest mobile… Continue reading fif. teen.

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black lives matter

I posted this to an awful social media site earlier, because it’s the kind of place where people who need to read it will read it. I don’t log onto Facebook very often anymore, because I don’t like contributing to platforms run by amoral manchild billionaires. I’ve seen posts from folks I respect — family,… Continue reading black lives matter

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we must be brave

Look if you haven’t watched SHE-RA AND THE PRINCESSES OF POWER on Netflix, just go do that. It’s five seasons long, the last of which was only recently released, and it’s now done. I sincerely wish it weren’t. What else are you doing with your time? You can skip a sourdough loaf just once. Need… Continue reading we must be brave

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