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Mar 4, 2024: We recently got an Aranet4. It’s quite eye opening when you dive into CO2 levels and begin to understand what they mean.

Mar 4, 2024: Tiny Theme 2.6 just pushed out. Includes 4 new microhooks and a couple of minor bug fixes.

Mar 3, 2024: She’s back at it. Getting the garden back under controller for this year.

Mar 2, 2024: Our local library system is switching from Overdrive to cloudLibrary and I don’t think there’s a single redeeming reason for the move.

Mar 1, 2024: I am building a Testimonial/Review page for Tiny Theme. If you’d like to contribute, you can drop a testimonial or a link to a review in the replies …

Mar 1, 2024: Tiny Theme 2.5 was just pushed out with more microhooks. Alongside the update is a new site with improved documentation, tutorials, and examples (more …

Feb 29, 2024: My perfect e-reader setup is a Kobo Libra 2 with folio case, Bookerly font, and Overdrive connection.

Feb 27, 2024: It’s @Kalena’s birthday!

Feb 27, 2024: My current lock and Home Screen. Went back to a lot off the defaults/basics.

Feb 21, 2024: German Chocolate Cake is named after an American named Samuel German. 🤯

Feb 21, 2024: A Child Theme for Tiny Tiny Theme comes fully designed out-of-the-box, but many people like to tweak things here and there. Perhaps you want to add a background or increase …

Feb 21, 2024: The new Apple Sports app looks promising. I don’t think there is a single quality scores app that focuses on, ya know, scores. They all try to …

Feb 20, 2024: As @vincent’s Tinylytics crossed the 2 million hits tracked milestone, my little site passed the 20,000 hits (tracked by Tinylytics) milestone.

Feb 18, 2024: My Top 10 Historical Fiction Novels In mostly no particular order. As you can tell, I lean towards WWII, but there are a few exceptions. The Nightingale (my favorite) The Winds of War …

Feb 18, 2024: Due to being a parent and the various activities my kids are involved in, I’ve recent had to reactive my Facebook account and sign up for GroupMe. …

Feb 17, 2024: Not all cool watches have to cost an arm and a leg. I love my Casio Wave Ceptor.

Feb 14, 2024: What watch are you wearing today? For me, it’s a Seiko King Samurai with white dial.

Feb 14, 2024: Version 2.4 of Tiny Theme was just pushed out and adds new Microhooks, including the most powerful one yet. With microhook-uncss, you can enable a …

Feb 13, 2024: If anyone has enjoyed Tiny Theme, here are two ways you can express your gratitude (one and two). 😉

Feb 13, 2024: Since @manton just announced the new notes feature of Micro.blog, I had to give it a quick test run. And of course, I had to add a little Tiny Theme …

Feb 13, 2024: Tiny Theme for Micro.blog has been updated to version 2.3 with even more Microhooks and a tweak to Category Pages.

Feb 6, 2024: I did some basic CSS customizations to Kagi that make a big difference in my opinion. If you’re using Kagi, have you made any changes? Seems …

Feb 6, 2024: ICYMI, Tiny Theme now includes Microhooks. This is a brand new way to customize a Micro.blog theme! And it’s still improving. Thanks to input …

Feb 3, 2024: I’ve been a faithful Safari user for years, but I’m giving Arc Browser and Orion a spin. A main reason is better integration of Kagi. So …

Feb 2, 2024: New - Tiny Theme 2.0 with Microhooks I’ve been very happy with the success and development of Tiny Theme since its inception. However, there has always been one big obstacle …

Feb 2, 2024: Teaser: An update to Tiny Theme with a major new feature is almost complete. Hoping to get it out today. It’ll be a big deal for those of you …

Jan 30, 2024: I just backed Project Tapestry from the Iconfactory. You should too!

Jan 29, 2024: I’m a big reader and need some recommendations. In the mood for Mystery or Historical Fiction. If you need a recommendation: The Nightingale by …

Jan 1, 2024: 2023 was a great year. On to ‘24!

Dec 28, 2023: A few have asked, so answering publicly: Yes, I plan to add Bluesky replies support to Tiny Theme.

Dec 22, 2023: Due to travel & other family obligations, we did our immediate family Christmas today. It’s so much fun seeing the kids’ faces light …

Dec 19, 2023: Ohhh. CSS :has() is now supported everywhere. This opens up so many possibilities for theme developers on Micro.blog. (cc @manton)

Dec 12, 2023: On our recent family trip, my dad brought the new Uno: Show ‘em No Mercy game (he got lucky to find one). It’s a lot of fun, and a highly recommend …

Dec 12, 2023: I’m working on a dev version of Tiny Theme. Here’s what I know: Unstyled Support for native micro.blog features No built-in plugin support …

Dec 11, 2023: Items for sale (will ship): iPad Mini 6, TRM Neutron 2.0, Maratac LEP Cosmos, Eero 6 (3-pack), Ecobee Camera, Logitech Circle (Homekit version). Let …

Dec 11, 2023: My wife and I just went under contract on a potential investment/rental property. It’s a new venture for us, so hopefully we can work out the …

Dec 7, 2023: Reactivated my Mastodon account. Follow me there if that’s your thing.

Dec 6, 2023: Another day of extended-family vacation.

Dec 6, 2023: Anyone looking to sell (or donate to 501c3 charity) an iPad Pro 12.9” (5th or 6th gen)?

Dec 5, 2023: Vaca fun.

Dec 1, 2023: Investing in a Synology has been one of the best tech decisions I’ve made in a long time. I currently have it running Plex (with a host of supporting …

Nov 28, 2023: Default Apps for 2023

There have been a bunch of “what apps am I using?” blog posts recently, inspired by an episode of Hemispheric Views. Robb Knight has a page with links …

Nov 17, 2023: If you’re in the market for some extra disk space, this is a great deal on an 18TB drive. Use it as is or shuck it.

Nov 13, 2023: I’ve been going down the rabbit hole of setting up my own little homelab/server. So far, I’ve been able to successfully roll out my own …

Nov 1, 2023: I’m going down the Synology rabbit hole. Ordered a DS423+ with 2 Toshiba N300 10TB drives to start with. I’ve also got some additional RAM …

Nov 1, 2023: Field trip day for the kids. Art and Science Museum.

Oct 28, 2023: Heading back to Broken Bow with some extended family in about 5 weeks.

Oct 27, 2023: As an EDC type, I’m generally not a fan of multi-tools. But the Leatherman Arc looks perfect.

Oct 26, 2023: Anyone using any combination of Plex, Channels, PlayOn, or other variations? Any strategies you use, specifically for streaming shows?

Oct 25, 2023: I’m considering releasing a Developer/Designer version of Tiny Theme (Tiniest Theme?) if there’s enough interest. It would be pretty bare …

Oct 25, 2023: Recent updates to Tiny Theme (1.8.7) include: Improved Syntax Styling Improved Pagination Config Support for Reply on Mastodon Added simpler version …

Oct 24, 2023: Recent kitchen time.

Oct 20, 2023: What’s a good bike for casual use? Basic exercise, family rides, etc. I’m not looking to break the budget, just something reasonable. I’m 6’3” (191 …

Oct 20, 2023: Tiny Theme now has built-in support (design/layout) for @otaviocc’s Reply on Mastodon plugin. Just install the plugin and roll. Report any …

Oct 13, 2023: If anyone stumbles upon the Uno: Show ’em No Mercy game (probably only at Walmart) and would ship it to me, I’d cover all the costs. My …

Oct 5, 2023: Yard work in Louisiana.

Sep 30, 2023: After testing out ≈ 10-12 iPhone 15 Pro Max cases from companies like Apple, Spigen, Nomad, Torras, Totallee, and others…I finally landed on my …

Sep 27, 2023: Ronald Acuña. 40/70. Special.

Sep 26, 2023: I need a bookmark manager:. Simple, cross-platform (Mac, iOS, browser) Not just read-it-later No (or limited) social aspects Simple organization …

Sep 24, 2023: I’m rolling with a simple “Quick Note” shortcut for my iPhone action button right now. Anyone else do something different?

Sep 24, 2023: I’m selling a few things this week. Let me know if interested. iPad Air (64GB Wifi, current gen, blue) w Smart Folio - $375 Kindle Oasis (8GB …

Sep 24, 2023: So far I’ve tried the Apple FineWoven case (meh), Spigen Thin something something (cheap), Nomad leather (weak MagSafe magnets). Next up is a Peak …

Sep 22, 2023: If you use Tiny and Tinylytics, you can now add a list of coutries’ flags where visits have originated to your site. The plugin update has been …

Sep 18, 2023: I ended up ordering a Spigen MagSafe case (thinnest one they had) & a Nomad Horween Leather case for the iPhone 15 Pro Max. I wanted to grab a …

Sep 16, 2023: For years, I’ve used Apple leather cases. With it being discontinued, I don’t know what to get for my new phone. Not looking for Speck, Otterbox, …

Sep 11, 2023: I believe I have Tiny Theme ready for Hugo 0.117, although I’m holding off on officially claiming that. If anyone want to give it a test and let …

Sep 8, 2023: It’s been a busy 2-3 weeks. I should be able to dive back into some Tiny Theme development next week. Let me know if you have any feature requests, …

Sep 3, 2023: We just got 10 mins of rain for the first time in a month. That’s beyond unusual for Louisiana.

Aug 29, 2023: Following in @sod’s footsteps, I’ve started a little OpenGraph work to potentially make building Micro.blog themes a little bit easier. …

Aug 28, 2023: Wow. The fact that a couple fans were able to get to Ronald Acuña Jr. on the field in the middle of a game and get him to the ground is scary. Glad …

Aug 28, 2023: Any suggestions for the dumbest smart thermostat available? I want HomeKit support and the ability to set thermostat when away. I don’t need anything …

Aug 26, 2023: I wasn’t using Mastodon much, so I redirected my standalone account to the Micro.blog-Mastodon-Compatible one. One less social network to check. …

Aug 26, 2023: Finally back home after a long road trip. Had some ups and downs (typical for a road trip with kids), but overall it was a success. The highlights …

Aug 23, 2023: This week it’s beach time. Starting off the early day (thanks, kids) on the porch with the wife.

Aug 23, 2023: Last week, we spent a couple days in Atlanta and caught 2 Braves games.

Aug 15, 2023: We’re leaving on a family road trip this weekend. Louisiana → Alabama (1nt) → Georgia (2nt) → Florida (4nt) → Louisiana. We’ll be catching …

Aug 14, 2023: Our reading and note-taking and calendering and writing and blogging and relaxing nook.

Aug 10, 2023: Just the thought of doing yard work in 110º (feels like) weather is miserable. But it has to be done. We tackle it again tomorrow. At least we are …

Aug 9, 2023: The Maui (specifically Lahaina) news is awful. As someone who has visited a few times (including our honeymoon), it definitely hits hard. A lot of …

Aug 9, 2023: When the hot glue fights back.

Aug 8, 2023: I’m sure a good financial strategist would’ve had this in place way before now, but better late than never. If Tiny Theme has added any …

Aug 8, 2023: A New Plugin for Tiny Theme: Adaptive Photo Layout When I first created Tiny Theme, I knew I wanted to allow users to create posts with more than a handful of images. While technically possible from …

Aug 2, 2023: Inspired by some posts by @annie, I decided to add my own Bookmarks page.

Aug 1, 2023: Here’s a preview of a new Tiny Theme plugin I’m developing. On any post/page, add a magazine style gallery of images (great on desktop). …

Aug 1, 2023: Her first time ice skating.

Jul 31, 2023: Seeing a few conversations about enabling the Replies page on Micro.blog made me want to dive in and optimize it a bit more for Tiny Theme. I added a …

Jul 28, 2023: Tinylytics by @vincent has already become a must have for micro.blog users. It’s so simple and useful. Plus, he gives shoutouts to guys like …

Jul 27, 2023: Creating a Custom Branded File Sharing Service for Free

I had a first-world file sharing dilemma. I wanted to be able to simply share files with others that didn’t require a convoluted process. I …

Jul 26, 2023: Anyone use Supply.co or OneBlade for shaving? Thoughts?

Jul 26, 2023: Here’s a small project I just completed. I’m using a free file sharing app with a free file sharing service with a free URL shortening …

Jul 25, 2023: Hey, podcast people. If I wanted to record a podcast with multiple people in separate locations when both/all would only have access to an iPhone, how …

Jul 25, 2023: Looks like the Arc Browser is now available without a waiting list. I don’t use it as my default browser, but I could see it replacing Chrome …

Jul 24, 2023: Today I learned that a DMARC quarantine/reject policy doesn’t play nice with Gmail (Google Workspace, in this case) aliases. The process of …

Jul 24, 2023: So is it X but also Twitter? Or do they have that worked out yet?

Jul 22, 2023: Today’s front yard view.

Jul 19, 2023: Having a little fun with Tinylytics (by @vincent) on my blog today.

Jul 19, 2023: Introducing Font Choices for Tiny Theme When I started developing Tiny Theme, I set out with goals of (1) accomplishing everything without scripts, (2) make it as light as possible, and (3) …

Jul 18, 2023: If you use Tiny Theme on Micro.blog, consider hitting the Kudos button at the bottom of the landing page. Thanks!

Jul 18, 2023: What Markdown/HTML will be displayed in the Micro.blog timeline? Bold, Italics, Links, inline code. I know about lists and images. What am I missing …

Jul 18, 2023: Following in @jarrod’s footsteps, here’s an extra Bluesky invite for anyone who needs: bsky-social-czw33-u5vyf

Jul 17, 2023: I’ve been using Libby/Kindle for reading for a few years now, but lately it seems it’s becoming more and more popular. Previously, I …

Jul 17, 2023: Tiny Theme + Tinylytics Update: I just pushed an update to Tiny Theme AND the Tinylytics for Tiny plugin that enables the new uptime stat. Use a …

Jul 16, 2023: Mastodon: Twitter killer that’s hard for normals to understand. Bluesky: Twitter killer that’s slow to dev & hard to join. Threads: Twitter killer …

Jul 14, 2023: I’ve been serving on a Jury everyday this week. It was a fun experience (in between the boring minutia), but I’m glad it’s finally …

Jul 10, 2023: 👩🏻‍⚖️ Jury Duty day one ended with a whimper. No selections, only a “see you tomorrow morning.” But I did learn what supplies I should bring tomorrow.

Jul 9, 2023: My short post on Nostr and Bluesky Domain Verification got some moderate (a few thousand hits) Hacker News treatment yesterday and today.

Jul 8, 2023: I need some product suggestions: A sling/pack that can be worn crossbody. I’d like it on the small side (2L max). Looking at Bellroy Venture Ready …

Jul 7, 2023: My Favorite Mac Apps and Utilities

As someone who uses a Mac almost every day, there are a quite a few smaller utility-type apps that I frequently use. I decided to make a list, perhaps …

Jul 6, 2023: How to Verify your Domain on Nostr and Bluesky (for Micro.blog users)

Adding domain specific verification to Nostr and changing your Bluesky username to your own domain can be accomplished by creating .well-known text …

Jul 5, 2023: Ahh, there are shareable profile links. Follow me on Threads.

Jul 5, 2023: Find me on Threads (mattslangford).

Jul 4, 2023: July 4th Family Day.

Jul 2, 2023: Tiny theme has been updated and a new Tinylytics for Tiny plugin is now available. You can easily add site statistics, a hit counter, and a kudos …

Jul 1, 2023: I can’t say enough about how great Tinylytics is. @vincent’s done some amazing work! With his help, I’ve been able to add support …

Jun 30, 2023: Seems like as good a time as any to do yard work. Here goes nothing. 🔥

Jun 29, 2023: I just updated Tiny Theme to lay the groundwork for a couple new features coming soon. Coupled with that is an update to the Summary Posts plugin for …

Jun 29, 2023: I love it when Github goes down in the middle of a big push.

Jun 28, 2023: I’ve been migrating email providers this week for the organization where I work. Domains and DNS and DKIM and Routing and Migrations and …

Jun 24, 2023: I’ve been on a great run of books lately. Cloud Cuckoo Land. The Lincoln Highway. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow. The Last Thing He Told Me. Now …

Jun 24, 2023: My son (6) woke up with a plan today. Make muffins with mom, go to a nearby town (40 min drive) to eat poboys, hit a couple shops, return in time to …

Jun 21, 2023: I really want to like Readwise Reader, but I just can’t get there. It does a lot good but almost nothing perfectly. I’d rather have …

Jun 21, 2023: If you’re interested in adding NIP-05 Verification (Nostr Verified Checkmark) to your domain via Micro.blog, here’s a quick tutorial on …

Jun 20, 2023: There’s a new update for Tiny Theme that adds one of the most requested features. There’s now a separate plugin available that will enable …

Jun 16, 2023: The latest Tiny Theme for Micro.blog update includes bug fixes for the newsletter template, bigfoot footnotes, and forms in dark mode. Soon, I hope to …

Jun 15, 2023: I’ve added a MacBook Air M1 to my for sale page.

Jun 15, 2023: Any more Tiny Theme users need a Bluesky invite?

Jun 15, 2023: Wife and kids surprised me with an early Father’s Day gift. It’s a winner!

Jun 15, 2023: My Safari Extensions in 2023 Here’s a quick rundown of the Safari Extensions I keep enabled on my devices (iOS, iPadOS, and MacOS). Wipr For ad blocking, many people go with …

Jun 14, 2023: I have accounts on many of the Twitter replacement type services (Mastodon, Bluesky, Nostr), but I haven’t found myself using any of them with …

Jun 10, 2023: I’ve added 3 flashlights and a G-Shock to my for sale page. I’ve also lowered a couple prices. Now’s the time to buy!

Jun 9, 2023: Added a 2017 iPad Pro 10.5” to my for sale page. A lot more stuff coming soon, including a G-Shock GM2100CB-3A if you want to beat the listing.

Jun 9, 2023: What ad blocker (and other Safari extensions) are people using these days?

Jun 8, 2023: I’m beginning the process of selling a few things. The list already has a few things, but more will be added. Lots of Apple stuff will be on there, a …

Jun 8, 2023: Tiny Theme now supports Fathom Analytics (discount through link) with a new plugin. As a bonus, signing up through that link supports further …

Jun 7, 2023: There have already been some really great mods of Tiny Theme, but this one is by far the most thorough I’ve seen to date. @juha went all out and …

Jun 7, 2023: How to Change the Color Scheme in Tiny Theme

I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the number of people who have chosen Tiny Theme for their micro.blog. It is built to be both simple and …

Jun 6, 2023: In the market for a 16" MacBook Pro? Hit me up. Current gen M2, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, 20 battery cycles. Original box, charger. Excellent …

Jun 5, 2023: Also in this update for Tiny Theme is improved styling for the included newsletter theme.

Jun 5, 2023: By far, the most requested feature for Tiny Theme was the ability to easily change the browser theme color. I’ve now added the ability to do …

Jun 2, 2023: Pushed out an update to Tiny Theme today with a few bug fixes and some styling support for @sod’s Search Space plugin. That clears out the …

Jun 2, 2023: I’m currently reading The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles. His novels always have a very distinct style, and this one is no different. I’m …

Jun 1, 2023: Today is our 10 year wedding anniversary. From a blind date to countless trips to lots of laughs to 2 perfect kids and everything in between, it’s …

Jun 1, 2023: If you’re a Tiny Theme user and need a BlueSky invite, let me know.

May 31, 2023: I have a watch (Seiko SSK003) with a scratched crystal. Anyone know of a good place to have the crystal replaced (possibly upgraded)?

May 31, 2023: Well, that was easy. Tiny Theme now includes a matching newsletter template. This requires a Micro.blog Premium subscription. It’s very basic …

May 31, 2023: Looks like newsletters are getting an upgrade on Micro.blog thanks to @manton. For those who use Tiny Theme, a matching newsletter template/styling …

May 30, 2023: I grabbed a new domain (simple redirect) for Tiny Theme for Micro.blog. I’ve been happy with what I’ve seen others do with the theme, so I …

May 29, 2023: Where Have I Been I decided to jump on the trend of listing places visited. For my list, I’m limiting it to locations where I spent meaningful time (ex. no …

May 29, 2023: Another day with family, baseball, trampolines, and the outdoors.

May 29, 2023: A little bit of front yard catch for the girls.

May 24, 2023: A new tree for the yard. Planting in crocs. Being the heavier of the two of us, I ended up doing the digging. To her disappointment.

May 24, 2023: The building next to my office has been testing their fire alarm for two days. So that’s been pleasant.

May 23, 2023: If you have a Drafts Action, a good Shortcut you use, or any other Micro.blog specific automation/script, let me know. Interested to see what’s …

May 21, 2023: Does anyone use a self-hosted (or at least custom domain-ed) image sharing service? Something similar to Imgur, perhaps?

May 20, 2023: What apps are you using for each service? Mine are: Micro.blog: Official App Bluesky: Official App & Ivory Mastodon: Ivory Reddit: Official App

May 18, 2023: She could spend her entire lifetime in a backyard garden. It is, without a doubt, something that “sparks joy.” I’m thinking it’s time to add some more …

May 18, 2023: A Blue Bell and Dr. Pepper collab? Be still, my Texan heart.

May 18, 2023: I’m going to push out an update to the Tiny Theme for Micro.blog today that adds a few features. First, all posts (in the feed and on individual …

May 14, 2023: Happy Mother’s Day to these two.

May 13, 2023: Any watch lovers out there? I’m selling a Seiko 5 GMT SSK003 for $325 shipped US. It does have a scratch on the crystal (can live with it, buff it, or …

May 13, 2023: A friend of mine has been sharing photos from their trip to Isla Mujeres which reminded me of when we went 9 years ago. I think it’s time we go back!

May 12, 2023: I’ve updated Tiny Theme for Micro.blog with a few quick changes & bug fixes. Improved blockquotes, fixed horizontal scroll bug, added …

May 11, 2023: Introducing the Tiny Theme for Micro.blog Recently, I’ve been working on a new theme for Micro.blog for my personal use. Others have expressed interest in using it on their site, so I …

May 10, 2023: I have a few things to finish, but my custom Micro.blog theme is nearly complete (see my blog). It has no added scripts, is fully responsive, the only …

May 5, 2023: I’m getting close to wrapping up a simple theme design for Micro.blog (as seen on my blog). I need to tie off a few loose ends and work through …

May 3, 2023: First game of the year!

Apr 30, 2023: Watching my son’s tee ball game during some absolutely perfect weather today.

Apr 27, 2023: Spent a good portion of the day reprogramming non-smart door locks at our office. So that was fun.

Apr 26, 2023: For the third time, I’m returning to Micro.blog. I know, I know, indecisive, always chasing, can’t make up my mind. But perhaps it’s …

Jan 26, 2023: I need a teleprompter app for iOS that supports: Custom font face, size, & color Custom bg color Custom scroll speed Presentation Remote Support …

Jan 26, 2023: Alright, had to rethink things again. Here is where I’ve landed for my current home and Lock Screen setup.

Jan 25, 2023: Playing in the rocks in Broken Bow.

Jan 19, 2023: I’m looking for a used iPad Pro 12.9” (with FaceID) with Magic Keyboard if anyone is interested in selling.

Jan 18, 2023: We just completed a long road trip, and one app that I found very valuable was Weather on the Way. Was very beneficial to know what to expect along …

Jan 17, 2023: Finished The Boys From Biloxi (Grisham has always been a comfort read for me) and just started The Lincoln Highway. I loved A Gentlemen in Moscow by …

Jan 15, 2023: We went for a nice family hike in Broken Bow today. Both kids were up for the adventure and handled it like pros.

Jan 14, 2023: We’re staying in a “tiny home” AirBnB for a couple nights. And let me just say, not a fan. Part of the negative is it’s too cold for the kids to play …

Jan 11, 2023: Arkansas BBQ joint.

Jan 11, 2023: Does anyone know of a dash-mount (or portable) CarPlay screen that is not a custom Android device?

Jan 9, 2023: Beginning a long road trip tomorrow with my wife and kids (3 and 6yrs). 4 different AirBnBs in 4 different cities in 4 different states.

Jan 7, 2023: A little family walk to the neighborhood pizza joint.

Jan 6, 2023: Touchscreens in cars are dangerous? Oh. Now, new evidence shows those touchscreens are far less safe and efficient than the old school alternative, according to the findings of Swedish car …

Jan 6, 2023: First chance to get a few minutes of play time with the Fujifilm X100F (the X100V is almost impossible to get).

Jan 5, 2023: After some tweaking, here are my current lock and home screens. I tried the empty Home Screen approach, but it’s just not for me.

Jan 5, 2023: My son saved up enough money to get a Nintendo Switch, and it’s set to arrive today. He woke up early and got dressed so he could meet the UPS man …

Jan 3, 2023: Anyone have a good suggestion for reasonably priced desktop speakers for a Mac Mini that work with the Apple keyboard volume buttons?

Jan 2, 2023: This is hard to process. Praying he’s ok. This stuff isn’t supposed to happen in sports.

Dec 27, 2022: Shot in the dark here. Anyone looking to sell a Fujifilm X100V or Ricoh GR III?

Dec 24, 2022: Annual reminder that your in-laws WiFi password is taped to the bottom of their modem/router combo.

Dec 22, 2022: I’m going to push this until the end of the year, because it’s a crazy deal. Join OMG.lol for $5/yr (no autopay required). Price goes up …

Dec 22, 2022: After a lot of tinkering, I think I’ve managed to create a Drafts/Shortcuts combination that allows me to post everything to Micro.blog from …

Dec 20, 2022: I was 0-2 on tonight’s @ivory@tapbots.social alpha invite party. The struggle is real.

Dec 20, 2022: A Few Thoughts on My Blogging and Social Media Setup Even before the Elon-Runs-Twitter era, I was starting the process of creating a more seamless and less time consuming online strategy. I knew I wanted …

Dec 16, 2022: I’m surprised at the amount of companies telling you “refund is being processed” and “no need to ship it back.” I …

Dec 16, 2022: If you haven’t signed up for OMG.lol, what exactly are you waiting for? I mean, $5/year is more than worth it!

Dec 15, 2022: Mini golf time with the family. Brigsby (6) has been asking to go for a while, and we finally found the time to play a round!

Dec 14, 2022: Scientists Achieve Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough With Blast of 192 Lasers That changed at 1:03 a.m. on Dec. 5 when 192 giant lasers at the laboratory’s National Ignition Facility blasted a small cylinder about the size of a …

Dec 14, 2022: It took a while to update every Apple device I have, but I managed to get through it and enable Advanced Data Protection without issue.

Dec 13, 2022: How physics and a video game trick forever changed the NASCAR Championships Using physics, Ross Chastain floored it during the final turn, scraping the wall and passing 5 cars to advance to the NASCAR championship. Ethan …

Dec 12, 2022: What is your code editor of choice? I’ve been a BBEdit fan for ages.

Dec 9, 2022: You know how movies sometimes have that intimate “downtown” area? We are fortunate to live 1 block from that type of place (still only 15 minutes from …

Dec 8, 2022: How to Show Micro.blog Bookshelf on Any Page If you’re using Micro.blog and the accompanying Bookshelves feature, you can show a book (or selection of books) on any page of your site. Use …

Dec 8, 2022: After going somewhat frequently, it’s now been 4 years since our last trip to Hawaii. Mostly thanks to COVID. I think it’s about time we head back. 📷

Dec 7, 2022: It will be politicized. Some will think it’s a lie or impossible. Despite that, this is a big announcement from Apple that everyone should get …

Dec 6, 2022: I have a Mystery Ranch 3-Way Briefcase available for sale. Lightly used, no rips/tears. Comes with strap. No zipper issues. $110 shipped. Ask for them …

Dec 6, 2022: My favorite feature of OMG.lol so far is the Pastebin. I actually like that’s it’s basically feature-less. That alone is worth the $5/yr.

Dec 4, 2022: So should I sign up for omg.lol?

Dec 3, 2022: If you are using a custom theme (or have just customized an available theme) for Micro.blog, drop a link in the replies. Would love to see what you’ve …

Dec 2, 2022: Any bag or EDC people out there? I’ve got a very lightly used Mystery Ranch 3 Way Briefcase (Black) available. Let me know if interested.

Dec 1, 2022: As a Kindle user, I’ve always been underwhelmed with the on-device font options. I would alternate between Bookerly & Ember, but never loved …

Nov 30, 2022: Entertaining the idea of trading in my Kindle Oasis for a Scribe (can stack some discounts). But as of now, I think I’m leaning towards holding …

Nov 30, 2022: This was last year. Feels about the last time one of us did not have a cold or cough. Of course that’s an exaggeration, but the last few weeks have …

Nov 29, 2022: Has anyone seen an actual hands-on review of the new Kindle Scribe?

Nov 28, 2022: I still have to clean things up on the backend, tweak a few design elements, and work on a couple more features, but my new micro.blog theme is live. …

Nov 26, 2022: Is Pinboard still active? I know the dev was taking a year off of some things, but it seems the blog has gone offline and there have been no status …

Nov 25, 2022: She woke up and decided Black Friday should be deep clean the kitchen day.

Nov 25, 2022: A day late on the Thanksgiving pic because I was in the land of no signal. Rowyn (the 3 year old) was very excited about this photo opportunity. 📷 🦃

Nov 25, 2022: Happy unsubscribe-from-emails day to all who celebrate.

Nov 21, 2022: My free $5 of Bitcoin from PayPal isn’t doing so well.

Nov 21, 2022: There’s nothing quite like cold weather and sickness to make you miss warmth and the outdoors.

Nov 20, 2022: I’m seriously debating leaving Instagram. I’m trying to determine if I want to sign up for Glass (or similar) as a replacement or just live without. …

Nov 18, 2022: I don’t see Mastodon as a whole going mainstream. I could see a scenario where a specific instance does, but even that seems far fetched (cost, …

Nov 17, 2022: Notes About Taking Notes Thanks to a short post (and a long thread of comments), I decided to re-think how I capture daily notes. I’m hardly a heavy note-taker, but I do have …

Nov 16, 2022: Cloud Cuckoo Land is a gem of a novel. Hidden within a seemingly random conversation between two characters, I discovered my new mantra.

Nov 15, 2022: How are people using both micro.blog and Mastodon? Cross posting? Using individually? Some other creative way?

Nov 14, 2022: Tried out Arc Browser for a while, but it just has too many limitations for my use. The lack of a mobile version (thus no syncing) and no iCloud …

Nov 13, 2022: First fire of the year. Not many opportunities here.

Nov 9, 2022: I have learned way more than I ever thought I’d need to know about trademarks, BIMI, DMARC, etc over the last couple weeks.

Nov 8, 2022: I made a very simple landing page of sorts for the domain my wife and I use for email. There are always a few people who visit the domain to verify …

Oct 28, 2022: Finished reading Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr today. It’s a fantastic and unique story that I would recommend to almost anyone.

Oct 24, 2022: Took the day off to go ice skating with my son for his 6th birthday. We had the entire rink to ourselves.

Oct 23, 2022: I’ve been a recent convert to the Kindle + Libby setup for reading. Disappointed I didn’t dive into that ages ago. The Kindle Oasis (got it for a …

Oct 22, 2022: I’ve still got a few things left to tweak (dark mode for example), but I’m happy with my new micro.blog theme. Clean and simple.

Oct 21, 2022: GoRuck GR2 26L I’ve always been a believer in having a nice bag when possible. Often times, people put thousands of dollars of equipment (laptop, phone, iPad, …

Oct 20, 2022: I’m still struggling to find the ideal read-it-later/consumption service. Instapaper hasn’t evolved, Pocket isn’t my thing. Matter is OK. Readwise’s …

Oct 20, 2022: Having quite the productive day. Knocked out a good bit of day job stuff, redesigned my blog, and booked a small Christmas family getaway.

Oct 19, 2022: I’m currently reading Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr and loving it. His Pulitzer winning book, All the Light We Cannot See, is one of my …

Oct 13, 2022: A Day in the Life. Around 10am in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Oct 12, 2022: I took the plunge and invested in a new AppleWatch Ultra. I’m a big guy, so I appreciate the extra size. Having said that, it looks just fine on …

Jun 24, 2022: How to Ship Ben Brooks at Brooks Review (link is behind a paywall) recently posted some tips for shipping items. I do a lot of the same things he does but with a …

Apr 4, 2022: My lil guy loves some baseball.

Mar 27, 2022: I’m a big fan of the new Omega x Swatch watches, but it looks like I’ll have a long wait before I can grab one (or ten).

Mar 11, 2022: It’s nice to have baseball things happening again. My oldest (5) became obsessed with it last season, and I promised him we’d go to a game …

Mar 2, 2022: Well, at least we still have baseball here.

Feb 17, 2022: I was able to snag an Okluma DC0 today. A particularly mind-bending purchase if you’re not familiar with the industry, but a profitable one if …

Feb 14, 2022: Wife and kids grabbed me a new Bugout for Valentine’s Day this year.

Feb 10, 2022: The dishwasher goes out and suddenly the whole robot apocalypse thing sounds like a promising future.

Feb 10, 2022: My son (5) really got into baseball last season. He’s been begging to go see the Braves in person this year. They’re supposed to play in …

Feb 10, 2022: Ordered a new D4V2 dual channel today. If you know, you know. If you don’t, you should.

Feb 9, 2022: We recently traveled to Waco, TX for a quick family trip.

Feb 9, 2022: I was an early adopter of micro.blog, but I left it after a while. I think it’s time I get back into this.

Sep 10, 2021: Good carry.

Aug 23, 2021: Maui.

Aug 20, 2021: Perfect EDC.

Aug 18, 2021: Beach time.

Aug 16, 2021: Calm before the hurricane.

Aug 16, 2021: A quiet beach getaway with @kalena.

Aug 15, 2021: Wife

Aug 15, 2021: Carry.

Aug 14, 2021: List time.

Aug 14, 2021: Maui.

Aug 14, 2021: Perfect wife.

Aug 14, 2021: Everyday Carry.