5:00 PM Sunday, August 5, 2018
I'm picking today as the anniversary of Daily Dose, even though the site wasn't actually publically available until August 17, 1998. Either way, twenty years is a long time. Started as hand coded html, copied and pasted posts from main, to older, to archive pages. Then moved into perl scripts moving posts around in html files locally before ftping updated site to a hosted account. Not sure if I can remember moving to a database structure using cgi-bin and perl still, or if I jumped directly to PHP. But pretty much been there ever since, technology wise. Content wise, started much like Twitter, short little posts, what I was doing, what I was planning on doing, getting to eat. More than a few a day even. Then fewer and fewer, but longer and longer, eventually daily, less than daily, and just barely monthly now. But moved to Memex for daily posting and recording of activity instead. So that might explain the lack of posting here. But still, there was a break from August 1999-July 2001, however, looks like I was doing Musings in the interim. I guess I missed the 20 year anniversary of Musings (which would have been January 13, 2018). But yeah, I've seen a lot of online life. Haven't necessarily contributed much to the online world, but I've been here for a while.
11:07 AM Monday, July 30, 2018
Took a vacation toward the beginning of July, went and visited the Cases for a week. Good times. Got to go to the Delaware beaches, which felt like Florida. Waves from the Atlantic are pretty rough, but fun. Went crabbing (blue) for the first time, managed to catch enough to at least taste some. And Lisa got me back into Pokemon GO, and then I got Jackson into it too, so we're both playing. Lucy hasn't caught the bug yet. Managed to lose my main credit card (BarclayCard Apple Rewards), which I didn't realize until I was at the airport on the way there. Never got used, so no one stole it, but never found it, and got a new card/number. But I went ahead and switched over all my payments to the Amazon Prime Rewards card instead. Definitely get more use out of that one I feel. Also notifications on usage is much more immediate from Chase vs. Barclays. And supposedly next year Apple will be coming out with a different branded card with Goldman Sachs? Not sure if I'll bother. Oh, cracked my iPhone X screen the 2nd day of vacation, so I then put a case on it. Got it replaced, along with my iPad (which I also cracked the screen on), both under Apple Care, so that's nice. Had to wait for a replacement iPad to get delivered to the store for pickup. Saw my Auntie Agnes a couple times (visiting from the Philippines), had dinner at the house (ordered way too much food from Aurelio's. Got stuff to put up another shelf in the basement for LEGO display/storage. Also had to get a couple more hard drives (got a low space warning on the Drobo 5D. They had a sale on Seinfield, and also added Impulse (YouTube series based on Jumper) and Zebra Gamer gameplay of Paper Mario Color Splash.
11:57 AM Thursday, July 5, 2018
I'm really looking forward to the iOS 12 release this fall. I'm looking forward to the Screen TIme stuff, finding out how often I pick up and look at my phone, finding out which apps I use the most, adding App Limits. Mostly this is for myself, but also for the kids. They're not gonna like that, I'm probably not going to like what I see as well. But in the meantime, I tried to limit myself to just the News app and Unread. I've been off Twitter for a while now, and only went back on to check on the start of NBA Free Agency. I also stopped checking Reddit for a while, but then I reinstalled the app. I should delete it again. I'm also trying out Nuzzle again, but I should delete that too. I have to try and let go of my desire to catch breaking news. Still haven't found the ideal balance. Completely forgot about my now page, so updated that, and made a more in depth version (now) in the memex. Good things to know and keep track of. Always interesting to look back and realize I've been wearing the same shirts for 5-6 years or longer, or even shoes for the same length of time. Just good things to write down and know. I went ahead and installed the public beta for macOS Mojave on my MacBook. Not bad. I thought I'd have to do a fresh install, but nope, just like a regular OS upgrade. It's interesting. Basically wanted to try News and Dark Mode on the only machine I have that will support it officially. Still haven't started bike commuting back into work yet. Soon. After reading an article about UniFi home user, I figure I should do a real config for my access points. I guess the Auto stuff isn't so Auto. It has been pretty rock solid for me though. Sitting on a 40d uptime for the network.
2:31 PM Thursday, June 7, 2018
Just realized yesterday, when a coworker remarked how 3 of us old timers have more experience at Market Track than everyone else currently in the office combined, that I just had my 15th anniversary at the same company. 15 years. I guess officially, it won't be 15 years at Market Track until November, but still, 15. Crazy. Back in the office mostly. Office renovations is nice. Have a lot less space. Finally completely unpacked a box I've probably been carrying around since we moved to the Sears Tower? I don't have a cubicle to hide it in anymore. Nice eating out again and knowing exactly the nutritional value of the food (mostly). Better than when I worked at home in the kitchen. As for the shoulder, only have a couple more PT sessions. Apparently I'm far enough along that insurance won't pay for any more. And have my followup with the ortho next week, so hoping I get the sign off to start biking again. With medical clearance. Working on some home networking upgrades. Got my pi-holes up and running. Definitely seems faster (not sure how much is not requesting ads or having a local DNS server. Need to install the UPS for the closet, finally got one after the last power outage. And finally getting some additional fans for cooling in that room. Hopefully that will work to get better circulation, and I won't look into getting a tiny AC unit for the room, however tempting it may be. Oh, watched WWDC 2018 on Monday, and with no new Mac mini announcements, went ahead and ordered up the parts for a Hackintosh Mac mini. That should be interesting. Replacing my main home server (specifically for Plex transcoding). Had to double check on data speeds with my Drobo 5D to make sure that wasn't the bottleneck, and it actually might have been, because I had too much data in a single volume I think. Moving stuff to a secondary volume made things speed up like 5x. Also, I guess when macOS Mojave gets released, and my current Mac minis and iMac are no longer supported, I'll look into upgrading those. Found a Wonderall close to work, so tried out Thai rolled ice cream for the first time yesterday. I tried the green tea, which had marshmallows as the mix in, so I think it was a bad choice to show off the mixing. Just tasted like green tea ice cream.