Inspired by Tom MacWright’s Recently posts, here’s what’s been going on with me!
I got my vinyl copy of Nothing Happens by Wallows on Thursday and I’m delighted :)
I don’t know when the last time I read a book was, but I have been itching for a reread of the Eragon series in order to read the first book in the sequel series.
I do spend a lot of time reading my many RSS feeds I’ve subscribed to in Feedbin. Here’s some of the articles I’ve read recently:
This is one of the reasons why I made this blog, but I’ve been slow to post to it, in exchange for fidgeting with the design.
You can see my middling attempts at solving this problem in A Day on the Trails. I added the Internet Archive snapshots of the links in that post as small icons right after the canonical links.
These two have inspired me to add notes vs. posts to my site and to aim for more flow rather than substance in my blog.
This is a crazy-cool way to very-pseudo-randomly generated an order for a set of background illustrations - I will be glad if I can someday make use of illustrations as much as Eric Meyer or Tom MacWright
I’m hoping that in the theme of zettelkasten I can post more useful tidbits of information that can be useful for both myself and y’all. I remember a post from Chris Krycho (do you see a theme here?) about using his blog as a public notebook, and I definitely vibe with that idea.
In November I stopped drinking coffee and soft drinks and started taking Vitamin D supplements and using the Rise sleep app to track my sleep in a non-didactic way, and I had a good experience. Carport Coffee is an active hindrance on this plan though. They have delicious coffee and take great consideration in their brewing and water filtration.
Recently I stole back my Moka pot and Mr. Coffee espresso machine from my friends and family and have tried my hand at perfecting an at-home cup of Carport blend coffee. I haven’t had the best of luck, since I have the cheapest hand-powered burr grinder possible — a JavaPresse. It was $30 and better than a blade grinder, but terrible in global terms of grinders. Especially compared to a set of beautiful commercial-grade electric burr grinders. I’ve kept track of my attempts in Bear.app and you can see them at Coffee Attempts.
I bought a Fuzion Digital Kitchen Scale 3000g/ 0.1g at the recommendation of James Hoffman and it is wonderful! It is 0.01g accurate up to 500g so it is great for measuring coffee beans and baking with. I was able to make Japanese milk bread at my friend’s recommendation and it was absolutely delicious.