Got my computer glasses (readers but for arms length + a little, not Apple Vision Pro). My screen is so sharp now! Problem is, now I have to remember to swap frames when I get up from my desk. Between this and more frequent skin biopsies, my body is not letting me forget that I’m turning 40 this year.

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Broke my rule of blocking comments on sites where I read things. Thought the comments on an article I enjoyed might be interesting. Past Noah blocking comments by default was smarter than present Noah.

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Having an ER doc for a spouse is great for many reasons, one of which became apparent this week. Splitting your elbow open on a broken shelf in the shower and getting stitches at home instead of spending half the day in the urgent care is one benefit. So, those of you looking for spouses, there’s something to add to your list.

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Kids have begun Christmas break. Anarchy reigns.

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Our tiny schnauzer was attacked by a coyote a couple of weeks ago. He escaped with some wounds, but will completely recover. The lesson I would hope he would come away with is, “There are creatures in this world I should not try to dominate.” The lesson it seems he has taken away is, “I have stared into the abyss and conquered. There is nothing I cannot bark into submission.”

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The Creator is fantastic. A robot story with heart. The production design, cinematography, and imagery is next level amazing.

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Waiting for the bus

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Did you know you can select use the Safari tab group interface to copy links to all open tabs in the window into a list? I had assumed that I would need to do something in Automator/Shorcuts, but no. It’s built right in. That’s a sign of a good long running software project.

Safari Window Links

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Been playing around with Medium Format film recently. It feels substantial, fun, and fulfilling.

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My new iPhone purchase avoidance strategy is taking the case of my current phone. Feels brand new.

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If your email’s unsubscribe link won’t open because my network’s ad blocking tech considers the url a bad actor, then I’m just marking as spam. Sorry.

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Just when I needed some good focus music there’s a new Explosions in the Sky album!

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There have been so many great Figma quality of life improvements over the last several months. What a great piece of software.

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I’ve gotten the film bug.

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Computers have been fast enough for anything I’ve thrown at them for years now. Recently I’ve been running AI generation in MacWhisper, DiffusionBee, and Faraday (great native mac apps for using AI models BTW) and I’m finding a new performance frontier. Fans run, things slow down. I’m sure some of this will improve through optimization, but there is now a reason to buy faster computers again.

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Excited to ship Reviews in Career Minder. Now you can use Career Minder to prepare for regular career events, like monthly/semi-annual/annual reviews, or job interviews. Check it out!

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I love the web. I love browsing the web, reading the web, making things on the web, using web technologies. But the fact that you cannot reasonably use so much of it without an ad blocker because the of the crazy amount of intrusive stuff that blocks the things you’re trying to read, watch, or experience is surely an indictment of the web industry.

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First non ebike/first non crashing my MTB bike ride of the season. I am embarrassingly out of shape, but it feels fantastic. And I actually stretched afterwards. So, feeling pretty good, pretty pretty good.

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