Summary of text editor usage showing vim at #1 with 117 mentions Plot of Uses This data showing text editor usage over time

On the occasion of @ftrain being interviewed for Uses This, I checked in on the Text Editor Race. While annual emacs mentions spiked ca. 2012, vim has maintained a relatively steady mentions number. Mentions of editors generally have declined, but here comes Visual Studio Code.

Still equal parts lucky and utterly gobsmacked each time I walk outside after dark, glance up and see the Milky Way above.

Just typed “rsync” in a tweet and iOS autocorrected it to “raunchy.” When I retyped it, iOS autocorrected it to “raunchier.”

Shiny Airstream trailer with a COFFEE sign and reflective window

The Single Speed coffee trailer at the Sunday farmers market is a must-do part of breakfast.

photo of a small porch and railing

We’re making progress on the new deck railing! Demolishing the old railing and then prepping the posts, building the new top and bottom rail, painting, and very careful drilling is a lot of work, all before we get to string the actual cables. We’re happy with the results!

A string of light bulbs against dark cloudy sky.

More from the beach: Early morning lights at the waterfront, Coronado Island.

Photo of a lifeguard tower lit from behind by the sunset.

We went to the beach last week for a few days of vacation. It was pretty wonderful.

Game screenshot showing the text “I am unsure how to be me without you” written on a wall.

I’ve been playing a lot of Outer Wilds the last couple of days. It’s breathtaking in so many ways, a beautiful and inventive story about exploring a dying galaxy in a wooden spaceship, and then every so often a passage just gets me right in the feels.

Photo of bubbling peach cobbler in a cast iron pan.

Gluten free, grilled peach cobbler. We ate this for dessert with homemade molasses ice cream.

Porch with unfinished railing posts Railing post with cable connectors

Work in progress: Taking down the old porch railing and making a first run at replacing it with a cable rail.

Nailed It! but for loading the dishwasher after baking twice in one day.

Sun coming up behind high clouds

Monsoon season sunrise! This one has started a little later than usual, and the whole town is excited to welcome the rain and cool temperatures.

Photo of a bike exercise result next to a beer can.

Beer is a recovery beverage, yes? Surely one as refreshing as this one must be!

Watched Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse again. It’s just so spectacular and I see new things every time I watch it. The leap of faith scene never fails to give me a chill.

Photo of two journals, stacked, with a Lamy fountain pen.

Last week I did something I’ve never done before: I filled a journal. For the first time I have written regularly, almost daily, sometimes just a bit, for a year and a half.

Photo of a chocolate ice cream sandwich on a cutting board

Proof of concept homemade gluten free ice cream sandwiches appear to meet success criteria. Further use case testing (eating) is required prior to pushing to prod.

Photo of a plate of eggs, steak and tortillas Image of a heart rate graph with a lot of red

I went to the gym at 5am for a tough upper body workout and followed that immediately with a huge and occasionally epic spin ride for 800 calories. I stopped for steak and eggs on the way to work, and now I’m hungry again.

Photo of a container of soft chocolate ice cream

Made some ice cream.

Photo of a tulip shaped beer glass with a Fiji camera next to it

Finishing a few errands downtown with a photo stroll and stop in for a sip at Mother Road Brewing. It’s a lovely early summer day.

Photo of a black cat under a light with the moon appearing behind clouds

Streetlight / moonrise / stray cat

A bowl of spicy posole chili

It snowed here today, so I went for chili with posole. It was spicy and delicious.

👍 Liked: Eli Mellen: And just like that, I’m back to being all in on org-mode.

Framed Josh Ritter and Darlingside concert photos on a wall

I found some time this weekend to put up some concert posters that I recently got framed. I really, really like how these came out, and each one represents some great music memories.

The closest I’ll ever get to being Hank Hill came Tuesday when a neighbor texted to say I had a bad brake light. “No problem,” I said aloud to no-one, standing by myself in the kitchen, “I have a spare on the workbench, and I know so because I cleaned the garage last weekend.”

Happy John Wick Day, everybody.