The documentation and process of trying to inherit a backblaze backup on a new Mac is a special kind of terrible thing. I haven’t been this stabby in a long time.

Rapidly developing strong negative feelings about the Touch Bar.

Photo of a row of trees with blue, cloudy sky. The leaves have turned brown and gold.

In just a couple of days these leaves have turned even more brilliantly to autumn. This row of trees used to be my barometer for autumn, but I don’t drive past them every day like I used to. Now I catch them on my walks with the dog a little less frequently. I’m happy to see them changing with the season, and more than a little wistful at the time that has passed this year.

I finally sat down and solved a problem that’s bothered me since I put up this site, and that’s to increase the file upload size limit for my media endpoint. No more cropped/resized photo uploads for me! Maybe now I’ll even build thumbnails and a lightbox.

Trees with some yellowed leaves against a blue sky mixed with clouds

Leaves starting to turn here.

Well, shit.

The hands of the clock are at something-something. It is one hundred percent time for an afternoon cappuccino.

Wow, this NPR interview where Woodward keeps insisting he couldn’t have speculated that the president was lying about conditions in the US in February is some real tabula rasa first principles bullshit.

Uh-oh. Seems perhaps bad that the ol macbook is wobbly all of a sudden. I bet swelling battery is the reason for the trackpad fussiness, now. Darn.

Aaah, I made a fatal mistake on what would have been my first world win in Star Renegades because I overlooked a modifier. That’s so demoralizing. An Into The Breach style undo would be welcome.

I started playing Star Renegades today. It’s great! On PC game pass, gang. 🎮

Josh Rotter’s The Animal  Years album cover beside a turntable

Now playing: Josh Ritter’s The Animal Years. #nowspinning

Might just play records all night, y’all

Seems fairly obvious that since this comms guy is a rank, publicly belligerent propagandist for his president, reporting on his malignant shaping of disease data is only the tip of the trash iceberg.

One sure fire way to avoid causing panic is to competently fucking govern. Instead he put his grifter son in law, demonstrably out of depth ideologue VP, and a string of obsequious know-nothings in charge while lying ceaselessly with full approval of Mitch McConnell. So get bent.

Mechanical keyboard update: I’m now a guy who swaps from the one with blue switches to the one with brown switches when I go from work to games. 🎮

Dang, who beat me to registering

H: Do you think you could help me with a quarantine haircut? I was thinking we could try to go with a bob and –

Me: Heck yes! We’ll cut that ponytail off, dye it red in the bathroom sink, and and go on the run, babe! This will be awesome!

Friends, I did not get the gig.

photo of a pizza on a wooden cutting board

Last night’s gluten free pizza was pretty good: Ham, spicy red peppers, chopped figs, and fresh basil.

I’m seeing pictures of the RNC set up on the lawn of the White House and recalling when Fox News utterly lost its shit because Michelle Obama planted arugula.

A view across a lake, with clouds and trees reflected in the water

The water was quiet and still yesterday morning, with just a little smokey haze. It was a beautiful hour of paddling on the lake.

Two episodes in, I’ve decided to be Ted Lasso when I grow up.

🎮 After hearing more chat about it on this Monday’s Waypoint Radio, I started playing Remnant: From the Ashes again. I had tried it previously on console and found it frustratingly hard, but I’m glad I picked it back up on PC; it’s really good!

A pen with a clear barrel and filled with orange ink sitting on a notebook page.

New pen day! This is my first TWSBI and I’m really enjoying it so far.

I’m sending up the M-x-help signal, emacs friends. I’m using doom and vim mode: occasionally emacs gets stuck with s- as a prefix to anything I enter, and I can’t figure out how to exit that mode. Trying to enter a vi command results in emacs thinking I’m typing s-:, and it similarly wrecks emacs chords. It’s weird. If I try to just close the window, emacs puts up the close confirmation dialog, and I can’t even answer that because a y or n gets prefixed with s! shrug

Screenshot of a package being tracked. It hasn’t moved in days.

If I promise the postmaster general that this isn’t a ballot, do you think he’ll find a way to get this package moving again?