On Sunday I pulled the hard drive from my old G5 iMac, boxed up the machine and shipped it back to Apple to recycle. What a great PC that was, my first Mac. Look how lovely that CPU cover and motherboard are.
Project: Cable Rail, appears to be reasonably successful! There’s some work still to go, including replacing the old trim beneath the decking and some finishing painting. We weren’t sure we could pull this off, so are really happy with how much we’ve been able to do.
Our monsoon season has been record-breaking dry, but yesterday we began to get a little bit of relief. This was our sunrise.
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.”
The Single Speed coffee trailer at the Sunday farmers market is a must-do part of breakfast.
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!
More from the beach: Early morning lights at the waterfront, Coronado Island.
We went to the beach last week for a few days of vacation. It was pretty wonderful.
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.
Gluten free, grilled peach cobbler. We ate this for dessert with homemade molasses ice cream.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Made some ice cream.
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.
Streetlight / moonrise / stray cat
It snowed here today, so I went for chili with posole. It was spicy and delicious.