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Posts on and around this day (May 29):
  • 2023-05-30 / Sunrise in Eden, UT.
  • 2022-05-31 / Super-pleased to see that a couple of small Shiny app improvements I made this weekend correctly picked up on some source data changes today and automatically handled them. Pretty cool!
  • 2022-05-31 / My work week starts with “service interruption to a major power line.” At least I got to make coffee first.
  • 2022-05-29 / 🎮 I got to spend a few hours this weekend laying siege to the new dungeon that was released in Destiny 2 on Friday. Today, my team and I finished it! It’s the first time I’ve been able to play new, hard content at release and without any prior knowledge of it – and to actually complete it! I’m really happy that I got to do it, and I really enjoyed the time with my team to figure it all out together and successfully make our way through it.
  • 2022-05-27 / It’s Friday, my friends! I have had a great big workout (incl leg burners snuck in at the end by my trainer), procured a breakfast burrito, and have the day off to start a long weekend. Let’s go!
  • 2020-05-29 / Think I’ll settle in for a solid Friday evening with a viewing of Cabin in the Woods. 🎥 🍷
  • 2020-05-28 / After a long but tolerable hold, I had a perfectly pleasant and effective conversation with a helpful Verizon rep today. Just putting a little good energy out there, gang.
  • 2020-05-26 / Look, I know it’s a fascinating miracle of logistics and interlocking institutions that I can mail-order gluten free flour at all, but at the same time I’m so puzzled that it has spent the last five days in the greater Phoenix metro area without getting any closer to my house.
  • 2020-05-26 / Me, in chat: No, I’m not putting kkk into the shared doc we’re all looking at. I just forget that it doesn’t have vim keys. Again.
  • 2020-05-26 / One month of no twitter reading (allowing occasional posting) has been the very best thing for my mental health. Recommended!
  • 2020-05-26 / About a year on, I’m super happy with this smart sprinkler controller. Being able to put plants in the ground, adjust sprinklers and then test them without running to the control box is amazing, and the smart scheduling seems to work pretty well.
  • 2019-06-02 / 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.
  • 2018-06-01 / Attn, friends: I am taking today off and have moved my Work Email app to a folder labeled “beware of the leopard” on the last page of my home screen. ☕️
  • 2018-05-31 / I appear to have unconsciously begun to unify notebook colors with coffee cup colors.
  • 2018-05-30 / Back from a whirlwind weekend. Miss you again already, Colorado.
  • 2015-05-28 / Invisible, Inc., and Roguelikes
  • 2014-05-31 / What I Want From WWDC; And, Entirely Uninformed Speculation About Beats
  • 2014-05-30 / Editorial 1.1 and Me
  • 2014-05-29 / [Adactio: Journal—Selfish publishing ▹](
  • 2014-05-29 / [What's New in Editorial 1.1 ▹](
  • 2013-06-02 / Text editors in The Setup


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Python + R in Quarto

Hugo: render hooks and partial for displaying images

Keyboard Week!

Destiny 2 Power leveling tool in R

My 2020 in Songs

Alan Plays Destiny - Season 11

Enabling Minecraft fn-key combinations on a Ducky One 2 Mini

Too Many Words About Two Keyboards

Adding Todoist items with an Alfred workflow

Alan plays Destiny - 2020 Edition

2018 Items: An accounting of things in no particular order

Rediscovrng Flickr

Alan Plays Destiny: My Season 3 Summary

Further adventures in IndieWeb

How I Play Zelda vs How My Kid Plays Zelda

Uses This is a huge 'Life Stack' repository, and there's data, too!

Dear Destiny - a play log

Hoping Machine

Re-tuning up my indieweb and the urge to make stuff online again


That time I lived in a hotel for two months

Using the Ecobee API

Deployed = true?

My First Hugo

AirPods are Cool

Still Alive

Kinda Gone

January: a month of tiny challenges

TIL 31: Puppies

#TIL 30: Dog People

#TIL 29: Analysis

#TIL 28: Jury Duty

#TIL 27: My Job

#TIL 26: Routines and Goodbyes

#TIL 25: Learning and Doing

#TIL 24: Gluten Free Pizza

#TIL 23: 1000 Yard Stare

#TIL 23: Dating

#TIL 22: Allergies Suck

#TIL 21: Progress & Cooperation

#TIL 19: Life's sometimes a journey

#TIL 20: Copied

#TIL 18: Are you a vacationer or just a traveler?

#TIL 17: Music

#TIL 16 TIL is Hard

#TIL 15: Bitcoin Fail

#TIL 14: Gymnastics

#TIL 13: Learning at work

#TIL 12: Bowie

#TIL 11: New Tool

#TIL 10: Miles of Cables

#TIL 09: Goodbyes

#TIL 07: Snow Days

#TIL 08: Imagination

#TIL 07: Snow Days

#TIL 06: Shrinkage

#TIL 05: Allies

#TIL 04: Bedtime

#TIL 03: Star Wars Smile

#TIL 01: Thirty-two Thousand Feet Elevation

#TIL 02: Forza Teaches Numbers

New Year's Eve 2015

My Weekend Rabbit Hole: I Made an App

Dark Skies Star Party

Slow, Small Data

Restarting the iCloud Photos Sync

Plerd, a Dropbox-hooked static blog builder

How Invisible, Inc. Gets It Right

Apple Music, so Far

At Rock Paper Shotgun: The 50 Best PC RPGs


A couple more Apple Music notes

This is a post without a title.

What to wear for the apocalypse

Can't Talk Now, Playing Splatoon

Invisible, Inc., and Roguelikes

Snow in May

Wunderlist API + Alfred = Cool

Jess Zimmerman stole a pen from Douglas Adams' grave

Being a Man in Tech

Keeping the Web

Three Moves Ahead on 4X Games

Browser Tab Roundup

Newsletter Serendipity

Tuning up my Backups

Find Me at Huffduffer

Springtime Biking


This Week's Reads from my Instapaper Queue

Wintertime, Briefly

Mailbox Methodology

Huffduffer and

How I learned to stop screwing around with a task manager and get work done

Good Analysts are Doing it By Hand


2014 Stuff

What's Your Thing?

Making a Play Plan

Gaming Blogging, or Writing About Gaming

Another Webmentions Implementation

Indieweb Conversation

Why I Don't Have a Personal Site ▹

Abandoned in Place



Syncing iPhoto Photostream with Lightroom


Upgrades: iOS 8 and iPhone 6

SteamWorld Dig

What I Found in my Photos

Amethyst, a tiling window manager for OS X

Me and My Synology

Fixing Syncing

Tuning up my Little Piece of the Indieweb in 1994

Posts I Did Not Write After All

Payne to Andreesen


You Are Carrying

Nethack Meditation

At Multiball: Player Two Start

Choosing Words

What I Want From WWDC; And, Entirely Uninformed Speculation About Beats

Editorial 1.1 and Me

[Adactio: Journal—Selfish publishing ▹](

[What's New in Editorial 1.1 ▹](

Early Summer

[The beautiful blueprints for Fujifilm's camera of the future ▹](

On Free Speech

Tracking quality of life with Reporter

The Gig Economy

What's new

That Bites - a food allergy documentary

TextDrive Shutdown Countdown

Wintertime Photowalking

Adventures on the Isle of Skye --- An impromptu trip of a lifetime. ▹

[John Foreman on Machine Learning, Privacy, and Humanity ▹](

Quantified Selfies

Because It's There

Roll your own Mac

Being a Better Reader

Text Editors Data Update

Getting Better or Getting More

The Year in (my) Photos

Wintertime Cooking: Homemade Pho

Brushfires & the Death of the Blog

Hobby Blogging is Dead Unless it Isn't

Happy New Year

The Year's Bloggy Roundup and Administrivia


[Avoiding Spam with Email Aliasing](

[Where's iTunes Extras for AppleTV?](

Knee Deep in Nostalgia

[Love Actually celebrates a Christmas for the rest of us](])

snow delay

Computing at Home and Computing at Work

More photography: Using the Fuji X100S and VSCO

[Everpix was great. This is how it died.](])

[Drive Nacho Drive](

It's autumn!

[Buca Boot: Flexible, Secure Storage for the Urban Biker](

[Launch Center Pro 2.0 Review](

[My First 100 Days With Google Glass](])

[XOXO Talk Notes](

Not Catching Up

Friday-ish link roundup

[The end of kindness: weev and the cult of the angry young man](

More administrivia: Editorial and Koken

Route 66 Days

[Seahorse on Line One](])

[Loving Pencils](

A few photos

[70Decibels - Generational - 049 - Journaling with Paul Mayne](

[Some Stuff from Amazon that Wasn't Crap](

[On leaving academic life – Rethinking Markets](

[Editorial Workflow — Insert browser URL as link](

Storing things is easy

[Editorial for iOS](

[Pop Culture Happy Hour](

VSCO + Fujifilm X100S

[Exiftool | Diving Into x-Pro1 and X100 Metadata](

Telling stories

On Vacation

DPReview Fuji X100S review

Reading, running and riding

Eye-fi and more

[Koken - Creative website publishing](

Making pictures

Always be Catching Up

Text editors in The Setup

[Previously, on Arrested Development](

New Fitbit Dashboard

Integrating Runkeeper with Day One via Slogger

[“What do you think about the name we've been using? It's called Pinterest.”](

[Calexico covers Highway to the Danger Zone](,70706/)

[Generational: Blogging Platforms with Bob VanderClay](

Another user for Slogger on a server

[Jim Ray on Twitter Music](


Hour-long meetings have a lot of filler

Thinking about a new camera

Improving my mousetrap

From the Pinboard Files

Dwarf Fortress

Notch fitness visualizations


Computing memories

Posthaven open for business

Winter, no, spring

Excel is Complex, Untestable and Everywhere



Alfred 2 workflows - managing a to-do list

Paths and maps

Pinboard co-prosperity winners announced

Getting out my Headphones

Winter day routines

Site Notes


Not Resolutions



This week's notes

Rdio, Access & Ownership


e-book Ambivalence

James Gowans on Using What You've Got


I built a toy

Visiting the Kitchen

Doing it Right on Kickstarter

Upgrade Paths

Taking Inventory

Clearing the Desk


RSS how does it work

On Owning my Material


So this will be interesting