Some footage from graduation. So glad I have this.
A few favorites from roll 020. Olympus Stylus Epic, Tri-X, HC-110
Pictures are famous for their human-ness, and not for their picture-ness Kurt Vonnegut
I fumble-fingered something on the DigitalOcean droplet that was running copingmechanism.com and it broke things. I was able to correct it quickly, but was reminded that, for certain things, I’m not interested in the sausage-making portions of the process. So I’ve migrated the site to a SiteGround hosted account. I have no experience with SiteGround and no […]
Hasn’t gotten much use lately. “B” key sticks but that’s not why. Shame
I’m in one of those moods. You know, the one where I don’t like the “distance” between my blog content and the blog itself. Here’s how my Hugo posting works at baty.net right now… Org-mode->ox-hugo->Hugo-compatible Markdown->Build->HTML->Rsync Seems crazy when I think about it. However, it’s the best workflow I’ve found with Hugo, and it does […]
Fall, Or Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson My rating: 3 of 5 stars The first 300 pages were fantastic. Then the story delved further into bitworld and became less interesting to me. Many reviews said that the last part of the book was almost entirely a fantasy novel within bitworld, so I gave up […]
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill My rating: 2 of 5 stars Nothing going on in the first 100 pages or so that makes me want to continue reading.
The last time I rage-quit Instagram was January 2018. I wrote this… I am leaving Instagram. I may decide to return if Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram change their policies and behavior in a significant way. Until then, I cannot in good conscience continue using their services. And of course..Links in bio. I can always be reached […]
The Art of Noticing: 131 Ways to Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover Joy in the Everyday by Rob Walker My rating: 3 of 5 stars Some great ideas here to help with inspiring creativity. Quite a few also that felt too similar to others. Good skimming, though.
The Library Book by Susan Orlean My rating: 4 of 5 stars An ode to libraries wrapped in a history lesson disguised as a crime thriller. View all my reviews
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami My rating: 5 of 5 stars What a wonderful, surreal, weird book. I loved every minute of it, but I couldn’t begin to tell you what it’s about.
Missy Mwac: Some successful people get up early.. Some successful people sleep in. Some successful people only check their emails twice a day. Some successful people check it on the hour. Or whenever it pops up on their phone. Some successful people make their bed. Some successful people leave their room a mess. (And their kitchen and their […]
What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness George Saunders
I typically edit the markdown files comprising my blog (baty.blog) using BBEdit. It looks like this… While experimenting with Typora, I noticed a difference. Here’s the same file in Typora… Can you spot the difference? While I love BBEdit for editing and processing text, I can’t help but think that writing markdown in Typora instead […]
I’m exhausted. I’ve been tweaking my “workflows” again since the beginning of the year. I started with just bare-bones Emacs and a web browser. I kept fiddling and somehow ended up with a super-cool-but-disasterous combination of Curio, BBEdit, Tinderbox, TheBrain, and DEVONthink. Each of them is awesome, but I end up not knowing where to […]
I’m dipping my toes back into Twitter. I know, I know, it’s a dumpster fire of angry hyperbole, pretend activism, humble-brags, and abuse, but… I used to learn a lot from people on Twitter. They used to make me laugh and show me wonderful things. I miss that. I unfollowed everyone a few months back […]
Quartzy: Where once the social network was basically lunch and sunsets, it’s now a parade of strategically-crafted life updates, career achievements, and public vows to spend less time online (usually made by people who earn money from social media)—all framed with the carefully selected language of a press release. Everyone is striving, so very hard. […]