March 2018 Archives

March 31, 2018

In some ways CSS Grid is easier and in other ways, it's not. It's kind of nice not to depend on a framework for grid, but it's taking time to learn.

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March 30, 2018

My wife’s Nintendo Switch seems to love defaulting to 2.4Ghz instead of 5Ghz on our Eero network. Wondering if I should move the main AP to a different location.

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I tried really hard but still couldn’t get an extra hour into the day. 75% done with my blog update.

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March 29, 2018

Never mind my previous post. My buddy @Burk said that the single timer was in the previous HomePod firmware. Siri probably just doesn't like me.

Siri can now understand musicians names like “Basia” but still mispronounces it as “Baysha” when she repeats back the track.

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You can also now ask Siri a question and do a follow up question and Siri remembers the context of what you asked. I did a series of questions on one subject and Siri remembered what I originally asked about and related her answers to the original question.

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Seems like the new HomePod firmware has a Siri timer function. Can only do 1 timer though.

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Anyone have a script that shows the last x played songs in your last.fm account? I had a script for my blog years ago but that was RSS based...

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So glad the week is over. Exhausted from very little sleep. Still have a few errands to do before I can call it a day...

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iOS update time. Hope they shook out most of the bugs before release!

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March 28, 2018

It’s really difficult to type with a bandage on my thumb!

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I need to move to Japan so I can support my favorite music group and participate in their ‘Kickstarter’. I wish I could support them from this side of the planet.

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I kinda take this for granted. Another day of sun.

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March 27, 2018

It was an extremely sunny and clear day today. Nice, since it’s been raining off and on for days, but very hot.

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Prediction Score Card

  • ❎ iOS 11.3 launch
  • ✅ Updates to 🍎 Classroom
  • ✅ More iCloud storage for Managed Apple ID users
  • ❎ iBooks = 🍎Books?
  • ✅ iPad updates, Apple Pencil 2? New keyboard?
  • ❎ MAYBE MacBook updates (long live the 'retina' MacBook Air?)

Total: 3/6

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It’s still Spring Break at work but I’m still up at the butt crack of dawn because I don’t want to mess up my sleep schedule. Also, it’s easier to do a morning workout instead of making the excuse that I’m too tired to do it after work.

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March 26, 2018

Had a fun time being on the Micro Monday podcast with @macgenie. Thanks so much for having me on!

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My Micro Monday recommendation is for @FatGeisha who is a really great photographer and has great taste in general.

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If Twitter has ‘Tweets’, then micro.blog should have… ‘meebs’?

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March 25, 2018

Getting to bed a lot later than I wanted to. CSS Grid and Feature queries will need to wait until tomorrow. 💤

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No matter how many times I’ve learned new ways to do grid layouts for the web, it never seems to get easier. Feels like starting from scratch over and over again.

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Today’s 🤔: At what point will most people care enough to quit a product to preserve their privacy and/or be willing to pay to use a service that does?

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March 24, 2018

Almost missed National Puppy Day! Roxy circa 2003.

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March 23, 2018

Audra just added 'Shave Ice Stop' wallpaper to the shop. This scene is from Lahaina, Maui created entirely in Procreate on the iPad.

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I wouldn't mind if Apple put the hardware on hold for a year and focused on improving software and services. Apple needs to fix and catch up in those areas… in some instances badly.

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Anyone posting to micro.blog using Tumblr?

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March 22, 2018

Dreaming about the weekend...

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March 21, 2018

Who's the hero and who's the villain?

Cobra Kai Trailer

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The sun has been rising earlier this week. By the time I get to work that the birds are out and about which hasn’t been the case for months.

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March 20, 2018

It's here! Atarashii Gakkou no Leaders @japanleaders debut album 'マエナラワナイ (Maenarawanai)'

Congratulations @suzuka3sister @BW_Kanon @mizyuzyun @dsk_rin !!!

Listen

Purchase

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Today will be filled with file transfers, sql scripts and configuration file modifications. The joy of server migration!

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We need to bring back the good old days of the Blog Roll.

OK now I feel old.

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It's good to see a lot of my tech savvy peers quitting or deleting Facebook but it's also interesting to see non-techies wondering why folks are telling them to quit.

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March 19, 2018

Spent some time to watch all of the Layout Land videos by Jen Simmons. Really helpful for learning about CSS Grid and how to use feature queries.

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Is the micro.blog Discover section stuck?

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It was so much fun hearing @modernlittleme on the Micro @monday cast today. Glad I’m already following! (☆^ー^☆)

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Micro Monday pick is @kitt who probably can't follow any more folks here than she already has. :-)

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Predictions for Apple's EDU event on March 27

  • iOS 11.3 launch
  • Updates to 🍎 Classroom
  • More iCloud storage for Managed Apple ID users
  • iBooks = 🍎Books?
  • iPad updates, Apple Pencil 2? New keyboard?
  • MAYBE MacBook updates (long live the 'retina’ MacBook Air?)

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March 18, 2018

Anyone else using Things have the issue where the app launches, you try to check off an item then it crashes? Happens on first launch for me quite often, but is fine after relaunch.

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March 17, 2018

Don’t be a jerk on social media.

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March 16, 2018

Photos of our booth at today’s Ho’olaule’a at Mid-Pacific Institute. It was a lot of fun!

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Atarashii Gakkou no Leaders star in a new 4 cute commercials for Korakuen. @japanleaders It's region locked for Asia but if you know how, you can watch them!

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March 15, 2018

Current home screen.

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Ha! Two friends have the exact same response to previously posted photo.

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Aren’t you tired of that camera?

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March 14, 2018

A little pep from Enchilada to get over the last part of the day...

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Tried out Google Hangouts Chat yesterday and was completely underwhelmed.

Pros:

  • Easy set up for GSuite domain users
  • Integrated G-everything

Cons:

  • Everything is a clunky conversation thread
  • No desktop app
  • Not even close to Slack

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March 13, 2018

But it's OK! I've had and owned many many guitars. There are many I wish I hadn't sold, but that’s what you do when you are chasing another guitar…

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When I was about 15 years old, a friend let me borrow an 80's Les Paul Custom that he was selling for a friend that had moved away. Fell in love with that guitar. I wish I had bought it but I didn't have $600 at age 15 LOL. Probably worth $$$ today.

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March 12, 2018

Lunch time

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Micro Monday recommendation is for @Burk who has been quite active on micro.blog. Looking forward to his Mac Pro Upgrade project.

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March 11, 2018

Taking this for a spin in my HomeKit setup.

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March 10, 2018

Saturday at last.

Dog still woke me up at 1am. 😂

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March 9, 2018

Weekend reward

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March 8, 2018

Hello birbs!

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Quick poll: What's your favorite web hosting company and why?

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I was dreaming so hard that when my alarm went off I told the person I was talking to in my dream “Hold on a sec.” while I turned off the alarm. I then awoke wondering what the heck was going on. #stillnotenoughsleep

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March 7, 2018

Senior doggy got up at 1am and wanted out. Got up to take her out. She did her business then proceeded to wander out for a walk. After 15 minutes she got bored and decided to go home. Then I spent 2 hours trying to get back to bed. I am dead now.

Tombstone: Thanks dog.

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Morning Light. 🐦 are already singing!

#morning #sunrise #sunlit #hawaii #hawaiiansunrise #manoa

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Yay! Looks like Sunlit is here! Publish photos to your blog, host them on micro.blog or compatible blogs like WordPress & discover beautiful photos by others. No ads. No algorithm to reorder your feed. Everyone hosts their photos on their blog. Sunlit brings them together.

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March 6, 2018

Overcast users: Does the Setting Keep X Unplayed Episode work for you? I have mine set at 3 but Overcast often keeps way more than 3 unplayed episodes.

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March 5, 2018

“It's so cheap!” Maybe it’s because you're the product? I guess it depends on how much you value your privacy. MoviePass CEO proudly says the app tracks your location before and after movies

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March 4, 2018

Oh my pizza! Is it Pizza 🍕 Sunday? Everyone has pizza but me!

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The Sunlit betas are coming in fast on a Sunday. Looks like devs are working overtime for a launch soon.

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Three amigos

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@pyrmont ah interesting! My wife taught in Japan through Nova for a year. I think she mentioned that she had Australian roommates. We go to Japan once a year for vacation. I love it!

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March 3, 2018

I kinda wish Sunlit was an Instagram replacement. I can see many people would be interested in owning their photos but being able to follow others.

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David Pogue on Vero If you didn’t bother signing up, no worries.

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Need to sell two guitars. Anyone have experience selling on Reverb.com? Shipping from Hawaii really sucks but I may have to go that route.

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Siri needs to get better and soon. Especially getting the name of songs and artists correct. Just try to get Siri to play ‘Time and Tide’ by Basia. It’s impossible without skewering her name to ‘Bay-Sha’.

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Morning view

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March 2, 2018

This is kinda creepy but cool at the same time. I think I might find it useful for a few projects.

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March 1, 2018

This guitar keeps calling to me. It's ok for me to at least see what it wants, right?

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March comes in like a lion…

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Good deal! Anker’s USB-C with Power Delivery 30W wall charger is on sale for $17.99 I use this as a spare adapter for my MacBool Pro 2016. Combine it with a USB-C to lightning cable and you have fast charging for iPhone X.

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