independent software developer, writer, musician, hiker, coffee drinker, mac user
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One of my favorite features of Music.app on macOS is that pressing play on a paused track resumes it at 200% the previous volume for a second before dipping the volume back to the actual value.

Love it. 10/10

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Yup. It’s a pancakes kind of morning.

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To everyone saying that this bill would result in a worse internet for everyone, let me remind you:

Companies that collect sensitive data they don't need can get around the law with a simple trick: stop doing that.

It's not the law, it's companies that refuse to stop that make things worse.

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Did I need to wear a light jacket today? No.

Did I because it’s the first time in months that I can? Yes.

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"Well, it doesn't crash anymore" may not seem like a high bar, but sometimes it really is.

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I’ve never been so aware of how much bowing takes place around the British monarch. It’s kinda quaint, but very off-putting and a strong reminder of the king’s place.

I’m proud that we got rid of all that stateside. Americans do not bow.

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Current Status: trying desperately to summarize The Silmarillion.

It is not going well.

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I get email:

We need a Blockchain Developer, could it be you?

Nope.

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Here’s that same picture from before with some color tweaks. Almost looks like a painting. 

9/4/22

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No Verizon cell service in San Diego (Normal Heights)?

Cool. Cool.

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Cold shower to cool off: 10/10

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Went stargazing last night and got some pretty great pictures with just my iPhone.

Star Field

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It is a "find a place with decent air conditioning and stay there" kind of day.

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I did not know this.

9/4/22

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It is too hot in San Diego today. Too hot.

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This amendent isn't going on this year's ballot, but I am still very excited for this one in 2024.

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This week's newsletter is going to be BIG!

Subscribe soon if you want to know about all the new bills passed by the California Legislature! CA is on the move this year!

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NYTimes:

[California] will now have to cut emissions at least 85 percent by 2045 while offsetting any remaining emissions by planting more trees or using still-unproven technologies like direct air capture...

This is good!

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Yup. It’s fire season in SoCal. Here we go again…

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If anyone is looking for a run down on the latest bills to come out of the California Legislature, here's a really great resource.

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Watching a lot of PBS Space Time and I’m consistently amazed by one fact:

We knew about some parts of Quantum Mechanics in the 1800s.

~30 years after the Civil War we knew about Electron Spin. Crazy.

Reminds me of how the Romans knew about simple steam engines.

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Got a build for Pine for iOS in the works. After some testing I’ll get it through app review.

Feels good to update Pine for the first time this year.

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Pine.blog just got a pretty significant Timeline UI improvement. Looks much better now. Will look at improving the app too.

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Today we announced a long-awaited update for Adventurer's Codex that adds the ability for patrons to upload images to the app for use in characters and campaigns.

It's a very exciting day! Please consider supporting AC if you can. It helps us keep going!

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I’m lucky in that I can subscribe to multiple news sites but even paying for a single larger local paper is usually enough to inject some positivity. Good stuff does happen.