independent software developer, writer, musician, space enthusiast, hiker, coffee drinker, mac user
Constantly
   Aaron Parecki

I haven't seen blue sky in days

   sonicrocketman   

I honestly can’t tell if our sky is cloudy or smoky. It’s probably both at this point. Air quality is crap. We get occasional blue but not much.

Sept. 13, 2020

   Aaron Parecki

Fine, just not happy about spending 48+ hours in this air, kinda worried about the possible side effects of this a few weeks from now

   sonicrocketman   

I don’t doubt it. We haven’t had it nearly as bad, but the fires have done a number here too. Closes reading to me says 158.

I have the same worries. I’ve never really had bad allergies but they’ve been crazy lately.

Sept. 13, 2020

   Aaron Parecki

I have now resorted to wearing my N95 mask inside

   sonicrocketman   

Wow. That’s crazy... is the sky still red?

Sept. 13, 2020

   Aaron Parecki

Now you too can watch the AQI inside and outside my house: https://aaronparecki.com/air/

   sonicrocketman   

Yikes. Seems like you've found a project at least. How you holding up otherwise?

Sept. 12, 2020

   Aaron Parecki

ohhhh this is awesome! So glad you shipped this!! 🚀

   sonicrocketman   

Thanks for the help. Now I need to take a bunch of new pictures.

Sept. 4, 2020

   Aaron Parecki

Once I upload photos, there's a text box next to each photo. I can type in emoji that I want to use for that photo. If I type an emoji that's associated with another image it removes it from the other image. It's surprisingly quick to set up this way!

   sonicrocketman   

btw, not sure if you saw, but I launched this today: Pine.blog: Profiles, Pinboard, and More!

Sept. 4, 2020

   kjaymiller

I love Kamasi's Work. Amazing, as always.

   sonicrocketman   

If you have any music recommendations to share, I'd be happy to feature them.

Aug. 29, 2020

   Aaron Parecki

Once I upload photos, there's a text box next to each photo. I can type in emoji that I want to use for that photo. If I type an emoji that's associated with another image it removes it from the other image. It's surprisingly quick to set up this way!

   sonicrocketman   

That’s pretty cool! Simple and easy to use.

Though I will say, you’re not helping me convince myself to not build this.

Maybe this weekend.

Aug. 25, 2020

   Aaron Parecki

I don't have photos for every emoji so it uses the first match.
Side note, I am pretty proud of the interface I made to set up the mapping between photos and emoji!

   sonicrocketman   

I'd love UI ideas if ya got 'em.

Aug. 25, 2020

   Aaron Parecki

Yessss do it! 👍

   sonicrocketman   

If there's more than one emoji in the post, do you use the first/last one, or do you have a better process?

Aug. 25, 2020

   Aaron Parecki

Yessss do it! 👍

   sonicrocketman   

Every time I see it I get jealous.

Aug. 25, 2020

   macgenie

@pine.blog Many audiobooks have been consumed here.

@pine.blog Many audiobooks have been consumed here.

   sonicrocketman   

I am so jealous.

Sitting there with a beverage and a book? 👌

Aug. 9, 2020

   Jean MacDonald

Black-and-white. (Day 9 of the Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge) #mbaug

   sonicrocketman   

That looks like a great reading corner.

Aug. 9, 2020

   Aaron Parecki

Couldn't take it anymore and didn't want to film a whole several-hour course with terrible quarantine hair 💇‍♂️

   sonicrocketman   

You do it yourself?

Aug. 6, 2020

   Aaron Parecki

I'm so glad we pulled that off right before everything shut down!

   sonicrocketman   

Yeah it’s crazy. It was 2 weeks before California first shut down.

Aug. 2, 2020

   Aaron Parecki

I refuse to believe January was 8 months ago

   sonicrocketman   

Feels like a different time doesn’t it?

IndieWebCamp Austin was nearly 6 months ago.

Aug. 2, 2020

   Vincent Ritter

Not sure if this is specific to iOS 14, but I noticed that “Apple News” links now don’t force you to install it. Instead it redirects to the real URL. Just me?

   sonicrocketman   

I hope this is also true for Safari on macOS. I’m tired of opening chrome to get at RSS feeds.

July 31, 2020

   Manton Reece

Book search experiment

One of the minor hassles that has held me back from blogging about books I’m reading is finding the ISBN and cover art. To improve this workflow, I’m testing out a new book search feature on Micro.blog.

Type in the title of a book, and Micro.blog will search Open Library. It is no...

   sonicrocketman   

Really happy to see this. This is a great feature! I didn't know about the Open Library before this.

July 29, 2020

   gRegorLove.com: Notes

Currently reading: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (ISBN 9780679645986)

Currently reading: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (ISBN 9780679645986)

   sonicrocketman   

Ooh. I've been wanting to read that for a while!

July 17, 2020

   gRegor Morrill

The other day I was hemming and hawing about whether I wanted to risk it by getting a haircut. Guess that decision is now made. It's been since March for me.

   sonicrocketman   

Yeah, I've been in the same boat. I always decided not to. Oh well. It's not the end of the world. I'll just be back to the long haircut I had in college.

July 13, 2020

   Jacky Alciné

What? No. Puerto Rico should be set FREE. I’m kinda confused why people are more for integrating more land mass into this imperial disaster than setting people out and let them be autonomous. The US isn’t a place I’d want any country merging with.

   sonicrocketman   

I could be wrong, but from everything I've seen Puerto Ricans prefer being a part of the U.S. (though some want state-hood and others are not sure). Independence has many ups and downs. Puerto Rico is already a part of the U.S. and it's people have been U.S. citizens for over 100 years. We treat them like they're not though. I'm of the opinion that we shouldn't have colonies in the 21st century and that we shouldn't treat them as some halfway house and instead welcome them as full citizens (should they prefer it).

July 13, 2020

   Cambridgeport90

First post from Pine ... let's see how this goes, considering it's a new thing for me until I get my Wordpress site back.

   sonicrocketman   

Welcome to Pine.blog!

June 30, 2020

   Jacky Alciné

I’m torn on paying businesses to continue existing. Like that’s part of the allure of business no? That it might fail? I was hoping this would be a chance for more environments to reform their living places into co-ops.

   sonicrocketman   

I was specifically referring to housing not business, but you bring up a good point.

I think it’s important to distinguish between normal business failure (i.e. because of uninteresting products/services, etc) and the unprecedented upheaval of a global catastrophe. This kind of scenario isn’t really reasonable to expect them to adequately prepare for something like this and leaving so many businesses to fail only increases the economic hardship to come for everyone. Rent is a foundation of our entire business and residential economy. Letting that fail is like taking the bottom bricks in Jenga.

IMO at times like this it’s important to think about things not from a personal or individual business level but from the perspective of the entire economy. One business failing or one person getting evicted doesn’t really mean anything globally, but tens of thousands per month is catastrophic and can be avoided.

June 29, 2020

   Manton Reece

I launched Micro.blog and everything else exclusively on this old 13-inch MacBook Pro. Not fast enough, not enough memory, not enough disk space, no monitor. I think an upgrade after 5 years is going to be amazing.

   sonicrocketman   

I upgraded from the same computer. It's great. I love my new 13".

June 23, 2020

   sonicrocketman

I am entirely down with this. I love weird units of measurement.

If I understand the measurement correctly, 1 corona is ~3.6 cubits.

   sonicrocketman   

This also makes it easy to explain to people: Don't come within 1 corona of a sick person or you'll need to quarentine for 1 fortnight.

1 c / 1 fn

June 15, 2020