Photo & Design & Tech & RPGs / SeattleACS ham radio volunteer / Cascadia Radio cofounder / RPG XRAY host / TeenHorrorCast intern / "skoon-over" / he
Maybe you use Solarized (colorscheme), maybe you used my Kinkless GTD sytem (which became OmniFocus), or maybe you followed my D&D clubs at a Seattle girls' middle school.
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Amazing to me that we're pouring billions into AI but we still don't have good contact group sharing or calendar freetime matching outside of enterprise.
(I'm aware of every mediocre solution to the above, no need to tell me about them, they are almost all terrible)
Engaged in absolutely unsuspicious activity at a Pacific Crest Trail trailhead (doing "Parks on The Air" #hamradio on digital 17m wavelength this past weekend)
"The boys in the session are SO BAD at following directions. They always think they know better than, say, the red cross technique. Like, it's good to think for yourself, but you have to also think about how these rescue and recovery methods were developed! They just seem to have gotten this message their whole life that they just naturally know it all, but THEY DON'T."
My daughter (and the other girls in the session) after day 3 of her life guard training.
my friend @tromano's book is SLAYING it in reviews please go order it to support a fab person and gifted journalist and writer who owns an adorable cat
Video reading a book review quote as follows: "A brilliant oral history that chronicles not only the Village Voice, the most important alt-weekly of our time, but also the history of New York City during the latter half of the twentieth century. One of the best narrative oral histories I have ever read - seamlessly edited, with anarchy on almost every page." - Gillian McCain, coauthor of Please Kill Me
I was just reading an article that showed some nerdy nerd stuff in a text editor, and the theme of the editor was pretty clearly Solarized, and as is always the case whenever I see Solarized, I thought “Oh HELL yeah, my old pal, Ethan, invented that!”
So as ever: yay, Ethan!
My understanding based on market availability is that they are called the #Fuji X100 series because they only make about a hundred of them
Today started as:
"i'll spend 15 minutes swapping our under-sink water filter"
and progressed to:
"the gasket in the water shut off valve has disintegrated"
and wrapped up as:
"I spent most of the day replumbing all water lines under the sink"
(at least now all water is filtered through a single filter, including our instant hot water tank, our main faucet, and my coffee machine)
Mandatory intermittent cat photo
(Marceline the Vampire Queen)
I should be working on other things, but I am finishing up my open letter to the #ARRL. I'm really motivated to get this finalized and sent.
If you would like to be a co-signatory, either reply to me here (public or private) or comment in the doc by Monday Feb 19 at 1200 UTC.
And thank you again for helping to make our hobby more inclusive.
Hell is almost certainly a cruise ship
Another random interval "are you checking your email" test for my kids.
This time I make them confirm legitimacy using an out-of-band channel and a code.
I ask them what information they use to evaluate the mail legitimacy.
Finally: They must include a quote from Gravity Falls or Adventure time.
Gray day in Seattle so playing some melancholic music (this whole KQ album is pretty on point for a pensive mood) https://songwhip.com/kronos-quartet/the-butchers-boy
FAMILY DEMO NIGHT: we have regular demo nights where we show off software we're using.
Each kid gets up & screencasts their device & walks us through apps or tips. I demo as well, but not every time.
Son: Best screentime apps & why he picked ScreenZen (I'm using it too now)
Daughter: Notion for classwork scheduling & Goodnotes for her note-taking (she used to be paper only, but likes the flexibility of iPad note taking).
(we pair this with fam reading time after)
Last night I made pastrami on dark rye sandwiches for my kids' lunches and the rye was too wide to fit in their lunch containers so I trimmed them and kept the ends for my own snack.
My daughter today (she knows me):
If you love horror movies please give my daughter's TeenHorrorCast a listen. She's so right that she, as a girl, had a really different take (and the right take I think) on this film than I did at first, and she changed the way I thought about it completely.