For the past year and a half a small block has been hanging off an outlet upstairs. Continue reading “Small happinesses”
I have this minor annoyance: I want to know what has changed before I upgrade things. OSM WordPress plugin has decided I cannot know what has changed unless I visit xyr website. That website attempts to digitally fingerprint my browser, use trackers, and display advertisements which may contain malware.
I am now a couple versions behind current. It is time to find a replacement tool which uses OpenStreetMap.
So even though it is a GNU application, Shotwell does not have a configuration to its publication plugins to export lossless images.
Which means it is useless for the purpose. Continue reading “<rage />”
This week the weather is heavily influenced by the season – the autumn leaves are all falling with a splat, and cool temperatures with the high humidity have me turning up thermostats again. But there are other additional heat sources, scripting for example… Continue reading “Alternative sources of heat”
I have been reminded yet again by a DVD which no longer works to restart the task of slowly ripping the collection to digital files which can be redundantly backed up. Continue reading “&task”
This is just one of those exceptionally silly joys: I just discovered a solution (after YEARS of annoyance) to the inexplicable failure for the Calendar app to support events beginning in one timezone and ending in another (iow: air travel events.)
It has its own share of annoyances – particularly the Amero-centric inability to display week starting on Monday (or Saturday, or any other day than Sunday) and the one which really pisses me off: time is entered in a cute little grid of AM and PM. Really? no 24 hours? You really have to take up that much of my screen real estate to show me two 12 hour grids AND a grid of 5-minute increments?
But, under the start and end time is a little globe icon which allows one to enter – by city (again, massive fail on the UX) – the timezones of start and finish. Et voilà! it propagates to all my devices (since all their calendars are synced with my cloud.) And now my mac, once I turned on timezone support in the Calendar preferences, happily realizes that a flight originating in Vancouver (Pacific Timezone) will land in Minneapolis-St. Paul (Central Timezone) and it will get the times right.
WordPress has wonderful tools to remind admins to keep up-to-date with changes to plugins, themes, etc. When something is updated you get visual reminders, and a simple way to update the software which you can do with a single click. Continue reading “Minor rant.”
There are a few maintenance-type jobs which just seem to take forever. Work that never seems to show progress, or where the progress is erased in a very short time. Dusting, for example, or mowing the lawn.
Or testing the rolodex for lost relationships.
Currently I am, one at a time, sending out e-mail inquiries to those I have addresses for, checking to see if the address is still useful. And maybe creating or reviving certain relationships. Or maybe not.
Digital life is not really any less work; it is just slightly different from so-called real life.
Every so often I enjoy pushing my hardware to its maximum. Continue reading “Computer as tool”