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Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-18 21:27

The opening for Ken Burn’s The Vietnam War is gripping. Great use of music, Reznor is a great pic to work on this.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-18 19:11

Wearing a hoodie while sitting in my 72° house (91° outside). Am I a Texan now?

Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-17 01:53

If you find yourself in Houston after a day of disaster cleanup and are wondering what a good followup meal would be, the answer is fajitas. The answer to many things is fajitas, btw.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-15 15:52

New carpet week in the office this week. Should’ve brought a gas mask when I decided to not work from home today.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-14 20:29

Just a minute while I find my tiniest violin for web advertisers. Must be around here somewhere, maybe under my notebooks.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-14 19:10

Pollo a la brasa for lunch at work today :) Fried Yuca :) Fried Yuca instead of Fries :(

Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-13 16:40

Studying for a test these days and when I ask my wife, who minored in math, for help with some math stuff. Her response after looking it over, “Don’t know what this is, but it’s not math.” :/

Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-12 20:34

Sunset and sunrise are some of my favorite things in Texas.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-12 18:33

iPhone X looks pretty sweet! Excited to see it in person.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-11 15:34

Wrote this about 9/11 a couple years ago. It’s still how I feel.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-09 22:59

When in doubt, make pizza.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-09 18:50

Adjusting my JSON Feed.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-07 20:13

Had Bucca di Beppo catered for lunch at work. Are there any more carbs? If you can’t find any, they’re over here.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-07 15:37

We had the first Austin Homebrew Website Club meeting last night. Looking forward to many more.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-06 15:28

Heard the news about SW IX director. After seeing how Disney handled Rogue One’s director and the results I’m optimistic. They seem to be good stewards, with the humility to make changes when necessary.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-06 15:14

I’m excited for tonight’s first Austin Homebrew Website Club. Hopefully, I’ll see you there.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-05 21:13

Miss Toddler loves Labor Day.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-02 20:10

Had a tasty lunch at Dahlia’s today. BLT and bread pudding.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-02 20:07

I wrote about Bread Pudding.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-31 14:15

Watched Wonder Woman last night. Amazing movie, the most sincere/earnest superhero movie I’ve seen, and definitely one of the best. Can’t wait until my daughter grows a bit and is not scared of monsters in movies to show her. My son too, for that matter.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-30 16:23

The arches and tile at the Blanton Museum of Art are stunning.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-30 16:21

What are you laughing at?

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-30 16:18

The skylights at the Blanton Museum of Art are amazing.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-26 22:18

Recently switched from Amazon Cloud Drive to Backblaze B2 for my backups. It seems that unlimited storage has proven to be a short term customer acquisition strategy for anyone who’s tried it, so I’d rather just switch to paying for a cheap per/GB service.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-26 17:24, modified at 17:25

The boy made it through week 1 of kindergarten.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-26 17:15

Finn waiting for Hurricane Harvey’s arrival yesterday.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-26 17:12

Lunch at home means BLT.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-25 21:36

Finally got around to implementing some check-in features in my Snippets feed (example here). Might write a blog post laying some of it out.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-24 20:56

Excited for a non-DCEU Batman with Matt Reeves at the helm. There’s more character in his CG apes than the post-Nolan DC films.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-24 15:49

Watched Defenders. Don’t have much to say except it’s full of dour characters and bad dialogue. Dark superheroes are interesting in movie length treatments, but oppressive in 8 hours of TV.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-17 15:31

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. Loved it, slower than vol. 1 in the middle, but overall really great. One of my favorite things has to be all the colors. So fun.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-14 20:17

At the window.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-11 20:05, modified on 2017-08-25 17:05

Dr Pepper

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-11 20:01

Fitbit app updates. Check to see if it talks to Apple Health, nope. Close it again for another six months.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-09 20:25, modified on 2017-08-25 21:34

Bamboo at the zoo

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-07 18:57

First day back at work after a weeklong staycation. I feel like a lawn mower that is trying to get started for the first time after winter.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-04 02:58, modified on 2017-08-25 17:06

Successful trip to Waco.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-04 02:38

Testing out the new camera.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-30 04:50, modified on 2017-08-25 21:33

Dunkirk was amazing. Saw it in 70mm. Sucked me in completely. Nerve wracking and intense the entire time.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-25 21:38

After traffic court today, homemade pizza is sounding even better.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-25 15:33

Kong was fun. The period stuff was great and it was fun watching big monsters. The last half hour was pretty confusing though.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-25 15:13

Having been a Boy Scout for a couple years as a teenager, yesterday’s politically charged speech is stomach turning. I can’t think of a worse assault on Scouting’s stated values.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-24 16:04

Picked up an IKEA smart lights starter kit this weekend. It’s pretty great for lamps. I can’t wait for HomeKit support to arrive.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-19 17:37

Alright, wrapped up getting a new family car last night. I’m hoping I’m done car shopping for a few years now.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-18 21:29

2nd car dealership in a month. :unsurewhatemojibelongshere:

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-15 02:22

Sitting down to watch The Lost City of Z. The book was fascinating so I’m really looking forward to this.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-14 17:10

I had a lot of fun on The Run Loop. Collin and I talked about design, development, iOS, iPad productivity, and refugees. Give it a listen.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-13 19:39

When I see things like this I see a future where I could use either Mac or iPad for my work, depending only on my mood at the moment.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-13 19:34

I can’t believe I keep forgetting about Sketch Mirror, it’s so helpful.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-13 19:30

It’s great to have a Micro.blog iPad app again. Things are shaping up over there pretty nicely.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-13 15:18

I’m running on about 40% mango these days. Not bad.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-12 03:30

Speaker Ryan: “No, no, no, you got it all wrong. Check your dictionary. For someone to collude, they have to be a Democrat.”

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-09 01:43

Tried the Impossible Burger at Hopdoddy’s tonight. It was good, but all the breathless, “I couldn’t tell it wasn’t meat” hype should be taken with a huge grain of salt.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-08 14:19

Tried Facebook Marketplace for the first time this week. Sold a lawnmower in less than 12 hours. Not bad.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-08 05:13

Spider-Man: Homecoming was great! Lots of laughs, a non-annoying Peter, and a great villain. The MCU tie-ins weren’t dumb either.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-30 15:02

My roll ended last night when it ran into a migraine. Went to bed early and feel a lot better today.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-29 04:43

Feeling like I’m on a roll. Two new feature rollouts in two days. I wonder how long I can keep this rolling.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-19 19:54

Nodding to Manton’s The algorithm has ruined Facebook. Almost cried this morning when I came across a cute husky puppy video and accidentally reloaded the page and lost it forever. 

Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-19 17:35

Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-15 04:02

I think I’m settling on a new car choice, and it my surprise, it’s a Hyundai.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-13 19:22

Very cool stuff happening with Day One. Turned on their new end-to-end encryption last night and ordered a bunch of my journals as books.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-09 20:07

Great article on the state of web without Javascript.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-09 19:21

Our long dumb quotes nightmare is almost over.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-09 18:42

Big day last week.

Little Man’s Graduation


Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-09 16:23

Leaning towards a small commuter car again. Prius C looks pretty good. We’ll put a lot of miles on it, so the mileage seems great.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-08 23:41

Brought daughter to work for a couple hours today. My favorite question was, “your boss is a girl?” My response, “of course.” Her smile at that moment was infectious.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-05 20:41

WWDC was full of some pretty great stuff. Don’t know how long I’ll be able to resist installing iOS 11 on my iPad. A few hours maybe?

Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-05 16:11

After last weekend’s accident, the car is likely a total loss. So it’s time to car shop again. Any suggestions?

Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-01 15:52

Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-31 15:33, modified at 15:36

Struggled switching web hosts to Laravel Forge (backed by DigitalOcean) last night. Wasn’t sure why it wasn’t working. Destroyed and rebuilt a couple servers, finally realized I had registered SSL but forgot to activate, :/ All working now.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-24 15:03

Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-19 16:06

Switched my JSON Feeds (BlogSnippets) to use the updated Element API plugin for Craft. Very nice. Side benefit, I now know how to deal with Matrix Fields in raw PHP, not just Twig.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-18 17:32

In which I try to give my best explanation of Micro.blog.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-18 15:20

Spent some time last night getting JSON Feed setup for my blog and snippets feed. Pretty cool project.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-18 14:15

Wrote about Nazca and aqueducts.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-18 02:28

I’m on Micro.blog at https://micro.blog/noah. Stop by and say hi.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-16 19:55

Today is the first time I forgot my iPhone 7’s lightning headphone adapter. :(

Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-16 19:51

Had to run an errand during lunch so missed office lunch. Perfect excuse for tacos. Errand tacos.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-15 19:17

Looks like it’s time for Design System 2.0, and there’s a project giving me an excuse to do it just in time.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-12 18:55

BBQ day is a good day.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-10 21:15

Visual Studio for Mac? Interesting… Microsoft is getting more surprising all the time.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-10 01:24

Down at Refresh Austin watching Manton talk about indie microblogging.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-03 15:21

Wrote about Autonomous Vehicles.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-03 03:39

I’d say the 1st birthday cupcake smashing was a success.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-02 21:55

Third child’s first birthday tonight. I’m excited for some cupcake smashing.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-02 15:22

Reign of the Pharaohs: 3000 years
Han Dynasty: 400 years
Western Roman Empire: 500 years
Catholic Church: 2000+ years
Twitter – 10,000 years?

Permalink - Posted on 2017-04-26 19:07

Needing to use an old Illustrator file instead of Sketch for a few days. *Shudder*

Permalink - Posted on 2017-04-26 15:26

Monk. Great TV show or the greatest TV show?

Permalink - Posted on 2017-04-25 20:20

It’s fun seeing new folks showing up on Micro.blog. Welcome!

Permalink - Posted on 2017-04-25 15:16

Super excited about Day One’s new book printing feature. Not having to do this manually is such a big deal for me.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-04-24 20:41

Tried JuiceLand on the way into work today. Maybe my first green colored juice, but I liked it.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-04-22 03:35

Getting to play around with Principle at work these days. It’s pretty fun.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-04-17 02:18

Permalink - Posted on 2017-04-08 22:47, modified at 22:50

Apple’s new Clips app is pretty nice. Quick and easy. I’m excited to see more folks tell short stories.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-04-04 20:35

Just read Ethan Marcotte’s The Bricks We Lay. Could not agree more. Will probably write more about it soon.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-04-04 16:15

Designing a chat bot, chatty chatty chat bot.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-03-29 15:43

After congress’ vote yesterday I’m on VPN all the time. Elections in 2018 aren’t that far away, prepare for the whirlwind. 

Permalink - Posted on 2017-03-22 03:04

One of the best things about unlimited vacation days is that when people say to go home because you seem sick you don’t have to think twice.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-03-15 20:44

Oldest (8) flew to visit Grandma by herself yesterday for Spring Break. Proud of her, but my stomach drops when I realize that one day she’ll be out of the house for good.

Permalink - Posted on 2017-03-15 17:45

I wrote about my reaction to Arrival.