~insom — now
I finished the second Thursday Murder Club Book (The Man Who
Died Twice). It was good. These books are so sweet.
Getting good at Rails (again), and learning Tailwind CSS.
i.e. trying to remember that I was a competent web-dev,
Outliners: Logseq being a modern take, but I also have
Drummer and Frontier (in the form of OPML Editor). It feels
like there's _something_ interesting here for me, in the
intersection between s-expression like structures with a
more friendly UI, and a language which can traverse data and
code as first class citizens.
UI Engines: Looking at Godot and Flutter and Fyne. Not
really for any reason, but just out of interest. Godot's UI
tools + GDScript is the thing which has reminded me of
Visual Basic (Classic) the most. Microsoft did the world a
disservice when they replaced that with VB.Net. I should
write up my thoughts on that, one day.
Somehow I have become a cut-price Bose fan-boy. I got given
a pair of AE II Bluetooth headphones as a gift from Datadog,
and those are great. I recommended my whole family get them,
even though they are kind of pricey.
But since then, ever the bargain hunter, I've had my eye out
for other cut-price Bose products. I know audiophiles do not
like Bose, but their stuff is ruggedly built and sounds good
enough for me. It's often sold second hand with plenty of
life left or needing minor repairs.
I ended up with two iPod Sounddocks (eBay and a thrift
store), a pair of QC15's which were broken but I fixed
(eBay) and this weekend one "Bose 151" environmental speaker
(for mounting outdoors, you probably see them at community
events etc.) and a Companion 2 Series II (which was $4 at
Value Village). I only have so many ears!