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Friday, June 19, 2020

➽ This is the first post of my Daily Notes experiment. I’ll just add stuff here throughout the day as I think of it. The idea is that it would replace https://rudimentarylathe.org/ as the place I do this. I don’t love the idea of moving away from TiddlyWiki, but I do love the idea of putting more of my writing in one place. Daily Notes will not appear in the main RSS feed. This is just me typing random shit and there’s no need to force it on anyone 🙂

➽ I’m conflicted about Hey from Basecamp. On one hand, it does much of what Superhuman tries to do, without all the hoohah. And more cheaply. On the other hand, it’s basically proprietary email. Email is one of the few remaining democratic protocols everyone still uses. I need to feel like I can get at my email in other ways than via Basecamp’s apps. Still, it’s pretty nice. I’m jbaty@hey.com.

➽ Trying something. That little arrow before each new paragraph is supposed to indicate that I’m starting a new topic. Normally I only use paragraphs but we’ll see. Does it look like it’s supposed to be doing something else though?

➽ Trying out other fonts here. I found the one that ships with the theme to be hard to read. I don’t think I’m finished with this yet.

➽ Another thing I’m considering is to show the full content on the daily post but only show excerpts on the rest. I waffle between thinking full posts are too much and thinking how easy it is to just scroll more.

Phil quoted a post from Uses This about Rachel Demy. In it, she says, “Honestly, I couldn’t want for anything else at the moment. I am not a huge gear nerd nor do I collect just to collect.” A fine sentiment, that, but I can’t fathom how anyone using a Leica Monochrom (as just one of several Leicas) can get away with claiming they’re not a gear nerd. (I like her work though!) I’m probably just jealous :).

➽ Speaking of being a gear nerd, I just got a Ricoh GR III. I’ve had a GR1v film camera for years and used it all the time until it finally broke a couple years ago. I also had the original GR Digital. Now, with the GR III I once again have a well-built, “serious” and pocketable APS-C camera. I’m sure I’ll write more about it soon.

➽ And here’s a photo of my dog, just to see if I like images in these daily posts.

Alice

➽ I have a big-ol’ 16″ MBP and whenever I look for a tiny SD slot and don’t find one it pisses me off a little.

Comments (2) on "Friday, June 19, 2020"

  1. I like this idea (and the little arrow works well imo). After reading your previous post, I explored Colin’s site further. I was familiar with his ‘directory’ but hadn’t noticed how he’s got the blog set up – pretty cool, thank you.

    It’s kinda fun tryin’ to keep up with ya! 😎

    1. Thanks. I’m so used to putting these sorts of notes into TiddlyWiki that this WordPress approach feels weird. The key for me is leaving them out of RSS, but still noodling on that. I hate every WordPress theme I find and I really didn’t move back to WordPress so that I could spend my days tweaking themes but who knows? 🙂

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