Jim Mitchell

To this day, I still do not understand why headphone jacks on Macs (PC too?) are located on the right side, but every wired headset I’ve ever owned has the input wired on the left, forcing the cable to cross over (or under) my hands as I type.

I moved all the content I wanted to keep from my WordPress site over here to Micro.blog this morning. Next, I’ll decommission the VPS and then point the .org domain at this one (.dev). This is all part of the (mostly) all in on Micro.blog decision from a while back.

I set aside some time this morning to record audio to my ant mound post from a couple of days ago. It required a few takes to get mostly right, but I think what I ended up with came out okay. I’ll have to do some other posts this weekend.

📷 Donnie is a kook…

Graffiti on a concrete wall reads 'TRUMP DON'T SURF' in black letters along with other smaller drawings and writings nearby.

AppleScript to Toggle the macOS Desktop

Here’s an AppleScript I use to quickly toggle desktop visibility for taking screenshots and recording screencasts that I thought might be useful for someone else.

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My boss just turned me on to Lake Street Dive. Just what I needed today.

For any who have followed along, after months of poking, prodding and scans, I’m pleased to report I’ve been given a 100% clean bill of heart health – so long as I maintain the new healthy choices and swallow a dozen pills each day. It’s time to stop fretting and move on. Last post on this topic.

The Ant Mound

One of my earliest childhood memories is traumatic. At least it would seem traumatic to a three-and-a-half-year-old little boy. Though it didn’t turn out to be the end of the world, it seemed like hell when it happened. I still carry the memory with me more than a half-century later, so it damaged me on some level.

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Memorable Cigarettes

After more than fifty years, I still remember the first time I smoked a cigarette. It was early spring and my family lived on a farm in a rural part of Colorado, a little north of Denver, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.

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I officially hit my goal weight today, having dropped 25 lbs in three and a half months. It’s time to set a new goal. Let’s start with another five…

Well… The camping trip is kind of a bust, so we’re going to pack up and head home after just one night. We forgot some key items, and wound up next to some very noisy neighbors who ended up drunk and played loud music until 3am. Thankfully, we’re only 30 miles from home.

The tsunami warning siren test at noon on the first Friday of the month in my town still catches me off guard, even after living here more than 25 years. 🌊🏄

I took a vacation day today to get ready to go camping in the RV with my wife. What have I been doing this morning instead of getting ready? Creating an entirely new Micro.blog theme for my site, of course…

I can always tell when some part of Micro.blog is having trouble because images on one of my pages start returning a 404 error, and then I’ll get an email from Tinylytics that my site is down. Same pattern tonight, just like the last two.

The Fediverse part of all-in on Micro.blog was short lived. I remember why that was now from the last time I tried:

  1. I have another blog I want to share content from.
  2. The recent outage of Micro.blog was a big reason keeping me from going all in to begin with.

Here I am again, ellipses and all…

Bartender Mac App Under New Ownership

PSA: Bartender Mac App Under New Ownership, But Lack of Transparency Raises Concerns - MacRumors

Bartender's new owners replied to the Reddit thread and confirmed that Bartender had been acquired, but did not explain why customers had not been notified nor why there had been a certificate change without said explanation.

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Trying an experiment… After pondering it for a long time, and after a great chat with someone I respect, I have moved wholly to the Micro.blog platform, including Fediverse. If you follow me from a Mastodon instance, follow me over here now. Let’s see how this turns out.

In cleaning up my YouTube “Watch Later” list this morning, it’s funny to see how my interests have changed over time, and how diverse they are. Some of the stuff I’d saved from a few years ago (never watched of course) is of no interest to me now.

Because I think @canion, @Burk, and @martinfeld are such swell guys, I elected to subscribe to One Prime Plus over the weekend.

If you listen to Hemispheric Views, (and who doesn’t?), you should subscribe too.

I swear… I’m not a HV fanboy or anything.

Sometimes you post a really dumb question and then a simple search actually yields the results when you use just the right combination of keywords…

Holy Carp, Batman! My Apple Watch just alerted me my resting heart rate was 39 bpm a few minutes ago. That’s the lowest waking rate yet. I’ll be so happy to get through the monitoring phase (two more days to go) so we can start taking some action. Since “the episode” and new meds a few months ago, my heart rate has been averaging 45 bpm daily.

I created a new Twitter/X account a few days ago because a few people I want to follow in the Salesforce ecosystem have chosen to remain there. What do you think I was greeted with upon my return? Several bots trying to get me to click links to “see their content.” Some things just never change…

If you’re in a virtual meeting with a prospective vendor and say to them “I’m excited to be here” as part of your introduction, I have to ask – are you really? I know I’m not. 🤣