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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 …

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 …

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 …

📷 Donnie is a kook…

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 …

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 …

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 …

One hundred days of Python - Day 006 100.jimmitchell.dev/post/pyth…

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

One hundred days of Python - Day 005 100.jimmitchell.dev/post/pyth…

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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 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 …

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 – …

True to form, I have pivoted from Bear.app to Obsidian for note taking — at work. Let’s see if it sticks.

Jury summons has been postponed until mid-October. Hopefully the “really big project” at the day job will be done by then. 🤞

Dang it! A jury duty summons came in the mail today. The first one in over 13 years. My luck was bound to run out sooner or later.

I’ve repurposed my Scribbles site as a running devlog of learning (or relearning) a selected development language over the course of 100 days. …

One team member out ill, the other on PTO, and the two offshore resources are off for a voting holiday. This leaves only me should the world start to …

My new favorite monospaced font has to be Apple’s SF Mono. To my eyes, it’s super clean and legible. I’ve updated all my IDEs to use it after …

I’ll be shifting my online presence to my WordPress blog more over the next few months and use Micro.blog less. There’s a post explaining …

Tinylytics uptime monitoring of my Micro.blog site has been reporting an awful lot of sporadic downtime lately. Anyone else experiencing the same?

A huge shoutout (and thanks) to @jean for putting together the April Photoblogging Challenge. It was a kick finding my own images, as well as seeing …

I was woken this morning at 2:18am by what must’ve been a dream where people were urgently calling my name to get my attention. Once awake, I …

Score! Jobby job office clutter put out by someone for the claiming. It’s mine now… I’ve been meaning to read this one for a while now.

I had a great idea for my next WordPress plugin this morning while reviewing the hacks I’ve added to my own site’s functions.php file. …

Two months after “the episode” I’ve managed to shed 17 pounds. A balance of meds, extreme dietary change and exercise made it possible. I’ve managed …

📷 Bonus Day 2: Unputdownable. #mbapr @jimmitchell One of my all-time favorite books. My family came to California in much the same way, so to me, it …

Today, I was a hero. I saved a four man-hour meeting with a single email that took less than five exchanges to resolve. Remember kids, a meeting is …

📷 Bonus Day 1: Bubble. #mbapr @paulrobertlloyd

📷 Day 30: Hometown. #mbapr #SurfCityUSA @mattypenny

📷 Day 29: Drift. #mbapr @SimonWoods

📷 Day 28: Community. #mbapr @stupendousman

📷 Morning low tide while camping at Carpenteria State Beach Campgrounds.

📷 Day 27: Surprise. #mbapr @Sdevore

📷 Day 26: Critter. #mbapr @7robots

📷 Day 25: Spine. #mbapr @thedimpause

After seeing how cool and powerful EchoFeed really was, I decided it was a tool I could definitely use. Totally worth the $20 a year. …

After seeing how cool and powerful EchoFeed really was, I decided it was a tool I could definitely use. Totally worth the $20 a year.

Giving Echofeed a shot for posting from my WordPress blog to Bluesky since I haven’t found any plugins I like yet.

📷 Day 24: Light. #mbapr @eumrz

After using Mona for the past few months as my Mastodon client, I thought I’d give Ivory a go today, just to see if I was missing anything since my …

If you’re a Tinylytics for WordPress plugin user, what features would you like to see next? I’m planning roadmap. wordpress.org/plugins/j…

📷 Day 23: Dreamy. #mbapr @maique

I moved my jimmitchell.org domain to a US based VPS this morning from a shared SAS (Slow as 💩) UK based WordPress hosting. Thanks to @vincentritter …

📷 Day 22: Blue. #mbapr @lzbth

Nerd friends… Looking for a reliable VPS recommendation that runs about $10 per month with decent specs to handle a WordPress site. Currently looking …

📷 Day 21: Mountain. #mbapr @dejus

📷 Day 20: Ice. #mbapr @the

macOS users… Do you prefer widgets on your desktop? If so, how many do you have? I’ve tried it, but the clutter stresses me out. I have …

📷 Day 19: Birthday. #mbapr @crossingthethreshold

Doing dev type work today that I haven’t done in quite a while. It took a few minutes to remember the correct syntax… I used to be able …

📷 Day 18: Mood. #mbapr @agilelisa

📷 Day 17: Transcendence. #mbapr @drewbelf

📷 Day 16: Flâneur. #mbapr @chrisaldrich

I’m finding it hard to believe that my youngest child turns 27 today. Where have the years gone?

📷 Day 15: Small. #mbapr @jmanes

Today has been a very slow day. The missus and I went out to buy a couple of small items, but that’s about it. The rest of the day has been …

📷 Day 14: Cactus. #mbapr @christopherchelpka

Grrr. Today is probably my least favorite day of the year: Tax check writing day.

I just configured and handed over my old MacBook Air M1 to my wife who had the same model except with an Intel chip. I think I might install Linux …

📷 Day 13: Page. #mbapr @robj

Cleaning up files on the old laptop, I came across the Hacking with macOS book I bought a few years back but never got started on. Now is as good a …

📷 Day 12: Magic. #mbapr @DaveyCraney

📷 Day 11: Sky. #mbapr @jedda

I think my (eventual) podcast will focus on office etiquette. I have so many examples from coworkers over the years that I’d easily have 15 …

Well… A month later, and my eyesight has returned to what it originally was, and my computer glasses work again. An added bonus related to …

📷 Day 10: Train. #mbapr @starrwulfe

I’m really liking Bear as my new notes app, but I’m seeing a somewhat consistent rendering issue when switching to one note from another. When I do, …

Some people are way too quick to call a meeting for something that can be solved in one or two email exchanges. Don’t be that person, because I’ll …

📷 Day 09: Crispy. #mbapr @rom

I’m playing a form of “Apollo 13” with the work laptop now, trying to find the right combination of apps that will keep the thing …

Got to the office this morning to find my work laptop’s battery is drained. Sitting here waiting for sufficient charge to get going. I must remember …

📷 Day 08: Prevention. #mbapr @anniegreens

A productive weekend. Cleaned most of the back yard. The rest is for next weekend. Built a new barbecue and grilling burgers for dinner. But the best …

📷 Day 07: Well-being. #mbapr @ridwan

I just updated my Tinylytics for WordPress plugin to v1.1.1, fixing a bug that would cause a critical issue to be reported in Site Health about an …

Oh, and day 5 of battery on the new MacBook Air and we’re still at 30%… 🤯

Speaking of bucket list performers to see live, we’ll also be seeing Tab Benoit at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano in August. I played …

Just bought a couple of cheap tickets to see Eric Clapton at the Hollywood Bowl in October. We may be way in the back, but we’ll get to see a …

📷 Day 06: Windy. #mbapr @Miraz

📷 Day 05: Serene. #mbapr @chiawase

I’ve spent the better part of the day trying to debug a system failure. I can get it to happen once, but then the exact same data update rolled back …

Just because a business user asks for it doesn’t mean it should be done. You have to be able to tell your end users no sometimes. Saying yes to …

There was a time I loathed the use of Emojis and thought they were for lazy people. But times and minds change and I find myself using them more often …

📷 Day 04: Foliage. #mbapr @pratik

Battery life on the New MacBook Air M3 is impressive. Going on day four of moderate use from a full charge and the battery is only down to 52%.

I find it hilarious when people start pounding on their keyboard as the answer to fix a hung up or seriously lagging computer. Like it’s going …

Evil is as Evil Does:

Google to delete search data of millions who used 'incognito' mode : NPR:

For years, Google simply informed users of Chrome's internet browser that …

📷 Day 03: Card. #mbapr @val

MacBook Air M3 15" First Impressions:

My initial thoughts on the MacBook Air M3 15" fully spec’d model…

📷 Day 02: Flowers. #mbapr @davegullett

I stopped using external monitors with my laptops a couple weeks ago as an experiment to see if I could adapt. I tried connecting my work monitors …

Woohoo! New MacBook Air is ready for pickup at the Apple Store today. Even though it only took 10 days for the custom config to arrive, it feels like …

📷 Day 01: Toy. #mbapr @pcora

It seems I may have flooded the Micro.blog timeline with a crap-ton of Scribbles posts by pasting the discover feed from over there instead of my own …

Hah! I landed on the perfect domain name for my Scribbles blog today. How this domain was not already registered is beyond me, but alas, it was not …

I had hoped to get some good beach photos this afternoon, but the surf was small and blown-out from a brisk onshore wind. Still, it was nice to get …

Drinking a “Fauxrona” (alcohol free Corona) this afternoon. Surprisingly, it tastes very much like the real thing. Non-alcoholic beer has …

I’m taking the rest of the week off from work. My wife and I were going to take the RV out for a relaxing long weekend, but yet another …

After trying to use Apple Calendar for just one day, I’m back to Fantastical. Our InfoSec team won’t approve BusyCal, so it looks like I’ll be forking …

I just set up one of my other domains as a podcast site on Micro.blog since I have extra domains sitting around doing nothing, and Micro.blog premium …

I’m giving Apple Calendar a spin for a while to see if it can replace Fantastical. I absolutely love Fantastical and have used it since the …

And… Taxes are now complete for the household. It’s been a very productive day. Time to wind down.

Awake for a few hours already. The rest of the house still sleeps. I watched the sun rise through the kitchen window alone. It was beautiful. Life is …

📷 Surf rider.

📷 No lifeguard on duty…

My wife found a non-alcoholic hazy IPA at the grocery store that actually tastes pretty damned good. All is right with the world again…

The CFO has given her blessing to make the new MacBook Air purchase. I planned to wait until I had the whole amount, but hey, what’s an extra …

Sadly, I must use Google Chrome for my browser at work. I’m trying out tab groups, but I’m not sure I like it. It seems like way more …

Thanks to the reminder from @canion in this post a few days ago, I’m giving Bear another spin myself. I think I’ve finally landed on the …

I was able to get hands-on with a MacBook Air 15” display model in the Apple Store when picking up the new HomePod the other day. It’s an awesome form …

Gotta say, HomePod sound is pretty decent…

If you use Micro.blog or WordPress to publish content and use the Tinylytics platform by @vincentritter, this is a reminder I have two plugins to make …

I took a break from Micro.blog while I worked on some WordPress stuff. That’s all done now and I’m happy to focus attention back here. …

Just pulled the trigger on an Apple HomePod for main living area music. We’ve been using an Alexa, but the sound is not really all that good. …

After thousands of tweaks to my site’s WordPress theme over the years, sometimes undoing what I just changed, I’m self-imposing a code …

I switched up my desk set up today, opting to just use the laptop & mouse instead of laptop + 2 external monitors and keyboard. I’m finding myself …

Though I haven’t read much of it yet, it looks like there are lots of great new features coming up in WordPress 6.5. I’m setting some weekend time …

I released my newest WordPress plugin, Basic Copyright, on the plugin repository last night. Its sole purpose is to make a dynamic copyright notice …

Interestingly, after starting meds a couple of weeks ago, my eyesight seems to have suddenly gotten worse by a significant amount. My computer glasses …

By nature, I am a procrastinator. I’ll let something sit until the 11th hour if I can. But when I finally do complete the task, there’s always such a …

The change to daylight savings messes with me in the worst way; more so than most. I have no idea why… It’s only an hour. Add stopping …

After further research on AFib, I’ve come to the decision it’s best to stop all alcohol and caffeine intake completely. There goes my last …

I am happy to report that after a week of very little caffeine and beer, and zero refined sugar, I feel 1,000% better than I did seven days ago.

Hot on the heels of updating my WordPress plugin today, I also updated my Tinylytics for Micro.blog plugin to add the feature of being able to add a …

I’m considering either buying the new M3 MacBook Air 13” or the Mac mini, which is still only M2. Has anyone heard if the mini will be M3 soon?

On the Fragility of Life:

Events happen in our lives that make us do a full stop and give a long, hard look at how things are. This was one of those events that slapped me in …

Add me to the list of Apple Watch wearers who were saved from a life threatening event. My watch alerted me to an AFib event that sent me to the ER …

📷 We visited the lowest bar in the western hemisphere last weekend in Bombay Beach, CA which sits nearly 200 feet below sea level. Beers were had.

Interested in seeing what Tinylytics for WordPress looks like installed and activated in a WordPress site without spinning one up of your own? Check …

I’ve been away from Micro.blog for a bit… Dropping in to share that I’ve updated my Tinylytics for WordPress plugin to v1.0.4 …

After decades as a Mac user, I just now discovered cmd + = (cmd + equals) and cmd + - (cmd + minus) increase and decrease icon preview sizes in a …

Woohoo! Surprised to have gotten the initial email from the WordPress plugin review team on my Tinylytics plugin today. Lots of things to fix, but …

I type (abuse) ellipses so much, my keyboard at work has taken to adding double periods to sentences for me, forcing me to delete one of the periods.. …

I think I’ve managed to catch the domain-itis bug from @vincent. I just purchased the jimmitchell.dev domain on impulse. Is there a cure?

Well friends, I’m sorry to report — or maybe I’m relieved to report — that Project Yeard has officially terminated at the fourth month. The last two …

Thirteen calendar items for a Friday (tomorrow). 😳 Frack me…

For months I’ve been perplexed by messages in the Mail app inbox on my iPhone inexplicably moving to the trash. I finally figured it out… …

I submitted my Tinylytics plugin for WordPress to the plugin repository for review yesterday. It’s going to take nearly two months before …

Easy-peasy… New .xyz domain updated on Micro.blog. Old .org domain redirecting to new one using ForwardDomain.net. iCloud custom email domain …

Meh. Forget the jimmitchell.net top-level domain… The squatters can have it. I was able to register jimmitchell.xyz for a decent price. …

It appears the coveted domain acquisition will not happen despite my best efforts. Why? The current holder has decided money is more important and …

Take two… I’m super-stoked to finally share that my Tinylytics plugin for WordPress is available for download from my main site, …

Incoming rant alert… Want to know how much I hate email replies that simply say “thank you” in the body and nothing else? I …

My wife and I just laid the ground rules for a monthly date night to break us out of the ruts we let ourselves get into. Dinner at a place we’ve never …

I decided to go all in on an Arq premium subscription today. Being able to backup up to five computers for only $10 more a year sold me. Arq is so …

Still trying to get my hands on the long-coveted domain from the other Jim Mitchell (.net TLD for those curious), but it’s dragged out long …

My 2023 Mac Apps of the Year: I planned on publishing a post like this myself, but @canion beat me to the punch, getting his out first… I’m going to use the same criteria he uses …

Every new year I tell myself “This will be the year I stop eating lunches at my desk”, and every year I’ve ended up failing on the …

Project Yeard December update added to the progress page…

📷 Happy New Year from the top of SoCal!

I’m beginning the new year (a tad early) with a plan to read the LOTR storyline, starting with The Silmarillion. I’m a fan of the movies …

New theme for my site completed and installed. I like where it ended up. In total, less than 250 lines of CSS, including style reset and comments. I …

Today’s challenge: Create a new responsive Micro.blog theme for my site using as little CSS as possible. I’m liking where this is …

I just released a minor update to my Tinylytics for Micro.blog plugin that refactors some logic, squishes a couple small bugs and updates display …

Our Holiday tradition… A pot of homemade Christmas chili.

Yep… I had to get in on it too. My bass-playing Funko Box alter ego.

A Fresh Start:

I’ve relaunched jimmitchell.org on the WordPress platform to have a space for my WP Tinylytics plugin. I’ll be using the site to …

Super excited to share that I’ve got a full functioning WordPress plugin for Tinylytics committed to its dev repository. If you have a WordPress site …

Got a basic POC WordPress plugin for Tinylytics working in my dev environment this morning. Might put a little more effort into it over the next few …

Mission accomplished. 🎉 All projects have been successfully deployed to production environments ahead of the end of year code freeze on Monday. A …

I’ve been coveting a particular domain name for almost 25 years. After asking a few times over the last six, I’ve finally gotten the …

Dragging a crap-ton of RSS feeds from an OPML file import into a folder all at once? NetNewsWire: 1 Reeder: 0

📷 Bear with me a minute…

📷 Campground peacock.

I don’t know why this just came to my mind, but I would absolutely love to have a Six Million Dollar Man metal lunchbox to bring my lunches to work …

Uh oh… My mind has latched on to a Micro.blog theme idea this morning and won’t let go of it, even after sketching a thumbnail. So much for getting …

My 2023 Mac Apps of the Year:

I planned on publishing a post like this myself, but @canion beat me to the punch, getting his out first… I’m going to use the same …

Project Yeard November update posted.

Giving Arq Backup a try for my laptop using Amazon S3 for storage thanks to both @vincent and @manton. The hardest part was setting up the bucket on …

By the time our hot water adventure is over tomorrow (oh I hope), it will be eight days and $1300 dollars 🪟💸, with that cost going to bring the new …

Tinylytics for Micro.blog v3.1.0:

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I’m excited to share I’ve released a new version of my Tinylytics for Micro.blog plugin, bringing it to version 3.1.0. You should see an …

I’m giving Obsidian a spin for notes again. I looked at it briefly once before. I’ve only scratched the surface, but I get the hype. I …

Well, the hot water heater saga looks grim. Home warranty company has to approve repair next steps. They and repair company won’t be open until next …

There’s nothing quite like waking up to the hot water heater being on the fritz the day before a major US holiday. If there’s one thing …

My App Defaults:

I wasn’t going to do a post like this… But what the heck, all the popular kids are doing it this week, so why shouldn’t I, right?

I’m not really much …

My transition to the “dark side” is complete. I tried switching to light mode on my workstation and it damn near blinded me… Does that make me one of …

There’s an 80’s music festival going on downtown this weekend. Whoever’s onstage right now is really getting the crowd going. Every five minutes …

Put in some good work on Tinylytics for Micro.blog this afternoon. A couple of cool new features are coming: The ability to link to your public stats …

I killed off my WordPress site over at jimmitchellmedia.net today, setting up a domain forward to my main jimmitchell.org domain. It’s time to …

I’m glad we canceled our weekend plans. A serious bug in the deployment from earlier this week was found late yesterday and I’m spending …

I was about to put a note in my (soon to come) Microcasts topics folder about a thing that just happened, but it turns out I already added it as …

How is it I’ve never heard about this until now? Since 2015, several data centers have been submerged underwater in both the Pacific Ocean and …

I’m hoping with the rainy weekend predicted for SoCal, I can get caught up on Tinylytics for Micro.blog plugin work. We were planning to take …

Today will be a very long day… Awake at 1:30am, thinking (worrying) about what I need to get done in preparation for an after-hours system deployment …

Yes, I’m on a bit of a posting tear today, but this one’s too good not to share. My favorite rule is #6, which I’ve only recently …

📷 Memories of Hawai’i.

I’ve moved back to NetNewsWire as my default RSS app after listening to the hilariously entertaining @HemisphericViews “Duel of the …

I’m slowly becoming a fan of dark mode on my workstation. As a design artist from the late ‘80s/early ‘90s, WYSIWYG for print media is burned into my …

I added a projects page to my site today which links to different things I’m putting effort into, including “Project Yeard.”

📷 A lone Joshua Tree at dusk.

The Beatles Song That Really Isn't a Beatles Song:

There’s a lot of hubbub in the news and online about the “new Beatles song” that dropped yesterday. As a life-long semi-pro …

Challenge accepted, @vincent

Ahhh… Fall has finally come to Southern California. The Santa Ana’s are blowing hot, the air is full of dust & pollen, and my lips are starting to …

Switching Back to Mastodon:

I knew it wasn’t going to last when I aliased my Mastodon username to my Micro.blog ActivityPub username a few days ago.

Here are the top …

📷 Ginger loves glamping…

😖 Whoops. I discovered a stupid little bug. So… Tinylytics for Micro.blog 3.0.1 released.

I only received a couple of replies to my Micro.blog Mastodon users question last week, but I decided to alias my Mastodon account to Micro.blog and …

Tinylytics for Micro.blog 3.0 Released:

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It took a minute to wrap up, but I’m happy to announce that my Tinylytics for Micro.blog plugin has been updated to version 3.0, adding a bunch …

Thought of the day… There is no such thing as “it should be as simple as…” when it comes to software (or web) development.

I put some work in on my Tinylytics for Micro.blog plugin tonight to bring it to parity with all the nifty features @vincent has added over the last …

There’s something that feels wrong in the fact the app on my smartwatch told me it’s sunrise right as I was walking in the door of the …

Let’s be honest… Is there really anyone who waits for the oven to preheat before starting to cook? I didn’t think so.

A question for the Micro.bloggers with a Mastodon account… Do you alias your Micro.blog ActivityPub compatible username to Mastodon, or do you …

And my case-less iPhone experiment comes to an end. While l liked the smaller form factor in my hand, I was just too nervous about potentially …

And just like that, a new car is sitting in the driveway. It’s funny how plans you think are the smartest turn out to be not so smart. We were …

I’ve been a case on the iPhone kind of guy forever, but I removed the case from my 14 Pro last night and actually like how it feels in my hands. I …

I decided to switch over to a theme I’ve been tinkering with for a while now. It’s not quite complete, but having it “in production” will be the …

📷 The North Shore of O’ahu. More beautiful than I imagined it would be.

📷 Sunrise over Waikiki.

Thirty years in between with lots of ups and downs, the story turned out just how we hoped it would. So grateful for our many blessings along the …

If you’re a Tinylytics for Micro.blog plugin user on Micro.blog, I promise it will get updates soon to match the great enhancements @vincent has …

After more than six years working together virtually, I was finally able to meet my mentor in person at the Dreamforce 2023 conference. I credit this …

I successfully resurrected a late 2012 27" iMac I had sitting around with OpenCore Legacy Patcher. It’s now running macOS Ventura. …

📷 The Unofficial Last Day of Summer in Surf City, USA.

I just reserved airport parking for our upcoming Hawaii trip. It’s hard to believe that after booking the trip more than a year ago, it’s …

I’m back to WordPress using Amazon Lightsail. The speed is impressive and the cost is 30% better than Digital Ocean with better VPS specs. Setup …

Looking at the rain (4-6") and wind (gusts 40-60 mph) models for tropical storm Hillary in SoCal (Huntington Beach), it could prove to be a …

It’s always so satisfying, and such a relief, to finally solve a blocking issue that’s stumped me for days and held up three other teams from …

📷 Thanks for the awesome Micro.blog decals and note, @jean!

So… I ground the beans for the coffee and set up the brewer to start at 4am before going to bed, just like usual… But I forgot to put …

I switched all my domains to iCloud Custom Email Domains from Google Workspace last night. Set up was really simple, even with family sharing. You do …

A follow up to my AirPod drama… I splurged extra for the AirPods Pro 2. As someone with extreme Meniere’s Disease, I struggle to hear …

I’m having a rough day it seems. My AirPods earbuds took a trip through the washer today because I stuck them in a shirt pocket rather than their …

Ouch! I managed to spill coffee into (not onto… into) my favorite Apple aluminum wired keyboard today. I’m crushed. I’ve been using this …

📷 Surf gnome…

I’ve resurrected the WordPress blog for a cool project… More to come soon.

That last day before an extended time away from the office always seems to be the longest, and the most fraught with pure insanity… Am I imagining it?

It’s a Smashing Pumpkins kind of day. I forgot how sonically rich and layered they were.

Tinylytics for Micro.blog v2.1 Released:

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Hot on the heels of uptime monitoring on Tinylytics, I’m stoked to share that my Tinylytics for Micro.blog plug-in has been released as a 2.1 …

Shaved my goatee off over the weekend and now my face feels uncomfortably naked… I don’t know why I do this to myself. You’d think I’d learn by now.

📷 A mini mini-van…

Tinylytics for Micro.blog 2.0 Release:

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I’m happy to share that my Tinylytics for Micro.blog plug-in has been released as a 2.0 version.

Yeah… I checked out Threads. And yeah… I’m done with that one already. I think Micro.blog is still the right platform for me.

📷 Our 23rd year in Surf City, USA…

Ooh… I just had a brilliant idea for my Tinylytics for Micro.blog plug-in that will save users from having to hack any html and should (in …

Tinylytics for Micro.blog Updated to 1.0.6:

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Fresh on the heels of new Tinylytics.app updates, my Tinylytics for Micro.blog plug-in has been updated to take advantage of the new Kudos feature …

Teaser alert… Updates coming for the Tinylytics for Micro.blog plugin this weekend that adds features for Tinylytics paid account users. …

Okay… So I’ve aliased my Micro.blog ActivityPub username back to my Mastodon account for the time being. Having the feed in Micro.blog is …

Sometimes it’s a curse being a perfectionist living among the imperfectionists…

New Plugin: Tinylytics for Micro.blog:

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I published my very first Micro.blog plugin today: Tinylytics for Micro.blog. You can find it in the Micro.blog plugin directory.

📷 A friendly lizard.

📷 Laguna Coast Wilderness Park.

Today’s “the more I learn about Micro.blog” post… Both the iOS and Mac desktop apps work like any other Mastodon client. …

Came up with a couple of ideas for useful Micro.blog plug-ins this morning. More to come soon…

Lesson learned: Do not alias a Mastodon instance username to your Micro.blog Mastodon-compatible username and then decide to change it back. You will …

📷 Sunrise over Terminal Island.

Going to try to wrap my head around Hugo themes today. I get the gist of it, but after 20+ years of WordPress theming, the logic is just a little …

I’ve yet to start playing with the macOS Sonoma beta, but in my Apple fanboy opinion, the default desktop wallpapers are some of the best Apple has …

I try to diligently plan the tasks I want to get done each day, but there’s always a fire that has to be put out, pushing the planned tasks to the …

Upped my Micro.blog plan to the premium level over the weekend. Great to have the newsletter option now. Mulling some potential topics for a regular …

📷 Across the Irvine valley.

Purchased a license for Shottr, a macOS screenshot tool, based on a Micro.blog discussion thread I stumbled on and it’s probably the best $4 …

📷 Remembering those who gave it all for our freedom.

📷 HB Northside Lineup.

If you have multiple domains you’d like to redirect to your Micro.blog domain (or any domain for that matter), and know how to manage your own …

📷 Blooming cactus.

I’m struggling whether I should stick with Micro.blog as an additional platform at my jimmitchellmedia.net domain. It’s great and has a …

I’m developing a love/hate relationship with the Copado CI/CD platform for Salesforce deployments. When it works, it’s a dream. When it doesn’t, it’s …

I’ve been a WordPress user since the early days and have carried my content with me from one host to another. I think it’s time to put the …

No, my esteemed co-worker… I will not “give” you a login into the system I’m responsible for to “poke around.” …

I’ve decided that I’m simply going to hibernate my Twitter account for now. I don’t plan to use it, but don’t want to lose it …

A Better AppleScript to Compress Files or Folders: A while ago, I created an AppleScript that allows you to compress files and folders by simply dropping them onto the applet. A reader asked for a way …

That’s it. I’m done – for good this time. I’ve left Twitter and there’s no reason to go back, whatsoever. I’ve …

I switched over to micro.blog for a few days, thinking I might prefer to go that route over running my own VPS, but it’s just not for me. …

And just as fast as changes were made yesterday, I’ve switched them back. I should know by now that I’ve already dialed the site in as I …

I decided to make some blog changes tonight. I’ve defaulted the home page to the latest full post with navigation to the previous post at the …

Okay, so I just can’t stay away. Twitter account reactivated in hopes one day, somehow, shit will get better. That and hoping that followers …

The move from a (slow as hell) shared hosting half way around the world in the UK to my own Digital Ocean VPS located in San Francisco is complete, as …

Done. I have left Twitter once and for all. I don’t care that I was in the first 600K users. It’s become a shitshow and I just can’t watch it anymore.

A sad day indeed…

I woke up this morning to a Twitter notification that SMS MFA will only be for Twitter Blue subscribers soon. So typical of the Space Karen. I’m …

The final straw has been drawn with Twitter. Elon Musk cutting off API access to 3rd party Twitter clients without warning is a cunt move. I usually …

Got the Apple Watch Ultra today. My initial thought? This is the watch I wished Apple would have made from the start. It’s nice and big and is simply …

As a 2023 commitment, I’m going to try to micro-journal every day using the DayOne app. Instead of writing one summary journal at the end of the day, …

Starting off 2023 purchasing an Apple Watch Ultra. Part of me feels guilty, but the other part is giddy with excitement. A follow up post to review …

And… I changed my mind again. I don’t use social media enough and with the choices being made at Twitter, it’s not worth having the accounts. …

So, yeah… I asked myself; why the heck should I dump all of my social media? Does it really make a difference? The only one who gets hurt by it …

That’s it. Twitter has been deactivated. All social media is gone, save LinkedIn, which I can get back into when I need to. I feel like a weight has …

I’ve deleted Facebook, four Instagram accounts, put LinkedIn into hibernation and requested an archive of my Twitter data so I can delete that. Just …

Final decision made: I’m quitting ALL social media over the the next month. It’s just not worth wading through the garbage that those platforms have …

Should I be surprised that someone waited until an hour before leaving for a holiday weekend to come to me with a problem that someone else caused, …

Going to do a Twitter sabbatical for a while. It’s been almost a year and a half since I last tweeted anyway, so will just keep it going for now. …

Really struggling with whether I should remain on Twitter or not. It’s a useful tool, but then there’s a tool that’s running it now…

Seeing the Forest for the Trees: No matter how well-intentioned we are, sometimes we allow things to sneak into our lives under the guise of it being something important. We ask “Who …

It's Your First Dreamforce. What Should You Expect?: Yay! It’s your first Dreamforce! You’re pumped to finally be part of the magic. I bet you’ve already looked at a lot of other blogs …

Start Somewhere: Eventually you use up every excuse in your book for not doing the thing you keep saying you’re going to do. You’ve procrastinated yourself into a …

Eliminating Digital Distractions: Life is so full of distractions. It seems everything is vying for our attention in one way or another these days, with most of it coming from our …

Saying No: Saying no can be one of the hardest things to do. No to an exciting new project. No to a volunteer opportunity in the community or at church; no to …

Spin Cycle: I’ve been around long enough to know life moves in cycles. Things that were new and exciting one day eventually become dull and boring the next. The …

AppleScript to Compress Files and Folders: I had the need to select several folders at once in the Mac OS Finder and zip them up as individual archives. This AppleScript to compress files and …

Making a Field Appear Required on a Visualforce Page: I’ve been working on a force.com app with the requirement that a user must enter a valid email address on a Visualforce page before being able to save …

AppleScript to Add Files in the Mac Finder: Today I had the need to add a bunch of named text files to a folder in the Finder on my Mac. I found it a major pain to open BBEdit, make a new …

Rebuilding the Apple Mail Envelope Index: Some time ago, I set up my Gmail account in Apple Mail to copy over messages which were not sent to my jimmitchell.org account. I’m one of those guys …