July 26, 2019

Please stand by

I’m moving some things around. With any luck they’ll be here shortly.

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July 26, 2019

Book: Armada by Ernest Cline 📚


Armada by Ernest Cline
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It was fine. More like Ready Player Six”, I’d say.

I enjoy the occasional pop culture reference, but good lord that was a lot of them.

I knew I was in trouble when, as soon as he met a girl, I said to myself, How much you bet he accidentally says something clever and they kiss before the day is out.”, and whaddaya know. Of course that’s what happened.

Also, The Last Starfighter” and Enders Game” did this already, and arguably better. Still, it was a quick, mildly entertaining read.

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July 22, 2019

Book: Space Opera, by Catherynne Valente 📚

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Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I imagine Catherynne Valente thought to herself…

I think I’ll write something sort of like Douglas Adams, but with MORE!”

If you throw a lot of words at me, all trying to be super funny, a few of them will land. But when you do it in every single sentence with no guidance at all from an actual plot or characters, it becomes exhausting. So exhausting, in fact, that I stopped reading about 2/3rds of the way through.

July 21, 2019

Where did all the glitter go?

From a post by Jared Sumner:

It’s become cliche for Olds like me to pine for the days of the old, quirky, fun” internet, but dammit I kind of miss the old, quirky, fun internet.

July 19, 2019

In My (Peak Design 5L Sling) Bag

Here’s a snap of today’s all-analog combo in the Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L.

  • Fuji Instax Square camera - Leica M6 w/50mm Summicron - Film for both

I love this bag. I wish that the clever strap adjustment mechanism worked more easily, but otherwise, for carrying a small camera and accessories it’s nearly perfect.

July 16, 2019

Org Super Agenda

Org-super-agenda really helps wrangle the agenda view when there are lots of tasks.

My config is so far pretty simple…

(use-package org-super-agenda
  :ensure t
 (setq org-super-agenda-groups '((:name "Today"
                :time-grid t
                :scheduled today)
               (:name "Due today"
                :deadline today)
               (:name "Important"
                :priority "A")
               (:name "Overdue"
                :deadline past)
               (:name "Due soon"
                :deadline future)
               (:name "Waiting"
                   :todo "WAIT"))))

Here’s a sample of what it looks like…

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