2020 MacBook Air Impressions

For the past few years, I've been using a one-port 2016 MacBook1 as my personal laptop that I carry with me whenever I am traveling or need to work outside the house. It's been a mixed bag – the size was pretty much perfect and very similar to a thin version of my old 12" PowerBook G4, but the CPU performance was absolutely awful and the battery only lasted about two hours. Also, I was finally bitten by the infamous Butterfly Keyboard Issue and was getting double-entries from my spacebar.

In March, when Apple released the new MacBook Air with …

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Flexbox Rocks

Small update: I rewrote the CSS for this website to replace all of the Bootstrap Grid system stuff with straight up Flexbox. It's so much better! We should all use Flexbox for everything!

The "gallery" view (used in, e.g., the end of yesterday's "Life Updates" post) is also now Flexbox and better.

I tested this on a bunch of browsers and screen sizes, but please let me know if you find anything that looks broken.

I also got bored and made the tags page a tag cloud on wide-enough screens because it's like the 90's again.

Trees in the Park

park

There are trees growing out out of the sand at the park near my house, closed for the last few months due to COVID-19. What a weird world.

Life Updates

Hey, so, it's been a while since I posted. I guess I just wanted to post and update. Let's see… what has happened since February 2020....

Family

fetus

Yeah, so, we're having a baby. If you didn't see that on other social media already. He's1 due at the end of July2.

Lockdown

As you and everyone else knows, the world has been in lockdown since March due to the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 causing COVID-19. My company sent us all on mandatory work-from-home on March 12th and I haven't been across the bridge into San Francisco since. Working from home …

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systemd

I've had this sitting on my desktop for months and figured I'd post it. No idea where it originally came from.

systemd

New Car

After more than 10 years of avoiding it, I've finally rejoined the ranks of the private-car-owning bourgeois. $SPOUSE and I spent the past few weeks doing research and reading reviews, spent Saturday and Sunday test-driving a bunch of vehicles, and ended up buying a brand new Cosmic Blue1 2020 Honda Insight yesterday afternoon.

new car

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