It's been about ten years since I've regularly used that most quintessential of post-1984 computer peripherals, the
mouse. The last mouse I had was pretty exclusively used for a gaming PC in college and was a Logitech MX518;
since then I've used a variety of input devices. It's been a while since I did any brief reviews of technology on this
ostensibly-technology blog, so what the hey, let's do it! In brief, we're going to talk about:
As every company I've ever bought a product from has been reminding me all morning, today is my birthday. 32 revolutions around the sun. Still ticking.
Obviously it's been a pretty busy year; most of that is in my post from last month. According to the accelerometer on my wrist, I've walked 2,904,398 steps in the last year but I'm mostly still in the same place as I was. Probably by the time I hit 33 revolutions around the sun, it'll be a very different story. Still got that baby on the way (another ~6 weeks to …
2020 MacBook Air Impressions
For the past few years, I've been using a one-port 2016 MacBook 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 …
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
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.
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....
Yeah, so, we're having a baby. If you didn't see that on other social media already. He's due at the end of July.
As you and everyone else knows, the world has been in lockdown since March due to the outbreak of
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 …