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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Austin, TX

Went to Austin, Texas this weekend for a work event1; it was my first time in Austin so I figured I'd write up some notes:

  • Cities are so indistinguishable now. Downtown Austin has the same restaurant and store chains as San Francisco, Boston, Miami, or any other American city.
  • Its is weird how much Confederate stuff there still is for the supposedly-liberal Texas city. Until '96, the Capitol Visitors Center was administered by the Daughters of the Confederacy; lots of Confederate flags.
  • Live music everywhere, even at the broiest bars near the hotels — even at the hotel bars! This …
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