I am going back in time. Just put a new copy of Dark Side of the Moon on the turntable.
It has only been a day, but I have taken to my new trackball like a duck to water.
New pointing device on the way, a Kensington Expert trackball. I am also giving in to my rucksack obsession, and ordered a Patagonia Atom Sling for light daily carry.
DevonThink 3 has been released for macOS. For me it is one of those apps where upgrading is a given.
Yesterday I did a presentation at work showing off Emacs and org-mode. My younger co-workers seemed simultaneously horrified and amazed. Generating a beautifully formatted PDF (thank you pandoc/LaTeX) from plaintext even earned a wow! or two.
I just ordered a Kensington Expert Trackball. I was considering an MX Ergo, but I prefer the finger rolling to thumb rolling, and I also like the four large buttons.
Sometime in the early nineties I walked into a record shop and was mesmerised by the record that was playing there. It was John Martyn’s “BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert”. Such a beautiful album. Still love it.
I have such a soft spot for David Lynch’s Dune.
After Atomic Blonde was mentioned here recently I re-watched (again). One of the reasons I like it so much is that the soundtrack also is the soundtrack of my youth/early adulthood. I also re-visited a different take on the wall crumbling, Goodbye, Lenin. Lovely film.
Joys of returning from holidays: #1 - Walkies with Brownie.
Arrived back home from holidays in France yesterday, so I was inspired to bake some baguettes for breakfast this morning.
Ok, the cider on the french side of the basque country is as good as the one further south. I love this stuff.
I’ve come to realise that i like the ideas of the Hobonichi Techo more than the Techo itself. Next year I’ll stick with a plain Leuchtturm.
The Gardens of Château de Villandry. Beautiful.
On holidays in the basque country.
Finally got round to getting a Synology NAS. Super easy to set up, and it already runs a git server and a Plex server, and is a Time Machine Disk for my wife’s Macbook. Also planning to use it as the mail server for my domain. So far I am very happy with it.
I am considering upgrading an old OmniGraffle license. I love that OmniGraffle can open graphviz-files. I can easily create dot-files programmatically, and then open them in OmniGraffle to make them pretty.
Oh, magit, why didn’t I start using you sooner?
Tangible benefits after a few days back on micro.blog: discovered org-super-agenda and elfeed, was not subjected to ads and rants, and reconnected with familiar people. Happy!
Small actions sometimes remove little nags that I didn’t even realize annoyed me. My last edit of the emacs configuration file killed a compilation warning that had been there for months, or even years. I feel at peace!
I just updated Keyboard Maestro to version 9. This is my mostly used utility on the Mac. I have been using it since version 4, and every update is a no-brainer.
Speaking of backpacks, recently my (almost ten year old) Goruck GR1 developed a hole near the bottom. Since Goruck have a lifetime guarantee on their products, I sent it to them for repair. It was too worn down to fix, so they sent me a brand new one! Stellar service.