Mastodon is making some in-roads, Apple is considering opening up a bit on iOS and LastPass is in some trouble.
Posts in 2022
I recently re-watched Star Trek Generations and I really feel like it's an underrated Star Trek film. Beware, there are spoilers ahead, so don't say I didn't warn you.
NASA's InSight probe has seemingly sent its last signal back to Earth. Some questionable security from iRobot, and a little bit of Twitter drama makes up some of this week's reading.
There's no escaping the Twitter drama this week after Elon's petty hypocrisy. But outside that, we look at the celebrating the 75th birthday of the transistor, a big advancement in fusion energy, as well as a big announcement from Apple.
Ignoring more Twitter drama this week to look at the FTC filing a lawsuit to stop Microsoft and more.
One thing I've started to do when I'm actively developing a website or application is keep the dev tools open docked to the side. I do this for two reasons.
Earlier this year I backed a Kickstarter campaign by Cory Doctorow & Rebecca Giblin for their new book Chokepoint Capitalism. I had read several of Cory's books and consider him someone who is knowledgeable about the creative industry. So when the Kickstarter campaign popped up in my feeds, I decided it was worth my investment, and a read.
Thanksgiving has come and gone, so that means November has also come and gone. It was not a bad month by any means as I got to spend time with my family for both my niece's baptism as well as Thanksgiving.
Another quiet week. Artemis I is continuing to send back amazing pictures. LastPass had a bad week. And there's some cool CSS stuff.
It was a relatively light week with American Thanksgiving.
Almost a week ago, NASA finally launched the Artemis I mission. This is the first launch of the Space Launch System (SLS). It launched an unmanned Orion capsule around the moon. While I'm excited about the prospect of us going back to the moon, I have mixed feelings on the current program.
Over the last 2 weeks, we've seen one of the most popular and biggest crypto exchanges go from top of the world to declaring bankruptcy. I try not to dump on stuff I don't fully understand, but at this point, I'm kind of glad I haven't gotten into the whole crypto craze.
CSS has come a long way, and NASA has finally launched Artemis I to the moon.
The Twitter drama is never ending. Microsoft has also released .NET 7 and C# 11!
In case you haven't noticed, I decided to add some color and font themes to my blog.
The biggest thing to happen in the month of October was probably celebrating Lauren's and my 9 year anniversary. Other than that, it was mostly a quiet month.
Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter has made for an interesting news week.
For a while now I've been adding an image for when my posts get shared on Twitter and the like. It's been a manual process where I open up Photoshop and manually update the text. I wanted to change that to make it faster for me to create, so I wrote up a quick .NET console app to go about doing that and will share with you how to build your own.
Too much Musk this week.
After stuffing Pocket with a bunch of articles, I've finally gotten around to going through them.
It's been a little bit since I've posted one of these. Been busy working on other projects and playing Wrath of the Lich King. Anyway, here's the newest list.
Of course the month of my vacation is the month that seems to fly by the fastest.
Life's been busy lately and I didn't get around to posting my weekly reading the last 2 weeks. I'ms starting back up with a slightly new format. I'm going to have a few links that I go into more depth with my thoughts on and then follow it up with the normal link list.
I can't believe the summer is basically over. August was spent running. So...much...running.
Was a little busy last week so this week is a little longer.
Well, it's been just about a month since I started training for the 2022 Philadelphia Marathon. Overall it's been going well.
Quite a lot this week.
A couple months ago, my wife and I decided to up our coffee game.
Looking forward to .NET 7 and a man in Michigan hitting back against Comcast.
Amazon now has Alexa on wheels!
Whelp, the Philadelphia Marathon is 16 weeks away and I've started training for it.
July was mostly a good month for me. A small medical mishap, but otherwise a good month.
I've been tweaking my site here and there and the one thing I recently did was change how I populate my 'likes' page. Previously I had been doing it manually, but recently after having listened to the founder of Feedbin on the Changelog Podcast, I decided to try something different. I wanted to use a nice feature Feedbin has to make the page better.
Some articles about C#, SQL and looking at local newspapers.
Delved a lot into C# and .NET this week. Also a great discussion on Plain English about the current state of Crypto.
I've been finally catching up on my (all-too-massive) podcast backlog and figured I'd place a shout-out to the podcast Chats with Kent.
This week we look at a lot of web dev articles as well as some amazing photos from the JWST.
This week we look at a lot of CSS web development and some background on GoldenEye for the Nintendo 64.
I can't believe the first half of 2022 is already over. Another month has come and gone and I'm not sure what I have to show for it.
One of the things I needed to do recently was write unit tests for one of the pages of Digital Family Cookbook where I pull a value from a query parameter in the URL. I ended up having some trouble with it so I figured I'd share what I did to get it working.
Didn't get to much reading this week, but a little bit on CSS, Apple's issues with WebKit and iOS, and women and grunge.
Due to my trip last week to New York City, this list is a little bit longer.
A little bit of everything this week from new features coming to .NET and Next.js, to working from home, and prediting the future.
Spent a bit of time this weekend looking at CSS and web development. Pixels, rems, typography & more!
May was an eventful month. I didn't do much because I was exposed to COVID…and then got COVID later in the month. Needless to say, the month could have gone better, but it could have been far worse.
I unfortunately was dealing with COVID this week, so I didn't have a lot of energy to read.
This afternoon I attempted squatting 350 lbs. and I'm happy to say I was able to do 2 reps!
This week we're a little heavy reading about freedom of speech and content moderation.
I've been going through my podcast backlog so this week has a lot of podcasts.
It's been almost 4 years since I got rid of my Instagram account which my last tie to the Facebook ecosystem. With the news of Elon Musk buying Twitter, I've rethought where my blog fits into my internet presence.
I think I'm going to start this series of entries again. Trying to continue to share the interesting articles and stories I've read over the course of the week.
April wasn't a terribly busy month for me. I spent a lot of it just hanging around the house working on my blog and side projects.
A little over two years ago, the world came to a screeching halt because of COVID-19. Myself, like many others started working from home to help curb the spread of the virus. While some have started to go back to the office on at least a hybrid basis, I am now 100% remote and loving it.
There's been a lot of drama with Elon Musk purchasing Twitter, and overall, I don't think I'm happy with where things are likely to go on the platform.
March didn't particularly feel like that busy of a month. About the only eventful thing that happened was a week-long vacation to Cape May, New Jersey at the end of the month.
February felt like a busy month, it seemed like every weekend we had something going on keeping us moving about.
After seeing Git Actions at work at my job, I decided that I wanted to see what I could do for my personal projects with GitHub Actions.
I can't believe it's already February. It feels like January just came and went.
Goals can be a funny thing. We all set them, and what happens next can be all over the spectrum. I figured I’d build a little something to help keep me accountable.
I didn't read as much as I wanted to in 2021, managing a measly nine books.
Well 2021 was quite the year...it started with a failed coup by the GOP, a wide rollout of a life-saving COVID-19 vaccine that almost half the country doesn't want to take because they're being lied to by their (vaccinated) political leaders and news channels, and we're back in another COVID-19 wave entering the third year of the pandemic...so all in all...just peachy.
December was a rough month.