Mar 16, 2014

Twenties in the Trough

The Hype Cycle.

Not sure why this hit me so hard this morning.

I’m sure I’ll be back at the Trough at some point… but I feel a slight bit of Enlightenment coming on.

Mar 12, 2014

Birth. Love. Death.

Oh, m-flo…

Mar 2, 2014

Piano : Fur Elise :: Electric Guitar : Stairway To Heaven?

Day 2 of this.

Definitely doable, except for that crazy solo. Yikes.

Mar 1, 2014

Piano : Electric Guitar :: Fur Elise : Stairway To Heaven?

Getting started on memorizing this song.

Still remember watching Wayne’s World all those years ago, and not knowing what the hell this song was, and why there was a sign forbidding it.

I’ve come so far in this electric guitar journey. Wee.

Feb 17, 2014

iTunes as a Music Database

I’ve talked about this before, but until I get so good with cmus that I can edit tags with ease via a CLI, I still think iTunes is good enough.

Sure, maybe it sends all my library metadata into the cloud to target some ads… but I think I’m okay with that. As long as I can walk away with my perfect tagged collection of MP3s… oh wait, does this thing do FLAC or Ogg files? Oh it doesn’t?

I take everything back. UGH.

Feb 17, 2014

dotfiles

I’m so glad I started doing this.

The only problem now is… I have a Mac and so there are some peculiarities to how my dotfiles need to be versus a linux.

I think I might just get rid of the x220 for now, and try to focus on figuring out how things work on Mac.

Feb 11, 2014

Feb 11, 2014

Mac, Cont.

Jesus… where did all of my love go for the Mac?

Right, went to supporting less opinionated things. Ugh.

Feb 11, 2014

13” MacBook Air

Weird feeling. It’s been quite a while.

I really really do not like this keyboard. Of course, I’m so used to the awesomeness of mechanical and thinkpad keys… I wonder if I’ll get used to it.

Mac comes with so much useless things already built in. It’s going to take me a while to set it up back to how I used to like it…

Feb 10, 2014

Going back to ERB, CSS

Maybe I’m getting old, and so my desire to jump on the new fancy is dying.

Using whatever most other people are using on certain technologies makes it really easy to have other people (i.e. non-Ruby devs) hop on and work on a couple of things.

No need to learn a completely new language, albeit a simple one.

Instead, I think, it should be the text editor’s job to get this to be easier to work with. I still remember the days when I used HomeSite, or even more recently, MarsEdit, to use shortcut keys to insert pure HTML into whatever I was working on. And that was fast and good enough.

No need to try and be a cool kid. Just make shit.

But JavaScript? ARGH. I need to look into how vim can make my life easier here. Or even… some unknown web IDE that I haven’t heard about.

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