I’ve had this pen for about nine years now, which is longer than I’ve had my laptop, or my phone, or my current pair of jeans, or my bed, or the tv on the wall, or the lamp next to me, or … you get the idea.
I think I’ve mentioned recommendations for fountain pens before, but I’ll repeat this anyway: it’s hard to beat this cheap and reliable workhorse, the good old Lamy Safari (not quite old, though, there are new versions available)
I have two of these that I keep filled with (usually) black and blue ink, and I have secretly wished that they stop working, or even just degrade in quality just a bit, to give me an excuse to try and buy one of the more expensive fountain pens I’ve kept in my wish-list for years, but … that just hasn’t happened yet!
Tip on buying: if you’d like to skip paying Amazon, two great places for “stuff like this” are Jetpens and GouletPens.
Anyway I’ve been on-and-off this quest, with no success. Still looking for that “magical snippet” that will work for me.
(@Youtube, Y U No Let Me Delete My Watch History ?!)
From a comment on that page: the clearly bewildered response of “These instructions are unclear”. You don’t say. ↩︎
Okay, it can, but only if you watch all of them and then click on “Remove watched videos” ↩︎
Retrieving a bunch through the right call to getElementsByClassName, then looping and calling click on them ↩︎
As this reddit thread says, “Um, I have a YouTube hoarding problem. I have 2,335 videos in my Watch Later list.” Yikes, worse than me by far↩︎
This is the ambient electromagnetic signal of our Sun and Neptune which have been combined with each other and then deepened and smoothed out quite a bit.
Now I don’t know how exactly this audio version was derived, but … hey, it works for me for my “white noise needs” (certainly well enough to consider cancelling my Brain.fm subscription, more so because I’m consolidating subscriptions these days and trying to get rid of as many of these yes-its-“sub-$5”-but-do-I-really-need-it ones).
After this “space noise”, I discovered “engine noise”, which comes in a huge variety as well:
The ambient engine noise from the Enterprise (TNG):
Ambient engine noise from the Nostromo:
This is why I don’t think I can live without Youtube (deadly serious here).
I can find substitutes for Gmail, for Docs, even Google Search (DuckDuckGo has been my default on iPhone/iPad/MacBook for over two years now, I use gmail but primarily through MailMate, and I really only use Docs at work).
When it comes to Youtube, I go the opposite way: I’m willing to pay some token amount — beacuse I’d listen to engine noise without advertisements 😁
bpython version 0.18 on top of Python 3.7.6 /usr/local/opt/python/bin/python3.7
>>> import turtle
>>> silly = turtle.Turtle()
>>> for i in range(20):
... silly.forward(i * 10)
I tried out Airtable for a year, for a simple personal spreadsheet that I’ve been keeping for a few years now.
It’s slick, and quick to enter data, but in the end I’ve decided to go back to Numbers.
Things I liked:
I really liked being able to easily add images when needed
Having single-select and multi-select lists are useful and intuitive. I miss this the most in Numbers.
Things I didn’t like:
To do something as simple as making a little chart, I needed to pay $20 a month! Yes, the Pro plan had far more than charts, but I just cared about this one small feature, and it seemed ridiculous to me.
Things I didn’t care for:
I realized I wasn’t going to use the 3rd party Airtable plugins or integrations.
There is an intermediate Plus plan ($10/mo). I expected to use it, and would’ve been okay with it, but surprisingly didn’t hit the size limit on my bases.
Adaptations in Numbers
I was able to get most of the way to a single-select box by a combination of
Setting the data type for the column to “popup”
Adding a conditional highlighting (this is surprisingly easy to do)
I’ve always been one to try out new apps, and new tools, because there are always ways of doing things better, and the satisfaction that comes with that.
Recently though, I’ve been very sensitive to my personal info becoming siloed in a bunch of different places, and I want as much of it as possible
Moving from Airtable to Numbers involves giving up a few features, but it satisfies these requirements I’m placing on my tools these days, so I’m quite happy about it 🙂
Apps on our smartphones get a bad rap for wasting our time, and deservedly.
It’s true that most are either harmful or neutral, or a distraction, or a minor convenience.
One set of apps that are genuinely something that exist only because we have “computers in our pockets” are apps1 like Sky Guide, which have this magical ability to tell me which stars are in the sky, highlight them for me as I move my phone around, and display helpful connecting lines, the ecliptic, etc
I can’t believe I paid the price of a cup of coffee2 for something that’s mine to use forever, and that works so well and is delightful every single time I use it!
I’ve gotten to the point where I generally use outline as my default. The problem I have with maps is that they cue an aesthetic response that overrides other concerns, and I have trouble setting that response aside. A map is either beautiful and this creates a barrier to revision, or it is ugly and making it attractive becomes my priority. If I leave it ugly, then I find it hard to work in the file unless I stop using the map. Outlines short circuits this enormous weak spot in my mental make-up.
It’s hard to say what is so good about this video. It is many things.
It is a generally well-made ensemble, a slice of art criticism, a slice of philosophical questions and concerns, it is a demonstration of “thinking through a tool”, it is a demonstration of “showing through a tool“, it is a demonstration of one such tool (Tinderbox), an autobiographical account, and probably more …
My Cafe NoteB6 Slim from Nanami Paper filled up (second in a row!), and I recently switched to a different, larger notebook — the Seven Seas “MicroDot” A5 — from the same company (and so, the same paper!)
The two pictures above are the old one, and the two pictures below are the new one.