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Apr 13, 2024: If you find the floating note useful in Raycast, you need to check out Scrap Paper by Wegner Labs, the ultimate scratch pad. It’s a menubar app …

Apr 13, 2024: The Saturday morning /now page update is complete. Includes a review of a great book, more peak TV, lots of blogging, my favorite Amazon purchase of …

Apr 13, 2024: This Week's Bookmarks: Coconut Curry Red Lentil Soup, TV's Favorite Fake Beer, A Graph of Wikipedia, Real Places that Look Fake, Terrible Software Bugs, Missed Connection Ads, Voyager 1 Coconut Curry Red Lentil Soup l Panning The Globe - “I love everything about this Coconut Curry Red Lentil Soup, from the tender red lentils …

Apr 13, 2024: I started my grandson’s political education off on the correct path back in 2005. He’ll never vote for an imperialist! #mbapr Micro.blog …

Apr 12, 2024: Supporting Something New, An IndieWeb Developer Releases a New Tool and I Get in on the Ground Floor louplummer.lol/post/supp…

Apr 12, 2024: Geeking out on a New M3 Mac after Being Strapped to an Aging Dell for the Last Year and Half After using an i3 5th gen. Dell AIO for the past year and a half at work, my new M3, 24-inch iMac with 24GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive was delivered …

Apr 12, 2024: A little patience, some sugar water and a backyard deck equal a photo like this #photography #birds

Apr 12, 2024: On the Appalachian Trail, there are Trail Angels who provide what’s called trail magic to hikers in the form of shelter, showers, rides to town …

Apr 11, 2024: I look back at the kind of father I was and wish I’d been a better one. I wasn’t a natural at it. But it turns out that I do have skills …

Apr 11, 2024: How come no one ever told me about The FreePrints App which works with Google Photos and Apple’s Photos and gives you up to 85 4x6 prints a …

Apr 11, 2024: Using #Obsidian on an iPhone - Troubleshooting Advice from All Over The Beginning When I started using Obsidian in December of 2023, I had an iPhone 11 Pro and I was using iCloud to sync. Whenever I launched the app, …

Apr 11, 2024: Atlantic sunrise at Carolina Beach, near Wilmington, NC #mbapr Micro.blog photo challenge April 2024. Day 11: Sky #photography

Apr 10, 2024: The XCOMP 10MB hard disk, which cost $3,398 in the early 1980s, would be about $11,900 in today’s dollars. The first computer I owned was an IBM …

Apr 10, 2024: What Mastodon client do you use and why? I’m partial to Ivory by Tapbots. I use it on my Mac, iPad and Phone. The only feature I wish it had is …

Apr 10, 2024: For creative people, there are few things more important than the formative experiences that shaped them. For me, a lot of that shaping took place in …

Apr 10, 2024: CSX locomotive in the snow #mbapr Micro.blog photo challenge April 2024. Day 10: Train #photography

Apr 9, 2024: “DEI is just diversity, equity, and inclusion, by the way. That’s all it is. It’s become the new word that racists say when they …

Apr 9, 2024: Clipboard Fusion - Clipboard sharing between Windows and iOS - a solution - There are plenty of Mac/iOS clipboard sharing solutions but not so much …

Apr 9, 2024: One of the things I love about #IndieWeb life is the global community. I live in a small city in the southern US where we have plenty of problems, but …

Apr 9, 2024: A crispy fall morning on the Cape Fear River Trail #mbapr Micro.blog photo challenge April 2024. Day 9: Crispy

Apr 8, 2024: The dilemma I had with street photography was whether my enjoyment of the finished product was worth the chance of getting yelled at by folks who …

Apr 8, 2024: Wonder Woman is in San Antonio, Texas for a conference and coincidentally, the eclipse, but she reports the skies are cloudy and she doubts she will …

Apr 8, 2024: AppRaven is what the Apple App Store would be if it were interactive. Features include app-specific message bords, price drop notifications, advanced …

Apr 8, 2024: Maybe I should start a blog featuring the worst of the day from Product Hunt

Apr 8, 2024: The rear end of the Wall Street Bull, guarded by one of NYC’s finest #mbapr Micro.blog photo challenge April 2024. Day 8: Prevention …

Apr 7, 2024: The best thing to happen in my relationship with my grown kids in the past year is my adoption of an iOS shortcut called Check on My Peeps that I …

Apr 7, 2024: My #Obsidian Week - Breaking Down the Notes I Created by Area and Workflow This week I created 61 new notes in Obsidian. Some of them were original content - things I wrote. Some of them were automated. Others were the …

Apr 7, 2024: The green and granite summit of Lincoln as seen from the footpath of the Appalachian Trail atop Franconia Ridge in the White Mountains of New …

Apr 7, 2024: Launcher is the king of widget apps. I use it on my lock screen, my home screen, and in my work focus mode. It does much more than just launch apps, …

Apr 7, 2024: This Weeks Bookmarks: 100 greatest protest songs, Making art, How to help someone with a computer, Royal order of adjectives, The US can't support Israel in Gaza, Who lived when, The world's most expensive spice Say It Loud! 100 Timeless Protest Songs (popmatters.com) Benjamin Andrew : “My top reasons to love Richard Serra: 1. His beautiful list of …

Apr 7, 2024: I’m a day late with an update to my /now page. Yesterday, my normal update day, I found that crewing an ultramarathon in the woods for my wife …

Apr 7, 2024: Wonder Woman Riding in New River Trail State Park, VA #mbapr Micro.blog photo challenge April 2024. Day 7: Well-Being

Apr 6, 2024: After 12.5 hours on her sore and blistered feet, Wonder Woman elected to take the finisher’s medal for the 50-mile distance and call it a day. …

Apr 6, 2024: Changing shoes and socks and doctoring blisters before miles 36-48. #ultrarunning

Apr 6, 2024: That’s about 75 miles worth of food and water. Wonder Woman (Mrs. Amerpie)is ahead of schedule after the first 12-mile loop and back out on the …

Apr 6, 2024: On the streets of Raleigh, NC #mbapr Micro.blog photo challenge April 2024. Day 6: Windy

Apr 5, 2024: I spent my high scool years doing farm work so my opinion of the modern cult of cleanliness is colored a bit by my experience. Talking Dirty

Apr 5, 2024: Got something you’ve been wanting to watch (like Oppenheimer) on Peacock but haven’t wanted to add another damn subscription? Mad because …

Apr 5, 2024: I added a new app to my wish list today, Rond Life Mapper and added some details on this Scribbles post. It’s one of those apps that logs your …

Apr 5, 2024: Manhattan Bagel Cat #photography

Apr 5, 2024: Lake Mattamuskeet, Dare County, NC, one of the world’s premier spots for spotting waterfowl. #mbapr Micro.blog photo challenge April 2024. Day …

Apr 4, 2024: One of the practical aspects of tech is using it as a tool to boost mental health. Using two journaling tools (Day One and #Obsidian) for more than …

Apr 4, 2024: How many times a day do you open #Obsidian? When do your record data? When do you reference data? What are your habits? I have Obsidian in the dock on my iPhone and MacBook Air and in the taskbar of the Windows machine I use at work. Obsidian is always within reach for …

Apr 4, 2024: The hard stuff is supposed to be hard but can the easy stuff just be easy today? Please?

Apr 3, 2024: Not All Boomers - the story of a recent visit with my 77-year old Dad that unfortunately exemplified a bunch of Boomer stereotypes in a very …

Apr 3, 2024: Winter in Charleston, SC #photography

Apr 3, 2024: I was working in publics schools at the turn of the century when we “got the Internet”. We ordered these things by the pallet. They …

Apr 2, 2024: “Experience” is rarely the verb you’re looking for. Reword your sentence with a more clear and muscular focus on what actually …

Apr 2, 2024: Seven years in prison. As a progressive older adult, I can’t believe that I worked in the correctional system, but the callowness of youth and …

Apr 2, 2024: #mbapr Micro.blog photo challenge April 2024. Day 2: Flower

Apr 1, 2024: More info on Wonder Woman, my #ultrarunning wife.. I found out today that she has to leave on a business flight for Texas, just hours after staying …

Apr 1, 2024: How to Talk to Tech Support - I Beg You to Use These Techniques to Get Your Issues Solved Quickly and Efficiently While Keeping Your Cool and Getting Back to Work! #technology I started working in IT support right after Windows 95 was released. I’ve worked in manufacturing health care, banking and insurance, but …

Apr 1, 2024: My grandson doesn’t quite grasp the concept of lawn maintenance yet. He thinks his toy lawnmower doubles as a snowblower. #mbapr Micro.blog …

Apr 1, 2024: Is Micro Monday still a thing on Micro.blog? Regardless, I want to shout out one of my favorite blogs, HeyDingus by @jarrod. He also founded the One a …

Apr 1, 2024: The trees at Ft. Fisher, the scene of a Union victory on the coast of NC during the Civil War #photography

Mar 31, 2024: View from the Blue Ridge Parkway #photography

Mar 30, 2024: At the end of the street where I’ve lived for thirty years stands an unassuming blue building housing Zorba’s Gyro on a Spit, a restaurant …

Mar 30, 2024: This Week's Bookmarks - Subscriptions worth paying for, book summaries online, unofficial holidays, a rare bird, best small town in every state, 50 historical photos, things that don't work Six Subscriptions Actually Worth Paying for, According to Reddit | Lifehacker - The article discusses different subscription services that Reddit …

Mar 30, 2024: Saturday morning, time to update my /now page. This week I read a great article from The Atlantic, wrote a bunch, found some new links and bought the …

Mar 30, 2024: Street Portrait, Fayetteville, NC #photography

Mar 29, 2024: My Daily Note in #Obsidian - Byte Sized Chunks for Customizing Every Element, Plugin Recommendations and Links I love a good shared Obsidian Daily Note post. My own daily note is an amalgamation of elements I’ve gleaned from other people. I’ve …

Mar 29, 2024: Ian Betterridge’s 10 Blue Links - One of my favorite link newsletters complements of @ianbetteridge@writing.exchange. This week there are some …

Mar 29, 2024: “Joy has nothing to do with ease and everything to do with the fact that we’re all going to die.” — Ross Gay

Mar 29, 2024: Paratrooper Outside an Army Surplus Store Near Ft. Liberty, NC #photography

Mar 29, 2024: I gotta quit taking my iPad to bed or I’ll keep waking up at 1am and watching vintage Johnny Cash videos although I can think of worse lullabies.

Mar 28, 2024: Saw a great post today from writer @jhpot@mastodon.social about how we can screw with corporate social media by not joining the outraged chorus after …

Mar 28, 2024: If anyone needs more storage, Amazon has an external Seagate 4TB hard drive on sale today for $99. It’s not my affiliate link, it’s just a …

Mar 28, 2024: Good riddance to Joe Lieberman, the man who helped defeat Universal Health Care when the Affordable Care Act was passed during the Obama …

Mar 28, 2024: The Charlotte Blues #photography

Mar 27, 2024: I couldn’t resist the urge to participate in the Scribbles experiment, so I decided to put my free domain from omg.lol to use (once I get all …

Mar 27, 2024: How to Talk to an Actual Person at Amazon For confusing situations, skip the forms and bots. An Amazon customer service rep will call you if you know this trick. While logged into your Amazon …

Mar 27, 2024: How many places do you back up your photos? I currently using iCloud, Google Drive and Amazon Photos because they are all set it and forget it and …

Mar 27, 2024: Connecticut looking into Massachusetts on the Appalachian Trail #photography #hiking

Mar 26, 2024: I found a great feature in the Raindrop bookmarking app I wasn’t aware of - you can create public pages of shared bookmarks that don’t …

Mar 26, 2024: I love free and open-source software and the people who work on it. I have plenty of it installed on my machines. I have also worked all my life to …

Mar 26, 2024: A Dozen Reasons to Try SetApp - #Mac Apps I Use Every Day and How Much I Save SetApp is a monthly subscription service that offers access to 240 different Mac apps starting at $9.99 a month. I currently have 37 different …

Mar 26, 2024: The coast of Northern Ireland near Ballycastle #photography

Mar 25, 2024: App Update Workflow for Macs Using HomeBrew and the CLI version of the Mac App Store. It Finds Updates Other Apps Miss. #macOS I’m one of the lucky people whose hobby and work coincide. I’ve been working in IT support since the 90’s, yet i still enjoy …

Mar 25, 2024: I run two updater programs every day on my Mac because I’m fanatical about keeping my 300+ apps at the current version. Imagine my surprise when …

Mar 25, 2024: Height of Land, Rangely, Maine on the Appalachian Trail #photography #hiking

Mar 24, 2024: Web 4.0 is the phase where you spend a lot of time deleting accounts from all the web 2.0 properties that enshittified or turned evil. –John …

Mar 24, 2024: A generation that grew up with Google is forcing professors to rethink their lesson plans A story about how today’s college students don’t …

Mar 24, 2024: “Donald Trump ordered a cheeseburger at a campaign stop” is accurate to the extent that nothing about it is false, but it is not a true story—not if …

Mar 24, 2024: Street Portrait, Blind Guitarist, Austin, TX #photography

Mar 24, 2024: “Today is the worst AI will ever be.” — Alex Irpan

Mar 23, 2024: Hay Street Cyclist #photography

Mar 23, 2024: It’s Saturday which means it’s time to update my now page. This week I’m reading a long Atlantic article and revisiting my favorite …

Mar 23, 2024: This Week's Bookmarks - Coolest Street in the World, Funniest Novels, Movies That Couldn't Be Made Today, Greatest All-Time Albums, Photo Award Winners, Scientific Mysteries, and More! If you are working on your bucket list or maybe you just have the travel bug, here are some ideas for you - 30 Coolest Streets in the World Right Now …

Mar 23, 2024: View from the walkway of the Manhattan Bridge #photography

Mar 22, 2024: My #Obsidian Journey and the Resources That Helped Me - Sample Vaults, Videos, Web Sites, Newsletters and Communities After retiring from my IT career in public education in 2020, I found myself less engaged with technology news and updates. My previous habit of …

Mar 22, 2024: Jasmine Paris has just become the first woman ever to finish The Barkley Marathons. IYKYK

Mar 22, 2024: To my fellow IT support people - how many times have you seen executive types who get a laptop/docking station and then they get a second laptop …

Mar 22, 2024: Everybody’s America, Five Points, Columbia, SC #photography

Mar 21, 2024: I have to SMDH at how personally offended some of the usual suspects in the Apple Pundit World are acting over the DOJ lawsuit. I’m like …

Mar 21, 2024: Garden of the Gods in the Spring Snow, near Colorado Springs #photography

Mar 20, 2024: Inoreader - Absolutely Worth It or Why I Love My RSS Provider Like most of us these days, I spend a fair amount of money on app and service subscriptions. Some of it is pretty painful (Evernote!) but the cash I …

Mar 20, 2024: Aberdeen and Rockfish Railroad near Raeford, NC #photography

Mar 19, 2024: This was March 19, 2004, nineteen long years ago today at Ft. Bragg, NC. My son was on active duty, and I hated the war in Iraq with a furious …

Mar 19, 2024: My job recently converted our helpdesk/ticketing system from the ancient Novell Service Desk to Jira/Atlassian and I just completed my first two …

Mar 19, 2024: Drug Company - “This medicine works really good so lets make it really expensive” Insurance Company - “This drug is really …

Mar 19, 2024: Farm Pond at Sunset, Grey’s Creek, NC #photography

Mar 18, 2024: We’ve updated the rules of our flagship server mastodon.social today. Most are the same with some clarifications, but one rule is new: Content …

Mar 18, 2024: At some point, someone decided that vacuum cleaners were an acceptable topic on tech websites, blogs and YouTube channels and ever since then there …

Mar 18, 2024: I asked Google Gemini how to get my API key for the service and it told me it wasn’t available for use in third-party apps. I asked Google the …

Mar 18, 2024: White Headed Mouse Bird, native to East Africa #photography

Mar 17, 2024: My Bookmark Workflow in 2024 using #Raindrop.io and #Obsidian I recently found a backup of my browser bookmarks from 2009. It was a trip down memory lane looking at what i was most interested in 15 years ago …

Mar 17, 2024: A green tree python, native to New Guinea. #Photography #Snake

Mar 16, 2024: Posted the weekly update to my /now page with shout outs to a couple of IndieWeb stalwarts, a good Netflix show, some interesting reading and other …

Mar 16, 2024: This Week's Bookmarks - Disney Adults, 1-Star Reviews of National Parks, Steve Job's Biggest Rival, 90's Band Name Origins, How Maps Distort the World, Printing any Web Page, Making Google Better #Links For parents and grandparents, the Walt Disney Company is nearly inescapable, such is the corporation’s reach into American society, but for a …

Mar 16, 2024: Greenfield Park, Wilmington, NC #Photography

Mar 15, 2024: Avon Pier, Outer Banks, North Carolina #photography

Mar 14, 2024: A Lovely Routine - The Digital Checklist That Brings Me Joy Every Day and The Hunt for Links I have a digital checklist I try to complete every day. It helps me do the mundane things we all have to do, stay on top of my email, organize my …

Mar 14, 2024: The paycheck I get every two weeks should be sufficient motivation but I gotta say when a professor or student (or fellow staff member) sincerely …

Mar 14, 2024: CloudHQ - Adding Functionality to Google Services: Gmail. Google Drive and Search My Original Problem I still have my “Welcome to Gmail” message dated February 21, 2005. When Google Drive was introduced in 2012 I adopted …

Mar 14, 2024: The Scarlet-faced Liocichla, native to Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and southern China. #Birds #Photography

Mar 13, 2024: I used ChatGPT to craft a Python script today that edited 500+ markdown files (my imported Raindrop.io bookmarks) from my #Obsidian vault. It moved …

Mar 13, 2024: App of the Day is Clipboard Fusion - Syncs your clipboard between your Mac, PC and phone, iPhone or Android. Allows for saved clipboards for …

Mar 13, 2024: Window to the past. Think of the conversations held around that table. McDougald Road, Mamers, NC #photography

Mar 12, 2024: Enjoying The Gentlemen on Netflix 1) Because it’s a well done piece of dark British comedy and 2) I don’t have to wait a week to see new …

Mar 12, 2024: List 10 albums that have stayed with you over the years in some way. Don't take too long on the list - just a few minutes. These don't have to be great records, or critical darlings, just ones that mean something to you personally. The River - Bruce Springsteen Who Are You - The Who Graceland - Paul Simon Stop Making Sense - Talking Heads Automatic for the People - REM …

Mar 12, 2024: Today and tomorrow only - price reduced software at the Indie App Sale - My purchases: Audracity, Nametag, Photoscope, Evo, Logger, Mastowatch, …

Mar 12, 2024: Coffee People, Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC #streetphotography

Mar 11, 2024: From The Virgina Creeper Trail, Mount Rogers National Recreation Area #hiking

Mar 10, 2024: I just visited a website. The top half was a popup about GDPR. The rest of it was a popup about cookie consent. When I cleared both of those I got a …

Mar 10, 2024: For any users of the Little Snitch firewall program on Mac. I just found a terrific blocklist via Reddit for 135K sites with trackers, malware, etc. …

Mar 10, 2024: Watched The Gentlemen, S1E1 by Guy Ritchie on Netflix. After being in the heart of darkness for weeks with True Detective, Criminal Record and Shogun, …

Mar 10, 2024: FreeTube is a YouTube client for Windows, Mac, and Linux built around using YouTube more privately. You can enjoy your favorite content and creators …

Mar 10, 2024: How to Ruin Your Web Page (My advice circa 1997 to other GeoCities Webmasters) - A Blast From the Past I wrote this 27 years ago in the midst of the first blogging boom on the brand new Internet. Since then the skill of the average blogger has long …

Mar 10, 2024: I love the Internet and I love milestones. Reddit is still one of the most informative sites on the Internet despite the knuckleheads there among the …

Mar 10, 2024: Carousel at the Dogwood Festival, Fayetteville, NC #StreetPhotography

Mar 9, 2024: This Week's #Bookmarks: Free PDF tools, Alexa safety, online museums, amazing photos, emoji news and an RSS family tree Bookmarks for Week 10 of 2024 Maybe you need this I don’t know. We all have phones these days with voice assistants and may of us have one or …

Mar 9, 2024: It’s Saturday and my /now page is updated with American and British journalists, a tale from 17th century Japan, iOS and #Obsidian news and a …

Mar 9, 2024: On the Northern Part of the Grand Strand, Cherry Grove, SC #photography

Mar 8, 2024: The #iOS Apps I Use Every Day - Broken Down by Time of Day and Purpose Early AM Things 3 (Task management) Ivory for Mastodon (social media) Product Hunt (Because I’m a software junkie) Obsidian (Inbox app, used …

Mar 8, 2024: Cause the technology is just gonna get better and better and it’s gonna get easier and easier and more and more convenient and more and more …

Mar 8, 2024: White Mountains Sunset from Lake in the Clouds Hut, near Mt. Washington, NH on the Appalachian Trail #Photography #Hiking

Mar 7, 2024: Mac People - I am mostly keyboard centric when it comes to launching and accessing apps but there are times when using the dock is just unavoidable. …

Mar 7, 2024: For any #Raycast Pro subscribers - there is a new release out today with some significant improvements to the AI features. [Raycast Change …

Mar 7, 2024: The Blue Pacific, Pt. Reyes, California #photography

Mar 6, 2024: My Dataview Use Cases in #Obsidian One of the most downloaded community plugins in the Obsidian universe is Dataview. It allows you to treat you vault as a searchable, queryable …

Mar 6, 2024: Looks like the transcript feature for Apple Podcasts is working for some older episodes. I tested it on a recent edition of Mac Power Users.

Mar 6, 2024: All the Apple fanboys (#NotASlur) wishing they lived in the EU today so they could take advantage of the new features in iOS 17.4.

Mar 6, 2024: Garden of the Gods at Dusk, Colorado #photography

Mar 5, 2024: One of my favorite things about having a blog is the daily search for a link to share in my weekly bookmarks post that I put together on Saturday …

Mar 5, 2024: Trying not to regret my December purchase of an M2 #MacBook Air now that the M3s are out for the same price. The M2 may be the best laptop I’ve ever …

Mar 5, 2024: East Tennessee Mountains from the Appalachian Trail #photography

Mar 4, 2024: I believe two-factor authentication to be the most universally hated aspect of university life.

Mar 4, 2024: Pike’s Peak from Colorado Springs #photography

Mar 3, 2024: I don’t see the cool kids (outside of Reddit) talking about #Raycast much. I used Launchbar for years and enthusiastically switched last …

Mar 3, 2024: Francis Marion National Forest, SC - The Swamp Fox Trail #photography

Mar 2, 2024: All the Ways to Get Web Content Into #Obsidian Many of us were introduced to note-taking apps by the once great but now diminished Evernote who’s web clipper helped move it to the forefront …

Mar 2, 2024: It’s Saturday morning and that means it’s time for an updated /now page. This week I share a couple of articles on BlueSky and Amazon. I …

Mar 2, 2024: This Weeks Bookmarks: Photos from History, Infinite Mac, Amazon Secrets, YouTube Summarizer, Streaming Service Survival Guide, Old Software List of photographs considered the most important - Wikipedia - Be prepared to stay down this rabbit hole for awhile if you have any interest in …

Mar 2, 2024: #Manhattan, taken from Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bridge on left, Manhattan Bridge on right)

Mar 1, 2024: Friday nights are for relaxed research so I can get up early on Saturday morning, make coffee and write. I love being on the Indieweb where creating …

Mar 1, 2024: #Charleston, SC Fire Department under streetlights

Feb 29, 2024: I was today years old when I found out you can install fonts on an iPhone. Now I can use my beloved Atkinson Hyperlegible and JetBrains Mono in …

Feb 29, 2024: Jon Stewart says goodbye to his dog. See if you can get through this without crying. I could not. Goodbye Dipper

Feb 29, 2024: A picture of the wonderful melting pot that still is America from the walkway of the Brooklyn Bridge in NYC #StreetPhotography

Feb 28, 2024: I’m still getting value here, even though I’m all in on #Obsidian, but damn, that’s a lot of dough for a note taking app. If it …

Feb 28, 2024: I’m in love with the Image Modification plugin for #Raycast. Apply filters and transformations to various image formats and convert between …

Feb 28, 2024: Me and my 18-year old Reddit account just got invited to the Reddit IPO at the preferred price so y’all look at the landed gentry over here. LOL

Feb 28, 2024: Attachment Management Made Easy in #Obsidian; A Workflow Downloading Web Content A question I see frequently on Reddit and other Obsidian community hubs regards importing web pages and managing the images …

Feb 28, 2024: There is something poetic about a picture of Obama in B&W if you know what I mean. Anyway, street vendor, NYC, 2015.

Feb 27, 2024: I want my main Mastodon feed to be composed of the real people I follow. I’m unfollowing media accounts, preferring to get my news via RSS. I …

Feb 27, 2024: If you search for Microsoft Authenticator in the #iOS app store, the top hit is a $40 paid app. The second hit is the actual Microsoft (free) product. …

Feb 27, 2024: Man on Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC

Feb 27, 2024: I compiled all my #Obsidian articles onto one page. There’s info on backing up your vault, complementary software, emailing to Obsidian, using …

Feb 27, 2024: Old Agfa #camera at the flea market, State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, #NC

Feb 26, 2024: He was playing with Lego during Y2K, ruminations of an old timer We hired a new network engineer at the university where I work. This is my semi-retired job. I had an IT career in public education and retired in …

Feb 26, 2024: Just getting around to watching Life & Beth on Hulu with Amy Schumer and Michael Cera. It’s comfort TV but not too comfortable as it raises …

Feb 26, 2024: Mourning dove in the snow #birds

Feb 25, 2024: A rainbow lorikeet. native to eastern and southern Australia, as well as southern New Guinea and Tasmania.

Feb 24, 2024: Updated my /Now Page with some info on a good newsletter, a new to me TV show a couple of blog posts and some pretty high quality training videos …

Feb 24, 2024: This Week's Bookmarks: Disk shopping, Industry secrets, No more rice, Things unexpectedly named after people, NOT the world's oldest dog, AI tips Disk Prices is a bare-bones, text-only website lists the prices of hard drives, solid-state drives, and USB drives available on Amazon. It’s a …

Feb 24, 2024: A turquoise tanager, native to Central and South America #birds

Feb 23, 2024: Not to try and make anyone feel old, but the movie Office Space was released 25 years ago this week. Making people feel nostalgic for cubicles.

Feb 23, 2024: Just read where Tiago Forte, the Second Brain Guy, rejected #Obsidian, Tana and Mem in favor of sticking with Evernote. I don’t think he’s …

Feb 23, 2024: Car show favorite

Feb 22, 2024: Happy Birthday 🎂 to my Gmail account. As of today, I’ve had the same email address for 19 years.

Feb 22, 2024: Obsidian Great but Not Perfect- Complementary Software for PKM #Obsidian Obsidian: Awesome, Yet Imperfect I’m a big fan of Obsidian for note-taking. It’s built around plain text, the ultimate in portability. …

Feb 22, 2024: The great eastern pine forest near Charleston, SC

Feb 21, 2024: Carolina Beach Pier, NC at dawn

Feb 20, 2024: Looking for tips and advice. I just installed #Devonthink and imported my Raindrop.io bookmarks and my #Obsidian vault. What’s next? …

Feb 20, 2024: Little Pink House , Atlantic Beach, NC

Feb 19, 2024: Gotta give good ol' #BBedit a shout out tonight for doing multiple search and replace operations across hundreds of markdown files in my #Obsidian …

Feb 19, 2024: Street scene, Charlotte, NC

Feb 18, 2024: Installed Reor today, an easy to add front-end for a local LLM running on my Macbook. Reor uses my #Obsidian vault as a knowledge base and all queries …

Feb 18, 2024: The driveway at the old RCA radio station, Marin County, California

Feb 17, 2024: I’m not saying my #Obsidian daily note template looks as tricked out as my 2004 My Space page, but Weird Al thinks it does.

Feb 17, 2024: Here’s an update on what I’ve been up to this week - what I’m reading, watching, making and enjoying. My Now Page

Feb 17, 2024: This Week's Bookmarks: Mixtapes, A History Game, Internet Museum, a Recipe, Article of the Week, Mastodon Hacking and a Newsletter Mixtape Garden [Mixtape Garden](mixtape garden Mixtape Garden is a site for making mixtapes together! Here’s how to use it: Make an account and …

Feb 17, 2024: What's In My #Obsidian Vault - Info on Plugins, Workflows, Tags and Philosophies on #PKM A curious Redditor asked me to explain my vault structure to him and I obliged, such is the nature of most people in the Obsidian community. …

Feb 17, 2024: Flea market, North Carolina State Fairgrounds

Feb 16, 2024: My entire working life in IT has been dealing with stuff that doesn’t work. That’s my job. It feels so good when everything just does what …

Feb 16, 2024: Obsidian Tip of the Day: Three Templater Snippets for All Your Note Templates in #Obsidian If you use the Templater community plugin (and you really should) you have three snippets available to you which provide a real asset in creating …

Feb 16, 2024: Farm pond in winter

Feb 15, 2024: Got my first same day Amazon order delivered today. I guess the future has arrived in the form of some USB-C cables.

Feb 15, 2024: I posted a shortcut on Routine Hub for capturing entire web pages in #Obsidian, including image links and a link back to the source article. You can …

Feb 15, 2024: From atop Wayah Bald on the #AppalachianTrail in North Carolina

Feb 14, 2024: Copy down verbatim quotes, when you feel like it… I’ve shifted away from the dogma that “real” engagement means you must always summarise or …

Feb 14, 2024: I love getting a new #iPhone but I also hate getting a new iPhone. At least I’m going through this in the comfort of my home and not an Apple …

Feb 14, 2024: Tomales Bay, Marin County, California

Feb 13, 2024: Worked with Google Gemini today on a python script for an hour that never worked. Meanwhile an anonymous human being on the #Obsidian forum solved my …

Feb 13, 2024: Central Park, New York, New York

Feb 12, 2024: There are exactly three potential outcomes for That Technology Thing You Like: It will be changed in ways that you don’t like by the person or …

Feb 12, 2024: The Outer Banks of #NorthCarolina

Feb 11, 2024: Automating Your #Obsidian Backup, Let Me Save You Some Hassle The current sale underway at Bundlehunt offers over 40 Mac apps for under $5.00 apiece. There are some definite bargains but two I want to point out …

Feb 11, 2024: Somewhere in Alaska

Feb 10, 2024: The never-ending war against paywalls continues with a new resource, Archive Buttons with links to proven sites like archive.is and 12ft.io. I …

Feb 10, 2024: Is there a person in the world that doesn’t hate their cell phone company? Trying to buy a new phone today only to be told my current plan …

Feb 10, 2024: What I Found on the Web This Week This week’s bookmark collection includes a magnificent time suck at the Internet Archive, thanks to Jarrod Blundy from HeyDingus.net.. Also …

Feb 10, 2024: Mount Katahdin, Maine in Baxter State Park - The day before I climbed it. The Northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.

Feb 9, 2024: I shit you not. We actually had a user call the help desk today to tell us she has a doctor’s note to excuse her from having to use two-factor …

Feb 9, 2024: What little extras do you #Obsidian people add to your daily note? I have Templater snippets for a daily quote and to link to yesterday and …

Feb 9, 2024: I live the cross-platform life, Windows by day. #MacOS at night. I need clipboard syncing with iOS on both. There are many Mac choices. I use …

Feb 9, 2024: If you’re looking for a way to save web pages to #Obsidian on mobile, check out this shortcut to save markdown to #Drafts …

Feb 9, 2024: On the Virginia Creeper Trail at dawn.

Feb 8, 2024: On link management Oh boy, what a rabbit hole we could go down here. Right now, my read-later links go to Pocket. My watch-later links go to Play. My …

Feb 8, 2024: Just in case you need some, the only remaining seller of floppy disks in the world is US based Floppydisk.com who says their business isn’t …

Feb 8, 2024: Lake Mattamuskeet, NC

Feb 7, 2024: I’ve been collecting quotes for years. Getting into #Obsidian has given me a new way to catalog them. Anyone out there want to trade ZIP files …

Feb 7, 2024: Getting really good customer support from #Omnivore. They’re working with me to find a way to share from my RSS service, #Inoreader, right into …

Feb 7, 2024: Pond at dawn.

Feb 6, 2024: The Iconfactory just released a video about the API they’re building for Project Tapestry. It’s a bold claim to say you can make a universal …

Feb 6, 2024: Three Plugins to Simplify Your Metadata Management in Obsidian Introduction In the world of markdown note-taking, maintaining tidy metadata in Obsidian is crucial for advanced functionality. Whether you rely on …

Feb 6, 2024: Do I judge you if you have this movie playing on your desktop? Yes, yes I do.

Feb 6, 2024: I wish I could make a filter that would work for the whole Internet. I’d never have to see another article on crypto or Apple Vison Pro or …

Feb 6, 2024: The Dark Hedges, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Feb 5, 2024: I’m retired from a career supporting Macs in K-12. My post-retirement “fun” job is in higher ed, supporting PCs. The CIO of the …

Feb 5, 2024: On Friday, it’s National Pizza Day. Or, as some bosses call it around the office, Please Don’t Unionize Day. Morning Brew Newsletter

Feb 5, 2024: I said, “Shrink, I want to kill. I mean, I wanna, I wanna kill. Kill. I wanna, I wanna see, I wanna see blood and gore and guts and veins in my …

Feb 5, 2024: Gothic angel

Feb 4, 2024: Smart micro.blog people - How do I prevent double posting to Mastodon? I want to post as @amerpie@social.lol when I post on micro.blog and stop from …

Feb 4, 2024: OMG - my Open.AI account finally refunded, meaning I spent $5 since November 29 - with almost daily use of some sort.

Feb 4, 2024: How to Send an Email to Your Obsidian Vault If you are a Mac user who doesn’t mind hacking together a few common services and applications, you can configure a way to use your email …

Feb 4, 2024: If you’ve been wondering if you should watch Mr. and Mrs. Smith…yeah, you should. Donald Glover and Maya Erskine have some of the best …

Feb 4, 2024: Why the Right Hates Public Education I wrote this 10 years ago today and it’s just as true today as it was then. Well, I’m just going to say it. Here’s why education is …

Feb 4, 2024: Cory Doctorow is good at the Internet.

Feb 4, 2024: Cardinal, back yard, the year I became friends with all the birds.

Feb 3, 2024: The weekly update to my /now page, with my thoughts on True Detective: Night Country, some of what I’ve written this week, info on cross posting …

Feb 3, 2024: I put together an updated collection of links to share, part blogroll, part blogging tools, part web geek fun stuff, part curiosities. It’s my …

Feb 3, 2024: Phanpy - A Web-Based Mastodon Client with Features You Have to Pay for Elsewhere - Check it out! Phanpy Summary - A web-based Mastodon client with some useful features; 1) Visually separate original posts and re-shared posts (boosted posts), 2) …

Feb 3, 2024: Aberdeen and Rockfish Railroad, North Carolina

Feb 2, 2024: Google just killed cached pages Whenever Google crawled a web page, the company would take and store a snapshot, giving users an archived view. The …

Feb 2, 2024: App of the Day: Due, a Hybrid Reminders and Alarm Clock App Due is a hybrid of a reminders app and an alarm clock. You can set one time or persistent reminders for things like moving the trash to the curb, …

Feb 2, 2024: Texas Lake, located on Ft. Liberty, NC

Feb 1, 2024: Something big is being announced by the Browser Company today #Arc = just got an email full of promises: Our belief in a new category of software …

Feb 1, 2024: # Two Helpful Dataview Snippets for Obsidian I like to have a note in my vault that shows all the notes created on the current day. I’ve been using a query that I have to update each day …

Feb 1, 2024: I was going to delete Indie App Santa from my phone as all good things come to an end but I’ll be damned if the folks behind it haven’t …

Feb 1, 2024: A male eclectus parrot, one of the world’s most beautiful birds.

Jan 31, 2024: I knew this day was coming. I’ve been using #Evernote for 16 years. It’s integration with IFTTT, the web clipper and the mail to Evernote …

Jan 31, 2024: To worship at the altar of mega-scale and to convince yourself that you should be the one making world-historic decisions on behalf of a global …

Jan 31, 2024: The geek in me is celebrating the conversion of a 236-line CSV file to markdown files this morning. Now the quote collection I’ve been piecing …

Jan 31, 2024: If you don’t harbour a deep-seated, conflicted, fundamental resentment for tech, well… you’re probably not a very dedicated geek. Matt Gemmell

Jan 31, 2024: Charlotte, 2015

Jan 30, 2024: So, IFTTT just raised prices by 33% and you know what, I’m just going to pay it and keep going. I get so much value out of the automations I …

Jan 30, 2024: Read Write Own: Building the Next Era of the Internet - by Chris Dixon, explores the possible when internet services are controlled by users instead …

Jan 30, 2024: Maybe your picture of a sunset looks basically (or even exactly) the same as a thousand other peoples' photos of sunsets, but the journey you took to …

Jan 30, 2024: Kure Beach Pier, NC at dawn

Jan 29, 2024: I had to wait for my wife to get back from a trip to start the latest season of True Detective but now that I’m into it, I’m going to have …

Jan 29, 2024: I updated my LinkedIn profile for the first time in ten years. It’s changed a lot in a decade and I’m not sure it’s all for good.

Jan 29, 2024: The new [Arc Search](https://apps.apple.com/app/id6472513080) app for iOS The new Arc Search app for iOS is better than just a chatbot on top of a search engine. It builds you a web page (with sources) to answer your search …

Jan 29, 2024: We build these crazy contraptions using fifty different sets of mismatched tools, connect them all together with chewing gum and twine, and then pile …

Jan 29, 2024: Lucky pic of a grizzly in the early morning light.

Jan 28, 2024: The easiest way to capture a screenshot on an iPhone is to say “Hey Siri, screenshot this.” It’s hands-free and idiot proof.

Jan 28, 2024: When I was growing up this gentrified street was a mess of GIs, prostitutes and street hustlers - not fountains and flower pots.

Jan 28, 2024: The Installer from the Verge We all get too much email. It’s tough finding a worthwhile newsletter because most are filled with links to buy crap we aren’t looking …

Jan 27, 2024: I’m tired of worrying about Apple and the EU. It’s time for some effin cuteness Reader Chosen:100 Cutest Photos

Jan 27, 2024: The Omnivore to Obsidian Connection Enhanced Taking Advantage of Omnivore One of the people I follow on Micro.blog - the prolific creator @numericcitizen had a great idea recently: I just …

Jan 27, 2024: I rode by this house a thousand times on my bicycle before ever stopping to realize how cool it looks.

Jan 26, 2024: I’m thinking of moving to Europe just so I can run my favorite browser natively on my iPhone.

Jan 26, 2024: Vicks, a local landmark for 40 years, torn down to make room for an overpass.

Jan 25, 2024: Because we all need to see this picture every so often. Woodie Guthrie - American.

Jan 25, 2024: Sunset on the Isle of Skye, Scotland 2024/01/24

Jan 24, 2024: Yet another “Link in Bio” service - but this one was just announced as Product of the Year on Product Hunt. Check it out - Amerpie on …

Jan 24, 2024: #MyFirstMac - The school system I worked for supplied me with a brand-new titanium Powerbook G4 in 2001. It was an amazing computer and dual booted OS …

Jan 24, 2024: 32-Bit Cafe - Website Ideas You’ve just made a website, but now you’re unsure where to go from here. Here are some ideas for things to add …

Jan 24, 2024: A picture from my wife who is currently in the Scottish Highlands on her way to the Isle of Skye.

Jan 23, 2024: Just a southern mill pond like a thousand other ones

Jan 23, 2024: I found a new website launched yesterday for all the #Obsidian fans out there - Obsidian Addict

Jan 22, 2024: Mama gorilla, NC Zoological Park, Asheboro

Jan 22, 2024: found a good Mastodon tool last night - Followgraph. It looks up all the people you follow on Mastodon, and then who they follow. Then it sorts them …

Jan 21, 2024: Updated my /now page with quotes from the best stuff I read this week, what I’m watching, what I’m making and where I’m eating. …

Jan 21, 2024: Bodie Island Lighthouse, Outer Banks, NC

Jan 20, 2024: An update to a classic article on how to make the web less annoying, Full of good tools and tips for escaping the evils of overly commercialized …

Jan 20, 2024: Married Software My wife and I both sit at a computer for most of our work day. Our mornings and nights also include a fair amount of screen time. Even our …

Jan 20, 2024: Spotted on a bicycle ride in Cumberland County, NC

Jan 19, 2024: I have just discovered feedle - a search engine for RSS feeds. Look for what’s interesting to you. My search for #Obsidian information led me …

Jan 19, 2024: Old train station, Fayetteville, NC

Jan 18, 2024: The Pogues - Shane MacGowan - Body of an American - to me this will always be the real theme music to #TheWire with apologies to Tom Waits' Way Down …

Jan 18, 2024: Finally got DNS fixed (because it’s always DNS) thanks to @manton and now amerpie.lol is a real thing

Jan 18, 2024: Inside a covered bridge outside of Sanford, NC

Jan 17, 2024: A fitting end to Fargo, Season 5. Everyone is right where they deserve to be. …

Jan 17, 2024: I’d use #KeyboardMaestro or #Raycast for snippets but #TextExpander is cross platform with #Windows and #iOS. The same snippets work everywhere. …

Jan 17, 2024: Edenton, NC a quaint colonial era town on the inner banks

Jan 16, 2024: One reason I love Inoreader as my RSS service is the filters they offer. I just stopped 107 articles about the Apple Vision Pro from appearing in my …

Jan 16, 2024: I work in a small IT shop at a private university, and we let our help desk person go last month. Somebody has to do password resets and I got picked. …

Jan 16, 2024: Although there have been some truly remarkable US cop shows (#TheWire), the Brits seem to be the master of the genre. Case in point, the new Apple TV …

Jan 15, 2024: If you like the floating notes concept in Raycast on the Mac, you’ll love this. Call it with a hotkey or menu bar click, have it stay on top of other …

Jan 15, 2024: Ft. Macon, Atlantic Beach, NC, built 1834. These are the troop barracks.

Jan 15, 2024: Today’s micro.blog challenge is figuring out how to configure DNS A Records and CNAME Records to point to the $1.50 domain I bought at …

Jan 14, 2024: Getting Help on Mastodon I had a good Mastodon experience yesterday. I posted about my frustration with the #Obsidian dataview plugin and by the end of the day …

Jan 12, 2024: I dusted off an iPad Air2 to use as a server for #Pushcut, an Apple #Shortcuts automation app. It’s maxed out at iOS 15.8 but I’m …

Jan 11, 2024: Open.AI opened up the GPT store today but only to plus subscribers. Those of us with pay as you go API keys are left out in the cold with the rest of …

Jan 11, 2024: Just installed Microsoft 365 for a new user and found out that it doesn’t include Outlook anymore. Evidently, they want you to get the …

Jan 11, 2024: For all my fellow #Obsidian fans looking for resources, the Discord page has a post with nominations Obsidian related plugins, articles, videos, …

Jan 10, 2024: The lack of an easy to configure #Obsidian browser extension is regrettable. I finally got one working on a PC today but on my Mac I’m still relying …

Jan 10, 2024: Every time I use an #Obsidian plugin, I marvel at all the smart people on the Internet

Jan 9, 2024: Microsoft Edge Really Doesn't Suck Last year, the small private university where I work purchased new laptops for the staff and I was charged with deploying them, a process that had me …

Jan 8, 2024: After reading about the massive amount of cash @jarrod spent testing his awesome new AI powered multimedia uploading shortcut, bit.ly/3H9Gtbg, (a buck …

Jan 6, 2024: Drafts by Agile Tortoise It’s crazy how many things can be automated by the app Drafts | Where Text Starts (getdrafts.com) I’ve been using it for years to move …

Jan 6, 2024: Spaces vs. Workspace I keep seeing plugs for Spaces for macOS. I have access to what appears to be a similar app, Workspaces on Setapp | Your things well-organized. Has …

Jan 6, 2024: Amerpie's Default Apps 2024 Default Apps Shortly after this trend started, I discovered Robb Knight’s collection of posts at https://defaults.rknight.me/. I imported the …

Jan 5, 2024: Blame it on RSS Over the past two months I’ve rediscovered my love of RSS after a multi-year lapse. Since I’ve been gone the whole IndieWeb scene has …