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2021-03-18: This app/window layout is working great for me on the 32-inch monitor. iTerm split into two panes on …

2021-03-17: Mr. Noble, the person behind Johnny Decimal was kind enough to fire up a Slack for chatting about …

2021-03-17: Hey @twelvety I just wrote this on the wiki: I feel like I want to talk about Johnny.Decimal with …

2021-03-16: Am I really going to have to reinstall the command line tools after every macOS update now? I …

2021-03-16: Ghost 4.0 is out. I don’t love their focus on “creating a sustainable business” …

2021-03-15: I’m giving Mylio another go at being my photo library. I want device sync, privacy, a little …

2021-03-15: This is so cool. remarkable_news is a tool for the reMarkable tablet to automatically download daily …

2021-03-15: Just got back from my 1st dose of the (Moderna) COVID-19 vaccine. Around 1 year from “oh shit, …

2021-03-15: Thinking through Blot.im vs Micro.blog for most of my blogging Thoughts around moving my baty.blog posts from Blot to Micro.blog have been pestering me for weeks. …

2021-03-14: Buddy is tiny but he has loads of personality.

2021-03-14: I assumed Minus app would be another anti-distraction gimmick but I’ve been using it for a …

2021-03-14: TextBuddy is super handy for all sorts of quick text transformations. I’ve only had it for a …

2021-03-13: Johnny Decimal is “A system to organise projects” and I find it wildly intriguing.

2021-03-13: I am unabashedly a fan of Rob Zombie. Rolling Stone says of “The Lunar Injection Kool Aid …

2021-03-11: I wouldn’t give you a nickel for an “original” Beeple.

2021-03-11: JACK! Stop reading comment threads around any mention of crypto/BTC/NFTs/etc. It’s just morons …

2021-03-11: Writing is nature’s way of letting you know how sloppy your thinking is – Richard …

2021-03-10: I’m not sure “Doom Emacs from scratch” even counts as a thing, but I’m …

2021-03-10: Remember that time I used Lotus Agenda via DOSBox for a few months? That was fun.

2021-03-09: Decided to revive a 2021 version of the Daybook I’ve kept in Tinderbox (on and off) since …

2021-03-08: Speaking of tracking books. Tinderbox is also great for that. If I put in start/end dates I get a …

2021-03-08: This video might be the most helpful introduction to what TiddlyWiki can do that I’ve seen: …

2021-03-07: Sort of phoned in the newsletter this week, but thelathe.substack.com/p/the-lat…

2021-03-06: It’s cool seeing people using simple tools for book logging. I’ve been keeping a plain …

2021-03-06: Book logging in plain text Of all the ways I’ve logged books, I’m thinking that plain text remains the best. …

2021-03-05: Sometimes I’ll barely notice a scene in a book while reading it, but then find that it haunts …

2021-03-05: No one to replace the fish There’s a scene in Lexicon by Max Barry in which Emily is sitting in a waiting room watching a …

2021-03-04: 10 years ago I gave my now son-in-law an “Early 2008” MacBook Pro. Yesterday, he was …

2021-03-04: If your thing doesn’t work in Safari it’s a non-starter for me. I understand that you …

2021-03-03: I made this one deliberately a little low-key but I like the look. The Q2 Monochrom floors me.

2021-03-03: I’ll shoot you in the fuckin’ face if you think about coming ‘round here. …

2021-03-02: Usually when I go to kick Emacs to the curb I end up instead making it feel new by starting over. …

2021-03-02: Why is it so hard to copy text off web pages lately?

2021-03-02: Emacs from Scratch...again Occasionally, maybe two or three times a year, I become determined to move away from Emacs. I swear …

2021-03-01: Was it Google that started the trend of putting the “Add new thing” button at the …

2021-02-28: I just sent The Lathe #6. It keeps happening! thelathe.substack.com/p/the-lat…

2021-02-27: I have not posted anything in a week that didn’t contain a gross typo or accidental extra word …

2021-02-27: Dependabot and friends are useful, but kind of ruin the commit log as a place to track updates.

2021-02-27: I’ve noticed that when using digital tools for thinking I end up mostly thinking about how …

2021-02-27: I’m bored and almost certain this means something drastic will happen to one or more of my …

2021-02-26: Ulysses 22 beta One of the tentpole features of the upcoming Ulysses 22 is support for posting directly to …

2021-02-26: Well, I can’t not try every text editor I learn about: www.baty.blog/2021/oniv…

2021-02-26: What I really want is a modern modal editor geared toward writing prose/documents rather than code. …

2021-02-26: I ranted this morning about what I consider unnecessary images in blog posts. It rang familiar …

2021-02-26: Onivim 2 - a new (to me) modal editor I’m pretty sure I’ve tried every text editor that exists in the world. Whenever I learn …

2021-02-25: Is “Super Follow” per tweet? I can’t think of a single thing with fewer than 280 …

2021-02-25: I like Substack but confirmed with them that there’s no way to not include tracking pixels in …

2021-02-25: I Was In Charge of the Deck Chairs On the Titanic, and They Absolutely Did Need Rearranging - McSweeney’s McSweeney’s: Did the chairs I so lovingly arranged ever sink beneath the weight of a wealthy, …

2021-02-25: I grumbled at the price of the CalDigit, but I now know why it’s so highly-regarded. …

2021-02-25: I won’t apologize.

2021-02-25: Please go back to putting always-visible borders around your search fields, thanks.

2021-02-24: Leica bravely makes cameras with black & white only sensors and I finally have one.

2021-02-24: Supertramp seems like one of those bands I’d tire of after 30 or 40 years, but I never do.

2021-02-24: I don’t know if Configuration Fatigue is a real thing but I seem to be suffering from it.

2021-02-23: The Grovemade desk shelf came and it’s awesome. I’ll probably move things around a bit, …

2021-02-23: I’m tired. Why? I think it’s from configuring things.

2021-02-23: I’m not sure the “Follow My Delivery” UPS map is good for me. I just keep hitting …

2021-02-23: Instagram Stories are a borderline-painful assault on the senses, an affront to good taste, and …

2021-02-23: Most YouTube videos would be improved by shortening them by at least 30%.

2021-02-23: Configuration Fatigue Why am I so tired? I think it’s from spending so much time and energy configuring things. I …

2021-02-23: Tim Ferriss Is No Longer Living the Tim Ferriss Lifestyle. Neither Should You - Inc Magazine …

2021-02-23: Leitz Focomat v35 Enlarger. If I were to stop shooting 35mm film, something I’m considering, …

2021-02-23: Something made me think of this record, today.

2021-02-23: It’s just not the same, somehow.

2021-02-22: Very happy with HomeChef tonight. Scallops are my favorite.

2021-02-22: I often think about the Synology sitting upstairs, waiting to fail in some way. I dread these …

2021-02-21: I published The Lathe #5 this morning so I guess the newsletter thing is still happening.

2021-02-21: It really is a Remarkable tablet: www.baty.net/2021/a-re…

2021-02-21: A Remarkable Tablet You’ll find a paper notebook near me most of the time. Writing on paper helps me remember …

2021-02-20: Grey Matter (On Leica and Monochrom cameras) - Macfilos Roderick Field: I have, in retrospect, invested unreasonably heavily in Leica cameras and lenses. I …

2021-02-19: Well @BestofTimes now I have also ordered a Q2 Monochrom!

2021-02-19: I haven’t listened to anything by Edie Brickell since “What I am” was everywhere …

2021-02-18: One of these is flexible, hi-res, and has bluetooth and wifi. One of them always works.

2021-02-18: Has anyone else watched Friday Night Dinner because I just watched the first two episodes and …

2021-02-18: I’m so happy I found CleanShot X. It’s the first screenshot utility that does everything …

2021-02-18: the more simple any thing is, the less liable it is to be disordered; and the easier repaired when …

2021-02-17: Emacs makes me crazy because it’s both ridiculously simple and wildy complex all at once. I …

2021-02-16: Here goes with the Remarkable tablet!

2021-02-16: Let’s build a world free of ?utm_source=...

2021-02-16: Tempted to try Underline for newsletters because it feels audacious. “Basically just a text …

2021-02-15: I like this Leica ad very much: youtu.be/Ek6oElr7M… Use this not to capture and log every …

2021-02-14: Podcasts saying literally nothing for 20 minutes: twitter.com/jogdenUK/…

2021-02-14: Grainy, high-speed film, in this case Kodak TMAX P3200, is best with shapes and suggestions or …

2021-02-14: Still trying the newsletter thing. Here’s The Lathe #4: …

2021-02-14: I’m often reminded how much I love the Roon->Qobuz Hi-Res->KEF speaker setup in the home …

2021-02-13: Happy to report that the new development canister doesn’t leak at all, yet. No more fixer …

2021-02-13: I decided not to install iStat Menus on the new Mini. I don’t want to constantly fret about …

2021-02-13: One of those records that I could listen to every day and it would never get old.

2021-02-13: “BE AWARE, EL SOMBRERO DOES NOT HAVE AN ONLINE SITE” I’ve been driving through El …

2021-02-13: As far as I’m concerned, PopClip is part of macOS.

2021-02-12: Whenever I see a reference to “Taking Smart Notes” I cringe because I know that it means …

2021-02-12: Uses This is fun. I love seeing the tools used by people who actually get shit done in the world. …

2021-02-12: WhatsApp loses millions of users after terms update - Webshit weekly, n-gate I sometimes forget to check in on n-gate’s Webshit Weekly posts for a while and am thrilled …

2021-02-10: I wish I was somewhere other than driving my car this morning when taking this. Apparently I’d …

2021-02-10: I changed my mind. When the new Mac Mini arrives I’m not going to use a Time Machine backup …

2021-02-10: I’ve been tracking the shipping progress of the new Mac Mini. Last night at 7:41 it was in …

2021-02-10: I hesitate mentioning it, but I’ve been testing the idea of writing a newsletter. It’s …

2021-02-09: It’s hard to ignore how pleasant Craft is to look at, especially if you make the mistake of …

2021-02-09: Roon 1.8 is out. Looks good and is supposed to be even smarter. The numbers make it seem as if I …

2021-02-08: I chickened out on the Leica SL sale: copingmechanism.com/2021/keep…

2021-02-08: I never fully commit to any of my tools because that would mean I’d actually have to do …

2021-02-08: Best thing about Tenet is that its Letterboxd page is mirrored! Wonderful :)

2021-02-08: Nolan should have watched a David Lynch movie before (or instead of) making Tenet Rewatching Mulholland Drive last night reinforced my opinion that Tenet is a failed movie. I’m …

2021-02-07: I have successfully avoided ordering a Remarkable tablet but people keep saying how great they are, …

2021-02-07: I usually prefer B&W but the color from the APO-Summicron-SL 35 is really very nice and has made …

2021-02-06: Finally ordered my 2020 Day One book. Such a great feature. Took about five minutes and I’ll …

2021-02-06: My wiki contains nearly 2,000 tiddlers and all anyone sees are the latest 10 that are tagged …

2021-02-06: A mouse and a trackpad?! Absolutely! I prefer using a (good) mouse but then I miss gestures. I …

2021-02-06: I just replaced “Amelie” with “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” to my Favorite …

2021-02-06: The Hey team is on a roll. Here is a smal, but welcome update: They now show me where I left off on …

2021-02-05: When I rate a film on, say, Letterboxd, it is based solely on how much I enjoyed it. It has nothing …

2021-02-05: Given the choice, I’ll take a 32” 4K monitor over a 27” 5K monitor. Size is more …

2021-02-05: Existential Roam crisis: I rarely actually go back and use my Roam db. I track a few things and …

2021-02-04: OK, now all I want is a Vestaboard

2021-02-04: Hey.com now lets me send email via other SMTP servers so I can now send as my baty.net email …

2021-02-03: My 2 favorite keyboards of all time. The Happy Hacking Keyboard and the Apple Extended Keyboard II. …

2021-02-03: The Kindle is great but I love the experience of reading “real” books so much more. For …

2021-02-02: On Bandcamp, Spotify And The Wide-Open Future : NPR NPR: So I put this other very basic question to Ethan Diamond: Is Bandcamp a streaming service? His …

2021-02-02: I kept adding the the makeshift standup desk and went too far. Going to back down to just the laptop …

2021-02-02: Mmmm, paper: www.baty.net/2021/anal…

2021-02-02: Analogging It only takes a few seconds to write something down in a notebook, and look what it gets you. It …

2021-02-01: I’ve got the makeshift standup desk just about situated. I took this photo from above, and …

2021-02-01: The Sennheiser HD650 are better headphones than the Sony WH-1000XM4 in every way except for making …

2021-01-31: Turns out that less is not actually more. I looked it up. – Me, Twitter, 2013

2021-01-31: Man, 83, shows off Britain's biggest personal journal - Daily Mail Online Dear diary…: Weighing half-a-tonne, comprising 151 volumes, covering 21,000 pages and …

2021-01-30: Tinkering with twt.social www.baty.net/2021/twtx…

2021-01-30: I’m digging NextDNS: www.baty.net/2021/next…

2021-01-30: I don’t want to be in the audience of someone who’s only trying to build an audience

2021-01-30: My newest new system (2010) - Jack Baty Me, 10 years ago this month: Every 6 months or so I tend to throw out whatever “systems” I’m using …

2021-01-30: NextDNS It was fun setting up a Pi-hole on my home network. I learned some stuff, found an excuse to play …

2021-01-29: Medium has really improved features for writing blogs on their platform. It’s too bad then …

2021-01-29: The difference between Letterboxd and Goodreads is that Letterboxd feels like it’s working for …

2021-01-29: I’ve seen a some articles lamenting the demise of link posts. I miss them, too, so thought I …

2021-01-28: Once in a while I get a nice email from someone telling me they enjoy my blog/wiki. That always …

2021-01-28: My baty.net email is forwarded to Hey.com. I often (lazily) reply directly from my hey.com address. …

2021-01-28: So, you coming up, or what, guy?

2021-01-28: Typical. I dug the large format printer out of the closet and am using it to make 5x7 prints.

2021-01-28: I have an adjustable-height desk at the office but I’m never there, so I thought about …

2021-01-28: I just want Letterboxd for books. Nothing I’ve found comes close to the single-minded, tight, …

2021-01-28: It is absolutely OK to do the right thing now even after doing the wrong thing before.

2021-01-28: I log books in at least three places: at Goodreads, at StoryGraph and as a text file on my website …

2021-01-28: I just want to read books and write letters for a while.

2021-01-27: I Am the Designer of This Restaurant’s Outdoor Seating Space, and This Is My Artist’s Statement - McSweeney’s McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: What if you could get infinitely close to being indoors, while …

2021-01-27: HoudahSpot is now available via SetApp. Cool. It’s way better than Spotlight. …

2021-01-26: Zzzzzzzz

2021-01-26: WhatsApp Scare and Signal - The Art of Not Asking Why JTR: Last night, Signal stopped working for many folks including me due to “technical difficulties” …

2021-01-26: I think I’m the only person who doesn’t like this latest series of “The …

2021-01-25: Pretending to simplify: www.baty.net/2021/apps…

2021-01-25: I see plenty of Zettelkasten followers, I still don’t see any Luhmanns – unknown

2021-01-24: This office from a relative’s former construction company looks like a perfect place to really …

2021-01-23: Remember when I stored my color processing stuff because I wasn’t going to shoot any more …

2021-01-23: Speaking StoryGraph, this is almost enough to prevent me from rating a book.

2021-01-23: Am I the only one who switched their book logging to StoryGraph but can never remember the name …

2021-01-23: I still don’t know the difference between the solid blue and outlined in blue buttons on Big …

2021-01-23: Tweeted this 8 years ago today. “Tinderbox, Curio, TheBrain, DEVONthink, Yojimbo, OmniFocus, …

2021-01-23: Whenever the author ends a blog post with a question (“How do you do this thing?”), I …

2021-01-23: I may be experiencing Backlink Fatigue

2021-01-21: I was planning to watch a Blu-ray of one of Paul Thomas Anderson’s movies. Probably “The …

2021-01-21: What happens when you clean out the junk drawer

2021-01-21: This is all I’ve been using: Baron Fig “Squire”, Staedler pigment fineliners, and …

2021-01-21: If I see one more Bernie meme photo……..I’ll be grateful. Keep ‘em coming.

2021-01-21: I wholeheartedly recommend CleanShot if you’re looking for a good screen capture utility. …

2021-01-21: I’d be thrilled to use Adobe’s stuff if someone could successfully explain to me how to …

2021-01-21: Pretty sure I’m spread too thin online, but not sure what to do about it, given my tendencies.

2021-01-20: Dreamscrolling

2021-01-20: Some days I wish Day One didn’t have an “On This Day” feature. Today, for example. …

2021-01-19: I prefer manipulating windows, menus, buttons, files, etc. on my computer with a mouse, but once I …

2021-01-19: During the recent baty.net updates, I switched from using git submodules to Hugo modules for …

2021-01-18: I love trying new apps for doing everything. Everything except reading RSS feeds. NetNewsWire is …

2021-01-18: Honored to be considered royalty by Emo Phillips :)

2021-01-18: Some people claim it’s somehow “wrong” to use modern lenses on an M3. Balderdash! …

2021-01-17: I gutted baty.net and archived 20 years of history. Don’t know if it’ll stick, but it …

2021-01-17: Or maybe it’s about drawing (semi-arbitrary) physical boundaries in digital spaces: I need ways to …

2021-01-16: I’m having one of those weekends during which I convince myself that I want everything to be …

2021-01-16: The problem with Medium is that it’s full of people for whom being read is more important than …

2021-01-16: I’ve been using Hey.com for more than 6 months for my personal email, (forwarded from my …

2021-01-16: Maybe stop burying so much good stuff in audio. www.baty.net/2021/i-wi…

2021-01-16: New watch! I’m not a fan of digital watches, but this is such a classic, and it costs a …

2021-01-16: I wish podcasts would go away You know what I hate? I hate when I’m reading a nice article or blog post or whatever and the …

2021-01-15: I’ve had most of this setup for more than a dozen years and I feel no pressing need to upgrade …

2021-01-15: Camera snobs irritate me: copingmechanism.com/2021/use-…

2021-01-12: Some photos of my sort-of darkroom copingmechanism.com/2021/its-…

2021-01-12: If I knew how to make stuff like these retro computer terminals I would make stuff all day …

2021-01-12: I was going to do a Fitness+ workout but I haven’t been wearing my Apple Watch and the battery …

2021-01-11: As a defensive move against blowing nearly $600 on Apple’s AirPod Max headphones, I instead …

2021-01-10: So much for not shooting film in 2021: copingmechanism.com/2021/i-fo…

2021-01-10: Alice enjoying the sunshine, from the first roll of the year (Leica M6. Tri-X @800 in HC-110).

2021-01-09: I told myself that I probably wouldn’t be shooting any film this year. That lasted, what, a …

2021-01-09: Hey @twelvety, stop contaminating my recs! 😆

2021-01-09: I’ve been feeling analog lately so I’ve been wearing my “real” watches. I …

2021-01-09: I’ve given up the idea of consolidating my blogs, so I consolidated their RSS feeds instead 😋. …

2021-01-09: Dammit I accidentally posted to my Blot blog at baty.blog.

2021-01-09: What might I use Craft for? Kevin asks, “I’m curious to know what kind of stuff you are tinkering with in Craft Editor?”. …

2021-01-09: Bi-directional linking between anything using Hook A few apps have offered some form of bi-directional linking, but it was Roam Research that made it …

2021-01-08: Time Traveler, by Waltzer Bought my first new vinyl in like a year. This is “Time Traveler” by Waltzer.

2021-01-07: I stopped forwarding email to Hey.com a couple weeks ago. I grew uncomfortable with the idea of not …

2021-01-06: I’m enjoying StoryGraph as a pleasant, quieter alternative to Goodreads. thestorygraph.com

2021-01-04: I know I sometimes like to bitch about the always-on, too-synchronous feeling of Slack but when …

2021-01-03: She’d rather use her iPhone, I think.

2021-01-03: I seem incapable of staying off social media and I am certain it’s damaging me.

2021-01-03: Trying to make Hook part of my process copingmechanism.com/2021/bi-d…

2021-01-03: That was a close one, Adobe, but I’ll be doing it myself, thanks. …

2020-12-31: If I add any more vignetting to my photos in post I’ll end up with solid black rectangles. I …

2020-12-31: I’ve almost convinced myself to go with Lightroom for a while even though it’s not even …

2020-12-30: The ongoing debate about my photo workflow: copingmechanism.com/2020/who-…

2020-12-30: A little pre-workout playtime

2020-12-30: We used to build websites differently. Remember image maps? We made this one in 1998. It’s a …

2020-12-29: Flowers. Still testing the new lens on anything within range.

2020-12-29: This is genius. Why didn’t I know about this sooner.

2020-12-29: Shooting 8mm film is fun once in a while but it’s too expensive to do very often. And the …

2020-12-28: I prefer ordering books from bookshop.org, but my last order took 29 days to arrive. I can live …

2020-12-28: I’ve gone and changed the (Ghost) theme at copingmechanism.com and y’all are going to …

2020-12-28: “Synthesizing knowledge” oh FFS I think what you mean is “playing with Roam”

2020-12-27: A few notes about the new lens: copingmechanism.com/2020/leic…

2020-12-27: The size difference between the 2 Leica 35mm Summicrons (M vs SL) is kind of nuts.

2020-12-26: It’s useless, but I can’t bring myself to throw it away.

2020-12-26: My perennial dilemma about taking notes: www.baty.net/2020/why-…

2020-12-25: I could watch flashmobs do this all day every day and I’d still cry every time: …

2020-12-25: I’m not likely to ever try this, but it feels good knowing I can. …

2020-12-25: My wife knows me.

2020-12-24: Still not convinced I’ll be replacing the HHKB. www.baty.net/2020/can-…

2020-12-24: The variable-resistance keys on the Realforce R2 Keyboard may be a little too variable. The pinky …

2020-12-22: I may have finally found the best way to manage my local TiddlyWiki files: …

2020-12-18: No prize inside. Robbed! 😩

2020-12-18: Your job is probably not the same as Cal Newport’s job.

2020-12-17: Love this from Simon Collison about personal websites: colly.com/articles/…

2020-12-17: Nightmare scenario that just occurred to me: The COVID-19 vaccine has a delayed but debilitating …

2020-12-16: I’m glad I’m not the only one who despises notifications in Big Sur. …

2020-12-16: I wanted to try one of those newfangled Apple Fitness workouts but by the time all 3 devices had …

2020-12-16: Things got easier for me once I stopped caring whether the apps I want to use are also available on …

2020-12-15: Confession: Reaction videos are my favorite thing and I watch them for hours

2020-12-13: I know there are a few Fuji users here, so if you’re interested in any of my X-T3 kit and …

2020-12-13: There are many things that can signal that it’s time to leave a platform or service. One of …

2020-12-13: Doyle, looking a little fatigued and has let his guard down.

2020-12-12: I was only 12 at the time. Too young to participate in “Van Life” but old enough to want …

2020-12-11: I’ve started highlighting the important/relevant words in my notebook. This really helps with …

2020-12-11: It doesn’t look fancy, but Topre switches are the absolute best. In the love-em-or-hate-em …

2020-12-11: Thea newp Realforce R2 Keyboard is haerey anp I”m typong om it rihgt nowly. :)

2020-12-11: I’m beginning to think that the one to watch isn’t Obsidian, it’s Logseq.

2020-12-10: I’ve never gone so fast from seeing a new camera announcement to pressing the Order Now button …

2020-12-09: The technical quality of individual Polaroids can be pretty lousy, but put a bunch of them in a …

2020-12-09: After just a few days with the M1 MacBook Air, I’ve learned that I no longer have much use for …

2020-12-08: I personally don’t need any more ways to create documents, but Craft - Docs and Notes Editor …

2020-12-08: I’ve only spent a couple hours with the new Synology Photos app, but so far it looks to be a …

2020-12-08: Dammit! www.apple.com/newsroom/…

2020-12-08: I moved the Dock to the left side of my screen and now I don’t know how to use my computer.

2020-12-07: Me, setting up a new Mac. Every time… 8:00am I’m just going to start from scratch. …

2020-12-07: I avoid “smart” devices, but there is one that makes me happy every day. It’s this …

2020-12-07: I keep forgetting about the dadjoke command I’d added to Fish Shell at one time. dadjoke: I …

2020-12-06: Logseq is getting quite good. It’s very Roam-like, but local-first with version-controlled Org …

2020-12-05: It’s a tinker-with-Emacs sort of day: www.baty.net/2020/yasn…

2020-12-03: I like taking photos of people and I was the only people around at the time so it’s yet …

2020-12-03: Polaroids, old and new. I love them both. When I say I’m off film for a bit, of course I …

2020-12-03: SetApp comes to the rescue yet again. I needed a safe way to merge 2 giant folders and using Finder …

2020-12-02: Hitting the up arrow after sending a message in Slack had stopped opening the message for editing. …

2020-12-01: I tried using a normal keyboard. Failed. Back to the HHKB, but with a twist: …

2020-12-01: Each morning I start my day by trying to remember what I’d decided the day before: Was it Roam …

2020-11-30: Do I want a gaming laptop? Nope. Do I want an ASUS gaming laptop with a wild and crazy design, LED …

2020-11-29: I fell off one of the wagons: www.baty.net/2020/i-go…

2020-11-29: Has this made the rounds already because it’s perfect. I feel attacked! :) (from …

2020-11-29: I spent a couple hours yesterday tidying up my Emacs config and rebuilding my Mu4e setup for email. …

2020-11-28: I just downloaded the updated edition of “Mastering Emacs” and I just know that …

2020-11-28: My last two Leuchtturm notebooks have used dotted grid paper and what I’ve learned is that I …

2020-11-27: So wait, if I export an image from Photoshop (2021) there is absolutely no way to preserve all of …

2020-11-27: Not being able to automatically maintain a reverse (newest-first) date order in Flickr albums is …

2020-11-27: ‘00: How do you change the <title>? ‘20: You can’t. Paul Ford sums up my …

2020-11-26: I just learned that Capture One Pro doesn’t yet support HEIC files. That’s nuts and is …

2020-11-26: Just got an email from Apple about a change to the M1 MacBook Air’s delivery date! It was …

2020-11-26: I’m learning that the paper doesn’t matter if the pen doesn’t matter and the pen …

2020-11-25: I received this Montblanc Meisterstück rollerball as a gift nearly 30 years ago. It’s been a …

2020-11-25: Remember going to concerts?

2020-11-24: For some reason I don’t mind so much when the Polaroids fail. Because wow, did this one fail.

2020-11-24: I’m not going to touch it. You touch it. www.cnn.com/style/art…

2020-11-24: Never heard of Creeper before yesterday but this record’s been on repeat since. It’s an …

2020-11-24: Where should I record the day’s minutiae? copingmechanism.com/2020/dail…

2020-11-22: I seem to be incapable of forcing myself to read. I really (really!) love books, but 3 or 4 months …

2020-11-22: Wow. Powerful and intimate.

2020-11-22: Back at The Lathe for my daily notes: copingmechanism.com/2020/tidd…

2020-11-21: Another bonus from my break from film photography is that I moved the big enlarger, which made room …

2020-11-21: There’s a lot of things I may start to miss during my break from shooting film, but scanning …

2020-11-21: Playing with the old wiki has been a blast today, but will I stick with it? rudimentarylathe.org

2020-11-20: I’m glad I no longer smoke, but I kind of wish I could. I was good at it. Also, the …

2020-11-20: Back at it with Flickr: copingmechanism.com/2020/all-…

2020-11-20: Viewing Instagram stories feels like staring at racks of magazine covers and useless impulse items …

2020-11-20: AC/DC is good for my soul

2020-11-20: I don’t know what to make of this

2020-11-19: Does it matter if it’s film or not? copingmechanism.com/2020/not-…

2020-11-19: Dug out the Keychron keyboard and am giving it as spin today, just for giggles. It’s no match …

2020-11-18: I’d love to use Lightroom CC but I get the output I like much faster in Capture One. Also, if …

2020-11-17: C’mon, throw it already!

2020-11-14: Simple fuzzy rock riffs all day.

2020-11-13: I got a new (to me) camera. copingmechanism.com/2020/my-n…

2020-11-12: The Leica M to L-mount adapter came today so I’ve started doing silly things like mounting …

2020-11-12: Corners are pretty rough at the wide end with the Sigma 24-70 f/2.8. DO NOT make me buy the Leica …

2020-11-12: Pretty much.

2020-11-11: It’s interesting that while they don’t label the buttons on the back, they happily …

2020-11-11: I think you’d be hard-pressed to find a better looking rear on a modern camera. What kind of …

2020-11-11: I must admit that I’m very excited about having a new (old) SL. It may be 5 years old but it …

2020-11-10: Well, I’ve put away nearly all of my film stuff. There’s an Instax Square and Leica M6 …

2020-11-10: Back to doom-scrolling, I guess.

2020-11-10: I’m perfectly aware of the difference between “their” and …

2020-11-10: Film photography feels like more trouble than it’s worth, lately. …

2020-11-10: It goes like this: I buy a new camera and get all fired up about photography, so I create a photo …

2020-11-09: Visited my mom yesterday. She’s always smiling, even while wearing a mask.

2020-11-08: Any Fuji shooters here looking for a terrific zoom? I’m selling my Fujinon XF 50-140mm f/2.8 …

2020-11-08: Daily Notes: November 7th, 2020. 219 words about analog, a new camera, teensy bit about election

2020-11-07: I’m going back to calling them “Self-portraits”

2020-11-07: Still working through Isaacson’s “Leonardo Da Vinci”. Da Vinci’s notebooks …

2020-11-07: Thought I’d try a roll of CineStill 800T. It’s basically modified motion picture film …

2020-11-07: The state of my desk.

2020-11-07: You know what’s dangerous? Having an entire Saturday in front of me with no plans or …

2020-11-06: Daily Notes: November 6th, 2020

2020-11-06: Thought I’d switch from the metal Hewes reels to the Paterson plastic ones, because the big …

2020-11-06: Ordered a CineStill TCS-1000 the minute I learned it existed. It’s like Sous Vide for film …

2020-11-06: Thinking about posting to the socials each morning a link to the prior day’s “Daily …

2020-11-05: baty.net is now running on my Digital Ocean “static” droplet via Caddy instead of …

2020-11-05: Me, at Fusionary. (1996). Nice rack.

2020-11-05: “Wow, did you see how many COVID cases there were today?!” “Yeah, it’s …

2020-11-05: Delicious Library was such a cool app. It introduced data entry via scanning UPC codes in like 2004 …

2020-11-05: Still a perfect record.

2020-11-04: My personal internety/server stuff has been using AWS for a couple of years. AWS is wickedly …

2020-11-02: Have I mentioned how much I enjoyed The Queen’s Gambit? Took me by surprise. The …

2020-11-02: I’ve used HomeChef for years. They do a good job of helping me avoid meals involving ketchup …

2020-11-02: I think I’ll pass on the new Zeiss ZX1: copingmechanism.com/2020/fina…

2020-11-01: I’m learning to prefer fully automatic cameras. copingmechanism.com/2020/manu…

2020-11-01: Alice was falling asleep in a patch of sunlight.

2020-10-31: What remains of my 35mm film cameras: copingmechanism.com/2020/a-va…

2020-10-31: Remember way back this morning when I posted about how I was using WordPress for this blog? …

2020-10-31: Sometimes I just punt and go with the flow copingmechanism.com/2020/gett…

2020-10-31: My wife doesn’t care a whit about mechanical keyboards or large format camera lenses or obscure …

2020-10-31: Played with Notion again. Still don’t like it. Some say, “You have to get used to it!” and I totally …

2020-10-31: Sitting here with an Org journal entry, a WordPress draft, Roam, and Micro.blog ready and waiting. …

2020-10-28: I started buying ground coffee beans and they taste the same to me as my freshly-ground beans, so …

2020-10-25: Expired film surprise. copingmechanism.com/2020/very…

2020-10-25: I’m determined to burn through my fridge full of old film, so I ran this roll of Ektar 25 …

2020-10-25: I threw a singe strobe off to one side. It was too hot. Learning how to light things while using …

2020-10-24: New blog post about how I’m scanning film negatives without hating the process: …

2020-10-24: I went with the copingmechanism.com domain for the blog refresh. It’s longer and less personal …

2020-10-23: If, hypothetically of course, you wanted to reboot your online presence and you had the choice of …

2020-10-23: I thought about trying Superhuman again but had canceled my account so couldn’t log in. …

2020-10-23: Everyone wants their tools to make life easier, but almost no one wants to work at it. On the other …

2020-10-23: “Diamond Life” never gets old. It still makes me stop what I’m doing and listen …

2020-10-23: I contain multitudes. I just don’t like most of them.

2020-10-23: When will I learn that just because an album gets a high score on Metacritic doesn’t mean …

2020-10-22: This is the first frame I exposed with the new Wista 45. Place the camera just so. Meter the scene. …

2020-10-22: Mike Johnston: A photo on Instagram just creates this nagging itch in my brain—I’m looking at …

2020-10-20: I’m really going to have to find a better subject if I’m going to keep doing this. …

2020-10-20: Processed transparency film (E-6) for the first time. Temp was too low so it came out dark but …

2020-10-20: I’m testing the “Skier Sunray Copy Box III” for digitally scanning film. I have …

2020-10-19: The new iPod Classic is here! 256GB Flash storage. Corded headphones, a clickwheel, and an …

2020-10-18: Sometimes I sit on the couch and fiddle with a film camera while watching movies. Why not snap a few …

2020-10-18: TheBrain version 12 implements Roam-like backlinks and mentions and it’s pretty great. …

2020-10-17: Oh no! The new v12 (beta) of TheBrain implemented backlinking, mentions, and completely redesigned …

2020-10-17: I’d intended to type “Editor agnostic” but unintentionally wrote “Editor …

2020-10-17: With Emacs, I feel like I’m in a long-term, intimate relationship with my editor. A toxic, …

2020-10-17: Playing Joanna Newsom a little too loud on good speakers does wonderful things with her playful …

2020-10-17: A question from @jeremycherfas reminded me of our “CD Wall” in the lobby of the old …

2020-10-15: Every time I bring the iPad to bed I immediately find some cool thing that only works on a Mac. …

2020-10-13: Self-portrait at my usual perch for #adayinthelife. 6:30pm Grand Rapids, MI USA. Shot on 4x5 with …

2020-10-11: I’ve gotta find a new subject, but since I’m only testing the color processing part I …

2020-10-11: I picked up some expired Provia transparency 4x5 film like five years ago and it’s even more …

2020-10-11: Both the camera and lens have arrived, which is great, but I neglected to think about lens boards, …

2020-10-11: Just when I thought I was done with Lightroom www.baty.net/2020/had-…

2020-10-10: Here’s another test of the new Rodenstock Sironar-N. Same process (expired everything with …

2020-10-10: Testing Sironar-N lens on Crown Graphic 4x5. Made with C-41 chemistry I mixed over a year ago. Film …

2020-10-10: Me at my old desk at Fusionary. Probably 1996.

2020-10-08: If I’d have always written things down in the same place all these years I’d have built …

2020-10-08: I’ve upgraded my desktop music streaming setup: www.baty.net/2020/upgr…

2020-10-08: I’ve had Sonos speakers in several rooms for years, but not once have I taken advantage of any …

2020-10-06: I’ve long wanted something nicer than my beat up, leaky 1950s Crown Graphic. I finally stopped …

2020-10-06: Sad about Eddie. R.I.P. 😢

2020-10-06: I can’t believe I never thought to use the vinyl shelves for display, too.

2020-10-05: This one, other than a few stray hairs, is a front-runner for the senior portrait pick.

2020-10-04: Testing the Codespaces beta on Github: www.baty.net/2020/gith…

2020-10-03: I love making these little Instax Square photos.

2020-10-03: If you do something consistently over time, it turns into a thing. For example, I started …

2020-10-02: BTW your email newsletter click-tracking links are almost always blocked by my network filters so I …

2020-10-02: I’ve been watching Raised by Wolves and I’m not sure it’s objectively good, I kind …

2020-10-01: Even though I don’t have a medium format enlarger set up I can still make these fun contact …

2020-10-01: I’ve been trying Chrome again because of a couple handy extensions. I set up a bunch of my …

2020-10-01: I’ve been working with selectric mode enabled in Emacs today because why not?

2020-10-01: I may test Render for static site hosting. www.baty.net/2020/usin…

2020-10-01: Future Man is stupid and I love it.

2020-10-01: My goodness, this is such a great record. Still a favorite. It has a little bit of everything.

2020-09-30: Tweak New Twitter is saving my sanity right now.

2020-09-28: If I weren’t addicted to Roam I’d definitely take a closer look at the next version of …

2020-09-28: I should never read articles about cool old technology because I just ordered a “new” …

2020-09-27: I’ll probably go ahead and share most 4x5 images I shoot. They’re a lot of work to make …

2020-09-27: 4x5 practice with Aidan. Need to stop down a bit when it’s more than one “person” …

2020-09-27: I botched the shot I was most excited about by not inserting the film holder properly into the …

2020-09-27: This Harrison changing tent should be a huge improvement over the tiny changing bag I’ve been …

2020-09-27: Maybe “fallacy” isn’t the right word, but still. www.baty.net/2020/the-…

2020-09-26: Released 50 years ago this year, but Paranoid still sounds fresh to me.

2020-09-25: Hey @twelvety, have you started a public Roam database yet? 😉

2020-09-24: I forgot how much I liked Acros www.baty.net/2020/acro…

2020-09-23: I am really enjoying Crazyhead. Solid mix of funny and dark.

2020-09-22: I like pretty heavy vignetting on photos and drop-shadows on various UI elements. I don’t …

2020-09-22: It’s been like an hour since I posted a photo of my dog, so here. :)

2020-09-22: I used Lensrentals.com for the first time this week and I’m here to tell you they really seem …

2020-09-21: I was asked to take photos at a wedding over the weekend. Used the Leica M10-P and Fuji X-T3. Oddly, …

2020-09-21: My attraction to Roam is unusual in that I don’t love it because it offers so many cool things …

2020-09-20: Technically, this is a miss, but it’s still one of my favorites from the day

2020-09-20: Even the best lenses will flare if pushed hard enough. It can work, though.

2020-09-18: Gail hugs Alice.

2020-09-13: Alice says it’s time to retire my Stewie pajamas.

2020-09-13: I love that I have these Polaroids.

2020-09-13: I wonder if deleting all my Adobe apps will help. www.baty.net/2020/dele…

2020-09-13: Darn you, Twitter. www.baty.net/2020/twit…

2020-09-12: The right AirPod Pro has stopped working. This is my 4th set of AirPods where one of them stopped …

2020-09-12: I can, reluctantly, live with the transparent menu bar in [[Big Sur]] but I despise the grayed out …

2020-09-12: There might be a nice view here, but how would one know? Can’t escape televisions even …

2020-09-12: I’ve finally gotten my negatives in some sort of order. www.baty.net/2020/orga…

2020-09-10: Tried Vercel for hosting the site. It’s nice, but I went back to Netlify. …

2020-09-10: One less self-hosted app: www.baty.net/2020/move…

2020-09-09: Lightroom Classic and CC should be a great match but I give up. www.baty.net/2020/givi…

2020-09-04: This is the correct amount.

2020-09-03: Processing org-journal entries each month www.baty.net/2020/proc…

2020-09-02: Small prints with large negatives? www.baty.net/2020/4x5-…

2020-09-01: “Old shit is better” – Jason Lee

2020-09-01: Updated the ox-hugo config now that I’m posting to baty.net again for some reason: …

2020-08-30: Still happy with the modus operandi Emacs theme. High-contrast, low-noise. Accessible themes for …

2020-08-30: The build outages appear to be related to a failure in a third party network provider (which is …

2020-08-29: My least favorite change in Big Sur.

2020-08-29: I need to look everything up in Emacs. e.g. how to respect visual line mode in Doom Emacs

2020-08-28: The fact that Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) is getting mostly, uh, excellent reviews, gives …

2020-08-28: I feel bad about neglecting my tools www.baty.net/2020/negl…

2020-08-28: I still listen to this record and you just be quiet and go judge someone else :).

2020-08-28: I think I’d enjoy working for Internet Archive. www.baty.net/2020/an-a…

2020-08-27: I spent 30 minutes trying Muse — your tool for thought on the iPad and I think they’re on to …

2020-08-25: Beside myself (1983). Remember when clever photo tricks had to be done in camera? Cover half the …

2020-08-25: This is the view from the side door of the office. How does any work get done around here?

2020-08-25: I rarely move, and I never shake.

2020-08-23: I love “Ted Lasso”. Binged the first 4 episodes and couldn’t be happier. …

2020-08-23: Did I mention that I slipped on a banana peel earlier this week? No? Well, I did. Really. An actual …

2020-08-23: The album title in the US is “Hell Bent for Leather”, which I like better. Either way, …

2020-08-23: My desktop clutter was getting out of control. Now it’s not. Sooo calm.

2020-08-20: One of my favorite things about using HEY! for email is that I don’t have to decide which mail …

2020-08-17: Today I opened a Tinderbox document from 2005 and the Map views gave me immediate context and the …

2020-08-16: I love how she sits

2020-08-16: Typically before one goes through the trouble of making a portrait using a large format camera, one …

2020-08-16: I finally took the big camera out today. It was only a couple of quick selfies in the yard, but …

2020-08-16: Did a workout on the Great Wall today. Sort of. Day 3 with Supernatural on the Oculus. Never thought …

2020-08-15: I would trade my big iPad Pro for a modern 11-inch MacBook Air in a heartbeat.

2020-08-15: An inconsistent soundtrack but I come back to it often.

2020-08-15: Forums are where we talk about ideas. Social media is where we perform about ideas.

2020-08-15: Signed up for 30 day trial of Supernatural for workouts on the Oculus Quest. It’s basically …

2020-08-15: I love my blog. I may not always love its current implementation or platform or design or even …

2020-08-14: I won’t unfollow you because your opinions or beliefs differ from mine. But I will unfollow …

2020-08-13: I keep a list of words to avoid using in 2020. “Orthogonal” remains the front-runner.

2020-08-12: I’ve settled in to a decent mix of Emacs, Roam, Tinderbox, and Drafts. But will it last?

2020-08-12: Hasselblad’s 907X with CFV II 50C back is finally available for order and now I’m …

2020-08-11: Based on the commercial, I’d have bought one even if I didn’t need a ladder. …

2020-08-11: I’m going to hate to see this lens go, but I need to dig myself out of the Leica hole I find …

2020-08-10: Can someone nudge the weather thingy? I think it’s stuck.

2020-08-08: Well that’s certainly optimistic of me

2020-08-08: While going through my RSS feeds I ran into a post by someone who feels exactly how I do about …

2020-08-08: My creative output is inversely proportional to the complexity of my process

2020-08-08: The entire world is constantly trying to upsell me something and it’s exhausting.

2020-08-07: I’m selling the Leica Q. Anyone looking for a superbly-built full-frame Leica with a 28mm …

2020-08-06: A dumb thing I do is purchase the annual plan for new software subscriptions, to save money, then …

2020-08-06: A couple weeks into Big Sur and now whenever I use a Mac running Catalina it looks… old, …

2020-08-05: Derek Sivers changed is site’s domain from sivers.org to sive.rs and I don’t approve. …

2020-08-04: On the desktop, anyway, I can’t fathom why anyone would prefer looking at photos on Instagram …

2020-08-02: I have some very nice Fuji digital gear for sale, including an X-T3, X-Pro2, and great lenses. …

2020-08-02: Just a periodic reminder that Micro.blog remains my favorite place to hang out online. Thank you to …

2020-08-01: 50 years of innovation. Leica is not a speedy company.

2020-08-01: My good friend Wayne passed away a few years ago. He was one day younger than me and his 56th …

2020-07-30: Yawn. (Also, needs a brushin’)

2020-07-30: Cheating with digital Photographs should not be significantly altered in post. It’s cheating. This is how I feel. I …

2020-07-29: Add Logseq to the list of Roam-alikes: “A local-only, non-linear outliner for organizing your …

2020-07-28: But but what if it turns out that I don’t need backlinks?! 😳

2020-07-28: Whenever I need to be reminded why I like shooting film, I just spend some time in the darkroom.

2020-07-28: What I’d like to try is Bear but with each note as an outliner rather than markdown editor.

2020-07-27: I’ve re-enabled cross-posting from Micro.blog to Twitter. Who cares? Everyone just scrolls by …

2020-07-27: My wife got me an Ember mug for my birthday. I didn’t even know I needed one but I needed one. …

2020-07-27: Re-retiring the old iPhone SE I’ve only had it out again for a few weeks, but I’ve already put my beloved iPhone SE …

2020-07-26: My home office fridge. 1/3 Diet Coke, 1/3 beer, 1/3 various film stocks

2020-07-26: The MyHeritage Photo Enhancer I ran one of my favorite found negatives through the MyHeritage Photo Enhancer and I have to admit …

2020-07-26: I sometimes wonder why I keep 20 years of blog posts just sitting around doing nothing. Then I run …

2020-07-25: I’m now using Instagram as a place to share snapshots with friends and family rather than …

2020-07-24: From my new perch. I’m all alone on the loft. I somehow ended up with the most space and I …

2020-07-24: I’ve only shot a few sheets with this Burke & James Press Camera, but it sure looks cool.

2020-07-21: Cameras I'm using and cameras I want Here are the cameras I use regularly enough to claim that they are “being used”, in …

2020-07-20: sudo chown -R (whoami):admin /usr/local chown: /usr/local: Operation not permitted WTF?! If I want …

2020-07-20: I can’t see the menubar icons in Big Sur because they’re white on light. Had to change …

2020-07-19: I know there’s a new Kansas record but I prefer old Kansas. Especially very old Kansas like …

2020-07-19: Updated my iPhone SE OG post. Short version is that I loved it, but ran into dead ends without my …

2020-07-19: I’m very surprised that I, so far, am not at all annoyed by the iOS-ification of macOS in Big …

2020-07-19: Film “presets” for Lightroom or Capture One do a decent job of emulating film emulsions. …

2020-07-19: Big Sur beta issues The macOS Big Sur beta has been stable overall, but hasn’t been without issues for me on the …

2020-07-18: No big surprises in Big Sur so far, but I’m guessing there are a few lurking in the (rounded) …

2020-07-18: Me, every year: “No way I’m installing the beta again this year. Too much hassle” …

2020-07-17: If only there were something I could do with cameras other than think about which new ones I’d …

2020-07-14: So far I’m not redirecting the older WordPress feed URL to the Blot one. Last time I …

2020-07-14: Moving the blog around again (and again) A funny thing happened recently. I was sitting at my desk one afternoon playing with the new iA …

2020-07-14: WordPress templates are an onslaught of desparate, “hero” image riddled, cookie-cutter, …

2020-07-12: Lathe Updates: Week Ending July 12, 2020 After moving my daily notes back to the wiki, a couple people mentioned that they missed having the …

2020-07-12: Reading Long-Form Web Articles By Printing Them First This tweet by Mike Lee Williams started something: I look at a lot of articles on the web. And by …

2020-07-11: I love that brief moment when the rain noise stops while I’m driving under an overpass.

2020-07-08: My Blot subscription ends next week. While I’ve moved away from Blot for my own blog, …

2020-07-08: I love desks. No such thing as having too many! One day I’ll have a giant, antique rolltop …

2020-07-08: Using the old, small iPhone SE has reminded me how nice it is to be able to control my phone …

2020-07-08: I see that AdGuard is available via SetApp. I used it before installing a Pi-Hole and it seemed to …

2020-07-08: Well the Keychron K2 only lasted a day. I’m already back to using the Happy Hacking Keyboard. …

2020-07-06: I’m using my old SE this week, which has turned the X into a $1,000 darkroom timer 😜

2020-07-06: Don’t pin your header, it’s in the way. We know how to scroll up and don’t mind …

2020-07-05: Unpopular opinion: Paul Di’Anno Iron Maiden is as good as or better than Bruce Dickenson Iron …

2020-07-05: In my all-time top 10.

2020-07-05: Leave me alone, Dropbox! (This is one reason I’m moving to other sync options).

2020-07-04: I was given a Buddha Board. I’d never heard of it and now it’s my favorite thing today.

2020-07-04: A reminder in my pocket.

2020-06-30: This Aeron chair has been sat in nearly every day, all day, comfortably, for more than 20 years. …

2020-06-27: Headphones. Very loud.

2020-06-26: Using HEY for Email Last week I posted my First impressions of HEY email. Today, I paid the $99 for the next year, so I …

2020-06-25: This might be my favorite combination. It’s not the fanciest, but it’s stood the test of …

2020-06-25: Dropbox asked me one too many times to upgrade!/buy!/try!/look!, so this morning I dragged …

2020-06-23: I never seem to stray for long.

2020-06-20: My iPod Shuffles Off This Mortal Coil My 3rd Generation iPod Shuffle no longer holds a charge. It’s not like I’ve used it much lately, but …

2020-06-20: User stories on index cards, from 2006.

2020-06-20: Most WordPress sites that are about WordPress are hellish landscapes of popups, sticky headers, SEO …

2020-06-18: Between using Roam for notes and Hey for email, my world has gone all topsy-turvy on me.

2020-06-18: That’s a pretty broad brush you got there.

2020-06-17: Thinking about keeping my Daily Notes here Here’s what I’ve been thinking. You may have noticed that my Rudimentary Lathe wiki has evolved into …

2020-06-16: I cannot remember the books I have read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have …

2020-06-16: Somehow my “Light table” has become more of a “Snack table”. I have mixed …

2020-06-15:

2020-06-14: You know what? I give up. I’m going back to Chrome. I love Safari but it’s hobbled. And …

2020-06-14: If your establishment does not enforce the use of facemasks, I will no longer be your customer.

2020-06-13: My dad helped me stain our deck this weekend. At 79 he still paints circles around me.

2020-06-12: Iceberg editor for WordPress When using WordPress, I often use a separate app for writing, editing and publishing posts. This can …

2020-06-12:

2020-06-11: I had lunch in Founder’s Taproom today. First time since early March. I was nervous but …

2020-06-10: Well, Default Folder X is now included in SetApp so I no longer have an excuse not to install it. I …

2020-06-09:

2020-06-07: One nice thing about Roam is that I can edit the backlinked content directly within the page …

2020-06-07: Flickr > Instagram whasamatter with everyone?

2020-06-06: Our friends’ dog Buddy watching for something to bark at.

2020-05-31: Ran a roll of Tri-X through the Hasselblad 500C/M. Alice again.

2020-05-31: Alice, waiting patiently to go do something with me. Anything. Soon, Alice!

2020-05-31: The stock Hasselblad waist-level finder is inexpensive, compact, and is by far the best-looking …

2020-05-30: I just want to hit “Play” and listen to music. I don’t want to have to first …

2020-05-30: I may take a break from 35mm film As much as I love using my old 35mm film cameras, I haven’t been enjoying film lately. …

2020-05-29: I have lost control of the situation. — God (@TheTweetOfGod) May 28, 2020

2020-05-29: “Now” vs “Not” is one of the worst one-letter typos.

2020-05-29: Org-roam vs other Roam-alikes As you probably know, I struggle with where to keep my notes. For a few months now it’s been a …

2020-05-29: Keeping Org-roam Daily Notes in a separate folder Org-roam continues to impress. I use org-roam’s “Daily Notes” feature every day as …

2020-05-28: While using Emacs I often say things like “Wow!” and “Holy shit that’s …

2020-05-28: I’m so good at lying to myself about learning Clojure that I even bought a book.

2020-05-28: If {SOFTWARE} would just implement {MY PET FEATURE} it would be a game changer in the market!

2020-05-28: Obsidian looks like a viable Roam competitor using local Markdown files. I shouldn’t go …

2020-05-25: Good list of movies: 30 Movies That Are Unlike Anything You’ve Seen Before - The Atlantic

2020-05-24:

2020-05-23: I didn’t know about org-roam-server but now I do. A Web Application to Visualize the Org-Roam …

2020-05-23: Decent headphones and a lossless signal path sending Clutch directly into my head this morning.

2020-05-19: Getting to a link I have stored somewhere in Org-roam takes me about five seconds longer than …

2020-05-19: I have an impossible choice between these two modes.

2020-05-19: Own Your Second Brain: Set Up org-roam on Your Own Machine looks like it could be useful when …

2020-05-18: Part One of My Battles with Emacs - macosxguru macosxguru on learning Emacs: There was no good reason to do this. Absolutely no damn reason. and …

2020-05-18: We brought Alice home from the rescue org a year ago today. We have yet to inform her that she is …

2020-05-17: I often consider completely wiping my online presence but I worry that by doing so I’ll …

2020-05-15: It seems I can only work in one of two ways with Emacs: I either live in Emacs or I live without …

2020-05-14:

2020-05-13: Five pinned tabs plus five open tabs, max.

2020-05-12: When I was a smoker I was a smoker from 1983 until 1996. I loved smoking and I was good at it. I’ll probably start …

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2020-05-11: It always surprises me how quickly the yak’s hair grows back.

2020-05-10: I almost posted this photo with an “Analog” tag. Maybe “Vintage” would have …

2020-05-10: The SM3 is so much cooler than the SM9 but if I’m honest, I prefer actually typing on the SM9. …

2020-05-10: The Olympia SM9 is now cleaned up too.

2020-05-09: Hayley Williams is new to me. Where have I been? This is a good record.

2020-05-09: I’d forgotten how weird Jack White’s Lazaretto vinyl was so it took me a minute to …

2020-05-09: Got a little workbench for tinkering on.

2020-05-08:

2020-05-07: All set for now, thanks.

2020-05-07: It’s a little thing, but I look forward to reviewing a few highlights via Readwise each day. …

2020-05-06: I make no excuses. I love “The Fifth Element”. It’s so weird and unique and fun. …

2020-05-06: Always good to see a new Christopher Moore Novel… Shakespeare for Squirrels

2020-05-04:

2020-05-03: Same thing applies for every conspiracy theory.

2020-05-02: I keep a JOBO in the bathtub. I’m fortunate that my very patient wife lets me get away with …

2020-05-01: Just look at the instructions for syncing audio on one of my grandpa’s movie club films. …

2020-05-01: ::narrows eyes::

2020-05-01: Catching up on contact sheets, finally.

2020-04-30: From 2012. Still valid.

2020-04-30:

2020-04-30: Scanning film negatives with a digital camera Scanning film negatives with a flatbed scanner is a pain. All scanning software sucks. Every one of …

2020-04-29: Bare prints taped to the wall. If I waited until I framed them they’d never get hung.

2020-04-29: How do you know which one you like best if you don’t try them all?

2020-04-29: I’m not paying for Roam until there are native blockquote s. And no, convoluted hacks using …

2020-04-28: I’ve never really tried Linux on the (literal) desktop. It’s better with a bigger screen …

2020-04-26: I thought I’d lost my TWSBI pen in the move so I bought another. Today I found the original so …

2020-04-26: “Stargazer” is just the best damn song.

2020-04-25:

2020-04-25: I ran into this old screenshot of my blog from 2003 and it looks like I use to include the …

2020-04-23: Whenever I feel like complaining about my small-bathroom darkroom, I remember my first darkroom. It …

2020-04-22: I want more forums, fewer Slacks.

2020-04-22: Early memes, eh?

2020-04-21: Drawing I did in 1981 of the Kansas “Leftoverture” album cover. Must’ve been …

2020-04-21: Bad Company - Desolation Angels 🎵

2020-04-21: This was fine and I’m not sure why I ever changed any of it.

2020-04-21: “Cheese just doesn’t agree with me.” Found this photo of an index card doodle I …

2020-04-21: Having exposure and date info between frames is reason enough to own a Nikon F6. I often wish I …

2020-04-19: org-mode In Your Pocket Is a GNU-Shaped Devil - Mike Hall Mike Hall: With Emacs, you don’t just go “la la la … I’m gonna add org mode back and call it a …

2020-04-18: Curio 14 public beta Curio is one of the nicest, best-looking, useful, and thoughtful apps I’ve used. George, the …

2020-04-18: Painting Eddie I started this painting of Iron Maiden’s “Eddie” from their “Killers” …

2020-04-17: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters 🎵 Wonderful, weird, powerful new record from Fiona Apple; and I’m very very happy about it. I …

2020-04-14: More notes about Mylio for photo management I started using Mylio for photo management a few days ago and it’s gone swimmingly so far. I …

2020-04-14: My wiki is more Roam-like thanks to TiddlyBlink I’ve finally gone and added TiddlyBlink’s modifications to my TiddlyWiki-based wiki at …

2020-04-14: Getting started with TiddlyWiki: a beginner’s tutorial - Ness Labs Anne-Laure Le Cunff on getting started with TiddlyWiki: If you are looking for an open source …

2020-04-13: Arq 6 upgrade issues - Michael Tsai Michael Tsai’s notes on the Arq 6 update: Overall, it just seems like the app was shipped …

2020-04-11: Gallery of meals The only thing I’ve been photographing lately are my meals. It started as a way to test Lychee …

2020-04-10: Using Mylio for photo management In Bringing my photos in from the cloud I wrote that “Photo Mechanic is my Librarian”. …

2020-04-09: I'll be using Org-roam for the time being It’s been a challenging week for me using Roam. For the past several days my Roam database …

2020-04-07: Back to boring keyboards I’ve been using a Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional (HHKB) for almost exactly 2 years. …

2020-04-05: Yet another domain move You’re all probably tired of this by now, and I don’t blame you. I reinstated my …

2020-04-04: Falling in love

2020-04-03: YouTube TV and ads Our family cut the cable TV cord last year, but we sometimes missed watching “what’s …

2020-04-01: Making Day One permanent In Thoughs vs Records as Notes I didn’t address journaling directly, but I implied that …

2020-04-01: I almost forgot about blog-cli for Blot Now that I’ve (re)fired up this Blot.im-based blog, I needed to go through the usual round of …

2020-03-31: Theme change I ran a quick poll to see which theme people preferred for this blog. Opinion was split, but since I …

2020-03-30: Wall for Blot Wall for Blot from Amit Gawande and David Merfield. I have been working with David Merfield on a …

2020-03-29: Quick poll, if you have a moment. If I were to resurrect my Blot.im blog for something, which …

2020-03-29: I miss Blot Since archiving my Hugo blog at baty.net and moving my blogging to copingmechanism.com, I’ve …

2020-03-26: I'm not ignoring the pandemic, I'm just not writing about it People have been criticised for writing about trivial things during the Coronavirus pandemic. By …

2020-02-29: I watched the entire season of “Hunters” and I don’t know why because I thought it …

2020-02-26: Kansas, “Point of Know Return”. Still a favorite. Still best on vinyl.

2020-02-25: By what mechanism might I send highlighted passages from an article in @NetNewsWire to my …

2020-02-23: From my first roll of Film Ferrania P30. ASA 80 box speed in HC-110.

2020-02-20: Even though I can get to my account’s subscription page in App Store, I could not manage …

2020-02-20: It’s no secret that I change up my tools often. It’s not always simply indecision or …

2020-02-20: There’ve been some fun posts showing Volkswagon Beetle’s today. Here’s me with …

2020-02-20: Seems like good advice

2020-02-19: She sleeps like this. I don’t mind.

2020-02-18: How do I install this?

2020-02-17: Alice loves her “Snakie”

2020-02-16: Doom Emacs vs my custom Emacs config I’ve become catatonic over whether to use Doom Emacs or my home-rolled Emacs configuration, so …

2020-02-15: I’m firmly in the “Don’t Recline” camp but I’m also in the …

2020-02-14: Tractor (2011). The last frame I ever shot on Kodachrome.

2020-02-13: My day so far in Roam and/or Emacs A quick rundown the chaos in my head around Roam and Emacs and how it has affected my day so far. …

2020-02-13: Post Title It looks like Red Oxx is finally making their C.C. Rider messenger laptop bag a permanent part of …

2020-02-13: Tot When Tot was first announced, I rolled my eyes and dismissed it as yet another “minimal” …

2020-02-13: I swear to god if I waste any more time (over)thinking about how to effectively manage my use of …

2020-02-11: Reining in Emacs So far this year I’ve deleted Emacs from my Mac’s dock at least 4 times. You know this …

2020-02-11: Yes, of course I want a rotary cell phone. The power switch is an actual slide switch. No holding …

2020-02-11: Looks like I’m using Roam as a personal CRM :)

2020-02-11: Is it possible to configure the Touch Bar to display keys that are broken on the actual butterfly …

2020-02-10:

2020-02-08: I seem happy about the new lens, but camera shake, poor exposure, and improper development took a …

2020-02-06: Steve and Kevin

2020-02-06: My dream has come true!

2020-02-06: 15 years ago I sold a 35mm Summicron ASPH and I’ve regretted it ever since. I corrected that …

2020-02-05: Does anyone know of a way to use Emacs for some things but without then immediately trying to use it …

2020-02-05: Jess and I saw the “Toys!” exhibit at the GR museum. This photo of the “Generation …

2020-02-04: Oh great, Cloudron just added the interesting Grav “flat-file” CMS as an app. That means …

2020-02-03: Installing Mojave on a 2012 MacBook Air takes a while.

2020-02-02: Alice just isn’t into having her photo taken. She’s still cute, though.

2020-02-02: 4x5 Self-portrait (2020) Killing time on a Sunday. It’s tricky making selfies with the big …

2020-02-01: Mirror selfie. Camera Identification Photo.

2020-02-01: I’ve settled on HC-110 for developing my black and white negatives. Easy to mix and lasts …

2020-02-01: Software becomes “bloated” the minute it includes a feature I don’t need.

2020-02-01: I get to have lunch with these two knuckleheads at Founders at least once a week. (Leica M3. 50mm …

2020-01-30: “Affordances are not clutter.” – John Gruber.

2020-01-30: Is there a “system” I haven’t tried? This is the Chronodex from 2013. It was neat, …

2020-01-29: I put this giant notebook to use as a “Media Log”. I write the title and year of every …

2020-01-29: (Train, 2010) Ok, fine, I won’t.

2020-01-28: Loading a new roll is my second favorite part

2020-01-28: My Cloudron instance emailed me and let me know my blog (Ghost) ran out of memory so it restarted it …

2020-01-28: The whole concept is not merely inconsistent, it’s incoherent Gruber, on Multi-tasking on the iPad

2020-01-27: I’ve been using Tumblr for micro-blogging the past few weeks. I like how Tumblr handles …

2019-12-23: What, why? Was I getting too comfortable with my own Emacs config or something?

2019-12-22: I LOVE year-end lists. Can’t get enough of ‘em.

2019-12-22: My Roam graph after a couple of weeks.

2019-12-21: Finally dug out the film dryer. Cuts my drying time from 2 hours to just 15 minutes. I should …

2019-12-20: Flickr could really use more people paying for Pro accounts. Flickr remains the best photo sharing …

2019-12-20: “Arbitrary Datalog queries over the Roam instance” Cool! roamresearch.com

2019-12-19: brew install clojure

2019-12-17: Too many companies seem to think that a redesign of their control panel only requires making …

2019-12-16: If the only thing your site is good at is SEO optimization I hate you.

2019-12-16: I’ve officially stopped loving The Mandalorian. For a while I thought its episodic nature was …

2019-12-15: Mike Johnston uses an appropriate caption, which is nice to see.

2019-12-15: I’ve been putting short posts directly on mastodon and I’m not sure why I started doing …

2019-12-03: First thought about Roam is that it’s Workflowy+TheBrain+TiddlyWiki. If it can strike the …

2019-12-02: Young people are actually pretty nice. I got into a mildly heated discussion with a young gal …

2019-12-02: When I pay full price a few days after “Cyber Monday” I feel like I’ve won because …

2019-12-01: My M3 is on its way home after CLA and repairs. Don sent some photos of the process. I wish I had …

2019-11-29: I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything – Charles Darwin …

2019-11-26: I was always working steady I never called it art I got my shit together meeting Christ and reading …

2019-11-26: You know how there are certain games that can sell a video game system? Are there any Linux-only …

2019-11-24: Focus Check. I feel like tinkering so I’m setting up a little pop-up portrait studio in my …

2019-11-22: My wiki has turned mostly into a collection of short notes and thoughts that aren’t really …

2019-11-21: Never let me near an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet. OMG I may never eat again. (At least not until …

2019-11-19: I’ve gotta say, using Ghost for blogging this past week has been an entirely pleasant …

2019-11-16: I can make shitty photographs with any camera, so why not make them with a nice one?

2019-11-15: “Every machine is as individual as a set of fingerprints. So, every time you type something on a …

2019-11-12: I don’t care about posterity. I won’t be there anyway – Werner Herzog Herzog’s the …

2019-11-11: I don’t enjoy Instagram stories nearly as much now that everyone plasters stickers and shit …

2019-11-10: I think she’s bored this morning

2019-11-09: Met Steve today

2019-11-09: The internet is exhausting my good humor, so this is the phone I’m bringing with me today.

2019-11-09: I don’t rely on Apple Photos but I do use it. It’s been like this for a week. Tried all …

2019-11-09: By all means, whenever you don’t have a thoughtful response to someone, simply insult them …

2019-11-09: FFS now half of the posts on a Twitter thread are “unroll” posts for that very thread.

2019-11-08: I’d like to see more websites like the one by Jeff Bridges

2019-11-07: This barely even looked like a hamburger. Maybe that’s why it was called the “Meat …

2019-11-07: Stella’s Lounge for lunch today. It’s just so inviting!

2019-11-07: The urge to set up a decent Linux machine (either desktop or laptop) has not abated.

2019-11-07: This is way better than passing a phone around.

2019-11-07: I admire people with reasonable attention spans.

2019-11-06: I just recently started trying it, but so far org-ql is kind of amazing for Org mode searches.

2019-11-04: Castlemacs is a simple Emacs config starter that has some nice defaults. I’ve merged it with …

2019-11-04: There’ll be none of that “Netflix and chill” nonsense at dad’s house.

2019-11-03: My dad set up the 8mm projector and a makeshift screen. Here’s my sister watching herself as a …

2019-11-03: Alice rarely poses nicely for me, but she made an exception today with Jess and Brandon.

2019-11-02: Trying something. I now have more input devices than I have hands.

2019-11-02: Michael Tsai I prefer the old strategy where Apple makes its money from hardware, so it’s free to …

2019-11-02: I’m not a gun person, but the story behind this negative is fascinating. The entire image is …

2019-11-02: My grandfather’s footage from Halloween in1948 is terrifying. www.youtube.com/watch

2019-11-01: Seems like every time I find a cool new blog and add it to my RSS reader, they stop posting shortly …

2019-11-01: “content creators”

2019-11-01: Tri-X 400 was introduced into the market in 35mm and 120 formats on November 1, 1954. It had been …

2019-10-30: My Leica M6 is (based on the serial number) one of the last 10 produced (1998). It has an upgraded …

2019-10-30: The thing I’ve noticed when using Linux is the sense of agency it gives me. I’ve never …

2019-10-29: I’m once again thinking about building a desktop workstation running Linux because ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

2019-10-27: Whenever I receive my “Monthly TextExpander Report” I’m reminded that I’m …

2019-10-25: Look what we found in the office basement. So much for productivity.

2019-10-25: Lunch at Founders. Watching Ghostbusters is way better than watching sports.

2019-10-25: I am once again feeling like I don’t want to use any software other than Emacs, a file …

2019-10-24: This is what the last frame looked like before the shutter came apart. Ah, film.

2019-10-23: Well, the shutter just came apart on my M4. That cheap-ass Leica only lasted 53 years! 😆. The good …

2019-10-23: CIP (for “Camera Identification Photo”, my new term) from latest roll of T-MAX P3200. So …

2019-10-21: Finished up a roll of T-MAX 3200. Not even all that grain can detract from her cuteness. (Nikon F3. …

2019-10-20: The gamification of StackOverflow is out of control Has StackOverflow Become An Antipattern?.

2019-10-19: This existed. Someone made this in 1934. What have we been doing since?

2019-10-19: I’ve been unable to save or open files to the Desktop folder in Emacs since upgrading to …

2019-10-18: I know, I’ll buy an old 11” MacBook Air and use the new mac to mac mode in Luna Display …

2019-10-17: I couldn’t stay away, so I installed Manjaro Gnome edition on the ThinkPad this weekend and …

2019-10-17: Dialog policy… If it’s in my browser, “Deny”. If it’s on my Mac, …

2019-10-16: This new bag that came with the MK1 negative holder from Negative Supply fits in quite well with the …

2019-10-15: After a few quick test “scans”, this setup looks to be a game changer for me. I can …

2019-10-14: Thank you, social media, for teaching me what I should be outraged about today. I spent a few hours …

2019-10-11: Vim clutch to make Vim even faster (Of course you don’t need a clutch in Emacs, you can just …

2019-10-11: After spending 2 weeks with the trainers, Alice is back!

2019-10-10: I’m in the middle of a second listen to Nick Cave’s new record “Ghosteen” …

2019-10-08: Add Tasks to our TiddlyWiki Page is a step-by-step demo showing why TiddlyWiki is so handy and …

2019-10-08: …the Internet is an amoral force that reduces friction, not an inevitable force for good …

2019-10-08: I have an exercise bike, so I don’t go to Spin classes, but I enjoyed this: I was an ex-wife. …

2019-10-07: Just finished dismissing all of the notification alerts after upgrading my MBP to Catalina and now I …

2019-10-07: Week 2 of training started today for Alice. Just look at her sit there in front of Target with loads …

2019-10-06: It’s nice being able to print again

2019-10-06: It makes me sad that we have a need for Twitter “thread readers”. Maybe …

2019-10-06: Me (morning): I gotta get away from all this surveillance craziness! Me (later that day): ::installs …

2019-10-05: I’ll be limited to 8x10” prints from 35mm negatives and in a bathroom but it’s a …

2019-10-05: Some look forward to a new novel by their favorite author. I, on the other hand, eagerly await the …

2019-09-28: Roughing it at MSU tailgate

2019-09-17: A Polaroid of me reading “Instant: The Story of Polaroid”

2019-09-16: 140 pages on tilde.club have been updated in the last 24 hours. That’s about 138 more than …

2019-09-14: Our website in 1996 Built with…

2019-09-13: An early Tilde.club thing for me was a Fargo-driven blog I called “Snippets”. I still …

2019-09-13: Signs of life for tilde.club

2019-09-13: Paper Your Way to the Top with Tips from Journalist David Sax

2019-09-13: It’s very easy for people to have incredibly strong opinions about magazine articles they have not …

2019-09-11: Tornado sirens oh goody

2019-09-11: Stoicism is the new David Foster Wallace 🤣 Nadia Eghbal

2019-09-11: Continuous Publishing by James Yu. Yep! It’s how my wiki is supposed to work and it’s …

2019-09-09: I haven’t made a Micro Monday recommendation in a while, but I enjoy having @hollyhoneychurch …

2019-09-09: I love cheesecake

2019-09-09: I still listen to Nu metal shut up.

2019-09-08: “We Ride a Dune Scooter, 1955” by Richard Baty. Home movie by my grandfather …

2019-09-08: Instant

2019-09-08: I’ve got a half-dozen boxes of Polaroid i-Type film that isn’t getting any younger. …

2019-09-08: I carefully curate my Twitter feed but even so, after 10 minutes of catching up I’m angry and …

2019-09-07: I’m ready for skeuomorphism to make a comeback

2019-09-07: I should probably trim this before it falls right over.

2019-09-06: Another thing I don’t do: Write blog comments pointing out trivial typos in the post. If a …

2019-09-05: I use org-mode. I need to remember that so I stop asking myself, “But, but I wonder if I …

2019-09-03: My daughter’s dog Sage is a nut.

2019-09-03: I’m about fed up with Catalina. Pervasive permissions dialog. Can’t open apps I want to …

2019-09-02: It’s Hobonichi ordering time again.

2019-08-30: Got the M3 out, put the 50mm on it and noticed that the rangefinder doesn’t move between 0.7m …

2019-08-30: My wiki, blogs, Flickr, Tumblr, Instagram, etc. They all sit around waiting for my mood to swing …

2019-08-16: I think about switching to Linux. A lot. I’ll probably never do it, though. Still…🤔.

2019-08-15: By far the best edition of Christopher Moore’s “Lamb” is this leather bound, gold-edged, bible-like …

2019-08-15: Woman looking at horizon, a new cliche for book covers? - Smashing Company.

2019-08-15: Alice and I got absolutely soaked on our walk this morning. She barely noticed the rain. Dogs are …

2019-08-14: In a cautiously optimistic celebration of Tumblr’s acquisition, I thought I’d post a few …

2019-08-13: Finally, after months of impatiently dealing with the rescue organization, Alice is officially …

2019-08-13:

2019-08-12: Gail.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣She’s very patient with me.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣(Leica M4. Tri-X at 800)

2019-08-12: If TheBrain actually pulls off what they plan for the new notes editor in v11, it could throw my …

2019-08-11: I’ve been hanging onto this Lady Gaga concert shirt since I saw her with @Jessicaskibbe in 2011. We …

2019-08-11: Keyboard and iPad.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Expose for the keyboard, I guess?⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣(Leica M4. Tri-X at 800)

2019-08-11: Mirror selfie so I know what camera I shot the roll with.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣(Leica M4. Tri-X at 800)⁣ ⁣⁣ …

2019-08-11: The hair on this negative had its own ideas about market trends (Leica M4. Voightlander 35mm f2.5. …

2019-08-08: Some days it feels like the internet is mostly people complaining about how their pull request was …

2019-08-07: I should have 2 beers at lunch every day, because after which I tend to finish and send all of the …

2019-08-07: I’m almost certain to stop reading your article/post/tweet at the first occurrence of a …

2019-08-06: The problem isn’t that I have too many bags, necessarily, but that there are cameras in all of …

2019-08-06: I wonder if I should spend less time learning new things and more time getting better at the things …

2019-08-05: Well at least one of us can sleep

2019-08-05: We all worked ourselves into an immediate lather about Facebook backdoor-ing WhatsApp, but it looks …

2019-08-05: we’ve designed Cloudflare to treat any personally identifiable information that passes through our …

2019-08-03: I’m fine with both Instax and Polaroid instant film. This one is new Polaroid from the SX-70.

2019-08-03: Aww, the Letter Writers Alliance is shutting down. I joined in 2012 and it inspired me to, well, …

2019-08-03: I always take a mirror selfie somewhere on each roll so I remember which camera it was shot with.

2019-08-03: These don’t belong on a shelf (Canon EOS-1v. Portra 400)

2019-08-02: Caution, Fire is Hot. (Canon EOS-1v. Portra 400. Noritsu scan)

2019-08-02: Moved my emacs config into a “literate” org file today. Now at least it’s …

2019-08-01: I was given a new coffee mug. It helps me get through the nightmare that is the daily paper.

2019-08-01: Fuji makes an X100T and an X-T100. Maybe this shouldn’t bother me but it does.

2019-07-31: I love the look of color film. It’s simple and subtle. (Hasselblad 500C/M. 80mm Planar. Portra …

2019-07-30: Seems like a decent direction: Apple joins Google, Facebook, and Twitter in data-sharing project

2019-07-30: I just imported an org-mode (.org) file into Typora and it automatically converted it to Markdown …

2019-07-30: Catalina seems to be accelerating the disturbing trend of the operating system trying to hide things …

2019-07-30: Screens (@profmusgrave@twitter.com) Person 1: welcome home. Did you have a good day looking at screens at work? Person 2: yes, my …

2019-07-29: I like ordering supplies from Baum-kuchen. They wrap everything so nicely.

2019-07-29: Fun cardboard desk organizer. I’m using it on a desk at work.

2019-07-29: Don’t know how I missed this. “The Hustle” both cracks me up and makes me …

2019-07-28: Cups at local restaurant, Zoco. (⁣Leica M6. 50mm Summicron. Tri-X in HC-110⁣).

2019-07-28: Silverfast crashes when trying to “batch scan” in Catalina so I have to scan one frame …

2019-07-28: Kelly and her beautiful German Shepherd, Apollo.

2019-07-26: Everyone everywhere seems to love Notion.io. I don’t get it. It always makes me feel like …

2019-07-26: I feel like it’s time to bring the Roterfaden back into rotation. I have an MD Notebook and a …

2019-07-26: I could have sworn I’d seen a WordPress -> Blot importer script somewhere but I can’t …

2019-07-25: Kicks: What if TiddlyWiki becomes the new blockchain? Like what if everywhere you go people are …

2019-07-23: It was kind of an accident.

2019-07-22: I have no choice but to post photos of Alice.

2019-07-21: Test post. It’s Alice again. (Leica M6. 50mm Summicron. Tri-X in HC-110)

2019-07-21: I’ve just passed page 400 of “Fall, or Dodge in Hell” and I don’t think I’m going to make it. We’re …

2019-07-11: Just married

2019-06-27: Just when the tedious barrage of Apple-related speculation starts to die down. 🤢

2019-06-27: Par

2019-06-26: I own a small amount of Bitcoin and friends but I’d happily lose it all if it meant I …

2019-06-23: A new digital back for the Hasselblad V-series. Want! copingmechanism.com/2019/hass…

2019-06-22: Thinking about Instagram. Don’t hate me. copingmechanism.com/2019/what…

2019-06-19: Her incision has become infected so she has to wear the cone of shame. She is not thrilled.

2019-06-19: My parents’ living room is pretty high-tech.

2019-06-18: I notice there’s been a few nice tweaks to the @Blot control panel recently. It just keeps …

2019-06-18: I spent the weekend improving (aka “complicating”) my photo processing workflow and now …

2019-06-18: Tinkering with the Eleventy SSG for no particular reason

2019-06-18: Royal Republic’s Club Majesty is a cartoon rock-n-roll disco blast. It makes me feel good. …

2019-06-13: Liking things by default rather than disliking everything by default is life-changing.

2019-06-13: The latest Forklift update gets a “Search in HoudahSpot” command, which will be handy.

2019-06-12: Maybe I should have opted for the Kindle version of this one.

2019-06-12: I’ve been trying them for a couple of months, but outside of very specific tasks, I just …

2019-06-11: Removed my post poking fun at WordPress VIP’s problems today. Not the kind of tone I want to …

2019-06-11: It was the biggest disaster in the history of the music business — and almost nobody knew The Day …

2019-06-11: I love Elliot Erwitt’s photos. Once in a while, Magnum sells signed prints and I always buy …

2019-06-10: Soulver 3 is out and what a great update. Soulver is almost always open on my Mac.

2019-06-09: Word from the rescue is that we get to adopt her, pending paperwork details. We’re confident …

2019-06-08: I have to fast-forward every scene in which David Tennant wears those silly, fake-looking demon …

2019-06-04: Just shy of 900 pages. Stephenson has a lot of words at his disposal – and he’s not …

2019-06-03: I’ll probably install the iOS developer beta on my iPad Pro because I won’t miss it that …

2019-05-29: Founders Mas Agave is weird and delicious.

2019-05-29: Is there a social network I can join on which people don’t spent the entire time complaining …

2019-05-28: When I want to use a computer but not really I have an iPad Pro Audrey Eschright - Uses This

2019-05-26: I am always either actively using Org-mode for everything or on the verge of going back to actively …

2019-05-25: When the dog photobombs a Facetime call

2019-05-25: Dreaming of new cameras again: I want a Hasselblad 203FE but I don’t need one

2019-05-24: I don’t use Drafts on iOS because I don’t really _use_ iOS. I am however, getting the …

2019-05-24: For many companies, domain renewal might be the most important administrative task there is.

2019-05-23: I’d love to see Bokeh funded. You have 12 more days to back it, but don’t wait until the …

2019-05-23: I could be featured on Uses This once a month and my story would be entirely different each time.

2019-05-23: Diarly is now included with SetApp. If this keeps up, pretty soon all the good apps are going to be …

2019-05-22: One more t-shirt before it goes…

2019-05-22: I can’t keep all my old t-shirts forever, so I take a photo of myself in them before passing …

2019-05-22: Aeon: Street photography, 1838-2019: a photo for every year

2019-05-20: Nice to see @Blot get a mention in the latest Dense Discovery

2019-05-17: She’s 100% sweet and totally irresistable. Where do I sign!?

2019-05-17: A friend is fostering a 3-year-old Burnese/Border Collie mix rescued from some amateur puppy mill. …

2019-05-16: I just called a local independent book store and they were very sweet and helpful and are going to …

2019-05-16: I need to remove two or more of these from my daily toolbox: TheBrain, DEVONthink, Tinderbox, …

2019-05-16: Oh neat, MarsEdit is now in SetApp!

2019-05-15: Using Apple Pay on websites fails for me as often as it works. “Can’t find Apple …

2019-05-15: When asked, “Should this element be animated?” my default answer is always …

2019-05-15: 📘Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Marukami was so weird and wonderful. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

2019-05-15: Netflix Saves Our Kids From Up To 400 Hours of Commercials a Year. One could probably question the …

2019-05-14: Bunch, by Brett Terpstra, is “a batch app launcher for your Dock.”

2019-05-14: Remember, you can always follow me with twtxt using… twtxt follow jbaty …

2019-05-13: Fine! I’ll try using Drafts. This is the last straw.

2019-05-12: Mom and I

2019-05-12: ”…they don’t sing about emotions; they obliterate them” – Drowned in Sound …

2019-05-12: I’m enjoying “Barry” much more than S08 of Game of Thrones. Why isn’t …

2019-05-12: Sports bars are over-stimulating, but with well over 100 beers on tap, I make an exception.

2019-05-12: My mom is awesome. Can’t wait to go hang out with her this afternoon.

2019-05-11: After much consideration, I’m ready to declare Lizzo’s “Cuz I Love You” a …

2019-05-11: The battery in my Apple Magic Mouse died this morning, without any warning, so I had to plug it in …

2019-05-11: I love the little Fuji Instax Square camera copingmechanism.com

2019-05-11: I kind of sort of miss listening to cassettes: copingmechanism.com

2019-05-09: Remember, the AlphaSmart Neo2’s battery life is rated at SEVEN HUNDRED HOURS.

2019-05-07: If I write a witty, clever, and airtight response to something I disagree with, but delete it before …

2019-05-06: Backed Bokeh on Kickstarter. The world can use all of the independent, privacy-first services it can …

2019-05-05: Made a 4x5 selfie with the Speed Graphic…bad hair, wrinkled shirt and all. (Expired Ilford …

2019-05-05: “Signal Path: Lossless” and decent headphones and Pink Floyd mmmmm.

2019-05-05: One of the guys doing Jello shots with us after 11:00pm last night was my age (mid-50s) and had to …

2019-05-05: I went through a “street photography” phase. Street

2019-05-04: Ran across this 1996 invoice today and it reminded me that people now complain when an app costs …

2019-05-04: The best way I’ve found to bitch online about something is to post it on the wiki so that …

2019-05-04: How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat - NYT The New York Times: The documents show that a trade group called the Sugar Research Foundation, …

2019-05-04: org-journal now supports monthly files. This is nice because that is how I’ve always organized …

2019-05-03: An update on my feelings about cropping film images

2019-05-03: Seems like an odd limitation for a pencil case. Maybe I should have double-checked the measurements …

2019-05-03: Of coUrsE emAcs ComeS with studlify-region BUilt In

2019-05-03: Sacha Chua’s Emacs News is just chock full of wonderful links this week.

2019-05-02: Bokeh gonna burn your eyes. I’m with Dante on this one.

2019-05-02: Never thought I’d try this…

2019-05-02: Is it really not possible to copy a link to a “sheet” in Ulysses? Or to link between …

2019-05-02: I’m going to go ahead and assume that all of the performance jankiness I’ve seen with …

2019-05-01: Typora really does offer A different editing experience from what I’m used to.

2019-05-01: Fired up Ulysses after a time away recently. One of the first notes I saw was about what tools I was …

2019-05-01: I arrive at the office before 6:30am. I’m bringing back my neglected rule of not checking …

2019-04-30: I burned down my “system” again: State of the System - Spring 2019

2019-04-30: I always create an index at the front of new notebooks and then never update them.

2019-04-30: The problem with Twitter for me is not so much the content/toxicity (still, yuck), but the fact that …

2019-04-29: I wish I hadn’t logged into my Milanote account. I really don’t need to add any more …

2019-04-29: See if you can guess my favorite ingredient in this meal

2019-04-29: I’m dipping my toes back into Twitter, but I have rules

2019-04-29: “And great for them, I guess. But sometimes one might pine for a less aspirational time, when …

2019-04-29: Started experimenting with Plausible as a privacy-conscious web analytics tool this morning. Had no …

2019-04-29: I used my MBP’s keyboard a lot this weekend and tried to keep an open mind. I mean, it’s …

2019-04-28: Game of Thrones prep

2019-04-23: I was bored over the weekend so I set up a WordPress blog at an unused domain of mine: …

2019-04-22: Advertising shits in your head

2019-04-12: I know I’m getting old because my first reaction was, “Oh what’s this bullshit …

2019-04-09: I missed that Curio 13 was released recently. Such a great app, and the addition of layers and …

2019-04-06: I haven’t been keeping up with the TiddlyWiki Google group or Discord channel. This is …

2019-04-06: Devin Townsend’s new album is a nutso, all-over-the-map, beautiful, noisy mess and I love it.

2019-04-04: co-owner Gianlucca Casaccia felt so exploited by demands for free lodging and food in exchange for …

2019-03-29: I’ll be busy burning out my retinas staring at this every day for the next week or so.

2019-03-24: I lost my keys on Wednesday. A few minutes ago I found them again. It’s a good feeling.

2019-03-24: When I’m in the mood for something more interesting than Blue Valentine but not as weird as …

2019-03-23: A bit of a different setup this afternoon

2019-03-23: I wanted new in-ear monitors and went with wired ones because I don’t like charging things all …

2019-03-23: Espresso is included in SetApp. Cool.

2019-03-23: Canceled my Apple Music membership and upgraded my Qobuz subscription to “Sublime+”. …

2019-03-23: Robin Trower, at 73, is still kicking ass. Love the new record.

2019-03-23: A Saturday with no set plans is a wonderful, dangerous thing.

2019-03-20: David Rees, in Chapter 11 of “How to Sharpen Pencils”, says, “Mechanical pencils …

2019-03-20: It is impossible for me to use Emacs and not spend half of my time farting around with …

2019-03-18: I would like to be able to upload public photos to Flickr and not have them appear in the …

2019-03-18: Mini-Me has been hanging around our offices since the beginning.

2019-03-18: I’m told this is “The most ‘Jack’ photo in existence”. I hope this is …

2019-03-16: The HHKB remains my second favorite keyboard of all time. Some day it may even take over the top …

2019-03-16: Over-complicating things is my superpower

2019-03-16: If you post an article even remotely date-sensitive, please include the publication date somewhere …

2019-03-16: This is a terrific record.

2019-03-16: I missed an important task this week due to overwrought OmniFocus Perspectives. This is what happens …

2019-03-15: So many choices! (I went with Lizard of Koz, “Deep Cut”)

2019-03-15: A few years ago, we created Journey Jug. I just cracked another one open and will fill it with …

2019-03-14: My willingness to try living with Windows is an indication of how much I dislike my 2016 MacBook …

2019-03-14: I want everything to be in One Place™ but I’m unable to choose that place. Well, that’s …

2019-03-14: Relics

2019-03-13: I haven’t felt like shooting film lately and it makes me sad

2019-03-12: It seems that the new version 7.0 of MacJournal is free. Dan Schimpf

2019-03-12: Another reason I can’t deal with weather.com.

2019-03-12: I love seeing new TiddlyWikis popping up. Here’s one from Joe Jenett

2019-03-11: Power Macintosh 6150 Workgroup Server we bought in 1995. Would have tried booting it but no longer …

2019-03-10: Had dinner with my daugher. We have fun, but we lose big-time at Keno.

2019-03-10: I’m so glad my grandfather kept good notes. Makes scanning and documenting 75-year-old films …

2019-03-10: Got the 8mm scanner running again

2019-03-09: I love this knife. Thanks to @Mtt for the recommendation. Understated, as a “Gentleman’s …

2019-03-09: Yellow Gloves

2019-03-09: Charlie got a new “baby”

2019-02-09: Heading outside with my favorite camera and a roll of Tri-X.

2019-02-09: With apologies to the neighbors…

2019-02-09: Instead of more whining about the internet being down…

2019-02-06: Trying to select text on the iPad is like trying to tie a ribbon around a fish. Charlie Sorrel, …

2019-02-06: I will always spell “publicly” as “publically”. I can’t help it.

2019-02-03: I try to post at least one photo from each roll, but this last one was a bit of a mess. Anyway, …

2019-02-03: I name my folders of scanned film rolls like this: YYYY-Roll-000. With that 3-digit numeric counter, …

2019-02-03: I’m not going to have a real darkroom ready until sometime in the spring, so I put enough …

2019-02-02: I hadn’t seen the nice introductory video about how Blot works. If you’ve ever remotely …

2019-02-02: I don’t understand Emacs Lisp. At all. This is going to take me forever.

2019-02-01: I’ve spent just enough time learning stock Emacs key bindings that now I’m equally inept …

2019-02-01: Founders had Lizard of Koz “Deep Cut” on tap today and it was deeeelicious.

2019-01-31: Two weeks with a home-rolled Emacs config and stock Emacs keybindings and I’m not sure …

2019-01-31: An early “database-driven” e-commerce site I built was done in ColdFusion against a …

2019-01-30: Oh no, another writing app: Strike (iTunes link since the website appears to be missing)

2019-01-30: Think I’ll work from home today

2019-01-29: Me: Buys or otherwise arranges everything I need in order to do that thing I want to do Also Me: …

2019-01-27: Derek Sivers: Benefits of a daily diary and topic journals

2019-01-27: The response by the Roon CTO to a question about “Roon Radio” makes me believe the Roon …

2019-01-27: I received an email today from sphygmus letting me know she had written me a note on her wiki. …

2019-01-23: An aspect of TiddlyWiki that I find exciting is the ability to copy and paste tiddlers, macros, …

2019-01-22: I learned that first version of TiddlyWiki was released 20th September 2004. Here’s what it …

2019-01-22: I love the fman file manager but it doesn’t have Emacs keybindings or a plugin to add them so …

2019-01-21: My brush with Greta Van Fleet, Sept 14, 2017 before they performed at a nearby club. They probably …

2019-01-20: There are always empty Diet Coke cans nearby.

2019-01-20: Aidan playing sax in the jazz band he put together called “Groove Essentials 3.0”

2019-01-19: Sometimes when I reload the Micro.blog feed there’s nothing new. Guess it’s time to …

2019-01-19: Charlie, my nemesis…some days

2019-01-19: Emacs update: I’ve been using my home-rolled config with stock Emacs (non-evil) bindings for 3 …

2019-01-18: By default, Emacs considers a period followed by two spaces or by a newline as the end of a …

2019-01-18: Just as I was getting a fix on where to post what online, my stupid wiki comes along and now all …

2019-01-18: How to Fix Social Media by Injecting A Chunk of the Blogosphere - Kottke.org Tim Carmody, Kottke.org: A lot of the efforts to reshape social media, or to walk away from it in …

2019-01-17: Impulse buy from Discogs

2019-01-16: If I were going to use Linux more than occasionally I’d stick with a tiling window manager …

2019-01-16: The Biggest Flaw I See in Pictures - Online Photographer Mike Johnston, The Online Photographer: Many pictures without a particular accent (in which case we …

2019-01-16: Reading rationalizations for branding redesigns is one of my least favorite things to do. TL;DR we …

2019-01-16: What would a world without pushbuttons look like? | Aeon Essays Rachel Plotnick, Aeon Essays: [buttons] honked automobile horns, and called for service in hotels …

2019-01-16: Side-by-side: The first book I ever read and the first Kindle I owned.

2019-01-16: I don’t know of any someformat->PDF conversion that makes as nice a document as LaTeX.

2019-01-16: The Olympia on my desk sure looks great, but I haven’t been using it much lately. I say …

2019-01-16: Big Win for Web Accessibility in Domino’s Pizza Case – Lainey Feingold Law Office of Lainey Feingold: The case is about whether a blind person can sue Domino’s Pizza for …

2019-01-15: Brett Terpstra: Stuff I’ve made and actually use I use Brett’s doing tool all the time. …

2019-01-15: Although, sad to say, Medium didn’t let us export the comments, so those are gone Signal v Noise …

2019-01-14: I’ll expect this completed and on my desk in the morning.

2019-01-14: brew install fish

2019-01-14: AWS, MongoDB, and the Economic Realities of Open Source - Stratechery It’s hard to not be sympathetic to MongoDB Inc. and Redis Labs: both spent a lot of money and effort …

2019-01-13: I despise the AppleTV remote. Related: UX rant: The nightmare horrorshow that is the Apple TV remote

2019-01-12: G. is fighting a cold so she thought a nap would do her good. I don’t want to disturb her so …

2019-01-12: “Me and Jesus the Pimp in a ‘79 Granada Last Night” is something.

2019-01-09: I should maybe take a photo of someone besides myself now and then, but I wanted to dust off the …

2019-01-08: It just seems so random.

2019-01-08: The most compelling reason I’ve found yet for switching to the “normal” Emacs …

2019-01-07: I finished reading a book last night. Just now, without really thinking about it, I posted a note …

2019-01-07: They should have just called it “How to delete Facebook, Instagram, and Medium from your life …

2019-01-07: It’s always an inspiration when I re-read the article about John Gadd’s journals. 4 …

2019-01-07: “Lorem Ipsum” is the past, “Jefsum” is the future.

2019-01-06: The cool thing about shooting reversal film is that you can just look at the negatives and see tiny …

2019-01-06: Current status: Browsing position.

2019-01-06: My inclination to use WordPress is inversely proportional to the amount of time I spend thinking …

2019-01-05: The sun was out today.

2019-01-05: A nice experience with Updown.io: rudimentarylathe.org/Updown.io

2019-01-05: I’ve used a number of server monitoring services but for the past year I’ve been very …

2019-01-04: I just changed the theme (“doom-one”) and font (Iosevka) in Emacs and I’m suddenly …

2019-01-04: New mug, same place.

2018-12-29: The end of a year is so wonderfully overwhelming. I want to both finish everything and start new …

2018-12-27: I can feel myself getting pulled, inexorably, back into all-in Emacs. Just spent a couple hours …

2018-12-26: It’s only been an hour with the UHK, but I feel like it may have been a mistake. I can remap …

2018-12-25: I would normally wait until January 1st to start a new journal, but Christmas morning works too.

2018-12-24: It’s Christmas eve, guess it’s time to put these two away.

2018-12-24: Gave up on running my Tiddlywiki wiki directly via Node on the server. Love the new anonymous …

2018-12-24: I am so back into fountain pens right now

2018-12-22: Tried the new Lightroom CC for a week. Still not ready. Maybe next year. I’m keeping my notes …

2018-12-22: Found Negative #112

2018-12-21: I was feeling like my notebooks have been too-much-unused these past couple of weeks and I missed …

2018-12-21: She started out by preparing for an ugly sweater contest but now I don’t know what she’s …

2018-12-21: Elf soundtrack on vinyl!

2018-12-20: Found Negative #42

2018-12-20: Yes, as a matter of fact, I did see your previous email.

2018-12-18: I rarely have more than 4 or 5 browser tabs open at a time. It is possible.

2018-12-18: I see that Luminar has released version 3 with the long-awaited Library features. Looking forward to …

2018-12-18: Could publishing words on the internet get any easier than txt.fyi?

2018-12-17: Filed away just in case: Photography and Linux

2018-12-16: We were a couple of margaritas in at this point.

2018-12-16: Found Negative #50

2018-12-15: I sure wish they’d stop splitting login forms in two.

2018-12-15: Two words that make a compelling case for using Lightroom Classic over something like Capture One: …

2018-12-15: Found Negative #114

2018-12-15: Mindnode just showed up in SetApp. Yes, SetApp requires a subscription, but I don’t know of a …

2018-12-14: What I’m supposed to do: Get things just the way I like them and keep them that way What I …

2018-12-13: Found Negative #19

2018-12-12: Found Negative #21 (What’s with the knives?)

2018-12-12: Text selection and manipulation on iOS is a nightmare for me

2018-12-12: Found Negative #142

2018-12-11: Found Negative #67

2018-12-11: I much preferred “The Sinner” to “The Haunting of Hill House”

2018-12-11: Found Negative #68

2018-12-10: NetNewsWire doesn’t sync, yet. At first I thought of this as a problem, but it’s ended …

2018-12-10: Shades of notion.io and Curio… Webjets

2018-12-10: Found Negative #78

2018-12-10: WordCamp Nashville and WordPress 5.0 - Manton Reece Manton Reece: As WordPress becomes more sophisticated to meet the needs of web folks who want more …

2018-12-10: Found Negative #92

2018-12-09: I ran into the old, found negative from which I’d made the avatar I use in several places. I …

2018-12-09: One could also argue that the worst thing that ever happened to the Mac was the iPhone. – …

2018-12-08: I’ve never, since the first iPhone, dropped it in a significant way and have never broken a …

2018-12-08:

2018-12-08: Saw a few posts go by today (e.g. from @joshsullivan and @craigmcclellan) that reminded me that I …

2018-12-08: You know what editor I find has the best Vim key bindings? Vim

2018-12-07: Size difference between the Fuji Instax Square and the Polaroid (SX-70). I love the square format, …

2018-12-07: The Lost Kitchen Only Accepts Reservations Via Mail Grub Street: It was already difficult to eat there, in other words, and it may soon get more …

2018-12-07: Proof That iOS Still Hasn’t Gotten Undo Right - Daring Fireball John Gruber: What it comes down to, I think, is that the menu bar has become a vastly …

2018-12-07: My desk is unacceptably cluttered, so I’m going to distract myself from work I’m …

2018-12-05: Daisy and Tim.

2018-12-03: Trying something new. My first Baron Fig notebook (and pen).

2018-12-03: Panther Cub at Founders. It was fine but not my favorite.

2018-12-02: I just grabbed my Lamy 2000 after not using it for a while and the ink flowed immediately. …

2018-12-02: I’m starting to think I don’t really need a separate cloud backup solution (e.g. …

2018-12-01: Old Nation Boss Tweed is good

2018-12-01: I’d love to know how many hours I’ve gotten back since Let’s Encrypt and certbot …

2018-12-01: The Truth About Vinyl - Vinyl vs. Digital I didn’t watch the entire video because the Vinyl …

2018-12-01: Stumbled upon my old Tinderbox notes document that I once used to generate a static blog at …

2018-11-30: There aren’t many things that make me happier than watching “Raising Arizona”

2018-11-29: Digital or analog? I say both, and lots of it! (This is getting out of hand)

2018-11-29: The new Capture One Pro 12 update looks nice but I’m not sure I can stomach the $149 upgrade …

2018-11-27:

2018-11-27: 100 Best Pens - NYMag

2018-11-25: Making sourdough bread is the new ToDo app.

2018-11-25: Request for opinions from those of you who regularly use both macOS and iOS: Of (only) the …

2018-11-25: I have been using the free version of ProtonMail for a while now and have found it to be reliable, …

2018-11-24: I just did my first day of “Couch to 5k” (since last time) and I already regret telling …

2018-11-20: My writing tools are very confused

2018-11-20: I was across the room minding my own business when the iMac screen suddenly did this…

2018-11-20: I got sucked into some “minimalism” blog posts this afternoon. Thankfully, I remembered …

2018-11-20: Things is not enough, OmniFocus is too much, Org-mode isn’t worth the effort on iOS. How am I …

2018-11-19: I just love reading blog posts. The topic barely matters. Write a few paragraphs about something …

2018-11-19: Universe - “Make an awesome website from your phone”

2018-11-18: Records all back on shelves and organized.

2018-11-17: Got the turntable set up at the new place today. I love listening to records.

2018-11-17: I measured it and found that the new Apple Pencil is 1,000,000 times better than the old one.

2018-11-17: I think I’m doing it wrong.

2018-11-17: I’ve been making an effort to use fewer exclamation points in my writing. It’s …

2018-11-17: I miss having a darkroom, but I’m beginning to make plans for one. I can’t wait to be …

2018-11-15: I haven’t been able to find my TWSBI 580 for months, so it’s probably time to admit …

2018-11-14: Drinking beer with twins can be confusing. I hold my hand over one eye and they’re both still …

2018-11-13: It’s fun to ridicule Twitter, but I also think people underestimate the challenges involved …

2018-11-13: For grins, I changed the theme of baty.blog to the most boring one I could find and am leaving it …

2018-11-13: I’d just like to repeat my appreciation for Blot.im’s author, David Merfield. He’s …

2018-11-11: G doesn’t enjoy the snow, but I don’t mind it. As long I don’t have to drive in …

2018-11-10: Grunkle Stan and Mable are headed to the local Comic Con.

2018-11-10: What if the examined life turns out to be a clunker as well?” – Kurt Vonnegut

2018-11-10: I’ve spent many hours searching for WordPress and Hugo themes that I like and am never …

2018-11-09: I keep trying to go with Apple Mail on the desktop, but nope. Fixed the send-using-wrong-server …

2018-11-08: Reading BBEdit release notes is soothing to me.

2018-11-08: I’m not obsessed with site analytics or anything, but I do like having a clue what’s …

2018-11-08: As WordPress continues its move toward becoming Squarespace, Micro.blog just keeps becoming a better …

2018-11-07: I’ve rushed it a bit, but the new home office is at least usable now. I’ll tidy things …

2018-11-07: Steven Sinofsky, I’m fascinated by the technical “class” obsession w/ iPads replacing laptops. I …

2018-11-07: So Manton just added crossposting support for Mastodon. I’ve been waffling between Micro.blog …

2018-11-05: Whenever I find myself with nothing to say, I spend time looking for better tools to help me say it. …

2018-10-03: Jess introduced me to her local hangout, Hank’s Tavern.

2018-10-02: I always get to my haircut appointments early so I can play with Dutch

2018-10-02: I generally avoid using spreadsheets but I’m smitten with Airtable

2018-10-01: I’ll never understand why Clutch hasn’t taken over the world. “Galaxy, …

2018-10-01: If it weren’t for HomeChef, most of my meals would probably involve ketchup packets. …

2018-10-01: I haven’t done a Micro Monday recommendation in a while, sorry. Today I’m going with …

2018-10-01: Please don’t let me order one of these. traveler.getfreewrite.com

2018-09-30: Aidan and Christi looking sharp before homecoming.

2018-09-29: Flickr beats the snot out of Instagram in every what that matters to me.

2018-09-29: The similarity of these two app icons is a constant source of confusion for me.

2018-09-28: Getting a feel for the new camera by taking snapshots everywhere. Here’s Gail while we waited …

2018-09-27: I am VERY excited about this.

2018-09-26: Poor Lula is terrified of just about everything and even when she’s not, she looks terrified.

2018-09-25: Today I prefer the Paul Di’Anno Iron Maiden era to that of Bruce Dickinson

2018-09-24: Sometimes it’s fun to deploy things and, what the heck, include the merge conflicts.

2018-09-23: I love when they let Nicolas out of his Cage

2018-09-23: Netlify notified me that I had 229 mixed content issues (images not using https) on my blog. That …

2018-09-23: End of the season

2018-09-23: I tend to prefer high-contrast, narrow depth-of-field images.

2018-09-23: One of my favorite snacks

2018-09-23: She’s taller than me. Not by quite as much as this makes it seem, but still.

2018-09-22: Let’s hope this doesn’t find anything

2018-09-20: Apple Mail on all my devices suddenly started saving all sent messages to the wrong account’s …

2018-09-18: Spent a good part of the day editing and emailing a lengthy Word document back and forth. This must …

2018-09-17: Why isn’t the YouTube “Autoplay” feature ever suddenly in the off position instead …

2018-09-16: I’ve had a very nice afternoon just perusing the internet. Now I’m off to do something …

2018-09-16: Calm

2018-09-15: Holy crap that was fast. Less than 48 hours from listing to accepting an offer.

2018-09-15: I put a Leica Q in my cart and hovered over the “Place Order” button. Then I backed away …

2018-09-11: Not many of these left this year

2018-08-26: He’s been gone for a while now, but I still miss this guy.

2018-08-19: Aliased rm to rm -vi hoping that I’ll never do something as stupid as I just did again.

2018-08-18: Do you ever miss using Vim? I do.

2018-08-17: Currently reading: The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth, #3) by N.K. Jemisin 📚

2018-08-17: Well there’s no way I’m getting rid of this

2018-08-17: Literary Clock Made From E-reader Now I know what to do with my old Kindles.

2018-08-16: Wealth of Choice? Really? - The Online Photographer Mike Johnston: So. Another comment that rises above the waves regularly is that “we’ve …

2018-08-16: How to use 1Password as a digital will – The Sweet Setup The Sweet Setup: Unlike a conventional will, this document (or database) is not as much about who …

2018-08-16: I just can’t stick with Mail.app, so back to MailMate I go. I tried. I want to use Mail, but …

2018-08-16: Apple forced me to change my iCloud password, which also invalidated all of my app-specific …

2018-08-14: Daring Fireball: Apple Is Privately Pushing Paid App Developers to Move to Subscriptions: Up front …

2018-08-14: GLOW season 1 wasn’t clicking (understatement) for me, but pressed on until the final 5 …

2018-08-13: I just don’t know how I’m ever going to get it down to fewer than 3 notebooks.

2018-08-12: I’m supposed to be packing today but instead I’m just sitting here staring at stuff and …

2018-08-11: In the middle of N.K. Jemisin’s “The Obelisk Gate” and having a great time. …

2018-08-11: Two Years With Emacs as a CEO (and now CTO) - Fugue Josh Stella: Emacs is a portal into the power of the computer itself, and that is a rabbit hole …

2018-08-10: Ok, I’ve done it. I’ve imported (380) posts from my WordPress microblog (jack.baty.net) …

2018-08-10: WordPress? Hosted Micro.blog? Wordpress! No, hosted Micro.blog! Neither? Both?

2018-08-09: I haven’t used my cue in at least 10 years. It’s a lovely J. Pechauer custom cue and …

2018-08-09: I was going to post something about how tired I am of dealing with technology but realized I’d …

2018-08-08: Deleting tweets is this year’s “I don’t even HAVE a T.V.!”

2018-08-07: Roger Waters - Amused to Death Sometimes I pour a dram of Scotch or two, put on Roger Waters’ “Amused To Death”, …

2018-08-06: Fifty-Six Questions for Young MC Upon Hearing “Bust a Move” for the First Time in Twenty-Two Years - McSweeney’s 20. In regard to the vignette where one of us fellas goes to a movie alone, sees a yellow-clad woman …

2018-08-06: Taking down content created by and for conspiracy theorists could only be pulled off by a …

2018-08-05: Everything Goes in a Context Bucket - Rands In which Rands suggests that we should all work the way he works because it’s better. …

2018-08-05: I’m strangely in love with Haru Nemuri’s new record, “Haru to Shura”. …

2018-08-05: David + David - Welcome To The Boomtown www.youtube.com/playlist I never tire of listening to “Welcome To The Boomtown”.

2018-08-05: I’ve decided to re-rip all of my remaining CDs to FLAC. Somehow I convinced myself they sound …

2018-08-05: BASIC Engine The BASIC Engine is a very low-cost single-board home computer with advanced 2D color graphics and …

2018-08-05: What I’m supposed to be doing today is packing more boxes. What I’ll probably do today …

2018-08-04: Free Mallrats &quot;Operation: Drive-by&quot; Blueprint Mallrats “Operation: Drive-by” poster I still have this crazy Mallrats drawing as a …

2018-08-04: Time to let go of this Power Computing mousepad. Those were strange days.

2018-08-03: “To Oswald, from Mr. Dasker. 12/24/14.” The book is Jack London’s “South Sea …

2018-08-03: Nerds ruminating on Apple’s valuation is the least interesting thing filling my feeds this …

2018-08-01: I reeeallly wish I hadn’t installed the Mojave beta. Now TheBrain doesn’t work. Things …

2018-07-31: All the recent talk of deleting Twitter history reminded me that I typed (with a typewriter) all of …

2018-07-29: I still have the manuals. Wish I still had the system.

2018-07-29: From before we had Final Cut Pro. I edited all kinds of video with this thing. I can’t believe …

2018-07-15: My Oldest Postage Stamp I found my stamp collection today. I had written it off as lost for at least ten years, so I’m …

2018-07-15: The Red Trailer Mystery The first real book I ever read was “Trixie Belden and the Red Trailer Mystery”. I read …

2018-07-15: I have a box of Saturday Evening Post magazines from the late 1950s and I just can’t bring …

2018-07-14: A Remaining Problem with Title-less Posts When showing title-less posts in the archives, I would prefer to show the first few words of the …

2018-07-14: It makes me so happy to have found my first computer. It’s a TRS-80 Pocket Computer PC-1 from …

2018-07-14: I was thinking about learning more JavaScript but maybe I’ll freshen up on my COBOL instead

2018-07-13: This is why I can’t be left alone with plants. Even the “easy” ones.

2018-07-12: Stella’s is a fine place to have lunch.

2018-07-12: Today&#039;s Productivity Tip $ sudo vi /etc/hosts Then… 127.0.0.1 www.twitter.com 127.0.0.1 twitter.com Saves me at least …

2018-07-11: I could bikeshed until the shaved yaks come home

2018-07-10: It&#039;s okay to not like things www.youtube.com/watch I watch this pretty regularly as a reminder to not be a dick. It’s …

2018-07-09: Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now I probably shouldn’t read Jaron Lanier’s “Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social …

2018-07-09: Sunshot webcam covers The paranoid part of me made me buy these Sunshot webcam covers

2018-07-09: Another fun discovery on bandcamp.com is Darkness Is My Home by The Ugly Kings. Heavy blues rock. …

2018-07-09: I noticed that micro.blog now shows how many people each account is following. I’m following …

2018-07-09: Working across the street from Founders Brewing is both a blessing and a curse. Mostly a blessing, …

2018-07-08: Shark Razor Blades, lots of &#039;em I’ve been shaving with a safety razor for years and recently ran out of blades. Ordered 100 more of …

2018-07-07: Glenmorangie port finish. Good.

2018-07-07: New Music: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets Today I bought my first digital album from Bandcamp. Buying and downloading lossless (FLAC) music …

2018-07-06: AC/DC is in my faces I’m adding names to faces on my photos in Synology Moments. I wonder who these guys are. :)

2018-07-05: Finally ran out of ink in the Lamy I finally ran out of ink in the Lamy 2000. Refilled it with Noodler’s Bernanke black & …

2018-07-04: There goes Facebook I finally, officially deleted my Facebook account today. No need to make a big deal about it. We all …

2018-07-04: Contention on micro.blog Conversations on Micro.blog have been getting a bit feisty lately. I like this, as for a while …

2018-07-03: My Org-mode TODO keywords are all the same length It pleases me that all my tasks line up nicely in org-mode. I used to use keywords like …

2018-07-03: The Surface Book 2 is everything the MacBook Pro should be - Owen Williams The Surface Book 2 is everything the MacBook Pro should be - Owen Williams: If, like me, …

2018-07-03: If it runs Emacs, it&#039;s a computer. Otherwise... Remember, kids! If it runs Emacs, it's a computer. Otherwise, it's a peripheral. – jwz

2018-07-03: Accidentally using WordPress For the last week or so I’ve been posting to jack.baty.net, a WordPress-managed blog. This …

2018-07-03: Guess I shouldn’t order chocolate covered caramels from Amazon when it’s 95 degrees outside.

2018-07-02: Emacs from scratch - Huy Tran Huy Tran Spacemacs is the first Emacs version I used, so I'm kind of attached to the evil-mode and …

2018-07-01: Deciding whether to keep shooting 35mm film Should I continue shooting 35mm film? I ask myself this question regularly, but never make a …

2018-07-01: n-gate&#039;s &quot;Webshit Weekly&quot; is one way to keep up on tech news n-gate.com,s Webshit weekly.: Some DIY electronics-repair people write a hit piece about a company …

2018-06-30: Today&#039;s camera is the Canon EOS-1v Bringing something a little different today. The EOS-1v loaded with Portra 400 and sporting a zoom …

2018-06-30: My dad keeps cutting down trees Trees don’t stand a chance against my dad with a ladder, a chainsaw, and some rope

2018-06-30: Oh great now all my books are broken

2018-06-30: I need dogs [caption id=“attachment_1424” align=“alignnone” …

2018-06-30: The macOS Mojave public beta interrupts me so often with little warnings and permissions questions …

2018-06-30: Luminar, Skylum, DAM - Skylum It’s time: Re-think your post-processing workflow: Have you ever seen an Apple TV remote? It …

2018-06-29: Westworld Season 2, aka &quot;Bernard wanders around looking flummoxed&quot; I’ve given it a few days but I’ve decided that I hated I’m angry with Westworld …

2018-06-27: Mojave Dark Mode so far

2018-06-27: Sure why not

2018-06-27: I love a big negative

2018-06-27: Xah Lee on Frames vs. Window in Emacs - Irreal Xah Lee on Frames vs. Window in Emacs – Irreal: Lee’s argument, as I understand it, is that …

2018-06-26: About installing beta software Be sure to only install beta software on a device dedicated to development or beta testing …

2018-06-26: Timeular My never-ending quest to make time tracking not suck continues with Timeular. timeular.com

2018-06-25: Making Larger Darkroom Prints I made a handfull of 11” x 14” darkroom prints last night. Bigger prints are cool, but I …

2018-06-25: transfer.sh - Easy and fast file sharing from the command-line transfer.sh: This should come in handy. Via Brett Terpstra

2018-06-24: Random photo by my grandfather

2018-06-24: Simplicity vs More - Mo Bitar Simplicity vs More – Mo Bitar Well, there’s no winning. I want peace, I want simplicity, but I also …

2018-06-24: Well this can&#039;t be good

2018-06-24: New Vinyl: TV On The Radio

2018-06-23: Gene (2018) My future father-in-law, 90, ready for his flight from Grand Rapids to Denver.

2018-06-23: Airbnb and React Native Expectations - Ash Furrow Ash Furrow: The reasons that Airbnb chose to move away from React Native are cultural as much as …

2018-06-23: Watching 8-year-old Yoyoka Soma play Led Zeppelin Good Times Bad Times - LED ZEPPELIN / Cover by Yoyoka , 8 year old drummer Everything about this …

2018-06-21: There&#039;s a man reading the newspaper in my mom&#039;s dollhouse My mom loves tinkering with her dollhouse. The gentleman reading a newspaper showed up recently.

2018-06-21: Synology users: Do you prefer Photo Station or the newer “Moments” for photos?

2018-06-21: Why I miss title bars Here’s how windows used to look. Guess where you click to drag the window: That’s right! …

2018-06-21: Egg on my face with the Mamiya 6 [caption id=“attachment_1357” align=“alignnone” …

2018-06-20: One side effect of using titles on &quot;micro&quot; posts Blog posts with a title are not displayed in full on the micro.blog feed. Micro.blog will only show …

2018-06-20: Just enter your email address... No, I don’t think I will. I thought we were past this.

2018-06-20: We have stopped blogging – Johann Savalle Johann Savalle: So yeah, I wish blogging would make a come back. Me too.

2018-06-20: We got blogging right 20 years ago I’m feeling especially nostalgic for the Good Old Days of Blogging™. Looking at my blog from …

2018-06-20: I’m starting to think all of my posts should have titles, no matter the length of the post.

2018-06-19: Ran across the blogroll from my blog in 2004. Not as many of the links still work as I’d like.

2018-06-18: Looking good, Dad. #hasselblad #filmphotography #portrait [gallery size=full columns=1]

2018-06-18: Took a quick portrait of my dad on Father’s Day. He’s pretty great.

2018-06-17: Kelly and Sage (2018) #hasselblad #filmphotography #portrait [gallery size=full columns=1]

2018-06-17: Brandon, Jess, and Sage #hasselblad500cm #portra400 #filmphotography [gallery size=full columns=1]

2018-06-12: Dinner at The Deck in Muskegon. I liked the sign. Had a little fun overdoing it with Silver Efex Pro …

2018-06-11: One day I’ll have to throw away my Lady Gaga shirt but today is not that day #polaroid [gallery …

2018-06-10: Finally got a long release cable and bulb for the Crown Graphic. That explains my left hand in the …

2018-06-10: [caption id=“attachment_1333” align=“alignnone” …

2018-06-09: Tim (2018). #nikonf3hp #analogphotography [gallery size=full columns=1]

2018-06-09: Automating the End of Movies on Physical Discs - Subtraction.com Khoi Vinh: No one pays attention to Netflix’s discs-by-mail business anymore The linked video …

2018-06-09: I enabled “Show website icons in tabs” in Safari Technology Preview and was surprised to …

2018-06-09: Even if exactly zero other people read it, I’d still love my blog.

2018-06-08: Quartz: $1.046 billion: Global fountain pen retail sales in 2016, according to Euromonitor, up 2.1% …

2018-06-07: I’d totally pay $49 for an updated, supported set of Nik plugins. I’ve missed Silver …

2018-06-06: I’m supposed to be reading The Joy of Missing Out but instead I’m farting around with …

2018-06-06: [caption id=“attachment_1305” align=“alignnone” …

2018-06-06: Andrew (2018). #fujixpro2 #portrait [gallery size=full columns=1]

2018-06-06: I’m having a tooling crisis today. iOS updates caused me to launch OmniFocus, which led to …

2018-06-06: I can’t believe I’m considering putting iOS 12 on my phone. It seems to work on the SE …

2018-06-05: Kyle. #fujixpro2 #portrait [gallery size=full columns=1]

2018-06-05: Kyle

2018-06-04: I get the feeling Steve doesn’t always approve of me taking photos all the time.

2018-06-04: I get the feeling Steve doesn’t always approve of me taking photos all the time. #fujixpro2 …

2018-06-02: Going on five months since I stopped using Instagram and I hate to admit that I miss it. I miss some …

2018-06-01: I’ve updated and moved my “Life Stack” page over to the main blog. I can’t …

2018-05-31: Tinderbox has been updated to 7.5 and it includes some really nice improvements. Maps in Tinderbox …

2018-05-31: My Chemex broke a year ago so I went back to the Aeropress. I’m not a coffee nerd but I do …

2018-05-30: I know I’m making a mistake when I download an app first and then start looking for a reason …

2018-05-30: Haven’t been using my paper notebook for managing personal tasks (or anything else) much …

2018-05-29: Just watched “Paddington 2” by accident and what a delightful, joyous, beautiful …

2018-05-29: I spend a lot of time thinking about gear and technique and “art” but I mostly just like …

2018-05-29: No excuse for not catching up on those letters now.

2018-05-29: Forgot to bring my keyboard to the office so today I’m back to using this monster.

2018-05-28: From my walk today. The combination of the circle and the line of rocks was supposed to look like an …

2018-05-27: Chair, unused. (Leica M6, 50mm Summicron, Tri-X, HC-110)

2018-05-27: If this scanner ever dies I may have to stop shooting 35mm film.

2018-05-27: Was given this early 20th century Kodak No. 3A Folding Hawkeye Special. It’s lovely. I hear …

2018-05-26: Finally got a plant for my fancy pen holder. He’s adorable.

2018-05-20: My dad is 77 and hardly ever stops moving. Here we were tearing down an old shed and once again I …

2018-05-19: Why yes I did leave the house wearing two different shoes this morning. Why do you ask?

2018-05-18: I’m feeling especially saucy at the moment so I’m just going to back away slowly and go …

2018-05-17: I love this. My Grandfather’s Memory Book

2018-05-17: The RSS feed from Mastodon also includes my replies to other people so that doesn’t work very …

2018-05-16: So, how many suspiciously empty towns is William going to just wander into this season?

2018-05-16: Nuage for Org-mode (in a browser) Nuage v0.1 release brings a lot of the sweetness that makes org mode awesome without denaturing it …

2018-05-15: I was worried that my turntable was broken when I first put on my new Clipse record from …

2018-05-15: I am no longer taking my phone and AirPods with me when out walking. No Audible. No podcasts. No …

2018-05-15: After listening to Sam Harris: “Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A Conversation with Dan …

2018-05-15: In Silicon Valley, Software Uses You – Standard Journal We were promised an open web, federated information, and utility to save humanity. Instead we have …

2018-05-14: You’ve got something on your nose. flic.kr/p/HvxDDR  

2018-05-14: I prefer Safari but if I’m going to use Linux even part time I am going to have to use …

2018-05-14: Some Thoughts on Google Photos vs Apple Photos – Om on Tech Om Malik: I am not comfortable with Google’s stance. But I am also human – lazy & convenience …

2018-05-13: I guess they still don’t have all of the bugs worked out of the new Polaroid film.

2018-05-13: Hung out with my mom today. She’s awesome. [caption id=“attachment_1247” …

2018-05-13: My sister’s dog Roxie is ancient, wears diapers, and can barely walk, but she still enjoys …

2018-05-13: Have I mentioned lately how much I love using Roon by @roonlabs for managing my music? It’s as …

2018-05-12: Firing up Beeminder again after a year or so. I need a push. Also, discovered there’s a …

2018-05-12: New Vinyl: “Lord Willin’” - Clipse

2018-05-12: Listening to popular music has become the equivalent of looking at Photoshopped fashion magazine …

2018-05-10: Just recording this in case I think about changing my mind (again) later: Tags will always be …

2018-05-10: I’ll have one of each, please.

2018-05-10: I’ve had to go back to using TextExpander for expansion. I tried using Alfred’s …

2018-05-09: When I forget to bring my Happy Hacking keyboard home I’m condemned to using the Magic …

2018-05-09: The Google-Assistant-making-a-phone-call demo makes me want to fall back to communicating only via …

2018-05-09: I spend a lot of time thinking about cameras, formats, sharpness, color fringing, distortion, …

2018-05-08: The Digital Glow - The Online Photographer Mike Johnston: learning what you want done is more important than slight differences in how it’s …

2018-05-07: I often wish Fargo.io was still a thing. I found it to be a great, simple micro-blogging platform.

2018-05-07: iCloud Drive Breaks the macOS Command Line mjtsai.com/blog/2018… I don’t knowingly put any files into iCloud.

2018-05-07: I haven’t done a Micro Monday in a while, sorry. Today I’m going to go with @yaykyle in …

2018-05-06: We should all be wearing fancy hats Ann-Derrick Gaillot, The Outline: No matter what happens, I urge everyone to come away with a …

2018-05-06: Spent the morning setting up Memacs again. Struggling with the RSS format on my micro.blog. Says …

2018-05-06: One thing about a static blog that I struggle with is editing later. I often read a post and want to …

2018-05-05: My mom came by and planted flowers for me today. Proof that I helped is right there under my …

2018-05-04: After a week of GDPR-induced stress I’m ready to just abandon comments and webmentions. Or any …

2018-05-02: I feel better knowing that all my email is just a bunch of text files in these folders.

2018-05-02: Clever, but shouldn’t be necessary. I can’t tell you how annoyed I am by not having a …

2018-05-02: Olds like me think this is magic. lobe.ai/tour/ (via @gruber)

2018-05-02: I would not have thought of using Do Not Disturb While Drive when not driving as a way to reduce …

2018-05-02: If you were going to replace (or at least augment) Dropbox, would you choose Syncthing or Resilio? …

2018-05-01: I can only imagine

2018-05-01: So Dropbox resolves symlinks to files outside of Dropbox? This means I can keep files in e.g. ~/org …

2018-04-30: I don’t know why I do this to myself

2018-04-28: I wonder if there are plans for micro.blog themes to display webmentions out of the box. Or short of …

2018-04-26: I find the arguments by pro-remote team apologists to be just as annoying as those made by whatever …

2018-04-26: Anyone looking for a digital project “notebook” should have a good look at Curio. …

2018-04-26: I’m already ignoring every GDPR-related email. That didn’t take long.

2018-04-24: With Spacemacs startup times hovering around 45 seconds, I declared Emacs/Spacemacs bancruptcy and …

2018-04-23: Did I miss #RailsConf? What year is this?

2018-04-23: Is there such a thing as a decent, non-flimsy 3x5 index card anymore? Levenger-thick, but horizontal …

2018-04-23: Kicking off outdoor-beers-for-lunch season at Founders. Finally. Bonus: CBS was on tap.

2018-04-21: This little fella is now in charge of all my digital and streaming music. So far I couldn’t be …

2018-04-21: I’ve been in an unreasonably good mood ever since the SmugMug/Flickr announcement. It could …

2018-04-21: Getting Roon and the NUC set up was a breeze. Now for some music.

2018-04-20: La Villa Strangiato is at least as good as YYZ

2018-04-20: The first photo I uploaded to Flickr. Shot with my first Leica (M6TTL). July 5, 2004.

2018-04-20: SmugMug bought Flickr!? I’ve been using both services for sooo long. This feels like it can …

2018-04-20: Tonight I’ll be putting a NUC together for running Roon.

2018-04-20: OmniFocus and Things are great but knowing that Org-mode exists makes them both feel woefully …

2018-04-19: This is quite a list of Python resources: medium.freecodecamp.org/python-co…

2018-04-19: Steven Frank is correct twitter.com/stevenf/s…

2018-04-18: Beer comes from hops. Hops are plants. Beer is salad. – Bill Murray

2018-04-18: Drafts 5 looks like a great update. Trouble is, I take notes either on my Mac when at my desk or a …

2018-04-18: This was just sitting on the counter at the Founders store so yes please.

2018-04-17: Huh. “Emacs Org Mode for Visual Studio Code” github.com/ajtoo/vsc…

2018-04-17: I just love how the note icons in Tinderbox… Indicate how much content is in the note and …

2018-04-17: Happy New Christopher Moore Novel Day!

2018-04-16: I’ve been carrying my HHKB between office and home since I don’t want to pay for two of …

2018-04-15: I always break the yolk.

2018-04-15: I’ve simplified my Book/Movie/TV rating system: ★ = Didn’t like it ★★ = It was okay ★★★ …

2018-04-14: I dreaded migrating all of my snippets from TextExpander to Alfred until I discovered I’d …

2018-04-14: Some things never change. Me (originally from 2010), “Still on the GTD Merry-Go-Round” …

2018-04-14: Now playing: Arctic Monkeys - “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not”

2018-04-13: DEVONthink Bankruptcy

2018-04-13: I’ve always wanted to try BetterTouchTool and now that it’s included with Setapp I have …

2018-04-13: “The truth is that we made a deal with Facebook; we gave up our information for free. Unable …

2018-04-12: “I can’t begin to tell you the things I discovered while I was looking for something …

2018-04-11: I swore it would never happen but I’m getting the band back together.

2018-04-11: A problem I have with plain text is that while I can usually find the thing I’m looking for, I …

2018-04-11: I really want to back this Myst 25th Anniversary Kickstarter www.kickstarter.com/projects/…

2018-04-11: I’m having one of those weeks where I miss OmniFocus and Mailmate and The Archive and MarsEdit …

2018-04-10: I think the only thing I’d need in order to replace my Wordpress-based micro blog with the one …

2018-04-10: I don’t own a cell phone or a pager. I just hang around everyone I know, all the time. If someone …

2018-04-09: I may need to take a break from using Emacs/Mu4e for email. Too many times during the day I run into …

2018-04-09: Well that was easy. Plus I’m controlling it all via the Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Music …

2018-04-09: I get magazines

2018-04-09: It’s only been a couple of days, but Roon may be the greatest thing to happen to my …

2018-04-08: The most underrated Scorsese film is “After Hours”. I love this movie!

2018-04-08: Well it’s been 24 hours and the novelty of not having internet has worn off. I’m going to the …

2018-04-07: I love this book, “The Stanley Kubrick Archives”. Included was a section of an original 70mm print …

2018-04-07: Movie night decision made 🎬

2018-04-07: Still no internet so here are my movie choices for the evening.

2018-04-07: Now playing: Led Zeppelin III

2018-04-07: Something fun to do while offline is to read a real book about film photography.

2018-04-07: Catching up on some printing while the internet is (still!) down.

2018-04-07: Another benefit of a static blog is being able to look stuff up on it without an internet …

2018-04-07: (Streaming my own music to HomePod via AirPlay) Me: “Hey Siri, turn it up”. Siri (pausing the …

2018-04-07: No internet at home this morning means listening to music the old fashioned (and still best) way. 🎵

2018-04-05: Imagine how great macOS could be if everyone wasn’t so distracted by all this iOS nonsense.

2018-04-03: One nice side effect of disliking my laptop’s keyboard so much is that I’m not as easily …

2018-04-03: After four days in beautiful surroundings, I’ve taken maybe a dozen photos. I’m feeling …

2018-04-02: The Touch Bar is basically unusable in any sort of sunlight. I’m sorry to be so bitchy about …

2018-04-02: I’m not moving from this spot until they kick me out.

2018-04-02: If I ever have to travel with this MacBook Pro again I’m packing an external keyboard even if …

2018-03-31: She said “Yes!” 💍

2018-03-29: I still love this song so much. Les Claypool is a crazy genius. www.youtube.com/watch  

2018-03-29: Let’s just say that I’m not a fan of two-factor web forms that don’t automatically …

2018-03-28: I don’t think there are enough new features in the world to convince me to use Pages for …

2018-03-28: I was worried about my commitment to using Linux (Manjero i3 in my case) and wondered if maybe I …

2018-03-28: Front Matter Fatigue™

2018-03-28: I think Standard Notes may be onto something. End-to-end encryption, every platform, sync. Super …

2018-03-27: I’m not sure I can sustain the energy and motivation it takes to run Linux successfully for …

2018-03-26: Ical2org-go is at 1.0. I’m hopeful it can replace the fragile collection of scripts I’m …

2018-03-26: Sometimes when I feel like using something other than Emacs I just change themes and that tricks me …

2018-03-25: I just realized I’ve had the permalinks misconfigured on baty.net since updating the theme a …

2018-03-25: I have got to get this contraption fully functional. It’ll do 35mm but not 120. [caption …

2018-03-25: [caption id=“attachment_1092” align=“alignnone” …

2018-03-25: “The Glory That Was Yahoo!” www.fastcompany.com/40544277/… I miss Yahoo! Or maybe …

2018-03-25: Observability Isn't Monitoring www.xaprb.com/talks/sfm…

2018-03-24: What’s in my camera bag (today)

2018-03-23: I didn’t know about Google Data Studio until today. datastudio.google.com

2018-03-23: The SX-70 really was (and is) kind of a marvel. (Nikon F3. T-MAX P3200 @3200. HC-110)

2018-03-21: Being able to swap out focusing screens is a cool feature of the F3. Trying the H2 Matte version.

2018-03-21: Ooh grainy! (Nikon F3. T-MAX P3200. HC-110)

2018-03-21: The new T-MAX P3200 arrived. Can’t wait to try it.

2018-03-21: Derek Sivers on using Facebook: It’s like I’m still visiting friends in the smoking area, even …

2018-03-20: Backing this Kickstarter project seemed like a good idea at the time. It looks cool and works fine …

2018-03-20: Also, I originally defended Apple’s decision to put the lightning port on the bottom of the mouse …

2018-03-20: Dead batteries in Watch, iPad, and mouse at the same time. We’ve gotten used to constantly dealing …

2018-03-20: When an HTML form field’s placeholder text is too dark I often mistake it for actual text and …

2018-03-19: This looks like a nice resource for learning about Linux linuxjourney.com

2018-03-19: I’m finding org-cliplink to be super handy. Call it and it makes an org link from the URL in …

2018-03-19: Merlin tweeted about a thing you can push in on the ends of aluminum foil boxes to prevent the roll …

2018-03-19: Airfoil is streaming Spotify to both HomePods at the same time. rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/

2018-03-18: Now Playing: REO Speedwagon - “Live: You Get What You Play For”

2018-03-17: It’s good.

2018-03-17: “50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach” …

2018-03-17: Still love my HomePods. Still don’t love Siri.

2018-03-16: Well I guess my keyboard needs replacing. Again. This time the A key is sticking. Everything about …

2018-03-15: We have a visitor at the office today. I’m going to try very hard to not steal her.

2018-03-13: I didn’t know about Google Takeout. takeout.google.com

2018-03-13: Smart devices aren’t

2018-03-13: Pingdom may be fancier but I really like Updown.io. Works great and is so simple updown.io

2018-03-13: “How To Sharpen Pencils” by David Rees (the number one #2 pencil sharpener). The …

2018-03-13: And speaking of pencil sharpening lunacy, here’s my “artisinally sharpened” pencil …

2018-03-12: My grandfather’s Bolex 8mm camera. (Crown Graphic. Atomic-X. FF Monobath)

2018-03-12: The Death of Stalin (2017) ★★★ letterboxd.com/jackbaty/…

2018-03-12: Another one of my favorite shirts

2018-03-12: Now playing: Nina Simone Sings the Blues. 🎼

2018-03-12: Founders KBS 2018 is a darn fine beer. I like it much better than last year’s.

2018-03-11: Lettera 32. I don’t use it much because it has a script typeface but it sure is cute. (Crown …

2018-03-11: Oh I see how it’s going to go. Not a great trend there.

2018-03-11: A lovely Sunday night for some Larceny at the writing desk.

2018-03-11: I was deciding between these two books when I realized how tired I am of complaints about tech …

2018-03-11: Nature’s perfect food

2018-03-11: I’ve moved all of my static sites (other than baty.net) from my Linode VPS into S3 buckets …

2018-03-11: I finally deleted my Mint install after I don’t even know how many years. haveamint.com …

2018-03-10: Another of my highest bang-for-the-buck photographic purchases is this film dryer. Purchased in 2009 …

2018-03-10: The pencil sampler from JetPens arrived today!

2018-03-09: This is almost as good as having lots of beer in the fridge.

2018-03-09: According to Netflix, the first DVD I received was “A Simple Plan” in 1999.

2018-03-08: For Two Months, I Got My News From Print Newspapers. Here’s What I Learned (Farhad Manjoo, NYT) I …

2018-03-08: Of all the money I’ve spent on all the cameras I’ve purchased over the years, this …

2018-03-08: I’ve settled on HC-110 for development of any small-format film shot anywhere near box speed. …

2018-03-08: I love my shirt.

2018-03-07: The AlphaSmart Neo 2. (Olympus Stylus Epic. Tri-X. HC-110)

2018-03-07: A little snow this morning. Bus station lights. Random pipes on a wall. Veggies for dinner.

2018-03-07: If Michael Shannon was in every movie I’d be ok with that.

2018-03-06: Shavings

2018-03-06: I just discovered that Dropbox has not been running on my MBP so today is brought to you by …

2018-03-05: I consider this a defensive, long-term move.

2018-03-04: Selfie with the SX-70. Shooting Polaroids is so much fun.

2018-03-03: Successfully replaced a headlight bulb in my car this morning without injury to myself or the …

2018-03-03: I often wish phone calls worked like DMs. If I don’t have your phone number in my contacts you …

2018-03-03: Whatever the Spacemacs crew did on develop this week did wonders for my crazy Emacs startup time. A …

2018-03-03: I wonder if I’ll have the energy to do this today. forestry.io/blog/sear…

2018-03-03: I’ve lost the power I had to distinguish between what to ignite and what to extinguish …

2018-03-03: I love fountain pens, but as long as there’s a good sharpener nearby, I have been using a …

2018-03-02: If I were to start programming again, what I should learn is JavaScript. Yet I have almost zero …

2018-03-02: I’d like to learn a little lisp. Maybe just enough so that I can totally screw up my emacs …

2018-02-28: Nice tips from Michael Johnston for shooting the revived T-Max P3200 film from Kodak. …

2018-02-28: Vero has no feed algorithm, no ads, and media-specific post types. I’ll I’ve ever wanted …

2018-02-28: For when I’m forced to edit more than a few words outside of Emacs: …

2018-02-27: I just said, “Hey Siri, play some ‘blue mood’ music.” to the HomePod and she …

2018-02-26: I tried setting my phone display to grayscale a few weeks ago when the first round of this silliness …

2018-02-26: “Whatever you spend your time on…it’s all you have.” A Philosophy of …

2018-02-26: “Why should I use DuckDuckGo instead of Google?” www.quora.com/Why-shoul… …

2018-02-25: I should probably not admit how much I enjoy returning from a few days of travel and just plopping …

2018-02-25: “Leica M: that distinct feeling of ennui” …

2018-02-25: I agree with this: www.nytimes.com/2018/02/2… I can almost feel people seething and screaming …

2018-02-24: I’m at least as inept at Alto’s Odyssey as I was with Alto’s Adventure.

2018-02-24: Almost couldn’t find our room HAHAHAHA! #sorrynotsorry

2018-02-23: Sure, I’d love to shoot some new TMAX-P3200 thanks. emulsive.org/articles/…

2018-02-22: A good example of how fickle I can be is my post from 2016 about how I prefer the Freewrite to the …

2018-02-22: Spacemacs (on my Mac) takes 150 seconds to start up when on the “develop” branch and 11 …

2018-02-21: Sure, it could just the novelty of it all, but right now I enjoy using this 2015 ThinkPad more than …

2018-02-21: The big Sonos has been usurped by the HomePod so it’s now part of Project Gone. (Crown …

2018-02-21: I use AirPlay to send music from Spotify to the HomePod way more than I ask Siri to play something. …

2018-02-21: Peak “Build Process”

2018-02-20: Sometimes my Micro.blog feed looks like this for a few minutes and I think that it must be nice to …

2018-02-20: I just ran across the page for my PHPetal app for posting to Blosxom blogs. Seems I’ve been …

2018-02-20: I didn’t think I was a soft-cover person but I like using this Leuchtturm so maybe I am.

2018-02-19: I love this crazy stamp.

2018-02-19: Photos on my phone are convenient and all but this is where I really like them.

2018-02-19: Polaroid Selfie. (OneStep2)

2018-02-18: This is so much fun.

2018-02-18: Just discovered the passmenu command that comes with pass. Works with dmenu and that makes grabbing …

2018-02-17: Microsoft on Linux. What a world.

2018-02-17: Sometimes I find a thing I want to try and it makes me change my mind again. Case in point: …

2018-02-16: Oh no I’m suddenly frustrated by how my blog pages load. Janky is the word. Whenever I blame …

2018-02-15: I know video games are fun and all but I just discovered the ranger file browser on linux and …

2018-02-15: There are like a million ways to set timers and if my fantastic-sounding speaker can only set one at …

2018-02-15: That crazy blue eye tho.

2018-02-14: Good vs. Better at Bad Joe Cieplinski: At least Apple knows the difference between a tech demo and an actual product. More …

2018-02-14: Working with AWS · Vicki Boykis Vicki Boykis: In a way, finding your way through AWS documentation is not unlike being dropped into …

2018-02-14: I read email in a text editor so I consider anything that’s not plain text to be an attachment …

2018-02-13: Limiting Your Child&#039;s Fire Time: A Guide for Concerned Paleolithic Parents &#124; The New Yorker For many children, fire is a harmless, pleasant addition to their lives. But for some it can become …

2018-02-13:   “But I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything.” -- Charles …

2018-02-12: Micro Monday time. This week, I’d like to suggest you follow @oyam for his thoughtful …

2018-02-12: Apple HomePod - The Audiophile Perspective + Measurements! WinterCharm (reddit): Apple has managed to extract peak performance from a pint sized speaker, a …

2018-02-12: Also gone: This rice cooker. Superseded by the Instant Pot. I think I may have started a …

2018-02-11: Two Days With the HomePod Remember that time I wrote that “I don’t think I need a smart speaker”? Well, I …

2018-02-11: Bought this fancy juicer the day after watching “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead”. …

2018-02-11: Scanning 8mm films this morning.

2018-02-11: I’m halfway through season 3 of “Toast of London” and I never want it to end.

2018-02-10: Now and Then

2018-02-10: Another large format image of something I’m getting rid of. [caption …

2018-02-10: Think Before Ranting The first draft of my earlier rant about images on blog posts used the following screenshot as an …

2018-02-10: Maybe your blog post doesn&#039;t need that 2000-pixel header image Allow me a brief rant about the trend of putting ginormous, unnecessary images at the top of every …

2018-02-09: Everything Easy is Hard Again – Frank Chimero Frank Chimero: If you go talk to a senior software developer, you’ll probably hear them complain …

2018-02-09: I’ve been trying Pocket as my “read later” service for a week or two and it turns …

2018-02-09: “[new device] doesn’t do the one very specific thing I want it to so STUPID FAIL!” …

2018-02-08: Just went to plug my awesome new Grado headphones into my iPhone and remembered that I can’t …

2018-02-07: Most of the time I pour through longer, more thorough or challenging articles from Aeon, Brain …

2018-02-07: Now playing: Rush - Fly By Night.

2018-02-07: Seeing how the big digital Hasselblads are made is fun. Good thing, because reading about them is as …

2018-02-06: It’s a small thing, but this may be my favorite feature of my ThinkPad. I may never need to use it, …

2018-02-06: What I Learned from Watching My iPad’s Slow Death - NYT Magazine John Herrman (NYT Mag): I wouldn’t say my old electronics always aged gracefully, but their …

2018-02-06: How to decide.

2018-02-06: I ordered an extra power supply for the ThinkPad: $19.00. I recently ordered an extra power supply …

2018-02-05: He may be remembered as Frasier’s dad to many, but to me he was Diane’s dad in …

2018-02-05: Using a tiling window manager with no real desktop environment seems like Linux at its most weird …

2018-02-05: Sometimes, tonight for example, when I’m meditating all I can do is think “When is this …

2018-02-05: Fixing Babel in Org mode Once in a while Emacs and/or Org mode throws me a curveball. Today’s example is that suddenly …

2018-02-05: On this Micro Monday I’d like to suggest following @vasta. He is always constructively …

2018-02-04: Simple Technology My electric kettle stopped working recently, so I decided to make a large format photograph of it …

2018-02-04: My Linux Experience - Manjaro i3 After spending a few days with Ubuntu and Gnome (see My Linux Experience Day Two) I wanted a chance …

2018-02-04: Why the drinking bird toy is actually a brilliant piece of thermodynamic engineering Fascinating! I …

2018-02-04: My &quot;Life Stack&quot; - updated I’ve updated the “Stuff I Use” page and renamed it “Life Stack” …

2018-02-02: I updated my Tilde.club page with a link to a note about it on Micro.blog so that my Micro.blog page …

2018-02-01: The Square, 2017 - ★★★★ That was wonderfully uncomfortable. Via Letterboxd

2018-02-01: She got me this adorable mix of two of my favorite things: Cameras and Office Supplies. Love it!

2018-02-01: I Quit Twitter and It Feels Great - Lindsey West (NYT) Lindsey West (NYT): I no longer feel like my brain is trapped in a centrifuge filled with swastikas …

2018-02-01: Some days all I do is type 6-digit numbers into little boxes

2018-01-31: Ear

2018-01-31: Fixing two-finger scrolling with the ThinkPad and Ubuntu 17.10 Let me start by saying that I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to desktop Linux. …

2018-01-31: Where to Microblog? Where should I keep a microblog? I have gone back and forth on this since the early days of Tumblr …

2018-01-31: Organize Your Life With Org-Mode Karl Voit: Never in my life have I seen a more beautiful piece of software that scales well from …

2018-01-30: Listening to Miles Davis on vinyl and drinking a manhattan makes me feel like some other person I …

2018-01-30: Current beverage

2018-01-30: Current sounds

2018-01-30: Current view

2018-01-30: The most interesting people tend to have blogs – Brent Simmons

2018-01-30: ~ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 17.10 …

2018-01-30: Testing the change to mb.el by @hjertnes.

2018-01-29: I need to say it again… I love Micro.blog. It feels like something new and it’s pretty …

2018-01-29: I watch a lot of YouTube videos and I am completely happy having paid for Red. The lack of ads makes …

2018-01-29:   Just finished “The Punch Escrow” by Tal M. Klein. I like teleportation stories and this was a …

2018-01-29: My Linux Experience - Day Two So here I sit in front of a new-to-me Thinkpad X1 Carbon from 2015. It’s running Linux. I …

2018-01-28: There goes my Sunday.

2018-01-28: Found these in one my daughter’s old scrapbooks. She didn’t catch ’em all but she …

2018-01-27: Just flashed a disk image to a micro SD card meant for the Raspberry Pi using Etcher on my Mac and …

2018-01-27: Farrago: Robust, rapid-fire soundboards Rogue Amoeba | Farrago: Robust, rapid-fire soundboards: Farrago provides the best way to quickly …

2018-01-27: [gallery ids=“852,” type=“rectangular”] Josie likes to bury her face

2018-01-27: Well which is it, Apple?

2018-01-27: If forced to describe my favorite breakfast, this might be it: A custard-filled “long John” from …

2018-01-27: I don&#039;t think I need a smart speaker Lots of chatter this week around Apple’s (belated) release of the HomePod. It’s mostly the usual …

2018-01-26: Is it weird that not wanting the latest thing from Apple is grounds for incredulity and criticism?

2018-01-25: The new Polaroid SX-70 film is expensive, finicky, and lacking in image quality. The camera itself, …

2018-01-25: I like miniflux for RSS and I see v2 is a rewrite in Go. This is cool, but I also see that v2 no …

2018-01-25: I didn’t have the best luck with the original R5 Monobath but I’m willing to give the …

2018-01-24: Here’s a Polaroid I took just to confuse my future self.

2018-01-24: Dunkirk, 2017 - ★★★½ Christopher Nolan is an exquisite craftsman. Dunkirk had moments of tension, grief, and glory. As …

2018-01-24: Cellar Days at Founders (left to right): Barrel-aged Devil Dancer Barrel-aged City IPA Tank Bender …

2018-01-24: I just wanted to remind everyone that the internet, though flawed and seemingly under siege, is …

2018-01-23: Is there really still no way to search emojis on iOS? It’s faster for me to drop the phone and …

2018-01-23: Ursula K. Le Guin has died. I’ll be reading this one next. 📚

2018-01-22: I skipped meditation for a few days and I shouldn’t do that. Tonight I barely slogged through 20 …

2018-01-22: I’ve taken to cutting out semi-random bits from The Economist and adding them to the day’s Hobonichi …

2018-01-22: On Micro Monday, I’m recommending @hjertnes. (Yes, he did the same for me today, but this …

2018-01-22: I’ve been saving articles to Evernote again recently and have yet to go look at any of them so …

2018-01-21: Good Time, 2017 - ★★★★ A frenetic, lurid, feverish joy ride and I’m exhausted. Via Letterboxd

2018-01-21: My formula for surviving social media is to follow people who want to like things rather than those …

2018-01-21: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, 2017 - ★★★★½ Star Wars movies have almost always made me happy. This one sure did. Via Letterboxd

2018-01-21: Portrait Lighting on the iPhone [caption id=“” align=“alignnone” width=“960”]Kelly. (iPhone …

2018-01-21: 1.5 hours with an Apple Genius yesterday and we just ended up wiping the drive and reinstalling OS. …

2018-01-20: Productivity is dangerous &#124; The Outline Vincent Bevins, The Outline: If you’re waking up at 4 a.m. to write 1,000 words about how you write …

2018-01-19: Oh goody my MBP kernel panics and reboots repeatedly alluvasudden

2018-01-18: I’m sad to hear about Dean Allen’s passing. He was influential in my early blogging days. I ran my …

2018-01-18: I like Tristan Harris, but my guess is that making one’s phone screen grayscale has no …

2018-01-18: This is fun. A random sampler of brush pens from Jetpens.

2018-01-17: Baywatch, 2017 - ★★★ I thought it was really going to suck but I laughed so I didn’t mind. Via Letterboxd

2018-01-16: Too Much Music: A Failed Experiment In Dedicated Listening - NPR James Jackson Toth (NPR): Missing from a larger discussion is the radical idea that maybe it is the …

2018-01-16: Relaxing

2018-01-16: Oh good, another &quot;I&#039;m quitting _______&quot; post I want to love Instagram. Really. It’s the least toxic of the big social networks and …

2018-01-16: After years without a decent pair of headphones, I’ve finally replaced my original Grados… …

2018-01-16: I want to use and enjoy Instagram, but I don’t think I can. Its algorithmic feed is awful, …

2018-01-15: The &quot;glory days&quot; are still here for me, Dave Dave Winer: The "glory days" of news readers are as irrelevant as the print edition of the NY …

2018-01-15: I know everyone has linked to this already but I’ve been grabbing a pencil more than any of my …

2018-01-15: Got to use one of the new pseudo vintage stamps! I love them.

2018-01-15: The seals don’t always turn out perfect but I like them anyway.

2018-01-15: This is a handy cheatsheet for Ledger CLI devhints.io/ledger

2018-01-15: Inessential: Evergreen Diary #4: Send to Micro.blog (Sent to Micro.blog via Evergreen, just like it …

2018-01-15: I’m working toward using fewer apps on my Mac. Not simpler or better apps…fewer apps. …

2018-01-15: For this Micro Monday I recommend @belle, who posts fun things about development, notebooks, …

2018-01-14: Going to try giving this one a good cleaning

2018-01-14: Found the instructions

2018-01-14: For a few years I put together a photo album from darkroom prints made throughout the year. Not sure …

2018-01-14: Test post from Emacs to Micro.blog using @hjertnes new mb.el. If you can read this, it worked.

2018-01-14: Adding to blocklist: “Dopamine”, “Silo”, “You’re the …

2018-01-14: Lost in Translation (why smart speakers are often more useful than the assistant built into your phone) – BirchTree Matt Birchler: Meanwhile, a stationary voice assistant is always in the same place and is always …

2018-01-14: Little Deaths, 2011 - ★★½ Gross. Nope.

2018-01-13: Came across this while going through (organizing?) a pile of old index cards.

2018-01-13: I sure do love listening to records. Now playing: Moby’s “Play”

2018-01-13: I haven’t taken a single photo in 2018 beyond a few random snapshots. I don’t know what …

2018-01-13: Oh dear I suddenly have an urge to buy a laptop for running Linux. Please help me by telling me what …

2018-01-13: I’m trying to let things roll off rather than irritate me, but people who do this …

2018-01-13: Friends vs Followers on Micro.blog If I’m honest, the reason I originally backed and then joined Micro.blog by Manton Reese is that I …

2018-01-12: I really like the latest Firefox, but at my age switching my daily driver for browsing feels like …

2018-01-10: I haven’t used a Moleskine in a while but wouldn’t mind seeing one of these leather …

2018-01-10: I’ve been meditating for just 15 minutes/day and I think there might be something to it. Hard …

2018-01-09: My signed Elliot Erwitt print arrived and I love it. He’s my favorite.

2018-01-09: Oh FFS www.kodak.com/US/en/cor…

2018-01-09: The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein. Neat. einsteinpapers.press.princeton.edu

2018-01-08: On this first Micro Monday I’d like to recommend eli for always posting super fun kid photos …

2018-01-08: The streak continues. I don’t live in a Hobonichi but I usually have one nearby. I prefer paper …

2018-01-08: The worst job I ever had The worst job I ever had was as part of the cleanup crew at a slaughterhouse. It’s gotten …

2018-01-08: Lucky, 2017 - ★★★★★ Absolutely wonderful. When Stanton started to sing at the fiesta I almost cried. Hell, I did cry.

2018-01-07: Ingrid Goes West, 2017 - ★★★ This was probably really good but I was too busy cringing to death.

2018-01-07: Another reason to dislike winter…all the prints curl.

2018-01-07: Plain text accounting can be, well, plain. these scripts for Ledger by Shaodong Di have been helpful …

2018-01-07: Crown Graphic shot with the Polaroid.

2018-01-07: During a politically-charged argument I said, “Hmm, that’s a good point. I hadn’t …

2018-01-06: Finally found stamps that look like stamps.

2018-01-06: Time to write some fancy letters.

2018-01-06: Tried a bunch of CSV-to-Ledger conversion methods and have settled on icsv2ledger. It was easy to …

2018-01-04: I&#039;m not leaving Twitter - yet Om Malik, “The Internet of Love”: I share these stories, not to laud these individuals, …

2018-01-03: Not my usual style but not bad

2018-01-02: Safety Not Guaranteed, 2012 - ★★★★ Safety Not Guaranteed is my kind of movie. Quirky people talking and underdogs winning. And I’ve …

2018-01-02: Force Majeure, 2014 - ★★★ Watched on Tuesday January 2, 2018.

2018-01-02: I’ve used Portrait Lighting on the iPhone X maybe a half-dozen times and it’s only made …

2018-01-01: I want to accuratly track my steps/workouts but don’t like having to always wear my Apple …

2018-01-01: As soon as my Bitcoin hits I’m buying one of these. www.lovehulten.com/cary42.ht…

2018-01-01: A good resolution is maybe to stop telling other people how they should make resolutions or whether …

2018-01-01: “The old promise of the internet…never really lost its appeal, but this year it came …

2018-01-01: Happy Offsite Backup Day!

2017-12-31: Without a case the iPhone X feels as good as it functions. With a case it could be any old phone.

2017-12-31: 2018 projections. Imaginary, but let’s see if optimism is predictive.

2017-12-31: The Untamed, 2016 - ★★★½ Creepy, unsettling, surprising, and yes, a little sexy. I’m not sure I’ve figured it out …

2017-12-31: Working with the Roterfaden Taschenbegleiter My Notebook intentions for 2018 didn’t take into account my work projects, so I’ve been …

2017-12-31: The OneStep has a self timer so…selfies!

2017-12-30: Relaxed Nikon F3. Nikkor 28mm f/2.8. Tri-X @1200 in Diafine.

2017-12-30: A learned a new word recently and now I see it everywhere.

2017-12-30: One from the last roll of the year. Leica M6, Tri-X @1200 in Diafine.

2017-12-30: Microblogging status I didn’t think I needed a microblog but I think I need a microblog. I like writing short posts …

2017-12-30: Shelving 35mm film for a while I’m taking a hiatus from shooting 35mm film, so I thought I’d share some notes about …

2017-12-29: iPad Pro with Penna Keyboard vs. Hermes 3000 Typewriter Try as I might to make using an iPad feel like I’m typing in “the good old days,” …

2017-12-29: My Reading Pile (aka The Graveyard of Good Intentions) Patrick Rhone posted a photo of his pile of unread books. I’m glad I’m not the only one …

2017-12-29: Private Git hosting using Gogs on Amazon Lightsail There are many options for “private” Git hosting. I put “private” in quotes …

2017-12-28: Books I read in 2017 I read 27 books in 2017. A book every couple of weeks is about my usual pace. The list contains a …

2017-12-27: Kingsman: The Golden Circle, 2017 - ★ A stupid cartoon of a movie.

2017-12-27: Shot some old Impossible Film I found a box of color film for the SX-70 from the early days of The Impossible Project so I thought …

2017-12-27: Streaming Services and the End of Music Collection – Variety Janko Roettgers in Variety: And there’s simply no room for your 10,000 meticulously tagged MP3s in a …

2017-12-27: Blade Runner 2049, 2017 - ★★★★½ I very much enjoyed Blade Runner 2049. Seeing Harrison Ford emerge as older versions of characters …

2017-12-26: Senior Class Picnic 1933 I just found these awesome tiny photos tucked into my grandfather’s high school yearbook. …

2017-12-26: Bright, 2017 - ★★ All I’ll say is that I watched the entire film, but you probably shouldn’t. I’m …

2017-12-26: Paper Notebook Intentions for 2018 [caption id=“attachment_700” align=“alignnone” …

2017-12-24: Testing a post via Org2Blog This post is being written in Emacs (Spacemacs) and is being posted to WordPress via Org2Blog. If it …

2017-12-23: Strand, Under the Dark Cloth, 1989 - ★★ Paul Strand is interesting. “Strand, Under the Dark Cloth” is not.

2017-12-23: Blog Consolidation (I originally posted this as the last post on www.baty.net but thought I'd copy it here.) The …

2017-12-23: Annie Leibovitz Teaches Photography A Masterclass featuring Annie Leibovitz looked like a great idea, so I paid the $90 and signed up. I …

2017-12-19: Dynamicland Dynamicland: No screens, no devices. Just ordinary physical materials — paper and clay, tokens and …

2017-12-17: Polaroid SX-70 I made a couple large format photos of my SX-70. The camera has been fully restored by 2nd Shot and …

2017-12-17: Tracking my weight using Org-mode and R I record my weight nearly every day. My bathroom scale uploads the data to a couple of tracking …

2017-12-16: Josie today

2017-12-16: Org-mode radio targets - Marcin Borkowski Marcin Borkowski: The idea is quite cool: you mark some word (or a combination of words) in your …

2017-12-15: Org Mode Mailmate Bundle I’m so happy to have discovered this bundle for Mailmate which lets me create a TODO in my Org …

2017-12-10: A Microsoft Excel Artist - swissmiss swissmiss: For over 15 years, Japanese artist Tatsuo Horiuchi has rendered the subtle details of …

2017-12-10: ‘Handwritten letters belong to you like your DNA’ - The Guardian Kiran Sidhu: Some things in life need distance for us to acknowledge their true value – youth, …

2017-12-05: MarsEdit 4.0 I don't even remember when I first started using MarsEdit, but it was a long time ago. It's been a …

2017-12-03: Running Josie (2017) Josie (2017). X-Pro2. 56mm f/1.2 The 56mm Fuji isn't the fastest focusing thing I've ever …

2017-12-03: Miniflux Eli Mellen mentioned Miniflux one too many times so I had to give it a go. Miniflux is a bare-bones …

2017-12-03: Anatomy of a Polaroid Picture Polaroid Originals Magazine: Creating a photograph with instant film is part imagination, part …

2017-12-03: I've activated the Gutenberg WordPress plugin here. I like trying new things.

2017-12-02: I&#039;m bored Josie (2017). X-Pro2. 56mm f/1.2

2017-11-29: I nearly forgot about this blog. I’d say that means I have too many of them.

2017-11-26: Ron (2017) Ron (2017). Leica M6. 50mm Summicron. Tri-X @1250 in Diafine. From a recent roll, here's my …

2017-11-26: Digital Black and White I have always disliked the idea of converting digital photos from color to black and white. As with …

2017-11-24: Good Cameras In my previous post about the X-Pro2 and 56mm I wrote, “I feel like I could actually make some …

2017-11-23: Gene at the buffet [caption id=“attachment_125” align=“alignnone” width=“1024”]Gene …

2017-11-22: First day with the Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R I’ve only had the Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R for a few hours and I can already tell we’re …

2017-11-21: Polaroid SX-70 [caption id=“attachment_69” align=“alignnone” width=“1024”]SX-70 …

2017-11-08: Time for a refill

2017-11-08: I like dogs. I like taking pictures of dogs. I like sharing pictures of dogs.

2017-11-08: Some discounts on Tinderbox and DEVONthink here: www.eastgate.com/Tinderbox… Tinderbox has …

2017-11-08: Having an office across the street from Founders Brewing is pretty great. 🍺

2017-11-08: Allow me to vent for a moment… Managing AWS accounts and services is a clusterf*ck of …

2017-11-07: My brother in law made this cool marble pen holder for me. Even included felt inside the bottom to …

2017-11-06: This a/v setup from early 2000s actually worked pretty well. Or at least it worked (Says the guy …

2017-11-05: xkcd

2017-11-04: Podcasts release schedules should be based on when people feel they have something interesting to …

2017-11-03: Less is still more - Bijan Sabet Bijan Sabet: Yes, your users are smart. But they want to be delighted. Too many features can feel …

2017-11-03: Medium and Large

2017-11-03: Your search "Nicolas Cage Hairstyle Whiteboard" did not match any products. C’mon Amazon, get …

2017-11-02: Ran into the old Tinderbox document that managed baty.net for a while. I tidied it up, hit …

2017-11-01: Bought a signed Elliot Erwitt print from Magnum because I love Elliot Erwitt.

2017-10-31: George Saunders&#039; &#039;Lincoln in the Bardo&#039;: Audiobook Cast George Saunders’ ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’: Audiobook Cast: When it came time to …

2017-10-30: I’m having fun with the new Polaroid One Step

2017-10-30: Founders Backwoods Bastard remains a favorite

2017-10-30: Leaves and drain

2017-10-29: Scanning more of my grandpa’s 8mm films.

2017-10-29: “Most people enjoy the sight of their own handwriting as they enjoy the smell of their own farts.” …

2017-10-28: Josie sat long enough for a 4x5 portrait. I missed the focus a bit but I was using ground glass in …

2017-10-28: Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, 2017 - ★★★½ A sometimes emotional greatest hits collection from Didion, a writer I’ve always admired.

2017-10-28: After one year my “new” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is still the most disappointing Apple …

2017-10-28: It’s pretty obvious how I feel about wasps.

2017-10-27: I have misplaced my Vanishing Point but I think I’ll survive. I almost never need the quick …

2017-10-27: This has gotta stop.

2017-10-27: What If the Newspaper Industry Made a Colossal Mistake? Jack Shafer, Politico: ...conventional newspapers, for all their shortcomings, remain the best …

2017-10-27: Atomic Blonde, 2017 - ★★★★ I have no idea what “Atomic Blonde” was about or why but I could watch Charlize sit, …

2017-10-27: Don’t tell anyone but Super Mario Odyssey is downloading to the switch right now. My work may …

2017-10-26: Remember that time I typed each tweet onto an index card for a year (2012)?

2017-10-26: Little Evil, 2017 - ★★★½ I like Horror/Comedy so “Little Evil” interested me. I just let it do what it wanted and …

2017-10-25: On the wall of the upstairs bedroom of my mom’s dollhouse hangs a tiny painting of dogs …

2017-10-25: Lots of fun talk about using paper today on micro.blog. I’m for it :).

2017-10-25: Catching up on my contact sheets is the least fun part of darkroom work, but it yields wonderful, …

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2017-10-25: War for the Planet of the Apes, 2017 - ★★★★ I enjoyed War very much. Moving, thoughtful, and beautiful to look at. Andy Serkis as Caesar was …

2017-10-24: Spider-Man: Homecoming, 2017 - ★★½ I’m not a fan of the Spider-man films but this one got such good reviews that I gave it a …

2017-10-23: :s/folks/people/g

2017-10-22: Blow-Up, 1966 - ★★★★ Mostly an interesting artifact from the 60s. I half expected Austin Powers to jump out any moment. …

2017-10-22: The Conversation, 1974 - ★★★★★ Wonderful. I’d never seen it and it’s wonderful. Sound design makes it. Really loved it.

2017-10-22: I don’t mind grain so much but HP5+ @1200 in Diafine is pretty darn grainy. (Leica M6. 50mm …

2017-10-22: Josie (2017) I don’t mind grain so much but HP5+ @1200 in Diafine is pretty darn grainy. Leica M6. 50mm …

2017-10-22: American Made, 2017 - ★★★★ I want to dislike Tom Cruise but I keep enjoying the films he’s in so ¯_(ツ)_/¯. This was …

2017-10-21: Josie enjoying a sunny day in the yard

2017-10-21: Uninstalled NeoVim until I have my regular Vim configuration nailed down. Switching between them was …

2017-10-21: Why I switched to [new thing] from [old thing] in 2017

2017-10-20: I spent the afternoon wrangling Vim into just the way I like it for writing. Could use maybe a touch …

2017-10-20: You know how people fight about Vim vs Emacs? I’ve been doing it with myself for weeks now. …

2017-10-19: A problem with apps that depend upon their own convenient “cloud” library is when they …

2017-10-19: Replaced the flashlight in my car. Feels like an upgrade.

2017-10-19: Other than wanting to eat a small Pug, Josie did well at group class tonight.

2017-10-19: My favorite app is always whichever one had a major release most recently

2017-10-19: For those complaining that Adobe is breaking their promise to “offer a standalone version of …

2017-10-19: I need Vim keybindings in Ulysses. Just me? Probably just me.

2017-10-18: She’s just a blur coming into the frame. Nikon F100. HP5+.

2017-10-18: I love old things that still work. Going on 80 years and I can pop this into the projector and watch …

2017-10-18: The new Lightroom CC is going to be so divisive! I’m already conflicted, but leaning toward …

2017-10-18: Polaroid! #polaroid [gallery size=full columns=1]

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2017-10-18: Well this is fun. Who would have thought I’d be able to buy a brand new “Polaroid” …

2017-10-16: This Caran d’Ache pencil sharpener is overkill and expensive but I love it and don’t …

2017-10-16: My working notebook (aka a sort-of “bullet journal”) is now a large Boorum & Pease …

2017-10-16: It’s been a while since I last used Mutt for my email but the keystrokes come back quickly and …

2017-10-16: Ftrain.com @20 - Paul Ford Paul Ford: Our software is bullshit, our literary essays are too long, the good editors all quit or …

2017-10-16: Soon!

2017-10-16: Posting this from the Micro.blog app on my Mac. This is better. A couple of things… I really want …

2017-10-16: My yard has a lot of Acorns, but this is really just an excuse to test the Micro.blog Mac app)

2017-10-16: I don’t know what the answer is, but I do know that it doesn’t involve being mean on …

2017-10-15: Amer, 2009 - ★★½ Yes, Giallo. Yes, visually interesting. Did not enjoy it.

2017-10-15: Just for fun I brought back my old mutt config and oh how I love mutt. www.mutt.org “All mail …

2017-10-15: I just discovered iTerm’s tmux integration: gitlab.com/gnachman/…

2017-10-15: I need to find something to distract me from wanting to host my own Mastodon instance, because I …

2017-10-14: Book: Words for Letters ★★★ Words for Letters: Writing Personal Letters for Deeper Friendships by Keith Winnard My rating: 3 of …

2017-10-14: Book: Barking Up the Wrong Tree ★★★ Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is …

2017-10-14: All I want is to copy a file from my PC to my Mac without error. They’re 6 feet apart and it …

2017-10-14: Catching up on some 8mm film scanning. This one is my grandfather’s “Florida Vacation …

2017-10-14: Rediscovering jrnl for text-based, command-line journaling. I’ll wean myself of Org Mode yet! …

2017-10-13: I switched to using Column view in my Mac’s Finder and it’s like I’m running a …

2017-10-13: I walked across the room to sharpen my pencil and by the time I returned I’d forgotten what I …

2017-10-13: With today’s Twitter boycott (and the boycotts of the boycott), I’m reminded that …

2017-10-13: The old Fuji Instax Wide might be the ugliest camera I’ve ever seen. Fitting it’s …

2017-10-13: I didn’t have anything else to do while we’re all boycotting Twitter today so I updated …

2017-10-12: Speaking of email clients, I also tried Airmail for Mac and it doesn’t properly support …

2017-10-12: Did a side-by-side taste test in the Founders taproom yesterday. Conclusion: I prefer last …

2017-10-11: Why didn’t anyone tell me that Mastodon is performing ½ mile from me tonight? No …

2017-10-10: Josie with stick (2017). Nikon F100. Nikkor 85mm f1.8. HP5+ in HC110 for 6min. Pakon scan. …

2017-10-10: Tear down the new institutions – Ethical Tech Ben Werdmuller: Facebook is what you get when you don’t have any ethical quandaries about building a …

2017-10-10: She sleeps funny

2017-10-10: micro.blog has become one of my favorite spots to visit throughout the day.

2017-10-09: Love, 2015 - ★½ Well that was certainly chock full of un-simulated sex. Otherwise, it was nothing. Maybe it was …

2017-10-09: Spielberg, 2017 - ★★★½ I can’t explain why I didn’t enjoy this more. I don’t feel like I learned much of …

2017-10-09: The Strange Color of Your Body&#039;s Tears, 2013 - ★★★★ If film is meant to be a visual art form, then “The Strange Color of Your Body’s …

2017-10-06: Looks like I’ve forgotten to stop posting here.

2017-10-05: Hey apps, stop begging me to turn on notifications. I turned them off for a reason. Leave it alone, …

2017-10-04: I love picking an ink and filling a fountain pen. Bernanke Blue is one of my favorites

2017-10-04: Propeller [caption id=“attachment_354” align=“alignnone” …

2017-10-04: Propeller [caption id=“attachment_55” align=“alignnone” width=“819”]A boat …

2017-10-03: Escapes, 2016 - ★★★★ Watched on Tuesday October 3, 2017.

2017-10-03: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Hard Promises

2017-10-03: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Hard Promises #nowplaying #vinyl #tompetty [gallery size=full …

2017-10-03: Had a brisk morning swim yesterday in northern Michigan.

2017-10-03: I love design and designers, except on the days following any well-known brand introducing a new …

2017-10-02: Nice day for a swim in northern Michigan [gallery size=full columns=1]

2017-10-01: Josie and our shadows during a morning walk

2017-09-30: Apple is really bad at design - Topolsky Joshua Topolsky, in an unabashedly clickbaity article: Ok fine, Josh, I’m not going to argue …

2017-09-29: A bunch of people blogging every which way all scattered around who-knows-where is such a hot mess …

2017-09-29: How did Amazon become my Smart Home hub before Apple? How many years are we going to continue saying, “Well, Apple is going to do something amazing …

2017-09-29: Why I always write with the audience in mind

2017-09-29: WordPress announces 4,294,967,295 character count limit Heh.

2017-09-28: The Little Hours, 2017 - ★★ This group of people should have been able to make a funnier film.

2017-09-27: Letterboxd Patron I just renewed my annual Letterboxd membership. This time I paid $49 for a year at the …

2017-09-26: Put me down as against a move to 280 characters. Might as well just “Blog, You Idiots”.

2017-09-26: Elle, 2016 - ★★★½ I didn’t enjoy the film, and I probably wasn’t supposed to. But, I adore Isabelle …

2017-09-26: Wonder Woman, 2017 - ★★★½ I keep saying that I’m done with super hero movies, and I keep being wrong. I did enjoy Wonder …

2017-09-26: How I do my Computing - Stallman Richard Stallman: I edit the pages on this site with Emacs also, although volunteer helpers install …

2017-09-25: The Field Notes Dime Novel Edition might be my favorite so far. I like the larger size.

2017-09-24: Looks like the Speed Graphic has quite a light leak. (Speed Graphic. HP5+ @400 in HC-110 dilution B …

2017-09-24: The Speed Graphic has a light leak. [gallery size=full columns=1]

2017-09-24: Setting up the Pakon scanner again Every once in a while I get the urge to shoot color 35mm film and scanning that film is no fun at …

2017-09-24: Oh the things I go through in order to make scanning color film less painful. (See this post about …

2017-09-24: I have zero concerns about “the notch” in iPhone X. I’m getting a X (pronounced, …

2017-09-24: Josie with Stick (2017) [caption id=“attachment_48” align=“alignnone” width=“1024”]Canon …

2017-09-23: JavaScript development is not fun for me anymore – Paul Verbeek-Mast Paul Verbeek-Mast: Fast-forward to 2017. I’m slamming my keyboard in frustration as another …

2017-09-23: Cloud backups I am no longer backing up my drives using a cloud backup service. Namely, Arq to Backblaze B2. This …

2017-09-22: There isn’t a single Wordpress theme that I really like. I may just make my own. If only I …

2017-09-22: Just dropped the X-Pro2 from waist high onto concrete. No visible or functional damage as far as I …

2017-09-21: I’m fascinated by Keybase. They just added teams, also fascinating. …

2017-09-21: Technology exhausts me.

2017-09-21: Keepers of the Secrets &#124; Village Voice James Somers in the Village Voice: “It’s a real person — the stationery they commissioned, the paper …

2017-09-21: Tried updating my (Gravatar) avatar to what I thought was a nice B&W photo of me. Don’t …

2017-09-21: Things I installed on a fresh iPhone (SE) After weeks of flakiness with my iPhone SE, I decided to wipe it and start over. This always seems …

2017-09-20: My Car Has 51 miles on it

2017-09-20: Mr. Gyro (2017) [caption id=“attachment_46” align=“alignnone” width=“1024”]Mr. …

2017-09-20: Car Wash (2017) [caption id=“attachment_42” align=“alignnone” width=“1024”]Fuji …

2017-09-20: Car Wash (2017) [caption id=“attachment_39” align=“alignnone” width=“1024”]Car …

2017-09-20: This is Ron, co-founder of Russ & Ron’s auto service. I’ve been taking my cars to …

2017-09-20: Starting from scratch on the SE I’ve been running the iOS 11 betas on my iPhone SE for a while now. I installed the GM a week …

2017-09-19: This is the construction equivalent of pulling up carpeting and revealing the beautiful old wood …

2017-09-19: Well that’s a little scary but so far so good.

2017-09-19: Josie Eats Dirt

2017-09-19: I’ve been running the High Sierra GM on the iMac without too much grief. Thinking of …

2017-09-18: I can understand when, all else being equal, you would avoid using an Electron-based app. But if you …

2017-09-18: Keep It, by Reinvented Software I'm going to need an Everything Bucket for my Everything Buckets. The latest “Everything …

2017-09-18: Courage – Marco.org Marco Arment: Apple just completely changed the fundamental shape of the most important, most …

2017-09-17: It’s been over two weeks since I made my drastic keyboard change and I have to admit that …

2017-09-16: Some day there will be a static site generator that makes things as easy as Wordpress. I’m …

2017-09-16: Is there any value in people who cannot write JavaScript? Mandy Michael: The worst part about pushing the “know everything” mentality is that we end up …

2017-09-16: Josie relaxing after a long walk.

2017-09-16: The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die #nowplaying #vinyl [gallery size=full columns=1]

2017-09-16: I am completely unable to decide whether or not to keep smaller, microblog-type posts (like this …

2017-09-16: I just clicked “Install” on the High Sierra GM build on my iMac. I’m almost certainly going to …

2017-09-14: Selfie with the band. Sort of. #gretavanfleet

2017-09-13: She only gets red-eye in one eye. [gallery size=full columns=1]

2017-09-13: Polaroid OneStep 2 Polaroid (really The Impossible Project) has a new instant camera: The Polaroid OneStep 2. You bet I …

2017-09-13: More Josie (2017) These days my favorite subject is Josie, so here’s another. [caption …

2017-09-13: Everything is gorgeous and I am lost – Track Changes Drew Bell: Lately, though, I’ve often found myself halfway through a poorly-considered post before …

2017-09-12: I’m probably as excited about whatever Polaroid announces tomorrow as I was about the Apple …

2017-09-12: @manton Have you ever considered a post form right here? I think it would be nice to see the context …

2017-09-12: Thinking about shooting more color film. Scanning is a bitch and I can’t make darkroom prints …

2017-09-11: Josie with Portra 400. Nikon F3. Self-processed. Silverfast scan. #filmphotography [gallery …

2017-09-10: CNN Lite may be the greatest news website ever I could not love this more. Can we get all of the news sites to do this? http://lite.cnn.io/en

2017-09-10: Almost done #filmphotography [gallery size=full columns=1]

2017-09-10: No more local options for color film processing I learned today that Meijer, the last nearby option for C-41 processing, is no longer doing C-41 …

2017-09-10: Nobody’s Version of Dumb Sherri Spelic, reacting to a tweet by George Siemens: I, for one, came because I was looking for …

2017-09-09: I just want everyone to start blogging again Would you all please just start a blog? I don’t care which platform you choose. Pick one and …

2017-09-09: The Places I Can Write People make fun of me for having too many blogs. I don’t blame them. I just like to try …

2017-09-09: The simplest thing that could possibly work I always begin by following the advice I first read on the XP portion of Ward Cunningham’s …

2017-09-08: Decline and return of indie blogs - Manton Reece Manton Reece: The solution isn’t fewer link blogs, but more of them. By taking microblogging back …

2017-09-08: It is rather nice just typing stuff in a box and clicking the “Post” button.

2017-09-08: Static site publishing is still (mostly) a pain I love that static websites can just sit somewhere behind a simple web server and always just work. …

2017-09-07: Jessica and the Animals (2004) [caption id=“attachment_27” align=“alignnone” width=“1280”]Leica …

2017-09-06: Sage (2017) I got to watch my daughter’s Weimaraner, Sage, over the weekend. He rarely stops moving, so it …

2017-09-06: Josie (2017) [caption id=“attachment_8” align=“alignnone” …

2017-09-06: The RSS feed from my 1999.io experiment isn’t being pulled into micro.blog and I don’t …

2017-09-05: Remember Kodak Disc cameras? #filmphotography #kodak [gallery size=full columns=1]

2017-09-05: I&#039;m no longer cross-posting I’m beginning to feel like cross-posting everywhere is rude to readers in many cases. Who …

2017-09-05: I’ve removed Twitter cross-posting from all of my configured Micro.blog feeds. Feeling like …

2017-09-04: Sage [gallery size=full columns=1]

2017-09-04: Sage (2017). Nikon F3. Tri-X @1200 in Diafine.

2017-09-04: I enjoy playing with software. So, I’ve (once again) set up a 1999.io server. This time, on an …

2017-09-03: Dog-sitting tonight. This is my daughter’s weirdo, Sage.

2017-09-03: Josie been at a 2-week training course and comes home on Tuesday. I can’t wait.

2017-09-03: This photo of my mom (1982) looks like she’s in a remake of The Birds

2017-09-02: Replaced a retaining wall this morning with my mom and dad’s help.

2017-09-01: Ev’s thoughtful response to a critic of “Claps” medium.com/@ev/hi-ro… I …

2017-08-30: This Aultmore 18 is delicious.

2017-08-26: The SX-70 is going out for repairs

2017-08-26: Testing photo posts from MarsEdit with this shot of my daughter’s dog, Sage.

2017-08-26: Reconfiguring my iMac reminded my how much I rely on Chronosync. The new beta has some nice …

2017-08-24: My dad windsurfing in Hawaii - 1991. Nice waves for a 50-year-old.

2017-08-24: I mean this 8mm

2017-08-24: Need to have this 8mm processed soon

2017-08-23: My Mac vs iPad usage

2017-08-23: I’m getting a lot of use and value out of Setapp. It’s easily worth the $10/month to me. …

2017-08-23: Amused by all the fretting over how-many-claps-mean-what!? on @Medium this week.

2017-08-22: Installed watchOS 4 beta. Battery lasted about 6 hours today. Not recommended.

2017-08-22: Switched from Crashplan to Arq->B2 a month ago. Just in time it seems. May be better off just …

2017-08-22: I spoke too soon. I should not have installed the iOS beta on my phone. I know better, but I …

2017-08-21: Running iOS 11 b7 on my phone all day. No problems so far.

2017-08-20: I could use a little less disorder.

2017-08-20: I brought her a stick from the shore of Lake Michigan. She seems to like it.

2017-08-18: [gallery size=full columns=1]

2017-08-18: Our room has a nice view. [gallery size=full columns=1]

2017-08-17: This’ll do

2017-08-16: Surprised by how frustrating it is to tap the screen of my MBP and find that nothing happens but a …

2017-08-15: I think I might be doing it wrong

2017-08-15: You know it’s an off week when you find yourself searching for “Low carb fast food …

2017-08-15: Two reasons. First, it should be harder to lose. Second, I can tell at a glance and by feel which …

2017-08-15: Going all-in micro.blog for microblogging/syndication. Also, as a vote of confidence, I’m …

2017-08-13: This is a good way to seal a love letter. [gallery size=full columns=1]

2017-08-13: I think it’s time for this “Super Road Whiz” to go.

2017-08-13: Waiting for breakfast

2017-08-12: Nine black cars (and Gail).

2017-08-12: Incompatible threads: 1. App Store pricing is an unsustainable race to the bottom 2. Subscription …

2017-08-12: I’d tried and failed to shoehorn Foursquare/Swarm into a personal log. Happy to see that v5.0 makes …

2017-08-12: Nice overview by Jason Blevins of my new favorite, Blink Shell: jblevins.org/log/blink…

2017-08-12: I have been manually adding photos to Google Photos. Decided to enable “sync” and now of course I …

2017-08-11: Giving Things 3 an honest go and today was the first I’ve hit it hard on the iPad. No keyboard …

2017-08-11: Today I snapped a few photos with the little Fuji X100T. My iMac is out for repair so I plugged in a …

2017-08-11: Well of course you can have a treat, looking at me like that and all. [gallery size=full columns=1]

2017-08-11: There’s a German Shepherd service dog in the Apple Store and not petting him is the hardest …

2017-08-11: Something I never thought would happen: Preferring the iPad to the MBP. Will the effect wear off? …

2017-08-11: All I want is a way to get an email into Things on iOS with a link back to the original message that …

2017-08-10: The Ulysses team’s decision to move to Subscription pricing is 100% cool with me. This is a …

2017-08-09: Micro.blog is a simple, reverse-chronological feed of people/blogs I follow, with replies and …

2017-08-09: I wish App Store on iOS would stop moving things out from under me when I’m trying to update apps. …

2017-08-08: Is it true that there’s no way to edit photo titles/descriptions in Apple Photos in the iPad. That …

2017-08-08: I love a Manhattan. I’ve changed the bourbon:vermouth ratio from two-to-one to two-to-one-half and I …

2017-08-08: Feeling a little whimsical this afternoon

2017-07-09: Join me at stream.baty.net My new site at stream.baty.net is the place to be.

2017-07-06: Moved chemicals into new glass bottles. Should last longer and definitely looks cooler.

2017-07-05: Expired Delta 3200 I’m trying to use up a bunch of expired film in my freezer, so I put a roll of Delta 3200 (exp 2011) …

2017-07-04: Spirited Away, 2001 - ★★★★½ Beautifully drawn. I suppose it was about overcoming fear but all I cared about was seeing what …

2017-07-04: A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, 2014 - ★★★ I expected black, deadpan humor with a surreal twist and that’s what I got. The trouble was …

2017-07-03: “Did you say Wendy’s drive through?!!”

2017-07-03: This is a quick post using the updated micro.blog app on the iPad. I never write anything on my …

2017-07-03: Micro.blog on the iPad is going to be handy.

2017-07-02: Whenever I make a quick, hand-held portrait with the Hasselblad the subject’s face ends up …

2017-07-01:   Reconfigured the camera bag. Hasselblad 500C/M and Fuji X-Pro2

2017-07-01: Still coming to terms with trying a more iPad-centric workflow. Posting to baty.net via Hugo is a …

2017-07-01: Thank goodness it has a screen, eh?

2017-06-28: The Hasselblad is Back After spending several months out for repair with David Odess, my Hasselblad 500C/M kit is back! …

2017-06-28: Red Sweater Blog – MarsEdit 4 Public Beta Red Sweater Blog – MarsEdit 4 Public Beta: The good news? MarsEdit 4 is finally shaping up. I plan …

2017-06-28: Today’s workstation. Seeing how the other half lives.

2017-06-24: Theme designers sometimes underestimate the number of posts a person might write.

2017-06-23: I hadn’t considered adding my Letterboxd RSS feed to Micro.blog until I saw that @bitdepth was …

2017-06-19: Still figuring out where all this stuff should go. Consider this a test.

2017-06-19: Captain Fantastic, 2016 - ★★★ Had its moments, but not enough of them to recommend seeing it.

2017-06-19: Tried a couple rolls without the motor drive on the F3. Didn’t like it. Put it back on. …

2017-06-17: I want to cross-post to Instagram, not from it. Instagram is isolationist and I don’t care for …

2017-06-16: I’ve played games on the Switch more in the last month than I have on the PS4 in the last …

2017-06-16: I find myself checking micro.blog more often than Twitter.

2017-06-16: Steve at a Radio Shack. At a what?!

2017-06-15: My RSS feed was only showing .Summary content, counter to the @GoHugoIO docs. Overrode the internal …

2017-06-15: Testing Webmentions to baty.net If baty.net gets this via webmention.io I’ll be thrilled This post, for example …

2017-06-15: I love hot dogs

2017-06-15: 90+ degree weather is the most interesting time for my Air Conditioner to fail.

2017-06-14: I love office supplies way more than what most would consider normal

2017-06-14: Day 3 of not using Org Mode. I miss it already.

2017-06-13: Replaced Google Analytics with self-hosted Piwik. That feels better. I like to pretend stats …

2017-06-13: A drawback of the welcome new end-to-end encryption feature of Day One is that I can no longer …

2017-06-12: Every time I update Spacemacs many of the keybindings change. I see what they’re getting at, …

2017-06-11: Helpful post about setting up a Hugo-based site. www.sarasoueidan.com/blog/jeky…

2017-06-11: While thinking about Medium’s value, I realized that consistently I get more out of @aeonmag …

2017-06-11: I give fidget spinners about another week and a half

2017-06-10: This was a nice way to start the day

2017-06-06: Watched season/series finale of The Leftovers. I am satisfied.

2017-06-05: Josie doing her stick dance

2017-06-05: Get Out, 2017 - ★★★★½ Get Out made me uncomfortable in so many ways. Loved it.

2017-06-05: Ghost in the Shell, 2017 - ★★★ It was fine.

2017-06-05: I have a 9.7” iPad which seems too small and a 12.9” iPad which is way too big. Could …

2017-06-05: At some point over the past few years I’ve grown content with skipping keynotes and just …

2017-06-05: Thankfully, the unnecessary and tedious cycle of speculation is almost over.

2017-06-05: Went to a concert and didn’t take a single photo. I don’t know if this represents …

2017-06-05: It&#039;s just that I love static sites so much It may be happening again and I don’t know how to stop it. The better I get at using my …

2017-06-04: “To perform those functions 20 years ago, you needed a map and a sense of direction” …

2017-06-04: Logan, 2017 - ★★★★ I’m exhausted by comic franchise films but Logan was a surprising thing to watch. It …

2017-06-02: 10 ways to have a better conversation &#124; Celeste Headlee   www.youtube.com/watch This was amazing and it helped me better understand what an awful …

2017-06-02: Kodachrome Magazine, 2017 Issue 1 I completely understand that Kodak is messing with all my nostalgia dials with Kodachrome Magazine, …

2017-06-02: I based the design of my archived static baty.net blog on this and now I kind of want to try a …

2017-06-02: Likes on social networks should be private It feels good to know when someone enjoys what I’ve written. There’s a discussion around …

2017-06-02: Facebook vs the Open Web Lots of discussion this week around Facebook vs the Open Web. Colin Walker: The sad thing is that …

2017-06-01: Kelly Graduates My niece Kelly graduated tonight. She seemed very happy. Here she is posing with her grandma and …

2017-06-01: I distrust google by default, but built-in ad blocking of “bad” ads in Chrome seems like …

2017-06-01: Having a common enemy can be useful. I just wish we didn’t have to call him “Mr. …

2017-06-01: Fuck Facebook indeed. Gruber: daringfireball.net/2017/06/f…

2017-06-01: Pinboard acquires delicious, what? blog.pinboard.in/2017/06/p…

2017-06-01: Evergreen: A new feed reader from Brent Simmons Ranchero Software: Evergreen Evergreen is an open source, productivity-style feed reader for Macs. …

2017-05-31: Google’s Proprietary Fork of HTML Is Taking Over the Open Web Nick Heer Consider this: Google owns the most popular search engine and the biggest video hosting …

2017-05-31: stevenf.com What’s not to like about Steven Frank’s new site at stevenf.com Nothing, there’s …

2017-05-31: Scripting News: May 31, 2017 Dave Winer: Innovation. I am now storing the OPML file for this blog in my Dropbox folder. I think I …

2017-05-31: John Wick: Chapter 2, 2017 - ★★★★ It’s good to see Keanu back. Great, escapist fun.

2017-05-30: Still the greatest keyboard ever made

2017-05-30: Glif – Studio Neat Glif – Studio Neat "The all-new and completely redesigned version of the Glif holds your smartphone …

2017-05-30: More from Dave Winer on JSON Feed scripting.com/2017/05/3…

2017-05-29: Gregg Allman - Laid Back via Instagram

2017-05-29: Discombobulated? via Instagram

2017-05-29: I went to 4 social events this weekend. I’m glad I did, but the introvert in me was screaming …

2017-05-28: Josie with Stick. Nikon F3. Nikkor 105mm. Tri-X in D-76 for 9:00

2017-05-28: Notifications: A Tragedy Of the Digital Commons – Scott Belsky Scott Belsky "The most effective mobile notifications are finance related, fear related, or have …

2017-05-27: The internet seems to think everything is a zero-sum game.

2017-05-27: Jessica sent me this photo of her dog, Sage, sleeping with a new puppy. Melt.

2017-05-27: When site speed metrics make you do something silly A few weeks ago I moved my blog from a static site at baty.net into Wordpress at baty.blog. I …

2017-05-27: I’ve been clicking through a bunch of my old link posts on baty.net and almost none of the …

2017-05-27: If you think Schrodinger’s cat is weird, then... Oxford Academic on Bell’s Theorem "In doing so, it undermines the entire basis for ‘local …

2017-05-26: Hate Mowing Your Lawn? Good! Don’t Do It - The Nib Ted Steinberg and Shannon Wright: It’s environmentally destructive and a huge waste of time. Let it …

2017-05-26: I’m going to try not buying any new pens for a while. I have enough pens.

2017-05-26: JSON Feed Now Available for baty.blog I’ve gotten over my initial shrugging-off of JSON Feed (see Dave Winer on JSON Feed). There is …

2017-05-25: I (still) find personal blogs to be the most interesting places on the web

2017-05-25: How do I get out of the how-do-I-get-out-of-vim joke cycle?

2017-05-24: Trying this: If it could benefit from a title, it goes on the baty.blog. If not, it goes on …

2017-05-24: I’m a sailor. I sail.

2017-05-20: Back to the Apple Watch for a Week – The Brooks Review Ben Brooks: Whereas, when I look at one of my traditional watches on my wrist, I get joy from …

2017-05-20: Dave Winer on JSON Feed Dave Winer: "If developers have a hard time using XML in their apps, if that's the problem, why not …

2017-05-19: Kottke&#039;s social media fast Kottke: "Mostly, I’ve resolved to use my phone less. Being on my phone was my fidget spinner…this …

2017-05-14: Love you, Mom! Wishing my mom a very happy Mother’s Day. She’s the best.

2017-05-14: Silicon Valley: A Reality Check - Slate Star Codex Scott Alexander: "Here’s my theory. If you’re an average well-off person, leading your average …

2017-05-13: I Don’t Believe in Blockchain - Tim Bray Tim Bray "First off, I should say that I like blockchain, conceptually. Provably-immutable …

2017-05-13: Moom removed from sale Many Tricks Blog "Tonight we received notice that Moom is in violation of US patent number 8434019, …

2017-05-12: When introversion collides with the desire to connect Kottke "I don’t know about you, but my inner dialogue is fucking weird and sometimes not fit for …

2017-05-12: I’m pretty sure we’re all overthinking this microblog thing but I can’t help …

2017-05-12: Polaroid Type 108 - Expired August 1977 Polaroid type 108. Expired August 1977. What are the odds of getting anything at all out of it? via …

2017-05-12: Rolodex via Instagram

2017-05-11: First time printing with the Focomat IIc I’m still working on restoring a Focomat IIc. It’s been a bit of a struggle, but I …

2017-05-11: I’ll probably get the new Amazon Audrey. (ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3Com_Audrey)

2017-05-11: Haven’t used Evernote in a very long time. I think the timing coincides exactly with the …

2017-05-11: Another thing I don’t need is an unsolicited, mocked up “redesign” of anything by …

2017-05-10: I know, I know, but this kind of shit always makes me cry so good: …

2017-05-10: I have zero interest in what Apple might be working on. If they haven’t shipped it, then shut …

2017-05-10: The Lure, 2015 - ★★★★★ The best horror-musical-comedy-mermaid movie you’ll see this year! “The Lure” was …

2017-05-09: Does my hosted micro.blog still work? It would be great if it did, as I’m considering …

2017-05-09: Everyone should have a blog. Or restart an abandoned one, as Sebastian Kippe has done: 9 Years Later …

2017-05-08: hello advertising, my old friend - Kottke Kottke "Before I let you go, I need a tiny bit of your help with this. If you use ad blocking …

2017-05-08: I’m going to cross-post everything automatically from the blog to Twitter and see how many …

2017-05-08: The antidotes to populism: stoicism and civil society Thomas R. Wells (3QD) "Something has certainly gone wrong in how we do democracy. We have forgotten …

2017-05-08: Finally set up a Yubikey for Two-Factor on most of the sites that support it. Now to always remember …

2017-05-07: Kong: Skull Island, 2017 - ★★★ A fine diversion.

2017-05-07: About that Ari Marcopoulos Camera Bag &#124; The Machine Planet Dante Stella: “In fact, all camera bags now look like diaper bags” Ha! It’s true. …

2017-05-07: Moving on from Baty.net - or not I’ve been maintaining a blog in some form since 1998. Everything before 2000 has been lost, …

2017-05-07: Sunday Art - Poop [caption id=“attachment_55” align=“alignnone” width=“700”]Poop …

2017-05-07: G.A.S. Attack Outflanked - Bruce Robbins Bruce Robbins: So with considerable self-restraint, I decided not to buy the Autocord. £150 is too …

2017-05-07: After a couple of weeks, I’m finding that I prefer using Micro.blog to Mastodon. It’s …

2017-05-06: I love my new dog but she’s going to need a lot of love and time and work before she’s …

2017-05-06: Moving from a static blog to Wordpress feels a little dirty but oh man do things get easier.

2017-05-06: Josie Today

2017-05-06: Baty.blog I’m moving my blogging to a new domain: baty.blog I wanted to change the way I handle my blog …

2017-05-05: @manton Should my posts to jack.micro.blog be fed into micro.blog/jack automatically or do I need to …

2017-05-05: I wonder why none of my new posts to jack.micro.blog end up at micro.blog/jack. It used to work ¯_( …

2017-05-05: Testing photo posts. These are my shoes.

2017-05-05: I am unable to decide whether to post at a hosted micro.blog with a custom domain or keep using my …

2017-04-29: Had to change my Keyboard Maestro shortcuts from function keys to chords because the Touch Bar is a …

2017-04-28: Finished a giant bottle of Founders’ “Lizard of Koz” and it made me happy. …

2017-04-28: Mastodon is cool and I love the ideas behind it, but it’s just so…I don’t …

2017-04-28: Experimenting today with using Hashbackup (http://www.hashbackup.com/) with Backblaze B2 storage as …

2017-04-28: Working on my road rage. I’m a pretty mild-mannered fella but while driving I get unreasonably …

2017-04-27: I just added my Radio3 feed to Micro.blog. Seems like a good way to make link posts.

2017-04-27: I just changed my username on Micro.blog from @jackbaty to @jack. That’s going to break things …

2017-04-26: I’m probably just still resentful that I’ve not yet been “verified” on (by?) …

2017-04-26: As I was typing this complaint about having to deal with charging too many things, the batteries in …

2017-04-26: I’m looking forward to the ability to “follow” other micro blogs here. So far my …

2017-04-25: Wikitribune Evidence-based journalism New gig from Jimmy Wales. I’m in for $10/month.

2017-04-25: Let’s try testing this from MarsEdit shall we? This is me posting on a new platform from one …

2017-04-25: I think it’s best to disable cross-posting to Twitter for now. At least while I work through …

2017-04-25: Write first/socialize (maybe) later seems like a good approach.

2017-04-25: I’ve been using Mastodon as a sort of micro blog but prefer something like Micro.blog, which …

2017-04-25: Well this is exciting.

2017-02-19: Leica M6 My first Leica was an M6 TTL. I sold it in the mid-2000s and have since gone through a number of …

2017-02-04: More Shooting With The Hasselblad And A Flash While many move toward carrying only an iPhone or small, mirrorless system, I’ve been thinking …

2017-01-12: The Lomo&#039;Instant Wide Camera A photograph becomes real only when it’s printed. I love photographic prints of all kinds. This is …

2016-06-04: The Nikon Nikkor 105mm f2.5 AI-S I just bought one of Nikon’s classic lenses : The Nikkor 105mm f2.5 AI-S. [caption …

2016-02-24: Some Recent Large Format Photos I’ve been having a lot of fun with my 4×5 cameras lately. Most of the images have been made using a …

2016-01-09: 4x5 photo of 8mm Projector [caption id=“attachment_268” align=“alignnone” width=“625”]8mm …

2016-01-03: New55 1Shot Film [caption id=“attachment_264” align=“alignnone” width=“640”]Jess …

2015-05-31: Using Flash with the Hasselblad [caption id=“attachment_259” align=“alignnone” width=“791”]Kelly …

2015-05-03: Around the yard with the OM-2n I was cleaning out a closet and found my bag of unused Olympus gear. I couldn’t remember why it was …

2015-03-17: I prefer the imperfect [caption id="attachment_241" align="alignnone" width="1198"]Woman's legs near snow. (2009)[/caption] …

2015-03-07: First attempt using New55 R3 Monobath Developer That didn’t go well. This was my first time using the R3 Monobath Developer from New55. Other people …

2015-02-04: The Kodak Pakon F-135 Plus Film Scanner I’ve always hated scanning color 35mm film. It’s fiddly to work with and no matter what I’ve tried …

2014-12-22: The back of a Leica M3 [caption id=“attachment_253” align=“alignnone” width=“600”]Leica …

2014-12-13: Every Picture Tells a Story Every picture tells a story, don’t it. —Rod Stewart Here is one of the few photos on which my …

2014-09-20: Crystal points out my flaws It’s as if my sister is saying, “Dude, you’ve got a hair on this negative”

2014-04-14: Vivian Maier Film Spool [caption id=“attachment_222” align=“alignnone” …

2013-11-04: Leica IIIf shutter capping I bought a little Leica IIIf on a whim a year ago and have become rather attached to it. It’s …

2013-10-13: Now, about that 35mm film… My recent foray into large format has made me consider abandoning 35mm film. This started years ago …

2013-08-18: Print Sizes I've been trying to determine which print sizes I prefer. In the darkroom I usually print 8×10, …

2013-07-28: My life with large format photography so far I’m wrestling with an old shirt in the wind as a focusing cloth while using the loupe to view …

2013-07-21: Large Format Color [caption id=“attachment_207” align=“alignnone” width=“768”]Ron …

2013-06-26: Peters Camera Repair [caption id=“attachment_204” align=“alignnone” width=“1024”]Mr. …

2013-06-22: Keep the Nikons or the Canons? I find myself with a collection of some of the finest film SLRs ever made (and one really nice …

2013-06-22: Canon AE-1 Program as Nostalgia When I think of my introduction to photography, the Canon AE-1 Program is what I remember. It was my …

2012-11-04: Replacing my Olympus Stylus Epic You will almost always find an Olympus Stylus Epic on or near my person. The unassuming little …

2012-10-28: Leica IIIf I’ve always wanted a “Barnack” Leica, if for no reason other than the nostalgia of using a piece of …

2012-07-06: Leica M7 [caption id=“attachment_311” align=“alignnone” …

2011-01-23: Color Film Photography Isn&#039;t Worth the Trouble [caption id=“attachment_185” align=“alignnone” …

2009-11-21: In a Dark Room I have a darkroom. This has happened before. [caption id="attachment_182" align="alignnone" …

2009-10-31: Always Carrying a Camera [caption id=“attachment_178” align=“alignnone” width=“383”]Photo …

2009-10-29: Olympus OM - 1 and 2 [caption id=“attachment_174” align=“alignnone” width=“500”]Leica …

2009-09-23: F*ck Film There is a terrific scene from Adaptation in which John Laroche describes his obsession with …

2009-08-16: Olympus OM-1n [caption id=“attachment_128” align=“alignnone” …

2009-08-04: Getting Over Ken Rockwell Reading photography forums could lead one to believe [Ken Rockwell](http://www.kenrockwell.com/) is …

2009-08-01: Medium Format with the Hasselblad 500 C/M About a month ago I bought a Bronica SQ-A kit after spotting it on Craigslist. I wanted to try …

2009-06-22: Medium Format with the Bronica SQ-A As a kid, I would notice when someone on T.V. was taking photographs with a Hasselblad. I had no …

2009-05-08: Leica M8 First Impressions [caption id=“attachment_156” align=“alignnone” …

2009-03-21: Another Photography Workflow I thought I’d share the latest iteration of my photography workflow. I recently bought a nice used …

2009-02-15: Light-tight Box My Ass! A camera is most decidedly not just a light-tight box to hold the film. This one isn’t anyway. …

2009-01-04: I Shoot Film In 2005 I sold a nice Leica M6 TTL with a mint Summicron ASPH 35mm to some random stranger on eBay. …

2007-12-18: Leica Lust Revisited James Russell has a piece at Luminous Landscape called Leica M8 Revisited. The reason I bring it up …