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Wow I was not expecting this to sound as good as it does

Tracks and instruments recorded and produced by Matt Ebenezer; vocals by Taylor Swift.

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Whenever I edit photos taken on my phone, I always tend to prefer the unedited version. I can’t tell if I’m just bad at photo editing, or if I actually prefer the “shot on iPhone” look

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I fear I’ll still be setting up Minecraft servers on random evenings when I’m like 50. Today was one such evening.

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I’m setting up iCloud Photos for the first time. I’ve never really felt compelled to use it before, but I figure it will be a nicer experience than AirDropping the odd photo to my Mac. Plus, I have a ton of iCloud storage that’s being left unused.

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Going to sleep knowing I get to listen to The Secret of Us tomorrow morning :)

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I moved a single line of code from one file to another to fix a bug I’ve been dealing with for weeks 🙃

In other—definitely unreleated—news, my website should feel a lot snappier…

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bluesky api is quite nice!

gonna continue experimenting with it tomorrow

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I wish the standard max speed for electric bikes was 25–28 mph. It’s awkward riding in traffic at only 20.

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Gonna try to make a habit of adding to my Day One journal more. I just added a couple months of photos — the gap from when I last added some.

Also Day One has gotten a couple nice UI improvements!

A "photo journal" in Day One: 145 entries, 324 media, 79 days, 1 day streak.
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I’m excited to try 3.5 Sonnet. It’s excellent that each AI model keeps one-upping its competitor(s) quite regularly.

Today, we're launching Claude 3.5 Sonnet. Claude 3.5 Sonnet raises the industry bar for intelligence, outperforming competitor models and Claude 3 Opus on a wide range of evaluations, with the speed and cost of our mid-tier model, Claude 3 Sonnet.

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I never fully appreciated just how good the Ventura wallpaper is. Probably because I was salty (and still am a bit) that they stopped the gorgeous dynamic landscape wallpapers.

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Over-engineered a loading skeleton for my website: dynamic number of and widths of text lines (within bounds).

JSX code: either 1, 2, or 3 line divs are generated and each has a dynamically applied Tailwind CSS class, such as `firstTextLineWidth`
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Just came across this simple and free app to upscale images with MetalFX — Upsies (love the name)

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Just deployed a refreshed design to my website.. unfortunately dark mode is on hold :c

Update 1: dark mode re-added 😎

Update 2: just realized the dark mode I added looks awful. don’t design a dark mode during the day I guess. working on a refinement…

Update 3: Now it looks alright 😌

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bleh

Feels like 95 degrees, actual 89 degrees. “Humidy is making it feel hotter.”
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This is my first time seeing the new Safari page summary feature in-action — pretty neat.

Also I just found this article. Maybe I’m not insane 🫨

iOS Safari page summary for the article, "Taylor Swift reveals how Arya Stark’s kill list inspired ‘Look What You Made Me Do’"&10;&10;The summary reads, "The article discusses Taylor Swift's love for Game of Thrones and how it inspired her album, Reputation. Swift drew inspiration from the show's characters and storylines, incorporating them into her music. For example, "Look What You Made Me Do" was influenced by Arya Stark's kill list and Cersei's vibes."
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Oh, and my decision to re-watch Game of Thrones is completely unrelated to the House of the Dragon spinoff series.

Listening to The Bolter is actually what made me want to re-watch. I like to believe—fairly confidently—that Taylor took great inspiration from Arya Stark’s plot for the song.

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Just finished my re-watch of Game of Thrones. I love the show, but I probably won’t ever watch it again — too long!

Now I can free up like a terabyte worth of eps 😌

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I’ve heroically warded off the temptation to have a nighttime snack

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Enjoyed watching another pleasant and fun video from Life Where I’m From:

Using local trains, we travel for 3 days around Tochigi, Fukushima, and Niigata. Going this deep into Japan's countryside provided some interesting challenges that you don't normally see when you stay on the more tried and true tourists paths.

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They’re having s’mores, I’m having sourmelon bites

Holding a bag of SmartSweets Sourmelon Bites candy in front of a fire pit
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A bird perched on a stone in the shape of an apple in a garden.
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I prefer building locally instead of using cloud builds. For my Next.js site, it’s a difference between 14s locally and 1m 15s on Vercel for example.

pn run pages:build && pn run pages:deploy isn’t too hard.

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Barely

“I Can See You (Taylor’s Version)” playing in Apple Music on macOS. The cover art is oddly cropped as per a macOS developer beta bug
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my youtube algorithm is cooked. or maybe this is peak content

Video by "I Love Lucy!" · 17 views, published 15 hours ago

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@brunocampos Aviation is the field I wanted to go into before software engineering. Really cool you get to mix the two

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@ningkantida Dickinson is up next on my to-watch list! This actually got me quite a bit more excited to watch it.

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@brunocampos I agree, definitely gonna make an effort to do it more often.

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@brunocampos Welcome Bruno 👋

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@miguelmanalo Absolutely. At least it does get easier with time.

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@miguelmanalo <3 it's been a few months since my pup got euthanized

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@KimberlyHirsh thanks 😊

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@ningkantida Beautiful work and well said with "it encapsulates the bittersweet nature of 'what-ifs'" — the 1 is one of my absolute favorites 🩶

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@goblingumbo I was thinking of listening to each album on this list too! I'm not yet sure how I want to go about it, be it one a day or whatever.

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@hrv here's the full list of commands georgegarside.com/blog/maco...

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@hrv Yep! You can also do it via the cli — I think the one in my screenshot is defaults write -g NSColorSimulatedHardwareEnclosureNumber -int 4

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@jsonbecker Same. I've actually been trying to think about it less since it just makes me upset.

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@manton I really like the "File over app" philosophy championed by Obsidian's CEO https://stephango.com/file-over-app

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@jsonbecker Well said. I like that distinction between "cares" and "values"

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@Havn Implementations like Advanced Data Protection, Lockdown Mode, Private Relay, or even hardware microphone disconnects prove Apple's commitment to privacy I think. These implementations are hardly marketable and require extensive technical implementation.

Regarding search, I find this to be one of Apple's most anti-competitive areas. Not for their chosen default of Google, but for the exclusion of a custom search option. This exclusion serves to benefit Google as all the other included alternatives simply are not good.

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@manton When I read that you've been blogging on manton.org since 2002, I couldn't help myself from taking a peek on archive.org. It was fascinating to see your site evolve year-by-year. The Internet Archive is such an incredible resource.

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@vincent I'm all in on CF, but it's all free personal projects so I'm not too concerned. But if I ever make a commercial product, I'm probably gonna deploy elsewhere. And good to know — I haven't had the pleasure of interacting with their support :p

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@manton First time listening! I enjoyed the conversation.

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@TodePond Cloudflare Stream? Nice 😎

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@ningkantida Fellow Swiftie here — this is super cool!! I like the creative liberty you took with changing the lyric.

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@pcora sounds like a perfectly awesome day. get well soon!

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@joshuagrady Just installed this, thanks! I missed this shortcut from Arc.

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@manton just re-engineered the Conversation.js reply box in React for my own website. I appreciate that the Micro.blog ecosystem isn't locked down to a specific implementation — thanks!

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@jade test 2

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@jade test