They’re playing Bonjovi on the classic rock station. God I feel old.
First party of 2020 commencing.
True love is your boyfriend spotting that you made a mistake when typing HTML and helpfully correcting it for you.

Every nerd needs a person like this in his or her life.

True love is your boyfriend spotting that you made a mistake when typing HTML and helpfully correcting it for you.

Every nerd needs a person like this in his or her life.

True love is your boyfriend spotting that you made a mistake when typing HTML and helpfully correcting it for you.

Every nerd needs a person like this in his or her life.

True love is your boyfriend spotting that you made a mistake when typing HTML and helpfully correcting it for you.

Every nerd needs a person like this in his or her life.

True love is your boyfriend spotting that you made a mistake when typing HTML and helpfully correcting it for you.

Every nerd needs a person like this in his or her life.

This is a longer post because we’re expecting our first snow storm of the winter, (rumor has it that we’ll see somewhere around twelve inches), we made chili in the crockpot yesterday and I got to play with sharp objects, and, as an early birthday present, I got a pair of Bose QC35s and I absolutely love them.

First, the snow storm.

We’ve been lucky so far this winter, and haven’t gotten too much snow, maybe three inches at a time at most, and for the most part it hasn’t stuck.

This weekend is supposed to be different, and I hope to get some pictures, and yes, build my oft-promised snowman.

As mentioned above we made chili yesterday, and I got to play with sharp objects, otherwise known as using our brand-new huge knife to cut up the chicken before cooking.

We invested in a new set of knives along with a cutting board late last year, and I got to use it for the first time yesterday since we’ve started putting the crockpot to some serious work since the first of this year.

And it was awesome.

I’ve never had an easier time cutting up raw meat, and the resultant chili turned out amazingly.

Next is homemade chicken alfredo with the chicken being either marinated in Italian dressing or just baked in it. I haven’t decided which yet.

I should post all these recipes.

And now, time for a mini review of my early birthday present.

John got me a pair of Bose qC35 II Wireless Quiet Comfort Noise Canceling headphones, and they arrived yesterday.

I love them.

They came with a sixty percent charge, so I’ve been putting them through their paces. The noise canceling is lovely,and they’re now replacing the old headphones I used for the computer since they’re much more comfortable.

I still haven’t ran down the battery yet. I’ll need to work on that.

I’m trying to run them down because I want to see how long it takes to charge them and then how long I can use them before they need to be recharged.

I love these things and will get a metric ton of use out of them.

This is a longer post because we’re expecting our first snow storm of the winter, (rumor has it that we’ll see somewhere around twelve inches), we made chili in the crockpot yesterday and I got to play with sharp objects, and, as an early birthday present, I got a pair of Bose QC35s and I absolutely love them.

First, the snow storm.

We’ve been lucky so far this winter, and haven’t gotten too much snow, maybe three inches at a time at most, and for the most part it hasn’t stuck.

This weekend is supposed to be different, and I hope to get some pictures, and yes, build my oft-promised snowman.

As mentioned above we made chili yesterday, and I got to play with sharp objects, otherwise known as using our brand-new huge knife to cut up the chicken before cooking.

We invested in a new set of knives along with a cutting board late last year, and I got to use it for the first time yesterday since we’ve started putting the crockpot to some serious work since the first of this year.

And it was awesome.

I’ve never had an easier time cutting up raw meat, and the resultant chili turned out amazingly.

Next is homemade chicken alfredo with the chicken being either marinated in Italian dressing or just baked in it. I haven’t decided which yet.

I should post all these recipes.

And now, time for a mini review of my early birthday present.

<a href="http://www.jcarson.wtf">John</a> got me a pair of Bose qC35s, and they arrived yesterday.

I love them.

They came with a sixty percent charge, so I’ve been putting them through their paces. The noise canceling is lovely,and they’re now replacing the old headphones I used for the computer since they’re much more comfortable.

I still haven’t ran down the battery yet. I’ll need to work on that.

I’m trying to run them down because I want to see how long it takes to charge them and then how long I can use them before they need to be recharged.

I love these things and will get a metric ton of use out of them.

I logged into my personal Twitter to see what’s going on with the people I haven’t managed to convert to Micro.blog users yet, and upon scrolling through one list, my first response is "What the fuck is happening?"

Apparently something went down and I’m thinking it might be best to steer clear of this particular trashfire.

And I need to spend some more time crafting some stuff for Facebook and Twitter to promote MB, because there are people I’d miss from these platforms if I actually manage to leave.

Leaving though becomes more and more desirable every time I log in to any of them, Facebook especially.

Welcome to 2020 everybody, we made it.

It’s snowing here and fireworks are going off at the stadium.

We have a peanutbutter pie that we never managed to get into so we’re having it for breakfast tomorrow.

Both of us are tired so I don’t have any clever message this year, and we’ll be in bed in the next fifteen minutes.

Happy New Year everybody.

One of my goals for the upcoming secular year is to start playing more with iOS shortcuts. Specifically, I want to learn how to create them as well as how to install shortcuts by third parties.

There are a lot floating around for various Indieweb tasks and workflows and it would be really cool to automate some things while posting from my phone.

I expect this will have the side benefit of posting more from my phone.

I have photos in mind for this more than anything else, but would also like to start playing with alternative implementations of bookmarking services.

One of the best parts of doing a manual Facebook content migration is going through and remembering occasions which consequently sparked posts.

I’ve just come across one that I’m about to migrate that references my nepphew turning up my work phone as part of a weekend visit.

My nepphew is now on the edge of becoming a teenager. God, I feel old.

And I promise I won’t embarrass him later in life by pointing at these posts, because if he’s going to learn that the internet never forgets, it won’t be from his aunt.

I still can’t get Ditchbook to run properly on Windows, so I’ve started manually importing my content from Facebook.

I don’t really mind because it’s far from the only manual import I need to do, plus I have the time off to do it, and it’ll be a nice exercise in deciding what to keep and what not to keep.

I need to find something that’ll let me read the location data and such on Windows for the photo import parts, but it’ll be interesting to map locations to photos and other past content.

I’ve still got to start on the stuff from Goodreads and Foursquare/Swarm.

We did some grocery shopping and got some treats for this week and we’re planning to do more on Tuesday, along with getting some Chinese to eat while everyone else is eating traditional Christmas dinner on Wednesday.

And as usual we’re reading books. I’m up to one hundred and eighty for this year and we still have ten days left to go.

Wow. Our local schools are having their first two-hour delay for this winter.

I know in North Carolina it only takes an inch or less for that to happen and I suspect it takes more up here to get a two-hour delay, but we have freezing rain and I think ice on the roads.

I’m told that January and February are actually the worst for this kind of weather.

We had some snow yesterday but not enough for me to build the snowman I’m promising.

I normally try not to transform into a complete geek while reading books, but now they’re talking about the Dark web and this character, who apparently spends a bunch of time on the on the dark web used a consumer as opposed to an onion router this one time when he went on the dark web and that’s how he got caught, and I want to slap Alex Cross for being so wrong right now. I also want to slap James Patterson for writing a character who manages to go on the dark web without an onion router. For the love of books can authors please please please research before writing?
I’ve got micropub clients for remotely posting several kinds of posts to my site: Quill for notes and other post kinds, (it covers a lot), Teacup for posting food and drink, and Indiebookclub for posting books with reading statuses.

They’re all simple interfaces, very accessible, and very quick to post from.

I’ll link them on a page later since I need to add some other pages to this site and to the menu.

We’re spending this weekend reading books, although we took a break during the week since the two of us are avid book lovers and would probably read all the time and do not much else if we were willing to let the responsibilities of life fall to the wayside.

Interesting. When using the Micro.blog app, song titles and also titles of TV show episodes appear as links and are clickable.

I wonder if there are specific protocols similar to http I’d need to use in order to make these clickable or if that’s just something iOS does?

I didn’t realize until right before <a href="https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shabbat_candles">candle lighting</a> last week that I was on the last two, so I ordered some more this morning. They’ll get here on Monday, so I’m going to double-check the local Wegmans to see if they have some in stock. I think I remember seeing that they do which means I can order a couple through Instacart for this week.

I also ordered some of those little candles for Hanukah, because I have all three of the gifted <a href="https://www.hanukkahfun.com/367/what-is-the-difference-between-a-hanukiah-and-a-menorah/">hanukiot</a> (plural of hanukiah, which is distinct from menorah, click the link for more info), but I don’t have the large one yet and I’m not sure if it will get here before Hanukah does.

This year it falls during the week of Christmas, which is just about as late as it can fall.

And no, I’m not going to get into the argument over how it’s spelled in English, since English is a transliteration of the Hevrew and there are multiple valid ways to do this, although the double K somewhat annoys me since Hebrew doesn’t have double letters.

There’s apparently at least one Jewish organization though that decided to troll everybody and take the opportunity to spell it eight different ways in English in their printed calendar this year for the eight nights.

If I find the link again I’ll share it.

I think I may have found a bug with iOS 13.3 which prevents you from adding things to your doc.

I attempted to add Quill to my doc, so I can post on the go, but once I switch to editing mode I’m unable to move it by the usual hold and drag. Once iOS goes back to non-editing mode, I can’t get back to editing mode.

So, hive mind, is this a known issue or should I report it, and if so, what’s the proper channel for reporting a bug like this?