🤔 It’d be handy if I could assign a title to a given browser window — i.e. a set of tabs — so I could group sets of tabs by activity or topic.
It looks like there are a few Firefox extensions that do this, but it’s unclear how effective they are on MacOS. I’ll have to try them.
I just proposed a ⚡️ lightning talk for the next Write the Docs NYC meetup: Storytelling with Git.
Just now, while writing a presentation with my Mac, I typed “aphantasia” and noticed that the spell-checker flagged it as an unknown word/spelling.
This made me chuckle. I’m used to having to explain aphantasia to humans — so why shouldn’t I have to teach my computer about it too!
It was first described in 1880; it’s really a thing! And yes, I really have it.
I’m still blown away by how compellingly Blake Ross described it:
I have never visualized anything in my entire life. I can’t “see” my father’s face or a bouncing blue ball, my childhood bedroom or the run I went on ten minutes ago. I thought “counting sheep” was a metaphor. I’m 30 years old and I never knew a human could do any of this.
On a lark, I just installed Lynx and used it to view the homepage of the FC4 Framework. It looked great! I got a real kick out of this; it took me way back. I was also pleased to see that the structure and content of the page worked well when represented in plain text.
The (abbreviated) highlights:
The release notes contain more details, including upgrading instructions.
I’d welcome any feedback you’d care to share!
Anyone else use an iPad with an external keyboard (Bluetooth in my case) and found that Safari is really flaky when it comes to responding to keyboard shortcuts? Maybe there’s some kind of focus thing I’m missing, but I’ve been really annoyed by this apparent bug.
I just used Proporti.onl to estimate the gender distribution of my Twitter followers and those I follow, based on their profile descriptions or first names. It’s not great: 1% non-binary, 36% women, 62% men. I’m gonna work on this.
I’ve been playing around with the recently upgraded @GitHub Actions and it was surprisingly easy to port some CircleCI jobs. Some intriguing features!
(The jobs are a little slower, but I suspect that’s largely due to the lack of dependency caching, and they’re working on that.)
As someone who likes both beer and kombucha, I thought I might like this. And I was right. Good stuff!
App idea: Reliable Regular Reminders. Pops up reminders reliably at the designated time — daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly, etc — and each “instance” of each reminder is supplanted by the following “instance”.
(Yeah, I’m really frustrated with the iOS Reminders app.)
Interesting idea came up in a recent chat with a colleague: that remote members of hybrid teams need on-site allies to speak up on their behalf, to make sure in-person meetings are recorded, or notes are shared; to address A/V issues; to invite them to ad-hoc meetings, etc.
This is amazing — the authors of the tool Kodiak documented the differences between it and 13 alternatives in an extremely clear table. I ❤️this!
I ❤️ git hooks, but I’m happier now that I’ve converted my pre-commit hook to a pre-push hook. Turns out I like to commit often, even — especially — when the work is still a mess — and clean it up before pushing. This new setup lets me stay in the flow!
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