The first time I used Firefox it was still called “Phoenix”.
I haven’t used anything other than Safari in years, if you don’t count repeated
failed attempts at using Chrome. I thought I’d see what’s new with Firefox.
I’ve been running it for a couple of days and find it a pretty good experience
I’m not ready to make Firefox my default browser, but I’ve not given up yet either.
As I get older I’m less inclined to want to manage my own servers, but I’ve been
enamored with Gitlab lately, so I decided to try installing
my own copy of Gitlab CE.
It turned out to be easy enough. I used a
pre-configured Digital Ocean droplet. I then
installed an SSL cert from Let’s Encrypt, imported a
few of my repos and I was off and running.
I have not yet tried adding any Runners or other CI tools but so far it’s pretty
painless. Hard to beat having control over the environment and the
privacy/security that brings. All for the price of a $20/month server instance.
There’s something wrong with my process or my equipment. I took this photo of a
bench vise today using the Speed Graphic. It was lit using
the Foldio, shot on
HP5+ and processed in R5 Monobath from New55
I metered carefully, but it still ended up underexposed. What’s worse, is that
the right one-third of the image is darker than the rest, and slightly
discolored. I corrected for the coloration problem, but something is still
wrong. I don’t trust the R5 developer. I’ll try again using D76 and see where I
The Hobonichi is a wonderful, easy-to-carry planner that uses Tomoe River paper;
my favorite. I record all event-based information in one. On each day’s page I
write a list of things relevant to that day. I sometimes include a small sketch
representing the day.
While it’s happening
I use a Field Notes notebook to jot things down while I’m away from a desk.
The Field Notes notebook fits in my pocket, so I always have it with me. With
it, I can quickly capture things any time.
The strange feeling I have is that I’m not moving because iCloud Drive has
gotten better than Dropbox, or even that it’s gotten as good. I’m moving
because maybe it’s become sufficient for my needs. I’m purposefully not using
what’s clearly the best thing on the market, because I think I’m willing to
live without some of it’s features. Hopefully it’ll be good enough.
I remember when I switched to Google for web search over a decade ago because
Google was faster and good enough compared to Yahoo! Search. Now DuckDuckGo is
faster and good enough compared to Google Search.
I’ve been using DuckDuckGo as my default search engine
for so long that I tend to forget about Google. I don’t miss Google at all.