10/31/2019 11:22:50 PM

I feel like I’ve written about this before – can’t remember whether it was here or not, but when trillion-dollar companies complain that things are “hard”, what they really mean is that they “do not want to do them” or that they are “not that important”, or perhaps more tellingly, that “there is no [perceived] profit in doing it”. Because, lest we forget, Google is a company that went from zero to having a gigantic fleet of sensor-laden cars driving around every single road in as many countries as they could, just so you could look at shops and the less said about having more data to sell ads against, the better.

Dan Hon’s newsletter

Dan is talking about using Maps to find the safest route home. That’s a problem Maps can’t do for me yet. For all of the smart tools available to us, most of them aren’t very smart at all.

Solar Home

We had our solar system installed today. No more roof just hanging around not contributing to the household. No longer will sunny days be solely the source of sweat and discomfort.

Once the work is inspected, I can flip a switch as 21 solar panels will capture the sun’s rays and send them into The Grid.

Leopold

Status: 2019-09-04 21.10.12

This is Leopold. He was stationed at Maine’s Fort Knox. The only fort I’ve ever visited with a library and a reading room.

Other troops were sent there a few times in history. But they elected to camp outside the fort. There were so many places for cannons. And no cannons were ever sent to the fort.

This fort was built years too late. To combat a threat long past. It’s best seen from across the river, as it sits on a hillside.

07/26/2019 01:35:24 PM

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Desk upgrade

Status: 2019-07-19 21.17.36

I love my Ikea Skarsta desk. It’s a hand-crank adjustable desk meant for sitting or standing. Truth be told, I mainly use it because I can never find a desk tall enough for my 6’5″ frame.

When I got it, they did not have the larger desk top. Now, two years later, I am running out of horizontal space and decided to look again. They had it in stock at my local store so I went and picked it up.

So long 27″x 47″. Hello 31.5″ x 63″!

I’ve had it for two days and it was easy to replace the top and readjust the base. Other than it making me want to rethink how my office is laid out, I love it.

Hosting

Looking to move on from Dreamhost where I’ve been for over a decade. It seems they’re pushing towards VPS plans and saying my meager WordPress sites are using too many resources.

What are you fine people using for shared hosting?

I’ve got a box to tinker on at home so not looking for a VPS.

Looking for blog hosting. WordPress. Known. Photo gallery. All personal.

Cpanel would be nice.

I like to try out new things.