Update ๐Ÿ“ฐ

  • I think I’m going to declare “bankruptcy” on my RSS feeds today…this has gotten a bit out of hand, a fresh start seems like a good idea.

  • ๐ŸŽต I queued up this week’s episode the Vergecast and a french commercial for cat food immediately started playing. ๐Ÿคจ Forgot I left my iPad “vpn-ed” out to France last night, gotta love dynamic ad insertion. ๐Ÿคฃ

    A digital tablet displaying the title ‘The Vergecast’ is central, atop a collage of a ship, rocket, car, and electronics on a purple background.

  • I have a complicated relationship with Valentines Day. ๐Ÿค” No, it’s not actually complicated, I just hate it. ๐Ÿ˜…

    So, I was shocked to see what my Partner left for me this morning. ๐Ÿ“ท

    A metal bucket filled with ice and green bottled beverages on a countertop with a note, with heart stickers, reading: A Bucket* of goodies just for you on this Hallmark Holiday (*its pronounced 'Bouquet')

    He really is too sweet. ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿป

    (In my defense, we did go out on Monday to “celebrate” the fake holiday.)

  • Well this is an interesting turn of events…it looks like Google has completely blocked my IP address from watching YouTube videos. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ณ

  • It’s the very definition of a first world problem but I’m unable to rent / reserve skis for an upcoming vacation because someone didn’t check to see if the latest deploy didn’t contain breaking javascript changes on the site. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ญ #ScreamsIntoTheVoid

  • I can’t believe it’s been a year since we said goodbye to Russell. The pain has faded a little but it feels like it’s been both an eternity but also just the blink of an eye since we said our farewells to our little puppy-rabbit. ๐Ÿ’”

    Lots of tears today… ๐Ÿ˜ญ

    A tan fluffy dog rests on a blue quilt and beige cushion, looking directly at the camera. The watermark reads 'lostinhaste.com'.

    We miss you, we still miss you. ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿ“ท

  • Finally got around to installing an “extender” SATA card into my media server, to add more drives…and of course, it doesn’t work. ๐Ÿ˜ค ๐Ÿ’พ ๐Ÿ“ท

    An open computer case displays components and wiring. A spinning fan is visible on a motherboard lit by blue LEDs.
  • Trying to update the SSL certificates our Kafka consumer / producer uses and it’s driving me to drink more coffee. โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿคช

  • …and I only just finished my first cup of coffee. โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿคช

  • Someone created a Github issue for my Justified Swipebox Micro.blog pluginโ€ฆand Iโ€™m so excited to know someone out there is at least looking at my work, much less using it; itโ€™s not really โ€my workโ€, I just enhanced / joined two other libraries so theyโ€™d work with Micro.blogโ€ฆbut still, Iโ€™m excited!

  • ๐Ÿ“ž I was cleaning up voicemail on my lunch-break and found some old ones from Grandma; for the first time since she passed, I didn’t instantly burst into tears at the sound of her voice. ๐Ÿฅฐ I still miss that beautiful soul every day, especially the sound of her laugh, but the pain is easier now. ๐Ÿ’”โค๏ธ

  • The “view” from inside the front door this morning. ๐Ÿฅถ๐ŸงŠ๐Ÿ“ท

    Ice obscure the view through a window, hinting at an outdoor scene with blurred colors.
  • Went skiing earlier, the first time in seven years. We had a great time but good grief, I’m sore…where is a hot-tub when you need one?! ๐Ÿคฃโ›ท๏ธ๐Ÿ“ท

    (Not pictured: the massive amount of beginners on the slopes, they were everywhere, crashing into everything. ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ)

    A red snow groomer with a front blade is parked on a snowy surface, near pine trees and a clear sky overhead. A snowy ski slope with skiers and a chairlift, surrounded by trees under a blue sky with wispy clouds. Skiers descend a snowy slope with trees and clear skies. Skiers disembark from a chairlift atop a snowy hill. A snowy landscape with skiers on slopes and a chairlift, amidst leafless trees against a cloudy sky. Ski lift chairs ascend above a snowy slope with skiers; textured clouds and a setting sun provide the backdrop.
  • Thai food with some friends for lunch. ๐Ÿฅข๐Ÿ›

    Two spring rolls sit on a detailed blue-and-white patterned plate with some dipping sauce, on a restaurant table. Stir-fried dish on an ornate plate, surrounded by silverware, on a pink tablecloth.
  • My Parter and I went for a walk last night, in the falling snow (it’s a tradition of ours, to go for a walk during the first real snowfall) and had a great time…right until the very end: I hit a patch of ice and went down hard. ๐Ÿค• Woke up today feeling like I’ve been through a clothes press. ๐Ÿ˜‚