It’s cold out there 1/17/20
I want spring 1/17/20
//BNJMN (1/11/20): Took my morning shower at 3:30 pm, went to put on jeans and thought, “who are you trying to fool”, and just put on different pajamas instead.
↬ Extreme Measure 1/4/20
This makes me shudder.
//BNJMN (12/24/19): Merry Christmas! Sitting in bed listening to Thelonious Monk through some new AirPods.
//BNJMN (12/22/19): Getting a new iPad set up. Much fun! I’ve got drafts and working copy installed, so this is me testing out my existing posting automations.
//BNJMN (12/20/19): I wonder what difference it makes seeing your life through the lens of blessing vs the lens of privilege. There’s something interesting going on in the distinction between the words, and I think they have strengths and weaknesses. I don’t have a conclusion right now.
//BNJMN (12/19/19): Not showering today, but it’s as a fashion choice ok
//BNJMN (12/18/19): Donald Trump got impeached. The senate trial will be a farce, but at least history will know we tried.
West Union Historical Society 12/18/19
Slippers Day 12/18/19
The Crew 12/8/19
//BNJMN (12/8/19): I just solved a humdinger of a bug that involved sending multi-line text fields via JSON and I did a literal fist pump.
The most rad jacket 12/6/19
Joe & John 12/6/19
Working from home 12/5/19
Fire in the Next Valley 12/5/19
//BNJMN (12/1/19): I wonder if I could figure out how to train a neural network to write poetry in collaboration with me. The limiting factor is that there isn’t some huge database of my work to train it on, but if I’m just trying to partner with it, I can do a lot of editing and prompting.
//BNJMN (11/26/19): I just discover this tool called ngrok, and I have to say it’s pretty cool. You can do a few things with it, but for my purposes it lets me expose a local server online, which should be really helpful for mobile web development.
//BNJMN (11/25/19): I’ve decided I’m into tomato soup now.
//BNJMN (11/23/19): This afternoon I tapered down some vintage Wranglers (they had an awful boot cut) and they turned out lovely.
↬ American Scandal: Enron 11/23/19
I binged this 5 part podcast today. It has re-enactments that I would guess take liberties with reality, but it makes for a good story that explained the Enron scandal in a way that I never really got.
//BNJMN (11/22/19): Fleabag is extremely good. In many ways it’s not my type of show, but it’s so good it doesn’t matter.
Noire Selfie 11/12/19
//BNJMN (11/8/19): I am grumpy.
↬ Labrador 11/7/19
This Aimee Mann song is just the best.
//BNJMN (11/6/19): I’ve been using Hugo recently and to be frank I’ve been frustrated with it. The content organization system doesn’t work quite the way I want, and it seems harder to reference data than it ought to be. I spend too much time trying to figure out how to do basic stuff in the weird Hugo way.
Snow, for real 11/6/19
The River 10/30/19
Evilly Drinking Tea 10/29/19
Mississippi Haze 10/29/19
↬ Heavyweight #27: Scott 10/24/19
Heavyweight is one of the the best podcasts out there. This episode, about a son trying to retrieve a lost family heirloom for his father, resolved in an unexpected and beautiful way.
//BNJMN (10/23/19): Just spent an embarrassing amount of time updating this site so it can go dark mode.
It would have just been a ten minute thing, except I had to change the logo from being displayed as an img to a background image, which is one of the dumbest, most annoying corners of css.
But now it works!
Kitten Pile 10/23/19
//BNJMN (10/21/19): Yesterday helped move great-great-grandpa Ernest Emil Friedrich’s 700lb (I don’t know the exact weight, but it’s huge) up a flight of steps. Did not get crushed.