//BNJMN (6/27/21): Broke my 2021 mile PR in my blue kayak with a 14’ 37”. Overall record is 13’ 59”, so I’ve got some work to do still.

//BNJMN (2/20/21): This February has been extremely cold and depressing for a variety of reasons and I’m very ready for it to be done.

//BNJMN (2/3/21): The only thing more annoying than the word “milquetoast” is the word “pollyannaish.” Intellectualist jargon, only good for throwing intellectual shapes.

//BNJMN (1/2/21): Researching CMS options. Ghost seems cool if what you want is a CMS with a nice UI for doing blog posts and integrates with services well, but it doesn’t seem to be built around the idea of custom post types, which is important to me. Seems like it could be a Wordpress alt though.

//BNJMN (8/26/20): The things you actually believe, you believe so deeply that it doesn’t occur to you that believe them.

//BNJMN (8/10/20): Accidentally printed a shipping label on fancy paper with my high quality print settings—UPS better APPRECIATE!

//BNJMN (7/23/20): I don’t understand webpack and frankly I don’t want to live in a world where I have to understand webpack.

//BNJMN (5/16/20): I’m rewatching Babylon Berlin…really fantastic.

//BNJMN (5/13/20): I’ve been really into getting cups lately. Cups!

//BNJMN (5/7/20): I’m thinking of transitioning to a small mug lifestyle. Right now I use these massive mugs for morning coffee and tea, but lately I’ve added in afternoon Aerospresso drinks, which are suited to smaller cups, and I find them delightful. There are some obstacles to making a complete transition to the small cup life totally, but I’m explore the possibilities.

//BNJMN (5/6/20): The ducks are funny. They’re much more squirmy and determined than chicks.

//BNJMN (5/4/20): I’ve been making fake cappuccinos recently with the Aeropress and hand wisked milk, and they’re bad, but lots of fun.

//BNJMN (4/17/20): I finished watching the Americans the other night. Really great show. The ending wasn’t totally satisfying, but such is life.

Next I think I’m going to go back through Babylon Berlin…there’s a new season.

//BNJMN (4/7/20): Writable should be spelled writeable, I’m sorry. Writ is it’s own word and it should be able to be abled, without write hogging the zone.

//BNJMN (4/5/20): I ended up watching ‘Tiger King’, the Netflix documentary, and all I can describe it as is a Russian nesting doll of crazy. It’s like a story written by a 12 year old boy—all rising action, twist after twist—except it’s based on real footage. Really strange, interesting show.

//BNJMN (3/11/20): Covid19 is coming. I feel somewhat safe in my isolated, monastic existence, but it’s starting to feel like a real thing. Grandma Friedrich’s nursing home is totally locked down right now, which is good. She just came through a fight with pneumonia, and the Corona Virus would be very scary for her.

//BNJMN (3/9/20): Ironically, the PlayPlace room is the only spot in a McDonald’s where you can find peace and quiet when the old people are having brunch.

//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.

//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.

//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.

//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.

//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.

//BNJMN (11/22/19): Lying in bed on a Friday night, reading about JavaScript and thinking about boots.

//BNJMN (11/8/19): I am grumpy.

//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.

//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!

//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.

//BNJMN (10/21/19): Listened to Acid Rap (Chance’s first album, I think) today for the first time, and it’s good, just like they say.

//BNJMN (10/21/19): Working on updating the Portfolizine today…for some reason working on anything portfolio related is a real drag for me.

//BNJMN (10/16/19): It’s fall now. I don’t like the cool, but I’m happy to be decked out in flannel and jeans again for the season.

//BNJMN (8/25/19): Spending a normal Sunday morning reading about textile-reinforced concrete. It’s very interesting.

Instead of rebar, using stuff like carbon fiber as reinforcement allows you to make thinner, lighter slabs.

//BNJMN (8/23/19): I need to use regex either much more or much less, because as it is, I have to totally relearn it every time I need to use it.

//BNJMN (8/15/19): Don’t eat olives after brushing your teeth.