Cobwebs be gone!

A jaunt to the sailing club with my very fine helm. Still in lockdown, so no sailing. But given the wind, that’s just as well.

I love these videos by Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell. Here’s How to Move the Sun: Stellar Engines, which builds on How to Build a Dyson Sphere…

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I just finished reading: Heavy Weather Sailing 7th edition by Bruce, Peter 📚

a great repository of information on sea-worthiness, but also recountings and analysis of storms managed both successfully and unsuccessfully in the past. this is one book i will be re-reading in the future.

I recently finished reading: Why We Sleep by Matthew P. Walker 📚

its really got me thinking about that work/life balance and changed my approach to sleep. 10/10

A new Posterous?

world.hey.com/jason/hey…

Hey.com are experimenting with blogging via email; something that feels very like Posterous, before they were acquired by Twitter and shutdown. It’s an idea I’ve kicked around with before, but never seen a way to make it pay as a service.

Handling attachments and signatures always seemed like a fun task, but I see they only accept posts from your hey.com account. This (I presume) reduces complexity over email client compatibility and spam handling.

I think capital one just ran a filter to remove the logo from the laptop, and Mr Jackson’s head is collateral damage.

onefoottsunami.com

I’ve experienced some unexpected shutdowns on my 2019 MBP 16”. Fans hit max for just a split second and reboot. Mostly, this occurs when booting into Windows 10 via bootcamp.

Similar to @brentsimmons issue, though I’ve only seen it maybe twice in Big Sur itself.

I stumbled across rapidapi.com this weekend, a nice aggregator/marketplace of APIs. If you’re looking for online data, this is a good way to explore what’s around, signup and even pay for access.

Happy to share my new app went live on the iOS store. Another one for dinghy sailors; or rather dinghy sailing race management.

A pursuit race start sequence timer, for those in the niche! blog.cowlibob.co.uk/pursuit-t…

I’m joining a coding challenge, the Advent of Code

Supporting the challenge can be done via coinbase if needed, but the author points out it’s better not to: Bitcoin energy consumption

The more I learn, the more comfortable I am with my own ignorance.

On a related note: 10x.engineer and 1x.engineer

How Our CSS Framework Helps Enforce Accessibility

Plans for orbiting solar power! I give 👍👍👍to new, greener energy tech. But is our current government capable of this?

It sounds like an ego project for Boris to me.

Space based solar power by 2050

Current UK fuel mix

I’m currently exploring Big Sur. Playing with maps, I see that the London Eye actually rotates in 3D Satellite map mode. I don’t know if thats new, but it’s pretty cool. Does anyone know of other animated landmarks?

Dog poop bags and fake ID are surprisingly similar. Buying the cheapest possible can get you into a very sticky situation.

Aftermath of bonfire night in lockdown; no organised events, so a seemingly unending release of garden fireworks led to this pea-souper from 1950’s Britain.

I’m sorry to learn that Mike Gunderloy, former rails contributor has decided to give up blogging as he retires from tech in general. afreshcup.com/home/2020…

I haven’t played with GitHub Actions yet; but this is a really interesting use.

GitHub - upptime/upptime: ⬆️ Uptime monitor and status page powered by GitHub

A great article for EU Cookie law, of which I seem to need reminding of every year. How EU Cookie Law Myths Affect Web Security

This looks like what I’ve been looking for. I’m on a quest to upgrade a legacy rails app (3.2) which has no tests 😱 Testing from scratch on a 2012 tech stack sucks, so testing from outside that should make the job easier.

JavaScript End to End Testing Framework - cypress.io

I thought these eyes deserved a tash.

codepen.io/kratos675…

I discovered a brilliant little text manipulation app today: apps.apple.com/gb/app/bo…

This might be the end of my pasting text into SublimeText for mangling. Particularly nice is being able to sum all the numbers it finds.

New standing desk addition: skateboard deck on a balance half-ball

I’m intrigued by a new debugger UI for Ruby: RubyJard

I’ll be giving this a spin at the weekend. I spend so much time at the pry prompt!

Damflask reservoir; by day and by night.