You know that moment when you have your writing tools sorted out, your backups sorted out, your operating system sorted out, your laptop sorted out, your paper notebook sorted out - and all that's left is to actually write something... and you're coming up blank. Yeah. That.

It is done - migrated all my old notes over to OneNote.

Slowly losing my temper with Evernote. Turns out their new web client only works with WebKit browsers - so no Firefox support. Idiocy. Absolute idiocy.

Switching back from Chrome to Firefox for a daily browser. If you hadn't heard, Google have begun restricting API access to the browser engine to protect advertising revenue (to stop ad blockers from working properly)

In other news, having a quiet day at home, and reverting the experiment - creating a Windows 10 boot stick to get rid of grub from the master boot record, then extend the Windows partitions back over the top of the place Linux lived.

Just discovered the
@starbucks
playlist on
@spotify
- pretty damn good (I am easily pleased though) :)

Installing full-fat Ubuntu on my old desktop machine after a few days playing with Lubuntu. Not sure of it's a good idea or not yet.

Today is mostly being spent installing SharePoint servers in virtual machines to try and replicate what a client has done to their system. Fun.

The very thing that's interesting about Mastodon (that nobody owns it) is also it's biggest weakness - because nobody is accountable for the health of the network either.

After playing around with Mastodon for a few days, I'm wondering about continuing or not - I noticed one of the servers vanished recently. There's too much risk of investing in something that may not persist. The story around dead accounts borking the schema isn't great either (if it's true)

Today I learned that revisionist history is alive and well. Most US sources list ENIAC (1946) as the first electronic computer - even though Konrad Zuse's Z1 (1938), Atanasoff Berry's ABC (1942), and Colossus (1943) all came before. This is why we cannot trust history books.

The Google search results are pretty damning - listing ENIAC first. Wikipedia is wrong, and even the Encylopedia Britannica is flat-out wrong. I'm kind of stunned.

The internet is filled with too many rabbit holes, and not enough time to explore them all.

At a trampoline park with the kids today. I think the term “school holiday” should be interchangeable with “money burning party”.

Back from a few days away, and decided to pull the plug on the second blog. Writing one blog well enough is difficult enough.

In other news, if I could ever write anything without changing my mind about wording and then unwittingly reversing the logic of any statements I might make, that would be really helpful.

I'm kind of torn about Mastodon. I don't think it will never become mainstream because of it's decentralised nature - but then not being mainstream is kind of it's appeal. The masses are NOT here, and that's why it's good :)

Finally clearing the decks at work ahead of a few days off. First holiday days I have taken in quite some time. Away this weekend on tour with the kids rugby team, and then knocking around at home next week :)

@rachelsquirrel welcome to Mastodon! It's all a bit strange at first, but you quickly get used to it :)

p.s. after spending quite some time yesterday tinkering with REACT, I'm still not sold - for more complex user interfaces, it seems incredibly restrictive.

Slowly powering myself up to meet the day ahead. Espresso may have been involved. And chocolate spread on toast.

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