Andrew White

2021-04-12: 2021 week 14 wrap up We spent the Easter break enjoying that things have opened up a bit. We had drinks on a …

2021-03-29: 2021 week 12 wrap up I’ve mentioned in the past that my MacBook is pretty crapped-up with all kinds of project …

2021-03-22: 2021 week 11 wrap up We finally wrapped up the MCU with Endgame this weekend. It’s been such a long time since …

2021-03-15: 2021 week ten wrap up Had another crazy week last week, in which I wasn’t able to post an update. The kids are back …

2021-03-01: 2021 week eight wrap up Sorry, no update last week. A surprise flurry of activity in all aspects of my life took me a bit by …

2021-02-15: 2021 week six wrap up We continued our excursion through the MCU this week with Ant Man and the Wasp. It was pretty good, …

2021-02-08: 2021 week five wrap up Motivated by a promotion in Red Dead Online, I finally installed it and did the tutorial missions. …

2021-02-01: 2021 week four wrap up I’ve been spending more time with Tap Forms. It’s a nice, simple database app that …

2021-01-25: 2021 Week 3 wrap up Got on a bit of a movie kick this week. Watched Suicide Squad, Black Panther, and the Maze Runner. I …

2021-01-18: 2021 Week 2 wrap up Finished Take Control of Managing your Files. My initial impression was correct: there weren’t …

2021-01-11: 2021 Week 1 wrap up I turned 45. The theme for this year is: a little bit better. A bit less junk food and booze. A bit …

2021-01-04: Currently reading: Take Control of Managing your Files by Jeff Carlson 📚

2020-12-01: January 1st is not magic I want to make some changes in my life. I’ve hinted at them in past posts, and I’ve made …

2020-11-17: The thing that really pisses me off about Google ending free storage for photos is that there used …

2020-11-16: …I can’t shake the feeling today that I’m living in a society in collapse. Edited …

2020-09-19: I had a conversation today in which we figured out that on a daily basis I use Apple hardware built …

2020-09-18: I redid my Raspberry Pi 4 (1GB) with a full desktop today to see what the experience was like. It …

2020-09-18: Humble Bundle have released a bundle of games in which you can pet the dog.

2020-09-15: Bullet-list musings on our cyberpunk dystopia We’re all masked up We are in the midst of a pandemic, and an accelerating climate …

2020-09-14: In my continuing and totally unnecessary quest to find some new notetaking system to which to move, …

2020-09-13: Love it.

2020-09-10: The quantified self, but not really I’m not a big quantified self type. Some of the things I’ve seen people track have …

2020-09-08: It’s surprising to me how little friction is required to get me to change behaviour. In order to …

2020-09-06: Alright! Back in the land of reliable wifi, post-vacation insanity is over. I’m going to get …

2020-08-23: Having a very hard time meeting my post-a-day goals. Unfortunately I have very limited connectivity …

2020-08-20: I’ve been tempted by Hey.com, but getting a @hey.com email address isn’t appealing to me. One of the …

2020-08-18: Thoroughly enjoying my old-skool Mac apps and desktop patterns.

2020-08-15: I have always liked visiting the Barbican, but I’d never been to the conservatory before. Got a …

2020-08-14: It is remarkable how much more usable train wifi is these days.

2020-08-13: More farting about with browsers. Got Links working with SSL and graphics on my Mac. To do so, …

2020-08-12: In reading a newsletter, I came across a recommendation for using GitLab for a wiki. I poked around, …

2020-08-11: My Kindle is an ancient device I picked up for £7 from Cash Converters. For the first time ever I …

2020-08-10: Two neat aticles today I’d like to share with you lot: The Google trends for many of these …

2020-08-09: I have finally got my NAS up and running after a couple of months down time. The ethernet cable to …

2020-08-08: My daughter has a couple of friends who like to play Mariokart when they come over. Only issue has …

2020-08-08: Had some chili I wanted to use up as nachos, but the shop near me doesn’t have plain tortilla chips. …

2020-08-07: Getting into a habit of taking an after-dinner swim in the river on Fridays. It’s really lovely. And …

2020-08-06: It’s suddenly got so hot again that I feel like it’d be foolish to turn on the oven. So …

2020-08-05: Sanebox update: going pretty well. My inbox is usually pretty empty, and very few things show up in …

2020-08-04: A “currently reading” update: Reading the Weather, Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, and …

2020-08-04: We’ve taken advantage of Eat Out to Help Out twice today, and managed to save over £40. We’re not …

2020-08-02: Started reading a book on reading the weather today. Just a ways in, and it’s fascinating. Think …

2020-08-01: Two days ago I had never heard of randonauting. In the intervening time, I have seen it come up in …

2020-07-31: Went for a swim in the river Cam today for the first time tonight! We biked over after dinner for a …

2020-07-30: Last minute change of plans for the weekend. The region to which we were going is listed as …

2020-07-29: Looking for a way to manage digital comics So I am drowning in comics in CBZ format (legit; purchased mostly from Humble Bundles). I would …

2020-07-29: My laptop right now is sitting on the kitchen table, positively dripping with external hard drives. …

2020-07-28: Mapping, cycling, and the inevitable march of featuritis when you scratch your own itch I’ve set myself another challenge. Not a big one, so I don’t feel like I’m …

2020-07-27: I have temporarily shelved my imapfilter set up in favour of SaneBox. We’ll see how it goes. …

2020-07-26: Productive meditation I missed something in yesterday’s post about training for deep work: productive meditation. This is …

2020-07-25: Training for deep work I was listening to Cal Newport again today while doing housework, and he had tips for developing the …

2020-07-24: A quick update to yesterday’s browser experiments: after running NoScript for a couple of …

2020-07-24: My daughter was complaining the other day that she reads interesting facts, and then forgets them. I …

2020-07-23: Some small web browsing experiments I tried a few browser experiments today: compiling and using Dillo, running Waterfox, and running …

2020-07-22: Today would have been my daughter’s last day of year one. What a crazy year. I hope she doesn’t feel …

2020-07-21: I have, surprisingly, finished Halo 3. It’s a shorter game than the others, definitely, but …

2020-07-20: After living in our rental for a year, the property manager finally sent someone around to look at …

2020-07-19: Weeknotes and Fraidycat I mentioned weeknotes in a previous posting, but I thought it was worth expanding on. There’s …

2020-07-18: I am about to start Halo 3. I have, so far, managed to start each Halo game within days of its …

2020-07-17: I finally broke down and bought a good daypack today. My wife and I have been cycling through …

2020-07-16: Gopher blog (“phlog”, yuck) is up and running: …

2020-07-16: If you’re into flight sims at all, there seem to be a number of lower end joysticks and HOTAS …

2020-07-15: An app recommendation: Seek by iNaturalist. My daughter and I have been using it for about a month, …

2020-07-14: Spent some time on trying to get a gemini server running today, but couldn’t figure out the …

2020-07-13: I spun up a VPS today on my terrible cut-rate host. I’m running the previously mentioned …

2020-07-12: Quick post today. Just a few bullet points. The Cambridge Botanic Garden is amazing, and I am so …

2020-07-11: Back to imapfilter again All this discussion of hey.com got me thinking about email filtering again. So I have reinstalled …

2020-07-11: A kitchen gadget recommendation Kitchen gadget recommendation: Lavazza Milk Easy. We got one when the frothing wand on our ancient, …

2020-07-09: Cal Newport on finding purpose I’ve been listening to Deep Questions with Cal Newport. While I think I prefer his written …

2020-07-08: Went into town for the first time since things really started to reopen. While the sense of normalcy …

2020-07-07: Down the `gemini` rabbit hole Project Gemini has been around–and I’ve been aware of it–for most of a year. It’s really …

2020-07-06: 100 days of microblogging I haven’t been writing enough. We’re coming out the other end of a historic event (the …

2020-05-13: So how’s everyone doing? You all okay? We’re doing alright over here.

2020-02-29: Why _should_ cyberpunk move on? I’ve been reading all kinds of “why can’t cyberpunk move on” articles …

2019-09-10: Depth year cont’d Finances The problem Moving to England, and keeping our house in Toronto, we knew things were going …

2019-09-09: A depth (school) year I have recently become frustrated with a lot of things: the internet, how I spend my downtime, …

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2019-07-04: Detail from the projection.

2019-07-04: Camera obscura on my bedroom wall this morning!

2019-07-03: They should make this into a t-shirt.

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2019-06-06: Beautiful light/kinetic sculpture inside the bike lock up (of all places) near Cambridge station.

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2019-05-22: I can’t shake this feeling I’m being followed.

2019-05-22: Stop what you’re doing, they’re coming home.

2019-05-22: Fueling up before swim lessons.

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2019-05-05: Belated birthday tea for Michelle.

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2019-04-21: While we were away, the spiders had a party. That’s pretty serious prey!

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2019-04-19: This place definitely has the family market figured out.

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2019-04-03: Ada did some baking at school.

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2019-03-05: TIL: walking directions in Cambridge May take one through pitch-black cemeteries.

2019-02-20: Finding creatures with a UV light at All Saints

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2019-02-14: Valentine’s Day skywriting.

2019-02-09: Got my new ride!

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2019-02-01: The frost this morning made for some lovely views.

2019-02-01: Excuse the composition, but to get this shot I had to put the phone right against the window. This …

2019-01-24: First school day in England

2019-01-21: Didn’t post this at the time. What a lovely spot! Bought a family membership right away.

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2019-01-15: Beautiful detail on the exterior wall of the zoology museum.

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2019-01-03: See you later, Canada! Off to our new adventure in England.

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2018-12-25: Making a factory that makes watches out of wood and jewelry out of shiny buttons.

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2018-12-03: Work work.

2018-12-03: My “office” view :)

2018-12-03: View from our hotel room

2018-12-03: Managed to make it for Sunday roast!

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2018-11-21: Quick cappuccino to warm up in this wintery morning. (Or yesterday morning. Apparently this didn’t …

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2018-11-01: Ada went trick-or-treating with her friend this year.

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2018-09-23: So this has appeared in my house. Can I just assume you all know what season it is now?

2018-09-22: First time using “portrait mode” on my phone.

2018-09-22: Pretty sure someone is throwing out a baby rattle face hugger.

2018-09-14: It never really hit me before how much like a Fallout location Nickelodeon’s overgrown courtyard …

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2018-08-27: Celeb spotting.

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2018-08-22: Parking like a jerk: not just for drivers anymore!

2018-08-21: Last night I had to put a dinosaur to bed.

2018-08-20: Ontario beer assortment #2 - a bit out of the ordinary.

2018-08-20: Ontario beer assortment #1 - ain’t they pretty?

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2018-08-15: Chilling at the park at lunch. Paxton forgot his book, but he says I can read mine; he’ll just arf …

2018-08-14: We didn’t have it in us to walk back to work.

2018-08-14: Paxton is helping me with some back-to-school shopping.

2018-08-14: Paxton is helping me with some back-to-school shopping.

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2018-08-02: Reunited.

2018-08-02: So happy I could provide a garbage can for you.

2018-08-02: Heading to daycare to pick up Ada!

2018-08-02: If you play Defender he can be your hyperspace.

2018-08-02: If you play Defender he can be your hyperspace.

2018-08-02: Paxton asked if we could pop round Bulk Barn to get more bird seed. He was worried if we ran out, …

2018-08-02: We took our coffees outside, and enjoyed the King West Pilot green space.

2018-08-02: I talked him out of the carbone crust; I just didn’t think he’d get it out of his fur.

2018-08-02: I talked him out of the carbone crust; I just didn’t think he’d get it out of his fur.

2018-08-02: Coffee break.

2018-08-02: Letting Paxton pick the music for a bit

2018-08-02: Paxton is tracking down an error in my internationalization dictionary.

2018-08-02: Ada is learning to go to school without a stuffed animal, so Paxton is coming to work with me. We …

2018-07-30: Future Snowbird

2018-07-28: Cousins visit!

2018-07-23: After our tour of the kitchen at the commissary, Ada’s playing @drakecommissary kitchen. Thanks …

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2018-07-20: Think we wore her out.

2018-07-20: Gorgeous evening, but a bit of smoke from the forest fires up north.

2018-07-13: Well, we’re getting what we voted for. Not a month in, and already hurting education and …

2018-07-12: The comments on this thread are disgusting. Blaming immigrants and “diversity”. These …

2018-07-11: …are we really trying to make shopping at No Frills cool? bit.ly/2L89shj

2018-07-11: 1/ Got mixed in with someone else’s laundry 2/ Left them behind on vacation 3/ Fell out of …

2018-07-10: Twitter has over a decade of my 140-character inanities, but still thinks I’d be interested in …

2018-07-10: Twitter has over a decade of my 140-character inanities, but still thinks I’d be interested in …

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2018-07-07: I didn’t ask.

2018-07-06: Chunky the Midnight Doodle is the name of my Toad the Wet Sprocket cover band. We use polka …

2018-07-06: Not everything is terrible. bit.ly/2KLdRtF

2018-07-06: Oh, and it gets worse. That’s literally a Simpsons quote, “Jess Magic”. …

2018-07-06: These may be the two most punchable paragraphs in the history of writing. The people written about …

2018-07-06: Terrana coffee-loving friends, I can’t make this, but you should. (Via the excellent …

2018-07-06: Looking a tad apocalyptic.

2018-07-06: Terrana coffee-loving friends, I can’t make this, but you should. (Via the excellent …

2018-07-06: Think you’re handy with Excel just ‘cos you can pivot table, or whatever? bit.ly/2zfn095 …

2018-07-04: This is the best anything ever. bit.ly/2tTu4mM

2018-07-03: Look, Facebook, buddy…you’re coming off a bit needy. bit.ly/2z4t9ow

2018-06-27: This is the kind of civil behaviour you progressives need to learn from the MAGA crowd. …

2018-06-27: Oh, my heavens, WHEN WILL PROGRESSIVES LEARN TO BE CIVIL? bit.ly/2Ivvvfq

2018-06-27: My goodness, you progressives really need to learn to be civil. bit.ly/2tytjiX

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2018-06-26: It just occurred to me that when it was a huge PITA putting a gradient in a web page, they were …

2018-06-26: I like to have a light coloured terminal window. Apparently I’m the only one. Everyone is …

2018-06-26: I like to have a light coloured terminal window. Apparently I’m the only one. Everyone is …

2018-06-26: This is a selfless act of public service. bit.ly/2lBbqeU

2018-06-25: You say “influencer”. I say “person who has two years before they’re a broke …

2018-06-25: It’s very important to my daughter that she 100% her Toca Boca robot factory game. Time for …

2018-06-23: Hey, @bikesnotbombs, is this a thing that could happen?

2018-06-23: These bike share bikes are bomb proof. Is there not some way we can get these things to the …

2018-06-22: Current status: bit.ly/2IeWZWN

2018-06-21: In what universe is the sad trombone sound “womp womp”? I played trombone for years. You …

2018-06-20: Hey, @AfterShokz loving my new headphones. I heard about them on @atpfm, but I’m in Canada, so …

2018-06-20: A little tiny spark of light in this crapsack week. bit.ly/2JUIv43

2018-06-20: This one’s for you, @internetofshit bit.ly/2tcUq2Q

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2018-06-18: WTF, @YouTube?!? bit.ly/2JKA8YC

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2018-06-15: 2018 just keeps getting 2018ier. bit.ly/2JGkzRS

2018-06-13: I keep reading about stuff that’s going to happen in 2020, and I think “Why would you announce …

2018-06-13: I would love a mapping app that allowed me to pick a route with the most tree-lined streets and …

2018-06-12: …do Americans not know that Canadian Bacon is a thing that only they say? I think they think …

2018-06-12: So Sable looks like a playable Moebius graphic novel with a nice soundtrack. I defy you to find …

2018-06-11: Torontonians! The Village is BACK. It’s the best Toronto newsletter I’ve ever subscribed …

2018-06-07: They. Have. A Little. Lockdown. Song. How are people okay with their children living like this? …

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2018-06-06: Want to get really angry? Canadians subsidize highly profitable oil and gas companies to the tune of …

2018-06-06: Want to get really angry? Canadians subsidize highly profitable oil and gas companies to the tune of …

2018-06-06: I did not know there was a cover (cover?) of Music for Airports. Eno/Wyatt/Davies: Music for …

2018-06-06: This is a/ pretty stupid, and b/ NOTHING TO DO WITH SELFIES. Unless the PET is taking it, it’s …

2018-06-05: Well, 2010 MacBook Pro, looks like your days are numbered. Mojave requires 2012+ machines.

2018-06-05: This article is relevant to my interests. bit.ly/2JeCmPE

2018-06-05: This article is relevant to my interests. bit.ly/2JeCmPE

2018-06-05: I know a lot of folks are feeling less than happy about the MS Github thing, but I’ve actually …

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2018-06-02: Pogo, for me, is the ultimate milkshake duck scenario. bit.ly/2LPBNtz

2018-06-01: I think bare directory listings will be to 2018 what bit.ly/2J8JwB4 was to 2014. (I made one …

2018-06-01: Oops, nevermind. Some stuff I’m uploading is getting really odd permissions.

2018-06-01: So I’m trying to upload this image to my Dreamhost site. It’s called …

2018-05-30: One fun thing about Roseanne is seeing conservatives say they’re “cancelling” ABC. …

2018-05-30: Jennifer gets me. bit.ly/2H322ci

2018-05-30: If you don’t care about graphics, you can just use @replit. Then there’s zero config.

2018-05-30: Inspired by a Hacker News thread, I decided to see what it would take to get QBasic up and running …

2018-05-30: The make up of my inbox: 2% personal email 6% useful notifications 12% newsletters 5% newsletter …

2018-05-30: The make up of my inbox: 2% personal email 6% useful notifications 12% newsletters 5% newsletter …

2018-05-30: My daughter is learning about Kenojuak Ashevak at daycare this week! bit.ly/2L8qyLE

2018-05-30: My daughter is learning about Kenojuak Ashevak at daycare this week! bit.ly/2L8qyLE

2018-05-30: My daughter is learning about Kenojuak Ashevak at daycare this week! bit.ly/2L8qyLE

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2018-05-28: Someone’s finally done something worthwhile with CSS. bit.ly/2Jc5iHn

2018-05-28: Someone’s finally done something worthwhile with CSS. bit.ly/2Jc5iHn

2018-05-28: It’s probably just me, but I am driven NUTS by Twitter’s grammar in my mentions. X …

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2018-05-24: One of my best purchases in the last year was my Mi Fit Band 2. Terrible in so many ways, but every …

2018-05-24: If you’re viewing this on my micro.blog account, you’re not seeing my new theme. Totally …

2018-05-16: Breaking news!

2018-05-11: So many shows I love get cancelled so quickly. I love stuff that follows the miniseries format, like …

2018-05-11: Sorry, everyone. Still doing a little debugging.

2018-05-11: Trying out crossposting again!

2018-05-11: Trying out crossposting with IFTTT.

2018-05-11: Brooklyn-99 is no more. Why must bad things happen to good shows?

2018-05-04: Let’s try this again, but as an iFrame.

2018-05-04: May the Fourth be with you! youtu.be/k6zCLs1_L…

2018-04-26: Just a quick post to try out my micro.blog set up.