I’ve just updated a couple of my old personal project websites.
- Twitter Sucks! – Upgraded all Ruby gems and got it working again. Updated CSS and picked newer fonts from Google Fonts.
- Flittr = Flickr + Twitter – Upgraded three major versions of Rails and got it (almost) working again. Switched from the fleakr gem to the flickr gem. Right now, every tweet falls back to a lolcats image because the Yahoo! Term Extraction API no longer exists.
Both applications are currently running on Heroku’s free tier. Once I get them modernized enough I may move them to the “Hobby” tier. I also upgraded both from their ancient Cedar-10 stack.
I’m catching up on MacStories’s “iPad at 10” coverage from last month.
I keep coming across mentions of the original argument that the iPad is “just a bigger iPhone”. I always find that argument to be so strange, because the iPhone was a blockbuster category-defining device. I have never thought of the fact that an iPad is similar to a large iPhone as negative in any way. I also appreciate viewpoints like this one focused on accessibility that make it obvious that being like a bigger iPhone is an incredible advantage.
It’s funny how aggressively people in the tech media will dismiss something just because it’s not completely novel.
Anyway, 10 years later, I have finally gotten to the point where I don’t own a laptop and use an iPad for all my mobile computing tasks.
Been having fun the last couple days working on some Rails jobs that download multi-gigabyte gzipped tarballs via SFTP.
It’s been a fun challenge to avoid using a lot of RAM and disk space so that the jobs can easily run on our Heroku workers.
My wife and I have been having fun staying in this weekend and watching season 1 of The Outsider.
I just read Dealing With a Once-In-A-Century Pathogen and I feel like COVID-19 will prove to be very different than anything that’s come before it.
It has been great catching up with my former coworker Joe Masilotti who happened to come to IndieWebCamp 2020 Austin with me!
It’s been a fun afternoon of discussions at IndieWebCamp 2020 Austin today.
I just led a breakout discussion about what we can do to reclaim our personal data from social media silos #reclaimyourweb