Personal Webpage of Blake Watson https://blakewatson.com The personal webpage of Blake Watson Thu, 02 Apr 2020 02:19:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 167038248 2020-04-01 https://blakewatson.com/journal/2020-04-01/ https://blakewatson.com/journal/2020-04-01/#respond Thu, 02 Apr 2020 02:19:29 +0000 https://blakewatson.com/?p=399 Just getting rid of some malware with CleanMyMac X.

Screenshot of CleanMyMac X uninstalling Zoom from my computer.

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Every Default macOS Wallpaper – in Glorious 5K Resolution https://blakewatson.com/journal/every-default-macos-wallpaper-in-glorious-5k-resolution/ https://blakewatson.com/journal/every-default-macos-wallpaper-in-glorious-5k-resolution/#respond Tue, 31 Mar 2020 02:29:42 +0000 https://blakewatson.com/journal/every-default-macos-wallpaper-in-glorious-5k-resolution/

Every Default macOS Wallpaper – in Glorious 5K Resolution

I really love these classic Mac OS X desktop backgrounds (which have been updated to 5k). I’m using the Tiger wallpaper on my MBP as tribute to my first Mac back in 2006.

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03/27/2020 https://blakewatson.com/journal/03-27-2020/ https://blakewatson.com/journal/03-27-2020/#respond Fri, 27 Mar 2020 03:25:10 +0000 https://blakewatson.com/journal/03-27-2020/ TIL VS Code can enable/disable extensions on a per-workspace basis.

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03/20/2020 https://blakewatson.com/journal/03-20-2020/ https://blakewatson.com/journal/03-20-2020/#respond Tue, 24 Mar 2020 19:09:11 +0000 https://blakewatson.com/?p=393 Here are @zeldman‘s tools for slow design in an anxious world. 🐢

  • Big type
  • Hierarchy
  • Minimalism
  • Art direction
  • Whitespace
  • Branded
  • Authoritative

- Big type - Hierarchy - Minimalism - Art direction - Whitespace - Branded - Authoritative

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03/24/2020 https://blakewatson.com/journal/03-24-2020/ https://blakewatson.com/journal/03-24-2020/#respond Tue, 24 Mar 2020 18:57:31 +0000 https://blakewatson.com/journal/03-24-2020/ If your app is gonna support Markdown syntax, then at least support the basic typographical elements. I can’t stand this behavior I see in some apps where bold and italics work but links, lists, and blockquotes don’t.

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03/08/2020 https://blakewatson.com/journal/03-08-2020/ https://blakewatson.com/journal/03-08-2020/#respond Sun, 08 Mar 2020 05:41:06 +0000 https://blakewatson.com/journal/03-08-2020/ Lately, I’m really into synthwave mixes on YouTube. I’m compiling them into a playlist. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs2mlyRcw6kQThkOPNYcKVXlUoYlGyqPN

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03/04/2020 https://blakewatson.com/journal/03-04-2020/ https://blakewatson.com/journal/03-04-2020/#respond Wed, 04 Mar 2020 05:03:28 +0000 https://blakewatson.com/journal/03-04-2020/ When I see a well-written error message that not only tells me what’s wrong, but also how to fix it, I’m like… FIX IT YOURSELF if you’re so smart then… sheesh.

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02/29/2020 https://blakewatson.com/journal/02-29-2020/ https://blakewatson.com/journal/02-29-2020/#respond Sat, 29 Feb 2020 22:26:59 +0000 https://blakewatson.com/journal/02-29-2020/ No one:

shannpersand: Now you can code in Comic Sans: https://github.com/shannpersand/comic-shanns

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02/25/2020 https://blakewatson.com/journal/02-25-2020/ https://blakewatson.com/journal/02-25-2020/#respond Tue, 25 Feb 2020 04:08:47 +0000 https://blakewatson.com/journal/02-25-2020/ Annoying (to me) UI patterns:

  • Hidden scrollbars
  • Menus requiring sustained mouseover
  • Text on top of busy images
  • Newsletter signup modals
  • DIY form controls
  • Infinite scroll
  • Autoplaying media
  • Cookie disclaimers
  • Alerts when leaving a site
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02/24/2020 https://blakewatson.com/journal/02-24-2020-2/ https://blakewatson.com/journal/02-24-2020-2/#respond Mon, 24 Feb 2020 06:27:14 +0000 https://blakewatson.com/journal/02-24-2020-2/ No one:

Me: a browser-based Yahtzee clone with personal high score tracking and RANDOM.ORG integration. https://blakewatson.com/rdo3/

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