Microblog – Personal Webpage of Blake Watson https://blakewatson.com The personal webpage of Blake Watson Mon, 14 Nov 2022 23:24:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0.2 167038248 Holding https://blakewatson.com/journal/holding/ https://blakewatson.com/journal/holding/#respond Mon, 14 Nov 2022 23:24:14 +0000 https://blakewatson.com/journal/holding/ I don’t mind holding and listening to silly music. I get it. Customer service is swamped. But I hate the recurring message telling me how important I am every 10 seconds.

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iA Writer https://blakewatson.com/journal/ia-writer/ https://blakewatson.com/journal/ia-writer/#respond Sat, 12 Nov 2022 01:10:29 +0000 https://blakewatson.com/journal/ia-writer/ I had to switch over to iA Writer for NaNoWriMo. I love Scrivener and Ulysses but if you give me unbridled font choices, I will never get any writing done.

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Almost monospaced hits Hacker News https://blakewatson.com/journal/almost-monospaced-hits-hacker-news/ https://blakewatson.com/journal/almost-monospaced-hits-hacker-news/#respond Mon, 07 Nov 2022 17:00:40 +0000 https://blakewatson.com/?p=774 Yesterday, instead of writing on my NaNoWriMo novel, I wrote an article about the font I was using. Inexplicably, it hit the #1 spot on Hacker News and stayed there for hours. This is the most traffic my dusty little corner of the web has seen in a while.

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SMA Simulator https://blakewatson.com/journal/sma-simulator/ https://blakewatson.com/journal/sma-simulator/#respond Wed, 28 Sep 2022 17:41:45 +0000 https://blakewatson.com/journal/sma-simulator/ SMA Simulator you can use with no tech required!

First, find a comfortable place to sit down.

Next, reposition yourself so that you’re almost comfortable, but not.

Don’t move for 4-6 hours.

Repeat until you’re ready to exit the simulation.

(I jest, but like low key for real tho 😅)

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To the moon https://blakewatson.com/journal/to-the-moon/ https://blakewatson.com/journal/to-the-moon/#respond Tue, 27 Sep 2022 21:35:58 +0000 https://blakewatson.com/journal/to-the-moon/ If I could drive my wheelchair at an optimistic 7 mph directly toward the moon, I would arrive there in about 3.9 years. 🌕👨‍🦼

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RIP Mac app icons https://blakewatson.com/journal/rip-mac-app-icons/ https://blakewatson.com/journal/rip-mac-app-icons/#respond Tue, 23 Aug 2022 18:23:20 +0000 https://blakewatson.com/journal/rip-mac-app-icons/ Mac app icons used to be dope before they made everyone use the same shape.

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Blot – turn a folder into a website https://blakewatson.com/journal/blot-turn-a-folder-into-a-website/ https://blakewatson.com/journal/blot-turn-a-folder-into-a-website/#respond Fri, 29 Jul 2022 04:25:11 +0000 https://blakewatson.com/journal/blot-turn-a-folder-into-a-website/ So this is a pretty cool app that can take a cloud folder and turn into a website. Publishing a post by dropping a file into a folder is just about as low-friction as it gets. https://blot.im

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CSS movies https://blakewatson.com/journal/css-movies/ https://blakewatson.com/journal/css-movies/#respond Mon, 18 Jul 2022 17:28:08 +0000 https://blakewatson.com/journal/css-movies/ World War Z-Index #CSSMovies

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Wordle 100 https://blakewatson.com/journal/wordle-100/ https://blakewatson.com/journal/wordle-100/#respond Mon, 18 Jul 2022 16:05:28 +0000 https://blakewatson.com/journal/wordle-100/ This might be the most consistent thing I’ve ever done.

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Homemade app project https://blakewatson.com/journal/homemade-app-project/ https://blakewatson.com/journal/homemade-app-project/#respond Fri, 10 Jun 2022 03:30:48 +0000 https://blakewatson.com/journal/homemade-app-project/ I’m working on a side project where I am trying out some new guiding principles:

  • It’s just for me. Don’t worry about making it scale or work for anyone else.
  • Use the most low-tech approach that is practical.
  • No build step.
  • Use only CSS named colors.
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