By far, my favorite blogging environment was Radio UserLand. Having an outliner open all day, ready to update and post by simply by hitting Save was easier than anything I’ve experienced to date.
I’m kind of obsessed with Minus.app. Took me a bit to wrap my head around but now that I’ve explored and configured it to my liking, I’m optimistic this is going to be a great tool for focus.
Enjoying my new M1 Mac mini. It’s fast.
I must admit. I have no idea how to install this Alfred Bunch thing but I wish I did. Why do people not include installation instructions? github.com/kjaymille…
Tried switching from Things to Sorted but something isn’t working for me with iCloud syncing. Oh well. Back to Things.
Every time I finally pony up for an app, it ends up on Setapp one day later.
Obsidian, you make me happy.
Discovered the Raindrop.io Alfred integration. Alfred workflows always make me happy.
Back to Things 3. I was wooed by OmniFocus but realized it’s overkill for me. Then I was wooed by Todoist, which was great. However, Things is the to-do app for me. It’s nice to be back.
Just realized that my AirPods Pro have wireless charging.
Grabbed Longplay and for the first time in a long time I’m listening to a full album. Feels good.
About to sign up for a smartfile.com account. Seems like a great fit for our needs.
Added an inverter to our travel trailer
can anyone recommend an FTP platform that will auto-delete files after x days?
We should get our mobile internet bundle before our upcoming getaway. Hope the AT&T data plan covers the area we will be hanging out at.
My ATEM Mini Pro arrived today. Waited almost 2 months to get it. Super excited. @aaronpk
My daughter discovered this creature in our front yard this morning.
At first I was like… I use FastMail and Sanebox so Hey can bite me. Then I tried it. Now I pay for it. I am a convert.
My new Onewheel XR arrived today. So excited to ride this thing.
i want to like mailmate. it’s so sluggish tho. and i have a rather fast iMac.
This is me tooling around our campground on my Onewheel.
Been using my kids Osmo stand a lot lately. It’s really handy!
Day One’s On this day reminders, I find enjoyable.
Last day of the school year for our kids. Everyone in the family is relieved. Trying to teach our kids has been rather stressful.
Organize audio cables day
I’m turning to TaskPaper yet again. I keep all text in Drafts but nothing beats the outliner in TaskPaper. I was hopeful that the TaskPaper support added to Drafts would suit me but it’s nothing like the real thing.
who are these people that raise their iMacs? i can’t get mine low enough.
Really enjoying this wallpaper I bought on Gumroad.
I love Drafts.
It gets a bit out of control.
Upgraded HoudahSpot. It asked if I wanted to import license info into 1Password. Hell yeah. Thoughtful touch.
I get the sense that something is going to happen on June 22.
Having fun with the family on our rolly things.
Watched Step Brothers. Took a nap. Watched a guy cook a steak on YouTube.
Got my Mac Pro 5,1 and am having a good ol’ time tinkering with it. First order of business, added a 3TB drive so that I can install Mojave. It came with a fairly small hard drive so didn’t have enough room to upgrade the OS.
Happy 7th birthday Tatum Sky.
On the cusp of buying a Mac Pro 5,1 from 2010. What am I thinking?
Archived 13 years of work emails in EagleFiler
Enjoying many aspects of Fantastical 3. The Zoom integration is not one of them. Keeps asking me for my password every so often even though I have entered it correctly.
Created my first Microsoft Logic App. Receives an HTTPS call and deletes an Outlook event.
Reading Take Control of DEVONthink 3 in DEVONthink to Go on my iPad. Decided I prefer DEVONthink over Keep It .
Pointed my new domain, used solely for unique email aliases, to anonaddy.com. Moving all the things now.
Eager to get my Apple Watch wood band. These things are really cool and affordable.
Bought myself a Onewheel Pint.
Thinking about getting a Nest once again now that I know I can integrate it with HomeKit via the Starling Home Hub.
now more than ever in my new role i can see the value in using Agenda.
We had a lovely time in the Bahamas
Our family is going on our first cruise. Also, first flight for my kiddos. They are so excited. Not sure how they are going to decide who gets the window seat.
So eager for the new Noteplan for Mac to arrive.
Gave up my AnyList subscription when I switched to Grocery and the promise of native Reminders support. Problem is that for whatever reason, my watch won’t reliably save my requests to my Grocery list. Back to AnyList.
Giving Hook an actual trial. Now that I’ve taken some time to understand it and experiment with how to make it work, I’m truly hopeful that this is going to help my workflow quite a bit.
MarsEdit • Setapp. Nice.
Can’t believe there was a school shooting where my kids go to school today. Thankfully my kids are OK. There has been one confirmed death. We are all in shock.
Back to Things. It works best for my brain.
Got burned by Agenda’s Dropbox sync and lost some files. I admit I foolishly turned on Dropbox sync even though it was in Beta so my bad. However, my trust is gone. Moving all my notes elsewhere. Haven’t heard back from their support at all.
Pulled a g sheet into DEVONthink 3 and my head exploded.
It’s my last day in my role as Manager.
Due to Apple yanking OurPact, a parental control iOS app, my kid is now locked out of her iPad. This is fun.
Successfully followed a blog post to put in place a Slack slash command which draws from an Airtable. Glitch for the win.
After reading a Plex blog article about their amazing Tidal integration I decided to give it a go. Sign up, enter CC info… and error on their server.
Really happy Luna Display got this update…
We’ve updated Luna so it will no longer reset your user preferences when you enable mirroring.
Ready for the hunt.
i’m chali 2na
Got promoted to Director of Innovation & Process Improvement today. So excited! 12+ years at AnswerLab and I’m eager as ever to make change.
Spent the day at Elitch Gardens.
Reading Code Craft and learning a lot. 📚
Successfully setup a Grav install on a Linode server. Couldn’t have done it w/o the instructions.
Parker Moon had 4 teeth pulled. She’s in happy spirits.
Paid for Airtable Pro
Jordan Merrick’s Mocktail is amazing. www.jordanmerrick.com/2019/03/m…
Playing around with Grav tonight.
reinstall Luna iOS app. restart mac. all is well again.
luna display will not open on my ipad pro. :(
I’ve been adopting the practice of maintaining a change log in the notes section for my Zaps.
Boostnote looks like an interesting editor. As if I don’t have enough of those. boostnote.io
My new Squarespace site will be a CV of sorts, focusing on my role as UX Research Manager/Geek. I think it’s an interesting intersection. I plan to post mainly about the geeky projects I work on with a splash of manager realities.
Listening to Blurryface by twenty one pilots once again. it keeps drawing me in.
Started a Squarespace site to host my projects/CV.
using omnioutliner to track a project and i’m remembering how awesome outliners can be.
Been trying to solve a Zapier challenge for the past week and a half. I awoke at 4am with a potential solution, tried it out, and it works! So excited to have finally cracked it.
Learned that one has to wrap the JSON payload with “blocks”:  when using code generated from the Slack Block Builder.
Been poking around the Slack API. Learned about Postman, which is a handy tool. www.getpostman.com
Stumbled upon my Newton.
Jumped on the yearly micro.blog plan.
I wonder why my Sunlit posts do not appear on micro.blog? The odd thing is that it does appear in my feed reader.
Had a great time in Mexico for our annual company summit.
How to Incorporate UX Research into Every Stage of the Design Thinking Process
Pointed my email newsletters back to Stoop. Having them in Feedbin didn’t suit my fancy.
flickr data requested
Scapple is one of my favorite Mac apps.
Surprises me that Manton emails me personally to let me know that my ssl cert is enabled. That can’t possibly scale.
I learn something new about Fiery Feeds every time I launch
The problem with Org mode is that it’s not Markdown.
I’m so going to pi-hole
I want to try BBEdit
sometimes i wish i didn’t have credit cards. they just get me in trouble.
As much as I’m intrigued by tiddlywiki on glitch, I’m going to keep my work related tiddlywiki on my laptop. I feel more secure tiddlywikin’ on my laptop. The open web scares me.
Enrolled in Clear which should help speed things up at the airport. I’m already a TSA-Pre lemming but my wife is not. I’ll do anything to not wait in a line.
surprised that i can only select BBEdit or TextWrangler for ‘Edit With’ editor in MarsEdit. why not let me choose whatever editor i want?
heading to cancun, mexico for 5 days. 3 days for company retreat, 2 days for personal time with my wife. so eager.
realized/acknowledged that micro.blog is where i blog. so, i pointed my domain to micro.blog and that’s that. not sure why i held out so long. micro.blog is perfect for me.
woohoo. ssl for my site now in effect.
bought some fresh duds from gap tonight. hello bomber jacket.
To the person who added TiddlyWiki to Glitch, I salute you. Not so much for the act but for the documentation…
Probably sign in to Glitch I think anonymous projects get like deleted after a while. So.
when will DNS get easy?
Evening with Dad Dance was fun. My kids had a blast.
This is cool. Hover has an easy way to configure Micro.blog for your domain.
To point www.donovanwatts.net to my micro.blog, is this correct for my CNAME record? donovanwatts.micro.blog or should it point to pages.micro.blog?