I’m not cursing, I swear (ha). It’s just an abbreviation of the name of an event in which I took part today... BITCHSTERDAM!!!
As a person who works in the web development industry, there are few things I appreciate more than when someone has a little fun with their website. One of my favorite things is a creative 404 page. Mostly because coming across a 404 means the page you want is gone or you have the wrong URL. It's a frustrating thing, so if a creative dev can make it less frustrating (even just a little bit), that's good.
Ohmigod. I am so freaking furious with Apple right now and it all has to do with their stupid Emergency S.O.S. settings on iOS.
Do you remember me mentioning during my whiny writer’s block post about how I want to “just make it to this coming Wednesday”? Curious why?
A co-worker had a little technical issue with a SaaS solution at work today. It was similar to one I had a week ago, so I mentioned it and told her what to look for. She did and was able to confirm that what we experienced was the same issue and would likely resolve itself with a little patience. Basically, it was a system glitch that would clear up, but none of her data was lost as she had feared.
I've kinda hit a strange place in my reading right now. For the last couple of weeks, I've been without an audiobook to which I want to listen.
We learned how to use Lyft really, really early this morning. Not because we wanted to, but out of necessity. Ugh.
Almost any time I log into LinkedIn, I see information about new followers and conversations related to accounts for my employer.
Our home internet connection is wonky right now. Normally when you hear that, you expect intermittent connectivity, right? Sometimes it’s up, sometimes it’s down.
I don’t remember if it was the first, second, or third edition of it, but today marks the 15th anniversary of Davecago, when a bunch of bloggers got together in Chicago to hang with Dave 2.
Has anyone else noticed that you can no longer actually take photos within the Instagram app anymore?
Sometimes after reading a book, I’m not always immediately compelled to write a review on Goodreads. In some cases, it’s because I’m in a rush and just don’t have the time. In others, it’s because I need to consider the book a bit more before offering up my thoughts on it.
Just gonna experiment with something and see how it works in different browsers, OSs, and all that web QC jazz. The experiment? Placing a Spotify playlist in the sidebar of this blog and seeing how well it works... if at all.
Korean Dalgona (whipped) coffee has been making the rounds online during this pandemic. It's a simple recipe wherein you whip together equal parts instant coffee, sugar, and hot water (usually like 1 tablespoon of each) until it is all dissolved and is creating very firm peaks almost like a pre-meringue.
Y'all know what a "deep fake" is, right? When AI is used to create photos or video or audio content that is so real that it's almost impossible to question its authenticity. Sometimes it's used for nefarious purposes like making it seem as though a political candidate has said or done something they haven't.
It really drives me nuts when sellers on eBay can’t be bothered to post clear product photos so you can see the product and its condition...
My vacation request has been approved!!! Just an FYI, I requested to be allowed out of a few days of work here at NIU to go to New Orleans, LA. I'm going down there this May to see my girlfriend's graduation and hang out in my second favorite city!
Well, this was a little bit of good news yesterday in my inbox...
Oh. My. Effing. God. Will these damned DraftKings (and, to a lesser degree, FanDuel) ads stop already???
Sometimes you just gotta take a little time to scroll through your Reddit timeline to see what fun stuff may or may not be there.
Did you know you could track COVID-19 trends worldwide on Google Maps? I had no idea until I looked today and saw that there was a button to click in the rail that offered a COVID-19 map layer.
For a while, I used the Apple News app on my iPhone to get my daily news fix.
Yeah, so I went ahead and created my own contribution to the #BernieMittensMeme. What of it??
A few months ago, I found this really cool Instagram account (actually, he found me) that sells physical audio and video media via his home. He doesn't have a bricks-and-mortar storefront, just an online store supported by images on IG.
I’ve become a bit of a Bandcamp junkie of late poking around and picking out some new-to-me bands I really enjoy and following musical subgenres so I can receive notifications of new music.
As I’ve got nothing much else worthwhile to say right now, I’m just going to take a moment to point out that I have surpassed the 5,000 post mark on Instagram! WOO!!
Quick Public Service Announcement:
If you’ve ever received an email advertising free or discounted books from one of the major ebook providers, in this case Apple Books:
A friend Slacked me today asking, “Scale of 1-10... How badly do [you] want a clubhouse invite... or do you have no interest?”
Out of curiosity, have you ever been reading my blog on the last two months and had images missing? As I try to always include an image with all posts (save Kevisms), if you aren’t seeing one, it would be pretty obvious.
We weren't going to do it. We convinced ourselves not to give in. Not to fold. Not to be pressured.
I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline recently when I saw this image posted by Tom Morello (@tmorello), guitarist of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave.
Earlier today, I saw a sponsored ad on Instagram for an app that finds you better rates on car insurance.
One of the great things about Black Friday as well as the few days leading up to and immediately following it is that you are unpleasantly reminded of all the companies, businesses, organizations, and other newsletters you have subscribed to via email because every single one of them will send you a message on or around Black Friday.
I follow stuff on eBay a lot. It's a morbid curiosity or "window shopping" sort of thing. I like to find stuff in which I'm interested, follow it, and see how much it winds up selling (or not selling) for. A vast majority of the time, I'm not ordering it. Just watching.
I was checking out Instagram today, getting a feel for how their user interface had changed with the most recent update, when I saw that on my profile my number of accounts I followed was a mere five less than the number of accounts that follow me.
12 days ago marked the 10th anniversary of the public launch of Instagram, the photo sharing app that took over the world in very short order.