This is where I will jot down notes and journal periodically. It's
structured to follow
the HTML Journal spec.
Well, it's been a minute (or a month). I've been taking a bit of a
software detox the last little bit. No tech social media (i.e.
Mastodon, Twitter, etc.) and no coding in my free time. Just
relaxation, reading, playing video games and spending time with my
wife and animals.
I've been having a hard time with the tech world lately. I'm just
generally disappointed and unhappy with the direction tech seems to be
taking with AI, streaming services, etc. the
is in full swing. I'm definitely starting to feel aspects of burn out
and trying to focus my efforts on things that make me happy.
Finally feel like I'm recovering from whatever illness I started the
year off with. Been wild how long this has lingered on for. Still
don't feel 100% but definitely on the upswing.
Pulled the trigger on migrating my PC to an ITX case. Required a
couple of upgrades which is fine as I am able to build my partner a PC
from the remnents of my previous PC. Details of the build can be found
on the uses section of the site.
Short update today. Not really much going on lately. Haven't had a ton
of energy to do any coding outside of work. Lacking energy to play any
Managed to do some work on my PC and get it back up and running. 90%
sure that the issue was some kind of short on the motherboard so I
ended up grabbing a cheap replacement and swapping everything over.
Now it's working better than before and I'm very pleased. Tweaked my
fan curves for the first time as well and I never realized how quiet I
can actually make my computer haha.
Had an exchanged Xmas gift arrive to this past week as well. New
keyboard for using with my laptop
NuPhy Air60 V2
which is pretty nice. I'm a big fan of the fact that it fits on top of
the MacBook's existing keyboard.
Aside from that I'm finally feeling like I'm on the mend. But still
have a lingering sore throat which is super irritating. Hoping that it
passes sooner than later.
Still sick... but back to work and mostly business as usual aside from
feeling awful and congested.
My PC decided to call it quits over the last couple of days. CPU seems
to overheat almost immediately after booting up. Verified that my AIO
is still working and even tried swapping in a different CPU (with the
same result). Looks like this year may be the time for an upgrade.
Definitely looking at an ITX build for my next station.
Interesting things I've come across
New Year is off to a so-so start but new year; new me,
First day back to work was met with an macOS update that corrupted my
JAMF installation and locked me out of my computer. After working with
IT for a bit, determined that the easiest course of action was to just
wipe the computer and reinstall macOS. That took up too much of my
time but luckily seem to be back on track.
After a couple of days of dealing with that I came down with a pretty
nasty cold/flu that has been wrecking havok on my throat and lungs.
According to the tests, it doesn't seem to be COVID so that's a plus.
Interesting things I've come across lately
Penpot - open
Wiby - search engine