1. To: Family & Friends

    Date: October 27, 2014

    Subject: Back pain returned and now receding

    3 weeks ago things were going so well with my back pain that I was backing off my meds and thinking about how best to up my physical activity. Last week I got hit by the proverbial truck. Thankfully, I’m already making progress managing coming out the other side. My current cancer treatment (Regorafenib) has…

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  2. BBEdit 11.0 Release Notes →

    Two big things that are now off my wishlist:

    There is a new control in the status bar at the bottom of text views; it displays the current magnification of the view and allows you to change it. The control can be hidden (or shown) using the “Text Magnification” option in the Appearance preferences.

    This means I no longer need to use another editor when presenting on a projector, etc. I also like larger views for writing prose, so I’ll probably use BBEdit more for that now as well.

    There is now an adjustable split between the Currently Open Documents list and the Project list.

    Now I can go back to using BBEdit as I did so lovingly pre-version 10 (when the open document list was in a drawer)! I submitted a ticket requesting that this pane be made resizable in 2011. :)

  3. No WordCamp SF 2014 For Me

    Unfortunately I’m not going to be able to attend WordCamp SF 2014. My apologies to those who I was planning to meet up with. I’ll miss seeing you folks there – but have fun and do great work!

  4. When you eat a PB&J sandwich do you hold it with the peanut butter on the bottom* or the jelly on the bottom?

    * Correct answer

  5. Photos from Maine

    I took a few photos in Maine during our extended weekend stay post-Monktoberfest. We stayed at an awesome 1800’s farmhouse that had been nicely renovated; had a fantastic house concert from Liz Longley, and visited Fort Popham.

  6. A few hours dinking with my 2013 Moto X shows me that it is the overall case size (not the 4.7″ screen) that I struggle with on my iPhone 6.

  7. WordPress vs. a Roll-Your-Own Blog Engine

    Inspired by Brent’s consideration of an off-the-shelf blog engine, Santiago Valdarrama has written a post outlining the problems he has with off-the-shelf blog engines. What was so interesting to me about this was that a self-hosted WordPress site addresses nearly every one of his concerns. 1) You don’t have to deal with updates to the…

  8. To: Family & Friends

    Date: October 13, 2014

    Subject: Not much to report

    Hi Everyone, There isn’t *too* much to report since my last email, but it’s generally good news. I’ve made consistent progress in rebounding from the debilitating back pain I was experiencing. I’m still down about 15 pounds (and struggling to put that back on), but my back pain is largely gone. I’ve got to credit…

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  9. Casual iPhone Earbuds (w/ Mic)

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    The ear buds that Apple provides with the iPhone have always fallen out of my ears. I embarked on a journey of discovery recently and tested out a set of Panasonics and a set of Samsungs. Both work well and are under $15. I’m littering them in strategic places around the house and in my…

  10. I’m liking the larger iPhone 6 screen more and more as my apps update to support the larger resolution.

  11. Confusing email from @instapaper about something called Instapaper Premium. Not sure if I need it, what it is, or what I get if I sign up.