A thing I started doing: instead of recording my full workshops, I set a voice memo recorder on the podium, and when someone has a question, I press record, repeat the question, and then answer it. Now my recorder is full of Q&A that I can incorporate back into the presentation!
If you've noticed https://OwnYourGram.com has been not working well lately, that's because Instagram is aggressively rate limiting certain requests.
I just updated it so that you can give it the URL of an individual photo and it will import it for you. Importing individual photos avoids a lot of the rate limiting issues so should work a lot better now.
If you've been missing some of your latest photos, feel free to log in and manually import them now!
It took almost 4 hours, but I finally moved everything from Gogs to Gitea. The migration path was not entirely smooth due to a combination of things, but I'm reasonably confident it is actually working now. Hopefully nothing unexpected surfaces later when I've forgotten everything I've done today.
I replaced Monocle's Font Awesome SVG+JS icons with their SVG sprite icons and it loads soooo much faster now! There was always a visible delay while the JS loaded in the SVG icons. Now it's just handled by the browser with no JS.
I always assumed that it was a slow network causing the issues, but I opened up the browser tools to check and it turns out the slowdown was happening while rendering the page, not when fetching external data. Goes to show it's a good idea to open up the browser tools once in a while to check out what's happening under the hood!
The things people carry on their bikes in Amsterdam never cease to amaze me. In just 15 minutes at this cafe I've seen people carrying: a guitar, children, a rug, grocery bags, a suitcase, two large dogs, a bouquet, four cases of wine. I love how absolutely normal it is too.
Outlook Web is basically useless on a slow internet connection.
It seems like every click requires a round-trip to the server before it acknowledges the click. Trying to reply to an email? Click "reply", wait until the server acknowledges, then it opens the reply window.
I just discovered a disturbing real-world vulnerability by accident.
A couple hours after checking in to my hotel, I went back to the front desk and said "I need to add someone to my room because her flight gets in late this evening." The clerk asked my room number, and I told her and also said my name. A few seconds later, after asking me to spell the name to add, there's a new name on my room reservation. Nowhere in this process did she check my ID.
Did I accidentally socially engineer my way into adding an unrelated name onto a room reservation?