Joe Cieplinski's microblog

I’ve been Re-reading Melvyn Bragg’s The Adventure of English lately. Getting back in touch with the old grammar professor in me. 📚

Today is a good day to patronize the local businesses who managed to stay open despite the bombogenesis. And tip double. You know your barista/waiter/cook had a crap commute.

The timeline is definitely filling up at greater frequency over here in micro.blog land. Nice to see the influx of activity.

My only complaint on the Eero: not enough ethernet ports on the main unit. Had to get a switch to add more ports for all my wired devices.

I have to say, I’m pretty impressed with Eero so far. Easiest WiFi setup I’ve ever done by far. Seems to cover my apartment better than my previous Airport/Airport Express setup. It’s only been a day, though. Let’s see if it will be more reliable than my old setup has been lately.

My new jam is running Photoshop and Sketch simultaneously. Image cropping and touch-ups in PS, then over to Sketch for layout, basic vectors, easy exports.

You don’t have to kill the 500-lb gorilla to succeed. You just have to find a space in people’s workflow.

When I think of most of my favorite musicians, long-term, they defy description by simple labels like pop, rock, prog, jazz, and so on. They explore various forms and styles over a lifetime.

“To me, it’s just the music you like, and the music you don’t.” - Steven Wilson

New on my blog: I weigh in on Marzipan. It’s still just a rumor, but I’m excited about the possibilities, even if there are downsides. www.joecieplinski.com/blog/2017…

My one day per year exception to playing Christmas music in the house. Have a good one, everyone.

TIL the Hanon Exercises are now available online, and that makes me very happy. I had this book as a teenager taking piano lessons, and found it invaluable. www.hanon-online.com/all-piano…

Got my ticket to Peersconf 2018 in Austin. Hope to see some folks while I’m in town.

Love the new icon, @manton.

Steel Tree.

Unplanned stop in Baltimore for lunch today, on the way down to Alexandria. Four states in just over 3 hours of driving. Not bad.

The thing about getting an external keyboard for my iPad is now I’ve realized just how terrible my app x2y supports external keyboards. Just submitted a new version that not only handles tabs way better, but also adds several keyboard shortcuts.

Pleasantly surprised by how well the Magic Keyboard reconnects with the iPad after being turned off for an extended period. I thought that might be an issue, given past experience with Bluetooth devices sometimes being flaky in reconnecting.

I’ll repeat what I said to myself when they announced the iMac Pro this summer: I actually think it’s too much Mac for me. I’d take it, if you gave it to me. But I have no legitimate reason to buy it.

My Canopy has arrived. Looking forward to putting it through its paces. So far, it’s really solid.

And with that last post, I finally received my Daily Blogger pin. The last one I hadn’t yet achieved. (Gamification works.)