I seem to be starting the process of semi-seriously looking for a home in Vallejo. I’m as surprised by this as anyone.

The exit survey page when I canceled my TIDAL subscription is broken in Safari, which somehow seems symbolic of the whole affair, really

The awesome Mac OS Catalina fonts you didn’t know you had access to - Typography.Guru

I still want a program that’s basically Scrivener for Markdown—organize files into folders with arbitrary ordering, be able to display panes side by side with attached notes, have a research folder, be able to collate files together when exporting. Nothing quite does this.

Sitting on a bench in the shade in a park with my laptop isn’t the same as sitting in my favorite café, but it’ll do.

I’ve again given up and gone out shopping rather than getting delivery, after Safeway’s online checkout system broke in two different browsers. If I get the plague, at least I have an impulse buy of mint It’s It ice cream cookies.

I headed out for lunch with the intention of getting ingredients for that broccoli salad, but ended up taking an unnecessary drive and getting a takeout pizza and donuts. My quarantine diet has regressed to college, sans the Perkins to hang out in at 10pm.

I’ll miss Sweet Tomatoes sort of in spite of itself, but at least I’ll still have Joan’s Broccoli Madness salad.

It occurs to me that I’ve gone for some kind of takeout every day for the last three. I won’t say this makes things feel normal, per se, but they feel just a little bit closer.

Some people, when confronted with a problem, think “I know, I’ll use a design pattern.” Now they have two problems.

I’m amused that the first ticket filed against my Nova theme came about an hour after it was posted, from @danielpunkass, no less. :)

Working on a theme for Panic’s Nova editor based on the default theme from Espresso, a web editor I never really got into but thought was beautiful.

After stumbling into his YouTube channel, I have bought the ebook of Kent Rollins’ cookbook “A Taste of Cowboy,” which is as far as I know not as risqué as it sounds. (I bought on Apple Books, because (1) color and better typography, (2) not giving money to Amazon.)

I’ve always loved the five o’clock-ish cocktail hour at home. I’ve heard that the Great Pause has brought the idea back, after a fashion…

I think what I’m learning from much more cooking is: I need new pans. I’ve ordered a new non-stick skillet, and my yet replace my seemingly season-resistant hipster “new vintage” cast iron skillet with cheaper and generally better-reviewed Lodge cast iron.

I’m pretty sure I’m spending way more supporting Bay Area microbreweries during quarantine: before I would go to one a week and have a couple pints; now I’m going to one every 1–2 weeks and buying eight pints at a time.

Feeling a bit of strain using the trackpad today, so going very old school. (If you’re a longtime Mac user, you probably recognize both of these.) 8E2CCE01-8D78-4C61-B9E1-19A70A5C0AF4.jpg

Despite the fact that I’m not remotely a baker, I’ve ended up ordering 10 pounds of artisan flour because it was easier than finding Gold Medal at the store—and cheaper than ordering Gold Medal from crooked resellers on Amazon.

Shuffling as much from Dropbox to iCloud Drive as I can, so I can uninstall the Mac Dropbox app. When I absolutely need to use it from the Mac, I’ll just use the web site or Transmit.

There are times I wish I had the money to fund reboots/reincarnations of once-beloved web sites that either shuttered or had their soul slowly crushed by short-sighted new owners. Today’s candidate: The AV Club.

A new lens I ordered for my woefully underused Pen-F camera came in—and it makes the camera too big for the little camera bag I have for it. Uh oh.

I have rediscovered the charming pointlessness of the iTunes Visualizer. Remember when that was a thing? Did you know it’s still a thing, even in Catalina?

Making a little “shelter-at-home diary” showing where I’ve been for shopping and takeout since April 1, and wondering if I am really bad at shelter-at-home.

I’m poking again at PHP, and seeing how “modern” I can get without feeling like I’m writing Java. Considering the radical notion of whether you can (gasp) use a global variable or two without the world ending.

Just discovering the Starz show “Counterpart” now that it’s finished—after only two seasons, although I’m told it has an actual ending—and on Amazon Prime. And wow, so far it’s so good. 📺