My new social media posting principles:
- Is it valuable to someone other than me?
- Does it inform or teach something positive or helpful?
- Would I be proud of it in 6 months?
- Would my mom be proud to read it?
Scientific Computing with Python (FreeCodeCamp) – based on University of Michigan’s Python for Everybody, with a certification available at the end of the course.
Python for Everybody – free book (and on Coursera if video learning is your thing)
Esta es una receta para un latte de miel y canela. Si quieres, puedes hacerlo como un latte helado.
2 shots of espresso
1 Tbsp honey
1/4 tsp cinnamon
- In an 8-ounce coffee cup, combine the honey and cinnamon by stirring well.
- Add 1 shot of espresso and stir again, making sure you no longer feel honey at the bottom of the cup.
- Add the second shot.
- Add steamed milk and a small amount of foam. If you’re feeling special, top it off with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
For an iced latte: use a 12- or 16-ounce cup, cold milk, and ice.
One more great quote about the “Do Not Disturb” and “Focus” modes introduced by tech companies trying to “help”:
These are not guardrails. These are squishy orange cones that we all plow through, like 15-year-olds in driver’s ed. Even the names of these features—Focus, Schedule Send—are phrases born of a work-obsessed culture. Bring back the ennui, the poetry, the pink fonts, the tildes and asterisks.
In my experience, people get annoyed by the “notifications silenced” status in iMessage. Let’s change “Focus” to “Away”, with different messages and providing the ability to turn off “Notify Anyway” (because seriously, no).
(h/t Jacky Alciné)
The live chats of the past are now in our pockets and inescapable. We need better boundaries.
https://hamstudy.org/ — flash card study site that works on desktop or mobile
Why get into ham radio?
My interest was prompted by two things: 1) a buddy that got his license a year or two ago and 2) a desire to be more prepared for emergencies. In some ways, ham radio is like pre-internet social media: it’s one-to-many, you can learn new things, you can meet new people, it allows you to share your thoughts with others or into the void.
I purchased a Baofeng UV-5R as encouragement to get the license and because I can use it to listen to FM and WX weather radio (I also have a Sangean MMR-88 AM/FM/WX receiver).
I’m currently using Indieweb Publisher as my base WordPress theme and have a child theme so I can make tweaks. Today, I tweaked the site header. By default, Indieweb Publisher replaces the site header with author info on single post pages. I’m the only author on my personal site and didn’t like that behavior, so here’s what I did. NOTE: Without an additional theme adjustment, this may break author-finding for indieweb parsers.
header.php from the stock IndieWeb Publisher theme to my child theme,
2. Find lines 30 to 38, which are responsible for what is displayed in
3. Comment out all PHP except line 36,
<?php indieweb_publisher_site_info(); ?> To comment out, put two forward slashes after
Those lines now look like this:
<div class="site-header-info"> <?php // if ( is_single() ) : ?> <?php // Show only post author info on Single Pages ?> <?php // indieweb_publisher_posted_author_card(); ?> <?php // else : ?> <?php // Show Header Image, Site Title, and Site Tagline on everything except Single Pages ?> <?php indieweb_publisher_site_info(); ?> <?php // endif; ?> </div>