Online Reading Redux

I feel like I start almost every post this way these days, but given the ongoing global pandemic, I’ve been spending a lot more time at home doing things like staying on top of my reading. You’d think I got paid by the COVID-19 reference if you were silly enough to think I get paid… Continue reading Online Reading Redux

macOS Big Sur 11.2 Homebrew and Git Error

After I upgraded my macOS install from 11.1 to 11.2, the next time I tried running brew update to update all of the packages available in Homebrew, I got a wall of text regarding things going off the rails that ultimately culminated with this error: Error: Failure while executing; git config –replace-all homebrew.analyticsmessage true was… Continue reading macOS Big Sur 11.2 Homebrew and Git Error

Switching To Brave

I spend the majority of my computing time on the MacBook Pro that I use for work. For a very long time, I’ve used Safari as my main browser on it. Unsurprisingly, Safari integrates very nicely with the rest of macOS, and I honestly just really like it as a browser. Lately, though, I’ve been… Continue reading Switching To Brave

Cloudflare Analytics

Anyone who knows me, reads the type of things I tweet about, and/or listens to the Same Shade of Difference podcast knows that I’m an advocate of online privacy. I’m all for blocking trackers, avoiding services from invasive companies like Facebook, and generally trying to keep as much of what I do online known only… Continue reading Cloudflare Analytics

Parse ISO 8601 String With Timezone Offset To Date Object In Groovy

My Groovy posts always have the absolute worst titles, but I figure that making them verbose is really the only way to make them discoverable. I write a good bit of Groovy code at work, and given that it’s been a few years since the heyday of Groovy it can occasionally be a bit of… Continue reading Parse ISO 8601 String With Timezone Offset To Date Object In Groovy

Twenty Twenty-One WordPress Theme

While I made the change a few weeks ago, it seems fitting that my first post of 2021 should be about my swap to the Twenty Twenty-One WordPress theme. For anyone who isn’t aware, each year WordPress releases a new “official” theme for the platform. While theme-elitists out there may scoff at them in favor… Continue reading Twenty Twenty-One WordPress Theme

Books: Bird Box

Continuing with the theme of reading books that spawned movies I thought were terrible but had interesting concepts, I recently read Bird Box. I watched the film for Bird Box back in 2018 shortly after it was released on Netflix, and I wasn’t exactly fond of it. So much of the film just didn’t seem… Continue reading Books: Bird Box