Technology and Cats

God, could Apple Music/iTunes be any more terrible than it actually is? I’m trying to get my library to sync because I literally bought ONE album from Bandcamp and I’ve had to subscribe to iTunes Match and turn on the Cloud Library and now nothing’s freaking downloading and I don’t know why the user experience is so fucking terrible. I should be able to plug my phone into the computer and drag the songs I want onto it....

August 14, 2022 · 2 min · 228 words

Coding, Work, and Random Updates

Me: Oh, let me change the theme, it won’t that big of a deal. time passes Me: Six hours isn’t bad, right? So, yes: I did change a few colors. And the font, and the entire theme. And I made a colophon page and managed to actually code it in properly. Which is pretty exciting, not gonna lie. Anyhow. I’m sure some things look funky and I didn’t notice....

July 25, 2022 · 2 min · 397 words

It's Been Busy Around Here

It has been a week here. I have: successfully wrangled custom radio button hover and focus states the html radio buttons were offset from the custom ones and moving them helped the hover happen in the right places I am still mad at whoever originally coded the component, though got a chunk of coding done for the mobile version of the site footer the desktop version is good to go, but I have a few more bootstrap/flexbox things to figure out helped a user regain access to their account using nothing more than an old photograph of their phone’s screen and a vague list of tasks....

July 8, 2022 · 4 min · 713 words

Thoughts on Digital Gardening and Information Organization

I’ve been spending a lot of time over the last week falling into various rabbit holes. So many. But one thing I keep coming back to is how, on my previous blog, I felt paralyzed by the weight of perfection. As if I were under so much scrutiny that the smallest mistake would cause a shitstorm. This feeling was only exacerbated by the fact that when I did say something stupid on Twitter, a group of leftier than thou folks who enjoy brigading other people for the tiniest of ideological differences decided to brigade me....

July 3, 2022 · 13 min · 2593 words

Messing Around

So here I am, in the wee hours of the morning, having frittered away the last 7 hours of my life on a few “quick” updates to the site. Except I kept thinking of new ways to do things or fixing errors with the style sheets to the point where, except for the general layout and the little cactus icon up there (which is going to be replaced soon, I swear), it’s basically a whole new theme....

June 19, 2022 · 3 min · 521 words

Coding and Thinking

Did you know that I have not one, but two kanban boards? One for getting this site set up as I want it to be, and another for mothballing my old site. They both have a LOT of things on them. It’s gonna be a lot of work. But this evening, I knocked out a fair number of backend things I wanted to fix on this site, primarily with the CSS....

June 12, 2022 · 4 min · 766 words

Random Thoughts (June 9)

Oof. I went in for my monthly-ish paracentesis yesterday morning. If you don’t know what this is, here’s a handy explainer from Wikipedia. First of all, I was up entirely too early for my own good. But it did mean I was able to take my meds and eat breakfast before having to leave for the hospital, so that’s something, yes? Normally, it’s not too bad, but the doctor doing them yesterday was a resident and while she was very nice and perfectly competent, she was also still a resident, which means that she wasn’t as skilled as some of the doctors who have been there for years....

June 9, 2022 · 3 min · 550 words

Better Colors?

The spaghetti that is this site’s CSS is really something else–to the point where using the override files just doesn’t work because there’s so much stuff squirreled away in different places and it all takes different precedence. I’ve made a kanban board for the things I want to do and a bunch of them include “refactor and consolidate X, Y, or Z.” I suspect that when I’m done, it’ll be an entirely new template....

June 3, 2022 · 2 min · 310 words

A Ridiculous Day

Today’s been a day of a lot of ridiculous all over the board. ...

June 2, 2022 · 8 min · 1693 words

Trying to Post Images

I’m trying to figure out how to manage images; I don’t really want to do page bundles…but I guess I am for now. Meh. Annnnd, of course, I can’t get any of the theme’s built-in image shortcodes to actually respect my settings–do I want my images linked? No, no I do not. And why the FUCK is it not rendering the CSS that at least hides my link formatting? I have it in the right order, it’s just straight-up ignoring me....

June 1, 2022 · 2 min · 244 words