As a change of pace, I’ve picked up a frontend ticket at work today. TypeScript, React, GraphQL: yes, I’m using it all. I know a little of each so I’m not coming to it completely cold. But it’s still all quite new to me so there’s still that sense of doing something novel.

Here’s something I learnt today about cockatiels: they sneeze, or do something that can be described as sneezing. Either way, I didn’t learn this from looking it up. 🤧

Back in Canberra with Ivy and Archie, my sister’s cockatiels. 🦜

Tried something different today, by recording a how-to video of a project I’m working on. Must say that I now appreciate the effort of those that work with video after the attempt: roughtly 20 takes and I still haven’t got a cut I like (it’s only a screencast as well).

Tax return done. Was in danger of forgetting to do it so deceided to get it out of the way today. Relatively painless: took probably 20 minutes. Let’s hope everything in there is correct. 😬

To any Stratechery or Dithering subscribers that have seen no new posts since Monday: you may need to get new feeds from Passport. Ben just launched something new and in doing so, seemed to have broken article & podcast RSS feeds. Might’ve been just me, but just in case it isn’t.

I must admit, Feedbin does a good job making Twitter threads actually nice to read. I haven’t seen it work for every thread, but when it does, if feels almost like you’re reading a blog post. So much better than reading it in Twitter.

🎙️ Really Specific Stories, featuring yours truly.

Had the privilege of being a guest on @martinfeld’s excellent show about podcasting. Check it out, then make sure you listen to the other episodes because they are all really good. rsspod.net/leon-mika

Currently binging on Epic Engineering Failures from the Great Courses. The details of the failures are interesting, but the course also covers a lot on structural engineering, which I never expected to find just as facinating. thegreatcourses.com/courses/ep

Google, please; fix the locale detection logic in Sheets. Every newly created spreadsheet has the wrong locale set by default, and I always need to explicitly change it to AU. As fun as it is to use £ for currency, or month/day/year for dates, I prefer to use what I’m use to.

Spotted this morning as I was walking to breakfast. 🦆

Did a cleanup of all the half-finished posts I had lying around as drafts. Many of them have been cluttering up the Draft section for a few months now.

The original goal was to have a “bank” of posts that I could publish on days I had nothing else to say. I guess that didn’t quite pa... lmika.org/2022/09/16/did-a-bit

Dinner at The Mint. This is my table, which is the same table I sat at last time I was here, in January 2020. Feels like a bit of a bookend in a way.

🎙 Dithering: 13 Sept 22 - Discord AI

Enjoyed the discussion on Midjourney and AI images, but it was the final two minutes on the UIs of Slack and Discord that I found to be the most interesting part of this episode. dithering.fm

Sunny day today. Might need to bring out the hat once again.

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