The phrase “hammock-based mouse jiggler” just entered my internal monologue. I’m not sure how to feel about this.

Met a guy with zero exposure to Rage Against The Machine. I know, right?! Anyway, do I just tell him to grab the first album and hit play? Or give him a custom playlist? And if the latter, where to start?!

My “I got a full-time gig” presents to myself arrived! That’s a Kaweco Brass Sport and TWSBI Diamond 580 in limited edition Prussian Blue. Both will be inked later today, ready for a weekend of drafting.

I hope last night/ doesn’t wake up this morning/ and tell tomorrow what I’ve done.

Strangefolk

(I’m new to markdown so I hope that worked)

Ailing MBP, help needed.

Hey Mac peeps of Micro.Blog, I need some help.

The fan on my 2017 13” MBP comes on full tilt every 20 minutes or so, even when I’m just reading, surfing or drafting in Bear. Nothing processor intensive. In fact, it rarely even feels hot to the touch.

I’ve backed it up, wiped and reloaded Catalina several times, done a PRAM reset, and have scoured the internets for answers. All to no avail.

So I decided it was time to hit up this community in an effort to NOT have to replace an otherwise perfectly good laptop, no matter how much I despise the keyboard, just to make the fan STFU.

Any further thoughts, ideas, suggestions, or nuggets of wisdom?

Any and all input will be gratefully accepted.

Thanks.

Domain fiddling

One last (*coughcough) fiddle with the domain names and email and I think I’ve got it. I replaced my professional site with a dead simple one I tossed together with Carrd and redirected jessekelber.com to that.

I already set up a subdomain at micro.jessekelber.com to house this here microblog.

Today I joined Fastmail and have several of my emails including the @jessekelber.com ones going in there.

The next step will be to forward my main Gmail account into Fastmail while using the Takeout system to move my docs into iCloud drive – with the endgoal being deletion of my Google presence at some point in the not-to-distant future.

Acronyms are fun. I just finished up two days of morning MOOF sessions.

That’s “Marketing Out Of Facility,” apparently.

Sigh.

At least I got my draft post done during the breaks.

None of this is a complaint, mind you.

I love this job. I’m paid for words.

There’s this dog down the street that barks at every. Single. Dog. That walks past his domain.

His name is Reno and he has two speeds: asleep and apoplectic.

There is a road, no simple highway/ Between the dawn and the dark of night/ And if you go no one may follow/ That path is for your steps alone >Robert Hunter

#playdead

Can’t reply with photos, so starting a new thread. Love the shot of you and your AT, @odd so thought I’d counter with one of my V-Strom on the day I bought it. Took a 100-mile shortcut home from the dealership ;-) @maique

For any other motorcycle riders out there in MB land, if you haven’t found the Fortnine channel on Youtube yet do yourself a favor and find it. Just be sure you have a few hours to dedicate to the rabbit hole that are their downright entertaining videos!

A handful of un-retouched shots from my ride down the Snoqualmie River Valley yesterday. That’s a Red-Tailed Hawk in the first one and the Snoqualmie Falls Power Station at the top of the last one:

Picked up a new toy with my settlement cash.

Fujifilm X-T4 with two lenses. It’s been…decades since I last shot with any intention and I. Can’t. Wait. To get out there again.

Now…if it would just stop raining…

I know, I know - It’s Seattle so it’ll stop sometime around April…

Thanks to @manton fixing the certificate issue, I’m going to try a repost of this question from earlier:

OK, question for the iPad users out there. I’m finally considering (again) making an iPad Pro my primary personal device. Priority use will be writing.

So, today’s question is this—is the magic keyboard really that good? Or should I be budgeting for a case and a good Bluetooth mechanical keyboard?

Is anyone out there doing this already? Pros? Cons? I’ll likely be keeping my aging 13” Macbook Pro around as a backup/desktop setup. But since my new job just sent me a gorgeous 15” Pro…I’m less concerned on that front.

OK, question for the iPad users out there. I’m finally considering (again) making an iPad Pro my primary personal device. Priority use will be writing.

So, today’s question is this—is the magic keyboard really that good? Or should I be budgeting for a case and a good Bluetooth mechanical keyboard?

Is anyone out there doing this already? Pros? Cons? I’ll likely be keeping my aging 13” Macbook Pro around as a backup/desktop setup. But since my new job just sent me a gorgeous 15” Pro…I’m less concerned on that front.