CSS can help in these stressful times! My friend and colleague Jason O’Neil built this box breathing guide that beats all the silly iPhone and Apple Watch apps for this stuff with simplicity and clarity: jasono.co/stuff/breathe.html

Finished Hideo Kojima’s “Death Stranding” last night. 😍

Probably the best acting in a video game last year was hidden in two hours of post-credits cutscenes at the end of a 40+ hour game. What an art form!

Me: “Your hip popped.”
Her: “Yep. I’m a hip-pop artist.”

Recording videos on your phone to share with colleagues/clients? Here’s how to compress them to a reasonable size for sharing with free software on your Mac: kevinyank.com/posts/shrink-vid

Proud to have Erin Zimmer’s Melbourne CSS talk sponsored by Culture Amp: “Welcome to the layouts of tomorrow” youtu.be/OrCIBsbUOL4

Re-watch of “Measure of a Man” and “The Offspring” complete. Bring on episode two of Star Trek: Picard! 🖖🏻

Rediscovering the value of my Last.fm subscription as I’ve grown a bit bored of my music library and found little help in Apple Music’s limited recommendations for me. So much new goodness waiting for me in my Last.fm recs. (I’m last.fm/user/sentience if you want to follow me.)

I do worry that the Web platform has gotten to a degree of complexity that makes it effectively unimplementable from scratch. This is an encouraging sign that there is new life to be found in this ecosystem yet. twitter.com/ppk/status/1219577

Kevin Yank boosted

@tootapp Tapping “Continuing from a previous toot…” makes it flash red, but nothing else happens. Should it? I’ve figured out that tapping the rest of the toot does reveal the previous toot(s) in the thread.

The “Move Editor into Next/Previous Group” keyboard shortcuts in VS Code have always triggered the system “beep” sound on macOS, despite working normally. I’ve finally found a fix for this! github.com/electron/electron/i

This is a super handy editor feature, because it lets you instantly move a file over to the right so you can see it alongside one of your other tabs. This is a feature I use constantly in Sublime Text, but the annoying sound kept me from using it in VS Code.

My Logitech MX Master died. Had to switch to backup. This is no way to live.

Recorded a new episode of Elm Town yesterday – an epic 1h45m deep dive into the making of Circuit Breaker (martinsstewart.gitlab.io/hackm) by its creator Martin Stewart. Should be edited and published in the next week or so!

Converting my old DVD-R discs to more durable storage. Happened upon some self-extracting archives I made when I thought Windows EXEs might be more useful than ZIP files in the future. 😂

@mastonaut Thank you for making Mastonaut! So many nice touches (e.g. inserting two line breaks when you hit Enter).

FYI, this review/response summary in the Australian Mac App Store had me convinced there was no support for conversations. 😬 Thankfully I clicked to expand the review/response.

Some kind of visual indicator in the timeline that a toot does have replies, or is in reply to another toot would be nice, though!

@JPEG When writing a toot reply, the up and down arrow keys on the keyboard do not move the text cursor up and down one line as they do normally on macOS. Instead, they cause the window contents to scroll. When you hit the down arrow, the top of your toot is hidden. When you hit the up arrow, the toot you are replying to is revealed (and there seems to be no other way to reveal this!).

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@JPEG When setting up my account, Mast bounces me to Safari to authorize with my instance. The authorization prompt loads successfully in Safari, but I also get a macOS dialog telling me there is no application registered to handle the URL. I am able to dismiss the dialog and click the “Allow” button in the browser, but I’m guessing that dialog indicates something wrong.

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@JPEG When you click an image, sometimes it opens over the whole window, while other times it overs only part of the window. I had trouble figuring out how to dismiss the image. At first it seemed like clicking the bar at the bottom of the image overlay was the way out, but that opens the toot in the right-most column. I finally discovered by accident that dragging the image down closes the overlay.

For what it's worth, I'd prefer it if the image opened in a new window, with a close button.

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