📷 The North Shore of O’ahu. More beautiful than I imagined it would be.

Laniakea Beach

📷 Sunrise over Waikiki.

Sunrise over Waikiki

Thirty years in between with lots of ups and downs, the story turned out just how we hoped it would. So grateful for our many blessings along the journey.

then now

If you’re a Tinylytics for Micro.blog plugin user on Micro.blog, I promise it will get updates soon to match the great enhancements @vincent has recently made to his analytics platform, Tinylytics. Sometimes there are just not enough hours in a day anymore…

After more than six years working together virtually, I was finally able to meet my mentor in person at the Dreamforce 2023 conference. I credit this person with turning my career, personal life, and whole life outlook around. Im so grateful for his objectivity and brutal honesty over the years.

I successfully resurrected a late 2012 27" iMac I had sitting around with OpenCore Legacy Patcher. It’s now running macOS Ventura. Performance is not that bad considering the machine still has a spinning platter hard drive. I think I’ll install a SSD drive in a couple weeks and give it another go.

📷 The Unofficial Last Day of Summer in Surf City, USA.

Huntington Beach pier and volleyball players.

I just reserved airport parking for our upcoming Hawaii trip. It’s hard to believe that after booking the trip more than a year ago, it’s finally here. This is both the honeymoon we never had, and a celebration of 30 years of marriage. Yay us!

I’m back to WordPress using Amazon Lightsail. The speed is impressive and the cost is 30% better than Digital Ocean with better VPS specs. Setup was easy following Amazon’s instructions and other blog articles. Highly recommended.

Looking at the rain (4-6") and wind (gusts 40-60 mph) models for tropical storm Hillary in SoCal (Huntington Beach), it could prove to be a pretty wild weekend. Our place is barely above sea level. I think I might grab some sandbags tomorrow just to be safe.

It’s always so satisfying, and such a relief, to finally solve a blocking issue that’s stumped me for days and held up three other teams from completing their work. Maybe I can finally sleep tonight. Maybe…

📷 Thanks for the awesome Micro.blog decals and note, @jean!

Awesome Micro.blog decals from [@jean](https://micro.blog/jean).

So… I ground the beans for the coffee and set up the brewer to start at 4am before going to bed, just like usual… But I forgot to put the carafe under the basket. This got me four kitchen drawers filled with freshly brewed coffee, and ruined both a dining room rug and my wife’s morning. 🤦🏻‍♂️

I switched all my domains to iCloud Custom Email Domains from Google Workspace last night. Set up was really simple, even with family sharing. You do have to understand editing your own DNS though. For $2.99 (200GB plan) a month vs. $12 a month for two users, I think it’s worth it.

A follow up to my AirPod drama… I splurged extra for the AirPods Pro 2. As someone with extreme Meniere’s Disease, I struggle to hear anything in even mildly noisy situations. I’ve found Transparency mode to be a godsend. I tuned ambient noise off & can finally hear what’s being said to me. 🥹

I’m having a rough day it seems. My AirPods earbuds took a trip through the washer today because I stuck them in a shirt pocket rather than their case. Go me…

Ouch! I managed to spill coffee into (not onto… into) my favorite Apple aluminum wired keyboard today. I’m crushed. I’ve been using this keyboard for almost 15 years without trouble. My backup is the same model, but with a finicky space bar key. So it goes.

📷 Surf gnome…

The surf gnome

I’ve resurrected the WordPress blog for a cool project… More to come soon.

That last day before an extended time away from the office always seems to be the longest, and the most fraught with pure insanity… Am I imagining it?

It’s a Smashing Pumpkins kind of day. I forgot how sonically rich and layered they were.

Tinylytics for Micro.blog v2.1 Released

Hot on the heels of uptime monitoring on Tinylytics, I’m stoked to share that my Tinylytics for Micro.blog plug-in has been released as a 2.1 version to take advantage of it. This release adds the following: The ability to use a Hugo shortcode to add a Page View Counter in a post without changing any site template files. This will display the actual views of a single post, rather than overall hits -- which can still be shown as a footer embed.

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Shaved my goatee off over the weekend and now my face feels uncomfortably naked… I don’t know why I do this to myself. You’d think I’d learn by now.

📷 A mini mini-van…

IMG 1452

Tinylytics for Micro.blog 2.0 Release

I’m happy to share that my Tinylytics for Micro.blog plug-in has been released as a 2.0 version. This release adds the following: A complete refactor/rewrite of the tracking code for better performance. The ability to use Hugo shortcodes to add Kudos and Hit Counter in a post without changing any site template files. The ability to add a Hit Counter embed in the global custom footer of your Micro.blog site without changing any site template files.

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