I’m developing a love/hate relationship with the Copado CI/CD platform for Salesforce deployments. When it works, it’s a dream. When it doesn’t, it’s a pain to figure out why.

Debunking the Myth of "Better Means Different"

Change is inevitable in today’s world as technology advances, industries evolve, and societies progress. The idea of “better means different” has gained popularity, suggesting that to improve, one must embrace change and pursue new and unconventional approaches. While this idea may seem appealing, it is important to critically analyze both the pros and cons of this notion to better understand its implications. The Pros of "Better Means Different" Innovation and Progress: Embracing change and seeking different approaches can lead to innovation and progress.

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I’ve been a WordPress user since the early days and have carried my content with me from one host to another. I think it’s time to put the old content to rest and start fresh with micro.blog.

Living the Simple Life: Chill, Declutter, and Embrace the Beauty of Simplicity

Are you feeling overwhelmed by life? Do you find yourself juggling multiple tasks, drowning in notifications, and feeling like there’s never enough time in a day? If so, you’re not alone. In today’s fast-paced world, simplicity has become a luxury that many of us crave. The good news is that living a more simple life is totally achievable, and it can bring you a sense of peace, contentment, and fulfillment.

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Personal Blogging vs. Social Media: Why Blogging is Making a Comeback

The world of social media transformed the way we interact and share content online. Platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter gave us quick and easy ways to share our thoughts, images, and videos with the world. But what about personal blogging? Is there still a place for it in today’s digital age? Personal blogging first became popular in the early 2000s, with platforms like Blogger, LiveJournal, and WordPress. These platforms gave people a space to express themselves, share their stories, and connect with like-minded individuals.

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No, my esteemed co-worker… I will not “give” you a login into the system I’m responsible for to “poke around.” Would you give me access to yours to do the same? I doubt it. Good day, sir.

A Better AppleScript Password Generator

As I continue to explore ChatGPT’s AppleScript code generation capabilities, I fed it a password generation script I came up with years ago and asked it to make it better. The results were impressive. My original script didn’t have error-checking or user bailout points. ChatGPT was smart enough to add them for me, along with some other smart “decisions” when it came to copying out the generated password. I did have to make a few edits for correctness.

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I’ve decided that I’m simply going to hibernate my Twitter account for now. I don’t plan to use it, but don’t want to lose it either. Maybe one day it’ll be worth tweeting again.

Minimalism vs. Essentialism: Understanding the Difference and How It Impacts Your Life

In today’s fast-paced and consumer-driven world, many people are seeking ways to simplify their lives and focus on what truly matters. Two popular concepts that often come up in these discussions are minimalism and essentialism. While they may seem similar on the surface, they are distinct ideologies with different approaches to living intentionally. In this blog post, we will delve into the differences between minimalism and essentialism and explore how each of them can impact your life in unique ways.

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Living with Meniere's Disease: My Personal Journey

This post is written based on my own struggles as someone diagnosed with Meniere’s Disease. It took years to get a proper diagnosis because the condition is so rare. What is Meniere's Disease? As someone who has been living with Meniere’s Disease for more than a decade, I know firsthand the challenges and impact it can have on daily life. Meniere’s Disease is a chronic vestibular disorder that affects the inner ear, leading to episodes of vertigo, tinnitus, hearing loss, and a feeling of fullness or pressure in the ear.

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A Better AppleScript to Compress Files or Folders

A while ago, I created an AppleScript that allows you to compress files and folders by simply dropping them onto the applet. One of the readers left a comment asking for a way to achieve the following tasks: Select a folder from Finder. Store the folder name as "x". Compress all files and sub-folders within the folder "x", including their paths. Rename the resulting zip file as "x.zip". Delete all the files that were used to create the zip file.

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Conquering Commitment Chaos: Saying No, Setting Priorities, and Taking Charge of Your Life!

In our busy lives, it’s easy to let things pile up and overcommit ourselves, all under the guise of importance. We may find ourselves saying yes to tasks or commitments that we should have said no to, driven by our ego or fear of disappointing others. But it’s crucial to recognize when we’re stretching ourselves too thin and take steps to lighten the load. Here are some strategies to help you learn to say no and guard your relationships and health.

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That’s it. I’m done – for good this time. I’ve left Twitter and there’s no reason to go back, whatsoever. I’ve killed my account and am going all in on Mastodon. You can find me at https://mastodon.social/@jimmitchell if you make the move to the Fediverse yourself.

I switched over to micro.blog for a few days, thinking I might prefer to go that route over running my own VPS, but it’s just not for me. Publishing my own WordPress site is what works best for me, so we’re back.

And just as fast as changes were made yesterday, I’ve switched them back. I should know by now that I’ve already dialed the site in as I want it and I should just stop messing with it.

I decided to make some blog changes tonight. I’ve defaulted the home page to the latest full post with navigation to the previous post at the bottom. I removed featured images and removed reference to the custom Proxima Nova web font I was using. We’ll see how long I choose to keep it this way.

Okay, so I just can’t stay away. Twitter account reactivated in hopes one day, somehow, shit will get better. That and hoping that followers there will be able to find me at https://mastodon.social/@jimmitchell when they finally decide to jump to the Fediverse themselves.

The move from a (slow as hell) shared hosting half way around the world in the UK to my own Digital Ocean VPS located in San Francisco is complete, as is the move to a new domain. All in all, a few days to accomplish with all the server tweaks and getting the old domains to redirect to the new one. I’m happy with the results. Now it’s time to get writing again!

Done. I have left Twitter once and for all. I don’t care that I was in the first 600K users. It’s become a shitshow and I just can’t watch it anymore.

A sad day indeed…


I woke up this morning to a Twitter notification that SMS MFA will only be for Twitter Blue subscribers soon. So typical of the Space Karen. I’m keeping my account for now, but I doubt I’ll use it for anything meaningful until the fool leaves and someone who has real vision is at the helm.

The final straw has been drawn with Twitter. Elon Musk cutting off API access to 3rd party Twitter clients without warning is a cunt move. I usually won’t use language like that, but I call them as I see them and Elon Musk has 100% proven himself to be a cunt. Goodbye, Twitter. You could have been something used for change, but your new owner is nothing but a fucking moron.

Got the Apple Watch Ultra today. My initial thought? This is the watch I wished Apple would have made from the start. It’s nice and big and is simply a work of art. More thoughts to come in a review post.

As a 2023 commitment, I’m going to try to micro-journal every day using the DayOne app. Instead of writing one summary journal at the end of the day, I’m going to write short summaries of different events as they happen through the day.

Starting off 2023 purchasing an Apple Watch Ultra. Part of me feels guilty, but the other part is giddy with excitement. A follow up post to review will come in a week or so.