Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024 →

After using Mona for the past few months as my Mastodon client, I thought I’d give Ivory a go today, just to see if I was missing anything since my subscription is running out. And the answer was… Nope, not missing a thing. I think the feature I like most about Mona is toot threading. Ivory doesn’t have it and it’s impossible to follow conversations.



Monday, April 22nd, 2024 →

I moved my jimmitchell.org domain to a US based VPS this morning from a shared SAS (Slow as 💩) UK based WordPress hosting. Thanks to @vincentritter for the Hetzner recommendation. Really liking it. This is really a test post to be sure Mastodon federation is working as expected.



Sunday, March 17th, 2024 →

Just pulled the trigger on an Apple HomePod for main living area music. We’ve been using an Alexa, but the sound is not really all that good. Hoping the HomePod sound is even better than the HomePod mini I have in my office. It sounds pretty good for the size.


Saturday, March 16th, 2024 →

After thousands of tweaks to my site’s WordPress theme over the years, sometimes undoing what I just changed, I’m self-imposing a code freeze. It’s 99% of the way to where I want it. I can live with whatever the 1% ends up being. It’s time to come up with content instead, like I wrote about back in 2018 and never followed through on.


Friday, March 15th, 2024 →

I switched up my desk set up today, opting to just use the laptop & mouse instead of laptop + 2 external monitors and keyboard. I’m finding myself to be more productive than I thought I would be. I may have to do this more often, or maybe move to it completely.