Taking Back Control: Finding Focus and Choice on the Internet in 2023

I’ve had enough. Over the last year, I have finally decided that all the attention manipulation, the never ending ‘signals’, and the 3500 interrupters that my phone and other devices create each day is too much to bear. I find I no longer casually or carefully read articles – let alone books! My days have become filled with a blend or oscillations between some variant of ‘doom scrolling’ on pop-news sites and trying to do 100 things at once while 1000 other things beg me to give them my attention for just a moment....

February 9, 2023 · 9 min · 1826 words · P.W.

How to Record Better IRacing Replays

We’ve all been there. You had an incredible race and want to share it. You record your incredible pass or save on a single cam, watch it, and imagine what it could be. You look at the keyboard shortcuts and envision yourself as a live-event-director, smashing buttons to switch cameras at the perfect time while the recording runs. Perhaps you even tried to record like this, and realized doing that well would require a time investment on par with your sim racing addiction....

December 20, 2022 · 4 min · 664 words · P.W.

A Developer Blog for Lazy Developers

A New Easier Way I’ve had several blogs and websites over the years. I’ll skip over my Microsoft FrontPage and Dreamweaver sites of my childhood, but since then I try every few years at making a blog. I moved through lots of different platforms in the first several years with a lot of overhead or that I didn’t understand how they were built well enough to build in features I’d need or customize things....

September 2, 2022 · 4 min · 743 words · P.W.

Webhooks, IPASS and a Dose of Reality

Getting Back into Writing Once again, I have decided I’d like to write down more of my ideas and share them with others. I had setup a blog with Hugo and Netlify about a year ago but the free domain I used had expired and was now hosting porn ads. I really liked the Hugo setup and ease of use, but I wanted to further automate it for the day to day and not require me to directly interact with a CLI or git at all, at least directly....

July 2, 2022 · 4 min · 786 words · AG

EXWM on Chrome OS

Now I am become Roam - Organizer of Worlds I’ve been getting more and more interested in Emacs and org-mode over the past couple of years. It really seems like a fighter jet of organization, text editing, note taking, etc. The problem is, if you don’t know how to fly a jet, you’re probably going to not get very far. I do not know how to properly fly the Emacs jet, but I’ve made a few failed attempts to convert part or all of my workflow to Emacs....

November 22, 2020 · 3 min · 592 words · AG