Almost no one needs "Breaking News!!". The rush to provide Breaking News is breaking news.
I can't do it. My combination of Capture One Pro and Photo Mechanic is powerful and neat, but it's too much...work. I've lost data, I've stumbled over the process because it requires too much precision. I've become angry at the whole thing when I didn't feel like thinking so goddamn much. I'm dropping PM for now and just doing it all in C1. This leaves me without a real "catalog", but do I need one? We'll see.
I gave it a couple days, but I've decided I don't like the "Always On" display on my new iPhone. I don't think I'll ever stop glancing at it and thinking something just happened on it. It's off now, and it's an improvement.
SELECT * FROM jobs WHERE ai IS NULL
I probably shouldn't type this out loud (potential employers please look away), but I don't think I want a job that requires or even involves the use of LLMs in any capacity.
I'm near Grayling, MI helping a friend store his boat and take out the dock.. This time of year the lake is almost empty. Everything is quiet and I rather like it. The wifi is good, so all is well.
New phone, who dis?
I bought a new iPhone 15 Pro yesterday, after weeks of convincing myself that I would instead find a refurbished 14 Pro. My current phone was a 12 Mini, which is now three years old. I love the idea of the smaller phone, but battery life stinks and, well, the screen is kinda small. I keep phones for years now, and for the few hundred dollars I'd save by getting a 14, I think I'd miss the USB-C. So here we are. Funny thing, carrying the bigger phone doesn't feel much different than the Mini. I hardly notice the size, unless I'm looking at the screen, so I think this was a good move.
I lost some edits
I have a history of waffling between using Lightroom Classic and Capture One for editing my RAW photos. The gist of it is that I like the results I get using C1, but Lightroom is easier and faster dealing with catalogs.
Anyway, the short of it is that I edited the files in a Capture One "session", then moved them to a different folder and renamed them using Photo Mechanic. The edits are technically still in the original folder, but I don't know which is which. Need to stop doing that.
My approach to daily life ranges from grossly negligent to merely absent.
Too many modern photographs hurt my eyes. They're too bright, too contrasty, too colorful, and too sharp. They're too much.
As much as I enjoy using Blot for baty.blog, I can't have this many blogs. I need to back away from one of them, so baty.blog might not see many updates. Really trying to limit posts to here at daily.baty.net and rudimentarylathe.org
I made 10 images during today's walk with the Q2. I processed each of them differently, just for kicks: From my walk on September 20, 2023
I worked at Burger King for a year in 1983. It was the most fun I ever had at a job. Every day while on break, I would eat an Original Chicken Sandwich™ plus cheese. I loved them so much I'd go order one on my days off, too. I'm pretty sure I came close to eating one every day for a year. I hate to admit this, but I still love them.
Post: It's about what "easy" actually means: I'm in Easy Mode
That's not "portrait" mode. That's a goddamn Summilux!
I use Forklift all day on my Mac. They just released version 4, which looked like a nice update. Forklift is included in SetApp, but wasn't getting the update, so I was concerned it was going to be left out. I needn't have been worried, the update was installed today via SetApp and I'm good to go.
…once one get facile with Tinderbox Notes, Prototypes, Views, and action code, programs like Obsidian recede to a point that suits entry-level markdown enthusiasts.
Obsidian is probably the best solution for taking, keeping, and managing my notes. I don't like Obsidian. WordPress is probably the best all-purpose solution for blogging, but I don't like WordPress. Lightroom Classic is probably best suited for processing and managing my photos, but I don't like that either. I'm not trying to be contrarian, it just turns out that I am.
Out with Obsidian
Obsidian is great, but I don't like it, so I just deleted it. There, that settles it. Right? So many things in Obsidian are neat, but not useful. Also, why was I paying $20/month for publishing and sync? Lost my head there for a minute. I'm sticking with Emacs for notes/journals/logs/etc.
daily.baty.net as a hub
I keep posting to multiple places and I can't seem to stop. This is frustrating for those who wish to follow my writing, but I somehow don't care enough about my readers to do anything about it, apparently.
I'm considering daily.baty.net as the place to go for links and notes about everything I post everywhere. Or at least things I feel are worth knowing about. So this would mean each time I post something somewhere, I'd introduce and link to it from here. This would make the allposts.xml RSS feed into an Everything Feed.
Too much work? Too noisy? Unnecessary? "Just pick one spot and post everything there, you idiot!"? Have to noodle on it a bit.
My struggle with organizing my notes stems from the forced decision to use a file-first or note-first process. Emacs and Obsidian are decidedly note-first. Things like Apple's Finder or DEVONthink are file-first. I've been failing to combine these approaches for years.
I posted to my old Blot blog for no particular reason today. While I was in there I moved it back under the baty.blog domain. Just in case.
After a year of Hello Fresh, and before that HomeChef and before that Blue Apron, I'm trying Mosaic Foods. Meals are fully prepared, then frozen for shipment. All vegetarian, mostly vegan. I'm two meals in and so far it's...fine. Uninspiring, but I'll give more dishes a try before deciding if I like it.
This book is meant to be placed strategically but casually behind me during Zoom calls. I can't believe I'm actually reading it, first.
I fixed two toilets today. Because two toilets broke on the same day. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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