I’ve been a bit quiet on the intertubes the last couple of weeks, work and life have been pretty exhausting. For the long weekend, I might get out and take some photos or work on some art, but likely I’m just going to stare at the wall until I’ve recovered. I hope the extra time will be enough…
There seem to be more bills being proposed in the US than usual that are trying to limit encryption, allow greater surveillance over citizens, and generally make the internet more shitty. Could you all do me a favor and write a letter or 10 to your congressmen and senators - no matter your stance? They need our help in understanding. The EFF makes it real easy so please take 5 minutes out of your day: https://act.eff.org/action
Omg. Ya’ll are so funny - every post about twitter becoming x has me in tears. Thank you internet - I love you.
I was on pixelfed for a bit but I’ve since transitioned off there. I went through and followed a number of my active followers. I’ll try and be more active myself…
In another act of defiance against the internet’s corporate overlords (I’ve been on a roll the last few weeks), I’ve decided to ‘rescind my invitation to google’ to crawl and index content on my website. ✊ #ai #indieweb
I am recording a video on how I’m using a command line and automation to pushlish this hugo site. Pay no attention.
I’m finally abandoning Twitter and Instagram. Every post, tweet, reply and photo from the last 16+ years has been moved to my own website in hopes to promote a web outside of walled gardens and their goal of making profit off us all. #fediverse #indieweb
It took the better half of a day, but I was finally able to take all of my Instagram posts (nearly 2000 of them) and migrate them to my website. It took a bit of wrangling python to parse the Instagram JSON export and build out all the pages in Hugo, but it was a nice change of pace from what I normally do. Maybe I’ll share that code later. The page is a bit janky thanks to the size of the photos, so I’ll still need to go through and make smaller thumbnail versions. That’s a task for another day. Check ’em out: https://uxbrad.com/tags/photos/
I never thought I’d be writing
.bat files to post status updates to the internet, but this is where I’m at right now.
Okay, I just went in and download all my data from Twitter so I can delete that account. It had been on my list for some time but I get
kind of lazy distracted by other things. I’m trying to figure out how to get along with the IndieWeb (another task that’s been on my list for years). As of today, it says I was on twitter for 16 years, 2 months and 13 days. Those early years were fun, but these current ones - not so much. Now to figure out what to do with all this data…
Renewed my CPACC cert. It’s great to see the list of people that have joined me. For anyone that’s new - don’t put off the CE credits until the last year before it runs out. 🤦 Regrettably, I waited until the last possible moment, but pulled it off. Learned my lesson. #a11y
RT @annaecook: Don’t mind me, just making high-level art over here so I can let people know when their designs have accessibility issues. h…
I used to make a weird ‘holiday card’ every year and this year is no exception.
Happy [insert whatever holiday you celebrate here] to you!
RT @IAmMarkManson: Be skeptical of yourself. The human mind is predictably and consistently wrong about many things. We tend to misremember…
I made hot sauce yesterday. One pound of habaneros and I did not use gloves. Everything burns today and I can’t stop blinking. Lesson learned.
Forgot to mention that I officially got a Master’s Degree this week. The commencement ceremony consisted of a 2-minute video that was emailed to me. Between that and all the student discounts I got on Hulu, Spotify and software, it was very much with the 50 grand.
My favorite photo that I took this week is of my attempt at drawing my own qr code with a secret message in it. There’s too many damn squares in those things so I gave up.
In the 13 years that I’ve been using twitter, the quality of the people and tweets has never stopped surprising me in terrible terrible ways. #MyTwitterAnniversary
I introduced my kids to a meme generator…. I’m so proud.
I can’t seem to get this tree sap off my hands. Someone send help. Aka. A YouTube video on how to wash off tree sap would be great.
Nice, there are new episodes of Black Mirror. But I think I’m just going to binge watch The Office again.
RT @badnetworker: 1999: there are millions of websites all hyperlinked together 2019: there are four websites, each filled with screenshot…
Free comic book day turned into purchasing 30 comic books day.
Help with my UX Masters Thesis!? Participate in an interview about UX Research/Design and be reasonably compensated.
I’m spending the next several weeks recruiting UX Designers/Researchers to participate in interviews. - Work in the field? Have an hour to spare? Message me!
What have I done!? My daughter was just singing along to Journey. Of all the things to be ashamed of this is up there.
RT @meyerweb: Q: How many designers does it take to change a light bulb? A: First, let’s talk about why you don’t want it to be dark. What…
RT @lukew: design is never done.
My ten year old thinks that a funny attempt at his homework should get him some credit. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
Thank you @EpicGames for teaching my children what 2-step authentication is and how to set it up with Google Auth :)
RT @dcurtis: It took eight years, but I finally just opened a random person’s car door and sat down, thinking it was my Uber.
This is not what I’m supposed to be working on today but my OCD is getting the best of me. Stoopid day off.
@gehsekky god, I had to walk over to people and complain to their faces. it was awkward. especially when I stared acting out a couple memes.
@keithdoyle9 They’re trying to figure out how to break the bad news to you.
RT @Phylan: ME: makes typo while entering a number
EXCEL: WAS THAT A DATE
ME: no I meant t-
EXCEL: THAT WAS A FUCKING DATE
ME: it doe…
I’m without a car today and my daughter asked if we could take an uber to the dollar store … I told her no just because that didn’t seem right.
RT @EmilWallner: I’m thrilled to share my latest deep learning project: Turning a design mockup into code. 💻 🤖
- Give the trained neural…
RT @ShawnBorton: Slack is down.
A co-worker just shared an animated GIF with me in flipbook form.
Walked up to a row of urinals at the exact time as two other dudes. I said “ready, go!” but it didn’t become awkward until I quietly cheered for the guy that finished first.
That’s some real cyb…
RT @KarlreMarks: Under communism you buy everything from a single state outlet, whereas under fully-mature capitalism you buy everything fr…
RT @jamesthomson: In terms of screen resolution, an original Game Boy screen fits comfortably inside an iPhone X icon.
Coworker: “You listen to weird music”.
Me: “No, I listen to all kinds of music. Everything from blackmetal to blackend death metal.”
RT @lukew: what kind of fresh hell is this?
RT @Gossenphilosoph: Using salt circle runes to trap an A.I. car is possibly the most cyberpunk thing ever.
RT @bbchase: I have some thoughts about why news orgs are finding that people won’t read long articles…
I had to take a different entrance into my job because I would have had to drive near a dead turtle. It was looking at me.
@Coinprism sent a couple support messages but no response. Some help?
How was I, the non meat eater, put in charge of grilling hotdogs and hamburgers? Extra well done for everyone.
My son insisted that I mod smash bros. Had no idea what that meant and how complicated it would be but its been fun
Was told “don’t be weird around the new friends. Just don’t talk while they’re here”. So be awkward? Got it. I’m good at that.
MY BOSS JUST ASKED IF I COULD ACT HUMAN FOR A MINUTE. I DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO RESPOND - HOPEFULLY THATS IN A FUTURE RELEASE.
wow, changed my twitter handle. after 7 years. if anyone wants the old one it’s only 4 characters. @wwfa
No I’m not selling girl scout cookies. That’s my lunch. For the week. Don’t judge me, its for a good cause.