Currently building my own weather web app in node. Free of ads, radar, news, etc, just the temp now, the rest of the day, & the next 3 days. Just hoping openweathermap.org is accurate. 🌦
Yup, I’m sold. Building out a theme in React (w/ Frontity.org) is a lot of fun. I work with PHP all day, so building w/ JS is really refreshing/revitalizing. Got about a dozen more things for this site, then will launch the site decoupled and push the code to Github. 👨💻
Not totally sure this is a solution to any problem I have.. it allows me to code from the iPad I suppose, but I’d rather have a full macbook for all the other dev tools I need (Alfred, text expander, better multitasking / window management, the
esc key [instead of cmd+.], the “next” song button, etc). But still. Cool. 😎
Testing out frontity.org, & it’s lots of fun – really nice framework, providing everything to start building right away. 💪
The full-computer-inside-of-display trend lately messes with my brain. 🤯
Regretting my iPad + macmini setup. iPad is very limiting, macmini very stationary. Might be time to trade them both in and just grab a Macbook Air. 💻
With legacy G Suit accounts being sunset, 9 longs years of “it just works” email service coming to an end. Moved my email to another provider, & deleted my G account altogether. We had a good thing going, I got free email with good spam protection and they got to turn a profit off of my private data, I don’t know why they had to go and ruin a good thing.
Wordle 299 4/6
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Well, that was a weird one today.
Sometimes I think what I would buy if I won the lottery, and usually my first thought is: a direct waterline up into to my coffee maker so I can stop having to constantly fill it up.
Then I remember that I can do that myself, at any time, for like $35 and a half a days work. I ‘ought to do that and be livin the dream.
Loving this beautiful weather. Almost makes me forget winters a thing.
In 2019, I got this Nixon Serenity Leather watch as a gift from my family – beautiful watch, well made, felt heavy in a good way. It had a 2 year warranty. The leaflet said the battery would last 2 years.
A couple months after the two year mark, the band started to really deteriorate. I looked for a new one on their site and it was reasonable around $50 after taxes & shipping. That’s about $0.07/day over two years, which I think is a pretty acceptable replacement cost for a part of a watch that gets that much of a beating from wear.
Waiting for backorder for this band, the watch died. I replaced the battery myself. The watch did not tick or tock after, still dead.
Either I messed up replacing a battery (entirely possible – though it’s a fatter 42mm watch, the guts of it were so very tiny I could of set something wrong or pulled/pushed too hard on something else):
Or, this is !$#%$#@%$!@# Planned obsolesces at its finest (also, entirely possible, given it died just after warranty).
Either way, I’m disappointed. In my opinion, a watch should be:
- easy to replace the components that inevitably wear (both band & battery), and
- built to last at least 10 years and have the manufactures stand by it for that duration
To their credit, Nixon has a repair/service deal on their site for a cost, with an option to replace entirely if ’unrepairable’ (so that must happen often enough to have it as an option?) – in my opinion the service just feels like another pathway to buying the product again, which all circles back to the planned obsolesces theory. Keep that money coming in.
If they made a watch that worked amazing, for a decade at least, with a battery that was easy to replace – but wanting my money still (graphs gotta go up), charged $70 for a band that only lasted every 2 years – I’d be more inclined to stick with them, because I’d want to support them for making such a kick ass watch. But, this 2 year baloney, just really bugs me.
When shopping for my next watch, I think I’ll avoid Nixon and focus on brands that offer lengthier warranties. Not that I care about leveraging the warranty or having to pay for a repair if needed – just the principal that the manufacture intends andor expects their product to actually last and know their customers will change the battery without risk of possibly breaking the watch. No way am I going through this annoyance again in 2 years.
Day started with an intent to build a desk – ended with unicorn surgery (stitching a hole in the stuffy).
The patient made a full recovery.