From Facebook but it applies elsewhere
I’m struggling right now.
Some of yall on here have been unfriended already for your lack of understanding or being straight up racist.
Some of yall haven’t said a thing that shows me that you care about what’s happening right now.
Some of yall have shared shit that shows me you aren’t taking this seriously.
Some of yall are letting your friends and family say shit that we both know is wrong yet you let it slide.
If we aren’t holding each other accountable then why are we even “friends” on this website or in real life for that matter.
EDIT: Let me put it another way so it is crystal clear:
Act like I was killed last Monday
Listen to one of my favorite albums of all time. Listen to the lyrics. Really listen. Almost 30 years old and it is more relevant to me now than it was when I was a teenager just really coming to grips on how people of color are treated in America. I say that because back then these atrocities were few and far between as far as anyone could tell because we weren’t as connected as we are now. The last 10-15 years has proven that it happens more than we realized.
I have been extremely tense, both emotionally and physically, all day long. I tried to escape at lunch by playing Animal Crossing but ever since then my physical tenseness has really increased. Everything that is happening right now is too much.
Just waiting for my flight ✈️ to board. #acnh
Last night I watched Shogun Assassin with commentary from The RZA and friends. I’ve seen it before but hearing The RZA talk about the movie and how it was used to make my favorite Wu Album, Liquid Swords, was pretty dope.
Did some rearranging of all of our desks for continued WFH. In doing so I freed up a monitor so I decided to try out a new battle station configuration.
My wife called me an old man after putting socks on to wear my house shoes. Not sure what she means? 🤔 🤥 😆
At the Malabar Scrub Trail. Does anyone else see a kangaroo? 🦘
If you are looking for some new masks my friend has some great ones on her Etsy shop. She made hundreds of masks for people in need. They have a nose wire and a pocket for filters Check them out. etsy.me/19wwY0b
Hanging with the homies
Giving the old Chromebook a much needed hard drive upgrade. From 16GB to 240GB.
I usually love Mondays but today was the stereotypical Mondayest of all Mondays I have had in a long time. Monday marks the beginning of a new week and I’m usually pretty recharged and ready to go after the weekend. Today was no different until things started going awry. My co-worker was looking into a bug that was happening in somewhat new functionality to our application. I had been testing this functionality a lot the week prior so I knew it was working as expected before. He also observed it working correctly but on Friday it started acting differently. I spent the morning tearing it down so I could see what the problem was. After spending quite some time on it I once again saw no problem with the actual code but it was exhibiting a race condition that made no sense. I stepped away at lunch to recharge and regroup as I had another task I needed to start working on today. After my meeting in the afternoon I helped my son get setup to finish his school work. He had to make a video and his main PC had to be sent in for repair so he was using my older MacBook. I hadn’t updated it in several years and this meant he could not instal iMovie on it from the App Store. I had home try to use iMovie on the iPad and of course it too was out of date and could not install iMovie. It was time to upgrade the MacBook to Catalina. After getting that going I went to go start on my afternoon task for work and the Internet went out for the entire house. I had just installed a second new router in less than a month and was pretty frustrated that getting a new router did not seem to fix the problem. Over 4 hours later I finally pinpointed the likely culprit, my LAN switch connected to the router. After disconnecting that getting back on the Internet was a breeze. I have spent MANY HOURS the last month or so on fixing WiFI and networking issues. It is particularly stressful as no one in my house can do the work they need to do with out it. I was wondering if I would be able to even fix this today. I’m glad it is over and I can put this BS behind me … for now.
Grumble grumble PCs grumble
We made good use of the new hammock this weekend.
This Spotify playlist is really hitting it out of the park!
Living the Florida life to the maximum!
This is happening way too often lately and it really kills productivity.
It is time to say goodbye, old friend. Thanks for all your years of service. 📯
Oh, it’s going to be this type of day
I’m still loving this Chrome extension.
typescriptand making some changes in my cloud functions to accomodate stricter types in
express, I had one last nagging problem. When running
firebase servethe functions would not load properly because
functions.config()was returning an empty object. This was confusing because we make sure to create the
.runtimeconfig.jsonfile whenever we run
npm start(which creates the file and then runs
firebase serve). After several hours of digging around trying to figure out why this was happening I gave up for the day … or so I thought. I came back to this problem after laying in bed and came across a comment left 6 hours ago that got me pointed in the right direction. After running
npm list -depth=0to see what the actual version of
firebase-toolsI was using (
@7.16.2). I upgraded my Angular app and my Firebase functions app.
npm install --save-dev firebase-tools@latest
@8.2.0and everything started working again. 🍾 🎉
Since working from home I have been trying to work outside as much as possible. Today is a particularly splendid day here in Florida with the temp in the high 60s with the sun out. Working on my laptop outside has proven to be a challenge because of my battery only lasting a couple of hours. As I closed the lid to go back inside I checked my battery usage and of course the 2 applications I need to use to do my work are sucking up a significant amount of energy. I’ll have to do some more investigating.
This line in my
~/.npmrcfile has been killing my sanity for longer than I want to admit.
If your globally installed npm binaries are not being found it could be because somehow you have a prefix set like the one above. I’m using nvm and I could not figure this out. All I had to do was delete this line and my binaries were finally installing in to the correct directory. I slayed the beast just now thanks to this handy issue comment.
I’ve added two Chrome extensions recently to show me something nice when I am creating a new tab/window. The first is Tabby Cat.
It shows random cats with items (or other animals if you buy them) any time you open a new tab.
Another Chrome extension in the same vein is Color Tab.
Instead of cute animals it shows you pleasant color schemes you can save for later.
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