Slow cooker prep for tomorrow.
Slow cooker prep for tomorrow.
On Zack’s indirect suggestion, I’ve decided to do a clean install of Yosemite. As I wait for Yosemite to download, I thought I’d do an itemization of the software I’m using these days. The last time I did this was January 2011 — fun to see how some things change and others remain the same.
Writing code and leading development teams is my full-time job. For local development, I use Vagrant and Salty WordPress. I was using VMWare Fusion for a while, but the filesystem caching issues drove me back to Virtualbox. I edit files with Sublime Text 3 running the Colbalt 2 theme. iTerm 2 (full-screen mode, duh) tames my terminal windows. Only on a rare occasion do I have to open Cyberduck to SFTP somewhere.
On the command line, my life is complete with ZSH, autojump, Git, hub, and WP-CLI. I consider every day I don’t have to use Subversion to be a good day. Most projects I’m on use Github with a as-simple-as-possible feature branch pull-request workflow.
Bartender wrangles my menu bar into submission. If I didn’t have it, my menu bar would be overrun with icons for:
How I run my business is really a post in itself. Harvest is indispensable — I use it for sending estimates, time tracking, and billing. Things is awesome for keeping track of what needs to be done and when. A long time Remember The Milk user, I love having a dedicated desktop application for task management. Mailplane is the best way to deal with email in 2014.
Oh, last but not least, I use a mid-2011 13 inch Macbook Air with a 256 GB SSD and 4 GB of RAM. It’s the best computer I’ve ever owned.
“Use different Apple IDs for iCloud and iTunes?” Yes, but not willingly…
The Dispatch – Daniel Bachhuber. I made it on a podcast! Although I’m too embarrassed to hear myself speak — someone will have to tell me how I did.
InVision. Slick web app for reviewing / commenting on design comps. (via Matthew E.)
Turning questions into metrics. I love it when Stijn writes long blog posts. Gets me all warm and fuzzy about journalism.
My goal: have a place for Leah and I to store all of our photos and videos (and maybe documents too). Both of us have gigabytes of media from the last decade or so, with more to come. I’d like for the hardware layer to work well with the software layer — it should be easy to access and upload on a daily basis. Ideally, it should be in the cloud so I don’t have to worry about hardware failure. Realistically, I only care about catastrophic backup.
Options I’ve looked into over the last two hours:
P.S. Crashplan supports backing up a NAS drive as long as you can mount it. It’s $60/year for unlimited data. And Dropbox is $100/year for 100 GB. How does that work?
Or so I’ve always thought. Our fridge tonight contains:
Digging Into The WordPress Customizer. If you aren’t yet sold on how cool Customizer is, prepare to have your mind blown. Great presentation by Nick Halsey, the GSoC student hacking on the menu customizer.
Free Software, Free Labor, and the Freelancer. Boone drops truth.