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Pat Dryburgh

Jon Fingas writing for Engadget:

[Github’s new mobile app] unsurprisingly won’t let you edit code…

I’m surprised. Very surprised, in fact. I’ve been using Working Copy—a git client for iOS—since 2017 to publish blog posts from my iPhone. It saves files, has a built-in code editor, and commits new code that then triggers a rebuild of this site on Github Pages.

When I first heard Github was releasing a mobile app, I was excited to see how it compared to Working Copy. Now that I know it doesn’t let you commit code, I see no reason to even download it.

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For the past several months, I’ve woken up almost every morning with back pain. Not sure whether I need a new mattress or if this is simply another symptom of my doctor’s diagnosis that I’m “just fat and lazy.”

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During this latest campaign to promote remote work as an alternative to office work in an effort to reduce potential exposure to COVID-19, is anybody keeping an eye on our supply of Herman Miller Aeron chairs?

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CJ Chilvers has been blogging a lot about newsletters lately. As someone who doesn’t subscribe to newsletters and instead prefers technology like RSS, this bit hurt a bit:

I just wanted to let you know that there’s more going on in my newsletter than on this blog for a reason: I take your invitation to your inbox very seriously and I want to add value with every issue.

I’m not sure how subscribing to a blog’s RSS feed is any less an “invitation to my inbox” other than the fact it’s a inbox dedicated to what I want to read as compared to my email inbox which is full of stuff I have to read.

Of course, I’m probably wrong about all of this. My blog has less than a hundred subscribers and my newsletter—which is just a digest of everything I post on this blog sent as an email every Thursday—has less than 40 readers. Maybe there’s something to be said for putting in the time to create unique content for both audiences? I really don’t know.

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Driving down to Portland to attend tomorrow’s NXT: Takeover event. I think the best decision I made in 2019 was to attend more professional wrestling events. Tomorrow’s will be my first of 2020 and hopefully not my last.

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