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Why I Turned Off Email Notifications

(Originally published on September 29, 2018.) In the not too distant past, Google got something right. Recently, they have been in the news for some fairly ridiculous antics, like obfuscating domains in the URL, or automatically signing users into the browser, before half-assedly backpeddling. But, in more positive news—or olds, since it came with Oreo—you can now disable notifications per app. I love this feature, because I have a habit of abandoning near real-time notifications.

Sorting by Last Name is Stupid

(Originally published on October 15, 2018.) My name is Aaron. That’s how I’ll introduce myself informally. If the ocassion is especially formal, I might skip it. Or I’ll introduce myself as Aaron Angel. Note what I will never say: “Hi, my name is Angel, Aaron.” I’m not James Bond. What even is a last name, anyway? Who decided we need to sort lists of people’s name by the least used, thus least significant, portion thereof?

Week Whatever

Obviously, my plan to update weekly has gone south. Daylight saving is not working. Seriously, there is never enough time in the day. But hey, here's another update!

Week Six: Some Things Happened

Here we are at the end of week six. Things happened. I really didn't have the motivation to write a whole lot. Also, I noticed that pagination of my blog somehow broke. It was working when I tested it locally, I swear! I'll have to look at it later. On the plus side, I am off tomorrow—yay, federal holidays!—so I'll have plenty of time to figure it out. P.S., I figured it out.

Week Five: Personal Automation

I was reading through some discussion on Hacker News about using RSS, and came across a project called Huginn. This looks like an awesome way to personally curate various sources from across the web. Meanwhile, I added links to RSS feeds to each page on the site. I didn't realize Hugo automatically generated RSS until today. I'll probably be experimenting with Huginn and posting about it in the near future. It seems pretty slick out of the box.