Chirps

by maxdeviant
Sunday, March 26, 2023 11:30pm EDT

This weekend I wrote my first procedural macro in Rust and had a lot of fun in the process!

Saturday, February 18, 2023 11:34pm EST

Missing Kunming again.

Really wish I could go back.

I wonder if any parts of it would still feel the same?

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 09:49pm EST

Today I discovered that it takes Node over 30 seconds to resolve all of the various modules when booting one of our apps at work and now I hate everything.

Monday, January 30, 2023 11:08am EST

Currently in the process of unshipping some code for a feature that we decided not to release.

It stings a bit, but I'm grateful that I'm part of an engineering team that values and prioritizes deleting code when it no longer serves its purpose.

Sunday, January 29, 2023 07:35pm EST

Crock-pot kimchi chicken turned out well!

Spent a little under 4 hours in the pot on high. Shredded the chicken at the end and let it sit in the sauce for a bit longer.

I decided to serve it in tortillas (small correction: we had white corn tortillas, not flour) with some lettuce from a bagged salad mix. I also added a dash of extra sauce while assembling my tacos.

Next time I'll definitely be dressing the chicken with some more of the sauce after I shred it, as it lost some of the flavor potency in the pot.

Some other things to try in the future:

Sunday, January 29, 2023 04:24pm EST

Trying to build a website that you can get lost in for hours at a time.

Sunday, January 29, 2023 03:17pm EST

My slow cooker is perhaps the most criminally unused kitchen appliance I own.

Given that I work from home, it seems like a no-brainer to fix something in the Crock-pot partway through the day to have ready when dinnertime rolls around. The other benefit is that I get to sniff the aromas of the contents simmering while I work.

Today I'm trying out some chicken in a kimchi hot sauce Heather bought at the store. I haven't yet decided how I'll serve it. I was thinking over rice or maybe in some flour tortillas?


In an amusing turn of events, the buffer I'm composing this chirp in is named smart-chicken-enjoy.md.

Sunday, January 29, 2023 12:14am EST

One of my goals for 2023 is to "distance myself from platforms I don't control."

While I very much had Twitter in mind when I wrote this, I also haven't really been enthused about moving my primary web presence to Mastodon or Cohost. While I do have accounts on both, I'd rather invest in a platform that I have total control over.

My answer for this is something I'm currently calling "chirps".

Chirps—as you might have guessed from the name—are a replacement for tweets. They will be short, stream-of-conciousness style pieces, ideally without the friction of spinning up a longer-form piece.

I have a small Rust CLI that I use to help manage them:

λ chirp
Usage: chirp <COMMAND>

Commands:
  draft    Generate a new draft chirp
  publish  Publish a draft chirp
  help     Print this message or the help of the given subcommand(s)

Options:
  -h, --help     Print help
  -V, --version  Print version

chirp draft creates a new file with a randomly-generated name (I'm currently composing in slick-tigers-rush.md) where I can compose the chirp.

Once I'm happy with it, I'll run chirp publish slick-tigers-rush to convert it into a TOML array entry that I can shove into a list.

I then commit, git push, and let a GitHub Action build and publish the site. Painless.

Saturday, January 28, 2023 11:35pm EST

Is this thing on?