Alan Schussman's microblog

Today’s dog posture: loving her new bed but being a little too big for it.

Description: black lab-like dog curled up in a colorful dog bed that is at least one size too small.

Last Saturday post-workout breakfast burrito and cappuccino for a while, because some jerk* signed me up for a Whole 30.

  • Me. I did this to myself. I have no-one else to blame.

I adore the mahogany color I’m getting from this coffee lately. Tastes delicious, too.

Description: espresso in a bright green cup.

Espresso in portrait mode — not too bad!

Description: espresso dripping into a green mug.

Evernote really wants me back, apparently, and the unsubscribe link in their email just goes to the signup page. Oops?

Today’s dog status: perched.

Description: black lab-like dog at the top of a staircase. She sits with her front legs on the step below her hind legs.

So, my dentist just replaced an old filling using a CO2 laser. No anesthetic necessary, and the whole procedure took less than 20 minutes. That’s a pretty good deal for someone like me with lots of dentistry anxiety. Still a little sweaty, though.

I suppose I’m interested in a HomePod, to more easily put a speaker in my living room and use as a HomeKit hub. But I don’t want another thing that looks like a space station. I want it to look like my little Tivoli radio.

Gluten-free pizza dough: Rising!

(To the extent that it rises.)

~ Description: Pizza dough in a glass bowl on windowsill.

Thanks for not mentioning yesterday, Watch.

Hello. This puppy is in Alert Mode this morning.

Description: black lab-like pup sitting on dark painted stairs.

Good morning.

~ Description: pink and blue sunrise with light clouds, dark pine trees in the foreground.

Note to self, vim keys (still) don’t work in Lotus Notes.

This afternoon’s cup.

~ Description: cappuccino in a bright green cup on wooden counter.

Good morning.


description: Coffee cup, laptop, and fireplace.

My son has decided it’s family Mario Kart time, and who am I to disagree?

That wasn’t bad, after all. Re-authorized with the API and running on my iPhone X, my GYM JAM app works once again! Design is a little off on this screen size, so maybe I’ll tinker with that.

Self, let’s fire up that little hobby app and see if we can get it working again.

Or, maybe just as effective to start over.

Image description: XCode panel with lots of errors and warnings.

Welcome to my micro blog series “Oh dear I just reinstalled org-mode,” part one of somebody-stop-me-please.

It has been a few days, so here is a new sunbeam puppy. ~ Description: black lab mix dog laying on the floor with her face at the very edge of a bright sunspot.