Anthony Ciccarello
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Notes

Short thoughts and replies that weren't a whole blog post.

  1. I played around with the Deno JS environment yesterday for the first time in a while and found it surprisingly nice to work with. I liked how integrated everything felt with built in tools like testing and formatting. I also like the idea of the permissions system, though I’m not...

    • technology
  2. Today I repaired our noisy clothes dryer and I have a new respect for how the box I used to take for granted works. Also grateful for the wealth of home repair knowledge on YouTube.

    • TIL
  3. It’s interesting watching the release of Meta’s new Twitter clone, Threads. I’ve largely left the algorithmic attention traps of the major social networks but I’m (cautiously) excited about the possibility they will embrace open standards. I’d love to restore internet connections with family who’s content I miss.

  4. Stopped by REI this week and was reminded that for anything you can buy for your home, you can buy a version smaller/lighter/more expensive for camping. Dishes, clothes, furniture, tools; there’s gear for it all!

  5. Congrats to my brother on scoring 1000 points for his high school basketball team. Quite the achievement! 🏀

    • personal
  6. Been thinking about potential new places to travel to this year and beyond. There are so many amazing options. Hawaii Alaska Glacier National Park Yosemite National Park Oaxaca Mexico Iceland Argentina/Patagonia New Zealand Netherlands South Africa Scotland

    • travel
  7. TIL there are lots of groundhogs predicting the weather https://groundhog-day.com/

    • TIL
  8. I find it funny how often NPR uses instrumental versions of Taylor Swift songs for interludes. I heard it twice today!

  9. I’m very intrigued by the idea of a calendar reform. What would it look like if we had 13 months of 28 days or some other arrangement like the World Calendar with fixed weekdays? Obviously switching systems would be a nightmare but I find the potential for consistency appealing. First...

  10. I added a new page to my site this week. You can now preview some of the posts I have in progress on the /drafts page! Beware, I don’t plan on redirecting those old URLs though so I don’t recommend linking to draft posts.

    • site changes
  11. Found out today that a elderly woman we know from Liberia passed away. She spent most of her life caring for children in Nimba county, many of whom lost family in the country’s civil war. Her godly spirit had a profound impact on my wife and me despite being a...

    • personal
    • Liberia
  12. Today I learned that 12 days before the Three Mile Island accident, the movie The China Syndrome came out in theaters describing a nuclear meltdown that “could render an area the size of the state of Pennsylvania permanently uninhabitable”.

    • TIL
  13. I wonder if actors will start putting out holiday movies the way musicians put out holiday albums.

    • christmas
  14. It’s nice to be able to wear red and green without feeling like I’m making a fashion faux pas.

    • christmas
  15. Thanks to snarfed.org my website should now be discoverable as @anthony@ciccarello.me on federated ActivityPub services like Mastodon. I’m still ironing out the kinks but I’m impressed by everything fed.brid.gy supports

    • site changes

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