Just ran across "paint roller" in an article...

...except it was spelled as one 11-letter word and I had just finished looking at the Sunday paper's Target ad full of video-game gear, so my brain saw "paintroller," a word similar-to-but-more-menacing-than "controller."

Ay, caramba.

hum?

It's hard to think of anything but Rattle & Hum. The only concert t-shirt I've ever bought in a movie theater lobby. The album, on cassette, wasn't enough; I rented the VHS from Blockbuster and dubbed the "full" soundtrack to a Maxell XL-II 90.

In hindsight I can see why it was panned; as a teenager right in its crosshairs -- c'mon.

#mbnov

"We all know cynics. From time to time, we all fall prey to cynicism. But cynicism is corrosive when it saturates a society—as it has long saturated Russia’s, and as it has saturated too much of ours. Cynicism fosters a distrust of reality. It is nothing less than a form of surrender. It provokes a suspicion that hidden malign forces are at play. It instills a sense of victimhood. It may be psychically gratifying in the moment, but it solves nothing.

For a second (or half an hour), I thought something was broken with the indieauth login process, but it seems to working now, so I can post this quote from Gen. Mattis's article in The Atlantic...

#mbnov

Trying to build a new site for puppyrey.online, but torn between pre-built, easy-to-use, no-fun platforms like Wordpress vs DIY oddness like 11ty.io or gatsby.js.

Lots of love, lately, for 11ty but it sort-of makes me crazy. So much nesting of templates/_includes/layouts/partials. So many people are used to this, but I basically started at ES6 and React/JSX. Anything that looks like this makes my head hurt

~nunjucks example removed because in 2020 I moved to nunjucks lol~

I think I'll probably end up doing it with Gatsby, again, but starting from scratch rather than trying to upgrade from an older v1 starter.

#mbnov

Let's Encrypt is so easy to use, you don't have to really understand everything that's going on.

Which is a problem when things go haywire months later. Very murky.

Anyway, note-to-self that there's SSL "stuff" in each .conf file but ALSO in the ssl.conf file (which was still pointed at a prior set of key-files.)

Also apachectl configtest is handy for spotting typos.

#mbnov

Y'day a VSCode plugin creator pushed a not-great change that led to me tweaking a bunch of settings last night & today; this afternoon they realized their mistake and reverted. Now my setup is trashed (unless I am able to get old settings out of TimeMachine? hm!) Anyway, so much for my actual project today.

#mbnov

As @stefp noted already, Blue Nile's "Stay" does the job for today's #mbnov. That said, a run through iTunes turns up even better stuff than 'touch' did y'day. Cars, INXS, D'Arby, M.Crenshaw, Ray Parker, Klark Kent, BoDeans, a-Ha, A.Moyet, Clash, Bowie...