We will always have Voodoo Donut

Two articles on the local drug and homelessness response. Are we tired of outsourcing our fundamental human obligations yet?

July 19, 2023

Mission: Incomprehensible

A few thoughts on spy film villainy and the double-backflip of ideological sanitization this one does, notable in part because sitting around thinking this stuff up was more entertaining than the actual experience of watching something this insufferable.

July 15, 2023

Denote-formatted Obsidian redux

I guess I just needed to go to the woods for the weekend to come back with a better idea of how to make Templater do what I wanted, which was make Obsidian notes using Denote’s naming convention with a single command. On Friday I got things as far as “make a Denote-formatted note,” but I couldn’t completely automate the file renaming. This afternoon I finally figured that out. Here’s the user function I made, same as the last post:...

June 19, 2023

Templating Denote-style naming in Obsidian

Still on the how-to-make-Denote-more-mobile kick from another direction.

June 16, 2023

Leuven is more pleasant than I thought it would be.

I don’t want to be soothed any longer.

May 29, 2023

Succession Finale Hot Take

Least hot of all takes, but the Recap People are wrong and someone needs to say it.

May 26, 2023 · Mike Hall

More plaintext primitivism with Denote

Denote wants you to stick with the native tools you already have for a stripped-down PKM system.

May 22, 2023 · Mike Hall

Profit motive

Apple News quickly takes you from “all this affiliate stuff is annoying” to “our whole economic order is broken.”

May 19, 2023 · Mike Hall

Full content in the RSS feed (and how to add a second Hugo feed)

There’s finally a full-content RSS feed here.

May 18, 2023 · Mike Hall

Finding an org-contact record's emails in MailMate and events in Google Calendar

Looking up email histories and past Google Calendar events from org-contacts, and a few ideas about how to schedule time with people.

May 2, 2023 · Mike Hall