Notes from my week.
- Putting the finishing touches on our new build tools, including setting up static file copy scripts, switching from
sass, and testing in Windows
- Finally got around to setting up Time Machine on my Synology NAS. Some people say it stops working after a few months, so I’ll just have to wait and see how it goes.
- Continued working on the Tallgrass Church website. I was really hoping to get v2 released before the end of the year, but time is quickly slipping away. I should have more time to work during the Christmas break though.
- My PlayStation 5 arrived right before Thanksgiving!
- Ate way too much (excellent) food for Thanksgiving. We tried Torchy’s Tacos. I liked it (Jermaine did not), but I think Taco Lucha is better. I also got some Shake Shack and Jack Stack.
- Watched the Manhattan Christmas parade from the warmth of our car
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
- NCAA football: K-State-Baylor
- NFL: Chiefs-Buccaneers
- Coming to America
- The Mandalorian
- NCAA football: K-State-Texas
- Astro’s Playroom (PS5) — A really great way to start with the PlayStation 5
- NHL 21 (PS4) — My first NHL game in 6 years, and I’m loving all the changes so far
- Tried various games to see which ones would work for my kids:
- Bugsnax (PS5) — A bit too difficult for my kids
- LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS4) — The kids did surprisingly well with this game
- Yooka-Laylee (PS4) — The 2-player mode is pretty boring for the second player
- The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game (PS4) — I think the LEGO games are going to be the most fun for my kids right now
- Overcooked! 2 (PS4) — Seems fun, but gets pretty complicated quickly
- Fortnite — Trying out the new season
- Bone, Vol. 4: The Dragonslayer
- Bone, Vol. 5: Rock Jaw Master of the Eastern Border
- Bone, Vol. 6: Old Man’s Cave
- ShopTalk Show — 440: Serverless, Local Database, Edge Functions, and Using WordPress Serverless
- ShopTalk Show — 441: Nuxt, Auth, OAuth, M1 Updates, and Truths About Digital Accessibility
- Smashing Podcast — What is Product Design? with Chris Murphy
- Super Nintendo World opens on February 4th with AR Mario Kart rollercoaster — This looks amazing!
- Salesforce is acquiring workplace chat app Slack for $27.7 billion
- Wyze announces $20 smartwatch with nine-day battery life — I’m pretty happy with my Apple Watch, but the price on this watch makes it very tempting just to try it out
- The Lord of the Rings cast is trying to save Tolkien’s house
- How Roam Research Helps Me Time Block My Day
- Apple developers can now let you share free copies of your in-app purchases with your family