Currently finishing off a book project that I’m hoping will make a splash!
- Getting familiar with the ES8266 controllers
- Seeing if I can write code in Elixir to interface to an OBD port in my car
- Gleam language for Beam
- Slowly getting better at wood turning. Working out a workflow for getting bubble-free epoxy resin inlays: current best bet seems to be vacuum degassing the resin, then pouring, then heatlamp.
Tools I’m Using
- Back to the Mac. In the end my one-year Linux experiment was great, but the alternatives to the tools I use (Adobe Premiere, PS, and AI, Graffle, and ScreenFlow) were not quite there. It’s a shame: in many ways Linux is now the nicest overall OS to use.
I’m on a 6x2 core i7 MBP with an old Intuos tablet. I steal one of my kids’ old screens as an occasional second monitor .
- Content creation
- Adobe Premier Pro, Audacity, Illustrator, Photoshop. Omnigraffle, Quicktime, Numbers, Keynote. I wish I could find a simple animation package. Skim for PDF reading.
- After 30 years with Emacs, I’m now using Visual Studio Code. It’s faster than Emacs, and it just works. And students appreciate the fact that I’m using something familiar.
- BetterTouchTool: so I can reconfigure the ridiculous touch bar (which I keep hitting with my pinkies when I’m typing). I’m also using its window management stuff to let me tile and move things around (including a really useful “throw to other display” keyboard shortcut.
- Git: for just about everything: my driving value is is “if my machine melts overnight, I want to be back where I was by that afternoon?”
- Jekyll: for my website. LetsEncrypt/CertBot for keys.
- Ruby: for general scripting