Tech is failing me this week.
The M1 MacBook Pro for work has had three kernel panics so far. Chrome has crashed once during a video call. The hardware test did not reveal anything wrong with the laptop. (During the hardware test, the M1’s fans spun all the way up, which made a ghastly sound.) I’m hoping it’s just a sign of my laptop getting into its groove, though that might be delusional hope.
The lightbulb closest to my desk seems to crash more often, too. It’s annoying for the light to turn off every so often for a couple of seconds.
I’ve been having problems with notifications, and have missed several meetings because of that. (People do poke me on Slack, but Slack doesn’t send notifications either.)
I’ve lost access to GitLab. My password no longer works, and the password reset email never arrives. GitLab’s SaaS does not provide support for non-paying accounts, so… not sure how to continue.
I have lost all my work notes. I was using macOS’ Notes app, but there is nothing on my drive, nothing on iCloud, and the SQLite3 WAL contains nothing at all. I spent hours figuring out how I might be able to recover them. At least I’ve got an outdated manually created backup from a weeks ago, but I am never, ever using macOS’ Notes app again. I cursed out loud repeatedly.
Signal (the messenger app) still does not properly run in the background. I have to explicitly open it regularly for it to check new messages. (It’s like checking my physical mailbox.) Definitely annoying to get a message “want to come over tomorrow?” two days after the fact.
Alright — enough about tech.
slow breath in
slow breath out
Let’s talk tea and coffee! I broke my tea pot a while ago, but this week I also broke my coffee pot as well. I can still make single-mug coffee and tea at least.
Yeah. It’s that kind of week.
I’m making progress on the article on implementing equality in Ruby. I’ve gotten feedback from some Ruby peers and now my to-do list for it has grown even longer. The reading time estimate is at 30+ minutes, and I’ve not even finished drafting up all the content.
Interesting questions came up in conversations with coworkers on how to implement
#hash properly. I might have to do some more research!
I’ve tried to pick up my budgeting app prototype, but the Sorbet problems that I’m facing are tough to fix. Most of the problems are related to RBI file generation, which is incompatible with Ruby 3.x. There was an open issue for it on GitHub (sorbet/sorbet#3851) but it got closed due to being stale and too vague.
I had trouble getting Tapioca to run as well, but maybe I was too low on energy to see it through. Another aspect which makes this annoying: Tapioca is a Shopify project, but I can barely see anything in the Tapioca Git repository without Shopify single-sign-on, which I don’t have on my personal laptop.
I finished the Red Dead Redemption 2 epilogue. It’s a good game.
Snowpiercer continues to be good and intense. I initially didn’t feel like watching this week’s episode, and randomly picked up the Roman Empire TV docudrama on Netflix, but about 10s in I heard Sean Bean’s narrator voice and figured that I, in fact, do want to watch Snowpiercer after all.
I’ve now watched all four seasons of The Sinner. It’s good, but I admittedly watched a little bit too much of it and it’s a little too intense to watch much in a single go.
Lastly, I started re-listening to all of The Magnus Archives. While I’m less of a fan of the later seasons, the first couple of seasons are still sublime. I didn’t think I could ever be a horror fan, until I picked up The Magnus Archives at Esther’s recommendation.
I’ve not done much for the Crafting Interpreters book club at work, except accidentally get strawberry on the book. Now the book looks bloody. It’s now got that The Magnus Archives vibe to it. It’s very dramatic.