“Vanishing Waves” sure tries hard to be something but never quite succeeds. The lead was wholly unlikable, and not in a good way.
“A bit of a rattle”, hah! Three stars for being funny, an extra half star for Sir James.
I’m hopeful that if I watch this again, I will enjoy it more. There’s enough there to merit a repeat viewing, but I was only mildly entertained and slightly disappointed.
I don’t understand how so many people read this book and were able to get past the actual sentences. This may be a great book for lovers of time travel stories, but for lovers of writing it falls short.
Watched on Sunday January 22, 2017.
A few good laughs but I wanted it to be better.
Sometimes Blue Apron meals just nail it. Such is the case with this fettuccini dish. So good.
It’s as good as I remember.
I’m diligent when it comes to backing up my computers. I make sure to always have local and offsite copies of everything. Years ago I began using Stefan Reitshamer’s Arq utility for making offline copies (to Amazon S3) and it was great. That is, until ongoing storage costs became prohibitive. S3 was relatively cheap at the time, but I was still paying hundreds of dollars per year for storage. When Backblaze and Crashplan showed up at $5/month for “unlimited” backups, I switched (to Crashplan).
I never got on well with Crashplan. I never felt that I could “see” what was going on with my backups. The interface feels janky and the app would sometimes refuse to run after OS upgrades. But, it did the job and was cheap.
While reviewing my backups after the new year, I took another look at Arq and was reminded what a nice app it is. Arq just feels better. It can back up from anything to just about anywhere and does so quickly and securely. And the costs? One of the targets available is Amazon Cloud Drive, which offers “unlimited” storage for $60/year.
So I’m back to using Arq for my backups and couldn’t be happier.
Reading “The Reason I Jump” is the best way I’ve found to improve one’s understanding of how a person with Autism thinks and feels. It’s an amazing perspective, described well, by 13-year-old Naoki.
The usual way of doing this is to specify the target file as part of the capture template, like this…
("d" "Daybook" entry
What I also wanted to do was capture to a date tree in the buffer I’m already visiting. This meant that I couldn’t specify the file name ahead of time. I assumed doing this would require a bunch of fancy tricks (I’m not good at writing lisp), but it turned out to be easy. I simply replaced what would normally be a string containing the target file’s name with
buffer-file-name, like this…
("l" "Current file log entry" entry
"* %? \n%u")
Now, I can easily add an entry to a date tree in any file I’m working on.