Josie. Portra.

Josie (2017). Canon EOS-1v. Portra 400. Self-processed.

I don’t shoot a lot of color film, but I put a roll of Portra through the 1v today and processed it in the JOBO using six-month old C-41 chemicals. Seemed to work well enough.

S3 and friends are handy but I prefer a bunch of folders on my VPS with Apache/nginx and some Let’s Encrypt certs out front.

I wonder what my social media stream would look like if I followed more people actually doing stuff rather than just talking about it. Also, what if I actually started doing more stuff?

I’ve added cross-posting from my feed directly to Twitter via If it works, you’ll see this.

Toying with the idea of integrating “micro” posts into my main blog.

Micro-services are the future - CircleCI

Paul Biggar:

“So I just need to split my simple CRUD app into 12 microservices, each with their own APIs which call each others’ APIs but handle failure resiliently, put them into Docker containers, launch a fleet of 8 machines which are Docker hosts running CoreOS, ‘orchestrate’ them using a small Kubernetes cluster running etcd, figure out the ‘open questions’ of networking and storage, and then I continuously deliver multiple redundant copies of each microservice to my fleet. Is that it?”

I’m fascinated by the shift to micro services, but I’m wary of it turning into something like Paul’s cheeky description.

Maciej makes a terrific suggestion about Flickr

In an interview on The Verge about his recent Delicious acquisition, Maciej Cegłowski says:

If you could have Flickr back the way it used to be and run competently, everybody would be on there right now. I think it would be wonderful if the old Flickr crew could get the site back and run it the way they wanted to.

Oh my, that would make me so happy.

Maybe if Amazon does buy Slack, Stewart will have a little more free time and a lot more cash. Could happen, right?

Flickr is still my favorite image sharing service. I have optimistically clung to it in recent years, although I’m not sure I’ll be able to get past the recent Verizon acquisition. Seeing Flickr back in caring, competent hands would be the ideal outcome.

Switching task managers is meta-meta work

Rob Milanowski:

I was spending more time on meta work instead of real work

As someone who frequently switches task managers, I can relate to this. The problem is that switching task managers is just another form of meta work. It’s meta-meta work.

I’ve rationalized changing task managers in more ways than there are task managers. It’s always some feature or other that I need and the current tool doesn’t have. Or it’s that the iOS version is so great. Or it’s that it needs to be cross-platform, or any number of other “reasons”.

Fact is, I switch task managers when I get bored and doing so is way more fun than doing actual work.