Week 2023-36

I’ve been working on version 2.0.0 of Micro.publish, which will introduce the ability to edit Micro.blog posts originally composed and published through Obsidian. I’ve managed to allocate a small fraction of my daily time to this project, and progress has been quite promising. I already have it functioning, and I’m currently in the testing phase before releasing it.

I made a change in my online presence, deleting my old Matrix account, which had been lying dormant, and creating a new one using the omg.lol server.

Also part of the recent changes, I decided to remove Bluesky from my phone and disabled cross-posting to Bluesky and Nostr. I’ll continue cross-posting to Mastodon but have enabled the “Automated Post Deletion” feature for posts older than one week. In the case of Bluesky, I went ahead and deleted all of my posts there.

I went on a trip to Lithuania for our Apple Team off-site. We spent our time in cabins in the countryside, and the remarkable thing about our getaway was that work was the only topic we deliberately avoided. During my stay, I made the most of the picturesque setting to capture numerous photos.

When returning home, I was warmly welcomed by scientist and tinyScientist at the airport. tinyScientist seemed frozen at first when he saw me, but quickly jumped into my arms once we reunited.

Last but not least, exciting news, tinyScientist just sprouted his very first tooth!

👨‍💻 Posting and updating a Micro.blog post via Obsidian. Soon.

📷 Vintage streaming service…

Old houses with old satellite dishes.

📷 🎸 The best “meeting room” in the office.

Studio with musical instruments.

📷 Team off-site

Every now and then, we organize an off-site event for our entire Apple Team. Since our team members are based in different countries, coming together is a fantastic opportunity to foster stronger connections.

On this occasion, we rented cabins in the Lithuanian countryside. We spent our time there engaging in various activities such as playing cards, tabletop games, soccer, basketball, as well as enjoying some drinks and delicious food.

Our group consisted of over 30 people, including Product Owners, Engineering Managers, Team Leads, Software Engineers, and Quality Assurance.

Obviously, I dedicated some time to taking photos. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my Fujifilm X100V with me, so I had to use my iPhone. The pictures are unedited and captured using the RitchieCam app, following the SOOC (Straight Out of Camera) approach.

👨‍💻 I spent more time than I’d care to admit trying to figure out what the heck was going wrong with a request I was making in Postman.

When I finally threw in the towel and gave curl a shot, it magically worked! Postman was messing with my request in some way I still don’t know why it was failing.

📷 ✈️ Second flight of the day.

Boarding an airplane.

👨‍💻 The next iteration of Micro.publish will be version 2.0.0, and I intend to add a new feature enabling users to edit their Micro.blog posts. When? Later this week!

Week 2023-35

Earlier this week, I published Micro.publish 1.7.0, which introduces support for YAML frontmatter/Properties for titles and tags. I am so happy with all the feedback I received and all the coffees I was gifted!

I renewed my subscription to Obsidian Sync. I had canceled it a while ago, but I realized that Obsidian is the best solution for note-taking and syncing notes between different devices. I need my Zettelkasten on both my personal and work devices.

We took tinyScientist to two doctor’s appointments this week. The first was a routine checkup with the pediatrician, and the second was a follow-up appointment with a specialist (related to the surgery he had earlier this year). tinyScientist is doing well!

I am very particular about color schemes and wallpapers, but this week I found the perfect wallpaper for my computer and phone.

I also updated several entries in my Digital Garden:

and the Micro.publish page on GitHub, which is the content displayed in Obsidian’s Community Plugins section.

I received some very sad news that my favorite barista in the city passed away suddenly. Not only was her coffee amazing, but she was also a wonderful person. She always treated tinyScientist very well, and he loved her.

Last but not least, it was my work anniversary. I have been with Nord Security (NordVPN) for two years now. Every year, we receive a gift from the company, and this year I got a baseball cap with the NordVPN logo on it.

📷 “Punk’s not dead, b*”

Sticker on an utility pole stating punk isn't dead.

I have found the perfect wallpaper to use on my computer. It is from the same photographer, Valentin Salja, who took the wallpaper I am currently using on my phone.

Found the perfect wallpaper.

👨‍💻 🎮 I don’t need a Playdate, but I want one…

👨‍💻 I’ve updated the following pages:

👨‍💻 Micro.publish 1.7.0 is out. The plugin is available in the Community Plugins area inside Obsidian.

Micro.publish 1.7.0 Preview

👨‍💻 I am adding YAML frontmatter support to Micro.publish. It also works with the new Properties feature introduced in Obsidian 1.4, which is essentially a user-friendly interface for the less aesthetically pleasing YAML syntax.

  • Micro.publish will use the title property in the frontmatter or Properties, if it exists. Otherwise, it will fall back to the filename.
  • Micro.publish will use the tags property in the frontmatter or Properties, if it exists. Otherwise, it will use the default categories configured in Micro.publish’s preferences.

I plan to code review my code tomorrow and release version 1.7.0 by the end of the day, hopefully.

👨‍💻 I’m deleting Visual Studio Code from my work and personal computers and replacing it with Panic’s Nova.

👨‍💻 Decided to work on my Obsidian plugin Micro.publish a little bit today. Managed to get the frontmatter information from a note and am thinking of using it when posting to Micro.blog. Post title and categories/tags would be in the first implementation.

📷 tinyScientist’s favorite platform.

10-month old baby pointing to Micro.blog’s sticker on a MacBook.

📷 ☕️ After lunch coffee.

Espresso coffee