2023 Year in Review

It’s been far too long since I’ve done a personal year in review. Let’s take a look back at what I read, listened to, and watched in 2023. Reading I read forty-three books in 2023! That’s a total of 13,759 pages, with an average book length of 320 pages. The shortest book was 21 pages (Clap Back, by Nalo Hopkinson), while the longest book was 608 pages (Death’s End, by Cixin Liu).

New Year, New Look 👀

Hello, 2023! I thought I’d ring in the new year by trying out a darker theme for the blog. I’m liking it so far. I may eventually add support for the CSS media feature prefers-color-scheme so people can choose between light and dark mode.

Quick and Easy Diffs Using Visual Studio Code

Jim Nielsen asked the following question on Twitter: “I’ve used the online diff checker a few times, but does anybody know of or use a simple utility for Mac that will do this? Example. Copy/paste text to doc 1. Copy paste text to doc 2. Then say “diff these two” without having to check into git etc.

A Fun Way to Solve a Rubik's Cube

Giovanni Contardi shared this great video on how to solve a Rubik’s Cube. It is far and away the easiest beginner’s method I have ever seen. Most beginner methods still require you to memorize tons of algorithms, but with Giovanni’s method you only need to remember two! Despite it’s simplicity, there are still lot of steps to remember and it’s easy to forget the order of execution without watching the whole video again, so I thought I’d convert the stickier parts into cube notation.

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