WESTFJORDS HERRING FACTORIES

Shot in August 2016 on Fuji X100T in the Djupavik area of Westfjords, Iceland. Untouched images were cut together automatically by the iOS 10 Photos app on an iPhone 6.


I WANT TO LEARN HOW TO… ABC

I want to learn how to animate, act, apply makeup, arrange flowers,
build a house, box, build websites, build things,
code, cook, code where do I start, create a website,
dance, draw, drive, do makeup,
edit videos, earn money online, eat healthy, extreme coupon,
fight, fix cars, fight like bruce lee, fly,
golf, groom my dog, garden, groom dogs,
hack, hunt, hip hop dance, hack websites,
invest, ice skate, invest in real estate, invest money,
juggle, jog, juice, jive,
knit, kiss, kiss a boy, knit a scarf,
learn, lucid dream, love him, love not just the feeling,
meditate, make beats, make up, make a website,
learn something new, know now, know now lyrics, know name of my life partner,
how to operate computer, oil paint, operate a forklift, operate a crane,
program, paint, play guitar, play the piano,
know quotes, know you quotes,
how to run, ride a motorcycle, read, rap,
sing, speak english, sew my own clothing, speak spanish,
type, twerk, trade stocks, trade,
use facebook, unlock phones, use a sword, use photoshop,
know you video,
to learn to write, weld, write code, write in cursive,
learn xhosa,
to know how you are, your plans lyrics, you more lyrics, you lyrics,
to learn zulu, zulu language, to study zoology, to know my zodiac sign.
– Google Suggestions August 11 2015

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SYNC HTDOCS AND MYSQL BETWEEN MACS WITH DROPBOX

I have enabled synching of my local web development environment between my iMac and Macbook using dropbox. I followed this well written guide from a few years ago, but wanted to update and simplify the instructions for use between two macs.

First, I use MAMP on both machines. The current version of MAMP allows you to choose the web root folder, so that eliminates half the steps of the original guide.

Mac 1 (the one with the database and web files that I want to use):

  1. Stop MAMP Servers (if running).
  2. Move the location of webroot.
    1. Copy /Applications/MAMP/htdocs to ~/Dropbox/Development/htdocs
    2. Rename /Applications/MAMP/htdocs to /Applications/MAMP/htdocs_old
    3. In MAMP’s Preferences, under “Web Server”, click the little folder icon and select the folder you just moved everything to in Dropbox.
    4. Delete /Applications/MAMP/htdocs_old if you want.
  3. Move the location of mysql.
    1. Copy /Applications/MAMP/db/mysql to ~/Dropbox/Development/db/mysql
    2. Rename /Applications/MAMP/db/mysql to /Applications/MAMP/db/mysql_old
    3. In the Terminal run: ln -s ~/Dropbox/Development/db/mysql /Applications/MAMP/db/mysql. (This creates a symbolic link / alias to the new location. If you click on “mysql” in the MAMP/db folder now, you should see the files. It will produce an error if you made a mistake in the terminal command above.)
    4. Delete /Applications/MAMP/db/mysql_old if you want
  4. Start MAMP servers and check to make sure you can connect. The servers should work as before.

Mac 2, Mac 3, etc (starts with no important files):

  1. Stop MAMP Servers on Mac 1 and Mac 2 (if running).
  2. Move the location of webroot.
    1. In MAMP’s Preferences, under “Web Server”, click the little folder icon and select the ~/Dropbox/Development/htdocs folder.
    2. Delete /Applications/MAMP/htdocs if you want.
  3. Move the location of mysql.
    1. Rename /Applications/MAMP/db/mysql to /Applications/MAMP/db/mysql_old
    2. In the Terminal run: ln -s ~/Dropbox/Development/db/mysql /Applications/MAMP/db/mysql
    3. Delete /Applications/MAMP/db/mysql_old if you want
  4. Start MAMP servers on Mac 2 and check to make sure you can connect.

In Dropbox

You should now have Development/db and Development/htdocs in your Dropbox folder.

Important Notes:

It’s probably not a good idea to have MAMP running on two different machines at once. That will likely break the synched MySQL database.

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HOW TO LEAVE FACEBOOK WITHOUT QUITTING FACEBOOK

Delete Social Apps

Just Delete The Apps

The problem with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is that they offer a never-ending feed of interesting, but low-quality information.

One can either:

  1. Keep up with the flow. (Very time consuming)
  2. Check in periodically without back-reading. (Moderate)

Most people are incapable of #2, and try to consume all of it. I am particularly compulsive in that regard.

I left Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by simply deleting the apps on my iPhone. This freed up at least an hour a day to do real stuff, and made me more present in the real world.

Kind of obvious, but continue reading…

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I EXERCISED EVERY DAY FOR ONE YEAR

Taking a slow-and-steady approach to fitness, I worked out in moderation every day of 2014. Here’s the chart:

2014 Exercise

WHY?

I’m a runner. I like road races and trail/mountain running, but striving to do anything “well” is time consuming. In early 2013, when our second child was born, I decided that I would have to cut back on the time and intensity of my running “hobby”.

As 2014 approached, it was clear that it was going to be another year of parenting-before-all-else. So if I wasn’t going to have a running agenda, maybe I could try a little experiment instead. On New Year’s Eve 2013, I decided that I would try to exercise every day for the entire year.

The goal for the year was to see if I could not just maintain, but increase my fitness through regular, moderate exercise. By dropping the focus from running, and thus, dialing back on “training” and “intensity”, I could look forward to a year of small adventures. On any given day, I could choose just about any activity I wanted to do without having to worry about a running schedule.

Continue Reading…

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INUKSHUK

Inukshuk
Whistler Inukshuk painted by Waterlogued app.

Inukshuk 2
Whistler Inukshuk painted by Brushstroke app.