View from the forest floor

Dispatches from Tanglewood Hill

A forest home with 400 mb/s down.

Daniel Messer

Joplin - I mean... damn.

Look, I tried using Notion for three months. And yeah, it's pretty. It's hardcore note taking, info management, and project management software. It's got functionality for days and its reputation as a "power user" note taking app is well deserved. And yet, sometimes, I felt…

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Daniel Messer

Working from home? Using Zoom? Yeah, stop it.

These are some headlines from the last few days, in no particular order. This company lies about its security, has repeatedly installed tracking software without disclosure, and has flaws so serious that "Zoom-bombing" is a thing. Seriously, back in my younger days, I'd have totally¬†gone…

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Daniel Messer

Miskatonic Public Library Cards

Don't wanna read my drivel? Just go straight to the app. Sometimes, a project just lands in my lap. I'm a systems librarian, but I'm also an instructor. So part of my job means designing, teaching, and delivering classes and coursework on subjects ranging from…

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