I didn’t know this morning I would be standing at the Lorraine Hotel today. I’m overwhelmed and saddened by America’s history, praying for change, and trying to learn how to be part of that change.

Remember that average Threes are directed by the values and goals of their peers. This results in a growing estrangement from their own desires and feelings. Watch for this tendency in yourself today. -Enneagram Institute Enneathought of the Day


Tomorrow I go on my first trip since getting my Tom Bihn Tri-Star for Christmas, and I might be more excited about packing than for the trip itself (which I’ve been looking forward to for months). 🤓

Got rid of a few apps, and am testing out some different ones, so here’s my homescreen as of today.

Sorry to blow up your timelines earlier. I was testing and fixing bugs for this.

New Post to Micro.blog Drafts Script (With Categories!)

Drafts 5 has become my go to app for all things text on iOS. I do my blogging and much of my other writing for work in it due to its powerful automation. I’ve been using its scripting abilities to post my blog posts to my Micro.blog hosted blog since the app released last spring.

As I’ve gotten more comfortable with JavaScript, I’ve wanted to rework some of how my Post to Micro.blog script works. With Manton’s announcement yesterday that Micro.blog hosted blogs could now have categories, I knew this was the right time to rework my script.

So I give you “Post to Micro.blog (w/Categories)”. Catchy name, right? You can totally change it when you install it.

Essentially, the script will send a request to the Micro.blog server for a list of all categories you have setup on your blog. If you have any, it will provide a prompt for you to select categories to post to. You can also select in the prompt whether your post has a title (like this one) or not.

There’s little configuration required on the user’s end. All you have to do is run the script once, and it will ask for your Micro.blog token. Once you enter this, it will be stored in Drafts’s Credentials (not on anything of mine or having to do with this script at all), and will be used until you delete it from the Drafts’s setting. You will not be asked for your token again unless you delete.

Also, this script takes advantage of Drafts’s “safe_title” template which strips extra characters (like Markdown headings) from the title. This means you can have a Markdown H1 in the title of your post for clarity when writing, editing, and accessing, but this will be excluded from what is sent to Micro.blog.

I’m pleased with how this turned out, and hope it’s helpful to the Micro.blog community as a whole. If you have any questions or find any issues, please reach out to me at @craigmcclellan.

For Tennessee, things got weird weather-wise yesterday morning.

🔗 Inspecting JSON Files on iOS with Jayson – MacStories

Really excited to have this app on iOS. I’m already using it to debug a script I’m writing in Drafts to work with Micro.blog’s new categories feature.

Today’s episode of @theclassnerd is one of my favorites we’ve done. We get a little more philosophical and less technical.

🔗 In Defense of Benny from ‘Rent’

😂 I’m dead.

📺 I haven’t listened in years, but still know every word to “La Vie Boheme.” Rent Live is bringing me so much joy tonight taking me to the summer of 2005 when I saw for the first time on broadway.

📺 Time to begin saying goodbye to Kimmy, Titus, Lillian, Jaqueline, and the catchiest theme song of all time. 😭

📺 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - Sports Analogies

Only a few more episodes left of this show. I’m going to miss it so much.

Just because kids can open the YouTube app on an iPad doesn’t mean they understand the basics of technology such as the difference between a URL and a google search. We can’t assume this generation is technologically literate and not teach the basics of computing.

🎵 Andy Gullahorn - Village

In 2019, I need to listen to this song every day. It balances the sadness and anger all around us so well with hope.

Spotify Adding Feature That Lets You Block Artists From Playlists, Radio Stations, and More - MacRumors

Apple Music needs to add this ASAP so I can keep Frozen out of My Favorites Mix.

🎵 Maggie Rogers - Heard It In a Past Life

If you’re a fan of Haim, this record has a similar feel to their music. I’m really enjoying it.

I want to clarify my last post and say I think it’s better for everyone that I post less. Not necessarily that they do.