It was my birthday this week! I had a chill one which consisted of a few small and adorable gifts, the movie ‘Free Guy’ (I liked it!), and far too much sushi and tempura (I also liked that!). I wrote my first blog post in close to two years, with stuff that yall in the newsletter have likely seen already.
In addition to celebrating and kicking a fair amount of the sickness that I’ve had going on for the past month or so, I have been testing out a new laptop while mine gets serviced. What used to be a 1-2 day repair is now quoted at two weeks. Thankfully I have a service contract still so it should be free to get my laptop in great condition to get back to work, but I did get a chance to try out the new M1 chip on a Macbook Air. It’s ok, and feels nice, but my worry that there wouldn’t be enough RAM to do something crazy like run both Firefox and Discord at the same time has turned out to be true.
Turns out that my dev environment doesn’t work on the new chips! I’ve been shopping around for a new local development setup, and have been getting lots of suggestions online, most of which involve Docker which I always assumed to be even more memory intensive than VirtualBox.
All of that is to say that I have made no progress this week on the new theme that I’m planning, and in the meantime, WordPress v5.9 was released on Tuesday and I’m feeling more and more behind despite the near total lack of interesting themes for it.
I realize this isn’t very interesting to those not into WordPress development, but the month is almost over and I’m going to try to commit myself to starting a new fun coding project for February while keeping up on this. I’ll share my next idea and any progress in next week’s newsletter!
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