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How do you track spending? Do you do it at the moment you buy something or do you do it later in batches? What software do you use, if any?

I want to log all of my purchases somewhere, but it might be difficult to keep in the habit of sitting down once every week or two to reconstruct everything from my banking site, my credit card site, and my memory.

Set up Tailscale (mesh VPN) recently. Super easy! It allowed me to take my Synology off the public internet, yet still sync photos to it from my phone, and without having to run a VPN server and worry about keys and firewalls and stuff. Everything is protected via my GitHub login with MFA required. And all on the free plan... I'm a happy customer. 😊

Being back in an office has its perks, even for health. I have a Garmin fitness tracker, and I'm getting like halfway to my daily goals for steps taken and floors climbed without even thinking about it. Next I should start biking here, I don't live super far away.

Redgate SQL Source Control is better than nothing, but sometimes it just acts funky. I went to the Get Latest tab in SSMS today while my tests were running in a SQL Test tab, and an error started popping up. Even after the tests finished, it would pop up every time I went to Commit or Get Latest. Had to back up & restore from the test environment to get it working again...

It's weird to look at Twitter from the outside. "Join us! Join us!" cry out the little banners and popups and login screens. "Download the mobile app!"

Well, I tried. Several times, actually. Invariably Twitter would lock me out after a few hours and demand my phone number. When I entered it, it shook its head menacingly and said "Please enter your mobile phone number." (Turns out my number is registered as a landline and I'd probably have to change my number to fix it.)

I'm good.

Is it just me or is Netlify's dark mode unusable in Firefox? Some of the numbers and buttons are white on white!

Day 1 of keeping a book on top of my phone. Now when I go to grab my phone and scroll through social media, I grab the book instead!

Yet another developer here who appreciates open source, privacy, and decentralization. Huge thank you to everyone who made this possible, it's really cool!


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