Mandaris Moore


I got an email recently telling me that I had to take an image down because it was in violation of copy right.

I took it down and then spent an hour and a half working on test content for my blog theme.

It's one of those nights when I should have just gone to bed.


I'm about to head to my first officers training for ToastMasters. I'm hoping that it will go alright. As the Sgt of Arms, I don't have many tasks assigned to me, but you never know sometimes if there might be something that I'm missing. Another thing is that I don't want to commit to much time to the task or it might scare future prospect from doing it.


Other than that, I've been thinking about what other tasks are waiting for me.

Myself
Working on being the best person that I can be. I know I'm flawed but I have a lot of strengths.
Programming
I've got a couple projects that I want to finish.
Family
We have to find ways to grow together.


A Day One call to action.
A Day One call to action.

Years ago, I set up IFTTT to save my tweets and liked tweets to Day One. Unfortunately, I'm not a big fan of Day One, but I've had a hard time coming up with a reliable replacement. When they made the transition to a subscription model and moved to their own syncing solution, it was very difficult for me to see their point of view on things.

Neverthe less, I'm back to using it on a more regular basis.

This week, I got an email from IFTTT stating that the connection was broken and I have re-evaluated whether I want to continue saving these little bits of social interaction1.

As of this writing, I've got 1336 things being stored in my journal. I don't know if I'll go back and read stuff from years ago, but -like all journals and digital hoards- I don't want to get rid of it.


  1. Why should big social media companies have all the fun/information? 


Computer maintenance over task maintenance.
Computer maintenance over task maintenance.

I think this goes hand in hand with my post from yesterday where I spent an hour updating other things tangental to my blog in the hopes that I'll be able to actually post something about my SwiftUI progress.

It's hard to change a habit.


A vast horizon of things to conquer.
A vast horizon of things to conquer.

I'm making progress through the iOS 13 SwiftUI tutorials. It's slow going because of the amount of time that I can direct towards it, but I'm not going to let that become a deterrent.

I don't know how far I'll make it, but I feel that I've been given one last chance to buckle down and really accomplish this and I don't want to miss out.


I've been using streaks and the fact that I've been feeling a little lost to start journalling a little more seriously recently. Things are falling apart in little ways here and there.

It feels like my wife and I are definitely on different pages and stuck in a rut as it were.

Our home has problems with mold again.

Our youngest is having trouble walking.

And we have to face the possibility that we won't be able to move up to better housing at the end of October.

Very stressful.

One of the few things that I have control over is my time journalling and how I approach this problem.

I don't want to feel too overwhelmed.


Beef cooking on the grill.
Beef cooking on the grill.

One of my co-workers is Catholic and was going to give up his daily routine of drinking a Coke Zero Sugar and I thought it would be nice to do something similar as a sign of solidarity.

I wasn't thinking...

I decided to give up BOTH BBQ sauce and comics.

I've been fiending for both since that moment.

In fact, I woke up on Ash Wednesday fiending for something smoothered in sauce.

For comics, I've even stopped myself from watching anything that is animated because I think of it as a moving comic.

It's been hard to relax, but it has made me look into other sauces and I'm doing a lot more work around the house.


I really like that my children are going to see a Science Fiction movie. When I was a kid there weren't a lot of heroes that looked like me. Sure, there were black super heroes. But they were usually some buff side kick or characature; mostly muscle and charisma.

I like the fact that they are showing women in movies that are more than just a side character.


Core Intuition logo.
Core Intuition logo.

I've been listening to Core Intuition for years, because it was great to hear how independent developers go about making a living. When I'm sweating to make a living by working on someone else's schedule, I'd listen to how they are making ends meet while still enjoying life. I might not always agree with what they were saying but something about how they viewed themselves and their business gave me hope that you could follow your passions in life.

In Episode 351: Here's The Downside, Daniel talked about how his application, MarsEdit, wasn't making as much money as he hoped.

It shook me.

I had been hearing for years how many developers were having the same problems. In my mind, I thought that this was a great product that should be seen as a great reason to use the Mac.

I've identified myself with Daniel many times over the years and want him to succeed. To be the little guy who is making it.

I haven't finished the episode.

I'm afraid to.

For some reason, I feel that if I don't finish it. It won't be as bad as what the worst case scenario could be.


I've recently purchased MacSparky's OmniFocus Field Guide, so that I can master the tool. It's my hope that the tool will allow me to structure my day. I loose track of what is important sometimes and things have a tendency to get lost either through being too busy or just straight procrastination.

When I look back at my life, the times that I'm the best is when I have a structured system. I've got a brain and I can come up with ideas, but it's pointless if I can't remember what commitments that I've made or where I'm going with them.