For various reasons I don’t care to go into here, I’ve been working on migrating off the SDF Public Access Unix System over the past several weeks, which explains a lot of the silence here. I’ve been busy getting e-mail and web services moved over and stabilized, which is a process that actually started about halfway through my vacation to Cape Cod in mid July. (This, along with varying other demands of life have resulted in over a month without any posts. Sorry about that! I think I’m back now.)
Pricing oddities and other weirdness has long been the name of the game at Target. They’re somewhat famous for charging more for items that are “on sale” or charging a higher unit price for larger packages. Their habit of doing weird things like refrigerating bags of Doritos, displaying confusing signs, offering up bizarre substitutions for out-of-stock items, and raising prices to try to get rid of things are all well-documented over at Consumerist, the former Internet publication operated by Consumer Reports. If you shop at Target and have been paying attention, you no doubt see examples of this craziness almost every visit to the store. Target math is all over the place (no, really), and now that they’re trying to take on Amazon with their new Target Restock offering, the insanity has spilled over to the web.
Today is our fourth day in Cape Cod and I’m finally starting to feel like leaving the house and going out to do things. Yay things! Just before we left Richmond, I got an e-mail from my boss with the amount of my annual bonus check. I told him I was going to spend it all on lobster. I’ve actually had surprisingly little when you consider this area has figured out a way to incorporate lobster into damn near everything, including ice cream.
Good afternoon from beautiful Woods Hole, Massachusetts! Graham and I are on our annual vacation to his grandparents’ old house up here in Cape Cod. We arrived around 6:30 Sunday morning after driving through the night from Virginia. The trip up was rough and Sunday was weird all around with trying to catch up on sleep and still make it not feel like a wasted day. After a full night’s sleep, I think we’re getting back to normal. I still haven’t had any lobster, though. 🦂
I’m going to make this short because it’s 2:00 in the morning and I’m exhausted, but I wanted to share tonight’s project with you. I wrote a simple utility to “correct” the orientation of photos taken with iOS cameras. iOS handles camera orientation using EXIF data attached to the file. While this is a core part of how iOS works, other systems aren’t always set up to work with it, which can result in erroneously-rotated photos in places like this blog.
Graham and I took what we’re calling a “pre-vacation” out to Charlottesville over the weekend. I was working on a blog post about it before we left the hotel Sunday morning, but the Wordpress app kept losing my paragraph breaks, which lead me to make the jump over to Jekyll. Anyway, that post is on hold at the moment, but I wanted to share with you a thing that happened when we got home.
I believe I’ve just about nailed down my perfect blogging setup using Jekyll, Git, and Working Copy. I’ve got darn near everything I wanted out of WordPress and its defective iOS app, and then some. I’ll briefly describe my setup.
My relationship with Wordpress sure didn’t last long.
Richmond’s grocery delivery options recently grew once more with the addition of Whole Foods delivery. This is on top of Kroger Clicklist Delivery, Instacart, Shipt, Target Restock, and Amazon Prime Now.
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