I haven’t been able to post much lately, so I’ll quickly layout what projects I’ve been up to these past couple of months.
I bought a CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 Extreme Kit - 128GB Edition from Amazon and installed RetroPie on it.
The idea being that I could play games I never had a change to, as well as play games with my children.
Late last year Google decided to discontinue the Google Bookmarks product with the following message:
After September 30th 2021, Google Bookmarks will no longer be supported. To save your bookmarks, click on “Export bookmarks”.
So I decided to make my own product Favemarx. It’s still a work in progress - even though my goal was to launch it in October 2021. Here’s what the front page tentatively will look like:
Oddly, Google Bookmarks still exists, and now have the following message on top:
Google Bookmarks is no longer a supported product. To save your bookmarks, click on “Export bookmarks”.
Ancestry.com & AncestryLibrary.com
I discovered that my local library has access to AncestryLibrary.com - and that the URL structures are almost identical between the two domains - save for the domains themselves.
To easily switch between the two sites, I created a little Tampermonkey script I call the Ancestry.com/AncestryLibrary.com Switcheroo. Ctrl-LeftShift switches the current page between the two domains. Ctrl-RightShift switches all links on the page from one domain to the other. And Ctrl-Click opens a link in the other domain.
I can now run a half-hour without stopping. Honestly, at this point I think my limit is more mental than physical.
Also, I ran a five-mile race earlier this month and finished in under an hour:
After 8 years at Northrop Grumman, I’ve decided it was time to advance my career and move on to another company. I now work at Optum,