I’m now @bwlng.com on Bluesky thanks to Micro.blog adding AT Protocol DIDs for hosted blogs.

And, no, I had no clue what a “DID” was until I read that and Googled this.

Good day for new music. Zach Bryan, Turnpike Troubadours, and Morgan Wade.

And Zach acknowledges Turnpike on a track:

“I heard Turnpike’s back together and they’re writing songs”

Looks like Dr. Dog is back in the studio. Queuing up Toby’s and Scott’s recent solo albums for the occasion.

I’ve been waiting on updates to the Mac Mini to replace my home media server. The 8 TB storage, 32 GB memory, M2 Pro configuration is only $200 less than a similar configuration of the M1 Max Mac Studio. What to do?

Some good news for web developers out of Google I/O — GoogleBot is now evergreen. It previously ran an older version of Chrome that didn’t support newer features like ES6. Skipped ahead 33 versions 😅

It finally happened…stuck spacebar on my 2016 MacBook Pro. Maybe the failure rate on these things really is 100% if you keep it around long enough. I even use an external keyboard 99% of the time 😩

I’ll be giving a talk on the basics of Vue.js and how you can use it spruce up the UI of your next web project at this Thursday’s Refresh meetup. Nicholas Scheurich will speak on React. Come get your fill of all the hot JavaScript frameworks.

IndieWebCamp is tomorrow in Austin. Still time to sign up if you’re in the area: https://2019.indieweb.org/austin

Heading to Austin this weekend for IndieWebCamp — a gathering for indie web creators to share ideas, work on creating for their own websites, and build upon each other’s creations. And tacos — https://2019.indieweb.org

LCD Soundsystem’s Electric Lady Sessions and Live Studio Albums

LCD Soundsystem released Electric Lady Sessions last Friday. The album is a live studio recording, meaning, the band played the songs together the way they would at a show, the show just happens to take place in a studio (Jimi Hendrix’s famed Electric Lady Studios).

The album captures the energy of a live performance and the evolution of the songs since they were first released — without the crummy live mix and crowd noise that often accompanies a live recording. I’d like to see more bands release recordings like this. LCD Soundsytem has done this once before with London Sessions in 2010, which I totally missed.

There’s a Refresh Baton Rouge lunch today at City Pork on Jefferson at 11:30. Come hang with your fellow nerds and talk web/shop.

GitHub announces unlimited free private repos

Starting today, you can store code that needs to remain private on GitHub for free. From their announcement:

GitHub Free now includes unlimited private repositories. For the first time, developers can use GitHub for their private projects with up to three collaborators per repository for free. Many developers want to use private repos to apply for a job, work on a side project, or try something out in private before releasing it publicly. Starting today, those scenarios, and many more, are possible on GitHub at no cost. Public repositories are still free (of course—no changes there) and include unlimited collaborators.

I started moving my private repos from a free plan at BitBucket to GitHub’s $7 per month developer plan last year because I prefer GitHub’s interface and experience — plus the convenience of having my code stored in the same place as the other code I use every day.

I’ve been in consolidation mode at Studiosaurus HQ and just finished moving old sites off a DreamHost account I’ve had open since 2006 and a few client sites that were on Linode managed with Forge. Now all my sites are on Linode managed with ServerPilot.

Between the GitHub pricing announcement and hosting consolidations, I’ll be eliminating almost $40 of recurring monthly costs.