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Image from April 17th, 2024 at 11:01am

A screenshot of a large pull request for Web Developer

I’m actively working on a new version of Web Developer, and it’s a huge update. Initially it will be primarily under-the-hood changes combined with UI improvements and bug fixes, but it should set things up for new features and more frequent updates going forward.

Chris Pederick

Post from September 6th, 2023 at 3:48pm

I met Molly Holzschlag in person a few times when I was first starting out as a web developer. The only thing that matched how passionately she fought for the open web was her kindness and generosity to myself and others. RIP Molly, you will be sorely missed.

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Post from August 26th, 2023 at 8:24am

Google approved the new version of Web Developer, and it is once again available in the Chrome Web Store πŸ™Œ

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Post from August 25th, 2023 at 5:15pm

You may have noticed that Web Developer is no longer available in the Chrome Web Store. Google removed the extension because it was requesting a permission that it did not use. I have submitted a new version of the extension that does not request this unnecessary permission, but it is waiting for approval from Google. Hopefully that will be soon!

Chris Pederick

Post from March 10th, 2023 at 3:25pm

Ahead of a long flight this weekend, I just tried to borrow a book using the Libby app, only to find that my library card had expired a month ago. A librarian renewed my card via a 30-second online chat, and I could immediately borrow and download the book. Libraries are wonderful! πŸ“š

Chris Pederick

Image from February 22nd, 2023 at 10:55am

A screenshot of Uptime Kuma, a self-hosted uptime monitoring solution

I need to write a post about everything I’m running on my Mac mini home server, but the latest addition is Uptime Kuma as a self-hosted uptime monitoring solution:

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Post from February 3rd, 2023 at 11:01am

When I migrated to Readwise Reader, I imported over 1,500 items from Pocket that I had saved over a decade. A month later, and I have half that many items thanks to the improved reading interface and features that enable quick triaging, like keyboard shortcuts and custom filters

Chris Pederick

What Movies I Watched in 2022 🍿

A collage of posters of all the movies I watched in 2022

I started using Letterboxd again this year to track the movies I watch. I signed up for a pro membership, primarily for the feature that filters your watchlist to show only the movies available on services that you subscribe to.

Unfortunately, Letterboxd doesn’t have a public API. However, you can get an export of your data, and I wrote a hacky PHP script that processed my diary CSV and created this end-of-year round-up.

I excluded any movies that I rewatched, so these are the 77 movies that I watched for the first time in 2022:

These were my highlights:

If you want to see what movies I’m watching throughout the year then you can follow me on Letterboxd.

Chris Pederick

Image from January 11th, 2023 at 11:31am

Starting 2023 with a new home screen using custom icons for everything

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What I Read in 2021 & 2022 πŸ“š

My reading has dramatically slowed since I started working from home in 2020. Now that I no longer have a commute, I’m still trying to work out a good time in my day when I read. Therefore, unfortunately, I only read seven books across 2021 & 2022 combined:

From this brief list, these were my highlights:

If you want to see what (little) I’m reading throughout the year then you can follow me on Goodreads.

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Chris Pederick

Post from January 9th, 2023 at 3:41pm

I added a notice to Read Ruler that it is no longer maintained or supported and will not be accessible after May 1st, 2023. Reading time was previously added directly in Pocket anyway, and I’ve now fully moved to Readwise Reader.

Chris Pederick

Image from December 26th, 2022 at 6:29pm

A screenshot from the Carrot Weather app showing rain and severe weather alerts

You know the weather is about to get nasty when there are four severe weather alerts stacked on top of each other

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Post from December 16th, 2022 at 5:00pm

With the World Cup final this weekend, let’s see how my pre-tournament predictions held up! I correctly picked 9 teams in the round of 16, 5 of 8 quarter-finalists, 2 of 4 semi-finalists, and both finalists. I’ll stick with my prediction of Argentina beating France in the final ⚽

Chris Pederick

Post from December 15th, 2022 at 2:43pm

I’m loving the beta of Readwise’s Reader app so far. I’m pretty sure I will be moving to it from Pocket and shutting down Read Ruler, my web app for Pocket, soon. Next up: to decide if I should also move all of my RSS feed reading from Reeder to Reader. (Naming things is hard.)

Chris Pederick

Image from November 23rd, 2022 at 7:56am

Yesterday, the cat that we were fostering was adopted. Creamsicle was a lovely cat and we’ll miss him, but we’re so happy that he has found his forever home

Chris Pederick

Post from November 21st, 2022 at 4:57pm

With the start of the World Cup this weekend, I went through every match and made predictions for the entire tournament. I ended up with a semi-final lineup of Argentina vs. Brazil and France vs. Uruguay, with Argentina beating France in the final ⚽

Chris Pederick

Image from May 31st, 2022 at 9:13am

Parks for all forever

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Image from February 22nd, 2022 at 11:05am

Looking up through a grove of redwoods

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Image from February 13th, 2022 at 1:20pm

Olive ever hopeful of you sharing your food

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Post from January 31st, 2022 at 12:14pm

After almost 13 years, Friday was my last day at Bleacher Report 😒 Without a doubt, it was the best job I’ve ever had, but now it’s time for me to take an extended break before deciding what’s next

Chris Pederick