It’s been a while since I posted weeknotes. So, I will include some previous entries and merge them all together.


This week, I caught whatever flu/bug/virus my family had while I was at PyCon US. It was not fun, and even as of Sunday, I feel weaker than I care to admit or write. I’m COVID-negative, but my energy levels have gone from OK to drained.

We are in summer mode, so my son is enrolled in various summer camps. I used to have both kids dropped off by 8 am, and camp starts at 9 am next week. This changes our routine and my working schedule week-by-week.


We are wrapping up a three-month project, which I hope to have done before we take our family trip in a few weeks. I also have some projects for another client that I need to get worked on. It’ll be a busy few weeks.


I reviewed 136 DjangoCon US Opportunity Grants over the weekend.

I worked on some Djangonaut Spaces material for the week. We have a few intro meetings this next week. I have several small projects for which I need to finish creating issues.

Side projects

I transferred a dozen domains from Dynadot to Cloudflare over the weekend. Since not all TLDs are supported yet, I had to leave several domains on Dynadot, but most of my domains are now on Cloudflare, which saves a little bit of money and is easier to manage.

Several projects gained EchoFeed support, making publishing an RSS/ATOM feed to Mastodon easier.

Django News Newsletter: We shipped issue #235.

Django Packages: Small updates, and I shipped RSS/ATOM feeds for our Changelog.

Upgrade Django: We had four updates this week, which is rare.

I wrote a GitHub Issues sync tool that takes the open issues in a repo and saves them locally to markdown + front matter. The tool can also sync changes back.

I wrote a sitemap research tool.


I swapped out my micro blog’s theme for something bigger and easier to read.

2024-06-01:ย ๐ŸŽจ Slash Pagesย 

2024-05-31:ย ๐Ÿ“ On EchoFeedย 

2024-05-30:ย Another day that will forever live in infamy for the United States.

2024-05-29:ย ๐Ÿ™… No Office Hours this weekย 

2024-05-28:ย I’m sick update.

2024-05-27:ย ๐Ÿก This old house, Monday edition


๐Ÿ“บ Blood of Zeus: Season 2

๐Ÿ“บ Godzilla Minus One I haven’t seen many Godzilla movies, but I liked this one.

๐Ÿ“บ Madame Web - This movie was very different than the other Marvel movies and fell flat at the end.

๐ŸŽฎ Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons - My son and I enjoy occasionally revisiting this game to play from start to finish.

๐ŸŽฎ Dave the Diver: Godzilla - This DLC came out a week ago, and we had fun sprinting through it. Dave the Diver is one of my favorite games, and any excuse to return and explore a new storyline is a winner in my book.

๐Ÿ“บ Killing Eve - It took me years to finish this series.

Slightly older

๐Ÿ“บ Space Jam: A New Legacy: My oldest has gotten into basketball and this was a fun family movie.

๐Ÿ“บ Dead Boy Detectives: I didn’t expect this series, but watching two ghosts solve mysteries was fun.

๐ŸŽฎ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge: We hadn’t played this one in a while, so we primarily focused on leveling up the two new characters from the expansion.


You’re a Blogger, Not an Essayist

How I Set Up My Travel Router with Tailscale’s Mullvad Exit Nodes

If A.I. Can Do Your Job, Maybe It Can Also Replace Your C.E.O.

These $350 XR glasses gave me three virtual MacBook screens to work with - If I were buying a pair of XR gasses, these are what I’d buy for the three MacBook screens. I’d love to use these from my couch at night and on trips.

I Replaced My Computer Monitor With AR Glasses, Here’s How It Went

Slash Pages

I Sold TinyPilot, My First Successful Business

DuckDB Doesn’t Need Data To Be a Database

Epic Gardening

Next week

More client work. I also have a much later work start all week, so I’ll shift my whole day back an hour and work later.