Katy DeCorah

July 20, 2022
Things to do before work
Some of my favorite work days start with an activity that puts me in a good mood. Here are some vetted suggestions.
July 16, 2022
GitHub Desktop
I have been using GitHub Desktop for years now and it’s one of my favorite development tools. Desktop has evolved over the years from an interface for git commands to the command center for development.
July 1, 2022
In defense of magic
Last year I worked through the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series as a first-time watcher. The comparison of what’s old and new is a strong theme in the series and is often projected as magic.
June 20, 2022
2022 Spring
The books, music, and recipes I enjoyed this spring.
June 16, 2022
A Zoom of one's own
On video calls, I receive a lot of compliments about my plant wall. Before the pandemic, people asked if my background is real live plants, and now they ask if it’s virtual.
June 1, 2022
Switch from Lambda to GitHub Actions
This year I migrated my scheduled bots (like Weatherbot and Weather status) from using AWS Lambda to GitHub Actions.
May 16, 2022
Audiobooks
Last year, I met my goal of reading 52 books in 52 weeks and then some. I owe it all to audiobooks, mainly, but also Libby, friends with great book suggestions, Roxane Gay’s audacious book club, and learning that New York State residents can apply for a New York Public Library card.
March 20, 2022
2022 Winter
The books, music, and recipes I enjoyed this winter.
February 18, 2022
Pain au chocolat
As I write this, I have already eaten two pains au chocolat (chocolate croissants). Since I am new to having a fresh-out-of-the-oven croissant, it only seemed reasonable to try it twice.
January 26, 2022
Build your metadata library
Last year, I started to track new recipes I tried and books I read by saving their metadata to YAML files. I had already been saving Spotify playlists in the same way and then this year I started saving Wordle games. I have found something deeply gratifying about maintaining metadata libraries.
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