I had some unexpected free time at work and used that to finish my first, rather complicated, Siri-Shortcut. I was looking for a way to quickly post an image to this blog and then write a few words about it. It took a bit of time, lots of fiddling and many failures but in the end I got what I was looking for.

The workflow does:

  1. select an image
  2. resizes the image
  3. renames it based on input and current date (things have to be in order of course)
  4. upload the image to my blog’s folder in Dropbox
  5. opens a pre-filled file in Drafts where I can add some text and then use an action to post it straight to my blog, nicely with YAML header.

I’m sure that there are some steps, that I could have done simpler, but for my first rather complicated worklfow i.e. shortcut I’m very happy with the result.

Now I just have to find some images to post so that the whole effort was also worth it.

Last week we had sub-freezing temperatures, snow and I already got winter-tyres for the car. Today, we just came back home from a nice walk at the beach, in blazing sunlight and 20 degrees celsius. Weather is weird.

More Ninja Go Lego sets have arrived in the form of our son’s birthday gifts in our household. These two models are very nice looking, large and surprisingly heavy and obviously from everyone favourite Ninja Go series.

Either took quite a while to get done, but the effort was worth it as both models feature very nice details and are rather sturdy. I have the feeling the latter is going to be rather helpful.

We celebrated our son’s sixth birthday with yet another great cake courtesy of my wife. Related: cake-for-breakfast

Still figuring out what causes the feed issues.

I realized that, for some reason, the feed doesn’t seem to import correctly. Let’s see if this shows up, and more important: when.