Day 27: Email ain’t easy, bro.

STATUS: Spent 12+ hours trying to migrate my personal email into Office 365 from gmail. Spent 0+ hours on thinglistr. Coffee maker didn’t get delivered. Fucking FedEx.

MOOD: Angry. Nothing fucking works.

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So I decided to stay home today to wait on the coffee maker. I usually use Amazon Lockers for this, but the one nearby me was broken, so I took the chance.

I figured that this would (finally) be a good time to move off of gmail (again) and onto a service that’s more cross-platform. Surprisingly, Microsoft’s Outlook.com service seemed to fit the bill.

Here’s where 12+ of my hours went:

1) Setting up Outlook.com online, only to find out that it STILL only supports EAS on mobiles. Desktops have to use IMAP. No CalDAV or CardDAV either, so good luck getting your contacts and calendar on your mac.

2) Trying to share my Office 365 subscription with my girlfriend. Got my account locked out a few times.

3) My account got locked out permanently. Awesome. (Just spent a few hours migrating messages from a few gmail accounts onto it.)

4) Trying to port my phone number to my cellular plan from Google Voice didn’t happen right away as expected, and calls were dropping for some people but not others.

5) Decided that maybe getting Office 365 for Business was a better move (yay, personal domain name!). Forgot to disable two-factor auth on my domain management system, so need to get another one while that gets unlocked.

6) Setting this up was actually much smoother than expected….until I had to do the migration. (This is what I’m doing now.) No tools out there to make it easy; you’ve gotta move those mailboxes yourself.

7) Mail.app REALLY sucks…but it’s pretty and simple.

I’m writing today off.

Day 27: Email ain’t easy, bro.

Day 26.5: So how am I doing with this MacBook?

My first blog on this blog was a rant on how much I hate my Chromebook (and, implicitly, how much I hate Chrome) and how I rage-sold it for a MacBook Air.

Well, I’ve been working for 7 hours, my battery is at 41% and Safari looks and responds way better than Chrome ever did, even while under high tab/memory pressure.

Chrome is an operating system in a browser now. Which is great if you’re into that YO DAWG meme, but not so great if you’re just trying to browse the web.

Day 26.5: So how am I doing with this MacBook?

Day 7: I’m never leaving my MacBook again.

STATUS: I got my Air back! I’ve got some CSS for Thinglistr! In other words, I *basically* got nothing done today.

MOOD: Energetic!


So I got the MacBook. Of course I had to deal with Citibank for an hour because they thought that I was trying to fraud them YET AGAIN. (This has happened EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. since getting my new AAdvantage card. American’s miles must be worth something if they’re this strict.)

I started working at around 11pm. I planned to begin work at 8 or so. My goal for next week: leave work earlier and get on top of my times! Sleeping at 2am every day for ~2 hours of work is unsustainable and ineffective.

I mostly finished the Meteor tutorial and figured that now was a good time to start building from it and begin putting the CSS for the page together. That’s as far as I got.

Despite not getting much done today (my goal was to have laid down the CSS), my productivity has improved by LEAPS AND BOUNDS, especially after switching to Firefox full-time. (Vimperator is unbelievably amazing; Vimium doesn’t even come close.) I will never use anything that doesn’t support virtual spaces and real terminals again. Ever.

Onwards!

Day 7: I’m never leaving my MacBook again.