Hi! 👋 I’m Tabatha

This website is my nook of the internet to stash things I find interesting and useful, or notes while I work with the garage door up. 🤓 Nerdary I’m inclined to post about includes building community, curating connection, organizing cons, travel, and various tech topics like open source software, infosec, and digital privacy.

spotify data

Downloaded my Spotify data just because I could. If I really think about it, the implosion of Twitter has the ephemeral nature of the internet weighing heavy on my mind. No online space feels safe or protected from the tantrums of a megalomaniac billionaire or global MegaCorp’s trashbin for no-longer-innovative-enough projects. I’m unsure what I’m looking through these JSON files to find. The knowledge that I have a local copy of my streaming history?...

December 30, 2022 · Tabatha

get feedback early

share incomplete thoughts early, especially if your brain is not making progress with them. Open it up for comments,and see what happens. Sometimes I’ve needed to get an idea out of my head to make progress with it. Also, I’ve thought maybe someone else might see something in the idea where I couldn’t. Share early to get feedback and pivot as needed waiting for the grand finish doesn’t work because creativity needs bounds....

September 8, 2022 · Tabatha

Letterkenny playlist listen through

Decided to listen to the soundtrack for every season of Letterkenny. At least the playlist says so. It even says “Updated” so going to go with blind trust in the playlist’s name. Letterkenny S1-10 Updated I could probably be a bit more organized for this, now that I’ve decided to document it. Maybe I won’t document it, but hit the like button for songs that are good and eventually share my likes....

August 31, 2022 · Tabatha

Stable Diffusion, Dall-E, MidJourney and Shrimptaur

Blame Shrimptaur, or rather the artist behind Shrimptaur, for my newfound fascination with AI generated art. The entire concept of typing in a descriptive string into a regular ole form field only for an awe-inspiring masterpiece to appear on my screen? Shut the front door. That’s the coolest shit ever. Shrimptaur was my gateway to generating photo-realistic images with text input, and I needed more. Obviously, I signed up for DALL-E access as soon as I put it together what this DALL-E thing did....

August 23, 2022 · Tabatha

open a specific Chrome profile from a command line

Managing the many hats I wear can get messy to manage digitally. Switching between applications and accounts dedicated to specific roles is fiddly, energy draining, and time consuming. Knowing others have this problem too, I’ve been exploring various ways to automate the switch between different contexts quickly. Most contexts have a specific Google profile associated with it. Launching Chrome and then selecting a profile is silly. Even if it were straightforward to create a link to each profile, that still costs time in mouse movement and key strokes....

July 6, 2022 · Tabatha