Life Updates, aka Where are all the posts?Andrew Fontaine <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I've decided to try using
notmuch for my email instead of
This is mostly due to the tagging nature (instead of folders), as well as the
built-in hooks that run pre- and post- indexing. It makes setting up certain
behaviours, along with
afew, much easier than in GMail's filters.
I've also moved to using
lieer to sync the GMail inbox, as it hopefully
gets along nicer with large GMail inboxs, which is the case when you're
accepting the flood of emails from watching the GitLab project. The initial
sync is going very slowly though.
lieer syncs GMail's labels with
tags, and so syncing, tagging, and syncing 1.1 million emails can take some
time. I guess that's another reason to start using
notmuch: it was easy to set
up hooks to delete threads of issues and merge requests that are either closed
or merged, so hopefully that number drops quickly. I should modify my current
hook to preserve threads that I was involved in...
The main reason for the lack of posts is that its been a busy year. My travels are as follows:
- Hawaii, for a wedding
- Montreal, for fun
- Whitby, for a wedding
- Portugal, for fun
- Niagara-on-the-lake, for a wedding
- North Carolina, for a wedding
- Sarnia, for a wedding
Not all of these were long trips, and the longest was Portugal at 10 days, but boy does it feel like a lot!
I've also bought a house this year. Maybe not the most perfect time to buy, but we had the money and actually found a wonderful place in Toronto. It's a completely different neighbourhood than we previously lived in, but it's extremely walkable, bikeable, and right off the subway. I can easily continue my car-free life.