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Reinstalling my macOS virtual machine.

I really know how to party on a Friday night.

Digging a new gopher hole. Hopefully I can make it available tomorrow.

I almost self-hosted PeerTube, but... Show more

It took a long time, but I finally finished writing about some debugging books I read from the 70s and 80s.

Dear every wannabe hipster blog-slash-magazine:

please never do this

please stop doing this

the answer is always 'HELL NO'

there has never been any other answer to this question in the entire time you've all been asking it.

Stop pretending like you don't know this, hipster-verse.

I've probably said this before, but I'll say it again: Never, ever sign up for IBM's services. There is nothing but dark patterns at work there.

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Case in point: I'm beginning to think that unit testing is, well, not wrong, but also not exactly right.

Every now and then you have to stop and ask, what if my heros are wrong?

Corollary: asking, what if the conventional wisdom is wrong?

Follow-up: asking this question doesn't mean the prescribed wisdom is, in fact, wrong.

On leaving the politics out of hacking Show more

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is great. Go see it.

"Hurry, only 2 left!"

Hours pass. Reload page.

"Hurry, only 2 left!"

The worst part of signing up for something is the awkward attempt to keep you as a member when you decide it's time to cancel it.

I'm not sure if these goofy "chat app" add-ons or old fashioned phone calls are worse for this sort of thing.

May be time to drop the whole Windows Subsystem for Linux experiment.

Monorepos: just don't.
"Polyrepos": just don't.

Conclusion: these polemics are ridiculous because the authors have not thought beyond their little bubble of experience and want more hits to their lame-o blog on Medium.

I like listening to albums (not singles) but it's always a disappointment where there's an album you like except for that one track that just... sucks.

The only thing you can think of when it comes on is "how the hell did this end up here?"

2008: on the Internet, no one knows you're a dog.

2018: every site you've ever used has had a data breach and it's almost certain that someone knows you're a dog.

I don't do resolutions (they're silly). Here's my statement for 2019: Fuck web apps.

About to give up on password managers for my wife and others. It's a constant source of confusion. 1Password has been a mess since moving to a subscription service and I keep having to answer the same goddamn questions all the time.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.