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I finally gave up and tried cutting my own hair. I can’t stress enough that this is a form of giving up for me and the result reflects that.

The thing about the Web is that it’s bad for *almost everything* we use it for. We’ve collectively grabbed a hammer and turned almost every CS problem into a nail.

Juste the other day, there was a massive fiber cut in my city.

An idiot with too much time on his hands and a big circular saw decided to enter a telecom room and cut fiber optics at random. Dozens of carriers hit. Thousands of people without phone or Internet. Fun times.

Since $NEW_JOB uses #OpenBSD for its backbone, as well as its technologies (CARP, OpenBGPD, pf, etc...) we just had a burp while primaries became secondaries and vice-versa.

This blowfish thingie just works. 🐡

What if so much of modern software engineering could be described by the words “premature optimization?” rachelbythebay.com/w/2020/05/0

New server motherboard arrives tomorrow. Then three days in quarantine. Then I’m building up my new VM host/build machine!

The problem with the Emacs / Vim debate is that everyone is right and wrong at the same time.

Their deep programmability make them superior to modern editors like Sublime or VS Code. Everybody’s right.

Their deep level of integration makes them almost impossible for newcomers to learn. Everybody’s wrong.

Who called it “online fashion” and not “tech styles”?

It makes less and less sense to me why people want to do everything on the Web. I hardly want to do *anything* on the web.

I’m just here because you all are, and I kind of hate that.

It’s just webshit all the way down. Like, here’s a web-based IDE powered by the website where you host the webby code for your own website. Now you can write code for your website without ever leaving their website! github.com/features/codespaces

Working title for the current chapter of my autobiography: “My Late 30’s, or, How To Feel Like Crap All The Time”

I watched the first episode of Middleditch and Schwartz and now all I can hear in my head is, “I’ll allow it.”

If your whole life philosophy boils down to, “just be yourself,” then you’ve barely begun to live.

This isn’t a judgement; it’s an admission.

Want your derivative software utility to land on the front page of Hacker News? Write it in Rust!

“On The Road With Saint Augustine” is one of the best books I’ve read in probably years

One thing I can tell you about being a parent is that you'll never get to watch a video on your phone in solitude again.

Gender Dynamics of String Quartet Album Cover Photos

I was going to say something sarcastic at someone else’s expense, but instead I’ll just say that I hope everyone is taking care of themselves—physically and mentally—during the current crisis.

Put in an order today for a new motherboard, RAM, and storage to fill my now-vacant case, because what the hell else am I going to do during a pandemic?

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