Microblog '22

Microblog posts from 2022. Newest posts are on top. Back to this year

Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at 12:12:36 PM (EST)

The time is coming when the whole tech sector will collapse because all the nerds who watch camping/overlanding/offroading/vanlife/garage videos while they work will finally decide to go outside and do something.

Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at 11:58:41 AM (EST)

If you were trying to figure out how to quickly, consistently wake up your infant from his/her nap, the best way might just be to clock in to your remote tech job.

Sunday, December 25, 2022 at 12:21:35 AM (EST)

This is basically where I come up with t-shirt slogans. It's all public domain, so I fully expect some of these slogans to become big in China.

Sunday, December 25, 2022 at 12:18:47 AM (EST)

If you can't fork it, you don't own it.

Sunday, December 25, 2022 at 12:08:44 AM (EST)

Computers and the internet will eventually cause us to forget many, many things.

Saturday, December 24, 2022 at 11:53:58 PM (EST)

I wonder if the layer of ice on all our windows acts as extra insulation.

Friday, December 23, 2022 at 10:10:04 AM (EST)

Not only are Alexa/Google Home/etc spying on you, apparently they're also yet another part of the corporate fake news collective. You cannot trust proprietary software, period.

Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 06:51:10 PM (EST)

Every argument against theism works better as an argument against atheism.

Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 05:26:33 PM (EST)

Halfway through, and only now figuring out that life is not at all what I thought it was. It is actually tiny, intense islands of joy in a deep, dark sea of sorrow and pain. And you won't know if the islands were worth discovering until you come to the ends of the earth and there aren't any more to discover.

Monday, December 19, 2022 at 03:29:40 PM (EST)

If you want me to seriously question your sanity, just let me catch a glimpse of MS Edge running on your PC. (I mean, having Windows installed is bad enough.)

Monday, December 19, 2022 at 12:38:44 PM (EST)

Autotuned vocal music is well on the other side of the uncanny valley.

Monday, December 19, 2022 at 12:11:52 AM (EST)

No scientist can come to know anything about the world without also coming to know the man who made it.

Friday, December 16, 2022 at 02:30:55 PM (EST)

Deciding whether to install something via apt or via flatpak: "In what way would I like the functionality of this program to be broken?"

Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 09:27:43 PM (EST)

The most scientifically accurate understanding for how and why we now have a son is that God gave him to us. No explanation involving biology, chemistry, physics, or evolution is anywhere near as precise as that.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 06:17:58 AM (EST)

I'm gradually coming to the realization that God was actually much more merciful in old testament times.

Monday, December 12, 2022 at 10:48:41 PM (EST)

There is a counter revolution brewing. It is the return of Christ. I can't explain it, but sometimes I see, hear, or feel the hints. Can you?

Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 12:56:58 PM (EST)

"Watch this. No matter how much we crap on them, they'll still fly our flag."

Friday, December 09, 2022 at 10:31:54 AM (EST)

I hate to break it to you, but solar panels are not a renewable energy source.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 at 10:51:17 PM (EST)

The biggest white pill is discovering you're not alone.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 at 09:06:37 AM (EST)

Seriously, the .deb ecosystem is so broken that on Pop_OS I can't use pipenv, the officially recommended Python packaging system, without going outside the OS package manager using either pip or a PPA.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 at 04:23:31 PM (EST)

Getting the OS you want on your laptop seems nearly as hard these days as getting the OS you want on your phone.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 at 03:31:07 PM (EST)

Apparently the bootloader situation on modern PCs is completely f***ed. Who knew.

Monday, December 05, 2022 at 11:48:28 PM (EST)

It's oddly unusual to find other people on the internet who genuinely and uncompromisingly believe in Christ. Let's be clear on one thing: I do.

Monday, December 05, 2022 at 02:15:36 PM (EST)

OK, ok... I'll give it more time. Flatpaks are already annoying me though.

Monday, December 05, 2022 at 01:00:11 PM (EST)

I gave Pop_OS a try for a whopping 30 minutes. Neat, but I'm gonna install Archcraft.

Monday, December 05, 2022 at 09:53:02 AM (EST)

Any application that makes a folder in your home directory is broken.

Sunday, December 04, 2022 at 07:59:57 PM (EST)

There is little difference between much (most?) of modern science and science fiction. Including the fact that they are made-up. Actually that's why science is not the same as engineering.

Sunday, December 04, 2022 at 11:09:45 AM (EST)

We don't have to get rid of the internet. We just have to change the way we use it. My vision for it is: a network of small, static web sites on vanity domains run by individuals writing down their thoughts. And no JavaScript.

Sunday, December 04, 2022 at 11:02:40 AM (EST)

To anyone struggling with depression: have kids. No, it won't fix the depression, and in some ways might make it worse. But you simply won't have time to self-loathe any more.

Saturday, December 03, 2022 at 12:24:48 PM (EST)

The truth is not a compromise in the middle of the two ends of the spectrum. It lies outside, and explains the existence of, the spectrum itself.

Saturday, December 03, 2022 at 09:36:33 AM (EST)

Honest question: how can one be both a Christian and a Democrat? Just kidding, I know how. By embracing cognitive dissonance, silly.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 11:49:56 PM (EST)

I'd say the chances of everyone ditching Twitter because Elon bought it are about as good as the chances were that everyone would leave Github when Microsoft bought it. Lower, actually.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 11:58:39 AM (EST)

Being asked to install Electron and a JRE just to write ISOs to USB sticks is like... well I don't have a good analogy but I ain't doing it

Monday, November 28, 2022 at 01:47:41 PM (EST)

Principles will outlast principals. But I probably won't.

Monday, November 28, 2022 at 01:22:56 PM (EST)

Turning conservatives against the wars, the Fed, the drug war, the militarization of the police, the IRS, CIA, FBI, NSA, EPA, DoE, CDC, and FDA (and several dozen others) seems more likely to happen than getting the average person to embrace the word "libertarian".

Monday, November 28, 2022 at 11:37:52 AM (EST)

How much can you trust a doctor who makes you wear a mask in their office? How informed can they really be?

Friday, November 25, 2022 at 01:34:59 PM (EST)

Sometimes life seems like nothing more than a race between apostasy and mortality.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 10:44:36 AM (EST)

Charity is great, but entrepreneurship is better. The former maintains the status quo, which is better than decay, but the latter actually improves the world.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 09:50:35 AM (EST)

It is impossible to distinguish a story shared on Hacker News from a parody. That might actually be why many of them get shared there.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 10:02:39 PM (EST)

One possible reason cryptocurrencies may fail: they depend on software developers caring about them. Gold and silver do not.

Monday, November 21, 2022 at 11:47:07 AM (EST)

I love discovering that I'm the only person in all of history who is attempting to use a particular printer with Linux. #JustLinuxProblems

Monday, November 21, 2022 at 10:11:45 AM (EST)

I'm still waiting for some corporation to have the stones to call themselves "unsustainable" in their marketing materials. I'd support them just for their honesty.

Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 12:12:57 PM (EST)

It's crazy to think that in this day and age, any old sunofagun can fire up their computer terminal, instantiate the ebay web interface, and purchase an Amiga 500 from somewhere across the globe.

Friday, November 18, 2022 at 02:11:51 PM (EST)

Please, never haphazardly toss in a minor vii chord instead of using vii diminished or (preferably) a first-inversion V. Bassists who don't know theory do this all the time and it drives me nuts.

Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 02:49:40 PM (EST)

Whew, feels good to once again not need any JS files on this site.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 01:26:48 PM (EST)

I'm sorry to anyone this might offend... but sometimes it just makes sense to use global variables.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 11:40:33 AM (EST)

Trying to "work" on an IT-related project while watching a teething infant seems like it would make a good task for the occupants of some circle of hell.

Monday, November 14, 2022 at 11:58:35 PM (EST)

If the so-called mainstream is as wrong about everything as they are about economics (which seems likely), then we are without exaggeration living in a new dark age.

Monday, November 14, 2022 at 09:29:33 PM (EST)

All social media companies are pure evil. I'm not sure if Elon knows the depths of depravity he's inheriting.

Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 12:04:04 PM (EST)

Being a parent seems impossible at first. Then it continuously gets harder.

Friday, November 11, 2022 at 05:01:27 PM (EST)

It's weird to me that the reason people finally decided to leave Twitter is that someone is trying to make it better. I guess I should come to expect such apparent contradictions, living through the collapse of the west.

Friday, November 11, 2022 at 03:12:33 PM (EST)

Scripting with Bash definitely feels less powerful than scripting with Powershell, and often it feels like I'm cobbling together something out of random loosely-connected components (which, well, I am). But... at least that's fun.

Friday, November 11, 2022 at 10:01:29 AM (EST)

Robbing from the rich and giving to the poor is not charitable, it's just evil. I think we all know that. What is charitable is helping unproductive people be more productive, which is exactly what capitalism does.

Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 09:28:42 PM (EST)

Imagine how much the world's collective mental health will improve when everyone finally realizes they're not actually destroying the planet just by existing.

Wednesday, November 09, 2022 at 03:16:12 PM (EST)

Whenever I hear an old country song used on a recent TV show, the juxtaposition of the two makes me realize how crappy modern TV shows actually are.

Wednesday, November 09, 2022 at 01:34:53 PM (EST)

You might be a nerdneck if you know Richard Petty's name because of a C64 video game

Wednesday, November 09, 2022 at 01:26:22 PM (EST)

Nobody ever listens to the nerds, no matter how many times they've been right.

Wednesday, November 09, 2022 at 12:40:00 PM (EST)

What reasonable people are really thinking when they wear the "I voted" sticker: I am ashamed to admit, the lizard people once again duped me into wasting a few minutes of my life filling in bubbles on a ballot. I'm sure they're all sharing a good laugh about it.

Wednesday, November 09, 2022 at 12:38:37 PM (EST)

Another US election cycle, another win for the accelerationists.

Tuesday, November 08, 2022 at 09:17:39 PM (EST)

I'm just not into the whole internet thing any more.

Monday, November 07, 2022 at 07:53:15 PM (EST)

You're (apparently) not a real mechanic until you waste most of a tube of RTV sealant because you forgot to hook up the oil pump in your transfer case before putting it back together. (I'm also not a real one afterward, either)

Monday, November 07, 2022 at 01:57:48 PM (EST)

Is powershell powerful? Eh, maybe. Is it fun to code in? No.

Monday, November 07, 2022 at 11:55:34 AM (EST)

My current upper-body workout routine: having a bunch of flies in my office and constantly swatting them off of my desk

Sunday, November 06, 2022 at 06:58:08 PM (EST)

Sean's Iron Law of Tools: you will need every tool you own for every project you do. Especially the tools that are in the house when you're in the garage.

Sunday, November 06, 2022 at 06:27:15 PM (EST)

I find my happy place when I'm hanging out in the garage, drinking a Hacker Pschorr marzen, reassembling a transfer case, and listening to J. J. Cale on an Autumn evening.

Sunday, November 06, 2022 at 09:36:30 AM (EST)

Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure the off-grid homesteading youtubers will be just as screwed over by the collapse of civilization as the rest of us.

Saturday, November 05, 2022 at 08:20:33 PM (EDT)

There is nothing I wish to do more than explore the infinite complexity and beauty of the Divine mind.

Saturday, November 05, 2022 at 08:11:05 PM (EDT)

I feel like every mobile app could easily have its functionality replaced by a single text file.

Saturday, November 05, 2022 at 11:54:51 AM (EDT)

There is no feeling quite like the one that goes "I have a task in my mind that I desperately want to do right now (often something somewhat urgent like scratching a sudden itch), but I literally cannot move because one hand is holding an infant's head and the other is holding a bottle of milk. This feeling is intensified by several orders of magnitude when the infant is feeding insanely slow and falling asleep."

Saturday, November 05, 2022 at 12:48:33 AM (EDT)

Humanity has already been taken over by AI. It's obvious to me because most of us can't do anything useful without a computer.

Thursday, November 03, 2022 at 10:19:41 AM (EDT)

It's been funny watching hacker news become the 'anti-Musk news' this week just because he is only a moderately left-wing tech guy instead of full blown silicon-valley crazy.

Tuesday, November 01, 2022 at 02:31:18 PM (EDT)

If I had to do anything other than edit /etc/resolv.conf to configure DNS, then I am now angry at this distro.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 03:06:45 PM (EDT)

The fool hath said in his heart, "I am wiser than Ron Paul."

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 02:32:22 AM (EDT)

It seems every other day theres some new claim that some aspect of humanity is due to an evolutionary adaptation. These claims are always false.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 11:08:43 PM (EDT)

The real Dark Souls hardcore mode is playing with an infant on your lap.

Monday, October 24, 2022 at 08:51:35 PM (EDT)

Nothing will make me leave a room faster than a talkative person, except perhaps a single mosquito. (For the same reason.)

Monday, October 24, 2022 at 08:44:03 PM (EDT)

"Everything is vanity" might be the wisest phrase ever uttered.

Monday, October 24, 2022 at 09:24:44 AM (EDT)

I just read comments about both Austrian Economics and Plasma Cosmology in response to a video of a theologian discussing the importance of open source software. Sometimes the simulation speaks directly to you. I quickly closed that browser tab and had a bit of a "Neverending Story" moment.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 06:00:14 AM (EDT)

Having this web site is a great humility-enhancer because every time I go back and read something I've written it becomes obvious how much of an idiot I am.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 10:03:21 AM (EDT)

My typical project workflow goes as follows: Think of a project to work on. Realize that the way I have been working on it is flawed somehow. Think of a purchase I could make or another way to make the project better. Purchase and/or start working on the improvement, but never finish it, and never get around to working on the project I was trying to improve. End up with a garage and basement full of unfinished projects. And then, have a kid and throw even the smallest amount of productivity I might have occasionally had right out the window.

Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 03:07:41 PM (EDT)

The eat-poop-sleep cycle programmed into newborn humans evolved precisely to provoke the maximum possible frustration in the parents.

Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 12:18:54 PM (EDT)

How could we not see that the Federal Reserve System was a pyramid scheme? I mean they put a stinkin pyramid right on their notes, as if to add insult to injury.

Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 11:45:52 AM (EDT)

It's funny how having a single, short meeting on your calendar can literally ruin your entire day.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 07:06:38 PM (EDT)

Anyone else get the feeling that alumni marketing materials from your alma mater only exist as a desperate attempt to convice you that you didn't waste tens of thousands of dollars?

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 05:31:53 PM (EDT)

Everything real is being slowly taken from us.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 11:08:26 AM (EDT)

Someone who likes computers getting a job in IT is basically the same as someone who likes cars getting a job as a used car salesman.

Wednesday, October 05, 2022 at 05:29:22 PM (EDT)

"And then -- get this -- we'll put soy-based mayo on all the burgers!" -cultists running every fast food chain

Tuesday, October 04, 2022 at 12:55:20 AM (EDT)

The point of covid seems to have been to cultivate cynicism. To squelch hope. And ultimately, like every progressive agenda, to accelerate the elimination of Christianity. It worked.

Tuesday, October 04, 2022 at 12:44:47 AM (EDT)

Having a son has both pushed me closer to the edge, and pulled me back from it, to a greater degree than anything else I have thus far experienced.

Monday, October 03, 2022 at 04:33:21 PM (EDT)

Also: stop pushing your SMS-based 2FA on me and, instead, kindly launch it into the sun.

Monday, October 03, 2022 at 04:30:53 PM (EDT)

Hey phone app writer people. If your app makes me sign in every time I use it, I'm going to uninstall it and just use a web browser instead.

Monday, October 03, 2022 at 03:38:07 PM (EDT)

You know a web interface sucks when you get tired of waiting for it to come up directly over a VPN connection, so instead you RDP into a virtual machine on the remote netowrk and access it from there (and it's more responsive that way).

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 09:26:04 AM (EDT)

Truly counterproductive things that I will nonetheless be forced to continue doing include: Writing code while watching a baby.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 01:55:05 PM (EDT)

The question conservatives and libertarians really need to wrestle with, especially in light of the current culture war, is: why do we buy products from people who hate us? The next logical question is thus, why do we share, of all things, a government with people who hate us?

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 12:53:24 PM (EDT)

IT/DevOps jobs are 99% bull*** and 1% Linux. At least in the more traditional small-business IT world.

Monday, September 26, 2022 at 12:06:43 AM (EDT)

Things that only happen on Linux: Having a minor panic attack and getting a bit upset at your DAW deveopers because a live concert recording session got cut off at the 35 minute mark for an unknown reason; discovering that there's a limit on WAV file sizes by default but there is a way to fix the files because it's just an issue with the file header format (the file sizes are appropriate for the amount of time in the recording so the data appeared to be in there); looking for a way to convert the WAV header to W64 and realizing that the tool to fix the files (sndfile-salvage) is already on your computer and you can fix them all with one simple for loop in bash, namely for file in *.wav; do sndfile-salvage "$file" "fixed-$file"; done.

Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 05:50:49 PM (EDT)

Seems like the recurring theme these days is 'just build a new server and figure out how to migrate the data, dummy.'

Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 10:02:55 AM (EDT)

Aaaaand I hate Flatpaks too. AppImage, you're next.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 08:57:24 PM (EDT)

I have no idea why I went to college.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 01:25:18 PM (EDT)

The cloud will eventually win out over open-source solutions. And you can leave me out of it.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 01:21:27 PM (EDT)

It turns out that for most people, giving money to evil companies and governments so they can keep your photos, videos, and messages in a searchable database is preferable to taking responsibility for your own posessions, and definitely preferable to taking the time to understand the technology they're using.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 01:16:42 PM (EDT)

For my next phone, in order to replace the things I use my current phone for, I will be getting the most basic open-source flip phone out there (or maybe a pine phone), a nice compact camera, a pocket Bible, an MP3 player, a wall calendar featuring Jeeps or maybe cute dogs, and a couple of decent self contained GPSes. Oh and a new laptop.

Monday, September 19, 2022 at 03:19:04 PM (EDT)

The paradox of social media (or at least, big proprietary social media): I don't know anyone who shares my interests in real life. In fact, I learned about many of my most passionate interests through the internet and social media. But I frickin hate social media. So will I always be forced to pursue my interests in a vacuum, with no one to appreciate or even understand my progress?

Monday, September 19, 2022 at 03:10:28 PM (EDT)

The only people who are anti-libertarian are those who don't understand it.

Monday, September 19, 2022 at 03:01:24 PM (EDT)

Which came first, the baby talking like a baby or the adult talking like a baby?

Monday, September 19, 2022 at 09:42:10 AM (EDT)

I enjoy a slow, rainy autumn day.

Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 12:28:15 PM (EDT)

One of the most pervasive myths of science is that the theory of Darwinism holds explanatory power. I wonder how many bad ideas have sprung forth from it.

Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 12:27:17 PM (EDT)

I just realized I can give myself chills on command, simply by thinking about the Prelude in C-Sharp Minor.

Friday, September 16, 2022 at 11:00:13 AM (EDT)

Microsoft employees sitting around coming up with useless junk that has to be uninstalled or disabled with every OS update -- you guessed it -- is theft.

Friday, September 16, 2022 at 10:13:37 AM (EDT)

Making more money is easier than making more budgetary discipline.

Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 12:46:01 PM (EDT)

I'm amazed how Folgers totally nailed that "truck stop ash tray" flavor in their coffee.

Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 02:55:34 AM (EDT)

Which is gonna happen first, a successful Zimbra+Ubuntu upgrade or getting RSAT installed on Windows 10? Things are looking pretty neck-and-neck at the moment...

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 05:50:21 PM (EDT)

Something that's getting really old: crapping on an amazing piece of classical music by using it in some gratuitiously violent movie scene.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 05:28:19 PM (EDT)

I'm not even as good at quitting my job as some random dude on the internet.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 03:16:38 PM (EDT)

Grepping/tailing a text file will always be superior to wasting one's life away waiting for Windows Event Viewer to load.

Monday, September 12, 2022 at 08:25:40 PM (EDT)

Easy way for the NWO to get me to eat their immasculating genetically-modified soy cricket corn syrup garbage: Make it taste exactly like chocolate peanut butter ice cream

Friday, September 09, 2022 at 08:22:11 AM (EDT)

More evidence (as if we needed it) that web-everything is a dumb idea: My laptop fan goes crazy when using a 'thin' email web client, but not when using a 'fat' desktop client like Thunderbird.

Thursday, September 08, 2022 at 12:01:51 PM (EDT)

At this point I just have to assume that all online banking websites are intentionally horrible.

Wednesday, September 07, 2022 at 01:12:13 PM (EDT)

The blessed irony of trying to log into my Starlink account to see if it's available in my area but I can't log in because our internet is too crappy

Tuesday, September 06, 2022 at 11:32:56 AM (EDT)

XMPP is one of those 'just freakin stop trying to reinvent the wheel' kind of protocols. Every other trendy chat protocol is inferior. (Yes even Matrix.)

Tuesday, September 06, 2022 at 11:30:17 AM (EDT)

The best and most thorough way to be 'off-grid' is to be free from the central banks.

Tuesday, September 06, 2022 at 11:27:16 AM (EDT)

Sloth is the worst of all sins... Because by it you waste the entirety of your existence.

Tuesday, September 06, 2022 at 11:26:51 AM (EDT)

I would be absolutely mortified to win the lottery, because I would have to contend with the fact that a quarter of it will be stolen back from me and used to bomb children in the middle east.

Monday, September 05, 2022 at 02:14:19 PM (EDT)

It's not that when you get older it becomes harder to learn new progrmming languages. It's that when you get older you can't even remember what's the right type of dang brackets to use for the language you're coding in.

Friday, September 02, 2022 at 07:37:20 PM (EDT)

Any company who uses proprietary software is some percentage fascist.

Thursday, September 01, 2022 at 04:29:46 PM (EDT)

Often, the problem with a piece of open-source software is that it's not open-source enough.

Thursday, September 01, 2022 at 10:56:31 AM (EDT)

Today's sales strategy seems to be something along the lines of, let's see how far we can push our customers before they get angry enough to stop buying our products.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 05:14:58 PM (EDT)

cygwin > wsl > powershell (when forced to do actual work under Windows)

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 04:58:39 PM (EDT)

Curses. Foiled by a hard drive filled up with Windows Updates for the 3000th time.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 02:32:10 PM (EDT)

We don't actually have to 'build our own' anything. It all already exists, we just have to seek it out use it instead of being lazy and patronizing companies that hate us.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 12:50:38 PM (EDT)

I don't know enough about the pros and cons of these new Linux pacakaging formats, but I do know that the way Snappy pukes all over the filesystem and device tree is enough for me to not like it.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 09:14:27 PM (EDT)

Hear me out. Instead of inventing a convoluted system like IP6, wouldn't it have been easier to just add an octet to IP4?

Monday, August 22, 2022 at 09:27:26 PM (EDT)

Things I play more than video games include: video game library organizers

Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 01:43:23 PM (EDT)

The one thing I want most of all, is to not be a poser. Turns out that's incredibly hard. Maybe the hardest thing possible.

Friday, August 19, 2022 at 05:25:01 PM (EDT)

You know what, money can buy you happiness. Because things can make you happy. At least for a while. And you know what... you can't take it with you, but that's fine because you enjoyed it while you were here.

Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 12:12:21 PM (EDT)

I am consistently impressed at how well a correcly-tuned Ceph cluster performs.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 10:29:06 PM (EDT)

How to give an IT tech a heart attack: whisper "Windows file server" in their ear

Monday, August 15, 2022 at 11:12:09 AM (EDT)

Among the first ingredients listed on the baby formula canister: corn syrup solids, soy oil. They don't just hate us, they hate our kids too.

Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 11:21:59 AM (EDT)

Just FYI, from someone who has had to deal with GoDaddy for a long time... yes, they still suck and should be avoided at all costs.

Saturday, August 06, 2022 at 12:27:55 PM (EDT)

Or... if they're not, will hell?

Saturday, August 06, 2022 at 12:26:49 PM (EDT)

I often wonder... if babies are innocent, will heaven have 100x more inhabitants than ever walked on earth? 1000x?

Thursday, August 04, 2022 at 04:45:03 PM (EDT)

"Notifications" were a mistake. I recommend removing all of them from your life.

Tuesday, August 02, 2022 at 06:06:52 PM (EDT)

If you're not singing about Jesus, you're singing about yourself. And that's just ugly.

Tuesday, August 02, 2022 at 12:28:35 PM (EDT)

And here I thought virtualenv was supposed to make deploying projects easier. Welp, not if you have a different python version installed on your server.

Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 07:26:33 PM (EDT)

You should have to ask for an asynchronous funcion. You should never have to be surprised to figure out that it's asynchronous during your testing cycle.

Tuesday, July 22, 2022 at 8:07:00 PM (EDT)

Hello, my son. Welcome to earth. You might not be my last... but you'll always be my first.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 11:07:46 AM (EDT)

"I don't care if you think you're ready. You are." -God, usually

Monday, July 18, 2022 at 12:00:40 PM (EDT)

Well, it turns out Linode object storage + the Nextcloud sync client wasn't a great idea. In case you were wondering.

Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 11:49:55 AM (EDT)

No, I don't want to install snapd. Just stop.

Friday, July 15, 2022 at 11:43:57 PM (EDT)

If you own a small business and aren't absolutely panicking out of your mind constantly, then you're either doing it wrong or you live in the future when there is no government.

Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 01:42:48 PM (EDT)

The internet was a mistake. Or maybe DARPA knew exactly what they were doing.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 03:47:01 PM (EDT)

100k * 1.091 ^ 10 = 240k. Will you be making 2.4x your current salary in 10 years?

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 02:48:17 PM (EDT)

I have decided that open-source software is not ready for mainstream adoption. And I'm perfectly ok with that. Keep getting angry at your Windows or Mac PC until you're ready to do some learning.

Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 11:23:49 PM (EDT)

The things we enjoy the most about existence -- both the deeply meaningful and the trivial joys -- are tiny cracks in a wall that God is standing on the other side of.

Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 10:49:56 PM (EDT)

ESG is the opposite of Genesis 1:28.

Friday, July 08, 2022 at 12:37:50 AM (EDT)

I never thought I'd see the day when I could honestly say, 'the Babylon Bee is like the Onion, only funny.'

Thursday, July 07, 2022 at 03:34:25 PM (EDT)

Hello! Nice to meet you, it's best if you don't get to know me.

Thursday, July 07, 2022 at 11:23:51 AM (EDT)

sed 's/government/mafia/' originaltweets.txt > moreaccuratetweets.txt

Tuesday, July 05, 2022 at 10:58:08 PM (EDT)

Sign number 4991 that things are not as they seem: the way clouds pop in and out of existence which becomes much more obvious when you watch them in a sped-up video.

Friday, July 01, 2022 at 03:01:47 PM (EDT)

What is stopping me from pulling a Delmonico out of the deep freeze every morning and cooking it for lunch? Honestly, I have no idea.

Friday, July 01, 2022 at 12:49:15 PM (EDT)

I dream of a day when the 3rd largest party in the US is the Democrats.

Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 01:27:00 PM (EDT)

It's funny how with current fuel prices it's only just now starting to make sense to buy a new entry-level EV rather than continue to maintain a 27-year-old diesel pickup. And that's under the assumption they have identical capability, which they clearly don't.

Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 11:53:05 AM (EDT)

The problem with politics is that bad people are ok with cheating.

Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 11:43:08 AM (EDT)

We live in this weird place where the most correct ideas seem to be the slowest to gain traction. So, while I do think the Kingdom of God is already arriving, there's no way I'll live long enough to see it fully realized. And, maybe that's the point... maybe it never will be.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 10:53:15 PM (EDT)

Sciatica is such a pain in the butt.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 03:49:52 PM (EDT)

It felt a bit dirty to type 'how to build a Docker image' into a search engine just now

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 03:28:21 PM (EDT)

Beautiful old redwood trees are a very valuable, scarce resource. Therefore capitalism is the only thing that can save them.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 10:54:28 AM (EDT)

This is probably obvious to rich people, but something I've come to understand is that you don't start a business just so you can work more... if that's you're goal you should just continue being a laborer. No, you start a business so that you can work less -- eventually barely at all -- by increasing the value of your time.

Friday, June 24, 2022 at 01:54:12 PM (EDT)

One trend that has marched ever onward, never regressing, for essentially my entire life: The gradual, growing realization that the Amish have it figured out.

Friday, June 24, 2022 at 01:27:28 PM (EDT)

Probably one of the best things you can do for your sanity is make your phone never vibrate or make noise unless you're actually getting a phone call from someone you know. Any text-based communication can wait until you happen to pick up your phone and look at it.

Friday, June 24, 2022 at 12:28:16 PM (EDT)

It makes me sad that God gave sinners a way out of hell, and so many still choose to go there... so much so that they're tring desperately to bring it here.

Friday, June 24, 2022 at 03:48:04 AM (EDT)

The only thing worse than the gun-grabbing Democrats is the gun-grabbing Republicans.

Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 02:15:11 PM (EDT)

Hey you know what currency is terrible for the environment? Hint: it's not Bitcoin, gold, or silver.

Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 02:08:46 PM (EDT)

As I drove to my part-time contract IT job sipping a latte from a Stanley thermos mug in my Jeep with the top & doors off on a beautiful western PA day, I thought to myself, this might be peak civilization. It might be all downhill from here.

Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 10:55:38 AM (EDT)

That feeling when the thing you built could have changed the world but no one understood it.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 09:28:56 PM (EDT)

I mean, I've been waiting for this dumbass Win11 laptop to reboot for 15 minutes but I guess at least I'm clocked in

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 09:26:03 PM (EDT)

Never, ever, ever use Windows for anything other than downloading a Linux installer. Not even once.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 02:03:22 PM (EDT)

Question of the day: will it be easier to get a decent terminal running on Windows 11, or to get OpenVPN working on my Arch Linux laptop?

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 11:13:45 AM (EDT)

The road to hell is paved with centrism.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 03:30:42 AM (EDT)

I can't predict the future, all I can do is trust God.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 02:30:28 PM (EDT)

There's a reason the gold standard is called the gold standard... because it's the gold standard of standards.

Thursday, June 09, 2022 at 01:13:47 PM (EDT)

The Parable of the Talents is actually about cash flow. Take what you've been given, and make it better... which you can't do without positive cash flow.

Friday, June 03, 2022 at 09:42:01 AM (EDT)

I used to try to give Democrats the benefit of the doubt. But they continually take the benefit of my doubt and toss it to the curb like a broken toy. (For those who are new around here: I'm not a Republican, I'm just a run-of-the-mill libertarian)

Thursday, June 02, 2022 at 03:34:10 PM (EDT)

There's a funny joke hidden somewhere in my mind right now, but I don't have the right heuristic to find it and a brute force search is just not worth the undertaking (since comedy is all about timing)

Thursday, June 02, 2022 at 01:30:15 PM (EDT)

There is no right to life, there is only the right not to be murdered. There is no right to property, there is only the right not to have that which was contractually obtained stolen by another. If there was a right to life or a right to property, the universe itself would be a greater infringer than all our governments combined. Rights are just the reciprocal of duties. Therefore libertarianism is just the reciprocal of deontological ethics. The important question is thus, from whence do the deons come?

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:58:03 PM (EDT)

Monotonous work makes me go crazy and I constantly end up making mistakes as soon as my brain goes on autopilot. For example, accounting, payroll. Things I do every week right now: accounting, payroll.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 09:43:27 PM (EDT)

All I need is one libertarian friend, and they'd probably immediately be my best friend.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 01:59:09 PM (EDT)

I've had my faith tested in a lot of different ways, dabbled in atheism (which I found lacking), and was drawn back in by the Holy Spirit with help from the excellent work of Christian apologeticists. Nowadays, I find the largest challenge to my faith is when I look around at our rapidly imploding western society due to the tireless march of progressivism and the obliviousness of conservatives and being confronted by the recurring question in my mind: "Wait, Jesus died for these idiots?"

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 01:50:44 PM (EDT)

My political views are "whatever reduces my ESG score"

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 12:33:46 PM (EDT)

At this point my best hope is that the world will change slowly enough that I'll die before it's completely taken over by communists.

Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 11:14:19 AM (EDT)

Discussing virtue without mentioning the God of the Bible turns the conversation into, at best, complete and utter nonsense, and at worst advocating for genuinely evil tyranny. Progressivism and communism (but I repeat myself) are two excellent examples.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 03:03:48 PM (EDT)

And I say this as a fan of solar power and other 'sustainable' (though I hate that loaded word) decentralized technology.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 02:54:53 PM (EDT)

Based on the quality of character of the people who are calling for the elimination of fossil fuels, I feel oddly compelled to own a large, old, smelly diesel big rig and use it as my daily driver.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 02:02:33 PM (EDT)

The law of Sean's appetite: Hungr will grow to consume all carbohydrates immediately available.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 11:21:17 AM (EDT)

To politicize something is to bring violence into it.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 03:15:58 PM (EDT)

Perhaps the greatest hope of heaven is one day finding out who we really are.

Friday, May 20, 2022 at 10:45:02 AM (EDT)

I might be the only person on earth who can't make a budget spreadsheet without accidentally invoking recursion.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 10:30:24 AM (EDT)

"Sorry boss, I have to take the day off so I can upgrade my Ubuntu server."

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 03:16:36 PM (EDT)

Hello there random Untappd user... after checking out the beers that you do like, I have to say I'm proud we make beers that you don't!

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 11:07:31 AM (EDT)

I could have been a decent musician, and I could have been a decent programmer. Instead I chose to suck at both.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 10:18:38 AM (EDT)

I don't understand why the least qualified person possible (me) always ends up having to make the most important decisions (which always end up being wrong)

Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 05:06:37 PM (EDT)

A Steely Dan MP3 is basically the same thing as microwaved filet mignon.

Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 02:36:57 PM (EDT)

At lunch in a local diner, I watched a lone man slowly and sadly walk from his booth to the cashier with a mask on. We have been irreparably damaged. And for no good reason.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 09:46:35 PM (EDT)

I feel like I would have been about 10x better at the guitar if they had just tuned it to all fourths instead of throwing that major third in there.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 12:27:09 PM (EDT)

And now I'm waiting an unspecified amount of time waiting for it to shut down before I can go eat lunch

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 12:14:21 PM (EDT)

Windows Server catch-22 of the day: Need to shut down server to grow its virtual hard drive, but when shutting down it attempts to install pending updates which are exactly what keeps filling up the virtual hard drive

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 10:15:06 AM (EDT)

Whoever has figured out how to keep gold prices down while diesel fuel doubles... I'm not even mad, that's amazing. I suppose it just serves as a reminder that the lizard people don't need to win in the end (in fact they've already lost), they just need to win for a long time.

Friday, May 06, 2022 at 11:41:49 AM (EDT)

I wonder if "the meek shall inherit the earth" was a threat, not a prophesy? I.e., they'll inherit it whether they like it or not.

Wednesday, May 04, 2022 at 10:14:34 PM (EDT)

God's knowledge of every person's potential has more depth than any person's reality.

Wednesday, May 04, 2022 at 10:10:59 PM (EDT)

You know, come to think of it, Jesus and Karl Marx do have one thing in common: Neither of them were economists.

Wednesday, May 04, 2022 at 12:40:56 PM (EDT)

Just a reminder, in case you were getting optimistic: It is now the year 2022 and margarine still exists.

Tuesday, May 03, 2022 at 03:09:44 PM (EDT)

People who like computers should never get a job in IT.

Monday, May 02, 2022 at 02:25:23 PM (EDT)

At this point I'd almost rather just not have the internet than use Hughesnet.

Friday, April 29, 2022 at 12:53:05 PM (EDT)

Some days it feels like the entire Microsoft ecosystem is just one big catch-22.

Friday, April 29, 2022 at 10:50:00 AM (EDT)

So inflation has a compounding effect, similar to interest. That means at 7% inflation, to have the same standard of living 10 years from now, you'll have to be making twice your current salary. Think you will be?

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 02:31:48 PM (EDT)

I've been a Ram owner since 2013... how the heck did I not know about the Turbo Diesel Register?

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 12:11:28 PM (EDT)

"You may have won the battle, CSS.. but not the war." - me, any time I have to use !important

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 11:02:20 AM (EDT)

Linux is very user friendly, but only if you're patient and willing to learn. Which is why the vast majority won't find it to be user friendly.

Monday, April 25, 2022 at 05:26:39 AM (EDT)

Oh Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder, consider all the worlds thy hands have made. I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder... thy power througout the universe displayed.

Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 12:09:01 PM (EDT)

Also, "Disk Cleanup Wizard" is clearly just an inside joke at Microsoft that went too far, not a real program that does anything.

Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 12:07:37 PM (EDT)

One of the most sure-fire ways to creature future problems for yourself is to repair a broken WSUS (internal Windows Update) server. As soon as your Windows servers realize they can start filling up their hard drives with updates, they'll jump at the opportuinity.

Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 11:31:42 AM (EDT)

A to-do list is where projects go to die.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 03:19:51 PM (EDT)

If you cashed your stimmy check instead of burning it, you can thank yourself for the current inflation. #endthefed #yesicashedmine

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 11:54:11 AM (EDT)

For every passive aggressive complaint I make about Windows on here, what goes unseen are the hours and hours and hours of troubleshooting, scouring the internet for people who have hacked their way past the OS's problems (most of which are self-inflicted due to bad design decisions), and several bruises from banging my head against a wall.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 11:07:48 AM (EDT)

Note to future idiot self: Don't over allocate virtual drive images on shared storage. Also, Windows is still a bad operating system. (The former would be less of a problem without the latter.)

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 10:40:31 AM (EDT)

The normalization of instant text-based communication was a mistake.

Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 02:30:15 PM (EDT)

The Reese's peanut butter eggs are noticeably smaller this year. #inflation #endthefed

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 02:51:24 PM (EDT)

Call me dense, but I really wish man pages had more examples.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 10:50:23 AM (EDT)

If CSS had a slogan, it would be 'You Will Never Win.'

Monday, April 11, 2022 at 11:39:23 AM (EDT)

I'm old enough to remember when search engines gave you pages that actually contained the words you searched for

Monday, April 11, 2022 at 10:44:29 AM (EDT)

When all else (ahem, Samba) fails, just set up a web server instead.

Friday, April 08, 2022 at 01:06:26 PM (EDT)

You might have a touch of OCD if you always wash your hands after you eat.

Wednesday, April 06, 2022 at 01:30:03 PM (EDT)

In fact, the things I'm most interested in are the hardest to find time for, because to do them right, I would need an infinite amount of time.

Wednesday, April 06, 2022 at 01:28:53 PM (EDT)

I'm slowly coming to the realization (and it's taken me 40+ years) that instead of finding more time and motivation to get things done, I need to just give up on most things, especially the ones I'm really interested in.

Wednesday, April 06, 2022 at 12:16:27 PM (EDT)

The only thing more dangerous than not having money is having money.

Wednesday, April 06, 2022 at 11:38:59 AM (EDT)

I can feel myself slowly going sane.

Tuesday, April 05, 2022 at 09:52:04 PM (EDT)

By having a tax-deferred 'qualified' retirement plan, you're basically just raising money for the US government.

Tuesday, April 05, 2022 at 04:10:33 PM (EDT)

At some point since the beginning of this decade, watching the world consume itself went from being alarming to entertaining. I think the change came when I remembered that I'm not part of this world, or at least I won't be forever. Someday I will chuckle and say to the soldiers and guards of this prison, "Why are you still fighting? You already lost."

Tuesday, April 05, 2022 at 03:48:21 PM (EDT)

"We can see through your nonsense now." -someone who can't see through their nonsense now

Tuesday, April 05, 2022 at 09:56:15 AM (EDT)

Ublock Origin filter for hiding people's idiotic and meaningless star-ratings on Untappd (highly recommended if you're a brewer or brewery owner): untappd.com##.rating-serving

Sunday, April 03, 2022 at 01:30:49 PM (EDT)

Taxation isn't just theft, it's also being laughed at. Which might be even worse than the theft.

Friday, April 01, 2022 at 02:34:55 PM (EDT)

Tax season without stress is like beer without malt.

Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 03:36:58 PM (EDT)

Zoning laws are theft. (That's an obvious one)

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 10:49:15 AM (EDT)

You know, I complain about software keyboards a lot, in that I always have to go back and fix a half dozen mistakes every time I type something... but as it turns out, I do the same thing typing on a real keyboard.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 01:44:48 PM (EDT)

Everything I enjoy I don't do, and everything I do I don't enjoy.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 01:21:07 PM (EDT)

You know what they say... If you're not a liberal at twenty, you have no heart, and if you're not a conservative at forty, you have no brain. And if you're not a completely jaded cynic by forty-two, you're living on another freakin' planet.

Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 10:51:14 AM (EDT)

Clue number one that things in this world are not as they seem should have been the fact that the Cheerios box claims it's good for your heart

Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 11:04:53 PM (EDT)

Okay, so I did a bit of playing directly with the LBRY SDK tonight... I am really interested in developing something on it now. I grabbed the text of one of my own posts from the decentralized network just by messing about in python and it was oddly satisfying.

Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 02:10:56 PM (EDT)

Possibly unpopular opinion: We should just stick with the floppy disk as the save icon. All the attempted replacements are even more confusing.

Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 02:07:10 PM (EDT)

Any state which secedes from the union instantly becomes $FEDERALTAXRATE richer. Not to mention much less likely to be directly hit by Russian nukes.

Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 10:06:07 AM (EDT)

You don't take back roads as a shortcut, you take them when you want to get there slower.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 11:32:54 AM (EDT)

Seems I am often faced with the awkward and difficult choice of being either less antisocial, or less libertarian. Both options seem impossible, but certainly the latter more so.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 10:10:52 PM (EDT)

Remember when I had a truck that would run on veggie oil because I thought inflation was going to push diesel prices really high some day? And then I converted it back to only run diesel because the price increases didn't happen?

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 11:39:01 AM (EDT)

'22 is shaping up to be the most challenging and exciting year of my life. Good thing I decided to stop getting stressed out about stuff.

Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 07:46:01 PM (EDT)

(Being made to calculate your own) taxation is theft (of your time)

Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 07:51:50 PM (EDT)

God is love. But he's also truth, and justice. Seems those get downplayed for some reason.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 12:58:58 PM (EDT)

Little-known law of physics: A Windows installation will grow to fully occupy the space allotted to it

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 08:01:13 PM (EDT)

I might be getting too old to start a new code project. Either that or I'm not feeling well today.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 01:22:43 PM (EDT)

The saddest thing to me is when an open-source project is so close to being usable.

Monday, March 14, 2022 at 10:24:35 PM (EDT)

Ron Paul spoke the truth, and as a result there are now millions of Ron Pauls. It's just taking us a while to grow up and gain strength.

Wednesday, March 09, 2022 at 11:30:59 AM (EST)

'We stand with Ukraine' is the new 'We promise we're not racist'... i.e., what an empty, milquetoast thing to say. If you want to get my attention, tell me you stand with the innocent civilians of both Ukraine and Russia, and you denounce both of their evil governments, their useless wars, and of course the US and NATO who are egging the situation on.

Wednesday, March 09, 2022 at 11:04:16 AM (EST)

At least this will give me an excuse to migrate the project into pipenv, which I've really been enjoying.

Wednesday, March 09, 2022 at 10:49:59 AM (EST)

As if I needed more on my to-do plate, Twitch has officially broken Multistre.am by deprecating their old API... and it's unclear to me whether the new API has the needed functionality to get it working again.

Tuesday, March 08, 2022 at 11:10:11 AM (EST)

I love when every new version of GTK comes out and I have to spend an entire day figuring out how to make the new applications not look like garbage.

Monday, March 07, 2022 at 03:30:49 PM (EST)

It's not that gold is deflationary, or that cryptos are deflationary. It's that the entire world is deflationary, because productivity is always going up. So inflationary fiat money is the most unnatural thing in the world.

Monday, March 07, 2022 at 01:22:15 PM (EST)

I can't believe Big Geiger Counter would start WWIII just to make a few bucks

Monday, March 07, 2022 at 11:49:23 AM (EST)

Or perhaps I'm just using the wrong music discovery methods. When I look at alternative and up-and-coming distribution channels, I suppose I do see some sanity lurking. Greg Arcade is one notable example.

Monday, March 07, 2022 at 11:45:37 AM (EST)

Maybe that's not true in a strictly statistical sense, now that I think about it more. Maybe it's just that I notice those cases, and don't think anything of the others.

Monday, March 07, 2022 at 11:43:44 AM (EST)

Can someone please explain to me why it seems that so often, the most moving and interesting music is created by crazy people, and the music created by sane people is terrible? It wasn't always this way, and it isn't true in every case, but where does this tendency come from?

Monday, March 07, 2022 at 11:16:55 AM (EST)

"Clean your ~~room~~ nasty, crusty keyboard" --Nerd Peterson, probably

Monday, March 07, 2022 at 10:45:37 AM (EST)

All these kids using the word 'based' and I can't help but wonder if any of them even know who Lil B is

Friday, March 04, 2022 at 02:51:35 PM (EST)

I'm a bit obsessed with declaring a constant in one place and then using it everywhere (as opposed to using literal values inline).

Thursday, March 03, 2022 at 02:30:55 PM (EST)

2FA is theft (unless it uses OTP)

Wednesday, March 02, 2022 at 01:49:06 PM (EST)

It's always DNS.

Wednesday, March 02, 2022 at 09:56:02 AM (EST)

Perhaps a better way of phrasing my concern is, 'If you don't have the patience to understand your computers (including the one in your pocket), you aren't their primary user.'

Wednesday, March 02, 2022 at 09:53:44 AM (EST)

Two related statements that I become more convinced of every day:
- If you aren't interested in learning how computers work, you shouldn't use one.
- It is a sign that our society has taken a wrong turn that everyone now carries a computer with them everywhere they go.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 at 11:57:32 PM (EST)

My opinion of political opponents has gone from 'they have just been misled' to mostly expletives

Monday, February 28, 2022 at 09:41:03 AM (EST)

So far, this decade has revealed that:
- The libertarians are always right.
- The liberals and conservatives are sometimes right.
- The progressives and neocons are always wrong.
- You're not necessarily a libertarian just because you call yourself one.

Friday, February 25, 2022 at 09:02:52 PM (EST)

Games adults play include such classics as Budget Spreadsheet, Receipt Organizing, and my all-time favorite, Debt Consolidation

Friday, February 25, 2022 at 12:39:25 PM (EST)

It will be interesting watching the covid propaganda disappear as the war propaganda takes over.

Friday, February 25, 2022 at 11:14:40 AM (EST)

In hindsight, given the state of world affairs, perhaps watching Brazil last night wasn't the greatest decision for my mental health

Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 11:35:35 AM (EST)

If the average person's understanding of the covid regime is any indication, I am not hopeful the average person has an informed opinion regarding the current proceedings in Europe

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 02:46:13 PM (EST)

It's not the noise of social media that bugs me, it's the signal. Way, way too much signal.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 10:17:09 AM (EST)

The purpose of masks isn't to stop a virus, it's to stop the church. To stop the truth. That's the purpose of all of this. Always has been.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 10:12:43 AM (EST)

The world is, for that matter.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 10:12:20 AM (EST)

I'm quite convinced the only way to unite the left and right is the return of Christ, in some sense, whether literally or in the form of a spiritiaul revival or both. Without Him the west is lost.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 08:30:37 AM (EST)

One of the greatest joys I know is watching conservatives become libertarians. It happened to me once, too.

Monday, February 21, 2022 at 04:30:57 PM (EST)

Thank goodness I'm stupid. If I were smart, God might have sent me to fight some important spiritual battle. As it stands, I can accomplish nothing, or at most be a very small nearly-insignificant part of his plan, and feel ok about it by blaming my stupidity.

Monday, February 21, 2022 at 11:01:06 AM (EST)

Pretty hard to get ahead when you make bad decisions all the time.

Friday, February 18, 2022 at 02:11:27 PM (EST)

Visiting a bank branch and applying for a loan feels a bit like praying to a pagan diety. "I beseech thee, keeper of the old ways; Bestow upon mine mortal coil, the holy blessings of thy fiat mammon; At a merciful rate of usury; That mine oxen may grow fat and mine twelve-valve may bear forth a new front bumper."

Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 03:57:14 PM (EST)

A higher priority than "our customers' health and safety" should be "not burdening them with useless bull****"

Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 02:42:12 PM (EST)

It turns out that out of all of the various investments I've made, by far the one with the highest ROI is a copy of Ducktales 2 for the NES

Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 02:40:06 PM (EST)

The most powerful form of wealth is knowing with certainty 'we can do this.'

Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 09:38:51 AM (EST)

Man, there's something so satisfying about a fresh new Proxmox + Ceph cluster coming together. Technology's gotten so good that our company's IT needs can be almost entirely satisfied by a 5-node, 46-disk cluster using all off-lease servers (new disks though, of course.)

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 03:26:24 PM (EST)

I wonder how many years ago we would've set foot on Mars if Dell & HP would have made their servers not take an eternity to boot

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 10:02:03 PM (EST)

"God's away on business... who are the ones we kept in charge? Killers, thieves, and lawyers." -Tom Waits

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 07:09:27 PM (EST)

I get unreasonably excited about buying vintage computer books

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 06:59:59 PM (EST)

"We pissed off the truckers. What should we do? How about we piss them off more?"

Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 01:58:44 PM (EST)

You CANNOT stop an idea whose time has come. An idea whose time has come is the Kingdom of God.

Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 01:26:06 PM (EST)

Very irritating sign of low-quality audio hardware: a stereo potentiometer that doesn't track equally across the whole range of motion (i.e., one channel is quieter when it's most of the way down, but they're equal-ish when halfway up)

Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 11:52:31 AM (EST)

Maybe the Amish are the enlightened ones

Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 11:30:03 AM (EST)

Our Present Dark Age

Friday, February 11, 2022 at 06:08:53 PM (EST)

One nice thing about Pipenv is that it installs dependencies in ~/.local instead of in a dot-folder within the project, making it work well with a folder that's sync'd via Nextcloud et al.

Friday, February 11, 2022 at 03:51:53 PM (EST)

We have been deceived.

Friday, February 11, 2022 at 11:38:43 AM (EST)

Trying out a C128 theme for a while

Friday, February 11, 2022 at 09:56:03 AM (EST)

Ok now I remember, lesscpy is just too wonky and seems out-of-date. At the very least, I need some cache-busting for the stylesheet though.

Friday, February 11, 2022 at 09:51:00 AM (EST)

I am feeling a bit guilty about the client-side less compilation though. Might have to play with lesscpy a bit more

Friday, February 11, 2022 at 09:45:20 AM (EST)

pipenv is my new best friend

Friday, February 11, 2022 at 12:00:35 AM (EST)

Well, I give up on pre-compiling the LessCSS stylesheet for this site. It conflicted with my goal of keeping the project easy to sync between computers. Your browser will have to compile it instead. Sorry about that.

Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 03:13:45 PM (EST)

There are times that a realization comes as a sort of arrogant, 'this is what I thought all along.' In spite of that arrogance, thank you to those visionaries who convinced me of what I already knew... perhaps it was the Holy Spirit telling me but I wouldn't listen.

Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 12:26:09 PM (EST)

I truly believe that the more libertarian you are, the less 'left' and 'right' matter and are simply reduced to being personality traits or preferences. If we could all agree to disagree instead of throwing each other in cages, we might actually achieve a sort of unity. Not likely to happen when we can't even agree on whether truth exists. I guess those of us who believe in truth should start petitioning Him to return. I do tend to think, though, there is a possibility His return is already underway and has been ever since He left.

Wednesday, February 09, 2022 at 03:38:42 PM (EST)

For every successful project on Hackaday, I wonder how many dozens more died on the workbench

Tuesday, February 08, 2022 at 04:06:48 PM (EST)

Confession: I've never used Midnight Commander other than in screenshots

Tuesday, February 08, 2022 at 11:21:29 AM (EST)

Word of advice to fellow hosters-of-your-own-videos-on-your-websites: Handbrake is free

Tuesday, February 08, 2022 at 10:53:11 AM (EST)

God bless grep ____ ~/.bash_history ... come to think of it, I should make an alias for that. #OldSysadminProblems

Tuesday, February 08, 2022 at 10:26:22 AM (EST)

The right to fork is a bit like the right to bear arms.... they both keep tyrants from getting too much power.

Monday, February 07, 2022 at 05:00:19 PM (EST)

The truth will eventually win. I know this because Truth is a man.

Monday, February 07, 2022 at 04:26:53 PM (EST)

I still think emojis are super weird

Monday, February 07, 2022 at 03:58:10 PM (EST)

My phone is new enough that I still clean the screen. How quaint.

Monday, February 07, 2022 at 02:24:41 PM (EST)

I guess I dug myself into this hole, come to think of it. The reason no one respects my opinions is because they don't understand my reasoning, because I'm too lazy and/or introverted to explain it to them. Any time I've tried, I inevitably got frustrated and gave up, telling myself 'they'll get it someday.'

Monday, February 07, 2022 at 10:03:00 AM (EST)

"Hey check out this super important web site I made that keeps track of information that's been censored! I even put the code on GitHub!" facepalm

Friday, February 04, 2022 at 10:28:59 AM (EST)

Installing LineageOS on a fresh(ish) OnePlus 8 Pro. feelsgoodman.jpg

Tuesday, February 01, 2022 at 04:21:12 PM (EST)

This phone I'm borrowing from work (a Samsung) just played a ring tone and sent me a notification that I should customize the wallpaper. People wonder why I never use the stock operating system

Tuesday, February 01, 2022 at 04:06:23 PM (EST)

The. SINGLE. Solution. To. Mass. Corporate. Censorship. Is. Free. And. Open-Source. Software. PERIOD. Sorry for the snark but freakin wake the heck up people

Monday, January 31, 2022 at 05:00:57 PM (EST)

Proprietary backplane connectors are theft

Monday, January 31, 2022 at 02:29:47 PM (EST)

Maybe the lockdowners and cancel culture warriors are secretly trying to make the world more free by waking us up and making us more skeptical of government power? Because they sure seem to be accomplishing that.

Monday, January 31, 2022 at 02:18:02 PM (EST)

Tolkien said he didn't like allegory, but it turns out the ring of power is a better allegory for centralized power (government, yes, but also its cronies like big tech, big pharma, and the corporate media) than anything else I've heard. It corrupts absolutely, it entices the weakest of men, it even makes them invisible and unnaturally extends their life. And it must be destroyed.

Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 04:06:01 PM (EST)

Don't worry, I'm not as tautological as I am.

Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 03:54:29 PM (EST)

Many so-called 'millennials' were ready to cut the cord, i.e. ditch cable TV, long ago... which is great. The problem is, most of them didn't keep cutting.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 03:23:39 PM (EST)

Everyone will use entirely free/open-source software eventually, that's guaranteed, and great for the overall arc of history. What's not so great is that there's no chance I'll live long enough to see it happen. (Also: sed -i 's/free\/open-source software/sound money' thistweet.txt)

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 12:49:19 PM (EST)

How it started: "gonna tweak the way lists of audio tracks are rendered on my web site"

Monday, January 24, 2022 at 04:15:15 PM (EST)

Yells into drive-thru microphone "I SEEK AN AUDIENCE WITH HIS MAJESTY"

Monday, January 24, 2022 at 04:11:42 PM (EST)

Being a brave knight in 2022: "I shall venture forth into the white wilderness of Barkeyville upon my trusty Jeep to conquer the King Of Burgers and return home with several paper bags bearing untold riches"

Monday, January 24, 2022 at 02:11:22 PM (EST)

Added a bunch of music from old bands I was in over on the audio page.

Friday, January 21, 2022 at 12:28:39 PM (EST)

You know things are getting bad when you mourn the passing of beloved musicians by thinking to yourself, "whew they got out just in time"

Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 01:15:20 PM (EST)

There's just something about a TJ.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 12:25:26 PM (EST)

There's just something about the default xterm font.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 12:01:16 PM (EST)

Though I often side with right-wingers on things (certainly far more often than I side with left-wingers), my criticism of them is usually identical with my criticism of left-wingers: that they don't understand economics.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 11:58:19 AM (EST)

(In case you haven't picked up on the pattern yet, is theft is my version of the everything I don't like is literally Hitler meme... though often I really do mean that it's theft)

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 11:56:52 AM (EST)

Moblie-first development is theft

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 10:57:37 AM (EST)

Amazon should add a Doesn't Work With Alexa certification

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 10:51:27 AM (EST)

At this point when a product promises WiFi connectivity it's a strike against it

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 10:19:37 AM (EST)

Perhaps the most important part of starting a new project is picking a domain name for it. (I know, I know, DNS is largely irrelevant these days, but I still like a good clever name. I definitely lucked out with multistre.am.)

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 10:15:43 AM (EST)

And if choosing a distro isn't hard enough, with Artix I also have to choose a systemd-killer and desktop environment (or lack thereof). Which is part of why having a separate OS drive will be nice... if I choose poorly, reinstalling will be pretty straghtforward.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 10:13:19 AM (EST)

Hmm... if I was smart, I would save my pacman and paru caches and use them to install everything other than the base OS.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 10:12:02 AM (EST)

New M.2 drive is on the way. That means it's finally time for a reinstall after nearly 6 years. Fairly certain I will be installing Artix on the new drive and use the old (but still very fast) M.2 as the /home partition.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 03:09:57 PM (EST)

Me, when a band sings lyrics denouncing capitalism: "I noticed that you own your guitars."

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 02:05:12 PM (EST)

Richard Stallman and Peter Schiff have one curious and self-defeating characteristic in common: the inability to accurately predict precisely when they'll be proven right.

Monday, January 17, 2022 at 04:30:03 PM (EST)

Maintaining a budget spreadsheet is a great way to figure out how screwed you are.

Monday, January 17, 2022 at 12:57:25 PM (EST)

Hang on, gotta pause this video about how the world is literally being taken over by communists and watch this other video about a dog being rescued

Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 10:05:11 PM (EST)


Friday, January 14, 2022 at 01:48:05 PM (EST)

If you're standing at a podium wearing a suit and tie, chances are I have nothing in common with you.

Friday, January 14, 2022 at 12:54:49 PM (EST)

I'm bad at context switching. I guess I'm more like an FPGA than a CPU.

Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 01:58:51 PM (EST)

If you call yourself a 'free thinker', you probably aren't

Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 01:14:43 PM (EST)

I should know by now that I will never sit down and learn something just for the sake of it, it will always be a means to an end. Heck, even learning the guitar was (originally) my plan to seem like a bit less of a loser to the females.

Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 01:09:02 PM (EST)

There is no pain like knowing I caused it first

Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 12:46:38 PM (EST)

I can't bring myself to build technology that perpetuates lies, no matter how ubiquitous. We must admit the truth to ourselves, and then be guided by that understanding. It's not a way to win quickly, but it is guaranteed to win eventually.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 10:59:41 AM (EST)

You know you're officially emotionally invested in an idea when you start a spreadsheet for it.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 01:25:35 PM (EST)

How to immediately discredit yourself scientifically: cite 'scientists'

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 11:49:07 AM (EST)

My take on 2022, so far: constant state of holding head in hands

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 11:47:40 AM (EST)

Weird how every time I see the year '2021' it seems so long ago

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 10:59:32 AM (EST)

I think America is going through the same lesson that the Israelites went through, and I'm sure is a recurring theme throughout history: that free people eventually become ungrateful.

Monday, January 10, 2022 at 04:16:35 PM (EST)

The only language that's more fickle than CSS might just be Markdown

Friday, January 07, 2022 at 11:57:40 AM (EST)

"Welp, might as well just refactor my whole stylesheet into jQuery" -me, sometimes, half-jokingly

Friday, January 07, 2022 at 11:32:34 AM (EST)

Hard to believe it's 2022 and I'm still forced, in some situations, to get around CSS's shortcomings using JS. Mainly seems like what I need is a contains selector of some sort. That would solve so many problems.

Friday, January 07, 2022 at 10:50:01 AM (EST)

Handy cache-busting trick for Wordpress: use the filemtime() of your .css file as the version paramater for wp_register_style (or _script). No more 'development mode' needed in your cache/CDN provider's settings. (There might be reasons not to do this on larger sites, though, so YMMV.)

Thursday, January 06, 2022 at 11:29:26 AM (EST)

I hate that feeling of looking back through old code, trying to figure out if there's some legitimate reason that I did something completely the wrong way or if I was just dumb.

Tuesday, January 04, 2022 at 04:33:44 PM (EST)

Prediction: at some point I'll have to ditch Cloudflare because they're censoring their clients

Tuesday, January 04, 2022 at 04:12:02 PM (EST)

If there's anything that the insanity of 2020-2021 has permanently done to me, I'd sum it up in one word: contempt.

Tuesday, January 04, 2022 at 02:32:05 PM (EST)

After all these years I just realized there's a name for what I do (DevOps). Freakin' kids and their IT buzzwords

Monday, January 03, 2022 at 02:23:13 PM (EST)

Another year, another arbitrary human border. And a clean slate for the microblog.

Monday, January 03, 2022 at 01:51:28 PM (EST)

The fate of this country was sealed when we lost the Whiskey Rebellion.

Monday, January 03, 2022 at 10:21:08 AM (EST)

The fall of the west over the last 105 years is a direct result of all the compromises we've made.

Monday, January 03, 2022 at 10:14:37 AM (EST)

God is merciful, but not merciful enough to put me out of my misery.

See posts from 2021