This is my own private microblog where I post one- or two-sentence thoughts, spur of the moment, with no context. Think Twitter, but instead of the whole internet's poison concentrated in one place, it's just my own. Proceed with caution. (Newest posts are on top.)
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 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
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):
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)
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)
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)
grep ____ ~/.bash_history ... come to think of it, I should make an alias for that.
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.
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"
How it's going: "REFACTOR THE ENTIRE TEMPLATE SYSTEM"
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
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
_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.