23h00 ~ 59F ~ Full Moon Just back from a walk around the block ~ clockwise, one mile. I carried a compass ~ physical, not a telephone app ~ curious about how often my assumptions about which way I’m facing and where my home is from where I am are wrong. A podcast played in… Continue reading Hello, Darkness, My Old Friend…
My basic, high-level, “I hope this inspires a conversation” resume has not been getting a lot of hits. I’m hopeful that’s just my not playing to some automated keyword filters or other algorithms… So today I’ve spent a good deal of time reviewing 20-30 years of all of my technical work and decomposing that into… Continue reading Emerging from the Gopher Hole, Looking for Work
My Fediverse feed was filled with glee today: they were all able to communicate while some of the big social media sites were down. Take a look at this gem: If only there were some kind of decentralized social media, so there wasn’t a single point of failure. 🤔 ~Some Chowderhead in the Fediverse Can… Continue reading Decentralize, Distribute, Federate.
Milestone, 1 October References: My Post: US COVID: 700K New York Times data (git repository): https://github.com/nytimes/covid-19-data.git
I read a blog post with that title earlier today (link), and my mind came back to haiku: the first falling leaveswater from the mountain springall once an ink drop Was it worth writing?
Check out all those quotes! It’s established that the alias is looking for the /dev/sdc* storage devices and displaying the percent full from column five. But how to make sense of all those different quotation marks? Credit for the puzzler? This post from firstname.lastname@example.org. Solution String concatenation. Consider Note: The alias command does some escaping… Continue reading Linux Puzzler from the Fediverse
The waves of emotion and the chains of thought whip each other into a frenzy. How is it that we have come to this? Why must it be this way? Which of my beliefs were wrong? Which of my trusts did I misplace? Who or what is to blame? Why must every effort fail? Why… Continue reading An Infuriating Day
Probably a bit more than a month ago, I openly questioned whether things would accelerate so badly that we’d hit the next 100k milestone by the end of the month. On September 1st, the (New York Times data) count was 642,454 dead — numbers reflecting counts from the day before. Today, 692,737. That’s 50-thousand more.… Continue reading US COVID: 700K
I’ll leave this post without context. Think of it as a found handwritten note that had fallen behind the antique desk drawer, the remainder of the exchange lost to time. If you can decide for yourself what it means, you’ll have learned something ~ not necessarily about them, but definitely something about you. When I… Continue reading “Come down from there!”
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