Was rereading HPL’s Cool Air and, oh boy, it is racist A.F.
The racism is casual and completely unneeded by the story, which is pretty weak anyway.
I need a shower.
The Affordable Care Act was a GOP initiative before it was passed by the Dems under Obama.
By attacking it, the GOP validates Sanders’ position on Medicare for all, which will never be undone by SCOTUS.
Can’t stop progress.
NASA is building the world of tomorrow while supporting the world of today.
I love that agency so. darn. much.
Growlers are big jugs of beer that come with their own caps. Boston Beer Works used to sell them. Using stoppers works, of course. You can buy the Big Boi bottles too without feeling overcommitted.
Bad news, everybody!
We have reached the end of man-sandal or Mandal season again.
This summer, I read two adult, nonwork books: Ringworld and Jesus, Interrupted.
Ringworld’s sexism was off-putting.
Erhman’s content is excellent, if a bit repetitive.
I am currently reading ORA’s _High Performance MySQL_, a book last updated in 2015.
The book is most useful to me for re-orienting the way I think about hows and whys to measure performance.
I have been using MySQL for more than 20 years now. It’s been good to me.
#dba #sql #mysql
Jason continues to reap the benefits my pestering him to learn the very excellent Mojolicious framework.
Since there is only twitter and rss in my life, I have no need to consolidate chat streams.
jjohn@www:~/src/bise$ bin/bise -c conf/conf.yaml ~/sites/www/logs/access.log
August 20 - September 03
Source Uniques Regulars
All visitors 503 81
RSS feed 13 8
JSON feed 32 1
Front page 316 58
From Twitter 14 0
From web searches 58 0
Teddy Roosevelt called the U.S. Presidency a bully pulpit, as anything the said by that office is reported by the press.
It is unfortunate that the press continues this tradition when the office is used to disseminate demonstrable fallacies, infelicities, and frauds.
Since 1971, only three incumbent presidents failed to get re-elected. Two of them were Republicans.
Two presidents have been elected without the majority of popular votes. Both were Republican.
There is still time to register to vote in November.
Behold! My wife’s weighty gourds!
We shan’t be found lacking during the High Holiday.
There are more pressing issues, but the number of white dudes over 30 hating on Disney Star Wars on YouTube vexes me.
Would the prefer no Star Wars? Because that’s what they are going to get.
It’s not all bad:
2012 - GOP female VP nom
2016 - Dem female Pres nom
2020 - Dem female VP nom
This trend was unthinkable when I was a kid.
Twitter makes it easy to get in squabbles and my brain makes squabbles enjoyable.
As @jmacdotorg said “Twitter is potato chips.”
The are many funny things about Qanon, the Russian-sponsored disinformation project.
The funniest is holding up DJT as someone who will *find and destroy* a nest of pedophiles.
Just like suggesting Reagan was a master planner.
Last night, I had an Unomare, which is a variety of stress dream named for a certain Pizzaria where I used to work.
This one involved being a waiter at Disney, where some of my Cape Cod friends were and exotic animals.
Somehow, I made $1000 in tips.
Only on the doorstep of 50, do I feel like I am thinking more clearly, more rigorously than at any previous point in my life.
I believe I might have gotten here much earlier if either I had less trauma as a kid or had I aggressively treated it (and my dyslexia).
Do not neglect your bowels, er, mental health.
man, The Big O still turns my crank.
I am very pleased by ST Lower Decks.
Pretty much what the franchise needs right now.
I really need to advertise that taskboy.com accepts web mentions and come up with some help on posting web mentions on my content.
Need to add WM summaries to notes pages.
Still, no relief from “You’ll Be Back”.
Head DJ, why are you doing this to me?
this post is directly from dropbox's primitive editor. Will it mangle this unicode world? 🌐
this is a "test"
is unicode cool? 👍
I would like the song “You’ll Be Back” from Hamilton to stop playing in my head now. Please. It’s been a solid month.
Using duct tape and gum, I have stitched together a system that publishes the notes I write for www.taskboy.com/notes_roll.html to Twitter. There is some latency between when the note appears on my site and Twitter, but that is a feature.
Wrote my own twitter client to publish notes
from here to Twitter. Will post the code somewhere
at some point.
A lot of fighting with apache SSL offloading last night.
This plerd wants to use the whim site I set up as a REST
This means that the SSL blog pages need to request SSL
resources from whim. Whim is just a mojo process running
HTTP. Apache can handle the SSL part and forward the HTTP
part to whim (that's what SSL offloading is).
This mostly appears to be working now, but I find that the
little whim server can get overwhelm by requests from the
blog. I think I need some caching here, but not sure the
what the best app is for this sort of architecture.
* Updates to my plerd fork to support web mentions via whim
* Various small Layout tweaks to plerd
* Getting bridgy to post my notes to twttr (need more discovery on this)
* Finishing the RPG/racism set of posts. Obviously, this needs to have the right tone and that’s tricky
The president just ban TikTok (https://www.cnet.com/news/trump-issues-executive-orders-with-effective-bans-of-tiktok-wechat/#ftag=CAD-09-10aai5b), which is another loathsome social media company. I have little love for any of them. However, I can’t believe there is no reaction on the “business friendly” Right to a sitting president banning a company via executive order. That seems like dangerous over reach.
Looking at the covid numbers in Massachusetts (https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/massachusetts),
our state has made enviable progress in reducing deaths since mid-April.
However, we are somewhat plateaued at where the disease was April 1.
Put another way, without PPE and state-mandated closures, MA could see covid deaths soar back to its peak levels in about 2-3 weeks.
Man, I really have come to love using Bear as a text editor on iOS.
There is a lot of competition for editors on the desktop,
but Bear feels just right on mobile.
Excellent work, Team Bear.
Long-time reader; first time commenter.
I am concerned that your algorithm may cause integer overflows
even on 64 bit hardware.
Are you single-handedly attempting to move the industry to more
quickly adopt 128 bit CPUs?
I'll take my answer of the air. Thanks.
So, you **can** create a text file from Dropbox directly!
But it’s not a great editor. Good, perhaps, for quick, dumb notes, like this one.
I’d give it 3/5 stars for plerd-purposes. As in “editor of last resort.”
#plerd #editors #dropbox
Indie web suffers from sparse of documentation.
These efforts are welcome.
Next, we need better tools for non-techies.
Getting into fights on Twiiter? Why that’s my brand, man.
I fixed the DOM, I hope. Cheers.
Twenty Five Thousand.
That's the number of tweets and tweets I produced for Twitter since 2008.
More than enough words to have written a book instead.
I am appalled.
As a further commitment to slow thinking, I backed down the cadence of my plerd to check for new posts/notes every 3 minutes.
There is nothing that urgent that I write that cannot wait for three minutes to publish.
I just don't know how exciting this note is.
Also, there is just too much formating with the in-reply things.
Strip that, jjohn.
I have whim installed on taskboy.com. The installation was straight-forward.
Configuring apache’s reverse proxy was more challenging, since I do not do that often.
Start using this https://goaccess.io/ to monitor web traffic, which is what I used to do in the late 90s with perl and other tools.
This version has a cute ncurses interface and is written in go.
is working out well for my plerd needs.
Actually sprang for a subscription (renting software is terrible
but it’s a naughty world and devs gotta eat).
This plerd fork turned into a substantial rewrite.
What I feared would be a week of work is closer to that
of a month.
Still wrapping my head around microformats and web mentions.
Mostly there conceptually, but how to implement this with my
plerd is going to take some trial and error.
I regress a little into posting twice on Twitter this week.
I REGRET NOTHING
Not very exciting, I know. But some note had to be first.