An experiment in adding the sort of short, freeform content I enjoy posting so much elsewhere (Mastodon, Twitter, Facebook, etc).
Aug 17, 2019 at 4:29 pm
There’s been way too much “it just works (more or less)” in my desktop life lately, so I started using the awesomewm tiling window manager.
Disappointingly, it works just fine.
Aug 11, 2019 at 8:04 pm
But hey at least I don’t need to rebuild the site after weighing it. And when free time next allows I’ll learn a little more Vue.js and make the report prettier.
Aug 10, 2019 at 9:38 am
Seattle’s homeless sweeps are contentious to say the least.
From The Seattle Times, on July 9th:
Seattle removed 75% more homeless encampments in the first four months of this year than during the same period in 2018, even with this February’s record snowstorm slowing clean-ups.
John Curley pointed out the NIMBY — “Not In My Backyard” — aspect:
What they’re doing is they’re trying to push them out of view. So they’re sending them back behind railroad tracks, back behind buildings, back away from the general view.
Mostly I’m curious who’d be so offended by this wall art that they’d remove part of its message.
Aug 6, 2019 at 5:46 pm
My hope for Perl 5 is that people don’t dismiss it, because despite all the other more popular languages, there are still problems today to which Perl 5 is the best solution. Very often those are sort of glue type problems. If you find yourself ever writing a shell script, and you’re like, “Well, I’m not going to use my ‘real programming language’ for this.” Whether it’s Python, or Ruby, or whatever. But a shell script can let me connect together a bunch of stuff. Perl is a better tool for that job. It is easier to write a correct Perl script than it is to write a correct shell script.
And Perl 6:
That’s the great thing about open source, and programming languages. No one’s going to make you stop. You can just keep working on Perl 6 the same way you have been.
I won’t say whether I installed a fresh build of Rakudo and played around with Perl 6 after listening to the podcast, but — I installed a fresh build of Rakudo and played around with Perl 6 after listening to this episode.
Jul 28, 2019 at 12:01 pm
Thought you might want to know.
Jul 24, 2019 at 9:33 am
I’ll finish breaking my computer after work. BTW, still figuring out build numbers but I don’t think Windows Insider builds are required to install the terminal preview. May 2019 update should be fine.
Jul 23, 2019 at 8:09 am
perl6produce executable binaries
Anyways, back to work and Python, which is also fun!
Jul 22, 2019 at 12:30 am
IndieWeb contains most of the philosophy behind my notes project: Own your own data, make what you need, use what you make, longevity, and most important:
Have fun. When the web took off in the 90’s people began designing personal sites with tools such as GeoCities. These spaces had Java applets, garish green background and seventeen animated GIFs. It may have been ugly and badly coded but it was fun. Keep the web weird and interesting.
Have a few draft blog posts that I need to get back to, but I swear I’m working on the documenting part. And there’s not much to open-source yet. It’s mostly process, which — yeah — needs to be documented.