Random Geekery

Posted In 2017

  • Disqus Again

    Disqus Again

    Jun 14, 2017

    Marginalia · site ·

    sigh Disqus discussions are hooking up to the wrong URLs again. Assigning discussions for posts to URLs that don’t point anywhere. Working on it, and also looking at alternate discussion tools.
  • Taking OS X Screenshots

    May 26, 2017

    Tools · os x ·

    Notes on saving screenshots in OS X, so I don’t have to look it up again.

  • Amazon Donates Space For Mary's Place Home

    May 11, 2017

    Marginalia ·

    My main code hobby project is for Mary’s Place, a local homeless shelter network in Seattle. It was immensely satisfying to see their director’s face when I visited Amazon this morning.

  • Disqus Refresh

    May 7, 2017

    Marginalia · site ·

    Tentatively adding fresh Disqus conversations to the site.

  • Making A Mojo Link Checker

    Apr 11, 2017

    Programming · perl · site · mojolicious ·

    I wrote a Perl script using utility features in Mojolicious to check all of the links in my Hugo site.

  • Geekish Update

    Geekish Update

    Mar 28, 2017

    Marginalia · personal · site ·

    I set up a space for myself in the basement. This is now where I keep my desktop - running Ubuntu at the moment. Easy enough to get at from the laptop upstairs. Maybe keep Irssi running in a Tmux session or something.

  • New Twitter Account Just For The Site

    New Twitter Account Just For The Site

    Mar 18, 2017

    Marginalia · site ·

    Follow @randgeekery if Twitter is your news feed.

  • No Disqus For Now

    Mar 17, 2017

    Marginalia · site ·

    Disabling comments until I figure out why Disqus insists on loading the same discussion for all 2017 posts. Not crafts, just posts. I spent almost a week trying to figure this out, as multiple rounds of one day fixing followed by a couple days wondering if UrlMapper finished yet. Very frustrating. Comments are welcome via email or the social network links along each page.
  • Maybe Ration My Time In Hot Take Land

    Mar 13, 2017(UpdatedMar 15, 2017)

    Marginalia · personal ·

    I dunno, folks. Over the years I have seen so much outrage - sincere or feigned - on social media. Then there’s the echo chamber problem. Yeah. Nice thing about an RSS feed is that I’m guaranteed to see everything I subscribe to, but there’s no personal insult in unsubscribing.

    I think maybe I could spend less time on Twitter and Facebook. Not give them up. They remain a source of great conversation. But this nonsense takes up brain that I just can’t spare. Some of my online friends cut themselves out completely, and they like it. Perhaps I should follow their example. Besides, each of them that moves on means one less bit of signal in the noise.

    There is so much noise.

  • Converting OGG To MP3

    Feb 25, 2017

    Programming · perl · perl 6 · music ·

    I have ignored my MacBook Pro for a few months. Now my iTunes and Rhythmbox music libraries are out of sync. The Rhythmbox library includes a handful of Ogg Vorbis files. Because iTunes does not support Ogg by default, I will use FFmpeg to convert those files to MP3. For the sake of novelty, Perl 6 is the glue language for the task.

  • elscreen

    elscreen

    Jan 11, 2017

    Tools · emacs · elscreen ·

    I use ElScreen every time I open Emacs. May as well make a quick note about it.

  • Cinnamon Screenshot Shortcuts

    Cinnamon Screenshot Shortcuts

    Jan 1, 2017

    Tools · linux · cinnamon ·

    TL;DR: Cinnamon screenshot and recording shortcuts are in Settings -> Hardware -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> System.