An experiment in adding the sort of short, freeform content I enjoy posting so much elsewhere (Mastodon, Twitter, Facebook, etc).
Sep 20, 2019 at 7:56 am
We went out for dinner the other evening, and once the sun was no longer blasting directly in our eyes – yay for precession of the equinoxes – we were treated to a hell of a sight.
Until they start building up that juicy real estate, of course. But I’ll enjoy it while I can.
Sep 12, 2019 at 2:43 pm
The two day event will feature presentations by the Microsoft team behind the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) feature; the creators of the ‘Pengwin‘ WSL distributions; and (more pertinent to our tastes, perhaps) the Ubuntu on WSL team at Canonical.
The free-but-small WSLConf is scheduled for March of next year, so WSL 2 will probably be generally available. Much easier than staying caught up with the Fast Ring.
I may have to check this out.
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.