July 2019 Notes

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I forgot how nice KDE can be

I forgot how nice KDE can be

Getting work done on one machine, trying Manjaro with KDE on the other. I got used to GNOME Shell, which also means I got used to how slow it is. KDE’s pretty heavy-weight too, but so much snappier.

"Charming Victorian" also means "Creepy As Hell"

"Charming Victorian" also means "Creepy As Hell"

Thought you might want to know.

Installed Windows Terminal Preview

Installed Windows Terminal Preview

Windows partition is Fast Ring now, but that took the full night. All I had time for this morning was installing the fancy – and open source! – terminal preview from the Windows Store.

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.

Saving some links from Perl 6 Weekly

Haven’t done anything interesting related to Perl 6 for years, but I still subscribe to the Perl 6 Weekly blog. Several links caught my eye this week.

Anyways, back to work and Python, which is also fun!

IndieWeb Principles

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.

home

home

Don’t you judge us, Winona. Two weeks is a long time to be away.

2 DAYS 5 HOURS 9 MINUTES TO HOME

2 DAYS 5 HOURS 9 MINUTES TO HOME

I got some good pics out of the deal though.

ubuntu-wsl

And when I do get home and start playing with WSL 2, I’ll make sure to install the ubuntu-wsl package.

Among the highlights: –

  • wslusc – WSL shortcut creator placed on Windows 10 desktop
  • wslsys – WSL system information
  • wslfetch – terminal based system info (think Neofetch)
  • wslvar – get Windows system environment variables
  • wslview – open link in default Windows browser

uh i mean when it shows up on the slow ring

not “when i get home”

awkward cough

Wanting WSL 2

Been impatiently waiting for the general release of WSL 2 – the Windows Subsystem for Linux. What’s interesting about WSL 2?

WSL 2 delivers a much faster file system performance and full system call compatibility, which lets you run more applications like Docker!

Looks like it’s scheduled to go out in the first half of 2020. So I can either wait several months or switch my rarely-used Windows partition to the Insider Ring.

I should at least wait until Build 18917 or later shows up in the Slow Ring on Flight Hub.

fidgets a lot

We’ll see.

tmux and laundry art

tmux and laundry art

I made a toot and then I realized it’s the sort of thing that should be a note here for the next time I forget.

Sure I got work stuff done today but my biggest accomplishment was getting tmux to show ISO 8601 time in the status bar.

set -g status-right "%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M%z"

Might as well share yesterday’s laundry day doodle while I’m at it. Very bright. I blame California.

6 Days 21 Hours 30 Minutes To Home

6 Days 21 Hours 30 Minutes To Home

Missing my sweetheart, my home office, and my Roost stand, but it’s not all bad. Work moved me from the hostel to the Queen Anne Hotel.

Wait No Hold On

Wait No Hold On

There was a bug in the “announce” part of my “publish/announce” flow. Let me try that again.

make publish

The Notes list pages are paginated now, at least until I come up with a better approach. Plus I think the site has an automatic publish/announce flow now, after a few weeks of futzing around in my free time.

Let’s find out.

Artist's rendition of my sinuses

Artist's rendition of my sinuses

Got my allergy meds at least, so I feel better than an hour ago.

roar

roar

Bit tired to roar right now, though. I left my hostel early and got back late. Killing a little time while my phone charges.

12 days 5 hours 28 minutes to home

12 days 5 hours 28 minutes to home

Drinking leftover coffee from yesterday’s wanderings. Not to worry, I’ll get more. Just needed something quick before I get lost on BART again.

I should be sleeping

I should be sleeping

— but I’m real curious to explore. This is my world the next couple of weeks, sleeping near the red dot on the right, and working by that star to the left: Coffee Meets Bagel headquarters.

Ugh

Ugh

Just getting to the good part of moving — the home office is almost all set up — and now I have to prep for a work trip.

So annoying.

Chunky Bacon

Chunky Bacon

Outlining a post about my notes. Learned that _why coined tumblelog, which is sort of what the notes are. And then I wanted to make this note. With the foxes. But I couldn’t find a nice big version. So I made a nice big version. It’s Attribution-ShareAlike, just like the original. You can use it.

Go read the Poignant Guide when you have time. I put CLOSURE on my list.

I Stole A Great Idea

I Stole A Great Idea

Good artists copy; great artists steal.

(probably not Picasso)

I like this form better – from the article linked above.

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.

TS Eliot, “The Sacred Woord: Essays on Poetry and Criticism”

All this is besides the point. When jmac writes a blog post, he shares it on his Twitter account. Then he puts the tweet link in the blog post, encouraging folks to share or reply via the tweet.

I stole that for here.

task add 'admit a mistake'

My glance at the Idea Bucket only worked by luck. The +LATEST virtual tag is for the latest task in the system, not just the latest in the filter. I want the newest report, which lists tasks by freshness, then limit: to control the number of tasks reported.

$ task '(+idea or +learn)' newest limit:1

ID  Created    Age Mod Project Tags     Description
180 2019-07-02 19h 19h Site    idea ops automate permalink switches
                                          2019-07-02 for when I do a mass change, create aliases of old form

54 tasks, 1 shown

Okay right. I threw some new ideas in the last few days. Better set a higher limit.

$ task '(+idea or +learn)' newest limit:3

ID  Created    Age Mod Project Tags             Description
180 2019-07-02 19h 19h Site    idea ops         automate permalink switches
                                                  2019-07-02 for when I do a mass change, create aliases of old form
176 2019-06-28 4d  4d          db learn         json1 extension for sqlite
175 2019-06-28 4d  4d          javascript learn set up entropic for Node
Seattle's Chinatown Gate

Seattle's Chinatown Gate

Colors are a lot brighter in my new neighborhood. The gate was dedicated in 2008 to celebrate the neighborhood’s history.

That link also helps understand why “International District” and not just “Chinatown”:

It is perhaps the only area in the continental United States where Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, African Americans, Vietnamese, Koreans, and Cambodians, settled together and built one neighborhood.