2022-03-30: podast name idea: “Smaller than your Elbow”

2022-03-25: Some recent reading πŸ“š I’ve read these complete series: The Wicked + The Divine: fun. Bone Parish: This deserves to …

2022-03-23: Theory: This Pusha T thing is a sign that “brand twitter” is escaping into the real …

2022-03-11: Finally commited to taking the AWS Security specialty exam– May 26th!

2022-03-10: Brain: I can get comics from the library. Glowing brain: I can use the “holds” system to …

2022-03-04: One can hardly breathe a word about weblogs these days without hearing about RSS and content …

2022-03-02: Finished reading: My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris πŸ“š More of this, please.

2022-03-02: Finished reading: Saga: Compendium One by Brian K. Vaughan πŸ“š It was great to catch up on Saga! After …

2022-02-24: I got a chance to tour Nova Labs last night– a really cool operation. I’m not sure I …

2022-02-17: I have officially accomplished something, in a professional setting, with Kubernetes.

2022-02-17: For some reason, during the pandemic, I forgot I like comics? Rediscovered them a few weeks ago, and …

2022-02-17: Spent just a couple of minutes with the new Amazon-ified Comixology app (Android), and it …

2022-02-16: You know how web sites have to ask permission to use your webcam or mic? They should need to do the …

2022-02-14: The kiddo’s pinewood derby car– BSB stands for “Beware, signed B-”

2022-02-14: Succesfully used this tool this downloading all of my “Humble Bundle” Comics purchases: …

2022-02-13: Does anyone have a CBR/CBZ reader they like on Android?

2022-02-12: I don’t think ‘The Cat in the Hat Comes Back’ is canon πŸ“š

2022-02-08: Finished reading: A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear: The Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town …

2022-02-07: If my math is right, If I had spent $1500 on Apple stock in 1997 (assuming the high for the year) …

2022-02-07: The 'Sandman Universe' Lucifer πŸ“š That image is from near the end of Mike Carey’s run of Lucifer, which I wrote about last week. …

2022-02-06: If podcasting still worked the way it’s supposed to work, Spotify wouldn’t have to clean …

2022-02-03: I kind of love that Olympic hockey includes organ music.

2022-02-03: Huh, apparently the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” company (of the famous self-help books) …

2022-02-02: After finishing The Unwritten, I decided to stay in Mike Carey’s world a bit longer and read …

2022-01-28: Thanks to today’s newsletter from the Weather Factory, I now know about the Zone of Death, and …

2022-01-27: Doing some Zero Trust and DevSecOps learning today

2022-01-26: Death of the web browser, circa 1997

2022-01-25: Mike Teavee has a Posse (re-)reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with the kiddo, and it occurs to me that up until the …

2022-01-25: Temple Grandin is not going to put up with your bullshit.

2022-01-24: Finished reading: LaserWriter II by Tamara Shopsin πŸ“š

2022-01-22: Currently reading: A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear: The Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town …

2022-01-22: The setup for ‘The Unwritten’ is like: imagine JK Rowling had a son named Harold Potter, …

2022-01-22: I finished my re-read of The Unwritten– I didn’t love the Fables cross-over, and …

2022-01-18: Currently reading: The Unwritten Vol. 4: Leviathan by Mike Carey πŸ“š

2022-01-18: Finished reading: The Unwritten Vol. 3: Dead Man’s Knock by Mike Carey πŸ“š

2022-01-18: Bet my wife $10 that www.covidtests.gov will NOT crash tomorrow.

2022-01-17: Finished reading: The Unwritten Deluxe Book 1 by Mike Carey πŸ“š

2022-01-16: Enjoyed the first two seasons of Vienna Blood, but the last 30 seconds of the last episode made me …

2022-01-15: Currently reading: The Unwritten Deluxe Book 1 by Mike Carey πŸ“š I started reading The Unwritten when …

2022-01-13: Finished reading: A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by Emma Southon πŸ“š

2022-01-12: Heh

2022-01-11: A while back, I posted notes on my first few months with the Boyue Likebook P78 to Reddit. This …

2022-01-11: β€œYou don’t pay the oil company to come pump oil off your land; it’s the other way around.” …

2022-01-08: Pretty nifty that ScummVM supports Macromedia Director projects (even if it’s not perfect yet)

2022-01-06: This Gnome extension really improves the experience of closing Twitter

2022-01-04: Currently reading: A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by Emma Southon πŸ“š

2022-01-04: Came across a reference to Google Gears– which rang a bell, but I completely blanked on what …

2022-01-04: Obviously your antivirus software should also be a cryptominer

2022-01-03: Finished reading: Subprime Attention Crisis: Advertising and the Time Bomb at the Heart of the …

2021-08-18: Finished reading: Dan Jones Collection 3 Books Set (The Hollow Crown The Wars of the Roses and the …

2021-08-16: Currently reading: Subprime Attention Crisis: Advertising and the Time Bomb at the Heart of the …

2021-08-16: Finished reading: What Tech Calls Thinking: An Inquiry into the Intellectual Bedrock of Silicon …

2021-08-15: Finished reading: What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal …

2021-08-07: Creative thinking from the Knights Templar

2021-08-03: Finished reading: All Tomorrow’s Parties (Bridge Trilogy) by William Gibson πŸ“š

2021-07-28: Excited about a new Air Credits album🎢

2021-07-27: Currently reading: All Tomorrow’s Parties (Bridge Trilogy) by William Gibson πŸ“š

2021-07-27: Finished reading: Virtual Light by William Gibson πŸ“š

2021-07-27: Finished reading: Idoru (Bridge Trilogy) by William Gibson πŸ“š

2021-07-27: I’ve started to put this recommendation into action: I’ve removed the third-party …

2021-07-23: Currently reading: Idoru (Bridge Trilogy) by William Gibson πŸ“š

2021-07-23: Currently reading: Dan Jones Collection 3 Books Set (The Hollow Crown The Wars of the Roses and the …

2021-07-19: Finished reading: Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture by …

2021-07-16: Currently reading: What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal …

2021-07-16: Finished reading: The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads by Tim Wu πŸ“š

2021-07-13: I’ve been thinking about the sort of switch that Tavis Ormandy reccommends here: use the …

2021-07-12: Lutris Googling things like “play (some game) on Linux” usually brings up results from …

2021-07-12: Early ad-blocking technology

2021-07-12: β€œI Finally Got to the Mountaintop and I Failed”: My circumstances were different (I didn’t …

2021-07-09: American Gods (series) A couple of weeks after reading the American Gods books, I’ve now watched all three seasons of …

2021-07-08: Currently reading: The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads by Tim Wu πŸ“š

2021-07-08: Currently listening: Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture by …

2021-07-08: It’s an important message, but I’m not sure how I feel about MC Bugg-Z moving beyond the …

2021-07-05: Finished reading: The Infinite Machine: How an Army of Crypto-hackers Is Building the Next Internet …

2021-07-05: Finished reading: The Secret History of Mac Gaming by πŸ“š

2021-07-01: Next month, I’ll have been using a bullet journal for a year. I’ve tried paper planners, …

2021-06-30: Club Mac, Mac Zone, or MacMall?

2021-06-30: Flipping through issue 1 of MacAddict on the internet archive, and imagining a world where OpenDoc …

2021-06-29: Currently reading: The Secret History of Mac Gaming by πŸ“š

2021-06-27: Finished reading: Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman πŸ“š

2021-06-27: Finished reading: Zero Trust Security: An Enterprise Guide by Jason Garbis πŸ“š

2021-06-25: The YouTube “Watch Later” list, and other lies we tell ourselves

2021-06-24: Currently reading: Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman πŸ“š

2021-06-24: New to me: Factory TikTok

2021-06-23: Using O’Reilly Learning and Libby on the Likebook P78

2021-06-21: Just ordered an eReader that runs Android– excited to check out O’Reilly Learning, …

2021-06-19: When I saw “crowler” on the dogfish website, I thought it was a typo for growler Nope. …

2021-06-18: Installed cockpit to manage a raspberry pi on my home network, and it’s pretty nice! Reminds …

2021-06-18: Currently reading: Zero Trust Security: An Enterprise Guide by Jason Garbis πŸ“š

2021-06-18: I’ve been listening to Aesop Rock for (what seems like) a long time, but not long enough to …

2021-06-14: Successful: setting up systemd-boot as my bootloader. Unsuccessful: getting discoverable partitions …

2021-06-14: I took a break from Linux for a few months, and used Windows. It’s not bad, these days! …

2021-06-10: After mostly avoiding cursive through my adult life, I tried a little, and I think I like it, but …

2021-06-10: Surprising stat: > “61.7% of all emails are opened in Apple Mail, on one device or …

2021-06-08: Being a Chief Election Officer means I have All The Stickers

2021-06-03: Finished reading: American Gods by Neil Gaiman πŸ“š

2021-06-02: I was pretty much OK with the cicadas, until they started landing on me. One even hitched a ride …

2021-06-02: Finally listening to Dessa’s “Ides” releases– current fave is Talking …

2021-05-27: Currently reading: American Gods by Neil Gaiman πŸ“š

2021-05-25: On occasion, some really surprising things show up in the O’Reilly Learning platform.

2021-05-16: 17 years underground…

2021-05-14: Almost certainly the best rap you’ve ever heard about cicadas.

2021-05-11: Last Week in AWS linked to this new-ish System Design Weekly newsletter, and I’m hooked. This …

2021-05-03: Oops: More Virginians are foraging for ramps. Many are poisoning themselves by picking the wrong …

2021-04-30: much respect to the person sending an RTF file instead of a word doc.

2021-04-29: I really liked this discussion of green software engineering.

2021-04-28: What’s the difference between a convention that “will take place at voting locations set …

2021-04-21: I finished McMillion$ last night– an amazing story, entertainingly told. I’m not sure it …

2021-04-20: micro dot blog sure loves Apple news ;)

2021-04-13: You would think, between Teams and Outlook, microsoft could figure out how not to send me reminders …

2021-04-11: Really digging the sound of Black Country New Road 🎡

2021-04-08: In Splunk development, you come across occasional references to “mrsparkle”, which seems …

2021-04-07: Not so fast, Internet Broadcasters

2021-04-06: Subtle hint that the kiddo wants to play a game on my computer (civilization)

2021-04-04: Plum cobbler

2021-04-03: Thing I don’t get tired of: sites using “90210” as the default zip code.

2021-04-02: Currently (over)thinking a data model for a blog in dynamodb.

2021-04-02: Finished reading: Born to Run by Springsteen, Bruce πŸ“š

2021-04-01: Finished reading: AI superpowers by Kai-Fu Lee πŸ“š

2021-04-01: Cullers Overlook, Shenandoah River State Park

2021-03-29: Mason Neck State Park, a couple of weeks ago

2021-03-26: Hooked up my newsblur shared items to micro.blog– i don’t love how it comes through, but …

2021-03-25: Finished American dirt by Jeanine Cummins πŸ“š a few weeks go– I don’t read much fiction, …

2021-03-25: 2nd shot: done!

2021-03-24: The nightmare is over

2021-03-23: I’ve been listening to the Deadpan Darling album for a week or so– it has moments that …

2021-03-22: After a couple of months, I sold the pinebook pro on eBay, and bought a used Thinkpad X1 Carbon. The …

2021-03-22: I ended up serving on my temporary assignment to cybersecurity for a full year, going back to my …

2021-03-22: Welcome back, me

2020-03-25: The programming font explorer is pretty cool: …

2020-03-06: I’m not sure about “the worlds best email client”– but so far, aerc is a joy …

2020-03-02: Getting ready for tomorrow

2020-02-25: I’ve been enjoying John Kelly’s series on Bob Odlum, the first man to jump from the …

2020-02-24: Tufte day

2020-02-05: Decided on a “Virginia Breweries” theme

2020-01-30: Why did I wait so long to look into Firefox Containers? Solves real problems for me.

2020-01-27: I was searching for something else entirely, but the rules around IRS employee’s use of …

2020-01-23: Pinebook Pro Finally, I’ve got the darn thing. Good: feels like a sturdy, high-quality device. It’s …

2020-01-17: ugh, Opera (yes, the web browser company) is now a shady lender“

2020-01-16: Getting the dang thing has been an emotional rollercoaster– but it seems like my Pinebook Pro …

2020-01-15: I started reading David Byrne’s “How Music Works” over the weekend. and he …

2020-01-13: I’ve been using Lastpass for six or seven years, and I have no idea how it decides which forms …

2019-12-20: I’ve spent the last two days diving into Powershell and “Desired State …

2019-12-12: A great use of IR photography: visualizing methane emmissions

2019-12-06: Good to see El-P’s back-cataglog getting digital re-issues 🎡

2019-12-05: Put in my Pinebook Pro order– looking forward to getting my hands on it!

2019-12-01: With the bumpers up, it’s really hard to lose a game of bowling on purpose.

2019-11-22: I wonder how long until Google shuts down Google Groups?

2019-11-06: Election day 2019 This time around, I was kind of bummed that I didn’t get to help much with tech setup and …

2019-11-05: Election day! I’ll be working at a polling place somewhere in Fairfax County. They should tell …

2019-11-02: ‘As far as comedy is concerned, β€œcancel culture” seems to be the name mediocrities and legends …

2019-10-17: Heading to Splunk.conf tomorrow. This is not something I would have predicted 6 months ago.

2019-10-01: to: whatif@xkcd.com

2019-10-01: It seems like there needs to be an Inspector General for the White House.

2019-09-24: πŸ‘!

2019-09-10: NIST is looking for feedback on their new Privacy Framework

2019-09-08: Assuming a wet cooking mechanism, is it possible to overcook a hot dog?

2019-09-07: I’ve never met Joi Ito, but I have fond memories of hanging out in #joiito.

2019-09-05: πŸ™ Please let Run the Jewels + Springsteen be a real thing.

2019-08-30: I’ve gotten good enough at Cultist Simulator that games can last a long time– but …

2019-08-27: news: starting in a few weeks, I’ll be moving over to our cybersecurity team for at least a …

2019-08-20: It makes me smile that IPChicken still exists and basically hasn’t changed in at least 15 …

2019-08-19: Restoration Hangar at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center One of my favorite things to check out at this museum:

2019-08-16: This makes me sort of want a whole album of down-temp Britney Spears covers.

2019-08-15: No-Fluff Machine Learning Workshop for Developers After the third (and final) day of ML training, I don’t think I’m in a place where …

2019-08-14: Two days into this machine learning class, and I’ve mostly enjoyed the chance to get my hands …

2019-08-07: Well, that’s too bad

2019-08-01: The word of the day is silvopasture

2019-07-30: This morning’s soundtrack 🎢

2019-07-29: Well, this is an interesting sort of data leakage:

2019-07-23: I like my new Lenovo Tab4, but it’s kind of insulting that the pre-installed file management …

2019-07-18: can confirm; Justice is delicious.

2019-07-16: Mark Bittman: Iowa Crops Look Like Food β€” But No One’s Eating

2019-07-15: I live close enough to DC to be eligible for a DC library card– and one of my favorite …

2019-07-09: Guessing game: how much do you earn by making a $25,000 deposit at E-Trade?

2019-07-09: This looks like a fun thing to participate in: a new Longturn game of Freeciv. On turn per day, …

2019-07-08: An interesting sticker I found yesterday:

2019-07-06: Oh nothing, just reverse engineering the API of the Hair Cuttery website.

2019-07-05: Is this violin tiny enough? 🎻 Internet group brands Mozilla β€˜internet villain’ for supporting DNS …

2019-07-04: Interesting thing I learned about today at Mount Vernon: Rustication. Using beveled boards, paint, …

2019-06-26: as one does

2019-06-25: Testing Indigenous for Android

2019-06-24: No dancing on the track, please.

2019-06-20: I’m not sure if this is a Marsedit problem or a micro.blog problem, but if I: write a m.b …

2019-06-20: It seems kind of crazy that Kindle still doesn’t natively support EPUB.

2019-06-18: Two days (of four) into Elasticsearch Engineer II training, with some background in ES 2.x, and …

2019-06-16: Family and I spent last week camping at First Landing, and exploring the Virginia Beach area. This …

2019-06-07: A fun memory: the Mindspring CVB’s. I never exactly worked for Mindspring, but I joined …

2019-06-06: Cool: newspapers.com is open for free access until June 9th.

2019-06-05: I don’t like how NewsBlur shared items (via this RSS feed) appear over here, I think I’m …

2019-06-03: On saturday I took part in a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) exercise at the facility where …

2019-06-03: what a weird bundle www.humblebundle.com/books/ste…

2019-05-31: I liked ‘The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience’, but found myself wishing they had …

2019-05-31: Heck yeah I’m a CYBERSTAR

2019-05-29: One of the weirder bits of recurring spam I get: lists of dentists for sale

2019-05-29: I will gladly do an hour of work to avoid a 30 minute meeting.

2019-05-25: Instead of gift cards, Red Truck Rural Bakery has… pie plates. We got this one for Christmas, …

2019-05-24: What is a fork, really, and how GitHub changed its meaning

2019-05-23: Favorite recent find in the Python standard library: secrets

2019-05-23: Today’s ‘The Daily’ is just bonkers: www.nytimes.com/2019/05/2… How did a …

2019-05-17: Found on a chair at the library

2019-05-15: Not a thing I ever expected to write, but I like what Marco Rubio is saying here.

2019-05-09: This album of imaginary station “ident” sounds is… interesting …

2019-05-08: Doc Searls: We Need to Save What Made Linux and FOSS Possible www.linuxjournal.com/content/w…

2019-05-08: Pretty forkin upset that Google Music seems to have replaced some of my tracks with the censored …

2019-05-03: Trying out Omnibear! omnibear.com πŸŽ‰

2019-05-03: Some interesting stuff in this executive order: a mechanism for cyber security professionals to be …

2019-05-02: 17-year-old Chance the Rapper Performing at a Public Library

2019-05-01: Surprised and delighted to see that ping-o-matic still exists-- but how many of these services do?

2019-04-30: Test the 'link' field Does the 'link' field in MarsEdit do anything on micro.blog? (the answer appears to be 'no')

2019-04-30: The spelling of 'liaison' manages to always surprises me.

2019-04-30: I listened to the founder of Aquameta on a podcast last week (FLOSS Weekly)-- it's a really …

2019-04-27: Maybe this is old news, but it’s going to take a while for me to get used to hearing local ads …

2019-04-27: I’m excited about this $5 yard sale find πŸ“š

2019-04-26: Who needs the indieweb when you can get this sweet microblogging kitchen shelf …

2019-04-24: Trying out MarsEdit It's been a long time, my friend. I remember when it was a part of NetNewsWire ;)

2019-04-21: 🎡I really want this to be true www.bldgblog.com/2019/04/a…

2019-04-19: Not sure why I was compelled to look it up– but I was reading about the Spruce Goose this …

2019-04-19: The view from my desk

2019-04-18: What happens the next time DOJ wants to call something ‘report.pdf’?

2019-04-18: OK, I’m still hacking on my own microblog app– but I’ve re-upped here in the …

2019-03-06: This is probably my last post on my micro.blog hosted page– now I want to try to build my own. …

2019-03-04: First time seeing homebrew as the official, primary way of getting something installed on Linux …

2019-03-04: πŸ“š Read through Bite Size Networking this morning, and my mind is a little blown by socat ngrep, and …

2019-02-25: Test from Quill