I recently set up a new VPS, because there was a sale on an instance large enough to serve my needs (and then some) at a price point that I couldn't ignore. My old host was RamNode, and make no mistake, I've never ever had any qualms with RamNode - the customer service has always… Continue reading Migrating WordPress to a New Server
I've been running TomatoUSB on my router (an Asus RT86) for years, but I've been noticing some flakiness lately, primarily in network devices just acting oddly on connection, poor connection throughput for a few specific devices, and a few other oddities. It just so happened that a few of the devices that were struggling were,… Continue reading New Network Router!
Programming can be thought of as something that takes place as part of interacting with a culture - a culture with two very different audiences. One "audience" is the CPU, and the other audience is made of other programmers - and those other programmers are typically the ones who get ignored, or at least mistreated.… Continue reading Programming is also Teaching
I converted to a mostly-Apple home office over the past couple of years. I still have different platforms hanging out - I have a Windows laptop for games (which is currently gathering a lot of dust), a few Linux embedded devices lurking about... but my primary tools are all running OSX. I typically keep them… Continue reading Big Sur and Homebrew
I recently migrated my wife's email to GSuite after an unconscionable delay - delayed mostly because the documentation for GSuite left some questions that I wasn't sure I could easily answer - and the delay was entirely unjustified. It was easy. The History I had my own email server back in the day. There were… Continue reading I migrated an account to GSuite and it was trivial.
Want to install GraalVM on OSX? It's easy. First, get SDKMan. Trust me. You want it. Almost as much as brew, if you're doing anything with the JVM. You'll want to install bash - via brew - because SDKMan uses bash and the OSX bash shell is badly outdated. Once you have SDKMan installed and… Continue reading Installing GraalVM on OSX with SDKMan
I upgraded Ubuntu to eoan, 19.10, this morning, and WordPress broke. I was getting 502 Gateway errors, which is never comfortable. What the 502 means is that nginx was not able to connect to the backend service, which is php7.3-fpm in this case. I have nginx set up to forward to php-fpm to 127.0.0.1:9000. This… Continue reading New Ubuntu Version!
I've been thinking about creating a service offering for people writing about programming on the web: editorial services.
Things I'm thinking about: RSS Feeds I've started using Newsblur again. I shut off Facebook a while back for various reasons (nothing drastic, just... tired, mostly), so my news has been supplied by a fairly limited set of channels. Newsblur fixes that. It's not just Newsblur, of course; you can use any of a number… Continue reading Newsblur; Fricassee; old friends – 14/Feb/2019
Things I'm thinking about lately Blackface This thing about blackface among Virginia political leaders is.. interesting and frustrating. Look: blackface is problematic. At some point, the culture matters, but it's always been about poking fun of African-American people - it's never been good. Ever. But now we're seeing another witchhunt, and some of it has… Continue reading Blackface, Journalists not being “Journalists”, AI Title Generator – 2019/Feb/11