Blackface, Journalists not being “Journalists”, AI Title Generator – 2019/Feb/11

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

Thoughts of the Day, 2019/Feb/8

Things I'm thinking lately: Teamwork You can't want me to excel and then get in my way. Well, you can, but you... shouldn't. Date Formats Yes, I find I prefer year/month/day. It's inherently sortable. It's also really common in computing, and should be more common. Headings I'm trying to switch back to the headings format.… Continue reading Thoughts of the Day, 2019/Feb/8

Volt, considering moving away from WordPress

Ah, new things and directions.... Someone on IRC this morning mentioned Volt.ws, a messaging client available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. It's really tiny. It's also missing a lot of functionality still, but it can connect to Slack... and it's tiny. It still doesn't support Slack private messages, but once it gets those (which should… Continue reading Volt, considering moving away from WordPress

Super Bowl, Commercials, Gutenberg Headings

Okay, I'm going to try the header format thing again, because it's something new and different (for me) in WordPress' Medium-style editor. But here are the things I'm thinking about: The Super Bowl I tried to think of a cute pun for the title, but "The Super Bah" was dumb. I came up with others,… Continue reading Super Bowl, Commercials, Gutenberg Headings

Blogging, getting wordpress running properly on Ubuntu

Things I'm thinking and feeling: I really don't "blog" all that much. I record, I guess, and that's sort of a "web log," but I really don't expose much of my innermost feelings - it's like observations with a mirror in the way. I've always been that way when I write. Always.Today I'm going to… Continue reading Blogging, getting wordpress running properly on Ubuntu

Flit, Trump’s Address on 19 Jan, Elite: Dangerous

Things that are crossing my path lately: Flit, in context of "Python Packages and You." Python packaging is not a strength of mine.I hate to say it, but the Democrats' rejection of Trump's offer to open negotiations about the government now look kinda stupid, based on their oppositions. They're saying that a three year suspension… Continue reading Flit, Trump’s Address on 19 Jan, Elite: Dangerous

Metrics, new Macbook charger, testcontainers

Things I'm learning about, on this day of verbs: "What metrics matter: A guide for open source projects" has a lot of good information. It's interesting.I get to buy a new Macbook charger today; my "old" one is giving out, I think, which is frustrating.Testcontainers looks like an interesting project. I may have to try… Continue reading Metrics, new Macbook charger, testcontainers

Art, JDBC, coffee, JSoup, Gradle, Hallelujah, Resetting

Things I may have learned recently-ish: Painting pottery is fun. I'm not very good at it. I apparently also have a thing for beer steins... out of which I drink coffee, because beer isn't very good in my opinion. But steins are also a LOT of coffee, so it's impractical to drink coffee from steins.Speaking… Continue reading Art, JDBC, coffee, JSoup, Gradle, Hallelujah, Resetting

Justice?, cats, resolutions, 2019

Things I've learned recently: It's tempting to write expressions of moral outrage, like "Does anybody remember justice?", but then you remember that yes, most people do, but they'd rather reach for revenge or outrage instead. Justice takes too long. It's also too easy for justice to accept that the wrongdoer might not be so wrong… Continue reading Justice?, cats, resolutions, 2019

Wondering if you’re loved, literally?, python dependencies

Things I've learned recently: If you really want to know if you have value, post something of questionable worth on the Internet. You'll immediately have a bunch of people correcting you. That's not to say you should post anything harmful - for goodness' sake, don't do that - but post something that makes an assertion… Continue reading Wondering if you’re loved, literally?, python dependencies