The Green Shed

Adoration of Moloch permeates the country, imposing a hushed silence as he works his will. One cannot question his rites, even as the blood is gushing through the idol’s teeth.

Our Moloch, by Garry Wills

Most days Docker really feels like a tremendous step backward for software development.

Came across this library, via the GitHub command line tool, that offers support for in-terminal progress spinner style UI. The list of characters is this list is great, and useful for snagging into my own libraries.

What an absolutely horrific end to the Suns season. Abysmal.

Grand Seiko Snowflake. Finally got to see one in person. Incredible.

Alan Jacobs:

The older I get, the more common this experience becomes: finding that I am simply unable to read essays and articles on certain topics. I may, out of a sense of duty, begin to read something on these topics, but almost immediately my eyes begin to wander, or to glaze over. I strive to refocus; I re-read the same few sentences; but before long my mind has wandered elsewhere. Eventually I give up.

Me too.

Photos of the debris left over from the Mars Perseverence landing, taken by the Ingenuity helicopter. Amazing!

I wonder what would happen if players had to call their own fouls in NBA games, like we did at recess growing up.

Read this post today on Kottke, which is mostly commentary around this twitter thread.

One quote toward the end stood out:

The idea that we can live with Covid WITHOUT any mitigation measures and expect things to turn out ok (both for individuals and as a society) is a lie.

The thing is, we have the best mitigation measure we can get: vaccines. It isn't going to get better than this, and human beings have already stretched themselves as far as is possible with quarantines and the like.

SARS-Cov-2 is here to stay. Get vaccinated, and get back to life.

This is an absolutely magnificent thread by Yishan Wong on the challenges faced by anyone who wants to run a large social platform of any kind (or wants to pass regulation).

Bottom line: the Problem is Human Nature.

Been working near/with Terraform at work lately, and while I understand what it's doing in the end, I still haven't wrapped my head around how it gets that done.