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2023-02-06: If the CEO of OpenAI thinks that you are a stochastic parrot, then that means that he doesn’t …

2023-02-05: Spent way too much time trying to get my ESP32 board to send data to my mqtt broker. Still haven’t …

2023-02-01: Use AWS_PROFILE when working with AWS SDKs of all kinds It turns out that if you set an environment variable named AWS_PROFILE, all AWS SDKs (including the …

2023-01-25: Currently reading: Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang πŸ“š

2023-01-25: Finished reading: Abandon by Blake Crouch πŸ“š Well written but too hopelessly dark for my taste.

2023-01-25: ChatGPT and its ilk may well result in a better experience for searching than Google β€” for a while. …

2023-01-24: Docker is just terrible. The default options always seem wrong. The error output is often …

2023-01-23: Enshittification This is enshittification: Surpluses are first directed to users; then, once they’re locked in, …

2023-01-23: There is no way that the people who work on docker actually ever use docker.

2023-01-14: Currently reading: Abandon by Blake Crouch πŸ“š

2023-01-11: Finished Andor. What a show.

2023-01-09: UPS Error LASSO_1010 For months I haven’t been able to login to “My UPS” (which is now the only way to …

2023-01-03: Replaced a thumb stick in a VR controller tonight. Required a full tear down, but cost $15 instead …

2023-01-03: On Personal Computing … the impulse to repair arises from and is sustained by love β€” and that the particular form of love …

2023-01-03: GPIO Button Handling on RaspberryPi in Ruby I’ve working on adding some physical controls to my kitchen status display. The setup is very …

2023-01-02: eInk Displays For a long while now I’ve had a weather/calendar/status display on the wall in my kitchen. Powered …

2023-01-02: Source: Katie Mansfield / @ tragicgirlsco.

2023-01-02: Criterion Collection: Room Tone 2022 I’m a sucker for stuff like this.

2022-12-28: Winter Fire Backlit clouds are illuminated by the afternoon sun, as misty clouds obscure the top of a snowy, …

2022-12-27: Currently reading: Breaking Bread with the Dead by Alan Jacobs πŸ“š

2022-12-27: Currently reading: Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr πŸ“š

2022-12-26: Setting BLTouch Z Offset These are my notes to myself for adjusting the Z Offset for the BLTouch for my Ender 3V2 Printer. …

2022-12-23: Speaking of eBooks, if you aren’t familiar with Standard Ebooks, check it out! Free, high …

2022-12-23: I feel so torn about eBooks sometimes. I absolutely love my Kindle β€” it’s one of my favorite …

2022-12-23: Finally got my old bookshelf speakers out of a box in the garage and set them up in my bedroom. I …

2022-12-20: Golden Unicorn Alpenglow illuminates Unicorn Peak just before sunset in Yosemite National Park, California. Date …

2022-12-19: AirPods Pro II I got the first generation of AirPods Pro shortly after they came out, and I’ve loved them. …

2022-12-19: My question about all this is: And then? You rush through the writing, the researching, the …

2022-12-06: Recursive Regression If tools like GPT result in the creation of large amounts of new content, and then that content gets …

2022-12-06: Thinking about ChatGPT Security Imagine the attention these ML systems will attract once it becomes public that big …

2022-12-04: Being Human From this thought-provoking article by Jessica Martin (via Alan Jacobs): in our world dominated by …

2022-12-04: ChatGPT Played around with ChatGPT a bit this weekend, which is currently at the peak of some kind of hype …

2022-11-23: A fog bank lies below the mountains surrounding Mono Lake in California. Date Taken November 23, …

2022-11-21: Sunset lights up the snow-covered peaks south of Mammoth Lakes, California. Date Taken November …

2022-10-28: How to use a Github Personal Access token for cloning a repo: $ git clone …

2022-10-04: Moonlight Sonata Moonlight illuminates Tuolumne Meadows beneath a clear dark sky in Yosemite National Park. Date …

2022-09-05: CloudFlare Tunnels And Multiple Accounts Confirmed today that CloudFlare Tunnels supports multiple accounts on the same machine (in my case, …

2022-08-22: Turns out I’m not the only one feeling glum about tech lately.

2022-08-22: It occurred to me this morning that any time you see “Smart X” you can replace …

2022-08-20: Bicycles over Bombs For as long as I can remember I’ve loved computers and computer technology. Some of my …

2022-07-24: One of the biggest scams has been people attributing fires to climate change when the real culprit …

2022-07-19: Feels like my feeds have been drowning in pessimism this week. Deep, dark fatalism.

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2022-06-30: Well, turns out Larry Scott did succeed in his quest to destroy the Pac-12.

2022-06-30: Well this looks awesome. s3-ocr: Extract text from PDF files stored in an S3 bucket … a new …

2022-06-27: Got my PlayDate at the end of last week and spent the weekend working up a Blackjack game for it. …

2022-06-16: Was growing ever more frustrated by TimeMachine and mdsync slowing down my computer. Today I found …

2022-06-13: Reverse engineering SkiFree Gosh, I played this game so much as a kid. Great read. Can’t help …

2022-06-13: I think I finally figured out the source of one of my frustrations of setting up a complicated test …

2022-06-11: What a crazy bug.

2022-05-26: Adoration of Moloch permeates the country, imposing a hushed silence as he works his will. One …

2022-05-24: Most days Docker really feels like a tremendous step backward for software development.

2022-05-18: Came across this library, via the GitHub command line tool, that offers support for in-terminal …

2022-05-16: Turns out influenza still sucks.

2022-05-15: What an absolutely horrific end to the Suns season. Abysmal.

2022-05-12: I recently wrote about how we sped up our CI pipeline at CompanyCam by over 4x.

2022-05-12: Astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own …

2022-05-11: Alan Jacobs on “the speed of God."

2022-05-08: Grand Seiko Snowflake. Finally got to see one in person. Incredible.

2022-05-03: Alan Jacobs: The older I get, the more common this experience becomes: finding that I am simply …

2022-05-01: This footage of a tornado in Andover, KS is one of the most amazing pieces of footage you’ll …

2022-04-27: Photos of the debris left over from the Mars Perseverence landing, taken by the Ingenuity …

2022-04-27: I wonder what would happen if players had to call their own fouls in NBA games, like we did at …

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2022-04-25: Magical animated Rick Astley QR code.

2022-04-21: Read this post today on Kottke, which is mostly commentary around this twitter thread. One quote …

2022-04-19: Another great Twitter thread, this one about how Hall Thrusters work.

2022-04-19: This is an absolutely magnificent thread by Yishan Wong on the challenges faced by anyone who wants …

2022-04-13: The smallest Docker image to serve static websites | Florin Lipan lipanski.com lipanski.com …

2022-04-13: Been working near/with Terraform at work lately, and while I understand what it’s doing in the …

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2022-03-29: Interview with Senior JS Developer in 2022 Watch On YouTube I can’t stop laughing.

2022-03-24: Globally, humpback whales have recovered to about 70 percent of their pre-whaling population size …

2022-03-24: Weather Line, the best weather app for iOS by far, is now a week out from shutting down. I’ve …

2022-03-22: GoPro Camera Inside a Dishwasher This video justifies my punctilious approach to loading the dishwasher. Via Kottke

2022-03-22: Casiopea Came upon this story today: Which led me to search for the album on Apple music. It’s great! …

2022-03-21: Really cool visualization (and auralization - is that a thing?) of the more than 5,000 explanets …

2022-03-20: Currently reading: The Warden And The Wolf King by Andrew Peterson πŸ“š

2022-03-20: For Sale: Sony Alpha a6600 & Lenses Sony Alpha a6600 APC Camera Body. 24MP, SteadyShot, 4K Video. Includes battery, charger, 64GB Micro …

2022-03-20: Currently reading: The Overstory: A Novel by Richard Powers πŸ“š

2022-03-19: A little spring color for the office.

2022-03-17: Tad

We lost our pet cat, Tad, this week.

2022-03-17: Weaver Mountains after Snowstorm

2022-03-17: Sharkfin Cove, California.

2022-03-17: McWay Falls, California.

2022-02-04: Photo: Orion

The Orion Nebula

2020-09-22: Fragments Promises broken The jagged fragments of our alloy Split apart Piercing my soul Cutting the path For …

2020-09-21: Dust Trampled under foot Worn down by eons Broken into pieces One grain at a time. The rock you used to …