8 June 2014
updated podcast list
Seems to have gotten smaller. Some have finished, some have gone downhill in terms of quality, and some I don’t have time for anymore.
14 May 2014
There is a quote from you in this context that concerns me. In 2009 you said: “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.” The only sentence that is even more worrying comes from Mark Zuckerberg when he was on the podium of a conference with you and I in the audience. Someone asked what Facebook thinks of the storage of data and the protection of privacy. And Zuckerberg said: “I don’t understand your question. If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.”
1 May 2014
Fabien Sanglard's code review of Git
I really like Fabien Sanglard’s code reviews, even tho I don’t normally get
very far before it gets beyond my comprehension.
But I’m extra excited to read his new one, because
it’s on Git.
30 April 2014
asking someone to move from Windows to Linux is not the same as driving car A and then switching over to car B. It’s more like learning to drive a moped, and then be asked to drive a Sherman tank, in reverse, blindfolded while wearing high-heels two sizes two big for your feet, with Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights blasting in your headset, and no air-conditioning.
29 April 2014
new fishing stuff
Green Shakespeare Beta Box
Assorted bits and bobs, and mackerel feathers!
24 April 2014
After the demo was over I talked to the Valve employee for a few minutes afterwards about the tech. And while standing and in the middle of a sentence, I had an incredibly strange weird moment of comparing real life to the VR. I understood that the demo was over, but it was if a lower level part of my mind couldn’t exactly be sure. It give me a very weird existential dread of my entire situation, and the only way I could get rid of that feeling was to walk around or touch things around me (or sit down, basically just get in a situation where I wasn’t just standing still like I was in the VR demo). I tried to walk it off but alcohol was really the only thing that made me shake the feeling completely. Unfortunately since I had to get away from the Valve employee having a bit of a existential crisis because of this I wasn’t able to actually discuss it with him.
18 April 2014
updated Python script for creating new Jekyll post
I posted recently about my nifty new script for creating new Jekyll posts quickly.
I’ve updated this now to open vim (you can tailor this to your preferred text editor) and edit the Markdown file you’ve just created. It will also jump down to the line where you start typing your post.
Script is here
17 April 2014
vim delete inside brackets
Been using vim for a few years but today finally learned the handy “delete inside brackets” command.
the command is di (delete inside) and then the characters you want to delete inside
so to delete the “parameter” in
di" to delete a word or sentence in quotes but keep the quotes.
14 April 2014
It wasn't so long ago that we were spoon-fed the unimpeachable "fact" that we should eat no more than two eggs a week because they contained heart-stopping cholesterol, but that gem of nutritional wisdom had to be quietly erased from history when research showing that cholesterol in eggs had almost no effect on blood cholesterol became too glaringly obvious to ignore.