"The sky above the port was the color of a television, tuned to a dead channel.

He unfurled his EMACS program. With a meta command, he escalated his privileges, then gingerly prodded and tweaked the multicolored lines of declarative instructions comprising the system's xorg.conf file. At last satisfied, he keyed the sequence to restart the server, and this time *both* monitors flickered to life. They were even in the correct relative position.

'Yes!' he hissed, though no one could hear..."

Hmm, I was really spoiled by the network I had at the old house.

I'm having remote work startup pangs.

people talk about the "foreseeable future" like that's even a thing

(I'm looking at *you*, me.)

"Quick quiz: if git tag -l is shorthand for git tag --list, then what does git branch -l do? If you thought, “surely it doesn’t list all branches”, then congratulations: you’re a veteran Git user!"

Oh, snap!


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I'm #hiring again!

Do you care about developer productivity? Do you want to help people make better software more easily and (hopefully) more quickly? That's what we're doing in the Release Engineering team at WMF.

I'm looking for candidates with wide varieties of backgrounds. The most important quality you possess is the ability to learn and a deep desire to make things better.

Join my team as a Software Engineer!


#jobs #wikimedia #nonprofit #remote

My work display did not survive the move across town, let alone across the country.

The shippers who are transporting some antique items are getting later and later.

With an adapter I can plug my beefy work workstation into my nice home display and do some work, but I do not have that adapter.


Good morning!

This is my last Monday residing at my current address. It's been a good run: almost 20 years in this house, more than 30 in this town.


TIL how to secure the compressor on an 80 year old refrigerator

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The Coker Wheelman

It's hard to get on.

It's hard to get off.

It's hard to turn.

It's hard to go straight.

Fun to ride though...

Star Trek Day Show more

Firms that allow their software programmers to "give back" to the open source community on company time gain benefits.


Well, that was weird...

I was just accosted on the street by some dude who was convinced I had something to do with his minivan's maintenance issues. He, in his van, followed me, on foot, for a block, before he got out so we could "go".

It did not come to fisticuffs, despite his intentions. He won the last word contest, though, by continuing to bluster as he walked back to his van to drive away.

Whinging Show more

celebrities, self-hosting Show more

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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance.