The Latvian Radio Choir singing Rachmaninov's All-night Vigil, Op. 37 "Vespers". The best music for crying and programming, both at the same time. Here I am, tears streaming down my face, thinking about some data import into an Oracle database. And I keep thinking: this is the time we live in. Crying, chagrined, as the world slowly turns into a swamp.
"I’m feeling small because all these giants are standing on my shoulders!" – me, when thinking about copyright
A reminder of why I think deleting old posts on social media is important: "I don’t think they have much value going back months and years. I never read through years of tweeting history! This only benefits your enemies, never your friends." https://alexschroeder.ch/wiki/2017-04-27_Record_Keeping
To get images from my tablet to the laptop, the fastest way seems to be this: select images, share with mail, and save the draft; switch to laptop, open mail, find draft, save from draft.
I wonder: apparently something like Airdrop should work on GNU/Linux via wpa_supplicant, wpa_cli, and p2p commands.
I'd like something that comes with the default Gnome GUI. Any ideas? When I start wpa_cli it says it could not connect to wpa_supplicant. I don't know why wifi works... 🤔
Yesterday I was looking up cybergoth fashion but today the BBC has an article about an off-the-grid community near Ullapool and my ridiculous self is sitting here like "that sounds cool, I would be fine without the internet in my life, coolcoolcool"
Hello crofter friends let me live in your community, I am DEFINITELY a super strong swimmer and will not immediately drown and/or break my ankle upon arrival to your lands.
In 2014, when Sierra Leone was hit by the Ebola outbreak, three local software developers kept the country's infrastructure working by rewriting it to #FLOSS. They saved hundreds of thousands lives when companies like Google and IBM backed off, calling the project too risky.
And their own recollection of the events with some technical descriptions:
Hey kids! I decided to upgrade to Mojave a couple days ago.
The process erased the second internal drive where I archive all of my files.
I have a backup.
If you don’t have backups, GET BACKUPS.
Ah, remembering the low point of my hobby sysadmin career: https://alexschroeder.ch/wiki?match=Emacs_Wiki_Migration Moving Emacs Wiki to a new server and realizing what a trash fire I was moving! 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 #emacs
"I Found the Best Burger Place in America. And Then I Killed It." by Kevin Alexander https://www.thrillist.com/eat/portland/stanichs-closed-will-it-reopen-burger-quest
This is fascinating. The internet has so much power to concentrate attention, but being the focus of attention isn't always a good thing, as in the case of restaurants.
The spirit of winter: getting up late, eating breakfast, reading stuff, looking outside and seeing the sun shine, deciding to go out for a walk or a run or whatever, but by the time you get dressed the sun's gone and you know in your heart of hearts: this was it, the only sunshine you are going to see for the day. Fuuuuuh! 👹
Ooooh there's a movie out called "A Private War" about the war correspondent Marie Colvin.
If there was a "Dark Saint of War Correspondents" Marie Colvin would be it.
She was nearly killed several times, seriously wounded a couple, and she was killed through a targeted assassination by the Syrian Government.
@smays has been posting about blogs and specially things people wrote in the years 2003-2004. At the time I was totally into wiki and thought blogs were stupid. Little did I know that we would have a long drop ahead, leading to Facebook and Twitter, instead of uplifting and empowering us all with superior tools. Also, we were all so wrong about the things people wanted and the things people needed. 😓
'Rich experience' ... 'make our site a richer experience' ...
Ugh! website makers need to stop with the capitalistic terms and experiences NOBODY WANTS.
An honest good experience would be NO TRACKING and NO POPUP/CLICK-TO-CLOSE shit in my face at nearly every fucking website I try to visit.
It's really getting tiring. I don't even like using the web anymore. A necessary evil.
Where is the the wardrobe door to the Narnia web, where no tracking, cookies, marketing, boolsheet exists!?
"In some places in the world if you have the wrong telephone number, or a particular telephone number in your contacts list, then a flying robot will drop a missile onto your house or onto your wedding. You don't even need to be a terrorist for that to happen. Just someone who bought the wrong refurbished phone in a local shop, or a friend or relation of the person with The Telephone Number. "
US Justice Department accidentally reveal that they're charging Julian #Assange. What an absolute joke guys. Just leave poor mate alone. #security #privacy
The typical climate/society discussion now:
It's not me, it's my neighbor.
It's not our country it's their countries.
It's not we poor, it's those rich monsters.
It's not we middle-class, it's the uneducated.
It's not us voters, it's the politicians.
It's not the left, it's the right.
It's not country folk, it's city slickers.
It's not the greens, it's the reds.
Etc, etc, etc.
This is the root of the problem, nobody accepts that 'we' is collective, that enviro is undivided.
We never will.
Extremely impressed with gitit, the wiki software that I am using as a personal diary/notebook for the past few weeks. I am using the web interface. It doesn't have too many features. The memory usage of the program is very low and it is very responsive. If anyone has needs to maintain a personal wiki, definitely give it a try.
“The one wonderful thing about blogging from your laptop is that you don’t have to deal with other people. You can broadcast alienated, disembodied, disassociated murmurings into a people-free void. You don’t have to run something past an editor, or frame your argument to an established group of subscribers. You just say what the hell you want.”
— Andrew Sullivan in Slate (2002)
It was a simpler time.