a few days ago i changed the hostname on an Ubuntu system to the emoji 💅. just restarted systemd-networkd to see if it will try to get a DHCP lease.
it doesn't have addresses anymore. i ended up connecting via iKVM before realizing the system is accessible via IPv6 LL at least! here's how the console looks
"Premium mediocre" is not a clever insight, it means "lower/middle class with pretensions to upper class". It's a modern take on "nouveau riche" from the perspective of the petite bourgouise.
Some days I feel like aliasing 'gerp' to 'grep' is one of the most productive things I've ever done.
"My music is licensed to anyone without a lawyer."
A few minutes ago a colleague asked for Lobsters activity stats. I gisted the queries and answers: https://gist.github.com/pushcx/6e92c1dfb69285be958842cf27e4c891 I was floored by the last stat, 66% of users have been active in the last 30d.
Nix you have 1.25 GiB of RAM, get it together.
I know companies model support as a loss to be minimized, but it's especially frustrating in billing. @DigitalOcean has made it easier for me to move to a new host (and learn NisOS along the way) than contact support about a billing bug.
Reminder to job candidates not to give a current or expected salary number first... a dev I know just got himself a 50% raise at his new job.
You know those cooking contest shows where they give them random ingredients and they have to make a meal? I want one of those where handymen have to do home improvement projects with miscellaneous lumber and random tools.
Alternate hed: "Chicago Developer Salaries Likely to See 20-50% Rise Over Next Five Years" https://www.afr.com/real-estate/tech-behemoths-facebook-google-planning-big-chicago-office-expansions-20180607-h113h4
Bridge suffers from ludonarrative dissonance: everything in the game design points you to communicating hand contents with your partner; the rules forbid it.
Going to be chewing on this one a long while, but this dichotomy of decouplers and contextualizers and a shift from former to latter as programming grows might help explain a lot of the cultural upheaval the last decade or so. https://quillette.com/2018/05/25/groups-groups-idw/
This sounds silly, but since it took me 20 years to internalize as a programming skill: use copy-and-paste all the time, or at least autocomplete. Do not retype things. Retyping is a constant source of preventable hassles and bugs, especially in the shell and dynlangs.
I'd like to see a Sliders reboot, but maybe that's nostalgia talking because the world feels like a mid-season-five filler episode.
p. sure the epitaph on my tombstone will not say "he was good at email"