Recent Blog Posts

  1. My Ansible Holy Grail: Bootstrapping a VPS

    Hey, my grail can be whatever I want it to be.

  2. PC Build (December 2016 Edition)

    Details on my Core i5 Z170 Radeon RX 480 build.

  3. Goats in the Machine

    I think my hardware is conspiring against me.

  4. Open Letter to Maggie Hassan

    I'm writing in to voice my support for Senator-elect Hassan, and to express a desire for more frequent communications from her and her staff.

  5. Love Each Other

    We can disagree and still love each other, unless...

  6. How "Oldschool" Graphics Worked

    "The 8-Bit Guy" explains how color and graphics worked on old 8-bit systems like the NES and Apple II.

  7. OK Uber, that's not creepy or anything

    When targeting marketing gets personal.

  8. Bullshit

    Harry Frankfurt, "Bullshit!"

  9. Priorities

    The daily struggle

  10. Early Adoption

    Quick shout out to mth-ci-runner-1, which was GitLab CI runner #22.

  11. Feminist Frequency: Twitter, Conspiracies, and Information Cascades

    Anita's response to Twitter Trust & Safety Council conspiracy theories.

  12. Forest: Stay Focused, Be Present

    Forest for iOS. Stay focused, grow your forest.

  13. Showing Up

    On showing up to the table

  14. Ansible 2.0 Released

    Exciting news: Ansible 2.0 was released earlier this month!

  15. Debian Release Nicknames

    I just learned that every public Debian release, starting with Debian 1.1 Buzz in June 1996, has been named after characters from Toy Story.

  16. 2016

    This seems like a good time to follow up on my 2015 post.

  17. pigz: parallel gzip

    pigz for multi-core gzip

  18. A Night In with Shia

    Finally got SLB up on the TV

  19. Morgamic: Reorgs: Choose Wisely

    Mike Morgan's thoughts on reorgs.

  20. FIDO U2F Security Key

    I recently heard about FIDO U2F through GitHub, and picked up a key on Amazon. Here's how it works with Dropbox and Google.

  21. IFTTT and Taskpaper TODO Workflow

    A writeup on my DO Note/Dropbox/Taskpaper workflow which allows "ubiquitous capture" on iOS devices.

  22. Freedom of Panorama

    Today I learned of Freedom of Panorama, a broad term for copyright law concerning works of art in public or private places.

  23. Upcoming: RFID on Raspberry Pi

    With a spare Raspberry Pi on hand, I can finally do a project I've had on ice for ages: an RFID-controlled, Pi-powered music player.

  24. Remote Control via BitTorrent Sync

    IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS for remotely initiating BitTorrent downloads using BitTorrent Sync.

  25. 2015

    I'm not one for resolutions, but it's hard not to think about changes one could make in the new year.

And older things.