Ancient sysadmin wisdom:

You want the shell environment on production servers to be as user-hostile as possible to discourage people from spending time there. I like the korn shell for this.

(via QuinnyPig)

Is anybody feeding trucks to the Montague Street bridge? How will it survive lockdown?

I’ve been fiddling with . It feels a little more fun / clean than wrestling with a Hugo static website. gemini://

Descending into a rabbit hole. Useful? I've no idea? Fun? Possibly. Who doesn't miss text, text, text!

Yo La Tengo are now on Bandcamp:

Only one track so far, though

Do you use Gitlab? I made a handy CLI thing to check/wait on a pipeline -

a perfectly cold afternoon to be stuck at home, listening to The Necks and reading The Wire Magazine -

Here’s a sneak peek at the new Site.js web site/page for the next version of Site.js.

No frameworks or build systems for such a simple thing. Just hand-written HTML, CSS, and JS. All minified and packaged up as a single 146KB HTTP request currently being served from my laptop at home:

When I say Small Web, I mean *small* ;P

PS. If you notice any issues, typos, etc., please do let me know.

(Depending on when you hit it, I might have turned the server off.) :)

Something I have been working on recently:

A system for making scripting with AudioUnit instruments on macOS more convenient. Consists of a tool for building/editing AudioUnit networks with named nodes, and some code for loading them and playing/controlling the nodes. Currently works mostly in Xcode Playgrounds, and the editor will export a playground ready to edit.

That feel when you try to write "system admin" but end up describing yourself as a "systemd admin"

dubbo (n., chiefly SE Aus) a thin layer of orange dust. “We got a bit of dubbo on the ground after yesterday’s rain.”

As 2019 draws to a close, here is my customary list of Records Of The Year:

if apps collected personal data to "improve their service", services would be good by now

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