Posted May 7, 2013 at 02:42 EDT under microblog.Yeah, I hate the colour scheme, too. I'm not doing Solarized right.
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Posted December 24, 2012 at 07:37 EST under daily.
Posted December 24, 2012 at 03:23 EST under microblog.
Apparently, in this post-monetize-Instagram-Facebook-G+ world, the blog is back. Well, I never left (completely.) Maybe I'll blog more this year.
Posted December 5, 2012 at 10:16 EST under technology.
So, I got one of these to play with. Because everyone needs a giant plasticky 80s watch with more functions than common sense.
Also, like a need another project.
But! I actually have a specific, somewhat practical application in mind for this thingy!
Posted November 28, 2012 at 09:05 EST under work.
Er, about that REST nonsense I mumbled about, earlier...
Coincidentally, I decided to resign my position at Transnational Three Letter Acronym to take a new senior role at Smaller Private Middleware company, ostensibly to work on a RESTful, AJAX application.
That's right, you read that correctly: I have paying work doing Lua. Every day. A shop that has multiple copies of PiL scattered about. A code-base that refers to
co-routines. Excuse me while I squeal like a little girl for a moment.
Posted November 2, 2012 at 04:00 EDT under work.
So, here it is, 2012, and I still don't know much about stuff like REST, AJAX and so on.
That is about to change. My work finally requires me to learn some of this shit, and leverage my secret acceptance of ECMAScript. Soon I'll be jQuerying and Node.jsing all over the place, you'll see.
It'll be great.
Well, I really hope my team gets this RESTful stuff to work on. Legacy code is fine, and I'm great at it and all, but it does get rather tedious after awhile.
Posted November 2, 2012 at 11:58 EDT under site announcements.
So, about the weird colours.
I'm experimenting with having this site styled using the Solarized palette, which is pretty much how I have everything on my computer(s) setup.
From Eclipse to iTerm, from PuTTY to irssi, I use either the dark or light variety of Solarized for most of my interfaces.
Posted November 1, 2012 at 09:03 EDT under daily.
For November I joined the throngs of recently hirsute bros, picked up my razor and ...
... trimmed my beard.
Posted October 26, 2012 at 07:50 EDT under daily.
Met with the guy at the place about the thing today.
It was ok. I'd never been to Belize.
Posted October 17, 2012 at 03:58 EDT under daily.
Check it: someone has already scooped up @clvrmnky on Twitter.
Posted September 25, 2012 at 12:23 EDT under daily.
We have a joke around here that
gherkin is one of the funniest words, ever. It just is.
Unfortunately, the internets consider
diphthong a better word. Not surprising, considering that there are approximately 12 ways to pronounce
diphthong, all of them incorrect.
Posted September 15, 2012 at 11:20 EDT under work.
So there's that company we all used to work for that is a three-letter acronym that isn't IBM or RIM. Let's refer to them as YPS.
YPS Alumni group on LinkIn is organizing a meetup for alumni still in the Greater YPS Metropolitan area.
Interested? If so, dig around on LinkedIn for the group, or contact me for the info.
Hey, remember our corporate motto?
YPS: We Suck Less!
Posted September 14, 2012 at 02:38 EDT under daily.
So, there is this from BoingBoing, which is interesting, and really highlights what
Crown Copyright actually means.
Posted September 11, 2012 at 12:19 EDT under technology.
I am up way too late contemplating Scheme. Well, more accurately, I am contemplating Racket.
Posted September 6, 2012 at 12:25 EDT under daily.
Well, well, well. What do we have here? Another abandoned blog!
I've written before about how services like Twitter and Tumblr and so on are essentially obviating the personal blog. This is probably still more-or-less true, though I'm not longer quite as convinced.
I've been catching up on some of the bloggers that I used to read regularly, and I still think there is an art to the short update, or the rambling essay from a particularly personal point-of-view. I've also been thinking about my online presence (such as it is) and how to manage that.
I've been reading things like this, too. For some time now I'm starting to realize I no longer
get Twitter. When it was about an aggregate of people mentioning the bagel they just had for lunch, it seemed more personal and fun. Now that it has grown up as I have, I no longer appreciate the limits it places on dialogue. More and more I want to engage with locals on what I see as inconsistencies or limits in their opinions, and there just isn't room for a snarkless rebuttal on Twitter.
And I'm not snarkless very often, so it occurs to me I ought to direct my attentions elsewhere.
So, as a result, I've deleted my Twitter account(s).
I am also considering doing the same across the board. Every online presence I notice a cookie logging me into is suspect. I will continue to help out in a few forums related to photography and embedded development. And I will participate in real, moderated threads on StackOverflow related to technology and computing, given that this is my (erstwhile) career at the moment.
Likewise, LinkedIn is probably my busiest so-called social media membership, where I have the most connections, and those connections are very well-defined along the lines of: Can you, or someone you know, find me a job?
In today's uncertain times, this is no small thing.
But G+ and Facebook are on notice. Everyone likes to shit on Facebook, but G+ has not really bootstrapped itself past celebrity tweets, misinformed politicking, and adolescent arguments about god (or the lack thereof). Facebook is actually looking like the platform where I can minimally tend a tenuous connection with my "circles" and not be seen as a complete technophobe.
But who knows what might happen.
Anyway, this is why sections of my internet presence are going dark as I write this.
I can't really promise I'll blog more. But I am going to restrict my online diet somewhat and focus on my coding and my photography. So I might post more about those things again.