Monthly Archives: September 2019

rubocop and rufo

I’ve been writing in the Ruby language since sometime in 2002, but if I was looking for a job, I don’t know enough to call myself a ruby programmer. I don’t know rails or anything of the other cool things … Continue reading

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Spiderman Far From Home

I just saw it. It’s the best superhero movie I’ve seen in years, probably since Wonder Woman. The third act was only okay, but even so, it was significantly better than Avengers Endgame or Infinity War, Thor Ragnarok, or Guardians … Continue reading

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Xcode and Bandwidth Caps

For a long time, I’ve been in the habit of installing Xcode on Macs, even though I wasn’t developing software. (Partly because I wasn’t sure what I needed to run Fink/MacPorts/Homebrew, and partly because I think FileMerge is pretty sweet, … Continue reading

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Setting Up a Mac

Fixing mouse scroll direction, key bindings, setting up Exposé spaces, etc. Installing Keynote, Numbers, and Pages plus any software previously purchased from the App Store. Installing replacement browsers: Chrome, Firefox, and Brave, along with Xee and iTerm2 and Skim. Installing … Continue reading

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Another Old Computer

I picked up a new old computer. This one’s a Macbook Pro: the 17in model from early 2011. It’s pretty sweet. It’s a behemoth. I can see how the modern Apple could never ship monsters like this. But it’s got … Continue reading

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Loose External HD cable

This is what it looks like overnight. It’s not as fun when you’re actually in the middle of using it.

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More of those CLI Utilities

I’ve found some more CLI utilities (via this thread) that look like they’re worth further investigation. Zola, a static site generator fd (a/k/a fd-find), an “80% replacement” for find; see also fselect xsv, a tool for working with CSV files … Continue reading

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Rust Command-Line Utilities

I’ve been learning (or maybe beginning to learn) the Rust programming language. (It was a toss-up between that and Go, and I probably picked wrong, but I won’t know until I know a lot more than I do now.) Tokei … Continue reading

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