2020 post archive

  1. Cane toads, the “seenzone” and message state
  2. Things I was thankful for in 2020
  3. The world’s chunkiest card reader
  4. The joys, and not, of studio apartments
  5. Merry Xmas, 2020
  6. Tribblix m24 available
  7. Feedback on my blog-as-a-business post
  8. “Turn your audience into a business”
  9. Neptunia fig re-releases, and Yuru Camp
  10. Ann Reardon on viral fake, food videos
  11. How we respond to crises
  12. The media's culpability in the NBN
  13. Friedrich Nietzsche on purpose
  14. Trying OpenZFS 2 on FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE
  15. Felicia Day’s rant about RSS
  16. Talking about chips
  17. Toodles and Michael Tsai on OLED iPhones
  18. Ques Q’s VR 1/7 Mashu figure
  19. Cory Wong: Ketosis (feat. The Hornheads)
  20. Starting with FreeBSD jails
  21. CentOS, as we know it, ends
  22. The golden-headed cisticola
  23. Trying WordPress again after a few years
  24. Block copy disk over SSH with gzip
  25. Experience of flying back to the US
  26. Antranig moving from macOS to FreeBSD
  27. Data and algorithms aren’t neutral
  28. If you don’t like it, Mori Calliope has the answer
  29. Responses to my new homelab server
  30. Claire Saffitz makes focaccia
  31. Building a new homelab server
  32. Turns out, not a brush with Covid
  33. After the rain on the interstate
  34. Unlearning unsaved unbuffers
  35. “Don’t start a podcast”
  36. Acronym Finder isn’t one
  37. Recdiffs on why people are the way they are
  38. It’s not that people don’t want kids…
  39. Spelling mistakes for week 48, 2020
  40. Security flaws in smart doorbells
  41. Arm-wrestling Gura and Ame
  42. 737 Max issues were people
  43. An online place of record
  44. Boring description of my favourite anime
  45. Video conference fatigue
  46. Takeuchi Mariya, Plastic Love
  47. School memories, and can I just take it down?
  48. Gawr Gura on poultry identification
  49. Marco Arment on the Apple Watch sport band
  50. Tom Scott’s video on copyright
  51. With whom I normally disagree
  52. My first Hololive EN supachat
  53. Lessons learned from the 2016 Australian census?
  54. My first anime crushes, via @_BADCATBAD
  55. Clickbait
  56. Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
  57. Interfering with opening in new tabs
  58. Using RSS: Awesome RSS plugin for Firefox
  59. @Spycrowsoft on OLED sensitivity
  60. Tears for Fears, Pharaohs
  61. Clara’s and my first buried treasure
  62. Context switching
  63. Ramen, and the secret to success
  64. Scatterbrain Apple M1 chip thoughts
  65. Unlimited web services aren’t
  66. Feedback on my Vim post
  67. An abandoned coffee shop full of letters
  68. Relationships with podcasters and bloggers
  69. Mktemp started on OpenBSD
  70. Thinking out loud about Vim
  71. Pet Shop Boys, DJ Culture
  72. A celebratory New York cheesecake
  73. Trying an alternative to RSS topic folders
  74. Being a customer, not a producer
  75. That map we’ve all been watching
  76. Word of the day: Diffident
  77. Enterprise IT, where tech goes to live
  78. Microservices and containerisation
  79. Rebecca Hales on more manga fitness
  80. GMM on computer science
  81. Hales warns us of greymarket electronics
  82. Music Monday: J.D. Lasica
  83. Everything normal again? Sort of, maybe, kinda
  84. Where to find the BBC’s RSS feeds
  85. Equinix data centre advice
  86. Debian 9 Stretch breaking in Xen guests, clouds
  87. NetBSD 9.1, FreeBSD 12.2-R, OpenBSD 6.8
  88. Tech in the two-speed Covid economy
  89. Another reminder not to use seasons in tech press
  90. American friends: please vote
  91. Om Malik’s GR III San Francisco photos
  92. OpenSSL 3.0 /dev/crypto issues on FreeBSD
  93. Antranig Vartanian on RSS, HiDPI, Apple Silicon
  94. Becky Hansmeyer, Dan Benjamin on the iPhone 12
  95. The United States of Apathy?
  96. Abandoned virtual worlds
  97. Al Jarreau on Hololive
  98. Wait, that heatsync isn’t really copper?
  99. Firefox 82.0 resolves macOS stuttering scrolling
  100. Our Minecraft Chunnel
  101. Raf Czlonka on BSD licencing
  102. Do good
  103. Being worthy of social security
  104. Microbreaks
  105. People asking about FreeBSD licencing
  106. It’s 20:10 2020-10-20 (AEDT)
  107. Band names in console output
  108. How my latest Twitter break is going
  109. Minecraft; and on FreeBSD!
  110. OLED-sensitive people left out from the iPhone 12
  111. That Outlook for Mac sloth
  112. The ultimate 2020 conspiracy theory
  113. Now Captchas are just messing with me
  114. Missing music
  115. Merging migrated Git repos
  116. Mac Dock persisting in Full Screen mode
  117. Rhett on opening coconuts
  118. Homeless people in media
  119. Some mid-spring Sydney fog
  120. Re-containerising VP9 from webm to MP4
  121. Tech journalism’s either/or fallacy
  122. The Scorpions: Wind of Change
  123. Cleaning another Mac Bitcoin miner
  124. John Naughton on the Internet-of-Things
  125. Hacktoberfest needs to stop
  126. Thirty years since German reunification
  127. My new-ish 16-inch MacBook Pro
  128. Derek Muller’s video on Penrose Tilings
  129. Apologies for not posting your comments yet
  130. Feeling guilt upon buying something
  131. AC3 is not AAC
  132. The Australian government’s NBN backflip
  133. OpenSSH 8.4 released
  134. Rodriguez and Sailor Moon
  135. Hacker News: Why aren’t we all more serious?
  136. My September 2020 iOS application picks
  137. SortedFood oranges
  138. A talk show host apology
  139. Linux Journal is back!
  140. Consolidating running software
  141. It also has numbers in it
  142. Hacker News on my audio kill switch post
  143. Life lessons from Hololive’s Amelia
  144. When scp’s misleading warnings attack
  145. A turkey, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  146. Ethernet papercuts
  147. The Kobo Forma as a manga reader?
  148. The 2020 Ig Nobel Prize for Medical Education
  149. Twenty posts per page
  150. Holstein Switzerland
  151. If we could demand the same security answers
  152. Music Monday: Yasutaka Tarumi on the duduk
  153. Feedback on my Mr Orange post
  154. When services always had RSS
  155. The US West Coast fires
  156. Homework load in Singapore
  157. Forgetting to set UTF normalisation on a ZFS pool
  158. We need physical audio kill switches
  159. Some more spelling corrections
  160. That guy in the GoToMeeting splash screen
  161. A KONE lift diagnostic test tool and decoder
  162. Bloomberg TV, back in 2020
  163. NBN already outdated
  164. Oblivious advice
  165. Empty code blocks
  166. Easier to read, maintain, and extend
  167. Dr Beckmann’s Floor Carpet Stain Remover
  168. The Cranberries: Dreams
  169. System76 laptop displays
  170. Mr Orange, and Joe Biden’s hires from tech
  171. ATO overcharging tax for salary sacrificed super
  172. FOSS laptops and subpar displays
  173. The roles of OSs have changed
  174. Goodbye, Bon Appétit test kitchen?
  175. We can’t all work from home
  176. Photo of Bishop Hill in New York state
  177. A social network’s inaccuracy
  178. Journalism: make them care
  179. Firefox’s situation reminds me of OpenSSL
  180. Banpresto’s 1994 Sailor Mercury poster
  181. Goodbye to the Three Beans in North Sydney
  182. It it the tool, or the people using it?
  183. Technical support airing personal details in public
  184. You lock your data with us, we cannot fail
  185. Bruce Schneier on blockchain tech
  186. Uncommon Advansys Iomega Jaz Jet SCSI-II cards
  187. Coalgirls signing off, and toxic people didn’t help
  188. Today’s word: Allocable
  189. The Galaxy Towers
  190. To static site, or not, again
  191. When the industry dismisses qualitative metrics
  192. New computers don’t feel faster
  193. Type-Moon Racing Umu fig announced
  194. Working from home still tenuous sometimes
  195. You don’t need tmux or screen for ZFS
  196. 10% the flu rate in New South Wales
  197. Fate/Grand Order ServantFes 2020: Blogging
  198. Phones before the iPhone
  199. Music Monday: Kris Delmhorst
  200. Those email-unsubscribe reasons
  201. Still buying digital and analogue music in 2020
  202. Casey Liss on memories in restaurants
  203. Remote work as a platform
  204. Update on split username-password forms
  205. Kamala Harris’s comments on US standing
  206. Fate/Grand Order ServantFes 2020: Both sides
  207. Tech hardware fails, as written in 2012
  208. A thousand drafts
  209. COVID, science, and emotion
  210. Ljubljana from Nebotičnik Tower
  211. MiniDisc, sign in, be respectful
  212. Fate/Grand Order ServantFes 2020: Backups
  213. NHK World-Japan on the Apple TV
  214. Music Monday: Book-end, Happy-end, again
  215. Our current software and web slump
  216. Fate/Grand Order ServantFes 2020: Glasses
  217. Airgapped devices and networks
  218. Feedback on audio magazines
  219. On the function of Heisenberg compensators
  220. Trademarks disputes in tech
  221. Wait, 7,000 posts?
  222. Friday Fanmail: Machon SERP, and a novella quote
  223. Fate/Grand Order ServantFes 2020: Dolphins
  224. Testing a new machine
  225. Ferdinand II on the King of France
  226. Fate/Grand Order ServantFes 2020 dialogue
  227. FSF’s Free Software Gang almost included FreeBSD
  228. Allan Jude discusses ZFS on Level1Linux
  229. The 3.5 mm headphone jack
  230. Music Monday: Al Jarreau, Tell Me
  231. Social network CFO says iOS 14 to hurt tracking
  232. Movies I’ve seen more than five times
  233. Vending machines in anime visuals
  234. John Roderick did have some points about millennials
  235. SimilarTech’s site analysis only half wrong
  236. Science is beautiful
  237. iperf3: error - unable to connect to server: Permission denied
  238. Being yourself on your blog
  239. Raf Czlonka on my ice cream post
  240. An analysis of native IoT advertising
  241. RMS Aquitania’s Grand Staircase
  242. Bryan Hughes on intentions
  243. What Carl Sagan would say about mask protests
  244. Finding file duplicates with fdupes on FreeBSD
  245. Daniel Andrews on empathy for COVID testing
  246. Why aren’t you more serious?
  247. Josh on how to peel garlic
  248. nvi2 in FreeBSD ports
  249. The Kos Porta Pro X headphones
  250. Uncle Roger’s rice reaction
  251. Young and knowing, or old with money
  252. The Cassiopeia, Katoomba
  253. Naming five Hi-Fi brands
  254. Taking a Blue Mountains break
  255. Semantic discussion of macOS plists
  256. What are the biggest lies you’ve been told?
  257. Vanilla or chocolate first
  258. Irrational computing feedback from Jim Kloss
  259. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value
  260. Bitcoin scam sites
  261. Pasquale Sciarappa’s One Pan Pasta
  262. My new/old Technics SL-J300R turntable
  263. Irrational things I still do with computers
  264. Charging Australians to come home, with apologies to Clarke and Dawe
  265. 죠지, 오랜만에 (George, After a long time)
  266. These measures aren’t political statements
  267. Andranig Vartanian on Solaris, with more nostalgia
  268. A late morning Sydney walk
  269. Checking if FreeBSD geli is using AES-NI
  270. Making RSS prominent again
  271. Remembering Sun and MySQL in 2008
  272. Fate/Grand Order 3rd Anniversary craft essences
  273. Colin Percival on the zeroth-system effect
  274. Renaming git default branch to trunk
  275. Cancel culture
  276. Tutorial sites treating FreeBSD like a Linux distro
  277. John Siracusa on WFH holidays
  278. Historic Kyōto in 2010
  279. De-politicising COVID responses
  280. RÜFÜS DU SOL, live from Joshua Tree
  281. Booting from an ISO on OrionVM
  282. Identifying vegetables
  283. Peter Dutton in contempt of court
  284. Follow-up to AT power supplies
  285. Michael Dexter on software project communication
  286. Algorithms directing art
  287. The Athena AT40 400W AT power supply
  288. My ratings for foods Bon Appétit rated
  289. New stock market records… wait, what?
  290. The second half of 2020
  291. BSD Now discusses my encrypted ZFS on NetBSD post
  292. Music Monday: Butterfly by Bump of Chicken
  293. Exporting starred Github repos
  294. Blog retrospective: 720K floppies
  295. Universally-applicable pip design decisions
  296. Add MJ12bot to your web server spam lists
  297. Selling your fire extinguisher
  298. Two-factor auth codes need to be chunked better
  299. “Your unpopular opinion about Re:Zero”
  300. Goodbye Home-Fix, and Singapore’s DIY scene
  301. More FreeBSD HPE Microserver homelab answers
  302. Music Monday: The Vanilla Bean Situation
  303. Still getting mail from a leaked database
  304. Bringing my own git in-house
  305. Making better tea
  306. Feedback on Markdown’s square brackets
  307. Markdown links have brackets backwards
  308. ARM Macs (but RISC-V would be cooler)
  309. Text::Template as a Perl Jinja alternative
  310. COVID resources from our building’s strata
  311. Installing pkgsrc fonts on macOS
  312. The speed of technology
  313. Borders around Burundi and Rwanda
  314. Sleep patterns and home isolation
  315. This SCO module contains...
  316. .dotfile management
  317. pngcrush’s loco crush option
  318. Booting FreeBSD off the HPE MicroServer Gen8 ODD SATA port
  319. The web we lost: a retrospective
  320. My humble homelab, with awful ASCII diagrams
  321. The 2020 iPhone SE
  322. MDF disk images to ISOs
  323. csh feedback from @debdrup
  324. Pro-p’s K-On! fanart
  325. Exercise during isolation
  326. What’s missing from NAS reviews
  327. One-liners: Downloading a https cert as text
  328. Race riots
  329. Music Monday: Japanese aviation fuel train
  330. SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with the ISS
  331. Wealth inequality and falling interest rates
  332. Shinjuku station in Fate/Grand Order
  333. Custom tab completions in oksh
  334. NetBSD used to default to csh
  335. Costa Rica recognises marriage equality
  336. It’s Alive! Brussel sprout kimchi
  337. Netatalk3 Mac file sharing on NetBSD
  338. Ships classed as trains for a 1960s database
  339. Quick FreeBSD bridge when your switch is full
  340. When reCAPTCHA attacks
  341. ACCC’s March quarter 2020 report
  342. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu performing Candy Candy live
  343. Colour ls on NetBSD
  344. Encrypted ZFS on NetBSD 9.0, for a FreeBSD guy
  345. Seinfeld has been to our apartment
  346. Live video feeds of Tokyo trains
  347. I’m relieved that...
  348. Your local cafe is an expensive habit!
  349. COVID is the ultimate externality
  350. Post-US world on display
  351. Remuxing old FLVs to MP4, without re-encoding!
  352. That’s You, to the power of Us
  353. RSS is more than plumbing
  354. eBay Saved Search emails ignore geography
  355. NetWare IPX/SFX slides
  356. IoT, and Hypponen’s law
  357. Conflating implementation with intent
  358. Ministers not wanting the COVID tracking app
  359. 686 pages
  360. Official Hige Dandism - 115万キロのフィルム
  361. Other SMR considerations
  362. Err…
  363. Logs grinding Netatalk on FreeBSD to a hault
  364. A prophetically-appropriate AKB48 song
  365. Hidden shingled-drive follow-up
  366. Locking down SSH to specific IPs
  367. If there are silver linings to any of this
  368. Guardian flag quiz, and some of my favourites
  369. Gatekeeping, and Mac users on FreeBSD
  370. Kevin Rudd on Australia and NZ's relative COVID success
  371. Savage Garden: Thousand Words
  372. Colourfully-stunning Morino Rinze fig
  373. The Shingled magnetic recording NAS debacle
  374. Photo of Gangtok in the eastern Himalayas
  375. Algeria is massive
  376. Goodbye Windows 2008 R2 and 7
  377. Comparing footprint of cities I care about
  378. Digital connectivity is oil?
  379. Follow-up to my fintech security post
  380. Try and pick the fake COVID story
  381. Goodbye, CD Baby
  382. Even respected sites are failing to address fintech security
  383. First late night walk in ages
  384. Change is a measure of competence
  385. $100 million on your first letter
  386. Music Monday: Why Spring Ain’t Here
  387. Working remote
  388. Correcting the record
  389. FreeBSD consolidation, and spam apologies
  390. Chaldea Broadcast System for March 2020
  391. CD Baby store closing
  392. Music Monday: Santana, Foo Foo
  393. Delightful 27th March things
  394. The Onkyo C-707
  395. A happy birthday jiggly pancake
  396. FreeBSD 12.1 on a new (to me) ThinkPad T550
  397. Givin’ It Up for Love, Al Jarreau and George Benson
  398. Anecdotal Ethernet interference
  399. Techmoan’s puppets on The Italian Job
  400. Erashkigal art from Megami, March 2020 issue
  401. Gigolo failed to mount Windows share
  402. How to version control LibreOffice spreadsheets
  403. Reducing Perl memory usage
  404. Dangerous new anime figs for 2020
  405. A meta-thinking realisation
  406. Figuring out Hi-Fi component dimensions
  407. Initialising a new self-hosted remote Git
  408. An update from Stack Exchange on licencing
  409. Anime Festival Sydney 2020
  410. LibreOffice 6.4.2.1 fixes macOS text regression
  411. New neighbours
  412. Removing characters with tr
  413. Clearing up FreeBSD GCC news
  414. CSS didn’t decouple content from presentation
  415. FreeBSD 12.1 Nvidia desktop
  416. Adwaita themes in FreeBSD
  417. 2020–02–29
  418. An old domain whitelist text file
  419. NOTNULL in Postgres
  420. Kenwood DEM-9991D circuit diagram
  421. A final farewell and thanks to YNAB4
  422. Flag of the Canary Islands
  423. HO-scale R-761
  424. Physical symptoms of job stress
  425. The Weeknd: Blinding Lights
  426. Arena Unix II swim cap
  427. NNTP
  428. Writing without backpacks or spaces
  429. Using spreadsheets as databases
  430. When junk blogs stifle troubleshooting
  431. Owner-occupiers driving house demand
  432. Smartphone book readers on the train
  433. What started as investigating /opt on FreeBSD
  434. STRICT_ALL_TABLES now default in MariaDB
  435. 3801 is back in Thirlmere
  436. Processing text
  437. Australian FTTN and metadata surveillance
  438. Both sides to saving money on cafés
  439. Why we prefer subtitles
  440. Fog in Sydney yesterday
  441. Coronavirus info from data centres
  442. Music Monday: Samba Pa Ti
  443. TeX graphicx changing page margins
  444. Another post on open source civility
  445. Stepping on anything other than unsubscribe
  446. Surface of the Sun
  447. Empathy for Scotland rejoining the EU
  448. Help NetBSD test 9.0 Release Candidate 2
  449. Music Monday: Follow That Man
  450. 2020–02–02
  451. Rediscovering LaserDiscs
  452. LibreOffice is great; just not on the Mac
  453. Some delightful late January spam
  454. Symlinking FreeBSD svnlite to svn
  455. Fifteen years of posts
  456. Digital rights and political impunity
  457. fetch: authentication error on FreeBSD
  458. Windows Insider takes cake for worst unsubscribe
  459. Curly quote fix coming for Hugo 0.6x
  460. Music Monday: IBM PS/2 It!
  461. Gotchas when adding a drive to an existing ZFS pool to make a mirror
  462. Changing my mind on light text, dark backgrounds
  463. Apple Wallet boarding pass ergonomics
  464. The envelope method, and 64-bit YNAB4 works
  465. The first FreeBSD conference in Australia
  466. Cancelled flights between Sydney and Melbourne
  467. Overnightscape Central: Detectives
  468. Overheard C and Python
  469. Intel’s discrete GPUs at CES
  470. Living in electric dreams
  471. I may even republish their spam
  472. Music Monday: Janet Devlin, Mad World
  473. A technical admission
  474. 666 pages
  475. Technical accuracy, and the whole product concept
  476. Bushfire news is too much
  477. Richard Feldman on functional programming
  478. Installing Hunspell on FreeBSD and macOS
  479. My favourite anime in the 2010s
  480. Enabling /dev/diskid and /dev/gpt on FreeBSD
  481. Overnightscape Central: Abstract Novel Again Again