2020 post archive

  1. Random article: The Circus Building
  2. “You wrote about X, can you link to me?”
  3. 2.5 and 5GbE adaptors
  4. Things I was thankful for in 2020
  5. The world’s chunkiest card reader
  6. The joys, and not, of studio apartments
  7. Merry Xmas, 2020
  8. Tribblix m24 available
  9. Feedback on my blog-as-a-business post
  10. “Turn your audience into a business”
  11. Neptunia fig re-releases, and Yuru Camp
  12. Ann Reardon on viral fake, food videos
  13. How we respond to crises
  14. The media's culpability in the NBN
  15. Friedrich Nietzsche on purpose
  16. Trying OpenZFS 2 on FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE
  17. Felicia Day’s rant about RSS
  18. Talking about chips
  19. Toodles and Michael Tsai on OLED iPhones
  20. Ques Q’s VR 1/7 Mashu figure
  21. Cory Wong: Ketosis (feat. The Hornheads)
  22. Starting with FreeBSD jails
  23. CentOS, as we know it, ends
  24. The golden-headed cisticola
  25. Trying WordPress again after a few years
  26. Block copy disk over SSH with gzip
  27. Experience of flying back to the US
  28. Antranig moving from macOS to FreeBSD
  29. Data and algorithms aren’t neutral
  30. If you don’t like it, Mori Calliope has the answer
  31. Responses to my new homelab server
  32. Claire Saffitz makes focaccia
  33. Building a new homelab server
  34. Turns out, not a brush with Covid
  35. After the rain on the interstate
  36. Unlearning unsaved unbuffers
  37. “Don’t start a podcast”
  38. Acronym Finder isn’t one
  39. Recdiffs on why people are the way they are
  40. It’s not that people don’t want kids…
  41. Spelling mistakes for week 48, 2020
  42. Security flaws in smart doorbells
  43. Arm-wrestling Gura and Ame
  44. 737 Max issues were people
  45. An online place of record
  46. Boring description of my favourite anime
  47. Video conference fatigue
  48. Takeuchi Mariya, Plastic Love
  49. School memories, and can I just take it down?
  50. Gawr Gura on poultry identification
  51. Marco Arment on the Apple Watch sport band
  52. Tom Scott’s video on copyright
  53. With whom I normally disagree
  54. My first Hololive EN supachat
  55. Lessons learned from the 2016 Australian census?
  56. My first anime crushes, via @_BADCATBAD
  57. Clickbait
  58. Interfering with opening in new tabs
  59. Using RSS: Awesome RSS plugin for Firefox
  60. @Spycrowsoft on OLED sensitivity
  61. Tears for Fears, Pharaohs
  62. Clara’s and my first buried treasure
  63. Context switching
  64. Ramen, and the secret to success
  65. Scatterbrain Apple M1 chip thoughts
  66. Unlimited web services aren’t
  67. Feedback on my Vim post
  68. An abandoned coffee shop full of letters
  69. Relationships with podcasters and bloggers
  70. Mktemp started on OpenBSD
  71. Thinking out loud about Vim
  72. Pet Shop Boys, DJ Culture
  73. A celebratory New York cheesecake
  74. Trying an alternative to RSS topic folders
  75. Being a customer, not a producer
  76. That map we’ve all been watching
  77. Word of the day: Diffident
  78. Enterprise IT, where tech goes to live
  79. Microservices and containerisation
  80. Rebecca Hales on more manga fitness
  81. GMM on computer science
  82. Hales warns us of greymarket electronics
  83. Music Monday: J.D. Lasica
  84. Everything normal again? Sort of, maybe, kinda
  85. Where to find the BBC’s RSS feeds
  86. Equinix data centre advice
  87. Debian 9 Stretch breaking in Xen guests, clouds
  88. NetBSD 9.1, FreeBSD 12.2-R, OpenBSD 6.8
  89. Tech in the two-speed Covid economy
  90. Another reminder not to use seasons in tech press
  91. American friends: please vote
  92. Om Malik’s GR III San Francisco photos
  93. OpenSSL 3.0 /dev/crypto issues on FreeBSD
  94. Antranig Vartanian on RSS, HiDPI, Apple Silicon
  95. Becky Hansmeyer, Dan Benjamin on the iPhone 12
  96. The United States of Apathy?
  97. Abandoned virtual worlds
  98. Al Jarreau on Hololive
  99. Wait, that heatsync isn’t really copper?
  100. Firefox 82.0 resolves macOS stuttering scrolling
  101. Our Minecraft Chunnel
  102. Raf Czlonka on BSD licencing
  103. Do good
  104. Being worthy of social security
  105. Microbreaks
  106. People asking about FreeBSD licencing
  107. It’s 20:10 2020-10-20 (AEDT)
  108. Band names in console output
  109. How my latest Twitter break is going
  110. Minecraft; and on FreeBSD!
  111. OLED-sensitive people left out from the iPhone 12
  112. That Outlook for Mac sloth
  113. The ultimate 2020 conspiracy theory
  114. Now Captchas are just messing with me
  115. Missing music
  116. Merging migrated Git repos
  117. Mac Dock persisting in Full Screen mode
  118. Rhett on opening coconuts
  119. Homeless people in media
  120. Some mid-spring Sydney fog
  121. Re-containerising VP9 from webm to MP4
  122. Tech journalism’s either/or fallacy
  123. The Scorpions: Wind of Change
  124. Cleaning another Mac Bitcoin miner
  125. John Naughton on the Internet-of-Things
  126. Hacktoberfest needs to stop
  127. Thirty years since German reunification
  128. My new-ish 16-inch MacBook Pro
  129. Derek Muller’s video on Penrose Tilings
  130. Apologies for not posting your comments yet
  131. Feeling guilt upon buying something
  132. AC3 is not AAC
  133. The Australian government’s NBN backflip
  134. OpenSSH 8.4 released
  135. Rodriguez and Sailor Moon
  136. Hacker News: Why aren’t we all more serious?
  137. My September 2020 iOS application picks
  138. SortedFood oranges
  139. A talk show host apology
  140. Linux Journal is back!
  141. Consolidating running software
  142. It also has numbers in it
  143. Hacker News on my audio kill switch post
  144. Life lessons from Hololive’s Amelia
  145. When scp’s misleading warnings attack
  146. A turkey, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  147. Ethernet papercuts
  148. The Kobo Forma as a manga reader?
  149. The 2020 Ig Nobel Prize for Medical Education
  150. Twenty posts per page
  151. Holstein Switzerland
  152. If we could demand the same security answers
  153. Music Monday: Yasutaka Tarumi on the duduk
  154. Feedback on my Mr Orange post
  155. When services always had RSS
  156. The US West Coast fires
  157. Homework load in Singapore
  158. Forgetting to set UTF normalisation on a ZFS pool
  159. We need physical audio kill switches
  160. Some more spelling corrections
  161. That guy in the GoToMeeting splash screen
  162. A KONE lift diagnostic test tool and decoder
  163. Bloomberg TV, back in 2020
  164. NBN already outdated
  165. Oblivious advice
  166. Empty code blocks
  167. Easier to read, maintain, and extend
  168. Dr Beckmann’s Floor Carpet Stain Remover
  169. The Cranberries: Dreams
  170. System76 laptop displays
  171. Mr Orange, and Joe Biden’s hires from tech
  172. ATO overcharging tax for salary sacrificed super
  173. FOSS laptops and subpar displays
  174. The roles of OSs have changed
  175. Goodbye, Bon Appétit test kitchen?
  176. We can’t all work from home
  177. Photo of Bishop Hill in New York state
  178. A social network’s inaccuracy
  179. Journalism: make them care
  180. Firefox’s situation reminds me of OpenSSL
  181. Banpresto’s 1994 Sailor Mercury poster
  182. Goodbye to the Three Beans in North Sydney
  183. It it the tool, or the people using it?
  184. Technical support airing personal details in public
  185. You lock your data with us, we cannot fail
  186. Bruce Schneier on blockchain tech
  187. Uncommon Advansys Iomega Jaz Jet SCSI-II cards
  188. Coalgirls signing off, and toxic people didn’t help
  189. Today’s word: Allocable
  190. The Galaxy Towers
  191. To static site, or not, again
  192. When the industry dismisses qualitative metrics
  193. New computers don’t feel faster
  194. Type-Moon Racing Umu fig announced
  195. Working from home still tenuous sometimes
  196. You don’t need tmux or screen for ZFS
  197. 10% the flu rate in New South Wales
  198. Fate/Grand Order ServantFes 2020: Blogging
  199. Phones before the iPhone
  200. Music Monday: Kris Delmhorst
  201. Those email-unsubscribe reasons
  202. Still buying digital and analogue music in 2020
  203. Casey Liss on memories in restaurants
  204. Remote work as a platform
  205. Update on split username-password forms
  206. Kamala Harris’s comments on US standing
  207. Fate/Grand Order ServantFes 2020: Both sides
  208. Tech hardware fails, as written in 2012
  209. A thousand drafts
  210. COVID, science, and emotion
  211. Ljubljana from Nebotičnik Tower
  212. MiniDisc, sign in, be respectful
  213. Fate/Grand Order ServantFes 2020: Backups
  214. NHK World-Japan on the Apple TV
  215. Music Monday: Book-end, Happy-end, again
  216. Our current software and web slump
  217. Fate/Grand Order ServantFes 2020: Glasses
  218. Airgapped devices and networks
  219. Feedback on audio magazines
  220. On the function of Heisenberg compensators
  221. Trademarks disputes in tech
  222. Wait, 7,000 posts?
  223. Friday Fanmail: Machon SERP, and a novella quote
  224. Fate/Grand Order ServantFes 2020: Dolphins
  225. Testing a new machine
  226. Ferdinand II on the King of France
  227. Fate/Grand Order ServantFes 2020 dialogue
  228. FSF’s Free Software Gang almost included FreeBSD
  229. Allan Jude discusses ZFS on Level1Linux
  230. The 3.5 mm headphone jack
  231. Music Monday: Al Jarreau, Tell Me
  232. Social network CFO says iOS 14 to hurt tracking
  233. Movies I’ve seen more than five times
  234. Vending machines in anime visuals
  235. John Roderick did have some points about millennials
  236. SimilarTech’s site analysis only half wrong
  237. Science is beautiful
  238. iperf3: error - unable to connect to server: Permission denied
  239. Being yourself on your blog
  240. Raf Czlonka on my ice cream post
  241. An analysis of native IoT advertising
  242. RMS Aquitania’s Grand Staircase
  243. Bryan Hughes on intentions
  244. What Carl Sagan would say about mask protests
  245. Finding file duplicates with fdupes on FreeBSD
  246. Daniel Andrews on empathy for COVID testing
  247. Why aren’t you more serious?
  248. Josh on how to peel garlic
  249. nvi2 in FreeBSD ports
  250. The Kos Porta Pro X headphones
  251. Uncle Roger’s rice reaction
  252. Young and knowing, or old with money
  253. The Cassiopeia, Katoomba
  254. Naming five Hi-Fi brands
  255. Taking a Blue Mountains break
  256. Semantic discussion of macOS plists
  257. What are the biggest lies you’ve been told?
  258. Vanilla or chocolate first
  259. Irrational computing feedback from Jim Kloss
  260. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value
  261. Bitcoin scam sites
  262. Pasquale Sciarappa’s One Pan Pasta
  263. My new/old Technics SL-J300R turntable
  264. Irrational things I still do with computers
  265. Charging Australians to come home, with apologies to Clarke and Dawe
  266. 죠지, 오랜만에 (George, After a long time)
  267. These measures aren’t political statements
  268. Andranig Vartanian on Solaris, with more nostalgia
  269. A late morning Sydney walk
  270. Checking if FreeBSD geli is using AES-NI
  271. Making RSS prominent again
  272. Remembering Sun and MySQL in 2008
  273. Fate/Grand Order 3rd Anniversary craft essences
  274. Colin Percival on the zeroth-system effect
  275. Renaming git default branch to trunk
  276. Cancel culture
  277. Tutorial sites treating FreeBSD like a Linux distro
  278. John Siracusa on WFH holidays
  279. Historic Kyōto in 2010
  280. De-politicising COVID responses
  281. RÜFÜS DU SOL, live from Joshua Tree
  282. Booting from an ISO on OrionVM
  283. Identifying vegetables
  284. Peter Dutton in contempt of court
  285. Follow-up to AT power supplies
  286. Michael Dexter on software project communication
  287. Algorithms directing art
  288. The Athena AT40 400W AT power supply
  289. My ratings for foods Bon Appétit rated
  290. New stock market records… wait, what?
  291. The second half of 2020
  292. BSD Now discusses my encrypted ZFS on NetBSD post
  293. Music Monday: Butterfly by Bump of Chicken
  294. Exporting starred Github repos
  295. Blog retrospective: 720K floppies
  296. Universally-applicable pip design decisions
  297. Add MJ12bot to your web server spam lists
  298. Selling your fire extinguisher
  299. Two-factor auth codes need to be chunked better
  300. “Your unpopular opinion about Re:Zero”
  301. Goodbye Home-Fix, and Singapore’s DIY scene
  302. More FreeBSD HPE Microserver homelab answers
  303. Music Monday: The Vanilla Bean Situation
  304. Still getting mail from a leaked database
  305. Bringing my own git in-house
  306. Making better tea
  307. Feedback on Markdown’s square brackets
  308. Markdown links have brackets backwards
  309. ARM Macs (but RISC-V would be cooler)
  310. Text::Template as a Perl Jinja alternative
  311. COVID resources from our building’s strata
  312. Installing pkgsrc fonts on macOS
  313. The speed of technology
  314. Borders around Burundi and Rwanda
  315. Sleep patterns and home isolation
  316. This SCO module contains...
  317. .dotfile management
  318. pngcrush’s loco crush option
  319. Booting FreeBSD off the HPE MicroServer Gen8 ODD SATA port
  320. The web we lost: a retrospective
  321. My humble homelab, with awful ASCII diagrams
  322. The 2020 iPhone SE
  323. MDF disk images to ISOs
  324. csh feedback from @debdrup
  325. Pro-p’s K-On! fanart
  326. Exercise during isolation
  327. What’s missing from NAS reviews
  328. One-liners: Downloading a https cert as text
  329. Race riots
  330. Music Monday: Japanese aviation fuel train
  331. SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with the ISS
  332. Wealth inequality and falling interest rates
  333. Shinjuku station in Fate/Grand Order
  334. Custom tab completions in oksh
  335. NetBSD used to default to csh
  336. Costa Rica recognises marriage equality
  337. It’s Alive! Brussel sprout kimchi
  338. Netatalk3 Mac file sharing on NetBSD
  339. Ships classed as trains for a 1960s database
  340. Quick FreeBSD bridge when your switch is full
  341. When reCAPTCHA attacks
  342. ACCC’s March quarter 2020 report
  343. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu performing Candy Candy live
  344. Colour ls on NetBSD
  345. Encrypted ZFS on NetBSD 9.0, for a FreeBSD guy
  346. Seinfeld has been to our apartment
  347. Live video feeds of Tokyo trains
  348. I’m relieved that...
  349. Your local cafe is an expensive habit!
  350. COVID is the ultimate externality
  351. Post-US world on display
  352. Remuxing old FLVs to MP4, without re-encoding!
  353. That’s You, to the power of Us
  354. RSS is more than plumbing
  355. eBay Saved Search emails ignore geography
  356. NetWare IPX/SFX slides
  357. IoT, and Hypponen’s law
  358. Conflating implementation with intent
  359. Ministers not wanting the COVID tracking app
  360. 686 pages
  361. Official Hige Dandism - 115万キロのフィルム
  362. Other SMR considerations
  363. Err…
  364. Logs grinding Netatalk on FreeBSD to a hault
  365. A prophetically-appropriate AKB48 song
  366. Hidden shingled-drive follow-up
  367. Locking down SSH to specific IPs
  368. If there are silver linings to any of this
  369. Guardian flag quiz, and some of my favourites
  370. Gatekeeping, and Mac users on FreeBSD
  371. Kevin Rudd on Australia and NZ's relative COVID success
  372. Savage Garden: Thousand Words
  373. Colourfully-stunning Morino Rinze fig
  374. The Shingled magnetic recording NAS debacle
  375. Photo of Gangtok in the eastern Himalayas
  376. Algeria is massive
  377. Goodbye Windows 2008 R2 and 7
  378. Comparing footprint of cities I care about
  379. Digital connectivity is oil?
  380. Follow-up to my fintech security post
  381. Try and pick the fake COVID story
  382. Goodbye, CD Baby
  383. Even respected sites are failing to address fintech security
  384. First late night walk in ages
  385. Change is a measure of competence
  386. $100 million on your first letter
  387. Music Monday: Why Spring Ain’t Here
  388. Working remote
  389. Correcting the record
  390. FreeBSD consolidation, and spam apologies
  391. Chaldea Broadcast System for March 2020
  392. CD Baby store closing
  393. Music Monday: Santana, Foo Foo
  394. Delightful 27th March things
  395. The Onkyo C-707
  396. A happy birthday jiggly pancake
  397. FreeBSD 12.1 on a new (to me) ThinkPad T550
  398. Givin’ It Up for Love, Al Jarreau and George Benson
  399. Anecdotal Ethernet interference
  400. Techmoan’s puppets on The Italian Job
  401. Erashkigal art from Megami, March 2020 issue
  402. Gigolo failed to mount Windows share
  403. How to version control LibreOffice spreadsheets
  404. Reducing Perl memory usage
  405. Dangerous new anime figs for 2020
  406. A meta-thinking realisation
  407. Figuring out Hi-Fi component dimensions
  408. Initialising a new self-hosted remote Git
  409. An update from Stack Exchange on licencing
  410. Anime Festival Sydney 2020
  411. LibreOffice 6.4.2.1 fixes macOS text regression
  412. New neighbours
  413. Removing characters with tr
  414. Clearing up FreeBSD GCC news
  415. CSS didn’t decouple content from presentation
  416. FreeBSD 12.1 Nvidia desktop
  417. Adwaita themes in FreeBSD
  418. 2020–02–29
  419. An old domain whitelist text file
  420. NOTNULL in Postgres
  421. Kenwood DEM-9991D circuit diagram
  422. A final farewell and thanks to YNAB4
  423. Flag of the Canary Islands
  424. HO-scale R-761
  425. Physical symptoms of job stress
  426. The Weeknd: Blinding Lights
  427. Arena Unix II swim cap
  428. NNTP
  429. Writing without backpacks or spaces
  430. Using spreadsheets as databases
  431. When junk blogs stifle troubleshooting
  432. Owner-occupiers driving house demand
  433. Smartphone book readers on the train
  434. What started as investigating /opt on FreeBSD
  435. STRICT_ALL_TABLES now default in MariaDB
  436. 3801 is back in Thirlmere
  437. Processing text
  438. Australian FTTN and metadata surveillance
  439. Both sides to saving money on cafés
  440. Why we prefer subtitles
  441. Fog in Sydney yesterday
  442. Coronavirus info from data centres
  443. Music Monday: Samba Pa Ti
  444. TeX graphicx changing page margins
  445. Another post on open source civility
  446. Stepping on anything other than unsubscribe
  447. Surface of the Sun
  448. Empathy for Scotland rejoining the EU
  449. Help NetBSD test 9.0 Release Candidate 2
  450. Music Monday: Follow That Man
  451. 2020–02–02
  452. Rediscovering LaserDiscs
  453. LibreOffice is great; just not on the Mac
  454. Some delightful late January spam
  455. Symlinking FreeBSD svnlite to svn
  456. Fifteen years of posts
  457. Digital rights and political impunity
  458. fetch: authentication error on FreeBSD
  459. Windows Insider takes cake for worst unsubscribe
  460. Curly quote fix coming for Hugo 0.6x
  461. Music Monday: IBM PS/2 It!
  462. Gotchas when adding a drive to an existing ZFS pool to make a mirror
  463. Changing my mind on light text, dark backgrounds
  464. Apple Wallet boarding pass ergonomics
  465. The envelope method, and 64-bit YNAB4 works
  466. The first FreeBSD conference in Australia
  467. Cancelled flights between Sydney and Melbourne
  468. Overnightscape Central: Detectives
  469. Overheard C and Python
  470. Intel’s discrete GPUs at CES
  471. Living in electric dreams
  472. I may even republish their spam
  473. Music Monday: Janet Devlin, Mad World
  474. A technical admission
  475. 666 pages
  476. Technical accuracy, and the whole product concept
  477. Bushfire news is too much
  478. Richard Feldman on functional programming
  479. Installing Hunspell on FreeBSD and macOS
  480. My favourite anime in the 2010s
  481. Enabling /dev/diskid and /dev/gpt on FreeBSD
  482. Overnightscape Central: Abstract Novel Again Again
  483. Tipping culture