2020 post archive

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