2020 post archive

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