A thank-you note to maintainers of Ruby packages in *nix distributions.
An example from ThreadLocalVar documentation, illuminating what it can do.
YAML example for RSpec in parallel on CircleCI with explicit –seed and reproducible CLI invocation
A new-to-me set of bike parking has been set up at Nobeltorget. They look ordinary, but since they were new, I wanted to show them off here. These larger things are nice, since you don’t have to press the front wheel of the bike into anything to make it work. Just lean against the pollard […]
Having read a handful of Alistair MacLeod short stories on the plane: he describes a hard life of the people of Atlantic Canada’s fisheries, mines and farms. Some of these stories hit you right in the feels. Literature is wonder. On the way to Canada, I read the very meta novel The Hour of the […]
I talked to people about blogging this weekend. Words like The Golden Age of blogging were used. (That era passed, if you hadn’t noticed.) Is it quizzical to want to have the kinds of slow, async conversation blogging can offer? Is it tilting at windmills to just do it anyway? Even if my interlocutor group […]
The conference, oh unconference, had sessions on diverse topics such as “Phone nerding”, “Death Café” and “Coastal preservation”. These were proposed during an agenda session, placed in a matrix on the wall, and ta-da, that’s our schedule. The second day (today, Saturday) will have the DO theme. In a spirit of sharing, and stressing the […]
I walked upstairs in the office I work in this week and I met familiar faces, people who knew my name since a long while. A good feeling, being somewhere and being recognized. I was shown the collection. How some items were handed over in exchange for “a bottle of iced tea” or for another […]
On nanochess.org you can see their re-issues of Retro Games. That is: Games re-published in the past few years, for the Colecovision platform. Also, this charming Jeff Minter (Llamasoft) game: I learned about this because I follow amazing programmer and writer Jess Frazelle on social media. You should follow her sometimes-updated weblog. If you like. […]
We’re on PEI, the Gotland of Canada. We’re going to this unconference. Lots of things have changed in the interim since my last visit. Most things stay the same. Vegan places to eat: at least two cafés with food in them. One of them was closed for renovations, so I got to hear about the […]